The National Testing Agency conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), India’s single medical entrance examination, once every year, for admission to MBBS, AYUSH, BDS, BVSc, and AH degree programmes. NEET has a tough academic curriculum and it tests students on their concept clarity, hard work, diligence and passion for fields in medicine. With most of the questions asked from biology, it is important for you to know your biology topics on your tips.
- Chapter-wise weightage of Biology for NEET 2022
Know your NEET syllabus for Biology. The Biology section of this exam has 90 questions with a total of 360 marks. Check online or refer to books for the exam syllabus and start your preparation from there. Make a timetable and divide your subjects according to the topics and the NEET Biology Chapterwise Weightage.
|Class 11||Class 12|
|Unit||Topic / Chapters||Weightage*||Unit||Topic / Chapters||Weightage*|
|Diversity of Living Organisms||14%||Diversity of Living Organisms||14%|
|Chapter-1: The Living World||Chapter-1: The Living World|
|Chapter-2: Biological Classification||Chapter-2: Biological Classification|
|Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom||Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom|
|Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom||Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom|
|II||Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals||5%||II||Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals||5%|
|Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants||Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants|
|Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants||Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants|
|Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals||Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals|
|III||Cell: Structure and Function||9%||III||Cell: Structure and Function||9%|
|Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life||Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life|
|Chapter-9: Biomolecules||Chapter-9: Biomolecules|
|Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division||Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division|
|IV||Plant Physiology||6%||IV||Plant Physiology||6%|
|Chapter-11: Transport in Plants||Chapter-11: Transport in Plants|
|Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition||Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition|
|Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants||Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants|
|Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants||Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants|
|Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development||Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development|
|V||Human Physiology||20%||V||Human Physiology||20%|
|Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption||Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption|
|Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases||Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases|
|Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation||Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation|
|Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination||Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination|
|Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement||Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement|
|Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination||Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination|
|Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration||Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration|
- Understand The Exam Pattern
Focus on time management part of your preparation, and get a thorough understanding of the exam pattern, because if you are unaware of the sections in the exam, then you will easily get stuck on any question, and get confused. Thus, go through the previous year question papers and try to solve all the questions. Not only will this provide you with some knowledge of the questions that can be asked in the exam but it will also help you in preparing a strategy, and in understanding as to which topics require more focus than the others.
- Draft A Time Table & Set Daily Goals
Setting up personal goals and having faith in your own capabilities will help you end up working hard and achieving your targets before time. Be confident and trust yourself; being positive and believing in yourself, will help you in aiming high and with the right efforts you can definitely achieve your goals. Make a proper plan and a time table for each week and set plans to cover topic on a daily basis accordingly. With sincere efforts and sticking to your time table thoroughly you will be able to prepare better. Preparation for NEET is tough and following the same routine daily can bring boredom. But do not let this lower down your motivation level. Spend some time with your friends and family and make sure to exercise and refresh your mind on timed intervals. Try to include meditation in your routine to keep yourself relaxed throughout the day. A relaxed mind will help you grasp concepts easily.
- Refer Books For Your Preperation
NEET preparation focuses on the amount of knowledge you have in the field of Biology, and it also focuses on the time constraints. So, it is important for you to solve enough of sample papers. Books play an important role in your preparation for NEET. Look for and invest in previous year NEET papers, solved and unsolved questions according to your syllabus, mock question papers for NEET, and NCERT books. Prepare notes from different study materials. Look for other sources to gain knowledge too, for example webinars, blogs, vlogs, podcasts etc.
A few great books for your preparation are:
- Biology volume 1 and 2 by Trueman
- NCERT biology of class XI and XII
- Objective biology by Dinesh
- Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET-AIIMS – Biology
- Objective botany by Ansari
- Pradeep guide on biology
- GRB Bathla publications for biology
- Invest in mock papers and previous year’s exam papers:
Mock papers can be a great way to practice, test and evaluate your preparation, while getting familiar with the exam pattern and the types of questions asked. While solving them, keep track of the time you are spending per paper. Analyse your performance by how many questions you are able to solve on time, which topics you are lagging behind in, which topics are taking up more time and then work on your time management skills accordingly. Furthermore, solving mock papers will introduce you to important questions that you can add to your notes. Try finding answers to each and every question in the paper.
You can also invest in NCERT Textbooks (for classes XI and XII). Mock tests also help in deciding on the priority of sections, and so you can decide on which section you want to answer first as per its ease and the time it will consume.
- Make notes of important questions:
Making notes will not only help you in remembering the concepts well, but they will also come handy when you start with your revision for the subject. But note-making is also a skill. Look for previous year question papers and sampler questions in your study materials. Keeping a set of important questions from a particular topic and then framing notes accordingly can help you keep track of all the important subtopics, so that you are ready with the types of questions that can be asked from that topic.
- Consistency and Revision
Using mock tests and past year papers, practice till you are perfect. Stay consistent with your studies and study for at least 5 hours a day. Pick up a subject, draft notes, revise it, solve in-text questions, go through past year papers, solve mock questions and finally set aside your weekend to revise those concepts again.
- Other tips:
Learn formulas thoroughly along with their derivation. Concentrate on scoring and sure shot questions. Structure your preparation in a systematic manner. Be patient with yourself and be clear with your basic concepts.
In a nutshell:
- a) Get a hold on your weak areas and topics, and concentrate and practice enough to avoid silly mistakes.
- b) Cover every part of NCERT thoroughly. Most of the questions asked in the exam will be from NCERT.
- c) Take mock tests and solve previous year questions papers. This will help you in getting to know your topics better and will help you in analysing your strong and weak areas.
- d) Prepare a daily time table with your focus being mostly on revisions and mock test. Solving enough question papers alone will help you in improving your score by a full 40%.
- e) Don’t stress yourself out. Take short breaks in between of your study to refresh your mind.
- f) Keep yourself healthy and fit.
SOME EXAM DAY TIPS:
- Get familiar with the location of the centre the previous day itself.
- Make sure to get ready with your exam kit (hall ticket/admit card, Photo ID, pen, etc) a day before the exam to avoid end moment misplacing or forgetfulness.
- Get proper sleep starting a week before the exam.
- Believe in your preparations and give your exam freely. Do not stress about the result during the exam. Take one question at a time, recall your concepts with a free and relaxed mind, and then try to solve them.
Remember, when you are competing for the best Medical Colleges in India, you need to invest your time accordingly. Preparation, hard work and consistency are key to a successful attempt in any entrance exam and also in achieving any goal of your life. Follow the above tips while preparing for your NEET exam and you will surely end up getting a good score. All the best!