How to prepare for NEET 2018 in One Year: Tips and Tricks for Dropper!
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is one of the toughest competitive medical tests for students who wish to pursue medical courses, MBBS and BDS (dental course). The number of attempts allowed to any aspirant appearing for NEET is limited to three and consequently, the pressure to score well in NEET increases with each failing attempt. Thus, it becomes very important to prepare for NEET properly in order to crack it. In this article, you will learn how to prepare for NEET 2018 in One year from a Dropper, Russaal Singh Mann (AIR 60, NEET 2017 and AIR 139, AIIMS 2017). He understood the challenge of being a dropper and with immense hard work and focus was able to excel in all Medical Entrance Exam with flying colors. He has shared some very valuable tips and tricks from his dropping year.
Don't give up:
It doesn't matter if you qualified last year, or what your marks were. These things don't matter at all as soon as you have decided that you will study really hard this time and are highly motivated to get your desired college. I agree that it may require an insane amount of hard work and focus but if you are determined, you can get top 10 rank this time regardless of your last year's performance. I got AIR 3436 in the year 2016 and got Goa Medical College, but my goal was always Delhi. So I left the college under heavy criticism from teachers, friends and lot of other people.
They say that a dropper usually doesn’t make it in the top 100 and those who do its sheer out of luck. Don’t listen to them.
Take pride in being a dropper because you have decided to make yourself successful whereas others have given up already and are studying things they hate. It may take 1 year, 2 years or even 3 but as long as you get to fulfill your dream it's worth the risk, the time and the effort.
Accept the Challenge:
Taking a drop is nothing to be ashamed of but whether you succeed or not depends on you and no one else. You can have the best coaching, the best teachers, the best notes, but if you don't put in the hours, it is worthless. Every year there are people who have more privileges as compared to others. Yes, I m talking about those who are children of Doctors and those who have lot of money to get them to the best coaching, but where is your competitive edge? It’s for you to muster it up and out-think them, out-smart them, out-work them. But I won’t be out-worked. You must be willing to challenge yourself by putting yourself in the perpetual state of discomfort.
I want to ask you one question: What do you want to be remembered for? I hope you want to be remembered as a grinder who fights his/her way through all the problems and negativity. Do not give up on yours goals and your dreams. Wake up early and stay up late. Stay focused and try to finish every single goal every single day. Nobody can give you the effort that you need. Nobody can tell you when you are successful. You know when you are successful.
Join a Test Series:
Joining a test Series is a great way to stick to the right path and evaluate your performance. Don’t forget one thing - some say that if you don't score well in the mock tests, you may not get a top rank, which is completely untrue. I used to get only around 500+ marks in these tests whereas there were students in my batch who used to get 650+. I personally believe, that the difficulty level of these tests is too high and may sometimes mislead the aspirant and make them depressed. I’ll urge candidates to think of these test as guidelines.
If you are scoring 480+ then all is well, just study regularly and the you will be surprised by your final result like I was.
The other thing that I would like to clarify about the test series is that I see students joining 3-4 test series having different syllabus at different periods of times which makes it difficult for the student to focus on one chapter. So I will suggest that join only one test series and follow it religiously.
In my case I joined Mediczy, and focused on only simple tests, My friends used to top the test series with 650+ marks and I was a student who used to get around 500+ marks only.The purpose of NEET and AIIMS is that even a child from a village who can only afford to have NCERT can become a doctor. For the same reason, these exams are much easier and comparatively less calculative. Even in AIIMS the physics questions were easy. I found that some of them were just copied and pasted from NCERT and NCERT exemplar. People from very humble backgrounds have top 100 rank just by Self Study. So, I think if you have determination and motivation you too can get the top rank.
Stick to the routine:
About my routine, the classes for boys were in the afternoon. So, from a day bird, I had to become a night owl. I used to wake up around 11:30-12:00 am and then quickly used to go to attend physics/ chemistry lectures in the afternoon and after coming back, I used to study till 6 am in the morning. I am glad that I never used to study continuously and instead take a lot of short breaks in between. I wasn’t a topper but anyone can get top 100 rank if he/she sticks to the syllabus and studies continuously everyday. In my case, apart from sleeping and eating, the rest of my time was only devoted to studies for this one year duration.
Join a Coaching Institute:
Teachers in coaching institutes will help you a lot. They will tell you the ways to remember things. They will tell you to solve paper faster, solve physics problems faster. You can’t do that by seeing any youtube videos or self-study.I took a drop at ALLEN Kota for a simple reason that they were giving 90% off to students who had scored under 3500 rank in NEET 2016. Mediczy Providing Online Training individually and something Good for Home preparation.
Set your Priorities:
I was serious about AIIMS in 11 and 12 but while during my Drop Year, my focus completely shifted towards NEET because MBBS degree doesn’t have much value now. It has been observed that a PG degree is a must if one wants to excel in this field. So I totally gave my attention to NEET and focused myself on getting a college in Delhi so that I can avail 50% reservation during PG.