Alright, you are attempting the NEET PG 2022 exam proposed to be held on 12th March. This means you are an MBBS graduate, and you’ve been through one suffer-fest and are not afraid to get into another one. Brilliant! Maintain this spirit.
This article talks about steps for starting your NEET PG studies 4 months before the exam.
If you have already been studying for NEET PG for a few months, you can use this plan to crank up the gears. If you haven’t started preparing and want to start just 100-120 days before the exam, then you’re in for a ride. If you think it is not possible, you are right; if you think it is possible, you are right too.
Understand, some students don’t clear the exam even after preparing for 10 months, whereas some students qualify with only 4-5 months of rigorous preparation. So it depends on the person how they approach the challenge. Multiple factors influence the outcome; some are obvious, some are subtle.
How to utilise the resources in the best way so you crack NEET PG 2022 in 4 months of preparation?
If you have one hour to cut down a tree, spend 50 minutes sharpening the axe.
Here, you are the axe.
Be strong, believe in yourself, be confident even when you feel otherwise. Look into the mirror and tell that person they can do it, that they have everything they need to take on this challenge.
You have an opportunity to achieve something incredible as you prepare for a tough challenge in a short amount of time. Forget about the outcome. This journey is going to shape your life.
Mindset, hard work, and willpower—that’s all it takes. Go for it!
At the start:
Read the index of every subject. Sift through the course material of every subject. Check the contents of the syllabus.
You have to cover the length, breadth, and depth of the syllabus, and each of these takes time. If you spend too much time reading one topic in-depth, you will miss covering other topics. Simultaneously, if you read through the entire syllabus without going into the required depth, you will miss understanding the concepts. So time and topic management are crucial.
In four months, you are to study and revise the entire syllabus, solve previous year’s question papers, and revise the entire thing again.
Month 1 /4:
- In the first month, finish studying all the short subjects like ENT, OPHTHAL, ANAES, PSY, etc. Completing these subjects will boost your confidence.
- Do not solve MCQs during the first month. It will be a waste of time and will be detrimental to your confidence.
- Ignore ANAT and BioChem if time doesn’t permit or if you find them too difficult.
- Do not ignore short subjects. They help you score marks.
- Complete one short subject in 2 days, no matter what. Sacrifice playtime, time with friends and family, reduce relaxation time, and have no distractions.
- Create your own notes for quick reference.
- Aim to study 12-13 hours a day. You will need your family’s help.
- Just to remind you, study from LMRP Notes only. Do not do group study. Study alone.
- At the end of the day, revise the day’s work. At the end of the week, revise the week’s work.
- Get used to this lifestyle. Success is the product of a lifestyle.
Month 2 /4
- In the second month, study the bigger subjects like Med, Surgery, OBG. Read LMRP Notes.
- Watch videos only if you don’t understand the notes.
- Keep doing these. Revise at the end of the day/week.
- Also, do weekly revision of everything you’ve studied in the 1st month.
Month 3 /4
- Note down important points in a separate book.
- Note important one-liners like mutation genes, SPM values, etc.
- In the second half of the 3rd month, solve only the previous year’s MCQs. Focus on MCQs of NEET PG, INICET, and FMGE. You will get to practice one topic from multiple angles. This will strengthen your understanding of the topic.
- Note the questions you don’t understand and study them.
- In the last week of the 3rd month, revise everything you’ve studied up till now. Hopefully, you’ve created your notes by now.
Month 4 /4
- Take 1 Grand Test in the first week of the 4th month at the official NEET PG time. Imagine you are giving the NEET PG exam. This role play will help you in the finals.
- Take another GT in the second week.
- Starting from the 3rd week till the exam day, revise, revise, and revise. Regular and frequent revision throughout these 4 months will not only qualify you but can also get you a good rank.
- Read through the notes you’ve prepared.
- Solve NEET PG question papers only. Read the explanation of the questions you get wrong.
- Keep revising and solving question papers till three days before the exam. Give the remaining time for the information to settle.
- If you get anxious a few days before the exam, go for a jog. If you’re nervous, tell yourself you are excited to attempt the exam and give your best.
- Look in the mirror, tell that person they’re ready. Tell them you’re with them through it all.
- Sleep early, as you might have trouble falling asleep because of excitement.
- Get to your center on time. Revise nothing. Trust yourself and your preparation. Be in your zone.
- This is what you’ve been training for; enjoy it.
Care for yourself
- Meditate and do breathing exercises for 10 mins, thrice a day; morning, afternoon, and night.
- Look in the mirror daily and tell yourself that you’re enough, you have everything that’s required, and that you are doing well. Program your subconscious with affirmations.
- Drink smoothies made from raw vegetables and fruits. It saves eating time, provides nutrition, and gives an energy boost. Avoid junk food and fried snacks. Eat healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.
- Exercise, stretch, and move your body daily. Go for a 10-minute jog every alternate day.
- Create a separate, quiet, and pleasant environment for studying.
- Ask your family (people you live with) to support you. Tell them about your mission. Your sole focus is to study; you will need food, clean clothes, space, and more. Tell them nicely that you cannot take part in family activities. But just because you’re pursuing something challenging doesn’t mean you are special. Be humble, treat people well. Be thankful for the support you receive.
- Abstain from entertainment. Allow no unproductive thought to enter your mind. Listen to classical or instrumental music.
- Delete all social media apps from your phone. Keep it away during your study hours. In fact, shift to a simple, non-smartphone for the time being.
- Engage in sexual activity twice a month, including self-stimulation. Use your sexual energy to increase your productivity.
- Sleep for 6 hours at night and take quick naps during the day. Total sleep time in a day should be 7.5 hours. Sleep less, but sleep well.
- If you don’t clear the NEET PG, you are far from failure. Having lived through these 4 months is a victory in itself. Having done so, you’ve developed discipline and have acquired some invaluable skills that will help you build a successful life.
We hope this article helps. If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with our team here. We’d be happy to help you. Best of luck!