How to practice with previous years question papers while preparing for neet

Exam, the word itself creates stress for all the students including class toppers. If you are planning to appear for NEET 2019 exam it gives extra stress for you because of the board exam and NEET exam. You first need to reduce your stress before you start your preparation. The only way to reduce the stress is by referring to previous year’s question papers. When you try out the question paper, you go through the process of answering the questions and you get more confidence. In the same time you also find out what you do not know well enough or don’t know at all.

But before you refer to the previous question paper you will need to be very clear of what is in your syllabus and what isn’t.

NEET 2019 syllabus

NEET 2019 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is given below

Biology      Click here to view NEET syllabus 2019

Physics      Click here to view NEET syllabus 2019

Chemistry  Click here to view NEET syllabus 2019

Benefits of studying past exam papers:

Previous year question papers are one of the most helpful tools to prepare for your NEET 2019 exam. As there is a revision in the syllabus this year, you should be very careful of not wasting your time in the omitted portions or you shouldn’t miss out the newly added portion. Well, the thing you need to also know is how the examiner will frame the questions and how the software picks questions. Before you attending your mock test using previous year questions you need to evict the questions which is not at the current syllabus.

Before starting revision for a subject it is always worth taking time to look out the past year papers.

  • You can understand the exam time length
  • You can analyse the questions from chapters you learn
  • Identifies the number of choices they provided
  • You can learn to balance the time for problem solving
  • It helps to develop your exam techniques
  • Easily find out the key subject area.
  • Reduces panics

NTA is currently is conducting psychometric analysis of the previous year’s tests. “There are three things we are analysing from previous papers. We are seeing how each question has fared to determine its difficulty. Second, we are looking is how the distracters have functioned. These distracters should be able to properly distract the person, so that only the ones who know the subject are able to answer correctly.” Said a psychometric expert analysing the JEE main data at NTA.

As NTA is using artificial intelligence to set the question paper, it is crucial for you to work on as many question papers as possible so that you get stronger and faster to solve them.

How to practice?

  1. Take at least two full length tests every week.
  2. Schedule time specifically for the test.
  3. Stay away from distractions and don’t let anyone interrupt you.
  4. You can also try open book tests for the first few times if you are feeling that the questions are difficult (Because the whole purpose is for you to become more confident).
  5. Try to finish the test in the stipulated time.
  6. Calculate the marks that you have scored in your tests.
  7. Analyse your strengths and weaknesses in the subjects.
  8. In your next test see that you score more than your previous tests.
  9. Keep practicing until you succeed.

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