Are You a NEET Aspirant? Here’s How You can Use This Lockdown in a Productive Way

by Anusha Lal, March 28, 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2020 Exam is scheduled to be held on the 3rd of May and is expected to see a footfall of approximately 15,93,452 candidates aspirants. However, with the 21-day nationwide lockdown in action, it is anticipated that the National Testing Agency may postpone the dates of the medical entrance exam. 

Meanwhile, aspiring candidates should make the most of this situation and focus on their NEET exam preparation. It is quite natural to feel overwhelmed about the prevailing conditions when the confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease have crossed 422,959 worldwide. Also, the unavailability of an effective coronavirus vaccine seems to catalyse fear among people. 

So, how can you benefit your NEET Exam 2020 preparation during COVOD-19 lockdown? Take a cue from the tips and techniques shared by experts and be more proactive. 

Pro tips for using this lockdown productively

You can follow these tips to increase your productivity by prioritising your study regime and your overall health accordingly. -

Effective study tips

  1. Chalk out a feasible study timetable

Benefit your study regime by chalking out a study time table that is extensive and feasible. For instance, create a list of the topics that need to be covered and allot time and a dedicated schedule to each of them. Here, the focus should be on including all important topics and finishing them within the scheduled days and hours. 

  1. Solve papers

Practice makes one perfect.” – Follow this rule to ace your NEET Exam 2020. Practice previous year’s NEET question papers, model papers and sample papers to benefit your preparation. It will help you to improve your understanding of how to approach different types of questions. 

Further, it will offer you valuable insight into the relevant chapters and topics with a greater weightage in exams. Similarly, make it a point to solve NEET mock tests to enhance your confidence and your familiarity with the exam format. 

  1. Revise some more

Dedicate substantial time to revise chapters and challenging topics on a frequent basis. You can refer to our compact study materials like revision notes and study solutions to accelerate the revision process. Notably, constant revision of chapters will prove useful in boosting exam preparation and enhancing productivity. 

Also, NCERT books are considered to be the perfect study tool for NEET Exam, and they offer students the required head start for the exams. Hence, to strengthen your basis, you should include NCERT books and NCERT Solutions into your revision plan. 

  1. Switch to online learning apps

You can switch to online learning apps to gain a quality learning experience. It will not just break the monotony of studying alone but will also make the experience an engaging one.

For instance, the live online classes conducted on our learning platform facilitate interaction to boost engagement value. Further, the new approach and innovative method would lay a positive impact on your productivity and will benefit your preparation. Also, the beauty of online learning apps is that you can enjoy a full-fledged study session at any time and from anywhere. 

  1. Prepare charts and table

Breathe a jolt of energy into your study regime by preparing charts, tables and diagrams. This method of converting boring information into visual graphics would not just help you to retain information better but would also serve as a welcoming break from dull study sessions. You can resort to this activity when you do not feel like studying yet want to utilise the free time productively. 

  1. Time management techniques

Time management is paramount to perform well in the NEET exam. Hence, to achieve favourable outcome use this lockdown to work on your time management skills. As a means to improve it, adhere to the study plan you have created strictly. 

Next, dedicate more time to challenging topics and concepts that carry a significant weightage and practice sample papers as much as possible. All these will sharpen your time management skills and would help you tremendously in your exams. 

  1. Stay motivated 

When the coronavirus infection scare is strong, and access to study resources is somewhat limited, losing motivation is quite understandable. However, succumbing to lack of motivation is not an option if you want to emerge successful in the NEET 2020 Exam. Therefore, to boost your motivation, try to set feasible goals, adopt a practical approach, and craft suitable strategies to improve your preparation. 

Other than these, in your free time, try to glance through the latest NEET syllabus, identify the challenging topics and check the exam pattern to proceed accordingly. Doing so, you would benefit your approach significantly and will be prepared to continue your study plan more effectively. Notably, do not keep yourself occupied with only studies during the lockdown. 

Contrary to popular belief, cramming for entrance exam would do more harm than anticipated. For instance, it elevates stress and anxiety, lowers your retention capacity and hampers efficient use of time. Hence, make it a point to dedicate some time to self-care and relaxation to benefit your exam preparation. 

Effective health tips

  1. Take frequent breaks

The burgeoning panic and confusion about both the new coronavirus disease and NEET exams have been a source of constant worry among students. In such a situation, concentrating on studies is quite difficult; which is why you must allow your mind to relax a little from time to time. Take breaks between study sessions and engage in other activities as well. Take a short nap, watch an episode of your favourite web series or listen to relaxing music in between studies. It will not only distract your mind from all the chaos but will further boost your overall productivity. 

  1. Maintain personal hygiene

We cannot stress enough on the fact, how important is personal hygiene at the moment. Currently, the entire medical community is trying their best to discover potent coronavirus medicine. Meanwhile, maintaining social distance and physical hygiene are the only safe bets against the new coronavirus disease. 

Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water frequently during your study sessions. If you think getting up to wash hands breaks the flow of your study, keep a hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of minimum 60% nearby and use it frequently. 

Regardless, note that medical experts state that washing hands with soap is more effective against the new coronavirus disease.  Similarly, use a tissue paper to cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing and avoid coming in close contact with those suffering from fever and cough. 

  1. Engage in activities

Use your breaks to do something fun and interesting that will not just boost your productivity but will also enable you to relax a bit. You may try your hands at cooking, learning a new skill, painting, or watering your plants. 

  1. Eat a balanced diet

All the stress and worry is bound to take a toll on your immunity and hamper your health. Nonetheless, falling sick is not an option at the moment, especially when the threat of COVID-19 is serious and NEET exams are knocking at the door. This is why you need to take care of your health and provide it with the required nourishment by eating a balanced diet. Consequently, include immunity-boosting food into your daily diet.

  1. Engage in physical activities

Another way to boost immunity and to use this lockdown productively is by engaging in some physical activities. Lookup for online tutorials on yoga, freehand exercises, and aerobics and give it a try. You may also try meditation and deep breathing exercises to benefit both your body and mind. If you indulge in some physical activities in between studies, it will not just increase your immunity but would also allow you to control your stress and anxiety. In turn, it would help you to focus more on your preparation. 

In a nutshell, by taking care of the wellbeing of your mind and body during the lockdown, you would not just boost your productivity but would also benefit your exam preparation. 

Other than this, by enrolling at Vedantu App, you can make the most of this lockdown and increase your productivity to a great extent. To begin with, our team of expert teachers would help you to avail accurate answers to all your lesson-oriented queries during the Master Classes. 

Also, by referring to our latest study solutions and notes, you can avail valuable insight into the exam format and question-answer pattern of NEET exam and also how to effectively approach the NEET exams. Moreover, our study materials are available in PDF format and can be downloaded on any device for free. This entire arrangement makes our online learning programmes an effective way of preparing for exams. 

So, download Vedantu App now and experience the best quality learning from the safety of your home. 


Are You a NEET Aspirant? Here’s How You can Use This Lockdown in a Productive Way