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NEET 2019 Paper Analysis & Chapter-wise weightage

Analysis of previous year NEET papers will help students understand the patterns and the difficulty level of the National level examination.

 

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A detailed section-wise analysis of the NEET 2019 paper is as follows:

Physics Section Analysis

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Analysis of NEET 2019 Physics

Unit Number of Questions Easy Moderate Difficult
Mechanics 17 0 16 1
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 0 3 0
Properties of matter 3 0 2 1
Electrostatics and Capacitor 4 0 4 0
Current Electricity 3 0 3 0
Magnetism, Magnetic Effect of Current and AC 5 0 4 1
Modern Physics 6 0 5 1
Ray and Way Optics 4 0 4 0
Total 45 0 41 4

Chapter-wise Weightage

Unit Number of Questions Marks Weightage
Mechanics 17 68 37.82%
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12 6.66%
Properties of matter 3 12 6.66%
Electrostatics and Capacitor 4 16 8.88%
Current Electricity 3 12 6.66%
Magnetism, Magnetic Effect of Current and AC 5 20 11.11%
Modern Physics 6 24 13.33
Ray and Way Optics 4 16 8.88%
Total 45 180 100

 

Chemistry Section Analysis

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Units Number of questions Very Easy Easy Moderate
Inorganic 14 5 5 4
Physical 19 10 5 4
Organic 12 5 5 2
Total 45 20 15 10

 

Chapter-wise Weightage

Units Number of questions Marks Weightage
Inorganic 14 56 31.12%
Physical 19 76 42.22%
Organic 12 48 26.66%
Total 45 180 100%

 

Biology Section Analysis

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Units Number of questions Easy Moderate Difficult
Zoology 40 6 31 3
Botany 50 8 40 2
Total 90 14 71 5

 

Chapter-wise Weightage

Unit Number of Questions Marks Weightage
Plant Diversity 5 20 5.55%
Animal Diversity  2 8 2.22%
Plant Morphology 1 4 1.11%
Plant Anatomy 3 12 3.33%
Structural Organisation in Animals 2 8 2.22%
Cell Biology and Cell Division 7 28 7.77%
Biomolecule 2 8 2.22%
Plant Physiology 9 36 10%
Human Physiology 14 56 15.55%
Respiration in Plants 4 16 4.44%
Human Reproduction and Reproductive Health 5 20 5.55%
Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 40 11.115
Evolution 3 12 3.335
Human Health and Disease 4 16 4.44%
Strategies for enhancement in Food Production 1 4 1.11%
Microbes in Human Welfare 5 20 5.55%
Biotechnology 5 20 5.55%
Ecology 8 32 8.88%
Total 90 360 100%

 

Other Facts about NEET 2019 :

  • A total of 13,26,725 students were registered for NEET 2019 out of which 5,80,648 are males and 7,46,076 females.
  • Official Answer Keys for previous paper is available on cbseneet.nic.in.
  • Apart from Hindi and English, the examinations were in languages like Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.

 

NEET Paper Analysis 2018

Physics Paper Analysis

  • This section will have lengthy calculations.
  • Class 11 syllabus was given more weightage in NEET 2018.
  • A significant number of questions were taken from topics like Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics.
  • There were 8 difficult, 27 medium level and 10 easy questions in this section
Topic Number of questions Marks
Mechanics 13 52
Electrodynamics 10 40
Modern Physics 8 32
Optics 5 20
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 20
SHM and Waves 4 16

Important Topics in Physics

There are some important topics in physics that every student must spend a considerable amount of time to understand the concepts.

  • Electrodynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamic
  • Semiconductors
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Modern Physics
Topic No. of questions Marks Weightage
Power 1 4 2.22%
Power calculation in AC 1 4 2.22%
Charging and discharging in a capacitor 1 4 2.22%
Horizontal Circular Motion 1 4 2.22%
Banking in a circular motion 1 4 2.22%
Electrical Instruments 1 4 2.22%
Vertical circular motion 1 4 2.22%
Electromagnetic Waves 1 4 2.22%
Power calculation 1 4 2.22%
Coulomb’s Law in Electrostatics 2 8 4.44%
Archimedes Principle in Fluid Mechanics 1 4 2.22%
Magnification in Gravitation 1 4 2.22%
Conductivity 1 4 2.22%
Escape Velocity 1 4 2.22%
Gravitation Potential 1 4 2.22%
Refrigeration 1 4 2.22%
Radiation 1 4 2.22%
Magnetic field 2 8 4.44%
Vector Algebra in Mathematical Tools 2 8 4.44%
Solenoid in Magnetic Effects of Current 1 4 2.22%
Magnetic Properties 1 4 2.22%
Young’s Double Slit Experiment of wave optics 1 4 2.22%
Diffraction in waves 1 4 2.22%
Kinetic Theory of Gases in thermodynamics 1 4 2.22%
The Calorimetry 1 4 2.22%
Adiabatic Processes in thermodynamics 1 4 2.22%
String waves in SHM 1 4 2.22%
Resonance Tube in Sound Waves 1 4 2.22%
Doppler Effect of Sound Waves 1 4 2.22%
Logic Gates of Semiconductor Devices 1 4 2.22%
The Transistors 1 4 2.22%
Circuit Problems in Semiconductor 1 4 2.22%
Torque 1 4 2.22%
Intertia 1 4 2.22%
Centre of Mass in Rigid Body Dynamics 1 4 2.22%
De Broglie’s Principle 1 4 2.22%
Photoelectric Effect in modern physics 1 4 2.22%
Bohr Model of an atom 1 4 2.22%
Newton Law of Motion in mechanics 1 4 2.22%
The rectilinear motion 1 4 2.22%
Grand total 45 180 100%

Chemistry Paper Analysis

  • The Chemistry section had more questions from the class 12 syllabus last year and was quite tricky.
  • Most of the questions were from Organic Chemistry last year.
  • Most of the questions were conceptual and application-based so students are advised to have a thorough understanding and total clarity about the basic concepts.
Topic Number of questions Marks
Inorganic Chemistry- I 8 32
Inorganic Chemistry- II 8 32
Organic Chemistry- I 3 12
Organic Chemistry- II 13 52
Physical Chemistry- I 7 28
Physical Chemistry- II 6 24

Important topics in Chemistry

Since organic chemistry has gained more weightage in recent papers, there are some important topics that students must prioritize while preparing for NEET.

  • Organic Chemistry-I
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Coordination Compounds
Topic Question Marks Weightage
Inorganic Chemistry 15 60 33.33%
Chemical bonding 4 16 8.89%
Coordination compounds 1 4 2.22%
D-block elements 1 4 2.22%
Hydrogen gas 1 4 2.22%
Metallurgy process 1 4 2.22%
Alcohol compounds 1 4 2.22%
P-block elements 4 16 8.89%
Periodic table of chemistry 3 12 6.67%
Organic chemistry 16 64 35.56%
Aldehydes and Ketones compounds 2 8 4.44%
Amines 1 4 2.22%
Biomolecules 3 12 6.67%
Chemistry in everyday life 2 8 4.44%
Hydrocarbon in organic 2 8 4.44%
Isomerism of compounds 2 8 4.44%
Ether compounds 1 4 2.22%
GOC 1 4 2.22%
Polymers and uses 1 4 2.22%
Structure of atom 1 4 2.22%
Chemical equilibrium 1 4 2.22%
Physical chemistry 14 56 31.11%
Chemical Kinetics 2 8 4.44%
Electrochemistry 1 4 2.22%
Gaseous State of matter 1 4 2.22%
Ionic Equilibrium in chemistry 1 4 2.22%
Surface chemistry 1 4 2.22%
The solid state of matter 2 8 4.44%
Solution and its colligative properties 2 8 4.44%
Thermodynamics 2 8 4.44%
Grand total 45 180 100%

