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NEET 2021 Paper Analysis: Chapter-wise Questions and Weightage of Sections, Previous Year Paper Analysis

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NEET 2021 will be conducted in the month of May 2021. The exam will be held in pen-paper mode. Last year the paper was conducted in two phases and the difficulty of both the phases was rated moderate to difficult by test takers. 

In the 2020 session, questions from the Phyisis section were from the chapter of Unit, Dimensions, and Errors, Friction, SHM, Waves, Heat and Thermodynamics, Current Electricity, Modern Physics. Around 42 questions were from Zoology and 48 from Botany. The chemistry was again rated easy by the test takers. Check NEET Syllabus 2021

Considering the trend over the years, students who devote most of their preparation time to NCERT books and previous years papers may have an advantage in NEET 2021 as many questions are expected from these resources. Read the article to know more about the difficulty level of questions asked in previous years, weightage of questions, and much more. 

NEET 2021 Paper Analysis

The paper analysis for NEET 2021 will be updated soon after the conclusion of the exam. Till that time you can check the links mentioned below to boost your NEET 2021 preparation. 

​Must Read:


NEET Paper Analysis of Phase 1 2020

NEET Phase 1 Paper Analysis 2020

NEET Paper Analysis is extremely helpful when it comes to analyzing past year trends. With such a high level of competition in NEET, analyzing previous year question papers is a must for future candidates to plan the direction of their preparation and derive their own exam day strategy. After qualifying NEET you will become eligible for admission in 82926 MBBS, 26949 BDS, 52720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc & AH seats in India.

NEET Physics Section Analysis

  • Physics again held the tag of the toughest section among the 3 sections. 
  • Direct questions from sections like Energy, Mass, Newtons Laws of Motion. 
  • From the current electricity question about color code was asked. 
  • Direct questions were formula based.
Class XI XII XI XII XI XII XII Total
Difficulty Level/ Topic Heat & Thermodynamics Electricity Mechanics Magnetism Waves Modern Physics Optics -
Easy 3 3 10 2 0 6 1 25
Medium 2 6 1 4 0 1 2 16
Difficult 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Total 5 9 12 6 1 8 4 45

NEET Chemistry Section Analysis

  • Test takers found the Chemistry section of NEET to be lengthier. 
  • Due to lengthy calculations, students found this section difficult. 
  • Theoretical questions were a little difficult to solve. 
  • Overall this section was easy to solve and scoring also.
Class XI XII XI XII XI XII Total
Difficulty Level/ Topic Organic
Chemistry
Organic
Chemistry
Inorganic
Chemistry
Inorganic
Chemistry
Physical
Chemistry
Physical
Chemistry
-
Easy 2 3 3 2 1 3 14
Medium 2 5 4 3 3 5 22
Difficult 0 1 3 1 3 1 9
Total 4 9 10 6 7 9 45

NEET Biology Section Analysis

  • Test Takers found Biology questions very easy to solve. 
  • But some of the questions from this section were tricky.
  • Most of the questions were directly from the NCERT syllabus. 

From Botany

Class XI XI XI XI XII XII XII XII Total
Difficulty Level/ Topic Cell & Cell Cycle Diversity of Life Plant Physiology Structural Organisation of
Plants
Biology in Human
Welfare
Ecology Reproduction & Sexual
Reproduction
Genetics
Easy 1 1 3 3 0 2 1 2 13
Medium 1 3 2 0 1 2 1 1 11
Difficult 4 1 4 2 1 3 0 4 19
Total 6 5 9 5 2 7 2 7 43

From Zoology

Class XI XI XI XI XII XII XII XII Total
Difficulty Level/ Topic Animal Kingdom Human Physiology Biomolecules Structural Organisation in Animals Animal Husbandary & Biotechnology Evolution: Theories & Evidences Human Health & Diseases Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health
Easy 2 1 3 1 3 3 0 0 13
Medium 2 7 2 0 4 0 3 2 20
Difficult 1 4 1 1 3 1 1 2 14
Total 5 12 6 2 10 4 4 4 47

Overall Distribution of Questions in Terms of Difficulty Level

Easy Medium  Difficult
Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Biology (Botany + Zoology) 13 + 13 104 11 + 20 124 19 + 14 132
Physics 25 100 16 64 4 16
Chemistry 14 56 22 88 9 36
Total 65 260 69 276 46 184

