NEET 2020 SYLLABUS
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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.
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.
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 :
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 11th||Physics syllabus of Class 12th|
|1||Physical world and measurement||1.||Electrostatics|
|3.||Laws of Motion||3.||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|4.||Work, Energy and Power||4.||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|5.||Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||5.||Electromagnetic Waves|
|7||Properties of Bulk Matter||7.||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|8.||Thermodynamics||8.||Atoms and Nuclei|
|9||Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||9.||Electronic Devices|
|10||Oscillations and Waves||-||-|
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 Chapters||Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2020|
|Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation||7.3%|
|Magnetism & Moving Charges||6.3%|
|Rigid Body Dynamics||5.6%|
|Work, Energy, and Power||5.2%|
|Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter||2.0%|
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 11th||Chemistry syllabus of Class 12th|
|1||Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||1.||Solid State|
|2.||Structure of Atom||2.||Solutions|
|3.||Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||3.||Electrochemistry|
|4.||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||4.||Chemical Kinetics|
|5.||States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||5.||Surface Chemistry|
|6||Thermodynamics||6.||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|7||Equilibrium||7.||p- Block Elements|
|8||Redox Reactions||8.||d and f Block Elements|
|10.||s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||10.||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|11.||Some p-Block Elements||11.||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|12.||Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||12.||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|13.||Hydrocarbons||13.||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|-||-||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.
Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam and will be weighed against a maximum of 180 marks.
A comprehensive report about the Chemistry section is given below:
|NEET Important Chapters 2020||Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2020|
|Organic Chemistry – II||5.6%|
|The d and f Block Elements||4.4%|
|IUPAC & Isomerism||4.0%|
|Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry||3.8%|
|Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||2.2%|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||1.3%|
|Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||1.0%|
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 of Class 11th||Biology syllabus of Class 12th|
|1||Diversity in Living World||1.||Reproduction|
|2.||Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||2.||Genetics and Evolution|
|3.||Cell Structure and Function||3.||Biology and Human Welfare|
|4.||Plant Physiology||4.||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|5||Human physiology||5.||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
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.
|Important Topics for NEET 2020||NEET 2020 Chapter Wise Weightage|
|Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance||12.0%|
|Molecular Basis of Inheritance||8.2%|
|Human Health and Diseases||4.3%|
|Biotechnology: Principles and Processes||3.1%|
|Microbes in Human Welfare||2.7%|
|Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production||1.4%|
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 XI||Class XII||Total|
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
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||1||Oscillations||2|
|Motion in 1D||1||Waves||2|
|Motion in 2D||2||Electric Charges & Fields||2|
|Laws of Motion||2||Electrostatic Potential or Capacitance||2|
|Work, Energy and Power||2||Current Electricity||3|
|Rotational Motion||3||Moving Charges & Magnetism||3|
|Gravitation||2||Magnetism and Matter||1|
|Thermal Properties||2||Electromagnetic Waves||1|
|Kinetic Theory of Gases||1||Ray Optics||3|
|Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation||2||Atom||1|
NEET Exam Pattern and syllabus is expected to be the same this year.
|Topics||Expected Questions||Topics||Expected Questions|
|Basic Concepts of Chemistry||1||Chemical Kinetics||2|
|Structure of Atom||2||Surface Chemistry||1|
|Periodic Table||2||p-Block Elements||2|
|Chemical Bonding||4||d & f Block Elements||2|
|States of Matter||1||Coordination Compounds||3|
|Equilibrium||4||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||1|
|Redox Reactions||1||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||1|
|S-Block Elements||1||Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids||2|
|Basics of Organic Chemistry||5||Biomolecules||2|
|Hydrocarbons||1||Chemistry in Everday Life||1|
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.
|Topic||Expected Questions||Topic||Expected Questions|
|Biological Classification||4||Digestion and Absorption||2|
|Plant Kingdom||3||Breathing and Exchange of Gases||2|
|Morphology of Flowering Plants||4||Excretory Products and their Elimination||1|
|Anatomy of Flowering Plants||3||Body Fluids and Circulation||2|
|Cell: Unit of Life||5||Locomotion and Movement||2|
|Cell Cycle and Cell Division||2||Neural Control and Coordination||3|
|Transport in Plants||1||Chemical Coordination and Integration||3|
|Mineral Nutrition||2||Human Reproduction||4|
|Respiration in Plants||1||Human Health and Disease||3|
|Plant Growth and Development||2||Evolution||4|
|Reproduction in Organisms||1||Biotechnology: Principles and Processes||3|
|Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants||4||Biotechnology and Its Applications||2|
|Principles of Inheritance & Variation||4||Structural Organization in Animals||2|
|Molecular Basis of Inheritance||5||Animal Kingdom||4|
|Microbes in Human Welfare||2||Environmental Issues||4|
|Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production||2||Biodiversity||3|
|Organisms in Population||2||Ecosystem||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
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of Questions|
Physics – 45
Chemistry – 45
Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)
|Total Marks||720 marks|
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.
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.
|Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations||D.C. Pandey|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C. Verma|
|Fundamentals of Physics||Halliday, Resnick and Walker|
|Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- Physics||MTG Editorial Board|
|Complete NEET Guide||MTG Editorial Board|
|NEET 2020 Physics Guide- 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
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:
|Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
|Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2020||Seema Saini and K.S. Saini|
|40 Days Chemistry for NEET||Sudhanshu Thakur|
|Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2||R.K. Gupta|
|Organic Chemistry||Morrison and Boyd|
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.
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
|Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2||Trueman|
|Question Bank for Biology||Dr Ali|
|NEET 2020 Biology Guide- 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
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 - www.ntaneet.nic.in.
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