How to prepare for NEET 2021: Insights on coaching and more from RK Verma
How to prepare for NEET 2021 by RK Verma - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is about to be conducted by the NTA on August 1, 2021. NEET offers admissions to more than 83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, and AH seats. In NEET, every year around 10 to 15 lakh candidates competed against each other to secure admissions to the seats and institutions of their choice.
With few months remaining for the exam to be held, aspirants across the country are gearing up intensely to ensure that they are able to give their best shot by following the right preparation and coaching strategies. Careers360 spoke to Mr. RK Verma, Founder and Managing Director of the popular Resonance Coaching Institute in Kota on How to prepare for NEET, to gain his insights on how best NEET 2021 aspirants can prepare for the exam in the coming months or even over the long-term with the help of coaching and otherwise.
As per Mr. Verma, it is always better if candidates can start with their preparations for NEET at the earliest. However, there are also other alternatives in terms of coaching and self-study for candidates who only have a few months of time in their hands to complete NEET preparations on How to prepare for NEET 2021.
Medical entrance aspirants can read below more of Mr. RK Verma’s suggestions on how to crack NEET 2021 as part of Careers360’s NEET preparation tips series, comprising tips, guidelines, and strategies from experts and toppers on how to make the best preparations for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
Excerpts from the interview below:
Q. In your opinion, when is the best time for aspirants to start attending coaching for NEET?
Ans. It is advisable that aspirants should start coaching for NEET examinations immediately after appearing in their Class X exams without waiting for the Class X results. Most of the good students know how they have performed in the Board Papers so they should not wait for the result and start preparations for NEET and the other exams immediately. Nowadays, serious students who are certain about taking Biology in Class XI even start their preparation for NEET from Classes 9 and 10 itself. It gives them enough time to strengthen their basics and gain a headstart even before their other counterparts start their preparations in Class 11.
Q. Do you think it would be advisable for candidates to pursue NEET coaching in the last few months?
Ans. Normally, the classroom courses offered by Resonance as well as other prominent coaching institutes - Two years long for Class XI students and One year long for Class XII students - are sufficient for preparation and the ones normally recommended for candidates opting to go for coaching for NEET 2021. But in case of candidates have been unable to join coaching classes earlier and couldn’t take the benefit of the various year-long courses on offer, then they should focus on their regular NEET studies or preparation as they have carried out throughout the year. In the last few months, they can enhance their preparations by joining a good All India Test Series (AITS) conducted by many coaching classes. This can be supported by joining a Short Term Course in the last month, which will help in a comprehensive final revision.
Q. Which are the important subject-wise topics that candidates should focus on while preparing for NEET?
Ans. NEET is a hugely competitive exam in which the cut-offs for the best colleges can be expected to go very high. For an exam like this, all the topics should be considered equally important. Candidates should ensure they cover the entire syllabus so that they do not lose out on marks just because they considered one topic to be less important than the other.
Q. Which are the important subject-wise books for NEET that candidates should absolutely cover at this point?
Ans. Candidates must make sure that they definitely cover the Class 11 and Class 12 NCERT textbooks for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Apart from these, the NCERT Exemplar books for each subject will be very useful for revision from this point onwards. I would also recommend study materials by Resonance for candidates who have not joined any coaching.
Q. For candidates who still have a long time left to prepare for NEET, say if they are studying in Class 10, then is there any kind of coaching you would recommend them to join at this point?
Ans. Yes. At Resonance, there are courses planned specifically for those students who are in Class 10 and are sure about taking Science - Biology in Class XI. Along with focusing on the Class 10 board & scholarship-based exams like National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), we pay special emphasis on working on the basics of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the needs or requirements of competitive examinations like NEET.
Apart from this, there are also two year-long courses offered for candidates who have cleared their Class 10 exams. In these courses, the complete syllabus of NEET is covered systematically with the long time availability allowing the topics of Class 11 to be covered extensively during Class XI and topics of Class 12 to be extensively covered in Class 12. Ample focus is also paid to a candidate’s Board exam studies and preparations during Class 12. On the whole, students who start their preparations immediately after their Class 10 exams without waiting for the results get much more time and a very crucial headstart when compared to the students who wait for their Class 10 results and then start their preparations.
Q. How to balance Class 12 and medical entrance preparations?
Ans. Every candidate wishes to perform well in both their Class XII Board exams as well as in NEET and other medical entrance they may be appearing for. For candidates who intend to join coaching, the best way to ensure a good performance in both is to join a Two Year Classroom Course immediately after Class X. In this course, the syllabus of NEET is divided into yearly portions for Classes XI and XII. Candidates are allowed to enhance their understanding and preparation for NEET and the other medical entrances during Class XI and balance their preparations for both Board exams and medical entrances during their Class XII. The Class XII topics cover almost 50% of the NEET Syllabus so a focused preparation for the Board exams also naturally results in a better performance in NEET 2021 and the other entrance exams. Since the duration of the course is two years long, candidates get ample time for revision as well.
