NEET is an important entrance exam for all medical aspirants. Every year, lakhs of students register for this exam with the ambition to pursue medical courses across India. Qualifying NEET exam will provide admissions into BDS, MBBS and AYUSH courses in various prestigious medical institutions across India. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The exam comprises 4 sections/subjects – Chemistry, Physics, Zoology and Botany. Each section has 50 questions out of which 45 has to be answered. In total, 180 questions should be answered for 720 marks (each correct answer carries 4 marks).
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|Exam Mode||Offline – OMR Sheet|
|Exam Duration||3 hours 20 minutes|
|Total no.of questions||200 (need to answer 180 questions)|
|Total Marks||720 (180 in each subject)|
Students must score a minimum of 600 plus marks to get into top government and private medical institutions in India. Here, let’s look at some strategies that will help you score 180 in the NEET Chemistry section.
Chemistry is an easy-scoring subject and to get that perfect score, one must have a solid 2 years of preparation. Here, let’s see the step-by-step preparation guide for the NEET 2024 Chemistry.
The first step is to know the mark distribution in all the 3 chemistry sections – organic, inorganic and physical. The following data is an approximate average of the previous years’ data. This will give a rough idea on the number of questions that might be asked from each section.
Inorganic chemistry deals with the structure and properties of atoms, molecules, molecular bonds, etc. This is one of the most challenging portions of chemistry that comprises around 38% of questions. Physical chemistry is a vast portion that deals with many important numerical problems. It comprises around 32% of the total chemistry questions. Organic chemistry is another important section that deals with chemical nomenclature and comprises around 30% of the total questions.
Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus
Often, the chemistry questions are framed directly from the NCERT textbook concepts. Every year, these questions will differ only in terms of complexity. Thus, it is vital to know and understand the NEET chemistry syllabus
|Sections||Chapters||Approximate No. of Questions|
|Inorganic Chemistry||Classification of Elements and Periodic Properties||1|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||3|
|p-block Elements||3-4 (including 12th)|
|Physical Chemistry||Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||1 -2|
|States of Matter||1|
|Organic Chemistry||Organic Chemistry – General Principles and Techniques||1-2|
Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus
|Sections||Chapters||Approximate No. of Questions|
|Inorganic Chemistry||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals||1|
|p-block Elements||3-4 (including 11th)|
|d and f-block Elements||2|
|Physical Chemistry||Solid State||1-2|
|Organic Chemistry||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||2|
|Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||1-2|
|Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||2-3|
Both Class 11 and 12 Chapters are of equal importance. Usually, around 50 to 52 % of questions come from Class 12 and 48 to 50% come from Class 11. The average number of questions asked from each Chapter is also provided in the above table. Thus, you can prioritise Chapters based on their weightage. All this rough data will help while curating customised study planners.
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Study Materials Required
- The one and the most important study guide required to crack this exam is NCERT textbooks. Every year, around 95% of Chemistry questions are asked from NCERT. Thus, be thorough with the Class 11 and 12 NCERT concepts before moving on to any other study guide.
- As mentioned earlier, physical chemistry concepts comprise many numerical problems. Try to solve all textbook problems and practise the same to strengthen your preparations. Likewise, theoretical concepts and chemical reactions are important in organic and inorganic chemistry.
- Practise previous years’ question papers and interpret the types of questions asked. These question papers and NCERTs are sufficient to crack NEET.
- In case you need additional assistance in solving textbook problems, refer to the following books –
- Problems in Inorganic Chemistry – V.K. Jaiswal
- Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry – M.S. Chouhan
- Problems in Physical Chemistry – Narendra Awasthi
Try to solve and practise the problems questions given in these books in between your study time.
According to NEET 2021 statistics, 15,44,275 students appeared for the exam out of which 8,70,075 got qualified. This makes the approximate qualification rate 56%. Also, as per NTA (National Testing Agency), students can appear in NEET as many times as they want. Thus, stay positive and work hard till you reach your goals.
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