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Mastering the NEET-SS ‘23 Exam: 5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid

Sep 19, 2023

Crucial mistakes to avoid in the neet ss 23 exam

Your performance in the NEET SS 2023 exam will be culmination of months and years of relentless dedication and the effectiveness of your chosen study strategies.

Use the tips given in this blog to bring out maximum performance during the exam and make your NEET-SS preparation fruitful. 

During the exam, even the tiniest error can have significant consequences. So to keep your exam performance as error-free as possible, here are 5 mistakes you should avoid in the NEET-SS 2023 exam. 

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in the NEET-SS 2023 Exam

  1. Ignoring Time Management

NEET-SS 2023 exam is just around the corner. If you have not focused on time management during your preparation, you can do so during the exam. Effective time management is especially required during the exam. 

The best way to practice effective time management during the exam is to adopt the One Question = One Minute rule

Since a single mark can make it or break it for you, your aim should be to attempt the maximum number of questions correctly. 

Therefore, do not spend too long contemplating the answer to a question. If you’re unsure of the answer do not hesitate and move on to the next question. Time is a precious resource during the exam. Use it wisely. 

  1. Skimming the instructions instead of careful reading

This might seem pretty elementary for some of the most qualified medical professionals in the country. However, skimming the instructions happens more often than you’d think because when anxiety seeps in even the simplest tasks become insurmountable challenges. 

Therefore, before deep-diving into the questions, read the instructions carefully. This small step can save you from committing costly mistakes in the exam. 

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  1. Not paying close attention to every question

You will encounter questions that are asked from the same topics as in the previous exams. But the silliest mistake you can do is to assume the question asked is exactly the same as given in the PYQs. 

Topics are recycled but questions rarely are. 

Take the time to thoroughly read each question and pay close attention to phrases like “all except.” Do not rush through the questions. For example, at first glance, Option A might appear to be correct but a better option might be lurking among the other options, such as one that says “All of the above.” 

  1. Underestimating yourself and your preparation

Confidence in your preparation and your abilities is the key to success in the NEET-SS exam. Doubting yourself will only lead to stress and as a result you will end up attempting fewer questions correctly than you otherwise would have. 

Remember, that you are an MD. You have dedicated years to your studies and already possess a profound understanding of your field even if you haven’t studied a particular topic recently. So have faith in yourself and trust your potential. 

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  1. Avoiding Intelligent Guesses

Taking calculated risks can be instrumental in ensuring your success in the exam. However, you have to know when to taking a risk and make calculated guesses. For example, while guessing the half-life of a drug, you will probably get it wrong but if you make guesses based on your existing knowledge, you might be correct.  

As interviews with previous NEET-SS toppers have illuminated, the key to staying ahead of the competition is to attempt as many questions as possible. And attempting more questions might lead to taking a few risks. So take those risks based on your knowledge and intelligent analysis.   

And that’s it. Those are the five most commonly committed mistakes you need to avoid during the NEET-SS exam. Keep the above points in mind and you will definitely fare better than most of your competitors.  

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In the end, and most importantly, believe in yourself. Since you decided to pursue the medical sciences all those years ago you have proven yourself through multiple entrances and tests. 

Your dedication over the years has led you to become eligible to attempt the NEET-SS exam. Keep this in mind as you continue working towards your goal.  

To conclude, your performance in the NEET SS 2023 exam hinges on your ability to avoid the common pitfalls listed in this blog post. 

Effective time management, careful reading of instructions, efficient question-solving strategies, unwavering self-belief, and prudent decision-making capabilities are your allies in this challenging journey. 

All the best! 

Auther Details

Arindam Goswami

Arindam is a Content Marketer who looks after the Medical Super Specialty segment, specifically the NEET SS category, at PrepLadder. He aims to help aspirants crack exams and realize their dreams through his work.


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