How to prepare for NEET from Class 10
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How to prepare for NEET from Class 10 – Candidates who wish to opt medical as their career after Class 10, then they must start preparing for NEET. In order to secure a good rank in NEET, students must start their backbreaking preparation right from the beginning. Although Class 10 syllabus is not included in NEET, but it enhances the basic concepts which aspirants will study in Class 11 and 12. With the preparation of NEET from Class 10 will help aspirants to understand the concepts of NEET syllabus. Students preparing for NEET from Class 10 will have enough time in their hand to improve their preparation strategies and also work on their weaker sections. Interested NEET UG aspirants can read the article on how to prepare for NEET from Class 10 including the strategies, important topics and other details here.

Candidates can note that NEET 2019 will be conducted on May 5 by National Testing Agency (NTA). The mode of examination will be pen and paper mode and will be held in a single session.

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How to prepare for NEET from Class 10

Below are some of the important preparation tips to crack NEET for Class 10 aspirants.

1. Be aware of the complete syllabus – First and the foremost strategy is to know the complete NEET syllabus 2019. With the help of syllabus, aspirants can get knowledge of important topics to focus for better preparations. The syllabus covers topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The question paper of NEET 2019 will contains 45 questions from each subject, coming up with a total of 180 multiple choice questions. Despite NTA being the conducting authority of NEET 2019 after replacing CBSE, there will no changes in the syllabus and exam pattern. Knowing the NEET syllabus from Class 10 will help aspirants to get aware of their weakest and toughest sections of all, which will assist them in the better preparation of NEET from Class 10.

2. Clear the concepts – After noting the complete syllabus, aspirants from Class 10 preparing for NEET must focus on conceptual questions. NCERT science textbooks will be the best medium to clear the doubts and concepts. NEET 2017 Topper Deric Joseph, who secure AIR 16 and 17, respectively in AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS also shared that, “My basic strategy was to focus on all subjects and clear my concepts.  Once you gain conceptual clarity, no question in unsolvable. If you have your concepts clear, it does not matter which exam you are preparing for.”

3. Detailed plan – As mentioned above, the NEET exam contains questions from three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Thus, it is clear that candidates must focus more on science subjects and make their concepts clear by solving a sufficient number of questions.

Moreover, candidates must prepare an effective study plan and follow it on the daily basis. To prepare for NEET from Class 10, candidates must prepare a perfect timetable which will help them to divide NEET syllabus. The timetable must be prepared in such a way that candidates can provide an equal proportion of time to each subject. Following the study plan will help aspirants to maintain a proper discipline in the daily study time and also prepares them to crack NEET with good rank.

Note: In case of any issues or problems, students can contact their parents, guardians, and teachers for preparation of proper NEET study plan.

“Writing the perfect paper is a lot like the military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and if done right, ends in total victory.” this quote said by Ryan Holiday truly signifies the importance of an effective study plan.

4. Know the important topics – Once a candidate is familiar with the syllabus, they must focus more on the important topics. Higher priority must be given to the topics which carry more weightage in NEET exam. While strengthening the important topics covered in NEET from the beginning will help aspirants to be free from all the chaos during the last minute preparations. Such NEET important topics 2019 from each subject has been mentioned below.

Important topics from Physics

Important topics from Chemistry

Important topics from Biology

Class 11

Class 11

Class 11



Human physiology

Motions of system of particles and rigid body

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Diversity of living organisms

Work, energy and power

Organic Chemistry: Basic principles and techniques

Cell: structure and functions



Plant physiology

Class 12

Class 12

Class 12


Coordination compounds

Genetics and evolution




Current Electricity

P-block elements

Biology and human welfare

Electromagnetic induction and alternating current

d- and f- clock elements

Ecology and environment

5. Solve as many as questions – The answer to the basic question on how to prepare for NEET from Class 10 is try to solve a sufficient number of questions from the NCERT textbooks and other best books of NEET 2019. Since NEET exam will consist of objective types questions, thus it is mandatory for aspirants to become familiar with the structure of questions to be asked.

Also, it is advised to aspirants that every time they finish a chapter, solve the questions related to that chapter from the textbooks. Solving such questions will definitely help them to prepare for board examination, but besides this, they should also prefer solving the higher questions once they complete their NCERT textbook preparations.

6. Refer other books – Despite considering NCERT textbooks as the bible for each section, aspirants must also consider other best books for NEET preparations from Class 10. Once completed with the preparation from textbooks, most of the students are confused and left with a single question that “Are NCERT books enough for cracking NEET?” And the answer is No.

As mentioned above, NEET is an offline entrance examination with 180 multiple choice questions. And NCERT books cannot help in solving the MCQs within the limited span of time. Practicing through objective books other than NCERT will assist medical aspirants to enhance their preparation strategies and time management skills. Without these other objective type books, candidates won’t be able to understand the structure and difficulty level of the paper. Some of the most recommended books for NEET is mentioned below, which NEET UG aspirants can consider for better preparations. 

Best books for NEET 2019

Books for Physics

Books for Chemistry

Books for Biology

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and 12 by Modern

Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

Objective Physics by DC Pandey

Dinesh Chemistry Guide

Objective Biology by Dinesh

Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

Pradeep Guide on Biology

Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

GR Bathla publications for Biology

7. Identify strongest and weakest sections – Using these recommended books and starting NEET preparations from Class 10, candidates will definitely be aware of their strong and weak areas in each subject. By preparing for NEET from Class 10, aspirants will have enough time in their hands to improve their weak sections and revise their strong sections thoroughly. Accordingly, the study hours can be divided among these so that syllabus can be completed.

8. Get used to previous year paper and mock tests – With enough time for preparations for NEET, the forthcoming Class 10 medical aspirants must start using NEET previous year question papers and mock test. NEET 2018 topper, Madhvan Gupta, who secured AIR 9 used to solve previous year question paper and fresh questions that were provided by coaching centers. He said, “After my board exams, I concentrated on taking mock tests and solving previous year papers of NEET to practice and get used to the exam pattern and develop the test-taking strategies. Last few months and days before the exam were a balanced mix between revision and practice.

9. Revision of topics regularly – NEET syllabus is very vast and candidates require time to complete it. Thus, it is best to prepare for NEET from Class 10, so that they will get a sufficient time period for better preparations. Once an aspirant completes one topic, subject or chapter, he/she must keep on memories it after a certain period of time. With the proper revision of each subject, the prepared chapters, subjects or topics will always remain fresh in their brain. With this, candidates will be less puzzled on the main day of NEET examination. For better preparation, at least 40-50 MCQs must be solved of each topic regularly.

10. Ignore over-confidence – After all, students from Class 10 are teenagers and are in the age of maturity, thus, they might get over-confident. Sometimes students will prolong the preparations thinking that they have a lot of time left for NEET preparations. Aspirants must understand that in order to achieve success in NEET with good rank, smart and hard work with discipline routine and dedication is the key. Parents/Guardians should also help aspirants to channelize their energy in NEET preparations.

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