NEET preparation from class 11: Books, syllabus
- Posted by Sarada Prasad Rath
Jumping from class 10th to 11th is completely a different feeling and also Class 11th is an ideal time to start your journey towards your aim of life and the profession in which you want to see yourself in future. If you are aspiring to become a doctor and just entered class 11th then this is the right time for you to start your preparation to crack the medical entrance exams in the first attempt. Because lakhs of students write the medical entrance test every year in India and only a few of them get a chance to book an MBBS/BDS seat for them. So, follow these steps from the beginning for sure success.
1. Know your Syllabus
First of all, you should know the syllabus and exam pattern for the exam you are preparing for. All the medical exams have three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. You have to focus on your Science subject from the very beginning of Class 11th. Understand all the concepts in details and solve sufficient questions. This will clear your basics and you will be able to easily understand the detailed explanation of the concepts in Class 12th and medical entrance study materials too. The syllabus for the entrance tests is drawn from CBSE for Class XI and XII. So, you can crack the exam if you read and understand each and every concept thoroughly.
2. Treat NCERT textbooks as your holy books
Learn and memorize your NCERT biology, Physics, and Chemistry books religiously.
From the books of 11th and 12th Biology, nearly 70-80% questions are expected in the exam. So, each and every single line of these books are important. Along with this read the theoretical part and solve every MCQs from the NCERT books of physics and chemistry. After completing these books you may go for other books for reference.
3. Understand the concepts then memorize
First, understand the theory and its concept then only it will be easier for you to solve the problems.
4. Prepare Time-table to study for NEET
Studying 4-5 hours daily apart from coaching classes is very essential. Rest adjust your time according to your capability on how fast you learn and memorize things but you should study with full concentration whenever you study. Make a timetable and stick to it and remove all unnecessary distractions while studying.
5. Identify your strength and weakness
Try to identify which chapters of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology you find easy and which one difficult. This will help you plan your preparation accordingly so that you can improve gradually. Cracking exams like NEET needs one to play to their strengths.
6. Make notes
Always make notes of important points. Do not rely on only reading. Note down the important formulas, definitions, and equations for better understanding.
7. Learn the art of Time Management
Time management is the vital factor to play well in any kind of competitive exam. You have to read, understand and analyse and answer the questions within a time constraint. If you are not able to manage your time properly, you won’t be able to convert your knowledge into marks no matter how academically strong you are. So you start practicing for this right from the beginning. Solve as many as mock test series you can so that it would be easier for you to answer questions within the limited time period in the exam.
8. Do not take the stress
Do not take stress at all. Being stressful hampers the performance as well as health. Therefore, be confident and be persistent. Make plans, distribute your time accordingly so that you would be able to finish your syllabus and find time for revision.
9. Revision is the key to success
We tend to forget things with time if we don’t stay in touch with those. So a periodic revision i.e. daily, weekly and monthly revision is must. Always revise important points, MCQs before sleeping.
10. Take advice
When we are new in something we seek guidance and when we become experienced we provide guidance to someone else. So never hesitate to seek guidance from others. You can talk to your parents, teachers, seniors, elder brothers and sisters who have attempted/ cleared such the exams.