NEET UG: When should you start preparing?

NEET UG is the single medical entrance exam for admission into the top medical colleges in India. Every year many NEET-UG aspirants put in all their efforts to get a high rank that will help them bag their dream seat in the best medical college in India. With such fierce competition for the limited number of seats, the preparation time matters as it is not an exam to be taken lightly. Here’s some important Exam related information regarding NEET UG 2021.

The first and foremost question that arises in the mind of any NEET-UG aspirant is, “When to start preparing for NEET 2021?” And the next would be “How to prepare for the exam?” This blog is aimed at answering the first question which will enable you to start your NEET-UG preparation beforehand to stay ahead of your competitors.

It would be best to start preparing for the exam from the 9th grade as it will lay a firm conceptual foundation for the next two years. Being thorough with your concepts from the start will help you understand the topics in a better way.

NEET-UG: Exam Preparation Tips

Given below are some tips that will help you start your exam preparation for NEET UG before time. 

1. Gather the NEET-UG Syllabus

Once you are aware of what to study, then you can make a study plan. The topic-wise segregation with weightage has been given below for your benefit.

NEET 2021 Preparation Topics with weightage

Physics NEET 2021- Class XI

UnitTopic/ ChaptersWeightage*
IPhysical- World and measurement
Chapter-1: Physical World
Chapter-2: Units and Measurements
2%
IIKinematics
Chapter-3: Motion in a Straight Line
Chapter-4: Motion in a Plane
3%
IIILaws of Motion
Chapter-5: Laws of Motion
3%
IVWork, Energy and Power
Chapter-6: Work, Energy and Power
4%
VMotion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Chapter- 7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
5%
VIGravitation
Chapter-8: Gravitation
2%
VIIProperties of Bulk Matter
Chapter-9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter-10: Mechanical properties of Fluids
Chapter-11: Thermal Properties of Matter
3%
VIIIThermodynamics
Chapter-12: Thermodynamics
9%
IXBehaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Chapter-13: Kinetic Theory
3%
XOscillation & Waves
Chapter-14: Oscillation
Chapter-15: Waves
3%

Physics NEET 2021- Class XII

UnitTopic / ChaptersWeightage*
IElectrostatics
Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
9%
IICurrent Electricity
Chapter-3: Current Electricity
8%
IIIMagnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter
5%
IVChapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter-7: Alternating Current
8%
VChapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves5%
VIChapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter-10: Wave Optics
10%
VIIChapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter6%
VIIIChapter-12: Atoms
Chapter-13: Nuclei
3%
IXChapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics9%

Chemistry NEET 2021- Class XI

UnitTopic / ChaptersWeightage*
IBasic Concepts of Chemistry1%
IIStructure of Atom2%
IIIClassification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties2%
IVChemical Bonding and Molecular Structure5%
VStates of Matter: Gases and Liquids2%
VIThermodynamics8%
VIIEquilibrium6%
VIIIRedox Reactions3%
IXHydrogen2%
XS- Block Elements2%
XIP-Block Elements2%

Chemistry NEET 2021- Class XII

UnitTopic / ChaptersWeightage*
ISolid State2%
IISolutions5%
IIIElectrochemistry2%
IVChemical Kinetics3%
VSurface Chemistry2%
VIIsolation of Elements2%
VIIP-Block Elements5%
VIIID- And F- Block Elements4%
IXCoordination Compiunds9%
XHaloalkanes and Haloarenes3%
XIAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers4%
XIIAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids4%
XIIIOrganic Compounds containing Nitrogen2%
XIVBiomolecules3%
XVPolymers3%
XVIChemistry in Everyday Life2%

Biology NEET 2021- Class XI

UnitTopic / ChaptersWeightage*
IChapter-1: The Living World
Chapter-2: Biological Classification
Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom
Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom
14%
IIChapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants
Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals
5%
IIIChapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life
Chapter-9: Biomolecules
Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division
9%
IVChapter-11: Transport in Plants
Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition
Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants
Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development
6%
VChapter-16: Digestion and Absorption
Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation
Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination
Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement
Chapter-13: Nuclei
Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination
20%

Biology NEET 2021- Class XII

UnitTopic / ChaptersWeightage*
IChapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms
Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter-3: Human Reproduction
Chapter-4: Reproductive Health
9%
IIChapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Chapter-7: Evolution
18%
IIIChapter-8: Human Health and Diseases
Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare
9%
IVChapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes
Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application
4%
VChapter-13: Organisms and Populations
Chapter-14: Ecosystem
Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development
Chapter-16: Biodiversity and its Conservation
Chapter-17: Environmental Issues
6%

2. Create A Proper Study Plan

It’s important to segregate your study schedule into a timeframe. Remember that this study plan will be your schedule till the time you appear for the final NEET exam. So to build this, consider the following: daily hours to study, subject-wise hourly schedule, weekly testing, and revision hours.

3. Start with the NCERT books. 

These will help to cement your foundation and conceptual knowledge. Try to test yourself after each chapter so that you can know whether you have mastered the concepts or not. 

4. Make your own revision book

During the last few days before the NEET UG exam, your revision notebook will be of great help since this is the time when those short notes come handy. These short notes allow you to list all the important formulae, information, details and topics that you need to keep in your grip. Use them for last-minute revision.

Some Extra NEET UG Preparation Tips

  • Practise as many questions as possible for all three subjects.
  • Take as many Mock Tests as possible. Start with chapter-wise tests and then move on to full-length mocks.
  • Solve previous years question papers to be accustomed to the NEET exam pattern.
  • Divide your study time into small portions and take small breaks in between study schedules. This will increase your alertness and effectiveness. 
  • Make short notes since they will help you recollect faster. 
  • Keep your concepts clear. 
  • Read NCERT from cover to cover.
  • Don’t leave any topis rather revise both 11th and 12th class topics intensely. 
  • Get proper sleep of at least 7-8 hours. Compromising with sleep will result in lack of concentration.

Since Health is important in times of preparation, we at PrepLadder UG encourage you to follow the above-mentioned tips religiously.

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