NEET is another adoption of the AIPMT; the only difference is that it is a single entrance exam for admission in all the medical colleges in India including private and government. Now, because of the ordinance, the state boards have been allowed to take their own examinations for this year, but entrance to all nationalized institutes and private colleges will be based on NEET.
Eligibility criteria to apply for NEET 2016
Everyone, including those who have given AIPMT 2016 and those who have not.
NEET 2016 preparation tips – Subject wise
For those who plan to take up NEET again, here are some tips and suggestion for bucking up your preparation.
How to prepare for BIOLOGY?
It is your strongest point, try to answer maximum from here. >300 is a requirement out of 360 to rank well
What to study in biology and from where?
NCERT is the soul book for NEET biology paper.Starting from the cover page, every line should be on the tip of your fingers. every fact however petty it be, is important.
In Diagram based questions diagrams are directly taken from the NCERT book, so practice the labeling and caption below, well. Do not overlook the diagrams, which have no labeling.
Practice as many MCQs possible from Dinesh Objective biology or other question banks like MTG publication. Go for regular mock tests of any coaching institute like Aakash.
Importance of certain chapters in biology
Do not neglect the last unit- environmental biology, it carries more weight than human physiology does, in NEET.
NEET gives more priority to BOTANY than ZOOLOGY. Most critical questions come from the chapter of Evolution. No chapter is left out, every chapter carries at least 1 or 2 questions.
Things to be kept in mind while solving biology in exam
Spend the least time in Biology.
Try to finish the biology part maximum within 40 min.Try to attempt 95% of the questions.
It is judicious to start with solving the biology paper as it consists of the bulk and is completed in the least time. Also because it would boost up your confidence
How to prepare for CHEMISTRY?
What to study in chemistry and from where?
You should refer to NCERT. Solving other books for MCQs is also necessary like R.K Gupta, Arihant publications (standard), MTG publication (serve a good platter of questions). The questions given in between every chapter and at the end of the chapter in NCERT should be well solved especially the numerical problems of physical chemistry. For the theory-based chapters in chemistry: bio-molecules, polymers and chemistry in everyday life, NCERT text is sufficient. These chapters would carry a minimum of 4-5 questions out of the 45 questions.
For inorganic chemistry, make tables of comparison among the elements as per s-p-d-f blocks, according to their physical and chemical properties. This is the part where students tend to make mistakes. Refer to NCERT tables for inorganic chemistry.
Prepare a chart for ‘name reactions’ and ‘reagents’ and ‘principle’ of the reactions for Organic chemistry. This will help you for a swift review. Remember the structure of organic compounds given in the NCERT. Questions are formed by giving the compound and identifying it. Do not spend too long in revising organic; NEET does not give twisted questions based on organic. Organic chemistry requires concept and regular practice.
Tests and discussions from any coaching institute are always helpful.
Importance of certain chapters in chemistry
Do not neglect inorganic chemistry. Around 10 or more from 45 questions come from inorganic and the questions are factual. Either you know or you do not. So try to get the best out of it.
For state board people, solid chemistry is a new chapter; level of question from this chapter does not exceed that of NCERT.
Chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, solutions, equilibrium and thermodynamics- have your basics cleared
AIPMT weightage – physical> organic> inorganic
Things to be kept in mind during the chemistry exam
Critical calculations are generally not given, but few may have critical calculations. So do them in cool mind and neatly.
For Chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, solutions, equilibrium, and thermodynamics- Approach with the basic principle. Jot down the values given and try to put them under the relevant formulae. Before attempting the question, understand that the question belongs to which chapter. It would then be easier to approach the problem. For organic, your diligent practice would only pay. Try to relate the reactions to the name reactions.
Faring well in chemistry will give you an edge over the others. Try to score around 140 out of 180, and it is possible.
How to prepare for PHYSICS?
It is the rank determiner. If you target to rank within 1000, >120 out of 180 in physics is necessary. Generally, it is the most avoided subject by the students appearing for medical joint entrances.
What to study in Physics and from where?
NCERT is not of much use for the physics paper.
The book on DC Pandey, Arihant publications VOL-1 and 2; Dinesh Publications ; MTG publications are standard books providing standard MCQ problems for NEET level.If you have solved HC Verma previously, well and good. No need to solve it again, now. Follow previous year AIPMT question pattern for physics. Practice as many problems you can, and re-solve the question papers. Go for regular mock tests and self-assessments.
Importance of certain units in physics
Optics is important long questions for boards but they are not as important as nuclear physics and electronic devices. Mechanics does not carry maximum weightage in NEET. Questions come from every chapter.
Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory- seem to be easy but are not so.
Solve more and more questions, the more varieties of questions you are exposed to, better for you.
Things to be kept in mind during the physics exam
Keep maximum time for physics, about 1 hour.
Do not waste time being stuck up at 1 question. Do not hurry while doing calculations. Better solve physics at last but complete the paper. Do not give random guesses.
One Useful Tip to Crack NEET 2016
Last but not the least, Time Management is the ultimate goal in the exam. You should never panic seeing the question paper or spend too much time solving one question.
So people gear up, this is your second chance to prove yourself.
All the best
GET SET AND GO.