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How to Prepare for NEET along with Class 12 Board Exam

How to Prepare for NEET along with Class 12 Board Exam

Edited By Shilpi Sachdeva | Updated on May 16, 2024 04:33 PM IST | #NEET
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The biggest challenge among medical aspirants is to balance NEET 2025 preparations with Class 12 board exams. NEET aspirants need to perform well in the board exams as well as obtain a fair score in the NEET entrance examination. This makes balancing between the board and NTA NEET 2025 exam preparations a herculean task.

Aspirants can prepare for the NEET 2025 and board exams together since the syllabus of NEET includes the NCERT curriculum of Class 11 and 12 combined. It is therefore an ideal time to start the preparation of the NEET exam from Class 12 to minimise the pressure of balancing board exams and NEET preparation. NEET eligibility criteria also require candidates to secure a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for Physically Handicapped and 40% for reserved categories) in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology in the Class 12 board examination in addition to qualifying entrance exam by securing the cutoff percentile required for the respective category. Aspirants can check below for important tips on how to prepare for NEET UG 2025 along with the Class 12 board exam.

Strategies on how to balance board exam and NEET 2025 preparation

Check the strategies for balancing the board exam and NEET preparation 2025 in the given below steps:

How to start preparing for NEET from Class 12 - What to study

Students should start preparing for NEET from class 12 and should study the NCERT books of class 11 and 12 of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is essential to have prior knowledge of what to study before a candidate starts preparing for NEET exam or Class 12 board exam. The NEET syllabus comprises both the Class 11 and 12 NCERT curriculum while that of the board exam includes only the part being studied in Class 12. For the reference of the candidates, the Class 12 syllabus for NEET 2024 as well as the board examination has been described in detail below.

Syllabus of Class 12 NEET and board examination





Topic / Chapters


Topic / Chapters


Topic / Chapters




Solid State



Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms



Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields

Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants



Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Chapter-3: Human Reproduction


Chemical Kinetics


Current Electricity

Chapter-4: Reproductive Health


Surface Chemistry

Chapter-3: Current Electricity


Genetics and Evolution


Isolation of Elements


Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism

Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation


p-Block Elements

Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism

Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance


d- and f-Block Elements

Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter

Chapter-7: Evolution


Coordination Compounds


Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current


Biology and Human Welfare


Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction

Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases


Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Chapter-7: Alternating Current

Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production


Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


Electromagnetic Waves

Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare


Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves


Biotechnology and its Applications





Chapter-11: Biotechnology - Principles and Processes



Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application


Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chapter-10: Wave Optics


Ecology and Environment


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Chapter-14: Ecosystem


Atoms & Nuclei

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Chapter-12: Atoms

Chapter-16: Environmental Issues

Chapter-13: Nuclei


Electronic Devices

Chapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics

How to Study for NEET in Class 12

All boards provide basic concepts about NEET subjects. However, the CBSE board is the preferred choice of students and is considered best for NEET preparation. Check the important points of how to study for NEET in Class 12 in the below points.

Develop an effective approach

Candidates are often caught up in the dilemma of how to balance NEET preparation 2025 with the board exam, as there is a difference in the exam pattern of both. The pattern of questions asked in NEET 2025 is entirely objective of Multiple choice questions whereas the Class 12 board exam consists of both objective and subjective type questions. To develop an effective approach, aspirants must ensure that they have a thorough understanding of the basics, a method that will help in answering both type of questions.

Referring to the right books

NCERT books are to be regularly followed to balance the board exam and NEET 2025 preparation. As suggested by experts as well as NEET toppers, aspirants must go thorough the books as much as they can. NEET aspirants are also required to have a complete understanding of the Class 11 NCERT and can also refer to the best books for NEET.

Planning the daily study schedule

Aspirants striving to balance board and NEET preparations will need to prepare a study schedule which includes time for regular classes and self-study. Candidates also need to put in a rigorous effort in terms of studying for both exams.

What to Practice

Class 12 board examinations require candidates to elaborately depict diagrams, and solve numerical, and equations. NEET, on the other hand, asks questions based on schematic diagrams, formulas, and numerical. Aspirants must practice all such questions regularly in addition to studying the theory while preparing for NEET along with Class 12.


The most important aspect of how to balance board and NEET preparation 2025 is self-analysis. The approach of self-analysis for the Class 12 board exam will differ from that of NEET. While preparing for Class 12 boards, candidates must try and solve full-length sample papers and question papers from previous years. In NEET 2025, however, it is essential that candidates also take up mock tests in addition to solving previous year NEET question papers.

Topper tips on how to balance NEET preparation with board exams

Vatsa Ashish Batra, AIR 2, NEET 2022 said, "I gave self-study a great deal of importance from the day I began preparing. Despite my coaching institute's schedule, I used to study on my own for four to five hours a day in Class 11. Gradually, I increased the duration and made it a point to study for 6 to 7 hours in class 12. NEET exam preparation reached its peak during the last six months when 8 hours were the minimum and sometimes more than that".

