Vagisha Kaushik|Oct 22, 2021
NEET 2021: How to score 650+ marks in medical exam
The NEET 2021 registration is going on and the exam shall be conducted on September 12. Check the preparation tips to score 650+ in the exam.
NEW DELHI: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) registration has started on July 13, 2021, at the National Testing Agency’s (NTA) official websites - neet.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in. Medical aspirants can fill the application form and download the information brochure with the latest changes introduced by the authorities. The medical entrance exam will be conducted on September 12, 2021, in pen and paper-based mode.
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Every year more than 15 lakh students appear for the NEET-UG exam as it is the only eligibility test granting admissions into medical colleges in the country. It is crucial for students to prepare and score well to excel in the examination in order to get admission to desired MBBS and BDS colleges. NEET 2021 total marks is 720, while candidates scoring more than 650 marks stand a chance to get admission to the best medical or dental colleges across the country.
NEET 2021: Preparation tips to score 650+ marks
The NTA released the information brochure with changes in the NEET exam pattern. As per the revised paper pattern, NEET 2021 examination will contain 200 multiple choice questions, of which students can attempt 180 questions. Every correct answer is awarded four marks and for every incorrect answer, one mark shall be deducted.
Since more than one month is left for NEET preparations, below are some of the tips on how to score 650+ marks in the medical entrance exam.
Know the exam pattern to secure 650+ marks in NEET 2021
NTA has made several changes to the NEET 2021 exam pattern. The NEET 2021 question paper will be divided into two sections, Section A and Section B consisting of 35 and 15 questions respectively. Out of the 15 questions in Section B, students have to answer 10. It is crucial for the students to pay close attention to the exam pattern and prepare methodically taking into account the weightage of the sections.
Close attention to NEET physics preparation
Out of the three sections, physics is considered to be the most difficult one. Students must pay close attention to the preparation of NEET physics. According to some experts, by covering 70% of the physics syllabus, candidates can score at least 100 marks in the section. Students seeking to score 650+ marks in NEET 2021, must focus on the full physics syllabus closely. One should aim at both conceptual and theoretical clarity.
Some of the important physics concepts to prepare for are listed below along with last year’s weightage.
Optics - 10%
Electrodynamics - 9%
Heat and Thermodynamics - 9%
Current Electricity - 8%
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current - 8%
Waves - 5%
NEET 2021: Chemistry preparation
The chemistry section consists of 45 questions having a weightage of 180 marks. The section is further divided into three sections including Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. As per the experts, among all the three subjects, chemistry is the most scoring and if prepared carefully, candidates can obtain 650+ marks in the NEET exam. Students must prepare for the chemistry section keeping the weightage of the chapters in mind. The weightage given to the topics from chemistry in last year can be checked below.
NEET 2021 chemistry chapter-wise weightage
Weightage (in %)
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
NEET Biology preparation
The biology section consists of 90 questions each from Botany and Zoology with a total of 360 marks. Medical aspirants aiming to score 650+ marks in NEET 2021 should aim at conceptual clarity of the fundamentals. Candidates should study the important topics according to the weightage for scoring better in the biology subject. Check last year’s chapter wise weightage for NEET biology subject below.
Genetics and Evolution
Diversity in Living World
Ecology and environment
Score 650+ marks with NEET best books 2021
For the NEET 2021 preparation, it is important to refer to the best preparation material only. NCERT is considered to be the best book for NEET to refer to. According to NEET topper, Bhavik Bansal, who also bagged AIR 2 in 2019 said, "Medical candidates should consider NCERT as the Bhagavad Gita as it has the basics of all syllabus."
Apart from the NCERT books, students can also refer to the below-mentioned books.
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
NEET 2021 preparation: Give mock tests
Taking mock tests and using previous year's question papers help candidates in getting acquainted with the exam pattern of the medical entrance test. Candidates should regularly take NEET mock tests for scoring 650+ in the examination.
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