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NEET Paper Analysis

NEET Paper Analysis- NEET Exam was successfully conducted on May 07, 2017 at 103 test cities across India. Last year NEET Exam was conducted in two phases while this year it was conducted single phase. Approximately 8 lakh candidates appeared for the exam last year while the number rose to 11 lakh this year.

  • NEET 2017 was analyzed to be easier than the previous year as maximum questions were from NCERT. Candidates who practiced NCERT concepts well were at an advantage this year.
  • The weightage of Class XI and Class XII was equal in the exam this year.
  • Physics as per the student’s review was the toughest. The questions in this section varied from moderate to difficult. Also, this section was time-consuming. This section focused more on the topics from Class XI syllabus. Check Here NEET Last 10 Years Trend Analysis of Physics
  • Chemistry section in NEET 2017 drew mixed reactions. It was easier than physics but was claimed to be moderately difficult. Most of the questions in this section were application and concept based. It wasn’t too lengthy as told by the students. Check Here Analysis of Last 10 Years for NEET Chemistry
  • Biology was a savior for many candidates this year. It was the easiest section in the exam according to most of the candidates. Though comparing it to the previous year paper, biology section was slightly tougher this year. Students well versed with the concepts of various chapters found the section easy. Check Here Last 10 Years Trend for NEET Biology

NEET Answer Key is expected to be released in the last week of May 2017. However various institutes have released the unofficial answer keys to help the students analyze their exam. Experts predict NEET Cut off to lie between 380-410 marks this year.

NEET Paper Analysis 2017

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NEET 2017 is same as the last year’s. There are 180 questions carrying 4 marks each. All the questions are objective in nature with only one correct answer.


3 Hours


Exam Duration is 3 hours


+4 Marks


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 4 marks


-ve mark

-ve Score

1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer



Exam type

NEET 2017 is a pen paper based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type


180 MCQ

Total questions

There are 180 questions in NEET 2017

The table below provides the distribution of marks among all the three sections- Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

SubjectTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology (Botany + Zoology)90360

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NEET 2017 Paper Analysis: Subject wise Analysis

Comparing to the previous year exams, this year NEET was easier. NEET Question Paper was balanced and of average difficulty level. This year the exam was mostly from the NCERT Books. Candidates who prepared and revised the topics properly from NCERT were at an advantage. Given below is the distribution of topics from syllabus of Class XII and Class XI in the exam:

  • Physics section was slightly imbalanced in this context. There were 24 questions from class XI and 21 questions from Class XII. Thus, the focus of the exam for this year for the physics section was the syllabi of class XI.
  • Chemistry section differed from the physics section. It had 21 questions from Class XI syllabi while 24 questions in this section were from Class XII syllabus. Topics from Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry dominated the section.
  • Biology section (Botany and Zoology) had a balanced weightage of topics from Class XI and Class XII. There were 44 questions from Class XI while it included 46 questions from Class XII syllabus.

NEET Paper Analysis 2017: Physics

Physics section was the toughest among all the other sections in the exam. It included many calculations based questions making the section time consuming and lengthy. Here is the topic wise distribution of questions for the Physics section:

  • The maximum questions were from Mechanics (19 questions). While the lowest weightage in this section was given to Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory and Optics (5 questions each).
  • There were 9 questions from Electrodynamics and 7 from Modern Physics this year.

Given below is the chapter wise weightage of Physics section in NEET 2017:

TopicSyllabusNumber of questionsOverall Difficulty
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryClass XI3Easy
GravitationClass XI4Average
KinematicsClass XI5Difficult
Laws of MotionClass XI3Average
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyClass XI4Difficult
Oscillations and WavesClass XI5Easy
Physical world and measurementClass XI5Difficult
Properties of Bulk MatterClass XI4Average
ThermodynamicsClass XI3Easy
Work, Energy and PowerClass XI3Easy
Atoms and NucleiClass XII4Difficult
Current ElectricityClass XII5Difficult
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationClass XII5Average
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsClass XII4Difficult
Electromagnetic WavesClass XII3Average
Electronic DevicesClass XII2Difficult
ElectrostaticsClass XII3Difficult
Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismClass XII4Easy
OpticsClass XII5Average


NEET Paper Analysis 2017: Chemistry

The difficulty level of this exam was analyzed to lie between easy to moderate. Though this section was trickier than previous year. Inorganic chemistry and Physical Chemistry was unexpectedly easier than the General and Organic Chemistry. Given below is the chapter wise distribution of questions in Chemistry section:

  • The maximum weightage was given to Organic Chemistry (14 questions) in the exam while General Chemistry (4 questions) held the lowest weightage.
  • There were 12 questions from Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry each.

