How To Go About Doing Self Study For NEET 2018:
Be aware, it is perfectly fine to have self study as the method of preparation for competitive entrance tests. While you may be looked at with amusement by some and ridiculed by others, remember there are quite a few success stories of aspirants clearing entrance tests with no coaching at all. In fact, if there’s anything you deserve, it should be appreciation and applause. In this article, we bring you some tips on self study for NEET 2018.
And now comes the warning. Beware! The preparation technique is not as easy as the decision itself. I presume most of you are well-informed about the advantages of coaching classes. So, we will not elaborate on those, in the article. Without further ado, let’s look at the different aspects and tips pertaining to self study for NEET.
Know the syllabus well
Even before you embark on the actual theory, spend a good amount of time understanding the syllabus. Since NEET exam covers major syllabi of many boards, you may want to compare them alongside. There will be some common topics which you may not have to spend much time on since they will be covered in your board syllabus, anyway. That’ll give you more time to focus on the portions that are not a part of your school syllabus, and make self study for NEET that bit easier, with some portion of your hard work for board reduced.
Find the syllabus for NEET and some important chapters in this article.
Follow a time-table
Time-table helps you plan and stick to your study routine. A well created time table that allows you to work on your weaker subjects, allots enough time to revision and mock tests, will ensure all areas are covered. It will also create a sense of discipline and seriousness in your self study for NEET. Just make sure that this time table is different from your regular studies.
Practice is the keyword for all entrance tests. Just like the board exams, there’s a pattern that such entrance tests follow. The more mock tests you take, the better you equip yourself with answering the paper. This is extremely important if you are doing self study for NEET, as it will also help you identify your weaker areas and manage time better. Remember, you got to answer 180 questions in 180 minutes. That leaves you with a minute for each question.
Read here about why it is important to join a test series for NEET.
Stay sincere to self
You are not taking external coaching for your NEET 2018 preparations. So, there’s no one to monitor, supervise your progress; or take you to task if you’re lacking in any area. Remember, now that you’ve taken the plunge of self-study you ought to be sincere to yourself. You may find yourself straying mid-way. And that’s the time you got to remind yourself of your goal. Should such situations arise, do not feel shy to approach your teachers, parents, and peers. Little help doesn’t do any harm.
Work on weaker topics
Most students will identify with this. You may be very strong in one subject and relatively weak in the other. Don’t get demotivated. Work harder on the weaker subjects. You may consider taking guidance and help from seniors or teachers.
Pick an activity like a sport or a hobby that will take your mind off studies. Continuous studies will do no good to your brain and heart. It will only overburden you.
Most important aspect of taking any challenge head-on is to be positive. Don’t get drained by studies. Eliminate anxiety from your system. As long as you know you have put in your best, you don’t have to worry. This positive approach will get you a confidence boost and eventually, realisation of your dream.
To recapitulate, self-study is certainly not the easy way out. But if you’ve chosen it at your will, you might as well make the most of it. Be sincere and work hard. And, if, at any point in time, you feel it is not working out, you must seek help. Do not hesitate. Reach out to the ones that can help. If you want to take up external coaching, do that without hesitation. After all, it’s your ambition to take up medicine as a career. Don’t risk it.
If you need more information on NEET 2018 read this article.
All the best.