NEET PG aspirants usually fail to get great scores because they are often not able to revise the content properly. Without efficient and proper revision, the entire study for the NEET PG exam is a waste as many times aspirants are not able to recall the facts or concepts in the examination. And when the competition is so tough, where every mark counts, no one can take this risk.
In order to be confident and stress-free during the NEET PG exam, students should give sufficient time to revision. This revision needs to be regular and systematic, and not infrequent or haphazard.
Pre-PG has recently launched new revision features which will ensure the efforts of NEET PG students do not go into vain.
Here are the advanced revision features of Pre-PG which students can use to score well in the exam.
The Next Level Revision
Pre-PG has divided NEET PG students’ study plan into two parts
- Preparation Guide: guides students to complete the syllabus.
- Revision Guide: guides students to revise already prepared subject/topics.
Here we are going to focus on our new feature- Revision Guide. The primary purpose of the Revision Guide is to effectively guide students through the revision cycle with three focal points.
- Daily Revision: This is omnipresent, and students are expected to go through it daily.
- Weakness-based revision: We want a student to spend 60% of the study time in this section. It’s expected that a student is first studying from books/notes and goes through NEET PG MCQs to test the learning.
- Time-based revision: Here, we expect a student to prepare subjects that have not been touched in a long while. This revision again has 2 subdivisions.
- Fast revision: In this case, a student is focused only on practicing questions on the app.
- Focused revision: In this case, a student first goes through notes/books and then practices MCQs.
Note: Focused revision & weakness-based revision are practically equivalent to Focused Practice.
Now before you run to your notes to start the revision, here are some fundamentals on which you should focus:
- If revised soon, a person can remember a concept well.
- Spending time on weaker topics/subjects will yield better results than time spent on stronger topics/subjects.
- To keep the subjects/topics fresh, one must revise them at some regular intervals.
Every individual is different and therefore, each will have a different study pattern. Even though you follow the fundamentals, it is difficult to decide on a breakdown.
Here, we are talking about efforts (time spent and not questions attempted). This is the breakdown of an ideal NEET PG aspirant’s revision:
- 60% of the time is spent on the weakest 30% of topics/subjects.
- 40% of the time is spent on the oldest touched subjects/topics.
When it comes to what kind of revision one should do, we are not exactly certain but following any of these may be a good starting point.
- Always complete Daily Revision.
- 75% of the time on focused revision, with whole 60% of the time dedicated to weak topics and 15% to oldest touched subjects. In case of overlap (i.e. topics fulfill both buckets), we will count that topic in weakness-based revision. If this happens in the long term, it means that a student is not revising properly.
- The remaining 25% of time is spent in deep revision.
So, the next question that may crop in your mind is how to practice questions from Pre-PG.
How to Do Revision While Practicing NEET Questions
During focused practice/revision, we expect our students to use notes to study, i.e. they should be consulting their notes if they are getting most questions wrong. The expected time spent in focused practice should be three times spent on questions from “Daily Revision” or “Deep Revision”.
In general, we expect our students to actively use Pre-PG for 6 hours. If we break this down, it translates to
1 hour: Daily Revision
1 hour: Deep Revision
4 hours: Focused Practice.
If a student wants to take a daily test he/she can do it, but it should not be confused with Deep Revision as it is not planned. In terms of the number of questions, here is what a student should revise on a daily basis.
120 questions: Daily Revision. This number can change when a student is making too many mistakes.
100 questions: Deep Revision
120 questions: Focused practice when done with notes
360 questions: Focused practice when focused on tons of questions.
One of the primary goals of our Revision Guide is to not only provide suggestions to students but to be flexible as well. The suggestions emphasize continuity over sudden subject switches.
For example, if a student has started practicing questions from a set of topics, then Pre-PG would recommend him/her not so weak topics from the same topics over switching topics. The same goes with the oldest practiced topics.
If you are weak in some topics of anatomy, Pre-PG would also give questions from not so weak topics of this subject. Another consideration is the ability of students to tweak a recommendation, i.e. students should be able to shuffle the order of subjects/topics in his/her revision list.
How to change the recommendation?
A revision plan is staged, i.e. a plan will have a start date and duration, and we will start a new plan at the end of the stage. Currently, all stages are the same, but later on, each stage may use a different algorithm to create a Revision plan. For e.g., the Revision Plan during the preparation phase may be very light on the focused practice, and somewhat heavy on deep revision.
Similarly, the revision plan stage just before the exam may be different, as we may be focusing more on deep revision as compared to focused practice. But revision plans in middle may be focused heavily on “focused practised than on deep revision”.
Revision holds a vital part in the NEET PG examination. Completing the syllabus on time is challenging for most students, and revising the things studied altogether is a different task! But ignoring your revision and instead focusing on the syllabus would be a futile attempt to clear NEET PG. Pre-PG understands the importance of revision in this highly competitive exam and thus offers its students the most advanced revision features. Using the revision study guide as it is meant to be will generate optimal results for any NEET PG aspirant. You should break the NEET syllabus into small sections at your convenience. Practice and revise these small sections as you complete the syllabus. Breaking the revision sections will also boost your concentration and will keep you mentally relaxed as you master the concepts one by one. Maintaining a disciplined schedule and daily routine will generate fruitful results.