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NEET Paper Analysis of Last 10 years for Chemistry

Last Updated - March 21, 2018

NEET is organized by CBSE in pen and paper format. It was introduced to replace various state level and national level medical entrance exams. Initially, AIPMT was the national level medical exam conducted for admission into all medical and dental colleges. This trend continued till 2012, when AIPMT was replaced by NEET in 2013.

However, the authorities discontinued NEET and AIPMT was conducted again in 2014 and 2015. After the final approvals, NEET was conducted again in 2016. It is now the only exam for admission into MBBS and BDS.

The level of difficulty varies between easy, moderate and difficult for each topic in Chemistry section. The article provides you with the chapter wise weightage for Chemistry section, as observed in the last 10 years.

Chemistry Trend Analysis for NEET

Chemistry is considered as a moderately difficult section in the exam. As per the paper analysis of 10 years, the maximum number of questions in chemistry sections were from Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (39 questions) followed by Hydrocarbons (37 questions). Apart from these, Equilibrium and p-block elements also carry a lot of weightage with 35 and 34 questions respectively.

The preparation strategy for NEET must include quick revision of these topics from the NCERT textbooks or reference books. Candidates are advised to refer to books with good explanations of the basic concepts. Candidates can prepare for these topics by solving online mock tests as well. The graph represents the total number of Chemistry questions asked in NEET from 10 years:

Percentage Distribution of Questions

Candidates are questioned from chapters and topics studied in class XI and XII. Topics from Class XI carry lesser weightage than the topics of Class XII. Thus, the candidates should focus more on the topics from Class XII syllabus. There are a large number of High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions from various important topics of class XII such as p-block elements, Solutions, Aldehydes, Ketones and carboxylic acids.

The graphs given below show the percentage wise distribution of questions asked from topics studied in class XI and XII:

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Important Topics for Chemistry in NEET

Over the last 10 years, a wide range of conceptual and numerical questions have been asked from the following topics. Post analyzing the number of questions from each topic in the past 10 years, we have compiled a list of the important topics that require more hard work and attention as compared to the other topics:

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

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Though the number of questions has decreased, the difficulty level has increased over the years. Paper analysis has shown that candidates can expect various questions on Dipole moment, VSEPR theory, Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory. The graph below gives the number of questions from this topic in the last 10 years:


This topic from organic chemistry includes a large number of conceptual questions in the NEET exam. Candidates must have complete knowledge of the basic concepts to score well in this section. Tp prepare for this topic, candidates must plan a thorough revision and rigorous practice of various concept based questions. Study the graph given below to know the number of questions asked from this chapter over the last 10 years:


This is another important topic in the Chemistry paper of NEET from the XI syllabus. This chapter is the source of several numerical questions in the exam. As per the analysis, questions from this topic are of moderate difficulty level. The number of questions has not changed much in the last 10 years. Consider the graph given below for exact information about the number of questions per year:

P-Block Elements

There have been a total of 34 questions from this chapter in the exam. Since it is a topic from inorganic chemistry, there are several questions based on the fundamental concepts. Candidates must memorize the reactions given in NCERT Books as questions are mostly based on the same. The graph below gives a thorough analysis of the number of questions in the past 10 years from this topic:


Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

The number of questions from this chapter has also not changed much in the past decade. It is one of the most important chapters of Organic Chemistry since it carries a lot of weightage. The important topics from this chapter include nomenclature, preparation and reactions of carboxylic acids with other compounds. The questions asked range from moderate to high difficulty level. The number of questions from these chapters in the past 10 years are presented in the graph below:




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