Mnemonics are fun learning tools that creates an association of complex theory or formulae with ordinary items or activities and helps in memorizing concepts. Common mnemonics are short poems, phrases or acronyms that allows easy memory recall.
Students in preparation for NEET can use some cool mnemonics to commit to memory the huge load of concepts that, particularly, Chemistry syllabus has. In this section, we list some famous mnemonics that students can resort to jazz up their NEET Chemistry Prep.
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It is important that students have a fair understanding of the coverage of the NEET syllabus for Chemistry paper. Based on the following tabulation, students can make their preparations. The following table depicts the number of questions that have been asked in NEET 2017 in each of the topics mentioned. Based on the frequency of questions asked on specific topics, the most important topics of the subject can be segregated for selective preparation. In NEET 2017, 16 questions were based on Chemistry Class XI while 29 questions covered Chemistry Class XII syllabus.
|Unit and Topic||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Weightage Percentage|
|Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties||1||4||2.22%|
|d-block & f-block Elements||2||8||4.44%|
|General Organic Chemistry||3||12||6.67%|
|Alkyl Hallide, Alcohol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism)||2||8||4.44%|
|Chemistry in Every Life||1||4||2.22%|
|IUPAC & Isomerism||2||8||4.44%|
|Practical Organic Chemistry||1||4||2.22%|
|Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry||1||4||2.22%|
|Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry||2||8||4.44%|
|Solution & Colligative Properties||1||4||2.22%|
The chemistry section of NEET 2018 will have 45 multiple-choice questions, with a total maximum score of 180 marks; each accurate response carrying 4 marks while each wrong response attracting a penalty of -1 mark. Questions that are not attempted or questions with two options marked as the response will be honored 0. Since the exam is an offline one, students will have to mark their responses properly in an OMR sheet with blue/black ball point pen. Read More About NEET 2018 Paper Analysis.
An analysis of past NEET question papers reveals that s-block, p-block, d-block & f-block are the common topics while special reactions in organic chemistry also deserve a special mention. Given the trend set by NEET 2017, students appearing for NEET 2018 should expect the maximum number of question from Organic Chemistry. Experts suggest that the following topics be given precedence at the time of exam preparation.
Here follows an expected topic-wise most frequently asked questions and their corresponding percentage in NEET Chemistry.
|Topics||Frequency of questions||Percentage of questions|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||37||10.05|
|General Organic Chemistry||25||6.8|
|p Block Elements||22||5.97|
|Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes (Hydrocarbons)||20||5.43|
|Carbonyl Compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones)||16||4.34|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||16||4.34|
|Solutions and Colligative Properties||16||4.34|
|d and f Block Elements||12||3.26|
In the following table, we have collated the number of questions that have appeared in NEET from each topic in order to help students which topics to prioritize while preparing the subject.
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||2||1||1|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||1||4||3||2||5||1||1||3||2||1||1||0||2||2|
|Some p-Block Elements||1||2||1||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||3||0||0||2|