NEET Syllabus 2020: Download NEET Syllabus 2020 Pdf for Biology, Physics & Chemistry

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    NTA released a notice dismissing the claims of any change in NEET 2020 Syllabus. It is the same as released by NTA in December along with the official NEET 2020 brochure. The syllabus comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Standard 11 and 12.

    • The syllabus of Biology is divided into 2 sections i.e. Botany and Zoology with a total of 5 units each from class XI and XII. 
    • In physics, you need to cover a total of 10 and 9 units from class XI and XII respectively. Similarly, in the chemistry section, you need to cover 30 units combined from both classes. Check NEET Exam Pattern 
    • A total of 45 questions are asked from Physics and Chemistry each. The weightage of the Biology section is 90 questions. 
    • NEET 2020 has been conducted successfully and most of the questions in the paper were asked from NCERT.

    A detailed review of all the state board syllabi is taken into consideration to establish uniformity in the nation’s one of the top medical examinations. This article throws light upon NEET Syllabus in detail along with chapter-wise weightage and topic-wise expected questions. 

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    NEET 2020 Topic-wise Syllabus

    As mentioned earlier, NEET Exam would comprise of questions from 11 and 12 standards. NTA has derived the medical exam’s outline from three main subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The detailed topic-wise syllabus stated by Medical Council of India (MCI) for NEET 2020 is tabulated below :

    Physics Syllabus and Weightage

    NEET Syllabus 2020 – Physics

    As of previous years’ exam trends, the most important topics from NEET Physics syllabus will include Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism along with Optics and Modern Physics. Check Detailed NEET Physics Syllabus

    Physics syllabus of Class 11thPhysics syllabus of Class 12th
    1Physical world and measurement1.Electrostatics
    2.Kinematics2.Current Electricity
    3.Laws of Motion3.Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
    4.Work, Energy and Power4.Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
    5.Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body5.Electromagnetic Waves
    7Properties of Bulk Matter7.Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
    8.Thermodynamics8.Atoms and Nuclei
    9Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory9.Electronic Devices
    10Oscillations and Waves--

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    Weightage of Physics in NEET 2020

    • Physics is generally the toughest subject out of all three subjects.
    • NEET 2020 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 as discussed earlier, students should keep the following topics on top of their priority list. 

    NEET 2020 Important ChaptersWeightage of Chapters in NEET 2020
    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%

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    Chemistry Syllabus and Weightage

    NEET Syllabus 2020 – Chemistry

    Chemistry is expected to be the most scoring subject in NEET 2020. If you will prepare all the sections properly then there are good chances of scoring high marks. Check Detailed NEET Chemistry Syllabus

    Chemistry syllabus of Class 11thChemistry syllabus of Class 12th
    1Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry1.Solid State
    2.Structure of Atom2.Solutions
    3.Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties3.Electrochemistry
    4.Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure4.Chemical Kinetics
    5.States of Matter: Gases and Liquids5.Surface Chemistry
    6Thermodynamics6.General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
    7Equilibrium7.p- Block Elements
    8Redox Reactions8.d and f Block Elements
    9.Hydrogen9.Coordination Compounds
    10.s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)10.Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
    11.Some p-Block Elements11.Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
    12.Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques12.Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
    13.Hydrocarbons13.Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
    14.Environmental Chemistry14.Biomolecules
    --16.Chemistry in Everyday Life

    Moreover, those who are applying for NEET 2020 exam can check cut off for medical colleges across India and therefore plan their preparation accordingly.

    Weightage of Chemistry in NEET 2020

    Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam and will be weighed against a maximum of 180 marks. 

    • The questions in NEET range from theoretical and reasoning based on practical.
    • Of late, application-based questions are being asked in the exam so students should focus more on them.
    • NEET 2020 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.

    A comprehensive report about the Chemistry section is given below: 

    NEET Important Chapters 2020Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2020
    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%

    As we can see from the above-mentioned data, the Chemical Bonding section in NEET 2020 exam will have the maximum weightage amongst all the topics while Environmental Chemistry will have the least. Candidates can check last 10 years’ paper analysis for NEET exam and plan their revision as per the major topics.

    Biology Syllabus and Weightage

    NEET Syllabus 2020 – Biology

    Biology syllabus of Class 11thBiology syllabus of Class 12th
    1Diversity in Living World1.Reproduction
    2.Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants2.Genetics and Evolution
    3.Cell Structure and Function3.Biology and Human Welfare
    4.Plant Physiology4.Biotechnology and Its Applications
    5Human physiology5.Ecology and environment

    Candidates are advised to check NEET Exam Pattern to get a brief idea about the marking scheme and type of questions asked in the test. Check Detailed NEET Biology Syllabus

    Weightage of Biology in NEET 2020

    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.