Here is the chapter wise weightage of Chemistry section in NEET 2017:

TopicSyllabusNumber of questionsOverall Difficulty
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureClass XI2Easy
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesClass XI3Average
Environmental ChemistryClass XI3Difficult
EquilibriumClass XI4Difficult
HydrocarbonsClass XI2Average
HydrogenClass XI3Easy
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesClass XI3Easy
Redox ReactionsClass XI2Average
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Class XI1Difficult
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistryClass XI3Difficult
Some p-Block ElementsClass XI4Average
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsClass XI2Easy
Structure of AtomClass XI3Easy
ThermodynamicsClass XI2Average
Alcohols, Phenols and EthersClass XII1Easy
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic AcidsClass XII4Average
BiomoleculesClass XII2Difficult
Chemical KineticsClass XII3Difficult
Chemistry in Everyday LifeClass XII1Average
Coordination CompoundsClass XII4Easy
and Block ElementsClass XII2Easy
ElectrochemistryClass XII3Average
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of ElementsClass XII2Difficult
Haloalkanes and HaloarenesClass XII2Easy
Organic Compounds Containing NitrogenClass XII3Average
p-Block ElementsClass XII3Difficult
PolymersClass XII3Difficult
Solid StateClass XII4Average
SolutionsClass XII2Easy
Surface ChemistryClass XII3Easy

NEET Paper Analysis 2017: Zoology

Zoology section was difficult than Botany with 11 difficult questions out of 45. According to the review of the students, 10 easy questions were there in the exam. Given below is the chapter wise weightage of Zoology section:

  • Maximum number of questions where from Human Physiology and Reproduction i.e. 4 questions. These questions were moderately difficult.
  • There were just two questions of average difficulty from Cell Structure and Function
  • There were 3 questions each from Diversity in Living world and Structural Organization in Animals and Plants.
TopicSyllabusNumber of questionsOverall Difficulty
Cell Structure and FunctionClass XI2Average
Diversity in Living WorldClass XI3Difficult
Human physiologyClass XI4Easy
Structural Organisation in Animals and PlantsClass XI3Difficult
Human ReproductionClass XII4Average

NEET Paper Analysis 2017: Botany

Botany section was comparatively easier this year. There were around 33 questions which were easy as claimed by the students. Given below is the chapter wise weightage of Botany section:

  • Maximum weightage was given to Genetics and Evolution (15 questions) while the lowest weightage was given to Biotechnology (4 questions)
  • There were 7 questions each from Plant Reproduction and Biology and Human Welfare.
  • There were 6 and 9 questions in Plant Physiology and Ecology respectively

Here is the chapter wise distribution of questions in Botany section:

TopicSyllabusNumber of questionsOverall Difficulty
Plant PhysiologyClass XI4Average
Biology and Human WelfareClass XII2Difficult
Biotechnology and Its ApplicationsClass XII3Average
Ecology and environmentClass XII2Easy
Genetics and EvolutionClass XII3Difficult
Plant ReproductionClass XII7Average

Difficulty Level Analysis

Unlike previous years, there were no ambiguous questions this year. NEET 2017 was considered to have a moderate level of difficulty as most of the questions were direct and conceptual. NEET 2017 seems to have been moderately easy yet lengthy. Few questions from some subjects were even lengthier than last year. The weightage of marks was slightly more towards questions from the 12th standard syllabi. Download NEET 2017 Syllabus

The individual ratings have been assigned for different difficulty level with Easy questions rated as 1 and Difficult questions rated as 3. The table below provides us with a good insight about the difficulty of the paper.

