NEET Physics Exam Pattern

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    Medical Aspirants wishing to pursue MBBS, BDS or other medical courses must know NEET 2020 Exam Pattern as well as Syllabus. As preparing for NEET will not be insufficient without a proper familiarity with the exam pattern of NEET. Also candidates should have good knowledge about the physics syllabus that comprises six units from class 11th and class 12th physics syllabus. Read Here NEET Physics Syllabus

    • NEET Physics Exam Pattern states that, there will be 45 questions in the entrance exam in which 4 marks will be given for each correct response whereas, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 

    • Aspirants are not allowed to bring their own stationary as everything will be provided in the exam centre. 

    • In order to avoid cheating, National Testing Authority will issue 4 sets. Number and questions in all the four sets will be the same but will be asked in different order. 

    • The exam is scheduled to be held on July 26, 2020 in pen-paper mode (offline). Check HereNEET 2020 Important Dates

    Also candidates must note that NTA has decided to reduce the syllabus for candidates applying for NEET 2021. As the sessions in every college could not start as per the usual schedule due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

    Read the article to know detailed exam pattern of physics, marking scheme, weightage, and much more.

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    NEET Physics Exam Pattern Highlights

    Mode of the exam Offline
    Total Time duration3 Hours
    Number of Questions45 Questions
    MediumEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese and Urdu 
    Marking scheme+4 for each correct answer -1 for incorrect answer

    Why is knowledge of exam pattern important?

    Why is the knowledge of exam pattern important?

    Knowing the exam pattern of NEET will help a candidate to know all the important information related to the question paper. This will assist them in preparing in a better manner. The subject will include topics from both class 11th as well as class 12th covering all the subjects. With the help of such significant information, aspirants can strategise their study plan accordingly.

    Detailed Exam Pattern of NEET

    Time duration: 

    NEET Physics is a 3 hour long pen & paper based(offline) test.

    Total Marks:

    The Total Marks in NEET Physics are 180 and the total number of questions is 45.

    Type of Questions:

    • NEET Physics will consist of Objective type or Multiple Choice Questions.

    • It carries 4 marks each. Every question will have 4 choices out of which only 1 option will be the correct answer.

    Medium of Question Paper:

    NEET 2020 will be conducted in 11 different languages. As per the preference of the candidate, he/she can opt for any of the following languages mentioned below:

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

    Few Key points on the choice of language

    Few Key points on the choice of language

    • Aspirants are required to choose a language for the question paper as per their Preference. 

    • At the time of filling NEET Application form, it’s required to opt for a medium of question paper.

    • Once the option is selected, candidates cannot make further changes.

    • Those opting for bilingual question papers will receive an answer booklet in both English and their preferred choice of vernacular language.

    Marking scheme for NEET Physics Paper

    Marking scheme for NEET Physics

    • The question paper consists of 45 questions in which total marks are 180.

    • Each correct answer will be given four marks.

    • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect response

    • Zero mark will be deducted for unattempted questions

    • Questions that have two or more responses marked in the OMR sheet will be considered as incorrect and negative marking will be applicable.

    SubjectTotal MarksNumber of questionsMarking Scheme
    Physics18045+4 marks will be awarded for each correct response -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response

    Important Topics for NEET Physics

    Important Topics for NEET Physics

    NEET Physics comprises six major units from class 11th and class 12th physics syllabus. Most of the students find this subject as the toughest among the other two subjects because it consists of a wide variety of numerical problems, theoretical and application-based concepts.

    Solving numerical questions in physics can turn out to be a nightmare for many students as a result they generally avoid its practice and accordingly they prioritize their focus on other subjects with which they are unable to score well in NEET Physics that ultimately results in the lowering of their final NEET score.

