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NEET 2018 Preparation Tips

Updated On - December 14th 2017

This year, NEET is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2018. The exam will be conducted in offline mode. Every year lakhs of students appear for the to secure admission in medical and dental colleges. The clock is ticking as students pore over their books and preparation is in full swing. Check reference books for NEET . The exam requires a smart study plan and loads of practice. Start with the topics that have maximum weightage. Check syllabus for NEET 2018 Here are a few important topics you can begin with.

NEET 2018 Important Topics

While you can’t really leave anything completely, studying smartly is the key to clearing NEET 2018 with flying colours. And for that you need to prioritize. Here’s a list of important topics that you should target first.


  • Electrodynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Semi conductors
  • Modern Physics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics


  • Chemical Bonding
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry-I


  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System

Some help books for reference

NEET is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Solve previous year question papers of NEET. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the exam pattern.


Book TitleAuthor
Physics for Medical Entrance ExaminationsD.C. Pandey
Concepts of PhysicsH.C. Verma
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick and Walker
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- PhysicsMTG Editorial Board
Complete NEET GuideMTG Editorial Board
NEET 2018 Physics Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications


Book TitleAuthor
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2018Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2R.K. Gupta
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd


Book TitleAuthor
Complete NEET Guide: BiologyMTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2Trueman
Question Bank for BiologyDr. Ali
Objective BiologyDinesh
NEET 2018 Biology Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

General Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips for students appearing for the exam this year:

Know the Syllabus

The first step to preparing for any exam is to find out the prescribed syllabus. Check out the official website for the exam syllabus for NEET and prepare accordingly.

Smart Study

For effective preparation, you need to study smartly. Identify your strong and weak points. Prioritize in such a manner that your strong areas become stronger and leave ample time to work on your weak areas. Don’t leave any topic untouched.

Tick Tock: Time Management

The exam syllabus is vast, but time is limited. Make a time table and stick to it fervently. Give more time to your weaker areas and the ones that have higher weightage in the exam. Give as many mock tests as you can; it will help you a lot.


“Knowledge is of no use until you put it to practice”. You might be thorough with the syllabus, but it is all for nothing if you don’t practice. Grab hold of as many sample papers as you can and solve them regularly. Time yourself. It helps in dealing with exam pressure.

Health is Wealth

Long hours of study can take a toll on your health. Remember, if you neglect your body, your exam will have no success story. Increase your intake of greens, juices and fiber. Avoid oily and spicy food. You can do some simple eye and neck exercises to avoid strain.

Kit Kat Breaks

Long and strenuous study hours lead to fatigue which hampers our cognitive abilities. Taking short breaks is essential for the brain to retain information. Get up and walk around after every 1 hour to improve blood circulation.   

Set realistic goals

Creating a study schedule that requires you to study for 4 hours at a stretch is just cruel and unhealthy. Analyze your potential and attention span to set realistic goals for yourself. Reward yourself with your favourite dish or an episode of your favourite TV show.

Too many cooks spoil the broth

NCERT should be your primary source of information. But the exam may require you to refer to help books. However, too many of them might confuse you. Every author has a different way of explaining concepts and there’s a good chance that contradictions will emerge. Apart from that, choose 1 or 2 books that will strengthen your weak points.

Stay motivated

It is easy to lose focus and get demotivated while preparing for NEET and that can hamper your preparation severely. Read interviews of previous years’ toppers and try to imbibe their study routine. Browse the internet for inspirational quotes. Talking to your friends goes a long way in staying motivated. Have faith in yourself.

History repeats itself

There’s a good chance that you’ll see some topics and questions being repeatedly asked in the exam. Go through the previous years’ question papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked in NEET. Identify the patterns and study accordingly.

Don’t cram. Understand and learn the concepts for a better grip over the exam.


Ques. Will NEET 2018 also include questions from Mathematics?

Ans. No, the questions will only be from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Ques. Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET 2018 from that of 2017?

Ans. No, the syllabus of NEET 2018 remains the same.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Biology?

Ans. 90.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Physics?

Ans. 45.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Chemistry?

Ans. 45.

Ques. Will NEET exam questions be based on B.Sc. pattern?

Ans. No, those are taken only from the syllabus of 11 th and 12 th standards.

Ques. Will NEET exam contains questions based on Biotechnology?

Ans. Yes, it may contain questions from biotechnology and its applications.



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1 Comment
Sanjana Potkule

is this books to refer for neet is it very much helpfull?

12 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Sanjana, to get preparation tips and books reference for NEET exam, please find the link

24 Mar, 2017 13:12

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