I am an Average Student, Can I Crack NEET 2020?
I am an Average Student, Can I Crack NEET 2020?
It does not matter much whether you are highly intelligent or an average student, cracking any competitive exams require immense hard work and dedication. If you love the subject, passionate about the profession and sincerely work for it instead of blindly joining the race, nothing can be impossible.
Yes, it is true that competition will be difficult because you will come across very talented candidates against you for the limited seats in good medical college, but don’t think of it as a drawback.
Can an Average Student Clear the NEET 2020?
All these tags of brilliant, average etc get associated with a student only when he sincerely puts the effort required to excel in studies. If you are prepared to give your best nothing can stop you from achieving your goal. Cracking NEET exam does not need superintelligence."It's okay being an Average Student as long as you are consistent. Because Consistency breeds Champions!" So, in this article, I am going to take you on the road to being a Champion for your most coveted dream of cracking NEET 2020.
1. Focus on Topics Which Will Help You Score More
Only in-depth, detailed knowledge of every topic will not help. Cracking NEET requires a well defined and structured study plan. Strategic preparation is needed. The questions in NEET are set to identify not only to identify the academy proficiency but also management skills and stamina. With proper studying, all these aspects can be developed. Only intelligence won’t help.
- NEET Biology
Biology, as the subject is most important as 50% of the questions asked, are from this section and it is high scoring. It is a Fact-Based Subject. Therefore, refer Only NCERT and learnt the facts thoroughly. Also, In order to secure good qualifying marks, you must prepare yourself to attempt to score the maximum from biology.
- Genetics and Biotechnology: 14 to 16 questions come from this portion. So I would suggest learn genetics as it is easy and scoring once you understand it. Take the help of your teacher, practise more questions as conceptual questions are asked from these topics and you can easily score well.
- Ecology: The second most important topic from which around 10 questions are asked every year. For those who find it difficult to memorise the terms, Ecology is easy to learn and will help you score more. So I would suggest attempt maximum questions from ecology.
- Cell Biology: Study the chapters on cell biology thoroughly from the NCERT Class 11 textbooks. It will help you to increase your marks are direct questions are asked from the text. You can score well from these topics.
- Human Reproduction and Reproductive Health: 5 to 8 questions are given in the exam from this topic. Reproductive health is easy to learn so you can attempt the questions to score more.
- Morphology of Flowering Plants: 4 to 5 questions are asked on this topic. Mostly direct questions are asked from the text, so if you read the chapters well you can score well.
- NEET Chemistry
Although Chemistry and Physics have equal weightage it is easier to score more compared to physics ( your views might vary). But it takes comparatively less time than physics so you can attempt more questions from chemistry to increase your score.
- Physical Chemistry: It is Concept-Based. So, first, try to understand each and every concept and learn formulas. Then solve numerical problems.
Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Ionic and Chemical Equilibrium are important topics from which maximum numerical questions are asked. So, practise more questions on these topics so that you can score more marks in the exam.
- Inorganic Chemistry: It is Purely Factual. Try to thoroughly prepare the Facts and Revise them at frequent intervals. Focus on Chemical Bonding and Periodic table as these are the most important topics. So I would suggest, try to cover them not only to score more but also get a good concept which will help you solve other questions of inorganic chemistry. You can also attempt questions from Coordination Compounds as they will be easier if you are well prepared with chemical bonding and the periodic table.
- Organic Chemistry: General Organic chemistry, Isomerism, and reaction mechanism are scoring topics. So read the NCERT textbooks well and practise questions from previous years.
- NEET Physics
It is the Rank deciding subject. So if you are good in physics it is a bonus. Focus on below-mentioned Units and Topics to score more.
- Kinematics: Practise as many questions as you can as maximum questions come from this topic. Develop a good concept and you will find it easier to solve.
- Waves: It is easier and you can score more compared to other topics.
- Ray Optics and Modern Physics: including the semiconductor device are very important so if possible practice and attempt questions in the exam.
2. Do Not Neglect Board Exams
NEET covers topics from 11 and 12. Many overlook the fact the performance in your Class 12 board exams (especially those under CBSE) does not matter for competitive exams but if you prepare for your boards well, it will help you to improve your score for medical entrance as the topics are the same. Start from class 11 itself, as NEET requires 2 years of good preparation. Also, Revision is very important. When in class 12 you might get busy with your board exams and forget the topics which you have studied in class 11. Try to dedicate one to two hours every day for revision and practice.
3. Focus on Self-study Coaching Classes are Secondary Now!!
Do not overload with the coaching classes. You may join coaching classes as the professionals in the coaching centre helps you prepare better. But that does not mean you will spend 10-12 hours in coaching classes.
Instead, Gather the study material from various sources and devote 7-8 hours each day to prepare. Self -study is equally important, rather more important. Without self-study and planning, it won’t help.
4. Stick to Syllabus
Do not waste times on topics not mentioned in the NEET syllabus. Stick to the syllabus. Mark the important topics from which most of the questions come in the exam. Mark those topics which you are weak at and practise more questions from those topics. Don’t waste your time and energy on those topics which are not important.
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5. Flashcards and Notes - Adopt the Best Learning Strategy
- Make Flashcards of important terms in biology, note down the important formulas and keep them handy when you study as these help you to remember them easier.
- Practice regularly as time management is important. More, the number of questions you solve, the better you will be in handling tricky numerical problems. Work on your weakness and try to give extra time for those topics.
- Do not waste time on a particular topic which you are weak and cannot improve even after regular practice. Leave it then.
- Not covering one chapter will not matter much unless you are well prepared for the remaining topics. Work on the areas you are strong and confident at. Make sure you do not lose marks or make silly mistakes from your strong areas.
- Practice Mock tests in the last three months especially. This will greatly help to enhance speed and accuracy. It will also assist in evaluating the preparation level at different stages. After taking the mock test, don't forget to check your performance and try working in your weak areas.
6. Previous Year Paper - Stick them in your Memory
Practice NEET Previous year papers nearly five times before the Exam. Revise them regularly like you revise topics. They will be the saviour for NEET 2020. Not because many questions are repeated but most of the times, they help us get the good practice we need Also, previous year question papers is the only source of quality practice which we need to face the exams. So, I suggest to practice them regularly like you practice and revise your books.
7. Stay Consistent - It's the key!!
Last, I would advise students to be consistent in hard work & should be ready for immense dedication. Always, follow a strict and strategic schedule to clear the exam. Dedicate almost 7-8 hours each day to your preparation. I would advise the aspirants to work hard, stay focused and determined and do not take the stress.
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All the Best!