How to Prepare for NEET MDS – Chapter 2 – Preliminary Preparation with Monthly, Weekly & Daily Schedules




Welcome to the Chapter 2 of the series on NEET “All About NEET MDS Entrance Exams”.

DentalOrg.com in association with Brihapathi NEET MDS Academy brings you the ultimate article that will guide you and lead you to success in NEET exams. The NEET review report has been written in collaboration with Dr. Narendranatha Reddy, who has decades of teaching experience in the preparation of MDS Entrance exams.

From his vast experience, he has devised complete steps to prepare efficiently for NEET MDS Entrance exams and how to successfully qualify the exam. 


Find the link to all the articles in the All About NEET Series below.
In this series ” All About NEET, Dr. Narendranatha Reddy will be covering the points under the following headings. Find the List of topics that would be covered in this series “ALL ABOUT NEET MDS”

  1. All About NEET MDS – An Outline & Scope (Click to Read Here)
  2. All About NEET MDS : 
    • How to Prepare – “My Experience” Clinic or No Practice & How to Plan – Monthly, weekly, daily schedules & How to Study. (Click to Read Here)
    • How to Study After Making Plans (Preparing for Theory & MCQs) (Click to Read Here)
    • How To Revise Topics For NEET Exams (Phases of Revisions) (Click to Read Here)
  3. All About NEET MDS – Self Study vs Coaching
  4. All About NEET MDS – Time Management for Interns, Working Dentists, Homemakers & Long Back Graduates

You can reach or contact the author at drpnnreddy@brihaspathiacademy.com

or call him at +91 91644 76636


All About NEET MDS Chapter 2

How to Prepare – “My Experience”

(Working in Clinic with NEET Preparation? How to prepare a Monthly, weekly and daily NEET Preparation schedule)

1. Do Not Sail in Two Boats at a Time

It is a question which every dental graduate faces with no clear-cut answer. Everyone has a view on the more suitable approach but you need to decide what is correct for you.

  • Don’t Do Your Entrance Preparation along with Clinical Practice. Many of the aspirants think that they can prepare for the entrance along with clinical practice. But for God’s sake, don’t mix wine and vodka.
  • I have observed many failures with this type of protocol. The saddest part was they had lost the Seat/Rank with one or two marks thus wasting one precious year.
  • Clinical Practice will be with us for whole life but not the studies. Be Focused on studies and give a halt to practice.
  • Remember: If you are not successful in this attempt, then you must wait for one full year cursing yourself and with the feeling that maybe you should not have invested more time into clinical practice.

2. Early Start: Half Work Done

Start Your Preparation, at least 10 months before the actual Test Date

Advantages

  1. You can make the best use of time
  2. You can do at least 2 revisions apart from basic/preliminary study
  3. No last minute exam stresses

Can be able to modify the preparation if there is a change in exam date or pattern


3. Division of Total Study Period

(Approximately 10 months)

Ideally, you can divide 10 months as below

  • 5 – 6 months: Basic/Preliminary Preparation
  • 2 – 4 months: Revision Phase – I
  • 1 – 2 months: Revision Phase – II
  • If finished earlier: Revision Phase – III

We will look in detail at all the Phases of Revision mentioned above in the next few slides of this article.


The article continues on the next slide. In the next slide, the author will speak in detail on how to efficiently divide your time (to cover all the NEET Exam subjects). You will also get to download the Free Timetable to plan your preparation.

Press Next to go to the NEET Preparation Timetable 

The basic study plan to start your preliminary preparation

You are reading “All about NEET” series and in this slide, Dr. Narendranatha Reddy will discuss the preliminary study plan to start the NEET preparation


BASIC/PRELIMINARY PREPARATION STUDY PLAN (first 5 to 6 months)

Assuming You Have Weekend Tests

The journey of your NEET preparation starts here

  • This is the First Step and the most vital part of the NEET MDS Preparation.
  • Always remember that Constant Periodic Revision is mandatory for effective preparation.
  • I suggest you revise on daily basis of entire day topics before you go to sleep in the night.
  • This plan is explained assuming that you have Weekend Test on Sundays. One can modify the preparation as per their needs.

Monday – Friday: Initial Preparation

Saturday: Revision of the things whatever you studied from Monday – Friday

Sunday: Weekend Test


 The various steps involved in the Basic Preliminary NEET preparation are as follows:

  1. Shortlist Your Study Materials
  2. Shortlist Your Time/Days Per Subject
  3. Prepare a Weekly Schedule/Planner
  4. Schedule the Day
  5. How to Study – Weekly Test Preparation

 1. Shortlist your study Materials

(Basic Preliminary Preparation Point Number 1)

Before you jump into preparation, it is wise and sensible to carefully select your tools. And the most important in this regard is the study materials you are going to use.

