NEET Study Plan & Preparation Strategy 2020

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NEET UG Preparation Strategy 2020, Study Plan, Timetable

According to David Frost “Don’t aim for success if you want it: you do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally”. Yes. Success comes naturally if you do what you love. Preparing for a highly competitive like NEET UG is a challenging task. As NEET UG is the only gateway for admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS and B.V.Sc courses in India, the competition for this exam is high. Therefore, utmost dedication is necessary if you want to crack the exam with a good rank. Good preparation for the exam. “Success is a science: if you have the conditions, you get the result”. If you are able the master the science of NEET-UG preparation strategy and techniques, success welcomes you automatically. In all, “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time”.

The syllabus of NEET UG is vast. A student must spend at least six to eight months for the preparation so that he/ she can achieve a good rank, which will eventually lead to admission in top medical colleges. If you are aiming for an MBBS seat in government medical college, eight months preparation is the best option. Experts from CollegeDekho have come up with a good preparation strategy for the NEET UG exam. Have a look!

NEET UG Preparation Strategy (6 Months/ 8 Months/ 3 Months) - Time Table, Study Plan

NEET UG syllabus is an ocean, and to swim the ocean, it is necessary to know where the sea coast is exactly located. Before starting the preparation for the NEET UG exam, it is necessary to divide the syllabus. There are different techniques to divide the syllabus, and we are here to help you with the division of syllabus through the examples below.

Example 1 (for Six Months):

Subjects in NEET UG

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

No. Of Chapters in Physics


No. Of Chapters in Chemistry


No. Of Chapters in Biology


How many Months to Prepare for the Exam?

Six Months (180 Days)

No. Of Days to Revise Each Subject

45 Days

Total. No. Of Days to Revise Physics, Chemistry and Biology

45+45+45 = 135 Days

Total No. Of Days Left for Practicing Mock Tests

45 Days

Is this strategy practically possible?


Example 2 (Eight Months):

Subjects in NEET UG

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

No. Of Chapters in Physics


No. Of Chapters in Chemistry


No. Of Chapters in Biology


How many Months to Prepare for the Exam?

Eight Months (240 Days)

No. Of Days to Revise Each Subject

60 Days

Total. No. Of Days to Revise Physics, Chemistry and Biology

60+60+60 = 180 Days

Total No. Of Days Left for Practicing Mock Tests

60 Days

Is this strategy practically possible?


Example 3 (Three Months):

Subjects in NEET UG

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

No. Of Chapters in Physics


No. Of Chapters in Chemistry


No. Of Chapters in Biology


How many Months to Prepare for the Exam?

Three Months (90 Days)

No. Of Days to Revise Biology and Physics

45 Days

Total. No. Of Days to Revise Chemistry

45 Days

Total No. Of Days Left for Practicing Mock Tests

90 Days (Regular Practice is Necessary)

Is this strategy practically possible?

Yes (for top-performing students/ first-rank holders in academics)

Example 4 (One Month):

One month preparation for NEET UG is practically impossible.

Important Topics for NEET Physics



1st Year

2nd Year

Unit - 1 Physical World and Measurements

  • Physical World

  • Measurements and Errors

  • Units and Dimensions

Unit- 1 Electrostatics

  • Coulombs Law and Electric Field

  • Electric Potential

  • Electrical Capacity

  • Gauss Law - Applications

Unit - 2 Kinematics

  • Product of Vectors

  • Vector Addition

  • Relative Velocity

  • Oblique Projection

  • Horizontal Projection

  • Horizontal Motion

  • Motion Under Gravity

  • Graphs


Unit - 2 Current Electricity

  • Ohms Law, Circuits

  • Kirchhoffs Laws and Bridges

  • Potentiometer

  • Cells


Unit - 3 Laws of Motion

  • Connected Bodies

  • Horizontal Plane

  • Inclined Plane

  • Laws of Motion

  • Block on Block

  • Horizontal Circular Motion

Unit - 3 Magnetic Effects of Currents and Magnetism

  • Magnetic Effects of Currents

Unit - 4 Work, Power and Energy

  • Vertical Circular Motion

  • Work, Power and Energy

  • Collisions

Unit - 4 Alternating Currents

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Alternating Currents

Unit- 5 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

  • Moment of Inertia

  • Centre of Mass

Unit- 5 Electro-Magnetic Waves

  • Electro Magnetic Waves

Unit- 6 Gravitation

  • Basic Forces and Kepler's Laws

  • Orbital & Escape Velocities

  • Variation of "g"

