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    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    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.

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    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern Highlights

    FeaturesHighlights
    Mode of the ExamOffline
    Total Time Duration 3 Hours
    Number of Questions45 Questions (From Chemistry)
    MediumEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese and Urdu 
    Marking Scheme+4 for each correct answer -1 for an incorrect answer

    Why is the knowledge of Exam Pattern Important?

    Why is the knowledge of Exam Pattern Important?

    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.

    Details of NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern

    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. 

    NEET Syllabus: 

    • 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: 

    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 examExam Centre
    EnglishAll exam cities/centers
    TamilAvailable only in exam centers in Tamil Nadu
    KannadaAvailable only in exam centers in Karnataka
    GujaratiAvailable only in exam centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    MarathiAvailable only in exam centers in Maharashtra
    AssameseAvailable only in exam centers in Assam
    HindiAll exam cities/centers
    TeluguAvailable only in exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    OriyaAvailable only in exam centers in Orissa
    English and UrduAvailable only in exam centers 
    BengaliAvailable only in exam centers in West Bengal

    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern - Benefits of choosing Language

    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern - Benefits of choosing Language

    NEET 2020 will be conducted in 11 languages and candidates can opt for preferable language during the online application process. 

    • Candidates have to keep one important thing in mind that once the language option has been selected cannot be changed further.
    • Candidates can get the test booklet in the language that they can understand easily.
    • Students opting for Hindi: These candidates would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
    • Students opting for Regional Language: Candidates who are opting for regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in their selected regional language and English.
    • Students opting for English Language: Those candidates who are opting for English would be provided a NEET 2020 Test Booklet in English Only.
    • If there is any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, the English version of NEET 2020 question paper shall be treated as final.

    CheckStudy Plan & Time Table for NEET 2020


    Marking Scheme for NEET Chemistry Paper

    Marking Scheme for NEET Chemistry Paper

    • Candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer. 
    • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
    • 0 mark will be rewarded for unattempted questions.
    • 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. 
    SubjectTotal MarksNumber of questionsMarking Scheme
    Chemistry18045+4 marks will be awarded for each correct response -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response

    Important Topics for NEET Chemistry

    Important Topics for NEET Chemistry

    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. 

    • NEET Physical Chemistry: It’s the numerical section of NEET Chemistry.
    • NEET Organic Chemistry: From this section, you must focus on memorizing the names of various compounds that constitute reagents, subtracts, etc.
    • NEET Inorganic Chemistry: This section is considered the easiest section of NEET Chemistry.

    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 ChemistryInorganic ChemistryPhysical Chemistry
    AminesD Block ElementsAtomic Structure
    Organic Compounds Containing OxygenClassification of Elements & PeriodicityMole Concept & Stoichiometry
    Environmental ChemistryChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureRedox Reactions & Electrochemistry
    Basic Principles of Organic ChemistryCoordination CompoundsThermochemistry & Thermodynamics
    BiomoleculesP Block ElementsEquilibrium
    Hydrocarbons and their substituentsPractical ChemistrySurface Chemistry
    PolymersHydrogen and S Block ElementsNuclear Chemistry
    F Block ElementsStates of Matter & SolutionsChemical Kinetics

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    NEET 2020 Chemistry - Chapter wise weightage

    NEET 2020 Chemistry - Chapter wise weightage

    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 XINumber of expected questionsTopics of Class XIINumber of Expected questions
    Basic concepts of Chemistry1%Solid State2%
    Structures of Atom2%Solutions5%
    Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties2%Electrochemistry2%
    Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure5%Chemical Kinetics3%
    States of Matter: Gases and Liquids2%Surface Chemistry2%
    Thermodynamics8%Isolation of Elements2%
    Equilibrium6%p-Block Elements5%
    Redox Reactions3%d- and f-Block Elements4%
    s-Block Elements2%Coordination Compounds9%
    Some p-Block Elements2%Haloalkanes and Haloarenes3%
    Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques4%Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers4%
    Hydrocarbons3%Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids4%
    Environmental Chemistry2%Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen + Biomolecules2% + 3%
    Hydrogen-Polymers + Chemistry in Everyday Life3% + 2%


    NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

    NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

    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. 

    NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis - 2019

    • Total Questions from Chemistry: 45 Questions
    • Total Questions from Class XI: 24 Questions
    • Total Questions from Class XII: 21 Questions

    Difficulty Level of Questions:

    • 20 Medium Difficult
    • 18 were easy and 7 were difficult and tricky especially the chemical reaction related questions.

    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.

    TopicMarks Allotted
    Organic Chemistry52
    Inorganic Chemistry44
    Physical Chemistry84
    Total Marks180

    CheckNEET Chemistry Paper Analysis of last 10 years


    Sample Questions from NEET Chemistry

    Sample Questions from NEET Chemistry

    Question 1: The number of unpaired electrons in gaseous species of Mn3+, Cr3+ and V3+ respectively are:

    1. 4, 4 and 2
    2. 3, 3 and 2
    3. 4, 3 and 2
    4. 3, 3 and 3

    Answer: (c) 4, 3 and 2

    Question 2: Which one of the following is not an isotope of hydrogen?

    1. Deuterium

    2. Tritium

    3. Ortho hydrogen

    4. None of these

    Answer: (c) Ortho hydrogen

    Question 3: Oxygen can be converted into ozone by

    1. oxidation at high temperature

    2. catalytic oxidation

    3. oxidation under high pressure and temperature

    4. 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?

    (a) crystallisation

    (b) chromatography

    (c) sublimation

    (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?

    1. Na2O

    2. MgO

    3. Al2O3

    4. CaO

    Answer: (c) Al2O3

    Question 8: Which of the following at ordinary temperature and pressure exists as a linear polymer due to extensive hydrogen bonding?

    1. H2O

    2. HCl

    3. HF

    4. NH3

    Answer: (c) HF

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    How to Fill the OMR sheet?

    How to Fill the OMR sheet?

    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. 


    Important Instructions for Candidates

    Important Instructions for Candidates

    • No Electronic device is allowed in the examination center. 
    • Strictly follow the dress code. 
    • It is advised to visit the center a day before the examination to confirm the location, distance, etc. of the center to avoid delay. It is the responsibility of the candidate to reach the center on time. 
    • No candidate whatsoever is the reason, shall be allowed entry in the examination center after 1.30 PM. 
    • Material to be brought on the day of examination (i) Valid Admit Card, (ii) Passport Size Photograph.
    • Candidates shall be provided Blue/Black ballpoint pen at the examination center to write particulars on the cover page of Test Booklet, OMR sheet, and for darkening the circles of responses.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to use toilets in the last 30 minutes of examination.
    • Candidate must preserve the Admit Card till the allotment of seat in College/Institution.

    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern FAQs

    NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern FAQs

    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:

    • Candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer. 
    • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
    • 0 mark will be rewarded for unattempted questions.
    • 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: 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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