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NEET 2018 Syllabus

Updated On - October 16th 2017


Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE prescribes NEET Syllabus each year. It comprises of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. The syllabus for NEET describes all important chapters & topics and also the weightage each of them carries.

As per the previous year analysis, Class 12 topics carried more weightage in the medical entrance examination. Therefore, it is advisable to brush up all Class 12 concepts first. Candidates can download NEET Practice Papers to get an idea of marking scheme and the pattern of NEET. 

  • The syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be as per the topics covered in CBSE Class 11th and 12th. Check NEET Exam Pattern
  • NEET Syllabus for Biology includes 30 chapters from CBSE syllabi of both class 11 and 12.
  • In the Biology section, the topics from Class 11 hold more weightage than those of class 12.
  • As per the analysis from last 10 years, we infer that the maximum questions in Biology come from Principles of Inheritance and Variation followed by Molecular Basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants. Check Last 10 Years Trend for NEET Biology
  • NEET Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics which dominate the section with most of the questions.
  • For the Chemistry section, candidates are required to focus more on the topics of Class 12 than Class 11 chemistry topics.
  • In Chemistry, the maximum questions are asked from Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure followed by Equilibrium and Hydrocarbons. Check Analysis of Last 10 Years for NEET Chemistry
  • NEET Syllabus for Physics comprises 23 chapters.
  • Physics section is considered one of the toughest thresholds in NEET by many of the aspirants.
  • It gives maximum weightage to Class 12 topics than Class 11 topics from CBSE Syllabus. Most of the questions are asked from Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and Laws of Motion. Check Important Topics for NEET Physics


CBSE will hold the medical examination in May 2018. NEET is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. It is a national level entrance exam held in offline mode. There are 180 multiple choice questions in the examination which must be solved in a duration of 3 hours. Aspirants will be provided with OMR sheet on which they have to fill their responses in ball point pen only. The stationery will be provided to them at NEET exam centers. Check NEET Exam Pattern

  • There are 4 sections in the exam- Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology- with 45 MCQs in each section.
  • Candidates have to choose the most appropriate answer from among the four choices.
  • NEET 2018 can be given in 10 languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Oriya, and Kannada.

NEET Syllabus for Physics

  • Physics is one of the toughest section in NEET 2018.
  • From the analysis of past 10 years, we infer that topics from Class 12 are given higher preference in NEET exam as compared to topics from Class 11.

The important topics from Physics section derived from the analysis of past 10 years are mentioned below:

TopicsNumber of Questions in Last 10 years
Current Electricity47
Laws of Motion34
System of Particles and Rotational Motion33
Dual Nature of Matter33
Moving Charges and Magnetism30
  • Physics section carries 45 MCQs with a maximum weightage of Mechanical Properties.
  • Least number of questions are asked from topics such as Kinematics, Laws of Motion, AC, and Waves etc.

The following table depicts the approximate weightage of questions in NEET Physics:

PhysicsWeightage of QuestionsPhysicsWeightage of Questions
Mechanical Properties5Atomic Study3-4
Current Electricity4Oscillation3-4
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation3-4Gravitation3-4
Magnetism & Moving Charges3-4Kinematics2-3
Thermodynamics3-4Alternating Current2-3
Rigid Body Dynamics3-4Waves2-3
Work, Energy, and Power3-4Electrical Field2-3
Planar Motion3-4Capacitance & Electrical Potential2-3
Ray Optics3-4Semiconductors2-3
Wave Optics3-4Laws of Motion2-3
Kinetic theory & Thermal properties of matter3-4 - -

NEET Physics Syllabus

Preparation Books for NEET Physics

Besides standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Physics books given below:

NEET 2018 Physics Books
Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Complete NEET Guide: PhysicsMTG Editorial Board
40 Days Physics for NEETSB Tripathi
29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - PhysicsMTG Editorial Board
Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET-AIIMS - PhysicsMTG Editorial Board

NEET Syllabus for Biology

  • Biology is divided into 2 sub-sections (Zoology and Botany) which make the total number of sections in NEET 2018 to be four.
  • As per the analysis of last 10 years, topics from Class 11 CBSE Syllabus are given more weightage than the topics of Class 12 CBSE Syllabus in NEET.

