NEET 2019 is scheduled for 5th May and it’s just about time to change gears now. You have to pull up your socks to ensure that all the hard work you’ve done does not go in vain. Revision is the key to a good result in NEET 2019, and it requires a bit of strategy to chalk out a good revision plan. Revision strategies allow you to revise depending upon your level of preparation and comfort level with different areas of syllabus. Here are a few noteworthy revision strategies to help you on the path of becoming a budding doctor.
Take it Easy!
So far in your preparation for NEET 2019, you would mostly have been focusing on particular topics. Revising certain concepts and practicing from different topics will now have to be done together. It is time to change your tempo. Shifting attention from one topic to another twice or thrice a day is a common mistake students make while preparing for NEET. It saturates you quickly and hampers your revision tempo. You need to make daily plans to revise a vast amount of syllabus; you also cannot afford to lose steam after a few days. The following steps will be helpful in staying calm:
- Divide the entire syllabus into prepared and unprepared sections.
- Devote a few hours each day for unprepared topics.
- Divide the prepared topics on the basis of how difficult they are for you.
- Pick at least one easy and one difficult topic each day for revision.
- Your daily plan may include topics from one subject or a combination of different subjects. Keep the chapter length in mind to create a practical plan.
- Start daily from the easy topic and move higher in the difficulty level. Or the other way round, if it works better for you.
Take School Exams Seriously
Preparing for NEET 2019 does not mean that you ignore the Board Exams. You might not wish to be the Board Topper, but under performing in your Board Examinations will always discourage you. A good preparation for Pre-boards and Boards keeps you motivated. It is also a welcome test of your NEET preparation and how well you have revised! Learning through recorded video lectures can be a wise idea to effectively manage board exam and NEET preparation as it helps you save time spent on visiting the tuition and coaching centres.
Do NOT Plan Too Much!
Anxiety multiplies themselves. Given the vastness of the syllabus and a seat in a leading Medical College at stake, some students tend to plan too much. Always remember that revision plans are meant to facilitate your revision and not to burden you with strict routines. There is hardly anything to feel bad about if you fail to stick to a plan. Feel free and go unplanned for a few days before resuming your old strategy. It is better to spend time actually practicing and revising than letting your anxiety multiply. So keep the momentum going with whatever topics you are comfortable with.
There are two strategies for using mock tests for the preparation of the final exam. Mock tests can be used for self-assessment around the particular topics that you have been revising recently. Your performance in other topics should not bother you. However, make sure that you go fully prepared for the last few mock tests.
NEET 2019 online practice tests can also be used to check your overall preparation. Spare at least two days revising the entire syllabus to make the best use of these tests. Your daily quota of topics to be revised will have to be higher in this case.
Stretch Your Limits Gradually
NEET is equally a test of endurance as it is one of concepts, application, and understanding. Revision is the best time to stretch your endurance limits. Ideally, the entire syllabus should be revised thrice. Increase the number of daily revision topics over each revision cycle. The number of days devoted to revising the entire syllabus should decrease with each cycle.
So these are some revision strategies to put into use in the three months leading to NEET 2019. Not all of these will work for you – but it’s certain that some of these will! Remember to be motivated as you set about your preparation, and in the end, your faith in yourself will pay off.