NEET or National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is conducted by the CBSE or the Central Board of Secondary Education. It is a National level entrance exam for the students. This exam is conducted for the students who want to take admission in any medical field. Probably, for MBBS and BDS programmes. This is the toughest entrance exam for taking admission in the medical field. In this article, we will provide you with all the NEET syllabus related information in a detailed format.
Candidates who will be appearing for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), have to note that this year’s exams are scheduled somewhere around the first or the second week of May. This entrance exam is purely based on science background. If any candidate who is weak in Science field then that candidate have to work double time for the NEET entrance exam.
NEET can be given in 10 languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Oriya and Kannada.
The syllabus for this exam is very vast compared to the other different entrance exams. The syllabus contains topics in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
All the topics are covered early in the school times. The candidates only have to brush up their concepts. The candidates need only to brush up all the topics that are covered earlier.
The exam conducting board that is the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have released an official syllabus for NEET exam. This syllabus will help all the candidates to thoroughly prepare for the NEET exam.
The NEET syllabus is prepared after considering all the other entrance exams syllabus conducted by different other boards.
These include the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council Board of School Education (COBSE) and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). Further, NEET syllabus has been made after the recommendations from the Medical Council of India (MCI).
This Medical Council of India is the highest order authority who holds all the medical field colleges and the courses.
Topics covered in NEET
The NEET syllabus is strictly based on topics, chapters and the subjects which were taught in SSC level and the HSC level schools and colleges. This step was taken to maintain a uniformity across the whole Country keeping in mind about the relevance of different areas in medical education.
NEET exams are conducted in a pen and paper based format. As per the exam pattern prescribed by CBSE, the question booklet will contain all MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The total questions will be consists of 180 MCQs.
The total time will be 3 hours for all the three subjects that are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Each correct answer will reward with 4 marks and each incorrect answer will deduct 1 mark from the list.
Below is the table of topics that are covered in each of the individual subjects.
Candidates can check below topics for NEET syllabus
NEET Syllabus for Physics
|S.No.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1||Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Atoms and Nuclei|
|3||Kinematics||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|4||Laws of Motion||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|5||Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|6||Oscillations and Waves||Electronic Devices|
|7||Physical world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|8||Properties of Bulk Matter||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|10||Work, Energy and Power|
NEET Syllabus for Chemistry
|S.No.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|2||Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|5||Hydrocarbons||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|7||Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||d and f Block Elements|
|9||s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|10||Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|11||Some p-Block Elements||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|12||States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||p- Block Elements|
|13||Structure of Atom||Polymers|
NEET Syllabus for Biology
|S.No.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1||Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|2||Diversity in Living World||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|3||Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
|4||Plant Physiology||Genetics and Evolution|
|5||Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Reproduction|
Paper Pattern for NEET Exam
The Exam pattern for NEET exam is in pen and paper format. The question booklet given in the time of NEET Entrance exam consists of 180 multiple Choice Questions. Out of which 45 questions are asked from Physics, and Chemistry each respectively. Whereas, Botany and Zoology section will comprise of 90 questions.
NEET subject wise questions
|Subjects||Number of MCQs|
Marking Scheme: +4 and -1
Overall, there are around 52, 305 MBBS and BDS seats approximately available in India.
NEET Syllabus- Biology, Chemistry and Physics
NEET syllabus for all the 3 subjects as mentioned above will be as per the topics covered in CBSE of class 11 and 12. However, more weightage is given to the class 12 topics.
Therefore, it is advisable to brush up class 12 concepts first and then jump to class 11 concepts. NEET Syllabus for Biology includes 30 chapters from the CBSE syllabus of both class 11 and 12.
- In the Biology section, the topics from Class 11 hold more weightage than those of class 12.
- As per the analysis from last 10 years, we infer that the maximum questions in Biology come from Principles of Inheritance and Variation followed by Molecular Basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants. NEET Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics which dominate the section with most of the questions.
