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Do study hours really count in NEET?

It matters how much you study efficiently but it never matters for how many hours you study.

What does study hour count means?

Many students think studying all day can get them a seat in the Medical college. But it is not true. If you study efficiently then you can study more in less time.

For how many hours you should study in NEET?

Maximum of 6-7 hours and minimum of 2- 3 hours are enough for studying NEET Syllabus. You don’t need to study for 12-16 hours a day which many students do. 

After how long you need a break from studies? 

After 45 minutes of studying try to have a short break. Don’t use any social media in this break. Listen to music and try to do some activity that you like.

Do study hour count? 

Hard work always gets pays off in NEET. But it does not matter that you need to study constantly in a day.

Hours should always be counted in the terms of efficiency. If you utilize 50 minutes of an hour with full concentration and dedication then your hour will be counted.

But if you only have an output of 20 minutes in an hour, you have significantly wasted it. It will count only in your study hour and not in your efficient study hour.

Count your efficient hour and not the number of hours that you studied. 

There is no use of studying more than 8 hours a day. Your brain will get exhausted.  

Enjoy your studying and more importantly, study efficiently. Enjoy trips, outing and everything but don’t compromise with your studies.

Set a daily time table and try to achieve it. See how much you have utilized and how much you have wasted.

There is nothing like studying 12 hours will only get you a seat. What matters is you should have at least 3-4 hours of efficient studying.

Don’t force yourself. Stay calm and do everything properly.


Yes, hours count in NEET but those hours should be consumed efficiently. If you just sat in front of a book for an hour, it would not be counted and that is just wasting time. So no matter for how many hours you study, you should study efficiently. Do see your daily output.

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