How to crack NEET 2020: Perseverance, Hard work, Clear strategy to success
Manashjyoti, 04 Jul 2019, #NEET
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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 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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NEET 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the first week of May. The exam will be conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper based test.

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

The 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

An 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

It 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

Aarosh, 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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