Ever since childhood, if your only dream was to become a Doctor, then NEET is the only gateway to your dream medical career. When it comes to the topic of NEET, you would be surrounded by multiple opinions from kith and kin. It is often seen that there would be very few people to show you the right path and there would be many to discourage you.
Being students, all you could do in such situations would be to stand still, listening to all the opinions and finally ending up in a chaotic mess. This blog is an ultimate guide to all those students whose path towards NEET is unclear. Based on research and different analyses, we are here with effective tips & tricks that would help you to crack NEET in your very first attempt.
Before beginning your preparation, we expect you to have a thorough check on this blog in and out. Our NEET experts are very certain that this blog is going to help you in your preparation and if you are ready to follow the steps mentioned in this blog, the final win is your dream medical seat. So don’t miss out on any sections, go through the whole blog carefully and learn how to master your NEET preparation.
The Ultimate Aim
The aim in life is a reason for a person to work consistently with determination and passion. The passionate fascination towards your aim carves and shapes your destination. It paves the path for you to walk to your goal and it keeps you motivated.
Most of you or the ones close to you are aiming for NEET and that aim took you to this blog. If you have an ultimate aim and you are not ready to settle for anything less than your aim, no matter what, your aim would knock at your doors.
Holding a medical degree close to your heart should be your aim and you should realise that the NEET is just a starting milestone, the real journey begins after NEET. We hope you got a better idea to aim for what.
Get to know your exam
NEET examination is a pan India medical entrance test conducted every year and attended by lakhs of students. You must be knowing this, but to crack such a huge examination, you need to be perfect with the pattern and the syllabus you need to concentrate on. Let us guide you through the exam pattern.
- NEET comprises a total of 200 questions, which are segregated subject wise. the subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. Each subject consits of 35 questions in section A and 15 questions in section B as per the latest exam pattern. Out of 15 questions in section B, you can attempt any 10 questions.
- Four marks will be awarded to each right answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt.
- Total duration of exam is 180 minutes (3 hours), that simply means each question needs to be answered in less than a minute.
Know Your NEET Syllabus
It is essential to have a deep understanding of the NEET syllabus. Having a clear knowledge of the syllabus helps you to plot your plans effectively. Let us walk you through the NEET syllabus.
NEET syllabus covers the NCERT topics and so consider NCERT as your best buddy.
Check for the topics in each subject and segregate them as per their weightage.
Invest more time in the topics you are weaker on and maintain special revision notes for these topics.
NEET Zoology & Botany Syllabus table with Weightage
|Chapter||Number of Questions||Weightage in NEET Exam|
|Genetics & Biotechnology||15||17%|
|Cell Biology & Cell Division||6||7%|
|Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health||5||6%|
|Origin & Evolution||3||3%|
|Human Health & Diseases||3||3%|
|Biology in Human Welfare||1||1%|
|Structural Organisation in animals||1||1%|
Related Link –How to Prepare for NEET Botany?
NEET Physics Syllabus With Weightage
|Chapter||Number of Questions||Weightage in NEET Exam|
|Laws of Motion||3||7%|
|System of Particle & Rigid Body||3||7%|
|Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism||3||6%|
|Atoms & Nuclei||2||5%|
|Ray Optics & Optical Instrument||3||5%|
|Work, Energy and power||2||4%|
|Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||2||4%|
|Mechanics of Solids & Fluids||2||3%|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||1||3%|
|Units and Measurement||1||2%|
|Kinetic Theory of Gases||1||2%|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||1||2%|
|Electric Charge & Field||1||2%|
|Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance||1||2%|
|Centre of Mass||1||1%|
Related Link – How to Prepare for NEET Physics?
NEET Chemistry Syllabus with weightage
|Chapter||Number of Questions||Weightage in NEET Exam|
|General Organic Chemistry||2||4%|
|Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties||2||4%|
|d-block & f-block Elements||2||4%|
|Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether||2||4%|
|IUPAC & Isomerism||2||4%|
|Solution & Colligative Properties||2||4%|
|Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||2||4%|
|Organic Compounds containing nitrogen||2||4%|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||2||4%|
|Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry||1||2%|
|Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry||1||2%|
|Practical Organic Chemistry||1||2%|
Important topics in NEET
- Laws Of Motion
- Motion Of System Of Particles And Rigid Body
- Current Electricity
- Ray Optics
- Dual Nature Of Matter & Radiation
- Semiconductor Electronics
- Chemical Bonding
- Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles & Techniques
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Process Of Isolation of Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acid
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Related link – How to study Chemistry in NEET?
Eligibility Criteria for NEET
There are certain eligibility parameters that need to be checked before applying to the NEET examination. Candidates who fail to meet NEET’s eligibility criteria will not be allowed to attend the examination. The NEET eligibility criteria vary from state to state, for example, Jammu & Kashmir has different sets of rules while comparing with the state of Tamil Nadu.
