Why Previous Years' NEET Question Papers and Mock Tests Important?

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2023 ( NEET )

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Wondering why NEET question papers and mock tests are such a big deal for everyone? Read on to find out five advantages of why it is important to solve previous years' NEET question papers. 

5 Advantages of Solving Previous Years' NEET Question Papers

5 Advantages of Solving Previous Years' NEET Question Papers

Solving the previous year's question papers and mock tests for NEET 2023 preparation is as crucial as preparing the theory section. Any preparation advice, be it from an expert or a topper, is incomplete without the mention of NEET previous years' question papers and mock tests. Candidates often ask why it is important to solve the NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests. Here we present to you five advantages of solving previous years' NEET question papers. This article will help you understand why it is important to solve the question papers of previous years and mock tests for cracking NEET 2023

NEET 2023 exam is expected to be held on May 7, or the first week of May. The NEET 2023 application forms are likely to be released by NTA in March. Solving previous years' question papers will surely give an edge to the preparations for the medical entrance exam. 

Also Read: NEET UG 2023 Expected on May First Week; Application Forms to be Released by March: Reports

NEET 2023: 5 Advantages of Solving Previous Years' Question Papers and Mock Tests

Here we have enlisted five advantages of solving previous years' question papers and practising mock tests and their role in cracking NEET 2023.

1. Understanding the Exam Pattern

When it comes to understanding the exam pattern there is no better guide than the question papers of the previous years. They help students understand the type of questions that can be asked from a topic in NEET 2023. An in-depth analysis of the question papers will also help you judge which topics are important with respect to NEET.  With this, one can also review the preparation level of the topics from the NEET 2023 syllabus. In case a student finds that s/he is weak in a particular topic which carries a high weightage in the NEET syllabus but his/her areas of strength are not given a high priority, then the student has to rethink the preparation strategy and study accordingly. 

2. Time Management and Speed

According to the exam pattern of NEET, candidates have to solve 180 questions in three hours (180 minutes) and they have to select 180 questions from 200 questions, which implies that they get less than a minute per question. To attempt the maximum number of questions on the day of the exam, you need to achieve this speed. NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests are designed to be solved in a duration of three hours. Setting a timer while solving these will help you achieve this speed. It is also advised that candidates take the mock test or sit for solving NEET previous years' question papers at the time of the actual exam, which is 2 pm to 5 pm. This will help their body clock to adjust to the exam schedule and not create any hindrance. 

3. Accuracy and Confidence

Solving NEET question papers and mock tests will not only help NEET aspirants with time management but will also help improve their speed and accuracy. They may be able to solve 10 questions in 10 minutes, but how many of these are correct? To get good results, candidates must achieve accuracy and considerable speed. With higher accuracy and regular practice, their confidence level will be automatically boosted. According to the exam day experiences shared by various candidates, those who solved NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests feel confident as compared to those who relied only on books.

4. Prepares you for all types of questions and topics

During the initial stages of preparation, a candidate sticks to solving the question papers of previous years and a few basic mock tests. With progress, they are advised to attempt mock tests of intermediate and advanced difficulty levels. NEET Mock tests of various difficulty levels prepare a candidate for almost any question. This will help them on the day of the examination and they will not be overwhelmed by the NEET 2023 question paper.

5. Preparation Analysis and Performance Evaluation

Solving the question papers and mock tests will also help candidates analyse their preparation. After every mock test, they should spend some time analysing the results. Their preparation may be rock solid and they may have read everything, but there will be questions/ topics which prevent them from getting a perfect score. Analysing the results of mock tests will help them strengthen these areas and will help improve their performance on exam day.

However, candidates preparing for NEET 2023 must remember that merely solving NEET previous years' question papers and mock tests is not enough to crack the examination. They must prepare the theory section thoroughly. The practice tests or mock tests should be introduced only when after completion of 40 per cent of the syllabus or more. 

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NEET 2023 Mock Test is a comprehensive Test including Questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. This test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked, the exam pattern, and the marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. 

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FAQs Regarding NEET Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Tests

Q: When is the right time to start taking NEET mock tests?

A: Ideally, candidates should tart taking NEET mock tests at least six months before the exam.

Q: What is the importance of solving previous years' NEET question papers?

A: Previous years' NEET question papers give an indepth idea to students about the syllabus, question types and topics that they can expect in the actual exam. Hence, it is highly recommended for NEET aspirants to solve previous years' question papers.

Q: Where can I get past years NEET question papers?

A: Past years' NEET question papers of all languages and sets are available on the NTA website. Students can also download NEET question papers of previous years here on this page by clicking on the link given above. 

Q: Where can I get NEET mock tests?

A: NEET mock tests are provided by Shiksha.com, as well as various coaching institutes. NEET mock tests are offered in both full-length as well as subject-wise formats. 

Q: What should I do if I get a low score in NEET mock test or after solving previous years' NEET question papers?

A: If students are unable to get a good score in NEET mock tests or question papers, the first step is to identify the problem areas and work on those to improve. After identifying the weak areas, they should take help of their teachers to know how to improve the weaknesses and methods of revision and practice.

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I have done 12th with science. Can I appear for NEET exam? I am currently doing BA.

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I have given NEET UG this year and I got a score of 194. Can I get a government B.Sc. Nursing College in Madhya Pradesh?

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Yes you can get admission.

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Is TS NEET phase 2 seat allotment released?

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No, 2nd round of counselling has not yet been released. You can always check updates on the website.

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Which is harder, NEET or JEE?

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deepika maurya

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3 weeks ago

JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in enginee...JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in engineering colleges. Due to the lesser number of seats available in medical colleges and the high level of competition in NEET getting into a good medical college is challenging. As for difficulty level, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is slightly tougher than Joint Entrance Examination-Mains but easier than Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced, but that is subjective, as seats are comparatively limited in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, making it more competitive. Least Difficult: JEE Mains. Difficult: NEET. Most Difficulty: JEE Advanced. I hope this will help you.

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I've heard that the state cut off often reduces by 3-4 marks during the mop up round of NEET UG counselling. Is it true?

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Rahul Ranjan

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I have secured 113 marks in NEET 2022 and my rank is 905892. Can I get admission in Sardar Patel Dental College, Lucknow?

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Rahul Ranjan

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3 weeks ago

No, you can't get admission in Sardar Patel Dental College, Lucknow, you have to score more.

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Can I do the choice-filling process in round 2 of the NEET UG counselling if I've registered in round 1?

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4 weeks ago

Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling ...Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling is today. MCC will then release the lists of students who were assigned to medical and dental colleges for round 2. After this round, a fresh process for the mop-up round of NEET UG will be done by MCC. This process is the same for state NEET counselling too.

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When will the round 2 counselling results of the NEET UG be declared?

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The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announce...The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announced by MCC after the choice-filling process is complete. The NEET UG exam is conducted for admission to medical and dental colleges in India.

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