How to Prepare for NEET 2020 Without Coaching

by Archana Rao D, March 4, 2020

NEET is one of the toughest and most sought after exams in the country by students who are looking out for admission in the MBBS and BDS field. The credibility of preparing for the same without any traditional coaching is something that most students are sceptical about. However, this purely depends on each student's choice. However, students who are looking out to train themselves for the exam, need to know, that with few tips, the idea is completely achievable. Along with class 12 board exams, preparing for the competitive exam might be scary and challenging. However, it is easily feasible with determination, consistent hard work and proper strategic planning. Determination and dedicated execution are the key factors when it comes to achieving high marks in NEET without any external coaching. Candidates who are looking forward to acing the NEET 2020, without any traditional coaching might find the following article useful.

How to Prepare for NEET Without Coaching?

Attempting NEET without coaching will require immense hard work and dedication. A few effective strategies are discussed below to help students achieve high marks in the exam without any coaching : 

  • Know the Syllabus - First and foremost, know the complete syllabus. Be equipped with the syllabus from the beginning of the year in order to avoid confusion during the exams. Also, knowing the syllabus will help you make study plans according to your level of comfort.

  • Accurate Information - Always keep a tab on all the activities regarding the NEET exam. Be well informed about the exam dates, application form dates, merit list dates, documents, eligibility criteria and all the related information.

  • Strategic Study Plan - Have a strong study plan and strict to it dedicatedly. Each and every hour needs to be planned in your study plan and should be followed stringently. Also, make sure your study plan and hours play by your strengths so as to not stress yourself along with doing a qualitative study.

  • Choose the Right Study Material - As important as the NEET syllabus and practising, is choosing the right study material. Ensure you choose a study material that is both easy to understand and elaborative in nature. This makes your studying easy as well as interesting. 

How to Prepare for NEET 2020 Without Coaching - Important Topics

The crucial part of preparing to NEET 2020 on your own terms is knowing the various important topics covered from NCERT Book and NCERT Solutions. This will help you to identify your strong and weak areas and design your study strategy accordingly 

NEET Important Topics 2020




  • Mechanics

  • Electrodynamics

  • Modern Physics

  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Optics

  • Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Waves



How to Prepare for NEET 2020 Without Coaching – Important Tips

  • Solve Previous Year Papers

This is one of the most important steps in preparing for the NEET exam. Solving them will give students an idea about the paper pattern allowing them to prepare accordingly. This will also help students to identify important topics and various weightage for the same.

  • Online Mock Tests

In order to ace in their exam preparation, students are advised to take as many online mock tests as possible. This will help them to improve their speed of solving questions as well as accuracy. Also, taking up mock exams will help students to work on their time and pressure management skills in the actual examination.

  • Relax and Take Time Out for Yourself

It is undoubtedly very important to not waste any time and prepare well for the exam. However, only studying without any relaxation is bound to make you exhausted and eventually reduce your comprehension capabilities. Therefore, keep a little time aside in your study plan to involve yourself in other relaxing activities. This will calm your mind and make your study furthermore effective. 

The following are various important dates with regard to NEET examination.

NEET Important Information 2020



NEET conducting body

NTA (National Testing Agency)


26th July (Tentative)

Total Marks

720 Marks

No. of questions in each section

Physics- 45, Chemistry- 45, Biology- 90 (Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper Test)


3 hours


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Aggregate score calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

(Note: There are no marks for attempting of questions)

How to Prepare for NEET 2020 Without Coaching