Study Plan and Timetable for NEET 2020

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the foundation step for lakhs of students who are looking forward to pursue medical sciences as their career. It is a single UG entrance exam for more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats in over 470 medical colleges in India including JIPMER and AIIMS. Half-hearted endeavours won't help you call it a shot at a national level test like NEET. One should prepare themself to face even the toughest of questions. Many aspirants mustbe at their last leg of preparation for the exam. The need of the hour is to study smart rather than studying hard.  

    • NEET 2020 is scheduled for July 26, 2020 as confirmed by HRD Ministry. Candidates can expect the release of NEET Admit Card after May 17, 2020, considering the revised exam date has been released. 
    • There were rumours that NEET 2020 syllabus has been modified, NTA has released a notification dismissing any such change.  

    In the event that you are lost in here is a comprehensive guide to help the applicants with NEET Exam Preparation Tips. We at Collegedunia, know how valuable the time is and candidates can’t afford to waste it at any cost. Hence, with extensive research, we devised a Three Month Study Plan for all the aspirants out there to help them score their best without wasting their time devising the plan.

    Follow the article below to unravel the study plan that can help you score 600+ marks in NEET 2020. 

    NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

    The first and foremost step before appearing for any exam is knowing everything about the exam pattern. 

    Number of Questions


    Maximum Marks 


    No. of Sections

    3(Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

    No. of questions/ Section

    Physics- 45; Chemistry- 45; Biology-90(Botany-45 Zoology-45)

    Type of Questions

    Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)

    Marking Scheme

    Correct: +4; incorrect: -1; Unanswered- 0

    Exam Mode 

    Offline( Pen Paper Mode)


    3 Hours (180 Minutes)

    Check NEET 2020 Detailed Exam Pattern 

    Knowing the exam pattern will help the candidate efficiently manage time, which in return will help the candidate attempt every question given in the question paper.

    NEET 2020 Syllabus

    NEET 2020 Syllabus

    The next focus is on the subject wise syllabus of the exam which will give us a broad idea about the topics that should be practised. Before beginning, candidates must be aware of the syllabus and other related information to craft a preparation strategy.

    NEET covers a total of 97 sections in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. 

    Physics Syllabus of Class 11th

    Physical-world and measurement

    Laws of Motion


    Work, Energy, and Power

    The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body


    Properties of Bulk Matter


    The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

    Oscillations and Waves

    Physics Syllabus of Class 12th


    Current Electricity

    Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

    Electromagnetic Waves


    Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

    Atoms and Nuclei

    Electronic Device


    Chemistry Syllabus of Class 11th

    Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

    Structure of Atom

    Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

    Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

    States of Matter: Gases and Liquids



    Redox Reactions


    s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

    Some p-Block Elements

    Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques


    Environmental Chemistry

    Chemistry Syllabus of Class 12th

    Solid State



    Chemical Kinetics

    Surface Chemistry

    General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

    p- Block Elements

    d and f Block Elements

    Coordination Compounds

    Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

    Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

    Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

    Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen



    Chemistry in Everyday Life

    Biology Syllabus of Class 11th

    Biology Syllabus of Class 12th:

    Diversity in Living World


    Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

    Genetics and Evolution

    Cell Structure and Function

    Biology and Human Welfare

    Plant Physiology

    Biotechnology and Its Applications

    Human physiology

    Ecology and environment

    Note: Most of the syllabus is based on NCERT

    NEET Monthly Study Plan

    NEET 2020 Study Plan

    NEET 2020: Prioritize your Topics

    Once you are well versed with the exam pattern and syllabus of NEET 2020, the next step is to assign a specific time for every topic. This becomes simpler when you isolate the topics based on their difficulty level and importance (set the difficulty level according to your requirements as the difficulty of the topic differs from one candidate to another) i.e., Easy, Moderate, and Difficult. 

    This will help you to focus on a subject properly as you will be able to devote ample time to every subject. This technique of splitting NEET Syllabus provides the guidance required to create a viable timetable. Candidates can segregate the topics on the basis of the undermentioned matrix:

    High Weightage

    Less Difficulty

    High Weightage

    High Difficulty

    Less Weightage

    Less Difficulty

    Less Weightage

    High Difficulty

    Now the topics have been segregated, so let us move forward to the weekly plan which is the second step. There should be an organized chart for daily, weekly and monthly targets instead of long term non-realistic goals.

