If you wish to get admission into the top medical colleges, clearing NEET should be your top priority. This is an eligibility-cum-entrance examination that offers admission to almost 63,800 seats. This examination is for those opting for an MBBS or BDS degree.
The first step in getting the seat is to score above the cut-off marks. To get this perfect score, you need to prepare well and practice question banks.
Importance of the exam pattern of NEET
For building up a strong strategy of preparation, one needs to be clear of the exam pattern of NEET. Prior knowledge of the pattern and previous year question papers will also help reduce anxiety and stress.
- The examination will be held in offline mode.
- The question paper contains 180 questions, containing Physics, Chemistry and Biology questions. The syllabus covers 11th and 12th subjects.
- The exam timing is for 3 hours. The student needs to answer on OMR sheets.
- 4 marks are rewarded for correct answers, 1 mark will be deducted for marking wrong answers.
- Physics and Chemistry carry 45 questions, and Biology carries 90.
Language choice in NEET
Candidates are given options of selecting the language medium of the paper. The options are English, Urdu, Hindi, Telegu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Assamese. The student can select any one language or two while filling up the form. This cannot be changed in the later stages. Those selecting two languages will get a question paper printed in both the languages.
NEET paper pattern for 2020
Mechanics chapter is the most important section carrying the maximum weightage. Then 9-10 questions will come from electrodynamics chapter. Based on the 2019 question paper, the difficulty level of this chapter will be a bit hard. The questions will be mainly calculation based.
The best way of preparing for this section is by memorising important formulas.
Major areas to be covered: Modern physics, Semi-conductors, Thermodynamics, Wave optics, Electrodynamics.
Chemistry subject analysis:
The level of difficulty of this subject is moderate, with mostly application-based questions. In 2017, the majority of questions were asked from 12th class syllabus. From all sections, the highest weightage is taken up by organic chemistry, followed by inorganic chemistry. This year, it is speculated that around 16-17 questions will appear from this subject.
Attention should be given on the following topics like chemical bonding, organic chemistry-I, coordination compound and carbonyl compounds.
Biology seems to be easier and less tough as compared to all other subjects. There are 45 questions each from zoology and botany, which are usually distributed equally between the 11 and 12th class syllabus. However, this is not pre-determined, which could be noted from the 2017 question paper, where 46 questions were from 12th syllabus.
Important topics to be covered are human physiology (which should be given priority), plant anatomy, photosynthesis, pollination, DNA replication, PAGE theory, human systems like the excretory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive and nervous system.
Checklist of NEET FAQs
Ques. Who sets the question papers?
Ans. The question paper is set by professors from different colleges, and Each professor can set 1-3 questions, to check any fraudulent activity.
Ques. Can 2020 NEET questions be predicted?
Ans. Every individual has their own prediction level and calculative guesses. You need to pay attention to the important chapters that cover the majority of the questions.
Ques. What is the exam’s difficulty level?
Ans. It generally depends on your level of preparation. Previous year’s question paper was moderate in the level of difficulty.
Ques. Is there any repetition of questions in the NEET exam?
Ans. Here, there are pretty low chances for anything like this to happen. However, at times, the format of some questions can be the same.
Ques. What are the languages in which we can appear the NEET exam?
Ans. Currently, it is available in 11 Indian languages with bilingual language selection option.
Ques. Can I practice IIT JEE question papers as well as a part of NEET preparation?
Ans. Yes, you can, At times, they take direct questions from IIT JEE question papers, mainly for Physics and Chemistry.
Ques. Are papers in vernacular languages difficult to answer?
Ans. No, there is nothing like that. All questions are the same as in other languages.
Ques. How many questions are asked from NCERT books?
Ans. One needs to be very thorough of the NCERT syllabus as the NEET exam pattern covers 80-85% questions from the NCERT books. This will help you score around 450 marks easily.
Do not let your doubts hold you back from the preparation. Strategise prior to the examination. This will let to reduce anxiety and stress. When you have any doubts, reach out to your professors or online websites that offer NEET guidance. You will finally excel in the NEET exam for 2020, by getting through the cut off the margin.