There is always an ongoing debate about whether one must opt for coaching classes for NEET exams or simply just prepare for the exams at home. This article aims at serving as an eye-opener for students regarding the various myths that revolve around the topic hence simplifying the task of students. 

More often than not it has been noted that most of the students in the fear of missing out on important topics or in the absence of expert guidance feel the need to take up NEET crash course as a result of being bombarded with such questions. So, the answer to the question of this article – Can I prepare for NEET at home is certainly yes. One can definitely indulge in self-studying and crack the exam. The key, however, is smart-studying. Read on to know-how.

As per a conditioning experiment carried out a few years ago, the analogy that could be drawn from it was – if a subject is studied at the same place, at the same time, our brains get accustomed to the routine and place thereby training the mind to get into the tone at the same time which is a huge plus point especially for competitive exams. This can be a great tip even during the exam time as the NEET 2020 exams are conducted in the afternoon session – 2 pm – 5 pm. One must train their brains to be most active during this period which will go on to reflect on the day of the exam. That being noted, let us look at some other important parameters. 

 NEET exams require cent percent dedication and meticulous attention. A combination of these can help you sail through to secure a good rank. While most of the coaching institutes might teach you what to study, the answer to ” how to study” always lies within the self. Learning is an art which differs from person to person. 

How To Study At Home For NEET?

Here, we collate a set of powerful tips which can help you plan and ace exams without having to break the bank. 

  1. Plan and plan well. Customize a plan as per your convenience
  2. Invest at least 14-16 hours in studying
  3. Set realistic goals on a daily and weekly basis. Ensure to achieve your goals 
  4. Set a bar, hit around solving 150 questions every day without fail
  5. Solve at least one question paper every day under ideal exam scenario
  6. Conceptual clarity is a must. Seek advice from experts/seniors. You can even lookup for the assistance online
  7. Do not just read through, solve questions requiring calculations 
  8. Master NCERT syllabus for class 11 & 12. Every line must be read, do not miss out on any topic as questions can be framed from any corner of the book. Questions mostly are framed from NCERT as paper setters take into consideration the fact that not everyone can take up coaching classes
  9. Understand the question paper pattern, note the recurring questions, repeated topics, learn how similar concepts are repeated in different ways
  10. Read concepts, frame your own questions 
  11. Go through online modules, take up mock tests 
  12. Toppers’ tip: Frame your own notes. Learn from sources and write in your own words. Make note of important points only, use different colours to highlight as a priority, map concepts, interlink chapters, jot down formulae to skim through at a glance(important for last-minute studies), make note of chemical reactions
  13. While solving questions, read questions as well as options thoroughly. As per studies, most of the students, in spite of knowing the answer to the question tend to lose marks as they misread questions or options.
  14. Download OMR sheets for NEET and practice bubbling. Often underrated, but this is an important tip. On the exam day, students often fall prey to exam jitters. Consciously or not it has an impact, whose ultimate effect shows up while bubbling answers on the OMR sheet where students tend to circle incorrect options in spite of cracking the question rightly. 
  1. Include sufficient breaks in your plan and avoid social distractions. 
  2. Avoid panicking in exams, it can be a big hurdle on your way to success. 

To conclude, aim high. Your aims decide how high you reach. 

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