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How to crack the NEET exam?

NEET stands for National Eligibility Entrance Test and is conducted uniformly throughout the country by NTA – National Testing Agency in May of each year. This examination accounts for the criteria of admission to pursue MBBS and BDS in premier medical institutions. Any student who wishes to sit for this exam should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The complete examination is spread over three hours and consists of 180 questions. For each correct answer, +4 marks are given and for each incorrect answer, -1 is deducted.

Syllabus for the NEET exam – Physics 

  • What is the scope of measurement, why we need measurement, fundamental laws of nature, various units of measurement, applications of dimensional analysis, studying the core dimensions that physical quantities are made of 
  • What is motion and its relevance, different types of motion, plotting graphs of time, velocity, speed and position, different types of speed, velocity and accelerations and their graphical analysis, applying integration and differentiation to motion, scalars and vectors, what is a unit vector
  • Newton’s laws of motion, what are concurrent forces and how do they attain equilibrium, friction, circular motion in detail
  • What is work and what is its relation to force, energy and power, potential energy, conservative forces and their non-conservative counterparts, different types of collisions
  • What is the centre of mass, how is momentum conserved, torque and different types of momentum, rotational motion of rigid bodies, theorems of axes
  • Laws of planetary motion, gravitation and its laws, how gravitational effect changes with altitude and depth, fundamentals of the launch of a rocket including escape velocity, satellites and their various types 
  • Behaviours of different types of matter, laws on stress and strain, elastic energy and its properties, surface tension and its properties, expansion of matter, transfer of heat, phenomena of cooling
  • What is temperature and how do bodies attain thermal equilibrium, different types of thermodynamic processes
  • Properties of state of matter – gas
  • Properties of oscillatory motion and wave motion
  • Electrostatics
  • Fundamentals and properties of the current
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Waves and their electromagnetic nature
  • Optics
  • Nature of matter, nature of radiation 
  • Atomic and Nucleic structure
  • Electronic devices

Syllabus for the NEET exam – Chemistry

  • Introduction to some basic concepts
  • Studying the structure of Atom
  • How are elements classified and what is their periodicity
  • Structure of molecules and how they bond 
  • Different states of matter and their correlation – gases and liquids
  • Thermodynamics and equilibrium
  • Oxidation and Reduction reactions 
  • Hydrogen in detail
  • S block elements of the periodic table 
  • P block elements of the periodic table 
  • Some concepts of organic chemistry
  • What are hydrocarbons
  • Fundamentals of environmental chemistry
  • Solid state of matter in detail
  • Types of solutions
  • Electrochemistry 
  • Chemical kinetics and its fundamentals – Factors affecting properties of reactions 
  • Chemistry of surfaces – Surface phenomena in detail 
  • How to isolate elements?  – Methods to follow for extraction of elements  
  • P block elements of the periodic table in detail – Group 15, 16, 17 and 18 elements in detail
  • D and f block elements of the periodic table – General classification and properties 
  • What are coordination compounds? – Bonding in these compounds and how they are different and useful
  • What are haloalkanes – Nomenclature, classification and applications 
  • What are haloarenes – Nomenclature, classification and applications 
  • Studying Alcohols, phenols and ethers – Nomenclature and distinction from one another
  • Aldehydes, ketones and their carboxylic acid counterparts – Nomenclature and classification based on properties and usage 
  • Organic nitrogen compounds – Classification and importance of each type, nomenclature and structure 
  • What are biomolecules? – Types of biomolecules and their importance, how they are made and where they are found 
  • What are polymers? – Classification and applications 
  • Relevance of chemistry in everyday life – medicinal chemistry, cleansing agents 

NTA NEET Syllabus for Biology

  • Diverse life forms in the living world – Kingdom classification, categorical division of plants, categorical division of animals 
  • Structure of animals and plants – Animal and plant tissues and structural modifications 
  • Structure of cell and its function – how a cell is a primary unit of life, constituents of cells, division in cells 
  • Physiology of plants – transportation of substances in plants, basic life processes, growth and development 
  • Physiology of humans – Fundamental life processes in humans, the motion of limbs, neural coordination
  • Reproduction in plants and animals – reproduction in various organisms (sexual and asexual), reproductive health
  • Details of genetics and consequent evolution – study about heredity in all life forms and genetic variation
  • Human welfare – Various diseases in humans and how to improve food production, the role of microbes in various aspects of life
  • Biotechnology – Importance in genetically engineered life forms, relevance in today’s world in terms of agriculture and health
  • Ecology, ecosystems and the wholesome environment – biodiversity, patterns and environmental issues

How to prepare for NEET?

  • Try to master the difficult concerts as this will help in better understanding and long term retention.
  • Create a studying style of your own which caters for your own specific needs. This should be in accordance with the pace at which you study and the time you have each day.
  • Create short forms or lines and words that might help you remember some complex topics.
  • Know the syllabus well – Analyse the syllabus well and try to differentiate your strong points and shortcomings as well. 
  • Solve previous years papers and sample question papers – This will aid in understanding the exam pattern, important topics and the weightage given to each chapter. 
  • Prepare notes of important aspects of each chapter. 
  • Take care of your mental health as well – Never over exert your mental capacity, go at your own pace with sufficient break time in between. 
  • Clear all your doubts as and when they come to evade last minute stress.
  • Time your writing as well – Because the exam is time bounded and has a lot of questions too, it is necessary to increase your speed gradually in order to be able to answer all questions. 

NEET can be daunting because of its importance in seeking admission but the essential thing is to never lose focus and just keep persevering with all your grit and hardwork. You can do this!!!!

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