10 Important Tips for Scoring 140+ in Physics in NEET 2020

10 important tips for scoring 140+ in Physics

By Mohit ChauhanUpdated : Aug 4, 2020 , 18:29 IST
10 Important Tips for Scoring 140+ in Physics in NEET 2020
Physics in NEET is one of the toughest subjects for Biology based students who are preparing for NEET 2020. Their lack of mathematics practice makes physics difficult and truly speaking. While both have to work very hard to get any respectable college through NEET, the method of approach and study is a bit different.

Students of biology have to read and memorize more and it is more a matter of how much they are studying than raw brainpower. It is a question of quantity over quality in the case of biology students. While the engineering aspirants have to study more in an application way and with a much freer calculative and derivable mindset.
This makes chemistry easier for medical aspirants because in NEET chemistry we have to remember a lot of things too. But physics become a bit of a burden because in physics the role of memorizing is minimum and it is how you apply your concepts perfectly and precisely at the spur of the moment in the examination hall.
This stereotype is wrong in many of the cases where even medical aspirants are more attracted to the charm and concepts of physics than other subjects. But whether you like physics or not, you need to score good marks anyways to get into both engineering or medical. And you need to methodical and follow a certain plan to achieve your goal. Only knowledge and poor management will leave you stranded in NEET. So here are some important tips for scoring 140+ in Physics.

How to Score 140 in Physics in NEET 2020

1) Clear your concepts

The most important thing in physics is to clearly understand the concepts and not mug up anything. As I already said above, physics is more of practical application and numerical than theory. The theory is important while you are fist learning the stuff. Also in NEET few theoretical questions also come often and it is imperative you answer those correctly because they are one of few 'free-hits' on the question paper. But after you read it a few times, don’t try to remember the things line by line.

Rather in your mind make a clear picture of what you learned and how many problems and types of question can be made from this portion. Try approaching the theory from different aspects of practical life.

2) Practise Numerical

You need to practice a lot of numerical on all the topics in physics. As all of you may already know that about 80% of the physics paper in NEET is sorely compromised by numerical. Start practising numerical on a specific topic even before you complete reading the entire chapter maybe. Whenever you learn a new law or formula, practise a few numerical on it to get the hang of the formula. Without practising numerical you will never be able to apply the formula in the examination hall. It is almost impossible for average students to directly apply the formula in the test if they are not acquainted with the type sums and problems that are related to the formula or law. 

So, attempt questions of our Daily Quizzes!

3)  Work on your timing

Time management is everything in NEET. Without proper time management and a lot of practice at using time efficiently, you won’t make it even if you have heaps of knowledge and skills. You get 180 minutes to solve 180 questions. That is almost impossible without a lot of practice.

From NEET biology syllabus a total of 90 questions are asked and 45 questions each in physics chemistry. Going by the simple calculation, we must denote 1 minute for every question. But that is almost impossible for many physics problems where a considerable amount of calculations are needed to be done. So what can you do?

My personal suggestion is to save time from biology and try to give it to physics and chemistry if the need arises. Take 60 minutes for solving 90 questions in biology. This gives you 30 minutes extra to distribute between physics and chemistry. Now distribute this evenly between physics and chemistry. Ideally, take 60 minutes for physics. Now to save time, make a mental choice of the toughest or the lengthiest 5-6 questions which you won't even try.

This makes the counter of 40 questions in 60 minutes. Now you have 50% more time for every physics question than what is generally allotted.

So you attempt 160 in physics out of 180 marks, out of which you still have almost a 20 marks cushion which you can unsure of whether they will be right or not.
Isn’t the equation looking more feasible now?

4) Cover all chapters

All chapters of NEET Syllabus are important for the exam. In NEET Physics they try to evenly distribute the questions from all chapters. So don’t leave out any chapter.

You may have some better preparation for the chapters from which more number of questions come, but even if you miss just 2 questions from an easy chapter that you may have thought too insignificant to pay any attention to can be a disastrous loss. 

5)  Follow the correct books

The NCERT books may seem too easy for questions to come from there, but it is of paramount importance that you know the in and out of your NCERT books before appearing for NEET. For reference books, Arihant publication is a safe choice. They have NEET books for both, theory and MCQs. Dinesh is also good for medical aspirants.

6) MCQ, MCQ, & MCQ

Mcq or multiple choice questions are the questions in which 4-5 options are given for a question and one of them is the right answer. It is almost a form of art, to correctly answer such questions.

Even such situations arise when you don’t know the answer definitely and you are to determine the best possible option which you think can be right. This power of guessing right grows stronger and stronger with more and more practice. So leave everything and just go on practising MCQs.

7)  Make a list

Make a list of all the important formulas and also of the typical and peculiar type of problems which you tend to get wrong most of the times.
Make a list so that you don’t need to go through the entire book the day before the exam.

You get a very very little time before the exam. So the more you can incorporate into your list, the more the formulas will be fresh in your mind in the real exam. And the fresher they are, the more prompt you will be thus saving time.

8)  Follow previous year questions

To know the type and pattern of question that has been coming for the past 10 years are important to guess what can come in the exam you are going to sit. You must be able to do at least 95% of the questions that have come in the past 10 years and also the questions that are similar to them.

Some of the areas of focus are Kinematics, NLM, Thermodynamics, Heat, Optics, and Waves and that would be only possible when you are conceptually strong. Click over the below links to attempt NEET previous years papers.

9)  Regular mock tests

Sit for mock tests regularly. This would not only help you gain confidence and remove your exam fever, but it will also give you an idea what problems you face during a test so that you can work on resolving them.

10) Be fearless

Last but not least, don’t be afraid of physics. It is not such a big deal and you have more than enough grey matter to tackle the physics questions in NEET. Go to the examination hall fearlessly and let your brain work freely without your anxiety and fear dragging it back.

All The Best!

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