Cracking AIPMT 2014 without Coaching - Expert Speak
Apratim Chatterjee, 06 Aug 2014, #NEET
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With just 4 months to go for AIPMT 2014 scheduled on May 4, 2014, Careers360 brings you expert insight on Preparation strategy for the students who can’t afford to take the coaching classes for the coveted medical entrance exam.

Experts say Cracking AIPMT 2014 all depends on self practice, time management and at last but not the least, belief in hard work.

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In this interview on AIPMT Preparation, Shailendra Maheshwari, Director, Career Point shares his insights on preparation strategy and talks on preparation material, difficulty level, question pattern and important tips for those students who can’t afford to take coaching classes for AIPMT 2014.


Careers360: What should be the preparation strategy for the AIPMT 2014 aspirants who can’t afford to take guidance from the classroom coaching?

Shailendra Maheshwari: Here, first of all I would like to clear one thing that whether a student wants to take coaching or not is his own choice. There are some brilliant students who don’t prefer to take coaching. Moreover coaching institutes promote those students who are needy and brilliant. Secondly those students who are average or above average but can’t afford to take coaching are very less as they understand their strength and weakness. See due to fierce competition a structured system is required to direct efforts towards the goal; this is what a reputed coaching institute does.

As far as preparation strategy is concerned it is obviously same for everyone as due to circumstantial issues how can preparation strategy differ. Those students who can’t afford to take coaching have to use their resources to get notes and sheets of any reputed institute. Majority of institutes provide Distance Learning Program in which they provide complete Study Material, Test Papers for practice at home or at centre and Rankers Package collection.


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Careers360: What are the preparation materials they can make use of?

Shailendra Maheshwari: Again NCERT Books, Class Notes, Sheets or Study Material of Coaching institutes or some renowned publishers.  Students can arrange these materials through their own resources or can get through DLP programs of reputed institutes. Moreover nowadays online material and test series are also available to students in nominal rates.

Careers360: How many hours do they need to put in for preparation? What should be the focus areas?

Shailendra Maheshwari: See this is very relative and it varies person to person, though 10 to 12 hours of effective study is required on an average to crack these examinations as syllabus is bit wide. The students should definitely concentrate on those weak areas which are having good weightage and generally questions are asked from those topics. 

Important topics in Physics:

Core Topic


Modern Physics

Atomic Structure

Photo Electric Effect

Dual Nature , Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity

Electronic Devices

Heat and Thermodynamics

Heat Flow [ Conduction | Radiation]



Sound Wave


Electrostatic | Capacitors

Electrical Circuits and Measuring Instruments


EMI and AC

Mechanic, Ray and Wave Optics


Your advice regarding AIPMT 2014 for these students

Shailendra Maheshwari:

  • Revise the entire syllabus with a vision. Don’t read entire theory again and again.

  • Practice as much questions as you can and try to understand the solution of those who you have attempted wrong.

  • This is a game of speed and accuracy and examination temperament so more practice leads to success.

  • Theoretical Questions related to Modern Physics are too easy and having very less calculations therefore students of biology must emphasize on that.

  • In Heat and thermodynamics majority of questions are of P-Y graph or principles of thermodynamics which are easy to solve

  • First solve direct formula based questions of any topic.

  • In Chemistry sub option based question, Graph based question and Match the Column based question may also be asked.

  • For Biology students must prepare Diagrams, Charts and tables given in NCERT books.

  • Prepare flow chart for Mechanism of Physiology for quick revision

  • In case if any question is of lengthy calculation then first try to solve through approximation or as per options.


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According to the latest eligibility criteria for NEET 2020, any candidate who is having a backlog in any subject can appear for NEET but the only requirement is that:

The student must pass that subject before the first round of NEET 2020 counselling with atleast 50% marks .

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Hello dear aspirant

As you are interested in IMS BHU let me tell you that it is one of the best medical College of India. In order to get admission in it being a general category candidate you have to study hard and score above 650. In 2018 cutoff marks are around 600 but increased to 650 in 2019.

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Yash Dev Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
Hello student yes you're eligible an you can appear in neet 2020 as Neet eligibility criteria says that - Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2020.

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sir i have failed my compartment biology exam which was held in i have applied for 2md compartment as privte canditate in march 2020 so am i eligible for neet 2020??

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Hello student yes you're eligible, you can apply for neet 2020 as eligibility criteria says that - Candidates idates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2020.

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is this possible to get 550+ marks in neet 2020 in this last 5 months?i have completed only 30% of syllabus and studying 12 hours per day from this possible to get govt college in west bengal?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Anwesha, you have 5 months left at your disposal to complete the rest 70% of the syllabus. 12 hours a day for 5 months is approximately  1835 hours of preparation. With this dedication, I would seriously doubt why you cant get a seat. Of course, you can. Depending upon your Category, you should set a pre-defined target. If you belong to Reserved Categories, 550 will be a good score. But if you belong to General Category or OBC-A/B, you should aim for nothing less than 600. Now, with those many hours at your disposal, you need a perfect plan to study and put your dedication and resources to optimum utilisation. Concentrate on Biology as this has the scope of letting you secure half of your NEET marks. Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam with 360 marks, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at: . Next focus should be on Chemistry. Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at: . Last but not the least, Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360. com/articles/how-prepare-for- neet-physics/amp

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