NEET 2020 CHEMISTRY PATTERN
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
NEET Exam Pattern 2020 has been released by the exam conducting authority i.e. NTA. There are no major changes in the exam pattern. NEET 2020 is an opportunity for all those students who are seeking admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by top medical colleges or universities of the country.
Candidates must be familiar with NEET 2020 exam pattern along with the syllabus. NEET 2020 Exam Pattern gives details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, and marking scheme. Check NEET Chemistry Syllabus
NEET 2020 Chemistry paper will have 45 questions based on class XI & XII questions.
Candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
The total time duration to complete the paper is 3 hours.
The exam is scheduled to be held on July 26, 2020 as stated by HRD Minister. Check NEET 2020 Important Dates
Moreover, candidates must note that authorities have decided to reduce NEET 2021 syllabus. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the academic sessions or classes will start late this year and most of the valuable time of students was wasted during lockdown. So considering the current situation the decision has been taken.
Read the article to know in detail about NEET Chemistry exam pattern, marking scheme, chapter-wise weightage, etc.
|Mode of the Exam||Offline|
|Total Time Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Questions||45 Questions (From Chemistry)|
|Medium||English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese and Urdu|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for each correct answer -1 for an incorrect answer|
NEET exam pattern will help candidates in getting a clear idea about the marking scheme, type of questions, difficulty level of questions, language of paper etc. With the help of the same candidates can plan the best strategy to crack the exam. NEET is designed aiming to test an individual's abilities in various grounds related to the course they are planning to pursue in the future.
NEET Mode of Examination:
NEET 2020 will be conducted offline in pen and paper-based mode.
During the time of examination, candidates will be provided with a rough booklet.
The exam will cover both Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus from Chemistry of the NCERT curriculum.
NEET Marking Scheme:
As per NEET 2020 Marking Scheme, candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
NEET Exam Duration:
Candidates will get a total of 3 hours to attempt 180 questions. Practice with NEET Sample Papers
Medium of Question Paper:
Candidates can choose to take the exam in any of the following 11 languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu language.
|Medium of the exam||Exam Centre|
|English||All exam cities/centers|
|Tamil||Available only in exam centers in Tamil Nadu|
|Kannada||Available only in exam centers in Karnataka|
|Gujarati||Available only in exam centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Marathi||Available only in exam centers in Maharashtra|
|Assamese||Available only in exam centers in Assam|
|Hindi||All exam cities/centers|
|Telugu||Available only in exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|Oriya||Available only in exam centers in Orissa|
|English and Urdu||Available only in exam centers|
|Bengali||Available only in exam centers in West Bengal|
NEET 2020 will be conducted in 11 languages and candidates can opt for preferable language during the online application process.
|Subject||Total Marks||Number of questions||Marking Scheme|
|Chemistry||180||45||+4 marks will be awarded for each correct response -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response|
NEET chemistry syllabus can be divided into 3 parts i.e Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry. The weightage of questions asked from each section is almost the same every year.
Candidates must note that NEET 2021 syllabus will be reduced. As the classes will start late this year, candidates will not get enough time to cover up all the important topics hence the authorities have decided to curtail NEET 2021 syllabus. Check NEET Chemistry Syllabus
Important Topics based on all the 3 sections of chemistry are mentioned in the table below:
|Organic Chemistry||Inorganic Chemistry||Physical Chemistry|
|Amines||D Block Elements||Atomic Structure|
|Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen||Classification of Elements & Periodicity||Mole Concept & Stoichiometry|
|Environmental Chemistry||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry|
|Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry||Coordination Compounds||Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics|
|Biomolecules||P Block Elements||Equilibrium|
|Hydrocarbons and their substituents||Practical Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Polymers||Hydrogen and S Block Elements||Nuclear Chemistry|
|F Block Elements||States of Matter & Solutions||Chemical Kinetics|
Based on the questions asked in previous years we have tabulated the weightage of sections or topics given to class XII and XII:
|Topics of Class XI||Number of expected questions||Topics of Class XII||Number of Expected questions|
|Basic concepts of Chemistry||1%||Solid State||2%|
|Structures of Atom||2%||Solutions||5%|
|Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties||2%||Electrochemistry||2%|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||5%||Chemical Kinetics||3%|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||2%||Surface Chemistry||2%|
|Thermodynamics||8%||Isolation of Elements||2%|
|Redox Reactions||3%||d- and f-Block Elements||4%|
|s-Block Elements||2%||Coordination Compounds||9%|
|Some p-Block Elements||2%||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||3%|
|Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques||4%||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||4%|
|Hydrocarbons||3%||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||4%|
|Environmental Chemistry||2%||Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen + Biomolecules||2% + 3%|
|Hydrogen||-||Polymers + Chemistry in Everyday Life||3% + 2%|
Every year we can observe a steep increase in the number of students attempting NEET.
