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NEET 2018 Syllabus

Updated On - January 20th 2018 by PRAKRITI BHAT

NEET 2018 will include questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI and XII. The syllabus for NEET is stipulated by Medical Council of India (MCI). The number of questions will be divided equally between the three subjects. Candidates can download the Question Papers of NEET to get an idea of marking scheme and the exam pattern.

Latest Update: CBSE releases Official Notification for NEET 2018 Syllabus at As per the noification, syllabus of NEET 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET 2017.

There are a total of 180 questions. Each question is of 4 marks but the paper also follows a system of negative marking. For every correct answer the candidate is awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted. NEET 2017 paper was regarded as moderately difficult. There were many questions from NCERT so it wasn’t very difficult to score well. Equal weightage was given to class XI and XII syllabus. Check NEET Exam Pattern

Syllabus will give you an insight into the kind of questions that will be asked in the exam. This will help you strategize your study plan for effective preparation. Check latest notification released for NEET to stay updated about the exam.

NEET 2018 At a Glance

NEET 2018 Exam ModeOffline (pen and paper based)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Duration3 hours
Number of questions180
Total Marks720
No. of questions in each sectionPhysics-45 Chemistry- 45 Botany- 45 Zoology- 45
Marking Scheme+ 4 for correct answer -1 for incorrect answer 0 for no answer 0 for more than one answer
NEET 2018 Exam DateMay 10, 2018
NEET 2018 SyllabusPhysics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI and XII
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati

NEET 2018 Exam Mode

NEET 2018 will be conducted in the offline mode. Candidates will have to fill in their answers by encircling the correct option against the question number on the OMR Sheet. Only a ballpoint pen can be used to mark your answers. Candidates have 3 hours to complete 180 questions.

NEET 2018 Syllabus


Class XIClass XII
 Physical World and MeasurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves 


Class XIClass XII
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid state
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
ThermodynamicsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibriump-Block elements
Redox Reactionsd and f Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block ElementsHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules
 Chemistry in Everyday Life


Class XIClass XII
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its Applications
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment

NEET 2018 Physics Paper Analysis

Physics is generally the toughest subject out of all three subjects, so NEET 2018 is expected to have lengthy and time consuming questions in this section. Out of 45, there were about 8 difficult questions in Physics last year.


Mechanics and Magnetism have continued to be NEET favourites for a few years now and carry maximum weightage. Therefore, students are advised to keep them on top of their priority list for NEET 2018.

TopicNo. of Questions expected
Modern Physics7
Optics and Wave Optics5

Reference Books

The question paper is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the NEET 2018 exam pattern and clear understanding of concepts.

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

NEET 2018 Chemistry Paper Analysis

Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam. The questions range from theoretical and reasoning based to practical. Of late, several application based questions are being asked in the exam so students should focus more on them.


NEET 2018 is expected to have more questions from class XII syllabus as compared to class XI. Last year there were 24 questions from class XII and 21 from class XI. Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry are extremely important and carry the maximum weightage.

TopicNumber of Questions Expected
Organic Chemistry16
Inorganic Chemistry16
Physical Chemistry13

Reference Books

NCERT should be on your fingertips as almost 30-35 questions are asked from here. Make use of help books for practice papers and sample questions. These are some of the best ones:

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

NEET 2018 Biology Paper Analysis

The biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions. Therefore, Biology has a total of 90 questions. It is usually the easiest out of the three subjects and thus, a savior for many students. In NEET 2017, the weightage tilted towards class XII syllabus from which 46 questions were asked as compared to 44 questions from the class XI syllabus.


In Zoology, class XII syllabus had more weightage and only 3 questions were asked from class XI. However, in Botany, class XI had more weightage from where 35 questions were asked. NEET 2018 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity. Check out these preparation tips for Biology.

TopicNumber of Questions Expected
Genetics and Evolution15
Human Physiology13
Diversity in Living Organisms11
Structural Organization in Plants and Animals7
Cell Structure and Function7
Biology and Human Welfare7
Plant Physiology6

Reference Books

Students are highly recommended to be thorough with NCERT since that is where most of the questions will be coming from. Almost 70-75 questions of Biology are expected directly from NCERT which is the foundation text. In this section, the only use of reference books is for sample papers and mock tests.

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


Ques. Is there any difference between the syllabus of NEET and AIPMT?

Ans. No, because NEET has replaced AIPMT.

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. From where can I access the detailed syllabus for the exam?

Ans. The syllabus of NEET 2018 is as notified by the Medical council of India which is at Appendix-I of the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG, 2018. You can access it from the official website -

Ques. What will be the pattern of the exam?

Ans. NEET 2018 will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Ques. Will the exam also include questions from Mathematics?

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

Ques. How many questions will there be from Biology?

Ans. 90.

Ques. How many questions will be from Physics?

Ans. 45.

Ques. How many questions will be from Chemistry?

Ans. 45.

Ques. Will the 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 the exam contains questions based on Biotechnology?

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

Ques. What is the significance of NEET syllabus?

Ans. There are fewer seats as compared to the number of applicants. To score high, you must understand and prepare based on the specified syllabus only.

Ques. Who decides the syllabus of NEET?

Ans. The Central Board of Secondary Education and Medical Council of India decides the syllabus of NEET.

Ques. Can there be further changes in the syllabus?

Ans. No. The syllabus of NEET is finalized and there will be no more changes.


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