NEET 2018 timetable for study
One of the most crucial challenges faced by aspirants is in allocating study hours for a holistic approach to preparation and covering all relevant topics for the exam. So, given below is a list of things to keep in mind while constructing a functional time table.
- The completion of each chapter involves three steps- studying ncert, watching videos and making notes, and solving at least upto 100 questions. Videos are more easy and comprehensible than books and hence help in an active learning process.
- It takes, on an average, 15 hours to cover every chapter- 2 hours to study ncert, around 7 hours to watch videos and make notes and almost 6 hours to solve the required number of questions. There are around 100 chapters in all subjects combined, so it is important that we devote a total 1500 hrs (15 hours * 100 chaps) to the entire preparation for NEET.
- A student that starts their NEET preparation fro the beginning of class 11 will have approximately 90 weeks to preparare. Provided that they study consistently, it translates to around 17 hours per week or 2-3 hours per day. A student that starts their preparation from class have to double the study hours for a reasonable chance of qualifying the exam.
Important points to be noted:
- Apart from NCERT, every student should follow only one guide book each for biology, physics and chemistry from any reasonable publication. when people start following 4-5 books for each subject, the results are often the opposite of what was intended.
- It is important to have a proper sleep cycle including seven hours of sleep every night and an afternoon nap of 30 minutes.
- Students need to keep revising biology over and over again as it is a subject based on facts which we tend to forget quite easily.
- Focus on weak areas and note down the weak areas on the first page of the NCERT so you have a functional idea on the topics that you need to wok on and do not end up revising the entire content which maybe futile and time consuming.
- Solve at least one 3-hour test every week to have a continuous assessment of your preparation level and where you stand in terms of your ability to qualify the exam.
- It is very easy to get distracted while solving this test and students mostly dont end up finishing the test when they are doing this at home. one way of solving this problem is to divide the entire paper into 4 blocks consisting of 25 questions each. You may take a break only after finishing one whole block (25 questions). This sort of experiment gives you the mental preparation required to qualify the NEET exam.
NEET 2018 time table for Droppers:
Those students that have dropped a year to two to prepare for the NEET exam require a qualitatively ifferent study pattern than regular NEET aspirants.
- The first difference is in the number of study hours per week. As you have around 50 weeks to prepare for the exam, you need to devote around 6 hours per day to studies.
- If you have already taken coaching once during your inter years, it doesnt make sense to take up coaching again, so focus on self studying instead.
- As you have an idea of the content, it would be effective to test yourself first, before you begin any rigorous studying, so you have a clear idea of your weak areas and strengths.
- Once you are clear on your weak areas, finish up with the easy chapters firstly and quickly so you can devote more time and attention to the difficult ones.