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Mar 25, 2016

How to Prepare for NEET PG in 8 Months

If you aim to get a PG seat this year and are just starting your preparation, you must read this bog.

The number of applicants for NEET PG are increasing every year and the competition is getting tougher. More than 1.16 lakh aspirants competed in NEET PG for a few thousand seats this year.

Almost every competitor works hard but to get your desired seat in a government college you need to work smart.

Smart work together with hard work and sincere dedication makes the best strategy because memorizing each and every topic is not possible.

For this candidate needs to possess smartness to prioritize topics based on the weightage in the examination. According to our alumni who cracked NEET PG this year, 8 to 9 months of religious study is an ideal time to prepare for the exam. Aspirants must divide time according to subject’s weightage. One or two week is sufficient for vast subject and 3-4 days for short subjects. Last 3 months should only be for revision and practice, NOTHING ELSE.

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Points to be noted

  1. Prioritizing the topics:

The time spent to note down the topics that needs to be covered in each subject is worthy. There are several methods of doing this job. It could be done by going through the previous exam papers of neet pg or you can make use of the work PrepLadder has done for you. In this downloadable list important subjects and topics are organized in a decreasing order of priority after analyzing last 15 year exams.

  1. Read your notes and highlights:

Making notes is probably the most important part of your preparation. Because you’re only going to go through your notes in the last 3 revision months. If you haven’t been making notes and highlighting texts in a standard text book you should start now. 

  1. Making the right selection of Books for NEET PG

Preparations must be made from the best book that you can get for a topic. One good book per subject is more than enough. Here’s a list of standard books recommended by PrepLadder experts.

  1. Revision is a must

Only learning is not going to help retain topics that you have prepared for NEET PG. Hence revision is a big deal that can either cost you a year if skipped or else it could be a life saver if sincerely followed. So, last 3 months of revision is crucial to remember the topics crystal clear.

  1. Practice online mock tests

Aspirants usually skip this part because most of the candidates think that paying for online mock tests is not a good decision to make as they have already prepared for the examination and practiced on conventional offline test papers. But this can result in huge disaster because candidates are unaware with the online pattern of the exam and the software being used. This leads to slowing down of their speed and leaving many questions un-attempted. You can prepare with PrepLadder Free NEET PG test series and make use of our premium content that aids learning and our exclusive technology that aids growth.

Also Read: How to Prepare Image-Based Questions for NEET PG?

Preparation Schedule for NEET PG in 8 Months

The schedule for the preparation of NEET PG within 8 months can be broadly divided into 3 stage process.

Stage 1 - Study (First 5-6 months)

Stage 1 is the beginning time when you start studying the syllabus topic wise. Going through the topics will take around 4-6 months varying from candidate to candidate. Preparing the topics will take 5 months on an average. During this stage you can take subject wise tests for practice, never take full length mock tests during this time or you will be demotivated.

Lengthy and difficult subjects must be covered within 1-2 weeks while easy and short subjects to be covered in 3-5 days.

Stage2 - Revise

Revision is something that is needed from time to time. This helps in refreshing the content. Revision must be done in 3 phases.

Phase 1

Spare some time daily to revise the topic that you have prepared during that day. This will help you have a clear picture of the topic.

Phase 2

After every fortnight, candidates must revise the topics covered in last two weeks.

Phase 3

Last 3 months should be reserved only for revision after the candidate has gone through the entire syllabus. Benefit of this revision is that it refreshes the topics. If you revise again and again, this will help save these topics firmly in your memory.

Stage 3 - Practice

Once you are done with preparing the topics, practice as much as you can both by conventional and online sources. Take as many tests as you can. Join test series and take mock tests. In addition to subject wise test also take the full length tests in the later course of preparation. This will help you gain confidence and increase your speed.

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Try to improve with every full length mock test you take, see which subject you make mistakes in or waste time in and try to revise and improve on that.

Climb one step with each mock test and reach the top of the ladder when you take NEET PG.

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