SubjectDifficulty Level

NEET Paper Analysis

Subjects were of varying difficulty in which Chemistry was on the tougher side compared with Physics and Biology. A total of 720 marks on the scale of level of difficulty of NEET 2017 is as follows:

  • Questions worth 220 marks (55 questions) were Easy
  • Questions worth 324 marks (81 questions) were Moderate
  • Remaining 176 marks (44 questions) were from the difficult section.

Overall, the paper is considered slightly easier than the last year, hence the cut-off should slightly increase from last year in all categories. Read More About NEET Cut Off

SubjectEasy levelMedium LevelDifficult Level
-No. Of QuestionsMarksNo. Of QuestionsMarksNo. Of QuestionsMarks
Grand Total552208132444176

Difficulty Analysis of NEET Paper Analysis Question-wise

NEET Paper Analysis

NEET Paper Analysis for Physics

Physics section was the easiest of all the three sections. It had 45 questions carrying 4 marks each. The majority of the questions appeared from the units - Electrostatics and Magnetic Field. These two units comprised of more than 50% of the total questions appearing in the section.

Students having a grip over these two units would have done fairly well in this section. Thermodynamics and Modern Physics also had a good weightage with nearly 40% of the questions appearing from these two units. Check Here NEET Last 10 Years Trend Analysis of Physics

However, the questions were lengthy and involved a lot of calculations. Here is a table providing the details of all the questions appearing from different units.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeight age (%)
Power Calculation in AC142.22%
Charging and discharging in capacitor142.22%
Banking in circular motion142.22%
Horizontal Circular Motion142.22%
Vertical Circular Motion142.22%
Electrical Instruments142.22%
Power Calculation142.22%
Electromagnetic Waves142.22%
Coulomb’s Law in Electrostatics284.44%
Archimedes Principle in Fluid Mechanics142.22%
Magnification in Gravitation142.22%
Escape Velocity142.22%
Gravitation Potential142.22%
Magnetic Field284.44%
Magnetic Properties142.22%
Solenoid in Magnetic Effects of Current142.22%
Vector Algebra in Mathematical Tools284.44%
Newton Law of Motion in mechanics142.22%
The Rectilinear Motion142.22%
Bohr Model of atom142.22%
De Broglie’s Principle142.22%
Photoelectric Effect in modern physics142.22%
Centre of Mass in Rigid Body Dynamics142.22%
Circuit Problems in Semiconductor142.22%
Logic Gates of Semiconductor Devices142.22%
The Transistors142.22%
String Waves in SHM142.22%
Doppler Effect of Sound Waves142.22%
Resonance Tube in Sound Waves142.22%
Adiabatic Processes in thermodynamics142.22%
The Calorimetry142.22%
Kinetic Theory of Gases in thermodynamics142.22%
Diffraction in waves142.22%
Young’s Double Slit Experiment of wave optics142.22%
Grand total45180100%

NEET Paper Analysis for Chemistry

Chemistry section was of moderate to tough with majority of the questions falling in the difficult category. The section had 45 questions for 4 marks each. Out of these 45 questions, 14 questions lied in the Easy-Moderate zone. Organic Chemistry covered almost 33% of the total questions. Organic chemistry along with Physical Chemistry covered more than 65% of the questions. Students having a command over these two units would have done quite well in this section.

The numerical problems were formula based and easy too. The most interesting thing about one question Code-AA, Q.67 was, it had two correct options. Check Here Analysis of Last 10 Years for NEET Chemistry

The questions were quite spread out as CBSE tried to touch all the topics and asked at least 1 question from each topic. However, Organic Chemistry dominated the section with most of the questions but with a lot of different topics in the paper it was difficult for the students to rely only on one topic to excel the section. Here is a table providing the details of all the questions appearing from different units.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeight age (%)
Inorganic chemistry156033.33%
Chemical Bonding4168.89%
coordination compounds142.22%
D-Block elements142.22%
Hydrogen gas142.22%
Metallurgy process142.22%
P-Block elements4168.89%
Periodic Table of chemistry3126.67%
Organic chemistry166435.56%
Alcohol compounds142.22%
Aldehydes and Ketones compounds284.44%
Chemistry in everyday life284.44%
Ether compounds142.22%
Hydrocarbon in organic284.44%
Isomerism of compounds284.44%
Polymers and uses142.22%
Physical chemistry145631.11%
Structure of atom142.22%
Chemical Equilibrium142.22%
Chemical Kinetics284.44%
Gaseous State of matter142.22%
Ionic Equilibrium in chemistry142.22%
Solid State of matter284.44%
Solution and its colligative properties284.44%
surface chemistry142.22%
Grand Total45180100%