Biology Paper Analysis

  • Biology was comparatively easier than Physics and Chemistry
  • There will be 90 questions, 45 each from Botany and Zoology.
  • It is important for students to review and do a Paper Analysis of the last 10 years for Biology to comprehend the exam trends and pattern.
  • This year’s biology paper is expected to be tougher.
  • Human Physiology and Plant Physiology were the two most important topics carrying most weightage. Most of the questions were from NCERT books.
Topic Number of questions Marks
Biological Classification 3 12
Cell Biology 4 16
Ecology 6 24
Genetics 5 20
Living World 1 4
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 6 24
Morphology 1 4
Morphology of flowering plants 1 4
Plant Anatomy 3 12
Plant Kingdom 6 24
Plant Morphology 2 8
Reproduction in Flowering Plant 5 20
Animal Kingdom 3 12
Animal Morphology 1 4
Animal Physiology 1 4
Biomolecules 4 16
Biotechnology 3 12
Evolution 1 4
Human Health and Disease 3 12
Human Physiology 16 64
Microbes in Human Welfare 3 12
Reproductive Health 2 8
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production 2 8

Important Topics in Biology

As per the analysis of NEET 2018, Zoology part had more questions from class 12 syllabus while Botany section had more questions from class 11 syllabus. Plant Diversity and Human Physiology will have more weightage and should be covered thoroughly. Some important topics to cover are:

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System
Topic Question Marks Weightage
General Knowledge in Animal Diversity 1 4 2.22%
Circulatory system in animals 1 4 2.22%
Amino Acids in biomolecules 1 4 2.22%
Lipids 1 4 2.22%
Carbohydrate in biomolecules 1 4 2.22%
Application of biotechnology 1 4 2.22%
The Animal Kingdom 4 16 8.89%
Digestive System of animals 2 8 4.44%
Respiratory System of animals 2 8 4.44%
Operon Model in biotech 1 4 2.22%
Plasmid 1 4 2.22%
Polymerage Chain Reaction 1 4 2.22%
Homologous organs 1 4 2.22%
Analogous Organs in evolution 1 4 2.22%
Origin of life 1 4 2.22%
Theory of evolution 1 4 2.22%
The disease of cancer 1 4 2.22%
The nervous system in human physiology 1 4 2.22%
DNA Fingerprinting in biotechnology 2 8 4.44&
Endocrine Glands in system 3 12 6.67%
Immunology from disease 3 12 6.67%
Biological Classification of Living World 1 4 2.22%
The water pollution 1 4 2.22%
Organism and Population: ecology 1 4 2.22%
Issues of environment 1 4 2.22%
molecular basis of inheritance in genetics 1 4 2.22%
Mineral nutrition in plants 1 4 2.22%
growth and development of plants 1 4 2.22%
Genetics 1 4 2.22%
Biological Classification in the living world 1 4 2.22%
Cell basics 1 4 2.22%
Cell cycle and division 1 4 2.22%
Cell: The unit of life 1 4 2.22%
Cell cycle 1 4 2.22%
The Cell Organelles 1 4 2.22%
Cell Biology 1 4 2.22%
Structural Organization of Animal 1 4 2.22%
Structural Organization of Animal 1 4 2.22%
Respiratory System in Human Physiology 2 8 4.44%
Microbes useful to human welfare 2 8 4.44%
Reproduction in female 2 8 4.44%
Reproduction in human 2 8 4.44%
Reproductive health 2 8 4.44%
Division of cell 2 8 4.44%
Kingdom of plants 5 20 11.11%
Biodiversity and Conservation 3 12 6.67%
Ecosystem 2 8 4.44%
The principle of Inheritance and variation 4 16 8.89%
The process of Photosynthesis 5 20 11.11%
Sexual Reproduction in flowering plants 5 20 11.11%
Anatomy of Flowering Plants 2 8 4.44%
Plants Morphology 4 16 8.89%
Grand total 90 360 100%

 

FAQs

1. How many questions will be there from each section?

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.

2. Is there negative marking in NEET paper?

Yes. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

3. Is NCERT sufficient to clear NEET exam?

NCERT is the fundamental text for NEET and includes all the basic concepts to be prepared for the exam. However, it is beneficial to refer to a few help-books for gaining a better idea of the type of questions that are asked in the NEET exam.