Let’s have a quick check on NEET eligibility criteria
1. Educational Qualification
Educational qualification is a vital part of the NEET eligibility criteria. The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
Age is another factor that matters in the eligibility criteria of NEET. The candidate should have a minimum age of 17 as of December 31 of the year of admission, while applying for the NEET examination and the upper age limit is considered to be 25 at the time of examination.
3. Number of attempts
Since the upper age limit is 25, a candidate can attempt the NEET exam till he/she is 25 years old. However, the upper age limit is still under the consideration of the honourable Supreme Court of India.
4. Consideration for PWD persons
To bring the specially-abled persons into the frontline, the authority has put forwarded some relaxations in marks and age limit for specially-abled persons.
Eligibility Criteria in a short brief
|NEET Eligibility Criteria||Vital Points|
|Nationality||(NRI)Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Foreign Nationals candidates can apply for the NEET examination|
|Qualifying Exam||Applicants must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.|
|Minimum Age required||The minimum age limit is 17 years as of December 31, of the year of admission and this is applicable for students under all categories|
|Upper Age limit||The upper age limit is set to 25. However, the upper age limit is still under the consideration of the Supreme Court of India|
|Maximum Attempts||Students can apply for the examination up to 25 years of age|
To Read eligibility criteria in detail. Click the given link – Eligibility Criteria for NEET Exam
Qualifying Examination Codes for NEET 2021
The qualification code is a code that is used to identify the qualification of the applicant During the filling of the online application form for the NEET examination the applicants needs to choose any of the particular code they are supposed to select. Refer to the qualification codes for finding the exact code you belong too
How to apply for NEET Exam?
Aspirants can apply for the NEET examination through their official website(neet.nta.nic.in) and there are no ways to apply for it through any offline modes. The candidates must try avoiding mistakes and fill each column of the application carefully. Candidates must keep all required documents ready with them at the time of registration.
Digital Documents required and File size
|Digital copy of passport size photograph||Between 100-300kb|
|Digital image of the signature||Between 50 -100kb|
|Scanned image of left thumb impression||10 to 200kb|
Application Fees structure
|Category||Fees (inside India)||Outside India|
|ST/SC/PWD/ Transgender||INR 800|
- The fees can be remitted through online modes only and offline modes won’t be encouraged
- Candidates can use Credit/Debit cards, Net Banking or UPI to pay the application fees
- Applications fees once paid are not refundable
NEET Study Materials
Study material is the base of NEET preparation. Only, effective study material can give you good results. There are different study materials available online as well as offline. NCERT is always the best study material for the NEET examination, but depending on NCERT alone won’t help you to gain a good rank in the NEET examination.
How can a NEET aspirant choose a better study material, is still a common question in different online platforms and student forums. We will suggest some tips to choose a better study material for the preparation of your NEET examination.
Tips to choose a better study material
- The study material you choose for NEET should have a well defined and simplified explanation for each concept. So that you can easily understand the topic in less time.
- Topic related MCQs, Previous year questions from that particular topic should be there at the end of each topic so that you can conduct revisions after the completion of each topic.
- The study material should be up to date with an accurate syllabus.
- It would be very useful if your study material has segregation for important topics
How Basidia can help you crack NEET exam?
- From the carousel stories to the bookmark option, Basidia has everything a NEET aspirant should have in his pocket. It is considered one of the best neet preparations app.
- Important topics are segregated into three different sections called Hot, Cold and Warm. This will help the user to check the importance of different concepts and invest time accordingly.
- Topic related MCQs and PYQs are linked to each key to practice and learn the concepts deeply. Detailed explanations are given with the intention to provide the best solutions to the users.
- The revision scheduler is another added feature that helps students to plan their own revisions. Upgraded full-length mock tests play a vital role in practising with the latest exam pattern and can make the most out of your practice.
- The daily story carousels allow you to have a quick glance at NEET relevant topics and learn it in detail. The bookmark feature in Basidia helps you to bookmark the important content and attend it later in a single tap.
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NEET preparation tips:
- Having a deep knowledge about the syllabus makes you realise what to learn and what not to. So have a thorough check on the syllabus.
- A well prepared study planner helps you to plan your preparation in advance and this can guide you through all the topics and there won’t be any worries of missing out on any.
- Fetch effective study materials.
- Prepare revision notes and conduct regular revisions.
- Concentrate more on weaker sections and invest more time into these sections.
- Collect as much as previous year question papers and work it out on daily basis.
- Attend practice tests after the completion of each topic.
- Always give priority to NCERT and practice time management.
- Have proper sleep
- Get yourself a perfect diet.
To read the neet preparation tips in detail Click the given link – NEET Preparations Tips to crack NEET
Notes Preparation For NEET Exam
Notes can provide many benefits to your preparation. Note preparation is considered the best and easy way to understand a concept in depth.
