How To Avoid Negative Marking in NEET

By Ashritha Raghavendra

June 28, 2022

Read and  Re-Read

Some questions may seem similar if they are from previous years’ papers you’ve practised. Regardless, don’t rush into choosing your answer. Always read the question thoroughly.

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Uncertain? Avoid It

This one’s a no-brainer. If you are unsure of a question, skip it or maybe leave it for later. Don’t let it eat up your time when it’s more likely to get you a negative mark.

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Keep Calm

Don’t let the tough questions break your spirit. Focus on what you know and try your best to solve the ones that are hard. A calm and focused mind always helps you be your best.

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Abide by the Guidelines

Remember to follow NEET guidelines to avoid negative marking. Never choose multiple answers in the OMR sheet and fill the answer circles clearly to avoid overlapping with other options. 

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Warm Up Your Confidence

Start the exam on a good note by solving the easier questions first. This will boost your confidence and equip you with a mindset that tackles complicated questions better.

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Be Smart With Your Time

Time management is crucial in competitive exams. Understand the question before attempting it. Not being able to solve a question even after spending time on it may affect your confidence.

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Skip Last-Minute Attempts

Avoid randomly marking answers for unattempted questions towards the end of the exam. This only increases negative marking and impacts your overall rank.

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Exam Day Tips

– Keep your essentials ready — stationery, admit card, etc. – Get a good night’s sleep – Eat a healthy breakfast – Avoid last-minute revision – Have faith in your potential

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