As a student will start preparing for NEET(UG) 2022, the first question which will come to the student’s mind is when the NEET 2022 will take place. If everything remains normal application forms will be released in December 2021, followed by a correction window in January 2022, admit card release in April, and exam in May 2022.
It means a student will have 5-6 Months to give the final shape to his/her preparation for NEET 2022. NEET examination in 2021 had 200 questions in total. Each subject was divided into two sections A and B, section A had 35 questions while section B had 15 questions out of which candidates were required to answer any 10 questions.
There are different aspects of any examination, we are listing down some of those aspects for candidates to know for NEET 2022
1) As in NEET exam in 2021, the paper in NEET 2022 will consist of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
2) NEET can be given by the candidates in different languages like English/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, Oriya, Punjabi.
3) NEET is conducted in offline mode that is in a pen and paper mode
4) The maximum time for this exam will be 3 hours.
5) Each question carries a maximum of four marks.
6) For every wrong answer, the negative marking will be 1 mark per answer.
NEET UG is designed to test the speed, accuracy, and analytical ability of candidates. A student is expected to solve 180 questions in 180 minutes it means a student must answer 1 question every minute. This makes the examination very tricky and it’s important to choose questions where a candidate will dedicate more time and questions which can be answered quickly.
To start their preparation a student, need to take certain steps. We are listing some tips which a student can follow to give a boost to their preparation plan.
1) Chapter-wise analysis and identification of important topics – NEET question papers are focused on topics from class11th and class12th, so students need to make sure that they focus on reading the NCERT books of classes 11th and 12th. Try to read chapters chronologically as prescribed by NCERT. The books are designed such that reading them sequentially will benefit the students most. Also, identify the important topics with help of your teacher and by analyzing the earlier year question papers.
2) Flowcharts, diagrams, and acronyms – Preparing for any topic require the proper understanding and implementation of the concepts which can be done through the diagrams, flowcharts that are easy to visualize, and acronyms that are easy to memorize This will add in clearing the concepts and enhancing the learning process.
3) Analyze diagrams – Every student goes through the diagrams but to improve your understanding follow a trick of using a pen or pencil to virtually outline the given diagram to feed it in your mind because most of the time merely seeing the diagram does not help you to recall it during the examination.
4) Keywords and mnemonics - While studying theoretical portions of Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, note the keywords like biological names of organisms, flowers, and creatures in a sticky note, along with this you can also note down the biological process and their details in a line. For example, photosynthesis: related to plants, and then paste these notes on the wall of your study area to see and remember them frequently. In Physics, the formulas related to every topic can be written to remember them.
Another thing is to appear in a lot of mock tests and solve question papers from previous years. This gives a flavor of real examination and simulates the actual condition.
Lastly, keep a good check of your health as you need to be at your best for the next 8-9 months.