How to Prepare for NEET and Board Exams at the same time

How to Prepare for NEET and Board Exams at the same time

Jan 11 2023
HOW TO MANAGE NEET AND BOARDS AT THE SAME TIME ?

When it comes to difficulty, NEET is considered a tough examination, when coupled with BOARDS, it becomes even more difficult to handle. The nature of both examinations is different and we need to prepare keeping these differences in mind.
Keeping the fact in mind that you are barely left with 3.5 months for NEET and 1.5 months for BOARDS, it becomes very crucial to give equal attention to both of them. In this piece, we are going to provide you with some tips that will help you manage them both and ace them smoothly.

UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE EXAM-
NEET is an MCQ-based examination consisting of 720 marks. While BOARDS consist of both objective as well as subjective questions. Both of them would be conducted offline.

NEET- 3 hours 20 minutes

MARKS

BOARDS (CBSE)- 3 hours

MARKS

PHYSICS


Section A- 35 questions

Section B- Any 10 out of 15 questions

Negative marking

Total marks- 720

+4 for correct

-1 for incorrect

0 for unattempted

PHYSICS

5 Sections – Questions consisting of MCQs, very short answer type, Short answer type. Long answer type, Case Study

70 theory

No negative marks

CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY

70 theory

No negative marks

BOTANY

BIOLOGY

70 theory

No negative marks

ZOOLOGY

MATHEMATICS

80 theory

No negative marks



IDENTIFY THE COMMON TOPICS-
Both NEET and BOARDS have some topics in common, identify them, look for the weightage of the chapters and prioritize them accordingly. Start with the topics having more weightage both in NEET and BOARDS e.g., In Chemistry, you can start with Physical Chemistry including chapters like Solutions, Electrochemistry, and Chemical Kinetics, this will help you to complete a significant part for both BOARDS and NEET.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER-
You have just 24 hours in hand, out of which you have to cover everything. So, you need to divide your time and resources judiciously. Assign the morning time to prepare for the BOARDS and the evening for the NEET. Do the memorizing work in the morning as your brain is more active during this time and with the passage of time, it gets tired, you can give the mock tests in the afternoon. End your day by revising all you have studied.

You can follow the 0-1-7-15-30 rule to revise.

►How to Revise Effectively


SLOT REVISION-
As the Boards will be conducted in the morning (around 10 am -1 pm) and NEET will be held in the evening (2 pm-5.20 pm), you need to develop a habit of sitting continuously for these 3 hours. Do not try to get out of your seat as during exams you’d not be allowed to do so. Solve questions during this time. This will help you train your brain and keep it active during the examination.

DO NOT IGNORE NCERTs-
Both for NEET and BOARDS, NCERT textbooks are very important. Read each line of the textbook thoroughly. For Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry, NCERTs are the bible. Try revising the content multiple times, and use different coloured highlighters to highlight and memorize. For Physics and Physical Chemistry, solve all NCERT questions be it intext, exemplars, or chapter-end questions.

PYQs, MOCK TESTS, and ANALYSIS-
Solving previous year’s questions not only helps you to get comfortable with the exam pattern but also gives you an idea about the nature of the questions asked in the exam. For BOARDS, go through the Sample question paper released by CBSE and for NEET give mock tests at the NTA website. Many a time, it has been seen, similar questions (maybe with some change in the figure) are asked in the exam as were in the sample paper.

After every test, do an analysis of your performance. Identify your strong and weak areas, identify the chapters, concepts, and questions where you are getting stuck, go through the notes, and practice similar questions. In areas where you find yourself very weak, just try to make yourself comfortable with the standard variety of questions asked from those chapters, so that you don’t miss those questions during the exam.

While giving the mock tests, keep the timer handy and develop a habit of completing the paper within time.

INCLUDE RELAXATION –
Along with studying, maintain a good diet, exercise regularly, and sleep for at least 6-7 hours. Be positive and confident about your selection.

Team Narayana wishes you all the very best for your upcoming examination.