NEET Paper Analysis of Phase 2 2020

NEET Phase 2 Exam Analysis 2020

Particulars Details

Difficulty Level of NEET Phase 2 Exam

Moderate

Difficulty Level of Phase 2 Exam in comparison to Phase 1

Test Takers rated Phase 2 exam difficulty in comparison to Phase 1 exam

Most Difficult Section/Subject

Physics 

Easiest Section/ Subject

Biology

Subject Wise Phase 2 Exam Analysis 

Subject Name   NEET Phase 2 Exam Analysis Details

Physics

  • Questions were asked from topics like Unit, Dimensions, and Errors, Friction, SHM, Waves, Heat and Thermodynamics, Current Electricity, Modern Physics
  • Majority of Questions were from the Class 12 Syllabus i.e. around 25 to 28
  • Remaining Questions were from the Class 11 syllabus

Chemistry

  • Questions from this section were easy. 
  • Candidates found Organic Chemistry to be difficult. 
  • Numerical Questions were also rated difficult by candidates. 

Biology

  • This section was easy. 
  • 42 questions from Zoology
  • 48 questions from Botany

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NEET Paper Analysis 2019

NEET Paper Analysis 2019

A detailed subject-wise paper analysis of NEET 2019 is described below:

NEET Physics Section Analysis

  • Physics held its tag of being the toughest amongst the three subjects.
  • As per the experts and the medical aspirants, questions were tricky and conceptual based.
  • The question were complex and required heavy calculations.

NEET Chemistry Section Analysis

  • Chemistry was, again, the easy section with some direct questions from NCERT books.
  • This was a scoring subject with questions based on simple topics.
  • Acamedicians say that this year’s paper was easier than previous years’.

NEET Biology Section Analysis

  • As per the experts, this year Biology was not the easiest section as it usually did.
  • The questions were descriptive and time consuming. 
  • The paper was dominated with questions from Microbes in Human Welfare and Cell: the unit of life chapters of Botany and Zoology respectively.
  • Most questions required deep knowledge of the concepts and tested students aptitude as well.

NEET 2019 – Distribution of Questions in Terms of Difficulty Level

Easy Medium  Difficult
Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Biology 65 260 18 72 7 28
Physics 20 80 16 64 9 36
Chemistry 28 112 16 64 1 4
Total 113 452 50 200 17 68

Class XI and XII – Distribution of Questions in NEET Question Paper

Students are often confused about the weightage of class 11th and 12th syllabus, here is a subject-wise distribution of NEET 2019 question paper for the guidance of aspirants:

Class XI Class XII Total
Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Biology 46 184 44 176 90 360
Physics 22 88 23 92 45 180
Chemistry 23 92 22 88 45 180
Total 91 364 89 356 180 720

Overall, NEET 2019 was seen as easier when compared to NEET 2018 question paper. 


NEET Paper Analysis 2018

NEET Paper Analysis 2018

A brief about the paper analysis for NEET 2018 are listed below:

NEET Physics Section Analysis

  • This section was the toughest amongst the three as per the experts and the medical aspirants.
  • The questions were lengthy and conceptual based
  • There were 24 questions asked from 12th standard and 21 questions from 11th standard.
  • 2 difficult questions, 9 moderate questions and 34 easy questions.

NEET Chemistry Section Analysis

  • It was the moderate section amongst the three sections namely Biology and Physics.
  • This section was not lengthy.
  • There were 20 questions from 12th standard and 20 questions from the 11th standard.
  • Most of the questions were based on simple concepts.

NEET Biology Section Analysis

  • As per the experts, it was the easiest section.
  • There were 46 questions asked from 12th standard syllabus and 44 questions from the 11th standard.
  • It had 9 difficult questions, 33 moderate questions and 48 easy questions.
  • Most of the questions were directly from NCERT and were concept based.
  • Most of the students expect marks ranging from 350 – 400 marks.

Other Facts about NEET 2018:

  • A total of 13,26, 725 students registered for NEET of whom 5,80,648 were males and 7,46,076 females and one transgender
  • Apart from Hindi and English, the board conducted the examinations in languages like Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.

NEET Paper Analysis 2017

NEET Paper Analysis 2017

NEET 2017 was regarded as a moderately difficult exam. Last year, physics had tricky questions, while biology was slightly difficult as compared to previous years. In chemistry, inorganic section had more number of questions. Overall, the number of questions was divided equally among all the sections, i.e. 45 questions each (90 for biology). 

