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For cracking NEET 2018 you need to have a good study strategy and an evaluation plan in place.
Find complete strategy to prepare for NEET 2018 here

The Best Way to Prepare for NEET 2018


  • Gather relevant information:

To prepare for NEET 2018, you must make a note of all the necessary exam details like the exam pattern, curriculum, topic-wise distribution of marks and time duration. This will help you get an idea of the important concepts so you can prepare for NEET 2018 accordingly. Read all relevant information to prepare for NEET 2018 here!


  • Procure the requisite study material:

NEET is conducted by the CBSE and the most important books for the preparation are NCERT Textbooks for all three subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The NCERT textbooks are nothing short of a gold standard when it comes to NEET 2018 Preparation. Study all the concepts thoroughly from these books first and lay a strong foundation. Use additional books for reference and for numerical practice and revision for NEET 2018.
Below is a table listing out the best books for theory and MCQs in each subject:




Physics Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma Physics for Medical Entrance Examination by D.C.Pandey
Concepts of Physics CBSE PMT by Anil Aggarwal Objective Physics by MTG Publications
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday and Resnick.
Chemistry Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by O.P Tandon Objective Chemistry (Volume I and II) by Arihant publications
Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey Objective Chemistry by Dinesh
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee Objective Chemistry by R.K.Gupta
Biology Companion Biology by K. Bhatti Trueman’s Objective Biology
Trueman’s Elementary Biology Objective Biology by Dinesh
AIIMS Explorer by MTG publication


  • Devise a study plan:

The basic rule to crack any exam is to understand your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. So is the case with NEET 2018. Many of you may have just taken to the concept of studying in an organised fashion (including some self-study) in the 11th standard. You must make notes of important formulae and equations while studying. Once through with a chapter or concept, attempt the sample questions based on it. This is the best way to gauge if you have learnt the concept well or if there some scope for improvement.

Make a timetable and stick to it. Self-Study for at least 4 hours a day initially and gradually progress as the exam draws nearer. Divide your study slots in such a way that you don’t spend more than 3 hours continuously at the same topic. A minimum of 7 hours of sound sleep is essential to keep your mind fresh and alert. Also, take some time out for hobbies and recreational activities.


  • Prioritize topics:

The exam pattern will reveal some topics that are extremely important for the NEET 2017. You can prioritize these topics depending on your interest and study them. Remember, you have to do them all, sooner or later anyway. Since the exam will be devoid of any direct questions, it is important to give an honest attempt to learning and understanding the content. Click here for guidance on the weightage of topics in NEET 2018 according to previous year’s papers.


  • Solve previous years papers:

When it comes to competitive level exams like NEET, along with studying theory and ample practice of MCQs, solving previous years papers is imperative for all-round preparation. There are few questions that are repeated from the previous years papers each time and solving these papers will be a surefire way of locking these questions. Also, the ample amount of practice that one gets from paper solving ultimately sharpens the exam giving skills and boosts the confidence of the candidate. Find the entire list of sample papers here!


  • Evaluation:

No preparation is complete if you do not evaluate your performance on a regular basis. It is important to revise older concepts to master them completely, and then move over to other concepts. This can be done by solving mock and sample papers for NEET. If a particular topic bogs you down repeatedly, then seek help from teachers, seniors or your fellow mates who know that concept well. Whatever you do, don’t ignore these topics. Ignoring a topic that you may be not be that good at, can cost you precious marks in the exam. All you need is an understanding of the topic, and some practice to perfect it.


  • Be optimistic:

The aggressive competition that surrounds NEET may be quite overwhelming. A genuine need to succeed coupled with a positive attitude will help you face the challenge without feeling the nerves; only strong-willed and determined candidates are the ones who ultimately make the cut.


With less than 6 months to go before the exam, clear all your apprehensions before further ado. Only a strong focus, practice and more practice can take you closer to your goal. Remember always, Success is no accident! It takes sweat, determination and hard work to turn a dream into reality. So get your gear in top-notch and bring forth your A-Game to attempt NEET 2018.

For more tips and tricks on how to crack NEET 2018, check here!

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