NEET Paper Analysis for Biology

Biology section is subdivided into- Botany and Zoology. The questions asked in Biology were very standard and covered almost every chapter from class 11 and class 12. It should be noted that the questions were taken from chapters in a very balanced way making it a standard question paper. The section had easy, difficult and average level of questions in a proper mixture.

All the important and worthy chapters were given due importance. There were some questions that were asked beyond the NCERT. Students who were able to figure out the easy questions and manage time along with accuracy would have done quite well in this section. Check Here Last 10 Years Trend for NEET Biology

Here is a table providing the details of all the questions appearing from different units.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarksWeight age (%)
General Knowledge in Animal Diversity142.22%
Circulatory System in animals142.22%
Digestive System of animals284.44%
Respiratory System of animals284.44%
The Animal Kingdom4168.89%
 Amino Acids in bio molecules142.22%
Carbohydrate in bio molecules142.22%
Application of Biotechnology142.22%
DNA Fingerprinting in bio technology284.44%
Operon Model in bio tech142.22%
Polymerage Chain Reaction142.22%
Endocrine Glands in system3126.67%
Analogous Organs in evolution142.22%
Homologous Organs142.22%
Origin of Life142.22%
Theory of Evolution142.22%
The disease of cancer142.22%
Immunology from disease3126.67%
Nervous System in Human Physiology142.22%
Respiratory System in Human Physiology284.44%
Biological Classification of Living World142.22%
Microbes useful to human welfare284.44%
The Water Pollution142.22%
Reproduction in female284.44%
Reproduction in human284.44%
Reproductive Health284.44%
Structural Organization of Animal142.22%
Division of cell284.44%
The Cell Organelles142.22%
Cell Biology142.22%
Cell Cycle142.22%
Cell Cycle and division142.22%
Cell: The unit of life142.22%
Cell basics142.22%
Biological Classification in living world142.22%
Kingdom of plants52011.11%
Biodiversity and Conservation3126.67%
Issues of environment142.22%
Organism and Population: ecology142.22%
molecular basis of inheritance in genetics142.22%
Principle of Inheritance and variation4168.89%
Mineral Nutrition in plants142.22%
The process of Photosynthesis52011.11%
growth and development of plants142.22%
Sexual Reproduction in flowering plants52011.11%
Anatomy of Flowering Plants284.44%
Plants Morphology4168.89%
Grand Total90360100.00%



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Sreyashi Deb

will NEET 2017 give me a state rank?

14 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Sreyashi, Yes, Neet will give you the state rank because Supreme Court of India scrapping off all institution and state level entrance tests and declaring NEET as a single entrance test for admissions to all private, central, state, dental institutions and deemed medical institutions.

15 May, 2017 14:29
Naveenprasanth S A

What is the cut off mark for neet in Tamilnadu.

26 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Naveen, to catch info on NEET Cutoff, please find the link

28 Apr, 2017 12:42
puvvadi mounica rani

a block of mass 10kg is moving in x-direction with a constant speed of 10m/s.It is subjected to a regarding force F=-0.1x J/m during its travel from x=20m to x=30m.It's final kinetic energy will be?

19 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Mounica, Please find the answer to your query below.

The equation of motion of block moving with velocity 10 m/s and de-acceleration A = 0.1x/m = 0.1x/10 = 0.01x m/s2 is given by, 

v2 = 102 – 2 x 0.01 \(\int\limits_{20}^{30}\mathrm{0.1x}\,\mathrm{d}x\) = 100 – 0.02 [x2/2] 
    = 100 – 0.01[302-202] = 100 – 0.01[900-400] = 100 – 5 = 95
v2 = 95
and  ½ mv2 = ½ x 10 x 95 = 475 J

Therefore final kinetic energy = 475 J


19 Apr, 2017 13:33

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