The important topics from Class 11 and Class 12 Syllabus as per the analysis of past 10 years are given below:

TopicsNumber of Questions in Last 10 years
Principles of Inheritance and Variation67
Molecular Basis of Inheritance54
Morphology of Flowering Plants52
Animal Kingdom47
Cell: The Unit of Life47
Human Health and Disease47
Human Reproduction47
  • A total of 90 questions are asked from Botany and Zoology.
  • Reproduction and Biological Classification dominates the section with most of the questions.

The following table represents NEET Syllabus for Botany and Zoology along with the approximate weightage of questions asked in NEET.

Botany & ZoologyWeightage of QuestionsBotany & ZoologyWeightage of Questions
Biological Classification4-5Reproduction5
Principles of Inheritance and Variation3-4Ecosystems3-4
Morphology of Flowering Plants3-4Molecular Basis of Inheritance1-2
Cell: The Unit of Life3-4Human Health and Diseases1-2
Animal Kingdom3-4Body Fluids and Circulation1-2
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production1-2Neural Control and Coordination2-3
Digestion and Absorption1-2Biotechnology: Principles and Processes2-3
Transport in Plants1-2Anatomy of Flowering Plants2-3
Mineral Nutrition1-2Locomotion and Movement2-3
Breathing and Exchange of Gases1-2Microbes in Human Welfare2-3
Plant Growth and Development1-2Photosynthesis2-3
Organisms and Populations2-3Chemical Coordination and Integration2-3
Structural Organization in Animals1-2Evolution2-3
Cell Cycle and Division1-2Excretory Products and Their Elimination2-3
Biotechnology and its Applications1-2Biomolecules1-2

NEET Biology Syllabus

Preparation Books for NEET Biology

Here are few important Biology books to aid preparation of NEET:

Besides standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Biology books given below:

NEET 2018 Biology Books
Name of the BookAuthor/ Publisher
Complete NEET Guide: BiologyMTG Editorial Board
29 Years Biology Chapterwise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEETArihant Experts
Trueman's Objective Biology for NEET - Vol. I & IIM.P. Tyagi and JP Goyal
NCERT BOTANY Booster for NEET (AIPMT) AIIMS & All Other Medical Exam (First Edition 2016)S. Ansari

NEET Syllabus for Chemistry

  • Chemistry section of NEET 2018 is considered an easy section.
  • Here, topics from Class 12 have more weightage in NEET 2018 as compared to topics of Class 11.

Candidates have to prepare the important from NEET Chemistry Syllabus mentioned below:

TopicsNumber of Questions in Last 10 years
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure39
p-Block Elements34
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids33
d and f Block Elements32

Most of the candidates consider Chemistry as the easy one. To help you out, here we are representing a table consists of NEET Syllabus for Chemistry with the approximate weightage of questions asked in the exam.

ChemistryWeightage of QuestionsChemistryWeightage of Questions
P-Block Elements5The Solid State2-3
Equilibrium4Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers3-4
Basic Concepts5-6Phenols2-3
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids4Chemical Kinetics2-3
Chemical Bonding3-4Hydrogen and the s-Block Element2-3
Coordination Compounds2-3Polymers2-3
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry3-4States of Matter2-3
Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes3-4The d and f Block Elements3-4
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes2-3Solutions2-3

NEET Chemistry Syllabus

Preparation Books for NEET Chemistry

Besides standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Chemistry books given below:

NEET 2018 Chemistry Books
Name of the BookAuthor/ Publisher
Complete NEET Guide: ChemistryMTG Editorial Board
Objective NCERT Question Bank for NEET - ChemistryMTG Editorial Board
29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - ChemistryMTG Editorial Board
40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur


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