Neet – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an examination for students who want to make their careers in the medical field.
It was formerly known by the name All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), which is an all India pre-medical entrance test for the admissions in undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to follow primary medical qualification abroad.
It is a pen and a paper-based exam developed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (2013–2018). The exam is led by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which gives the results to the Directorate General of Health Services under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Counselling Authorities for seat allocation.
NEET-UG has become the only entrance exam for admissions to medical colleges in India including the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for which separate exams were conducted earlier.
In this examination, the student’s knowledge is tested in the subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology. In 3 hours of duration, students are given 180 questions to attempt. And all will be MCQs. 45 questions in chemistry and physics each and 90 questions in biology (45 questions in botany & 45 in zoology sections). Score/grade ranges from -180 to +720 with a marking scheme as for Correct answer 4 Marks and for Wrong Answers -1 Mark. Unattempted Questions get 0 Marks and for marking more than one option 0 Marks (NOT valid). The exam is conducted once a year in India in multiple languages like Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Neet exam Syllabus
*Neet (UG) follows the CBSE syllabus of class 11 & 12 ncert books. *
Class 11 units:-
- Diversity of Living Organisms
- Structural Organization in Plants and Animals
- Cell: Structure and functions
- Plant Physiology
- Human Physiology
Class 12- units:-
- Reproduction: Chapter
- Genetics and Evolution
- Biology and Human Welfare
- Biotechnology and its Applications
- Ecology and Environment
- Chapter–1: Physical World
- Chapter–2: Units and Measurements
- Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line
- Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane
- Chapter–5: Laws of Motion
- Chapter–6: Work, Energy, and Power
- Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
- Chapter–8: Gravitation
- Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
- Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
- Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter
- Chapter–12: Thermodynamics
- Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory
- Chapter–14: Oscillations
- Chapter–15: Waves
- Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields
- Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
- Chapter–3: Current Electricity
- Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
- Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter
- Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction
- Chapter–7: Alternating Current
- Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves
- Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
- Chapter–10: Wave Optics
- Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
- Chapter–12: Atoms
- Chapter–13: Nuclei
- Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuit
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- Redox Reactions
- Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques
- states of Matter: Gases and Liquids
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- s -Block Elements
- Some p -Block Elements
- Solid State
- p-Block Elements
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- d-and f-Block Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
To be noted:- To make the learning easier students can divide their syllabus into different sections on the basis of their understanding levels and potential like important but easy, important but difficult, not important but easy and not Important but difficult, to keep track in completing the syllabus.
Time table:- Time table is very important for the one who is in the race of entrance examination. It keeps students on track and maintains a decorum to finish the targets.
Now, the timetable varies from student to student depending on their productivity hours and ease of learning methods.
It is suggested that an ideal timetable includes 10-15 hours of daily studies to ace the neet exam and on top of that self-study and self-evolution are the key to performing much better.
Example of Toppers ideal timetable:-
- Wake up – 5 A.M
- Study 5-6 Am (Revision)
- School/coaching/self-study- 6:30 Am – 12:30 Pm (can take 3 breaks of 10 mins in between depending on flexibility)
- Lunch break
- Self study 3P.m – 5p.m
- Evening snacks break
- Question practice from 5:30 p.m -7:30 p.m
- Assignments/ homeworks if any from- 7:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m
- Dinner break
- Revise and prepare for the next day 9:0 p.m- 10:0 p.m
- Sleep, wake up, and repeat!
On Sundays:- It is suggested to revise all the topics studied in the previous week to boost up the memory and practicing questions topic-wise would be great. In and all studying for 10-15 hours/day is recommended, to hold a good command over the preparation.
The Neet exam Syllabus can be divided into small everyday targets. And most importantly, it is recommended to study all the three subjects part wise in a day. Every subject is as important as the other in the NEET examination. It is suggested that the most important chapters that have high weightage are to be covered first during the preparation.
It is not necessary to follow the above-mentioned timetable. What is important is to have a schedule for yourself to study on a daily basis. Regular studies along with the revision of previous topics are necessary to keep in touch with old topics.
Apart from following the timetable every day, daily practicing and solving sample papers and previous years papers is a must. Mock Tests should be given very often to examine yourself. Evaluate yourself after the test is over and make a note on weak topics and questions so that it would be easy to revise again for next time.
The practice test should be given like the real exam within the time limit to increase efficiency.
For practice, one can follow different kinds of books available in the market or online and offline platforms. Students should find a way to make their concepts crystal clear, for that one can join tuition classes, coaching institutes, online educational hubs, video lectures, or self-study.
Note:- Being consistent till the end date is very important to ace the NEET exam.