How to Start NEET Preparation from Class 10?

Any qualifying exam is tough, and it only gets competitive with each passing year. This is due to the rise in candidates who appear for it. NEET, the entrance test to secure a seat in the medical stream, is one such exam. As it is, this is the most coveted exam, and an increasing number of students take it every year. Garnering good scores is imperative, but it is also an uphill task. Hence, it is wise to start the preparation journey from Class 10 itself. Students even enrol for JEE/NEET Foundation 10th Course when it comes to aiding their prep for competitive exams. If you too have your heart set on taking the NEET, we give you some tips on how to start preparing for it from Class 10.

Be well-versed with the syllabus

Your first step is to be thorough with the NEET syllabus. This is very important if you wish to crack and ace the exam with a high score. Knowing the syllabus will help you understand the difficult topics and chapters. It will also help in understanding the connection the NEET syllabus has with the concepts you’re learning in Class 10. Therefore, acquaint yourself with the NEET curriculum before starting.

Prepare a study schedule

NEET preparation prepare a study scheduleMake a plan, a study plan allotting enough time for each subject and topic. However, while doing this, do remember that you also have to prepare for your Class 10. However, your study plan must be such that it covers the entire NEET syllabus. Therefore, be practical and realistic about it and follow it diligently. This way, you will avoid missing out on important areas of study. Also, make your handwritten notes.

Have conceptual clarity

The NEET syllabus, as is well-known, focuses on Biology, Chemistry and Physics. And, it consists of many concepts, some of which are quite complex. Therefore, it will do well if you focus on gaining conceptual clarity. This means avoiding rote learning and focusing on understanding these concepts. If you focus on what is taught in Class 10, which is the basic of the NEET curriculum, you will be well-prepared.

Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses

When you begin the learning process, you will easily be able to identify your weak areas and strengths. This way, you will be able to focus more on your weaknesses, giving them more time. You can even design your study timetable accordingly. Also, when you know your strengths and weaknesses and work on the weak areas, it will automatically boost your overall confidence.

Focus on important topics of each subject

While it is important to cover the entire NEET syllabus while preparing, it is equally important to focus on important topics and even chapters. This applies to all subjects as well. Looks for the topics that get more weightage in the exam. You can do this by taking mocks, solving past years’ papers and sample papers. When you are well-prepared in these topics, you are most likely to get a high score as well.

Pick the right study books

NEET Preparation: Pick the right study booksChoosing the right study material is as important as being disciplined about studying. Therefore, do focus on that. And, for NEET, refer to the NCERT study books. It has been observed that about 80% of the concepts in the NEET syllabus are similar to the Classes 11 and 12 NCERT study material. Thus, treat NCERT study books as the Holy Bible and refer to these.

Solve previous year’s papers, sample papers and take mock tests

Attempting previous years’ question papers and taking mock tests is the key to perfecting your NEET prep. Enrol in a NEET online course, and here you will also get to take mock tests. Doing this will familiarise you with the topics that carry more weightage, the marking scheme, commonly asked questions and more. You will also gain speed and accuracy when you do this activity.

Self-assessment, time management and accuracy

Continuing from the previous point, solving previous years’ papers, taking mocks and practising sample papers help in several ways. Besides, what we’ve mentioned above, doing this will greatly enhance your time management and accuracy in writing answers. This is because you will be able to assess your level of prep by solving the papers. Plus, you will get practice in taking the actual exam.

Revise as much as you can

When you make a timetable, keep it flexible so that you can include time for revision going forward. Keep repeating the topic you’ve studied every three days, then every 15 days, and then after a month. Doing this will ensure that what you’ve learnt goes deep into your memory. Always revise what you’ve studied repeatedly and aim at solving about 50 MCQs on every topic periodically.

The above tips are for when you start your NEET prep in your Class 10. However, be sure to maintain the pace, as preparing for your Boards simultaneously can be a challenge. You can take a Foundation course for Class 10 to sharpen your studies. TG Campus offers a comprehensive and excellent Class 10 programme to enhance your learning.

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