How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern

How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern

NEET preparation tips - The National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced some latest changes in the NEET exam pattern 2021. As per the latest update on NEET UG 2021 exam pattern, NTA has increased the number of questions to 200 which includes the questions from Class 11 and 12 syllabi from physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Out of which aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions of their choices.

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NEET exam is the single gateway to get admission in the medical UG courses in the country. NEET 2021 is one of the most competitive exams in India, and millions of students register every year. There are many students who end up preparing years in advance to qualify for the medical entrance test. This is why the final phase of NEET 2021 preparation is very important.

Various students are raising their concerns on social media, that how to prepare for NEET 2021 with the new exam pattern. Thus, to avoid inconvenience, Shailendra Maheshwari, Director of Career Point shares his valuable tips to prepare for NEET with a new exam pattern. In the interview, Mr. Maheshwari outlines the plan to prepare for NEET 2021 with an analysis of new paper patterns, revision, paper attempting strategies, and many more.

NEET exam pattern 2021 - Understand the latest update

In the NEET 2021 question paper, each subject will have two sections, Section A and Section B containing 35 and 15 questions respectively. Out of the 15 questions asked in Section B, students will have an option to attempt 10 questions.

Students seeking to appear for NEET 2021 can check the section-wise marks distribution from the table given below.

Latest update on NEET 2021 exam sections and total marks

Subjects

Sections

No. of questions

Section-wise Marks

Physics

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Chemistry

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Botany

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Zoology

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Total Marks

720

Advantages and disadvantages of new NEET 2021 exam pattern

As far as the number of questions are concerned, they are still the same. It is known that the number of questions is increased to 200 but students are supposed to answer 180 questions only.

To take advantage of the choice given it is necessary to generate high speed and accuracy because it is already 180 minutes time and 180 questions are supposed to be answered and if you check section B, in which students are given a choice to attempt 10 questions out of 15. But, if a student needs to read some extra questions, then they need some extra time and that is a very critical point because if you pay extra time to the question, it may affect your completion of the paper.

How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern - Subject wise

There is nothing new for NEET 2021 exam preparation strategies, because the NEET syllabus is the same, the level of the question is same. The NEET 2021 difficulty level will also be the same.

As per the NEET 2021 exam preparation is concerned and the remaining days in hand for the exam, students should try to revise whole NEET concepts thoroughly.

How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern - NEET revision strategies

Students should divide their revision into 3 stages. These NEET revision strategies are very beneficial and boost the level of preparation.

  1. The first phase of NEET revision should end by August 20, 2021.

  2. The second phase of the NEET 2021 revision should be ended by August 30.

  3. The third phase of revision should be over by the first week of September as the NEET exam date is September 12, 2021.

During the NEET 2021 revision, aspirants should study with NCERT, short notes, previously asked questions, and attempt mock tests with the new NEET 2021 exam pattern.

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How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern - Paper attempting strategies

  1. Students must start with the ideal order of the subject, the first biology, then chemistry, and finally then physics.

  2. Students must complete ‘Section A’ first because, in section A, they don't have the choice, for every question of section A, they are supposed to attempt all. Section A comprises 140 questions, and that contributes 560 marks. So each and every question of this section is important and needs to be solved. So they must attempt a maximum number of questions from this section in the first go and it should be done in the first 100-110 minutes of exam duration. After that aspirants can fill their answer in the OMR sheet and if they find any trouble in the question they can mark the same to be attempted later.

  3. For Section B, students should start attempting the questions but as soon as they reach the completion of 10 questions, aspirants should stop reading other remaining questions because this will save them from killing time. Section B should ideally be completed in 40 minutes.

  4. 100 -110 minutes for ‘Section A’, around 40 minutes for ‘Section B’, still students will be left with 30 minutes in hand. In this 30 minutes of the exam duration, students can work on the unattempted questions, in which they were facing problems and marked earlier.

Candidates can use the below-mentioned points and solve past year question papers.

  • NEET 2021 sample papers

  • NEET mock test 2021

To download NEET previous year questions papers PDF for free: Click here

How to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern - Relaxation is a must

Students must keep themselves relaxed because it is very important to generate energy and overcome tiredness. They should be in a light environment because it is very important for aspirants to be calm during the examination.

In order to keep themselves calm, aspirants should take proper rest and sleep, spend more time with the family members and have a light chit-chat. As family members play a very important role in motivating students in this last phase of NEET preparation.

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  • How to study Physics for NEET

  • How to Study Chemistry for NEET

  • How to study biology for NEET