Students preparing for competitive exams such as NEET must strive to carve an unbreakable study timetable that can easily be inculcated into a habit. Following a routine is crucial especially when we have to cover the huge NEET syllabus of NEET, and it becomes difficult to keep up the level of concentration throughout. So all the NEET aspirants should start with an everyday timetable at the earliest. A sample timetable is given below. Of course, it is subjective and can be modified as per your needs. Make sure to go through the tips to have a clear strategy for the NEET examinations.
Let us look at the handpicked timetable curated by experts to help you in time management during the preparative phase of the NEET examinations.
The study sessions given in the timetable will be the time when you have to work wonders. So let’s see how.
Time: 5:45 am to 6:30 am
Duration: 45 minutes
Key Area: Planning
The best time to study is in the morning when our mind is fresh and ready to learn new concepts. This makes studying faster as we can concentrate on every minute of information provided. So you can brush up on your difficult areas and you may go through the chemical reactions. You can also plan the activities for the entire day, in the morning so you have every detail of your plan and you won’t waste time wondering about what to do next. It is preferable to set an alarm or a stopwatch so that you do not spend more than the assigned time.
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Key Area: Revising school work
It is important that you balance your school work as well as your preparation for NEET. So during this time, you can revise what you have studied in your school and complete your homework, if given. This is the best time to work on your school studies as your mind has freshly absorbed all the information and you can learn them down easily if you just go through it after you reach home from school and before you start with your preparation for NEET or any other competitive exams.
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Key Area: NEET Preparation
This is the time you prepare for NEET by solving the NEET previous ten years’ question papers of NEET or question banks. You can also take online NEET mock tests and analyse your preparation. This will keep you updated about your preparation and you’ll know how much you can score and how much more effort you have to put in.
Time: 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Key Area: Revision
Revision is a must, and this will be done when you have covered a major part of your studies, that is, at the end of the day. Make sure whatever you have studied, you go through it once again and note down all the important points. If you come across any doubts, note them down separately for the next day.
During the weekends, you can utilise the time spent in school to actually have a good self-study. Watch videos on the important topics and refer to e-books. Weekends should entirely be dedicated to your NEET preparation so make sure you do not pile up your schoolwork or any other work. A very dedicated student might also utilise leisure time or break productively.
Given below are the tips that will guide you to make a daily study timetable for NEET preparation.
The first thing you should do is to write down the topics that are to be studied, and chapters that are to be completed during the week.
Analyse your energy levels i.e., think about when is the best time for you to study. Know your strengths and when you are full of energy and then plan your timetable accordingly.
Early morning hours and the evenings are the best time to study and be much more productive than any other hour of the day. Have complete control over time during these times as there will be no school, and coaching to consume your time or exhaust you.
Assign yourself with small challenges that can be day wise or week wise. Set your goals, say you will complete 2 chapters along with revision in a day and take a mock test the next day. This habit will lead you to crack NEET.
It is important that we reward ourselves after achieving a small goal.
Failing is good because it tells you your weakness and that you still have to work harder. So, when you fail, make sure you know why you failed, and then work on it.
Have a flexible timetable so if needed you can swap the time for activities.
Being consistent is important to crack NEET so be one.
You can also utilise your holidays if you feel like studying for longer hours or catching up on topics being taught in the class.
There is nothing surprising about such timetables. However, making a timetable is not as tough as sticking to it. Following a timetable will make a huge difference to your NEET preparation. It will make you punctual and most importantly responsible. Being a topper or if you desire to become one, especially in competitive exams such as NEET, you have to make and follow timetables. This will pave the path for good NEET preparation.
1. How long should a NEET student study each day?
After the 12th board examinations, you should set aside at least 12-16 hours a day to prepare for the NEET exam. It is not the number of hours you study but the effort and strategy you devise in your studies that reflects in the results. Also one of the most important tips is to maintain a proper schedule while studying.
2. Which books can aid in NEET preparation for Chemistry and Physics?
While preparing for NEET it is very important to focus on all three subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). The best resource that can aid in the preparation of NEET for every subject is the NCERT textbooks, you can also refer to some of the books mentioned below for Chemistry and Physics preparation.
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Understanding Physics by D.C. Pandey
Problems in Physical Chemistry for JEE (Main & Advanced) by Narendra Awasthi
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry