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NEET 2018 Preparation- Important Topics, Books, Apps & Timetable

Updated On - February 21st 2018

This year, NEET is scheduled for May 6, 2018. The exam will be conducted in offline mode. Every year lakhs of students appear for the exam to secure admission in medical and dental colleges. The clock is ticking as students pour over their books and preparation is in full swing. Check reference books for NEET . The exam requires a smart study plan and loads of practice. Start with the topics that have maximum weightage. Check syllabus for NEET 2018 Here are a few important topics you can begin with.


NEET 2018 Important Topics

While it is not advisable to leave any topic completely, however, it is of utmost importance to know what is important. The key to ace NEET 2018 is to prioritize and settle for the most important topics. Here’s a list of important topics that you should target first.

Important Topics in Physics for NEET 2018

It is always wise to pick up topics that carry high weightage. Theory-based questions include questions from Modern Physics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermo Dynamics, Oscillations, etc. Candidates must make sure that they cover these topics thoroughly to score decently in physics theory. As far as Problem solving questions are concerned, one must gauge on formulae first. Thereafter, while solving the problem, check if the similar system of units is there, if not use the conversion rules. 

Check NEET 2018 Physics Preparation Tips

Magnetic Effects of Current covers more marks than any other unit in NEET Physics Section as per previous years’ paper analysis. All the topics are mandatory but if are running out of time, then focus on those that carry high weightage marks. Some of them are:

  • Electrodynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Semi conductors
  • Modern Physics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics

Important Topics in Chemistry for NEET 2018

Chemistry in NEET 2018 is considered to be one of the easiest and scoring sections. However, it is imperative to prepare well for both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. It is highly recommended to be thorough with atomic structure, chemical bonding, Chemical Equilibrium and Acids, P Block elements, etc. Apart from this you must solve the numerical problems regularly in order to perfect problem solving abilities. Read  NEET Preparation Tips for Chemistry

Some of the most important topics in Chemistry section are:

  • Chemical Bonding
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry-I

Important Topics in Biology for NEET 2018

Biology preparation is mainly segregated in two sections- Botany and Zoology. Over the past few years, biology has seen a rise in difficulty level. For Botany, go through the topics related to plan diversity and classification. Plant Physiology, however, can be less stressed upon, if you face time constraints. As far as Biology section is concerned, focus on Reproductive Health, biodiversity, polygenic inheritance, Mendelian disorders, etc. Given below are some of the important topics to be covered under this section of NEET 2018.

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  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System

Best Books for NEET 2018 Preparation

NEET is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Solve previous year question papers of NEET. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the exam pattern.


Book TitleAuthor
Physics for Medical Entrance ExaminationsD.C. Pandey
Concepts of PhysicsH.C. Verma
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick and Walker
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- PhysicsMTG Editorial Board
Complete NEET GuideMTG Editorial Board
NEET 2018 Physics Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications


Book TitleAuthor
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2018Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2R.K. Gupta
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd


Book TitleAuthor
Complete NEET Guide: BiologyMTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2Trueman
Question Bank for BiologyDr. Ali
Objective BiologyDinesh
NEET 2018 Biology Guide- 5th EditionDisha Publications

Android Apps for NEET 2018 Preparation

There are various android apps which are solely dedicated to the purpose of providing best and useful NEET 2018 Preparation Tips along with sample papers and mock tests. Given below are some of the apps along with their ratings and descriptions:

NEET Preparation Offline 2018

NEET Preparation Offline 2018 offers various tests and previous year question papers. The best feature of this app is that it can be accessed even without an internet connection. The app is easy to navigate and delivers the best of results. There are provisions to solve the tests and obtain scores and percentage at the end of the test in a summarized form.

Rating: 4.4 stars

Check  Android Apps and Online Resources for NEET Preparation


Another android app which caters to the needs of NEET aspirants is NEET Guru. This app provides approximately 25000 questions combinedly for all the three sections of NEET exam. Over 10, 500 questions are dedicated to Biology section, while Chemistry and Physics sections have 6500 and 4000 questions respectively. Also, the app provides direct links to YouTube explanatory videos.

Rating: 4.4 stars

BYJU’s- The Learning App

BYJU’s is one of the most prominent names in the online study scenario these days. The app has an extensive range of study material for this medical entrance exam. The study notes and videos have been designed by best mentors. NEET 2018 aspirants can solve previous year question papers, attend video class modules and get into one-on-one interaction with the experts.

Rating:  4.6 stars

General Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips for students appearing for the exam this year:

Know the Syllabus

The first step to prepare for any exam is to find out the prescribed syllabus. Check out the official website for the exam syllabus for NEET and prepare accordingly.

Smart Study

For effective preparation, you need to study smartly. Identify your strong and weak points. Prioritize in such a manner that your strong areas become stronger and leave ample time to work on your weak areas. Don’t leave any topic untouched.

Tick Tock: Time Management

The exam syllabus is vast, but time is limited. Make a timetable and stick to it fervently. Give more time to your weaker areas and the ones that have higher weightage in the exam. Give as many mock tests as you can; it will help you a lot.


“Knowledge is of no use until you put it to practice”. You might be thorough with the syllabus, but it is all for nothing if you don’t practice. Grab hold of as many sample papers as you can and solve them regularly. Time yourself. It helps in dealing with exam pressure.

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Health is Wealth

Long hours of study can take a toll on your health. Remember, if you neglect your body, your exam will have no success story. Increase your intake of greens, juices and fiber. Avoid oily and spicy food. You can do some simple eye and neck exercises to avoid strain.

Kit Kat Breaks

Long and strenuous study hours lead to fatigue which hampers our cognitive abilities. Taking short breaks is essential for the brain to retain information. Get up and walk around after every 1 hour to improve blood circulation.   

Set realistic goals

Creating a study schedule that requires you to study for 4 hours at a stretch is just cruel and unhealthy. Analyze your potential and attention span to set realistic goals for yourself. Reward yourself with your favourite dish or an episode of your favourite TV show.

Too many cooks spoil the broth

NCERT should be your primary source of information. But the exam may require you to refer to help books. However, too many of them might confuse you. Every author has a different way of explaining concepts and there’s a good chance that contradictions will emerge. Apart from that, choose 1 or 2 books that will strengthen your weak points.

Stay motivated

It is easy to lose focus and get demotivated while preparing for NEET and that can hamper your preparation severely. Read interviews of previous years’ toppers and try to imbibe their study routine. Browse the internet for inspirational quotes. Talking to your friends goes a long way in staying motivated. Have faith in yourself.

History repeats itself

There’s a good chance that you’ll see some topics and questions being repeatedly asked in the exam. Go through the previous years’ question papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked in NEET. Identify the patterns and study accordingly.

Don’t cram. Understand and learn the concepts for a better grip over the exam.


Ques. Will NEET 2018 also include questions from Mathematics?

Ans. No, the questions will only be from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Ques. Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET 2018 from that of 2017?

Ans. No, the syllabus of NEET 2018 remains the same.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Biology?

Ans. 90.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Physics?

Ans. 45.

Ques. How many questions in NEET 2018 will be from Chemistry?

Ans. 45.

Ques. Will NEET exam questions be based on B.Sc. pattern?

Ans. No, those are taken only from the syllabus of 11 th and 12 th standards.

Ques. Will NEET exam contains questions based on Biotechnology?

Ans. Yes, it may contain questions from biotechnology and its applications.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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29 Jan, 2018 00:20
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05 Feb, 2018 16:59
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