Cracking NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is a dream of many aspirants. With a dream in the eyes and will in the heart, many aspirants begin their preparation for the examination. The biggest hurdle they face is choosing the right study material. Some students rely just on the textbooks and some end up referring to multiple books that lead to confusion. These days coaching institutes also provide their references books, which adds to the pile. Deciding which book to use as a standard reference study material can be a tricky proposition.
It is of utmost importance that the studying material used should be standard throughout the preparation. Each book/author has a different undertone and style of explaining a concept and this has a vast impact on the understanding of a subject. One must understand the difference between having multiple study materials and referring multiple books for one purpose.
Let's take an example of both :
- Having multiple study material : Studying Material must consist of different materials that can form a kit that aids in overall preparation for the examination. This generally must include Textbooks, reference books, notes, a book that provides MCQ practice etc. These books prove beneficial for different phases of preparation like reading, self study, revision and assessment.
- Referring multiple books for one purpose : This basically means referring multiple books for reading a single topic. For eg., using NCERT Physics, Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma, Objective Physics By DC Pandey and Fundamental Physics by Pradeep altogether in order to understand the concept better. But this will not only cause confusion and chaos but will also end up being boring and uninterested. Rather we can pick one book and get our concept cleared easily.
Let's now look at some of the recommended books you can choose for your NEET PREPARATIONS.
- For Physics :
- NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII.
- Physics for NEET by C.P. Singh.
- 40 Days Physics for NEET by S.B. Tripathi
- Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.
- Objective Physics By DC Pandey.
- Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma.
- Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov.
- Fundamental Physics by Pradeep.
- For Chemistry :
- NCERT Chemistry Class XI & Class XII.
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison.
- Objective Chemistry by R.K. Gupta.
- Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon.
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee.
- Boyd for Organic Chemistry
- 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur.
- ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern.
- Practice books - V.K Jaiswal for Inorganic, M.S Chauhan for Organic, N. Awasthi for Physical Chemistry.
- For Biology :
- NCERT Biology Class XI & Class XII.
- 40 Days Biology for NEET by S. Chakravarty.
- Pradeep’s Publication Biology
- Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET by M.P Tyagi.
- Objective Botany by Ansari.
- GR Bathla publications for Biology.
- Objective Biology by Dinesh.
It is important to understand the NCERT books are an integral part of the examination. Hence, studying it is mandatory. Apart from the NCERT books you can choose one book that will be the basis for your advanced understanding of the subject.
Your Study material kit for NCERT must encompass the following :
- NCERT books : These books must be read from time to time to get hold on the basics of the concept.
- Notes : These form an important study material for revision as it is concisely curated important points, eg etc.
- Reference book : These must help you get the required advanced knowledge about the subject.
- Mcq practice book : This forms an important part of your study material kit as it would help you practice and implement all the knowledge regarding the particular subject and make necessary improvements further.
- Set of old question papers : This will help you have a self assessment.
With the right study material you can easily have a hold on the concepts and subjects. While choosing a reference book it is very important to look out for a book that explains the concept in a way that suits your understanding and grasping abilities. You may analyze this by reading the introduction of the first chapter. If while reading it you feel it is easy, has comfortable language and you are interested to read more, go for it.
Cracking a competitive exam is all about having a proper preparation strategy and choosing the correct study material. Choose and curate the right study material kit for your NEET preparations.