NEET Preparation Tips for 2023

The National Eligibility Entrance Test is an All-India competitive exam held by NTA for aspirants seeking admission to an undergraduate course in MBBS and BDS. The questions are tricky and can easily confuse even the brightest learner. Preparing for a test like NEET requires dedicated effort, attention, and discipline because it assesses your problem-solving and technical ability. However, NEET preparation can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. As a result, NEET preparation is unlike any other exam you’ve ever taken. It can place a lot of strain on you if you don’t stick to a plan, and the pressure can soon become overwhelming. We have jotted down these preparation tips & tricks that will help you crack the exam with ease.

Time Management

NEET aspirants must roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Creating a realistic timetable and allocating your time wisely to revise every subject is essential. Also, it is important to take breaks in-between as this will help you retain whatever you have learnt and will in turn increase your productivity.. Here are a few steps that NEET aspirants can follow to prepare the timetable.

  • Make a calendar
  • Set your priorities
  • Harness the power of NCERT books
  • Don’t pin everything on one date
  • Take care of your health

Focus more on important topics

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the three core subjects covered by NEET. Focusing on crucial topics is one of the best NEET preparation strategies. One should always study the entire syllabus but focusing on important topics could be helpful to gain those extra marks. Understanding the fundamentals of these and other vital topics will be a wise decision, as questions will be based on them.

  • Physics – Electrostatics, Oscillations & Mechanical Vibrations, Waves, Electricity & Magnetism, etc.
  • Chemistry – Salts, Acid Bases, Redox Reactions, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Organic Compounds, Coordination Compounds, etc. 
  • Biology – Heredity Variation, Reproduction, Genetics Evolution, Biotechnology, Cytogenetics, Entomology, etc.

Practice Mock Tests

The best way to test your preparation is by practising as many mock tests as you possibly can to gain a strong foothold over important concepts. Practising for the exam will help you improve your weak areas and help you gain confidence thereby, making your NEET strategy more successful.

With the Extramarks Learning App, you can practice mock tests and past years’ question papers, which simulate an exam-like environment and thus help you understand the exam pattern. Additionally, an in-depth report generated after the test allows you to analyse your strong and weak areas and give time to improve your preparation for the exam.

Clear all your doubts before the big day

To crack NEET, you must be confident in your preparation. If you’re still confused or need clarification on any topic, clear them well before time. Do not enter the exam room with any doubts or confusion about any topic or concept. Resolve all your queries by talking to your teacher or classmates.

Take Timely Breaks

Candidates should avoid studying for long periods, especially if the topics are challenging. While working on a complex crossword puzzle, they may recognise that taking a break and returning to the puzzle will allow them to finish it faster. This is because, even if students aren’t solving it, their brains are subconsciously working on it. It takes care of the majority of the heavy lifting. To prepare for the exam more effectively, candidates should schedule and take timed breaks between study sessions.

Keep analysing yourself

We provide you with a complete report to analyse your performance while practising questions on the Extramarks Learning App. All topics with a score of less than 40% are weak, while those with a score of more than 70% are strong, and an attempt to improve them will help you earn 10% more marks in NEET. 

NEET is one of the most competitive tests, with thousands of candidates competing for a limited number of seats. It’s only fair that you give it your all to get into the medical college of your dreams because NEET preparation entails studying and knowing how to apply what you’ve learned correctly on the exam day.

Don’t miss anything while preparing with these basic yet powerful suggestions in mind because every topic can make or break your dream.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How much time is enough for NEET preparation?

One should study for at least 8 months to crack NEET. The 8-month strategy for NEET 2023 will empower aspirants to start their preparation more efficiently.

2. How many hours should a NEET aspirant study?

One should always dedicate study hours for the exam as per their pace. Some aspirants study for the entire day, and some for a few hours. There’s no rule of studying for n hours to crack the exam. The thing that is important is that you should be productive in the time you spend on your studies.

3. What are the best books for NEET 2023?

Physics Chemistry Biology
Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET
The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II & Vol. II Organic Chemistry – MConcise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Leeorrison and Boyd Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume – I and Volume – II
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes AC Dutta for Botany
Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tandon Books by T.L Rayar
The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. I (Mechanics. Radiation and Heat) Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan 11th and 12th NCERT textbooks