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NEET Paper Analysis of Last 10 years : Biology
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Aarushi Kalra

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The paper analysis gives a detailed understanding of each section of the paper, difficulty level of exam, expected cutoff and other details. With the help of some students feedback who appeared for the examination, we have analysed each section of last 10 years NEET. 

In NEET 2019, nearly 15.19 lakh candidates registered for the exam. Whereas in 2018, almost 13.26 lakh candidates got registered for NEET. Keep reading this article to get a thorough idea about the Biology section of NEET.

Biology Trend Analysis for NEET

Candidates must prepare for Biology from the NCERT books. It is advisable to practice as many NEET Question Papers as possible. This acquaints you with the exam pattern for NEET and the type of questions that are asked in the exam. It is imperative to be thorough with basic concepts to score well in this section. You can expect a range of theoretical and application based questions in this section; most of which are directly picked up from the NCERT Textbooks. 

Biology Trend Analysis

The NEET paper analysis of the last 10 years shows that the question paper for Biology has a maximum number of questions from Principles of Inheritance and Variation (67 questions). Molecular basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants are also included in the list of important chapters for NEET. Other important topics include Animal Kingdom, Cell, and Human Health and Disease.

Candidates are advised to refer to help books with in depth explanation of basic concepts. They can also prepare for these topics by solving online mock tests. Acquiring good study material is essential to ace the exam. The graph below gives the total number of Biology questions asked in NEET from last 10 years :

Percentage Distribution of Questions

Candidates are questioned from chapters and topics studied in class XI and XII. After analyzing the weightage of questions from class XI and XII, it has emerged that questions from class XI have more weightage than Class XII chapters. Therefore, Class XI CBSE syllabus must be the priority of the candidates while preparing for Biology.

The exam also includes High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions from various important topics of class XI. The graphs given below displays the percentage wise distribution of questions asked from class XI and XII :

Percentage of Questions from XI & XII

Important Topics to study

Important Biology Topics in NEET

The important topics are selected on the basis of the total number of questions from each chapter in the last 10 years. The table given below enlists the most important topics for Biology that should be on top of your priority list. These topics require more time and attention than the others owing to their weightage in the exam:

Topics

Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Morphology of Flowering Plants

Animal Kingdom

Cell : The Unit of Life

Human Health and Disease

Human Reproduction

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Biological Classification

Plant Kingdom

Microbes in Human Welfare

Ecosystem

Evolution

Difficulty Level : NEET 2019 Biology

Topics

No. of Questions

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Plant Diversity

8

6

1

1

Plant Morphology

10

7

3

0

Plant Physiology

8

1

4

3

Plant Reproduction

6

4

2

0

Cell Biology

12

6

5

1

Difficulty Level of Questions

Difficulty Level : NEET 2018 Biology

Topics

No of

Questions

Easy

Moderate

Difficult 

Diversity in Living World

6

1

4

1

Structural Organization in Plants & Animals

7

2

4

1

Cell Structure & Function

13

4

8

1

Plant Physiology

7

1

5

1

Human Physiology

12

2

8

2

Reproduction

11

1

9

1

Genetics 

9

2

6

1

Evolution

5

1

3

1

Biology in Human Welfare

4

1

2

1

Biotechnology

4

1

2

1

Ecology

12

2

9

1

Difficulty Level : NEET 2017 Biology

Topics

No. of Questions

Easy 

Moderate

Difficult

Diversity in Living World

12

4

4

4

Structural Organization in Plants & Animals 

9

5

2

2

Structure & Function

9

6

2

1

Plant Physiology

7

4

2

1

Human Physiology 

16

6

8

2

Reproduction 

7

2

4

1

Genetics and Evolution 

14

7

5

2

Biology in Human Welfare 

3

1

1

1

Biotechnology 

4

2

1

1

Ecology

9

3

5

1

Difficulty Level : NEET 2016 Biology

Topics

No. of Questions

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Diversity in Living World 

12

4

7

1

Structural Organization in Plants & Animals 

8

2

5

1

Cell Structure & Functions 

7

3

4

0

Plant Physiology

7

2

3

2

Human Physiology

13

3

6

4

Reproduction 

12

2

8

2

Genetics & Evolution 

11

1

9

1

Biology in Human Welfare 

5

0

5

0

Biotechnology 

5

0

4

0

Ecology

10

1

8

1

Difficulty Level : NEET 2015 Biology

Topics

No. of Questions

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

The Living World

11

2

7

2

Structural Organization in Plant & Animal

8

2

5

1

Cell: Structure & Function

11

2

9

0

Plant Physiology

7

0

5

2

Animal Physiology & Reproduction

18

4

12

2

Reproduction in Plants

3

0

3

0

Genetics & Evolution

13

0

10

3

Biology in human welfare

5

0

5

0

Biotechnology

2

0

2

0

Ecology

12

2

8

2

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