Strategy for AIIMS 2021 : Part 1

If you are aspiring for your dream destination AIIMS, New Delhi – you will need to get under 50 rank and you need to score 675 marks in NEET . This is just speculated score after taking into consideration cut off trends of last three years.

Strategy for NEET

There are a total of 180 MCQs, with a time duration of 3 hours. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Subject wise strategy

For NEET, you got to cover all topics in all three subjects. Don’t leave any topic. You should know basics of every chapter so that you won’t get an easy question wrong.

Your question practice has to be of such a level that when you see a question, within 5 seconds you should know if you can solve that question or not. If yes, you should be able to make up in your mind, approach to that question and formula to be used.


Study NCERT completely line by line and revise at least 3-4 times. All diagrams, tables and flow charts should be studied. Complement it with Biology @ your fingertips (new edition coming soon). See previous years MCQs from any standard objective book. For understanding core concept refer to any standard reference book/ coaching notes.


Read NCERT thoroughly. However it is insufficient and many of the concepts are not clearly explained. For understanding concepts, follow a standard reference book or coaching notes. In organic chemistry, understand reaction mechanisms and remember all important name reactions.


Understand text first. Your concepts should be crystal clear. PRACTICE questions regularly from a standard objective book or coaching assignment. Get your doubts cleared there and then. Mark hard questions so that while revision you can have a look at them. You should read text given in NCERT at least once. Mark important stuff which you can revise later on. Also solve NCERT examples and questions in Physics. It will be helpful for your board preparation as well. Droppers who haven’t solved NCERT before should not do it now. It will be not as productive for them. Physics at your fingertips will be your companion throughout the course of preparation. Use it after you have covered the topic from standard textbook/coaching notes.

Tips to Conquer NEET

1. While there is no substitute for hard work, supplementing it with the proper study techniques is easier.

2. If you really want to be a doctor, develop qualities that are the trademark of a doctor- hard work, determination, consistency and patience.

3. Develop a feeling of healthy competition with your friends. Don’t be jealous of them if they know more or don’t become complacent if they don’t fare well. Remember, you are not just competing against them but lakhs of other students. Instead of wasting time in gossip, discuss mnemonics, important facts, numericals with friends; it will make memorizing easier.

4. Use stick-ons and write organic chemistry reactions, physics formulae and other confusing data & tables in biology on the walls of your room or even toilet!

5. Manage time properly. Solve mock test papers and time yourself as you do them. Keep the time limit stringent and be honest with yourself. Regular practice of time management by solving practice papers will highly reduce your chances of not being able to complete the paper in the exam or making silly errors.

6. Don’t waste too much time on a question or a topic you can’t understand/solve. It is better to ask them from your teachers.

7. Always highlight important points in your text for quick revision. You cannot read the whole text during last time revision.

8. While you are solving mock papers, you may come across questions whose answers you know. Still, jot down the few extra points, mnemonics, other related facts/terms that come to your mind at that time after reading that question so that the next time you come across that same question, you can also glance across the other points you noted down yourself. This ensures easy and fast revision and the probability of missing out on topics while revising is also greatly reduced.

9. As for the questions whose answers you don’t know, look for the solutions/hints at the back and compare them with your solutions to know where you went wrong. For theoretical questions, learn the answer and also the extra information given along with it. Write it down near the question itself. While solving practice papers, if you come across a question which you are not able to answer, then make it a point to look up your notes, textbooks for that topic then and there. Don’t forget to mark these questions for future revision.

Source: Physics at Your Fingertips
To be continued

About Rahul Chawla

Doctor, Neurologist (MBBS, M.D, DM Neurology AIIMS New Delhi) Author of Physics @ your fingertips and Biology @ your fingertips. Writer of Hazaaron Khwaahishein (hindi novel). Website: Personal Blog:
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