How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests - Expert and Topper Insights
How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests – The most proven strategy for preparation of NEET 2020 is by using mock tests. The NEET mock tests will help aspirants get familiar with the exam pattern and provide guidance for self-evaluation as well. On the basis of the marks that they score in the mock tests of NEET, candidates can also restructure their preparation strategy. Experts, as well as toppers, have recommended time and again that solving NTA mock test for NEET allows candidates to work on their weak areas, helps in self-assessment as to where they stand in terms of preparation and develop the exam temperament.
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NEET UG will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in offline mode on July 26, 2020. With only a few months left in the medical entrance exam, candidates were advised to start taking mock tests as it will provide candidates with an exam day experience in advance. Careers360 hereby presents the valuable inputs shared by NEET experts and previous year toppers on How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests. Since the examination is over, the candidates can check the given preparation tips for reference purposes.
How to prepare for NEET 2020 - Why take up mock tests?
NEET 2020 will comprise of 180 questions to be solved in 180 minutes. Time management play a huge factor in NEET as the mode of the exam is offline. Apart from the time constraint, negative marking is another important factor that the candidates cannot undermine in case of NEET.
Mock tests of NEET are structured according to the actual exam pattern. This helps in simulating actual exam day conditions and development of preparation strategies likewise. The pointers given below take into account the viewpoints of experts and toppers and list some of the major benefits that can be derived from solving mock tests.
1. Get acquainted with the exam pattern
Aspirants are able to gather a clear picture of the exam pattern by solving NEET mock tests and get familiar with the time of questions asked. Expert Anand Nagarajan shares that “Test series and mocks are very important to get into the exam mindset and to begin thinking in the manner suitable for the exam.”
2. Understanding time Management
Time is a major constraint and managing time in NEET properly is going to make all the difference especially since the mode of the exam will be online. Practicing mock tests will help candidates to build a proper time management strategy for the three sections of NEET. Kalpana Kumari, who bagged NEET AIR 1 in 2018 believed in taking as many mock tests as possible to avoid repeating the mistakes.
3. Building precision
Solving mock tests on a regular basis will help candidates enhance their accuracy and restrain the impact of negative marking in the exam. As suggested by Mr. Nagarjan “Taking a good number of mock tests and model exams based on NEET 2020 will give students the feel and the ‘pinch’ of negative marking.”
4. Confidence booster
Aspirants achieve a certain level of satisfaction if they perform well in mock tests and previous years’ question paper which in turn uplifts their confidence. It also helps them ensure if their preparation is on the right track and increases their familiarity with the exam pattern.
How to prepare for NEET 2020 - How to practice NEET mock tests?
NEET is attempted every year by lakhs of candidates and nearly everyone tries and solves mock tests in their preparation phase. Still, how is it that a much lesser number manage to pass the exam with flying colours? There ought to be something that certain aspirants do differently than the others. If taking up mock tests right is the cue, then how should one go about it?
Let’s find out below the strategies recommended by toppers and experts in regards to solving mock tests of NEET 2020.
1. Solve previous years’ papers
Experts recommend that students solve papers from several previous years of not only NEET (and AIPMT before it) but also likewise entrances such as AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS provided that the syllabus is similar as that of the one prescribed for NEET 2020.
“Take at least 15 mocks and previous 12 years’ papers before the final exam and follow them up with performance analysis”, says Mr. Nagarajan. Tamoghna Ghosh, an AIIMS MBBS 2017 topper, on a similar note says that “I solved past 30 years’ question papers to understand the pattern and question types. I used to take a lot of mock tests and got them thoroughly analyzed by mentors”.
2. Practice mock tests of different kinds
Mock tests can either be subject/topic or full-length. Aspirants must try and solve as many different types of mock tests for NEET 2020, as befitting their individual situations.
