NEET 2021: Five common mistakes to avoid during preparation

The NEET 2021 exam is on September 12. Students should avoid these common mistakes while preparing for the NEET-UG exam.

NEET 2021: Five common mistakes to avoid during preparation
Raushan Kumar | Aug 31, 2021 - 11:47 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to conduct India's single largest medical entrance exam, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET 2021 on September 12. With just a few days left for the medical entrance test, aspirants must pull up their socks to give their best during these NEET 2021 preparations.

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In the last lap of NEET preparation 2021 and the race to crack the exam, candidates often make some most common mistakes, especially during the last week of NEET preparation, which they don't even realize may affect their score. Candidates appearing for the medical entrance test can check the mistakes that should be avoided to increase their chances to crack NEET 2021.

Don’t prepare without a study plan

The NEET exam requires a concrete plan and strategy-wise preparation. During the last week of NEET 2021 preparation, hard-working aspirants need a proper study plan to ace the medical entrance exam. As in the last week, the NEET 2021 study plan will avoid unnecessary pressure on medical aspirants.

Do not ignore revision

One of the mistakes that candidates should avoid during these last weeks of preparation is to not revise the NEET concepts that they have studied. Studying new topics and not revising what they have already studied might prove to be detrimental for the candidates. The preparation will be futile if a candidate is not able to recall what he or she has studied on the day of the exam.

Improve time management

In the last phase of the NEET preparation, candidates must keep in mind that they do not waste time. As any carelessness on time will cost a deduction of marks in the NEET exam. A proper study plan, and adhering to it will help aspirants in managing the time for their NEET preparation.

A top NEET-UG educator at Unacademy, Mayank Joshi said, “Time management is another essential tool for cracking NEET, and to ensure this, one must take multiple mock tests throughout your preparation.”

Avoid studying any new NEET concepts

As per experts’ suggestions, medical aspirants should not start or focus on any new NEET concepts. Starting a new topic will create unnecessary chaos for the students and there are chances they might lose their confidence and focus.

Students should try to work on their basic concepts for the NEET exam and try to make sure that they can attempt any question on the same concepts if they will get in the exam.

Don’t forget to solve last years’ question papers

The common mistake that candidates make while preparing for NEET 2021 is not using the previous years’ question papers. Solving the last years’ papers will help candidates to prepare better for the exam. It will make them understand what they can expect and what topics carry the maximum weightage.

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