By Vaishnavi Tyagi

NEET 2020 Preparation Tips – Here are some useful tips to prepare for the NEET 2020 exam. Success in NEET Exam requires a smart study plan with a good timetable and regular practice. Through this article, we would solve all your queries regarding – How to prepare well for NEET?


The article includes a well-incorporated study plan, 3 months’ study plan, time table, preparation tips and important books to consider for a well-executed preparation. Also, you can focus on important topics on all three subjects – Biology, Physics, and Chemistry to prepare well and score good marks.



NEET is a national level entrance examination for admission to medical and dental colleges/institutes at the UG and PG level respectively. Students who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Biology and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and have acquired 50% marks in the qualifying exam are eligible to apply for NEET 2020.


Every year, many students sit for this prestigious exam. The exam is conducted by NTA in offline mode. The type of questions are MCQs and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The marking scheme is +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer. If a question is left unanswered or is marked for review, then it does not get any negative mark.


Also, read: NEET UG Career Options after Class 12


NEET Preparation Tips – Follow the Time Table strictly

As we all know that discipline is the key to success, following the time table strictly will help you achieve your targets easily. Thus, it will make you prepare well for the NEET exam.


1.    Make a list of all the subjects you need to cover: For cracking NEET 2020, you need to focus on all the three subjects: Chemistry, Biology and Physics.


2.    Prepare a weekly schedule of subjects that you will cover in all the three subjects. Paste/Pinup the weekly plan in front of your desk so that you never fail to notice your goals.


3. Set the topics in such a way that a tough topic is followed by an easier one of another subject. This will not be stressful and will help you cover the maximum syllabus.


4.    Prepare a basic timetable for yourself which will include the time for you to get up in the morning when to have breakfast, lunch or dinner when to study when to take a break for relaxation, when to spend time with friends and when to solve questions.


5.    Stick to the time table and make sure you achieve your smaller goals.


6. Take out some time for hobbies and recreational activities as they help break the monotony and re energize the brain.


7. In the break sessions, take up some quizzes, puzzles or word games as per your choice. These will help in enhancing the grasping power of your brain.


Tip for cracking NEET Exam – Important Books

With so many books on NEET in the market for all the three subjects, we want to help you choose the best books for NEET Preparation.


For Physics:

Author of the Book
Concepts of Physics
H.C. Verma
Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations
D.C. Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics
Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Complete NEET Guide
MTG Editorial Board
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics
MTG Editorial Board
NEET 2019 Physics Guide
Disha Publications


For Chemistry:

Author of the Book
Organic Chemistry
Morrison and Boyd
40 Days Chemistry for NEET
Sudhanshu Thakur
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
O.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET
Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
Objective Chemistry for NEET
R.K. Gupta


For Biology:

Author of the Book
Objective Biology
Question Bank for Biology
Dr. Ali
Complete NEET Guide: Biology
MTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology
NEET 2019 Biology Guide
Disha Publications


Preparation for NEET – Important Topics

Here are the important topics that you should cover to achieve higher marks in NEET examination.


Modern Physics
Chemical Bonding
Plant Anatomy
Magnetic Effects of Current
Coordination Compounds
Carbonyl Compounds
DNA Replication
Organic Chemistry – I
Rigid Body Dynamics
PAGE Theory
KTG & Thermodynamics
Endocrine System
Excretory and Nervous System
Digestive System


Important NEET Preparation Tips


·         Pay attention to both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.

·         Do not miss topics like atomic structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Equilibrium and Acids, P Block Elements.

·         Also, focus on solving Numerical problems.


·         Focus on Theoretical Physics that covers topics such as Magnetism, Heat, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermo Dynamics and Oscillations, etc.

·         In the case of problem-solving questions, learn the formulae first. Check for similar units and if not, use the convention rule.


·         For Botany: go through planning diversification and classification.

·         You can also focus on Plant Physiology, in case of time constraint.

·         Cover topics like Reproductive Health, Biodiversity, Mendelian Disorders, Polygenic Inheritance, etc. in Zoology subject.

NEET Preparation Strategy

There is nothing that you cannot achieve after good preparation that includes a good study plan, timetable and practicing weak topics again and again.

Well, we have incorporated a strategy for NEET preparation for students to help them excel in NEET 2020.

·         Cover every topic from the syllabus but focus on important topics that might help you in cracking good scores.