    Candidates can refer to the important topics given below:

    • Optics

    • Ray Optics

    • Optical Instruments

    • Wave Optics

    • Electronic Devices (Semiconductor Electronics)

    • Electrostatics

    • Matter

    • Dual Nature Of Radiation

    • Electromagnetic Induction

    • Thermodynamics

    • Alternating Current

    • Current Electricity

    • Capacitance

    • Electric Charges and Fields

    • Electrostatic potential

    NEET 2020 Physics-Chapter-wise Weightage

    NEET 2020 Physics-Chapter-wise Weightage

    This section is majorly divided in five sections that are Mechanics, Heat & Thermodynamics, Electrostatistics & Magnetism, Current Electricity Electromagnetic Induction, Optics & Modern Physics. Therefore candidates can check the number of expected questions asked from the topics of class 11th and class 12th.

    Topics of Class 11thNumber of expected questionsTopics of Class 12thNumber of expected questions
    Physical-world and measurement1Magnetism & Matter2
    Kinematics2Electromagnetic Waves1
    Work,Energy & Power2Current Electricity2
    Rotational Motion3Electric Charges & Fields1
    Gravitation1Electric Potential & Capacitance2
    Laws of Motion2Moving Charges & Magnetism2
    Oscillations2Atoms & Nuclei2
    Mechanics of Solids & Fluids2Alternating Currents1
    Thermal Properties1Electromagnetic Induction1
    Thermodynamics2Ray Optics2
    Kinetic Theory of Gases2Dual Nature of Radiation3

    Distribution of questions as per Chapters

    ChaptersNumber of expected questions
    Optics and Modern Physics10
    Electricity and Magnetism13
    Properties of Bulk matters and Heat (Other)7

    Physics chapters based on the difficulty level and weightage

    Weightage : Low Difficulty level: Easy
    Units and DimensionsOscillations
    Thermal Properties of Matter, Calorimetry and Kinetic Theory of GasesMotion in 2 dimensions and projectile motion
    Photo-electric effect and electromagnetic wavesElectro statistics
    Work energy and powerCenter of Mass and Momentum Conservation (Collision)
    Nuclear Physics and RadioactivityExperimental Physics
    Weightage: Medium Difficulty Level: Medium
    Motion in one dimensionCircular motion
    Newton’s Law of motionHeat Transfer
    Atomic structure in Modern PhysicsSemiconductors and Communication System
    GravitationClassical Magnetism and Magnetic Properties of Matter
    Waves and soundsProperties of matter and fluid mechanics
    Weightage: High Difficulty Level: High
    Ray opticsRotational Motion
    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currentLaws of Thermodynamics
    Magnetic Effects of CurrentCurrent Electricity
    Semiconductors and Communication systemClassical Magnetism and Magnetic Properties of Matter

    Some Important Books for Physics

    Some Important Books for Physics

    • Physics NCERT

    • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma

    • Fundamental Physics by Sandeep

    • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

    Paper Analysis for NEET Physics

    Paper Analysis for NEET Physics

    In Physics, the most important topic is Mechanics and carries the maximum weightage. Topics that are included in Electrodynamics will offer students with 9-10 questions. The difficulty level of this section will be higher in accordance with the exam pattern. Maximum questions involved on this subject comprise lengthy calculations. 

    • In 2019, NEET Physics section wa moderate in terms of difficulty and length. Many questions were formula based.
    • Most of the questions were from NCERT syllabus, around 60% of the NEET paper to be precise. 
    • Questions were asked from class 11 and 12 equally from the topics namely- Mechanics and modern Physics dominated with around 50% of the section.
    • Questions asked from topics such as Magnetic Effect of Current and Current Electricity were easy.

    Note: In order to meet NEET Cut off and qualified score, it is important that candidates must prioritize the topics carrying high weightage. The major topics from which the maximum questions asked are- Wave optics, Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, KTG & Thermodynamics, Semi-conductors.

    Chapter-wise Analysis for NEET Physics 2019

    Name of the UnitNumber of QuestionsWeightageMarks
    Current Electricity36.66%12
    Electrostatics and Capacitor48.88%16
    Ray and Way Optics48.88%16
    Properties of Matter36.66%12
    Modern Physics613.3324
    Heat and Thermodynamics36.66%12
    Magnetism, Magnetic Effect of current and AC511.11%20

    Check NEET Physics Paper analysis for last 10 years

    Sample Questions for NEET Physics

    Sample Questions for NEET Physics

    Ques. 100 joule of work is performed in carrying a charge of -5 coulomb from infinity to a particular point in a uniform electrostatic field. What is the potential of this point?

