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Important Chapters in NEET 2018

Last Updated - February 20, 2018

NEET 2018 is scheduled for May 6, 2018. Everybody knows that this exam is a life altering for many (if not all) medical students. Once the students choose the medical stream, they are advised to start preparing for NEET exam. For this, they rush to the academies and institutes that would help and guide them.

 However, what they do not acknowledge is that the syllabus for the exam is what they study in their 11th and 12th standard. Which actually means that they need to be smart enough to strategize their preparation plan. Doing this might seem scary but is achievable as what is majorly needed is figuring out the important areas and topics to study. This is where this article comes to the rescue. Here we provide the detailed information regarding the important chapters that will help the students to strategize their study plan.

NEET 2018 Syllabus

NEET 2018 Syllabus will majorly cover the following three subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology- Botany and Zoology

All it has been said earlier and seen above the syllabus is totally based on what the students have been studying the school. So, clearly it is crucial to focus on what is being taught in the 11th and 12th standard.

Moving on, when the CBSE released the information regarding the syllabus of the exam, it was announced that “the Syllabus of the NEET (UG) 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET (UG) 2017.”  Thus, it becomes easier to figure out the important chapters using the pattern of previous year paper.

Before explicitly listing out significant chapters for the preparation let’s discuss a little about the distribution of marks for each subject. It has been notified to the students that Physics and Chemistry weigh 45 marks each and biology Weighs 90 marks (45 each for botany and zoology). Check NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

However, for making things easier, the table below provides the students with the information regarding the division of marks on the bases of number of questions from 11th and 12th standard.

SubjectClass XIClass XII
 Number of questionsTotal marksNumber to questionsTotal marks

Now that the students have an idea of the marks distribution, let’s finally move on to the important chapters. To make things organised the important chapters are provided subject wise with all the necessary information.

Important Chapters for Physics in NEET 2018

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Circular Motion14
Elasticity and Viscosity14
Fluid Mechanics & Properties of Matter14
Relative Motion14
Rigid Body Dynamics312
Unit and Dimension14
Work, Power and Energy14
Modern Physics832
Electromagnetic waves and communication14
Newton’s law14
Rectilinear Motion and Vector14
Current Electricity28
Electro Magnetic Field312
Electro Magnetic Induction28
Heat and Thermodynamics520
KTG & Thermodynamics312
Heat Transfer28
Wave optics312
Geometrical optics & Physics optics28
SHM & Waves416
Sound Waves28

After analysing all the chapters, it can be seen that almost all the chapters in Physics hold significant weightage. However, Mechanics is one chapter which has the highest weightage of 52 marks.

Important Chapters for Chemistry in NEET 2018

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Organic Chemistry-I312
General Chemistry-II312
Organic Chemistry-II1352
Alkyl Hallide, Alchol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism)28
Aromatic Compounds14
Carbonyl Compounds416
Chemistry in Everyday Life14
Environmental Chemistry14
IUPAC & Isomerism28
Practical Organic Chemistry14
Inorganic Chemistry-I832
Chemical Bonding520
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties14
Inorganic Chemistry-II832
Coordination Compounds416
d-block & f-block elements24
Qualitative Analysis14
Physical Chemistry-I728
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry Chemical Equilibrium14
Chemical Equilibrium28
Ionic Equilibrium14
Mole Concept14
Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry28
Physical Chemistry-II624
Chemical Kinetics28
Solid State14
Solution & Colligative Properities14
Surface Chemistry14

Like Physics, for Chemistry as well, it can be seen that all topics have almost equal weightage. Except for Inorganic Chemistry, which has a weightage of 52 marks.

Important Chapters for Biology in NEET 2018

TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Biological Classification312
Kingdom Monera28
Biosphere Reverse14
Environmental Issues14
Population Growth Model14
Cell Biology416
Prokaryotic Cell14
Cell Division28
Genetic Disorder28
Blood Grouping14
Mendal’s Biography14
Mendal’s selected Characters14
Living World14
Taxonomic Aids14
Molecular Basis of inheritance624
RNA Processing14
DNA Packing14
RNA Replication28
Genetic Code14
Genetic Material14
Morphology of Flowering Plants14
Root modification14
Plant Kingdom624
Life Cycles14
Plant Anatomy312
Secondary Growth28
Plant Morphology936
Stem Modification14
Cellular Respiration14
Plant Growth and Development14
Mineral Nutrition- Biological Nitrogen Fixation14
Water Transport14
Water Transport-Water Potential14
Reproduction in Flowering Plants520
Embryo sac14

In Botany, the students need to carefully study plant Morphology as it weighs the most. Apart from this, the students should select 2-3 more chapters that would help them score more.


TopicNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Reproductive Health28
Artificial Fertilisation14
Contraceptive Method14
Human Reproduction14
Male Reproductive System14
Human Health and disease312
Immune System28
Infectious Disease14
Human Physiology1624
Circulatory System14
Digestive System312
Excretory System28
Nervous System28
Endocrine System416
Respiratory System28
Skeletal System28
Sense Organs14
Microbes in Human Welfare312
Industrial Products14
Sewage Treatment14
Strategies for enhancement of Food Production28
Artificial Selection14
Animal Husbandry14
RNA Processing14
Animal Morphology14
Animal Physiology14
Frog Reproductive System14
Artificial Vector14
Horse Evolution14
Animal Kingdom312
Chordates Hemichordates14

In Zoology, students should primarily focus on Human Physiology, as it weighs 24 marks, which is the highest for the topics in this subject. Thus, the above table show presents all the information regarding the important chapters for the exam that the students should keep their focus on. It is common knowledge that not every students can master every topic, so the above table also help them to form a combination for high scoring chapters which they are good at, so that they can successfully increase their scores. All the best to everyone for their exam and before that for the preparations.



Rishita Nankani

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23 Apr, 2018 01:44
Akansha Expert

Hi Rishita Nankani, Please go to this link for Institute for NEET Exam: Institute for NEET . For Admission in MBBS from JLN Medical college please check this link too: MBBS Admission criteria and Fee Structure .

23 Apr, 2018 11:12
Anadya Jaiswal

What will be the cut off for OBC candidates in neet 2018

21 Apr, 2018 12:08
Akansha Expert

Hi Anadya Jaiswal, To get the OBC category cutoff of NEET 2018 please check this link: Neet cutoff link .

21 Apr, 2018 16:29
shivam prabhakar

Plz inform neet cutoff of OBC student

20 Apr, 2018 22:40
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivam Prabhakar, To get the OBC category cutoff of NEET 2018 please check this link: neet cutoff link .

21 Apr, 2018 18:12
manasa taddi

how many marks should be scored for neet for bc this year 2018

08 Apr, 2018 12:44
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manasa, To get information about the NEET score through this link: NEET Cutoff List.

08 Apr, 2018 14:25
Ranjeeth lahari

what may be cutoff marks for NEET for SC this year 2018..?

06 Apr, 2018 08:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ranjeeth, You get information about NEET Cutoff for Sc students through this link: NEET Cutoff List

06 Apr, 2018 12:35
Sharuk Khan

Is there any document other than PRC which will be applicable in Assam neet counselling

29 Mar, 2018 19:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sharuk Khan, To get information regarding the Assam NEET Counseling by this link: NEET Information

30 Mar, 2018 12:54
sk nehayet

Please inform me your coaching centre in Kolkata.

29 Mar, 2018 19:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sk Nehayet, All the centers in Kolkata are fully equipped to provide best NEET coaching to the aspirants. The top institutes in this region are listed below:

  1. Aakash Institute
  2. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute
  3. Abharav Education
  4. Singh Vision Classes
  5. Dreamz Education Centre
  6. New Age Knowledge Solutions Ltd
  7. Takshyashila
  8. C. Tutorial
  9. Leapbig Education
  10. Toppers Academy

30 Mar, 2018 13:02
Manmath Sethi

Please clarify whether wards of Bank employees are eligible for Punjab MBBS admission

15 Mar, 2018 21:13
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manmath, NEET is compulsory for the MBBS program. To get more information about the Eligibility Criteria of NEET through this link: NEET Eligibility Criteria.

23 Mar, 2018 15:26
Siddhita Bankar

What type of photo is required n is it mandatory to have white background in photo

14 Mar, 2018 22:02
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Siddhita, You get information about the Photo specifications through this link: Photo Specifications.

22 Mar, 2018 12:00
In Search Of Justice

Sir what's the obc reservation in assam medical mbbs 2018

13 Mar, 2018 21:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sir, You get information about the OBC Reservation of NEET through this link: NEET Reservation

20 Mar, 2018 15:15

I asked about state qouta reservation

29 Mar, 2018 23:09
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Jahirul, Reservation for Seats Other than All India Quota

  • Merit List will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.
  • Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counseling conducted separately by each state/Union Territory.
  • Candidates must contact their respective state counseling authority to know the dates and procedure for the same.

For more details please check the given link: NEET Reservation Details

30 Mar, 2018 12:07
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