How to prepare for NEET 2020
Team Careers360, 29 May 2019, #NEET

How to prepare for NEET 2020 - Aspiring doctors must be equipped with the knowhow of how to prepare for NEET before appearing for the exam. The National Eligibility Entrance Test conducted by NTA is the largest entrance test attempted by around 16 lakh students per year. So if you wish to attempt NEET, you should start with knowing how to prepare for NEET 2020. With just 1,02,586 seats (75,893 MBBS and 26,693 BDS) are available and the competition high, a correct plan on how to prepare for NEET 2020 is vital to get closer to that dream of becoming a doctor. This article is a compilation of all necessary information pertaining to the syllabus, exam pattern, books and lastly how to prepare for NEET 2020 such that you stand a very good chance of cracking the exam.
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1. Be familiar with the exam schedule

A must factor in the preparation plan for any NEET aspirant is the knowledge of the dates and chain of events before and after the exam. Deadlines and timetables can be better planned and executed with this knowledge.

NEET 2020 schedule has been announced by NTA on August 21. Candidates can check NEET important dates 2020 from the table below.

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NEET Important Dates

Important events

Dates

NEET 2020 application form release date

December 2, 2019

Last date for NEET 2020 application submission

December 31, 2019

NEET admit card release date

March 27, 2020

NEET 2020 exam date

May 3, 2020

Result announcement

June 4, 2020


2. Be well versed with the syllabus

You must be well versed with NEET syllabus if you have to crack the exam. The syllabus is very extensive and includes topics and concepts from physics, chemistry and biology. It has been seen that in NEET, 50 percent of the questions are from biology and the remaining 50 percent from chemistry and physics. Therefore your how to prepare for NEET 2020 should begin with knowing the topics to study. Compare the prescribed NEET syllabus with your 10+2 syllabus. Segregate common topics such that your preparation for the board exams and NEET can be clubbed for these. The uncommon topics have to be studied separately so make time accordingly. The NEET 2020 syllabus will form the foundation of all preparation so try to complete the studying the given topics in a fixed time span with enough time for the revision and practice.


3. Be informed about the exam pattern

Your how to prepare for NEET 2020 plan will be successful only if you are well informed about the exam and the pattern. This helps in understanding the type of questions to expect, marking scheme, duration of exam such that you develop a good speed in answering along with time management skills. Some of the important key points of the NEET 2020 exam pattern are given below.


NEET Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

Offline

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions

Duration of exam

3 hours

Total number of questions

180

Subjects

Physics, chemistry, botany and zoology

Total marks awarded

720

Marking scheme

+4 marks for correct answers and -1 for incorrect answers


4. The NEET Timetable

One common refrain heard everywhere is, “ Time is precious. Hence utilise it well.” All the 16 lakh plus students study the same syllabus for NEET. So what makes one succeed over the others? One factor could be better management of time. Now this is a broad term that involves all the following tips to give you an edge over others.

  • Start with a timetable that takes into account your school hours, time left to study for NEET, practise what you have read and yes, some leisure time.

  • Your time table should be such that it allows you to study, revise and practice each day.

  • Allow for short breaks in this timetable as “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

  • Your time table should be timed such that you study the difficult topics multiple times and practice more number of questions and convert the difficult topics to easy ones.


So how to prepare the NEET Study timetable?

If you don't know how, use the internet to find tips on the same. Check the topper bytes and utilise the guidelines given by them.

A sample time table is given below that tells you how to prepare for NEET 2020. This is a timetable for a week and you can refer to it to make your own time table.

The timetable given below takes a target of class 11 biology and chemistry as well as class 12 physics. Each day of the week is divided into two parts.


NEET 2020 Sample weekly study plan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Physics- chapter 1- Electric charges and fields NCERT reading and underlining of important laws, difficult concepts

Physics chapter 1- electric charges and fields Divide into parts

Study by any help book, notes and video lectures- part 1

Physics chapter 1 electric charges and fields

Study by any help book, notes and video lectures- part 2

Physics chapter 1 electric charges and fieldsStudy by any help book, notes and video lectures- part 2

Physics chapter 1 electric charges and fieldsPractise around 50 problems for part 1

Physics chapter 1 electric charges and fieldsPractise around 50 problems for part 2

Physics chapter 1 electric charges and fieldsPractise around 50 problems for part 3

Biology- chapter 1 The living world NCERT reading and underlining of important laws, difficult concepts

Biology chapter 1 the living world

Study by any help book, notes and video lectures


Biology chapter 1 the living world Practise around 100 problems

Chemistry chapter 1some basic concepts of chemistry

NCERT reading and underlining of important laws, difficult concepts


Chemistry chapter 1 some basic concepts of chemistry

Study by any help book, notes and video lectures


Chemistry chapter 1 some basic principles of chemistry Practise around 100 problems

Rest


5. Combine your hard work with smart work - NEET 2020 study plan

Once you have marked, easy, moderate, difficult, important topics in your syllabus, you must prepare a strategy based on smart work and not just hard work. Jayson Zabate rightly said,” It's not all about how you work hard but it's about how you manage your time, resources, mind to work together for a better output.”


Some important points to be kept in mind while preparing a study plan for NEET 2020 are given below.

  • Your study plan should revolve around three aspects i.e learn, revise and practice

  • Difficult topics must be studied thoroughly and wisely.

  • Break lengthy chapters into topics and sub-topics to make learning easy.

  • Make comparative charts for two or more relatable topics, terms or processes.

  • Create a list of important definitions, important formulas, important derivations in chemistry and physics and important diagrams in biology etc. and brush them up weekly.

