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NEET Preparation Tips for Biology

Last Updated - February 17, 2017

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, is a medical entrance exam conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across Medical and Dental colleges in India. Around 5 lakh candidates appear for the NEET and thus make it highly competitive. NEET 2017 exam will be of 3 hours duration & timings will be from 10:00 to 01:00 PM.

The exam will be conducted in offline mode. A total of 90 MCQs are asked in NEET Biology section. 45 MCQs from each Zoology and Botany. Until and unless you make a complete schedule of the way you want to study, you will not be able to complete the syllabus. 

What is Biology?

Biology is a natural science that deals with the study of life and living organisms. Some students may find it very extensive while some may find it quite boring. Sometimes, Biology becomes that subject of life where we find difficulty in memorizing the technologies. But neglecting may cost you much. Here are some techniques which will surely attract your interest towards preparation of NEET Biology.  

If you try to escape, you’ll lose.

  1. There are some terms which are obvious to skip from mind during exam. The best solution for keeping things in mind is to use your hands along with your mind while studying.
  2. Practice with diagrams & flowcharts.
  3. Take breaks between preparations of topics.
  4. Watch YouTube videos to understand the concepts.
  5. Ask your teachers for better explanation.

Break the large terms and assess its meaning. Divide and Conquer rule really helps in memorizing the difficult terms.

Read About NEET Syllabus


Topic-wise Weightage of Biology Section for NEET

Planning is the main step of exam preparation. Plan your studies! It is always wise to pick up those topics which carry high weightage, so, go for it. Plant Physiology and Ecology are the topics which carry high weightage but they take much time to prepare. All the topics are mandatory but if you are running out of time, then focus on those which carry high weightage.

UnitNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks(%) Weightage
Animal Diversity142.22%
Animal Physiology52011.11%
Animal World4168.89%
Biomolecules3126.67%
Biotechnology62413.33%
Endocrine System3126.67%
Evolution4168.89%
Health and Disease4168.89%
Human Physiology4168.89%
Living World142.22%
Microbes284.44%
Pollution142.22%
Reproduction62413.33%
Tissue142.22%
Cell3126.67%
Cell Biology142.22%
Cell: Structure and Function3126.67%
Cell: The Unit of Life142.22%
Diversity in Living World62413.33%
Ecology72815.56%
Genetics52011.11%
Plant Physiology72815.56%
Principle of Inheritance and Variation142.22%
Reproduction52011.11%
Structural Organization of Plant and Animals62413.33%
Grand Total90360100.00%

How to Prepare for NEET Biology?

With just a few more months left for NEET 2017, your preparation must be in full swing. If you haven’t started your preparation then start preparing today. Prepare for topics as per the weightage in NEET exam.

  • In order to achieve a good level of preparation, you need to keep studying your biology course on daily basis.
  • Make sure that you are studying with the help of NCERT books. Go through the diagrams of NCERT as many questions are based on diagrams.
  • Solve all the examples provided in NCERT textbooks. In pre-medical exams, few tricky questions are asked in which the meaning and concept of the question is changed by replacing a few words.
  • It is better if you know the weightage of all the chapters so that you can prepare accordingly. Spend more time on the chapters with high weightage.
  • The topics carrying good weightage are - the Plant Physiology, Ecology, Cell Biology, Human Physiology, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Biomolecules, and Biotechnology. So, students must focus on these chapters.
  • Topics like Animalia and Plantae are a bit confusing. Phylum non-chordata and class levels up to chordate also require consistent practice and revision.
  • Use markers to highlight important points in your notebooks.

NEET 2017 Preparation Books for Biology

NCERT Books are considered best for understanding the concepts. And most importantly, most of the questions are picked from NCERT books in NEET exam. Practicing questions from other reference books will greatly boost up the preparation. Given below is a set of reference books for NEET Biology preparation.

Recommended BooksISBN Number
NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII8174504966, B010WAREYW
Trueman’s Elementary Biology for class 118187223596
Objective NCERT – Biology9385966405
Trueman’s Elementary Biology for class 12818722360X
Genetics by Strickberger9332555109
GRB Bathla's Publication's for BiologyB01IHR490O
Pradeep Publication's BiologyB01IHR4H6A

Read How To Prepare Chemistry for NEET 2017


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