NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, which is an entrance exam in India for aspiring medical students. The test is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to assess the academic ability of an applicant seeking admission in MBBS or BDS courses in medical or dental colleges.
The NEET exam is held twice a year-once in January and the other in April, both for 10 days each. For any aspirant who has already taken this test or is preparing to take it, these are some tips on how you can revise in one month before taking NEET Exam.
NEET is the most important exam of your life. It will decide your career and your future. You should not take it lightly. The clock is ticking, and you only have one month to revise for your NEET exam. First of all, don’t panic! When preparing for NEET, it’s important to pace yourself. You need to set realistic goals that are achievable in one month, rather than taking on too much at once and getting overwhelmed. Try to be flexible with your revision.
NEET Preparation is tough enough without exams lined up before that. How do you revise in just one month?
Here are some ways to help you with your NEET preparation this year without piling too much pressure on you.
- First things first; you need to plan out your revision. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with students who are revising for their NEET, and I noticed that they don’t have a proper plan of how to revise. There are generally two types of students:
- The first student has no idea what they need to revise. They just study whatever comes up on their mind, which makes them feel very exhausted after 2 days of studying. Usually, 29th May is the day before the exam, so this student feels very anxious because they have no idea how much progress has been made. The student eventually quit studying because they feel so exhausted. The second student is a little bit better. They have a plan which they stick to up until the exam, but then quickly start forgetting things, and can’t remember what they’ve revised. This student eventually gives up on revision the day before the exam.
- You need to prepare your timetable. What kind of things do you need to revise? Who are your teachers? When will you revise with them?Try to stick to a time table in order to be disciplined.
- You’ll need to make sure you can complete your work in time for each lesson before moving on. You don’t want to be stuck on the same topic for days on end! This way, you will be able to finish each topic effectively and efficiently.
- The very first thing you need to do is to learn all your timings. Write down which topics you will be studying each day so you can schedule everything in advance. It’s better to have a plan rather than just randomly revising.
- You should always set yourself aims but not deadlines. Deadlines are bad because if something comes up and it delays your revision, you’ll get angry and that will stop you from wanting to revise again. If the reason for the delay is important, then fine; otherwise, don’t worry about it too much!
- Try to make sure there are no distractions when you study. You should have a quiet area that you can concentrate in, with no TV or music.
- When revising, don’t just read through your notes once. Read through your notes several times, focussing on different areas each time.
- You can find out about things you don’t understand when you read through your notes again and again. This is because sometimes when you read it the first time, you may not fully take in everything (after all there are many topics to revise). But when you read it again, it will all come together in your mind.
- It’s fine if your friends say you’re rubbish at revision. That’s because everyone learns in different ways.
- Be happy when you can improve your skills! There are no prizes for getting top marks in maths, science or English.
- Do not compare yourself to others. Don’t try to get better than them, or pass them by any means. Everyone has something that they’re good at, and it’s fine if they don’t have much knowledge in another subject! They’re still learning too.
- Exploit the free online resources available. You can get Important Questions of The Living World for NEET Biology. Also, there are many question papers and sample papers available online for last-minute NEET preparation.
- Remember to go to bed early and get up early. It’s much easier to revise when it’s fresh in your mind.
- Spend less time on Facebook or MSN or whatever websites you like. Spend more time motivating yourself and doing things that will help you later.
- You’re not the best at everything, but you’re never the worst at anything either! If there’s something difficult for you, then it doesn’t matter too much because everyone has their strong subjects and their weak subjects.
Don’t panic before your exams and stay motivated. Trust yourself that you have studied enough and will ace your exams. It is normal to feel nervous, but you should harness that feeling and use it as motivation. Focus on the latest information that you’ve learned, not the worst-case scenario. If your worst fear is failing your exams, think about how much better you will feel having passed them than if you failed? If your plan backfires and you do fail or perform below expectation, don’t dwell on it. Don’t waste time thinking about how it could have gone differently – move on with life. Just because exams are approaching, doesn’t mean that you have to keep dwelling on how bad your exams are going to be. There is more to life than exams. Remember that this is just one topic of many that you had studied in the past, so you have nothing to worry about.