    Candidates can take an example of the table shown below and create a table on their own keeping in mind the topic that they chose according to the priority matrix above:




    Basics of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons & Halides

    Diversity in Living World



    HydroCarbons, Chemistry in Every- day life



    Current Electricity

    Organic Chemistry (Aldehydes, Ketones, Ether)

    Cell Structure and Functions


    Mechanics (Units and Dimensions)

    Polymers and Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

    Biology in Human Welfare



    Laws of Motion

    Mole Concept & States of Matter

    Structural Organization in Animals and Plants


    Modern Physics and Optics

    Solutions, Solid State, Equilibrium

    Genetics and Evolution


    Kinematics & Work Energy & Power

    Atomic Structure



    Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and fluids

    Chemical Kinematics and Surface Chemistry




    Atomic Nucleus & Semiconductors

    Chemical Bonding

    Animal Kingdom


    Thermodynamics, Kinetic theory & Properties of Matter

    D & F Block Elements

    Plant Physiology


    Mechanics (Oscillations and Waves)

    P Block Elements



    Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems

    Classification of Elements, S-block Elements, Hydrogen, and its Compounds

    Exchange of Gases, Body Fluids and Circulation

    NEET 2020: Preparation Tips

    NEET 2020: Preparation Plan

    NEET 2020 Exam is 3 months away and it may seem that a candidate has a lot of time to prepare for it. But keeping in mind, the vast syllabus of NEET, this is a very crucial period and the candidate cannot afford to waste even a single hour. The following article focuses on the fact that if a candidate follows the step properly, they can score 600+ marks in their first attempt. Or even if they are a repeater. 

    Step I: Know the Target

    To achieve 600+ marks in NEET 2020, a candidate should aim to attain 150 correct questions. This means, out of 180 questions, the candidate should be able to solve at least 160 questions correctly, so that even if by chance the candidate fails to answer some questions, it won't matter much. The key to success is that the candidate has to stop them from scoring negative marks. The candidate should answer only those questions about which the candidate is 100% sure and can afford to take the risk. 

    Step II: Know the subject in NEET’s Perspective

    The candidate should be well aware about the difficulty level of the three subjects. This will help them to solve the questions appropriately. 

    Biology is very theoretical and to the point, the subject needs not much thinking. Only remembering the facts and concepts stated in NCERT will do the work. The candidate should be well versed with all the diagrams, labels and examples related to the topics given in the book. The candidate should ensure that they have revised each of these in double digits as many questions will be based on diagrams. 

    Key: Practicing all diagrams with proper labelling can help you learn better 

    Chemistry is a part theoretical and part application-based subject comprising of three parts, namely, Physical, Inorganic and Organic chemistry.

    • Questions of Physical Chemistry are mostly formula based, hence, one should be aware of all the formulas and the types of related to it.

    • Inorganic chemistry is something the candidate should use as a scoring point. If the concepts in inorganic chemistry are clear, no one can stop the candidate from scoring marks in the chemistry section of NEET 2020. 

    • Organic chemistry is mostly learning based. The questions asked in NEET from organic chemistry are mostly to the point. Chemical reactions and their names should be learned by heart

    Key: Learning the Periodic Table is the key to success in Chemistry

    Physics in NEET is rather tough as most of the questions are formula and application based and hence, it is destined to consume a lot of time of yours. As mentioned above, the physics section of NEET is the toughest part in the exam. The questions are mostly formula based, so the candidate should be well versed with all the formulas and should know where to apply them. 

    Key: Flowcharts can help clear your concepts in a much easier way. Divide the topics as major and minor topics and study accordingly. 

    Step III: Study to Score

    Apart from building a monthly time table, candidates should also prepare a daily time table and should strictly follow it. There are two types of studies, i.e., Self Taught Learning and Coaching. 

    • Candidates should know the difference between self taught learning and going to coaching classes. Learning is a personal process and it differs from one candidate to another.

    • Learning is something that will help you clear your concepts and give you in depth knowledge of the subject. Coaching classes are more beneficial for candidates whose concepts about the subject are clear and the only thing they need is regular practice. 

    • Candidates should devote at least 6-7 hours daily of rigorous study. The candidates can divide the subjects and topics to study based on their depth of knowledge in the particular subject. Divide the topics based on the venn diagram given below:

    NEET Topic Distribution

    While studying, divide the topics on the basis of how difficult it is for you. Not only will this help identify your weak points but also it becomes easy for you to find the questions related to those topics on which you have a good grip and help you score sureshot marks in no time! In this way you will have ample time to solve the questions you find tough and lengthy.

