How to Crack NEET 2020 in First Attempt
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How to Crack NEET 2020 in First Attempt – Aspirants of NEET UG should prepare a strategy to crack NEET in first attempt in order to give their best shot in the exam. NEET 2020 will be held on May 3 and candidates appearing for the exam make sure that they qualify NEET UG in the first attempt itself. If we go by the previous year trends then one will hardly come across toppers who are not first-timers. The reason being that the NEET UG syllabus is similar with the Class 11 and 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. How to prepare for NEET 2020 in first attempt helps candidates as they study for the board exam and competitive exams simultaneously. NEET toppers believe in intensifying the preparation in a smart way instead of dodging the exam for the next session.
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How to crack NEET 2020 in first attempt is not just about hard work but it requires smart work as there will be approximately 15 lakh students appearing for the exam competing for just close to 90,000 seats. Careers360 brings preparation tips to know how to crack NEET in first attempt.

How to crack NEET 2020 in first attempt: Prepare a timetable

When starting to prepare for an exam, the first step should be to prepare a timetable which will help candidates in planning your time topic-wise or subject-wise. It should be ensured by the aspirants that the timetable is followed religiously. The timetable should be prepared in order to cover the topics which can be revised multiple times. This strategy will provide candidates with a clear picture of their schedule in the forthcoming months and will help in cracking NEET 2020 in first attempt.

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  • Divide your time- Candidates should divide their time in such a way that an adequate amount of time is given to each session while preparing a strategy of how to crack NEET UG in first attempt. Prioritise the important topics and study them thoroughly. Make sure to take small breaks when studying for long hours.

  • Set deadlines- Deciding when to complete one topic and the whole syllabus will be beneficial considering there are few months left in the first session of NEET. Candidates should set shorter and larger goals for them at the same time. Shorter goals will help candidates in knowing the topics covered each day while the longer goals will help in understanding how much they need to cover to crack NEET in first attempt.

  • Study Material- Collect the relevant study material to prepare for NEET UG. There is no dearth of books in the market but for competitive exams like NEET, one should know the study material which is significant. The NCERT textbooks for Class 11 and 12 are recommended as the best books for NEET.

How to crack NEET 2020 in first attempt: Study and Examine

Aspirants of NEET must understand that it is a competitive exam, therefore, mugging up the concepts will not work. The questions of NEET requires the basic understanding of topics for which one need to study hard but also smartly. After covering each topic examine where one stands and clear doubts at that time itself.

  • Comprehensive Study- Try to make notes of each and every topic that are being covered to understand it better. This will be beneficial at the time of revision. Since the NCERT textbooks cover most of the syllabus of NEET, candidates must ensure that they are familiar with every topic of NCERT from end to end.

  • Evaluate your performance- Take some time out to revise the topics. Make flashcards if aspirants have a problem in retaining the concepts. Make a note of all the doubts that are coming on the way and take help from the guides and books. This will be helpful in scrutinizing the performance of each day and in this one can be his/her best judge.

How to crack NEET 2020 in first attempt: Practice Mock Tests

Taking mock tests becomes essential to know how to crack NEET in first attempt as mock tests give an exam day experience. This will attune candidates with the pressure of the exam and complete the paper in three hours time. The mock tests should be of the same time frame as the NEET exam.

  • Solve previous year papers- Practicing last years’ question papers is essential for candidates aiming to crack NEET UG in the first attempt. NEET question papers will help in understanding the level of the exam and the important topics.

  • Revise incorrectly attempted question- After each mock test, make a note of wrong answers and start working on the weak areas. Make sure that there are no recurring mistakes. This will increase the candidates’ proficiency in NEET 2020.

How to crack NEET UG in first attempt as detailed in above article will assist candidates to plan their preparation strategy.

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how much marks are required for neet for sc category

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Hello Raju

Hope your preparation for neet is going well

Raju you haven't mentioned the state you belong to dear.
Cut off for medical colleges varies with the state you belong to dear , for example if I tell you about bihar, then in neet 2018 the lowest marks that fetched a seat in government medical college for sc category was 429 marks and it was for Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences, Pawapuri, Nalanda.

But cut off marks in neet examination for Medical Colleges varies every year depending upon several factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks scored by students, toughness level of exam etc.

So,Raju now that you belong to sc category and if you want to get into government medical college then you should target at least 500 marks.

Good luck for your neet examination, preparation well.


as iam doing my bsc foods and nutrition. i have applied for neet 2020 what is my neet qualifying code

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Your code will be 02. Code 02 says : The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.


How much do i need to score in NEET 2020 to get admission in a good college if I belong to SC category in Uttar Pradesh. Do I hold any reservation in AFMC Pune since my Father served Indian Army for 9 years and is a Martyr now?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Simran, we do not have 2019 data yet. But in 2018, under State Quota, 472 marks secured a seat in GMC Jalaun under SC Category. That has been the cut off. Now this is 2019 data and cut offs chamge every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. In 2019, UP cut offs have gone way higher increasing almost by 60-75 marks on an average. Now with that in mind, you should atleast target 550 for a seat in a GMC even with SC reservation. And regarding reservation at AFMC, there is no Ex-servicemen Quota.

I have karnataka 7+ years of domicile. I am OCI card holder. Am I eligible for 85% state quota during NEET 2020 counselling ? According to karnataka HC judgement of Apr 2019 - that OCI is not NRI, but OCI on par with Indian citizens.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Karnataka High Court has ruled that OCI card holders will be considered on par with Indian Citizens for State Entrance Exams. But NEET is a National Level Entrance Examination.  Based on the article , it says only Indian citizens can be qualified for all types of seats except for NRI quota seats. But if you look at the domicile criteria in the same article, it says that the students should have studied in Karnataka for atleast a period of 7 years or students should have passed their 10th and 12th in Karnataka where either of the parents have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years. If you look at the date of Judgement, it was in April and last year only Engineering and Allied Medical Sciences Counselling followed this ruling. This year it might be implemented for NEET as well. But before we come to a definite conclusion, let us wait to hear from the authority officially.


I have 50 marks English i.e.,Alternative English in Bihar board am i eligible for neet 2020?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Hello there!

Your marks in English is not considered to decide your eligibility for neet examination , to be eligible for Neet examination you need to be at least pass in your English examination. So , your 50 marks in English is not a problem at all for you

It is your aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology that is considered.
To be eligible for Neet you need to get at least 50 percent aggregate in pcb if you belong to general category while it is only 40 percent aggregate  in pcb required for obc, sc or st category.
So if you fulfil this then yes you are eligible for neet examination even if you have got 50 marks only in your English.

Also to be eligible for Neet 2020 you need to be at least 17 years old by December 31st 2020.

I hope that it helps you
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