Biology and Physics are among the three subjects on which the students appearing for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) are tested. While there are a total of 90 questions in the Biology section, the Physics section constitutes of a total of 45 questions.
Both the sections are tough in their own way and require a good amount of hard work to crack. The techniques to study both these subjects efficiently are more or less the same. The tricks that hold good for one work well for the other too. Here is a look at how to study Biology and Physics for NEET:
- Seek Professional Guidance
In order to score high in biology as well as physics it is essential to seek professional guidance. It is best to go for online coaching from a reputed institute to prepare for both these subjects. Online coaching helps in effective time management. Another benefit of online coaching is that it allows you to study at your own sweet pace. You can go back to any topic you want and take the lecture again, as many times you want.
- Mark the Problem Areas and Clarify Doubts
During your self-study sessions you may come across certain sections that you may find hard to learn and some that you may be doubtful about. Mark these down and work on the issues. In case, you find something hard to learn then read it over and over again. In addition to it, try different learning techniques such as writing, viewing video lectures repeatedly or using flash cards. In case there is some topic that you are doubtful about then do not ignore it. Clarify your doubt right away to be clear with the concepts.
- Prepare Notes
As you study your chapters via different sources including your coaching class, guide books and NCERT books make sure you prepare your hand written notes by picking information from all these sources. This way you will not miss out on any information and will have everything compiled for your reference later. This eases the revision process.
- Be Thorough with NCERT
Most of the topics included in the NEET Physics and Biology syllabus form a part of your Class XI and XII CBSE syllabus. These topics are explained well in your NCERT books. You must ensure that you are thorough with your Class XI and XII Physics and Biology books before you pick a guide book.
- Give Mock Tests
Testing your knowledge is of utmost importance for both the subjects. The best way to do so is by solving mock tests. Give mock tests and solve previous years’ papers regularly. This will not only help you identify your weak areas but also enhance your speed and accuracy.
Here is where these two subjects differ and the approach to be followed for each of these:
- Biology is all About the Theory
Biology is all about theory. You must understand the concepts and learn them by heart using different techniques. Revise the chapters over and over again to be thorough with them.
- Physics Involves both Theory and Numerical
Since physics includes both theory and numerical you must invest a good amount of time practicing numerical when it comes to this subject. Learn the formulas thoroughly and make sure all your concepts are clear. Solve as many numerical as you can. For the theory part follow the same approach as Biology.
Lastly, work hard and stay determined, As Babe Ruth said, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”