Shortlist Your Study MaterialsThis is the most crucial part of the preparation

  • Many of the students try to read everything that is available in the market.
  • But it is not correct.
  • First concise the list of books you want to rely on (MCQs and Theory)
  • Keep positive hopes on the chosen materials
  • Don’t try to add more without finishing the initial list
  • You can try additional materials in the Revision Phase

 2. Shortlist your Days Per Subject

(Basic Preliminary Preparation Point Number 2)


  • This is another precious step towards your goal.
  • Many of the students don’t know how much time to be given per subject.
  • Earlier when multiple exams were there, students were used to giving more time for Dental subjects but now NEET MDS blueprint says equal (more or less) marks division for all the 19 Subjects.
  • Hence, we need to give equal importance to all the subjects irrespective of candidate’s interest.
  • Always prepare as per DCI Syllabus. Don’t let any topic go untouched.
  • Many of the students prefer to start with Dental subjects as they think it is easy to get on track.
  • But in my experience, it’s not a great start as they were piled with Basics at the end and lose the confidence and interest.

I suggest,

  • List out the Subjects in the descending order of Most Difficult to Easiest.
  • This is because you can start with that Most Difficult one with maximum time allotment. And the last one is Easiest which requires the least number of days.
  • For e.g.: For me, Pharmacology is toughest, need quite a lot of time and I put it at first. DADH is easiest and I read it in the last.

Below I am providing a tentative schedule for the number of days you should invest per subject for NEET MDS Exam preparation. You can either follow this pattern or modify it as per your requirement. However, keep in mind that there are 19 subjects which you need to cover. Therefore, plan accordingly. Investing too many days in one subject may make you better in it, however, you won’t have time to cover many other subjects or topic.

S. No Subject (Most Difficult – Easiest) No. of Days
1 Pharmacology 15
2 Anatomy 15
3 Physiology 10
4 Microbiology 07
5 Oral Pathology 12
6 Oral Medicine and Radiology 07
7 Biochemistry 06
8 General Medicine 10
9 General Surgery 05
10 Community Dentistry 15
11 General Pathology 05
12 Dental Materials 10
13 Prosthodontics 12
14 Cons & Endo 12
15 Oral Surgery 12
16 Periodontics 12
17 Orthodontics 06
18 Pedodontics 05
19 DADH 05
TOTAL DAYS 181

In the next slide, check out the 3rd step in the preliminary preparation.

How to make an efficient weekly scheduler plan for NEET preparation?

The article continues in the next slide

We are covering the series “All About NEET” by Dr. Narendranath Reddy. In the previous slide, we were talking about the points in preliminary preparation for NEET MDS Exam.


Basic Preliminary Preparation Point 3

Preparing a Weekly Schedule


  • Many of us are good at scheduling the time but poor in Time Management.
  • Usually, we decide what topic/chapter to study only when we sit for a reading. This is absolutely wrong and we are wasting quite a lot of time and efforts while doing so. Do remember that cracking the Entrance also demands a planned approach.
  • So, prepare a Weekly Schedule à Not in Mind but in Written. (from Monday – Saturday, Sunday is usually a break day or coaching day) Preferably by Sunday night.
  • Write down in a Book/Prepare in a word format and take printouts as desired (must be preserved until you succeed).

Still not clear!?

Let me give you an example of a sample weekly plan. You can prepare your own plan based on this module. For this example, I am taking Feb 5th, 2018 as a date.

05 February 2018 (Monday)

Subject: Anatomy

5.30 – 8.30 AM 10 AM – 01 PM 5.00 – 8.00 PM 9.30 – 11 PM Remarks (mention whether you could finish it or not and the reasons for the same)
Embryology – Theory Embryology – MCQs Osteology – Theory Osteology – MCQs

Revision of the Day

Able to finish as per schedule
06 February 2018 (Tuesday)

Subject: Anatomy

5.30 – 8.30 AM 10 AM – 01 PM 5.00 – 8.00 PM 9.30 – 11 PM Remarks (mention whether you could finish it or not and the reasons for the same)
07 February 2018 (Wednesday)

Subject: Anatomy

5.30 – 8.30 AM 10 AM – 01 PM 5.00 – 8.00 PM 9.30 – 11 PM Remarks (mention whether you could finish it or not and the reasons for the same)

The benefit of having a weekly schedule or planner:

  • It will be easy to track your preparation over a period if you have a well planned weekly schedule. Also, you can practice Time Management.
  • Do remember that, you don’t get additional time for practicing Time Management. We should hit many birds with a single shot.

The next most important point of Basic Preliminary Preparation is – How do you create an effective each day schedule so that every day is utilized to the maximum for the preparation of NEET. 

