How to crack NEET 2020: Perseverance, Hard work, Clear strategy to success
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How to crack NEET 2020 - With over 15 lakh candidates competing for around 90,000 MBBS/ BDS seats, securing admission through a national-level medical entrance exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is challenging. Careers360 brings you preparation tips from toppers who suggest that a right preparation strategy followed with a disciplined approach and consistent study schedules can lead to success. NEET 2020 preparation tips as given by the previous year toppers will help candidates in understanding the strategy that should be followed and what are the key areas where one can focus on.

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Tips to crack NEET

To help aspirants, the top rankers of NEET 2018 share their insights on preparations, the importance of NCERT books, mock tests, revision and ways to optimise performance to get high marks.

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Kalpana Kumari, AIR 1 in NEET 2018

1540385492905The topper from Bihar, Kalpana Kumari, outsmarted nearly 12 lakh candidates to secure AIR 1 in NEET 2018. She believes that her consistent hard work of two years helped her to achieve success. She religiously followed the visualisation method, which was also the trick not to lose calm during the exam. She also shared the importance of studying thoroughly from the NCERT books.

NCERT Books are the key to strong foundation: Kalpana emphasised on strengthening basic concepts by thoroughly studying from the NCERT core books. She continuously studied for seven to eight hours from NCERT books. She believed that following a regular schedule and intensely studying from the NCERT books played a major role in his success in the medical entrance exams.

Advice to aspirants: She suggests NEET 2019 aspirants start their preparations early, join a good coaching institute as it helps to polish their knowledge and gives them an edge over other aspirants.

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Rohan Purohit, AIR 2 in NEET 2018

1540385637164An ardent music lover, Rohan Purohit, studied for 16 hours in a day while allotting a particular amount of time to one topic judging by its difficulty. He believed in sticking to his routine. In an interview with Careers360, the aspiring neurosurgeon unveils the secret to be among top rankers in one of the most coveted entrance exam.

Regular studies: The only strategy he adopted was to stay calm and study regularly followed by small breaks. His study schedule included understanding the concepts, solving problem and analysing the mistakes.

Recreational activities are important : According to Rohan, it is important to balance studies and recreational activities. During the preparation phase, he would listen to music to calm himself.

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Himanshu Sharma, AIR 3 in NEET 2018

1540385702137It was Himanshu's desire to pursue medicine that kept him motivated throughout the process. He travelled from Haryana to Delhi to prepare for the medical entrances. As per Himanshu, self-study is equally important along with guidance from coaching mentors. Along with it a systematic preparation plan plays an important role. He adds that mock tests and practice papers helped him identify his weak areas.

Balance all subjects: He shares that medical entrance examinations are subject and topic specific. Some topics are lengthy and time consuming. Nikhil says that he divided time equally among all the three subjects and also topic-wise. Depending on the difficulty level of the topic, he gave one to hours to each chapter.

Advice to aspirants: He shares the success mantra; make a proper plan, and follow it religiously without fail. Practice well till you accomplish your aim. If you are sincere from your end, nothing can stop you from becoming a doctor.

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Aarosh Dhamija, AIR 4 in NEET 2018

1540385938700Aarosh, who secured fourth rank in NEET 2018, gives complete credit to his parents and teachers, who ironed whatever obstacle he faced. In this interview, he shares how his focused strategy made him crack medical entrance examinations and come out in flying colours.

Hard work is the key: He shares that following coaching expert’s advice and guidance is of utmost importance. Revise each and everything taught to you in classes. He says that hard work and perseverance is the key to success. Also, it is important to remind yourself about the goal, which you wish to achieve and work hard towards it.

Improvise on weak areas: The topper shares that his preparation strategy revolved around strengthening fundamentals and improvising on weak areas. He tried to convert his weak areas into strengths by devoting extra time to concepts where he lagged.

Never get demotivated by failures: It is important to give your 100 per cent while preparing for the competitive examinations. His advice for NEET 2019 aspirants is to never get demotivated by failure. Rather, one should try to analyse the obstacle between you and your success and work hard to eradicate it permanently.

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When will open colleges for students after selecting the colleges based on their neet rank

Ina 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Mohan,

Hope everything is going well.

The open college counselling for NEET will be after  completion all Rounds of AIQ and State quota. Be cautious while doing choice entry. Hope this helped.

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ln this stream of neet there are many ups and downs are coming in practice exams which resulting into low self confidence due to low confidence we will be never there to give our best how to sustain motivated till final neet ug and do our best?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Truth be told, NEET is one of the highest competitive entrance exams after 12th. And for every 1 Medical seat, statistics state that approximately 20-25 students apply. So you are in a race with another 24 Candidates whose dream only has been too become a Doctor, just like yours. Now with the kind of competition involved, stress, anxiety are bound to happen and this might result in Lower self confidence. Infact that is the normal cycle of a student. If your confidence doesn't get a little low you might never realise the intensity of the exam. Until you take a dip, you would never know the depth of the sea. At times, it is good to feel low because that is when you know how to pull up the strings and evolve much stronger. Now brain is an organ and it also needs rest. With the amount of pressure, that it goes through, it is bound to feel tired and that is the reason why we suffer from Brain fade at times. Try a SWOT analysis on yourself. Like write down your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your motivation. If your strength is your memory power, use it to your advantage. Keep switching between subjects every hour or 2 so that the brain is kept fresh and doesnt get monotonous. For example, if you are studying from 10am to 5pm, study Physics for one hour, then shift to Chemistry and then to Biology. Do that every hour. And on Sunday mornings, take a mock test and in the evenings, take rest. That way your brain is refreshed. If your weakness that you cannot wake up early, compensate by studying until a little late in the night. Always tweak your lifestyle according to your strengths and what works in your favour. And always remember that Rome was not built in a day and a career is a diligent process.


what exam should i have to give to do b.pharm in assam

Koyel Bagchi 17th Feb, 2020


In dibrugarh university to do bpharm in assam you have to qualify your 10+2 examination or you have your diploma.  But in case of board exam you must have 75% in physics,  chemistry and biology.

As per the state council the entrace exam conducted is must be cleared.

Hope for the best.

Thank you.


im scoring 450 in allen neet test 2020 my physics marks (90) are wroser thsn bio and chem can anyone suggest a book or materia for physics to get around 130 and a way to get 500 ??

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Physics 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

In Physics, Concepts of Physics by HC Verma should be referred for advance problem solving and conceptual clarity. 32 years NEET Chapterwise and Topic Wise solved papers Physics by Dishal Publications will make you exam ready. We also have NEET Knockout series that can help you in your preparation:

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