This is a guest post from Shriyal Prabhudesai (MBBS from AFMC, Pune).
Here I am sharing with you some obvious mistakes that I wish I had avoided in NEET preparation.
6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in NEET Preparation
- Not clearing the doubts as soon as they popped up in your mind.
- Ignoring NCERT textbooks.
- Not making notes in the class.
- Taking coaching scores and ranks too seriously.
- Indulging in unnecessary activities.
- Being under confident.
1. Not clearing the doubts as soon as they popped up in your mind
Yes! Never keep your doubt’s pending. They simply keep piling up and disappear into nothingness. You forget your doubts in due course of time and remember however silly it might seem to be, it has a potential to ruin your NEET. I was hesitant in asking doubts in class 11 and that did cost me some marks in NEET.
2. Ignoring NCERT textbooks
Don’t ever ignore NCERT textbooks, especially in Biology and Inorganic Chemistry. I focused on the coaching books rather than NCERT and to be frank missed out on a few MCQs labeled as silly by my friends and teachers. NCERT is the Quran, Bible, Geeta, everything for NEET aspirants!
3. Not making notes in the class
I didn’t make notes in class 11 and it drained me of my precious time towards the end, revising everything from the packages. If you have notes, it helps in quick revisions. If not in class, at least make notes after reading the chapter many times. You can extract maximum in minimal time from your notes.
4. Taking coaching scores and ranks too seriously
It’s good to learn from the mistakes that you commit in the tests, but don’t take the scores seriously, it either drains you of your confidence or makes you over confident.
5. Indulging in unnecessary activities
Don’t indulge in unnecessary activities other than studies for too long. Yes, unnecessary includes everything under the sky that doesn’t contribute to your preparation. Don’t waste your time. In college, you’ll be able to enjoy all the worldly pleasures to the fullest.
6. Being under confident
Don’t be under confident before the NEET exam. Confidence before the exam is damn important.
That pretty much sums it up. And lastly remember, NEET is not your real goal, it’s just a step towards your ultimate goal that is to become a Doctor. So if you can’t clear it now, don’t lose hopes, give it a second shot. Life gives enough opportunities!
I made many mistakes in my NEET preparation. Looking back now, I strongly feel making mistakes was worth it because “every mistake possesses a potential for growth” indeed. If you do everything right, you never learn!
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