  • Prepare mind maps, flow charts and ray diagrams for memory based topics while studying the chapters.

  • Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself and try to accomplish them in the fixed time.

If you will follow all these points in your study plan, you will learn better and faster. You must remember, rote learning is temporary and only smart learning can help you in the long run in your how to prepare for NEET 2020 quest.

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6. Effective study material - Know the best books

One success mantra behind how to prepare for NEET 2020 is the study material that you are using. Since most of the questions asked in NEET are directly from NCERT in the form of one liners or statements given in the textbook, the focus should be on NCERT first and then on other books. To choose the best study material for NEET 2020, take help from your teachers or through online assistance. Also check for topper’s tips and tricks on how to prepare NEET 2020. A list of the best books for NEET 2020 for all three subjects is given here under :


Best books for NEET 2020



Physics

  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep





Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and 12 by Modern

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Objective chemistry Arihant Publication


Biology

  • Biology Vol 1 and 2 by Trueman

  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

  • NEET exploring biology Vol 1 and 2

  • GR Bathla Publication on Biology


7. Revise to analyse

It is believed that in order to retain information in your mind for a longer period, you should read it again and again. This is why revision is considered to be the most important part of NEET preparation. It is important and imperative that you revise what you have studied at regular intervals. While revising, analyse your strengths and weaknesses. Note down the concepts in which you are facing problems and the ones where the going is smooth. Focus more on your problem areas and work to make your strong areas stronger.


8. Practice till you succeed

Practice makes you not just perfect but also makes it permanent. So, the more you practice the more you possess the information in your mind. Since time limitation is a major challenge in NEET, tackle it by practising more questions. Try to solve mock tests in 2.5 hours rather than the given 3 hours. Figure out the concepts or topics where your performance is not good. Go back and study these topics again and practise them one more time. Your how to prepare for NEET 2020 plan will be successful only if you incorporate mock tests and more practice in it.


9. Track your progress - do better than yesterday

It is vital that you keep track of your progress. Note down how much time you take in solving each question. With every attempt, the time taken to solve a question must reduce and that is how you should measure your progress. Always try to do better than yesterday. Your confidence will grow by leaps and bounds when you will see yourself attempting more and more papers that too correctly. Make a report of your preparation of NEET 2020 and fill it after every mock test attempted. Gradually you will see a reduction in your mistakes as well as in the time taken and this will further motivate you.


10. Good health a necessity - take care of yourself

While hard work is essential for NEET, it must be noted that good health is a must for success in addition to all the above mentioned factors. Continuous thinking on how to prepare for NEET 2020 or how to crack NEEt can lead to serious negative thoughts and worry. Such thinking is best left alone and instead the time utilised on meaningful things. Eat good food, sleep well and study hard- these are three basic success mantras for any exam. Remember the word impossible can be read as “i-am-possible” while every “I can not do it” can become “I can do it”.


Take breaks as they are essential to relax the mind and help it cope with stress. Go for walks, play your favourite sport, listen to music or read books - whatever activity suits you and relaxes, just do it. Check inspirational stories to motivate yourself. Most importantly, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

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Sir/Mam I am 1 year dropper and i am from Maharashtra board ,i have passed hsc with subjects physics, chemistry, biology, English and psychology as my optional subject please tell me which qualification code should I put in my neet application form 2020.

chandra keerthi pothina 15th Dec, 2019

Hey manish

The qualifying examination code for NEET 2020 for droppers is Code 2 if you finished your 12th under CBSE or ICSE or any other state board.

It will be code 3 if you have have completed 10+2 qualifying examination as PUC or pre-degree.

hope this helped.

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i am pursuing geology hons. 1st year in bsc. course and i am not attaining any of the semester.what will be my neet qualification code?

KISHORE LOHRA 15th Dec, 2019

dear satyabrata,

if you are pursuing geology hons. 1st year in bsc then in this situation your qualification code for neet ug is 07.it doesn't matter that you're attained your semesters or not . it only depends on whether you are taken addmission or not.

here I am describing about the code 07-

Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.


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What do we have to fill in the state of eligibility (15% all india quota) column in neet form? Do we have to fill the domicile state or any state of our choice?

Harshit 15th Dec, 2019
Hello dear !
Greetings!
You have to fill your domicile state only for which you are eligible to get admission under 85% of state quota. Further at the time of counseling you would have to produce documents proving your domicile state filled in the application form . Those documents can  be your

  1. Domicile certificate
  2. your 10th and 12th class marksheet indicating that you have studied in a recognised institution in your domicile state .
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I am a 2017 passout from 2017. I gave neet in 2017 2018 and 2019. This year I took admission in Btech Agrivultural Engineering but still wants to give neet.Which code should I opt for????

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Dec, 2019
Hello Akriti

As you are pursuing btech, you need to choose the code 07 as code 07 is for aspirants who have passed any other examination which in scope and standard is equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects .

You are eligible for neet examination only if you have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category.

Steps you need to follow for filling neet application form are listed below "-

  • First of all you need to do registration
  • Then filling in the application of NEET 2020
  • Now you need to upload scanned images of the documents
  • Then NEET application fee payment
  • And finally printing of confirmation page.

For detailed information go through our page for which link is provided below :-

https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-eligibility-criteria


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i am in 1st year of bsc but i have not attaining any of the semesters.what should be my code in neet 2020 ?

KISHORE LOHRA 15th Dec, 2019

dear satyabrata,

since you're a candidate who are now currently in first year of bsc course. so still your qualification code in neet ug is 05.

Here I am describing about the code 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.

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