March 24, 2020

The Key To Avoid Negative Marking In NEET

NEET, one of the most prestigious exams of the country, enables students to seek admissions into medical institutes and turn into successful medical professionals. Each candidate gives his/her best to qualify this competitive exam, some of them even start preparing from Class 11 onwards.

When it comes to examinations, most of us, if not everyone, tends to get anxious, those “butterflies in the stomach” moments regardless of the preparation being full-proof. One of the blunders students commit in competitive examinations is the wrong move of attempting all the questions just for the sake of answering without anticipating its adverse impact on the final score, hence on the NEET rank. As we all are aware of the marking scheme where every correct response carries 4 marks and an incorrect response costs 1 mark deduction, aspirants must ensure they know which question to answer as a difference of even 1 mark can take you down by almost 50 ranks.

So, as part of NEET Preparation Tips, we have formulated a few tactics which can help students deal with negative marking, overcome the tendency and avoid them on the whole. Read on to find out:

  • One must have a full-proof preparation before appearing for NEET exams to avoid being in the position of being in a fix when coming to answering questions, conceptual clarity and other related aspects.
  • Most of the students end up losing marks due to incorrect filling of the OMR. Last minute entries due to panic causes students to often darken the wrong circles, though they would have the correct answers. To overcome this, it is advised to ensure and mark answers as and when done with the question, not keeping it to be marked in the last 15 minutes, which is often students’ tactic. It is therefore suggested to have a well-practised hand, especially with the OMR sheets. Download samples available online.
  • Read questions carefully, pick and underline the keywords in the questions. Sometimes, one tends to mark the wrong response as answers due to lack of comprehending the question and the options as well. Practise different types of questions to learn how questions can be asked.
  • If you are not sure about the answer to a question, try the method of elimination. Try eliminating options one by one. Pick the most probable one if you are sure, else avoid. However, if you want to secure a good rank, you must take risks. Skipping more than 3 or four questions can have a significant impact on your rank.
  • Practising is the key as it leaves lesser room to commit any errors.
  • While preparing for exams, some tend to concentrate less on NEET Biology MCQs section and more on Physics and Chemistry, while it should be noted that the paper is constituted 50% by the Biology sub-section and requires equal if not more prep-time

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