Owing to the increasing competition in the NEET MDS exam, the pre-requisites for getting through the exam are focused and dedicated preparation and a sound preparation strategy.
This article will cast light on the 3 phases which must be a part of your NEET MDS preparation.
The 3 Essential Phases of NEET MDS preparation
This phase is essentially comprised of the following activities:
1. Review the Previous year papers and Identify the Most Important Topics
This phase should commence with feeding the data to the brain which means preparing the topics in the syllabus.
You must first go through the previous year papers and identify the most important topics with their weight age perspective.
Your aim should be to first complete all the high weight age topics and then advance to the less important ones.
2. Follow Good Quality Reference Material
You must refer to good quality competition books and video lectures for preparation.
Do not refer to too many books since it will only create confusion.
3. Focus on Qualitative Study rather than Quantitative Study
You may devote any number of hours to study but ensure that you study with complete concentration and try to extract the maximum output from the limited time that you put in.
4. Clear Your Concepts
You must strive to clear your concepts in all the topics since questions in the NEET MDS exam are often concept-based.
5. Learn and Develop Shortcuts and Tricks
You must learn and develop shortcuts and tricks which are effective in arriving at solutions quickly.
6. Take Short Notes
You must take short notes of all the important formulas, theorems, concepts and shortcuts. This will serve as a quick reference and will immensely help in quick revision.
7. Practice MCQs
Practice is the success factor in NEET MDS exam.
You must practice a variety of MCQs on each topic. This will help you master the application of concepts to different situations.
8. Use Visual Aids
You must use visual aids like graphs, diagrams, charts, tables, etc while making notes. This will greatly help in understanding the topic and assist in quick revision.
Phase 2 : Revise & Simulate
You must start off with Revision and Mock Tests at least 2 months prior to the exam.
You must revise all the important formulas, tricks and concepts at regular intervals to ensure that information is retained till the exam.
Another important activity which must be attempted in the last 2 months is taking online mock tests.
Attempt 2-3 mock tests each day and check performance after each mock test. Strive to improve your speed and accuracy by attempting a sufficient number of full-length and speed tests.
Attempt the exam as if you appearing for the real exam.
Analyse your strong and weak areas after each mock test and work on your weaker areas.
Phase 3: Avoid Stress & Take Rest
Simulation phase ends two days before the exam.
Take adequate rest and avoid stress to ensure that you remain firm in the examination. Remain calm, meditate and go the gym, play sports and relax before the exam.
Remain confident and optimistic on the test day.