NEET Physics Section Analysis

  • Physics is usually the toughest out of the three subjects.
  • Students can expect lengthy calculations in this section.
  • Class XI syllabus was given more weightage in NEET 2017. 
  • A lot of questions came from class XI Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics. 
  • The paper had more questions from the syllabus of class XI than class XII.
  • There were 8 difficult, 27 medium level and 10 easy questions from this section. 
Topic No. of Questions Marks
Mechanics 13 52
Electrodynamics 10 40
Modern Physics 8 32
Optics 5 20
Heat and Thermodynamics 5 20
SHM & Waves 4 16

Important topics in Physics

Mechanics and Magnetism are usually the most important topics that carry the maximum weightage. Check Question Papers of NEET to understand the type of questions asked in the exam. Here is a list of topics that students must spend more time on:

  • Electrodynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Semi conductors
  • Modern Physics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics

Given below is a chapter wise weightage of every chapter

Topic Questions from the topic Marks Weightage (%)
Power 1 4 2.22%
Power Calculation in AC 1 4 2.22%
Charging and discharging in capacitor 1 4 2.22%
Banking in circular motion 1 4 2.22%
Horizontal Circular Motion 1 4 2.22%
Vertical Circular Motion 1 4 2.22%
Electrical Instruments 1 4 2.22%
Power Calculation 1 4 2.22%
Electromagnetic Waves 1 4 2.22%
Coulomb’s Law in Electrostatics 2 8 4.44%
Archimedes Principle in Fluid Mechanics 1 4 2.22%
Magnification in Gravitation 1 4 2.22%
Escape Velocity 1 4 2.22%
Gravitation Potential 1 4 2.22%
Conductivity 1 4 2.22%
Radiations 1 4 2.22%
Refrigeration 1 4 2.22%
Magnetic Field 2 8 4.44%
Magnetic Properties 1 4 2.22%
Solenoid in Magnetic Effects of Current 1 4 2.22%
Vector Algebra in Mathematical Tools 2 8 4.44%
Newton Law of Motion in mechanics 1 4 2.22%
The Rectilinear Motion 1 4 2.22%
Bohr Model of atom 1 4 2.22%
De Broglie’s Principle 1 4 2.22%
Photoelectric Effect in modern physics 1 4 2.22%
Centre of Mass in Rigid Body Dynamics 1 4 2.22%
Inertia 1 4 2.22%
Torque 1 4 2.22%
Circuit Problems in Semiconductor 1 4 2.22%
Logic Gates of Semiconductor Devices 1 4 2.22%
The Transistors 1 4 2.22%
String Waves in SHM 1 4 2.22%
Doppler Effect of Sound Waves 1 4 2.22%
Resonance Tube in Sound Waves 1 4 2.22%
Adiabatic Processes in thermodynamics 1 4 2.22%
The Calorimetry 1 4 2.22%
Kinetic Theory of Gases in thermodynamics 1 4 2.22%
Diffraction in waves 1 4 2.22%
Young’s Double Slit Experiment of wave optics 1 4 2.22%
Grand total 45 180 100%

NEET Chemistry Section Analysis

  • Unlike Physics, Chemistry had more questions from the class XII syllabus last year.
  • Candidates can Download Answer Key of NEET for last year to check their answers after solving the paper.
  • For many years, Inorganic Chemistry had the highest weightage but last year maximum questions were from Organic Chemistry.
  • The questions from class XI were not very tough but the ones from class XII were quite tricky.
  • Most of the questions were conceptual and application based so candidates must have total clarity about the basic concepts.
Topic No. of Questions Marks
Inorganic Chemistry- I 8 32
Inorganic Chemistry- II 8 32
Organic Chemistry- I 3 12
Organic Chemistry- II 13 52
Physical Chemistry- I 7 28
Physical Chemistry- II 6 24

Important topics in Chemistry

Since Organic Chemistry had more weightage last year, students may expect the same to happen in NEET 2018 as well. The following topics should be on top of your priority list.

  • Chemical Bonding
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry-I

Here is a chapter wise distribution of questions and marks in Chemistry. 