Unit- 6 Optics

  • Reflection

  • Optical Instruments and Dispersion

  • Interference

  • Diffraction and Polarisation

  • Refraction

  • Lenses & Prism

Unit- 7 Properties of Bulk Matter

  • Elasticity

  • Surface Tension - Surface Energy

  • Capillarity – Excess Pressure

  • Thermometry

  • Expansion of Solids

  • Expansion of Liquids

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Viscosity

  • Expansion of Gases

  • Transfer of Heat

Unit- 7 Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation

  • Photoelecric Effect

  • Matter Waves

Unit- 8 Thermodynamics

  • Thermodynamic Processes - Laws

  • Thermodynamics Heat Engines

  • Calorimetry and Joules Law


Unit- 8 Atoms and Nuclei

  • Radioactivity

  • Atoms and Models

  • Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Unit- 9 Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Kinetic Theory of Gases

Unit- 9 Electronic Devices

  • Diodes

  • Logic Gates

  • Transistors

Unit- 10 Oscillations and Waves

  • Simple Harmonic Motion – Equations

  • Simple Harmonic Motion - Springs

  • Simple Harmonic Motion -  Simple Pendulum

  • Wave Motions


Important Topics for NEET Chemistry


Unit - 1 Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Atomic and Molecular weights, Mole Concept and Equivalent Weights

  • Stoichiometry

  • Stoichiometric Calculations

Unit- 1 Solid State

  • Density, Bragg’s Equation, Crystal Defects and Properties of Solids

  • Solid State Introduction

Unit - 2 Atomic Structure

  • Introduction, Fundamental Particles

  • De-Broglie Wave Theory

  • Quantum Mechanical Model of Atom

  • Spectra, Hydrogen Spectrum, Bohr’s Model

Unit- 2 Solutions

  • Vapour Pressure and Colligative Properties

  • Solutions-Introduction, Methods of Expressing Concentration

Unit - 3 Periodic Classification

  • Periodic Classification of Elements

  • Electron Affinity

  • Valency, Oxidation State and Diagonal Relationship

  • Periodicity

Unit- 3 Electro Chemistry

  • Introduction, Conductors, Conductivity, Electrolysis

  • Nernst Equation, Batteries Corrosion, Passivity

  • Faraday Laws, Electrochemical Cells, Electrode Potentials, EMF of Cell, Electro Chemical Series

Unit - 4 Chemical Bonding

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Bond Characteristics

  • Vsepr Theory

  • Coordinate Covalent Bond

  • Hydrogen Bond

  • Ionic Bond, Latice Energy, Characteristic of Ionic Compounds

Unit- 4 Chemical Kinetics

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Order, Molecularity, Determination of Order of Reaction

Unit - 5 States of Matter

  • Inter Molecular Interactions, Properties Of Gases, Gas Laws Ideal Gas Equation

  • Kinetic Molecular Model of Gas

  • Real Gases

  • The Liquid State

  • Graham’s Law of Diffusion

Unit- 5 Surface Chemistry

  • Surface Chemistry

Unit - 6 Thermo Dynamics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Hess’s Law

Unit- 6 Genaral Principles and Process of Isolations of Elements

  • Genaral Principles of Metallurgy

Unit - 7 Chemical Equilibrium

  • Chemical Equilibrium

  • Lechtlier'S Principle &Problems on Kc & Kp

  • Acids and Bases

  • Buffer Solutions

Unit- 7 P-Block Elements

  • V A Group Elements

  • VI A Group Elements

  • VII A Group Elements

Unit - 8 Redox Reactions

  • Redox Reactions

Unit- 8 D & F-Block Elements

  • D & F Block Elements

Unit - 9 Hydrogen and Its Compounds

  • Hydrogen and Its Compounds

Unit- 9 Coordinate Compounds

  • Coordinate Compounds

Unit - 10 S-Block Elements

  • Alkaline Earth Metals

  • Alkali Metals

Unit- 10 Halo Alkanes and Haloarenes

  • Halo Alkanes and Haloarenes

Unit - 11 P-Block Elements

  • P-Block Elements

Unit- 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Unit - 12 Organic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

