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How to Prepare for NEET 2021?

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) is not an easy exam to crack. It requires hard work, dedication, and rigorous preparation for one to emerge victoriously. Therefore, a complete guide for NEET 2021 examination preparation has been elaborated below for you. NEET 2021 examination comprises three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Physics and Chemistry consist of 45 MCQ type questions. While 90 questions are from Biology, bringing the total number of questions to 180. Each question is for 4 marks. Therefore, the marks for NEET examination 2021 total to a score of 720, with negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. NEET is a pen & paper-based test and is three-hours  long. The NEET 2021 exam is expected to be conducted in the first week of May.

NEET 2021 Preparation Strategy

NEET is considered the toughest UG entrance examination in India, demanding a well-structured study plan and a set of strategies to beat the difficulty with smartness. So, if your aim is to hit the bull’s eye in your very first attempt, follow the below step-by-step NEET Preparation guidelines and tips diligently.

  • Aspirants must learn by heart, the NEET exam syllabus and pattern from the official website to get accustomed to it.
  • Start preparing early, at least 2 years prior to the examination i.e. from the 11th standard.
  • Before starting, prepare a concrete study planner, dividing your total per day preparation time equally between the three subjects.
  • Make a blueprint of chapter-wise marks weightage for every subject and prioritize chapters likewise according to your competency.
  • NEET 2021 candidates must be proficient in class 11 and 12 Physics Chemistry, and Biology syllabus. It is the first move towards NEET preparations as class 11 and 12’s syllabus forms the core part of the NEET exam syllabus.
  • Understanding the concepts and making concise self-notes is a distinguishing factor and those who would practice this are bound to score high marks as preparing notes in their own words would help in decoding them easily. It will also make the concept clearer. While doing this, use of mind maps, highlighters, flow charts, diagrammatic representations, mnemonics, etc., is beneficial to mark important topics/concepts.
  • For NEET Preparation, try and learn all the concepts as soon as possible in order to get all the doubts cleared, if there arises any before it’s too late. This would also give the aspirants more time to practice practicals and revise as many times as possible.
  • Candidates must visually go through multiple previous years’ NEET exam question papers to get a live notion of the NEET exam pattern, question types, marking scheme, and answer formation, to familiarize themselves with the NEET question papers.
  • Once the above task is achieved, solving at least one previous year’s NEET question paper every day is a must to reach the required time management skill.
  • After finishing solving as many previous years’ question papers as possible, candidates must move on to mock test papers and solve at least one test paper each day till the day of the examination. This would enhance their speed and accuracy level and also boost their confidence.
  • Not completely, but for the majority of the time, especially during occasions/festivals aspirants should cut-off from the world and all other forms of distractions, including smartphones, laptops for watching OTT series/movies, gaming gadgets, etc.


Thorough revision and rigorous practice must never stop till the NT exam is over. The more you practice and revise, the greater will be your grasp over NEET examination.

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