    1. 100 V

    2. 5 V

    3. -20 V

    4. 20 V

    Answer: (C) -20 V

    Ques. A copper wire is stretched to make it 0.2%. The percentage change in its resistivity is:

    1. 0.4%

    2. 2.0%

    3. 4.0%

    4. None of the above

    Answer: D) None of the above

    Ques. What is the value of an angle of dip at the magnetic equator?

    1. 0 degree

    2. 90 degree

    3. 45 degree

    4. Nearly 30 degree

    Answer: A) 0 degree

    Ques. A bar-magnet falls down through a conducting coil as shown in the figure given below. What is the acceleration of the bar magnet?

    1. Less than g

    2. Greater than g

    3. Equal to g

    4. Unpredictable

    Answer: (A) Less than g

    Ques: The magnetic flux threading a coil changes from 12 Wb to 6 Wb in 1 second. The value of induced emf is:

    1. 3 volt

    2. -3 volt

    3. 6 volt

    4. -6 volt

    Answer: (D) -6 volt

    Ques: What is the principle behind thermocouple

    1. Peltier effect

    2. Thomson effect

    3. Joule effect

    4. Seebeck effect

    Answer: (D) Seebeck effect

    Ques.What does the internal resistance of a cell mean?

    1. The electrolyte used in the cell

    2. The resistance of the material used in the cell

    3. The vessel of the cell

    4. The electrodes of the cell

    Answer: (A) The electrolyte used in the cell

    Ques: Which of the following is the combination that is used in the formation of achromatic lenses?

    1. 2 Concave lenses 

    2. 1 Convex and 1 plane mirror

    3. 2 Convex lenses

    4. 1 Concave and 1 convex lenses

    Answer: (D) 1 Concave and 1 convex lenses

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    Scope of studying Physics

    Scope of studying Physics

    Physics is the branch that deals with the study of matter, force, and energy. It is moreover concerned with a wide variety of subjects like magnetism, heat, light, sound, electricity, etc. Thus there are various theories that are introduced by various physicists. 

    • It has a very wide scope. Under Physics subject, there are three domains of interest that are macroscopic domain, mesoscopic and microscopic domain. 

    • The microscopic domain is the length used to describe objects smaller than those that can easily be seen by the naked eye and which require a lens or microscope to see them clearly.

    • Mesoscopic domains come between the macroscopic and microscopic domains. It deals with a few tens or hundreds of atoms. Also deals with several groups of atoms. Nowadays it is an exciting field of research.

    • Physics tries to reach out the entire understanding of the universe and thus the various natural phenomena. It even attempts to find the elementary particles that make the matter, forces that guide the phenomena and the various forms of energy.

    Important Instructions for Candidates

    Important Instructions for Candidates

    • It is mandatory for the candidates to bring the following items to the exam center such as Print out of NEET Admit card, A passport size photograph (as uploaded on NEET application form), a valid ID proof, PwD certificate (if applicable).

    • The National Test Agency has prescribed a strict NEET dress code. All the NEET Aspirants appearing for the examination must follow the dress code. 

    • Aspirants should report at the appropriate test center at least one hour before the announcing time. 

    • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination centre before the exam concludes. The OMR sheet has to be handed over to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

    • Try not to take things that are prohibited inside, for example, mobile, pager, watch, etc. As the authority does not provide any facility of safekeeping. 

    • Ensure that the invigilator gives you a scribble pad for rough work.

    • Don’t forget to mention the NEET registration number on the scribble pad. 

    • Check the NEET registration number on the scribble pad.

    • All those candidates appearing for the entrance examination must ensure that the test booklet contains the same number of pages as mentioned on the cover of the test booklet.

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    NEET Physics Pattern FAQs

    NEET Physics Pattern FAQs

    Ques: 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. 

    Ques. Will NEET Physics have a descriptive question?

    Ans. No, According to NEET Physics Exam Pattern, the examination will only have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

    Ques: Will there be any negative marking in NEET Physics 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. 

    Ques: 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.

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