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Chemistry – A Key Scoring Section in NEET 2018





To ace the NEET 2018 exam, you may be looking for some magical tips. No doubt that the four subjects, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, and Botany, should be concentrated equally while preparing for NEET 2018.

Many students initiate their preparation with Zoology and Botany since those are the fundamental subjects of medical stream. Some of them even ignore Chemistry and Physics. This brings their overall score down leading to a lower All India Rank.

Remember that your every scored mark holds equal value in contributing to your All India Rank. So you better start with the topics that help you in scoring well.

The very first tip from any famous coaching center comes that if you put up a little more effort on Chemistry while preparing for NEET or any other medical entrance, it turns to be a golden section for you. So the best way is to rule the Chemistry section, which is the most lucrative section for scoring.

Physics is counted to be a bit difficult subject, as compared to the remaining subjects. So work well on Chemistry, and you will surely be able to attempt confident 40-42 questions, and grab at least 150-160 marks out of its total 180.

In NEET 2018, 45 questions will be asked from Chemistry for four marks each, and negative marking of one mark per incorrect attempt. Around 15 questions are picked from each part of Chemistry – Organic, Physical and Inorganic. Follow the best practices below to score well in the Chemistry part of NEET 2018.

1- Prioritise Chemistry in Your Weekly Timetable

Till your Chemistry part is completed, reserve at least 30% of your study time for it. You need to structure your timetable to give at least two hours a day to study Chemistry and practice its questions.

Then do not start your day’s study with Chemistry. Reserve the morning hours for Physics, it needs a fresh mind. When studying the theoretical concepts of Chemistry, make your notes for the important reactions, formulas and the conversion processes.

2- Study Sections Covering Most Questions at First

Your preparation flow should be from the sections covering most to least questions. Do not devote too much time for the complex topics that hardly cover any question in the NEET exam.

Study the following sections exhaustively – Chemical Bonding, Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Electrochemistry and Coordination Compounds. After that, study the Surface Chemistry, Biomolecules, Metallurgy, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life chapters.

The p-block chapter in Inorganic Chemistry is vast. If you feel it more time consuming, cover at least the elements of Group 13 and 14. If you can manage to memorise the periodic table, it would fetch great benefits for you.

3- Study Complex Theories from NCERT Books

Experts advise students to study the complex topics from the NCERT books. The theoretical concepts of Chemistry are explained very comprehensively in these.

You may not interpret the application of formulas in the numerical problems unless your theoretical knowledge is intact. Avoid to follow too many reference books. The Organic Chemistry part must be covered entirely from the NCERT books.

4- Revise Gently

You could not reap the benefits from your preparation unless you revise your studies. With lack of revision, you may forget the concepts in some time. You must practice a lots of problems from each chapter on a daily basis, to keep memorising the concepts.

This will build up your confidence for the real exam. Try to solve the NEET papers of at least 8-10 previous years. Solve lots of questions from the sample papers as well.

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