How to prepare for NEET 2021 - Know from previous year toppers
How to prepare for NEET 2021 – Being the common entrance exam, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is one of the most competitive entrance tests across India. Every year Millions of aspirants use to apply for NEET 2021 have made it the most sought-after exam among medical applicants. Students from India and abroad are studying hard to crack NEET 2021 with good marks. Every year after the declaration of the result, aspirants use to search for NEET 2021 preparation tips from topper and how toppers prepare for the NEET exam. Therefore, to help aspirants with better preparations, here are some of the suggestions and tricks on how to prepare for NEET 2021 by toppers. This article mentions the previous year toppers' advice on how to crack NEET UG 2021 which includes important topics, best books, revision planning, and more.
The various suggestions by these toppers of NEET have been carefully collated based on their experience of preparing for the entrance exam. Know the success mantras of previous year NEET toppers and read some important tips on how to prepare for NEET 2021 exam for better preparation strategy.
How do toppers prepare for the NEET exam?
Aspirants seeking tips from the toppers for NEET preparation 2021 can go through the table below.
Tips from toppers for NEET 2021 preparation
|Sl no.||NEET preparation tips from toppers|
|1||Prepare a smart time table|
|2||Practice from previous year question paper, sample paper, mock test|
|3||Revision is must|
|4||Be calm during preparation|
|5||Engage in quality study|
How to prepare for NEET 2021 – What toppers prepare?
Here are some of the crucial tips & tricks by previous years NEET toppers, which one cannot miss during preparations.
1. Make a smart study timetable for NEET 2021
Most of the toppers would advise aspirants to make a systematic NEET 2021 preparation strategy study timetable. The proper study time table for the NEET 2021 during the preparation help aspirants in boosting the level of preparation. Asked about NEET preparation strategy, NEET 2018 AIR -3, Himanshu Sharma shared that, having a smart study plan is a must to focus on one’s NEET preparations. According to him, "I had a clear plan in my mind from the very beginning as to how I will study for the exam. I divided my time for different chapters ranging from one to two hours per chapter. I prepared from the very beginning for the boards and NEET simultaneously so that I did not have to face any exam stress and tension."
In order to emerge with flying colors in NEET 2021, students must know when what and how to study. For that, students need to maintain a comprehensive NEET 2021 study timetable and abide by it religiously as a core part of their NEET reparation.
A quick & smart NEET 2021 study plan requires:
List down all the topics aspirants need to cover and allot a time cap and schedule to each. This will become your basic timetable on how to prepare for NEET 2021.
While solving NEET 2021 mock tests, note down all the doubts that you come across.
Approach your coaching teachers or mentors as regularly as you can to get your doubts cleared.
Note down the important formulas and points on a separate sheet while studying.
2. Use previous years’ question papers, sample papers, mock tests, and question banks
Every previous NEET topper suggests that one of the key NEET 2021 preparation tips is to solve mock tests before appearing for the exam. As shared by Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu Sindhu AIR 6, NEET 2020 topper "My suggestion to the future aspirants is to first study from the NCERT books and complete the syllabus for all the subjects. After that for Physics just study from one good book but solve a lot of multiple-choice questions. At no point of time, one should feel dejected or demotivated if they have not scored well. Take failure as a stepping stone towards success."
Bhavik Bansal AIR-2 of NEET 2019, who obtained 700 out of 720, said that,"For most of the time, I took the mock tests and previous years question papers, When I used to revise the chapter-wise subjects, I used to do it in an intense manner that it builds up my concepts."
So simply put, solve as many mock tests and previous years’ NEET question papersas you can. Attempt full-length mock tests of NEET 2021 irrespective of your level of preparation. Do not wait until the last minute to complete the syllabus before proceeding to solve the NEET 2021 mock tests and previous year papers. Solving mock tests consistently through aspirants preparations will help to develop a proper time-management strategy. Aspirants are advised to evaluate their preparation levels for NEET 2021 and familiarize themselves with the NEET 2021 exam pattern.
Besides full-length mocks, take the help of NEET sample papers and question banks. After studying every chapter, practice solving chapter-specific questions from the question banks. Practicing MCQ type questions from the NEET sample papers 2021 which are based on the NEET 2021 paper pattern will help aspirants in enhancing their understanding of all the chapters.
3. Revision is a must
Asking about the importance of revision for NEET 2021, Bhawana Manasa, NEET 2020 AIR 16 said "I completed my NEET syllabus early and devoted a month before the exam to revision." Revision plays an important role in NEET preparation.
“I just followed what I was taught by my teachers and did lots of revision. I made sure I would revise at home whatever I was taught in the class,” says Archit Gupta, who achieved the rare distinction of securing AIR 2 in both NEET and AIIMS in 2017.
As suggested by the NEET toppers, revision is of utmost importance in one’s NEET 2021 preparations. It is especially pertinent in the preparation of Biology. Revise on a regular basis, especially the subjects you are weak in. Studying the subjects merely once isn’t enough as constant revision will be the key to success in NEET 2021.
4. Keep yourself calm through stress-relieving activities
"I have a passion for swimming and I used to do it rarely during my preparations. However, to get rid of stress, I used to talk to my parents, friends, and other family members," says NEET 2019 topper AIR-10, Raghav Dubey.
It is but natural for aspirants to start panicking with only a few months remaining for the NEET 2021 exam. However, anxiety can severely undermine all the confidence you may have built-in the NEET preparation phase. Studying for 9 to 10 hours is an important preparation tip for NEET 2021, but it is equally important to keep yourself relaxed and rejuvenated. Find out what aspirants enjoyed doing as a hobby or whatever helps you de-stress, and indulge in the same from time to time over the course of your NEET 2021 preparations.
