Dated: 1st November, 2018
While addressing the first convocation of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, President of India-Ramnath Kovind said the nation urgently requires more doctors! According to a report, India has just 1 doctor for 1,674 people and the nation is short of 5 Lakh doctors. The Medical Council of India probed that illegal capitation fee, disconnect between the public-health and medical education system are some issues leading to this unnoticed problem.
From November 1, NEET 2019 applications are going to start and aspiring doctors can apply at www.nta.ac.in . The exam is a gateway for admissions to medical institutions across the country and is scheduled on May 5, 2019. The admit card will be available from April 15 while result will be declared on June 5, 2019.
It is a 3 hour long exam containing 180 questions, 90 from biology and 45 each from physics and chemistry. The syllabus is same as that mentioned in class 11th and 12th NCERT textbooks but the level of questions is a bit higher. A correct answer will fetch you 4 marks while an incorrect results in a negative mark.
- Prepare for NEET as per the syllabus and Guidelines
Before you prepare for NEET, you should gather complete information related to the syllabus. You can then compare the exam syllabus with the board syllabus and plan your study time accordingly. This would give you some extra hours to concentrate on your syllabus which is not covered in the board syllabus. However, do not waste your time on topics that are not included in the syllabus.
- Prepare a proper study Schedule
Students should have a good study schedule that is to be followed for the NEET Preparation. Plan your schedule in such a way that there are no long hours of study. Include frequent intervals between study hours so that your mind is not blocked. Once you follow a schedule, it would make it easier to maintain your time and cover the entire syllabus.
- Prioritize and Work a bit extra on your weaker areas
As a candidate preparing for NEET, you should focus more on weak topics. Do not avoid the weaker areas as it might weaken your preparation. Try to prioritize the topics according to the importance and the level of your merit. The sooner you start preparing the better it is, as it would give you ample time to revise the weaker topics and prepare.
- Evaluate your work
Your preparation is incomplete without proper evaluation. Always make it a point to evaluate your performance based on your preparation. Make sure to do it regularly. Take mock tests, solve old question papers, take tests with your friends, and follow tips of your seniors. In this way, it would be easier to cover almost all topics.
- Stay Healthy
When you are preparing for NEET, make sure you take good care of your health. Your study schedule would involve long hours and late nights, which can affect your health. Also, always aim to eat well, take frequent breaks, avoid junk food, exercise or walk, meditate for improved concentration.
I hope this will help you to crack NEET 2019.
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