Q. What about students who have taken a gap year after Class 12? What type of MBBS entrance coaching exists for them?
Ans. For students who have opted to take a gap year after Class 12 to focus completely on MBBS entrance preparations, various coaching classes including Resonance offer One Year Classroom Courses. In these courses, the complete syllabus of NEET, of both Classes 11 and 12, is covered over a duration of 8 to 10 months. Students who start their preparations immediately after appearing in their Class 12 Boards get sufficient time for preparation and revision of the NEET syllabus over the course of the break year.
Q. How can aspirants prepare in a way that helps them in NEET?
Ans. There are basically two ways in which every candidate prepares for any of the medical entrance examinations, that is either through coaching or through self-study.
If opting for Coaching: This is the most preferred option for most medical aspirants as each of NEET are highly competitive, national-level examinations with lakhs of students appearing. It becomes easier for most students to manage their preparations with the help of dedicated coaching. It is normally seen that most students who have taken one year or two-year long coaching classes from reputed coaching institutes perform better in these examinations and are able to attain the top ranks. So if a candidate has decided to go down the coaching route and wishes to make the best preparation for the NEET, they must ensure that they are regular in attending their coaching classes, pay full attention in the classroom, attend the maximum number of doubt classes and ask doubts fearlessly, not miss any of the periodic revision or preparation tests conducted by the institute, focus properly and with full attention on NCERT texts as well as all the study materials provided by their institute.
If opting for Self Study: If you are not joining any coaching and are confident in proceeding with self-study, then, first of all, prepare a daily timetable for studies and try to follow it religiously. Keep your focus on both your Board exam preparations as well as on NEET not losing sight of one over the other. Join a good Test Series so that you are regularly updating your NEET preparations while also being able to compete with thousands of other students. After appearing for your Board exams, you can take the option of joining a short-term course which will help you revise the entire syllabus in a jiffy and will also give you proper test practice before the NEET exam days.
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Questions related to NEET
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.
how much mark required neet to get admission in kerala private medical college
The marks that you need to score in NEET UG depends on the cut off score and the cut off score is subjected to change depending on the total number of candidates appeared, difficulty level of exam and number of seats available etc. Analyzing the cut off for the past years you need to score minimum 480-540 marks or above if you belong to general category. If you belong to reserved category you should aim to score minimum 380-440 marks or above in NEET UG.
If you wish to join in online coaching we have NEET coaching package which provides E-lectures, smart study materials, mock tests, performance analysis, faculty support and more. To check the details of it and enroll click on the link below
i have west bengal sc caste certificate & and ive born in maharashtra & completed my 10 & 12 in maharashtra so ive domicile of maharashtra then what category should i fill in neet application form,can i take admission in maharashtra through west bengal sc caste certificate?
If you have domicile of Maharashtra then also you can apply through West Bengal SC certificate provided that your category under which you got the reservation in SC category in West Bengal should lie under Central reservation list available at ( http://www.ncbc.nic.in/User_Panel/CentralListStateView.aspx ) because there is no any point mentioned in the information brochure of NEET for SC caste certificate but it should be valid and authorized. Information brochure of NEET 2021 is not released yet so I have given you the information on the basis of previous year's criteria.
As of now only NEET 2021 date has been announced by National Testing Agency and it will be conducted on August 1st 2021. Applications for NEET 2021 are not started yet and as per the official notice issued by NTA on March 12th 2021, the further information will be published soon on the official website as given below :-
To help you out with the NEET 2021 application process follow the steps given below :-
>> Very first step is to visit https://ntaneet.nic.in/Ntaneet/Welcome.aspx and fill out the application form, then on first menu you have to do registration using your basic details such as name, father's name, mother's name, contact details and so on.
>> Now on second menu item you will have to fill details like your academic performance, address, ID type, medium of question paper and so on.
>> Then on Next menu item you have to upload some images such as your passport size photograph (10-200 Kb in JPG format), Signature (4-30 Kb in JPG Format), Class 10th certificate (100-300 Kb in JPG Format), Left-Hand Thumb impression (10-50 Kb in JPG format) and postcard size photograph (50-300 Kb in JPG Format).
>> Then you have to proceed for payment of application fee which can be done only in online mode either through Credit/Debit card or UPI or NEFT/RTGS.
>>Then after you have to take the print-out of the NEET Acknowledgement receipt.
To get live updates and complete details about NEET application kindly visit the link given below :-
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I hope this information helps you.
Which books should I refer for 10th foundation for NEET and MBBS
Hope you are doing well
Best Book for NEET Preparation are :-
- Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
- Objective Physics by DC Pandey
- Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
- Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
- ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and 12 by Modern
- Dinesh Chemistry Guide
- Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
- Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- Pradeep Guide on Biology
- GR Bathla publications for Biology
For more information, Here is the link :-
I hope this information will help you.
Feel free to ask any query.
All the best for future.