NEET is one of the most competitive exams in the world. If you are preparing for NEET exam, you should take pride in the fact that you are going to attempt the toughest exam in the world. Then the question arises: how to prepare for NEET as it is such a competitive exam?
In this article, we will discuss how time management helps you in preparing for NEET exam. Many students think time management is about spending more time with books and tests. But the fact is completely different.
What is Time Management?
Time management is managing your time to get more results in less time. In other words, you should learn more lessons in less time. This sounds great! So let’s see how to prepare for NEET by managing your time.
There is a correlation between the time you can study and your concentration level. Each student will have a different concentration level on studies. Some students can concentrate for 1 hour, while others can concentrate for 2 hours or even 3 hours.
Please remember there is nothing wrong if you have less concentration level. Of course, you can improve your concentration levels with various exercises and methods but that will be a different topic. So, in this post, we will only discuss how you can adjust your study plan based on your concentration level.
How to know your concentration level?
It is simple. While you start studying, note down the time – this is your start time. Then concentrate on your studies. After a while, you feel tired or bored or simply start looking around. This means you are losing your concentration level. Even if you try to force yourself on the book or on the app, you cannot continue your studies. When you feel like closing the book or app, check the time again. This time is your end time.
The difference between the start time and end time is your concentration level. It can be 30 mins or 60 mins or 120 mins.
Now you know your concentration level, let’s see how you can plan your preparation.
Divide a day into pieces
You must divide your day time into small pieces. This can be best explained with examples. So take a look at below 2 examples
Study time plans
Example 1: Suppose your concentration level is one hour. You can plan the study time as shown below. Each of your study period should not exceed one hour.
- 9 am to 10 am
- 11 am to 12 pm
- 2 pm to 3 pm
- 4 pm to 5 pm
- 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
- 9 pm to 10 pm
In the above example, you can study for 6 hours a day. If your concentration level is 1 hour and you try to study for 2 hours at a stretch, you get bored soon and you cannot continue your preparation effectively. So always stick to your concentration level.
You can make changes to the above timings to suit your requirements. Once you finish a study session, do other activities like doing household work, talking to friends or watching TV. By this, you recharge yourself for the next session.
Example 2: Below example shows how you can divide your time if your concentration level is high and you can study for 2 hours without any fatigue.
- 9 am to 11 am
- 1 pm to 3 pm
- 4 pm to 5 pm (one-hour session)
- 7 pm to 9 pm
In example 2, you are able to study for 7 hours in a day. It means the more you concentrate the more you study. You might have also noted that we have one hour session from 4 pm to 5 pm. This brings variation in your study hours to avoid boredom and monotony.
Once you finish one study session, you can do any other work. Without any guilty, you can even listen to music or watch TV. Doing some favorite activity helps you in reenergizing your concentration level so that you can get ready for the next study session.
Now, you know how to prepare for NEET by managing your time according to your concentration level. This will help you in learn more in less time. Hope you will implement this strategy into your your study plan and score more.