- For the Chemistry section, candidates are required to focus more on the topics of Class 12 than Class 11 chemistry topics.
- In Chemistry, the maximum questions are asked from Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure followed by Equilibrium and Hydrocarbons. NEET Syllabus for Physics comprises 23 chapters.
- Physics section is considered one of the toughest thresholds in NEET by many of the aspirants.
- It gives maximum weightage to Class 12 topics than Class 11 topics from CBSE Syllabus. Most of the questions are asked from Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and Laws of Motion.
The syllabus will be based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (medical Council of India) the syllabus will have topics from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology subjects.
it will be prescribed by the review of various state syllabus as well as CBSE, NCERT & COBSE.the syllabus will be based on the 11th & 12th class standard.
NEET preparation tips
Firstly, gather all the details about officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
Make a proper time-table for your preparations.
Consider the good preparation books and study materials
Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
stay stress-free and healthy while preparing for exams.
Don’t try to include new topics at the end of preparations.
NEET 2018 Exam Pattern
- of Question: Total 180 questions will be asked in the exam.
- Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through online mode (pen and paper based mode).
- Type of Question: There will be objective type questions (four options with one correct answer).
- Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
- Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.
- Language:Question paper will be asked in 8 languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu languages.
- Marking Scheme: Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).
- Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).
|Section||No. of Question||Marks|
NEET Answer Key
The answer key will be released within a week of examination. NEET Answer Key will be published via online mode through the website. Candidates may have an opportunity for an online challenge against the answer key. Candidates have to pay Rs. 1000/- per answer challenged. The payment will be refunded in case of the challenge is accepted by the Board.
NEET Exam Centre 2018
The exam conducting authority, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET 2018 exam in a total of 104 cities across the country. Earlier, only 80 examination cities were selected, but, after a substantial increase in NEET aspirants, CBSE also added 24 new cities to the existing list.
This must be noted that exam cities will be allotted through computers and there will not be any human involvement.
NEET Application Form 2018
Candidates who are above 25 years of age can now fill the application form of NEET 2018. Aspiring candidates can fill the application form of NEET 2018.
The application window of NEET 2018 is now closed for candidates below 25 years’ age.
Earlier, on March 28, Nanded (Maharashtra) had been added to the list of NEET exam centres. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now conduct NEET 2018 in 104 examination cities instead of 103.
Earlier, NEET 2018 was scheduled to be conducted in 80 examination cities. Now, the exam conducting authority, CBSE has released a notification that candidates can now edit the examination Centre/city via logging in their accounts. The registered candidates can edit the NEET 2018 examination centres in the month of March.
The online application forms of NEET 2018 opened in the month of January 2018 and closed in March 2018. The exam conducting authority, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released NEET 2018 application forms in online mode only and no other means are available to fill NEET Application Form 2018.
NEET Counselling 2018:
The counselling of NEET 2018 for 15% all India Quota seats will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC of the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), in the month of June 2018.
The NEET 2018 Counselling will be conducted in online mode for all those candidates who will qualify for admissions under all India quota seats in government medical and dental colleges across India.
The counselling NEET 2018 will be conducted for allotment of around 3850 MBBS and BDS seats only. In order to participate in NEET Counselling 2018, qualified candidates will have to first register themselves for the counselling process during the stipulated period announce, schedule and allotment result etc.
Minimum Education Qualification
- Candidates should have passed class 12thor equivalent exam from a recognised board or institution to be eligible for NEET. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination are also eligible.
- For the minimum qualifying examination (10+2 exam), candidates subject must be Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology accompanied with English.
- In order to be eligible, a candidate from General category should have scored 50% in the qualifying examination.
- In order to be eligible, a candidate from General – Physically Handicapped category should have scored 50% in the qualifying examination.
- In order to be eligible, a candidate from reserved category (SC / ST / OBC) should have scored 50% in the qualifying examination.