Completing NEET exam on time is a difficult task. Many students fail to complete their paper which results in fewer marks in exams. So it’s necessary for every student to bifurcate their time for every question, so that they complete their paper on or before time.
Given below are time management tips that will assist you to score well in the examination.
1. 180 MCQs in 180 minutes:
The NEET exam is you of the worst fears that most of the students face is not having enough time to go through every question, thus being unable to attempt few of the familiar and easy questions.
You should remember that any question paper consists of only two types of questions — questions familiar to you and questions unfamiliar to you. The student can maximize their marks in the paper if they attempt all questions of the first type.
2. Greener pastures are everywhere:
Questions are combined only in the subject order in the paper and this means simple and familiar questions can be anywhere in the paper.
Avoid spending more than 1.5 minutes on each question.
Every question holds the same marks and you can always go for easy questions to answer elsewhere in the paper.
If by chance you worked halfway through a question, you can go back and finish that question towards the end.
3. Work with the options:
Always keep in mind, you don’t have to get the final answer all by yourself- the main task is to get the right answer among the given options. Most of the times, students solve the problem and as they get the final answer, they look at the options. Rather than that, the moment you read the question, once go through the options- like Chemistry or Biology- sometimes you would be able to remove one or two options as incorrect as soon as you read them.
4. Use the Tick-Circle-Cross method:
This technique actually assists only if you practice properly prior exams. As there are too many questions (unlike board exam papers), most of the students waste their time in scanning through the question paper.
It’s better when you start with a particular subject, make sure that you use the Tick-Circle-Cross technique to mark the questions — Tick if you have answered it; Circle if you would like to answer it, as it requires time; Cross if you are unaware about the concept or if the question is unfamiliar to you.
This technique saves time as you know which questions you are going to skip and which ones need to be answered.
The last benefit is you can effortlessly calculate the marks after the exam keys are out.
5. Be systematic:
In advance, plan the usage of your exam time. You may start from whichever is your favorite subject, but spend only the time decided on it.
In this manner you might have gone through the majority of questions across subjects and will still have 60 minutes more to rewrite on the questions circled by you.
The starting time should be allocated to solve all the easy-for-you questions and in the remaining 60 minutes, you should try and increase your score. Don’t forget to mark your answers accurately; it is preferable to mark the answers the moment you solve it.
6. Keep calm:
After all that maintaining your nerves calm all through the exam time is a very difficult task. Make sure that you avoid discussing subject or formula just before you enter into the exam hall.
Maintain your confidence as the student sitting next to you is energetically marking answers as he/she might have a different version of the paper.
Avoid panicking even if you are unable to get the answers for five questions successively — it just indicates that the easy-for-you questions are somewhere else in the paper.
Lastly, practice turns you into best; adopt and try these ideas and be ready to give your NEET exam!