NEET Phase 2 on July 24, 2016: Dos & Don’ts for Exam Day

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 22 Jul 2016

The key to cracking NEET Phase 2 is not just preparing for the paper but also for the exam day. Following are some dos and don'ts that you may consider before you start writing the exam.


The second phase of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2016 (Sunday).

NEET Phase 2 is being held for candidates seeking admission in Central government institutions, private medical colleges and deemed universities.  As per the Supreme Court’s ordinance, the States have been instructed that they can consider NEET scores for admission in their undergraduate medical and dental courses if they are not conducting their own exams this year.

Many students who had taken the phase one of NEET entrance exam are appearing for NEET Phase 2 as well, along with candidates who could not sit for NEET Phase 1 in May. Candidates who’ve decided to appear for NEET the second time to improve their scores will have to surrender their NEET 1 scores. The biggest concern for such students could be that if they do not perform well in this one, they will not have any back-up.

In that case, the key to do well is that candidates should analyse their performance in the previous exam and work on their underperformed areas.

How to Prepare for the Exam Day?

1. When you are preparing for the exam, make a strategy keeping in mind your strong and weak areas. You can boost your chances of success if your strategy involves focusing on the strong areas to score the maximum marks.

2. You need to be selective when you’re attempting questions. If you are not confident of certain questions, leave them and attempt the ones you think you can handle easily. Spending time on the tough questions will take away your precious time and giving wrong answers can reduce your grand total. Try to identify the easy ones and attempt them first, especially questions that you can easily pull off.

3. Time management is the key to crack any exam. Since you get three hours to answer the paper, you can divide your time in a manner that you’re able to attempt all the questions. Start with attempting easy questions and pick up the subjects that you think are your strength. This way, you will be able to stick to the timeline assigned. Once you’re through with the questions you’re comfortable with, you can go ahead and attempt the remaining ones to maximize your score.

4. As soon as you get the question paper, do not be in a hurry or panic. Start by reading instructions carefully and fill in the required details before you start answering the paper. Go through all the questions and start the paper by answering the easy questions first.


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