    • The Biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions.
    • Normally known as the easiest of all three subjects, Biology can help a candidate scored optimum marks in the exam.
    • 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 2020 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity. Check out Preparation tips for Biology.
    Important Topics for NEET 2020NEET 2020 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%

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    Distribution of Questions

    Distribution of NEET Questions from Class XI and XII Syllabus

    There is often confusion about NEET Question Paper weightage with regard to the syllabus of Class XI and XII. Here is a report of NEET distribution of questions from class 11th and 12th in the previous year i.e. NEET 2019 paper.

    Class XIClass XIITotal
    SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks

    Topic-wise Expected Questions

    NEET 2020 Syllabus Topic-wise Expected Questions

    Expected Questions for Physics in NEET 2020

    Candidates should aim to score a 150 or above in the Physics section of NEET 2020. To get a good overall score in NEET, all major and minor topics must be given an ample amount of attention during the preparation time. The preparation strategy for NEET should include a plan to cover all the high impact chapters in the first segment, while all the medium and low impact topics should be covered at the end.

    Topics Expected Questions Topics Expected Questions
    Units of Measurement 1Oscillations 2
    Motion in 1D 1Waves 2
    Motion in 2D Electric Charges & Fields 2
    Laws of Motion 2Electrostatic Potential or Capacitance 2
    Work, Energy and Power 2Current Electricity 3
    Rotational Motion 3Moving Charges & Magnetism 3
    Gravitation 2Magnetism and Matter 1
    Solids 1Electromagnetic Induction 1
    Fluids 1Alternating Current 2
    Thermal Properties 2Electromagnetic Waves 1
    Kinetic Theory of Gases 1Ray Optics 3
    Thermodynamics 2Wave Optics 1
    Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation 2Atom 1
    Nuclei 2Semiconductor Electronics 2

    Expected Questions for Chemistry in NEET 2020

    NEET Exam Pattern and syllabus is expected to be the same this year. 

    • The first four chapters from Class XI Chemistry are the most important out of all the topics. It is very important to have a solid grasp over all the basic concepts of Chemistry because it may hamper with a student’s ability to understand subsequent topics.
    • The 4 main topics are Basic Concepts of Chemistry, The Structure of Atom, Periodic Table, and Chemical Bonding. It is also important that one understands the Basics of Organic Chemistry because it will provide the insight required to score well in all of the other questions related to Organic Chemistry. Other important topics include Equilibrium, Solid State, Solutions, Electro Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Coordination Compounds, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids.
    •  According to a comprehensive analysis of the questions posed in the NEET examination in the last 12 years,  the following number of questions are expected in each topic. 
    Topics Expected QuestionsTopics Expected Questions 
    Basic Concepts of Chemistry 1Chemical Kinetics 2
    Structure of Atom 2Surface Chemistry 1
    Periodic Table 2p-Block Elements 2
    Chemical Bonding 4d & f Block Elements 2
    States of Matter1Coordination Compounds 3
    Thermodynamics 2Metallurgy 1
    Equilibrium4Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 1
    Redox Reactions 1Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers1
    Hydrogen 1Amines 1
    S-Block Elements 1Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids 
    P-Block Elements 1Polymers 1
    Basics of Organic Chemistry 5Biomolecules 2
    Hydrocarbons 1Chemistry in Everday Life 1
    Environmental Chemistry 3Electrochemistry 2
    Solid State 2Solutions 2

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    Expected Questions for Biology in NEET 2020

    Candidates should aim to score above 320 in the Biology section of NEET 2020 to bag a good government college. Topics must be segregated according to their importance and probability and a preparation strategy must be created accordingly. Topics that are of high impact in the examination include Human Physiology, Reproduction, Biotech, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology and Cell Biology.  

    TopicExpected QuestionsTopic Expected Questions
    Living World Biomolecules 2
    Biological Classification 4Digestion and Absorption 2
    Plant Kingdom 3Breathing and Exchange of Gases 2
    Morphology of Flowering Plants 4Excretory Products and their Elimination 1
    Anatomy of Flowering Plants 3Body Fluids and Circulation 2
    Cell: Unit of Life Locomotion and Movement 2
    Cell Cycle and Cell Division 2Neural Control and Coordination 3
    Transport in Plants 1Chemical Coordination and Integration 3
    Mineral Nutrition 2Human Reproduction 4
    Photosynthesis 2Reproductive Health 2
    Respiration in Plants 1Human Health and Disease 3
    Plant Growth and Development 2Evolution 4
    Reproduction in Organisms 1Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 3
    Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 4Biotechnology and Its Applications 2
    Principles of Inheritance & Variation 4Structural Organization in Animals 2
    Molecular Basis of Inheritance 5Animal Kingdom 4
    Microbes in Human Welfare 2Environmental Issues 4
    Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 2Biodiversity 3
    Organisms in Population 2Ecosystem 3

    These must be tackled first and there should be no doubts in the applicant’s mind in these topics as they can garner a large number of points from the same. Questions of medium impact can stem from Biology in Human Welfare, Biological Classification, Structure in Plant and Animals, and Living World. Questions of low impact will arise mainly from Animal Kingdom, Plant Kingdon, and Plant Physiology. Also CheckNEET Rank Predictor

    NEET Exam Pattern Highlights

    NEET Exam Pattern 2020

    SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
    Number of Questions

    Physics – 45

    Chemistry – 45

    Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)

    Total -180

    Total Marks720 marks
    Duration3 hours

    NEET 2020 Marking Scheme

    • Every question in the paper carries 4 marks.
    • Candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct response.
    • 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response.
    • There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.