·         Follow your Time Table but take out time for hobbies and recreational activities.

·         Always keep a print out of the syllabus with you to refer from time to time.

·         Study smartly: make a list of your strong and weak topics. Focus on your weak areas but given an ample amount of time on strong areas as well.

·         Do not think about leaving any topic.

·         Solve Mock Test Papers from time to time to see your progress.

·         As you have heard the phrase – ‘Practice makes the man perfect’. The practice is the key to excel in everything and there is nothing you cannot achieve after practicing the questions.

·         Set realistic goals where you also focus on taking a break for having a snack, taking a walk, talking to friends and family or taking a nap.

·         Stay motivated: Keep reading interviews of previous year’s toppers. Save inspirational quotes on your phone and you can also save them as your wallpaper.

·         Keep 1 or 2 books as a reference for your preparation so that you do not get confused in the end.

Preparation for NEET Exam 2020 – 3 Months’ Study Plan

Do you feel that you do not have enough time to prepare well for NEET? Don’t worry as there is a 3 months’ plan that you can follow to crack the NEET exam and fulfill your wish to become a doctor.

All four weeks of a month are divided according to days – Monday for Biology, Wednesday for Organic Chemistry and Friday for Physics. You can solve Practice Papers and Mock Test for all three consecutive days according to the subject assigned for the week.


Month 1:


Biology (Monday)
Organic Chemistry (Wednesday)
Physics (Friday)
Week 1
Unit – Diversity in Living World (Excluding Animal Kingdom) (Class XI)
Basics of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons & Halides
Class XII Electrostatics
Week 2
Unit- Cell Structure and Function (Class XI)
Organic Chemistry Containing Oxygen (Alcohols, Phenols, Ether, Aldehydes & Ketones)
Class XII Magnetism
Week 3
Unit- Reproduction (Class XII)
Organic Chemistry Containing Oxygen & Nitrogen (Carboxylic Acids & derivatives, Nitro, Cyano, Amines & Diazonium salts)
Class XI Mechanics
Week 4
Unit Biology in Human Welfare (Class XII)
Biomolecules, Polymers, Environmental & Everyday-life Chemistry
Class XII Current Electricity


Month 2:


Biology (Monday)
Organic Chemistry (Wednesday)
Physics (Friday)
Week 1
Unit- Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants (Class XI)
Mole Concept & Stoichiometry, States of Matter: Gaseous State
Class XI Mechanics (Laws of Motion & Work, Energy, and Power)
Week 2
Unit- Plant Physiology (Class XI)
Atomic Structure, Thermochemistry
Class XI Mechanics (Rotational Kinematics & Dynamics, System of Particles)
Week 3
Unit- Genetics and Evolution (Class XII)
Equilibrium, Solutions & Solid State
Class XII: Optics & Modern Physics (Ray and Wave Optics, Dual Nature of Radiations)
Week 4
Unit- Biotechnology and its Applications (Class XII)
Redox & Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics & Surface Chemistry
Class XI Mechanics (Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids & Fluids)


Month 3:


Biology (Monday)
Organic Chemistry (Wednesday)
Physics (Friday)
Week 1
Class XI Digestion & Absorption Breathing and Exchange of Gases Body Fluids and Circulation
Chemical Bonding
Class XII – Atomic Nucleus & Semiconductors
Week 2
Class XI Excretory Products and Elimination Locomotion and Movement Neural Control and Coordination Chemical Coordination and Integration
Classification of Elements, Hydrogen & S Block
Class XI Mechanics (Oscillations & Waves)
Week 3
Unit Ecology (Class XII)
P Block Elements
Class XI Thermal Physics (Thermal Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases)
Week 4
Animal Kingdom (Class XI)
D & F Block & Coordination compounds
Class XII – Electromagnetic Waves & Communication Systems


You may create a similar customised study plan for yourself keeping in mind your weaker areas which will require more time and focus. 

Latest Updates on NEET 2020

  • The exam date for NEET 2020 is May 03, 2020 as per NTA. The registration process will start from December 02, 2019.
  • The NEET result will be applicable to all the medical colleges in India. Till the year 2019 AIIMS and JIPMER conducted separate Exams for admissions but now, from the year 2020, there will be a single Medical Entrance Exam i.e. NEET.
  • In the states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the student does not need to submit a self-declaration form and they will participate in All India 15% quota counselling.
  • If students want to take admission in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), he / she needs to appear in NEET.


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