NEET syllabus is prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The exam comprises questions from the class XI and XII syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The paper is divided into 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, each containing 45 questions. Check NEET Exam Format.

NEET 2017 was regarded as a moderately difficult exam. In keeping with the rising competition, the difficulty level of the exam increases every year. This year, NEET will be organizeed on May 10, 2018, across 84 cities in the country. Check the latest notification announced for NEET

Key Highlights for NEET Paper 2018

NEET exam dateMay 10, 2018
Total No. of Questions180
Total Marks720
Marking Scheme+4 for the accurate response -1 for inaccurate response 0 for no response 0 for more than one response
Duration3 hours
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline

Physics Paper Analysis of NEET 2018

Physics is usually the toughest out of the three subjects. Here’s a section-wise analysis of the paper. There were 8 difficult, 27 medium level and 10 easy questions from this section. Students can expect lengthy calculations in this section. The paper had more questions from the syllabus of class XI than class XII. Class XI syllabus was given more weightage in NEET 2017. A lot of questions came from class XI Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics.

TopicNo. of QuestionsMarks
Mechanics1352
Electrodynamics1040
Modern Physics832
Optics520
Heat and Thermodynamics520
SHM Waves416

Important topics in Physics

Mechanics and Magnetism are usually the most important topics that carry the maximum weightage. Check Question Papers of NEET to understand the type of questions that are asked in the exam. Here is a list of topics that students must spend more time on:

  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Semi organizers
  • KTG Thermodynamics
  • Wave Optics

Given below is a chapter wise weightage of every chapter

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeightage (%)
Power142.22%
Power Calculation in AC142.22%
Charging and discharging in capacitor142.22%
Banking in circular motion142.22%
Horizontal Circular Motion142.22%
Vertical Circular Motion142.22%
Electrical Instruments142.22%
Power Calculation142.22%
Electromagnetic Waves142.22%
Coulomb’s Law in Electrostatics284.44%
Archimedes Principle in Fluid Mechanics142.22%
Magnification in Gravitation142.22%
Escape Velocity142.22%
Gravitation Potential142.22%
Organizeivity142.22%
Radiations142.22%
Refrigeration142.22%
Magnetic Field284.44%
Magnetic Properties142.22%
Solenoid in Magnetic Effects of Current142.22%
Vector Algebra in Mathematical Tools284.44%
Newton Law of Motion in mechanics142.22%
The Rectilinear Motion142.22%
Bohr Model of atom142.22%
De Broglie’s Principle142.22%
Photoelectric Effect in modern physics142.22%
Centre of Mass in Rigid Body Dynamics142.22%
Inertia142.22%
Torque142.22%
Circuit Problems in Semiorganizeor142.22%
Logic Gates of Semiorganizeor Devices142.22%
The Transistors142.22%
String Waves in SHM142.22%
Doppler Effect of Sound Waves142.22%
Resonance Tube in Sound Waves142.22%
Adiabatic Procedures in thermodynamics142.22%
The Calorimetry142.22%
Kinetic Theory of Gases in thermodynamics142.22%
Diffraction in waves142.22%
Young’s Double Slit Experiment of wave optics142.22%
Grand total45180100%

Chemistry Paper Analysis for NEET 2018

Unlike Physics, Chemistry had more questions from the class XII syllabus last year. For many years, Inorganic Chemistry had the highest weightage but this trend was broken last year when this section saw maximum questions from Organic Chemistry. Aspirants can Download Response Key of NEET for last year to check their responses after solving the paper.

The questions from class XI were not very tough but the ones from class XII were quite tricky. Most of the questions were conceptual and application-based so aspirants must have total clarity about the basic concepts.

TopicNo. of QuestionsMarks
Inorganic Chemistry- I832
Inorganic Chemistry- II832
Organic Chemistry- I312
Organic Chemistry- II1352
Physical Chemistry- I728
Physical Chemistry- II624

Important topics in Chemistry

Since Organic Chemistry had more weightage last year, students may expect the same to happen in NEET 2018 as well. The following topics should be on top of your priority list.

