How to score full marks in NEET Biology
NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is a national-level medical entrance exam. Students who wish to opt for the medical line have to face this examination. It is one of the toughest examinations. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency, an organization that is responsible for conducting efficient exams and choosing the right candidate.
NTA is responsible for the declaration of the results and shortlisting candidates according to their Merits and All India Ranks.
Importance of being a NEET Aspirant
- NEET is the only entrance exam for medical colleges. Thus bright students can test their potential.
- Students get the opportunity to excel in their capabilities and abilities.
- Deserving candidates get equal opportunity.
- Students understand the importance of the medical field that how much hard work will be required.
- Presently, NEET is the only basis for admission in the medical field.
NEET exam pattern
NEET exam consists of multiple-choice questions. It is divided into three different sections. It includes Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The age limit is 17 to 25 years for the general category and 17 to 30 years for SC/ST/OBC categories. Candidates can attempt the NEET exam many times until they attain the maximum age limit.
|Number of questions
The total numbers of questions are 180 and the duration of the paper is 3 hours
Weightage of the NEET paper
NEET exam is a competition of time and strategy. Time management and hard work play a key role in determining the final result. In the paper, NEET Weightage for Biology is different from the other two subjects, Physics and Chemistry. Biology weightage is divided into two subsections – Zoology and Botany.
For every right answer, +4 is awarded and for every wrong answer, -1 is provided.
How to score a perfect 360/360 in NEET Biology?
It is not impossible to score a perfect 360 in NEET Biology. Always keep in mind that the level of such type of competitive exams is set in such a way that only smart students can crack it. Here it is a game of technique and smartness.
Following are a few strategies one can follow to score a perfect 360 –
- The candidate should always strategize his studies. He or she right from the starting should make a proper plan of action. Their main should be studying hard and staying focused. Focus plays a crucial role in NEET, especially in the Biology section. One should make a proper strategy for making time table, marking important topics right from the start, solving the previous year’s question paper, etc.
- Ignoring the topics should never be an option. Sometimes it is seen that questions are asked from the easy topics may be directly or indirectly. That’s why the candidate should follow a timetable strictly so that no topic is untouched.
- One should have a proper collection of books. But do not overload yourself with a hectic schedule. Always make NCERT a holy book. One can take help from reference books but candidates should fundamentally stick to NCERT.
- The right mix of books and the right mix of topis is very important. Never mix two difficult topics. Always make a plan that how much time each topic should be denoted. One should always mark topics as crucial and low. This does not mean that low topics should not be studied. It means that two low topics can be studied together. It requires quite less time as compared to critical topics.
- Always mark and clear doubts. Never leave it for the end. Things left for end are never completed, on the other hand, creates trouble. Thus one should be consistent right from the start.
- Always make notes of important definitions, short processes, abbreviations, etc. and stick them on the wall in front of the study table so that they can be seen daily and can be easily recalled.
- In biology try to practice with help of diagrams, flowcharts, and short abbreviations. This helps to recall the concepts fast and easily.
- Learn by using pen and paper. Do not cram topics. Cramming of topics will not provide desired results. Always learn by making the concepts clear.
Role of NCERT Biology book
One should never load themselves with several books. It is seen that more than 50-60% is from NCERT Biology. Questions may be direct or indirect but one should always clear the concepts. One should hold a good command of NCERT first then should move to reference books. If the concepts from NCERT are not clear then moving directly to big tons of books is a waste. One can also see their potential by practising mock tests as much as possible.
Students should follow the following points to study from NCERT
- Always relax first and collect all possible sources of notes and modules.
- Begin with marking chapters that hold a good weightage.
- Marks chapters according to the level of difficulty.
- If the topic is difficult read it 2-3 times until it is mastered.
- Only if the NCERT is mastered go for modules for further attaining of knowledge.
- Marks important topics so that revision at the end is easy.
- After a thorough study of NCERT, solve previous years’ questions that came from NCERT.
NEET is indeed a difficult entrance test. One should not depend on luck. Luck only favours those who practice right from the start. One should always keep in mind that no competitive exam should be dependent on luck. These types of exams decide one’s future. One should remember that the medical line is not easy. It requires proper time and management. Before choosing this line always think twice. Medical is the future of the country and cannot be compromised.
The major focus should be on Biology as it comprises more number topics, sub-sections, and weightage. The above-discussed methods and points will help candidates to focus to a greater depth and score higher.