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How to Prepare for NEET 2021 Along With Board Exams?

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: February 26, 2021 | NEET UG

The syllabus of NEET 2021 is not very different from that of 12th board exams. However, managing the preparation of both NEET and Class 12 exams can be a tough job. Read on to know how to prepare for NEET & Class 12 Board Exam simultaneously.

NEET and Class 12 Preparation Together

With board exams approaching and NEET 2021 just around the corner, preparing for both the exams is the need of the hour to get great results. But, managing both simultaneously and shuffling between the syllabi can be a tough job. Without proper guidance and a plan, you might end up compromising the results of one of the two exams. To ensure that it doesn’t happen and you ace both the tests with flying colours, we have the best tips for you to prepare for NEET 2021 along with 12th board exams. With the help of these tips and suggestions, it won’t be difficult for you to manage the NEET and 12th board exam preparation simultaneously. So, read on. 

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Strategies to Prepare for 12th Board Exams and NEET at the Same Time

Here are the strategies that you can follow that will help you balance between preparing for NEET and 12th board exams.

Find Common Topics:

The syllabus of NEET 2021 has over 50 per cent of topics that are the same as for Class 12 board exam syllabus. So, if you are preparing for your board exams, you are also covering for NEET. 

NEET 2021 Syllabus

CBSE 12th Science Syllabus 2021

Prioritize Your Time:

12th board exams and NEET are usually conducted about a month apart. So, before you 12th exams, you can prepare for both the exams with giving priority to board exams, at least in the last two months. After your board exams are finished, you can then fully focus on NEET preparation. 

CBSE Class 12 Datesheet 2021

NEET 2021 Dates

Make a Time Table:

Keeping track of the topics completed and those that are yet to be done could be a confusing and tough task. So, always make a timetable for preparation and adhere to it. Not only does it make keeping track of your preparation easy, but also brings discipline to your life. 

Time Table for NEET 2021 Preparation

Preparation Tips for Board Exams

Utilise the School Time for Board Exam Preparation:

Preparing for NEET is no cakewalk. One has to start the preparation, if not two then at least one year before the exam date. So, utilise as much of your school time as possible to concentrate on your board exam syllabus. With this, you can focus on NEET preparation for the rest of the day. Do not underestimate your school lectures. If you concentrate on them properly, half of your preparation will be done. 

Master Different Types of Problems:

No matter if you are preparing for 12th exams or NEET, diversify by trying different kinds of problems, be it theoretical or numericals. Work on your calculation skills making it faster as this will help you with time management in NEET as well. 

Go for NCERT Books:

NCERT books are known to be the source of many of the questions that are asked in NEET. Experts advise on studying NCERT books for the preparation for this entrance exam. The great thing about this is that, through this, you will also end up covering your 12th board syllabus. But, this doesn’t mean that you only have to stick to NCERT books. Make sure to go for different editions and reference books with sample papers in them. There are many reference books in the market that include questions asked in competitive exams. 

Make Notes:

In a way, making notes is indispensable for the preparation of something as important as board exams and NEET. Everything you read must be converted into short notes and kept safe as they come in handy at the time of revision. 

Don’t Panic and Give Yourself Time to Breathe:

By asking you to give yourself time to breathe, we mean that don’t forget to create a balance between your studies and recreational activities. As the famous old saying goes, ‘A healthy mind lives in a healthy body’, you must give yourself rest to be physically healthy.

Hope these tips help you. To know more on the topic, stay tuned with CollegeDekho.    

Good Luck!   

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