In NEET 2018 around 11.4 lakh, students appeared for the examination.
The number of candidates appearing for NEET 2019 was around 13.5 lakhs.
The increase in the number of candidates could be due to the rise in the number of states that are opting for NEET scores over other common entrance tests. This also means that every year the competition is getting higher. So in order to prepare well for the exam candidates must go through the paper analysis. This will help them in getting an idea about the difficulty level of the exam, weightage of sections or topics etc.
This is the breakup of marks between different topics of the Chemistry section based on the paper conducted in the previous year. This distribution of marks ensured that the overall section was moderately easy.
Question 1: The number of unpaired electrons in gaseous species of Mn3+, Cr3+ and V3+ respectively are:
Answer: (c) 4, 3 and 2
Question 2: Which one of the following is not an isotope of hydrogen?
None of these
Answer: (c) Ortho hydrogen
Question 3: Oxygen can be converted into ozone by
oxidation at high temperature
oxidation under high pressure and temperature
silent electric discharge
Answer: (d) silent electric discharge
Question 4: Which is the best-suited method for the separation of para and ortho-nitrophenols from 1:1 mixture?
(d) steam distillation
Answer: (d) steam distillation
Question 5: What will be the value of ΔH, if the forward and reverse reactions have the same energy of activation?
(a) ΔH = ΔG = ΔS = 0
(b) ΔS = 0
(c) ΔG = 0
(d) ΔH = 0
Answer: (d) ΔH = 0
Question 6: Elements X and Y combine to form two compounds XY and X2Y. Find the atomic weight of X and Y, if the weight of 0.1 moles of XY is 10g and 0.05 moles of X2Y is 9g
(a) 30, 20
(b) 80, 20
(c) 60, 40
(d) 20, 30
Answer: (b) 80, 20
Question 7: Which one of the following is most acidic?
Answer: (c) Al2O3
Question 8: Which of the following at ordinary temperature and pressure exists as a linear polymer due to extensive hydrogen bonding?
Answer: (c) HF
One salient feature mentioned in the exam pattern of NEET 2020 is that NEET is an offline exam. So the knowledge of how to mark the OMR sheet becomes an important factor.
Candidates can only use a ballpoint pen that will be provided by the authorities at the examination hall.
Changing answers on the OMR sheet is not allowed.
Erasing any information printed on the OMR sheet is not allowed.
Rough work should be done on the test booklet provided by the examiner.
A candidate must not forget to mark the test booklet code on the OMR sheet.
Candidates are advised not to fill more than one option in the OMR sheet. If they do so then that question will be considered incorrect and you will get negative marks.
Question: Is there any sectional time limit in NEET 2020?
Ans. No. There is no sectional time limit. Candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the paper and they easily move from one section to another.
Question: Will there be any negative marking in NEET chemistry paper?
Ans. Yes. There is negative marking in NEET 2020. The detailed marking scheme is as follows:
Question: Do I have to pass all the sections of NEET 2020?
Ans. No. There is no sectional qualifying criteria. Candidates have to qualify in the overall examination. Candidates will get a total of 3 hours to attempt 180 questions.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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