National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level medical entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in Government and private medical colleges as well as in deemed universities. NEET has brought all the colleges under the purview of one single exam which was not the case earlier. Each state used to have their own medical entrance exam. With NEET, the number of seats, as well as the competition, has increased. Currently, there are almost 95,000 seats for MBBS and BDS courses under NEET.
NEET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The entire syllabus of NEET is covered by NCERT standard books of Class 11 and Class 12. However, reading just the NCERT books is not enough to crack this exam and ensure a seat in one of the medical colleges. With the increase in the number of students appearing for the exam, it has become highly competitive. The only way to guarantee a seat in your dream college is to secure as high a score as possible. In order to do that, you must have in-depth and detailed knowledge of all the concepts in the syllabus.
NCERT books are a must to clear the basics. At the same time, the concepts in NCERT books are too concise and less. Cracking the NEET needs more than just knowing the concepts. It needs one to have a proper understanding of the application of the concepts. Once you have finished the NCERT books (both theory and practice), you need to refer to some of the standard and more advanced books in order to ace this exam.
The following are some of the best books for NEET preparation as recommended by scholars and academicians with years of experience:
- Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
- Objective Physics by Prof Satya Prakash Arya (MTG Publishers)
- Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
- Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon (G. R. Bathla Publications)
- Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S. Dinesh & Co.)
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry (Part 1 & 2)
- Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publication)
- Modern’s ABC of Biology for XI & XII – B. B. Arora, A. K. Sabharwal- Modern Publishers
- Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) – Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee – Arihant Publications
- Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia – Dinesh Publications
- Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
Apart from reading these books, you need to practice a lot. Neet Answer key provides unlimited containing questions selected from previous years’ question paper as well as from the above-mentioned books. You can learn on Embibe which contains study materials and video tutorials for almost 15,000 concepts that cover the entire syllabus of NEET. You can also take neet mock tests on Embibe which are of the same difficulty level as the actual exam.