How Many Hours of Study is Required to Crack NEET?

By | Last updated on September 24th, 2022

How many hours to study for NEET?

A question that is often asked by NEET aspirants is – “How many hours should I study to crack NEET?” Here we are looking at the ideal study hours that are required to crack NEET-UG examination.

Does the number of study hours really matter in NEET preparation? Are there any minimum hours you need to study each day to crack NEET? Read the rest of the post to find the answers.

How Many Hours of Study is Required to Crack NEET?

On an average, excluding coaching, a daily 6-8 hours of study is considered good to crack NEET. The time you need to study for NEET also differ depending upon your IQ, whether you are a quick learner or takes time to absorb things.

Avoid long study hours (continous) if it results in fatigue, small breaks after 45–60 minutes of study can improve your productivity. What matters a lot is the quality of study that you do and not the number of hours.

If you are starting the NEET preparation late, when only less than 6 months remain, then you may need to put more effort (number of study hours) into your studies.

Number of Hours to Study a Topic in NEET

Some topics in NEET take less time to complete, some take more. So the numbers of hours to give to each topic can vary. Plan out your study schedule – What topics have to be completed today, how they are to be completed, if you do not complete a topic today then how it should be managed with tomorrow’s studies, etc.

“You should never measure the number of hours you study. What matters more is that you should study with full concentration whenever you study.” – Mohit Bhatt (IIT Roorkee)

The above advice is given for JEE exam, but it also holds true for NEET entrance test.

No Minimum Study Hours for NEET

During NEET preparation, you have to study consistently, whether that is learning concepts or solving problems. But your study hours can be flexible depending on your strength and weakness for the subject.

When your mind says it’s enough to study a subject for the day, it’s okay to move on to another subject. The adjustment is fine as long as you are finishing your daily work and assignments.

To clear NEET with a very good rank, you need to focus on time management and pattern of solving questions. This can be only achieved by serious dedicated practice and questions solving. As long as you are achieving your daily/ weekly goals, the number of hours are not that important.

NEET Study Hours – FAQs

How many hours should a NEET student study in class 11?

A minimum of 6 hours of study should be enough for NEET in class 11.  At the start of NEET preparation, don’t make an unrealistic study routine that you wouldn’t be able to follow. Building momentum for studying long hours takes some time. Study regularly and consistently.

How many hours should a NEET aspirant study in Class 12?

An aspirant starting NEET preparation in class 12, should study for 6-8 hours and then gradually increase the study hours to 8-10 hours with time. Study for long hours when you don’t have classes and on holidays.

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