How To Prepare For NEET Physics?

Preparing for NEET Physics and have no clue how to go about the preparation? Fret not, you have reached the right page. In this post, students will pick up some strategies, tips and techniques which can be adapted to personalize a study planner.

NEET can be a nightmare for some when it comes to the NEET Physics section specially. Medical enthusiasts typically find the Physics section to be the most challenging as Physics demands an in-depth understanding of concepts and hence its application to a plethora of concepts, which are often interlinked.

Where class 11 syllabus is pivotal in laying a much-required foundation to build upon concepts, class 12 opens room for much more advanced topics, important to comprehend. Since questions appear almost equally from both, class 11 and 12 Physics syllabus for NEET UG, equal attention must be given.

A total of 45 questions are asked in the NEET physics section, each carrying 4 marks. The maximum marks that can be scored is 180 in this section. Scoring in Physics becomes all the more essential as it turns out to be the rank-decider, projecting a good score. Hence, it is always stressed to gain a good understanding of concepts, especially when it comes to the Physics section. With this post, we aim to bring to the forefront, some tips on strategizing your moves for NEET Physics preparation.

1. Exhaustive Analysis Of Syllabus

Your first step while preparing for NEET physics must be to completely analyse NEET Syllabus for Physics. This is important as it assists in deciding the plan of action. NEET Physics syllabus comprises 29 chapters in total, 19 units, as listed below:

  • Physical world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, energy and power
  • Motion of system of particles and rigid body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of bulk matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
  • Oscillation and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Optics
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
  • Atoms and nuclei
  • Electronic devices

2. List down Important chapters

Preparation for NEET is incomplete if you have missed this important step. Get hold of NEET Physics weightage, analyse from trends of previous years and make a list of all the important chapters/ do-or-die chapters in accordance. This step draws the attention of students towards units that should not be missed at all and hence prioritize them accordingly.

Tabulated below are important topics for NEET Physics along with corresponding weightage of chapters.

TopicsWeightage
Current electricity and electromagnetic induction17%
Electrostatics & Magnetism13%
Heat & Thermodynamics14%
Mechanics37%
Modern Physics9%
Optics10%

3. Select the right mix of study material

Mere reading from any random source is not sufficient to crack NEET. Referring to the right study material is key. NCERT is a must when it comes to NEET, be it Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Don’t get tempted and invest in the many options available out there. Rather focus on mastering NCERT sources. In addition, you may refer to relevant sources such as

  • Objective NEET Physics – DC Pandey
  • Concepts of physics – HC Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

4. Prioritize gaining conceptual understanding

Time and again the importance of understanding concepts before learning it furthermore has not been stressed enough. Conceptual understanding is beyond knowing mere facts and methods. Successfully understood concepts have the ability to allow students to transfer acquired knowledge on a range of concepts, extending its applications. Hence, it is decisive.

5. Practice mock tests and question papers

Physics is a subject that demands exhaustive practising sessions and regular revisions. Unlike Chemistry and Biology, concepts of Physics tend to get volatile if not revised regularly. Hence, it demands all the more time and attention. This can be achieved by practising mock tests and solving as many question papers possible. Not only does one get to analyse their performance but it also serves as a perfect resource for a reality check, helping to understand where one stands in the crowd. Mock tests also help to improve levels of speed and accuracy which are critical for competitive exams.

6. Prepare notes

Physics formulae, theories, derivations must be at one’s fingertips. To achieve this, it is highly recommended to jot down important points in separately maintained notes, which must be crisp and concise. Ensure that the terminologies used in NCERT are maintained in these notes and not fiddled with. Hope these tips help you prepare a better strategy for NEET Physics. Subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube Channel for more.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of Todays Past. She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.

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