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NEET paper pattern and subjects:
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) comprises 3 subjects:
All three subjects sum up to a total of 180 questions and total marks of 720. For the year, 2021, the pattern has been changed and there will be a total of around 200 questions out of which the candidate has to attend only 180 questions. There is a total of 45 questions of physics, 45 questions of chemistry, and a total of 90 questions for Biology. Hence, Biology has the most weightage in the question paper. Let us take a look to prepare for this subject and secure 50% marks in the paper from a single subject itself.
5 tips to secure your Biology marks:
- Take NCERT to be the Bible:
For the theory subject, biology, NCERT should be considered the Bible for all NEET aspirants. If one wishes to secure good marks, he/she should by-heart the entire biology NCERT and be thorough with all the concepts. Both class 11th and 12th NCERT should be by-hearted as the questions are equally divided among both classes. Before going to appear for the exam, you should at least revise the entire NCERT Book more than once so that the paper comes off as a cakewalk for you.
- Make short and sharp revision notes:
Revising is the key point in scoring well. Hence for a theory subject such as Biology, you should make sharp revision notes so that when you sit for a revision, you don’t have to flip the entire book and waste much of your time instead when you have revision notes, it makes it all in just a few hours. When making it for the time, the revision notes might take up some extra time but it will save a lot of your time from future prospects and during the exam, it would be the most beneficial. When you have to revise all three subjects, revising from the book does not come that easy, and sharp on-point revision notes help you here a lot.
- Practice, practice, and practice:
There is a famous saying, “Practice makes a man perfect” and this is true in this situation. The more you practice for this test the more prepared you will come off when sitting for the actual exams. As this is a MCQ-based exam, you should have a good grasp of the MCQ and for a good grasp, you have to both be strong in concepts and also in practice questions. You should practice near about 400-500 MCQ pattern questions so that when you sit for the exam, it seems like a piece of cake to solve those MCQs.
- Take proper rest and plan your day out:
When you have continuous usage of your mind, then it becomes filled and urges for rest. You need to give it proper rest so that it functions properly the rest of the day. You have to plan your day. Like, morning time is the best for learning new concepts, so keep mornings for learning new concepts. For revising, daytime is the best as you have already learned a few concepts in the morning and they would be fresh enough to be revised properly. Next, for practicing MCQ’s you should stay up at night as your mind should be relaxed to solve MCQs efficiently.
- Practice papers are the key to success:
Practicing a minimum of 15 previous year questions after completing the entire syllabus should be an aspirant’s goal. The benefit would be that they would be exposed to more questions and hence will be more clear in the pattern of questions and with the different types of questions that appear in the exam every year. Apart from 15 papers, there are also many practice papers for NEET where one can get new patterns and types of questions that are likely to appear in the exam.