National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) tests your knowledge in three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You will find numerous posts about the best ways to prepare for physics and chemistry. Numerical form a major part of both these subjects. It is suggested to learn the formula and concepts in both these subjects and practice as much as possible to be thorough with these. Biology, on the other hand, is often dismissed as a theoretical subject. It is commonly believed that the only way to study biology is to mug up the syllabus. However, this isn’t true! There is much more to biology than theory. Let us learn how to become strong at Biology for NEET:
- Clear Your Concepts
If you want to become strong at Biology for NEET then one of the main things you require doing is to understand the concepts. Yes! Just like Chemistry and Physics, it is essential to be thorough with the concepts of Biology if you want to crack this section under NEET. It is only when you have a strong base you would be able to learn the topics well. Learning without proper understanding of concepts can leave you perplexed during the exam. This is because the questions put across in NEET are not simple. They are all twisted and tweaked to test your knowledge to the core.
- Have Practical Knowledge
Do not take your laboratory lessons lightly. Learn well the practical aspects of the topics taught in the laboratory. Learning from the books may not be as effective as seeing and learning with practical experience. Watch the experiments and conduct them whenever you get an opportunity. This is another effective way to become strong at Biology for NEET.
- Be Thorough with NCERT
Major part of your Biology NEET syllabus is the same as your Class XI and XII Biology syllabus. You must be thorough with your Class XI and XII NCERT books. All the concepts in these books are explained in detail and in simple language. These are thus a good source of learning.
- Prepare Notes
You may be required to refer to various guide books and study material for the preparation of NEET biology. Initially you may sit with various books as well as the notes taken down in your coaching class. However, it is not possible to juggle between these each time you sit to study. Thus, it is suggested to prepare your own hand written notes by referring to different sources. This is a good way to ease the revision process.
- Revise Regularly
Understanding and learning the topics is important. However, if you do not revise these regularly then you would not be able to retain them for long. Thus, it is suggested to revise all your lessons regularly. Refer to your hand written notes for revision.
- Give Mock Tests
Testing your knowledge is of utmost importance. This helps in identifying your weak areas so you can work on them when there is still time. The best way to do so is by giving mock tests. NEET mock tests are also a good way to understand the examination pattern. Giving mock tests regularly helps enhance your analytical skills, problem solving ability and speed. These are thus yet another way to become strong at biology for NEET.
“Practice makes perfect”. This holds as good for Biology as for Chemistry and Physics. So practice and prepare the right way!