Unit- 12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Unit - 13 Hydrocarbons

  • Hydrocarbons

Unit- 13 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Unit - 14 Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental Pollution and Environmental Segments

  • Environmental Chemistry

Unit- 14 Biomolecules

  • Biomolecules

Unit- 15 Polymers

  • Polymers

Unit- 16 Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

Important Topics for NEET Botany



Unit - 1 Diversity in Living World

  • Biological Classification

  • The Living World

  • Plant Kingdom

Unit-1 Reproduction in Plants

  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

  • Reproduction in Plants

Unit - 2 Structural Organisation in Plants

  • Morphology of Angiosperms


Unit- 3 Cell Structure and Function

  • Cell Biology


Unit- 4 Plant Physiology

  • Water Relations

  • Photosynthesis

  • Respiration

  • Plant Growth and Development

  • Mineral Nutrition & Nitrogen Metabolism


Important Topics for NEET Zoology








Unit - 1 Diversity in Living World

  • Animal Diversity

  • Animal Phyla

Unit- 1 Reproduction

  • Human Reproduction

  • Human Reproductive Health

Unit - 2 Structural Organization in Animals

  • Animal Organization

  • Morphology

Unit - 2 Genetics and Evolution

  • Genetics

  • Evolution

Unit - 3 Biology and Human Welfare

  • Human Health and Diseases

  • Animal Husbandry and Apiculture

Unit - 4 Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology

Unit- 5 Human Physiology

  • Human Physiology Digestion and Absorption

  • Body Fluids and Circulation

  • Excretory System

  • Locomotion and Movement

  • Introduction Neural System

  • Neuron Structure

  • Breathing and Exchange of Gases

  • Central Nervous System

  • The Peripheral Nervous System

  • Autonomous Nervous System

  • Chemical Coordination

Unit- 5 Ecology and Environment

  • Biodiversity

  • Environmental Issues

NEET UG 180 Days Preparation Strategy

The NEET-UG 2020 180 days preparation strategy will help the 2020 NEET-UG aspirants to begin their exam preparation in a more efficient manner. Here is how the NEET-UG 2020 aspirants can start preparing for the entrance exam with 180 days in their hands:

  • Detailed Understanding of the NEET-UG Syllabus: The first thing the aspirants must do is to go through the NEET-UG 2020 syllabus in a detailed manner. The aspirants must make a separate list of the important topics according to their weighatge. This is also the best time for the applicants to familiarise themselves with the class XIth and XIIth NCERT syllabus and syllabus of other Board exams and listing out all the common topics. 

  • NEET-UG 2020 Exam Pattern: With 6 months to go for the NEET-UG 2020 entrance exam, the aspirants must start accumulating information regarding the NEET-UG 2020 exam pattern. The applicants can only prepare a successful strategy if they have a very good understanding of the exam pattern for NEET-UG test. 

  • Selecting Best NEET-UG 2020 Books: Finding the best books for NEET-UG 2020 exam can be a gruesome task. Selecting the best books from thousands of available study materials can also be time-consuming which the aspirants cannot afford to do when the days leading up to the NEET-UG exam are limited. So, the best time to search for the best books for NEET-UG 2020 preparation is 6 months prior to the date of the exam.

  • Prepare a Realistic Time-Table: Understanding the NEET-UG 2020 syllabus, exam pattern and best books will only become effective once the aspirants have a proper timetable in place. It is also important that preparing a timetable while the exam is still months away (6 months in this case) has its pros and cons. The ideal timetable at this stage should be more oriented towards achieving the smaller goals instead of far-fetched goals. 

  • Follow a Pattern: The aspirants should follow a pattern while preparing for NEET-UG 2020 exam. The best pattern, as per the previous year toppers, is to pick up a topic and go through it in a detailed manner followed by revision and analysis of the chosen topic.