Benefits of notes preparation
- Notes are the best way to keep important points.
- It keeps you alert always.
- Preparing notes during classes or while reading the concepts can help your mind get involved with it and this helps you to easily remember the points noted.
- It helps to run a quick revision as well as it is the best source for last minute reading.
- It helps you to keep focused.
Tips to prepare notes
- Seperate the subjects and give different spaces for different subjects.
- Create notes after finishing each topic.
- Use different colour highlighters to mark various points.
- Underline the key words.
- Keep it well organised.
- Make it more attractive, avoid making your notes messy.
- Maintain it properly.
Related link – How to make revision notes for NEET?
Challenges you would face as a NEET Aspirant
- High Competition – NEET is the one and only examination to get into a medical course. The pan India examination is attended by more than 15 lakhs of students yearly and it proves the kind of competition it puts forward. The competition for the NEET examination increases each year so the candidates.
- Vast Syllabus – NEET aspirants are often seen struggling with the vastness of the syllabus. Class 11th & Class 12th syllabus are combined together in the NEET examinations and this is a huge content to work on but if dealt properly it can yield you good results.
- Time management – Time management is the most vital part of attending an examination like NEET. NEET has 200 questions out of which 180 needs to be attended and a total of 180 minutes to complete the whole exam. That means the time limit for one question is 1 minute and this is the biggest challenge you are going to face for the NEET examination.
- Pressure and Stress – The pressure from the family side is the another challenge the NEET aspirants are going to face. There are high chances for your parents to question you regarding the preparation techniques or the study time you follow. That can lead you into tension. You might feel stressed out because of the stress, you will get exhausted very easily leading to lack of concentration. So it’s always better to share all details regarding your preparation methods, study techniques, your plans etc with your family. They have more experience and they can definitely give you some better suggestions for you.
- Lack of confidence – Lack of confidence is something which can destroy you in and out. For attending a big exam like NEET, you need a stronger mind and strong determination. This can be gained only by developing self confidence in you. Always believe in yourself, think positively end of the day success will be yours
Related link – Disadvantages fo Dropping a year for NEET
What after NEET?
The results of the NEET examination will be announced one month after the examination and by that time you will be so normal and relaxed. Sleepless preparation won’t be there, No stressed-out evenings, you will slowly forget the exam fear, the tensions you have undergone etc. Life will be normal as before. Let’s see some common activities usually the candidates do after the NEET exam.
Before the results
Soon after the NEET examination ends, candidates must check the answer keys from available sources and validate their performance
Candidates should calculate their NEET score and try to predict their rank and on the basis of previous year NEET admission trends, they would be able to realise which medical college or dental college they are going to get into.
After the NEET results
Have you ever thought about this? Imagine that you had put up a lot of hard work and as a result, you have cracked the NEET examination. Your parents, family, all your friends, your teachers and everyone who knows you personally will be happy about you, right? Do you know what will be the next step after these celebrations, happiness and all?
- Apply for counselling process
After the results most of the candidates will be confused about the further steps.There are counselling processes conducted by different bodies to help the NEET winners to conduct admission procedures. These counselling sections are not led by NTA. The role of NTA is so limited to conduct examinations and publish the results. There are three types of counselling
a) AIQ or All India Quota
All central and deemed universities such as AIIMS, BHU, etc along with 15 percent seats of all government medical and dental colleges seats will be filled under this process. The exception to this is only the state of Jammu Kashmir and admissions to the colleges in Jammu kashmir comes under state quota counselling. AIQ counselling will be conducted by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee).
b) State Quota counselling
This is for the admission to remaining 85% of government college seats and the private college seats will also be filled with this. The state quota seats are reserved to candidates who belong to that particular state and the candidates from other states are not eligible to participate in this counselling process. The State Quota Counselling will be conducted by the representative of the state government
C) Ayush Counselling
Counselling for Ayush courses will be conducted by AYUSH Admissions Central Counselling Committee (AACCC). They will carry out the process of admission for all the Ayush colleges in India including the deemed universities and the 15% of Government, Government aided, Central, Private and National colleges.
What if you are unable to qualify ?
If you are very determined to hold a medical degree, do not mind giving another year. Start your preparation from the very next day. Work hard with a dedicated mind, hard work will never go in vain. Realise the mistakes you made last time and try not to repeat them. A perfect human will learn from his mistakes and he will yield success from that learning.
If you are not interested in giving up one year, you have plenty of options to pick. There are many types of courses, which includes paramedical careers like Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing etc. You can choose a better course, a better college and spend your college life happily.
Dear Students, Always note, NEET is not the end of your career or life. This world is full of opportunities. If not NEET you will have other lakhs and lakhs of choices to pick from. Always keep in mind that “A man becomes successful by his character not by his career”.