Will it be sufficient to study NCERT to crack neet?
In a nutshell, yes, studying NCERT is enough to pass one of
the most competitive exams - NEET. But learning NCERT and
understanding all its words and language is not so easy. You need to
follow the correct way of learning from NCERT. Remember that
NCERTs are going to be your Bible, Geeta , Quran everything.
Every statement is important.
Most people recommend learning NCERT, but no one says how.
Therefore I took a short mentorship program which connected me
with NEET toppers and their guidance and personal mentorship
NCERT is a really hard archetypal book, especially when it comes
to physics, which is very difficult to understand and the language is
also very difficult.
What I personally always did was to clear my doubts either from a
tutor, school teacher, reference book, coaching or YouTube. First
understand the chapter and take notes from there. Next, solve the
target book of MCQ. If the accuracy is good, proceed to the next
step. If not, read the chapter again from another source. Then I
finally read NCERT. The last time I read it was to mark the
important lines that had been asked in some previous exams so that I
could better understand and comprehend the chapter. After reading
and understanding, if time permits, I will work through sample
questions and follow-up questions. This concludes my Physics and
Biology NCERT is a little more basic than his other two, but there
are many hidden elements in the line that many toppers tend to
overlook. Therefore, gaining insight into NCERT is very important.
Here, I’ve been using the book NEET Previous Year Solved Papers
for 30 years and it really works. Includes NCERT-based issues and a
good description of the issue. It also included important points that
students often make mistakes.
Read NCERT of Biology & Chemistry as many times as possible. Every time you read NCERT, you explore something new and understand something new. After you think you have read it thoroughly, make short notes & revise them.
Choose the right Question bank - it should be based on the syllabus & should be related to NCERT. Solving unnecessary tough questions is of no use. But many times while solving qbanks (Bio, Phy, Chem), I used to get stuck on the difficult questions & there was no one to solve my query at that moment. I found a very useful online platform to fix this problem: Filo. Every time you find a difficult question, you just have to open the app and take a photo of the question or concept & you will be connected to a tutor LIVE, that too within a minute. You learn 1 on 1 and hence will be able to ask unlimited questions till you understand properly.
Let’s talk subject-wise:
• Biology —
Each & every word from NCERT is important.
Many aspirants don’t read the summary of the topic; there are many things that are given in the summary but are not given in the topic.
Even the questions which are given in the exercise have some role in understanding the concepts.
• Chemistry —
Like Biology, Chemistry NCERT is also important.
Solved questions given in topics & questions given in the exercise are important for all three: Physical, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry.
• Physics —
Go through the Physics NCERT for all chapters if possible. Do not be overwhelmed by tough questions or big books that others use for reference. Keep your expectations realistic. You will be able to have the pulse of the exam only by solving the previous year questions. Keep referring to it. See how comfortable you are. And after that, refer to a nice question bank that your teachers or seniors may have used. I cannot emphasise enough, do not chase extra difficult questions. It doesn’t do any good to your preparation.
Best of luck