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How to revise for NEET



The National Testing Agency in India is responsible for conducting competitive exams all around India to assess and rank students for admissions to higher education courses. NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST or NEET is an entrance exam that is uniformly conducted throughout the nation and it acts as a deciding factor for getting admitted in courses such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS etc in any colleges that offer them. Over time NEET has increased its relevance taking into account that a single exam holds the weight of the admissions to all major esteemed colleges in the medical field. Cracking such an exam which is attempted by lakhs of eligible students can be difficult also considering how it becomes even more challenging to get a decent rank in the first attempt itself. But it has been proven as not impossible. With the right guidance, consistent dedication and a perfect amount of passion NEET becomes an endurable goal.

The first and foremost step towards dedicating yourself to NEET is to become thorough with the syllabus. It would take more than just one reading to fully understand and comprehend the entire prescribed textbooks and therefore multiple readings are advised. With each reading, prepare notes of your own in all subtopics as well and keep adding points that you may have missed the first time. Once your own notes are ready, read it along with the notes available from trusted experts to cross-check facts and your understanding of them. Do not forget to mark and highlight important portions in the textbooks and notes to get immediate attention while rushing through them as part of the final revision. If any concept is difficult to understand and seems like it needs more focus than the rest, be sure to round them separately for extra reading. While preparing these notes, you can take the help of online videos and prescribed online readings. Visual representations usually increase the chances of remembering concepts as they usually provide examples and relatable content for each topic undertaken. Another tip that becomes useful is to colour code the different sections. Subjects like biology especially, demands by hearting and therefore the use of colours gives you an advantage of remembering the concepts by associating it with the colour used. It is also important to finish covering the syllabus at least a few months before the scheduled exam date so that there is enough time to revise and be thorough with it.

Revision before the exams are often considered the most crucial. It requires utmost focus and complete commitment. This stage usually involves a series of repeated mock tests from different reliable sources. In this present era of digital dealings, there are many NEET Mock Test Series available. It is important to do these mock tests in the exact same way the candidates are to take the real entrance exam which means they have to fix the time accordingly with no disturbances around. Some websites offer tests that include ranking systems amongst all the attendees and also provide a detailed analysis of your answers in each section of the specific test. This can help you evaluate your position in the rank list and work towards increasing your scores. Students can also work out sample question papers that are easily available and can be downloaded with no difficulty whatsoever. These sample papers include the ones published by authorized authorities with the aim to let candidates take practice tests and understand the pattern of the question paper they are to solve. Working these out will definitely give the students a heads up on how to face the exam and also help the students in familiarizing with how the questions papers are going to be set. While looking through sample question papers students should ensure that they do not ignore solving question papers from previous years as there usually is a huge chance for questions to get repeated over the years. Make sure to download the original answer key along with the question papers and go through it once you are done with solving it on your own. Writing down your scores and correcting them on your own improves your skills and helps you rectify your mistakes better. With each question paper, you can improve by focusing on your weak areas with respect to each subject. You will be able to pinpoint your weaknesses and allocate your time accordingly by shifting extra focus to specific portions. Even though revision is said to be a time when you have to put your maximum effort, one cannot force oneself to pack their brain with everything over a limited span of time. This is where the importance of a long term plan of action comes to the advantage. This involves setting a fixed agenda to complete all the prescribed portions and putting consistent efforts to cover it.  Yet even with all the right amount of planning and sticking to it throughout, breaks are inevitable. Students should learn to detect their saturation point and make sure that they take small breaks in between. Relaxing and giving yourself a time out when you have exceeded your quota allotted to be productive, helps the brain in processing the already stored information better. This also includes the need to have a proper routine that involves a healthy diet and an adequate amount of sleep.

It is no secret that NEET is one of the toughest exams in the country and only the most passionate and dedicated students can crack them to secure their future in their selected field of interest. In addition to the above-mentioned tips and suggestions, if you can come up with your own strategy for revision according to your pace NEET will turn out to be not much of a difficult goal to achieve. The discipline of Medicine calls for extreme levels of commitment and demands dedication at all levels. NEET asks for the same zeal and handwork and if you believe in yourself to be enduring and do not fail to follow sensible guidelines in studying, anyone has their shot at this exam. 

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