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    Best Books for NEET Preparation

    Best Books for NEET 2020 Preparation

    Since NEET is one of the most important medical entrance examinations in the country, there is no dearth in the availability of preparation material in the market. However, preparing from too many sources can lead to confusion. Here we have a list of good sources to prepare from, candidates can pick as per their suitability. 

    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 2020 Physics Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

    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 2020Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
    40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur
    Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2R.K. Gupta
    Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd

    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 2020 Biology Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    NEET Syllabus 2020 FAQs

    Ques. Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET 2020?

    Ans. No, as per the official notification released on April 3, 2020, there is no change in NEET Syllabus, it is the same as released in the official NEET 2020 brochure. NTA dismissed any claims of change in NEET syllabus through the notice. 

    Ques.From where can I access the detailed NEET syllabus?

    Ans. The syllabus of NEET 2020 is as notified by the Medical Council of India which is at Appendix-I of the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG, 2020. You can access it from the official website -

    Ques. What will be the pattern of the exam for NEET 2020?

    Ans. NEET 2020 will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. The question paper will have a total of 180 questions of 720 marks. 

    Ques. Is more weightage given to class XII syllabus in NEET?

    Ans. The weightage of class XI and XII topics varies every year. However if one observes NEET 2019 question paper, equal weightage was given to class XI and XII syllabus. 

    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 a B.Sc. pattern?

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

    Ques. Will the exam contain questions based on Biotechnology?

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

    Ques. What is the significance of the 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.

    *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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    Arushi Thankur

    What are the most scoring chapters in the NEET exam?

    08 Sep, 2020 16:39

    Hi Arushi, the scoring subjects for the NEET exam vary from candidate to candidate. It is totally based upon how well a candidate grasps and applies the concept of any particular chapter or subject. Click here for assistance about preparation for each subject in detail.

    08 Sep, 2020 23:48
    Ashwin Venugopal

    Will NEET 2020 have questions based on New NCERT or the old one?

    11 Oct, 2019 02:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashwin, till now, no change is introduced in the pattern and syllabus of the exam. However, if it happens, you will be intimated regarding the same from here.

    11 Oct, 2019 10:16
    Chelluri gowthami

    What is the weightage wise list of che and phy chapters for neet 2020

    30 Aug, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gowthami, you may check the Exam Pattern in detail from here to know weightage of the concerned courses individually.

    31 Aug, 2019 17:44
    Zia Mahmood Hussain

    Recently some topics have been excluded from Chemistry can u give that topics names

    01 Jan, 2019 07:38

    Hi Zia, you can contact on this number 9773720177, 9773720178 9773720179.

    13 Feb, 2019 18:24

    I need to seek admission in MS Gynaecology. DO i need to qualify the same NEET as prescribed to seeking admission in UG courses

    01 Nov, 2018 20:33
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Cfer, Admission is based on the college admission criteria, as every college has their own admission detail.

    02 Nov, 2018 13:29

    If we score really well in one of the three subjects in NEET, will we still be able to crack it?

    16 Oct, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Theerdha, Yes You will crack the exam as well as you can check this link for getting the Paper Weightage or Analysis.

    16 Oct, 2018 11:59
    Veeraharshini Gnanavel

    Should I study all the reference books and guides mentioned above or any one

    09 Oct, 2018 00:26
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sir, Yes You can study with this books and Guides mentioned or you can go with the Social site Like Youtube or another social site which they help you to crack the exam.

    09 Oct, 2018 10:57
    Aishwarya Dev

    Is it possible to transfer from bds to mbbs after first year in bds?

    18 Sep, 2018 22:06
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Aishwarya, It is depends upon the college while it also depend upon the Admission criteria to the relevant course.

    19 Sep, 2018 12:15
    Pratham Goudageri

    There is a thing like everyone says for biology our NCERT text books of class 11 and 12 are enough to score 340 out of 360 well is it true

    16 Sep, 2018 23:36
    Garima Bansal

    HI Pratham, Its all depends upon your hard work and preparation .

    17 Sep, 2018 18:30
    Saima Sayed

    Yes pratham ncert are enough to score at least above 300

    07 Nov, 2018 13:43

    Maximum age limit for MBC FOR NEET EXAM

    06 Dec, 2017 09:52
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Shakti, In order to be eligible for NEET, candidate can be at max 25 years old as on the date of examination. SC, ST, OBC category candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years, which means they can be at max 30 years old.

    16 May, 2018 11:01

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