The Deeksha Edge – Based on my experience during the past 10 years, I can say that Deeksha has a beautiful academic environment. The way a child is cared for from the day he/she enters the college is commendable!
The path to NEET – Coaching for NEET actually starts from Class 11 itself. Naturally, most of the children are not used to the academic schedule at Class 11 level, as they would be fresh out of school. During the initial days, we focus on getting them acquainted to this rigour – the RFTs and weekly tests.
Deeksha’s NEET strategy rests on the 3-step preparation. Mastering our 3-step preparation ensures a great NEET rank:
Step 1: The main source of teaching is the NCERT textbooks, which are of great importance – for all 3 subjects in NEET – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We advise children to be thorough with the NCERT books as the questions may be based on literally any line of the textbook. Toppers from previous batches have also confirmed that by doing this, they could easily wade through NEET and get at least 120 in Physics, Chemistry and 120 + 120 in Botany and Zoology.
Step 2: Our Deeksha manuals are also excellent. They efficiently cover all the important topics and have a great collection of questions that recur in NEET exam. Studying from our manuals will take them to the next level of preparation for NEET. Children should ensure that they go through them after mastering NCERT books. We advise children to not refer to random books from multiple sources haphazardly, as they may end up getting confused.
Step 3: Once they are thorough with the various levels in the manual, we suggest additional reading for PCB. In Biology, we suggest Truman’s Elementary textbook, as its very descriptive and about 80% of medical aspirants in India go through it. We do not want our children to miss this advantage that gives them the required edge. They can also solve the NCERT-based question banks that will give them an idea of the question patterns and FAQs.
Assessments – Right from 1st year, after RFTs, we start with routine weekly tests. The first few tests are relatively simple to help them get a feel of the tests. As all the children come with aspirations to get into good colleges, we help them by ensuring that they learn well, through these tests. Further to this, our dCARE mentoring approach helps them significantly. Especially during the lockdown, the concept of the dPs regularly calling their children and checking on their performance and wellbeing was really well received by children and parents alike.
Study routine – The system is all geared up to help children, they just need to complement it with their own efforts. With our well-planned academic schedule and healthy competition, we encourage children to strive to score better thereby bringing up the class average. By the time these children come to Class 12, they are veterans in the system. They feel more confident and know what to expect and how to study to score well. We advise them to follow a systematic study schedule and study cumulatively. They also need to be thorough with all concepts and be able to identify and label the diagrams given in the exam.
Revision and exams – By September or October, all the topics are completed, and we start the revision programme. It becomes very important for children to sync with the revision programme, to make the best of it! We ensure that they learn thoroughly through the part-tests and help them bridge gaps. Then, they face preparatory exams and practical exams, post which they have their final exams. Next comes the grand tests, which cover both Class 11 and 12 portions exhaustively. They are our mock competitive tests. There are about 15-18 mock tests conducted every year, so after 7 to 8 rounds of these, children are well-versed and know where they stand.
Secret to success – We use different approaches with different types of scorers. Top scorers just need a gentle nudge and motivation to achieve their goals. Children who score average marks would need additional guidance and motivation to realise their potential and score well.
The mantra is to focus on goals, establish consistent study routines with discipline to ensure children succeed in NEET.