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How to prepare for NEET 2024: Know from previous year toppers

How to prepare for NEET 2024: Know from previous year toppers

Edited By Raushan Kumar | Updated on May 17, 2024 09:35 AM IST | #NEET

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is the single undergraduate medical entrance exam conducted to grant admission in various medical and dental colleges in the country. Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for NEET making it the most sought-after exam among medical applicants. Medical aspirants from India and abroad study hard to crack NEET with good marks.

After the declaration of NEET results, candidates search for NEET 2025 preparation tips from toppers and also how toppers prepare for the NEET exam. To help candidates for better preparations, Careers360 has brought you this article on how to crack NEET UG 2025 by previous year's toppers. Know the success mantras of previous year NEET toppers and read some important tips on how to prepare NEET.

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NEET 2025: How do toppers prepare for the exam?

Candidates seeking effective NEET 2024 preparation tips can read some below-listed strategies from previous years' NEET toppers.

NEET topper study routine: Make a feasible timetable

Making a systematic timetable for NEET 2025 preparation is one of the key tips given by most of the toppers. The proper NEET 2025 study time table helps the candidates in boosting their preparation.

When asked about the NEET preparation strategy, NEET 2020 topper, Soyeb Aftab, (AIR 1) said, “When schools were open I used to go to school from 7 AM to 2 PM, then from 2:30 I had my coaching. I used to get released from the coaching at around 6:30-7 PM. After that, I used to be so exhausted that I could devote 3-4 hours to self-study.” “So to cover up for this I used to study 10-12 hours on holidays. When the lockdown was imposed nationwide I got more time for self-study. Then I used to give 10-12 hours to my preparation every day” he added.

Candidates often search for 'how to prepare for NEET from class 11'. NEET 2020, AIR 16, Bhawana Manasa said, “I have started my NEET preparations in class 11. I followed my college time-table for studying which includes weekly exams and preparatory classes.”

To emerge with flying colours in NEET 2025, candidates must know what, when and how to study. Thus, making a comprehensive and able-to-do timetable is a must for NEET 2025 preparations.

NEET toppers study strategy: Self-study is important

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 was the minimum and sometimes more than that."

"I used to study 5-6 hours daily for my NEET exam. Coaching indeed helps you better with your NEET UG preparations," said NEET 2022 AIR 1, Tanishka.

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NEET preparation tips by toppers: Revision is a must

When asked about the importance of revision for NEET, NEET 2020, AIR 16, Bhawana Manasa said, "I completed my NEET syllabus early and devoted a month before the exam to revision." Revision plays an important role in NEET preparation.

NEET 2020, AIR 20, Shekhar Satvik Sharma said, “I devotedly attended my regular and study hours in the beginning. Just one month before the NEET exam, I revised the entire syllabus once in a stress-free manner”.

As suggested by the NEET toppers, if one is preparing for NEET 2025, revision is very crucial. It is especially pertinent in the preparation of NEET 2025 Biology. Thus, revising the concepts regularly focusing more on the weaker topics is recommended. Studying the subjects merely once isn’t enough as constant revision makes the concept more clear.

NEET topper study routine: Study from quality material

“I think NEET preparations include board exam preparations also. What you learn in NEET, you have to write in an elaborate form in the boards. If you understand the NEET concepts carefully then I think it won’t be a big task for anyone”, said Tanmay Gupta, NEET 2021, AIR 1 when asked about study material for NEET.

NEET 2020, AIR 11, Anantha Parakrama said "I used to decide my topics for the day and finish it at any cost. I never counted my time of studying as soon as I completed my decided syllabus, I used to chill with my friends."

Thus, conceptual clarity is more important to solve the tricky multiple-choice questions (MCQs) asked in the NEET 2025. Allocating proper time to all three subjects asked in NEET 2025 which as NEET Physics, Chemistry and Biology will help in making the concepts clear and strong.

NEET preparation tips by toppers: Practice the previous year question paper and mock tests

NEET topper, Tanmay Gupta said, “In the last month, I was more focused on giving more NEET mock tests for the full syllabus. It was NCERT textbook revision and giving mock tests. While in the earlier days, I used to prepare through NCERT textbooks and revision notes provided by the teachers. In the last few days, my focus shifted to taking as many NEET mock tests as possible.”

“During the early preparation for NEET from Class 11 and 12, I studied a lot of things and tried to cover every topic. However, in the last few months of NEET UG preparations, I filtered the subjects of what’s more important and relevant and focused on those topics. In the last month of preparations, I also focused on mock tests and NCERT for NEET UG.”, said NEET 2021, AIR 5, Suyash Arora.

Thus, solving previous years question papers and mock tests helps in evaluating the preparation levels of the candidates familiarised with the NEET 2025 exam pattern. Candidates are advised to practice completing the mock tests before time to develop a proper time-management strategy.

NEET topper study routine: Stay calm while attempting the paper

Panic is natural for candidates about to attempt the undergraduate medical exam but the truth is fear only lowers the confidence. One must find ways to relax their mind while preparing for the NEET 2025 exam.

"While attempting the paper, I focussed on reading the question paper first. I aimed to finish the paper as soon as possible, securing time to check the answers again. As far as the paper strategy is concerned, one must attempt the section he/she is good at to gain confidence," said Hrishikesh Nagbhushan Gangule securing AIR 3 of NEET UG 2022 and becoming a state topper of Karnataka.

According to Tanmay Gupta, NEET 2021 topper, watching light-hearted TV serials, and exercising one hour a day helps reduce stress and anxiety.

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Thank you

Hello aspirant

If you belong to obc category then you have high chances of getting government college with 380 marks but through All India Quota , which course you will be offered to you , can't be predicted now . It will depend upon neet cur iff which ultimately depends upon , students appeared,  difficulty level of exam,  normalisation process,  availability of seat,  previous year's cut off etc.  See for AIQ only 15% seats are offered so it will be difficult to get mbbs, bds

Qualifying percentile For obc category is 40 percentile.

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Hello aspirant,

The cutoff of colleges changes every year as it depends on the number of applicants, exam difficulty level etc. But at 438 score, you have good chances of getting BDS seat in good colleges. I suggest you to try to get admission in this year only.

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Hope this information helps you.

Hello Akshat

You havd taken taken 2 years drop .Neet exam was. Commenced in this month only . Again you can appear next year if you want to prepare.

You have not mentioned your exact marks .

It is not possible to just predict medical Course and college .

Even you won't get bds seat with 200+ marks . These days die to fierce competition  , you need 400 marks for bds Course.

With your exact score we can just assume .

Wait for this year's neet results ,

Admissions are based on Neet cut off. Cut iff changes every year , also it depends upon Number of students appeared,  Toughness level of exam. Previous year's cut off etc .

For college prediction you may visit the link given below

Hello aspirant

We can't predict neet cut off of any specific college at this time  as cut off keeps changing every year. Cut off depends upon Number of candidates appeared in exam, difficulty level of exam,  , seat intake and previous year's cut off .

Cut off varies with category too  just as , for general category candidate neet qualifying  marks are 50 percentile

For sc/st/ obc category candidate qualifying marks are 40 percentile whereas for ews/pwd it is 45 percentile.

Cut off varies with medical Course too for example cut off neet  ( kpc , jadavpu r ) for MD in general medicine 2021 was rank 25955 whereas 2022 MD in general medicine was rank 16986 so let's wait for results

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