Topic Questions from the topic Marks Weightage (%)
Inorganic chemistry 15 60 33.33%
Chemical Bonding 4 16 8.89%
coordination compounds 1 4 2.22%
D-Block elements 1 4 2.22%
Hydrogen gas 1 4 2.22%
Metallurgy process 1 4 2.22%
P-Block elements 4 16 8.89%
Periodic Table of chemistry 3 12 6.67%
Organic chemistry 16 64 35.56%
Alcohol compounds 1 4 2.22%
Aldehydes and Ketones compounds 2 8 4.44%
Amines 1 4 2.22%
Biomolecules 3 12 6.67%
Chemistry in everyday life 2 8 4.44%
Ether compounds 1 4 2.22%
GOC 1 4 2.22%
Hydrocarbon in organic 2 8 4.44%
Isomerism of compounds 2 8 4.44%
Polymers and uses 1 4 2.22%
Physical chemistry 14 56 31.11%
Structure of atom 1 4 2.22%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 4 2.22%
Chemical Kinetics 2 8 4.44%
Electrochemistry 1 4 2.22%
Gaseous State of matter 1 4 2.22%
Ionic Equilibrium in chemistry 1 4 2.22%
Solid State of matter 2 8 4.44%
Solution and its colligative properties 2 8 4.44%
surface chemistry 1 4 2.22%
Thermodynamics 2 8 4.44%
Grand Total 45 180 100%

NEET Biology Section Analysis

  • Biology was a savior for students in NEET 2017.
  • It was comparatively easier then Physics and Chemistry.
  • However, students should not take it lightly since the difficulty level of Biology section has been on the rise.
  • You can take a look at the Paper Analysis of last 10 years for Biology to grasp the exam trends and pattern. 
  • This year’s biology paper is expected to be tougher.
  • There will be 90 questions, 45 each from Botany and Zoology.
  • Human Physiology and Plant Physiology were the two meaty topics carrying maximum marks. Most of the questions were from NCERT.
Topic No. of Questions Marks
Biological Classification 3 12
Cell Biology 4 16
Ecology 6 24
Genetics 5 20
Living World 1 4
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 6 24
Morphology 1 4
Morphology of flowering plants 1 4
Plant Anatomy 3 12
Plant Kingdom 6 24
Plant Morphology 2 8
Reproduction in Flowering Plant 5 20
Animal Kingdom 3 12
Animal Morphology 1 4
Animal Physiology 1 4
Biomolecules 4 16
Biotechnology 3 12
Evolution 1 4
Human Health and Disease 3 12
Human Physiology 16 64
Human Reproduction 1 4
Microbes in Human Welfare 3 12
Reproductive Health 2 8
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production 2 8

Important topics in Biology

NEET 2017 biology section had 46 questions from class XII and 44 from class XI. Zoology had more questions from class XII while Botany had more questions from class XI. Plant Diversity and Human Physiology should be covered thoroughly since maximum questions are expected from them.

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System

Refer to the following table for a chapter-wise breakup of marks.

Topic Questions from the topic Marks Weightage (%)
General Knowledge in Animal Diversity 1 4 2.22%
Circulatory System in animals 1 4 2.22%
Digestive System of animals 2 8 4.44%
Respiratory System of animals 2 8 4.44%
The Animal Kingdom 4 16 8.89%
 Amino Acids in bio molecules 1 4 2.22%
Carbohydrate in bio molecules 1 4 2.22%
Lipids 1 4 2.22%
Application of Biotechnology 1 4 2.22%
DNA Fingerprinting in bio technology 2 8 4.44%
Operon Model in bio tech 1 4 2.22%
Plasmid 1 4 2.22%
Polymerage Chain Reaction 1 4 2.22%
Endocrine Glands in system 3 12 6.67%
Analogous Organs in evolution 1 4 2.22%
Homologous Organs 1 4 2.22%
Origin of Life 1 4 2.22%
Theory of Evolution 1 4 2.22%
The disease of cancer 1 4 2.22%
Immunology from disease 3 12 6.67%
Nervous System in Human Physiology 1 4 2.22%
Respiratory System in Human Physiology 2 8 4.44%
Biological Classification of Living World 1 4 2.22%
Microbes useful to human welfare 2 8 4.44%
The Water Pollution 1 4 2.22%
Reproduction in female 2 8 4.44%
Reproduction in human 2 8 4.44%
Reproductive Health 2 8 4.44%
Structural Organization of Animal 1 4 2.22%
Division of cell 2 8 4.44%
The Cell Organelles 1 4 2.22%
Cell Biology 1 4 2.22%
Cell Cycle 1 4 2.22%
Cell Cycle and division 1 4 2.22%
Cell: The unit of life 1 4 2.22%
Cell basics 1 4 2.22%
Biological Classification in living world 1 4 2.22%
Kingdom of plants 5 20 11.11%
Biodiversity and Conservation 3 12 6.67%
Ecosystem 2 8 4.44%
Issues of environment 1 4 2.22%
Organism and Population: ecology 1 4 2.22%
molecular basis of inheritance in genetics 1 4 2.22%
Principle of Inheritance and variation 4 16 8.89%
Mineral Nutrition in plants 1 4 2.22%
The process of Photosynthesis 5 20 11.11%
growth and development of plants 1 4 2.22%
Genetics 1 4 2.22%
Sexual Reproduction in flowering plants 5 20 11.11%
Anatomy of Flowering Plants 2 8 4.44%
Plants Morphology 4 16 8.89%
Grand Total 90 360 100.00%

Frequently Asked Questions

NEET Paper Analysis FAQs

Ques. How many questions will there be from each subject?