    Step IV: Make Notes instead of Spending Time Reading 

    Learning gets better when a person writes what they learn. As you start a topic, start making notes based on that in your own way. A candidate may feel the urge of buying notes or getting them from their coaching institutes as it will require less work. But as mentioned above, learning is a self process and should be done on their own. The more notes you make, the more the subject gets registered in your brain. These notes will be helpful in the last moments before the exam as you could use them to revise the subject and as these notes are written in your own language, it will be easier to understand and won’ t create any further confusion in the eleventh hour. 

    Step V: Practice, Practice, Practice!

    The more you practice, the better are your chances to score more in NEET 2020. Once you are done with the learning part, lean towards the practice part. 

    • Solving last year's papers helps a lot as it will help you get accustomed to the exam pattern and while solving, you can devise new tactics for yourself.

    • During the last two months make it a habit of regularly solving at least 2 Previous Years question paper and Mock test papers and evaluate yourself at the end of each test.

    • Everyday, devote a minimum of 3 hours to solving MCQs on the subjects as it will help you to increase your speed and rational thinking.

    • Try to reach the goal of getting as many correct answers as you can and leave the habit of solving every question as the wrong answers can fetch you negative marks.

    Step VI: Balance is a must

    Keep a balance between work and play. This will help in maintaining your interest in the syllabus and level of productivity. Take frequent breaks in the beginning and gradually reduce the frequency of breaks once the concentration ability is all built up. Deal with the preparation process with patience, as shortcuts aren’t the solution. Rest is an important factor to make sure you are in the right mental and physical state to grasp more knowledge. 

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    Step VII: Always Be Prepared 

    The candidate is advised to read the instructions regarding what to take and what not to take to the exam centre so that on the day before exam they don’t panic. Keep all the important documents and stationary together that you have to carry to the centre at least 3-4 days prior to the exam. 

    Reference Books for NEET 2020

    Best Reference Books for NEET 2020

    Since most of the syllabus is from NCERT, candidates should focus on the NCERT subject books as they will help them clear their basic concepts in the subjects. It is only after the basic concepts of the aspirant are clear, they should proceed towards practising questions related to topics. Practice is the key to success, the more the person practices, the more they will get accustomed to the variety of questions asked in NEET Exam. Listed below are some of the reference and practice paper books that can be looked upon for further in-depth study of the subject and practice purposes

    Best Biology Reference Books for NEET Preparation


    Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET

    M.P Tyagi 

    Complete NEET guide: Biology

    MTG Editorial Board

    Pradeep Publication’s Biology

    Pradeep Publication

    40 Days Biology for NEET

    S. Chakravarty

    Objective Biology 


    Pradeep Publication’s Biology 

    Pradeep Publication

    Publications for Biology

    GRB Bathla’s

    Best Physics Reference Books for NEET Preparation

    Book Author

    Objective Physics

    D.C. Pandey

    Concepts of Physics 

    H.C. Verma 

    Problems in General Physics

    I.E. Irodov

    Physics for NEET

    C.P. Singh

    Fundamentals of Physics

    Halliday, Resnick and Walker

    Complete NEET guide: Physics

    MTG Editorial Board 

    40 Days Physics for NEET

    SB Tripathi

    Best Chemistry Reference Books for NEET Preparation

    Book Author 

    40 Days Chemistry for NEET

    Sudhanshu Thakur 

    Physical Chemistry 

    O.P. Tandon 

    Organic Chemistry

    Morrison Boyd

    Objective Chemistry

    R.K. Gupta 

    Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th.

    S.P. Jauhar

    Concise Inorganic Chemistry for Inorganic Chemistry

    J.D. Lee 

    Now that you know about the important books and the study plan, here are some handy tips to make you focus better on what you want to study and how you can achieve it:

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    Out of a few restorative tests, NEET is the most mainstream of rest as it opens a gateway to tremendous opportunities. Since its inception in 2013, NEET has gained much recognition amongst various candidates and today it has become the premier exam amongst all Medical Entrance Exams conducted in the country. 

    Today it is a parameter to gauge the genuineness and responsibility of understudies towards seeking after a medicinal course. This has led to a significant increase in the number of candidates appearing for the exam every year. This increase in the number of candidates has led to an increase in the competition amongst the candidates. Without a serious and sturdy preparation plan, making a significant mark in the exam is very difficult. 

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