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NEET exams are highly competitive, and rigorous training is required to clear in the first attempt. NEET PG 2020 is scheduled for January 5, 2020. So, with almost a little over a month ahead, here are some tips that can help keep you in pace.
Last-Month NEET PG Preparation Strategy
You might question yourself whether clearing NEET PG in the first attempt is possible. Of course, you can with an intensive Time Management plan. Here are a few tips from the experts to help you cruise through the NEET PG preparation process.
- Rely on prepared notes – Notes that you have taken down while studying will help you to revise quickly. Try having a glance before the actual exam, and it is always easier rather than referring to the book while revising.
- Smart study schedule – know the exam pattern by referring to previous years’ question papers. Jot down the important topics that are redundant appearing as it saves a lot of time. Many top rankers follow this trick. After you complete each subject, take up subject-wise tests.
- Avoid using too many study resources – There is a misconception that by accessing various study material, your chances of scoring high will be greater. However, it is not true; rather, it will confuse you. Therefore, it is essential to use books as per the exam syllabus. It’s not about the study material that will guarantee your success. It is a matter of how clear you are with the concepts and how well you can attempt the questions during the exam. The secret lies with is how you utilize your limited study resources in your favor.
- Clear your doubts sooner – Never allow your doubts to sustain. It’s better to avoid controversial questions and waste your time. Never feel shy in asking queries from peers or teachers.
- Revision – The most critical step of your NEET PG preparation is the thorough revision. It will enable you to be clear in the concepts. Use your notes and not new sources while revising. Begin a quick Second revision and only study the topics you’re weak. Then, start your final revision. Try to cover the complete syllabus this time in an even shorter span. A proper schedule like how what and when to revise will be of great help. This trick will surely increase your chances of clearing the exam in the first attempt.
- Practice mock tests every day – A test day experience is essential so that nothing comes as a surprise during the exam. Attempting online tests will familiarize you with the pattern of review so that you can test your speed and improve time management. Also, you can become better by analyzing and evaluating your weak points and areas. Mental preparation is vital, and mock tests will guide you for the real NEET PG exam.
- Combine similar subjects like Pathology and Medicine, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, etc. to save time.
- Study from notes and do not try to look into new concepts
- Recall what has been learned and revise
- Minimize distractions from gadgets and surroundings
- Divide study time and spend it on each subject evenly.
- Take mock tests and try to solve at least 300 questions per day
- Keep track of your Performance, find your weakness, and strengthen with each test.
- Take enough rest and do not wear out. Taking short breaks in between or even a power nap is advisable.
- Better to attempt all questions right and try not to skip questions to reduce the negative score. So, cover all areas.
- While answering the questions during the exam, read all the options from last to first. Why because typically 1st or 2nd option feels to be the correct one. If you think 1st option is the correct one, still go through all the other options, be sure and then mark your answer.
- Be confident. Do not lose hope. Many people give up NEET PG preparation in the midway due to a lack of confidence. Just remember that it happens to everybody; persistent people will succeed. So, give your best and stay optimistic throughout the whole process.
- Get all things ready two days before the exam date. Take print outs of NEET admit card. Carry with you two passport size photographs, which must be the ones you had uploaded for the application form. A valid government authorized ID proof like PAN card/Driving License/Aadhaar Card, and so on and a PwD certificate, if applicable.
These tips can help you prepare for the NEET PG. You have to get relieved of unnecessary stress at the last minute to be successful.
NEET PG Statistics 2019–2020
National Board of Examinations (NBE) had released the official notification that declares 1,43,148 candidates had taken up the NEET PG 2019. Out of which the number of qualified aspirants accounts for only 79,633. The cut-off announced for NEET PG showed a hike of 19 marks for unreserved category candidates. For the UR Category students, the equivalent mark to the minimum qualifying percentile was 340, while it was 321 last year. For the reserved category, the cut-off scores determined by NBE was 295, which implied a hike of 14 marks when compared to the previous year.
As mentioned in the press release, 37,305 general category candidates managed to qualify the computer-based test, while from OBC, SC, and ST, as many as 31121, 8857, and 2350 have passed the NEET PG online exam, respectively.
This year the Health Ministry, Medial Council of India Board of Governors (MCI BOG), has authorized an additional 4465 seats. It includes 132 government medical colleges across the country under the EWS quota. Therefore, with this new addition, the total seats available spikes up to an estimated 79,000 altogether.
Overall Statistics of NEET PG
Very soon, a National Exit Test will replace the NEET PG entrance exam after the implementation of the NMC Act. This act will be in effect from the academic year 2021-22. Till then, NEET-PG will be mandatory for admission to MD/MS courses. Since there is no cap limit on the number of times a person can appear, the appearance count is on the rise every year.
Around 114 Institutions are expected to participate in NEET PG 2020. Since the scores are widely accepted, the total number of institutions welcoming the ratings of NEET PG 2020 will differ.
Key Information for MBBS Graduates
After completing MBBS, it might be difficult for some to dedicate much time for NEET PG preparation on your own, that too if you’re practicing. Taking up training and coaching can prove beneficial. Also, undertaking PG after MBBS in India is a costly affair if you don’t acquire a seat in government medical colleges. Whereas studying abroad can give you great exposure and also be economical depending on the country.
How About Fellowship with Degree?
Texila American University offers training along with a fellowship in PG with the Royal College of UK Exam training program. This program is crafted, especially for doctors, so that they can develop their existing knowledge and skillset. Also, this program will equip you with added experience and enhance mastery in the clinical and service aspects of diverse specializations. The curriculum combines both theoretical and clinical components. This program also offers an intensive training program for the Royal College of UK examinations.
In addition to the above, Texila American University offers many benefits for those who are undertaking a PG program.
The post-graduation (PG) programs include attractive stipend while you study and exclusive training for the RCP exam. This program is an elite option to obtain a Fellowship in Master of Medicine/Master of Surgery degree on completion of two aspects: the RCP Part II and the successful completion of the Thesis.
You can expect end-to-end support to pursue PG after MBBS. There is no shortcut when it comes to success. Hard work with little smartness is all you need to propel you towards success. There are always options available to choose from at every instance. A little effort and proper guidance can make a big difference.