NEET 2018 Important Topics

Last Updated - February 20 2018

NEET 2018 is scheduled for May 6, 2018. Everybody knows that this exam is a life-altering for many (if not all) medical students. Once the students choose the medical stream, they are advised to start preparing for NEET exam. For this, they rush to the academies and institutes that would help and guide them.

 However, what they do not acknowledge is that the syllabus for the exam is what they study in their 11th and 12th standard. This is where this article comes to the rescue. Here we offer the detailed information regarding the important chapters that will help the students to strategize their study plan. Doing this might seem scary but is achievable as what is majorly required is figuring out the important areas and topics to study. Which actually means that they required being smart enough to strategize their preparation plan.

Syllabus for NEET 2018

NEET 2018 Syllabus will majorly cover the following three subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology- Botany, and Zoology

All it has been stated previously and seen above the syllabus is totally based on what the students have been pursuing the school. So, completely it is crucial to focus on what is being taught in the 11th and 12th standard.

Moving on, when the CBSE announced the information regarding the syllabus of the exam, it was released that “the Syllabus of the NEET (UG) 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET (UG) 2017.”  Thus, it becomes easier to figure out the important chapters using the pattern of earlier year paper.

Before explicitly listing out significant chapters for the preparation let’s discuss a little about the distribution of marks for each subject. It has been notified to the students that Physics and Chemistry weigh 45 marks each and biology Weighs 90 marks (45 each for botany and zoology). Check NEET 2018 Exam Format

However, for making things easier, the table below offers the students with the information regarding the division of marks on the bases of the number of questions from an 11th and 12th standard.

SubjectClass XIClass XII
 Number of questionsTotal marksNumber to questionsTotal marks
Physics197626104
Chemistry166429116
Biology5321237148
total8835292368

Now that the students have an idea of the marks distribution, let’s finally move on to the important chapters. To make things organized the important chapters are offered subject wise with all the necessary information.

NEET 2018 Important Chapters for Physics

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Mechanics1352
Circular Motion14
Elasticity and Viscosity14
Fluid Mechanics & Properties of Matter14
Relative Motion14
Rigid Body Dynamics312
Unit and Dimension14
Work, Power and Energy14
Modern Physics832
Electromagnetic waves and communication14
Gravitation28
Newton’s law14
Rectilinear Motion and Vector14
Electrodynamics1040
Capacitance14
Present Electricity28
Electro Magnetic Field312
Electro Magnetic Induction28
Electrostatics28
Heat and Thermodynamics520
KTG & Thermodynamics312
Heat Transfer28
Optics520
Wave optics312
Geometrical optics & Physics optics28
SHM & Waves416
SHM28
Sound Waves28

After analyzing all the chapters, it can be seen that nearly all the chapters in Physics hold significant weight. However, Mechanics is one chapter which has the highest weight of 52 marks.

NEET 2018 Important Chapters for Chemistry

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Organic Chemistry-I312
General Chemistry-II312
Organic Chemistry-II1352
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism)28
Aromatic Compounds14
Biomolecules14
Carbonyl Compounds416
Chemistry in Everyday Life14
Environmental Chemistry14
IUPAC & Isomerism28
Practical Organic Chemistry14
Inorganic Chemistry-I832
Chemical Bonding520
P-block14
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties14
S-block14
Inorganic Chemistry-II832
Coordination Compounds416
d-block & f-block elements24
Metallurgy14
Qualitative Analysis14
Physical Chemistry-I728
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry Chemical Equilibrium14
Chemical Equilibrium28
Ionic Equilibrium14
Mole Concept14
Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry28
Physical Chemistry-II624
Chemical Kinetics28
Electrochemistry14
Solid State14
Solution & Colligative Properties14
Surface Chemistry14

Like Physics, for Chemistry as well, it can be seen that all topics have nearly equal weight. Except for Inorganic Chemistry, which has a weight of 52 marks.

NEET 2018 Important Chapters for Biology

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Biological Classification312
Kingdom Monera28
Virus14
Ecology624
Biodiversity14
Biosphere Reverse14
Ecosystem14
Stratification14
Environmental Issues14
Population Growth Model14
Cell Biology416
Prokaryotic Cell14
Cell Division28
Mitochondria14
Genetics520
Genetic Disorder28
Blood Grouping14
Mendel's Biography14
Mendel's selected Characters14
Living World14
Taxonomic Aids14
Molecular Basis of inheritance624
RNA Procedureing14
DNA Packing14
RNA Replication28
Genetic Code14
Genetic Material14
Morphology of Flowering Plants14
Fruit14
Morphology14
Root modification14
Plant Kingdom624
Angiosperms14
Algae28
Life Cycles14
Gymnosperms14
Mycorrhiza14
Plant Anatomy312
Wood14
Secondary Growth28
Plant Morphology936
Photosynthesis28
Stem Modification14
Root14
Cellular Respiration14
Plant Growth and Development14
Mineral Nutrition- Biological Nitrogen Fixation14
Water Transport14
Water Transport-Water Potential14
Reproduction in Flowering Plants520
Embryo sac14
Endosperm14
Pollination312

In Botany, the students required to cautiously study plant Morphology as it weighs the most. Apart from this, the students should select 2-3 more chapters that would help them score more.


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