- Read a topic very carefully. Split it if it’s long.
- Revise that particular topic in your mind.
- Check your notes for any side information/concept.
- Repeat the above steps for the next topic.
Wednesday, November 19
Guide To NET Preparation
I’m Maham Fazal _ the third Merit Position Holder in NUST MBBS 2014. I also stood Third in HSSC Federal Board 2014. Plus I got First Merit Position in RMC.
So, with that little intro let’s move on to certain tips that I would like to share with you all regarding the upcoming NET Series particularly for MBBS/BDS that will Insha Allah help you put up enough score on the board.
1. Organize Yourself:
Be sure to keep all your handy books neatly stacked and within your reach. This will help save time.
2. Schedule It All:
As clichéd as it may sound, but a well thought out study plan works wonders. Sketch out a convenient schedule for yourself. This is a must to do if you want to boost your studying hours capacity. I personally practise this habit.
Once you begin to study, just go through all the text in your books and highlight what you think seems important. Cut down on long paragraphs and derivations etc by highlighting just the critical points. This is going to be especially time saving for you in the NET-2 and 3.
4. Study Routine:
Tackle only one subject at a time and stick to till it completes, no matter how long. Don’t go about fiddling with every subject. This will just create a mess in your mind.
5. Practice, Practice and Practice:
When they say “Practice makes a man perfect” there’s no doubt about it. Practise MCQs as much as you can and whenever and wherever you can. This will help you perceive the question real fast. Also you will improve the speed and accuracy of your calculations.
6. The Subjects:
What to study?
Well, the answer’s simple. Those six towering hefty textbooks that sucked out your soul for nearly two years are here to stay. Yes, that’s right. No need of any extra book. No keys. No guidebooks. Nothing. Just you and your books. And any side notes from some tuition centre you attended.
How to study?
Follow these steps if you’re confused:
Note: Since most of you are also going to appear in HSSC Exam next year so it is advisable for you to go through the Part 1 books thoroughly whereas revise the Part 2 books fully like you do in your exams. This is crucial for the April test where the days between the Test and Annuals are very few.
This portion is mostly numerical based. Sometimes the questions can boggle your mind but sometimes they can be a piece of cake. So you need strong concepts along with knowledge of all the formulae to be prepared for any sort of question. A few questions are information based also so make sure you don’t miss that out.
Part 1: Again you’ll find numericals from this book as well as conceptual questions. Information based questions will be very rare.
Part 2: It is ideal if you can memorize all the equations. But if you don’t want to, then you should at least know what products are formed from certain reactants along with any noticeable colour or property. In case of Organic Chemistry, you should know the mechanisms because you can get questions regarding the product formed at the end of the whole process.
The last three chapters of the book are utterly important (no matter how much we all hate them) particularly Chapter 16.
This portion only tests your memory and cramming ability. The more you print all information in your brain, the more you score. No need of concepts as such. Just remember, the tables are EXTREMELY important. Especially the Part 1 tables in initial chapters. I can bet you there are going to be at least 3-4 questions from them (or more if you’re unlucky). Also, be aware of the important dates of discoveries in your book.
You need a good dash of common sense more than Grammar know-how for this portion. Sense works most of the times. Try to learn the SAT High Frequency Wordlist.
This part is my personal favourite. Really quizzical on the outside but so simple when you get to the depth of it. You must have ample time left for this and you need to be sharp for this. Practise the IQ questions at home from the ISSB preparatory books. They are of the following kinds:
i. Number Sequences (in which you have to tell what number comes next in the sequence. Requires the four basic mathematical operations)
ii. Decoding (in which you decode a total nonsense group of letters into a meaningful word by following an example pattern. Requires the English Alphabets)
iii. Direction Based MCQs (in which you have to tell in which direction the particular subject is. Requires the four basic directions and their mid directions)
iv. Odd one out (the name tells you the meaning. Requires common sense)
So there you have it guys. All the information I had. I hope it proves helpful for you and may you all score great (Ameen). Best of luck!