The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is one of the most prestigious exams in the country and hope to better career for every medical student. As the scheduled exam date of NEET 2021 (1st August) is approaching, the pressure of preparation is also increasing among the aspirants. Students this year have to focus more on their preparations as the previous year’s rankers have set high standards for the result. Chemistry is one of the challenging sections of this exam and it is still ignored by most medical aspirants. This gives rise to panic and anxiety just before the exam and thus hampering the overall result. To avoid this scenario, read further for important information, tips, and tricks that will help you to score brownie points in the NEET 2021.
The chemistry section of NEET contains equal amounts of questions from both classes 11th & 12th. The total weightage of the chemistry section is 25% of the exam. It contains 45 questions summing up a total of 180 marks. Therefore, students must focus more on the chemistry section so that they can score a good rank in the exam. NEET chemistry section is divided into three components: Physical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, and Organic chemistry. Every section is different from each other and so requires different strategies for preparation. Below are the preparation techniques explained for each section: –
While preparing for physical chemistry, one must be clear of all the concepts as the majority of the questions will be numerical based. Therefore, to clear the concepts, students must refer to the NCERT book first. After gaining a thorough understanding of the concept, then students should proceed to reference books for practicing the questions. The major and important topics for this section are as follows: –
- Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium
- Liquid solutions
. Chemical Kinetics
In the organic chemistry section, it is important to understand the topics and then practicing the application-based questions. Organic chemistry plays a huge role in the medical sector as well, therefore aspirants must clear their concepts not only for the motive of clearing this exam but for excelling in their career as well. The important topics for this section are as follows: –
- General Organic Chemistry (GOC)
- Isomerism & its effects
- Aldehyde, Ketones carboxylic acids
Most of the aspirants don’t focus much on this section, therefore it ultimately affects their final score. Students should pay equal attention to the topics of inorganic chemistry. As per the experts and the exam pattern, NCERT is the bible for this section. The students should refer to the NCERT book for understanding the topics and should practice a variety of problems and questions to score well in this section. To gain the extra information and for studying the topics at an advanced level, students may refer to reference books in that case. The important topics for this section are as follows: –
- Electronic congratulations and periodic properties
- Chemical Bonding
- Hydrogen Bonding
- P- Block Elements
- d-f-Block elements
- Coordination Compounds
For every section, NCERT should be the first book that a student should refer to, but to practice more questions, students may refer to the previous years question papers.
Strategies for Preparation: –
- Prepare a study plan- A well-designed study plan can help the students to plan their day productively for meeting the preparation goals. Students can prepare a timetable as per their convenience and style of study. It can be a mix of two subjects or topics in a day. However, it is advised that students should include breaks in their study timetable because it helps to refresh the mind and reduce stress.
- Make the notes- While studying a particular topic, students should make handwritten notes in a separate notebook. Making notes help to memorize things better and also to keep track of the exam preparation. Notes should always be in a concise and well-structured format with easy-to-understand language. Students should keep their notes handy so that they can refer to them while doing the final revision for exams.
- Be well with the concepts- NEET is an exam that aims to test your conceptual knowledge rather than testing your memorizing power. So, students should focus on clearing the concept of each topic rather than mugging it up. In case of any doubts and clarification, take guidance from teachers and mentors. Well, we are in the 21st century and reaping out the fruits of technology, therefore, students may take online assistance and coaching. We at Yourbuk, also helps the students with their chemistry-related queries under the supervision of experts’ guidance which ultimately helps the students to ace the chemistry section of the NEET exam.
- Practice, Practice & Practice- As we all have heard that ‘Practice makes a man perfect, so while preparing for the NEET exam, we should preach this popular saying. Students should practice well all the possible questions for a particular topic. Refer to the NCERT books, reference books, and previous years’ question paper for solving more types of problems, for giving an upper edge to the preparation.
In short, there is no secret and shortcut to score well in NEET. It requires self-discipline, regular time devotion, solving different types of problems, and understanding the topics well. Yourbuk is an intuitive ed-tech platform dedicated to helping students get access to the best teachers, their teaching, and content developed by themselves across the nation. We believe in providing the right guidance to students for sailing the chemistry section of the exam.