  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Organic Chemistry-I
  • Coordination Compounds

Here is a chapter wise distribution of questions and marks in Chemistry.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeightage (%)
Inorganic chemistry156033.33%
Chemical Bonding4168.89%
coordination compounds142.22%
D-Block elements142.22%
Hydrogen gas142.22%
Metallurgy procedure142.22%
P-Block elements4168.89%
Periodic Table of chemistry3126.67%
Organic chemistry166435.56%
Alcohol compounds142.22%
Aldehydes and Ketones compounds284.44%
Amines142.22%
Biomolecules3126.67%
Chemistry in everyday life284.44%
Ether compounds142.22%
GOC142.22%
Hydrocarbon in organic284.44%
Isomerism of compounds284.44%
Polymers and uses142.22%
Physical chemistry145631.11%
Structure of atom142.22%
Chemical Equilibrium142.22%
Chemical Kinetics284.44%
Electrochemistry142.22%
Gaseous State of matter142.22%
Ionic Equilibrium in chemistry142.22%
Solid State of matter284.44%
Solution and its colligative properties284.44%
surface chemistry142.22%
Thermodynamics284.44%
Grand Total45180100%

Biology Paper Analysis for NEET 2018

Biology was a saviour for students in NEET 2017. You can take a look at the Paper Analysis of last 10 years for Biology to grasp the exam trends and format. It was comparatively easier than Physics and Chemistry.. However, students should not take it lightly since the difficulty level of Biology section has been on the rise.

This year’s biology paper is expected to be tougher. Most of the questions were from NCERT. Human Physiology and Plant Physiology were the two meaty topics carrying maximum marks. There will be 90 questions, 45 each from Botany and Zoology.

TopicNo. of QuestionsMarks
Biological Classification312
Cell Biology416
Ecology624
Genetics520
Living World14
Molecular Basis of Inheritance624
Morphology14
Morphology of flowering plants14
Plant Anatomy312
Plant Kingdom624
Plant Morphology28
Reproduction in Flowering Plant520
Animal Kingdom312
Animal Morphology14
Animal Physiology14
Biomolecules416
Biotechnology312
Evolution14
Human Health and Disease312
Human Physiology1664
Human Reproduction14
Microbes in Human Welfare312
Reproductive Health28
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production28

Important topics in Biology

NEET 2017 biology section had 46 questions from class XII and 44 from class XI. Zoology had more questions from class XII while Botany had more questions from class XI. Plant Diversity and Human Physiology should be covered thoroughly since maximum questions are expected from them.

  • Digestive System
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Pollination
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant Anatomy
  • DNA Replication

Refer to the following table for a chapter-wise breakup of marks.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeightage (%)
General Knowledge in Animal Diversity142.22%
Circulatory System in animals142.22%
Digestive System of animals284.44%
Respiratory System of animals284.44%
The Animal Kingdom4168.89%
Amino Acids in bio molecules142.22%
Carbohydrate in biomolecules142.22%
Lipids142.22%
Application of Biotechnology142.22%
DNA Fingerprinting in biotechnology284.44%
Operon Model in bio tech142.22%
Plasmid142.22%
Polymerage Chain Reaction142.22%
Endocrine Glands in system3126.67%
Analogous Organs in evolution142.22%
Homologous Organs142.22%
Origin of Life142.22%
Theory of Evolution142.22%
The disease of cancer142.22%
Immunology from disease3126.67%
Nervous System in Human Physiology142.22%
Respiratory System in Human Physiology284.44%
Biological Classification of Living World142.22%
Microbes useful to human welfare284.44%
The Water Pollution142.22%
Reproduction in female284.44%
Reproduction in human284.44%
Reproductive Health284.44%
Structural Organization of Animal142.22%
Division of cell284.44%
The Cell Organelles142.22%
Cell Biology142.22%
Cell Cycle142.22%
Cell Cycle and division142.22%
Cell: The unit of life142.22%
Cell basics142.22%
Biological Classification in living world142.22%
Kingdom of plants52011.11%
Biodiversity and Conservation3126.67%
Ecosystem284.44%
Issues of environment142.22%
Organism and Population: ecology142.22%
molecular basis of inheritance in Genetics142.22%
A principle of Inheritance and variation4168.89%
Mineral Nutrition in plants142.22%
The procedure of Photosynthesis52011.11%
growth and development of plants142.22%
Genetics142.22%
Sexual Reproduction in flowering plants52011.11%
Anatomy of Flowering Plants284.44%
Plants Morphology4168.89%
Grand Total90360100.00%

Frequently asked questions for NEET 2018

Ques. How many questions will there be from each subject?

Ans. There will be 45 questions from Physics, 45 from Chemistry and 90 from Biology which will have 45 questions from Botany and 45 from Zoology.

Ques. How can I calculate my NEET Score?

Ans. you can calculate NEET Score by using the following formula (No. of accurate responses X 4) – (No. of Inaccurate responses X 1)

Ques. Will there be negative marking in the exam?

Ans.Yes. One mark will be deducted for each inaccurate response.

Ques. Is NCERT sufficient to complete NEET?

Ans.NCERT is the fundamental text for NEET and comprises all the basic concepts that will be asked in the exam. But it is good to refer to a few help books for a better idea of the type of questions asked in the exam. A lot of questions are asked from the textbook.

Ques. What is the syllabus for NEET 2018?

Ans.The exam will comprise questions from the class XI and XII syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


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