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October 27, 2021 • 16:10 pm

How to Start NEET Preparation from Class 10? – Tips and Strategies

Prepare for NEET from Class 10

Students who wish to make a career in the Medical field need to prepare for NEET, as it is national level exam for MBBS and BDS.

To secure good rank in NEET 2020, it’s better to start your preparations from class 10th itself. Although Class 10 syllabus is not included, it is the foundation for class 11th and 12th. It helps in enhancing the basic concepts of Class 11 and 12.

Moreover, starting the preparations for this exam from class 10th itself can benefit aspirants with extra time and better strategy building for preparation.

Here in this blog, we are providing the reasons and tips to prepare for NEET from Class 10. This blog includes the strategies, important topics and many other details regarding the exam.



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Major Highlights of NEET 2020


Before we get into the details, let’s get the overview of the exam. The given information might change slightly by the time you will appear for the exam, but it is important to have an idea.


Exam Name:

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Conducting Body:

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Category Type:



National Level


Mainly MBBS & BDS

Exam Date:

3rd May 2020

Total Seats:

Approx. 1 Lakh (both MBBS and BDS)

Course Duration:

MBBS: 4.5 years along with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

BDS: 4 years along with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

Exam Duration:

3 hours

Question Type:

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Questions:

180 (including 45 – Physics, 45 – Chemistry, 90 – Biology)

Marking Scheme:

+4 for every correct answer, -1 for every wrong answer

Online Exam Date:

3rd May 2020

Admit Card Release:

27th March 2020


4th June 2020


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How to Start NEET Preparation from Class 10


NEET exam consists of 3 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. You need to focus on all these to understand the concepts in depth and solve as many questions as possible. This way you will have better understanding and clarity of important topics for Class 11th and 12th.

You can start preparing with the help of the following preparation tips:



Clear Your Concepts


Clearing concepts are very important for any exam. The topics of class 10 are the basic foundation for Class 11 and 12. So, it is crucial to get your concepts of these topics cleared in Class 10 itself. Make shorts notes while you read the topic for future reference. Solve the questions given at the end of the chapter. That way, you will find the various concepts easier to remember. And once all your concepts are clear, no question will be unsolvable.



Solve Sufficient Practice Questions


After finishing every topic or chapter, try to solve the questions given at the end of your textbook. This is the best way to prepare for board level exams. But, since you are aiming for NEET, try solving the questions of higher level. Do this once again with a little confidence. You can try solving NTSE/Olympiad level questions. This will help you practice better and boost your confidence. NEET is an object type question exam, so it is very important for you to get familiar with this structure of the exam questions beforehand.



Identify Your Strong & Weak Subjects


It is very important to know your strong and weak points. While studying, you always get the idea of topics which are tough for you and which are comparatively easy. Once you get the idea of such topics and chapters, you can plan your study method accordingly.

Using NCERT for Class 10 board exam is enough. But if you want to crack NEET, you will have to refer other books too. You will have enough time to prepare and work on your weak points if you start preparing from Class 10 itself. Divide your time table such that you can give appropriate time to all the topics and complete your syllabus on time.



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Improve Your Time Management


Time is precious. It is everything, once you lose time you can never get it back. This proves that, time management is very important for any work you do, especially when you give an exam. Time plays a very important role in everything, so does in NEET. Manage your time properly to convert your knowledge into good rank. You can do so by practicing more and more in a time-bound manner.

Get into the habit of answering the question paper in limited time from now itself. This will make it easy for you to answer questions within the estimated time in NEET.



Get Used to Taking Tests


To clear an exam like NEET, being academically strong is not enough. NEET being one of the most competitive exams, scoring high in this exam can be a tough challenge. Hence, it is important to get habitual to the pressure of such exams. For this, you can start giving competitive exams like NTSE and Olympiads in Class 10. This is the closest option to get the feel of competitive exams. Prepare yourself to face the challenges of competitive exams from right now.



Be Aware of The Complete Syllabus


It is very important to know the entire NEET 2020 Syllabus before starting your preparations. By this knowledge, you will get to know all the topics which are important for NEET preparation. The syllabus contains all the topics of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). NEET 2020 Question Paper will contain 45 questions from each subject, i.e., a total of 180 multiple choice questions. From 2019, NTA is the conducting authority of NEET after replacing CBSE, but there will no changes in the exam syllabus and paper pattern.



Detailed Study Plan


As you know NEET contain questions from three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. And these being the toughest subjects, it is important for candidates to prepare an effective study plan and follow it on the daily basis. Since you are preparing from class 10, it is suggested that you make a proper timetable which will help you prepare for NEET as well as other subjects important to clear Class 10 exams. Following a good Study Plan for NEET will help aspirants to maintain proper study discipline.

In case of any doubts or problems, you should contact your parents, guardians, or teachers for proper guidance.



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Know the Important Topics


After knowing the NEET Syllabus and study plan, focus on the important topics. Prioritize these important topics as they have more weightage in NEET exam. Strengthening these important topics from class 10th itself will reduce your stress and chaos during final preparation.

Most important topics for NEET are given below:


Important topics - Physics

Important topics - Chemistry

Important topics - Biology

Class 11



Human physiology

Motions of the system of particles and rigid body

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Diversity of living organisms

Work, energy, and power

Organic Chemistry: Basic principles and techniques

Cell: structure and functions



Plant physiology

Class 12


Coordination compounds

Genetics and evolution




Current Electricity

P-block elements

Biology and human welfare

Electromagnetic induction and alternating current

d- and f- clock elements

Ecology and environment



Click here to know the Chapter wise important topics and marking weightage of Biology.



Refer Other Books


Consider NCERT as your holy book for Class 10 as well as NEET but along with it, you should refer to other books for NEET preparations from Class 10. Most of the students think that studying NCERT is enough for NEET, but that’s where they go wrong. NCERT is not enough for NEET 2020.

NEET is an offline entrance examination with 180 multiple choice questions. Hence, NCERT alone cannot help in solving those MCQs in the limited span of time. To get habitual to the concept of MCQs and enhance your preparation strategies and time management, you should practice through objective books other than NCERT. Without practicing with such questions, you will find it difficult to understand the structure and difficulty level of the exam.

Some of the most recommended books for NEET is mentioned below, which NEET UG aspirants can consider for better preparations. 


Best books for NEET 2020


Books for Physics

Books for Chemistry

Books for Biology

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and 12 by Modern

Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

Objective Physics by DC Pandey

Dinesh Chemistry Guide

Objective Biology by Dinesh

Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

Pradeep Guide on Biology

Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

GR Bathla publications for Biology



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Regular Revision of Topics


It is possible that you might forget the topics you have read after a duration. So, the keep them in mind you will have to practice and revise them from time to time. The proper revision will help in the retention of those topics for a long time. Once you get the command over a topic you can start practising with 40-50 MCQs on regular basis.



Ignore Over-Confidence


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. But over-confidence is the way to give your soul to the devil an inch at a time.”

Being a teenager, you are vulnerable to over-confidence. This over confidence can lead in delay of preparations, thinking that there is a lot of time. It is important for aspirants to understand that smart and hard work along with proper disciplined routine and dedication are the keys to achieve success in NEET 2020 with good rank.

Parents and teachers are the main sources of energy for students. They should always encourage and motivate them for a positive attitude towards studies without pressurising and forcing.

Doing things mentioned above right from class 10, you will know how to study for Class 11 and 12 as well as how to prepare for NEET 2020.

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  • Sirat

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