How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months
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How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Preparing for a national-level exam like NEET is tough enough, but if 4 months is all you have, then things are going to be that much more difficult. Generally most candidates who do well in NEET have years of sweat and toil behind them. One reason why NEET UG is such a difficult exam is questions are mostly concept oriented and the competition is fierce. But while the task at hand is a difficult one, it is not impossible to succeed, especially if you know how to prepare for NEET in 4 months. Just make sure once you have committed yourself to the exam, there are no half-baked measures. Get ready to go at full throttle, may be armed with some useful tips on how to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months brought to you by Careers360. These tips are designed to make life a bit easier for you. Since the examination is over, the candidates can read the preparation tips for reference purposes. Read on!

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How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Useful Tips

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Check out syllabus and exam pattern

The first thing one needs to do is go through the syllabus and exam pattern of NEET 2020. While the syllabus will provide insights into subject-wise topics covered in the exam, the exam pattern will throw light into marking scheme, types of questions asked, mode of exam, etc.

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Being familiar with the syllabus will help you focus your energies only on those topics from which questions will be asked in NEET 2020, and not waste time and energy on irrelevant stuff. Remember you have very little time, and so need to make the most of it. Meanwhile, aligning one’s preparation to prescribed exam pattern would eliminate exam day surprises. Take, for example, NEET UG will be conducted in offline mode and include multiple choice questions. Now, if a candidate misses this bit of information and instead prepares for subjective questions or online-mode, it can be a recipe for disaster.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Prepare and follow a study plan

Once you know the syllabus and exam pattern, chalk up a study plan that is actionable. When making time allotments, you may even segregate the topics into groups, say, difficult, moderate, easy. This way you will be able to tackle the difficult topics more effectively. Also, make sure that you take regular stock of your progress. If you feel that a little tweak here and there might, get it done.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Read the right way

One thing about the NEET exam is that is concept-based, meaning it will include many questions that will test your understanding of the fundamentals of the subjects. So, superficial reading won’t cut it. To be successful you will then have to decipher each topic, get to the bottom of it - and all the while not wasting an enormous amount of time. Please note that if you get stuck with a topic, move on to other topics. Or you will have to compensate someplace else, which could be costly.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Take notes and use flashcards

There are umpteen benefits of taking notes if you do it correctly that is. For example, notes can act as summary points. So every time you need to revise, all you need to do is run through the notes; this is unless you need to read the complete block of texts for additional practice. Prepare your notes while you are reading a topic. Also, as you go along you can keep on fine-tuning the notes so that they can act as standalone preparation material. Likewise, flashcards are very useful in retaining concepts, even formulas.

It is recommended that you maintain a separate sheet for jotting down all the formulas and shortcuts as well.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Do extensive revision

One of the important pillars of your success would be doing timely revision. The frequency and time allotted for revision, of course, would depend on the topic and the associated difficulty level. For example, if there are complicated formulas and concepts involved, it will need more exhaustive revision than topics with simple concepts. But once you become comfortable with these topics and concepts, you may reduce the frequency.

Another thing is if you are reading a completely new topic that you haven’t touched before, it will not only take a lot of time the first time, but you have to keep revisiting it again and again. So, if you are running out of time and there are still quite a few topics left untouched, you need to make a decision as to how wise it is to study all these new topics; or are you better served to leave some topics out and to concentrate on the rest.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Take Mock tests

Despite studying long hours, the candidate may still get caught flat-footed in the exam. It happens because solving a problem at home and doing the same thing in the exam hall with the clock ticking away isn’t the same thing. But this gap can be bridged by taking mock tests, which are simulations of the real thing. Mock tests present an exam-like environment, suited for developing time management skills and learning how to cope under pressure. Along with mock test, you may also solve previous years NEET question and sample papers to get an idea about the type of questions asked and topic-wise distribution of questions.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Stay positive

When there is so little time and so much to be done, doubts can easily creep in and can sabotage the preparation. So, stay on guard and never let negativity creep in. But how do one do that? Well, for a start keep away from negative people. Then if you feel like you're starting to feel low, do some recreational activity; just ensure that you get completely detached from your studies when you are having a downtime!

How to prepare for NEET 2020 in 4 months - Eat and drink healthy

Finally, remember that just because there is an exam round the corner, you don’t have to forgo your timely dinner, lunch or even sleep. It is because if you don’t eat healthily and sleep your full quota, you might become susceptible to anxiety and nervousness. The solution is to live in the present and not to think too far ahead. After all it is the present that we are in control of!!

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I have 4 year gap between 10th and 12th(nios) will my neet form will be accepted or not

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
No , there will be no problem , you are eligible for neet even if you have 4 year gaps between your 10th and 12th as to be eligible for Neet the condition is that a general category student needs to have passed class 12th with 50 % in pcb aggregate,  while it's 40% for obc , sc, st.  So , if you fulfil this with criteria then you are eligible for neet,  also there's no upper age limit for neet so you don't need to worry about that as well.
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since neet is only one exam for medical so will it be twice a year??

VIPIN KUMAR 18th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
As per NTA notification now for 2019-2020 neet us going to happen only once in a year .

what must be the safe rank in NEET to get MAMC through state quota of Delhi for OBC

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

According to last year statistics, a home-general candidate get into Maulana Azad Medical College with around 586 marks in NEET-UG. However, these trends are subjected to change over the years. For General candidate 580+ marks are needed to ensure a seat in MAMC. For OBC you might expect the bracket to go down by 5-10 marks. The opening and closing AIR for OBC last year was 32 and 112 respectively.

However, this year with the inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER, there may be some changes in the required marks. Try for 570 though, that will be enough.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


how to study for neet within 3months

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019
NEET syllabus:

The Syllabus for Physics Includes:

Physical World and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
Oscillation of waves
Current Electricity
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Electromagnetic waves
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

Preparation tips:

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:

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
S-block Element
Some p-block Elements
Organic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
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
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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:

Syllabus for Biology includes:

Diversity in Living world
Structural Organization in Animal and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Plant Physiology
Human Physiology
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
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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:

I belong to bc category. how much mark should i get in neet to get a seat in stanley college under state quota ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Jonathan, we do not have 2019 data yet. Neverthless, in 2018, under State Quota, 440 marks secured a seat in Stanley Medical College under General Category. As mentioned, this is 2018 data and cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of candidates appearing for the exam, no.of candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. Now in 2019, on an average the cut offs increased by 60-75 marks. Now Tamilnadu is planning on starting atleast 6 new Medical Colleges this year. With the availability of the seats, the cut offs might decrease. Having said to get a seat in Stanley Medical College, you should aim for nothing less 550-580.

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