If you are preparing for the NEET exam, you need months or years to get ready to crack this challenging medical exam. Some NEET aspirants start preparing for this exam from class 11th or 12th. Some take a year off to prepare for this exam after class 12th. The preparedness of the NEET aspirants shows how tough this exam is.
As there are just three months left to prepare for the exam, aspirants might be required to make changes in their study schedule to ensure that they crack the NEET exam. You may find some students preparing for this test by cramming at the last minute, and some are now beginning to start their revision. At whatever stage of the NEET study schedule, you are at, this article will tell you how you should optimize your study schedule to ace this exam.
Follow this NEET schedule (considering you have completed the NEET syllabus) to prepare for the big day.
NEET Revision Month 1
- Review the test basics: By now, you should know what is on the test, scoring topics, length, pattern, types of questions, etc.
- Know how much you are scoring in practice tests. Take one of the full-length NEET mock tests on Darwin (it’s completely free) to see where you are standing currently.
- Check your tempo with a time management chart to comprehend where the extra prep time can fit in. Regularly practice NEET MCQs from the topics where you are scoring low.
- If you find it hard to solve questions, review your NEET concepts. Introspect how you can improve.
- You can even lookout for test prep options (crash courses, NEET prep apps, online lectures, etc.) if your concepts are quite weak.
- As you are practicing questions, by now you must have realized your weaker subjects. If you are facing difficulty to find them, take the help of the Darwin App. Darwin NEET Prep App reveals your weaknesses and strengths so that you can work on them.
- You can start by revising those topics where you are lagging.
- Begin studying your weakest subject as demonstrated by the baseline score.
- Learn the components of the weaker topics – types of questions asked, time spent to solve the questions, fundamentals, and skills required, methods of solving various types of questions, concepts tested, etc. Acquire the knowledge by reading NCERT textbooks and reference books till you master them enough.
- After revising the concepts, practice the weaker subject questions and review the answers after each question.
- Determine if you are still making mistakes and try correcting your methods. The Darwin App has PrepDNA feature that shows the questions where you are making mistakes. Darwin reveals if you are making errors in easy, moderate, or hard questions. If you are weak in any topic, the graph will turn red. You can practice more questions to turn the graph from red to orange to yellow to green. The green graph denotes that now you have mastered the topic.
NEET Revision Month 2
- Take a full-length practice test on the first subject again to determine the level of improvement from the baseline score.
- You can fine-tune the subject by going over the same questions again to determine what level of knowledge you are missing. Darwin App helps you revise questions that you have got wrong while practicing in the past. On Darwin, you can even bookmark questions that you have found challenging or complex.
- Move on to the next subject, say Physics. Learn the components of the subject – types of questions asked, the time spent to solve the questions, fundamentals and skills required, methods of solving types of questions, concepts tested, etc. Also, start practicing the previous year’s questions for each topic.
- Review the answers to know your strengths and weaknesses. Determine where you are making mistakes and focus on those topics to improve them.
- Now take one of the full-length practice tests (or past year question paper) to see the level of improvement from baseline.
- You can fine-tune the subject by going over questions you have practiced to determine what level of knowledge you are missing. Practice and review the whole subject.
- Analyze your performance. Make sure that you are getting easy NEET questions right in minimal time.
- Move on to the strongest subject. Leave the strongest subject for the last because you will not need much time to complete it. Learn the components of the strongest subject- types of questions asked, the time required to solve the questions, fundamentals and skills required, methods of solving types of questions, concepts tested, etc.
- Take a full-length practice test for the subject. Since this is your strongest subject, you may need less time reviewing and revising questions.
NEET Revision Month 3
- Take a full-length practice test for NEET. Choose a test designed keeping in mind the latest pattern. Practice previous year’s question papers as well. Darwin has the last 30 years of NEET question papers you can solve to know the latest trends.
- Take the test in a stimulating testing environment to check your accuracy and time management. Choose the same time slot in which you will be attempting the actual NEET paper.
- Appear in another full-length practice test. Take the test in a stimulating testing environment to check if you are able to keep up with the allotted time.
- Check your test scores and ranks. See if you have improved or not. Darwin shows your test scores along with rankings vis-a-vis peers. This will help you understand where you stand among your competitors. It would also reveal how much effort you still must make to be at the top.
- Cross-check your wrong answers and read detailed explanations to know alternative methodologies. Go through the detailed explanations carefully to determine what you have missed and what you need to improve.
- Take another full-length practice test simulating the NEET testing environment. Go through every wrong answer and revise concepts for the same.
- Use Darwin’s Daily Revision to re-practice the questions that you recently got wrong
- Review the NEET questions that you have missed. Start Deep revision from Darwin, which enables you to revise all the questions that you got wrong while practicing on Darwin.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat nutritious food to keep yourself healthy.
- Call your friends, talk to family members, or do anything to de-stress.
- The day before the exam, avoid taking any new topic.
- Read some testing strategies for the exam day.
- Before the big day, pick up your testing supplies. Check for the admit card, stationery items, watch, snacks, or drinks for the exam.
- Get plenty of sleep before the exam.
- Relax, you have prepared well and now are ready to go!
Utilize the last three months of the NEET exam wisely. You can use the above schedule for a higher score in the NEET exam. Practicing NEET questions, reviewing them, and revising regularly can help you ace this exam. Don’t worry because you have prepared enough to tackle the exam. Subscribe to Darwin to get NEET ready.
All the Best!