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Most Important Chapters of Biology for NEET Syllabus 2020 & 2021

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Students are highly recommended to be thorough with NCERT since that is where most of the questions will be asked from. Almost 70-75 questions of Biology are expected directly from NCERT which is the foundation text. In this section, the only use of reference books is for sample papers and mock tests.  Through detailed analysis of multiple question papers of NEET, important chapters of biology have been laid out along with an approximate number of questions to be expected from different chapters.


Topic wise distribution of Questions:

Topics No. of Questions Expected
Living World 1
Biological Classification 4
Plant Kingdom 3
1 Morphology of Flowering Plants 4
Cell: Unit of Life 4
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 2
Transport in Plants 1
Mineral Nutrition 2
Photosynthesis 2
Respiration in Plants 1
Plant growth and Development 2
Reproduction in Organisms 1
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 4
Principles of Inheritance and Variation 4
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 5
Microbes in Human welfare 2
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 2
Organisms & population 2
Ecosystem 3
Biodiversity 3
Environmental Issues 4
Animal Kingdom 4
Structural Organization in Animals 2
Biomolecules 2
Digestion & Absorption 2
Breathing & Exchange of Gases 2
Excretory Products & their Elimination 1
Body fluids & circulation 2
Locomotion & Movement 2
Neural Control & Coordination 3
Chemical Coordination & Integration 3
Human Reproduction 4
Reproductive Health 2
Human Health and Disease 3
Evolution 4
Biotechnology: Principles & processes 3
Biotechnology and its Applications 2

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Effective study plan based on the distribution of topics:

  • Chapters in the must-read category should be emphasized upon to have a strong foundation for the biology section.
  • Students are advised to study NCERT books well.
  • Practicing around 200 questions will help students prepare well for the biology section.
  • The biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions.
  • It is usually the easiest out of the three subjects and thus, a savior for many students.
  • In NEET 2017, the weightage tilted towards class XII syllabus from which 46 questions were asked as compared to 44 questions from the class XI syllabus.
  • NEET 2019 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity. Click here to see the paper analysis of NEET 2017 and 2018 Exam.

Check out the NEET Exam Chapter wise weightage.