NEET PG examination is the gateway to enter into premium top-rated clinical institutes throughout the country. It is one of the most aggressive assessments of a medical professional’s skills in India, and college students begin getting prepared years in advance to triumph over this examination. Since the exam dates have been announced (11th September 2021). This is why the very last stretch of few months before the examination is significant. It could make or break your probability of admission into your favoured college. With NEET PG 2021 just a few months away, if you have clicked on this blog, then there’s a high possibility of you being one of these two people; either you have finished most of it and are just looking for a revision plan, or you are someone who is yet to start their preparations.
Studying for NEET PG calls for making concrete plans and perseverance. However, a few suggestions and hints to help you navigate via your studies and recollect theories immediately when required during the examination. Therefore, irrespective of the category you belong to, this article has you covered. The article is divided into multiple subheads providing you with a preparation and a revision plan in the last few months before the examination.
Study plan and timetables
- Study plan and timetables are the most critical part of NEET PG exam preparation. This is the primary step towards achieving your goals. Since there are only a few months, you need to consider various aspects, such as daily studying time, what to learn, what topics to put aside, what books to refer to, and so on.
- But the real question is how to break up these months. The 1 FR (first reading) + 2 R (review) rule is the most effective way to divide your precious time. The speed of the first reading depends on the knowledge level of the candidates, but if you are starting from scratch, we still have you covered.
- If you are starting anew, a good plan is to give your first reading three times the total time of revision. And you can divide your revision into two parts as well, with the first revision getting 2x the time of the second revision. For example, if you give yourself ten days for the 2nd revision, the 1st revision will get 20 days, and you should finish the first reading in 90 days.
- You can further divide it to give enough time to each subject. Now, keeping the clinical approach of the exam in mind, it is impervious that the clinical topics get the most time, followed by the basic 3 – anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry and then the para-clinical subjects.
- Club-related topics such as anatomy + surgery + pathology and medicine + physiology + pharmacology, etc., save time. It is very tough to create new concepts during this time, so check your notes. Now is the time to consolidate what you have learned, so repetition is the key to success. Spend less time and be more efficient because the coverage of the NEET PG program is enormous; you need to use this time to maximize your knowledge.
Test series and revision resources
- During the last few months, what defeats every preparation trick to take the crown of being the most important is solving tons and tons of questions, practising previous year’s question papers, and appearing for multiple mock tests. One good way to solve at least 300 MCQs each day is to appear for two mock tests per week at the bare minimum and solve one previous year’s question paper every day. Check e-Gurukul mock tests and series for better preparation.
- There are many online and offline coaching institutes, stand-alone teachers, and a group of multiple tutors with the experience of numerous years and offer specially curated test series. These test series are divided into many ways, and you can opt for what you prefer. Another thing it does is that it gives you a performance analysis based on how you do in those exams and tests. This displays an accurate idea of your stronger and weaker points based on that analysis, and you can prepare better. In the last few months, having a particular and unique plan is very important because you do not have enough time to try multiple methods and see what works.
- Something that cannot be stressed enough is that revising what you already know is the trick to getting that clinical seat. Now, it can be tough to sit and read 1000 paged books. So, you can opt for online resources. Some multiple apps and websites offer their services online and several other resources like videos, notes, and practice papers. You can also buy books that are curated specially for NEET PG revision and preparations.
- The concept of burnout and knowledge overload is one of the most overlooked factors. One thing that helps to avoid this confusion and knowledge overload is sticking to a single source. Many people will come up to you advising you about different sources, both offline and online. But it is paramount that you stick to the resources you have been using for a while, the resources you trust and can put your faith into. Try not to change your resource at this point because it will only lead to unnecessary confusion as every teacher and author have their manner of teaching. All the outside help you can get is only a means, and nothing beats your preparations.
This article gives you multiple tips, tricks, and preparation plans under two broader categories, i.e., Study plan and timetables and test series and revision resources. Irrespective of your stance at preparations or have been on it for several months or years. If you follow everything mentioned in the article, it gives you the required boost and edge required to score higher than most students and earn the clinical seat of your liking in the college you admire—best of luck with your exams.