Class 11 is the best time to start preparing for NEET examination. Class 11 is very important for NEET as it covers many important topics and chapters which also helps in covering class 12 syllabus for NEET.
In this post we’ll see how you can start studying for NEET in class 11 and the things to keep in mind for effective NEET preparation from class 11 onwards.
How to Start Preparing for NEET from Class 11?
Best study tips to start preparing for NEET in class 11:
- Print the syllabus of NEET and keep it with you till the exam.
- Choose the books and material required for NEET preparation.
- Identify your best study times and make a timetable accordingly.
- Remove all unnecessary distractions and make a habit of studying every day at the same time.
- Understand concepts well, practice problems and clear doubts.
- Make notes from the start of your preparation.
- Do homework/ assignments on time and avoid backlogs.
- Keep revising what you are studying.
- Analyse your tests and learn from mistakes.
- Stay disciplined and consistent.
1. Print the syllabus of NEET and keep it with you till the exam
One of the first things when starting NEET preparation is to know and print the syllabus of NEET. It contains the topics from class 11 and 12. It may look humongous to see the full syllabus at first glance but don’t worry it’s a gradual process of learning, step by step, topic by topic, question by question, to complete the syllabus in 2 years.
During the course of the preparation, you are advised to have a quick scan at the syllabus and look out for any missing topics. If a topic is not covered, you can discuss the same with the teacher in the class.
2. Choose the books and material required for NEET preparation
If you join a coaching then your study material is more than enough to cover the syllabus. It will have all the theory and questions according to NEET level. In books, NCERT is recommended for Biology and Chemistry. If required, see the reference books for NEET.
3. Identify your best study times and make a timetable accordingly
When do you feel the most active? Study as per your strength and comfort level. Morning or night study really doesn’t matter as long as you are achieving your set targets. You can try to study at various times during the day, morning and evening. Soon you’ll get to know the best time to study that gives you fruitful results. Then make a timetable for NEET and stick to it religiously.
4. Remove all unnecessary distractions and make a habit of studying every day at the same time
You should study with full concentration whenever you study. Remove all unnecessary distractions. If you are studying 5-6 hours daily apart from coaching, you are doing good. Rest depends on your capability on how fast you learn things. Make sure you achieve your daily or weekly targets.
5. Understand concepts well, practice problems and clear doubts
First understand the theory part, and then practice problems. It’s the way to understand concepts in a better way. Never hesitate to get your doubts cleared from the teacher. In the exam, time management and pattern of solving questions is important. It can be only achieved by serious dedicated practice and questions solving.
6. Make notes from the start of your preparation
Keep writing notes along with your studies. You can include important points, shortcuts, formulas, reactions, mistakes, etc. Notes will help you in revision. You will not have to go through the full syllabus in your material or book to revise things later.
7. Do homework/ assignments on time and avoid backlogs
Complete all your homework and assignments on time. Finish all your DPPs and coaching module exercises as they are being taught. Don’t keep pending work and say no to backlogs.
8. Keep revising what you are studying
We tend to forget topics with time if they are not interconnected. So a periodic revision is must i.e. daily, weekly and monthly revisions. Always revise important points, MCQs before sleeping.
9. Analyse your tests and learn from mistakes
After attempting a test, count the marks you lose due to silly mistakes, conceptual error, wrong interpretation of any question and other mistakes. Make sure not to repeat the same mistake again in the subsequent tests.
10. Stay disciplined and consistent
During NEET preparation, you have to stay disciplined and consistent with your studies. When you are consistent in doing the things you know you should do, your odds of achieving your goals will be dramatically increased.
It’s recommended to join a coaching for systematic NEET preparation from class 11. The teachers will tell you the right technique and strategy to study effectively for NEET. [NEET online course is available from the comfort of your home].
The next two years will be the most precious years of your life. The momentum that you build now, in class 11, will help you in achieving your goal to crack NEET and become a doctor.
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