How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests - Expert and Topper Insights
Tanzim Hazarika, 04 Jun 2019, #NEET
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How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock testsThe 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 May 3. 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 to 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.

  • Time management

  • Negative marks being lost

  • Subject-wise performance

  • 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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Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019

Dear Banu, under Rights for persons with Disabilities under Benchmark disabilities, auditory disability should not exceed 40% to be eligible for PWD reservation in NEET. Now you haven't mentioned the disability percentage and so that it makes it difficult to guess. MCI has approximately 20  approved disability assessment centres which are listed in mcc.nic.in. You can get assessed at one of these centres. If the disability is more than 40% then you are not eligible for PWD reservation but will be considered for category reservation if applicable.

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m i eligible for neet 2020 counselling because i have a betterment marksheet from ahsec ie state board with 60% aggregate in pcb i m feeling very depessed plz help me out

Aditya kumar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019
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Yes , of course you are eligible for neet with 60% in pcb aggregate in your improvement exam as to be eligible for Neet, a general category candidate needs 50% aggregate in pcb, while it is only 40 % for sc, obc and st category. So , with your 60% aggregate in pcb you are eligible for neet and you will not face any problem. Work hard and prepare well for neet and clear it with flying colours and fulfil your dream of becoming a doctor. Good luck
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Please confirm if NEET 2020 is the entrance exam for applying for JIPMER and AIIMS for 2020. Has separate entrance for these 2 institutions been scrapped?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019
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Yes , now there will be no separate exams for AIIMS ug and Jipmer ug, these exams have been scrapped off , now these exams have been included in neet and now from 2020 , admission to all the medical colleges of India including all the aiims and Jipmer will be basis of the marks obtained by students in neet. So , now neet is the only gateway to all all medical colleges of India,  so you need to prepare well for it. Good luck

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is repeated questions is available in neet 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019

Dear Durga, there are probabilities that questions will be repeated in NEET. But we do not know the number of questions. But the fact that the syllabus is defined and the questions can be asked within these topics alone, chances are that questions will be repeated. So we shall help you with the syllabus and preparation tips. You can also check the sample papers for practise.



NEET syllabus:


The Syllabus for Physics Includes:


Physical World and Measurement

Kinematics

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body

Gravitation

Properties of Bulk Matter

Thermodynamics

Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory

Oscillation of waves

Electrostatics

Current Electricity

Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

Electromagnetic waves

Optics

Dual Nature of matter and radiation

Atoms and nuclei

Electronic devices



Best Books:


NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII

Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma

Objective Physics By DC Pandey

Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov


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Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-physics/amp


Syllabus for Chemistry Includes:


Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

State of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Thermodynamics

Equilibrium

Hydrogen

S-block Element

Some p-block Elements

Organic Chemistry

Hydrocarbons

Environmental Chemistry

Solutions

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

D and F Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life



Chemistry Best Books:


NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII

Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

Dinesh Chemistry Guide

Practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi


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Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at:

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Syllabus for Biology includes:


Diversity in Living world

Structural Organization in Animal and Plants

Cell Structure and Function

Plant Physiology

Human Physiology

Reproduction

Genetics and Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and its applications

Ecology and Environment


Biology Best Books:


NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks

Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

Objective Biology by Dinesh

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Pradeep Guide on Biology

GR Bathla publications for Biology


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Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at:

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what is the cut off of AMU for neet

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019

Dear Muskan, There is Management Quota and Institutional Quota for AMU College. The cut offs for 2018 are as follows:


Management Seats:

General Category:  562

General Category/PWD: 244


Institutional Seats:

General Category: 533

General Category/PWD: 180

This is 2018 data and 2019 cut offs haven't been released yet. Cut offs change every year and are dependant on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified for the exam, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam.

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