5. Engage in quality study
"I used to self-study for eight hours after my coaching and at the same time, I ensured that I got my seven hours of sleep. Coaching used to take place five days a week and there I used to spend four to five hours." NEET 2019 AI-1 Nalin Khandelwal said when asked about NEET 2020 preparations with quality.
NEET 2020, AIR 11, Anantha Parakrama said that "I use to decide my topics for the day and finish it at any cost. I never counted my time of studying as soon I completed my decided syllabus, I use to chill with my friends."
An important NEET 2021 preparation tip is to choose quality over quantity every time. There is no point in studying for 12 hours if you have only been able to maintain full concentration for 8 hours in that.
Conceptual clarity is very important when preparing for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) as they demand the application of concepts over rote learning and preparing for the same comprehensively requires full focus. Allocate your time properly and in a balanced manner to each subject of NEET 2021 which are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in such a manner that the quality of your studying is not affected. Focus on making your strong areas stronger, while slowly improving in your weaker areas as well.
For Kalpana Kumari, AIR 1 of NEET 2018, it was important to give time to each section. She said, “I won’t say tough but Physics was lengthy so I tried to give more time to this section especially to chapters like Rotation. In Chemistry, I focused more on the Organic section, on the other hand, I never faced difficulty in Biology but you need to give equal time to this section as well since it carries 360 marks."
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Know the NEET exam pattern 2021
For the 2021 session, candidates preparing for the national-level medical entrance examination, it is important to understand the paper pattern of NEET 2021 so that better preparations can be done.
NEET paper pattern
May 2, 2021 (Tentatively)
3 hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mode of Exam
Offline (Pen & Paper)
Type of Questions
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Questions related to NEET
how can I download form for neet u g. cmc Vellore 2021?
The Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore has released the application form of CMC Vellore NEET 2021 in online mode. Medical graduates filling CMC Vellore MBBS application form 2021 will be considered eligible for admission to 100 MBBS in which 16 belong to open, 74 belong to minority network and 10 belong to CMC Vellore staff seats. Click the below link for the application form.
Last date to fill the application form is June 15, 2021.
I am a neet 2021 aspirant if I attempt only BIOLOGY section in my exam so can I qualified neet if I have attempt only bio section not other two physics and chemestry
Yes ,you can qualifying neet to exam even if you attempt only biology and don't attempt Physics and Chemistry i. e get zero marks in physics and chemistry.
This is because
There is no sectional cutoff in NEET examination i. e there is no separate cut off for each of physics chemistry and Biology in NEET examination , there is only overall cutoff .
In neet 2020, a general category required at least 147 marks to qualify Neet examination so let's say if a candidate had attempted only biology then also he was qualified for neet provided he had at least 147 marks in biology.
To help you further,
When we go through past year qualifying cut off trends then last 3 years qualifying cut off data is given below for reference :-
. . Year wise cut off marks
Category 2020 2019 2018
General 720-147 701-134 691-119
UR-PH 146-129 133-120 118-107
Obc/sc/st 146-113 133-107 118 - 96
You can check the same at
So , to be on the safer side you should try to get at least 15 to 20 marks more in comparison of Neet 2020 cut off as per your category i. e if you belong to general category then try to get atleast around 165 marks in order to qualify Neet 2021.
Now , limited time is left for your neet 2021 examination, so focus on preparation, go through the chapters , practise questions and then revise them, go through mock test papers once you are done with complete syllabus.
I am a neet 2021 asspirant i want to know that the neet ug national entrance eligiblity taste will postpond Or not
NEET UG 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 1st August, though application form isn't released yet ,and moreover board exams stands postponed until further notice, a final decision regarding the status will be made only after reviewing the situation in June, there is still two and half months to go for neet exam if it happens as per schedule but that will be more dependent on existing situations, the entire country is dealing with extremely grim phase, and if within these specific time period things don't improve in any greater manner then a reschedule might happen, but I would still say if you're NEET aspirant then please continue with your preparation and don't stop it at all, NEET is a highly competitive exam, and the time is extremely valuable, so use judiciously.
HELLO NAMASKARAM ....I AM A NEET ASPIRANT AND STUDYING IN MOTION EDUCATION CENTRE ...I AM GIVING CONSTANT TEST SERIES OF MOTION FOR DROPPER BATCH ALTHOUGH I AM NOT A DROPPER ...MY SCORE IN THOSE AITS IS ABOUT 400-480 ..CAN I SCORE GOOD IN NEET AND HOW MUCH ?
I believe you are referring to Motion Kota, or perhaps whichever coaching institution, securing 400-480/720 on an average is a good sign. You perhaps now need to improve your test taking strategy, undergo a good revision and youll surely be across 500-550 Range in NEET. Assuming youre a General Category aspirant you need to target atleast 550/720, to secure a seat at some of the Top Government ot State Medical Colleges for MBBS.
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I am neet 2021 aspirant I want gov. college for bams . minimum marks i need to score so that I easily secure a gov. seat from rajasthan ews
To get admission in BAMS course you need to appear for NEET 2021 and being from EWS category you need to have at least 550 marks or more out of 720 for government colleges through State quota counselling.
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's cut-off and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor because it will make you comfortable while choice filling in counselling :-
If you are preparing for NEET 2021 then to help you in your preparation we have some resources which you can access from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.