Students usually find exams more challenging. And the exams become tougher for those students who think they will study at the last moment and do well in the exams. But does that mean that those who study for the whole year can easily crack exams? The answer is No, not necessarily, but their chances are higher than any other student. 

The same thing goes for the NEET exam. It is not the most challenging exam, but at the same time, it is not the easiest one. NEET demands a lot of preparation and hard work from students.  However, an average student can also crack NEET with proper preparations and a dedicated daily study routine. 

Factors that make NEET a tough exam:

The NEET exam is of 3 hours and contains 200 questions in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Students have to answer 180 questions only. All questions carry four marks each for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
Three major factors that make NEET challenging: Tough subjects The NEET syllabus consists of three core subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Depending upon a student's liking and intelligence, the subjects are equally hard to understand and comprehend. Students should prepare for topics that they are weak in and later that they are strong with. 

A short time to complete the syllabus We all know that there is a two-month window between your board exams and NEET.  Although the syllabus remains the same for both exams, NEET has some different topics too. And therefore, it becomes a little difficult for students to manage both exams together. 

High Competition The level of competition in NEET keeps increasing every year. It becomes a demotivating factor for students, and they start losing focus. However, you can leave behind any competition with hard work and confidence in your preparations. 

How to crack NEET? 

There is no shortcut to cracking NEET; you must study hard and focus on your goal. A positive mindset matters a lot while appearing for exams like NEET. Often students look for NEET preparation tips due to mental pressure.
Here we have some tips on how to prepare for NEET. They can help you score well in the exam if you follow and stick to them. 

Be consistent with your study hours daily. Consistency is what is needed to be successful in any field. If you do not practice and study every day, you are likely to forget concepts, and a lack of consistency can fail to complete the syllabus on time. 

Avoid distractions Stick to your timetable. Students get easily distracted by things happening around them, especially when almost every student has access to smartphones. It will help if you use your phone during study breaks only. 

Take short breaks in between. As they say, quality matters over quantity. It would be best not to force your brain to study for long hours; it will not help you much. Instead, it will saturate your brain. You should enjoy your study hours and take short breaks in-between to refresh your brain.  

Study from NCERT books and coaching study material NEET requires thorough knowledge of NCERT. It is recommended to follow coaching material along with some reference books too. However, do not refer to multiple books; one book for each subject is enough apart from NCERT material. 

Do not neglect any topic. Often it happens that you ignore a topic, and questions come on that in exams. If you are avoiding topics because they are complex, take help from teachers and try to understand them.  Make a subject-wise strategy. Divide core concepts from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology into complex ones and simpler ones.
Give more time to difficult topics and concepts. Keep practicing them.  Solve NEET previous years' papers and mock tests Stay one step ahead. Once you have completed the syllabus, try to solve previous years' question papers and analyze your performance. Take notes. 

Bottom line 

Following a proper timetable and studying for dedicated hours, one can score well in the NEET exam, even if it is a little challenging. You can complete the syllabus within time by staying focused and goal-oriented.