Ans. There will be 45 questions from Physics, 45 from Chemistry and 90 from Biology which will have 45 questions from Botany and 45 from Zoology.

Ques. How can I calculate my NEET Score?

Ans. you can calculate NEET Score by using the following formula (No. of correct answers X 4) – (No. of Incorrect answers X 1)

Ques. Will there be negative marking in the exam?

Ans.Yes. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Ques. Is NCERT sufficient to clear NEET?

Ans.NCERT is the fundamental text for NEET and includes all the basic concepts that will be asked in the exam. A lot of questions are asked from the textbook. But it is good to refer to a few help books for a better idea of the type of questions asked in the exam.

Ques. What is the syllabus for NEET 2021?

Ans.The exam will include questions from the class XI and XII syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


10 Comments
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kunal thakrar
What is the fees for NEET Counselling?
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arvind kumar

Hi Kunal, the counselling fees is 1000. For details visit: NEET COUNSELLING

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kunal thakrar
How medical admission under 15% AIQ seats granted through NEET 2020 counselling process?
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arvind kumar

Hi Kunal, the admission is done on the basis of merit and counselling. For details visit: NEET COUNSELLING

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bhagyashri kene
Are questions from Organic Chemistry usually difficult?
R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Bhagyashri, No, The paper has same moderate level of questions from each subject. For more information, please refer to the following link, NEET Organic Chemistry Preparation.

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shreya sarkar
What are the most frequently featuring questions in the NEET exam?
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vijay prakash mitharwal

hello Shreya,

Here’s a brief about the topics that are responsible for most questions in the NEET exam:

  • Physics: A lot of questions came from class XI Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics. 
  • Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds, Carbonyl Compounds, Organic Chemistry-I
  • Biology: Plant Anatomy, Pollination, DNA Replication, Photosynthesis, Endocrine System, Excretory and Nervous System.

For detailed analysis of previous years’ exam, you can refer to the following link: NEET Paper Analysis

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ncn
I belong to St category what are the minimum marks i have to get to assure myself to get select in neet 2018?
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bhawna vedwal
Hello Ncn, The minimum marks required to qualifying NEET through ST category is 40% marks. To get admission in best college you should get marks more than 40% or as maximum as you can .
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hiya saikia
About biology
B
bhawna vedwal

Hello Hiya, To get information regarding biology syllabus, books for biology and some tips to prepare for biology you can use this link Preparation tips.

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sreyashi deb
will NEET 2017 give me a state rank?
V
vinotha s

Hi Sreyashi, Yes, Neet will give you the state rank because Supreme Court of India scrapping off all institution and state level entrance tests and declaring NEET as a single entrance test for admissions to all private, central, state, dental institutions and deemed medical institutions.

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asokan
What is the cut off mark for neet in Tamilnadu.
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Admin

Hi Naveen, to catch info on NEET Cutoff, please find the link http://exams.collegedunia.com/neet/cutoff

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puvvadi mounica rani
a block of mass 10kg is moving in x-direction with a constant speed of 10m/s.It is subjected to a regarding force F=-0.1x J/m during its travel from x=20m to x=30m.It's final kinetic energy will be?
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Admin

Hi Mounica, Please find the answer to your query below.

The equation of motion of block moving with velocity 10 m/s and de-acceleration A = 0.1x/m = 0.1x/10 = 0.01x m/s2 is given by, 

v2 = 102 – 2 x 0.01 \(\int\limits_{20}^{30}\mathrm{0.1x}\,\mathrm{d}x\) = 100 – 0.02 [x2/2] 
    = 100 – 0.01[302-202] = 100 – 0.01[900-400] = 100 – 5 = 95
v2 = 95
and  ½ mv2 = ½ x 10 x 95 = 475 J

Therefore final kinetic energy = 475 J

 

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mubashira firdous
we can follow the wiegtage for preparation???
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bhawna vedwal
Hello Mubashira Firdous, Instead of giving priority to weightage for preparation you should follow the syllabus.