In the next slide of this article, point 4 of Preliminary NEET Preparation – Scheduling and Planning for Each Day

We are covering the series “All About NEET” by Dr. Narendranath Reddy. In the previous slide, we were talking about the points in preliminary preparation for NEET MDS Exam.

In this slide, we will take a look at how do you plan for a single day during the course of your preparation


Basic Preliminary NEET Preparation Point 4


You can plan for a year, a month or a week. However, it ultimately comes down to how you stick to your plan each and every day. Perform your best in a planned manner every day, and you will be on your way to NEET success glory.

Basic points to understand when scheduling for a day:

  • Effective Day wise Schedule is the key to success
  • Don’t study continuously either from the morning to evening or full nigh-out. It won’t yield good results.
  • Study intermittently – few hours at a time
  • Take at least 10 minutes break per every 1.5 hours
  • Don’t study for more than 10 hours in Day. Sounds a bit odd. But I bet. It gives immense returns. You must have heard from many that I have read for 15 hours/20 hours etc. Please note that Human Brain can’t function for so many hours and it’s kind of trash. You can also cook-up similar one once you succeed. You can increase 10 hours to 12 Hours during Revision Period but never beyond 12 Hours.

You can be a day reader or a night reader. For Day Readers (Am not talking about Night Readers as I do not encourage my students for that), here is the timetable that you can follow: 

  • Get up early in the morning. Preferably at 5 AM
  • Start studies by 5.30 AM and go up to 8.30 AM – Fruitful time: Minimum 2.5 Hours
  • Stop for Breakfast and other daily chores
  • Start at 10 AM and continue up to 1 PM – Fruitful time: Minimum 2.5 Hours
  • Take Lunch break and sleep for at least 1 hour
  • Start by 5 PM and do it up to 8 PM – Fruitful time: Minimum 2.5 Hours
  • Have early Dinner
  • Final Hours for the Day: 9.30 – 11 PM – Fruitful time: Minimum 1.5 Hours
  • Do the Revision of what you studied from Morning for at least Half an Hour time before you wind up the day

From the above Timeline, you are easily yielding around 9 hours of fruitful time (actual concentrated study time excluding breaks time). Note that all these are happening without any stress and still you can allow some time for any other household activities.


This section of the All About Neet Series concludes here.

In this episode Chapter 2, we covered some of the most preliminary preparation plans that you must follow and adhere to prepare the groundwork for your success in the tough NEET Exams.

To recap the points you covered till now are as follows: 

It is always better to prepare NEET without getting simultaneously into Clinical Practice.

  • Whenever you decide to prepare for NEET, it is better to go all out in preparing for it rather than diluting your NEET preparation by investing time into clinical practice. More so if you are a new dental graduate, then it is important that you invest all your energy in the preparation for NEET.
  • Clinical practice is tiring and time-consuming. Being a fresh graduate you are inexperienced to cope up with the stress of clinical practice and simultaneously preparing for NEET. In the end, your NEET preparation will be hampered.

Be very serious about the Preliminary Preparation, as it will lay the foundation how effective your NEET preparation will be.

  • Understand that the Basic Preliminary Preparation consists of many substeps. Each of the substeps is crucial to the success of the preliminary preparation. The substeps are as follows:
    • Shortlist Your Study Materials
    • Shortlist Your Time/Days Per Subject
    • Prepare a Weekly Schedule/Planner
    • Schedule the Day
    • How to Study – Weekly Test Preparation

We have till now covered till the planning of the NEET preparation on a monthly, weekly and daily scheduling.


In the next Post, we will be covering in detail the last step in the preliminary preparation – How to prepare for the NEET after planning your schedules.

Read it in the next part of the “All About NEET Series” below


Find the link to all the articles in the All About NEET Series below.
In this series ” All About NEET, Dr. Narendranatha Reddy will be covering the points under the following headings. Find the List of topics that would be covered in this series “ALL ABOUT NEET MDS”

  1. All About NEET MDS – An Outline & Scope (Click to Read Here)
  2. All About NEET MDS : 
    • How to Prepare – “My Experience” Clinic or No Practice & How to Plan – Monthly, weekly, daily schedules & How to Study. (Click to Read Here)
    • How to Study After Making Plans (Preparing for Theory & MCQs) (Click to Read Here)
    • How To Revise Topics For NEET Exams (Phases of Revisions) (Click to Read Here)
  3. All About NEET MDS – Self Study vs Coaching
  4. All About NEET MDS – Time Management for Interns, Working Dentists, Homemakers & Long Back Graduates

You can reach or contact the author at drpnnreddy@brihaspathiacademy.com

or call him at +91 91644 76636



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