Tanmay Gupta, AIR 1, NEET 2021 said "Actually, I think NEET preparations include board exam preparations also. What you learn in NEET exam, you have to write in an elaborated form in the boards. If you understand the NEET concepts carefully then I think it won’t be a big task for anyone."

Juggling between NEET and Class 12 boards was never a tough task for NEET 2019 AIR 10, Raghav Dubey who said, “I have been preparing for NEET exam from last two years. The three major subjects for Class 12 and NEET are Physics, Chemistry and Biology, which were completed within a year. Then, I just had to focus on English and other additional subjects. The board preparations strengthen my NCERT concepts for NEET."

Sharing his preparation strategy for balancing board exams and NEET preparation, Krishna Ashish Agrawal, NEET 2018 AIR 7, shared, “Physics was a little tricky for me so I tried to pay more attention to this section. I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow it until the last days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers whatever knowledge they imparted me I followed it. Although, I had to halt the NEET preparation while taking the board exams for a month. After Class 12 boards, I studied for NEET with more vigour and hard work”.

How to balance NEET 2025 preparations and board Exam – Expert opinion

"The future medicos currently studying in class 12 have to deal with conflicts of priorities at this juncture. The students have to focus on the board exam as well as continue to maintain steam for NEET. Based on the board exam schedule published, for the majority of the boards, a student can expect a gap ranging from 3 to 5 days between exams for all core subjects.

During the intervening period between exams for the core subjects, the first 2 days need to be spent on strengthening all the weak areas. During the remaining period, an end-to-end complete revision of all the topics needs to be done. The study sessions should include a good mix of theory, problem-solving and revising all the questions which have appeared in the last 5 years' board paper. The problem-solving sessions will help the student to sustain the NEET preparation, especially in Physics and Chemistry", says academic expert, Anand Nagarajan, academic head of school division, T.I.M.E, Chennai.

Time gap between board exam and NEET

Board exams are usually conducted a month before the NEET UG exams. Candidates should prepare for both exams. Throughout the year, students should take classes for NEET UG. Meanwhile, there should be 2 to 3 months gap between the exams. The gap will help candidates to focus on both exams. After finishing the board exams, students can prepare for NEET effectively.


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  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

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Hello aspirant,

You must take the Neet entrance test if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy. The majority of medical courses require neet, and it is the only method to enrol in them. To be eligible to take the Neet, an applicant needs to have completed at least 17 years.

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With a score of 577 in NEET, you have a good chance of securing a seat in a government medical college in Maharashtra.

In 2023, the closing ranks for various government colleges were around 570-640 for the general category.

Therefore, your score should place you within the acceptable range for many colleges.

It's advisable to monitor the official cutoff announcements for 2024, as these can vary slightly each year.

For the most accurate and updated information, consult the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Maharashtra or relevant educational portals .


With a NEET 2024 score of 484 and belonging to the SC category in Karnataka, you have a good chance of securing a seat in a government medical college. Here's why:

- In 2020, the NEET cut-off for Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences under the ST category was 484 with a rank of 100,148

This indicates that a score of 484 can be competitive for government medical colleges in Karnataka.

- The minimum qualifying criteria for SC candidates in NEET is 40th percentile, which is lower than the 50th percentile for general category. This provides reservation benefits for SC students.

- However, the exact cut-off for 2024 may vary based on factors like total applicants, available seats, and performance of other candidates. The cut-off is likely to be higher than 2020.

To improve your chances, I recommend:

1. Monitoring the official NEET 2024 cut-off announcements by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for government medical colleges.

2. Applying for counseling and indicating your college preferences based on your rank and category.

3. Exploring private medical colleges as well, as they may have different cut-offs.

With a score of 484, you have a solid chance, but the final outcome depends on the 2024 cut-off.

I suggest checking the official sources for the most up-to-date information.

For NEET 2023, the cutoff scores for BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) in government dental colleges, including those in Hyderabad, typically vary by category and specific college. Generally, the cutoff scores are higher for government colleges compared to private ones.

Based on NEET 2023 trends, the approximate cutoff for government dental colleges in Hyderabad could be in the range of:

  • General Category : Around 500-550 marks.
  • OBC/SC/ST Categories : Slightly lower, but the exact numbers can vary.

These cutoffs can vary from year to year depending on the number of applicants, their performance, and other factors. For the most accurate and specific cutoff information, checking with the particular government dental college or referring to the official NEET counselling details for 2023 would be ideal.

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Column II ( Their location)



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Lower jaw




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Option: 2

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Option: 3

a(i), b(iii), c(ii)

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the product 'P' will be ,

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    I   Aortic valve     A

Prevents blood from going backward from the pulmonary artery to the right ventricle.

    II   Mitral valve     B

 Prevent blood from flowing backward from the right ventricle to the right atrium.

    III   Pulmonic valve     C

 Prevents backward flow from the aorta into the left ventricle.

    IV   Tricuspid valve     D

 Prevent backward flow from the left ventricle to the left atrium.


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b) Leads to formation of two daughter cells.


c) Cell grows physically and increase volume proteins,organells.


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0.014 Kg of N2 gas at 27 0C is kept in a closed vessel. How much heat is required to double the rms speed of the N2 molecules?

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