Top 3 FAQs on NEET Coaching Answered

by Phume Mdluli

Often one does not tend to compromise with learning and when it comes to cracking the biggest medical entrance exam in the country, the direct gateway to the medical institutes, one certainly takes no chances and immediately enrols in coaching institutes. Such coaching services typically cost an arm and a leg. This is one of the reasons why the opinions of people are divided upon taking up coaching. Another reason cited is the ease of access to such centres.

However, one cannot ignore the fact that NEET has been cleared in the past by self-studies as well. Not all of us have access to coachings, but strategies/techniques used at coaching centres can be adapted and fostered into self-studying.

This article answers the top 3 frequently asked questions on the concepts revolving around NEET coaching. Get your doubts cleared here regarding NEET coaching. Read on.


Query: Which is better – self-studying or NEET Coaching?


Students have varied views on the importance of cracking NEET with NEET Coaching. It is totally an individual’s choice. While students who have a good hold on strategies, lucidity with concepts, a knack of self-monitoring, disciplined and dedicated attitude towards study plans do not feel the need to take up coaching. Some, on the other hand, opt for coaching for the organized and systematic approach to the syllabus such centres have to offer along with regular assessments and mentoring. All in all, one can adapt to all techniques practised at coachings and indulge in self-studies as well if coachings are not your cup of tea or if you do not have access to it. At the end of the day, it all boils down to studying on your own, even if you have the backing of coaching centres.


Query: Is Coaching required for NEET?


Coaching is necessary if you are looking at building up on your concepts for the entrance test. It is a great authorization for guidance. However, one must also know that students who have taken up coaching have failed at cracking NEET too. Hence, one must know that achieving success at NEET completely depends on your dedication and efforts. Smart studying techniques along with regular practise must be your go-to.

Some pointers you can follow for different sections of NEET:


  • Since this section decides your rank, practise a range of questions. Cover all possible type of questions
  • Take up mock tests, solve question papers and sample papers and improve your speed and accuracy levels
  • Physics section has 45 questions. One must get at least 42 questions out of these right for a good NEET score.


  • Focus on conceptual clarity when it comes to organic chemistry
  • For inorganic chemistry, referring to NCERT is sufficient
  • For physical chemistry, practise as many questions as possible


  • Biology has the maximum number of questions. One must aim at getting all 90 questions right in this section for a good score at NEET
  • NCERT must be read line-by-line for Biology
  • Do not miss out on diagrams. Prepare own notes, use mnemonics, solve as many question papers as possible.


Query: Which are the best books for NEET?


This is yet another featured question, most commonly popped when NEET coaching crops up, the subject of NEET preparation books. Enrolled at coaching or into self-studying, the standard study material for NEET, remains the same, NCERT. This is one source for NEET that students must absorb every word from. Absolutely nothing can be missed out from NCERT. Apart from this, one can refer to the following, listed subject wise.


For Physics:

  • NCERT (Textbook) Physics – Class 11 & 12
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics by Pramod Agarwal (For practising problems in mechanics and rotational dynamics.
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker (For optics, waves, and electromagnetism)
  • C. Pandey Objective Physics
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov

For Chemistry

  • NCERT (Textbook) Chemistry – Class 11 & 12
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Physical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd (For reaction mechanisms)
  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry Objective by Arihant (for practising problems)
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry (For Chemical Bonding, Atomic Structure and Coordination Chemistry

For Biology

  • NCERT exemplar
  • Objective NCERT at your fingertips – MTG
  • Previous years papers – MTG Publications 31 Years NEET Papers and Arihant’s 25 years’ AIIMS
  • Trueman’s biology
  • Arihant
  • Cengage

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