NEET 2020

NEET Syllabus - Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET Examination is structured by Medical Council of India after considering the syllabus prescribed by various State boards as well as the syllabus prescribed by CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE in class 11th  and 12th Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to ensure the uniformity in the medical education across the country. The vastness of the NEET syllabus only means that we begin by enumerating the entirety of it. So, Let's begin with :

NEET Physics Syllabus :

Serial No.
Name of Chapters
1
Work,Energy and Power
2
Motion in A Plane
3
Thermal Properties of Matter
4
Moving Charges and Magnetism
5 Atoms
6 Laws of Motion
7
Thermodynamics
8
Magnetism and Matter
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NEET Chemistry Syllabus :

Serial No.
Name of Chapters
1
Reaction Mechanism - Organic Chemistry
2
Differentiations & Conversions - Organic Chemistry
3
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
4
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
5
Structure of Atom
6
The s-Block Elements
7
Chemical Kinetics
8
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
9
Classification of Elements and Periodicity
10
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NEET Botany Syllabus :

Serial No.
Name of Chapters
1
Microbes in Human Welfare
2
Organisms and Populations
3 Ecosystem
4
Biodiversity and Conservation
5
Environmental Issues
6 The Living World
7
Biological Classification
8 Plant Kingdom
9
Morphology of Flowering Plants
10
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NEET Zoology Syllabus :

Serial No.
Name of Chapters
1 Biomolecules
2
Human Reproduction
3
Body Fluids and Circulation
4 Evolution
5
Excretory Products and their Elimination
6
Human Health and Disease
7
Locomotion and Movement
8
Neural Control and Coordination
9
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Most Important Chapters and Topic-wise Distribution of Questions

Familiarization is the first step towards fulfillment of all aims. So, let's begin by familiarizing you with the topic-wise hierarchy of the three subjects:

Physics

Physics is often the toughest of all three sections. As such, through detailed analysis of multiple question papers of NEET since 2008, important chapters of physics have been laid out along with an approximate number of questions to be expected from different chapters:

Themes Topics No. of Questions to be Expected
MECHANICS Units and Measurements 1
Motion in 1D 1
Motion in 2D 2
Laws of Motion 2
Work, Energy, and Power 2
Rotational Motion 3
Gravitation 2
PROPERTIES OF BULK MATTER AND HEAT Solids 1
Fluids 1
Thermal Properties 2
Kinetic Theory of Gases 1
Thermodynamics 2
MECHANICS Oscillations 2
Waves 2
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Electric Charges and Fields 2
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance 2
Current Electricity 3
Moving Charges and Magnetism 3
Magnetism and Matter 1
Electromagnetic Induction 1
Alternating Current 2
Electromagnetic Waves 1
OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS Ray Optics 3
Wave Optics 1
Dual nature of Matter and Radiation 2
Atom 1
Nuclei 2
Semiconductor Electronics 2

Overall, the physics section will be divided into 4 major themes:

Themes No. of Questions to be Expected
Mechanics 15
Optics and Modern Physics 10
Electricity and Magnetism 13
Properties of Bulk matters and Heat (Others) 7
Total 45

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Chemistry

Through detailed analysis of multiple question papers of NEET since 2006, important chapters of chemistry have been laid out along with an approximate number of questions to be expected from different chapters:

Topics No. of Questions to be Expected
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (MOST IMPORTANT) Basic concepts of Chemistry 1
Structure of Atom 2
Periodic Table 2
Chemical Bonding 4
States of Matter 1
Thermodynamics 2
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Equilibrium 4
Redox Reactions 1
Hydrogen 1
S-Block elements 1
P-Block elements 1
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Basics of Organic Chemistry 5
Hydrocarbons 1
Environmental Chemistry
 MUST READ/HEAVY READING Solid State 2
Solutions 2
Electro Chemistry 2
Chemical Kinetics 2
Surface Chemistry 1
p-Block Elements 2
D & f Block Elements 2
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Coordination Compounds 3
Metallurgy 1
Haloalkanes & Haloarenes 1
Alcohol, Phenols & Ethers 1
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acids 2
Amines 1
Polymers 1
Biomolecules 2
Chemistry in Everyday life 1

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Biology

Through detailed analysis of multiple question papers of NEET since 2006, important chapters of biology have been laid out along with an approximate number of questions to be expected from different chapters:

Topics No. of Questions Expected
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Living World 1
Biological Classification 4
Plant Kingdom 3
1 Morphology of Flowering Plants 4
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Cell: Unit of Life 4
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 2
MUST READ/HEAVY READING 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
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Principles of Inheritance and Variation 4
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 5
Microbes in Human welfare 2
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 2
MUST READ/HEAVY READING 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
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Neural Control & Coordination 3
Chemical Coordination & Integration 3
Human Reproduction 4
Reproductive Health 2
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Human Health and Disease 3
Evolution 4
MUST READ/HEAVY READING Biotechnology: Principles & processes 3
Biotechnology and its Applications 2

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Effectively tackling the topics

Although being one with the syllabus is especially important, you should know how to tackle the respective topics. These two aspects go hand in glove. As such, here are some tips to get you going:

Physics

  • The topics related to ‘Optics and Modern physics’ are comparatively easier to score in and it is advisable to study this section well.
  • The topics mentioned in ‘Mechanics’ are all inter-related and therefore, should be studied well.
  • Covering ‘Mechanics and Optics and Modern Physics’ well will allow students to cover 25 questions in the physics section.
  • Since Electricity and magnetism covers a major portion of the physics section, candidates are advised to focus well on this portion.
  • If time-management is becoming difficult and a student needs to prioritize their study material, it is advisable to study selectively from the section ‘Properties of Bulk matters and Heat’.

Chemistry

  • For the first 4 chapters, NCERT is a must-read to build a strong foundation.
  • For chemistry, students should cover all the topics as they are all inter-related and leaving out on a topic can affect one’s understanding of different yet connected topics. For instance- equilibrium and electro-chemistry are inter-related.

Biology

  • 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.