Why NCERT Books are Important for NEET 2020
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Why NCERT books are important for NEET 2020 - Medical aspirants must be pondering over the thought ‘Why NCERT books are important for NEET?'. They must be thinking what should be their preparation strategy for NEET, keeping in mind that NCERT books are the most recommended. It is essential that candidates choose effective study material, make time table, solve previous year question papers, give mock tests,etc as part of preparation strategy for the medical entrance exam. Another essential thing is that medical aspirants are provided with abundance of options for study materials in the market. Thus, candidates must make wise decisions in their choice of books so that they do not waste their time beating around the bush.
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National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admission to under graduate medical colleges on the first Sunday of May every year in pen paper mode. Be it toppers or experts, one suggestion that everybody has on the tip of their tongues is NCERT books. They can get here everything they need to ace the exam. As part of NEET preparation tips, Careers360 brings to you this article on 'Why NCERT books are important for NEET?'

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NEET 2020 success mantra - NCERT

Bhavik Bansal, NEET 2019 AIR 2, calls NCERT to be the Bhagwad Gita for NEET. According to him it is extremely essential that candidates practice all that is given in the NCERT thoroughly, only then they should move to other books. The reason behind the high value given to the same is listed below:

Simple language:

As compared to other books offered as study material in the market for the national level entrance examination, NCERT is the one with the most simple language. This book also gives very direct and to the point solutions to all sort of problems that an aspirant faces while preparing. Stressing on the importance of NCERT books, all the experts and toppers of the examination advise to prepare thoroughly from this book. There is no particular subject that needs to be studied from these books.

Strong basics and fundamentals:

All the basics and fundamentals of NEET 2020 for Physics, Chemistry and Biology can be covered through NEET. Nalin Khandelwal, NEET 2019 AIR 1, says 'In order to crack NEET-UG, firstly I focused on completing NCERT syllabus. After that, I used to do multiple reading of a single topic and prepared notes for preparation. This used to help me with memorizing a lot of things.' This in itself gives an answer to the question 'Why NCERT books are important for NEET. Since NCERT gives a proper and strong basics and fundamentals, candidates will be able to understand concepts easily once they have practices from the same.

Diagram-based questions

The Biology books of NCERT are diagram-based which helps candidates in better understanding of all that is a part of the syllabus. On seeing these diagrams, which are elaborative and informative, candidates are able to retain a lot while giving the examination. It must be noted by candidates that Biology is the most important subject in the examination as it carries 90 questions, which is the double of both the other sections. So, to prepare for this subject candidates need to keep utmost care.

Direct questions from NCERT Books

While preparing for NEET medical aspirants must keep in mind that wasting their time on questions that are tricky will not be of any substance if they do not solve direct questions first. And to solve direct questions, it is important that they refer to NCERT books. One beneficial thing out of this is that a lot of these questions are directly asked in the examination, one example of this is the numerical based questions.

Other best books for NEET

Given below is a list of subject-wise other best books for NEET, apart from NCERT. Candidates must make a note of these and make sure they make these a part of their study plan.

Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Practice books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)

Physics

  • 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

Biology

  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

  • Objective Botany by Ansari

  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

  • GR Bathla publications for Biology

With the merger of AIIMS and JIPMER with NEET, the latter has become the single UG level medical entrance examination in the nation. This also means that there will be a higher level of competition among candidates. Thus, candidates will have to keep every step carefully as mistakes might lead to very wrong repercussions.

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