How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home
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How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Preparation for the competitive NEET exam at home without being a part of a formal coaching institute comes with a lot of efforts and diligence. As quoted by Shakespeare, “All things are ready, if our minds be so'', therefore, to prepare for NEET at home, you must be prepared mentally to go extra miles without any readymade help. It requires a formal attitude towards self-study and an affirmative approach towards the time table to make sure that the preparation for NEET at home does not lag. It should always be kept in mind that the exam tests your knowledge and competitive ability based on how well you have studied and prepared the subjects. The coaching institutes do not form essentiality of this preparation. Take a look at the article below to know how to prepare for NEET 2020 at home.
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How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Know your exam

Before you start preparing for NEET at home, it is essential that you know the exam. The NEET exam is conducted offline by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The examination consists of 45 questions from physics, 45 questions from chemistry and 90 questions from biology. Hence, biology plays a dominant role in preparation. Physics and chemistry play a decisive role by providing an edge amongst many aspirants.

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How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Make your own unique plan

Preparation is a continuous process. However, having a plan is essential to provide a routine as it gives an edge and method of preparing for NEET at home. So, the very first step is to realize that time is valuable and a slight wastage of it may have an everlasting effect. Be it the school tests, exams and homework, everything has to be incorporated into the preparation strategy for NEET at home.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Know Your Syllabus

In order to crack the NEET exam, a thorough look into the syllabus is a prerequisite. Only if you know the NEET 2020 syllabus well, can you prepare for NEET at home without hassles. NEET syllabus has its base in the NCERT textbooks. Making a mind map of the syllabus would be handy to keep the preparation of NEET exam on track. It will also help in realizing the strong and weak areas and can be useful in determining the topics that need more time and efforts.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Fix a Time Table

To prepare for NEET at home, regularity is an essential concept. Since you will not be a part of coaching classrooms, you will have to design as well as follow your own time table. Therefore, a smooth and hassle-free time table will be helpful in maintaining the continuity to achieve the goal. Different students have different study habits. So, determine your capacity to sit and concentrate. You can start with a minimum of three hours daily and can stretch the study hours as you pick up the pace of preparation. In this way, it will not be burdensome. However, it is extremely important to follow the time table! Except for urgent unavoidable circumstances, nothing should deter you from sticking to the time table. One can infer the importance of being regular in the words of Sivananda Saraswati, “That man who is regular and punctual will get sure success in all walks of life.”


How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Begin with strengthening the basics with NCERT Textbooks

It would become evident from a look into the syllabus that NCERT textbooks for class 11 and 12 are the keys to the important topics. These textbooks are also followed in the schools affiliated to the CBSE. Therefore, you should do the best efforts in reading the NCERTs with proper understanding in order to give a smooth start to your preparation for NEET at home.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Explore books for add-on information

Self-studying comes with dual responsibility. One has to learn and also find ways to enhance learning by continuously exploring books and study material. This is an advantageous task because reading the concepts never goes in vain. Nonetheless, here is a list of some books that can be referred so that you can save time from getting invested in searching for add-on material:

List of books to refer while preparing for NEET at home




  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET by M.P Tyagi

  • Pradeep’s Publication Biology

  • 40 Days Biology for NEET by S. Chakravarty


  • Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison

  • Boyd for Organic Chemistry

  • Objective Chemistry by R.K Gupta

  • 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur


  • Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

  • Physics for NEET by C.P Singh

  • 40 Days Physics for NEET by S.B Tripathi

Always remember that “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary”, as quoted by Jim Rohn.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Crack the Mock Tests

While one prepares for NEET at home, it is imperative to practise the questions to check the clarity of the concepts learnt. It also enhances the level of understanding the language of questions. Therefore, practising the mock tests is as essential as learning the concept in the first place. Solving mock tests also develops the habit of completing the questions within the stipulated time.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Self-Evaluation is the best judgement

Self-evaluation gives a better insight into what you have prepared and where you lagged. It allows for the acknowledgement of the mistakes without any bias. This is essential to build up a strong conceptual knowledge. Therefore, testing yourself after every new conceptual reading would not only enhance the retention capacity but would also allow the exploration of left out or mistaken concepts. So, be your own strict checking examiner!