NEET-UG 60 Days Preparation Strategy

The NEET-UG 2020 60 days preparation strategy is all about being resourceful. The preparation strategy will focus mostly on - how to utilize every minute to be able to get ready for the NEET-UG 2020 entrance exam. Here are some tips and tricks:

  • The aspirants must go through the NEET-UG 2020 syllabus and exam pattern in the most convincing manner possible because, with limited time, it will not be possible for them to return back to check the syllabus and exam pattern again and again

  • Everything should be familiar to the aspirants in those topics which can fetch them full marks. The difficult or time-consuming topics should be left alone because it will be foolish to hammer something new in the grey cells with just countable days remaining for the NEET-UG 2020 exam

  • While studying, the aspirants must prepare notes which can be used during the final revision stages

  • Maximum time should be dedicated to attempting a maximum number of NEET-UG previous year papers, sample test papers and NEET-UG 2020 mock test papers

Important Instructions for NEET-UG 2020

  • No candidate shall be allowed to enter in the examination centre after 09.30 a.m.
  • The examination centre will be opened 2 hours and 30 minutes before the commencement of the entrance exam.
  • Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the examination hall.
  • At the examination centre, all candidates must bring the NEET-UG 2020 admit card for entry in the examination hall. Without a valid admit card, no candidate shall be allowed inside the exam hall under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
  • During the examination time, the invigilator will check the admit card of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
  • Except for the admit card, candidates are not allowed to carry any material and photograph inside the examination hall.
  • Before commencement of the entrance exam, some important instructions will be communicated to the candidates by the invigilator for strict compliance by the candidates.
  • No candidate is allowed to leave his/her seat or the examination room until the exam concludes.
  • Candidates must not bring any of the barred items to the venue of the examination. If any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items, he/she will not be allowed entry in the examination centre.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the examination centre.
  • Inside the examination centre, candidates are not allowed to take Water Bottles, Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks etc.

NEET General Preparation Tips 2020

1. Grasp All the Information Related to NEET

If you are aiming to crack NEET 2020, then you must not forget to have detailed information about the exam. Apart from keeping a track of NEET Latest News & Updates, you must focus on becoming familiar with the NEET exam pattern, topic-wise marks distribution, time duration and best NEET books to refer. Knowing all these details beforehand is the best way to prepare for NEET.

2. Have a Clear Picture of NEET Syllabus in Your Mind

Having a comprehensive knowledge of the syllabus is a must before you start your NEET 2020 preparation. NEET syllabus is quite vast, and therefore, it is advisable to divide the syllabus of different subjects into small parts for a better understanding.

Knowing the syllabus completely will:

  • Enable you to segregate the topics that are hard and time-consuming from the quick and easy ones.

  • Give you a brief idea about conceptual, application-based and interconnected topics.

3. Set your Priorities Right

When it comes to the question 'How to Prepare for NEET?', it is quite important to set your priorities right. You should devise a proper study schedule so that you can keep track of your day-to-day activities. Devoting a considerable amount of time to your studies should be on the top of your list. However, you must not ignore your eating and sleeping habits in the process. Additionally, while studying for NEET, prioritise your subjects according to their weightage and the time required for preparation.

4. Take Scheduled Breaks

It has been observed quite often that candidates preparing for medical entrances have a habit of marathon study sessions. If you also fall into this category, then, the sooner you avoid this practice, the better it will be for you in the long run. To study in a better way, you must plan and take timely breaks in between the long study sessions. Gradually, by following this practice:

  • You will improve your focus and level of concentration.

  • You will be able to handle difficult and time-taking problems faster.

5. Evaluation

The final step, which completes the process of any exam preparation, is its evaluation. Without evaluation, your preparation for NEET will remain deficient. In order to evaluate your exam preparation, practising sample papers and mock tests on a regular basis might be your saviours. Apart from that, perpetual guidance from your mentors, seniors or fellow mates can help you immensely.

Evaluation will:

  • Test your knowledge of key concepts.

  • Help you in knowing the specific areas where you need to work on.

  • Test your overall preparedness.

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