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“No magic can happen in the last few days which will make you learn what you haven’t till now. But, the last few days to NEET 2019, can prove instrumental in giving you a grip and strength over what you already know and have prepared till now,” says Brajesh Maheshwari, the expert from Allen Kota Coaching Institute. “The year-long preparation will not be useful until and unless you revise and practice on a daily basis. Test-series, mock tests and previous year question papers will help the student to understand exam pattern and increase the speed,” he adds.
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As the date of entrance exam draws closer the whole focus shifts on to the level of trust a candidate has on his/her preparation. Dr. Anshuman Aggarwal from Resonance coaching institute clarifies “The last-minute preparation strategy of NEET 2019 is a game of confidence. Those aspirants who have prepared for NEET with optimum efforts in the entire year should think positive with a broad smile on the face.”
NEET 2019 Last Minute Preparation Tips and Techniques
Practicing questions, revising and taking care of health should be the priorities in the last few days leading up to the exam. With the help of previous year toppers and experts, here we present a blend of these priorities to help in the last minute preparation tips of NEET 2019.
NEET 2019 Last Minute Preparation Tips – Revision Strategy
Subject expert Dr. Anshuman Aggarwal suggests revising what you have already studied is the most important for NEET Last Minute Preparation Tips 2019.
Use Revision cum Practice Strategy: Revise by practicing, suggests Mr. Maheshwari. During the last few days, practicing questions based on NEET exam pattern is as important as revising. So combine these two NEET last minute preparation priorities, by revising and practicing alongside. Mr. Maheshwari explains how it can be done, “To revise a chapter of Physics/Chemistry, take 45 questions from that chapter and solve them within the time frame you are planning to devote on Physics/Chemistry respectively in the exam. Similarly, to revise chapters of Biology, take 90 questions from that chapter and solve them within the time frame you will devote to Biology in the exam.”Following this revision cum practicing strategy will accomplish two important aspects of NEET 2019 last minute preparation.
Don’t begin with new topics: Last few days should be spent on revising the topics and chapters done earlier, instead of starting a new topic from scratch. One can also spend time as felt appropriate on strengthening the weak but already studied areas instead of beginning with new chapters. Surendra Babu Vikrama of Sri Chaitanya advises “In the last week, students should mainly focus on NCERT. This is not a time for new and additional knowledge, it is the time to revise and retain your previous knowledge. Students should not run behind new facts and knowledge.”
Focus on important topics: Dr. Aggarwal explains “According to the previous year records, about 80 to 85% of the questions in NEET 2019 exam can be directly from NCERT. Although, the remaining 15 to 20% of the questions based on NCERT topics need conceptual knowledge in depth, which will be beyond the scope of NCERT.” Focus more on important topics and chapters of NEET during the last weeks or days of NEET 2019 preparation. “Topics in Physics are Optics, Electrostatics, Semiconductors and Electromagnetic waves hold more weightage in the exam paper” Surendra suggests. He goes on to say for Chemistry in NEET are Organic Chemistry, P Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, and Atomic Structure are few of the essential topics. For Biology, he says, Body fluids & circulation, Cell, Biological Classification, Plant sexual reproduction are some of the most important chapters.
List Important formulas, Diagrams, and Graphs: Candidates can list the important topics from Physics or Chemistry on a page and revise them on a daily basis. For Biology, candidates can take help of diagrams and graphs and make them during revisions. These formulas, diagrams, and graphs can be revised quickly on the last day within a very short duration. Surendra advises ” The text of NCERT diagrams and their labeling, tables should be learned and memorized thoroughly”.
NEET 2019 Last Minute Preparation Tips –Extensive Practice
Practising mock tests and then checking the answers and analyzing the performance should be an integral part of the preparation of NEET 2019 in the last weeks and days. Guidance throughout the practice also proves to be constructive to get better results.
Daily full-length mock test on exam timings: Candidates should solve at least one full-length mock test daily and finish it within the span of three hours and preferably during the same the as that of the exam, ie. from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Doing this will accustom the candidates to sit for 3 hours at a stretch without tiring themselves. “I solved the past 30 years’ question papers to understand the pattern and question types. I used to take a lot of mock tests and got them thoroughly analyzed by mentors,” said Tamoghna, one of the previous year toppers.
Analyze Performance: During the last days of NEET 2019, solving the mock test should be followed with the analysis of performance in the test. Pinpoint where the most marks are being lost, if negative marking is costing too much, which are the strong and weak areas, etc. Analysis of the test will help candidates in forming an exam day strategy and also help them identify the areas they lack in understanding. After this candidates can re-work on their weak areas and get their doubts cleared. Vipul said, “After each mock test, I used to analyse the time taken to solve the paper and what could be the possible change in my paper-solving strategy to maximise accuracy while keeping the number of attempts high. I had done well in most of my mock tests. It fuelled my confidence in the actual examination.”
NEET 2019 Last Minute Preparation Tips – Health and Stress
The realization of only a few days being left for the exam is bound to give jitters to aspirants. It is important to keep anxiety and stress under control. No matter how hard or smart of a worker you may be, without proper health and a relaxed mind, one may face a lot of unnecessary challenges. Here is what experts have to say to lay off the stress from their NEET last minute preparation schedule.
” Since the candidates will be under immense pressure, they should reach out to connect with their teachers and parents. They are also advised to meditate for half an hour.” Dr Aggarwal suggests
“You must take a healthy diet and exercise daily. Don’t skip food while during the last days of NEET 2019 preparation. Without having a proper diet, you may also feel sleepy and tired,” says Mr. Maheshwari.
Himanshu Sharma (AIR 3, NEET 2018) shares ” I love playing cricket and engaging myself in all kinds of sports. I also made sure I find time to read the newspaper and watch news channels.”