How to prepare for NEET 2021 using mock tests - Expert and Topper Insights
How to prepare for NEET 2021 using mock tests – “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” a quote by Colin Powel. Keeping that in mind aspirants have to prepare for NEET 2021 exam by using a proper strategy. The most proven strategy for the preparation of the NEET exam is by using mock tests. The NEET mock tests 2021 will help aspirants get familiar with the exam pattern and provide guidance for self-evaluation. On the basis of performance in mock tests of NEET 2021, candidates can restructure their preparation strategy. Experts, as well as last year NEET 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, and develop the exam temperament.
NEET UG will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in offline mode on August 1, 2021. In their earlier stage of the NEET preparation 2021, candidates are 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 subject experts and previous year toppers on How to prepare for NEET 2021 using mock tests.
How to prepare for NEET 2021 - Why take up mock tests?
NEET 2021 exam will comprise of 180 questions to be solved in 180 minutes. Time management plays 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 the case of NEET 2021.
Mock tests of NEET 2021 exam are structured according to the actual NEET exam pattern. This helps in simulating actual exam day conditions and the development of preparation strategies likewise. The pointers are given below take into account the viewpoints of experts and toppers and list some of the major benefits that can be derived from solving NEET mock tests 2021.
- Get acquainted with the exam pattern
Aspirants are able to gather a clear picture of the exam pattern by solving NEET 2021 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.”
- 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 offline. Practicing mock tests will help candidates to build a proper time management strategy for the three sections of NEET 2021. Kalpana Kumari, who bagged NEET AIR 1 in 2018 believed in taking as many mock tests as possible to avoid repeating the mistakes.
- 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 2021 will give students the feel and the ‘pinch’ of negative marking.”
- Confidence booster
Aspirants achieve a certain level of satisfaction if they perform well in mock tests and previous years’ NEET question paper which in turn uplifts their confidence. It also helps them ensure if their preparation of NEET 2021 is on the right track and increases their familiarity with the exam pattern.
How to prepare for NEET 2021 - Methods to practice NEET mock tests?
The medical UG entrance test, NEET exam is attempted every year by million 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 2021 and get best out of it.
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 to that of the one prescribed for NEET 2021. However from last session all other exam like AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS has been merged under the NEET. So, it is known to all NEET 2021 is a single entrance exam for taking admission in medical UG course.
“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 topper, on a similar note he added that 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
NEET Mock tests 2021 can either be subject/topic or full-length. Aspirants must try and solve as many different types of mock tests for NEET 2021, as befitting their individual situations.
Specific questions pertaining to a subject or topic can be practiced from NEET 2021 question banks to solidify one’s concept and develop expertise. Solving mocks subject-wise will help NEET 2021 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 2021 preparation, practising full length mocks is also equally important. The benefits of practicing mocks for NEET 2021 cannot be fully reaped until one focuses on full-length mock tests.
3. Performance evaluation
During the NEET preparation, 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.
The following aspects should be kept in mind while preparing for NEET 2021 using mock tests.
Negative marks being lost
Analyzing weak and strong areas
4. Always beware of negative marking
On NEET 2021 exam day, authorities 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 an offline exam, it is very crucial that aspirants attempt about 15-30 odd mock tests by simulating the 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.
The answer on how to prepare for NEET 2021 using mock tests described in the article above are written as per the experts and toppers advice.
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Questions related to NEET
What is the syllabus for NEET preparation ? How can i score good in it .
Here are the whole syllabus for Neet so please check it out.
NEET 2021 Syllabus
Download NEET Physics syllabus PDF
Download NEET Chemistry syllabus 2021 PDF
Download NEET 2021 Biology syllabus PDF
Please Neet preparation tips please visit this link.
Hope this helps you
Feel free to ask any questions
All the best for your future
Is NEET exam postponed ? Give me some details on it ?
Yes Neet exam is postponed due to this pandemic.
National Testing Agency ( NTA ) has announced the exam date of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET ) which is, August 1, 2021. While the application form of NEET 2021 has not been released yet. As the COVID cases surge and the situation is worsening day by day, the demands of NEET 2021 postponement are also increasing.
Please visit this link for more information
You will get the final time table soon.
Hope this helps you
All the best for your future
Is Arihant exploring biology enough for neet (as well as AIIMS and jipmer ) to score 350+ in biology. I have time period of 2 years
First of all, currently only NEET is conducted for admissions in all medical institutes including JIPMER and AIIMS.
Also, yes, you can use the book, but along with that you must focus on NCERT books for class 11th and 12th biology too.
Here is a list of books that you can also refer for NEET biology:
NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology
Here is a link that you can refer for more details for books to prepare for NEET:
I hope this helped you.
did neet registration ug2021 start ??
No NEET REGISTRATION HAS NOT YET BEGIN. The National Testing Agency has not yet released the NEET application form the application forms will be available only in online mode. NEET application form 2021 will be available soon on the official website. So keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. NEET 2021 exam date has been announced by NTA as August 1. NEET-UG will be conducted in pen and paper mode on August 1 in 11 languages but the dates for the release of application form is not yet declared. NTA will announce NEET registration dates soon at ntaneet.nic.in.
Is neet form available online?
No NEET form is not yet available online. The National Testing Agency has not yet released the NEET application form the application forms will be available only in online mode. The exam date has been announced by NTA as August 1. NEET-UG will be conducted in pen and paper mode on August 1 in 11 languages but the dates for the release of application form is not yet declared. NTA will announce NEET registration dates soon at ntaneet.nic.in. NEET application form 2021 will be available soon on the official website. So keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. It is possible that due to the pandemic there could be a delay in release of application form but there is no information form the officials till now regarding the NEET application form.