The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted by the NTA on May 5, 2019. The national level medical test by NTA to fill MBBS and BDS seats will be held in 154 cities all over India. This year, for the pen and paper-based exam, 15.19 lakh candidates have applied in the 37 days registration window.
As the exam countdown begins, NEET 2019 is giving medical aspirants heebie-jeebies. Students are wrapping the last minute preparation and are ready to hit the bulls-eye. Still, what will happen on the exam day bring jitters which eventually may bring the applicant’s confidence down. So, to do away with the D-day nervousness, here are some ways to calm yourself mentally and physically.
A day before the exam Do not overthink, just ponder that tomorrow will be the usual day, like taking a regular mock test. Taking a walk in the fresh air, mild exercise can help to pacify the senses. Eating healthy food and taking tight sleep helps the body to lighten. It also relaxes the mind and boosts the concentration.
Circumvent trouble On the exam day, students must steer away from unessential conversations. It is futile to ask others “how much they have prepared” or “how many mocks they have done”. Just remember “self-confidence is the best outfit”. Also, ensure to have all the documents on exam day to avoid any hassle. Carry the NEET 2019 Admit Card and valid identity proof.
Take a deep breath and relax There can be moments on exam day where students overwhelm themselves with overthinking. So, in that situation, a little self-talk can really help. Give self-motivation and repeat the mantra “I can do it”. Also, on the exam day, be comfortable. Wear light clothes. Once seated, relax and sit straight, try not to slouch or move legs up and down.
Don’t start right away, make a strategy When students are a little nervous, they tend to miss some basic fundamentals. Before starting the exam, read the instructions carefully. As the exam will have three sections. Just go through the paper once and have a quick glance. Then go ahead with a section which seems doable and scoring. Just give the best, the NEET Result will definitely reflect the hard work.
Bubble the correct way In the exam, it is important to mark the answers in the right way. Sometimes students solve all the questions first and then bubble the answers. In that case, it is likely that candidates fell short of time. So, after solving every question, bubble the response with the correct question number immediately. If doubtful, mark it, answer it later. Post-exam, candidates will able to cross-check them with official NEET 2019 answer key. As the three-hours progress, keep the confidence high. Whenever there is a dip, just take deep breaths.