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NEET 2018 Syllabus: Download Pdf for Biology, Physics & Chemistry

Updated On - May 5th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

NEET Syllabus 2018 will include questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of class 11 and 12. Medical Council of India (MCI) lays down the NEET Syllabus. A detailed review of all the state board syllabi is taken into consideration to establish uniformity across the country. As per the official notification, NEET 2018 Syllabus and NEET 2018 Exam Pattern will be exactly same as it was in the year 2017. There are a total of 180 questions divided equally among these sections. Each question is of 4 marks while 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. Check NEET Syllabus in Tamil

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NEET 2018 Topic-wise Syllabus

  • NEET 2018 Syllabus is basically derived out of three main subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • CBSE has defined NEET Syllabus from topics covered in class 11 and class 12.

The detailed topic-wise syllabus for NEET 2018 has been tabulated below as stated by MCI.


Class XIClass XII
 Physical World and MeasurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves 


Class XIClass XII
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid state
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
ThermodynamicsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibriump-Block elements
Redox Reactionsd and f Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block ElementsHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules
(-)Chemistry in Everyday Life


Class XIClass XII
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its Applications
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment

NEET 2018 Syllabus Topic-wise Weightage

The expected topic-wise weightage in NEET Syllabus 2018 has been given in the tables below for each section in detail. 

Weightage of Physics in NEET 2018

  • Physics is generally the toughest subject out of all three subjects.
  • NEET 2018 is expected to have lengthy and time-consuming questions in this section.
  • Out of 45, there were about 8 difficult questions in Physics last year.

Mechanics and Magnetism have continued to be NEET favourites for a few years now and carry maximum weightage. Therefore, students are advised to keep them on top of their priority list for NEET 2018.

NEET 2018 Important ChaptersWeightage of Chapters in NEET 2018
Current Electricity8.1%
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation7.3%
Magnetism & Moving Charges6.3%
Rigid Body Dynamics5.6%
Work, Energy, and Power5.2%
Planar Motion4.4%
Ray Optics4.0%
Wave Optics3.3%
Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter2.0%
Atomic Study1.3%

Important Books for NEET Physics Preparation

The question paper is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the exam pattern and clear understanding of concepts.

Book TitleAuthor
Physics for Medical Entrance ExaminationsD.C. Pandey
Concepts of PhysicsH.C. Verma
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick and Walker
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- PhysicsMTG Editorial Board
Complete NEET GuideMTG Editorial Board
NEET 2018 Physics Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

Weightage of Chemistry in NEET 2018

  • Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam.
  • The questions range from theoretical and reasoning based to practical.
  • Of late, several application based questions are being asked in the exam so students should focus more on them.
  • NEET 2018 is expected to have more questions from class XII syllabus as compared to class XI.
  • Last year there were 24 questions from class XII and 21 from class XI.
  • Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry are extremely important and carry the maximum weightage.
NEET Important Chapters 2018Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2018
Chemical Bonding12.5%
Basic Concepts10.0%
Chemical Equilibrium8.2%
Carbonyl Compounds7.1%
Coordination Compounds6.7%
Organic Chemistry – II5.6%
Reaction Mechanism5.2%
The d and f Block Elements4.4%
IUPAC & Isomerism4.0%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry3.8%
Chemical Kinetics2.2%
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes2.2%
Chemistry in Everyday Life1.3%
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids1.0%
Environmental Chemistry0.8%

Important Books for NEET Chemistry Preparation

NCERT should be at your fingertips as almost 30-35 questions are asked from here. Make use of help books for practice papers and sample questions. These are some of the best ones:

Book TitleAuthor
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2018Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2R.K. Gupta
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd

Weightage of Biology in NEET 2018

  • The biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions.
  • It is usually the easiest out of the three subjects and thus, a savior for many students.
  • In NEET 2017, the weightage tilted towards class XII syllabus from which 46 questions were asked as compared to 44 questions from the class XI syllabus.
  • In Zoology, class XII syllabus had more weightage and only 3 questions were asked from class XI.
  • However, in Botany, class XI had more weightage from where 35 questions were asked.
  • NEET 2018 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity. Check out these preparation tips for Biology.
Important Topics for NEET 2018NEET 2018 Chapter Wise Weightage
Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance12.0%
Biological Classification9.0%
Molecular Basis of Inheritance8.2%
Animal Kingdom7.0%
Human Health and Diseases4.3%
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes3.1%
Microbes in Human Welfare2.7%
Plant Kingdom1.8%
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production1.4%
Cell Biology1%
Plant Anatomy0.7%

Important Books for NEET Biology Preparation

Students are highly recommended to be thorough with NCERT since that is where most of the questions will be asked from. Almost 70-75 questions of Biology are expected directly from NCERT which is the foundation text. In this section, the only use of reference books is for sample papers and mock tests.

Book TitleAuthor
Complete NEET Guide: BiologyMTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2Trueman
Question Bank for BiologyDr. Ali
Objective BiologyDinesh
NEET 2018 Biology Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

NEET Syllabus FAQs

Ques. Is there any difference between the syllabus of NEET and AIPMT?

Ans. No, because NEET has replaced AIPMT.

Ques. Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET 2018 from that of 2017?

Ans. No, the syllabus of NEET 2018 remains the same.

Ques. From where can I access the detailed syllabus for the exam?

Ans. The syllabus of NEET 2018 is as notified by the Medical council of India which is at Appendix-I of the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG, 2018. You can access it from the official website -

Ques. What will be the pattern of the exam?

Ans. NEET 2018 will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Ques. Will the exam also include questions from Mathematics?

Ans. No, the questions will only be from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Ques. Will the exam questions be based on B.Sc. pattern?

Ans. No, those are taken only from the syllabus of 11 th and 12 th standards.

Ques. Will the exam contains questions based on Biotechnology?

Ans. Yes, it may contain questions from biotechnology and its applications.

Ques. What is the significance of NEET syllabus?

Ans. There are fewer seats as compared to the number of applicants. To score high, you must understand and prepare based on the specified syllabus only.

Ques. Who decides the syllabus of NEET?

Ans. The Central Board of Secondary Education and Medical Council of India decides the syllabus of NEET.

Ques. Can there be further changes in the syllabus?

Ans. No. The syllabus of NEET is finalized and there will be no more changes.

*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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