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Revise

It is said that the human brain tends to lose out the facts if not revised on a regular basis. This is prevalent to most of us. But a chance of losing conceptual information cannot be taken while one is preparing for NEET at home. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that your time table comes with a day fixed for revision only or you can revise the concepts every alternate day before sleeping or every morning as you wake up fresh to the new day! Revision can be made fun if the concepts, diagrams, formulas are carved out on a paper or sheet and pasted around your study place.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home - Stay Focussed!


Remember that self-study to prepare for NEET at home requires a lot of focus and determination. So, come what may always find a source of determination that could sail you across your self-preparation journey. Do not go very hard on yourself. It is always refreshing to keep your hobbies alive. In fact, taking a day or two off from your schedule is also allowed as long as the much sought after focus and determination are on track. Keep your food habits healthy so that you can minimize the occurrence of sick days. Be creative in your own way to stay motivated!


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for NEET 2020 at home

Question: Should I practice for NEET 2020 at home through NCERT textbooks only?


It is important to use the NCERT books for preparations of Physics, Chemistry and Biology for clarity of concepts. Also, as per the experts and toppers, aspirants must follow the best books for NEET 2020 for better preparations.

Question: What should be my preparation strategy to crack NEET 2020?


To prepare for NEET 2020, students must solve as many as mock test and previous year papers to analyse their performance. Also, they must revise the NEET important topics 2020 in the last six months as per the timetable prepared.

Question: What are the suggestions to prepare for NEET 2020 at home?


As per the experts and NEET toppers, candidates must prepare an effective timetable which can be followed rigorously. Aspirants must try to solve the questions which they are confident for and should not waste more time on tricky questions during the exam.

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l have uploaded the passport size and postcard size photos without date and name for neet 2020. Should l add name and date with photos? Is this possible to correct?

Arya 17th Jan, 2020

Hi Garima,

For the NEET UG 2020 application form, the correction window will be open from January 15, 2020 to January 31, 2020. For correction of documents, photographs, signature and thumb impression, you need to have prior notification from the NTA. If you do not have it, you cannot edit them and your form will most likely be accepted.


i am in first year of my bsc the paper for 1st year will held on march 2020 than which code sould i go with in neet application form confued in 2,3,5plz help

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Jan, 2020
Shivam, your code will be 02. But if your B.Sc has Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects, then your code will be 05. 03 is if you have studied your 12th in Karnataka.

i have secured 15705 rank in neet mds 2020. can i get private colleges in south. my interest is in prostho and endo.

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hi Deepika,

You have secured a average rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get private colleges with this rank. You will not get any college with prostho and endo branch.

You will get different branches in private colleges. Some of them are mentioned below:

MGM Medical college, Navi Mumbai---MD in General medicine

Institute of medical sciences,Bhubaneshwar--MS in general surgery

Amrita school of medical sciences,Kerala--MS in general surgery

K.S. Hedge medical academy, Mangalore--MS in general surgery

KIMS Hyderabad--MS in general surgery

Vinakayka medical college,Salem,Pondicheery--MS in general surgery

There is a list of medical you will get as per your rank. Hope this helps!


i got 3000 rank in neet mds will i have a chance of getting seat?i belong to general nd have ews reservation

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hi Pavani,

First of all congratulations on securing good rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get good colleges with this rank. The government college you get are:-

Grant medical college--MD in Pediatrics

Govt. Medical college, Kottyam-- MD in Pediatrics

PGIMSR New Delhi--MS in general surgery

Govt. Medical college, Kota-- MD in Pediatrics

Guwahati Medical college--MD in Pediatrics

Maulana Azad medical college--MD in pathology

GMCH Chandigarh-- MS in ophthalmology

KGMU Lucknow-- MS in gynecology

There is a list of medical you will get as per your rank. Hope this helps!!

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what if I am able to crack neet? and not able to get marks so if I drop . will it be a problem ??

Apoorva Student Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hello dear student,

Please don't worry and do not think negative as you will crack you need if you prepare well and still there is a lot of time in your hands. I would suggest you to solve previous year question papers and MCQs as much as possible because that will help you to get marks. And also if you drop next year for the preparation of Neet that will not cause any problem to you need results of that year.

I hope this was helpful

Best wishes

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