NEET is a very important exam for many students throughout India. They work very hard in all the subjects to clear this exam. This is one of the most difficult exams and requires a lot of practice and precision to be able to crack it. Even though all the subjects can be really difficult and have a huge syllabus, most of the students find physics as the most difficult subject and they are scared to even think about it. They find cracking this exam very difficult and at times get really tense, scared, and stressed for the same. However, there are certain steps that the students can take to avoid such stress and to prepare well for the exam. These steps are what most experts suggest and have followed when they gave their exams.
The very important thing that everyone suggests is to study the important chapters. At times students start late and therefore, they get confused as to where to start. Since the time left for preparation is very little, students should study the most important chapters which constitute the majority of the paper. What are the important chapters for NEET? Most weightage is given to these chapters in the exam -Properties of matter, laws of motion, the motion of a system of particles and rigid body, current electricity, work energy and power, electronic devices, optics, electrostatics, thermodynamics, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Current. The Important Chapter for NEET Physics can be accessed from the link.
The chapters above are the most important ones and students should study them from NCERT books along with other books. This is because a significant percentage of the NEET questions are taken directly or indirectly from the NCERT books. Most students also find it easy to study from them as they are very conceptual and to the point. Since the exam is conducted by CBSE, and since CBSE itself recommends these books, therefore, it is important for students to study through them as well.
Many students dread this subject so much that they start with difficult chapters or any chapter in order to finish the worst part but what they don’t understand is that this way they will end up confusing themselves and hating and dreading the subject even more. Students should always start with easy chapters to raise their morale. This is a very efficient and effective step and is an important recommendation of many experts.
Physics is a concept-based subject and students are required to understand the concepts thoroughly. The subject targets conceptual understanding more than anything and requires students to prepare accordingly. Every chapter offers 4 to 5 concepts. If the students excel and understand these concepts very well then they would not fear physics anymore. In fact, they would find it very easy compared to biology or any other subjects because other subjects have a lot to learn but physics just has concepts to understand.
However, even though physics is a conceptual subject, it does have a lot of formulas. Students should maintain notes for the formulas and can even write the concepts in every chapter. This way they have quick access to the entire syllabus in a way that is most understood to them.
These exams require a lot of practice and students should keep doing so. However, what many students tend to do is keep solving the same types of questions instead they should solve a fixed number of questions per chapter and those questions should involve all the concepts of those chapters. They can repeat this if they feel that they are still not prepared. Continuous practice of similar questions will not only waste time but would not leave time for other chapters and students will feel less prepared for the exam. Students can solve previous year’s question papers of NEET.
These exams require a lot of practice with the exam principles of speed, precision, and accuracy. Time management can be an important aspect that people lack while giving this exam because of the difficulties of the questions asked in such competitive exams. If the students find themselves stuck at some question for more than 5 minutes, they should immediately go to another question and do that question which they could not solve for the end. This way they won’t get too panicked and would not waste their time on that question more than what it requires. Also, when they would do it at the end they would have a different mindset and would be relaxed as the rest of the questions would have been completed by then. This way with a relaxed and more peaceful mind they would be able to give precise answers by using a similar or a bit different approach than what they used earlier while solving that question.
Students can also try MCQs which will help them learn to save time and these questions would test their preparation to the core due to the in-depth based questions. Thus, this can be an effective practice while preparing for such a time-based exam with a difficulty level more than moderate.
All the above tips and important points are what most experts and toppers of this exam suggest. These were important to the toppers who cleared their NEET exams using these steps and were faithful to them throughout their journey. Students should therefore also try and embed all these into their schedule for the preparation of their exam. In addition, they should keep finding what other things work best for them in terms of retention or comprehension or keeping track or maintaining notes or time management or anything else because who knows maybe they could be the next toppers adding in their experience of tips and steps. The work ethic should be the priority of the students which involves regular time-based study but also they should take care of their physical and mental health as these are their priceless possessions of life.