Specific questions pertaining to a subject or topic can be practised from question banks to solidify one’s concept and develop expertise. Solving mocks subject-wise will help aspirants ace every subject individually. While preparing for Physics, considered one of the more difficult subjects, this strategy especially proves to be fruitful. For NEET 2020 preparation, practising full length mocks is also equally important. The benefits of practising mocks cannot be fully reaped until one focusses on full-length mock tests.
3. Performance evaluation
Evaluation of performance after every mock test is the key factor that comes into play. It helps in the identification of errors and gives aspirants a chance to work on them.
Following aspects should be kept in mind while preparing for NEET 2020 using mock tests.
Negative marks being lost
Analyzing weak and strong areas
4. Always beware of negative marking
Exam day NEET 2020 will not provide chances for trial and error. In NEET, for every wrong answer, candidates will lose one mark. Therefore, keep evaluate the performance in this context while solving mock tests, and try to limit the marks lost due to wrong answers.
5. Always time your attempts
As NEET is held offline, it is very crucial that aspirants attempt about 15-30 odd mock tests by simulating exact exam day environment within the exact time frame allotted. This will ensure that candidates analyze so as to how much time to devote per question depending on its difficulty on the actual exam day.
How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests described in the article above also be equally followed by aspirants preparing for the AIIMS MBBS 2020 and JIPMER MBBS 2020 entrance exams as well.
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Questions related to NEET
after merging the aiims in neet what is the eligibility criteria of obc candidate for aiims 60% or 50%
Simce the aiims and jipmer exams are merged with NEET ,the eligibility criteria for the following are :-
1)General category- Top AIR 50 students will be selected for aiims delhi (marks-around above 680-690)
2)OBC - for obc you required marks 620-650 or above for selection
3) For sc selection -marking you need is 580 and above
And for the eligibility criteria you need to score 50% aggregrate in pcb for general, 45% for obc and 40% sc
with 530 marks in neet 2020 will i be able to get a government seat in Kempegowda institute of medical sciences BANGLORE ( i have 85% state quota and im OBC category and i also have rural quota).
In neet 2019, 447 marks was the lowest marks that was required for obc category for getting a seat in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore under karnatka state quota
But cut off marks keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
So , an obc category student should try to get at least around 480-500 marks to be on the safer side in neet examination to get into Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore.
So , yes with 530 marks you can get into Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore under state quota
minimum marks in neet 2020 to get a mbbs seat in government college.... I am from up
Since the cut off in 2019 for UP state was high we can expect the same this year depending on difficulty of exam, number of seats available, number of candidates applied etc.You have not mentioned your category.If you belong to general category you need to score 640 or above, if you belong to OBC you need to score 630 or above, if you belong to SC category you need to score 530 or above, ST category 360 or above for EWS category 610 or above to have decent chances of getting seat in GMC.However, cut off may increase or decrease depending on the factors mentioned above.
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hello mam I had done my 12 class in 2013 with PCM now i want to give neet in next year so for this I have to give nios exam this year but due to covid nios registration for upcoming student is not going to happn so for filling the neet form in dec whats my code and shall i eligible 2 fill form??
In the upcoming time, whenever you fill the NEET UG entrance exam's application form, you will have to choose the qualification code as per your degree.
You haven't mentioned whether you did undergraduation during the time after 2013 or didn't go for any course.
So, if you took drop and didn't go for any course in between, your code will be 2. Else, it may vary as per the qualification accordingly.
The link given below may help you with more details-
Hope this helps.
How much minimum marks in NEET-2020 required for "Medical college Kolkata" for a SC student through State Quota of West Bengal for sure selection a/c to 2019 neet cutoff??
As per your question the cutoff want for the medical faculty of urban center for SC student through
state quota of state
450 marks will certainly earn you a seat in government medical faculty. 450 marks will certainly earn
you a seat in government medical faculty.
PG Cutoff 2019
Category Qualifying Eligibility Cut-off Marks (Out of 1500)
General-UR 50% mark. 705.9194
SC/ST/OBC 40% mark. 655.1766
Persons with Disability 45% Percentile 680.0611
Follow the link below for more information and details