COVID-19 Lockdown 2.0 is in place, check the unchanged NEET syllabus and read tips

In this lockdown 2.0 due to COVID-19, one thing is clear that we must not lend ears to false or fake news. There was talk of the NEET 2020 syllabus to be changed. But, NTA declared on April 3, 2020, dismissing any such claims of change in NEET Syllabus this year.

The syllabus includes various topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from the standard 11 and 12. NEET 2020 aspirants should go through the NEET syllabus thoroughly before starting their preparation. Thus, it will help aspirants to prepare better and do well in the exam.

NEET exam 2020 has been postponed till the last week of May due to lockdown 2.0 on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. This delay has raised concerns among applicants on the actual date of the exam but has also given applicants a chance to quickly go through the syllabus and revise once again.

With about a month left for the NEET 2020 Exam, one must revise for the test. It is advisable to check through important topics of the syllabus and use resources like Mock Test (which is already available on the NTA official website)to prepare better. Also, candidates must check the NEET Exam Pattern and exam preparation tips here.

NEET Syllabus: Exam Pattern of 2020

Listed below is the exam pattern of NEET 2020:

  • Subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
  • Questions Types – Multiple choice questions
  • Number of Questions – Physics – 45, Chemistry – 45, Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45), Total -180
  • Total Marks – 720
  • Time – 3 hours

NEET Syllabus: What is this year’s marking scheme?

Please check the marking scheme below:

  • Each question in the paper will carry 4 marks.
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be rewarded 4 marks.
  • There will be a negative mark of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • No negative marking for questions that are not attempted by candidates.

NEET Syllabus of the year 2020: Physics

The most critical topics from NEET Syllabus for the Physics paper are – Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism, along with Optics and Modern Physics.

Physics syllabus of Class 11th

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • The motion of Rigid Body and System of Particles
  • Gravitation
  • Bulk Matter Properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • The behavior of Kinetic Theory and Perfect Gas
  • Oscillations and Waves

Physics syllabus of Class 12th

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Magnetism and Current
  • Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices

Chemistry Syllabus 2020: NEET Syllabus

Candidates can expect Chemistry to be the most scoring subject in NEET Exam 2020.

Chemistry Syllabus for standard 11 & 12

Chemistry Syllabus for 11th standardChemistry Syllabus for 12th standard
Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Structure of MoleculeChemical 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 of Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds and Containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET Syllabus for the Biology Paper

The NEET Syllabus for Biology is listed below:

Biology Syllabus for 11th standard

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human physiology

Biology Syllabus for 12th standard

  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Ecology and environment

NEET Syllabus: Weightage on various topics

Physics is the toughest subject of all three subjects. For Physics, candidates can expect up to 8 difficult questions out of 45 as per last year’s trend. Mechanics and Magnetism will have the maximum weightage like previous years. Chemistry is one of the easiest and one of the moderate sections of all the papers. Some of the topics carrying the maximum weightage in Chemistry are Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Human Physiology and Plant Diversity are the topics that will carry the most weightage in the Biology section of the NEET syllabus. Also, questions from Botany are critical, which students must prepare.

NEET Syllabus: Some important books for preparation

Listed below are the important books which cover the NEET Syllabus for this year:

  • Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations by D.C. Pandey
  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics – Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry – O.P. Tandon
  • Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2020 – Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
  • 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur
  • Complete NEET Guide: Biology – MTG Editorial Board

Revision Plan for this year NEET exam

With just 1 month left, aspirants must gear up to complete the final hour revision for NEET 2020. Let’s check out the preparation tips for NEET syllabus for the 2020 exam below:

  • Take up Mock Tests and stick to a schedule – The Mock Test for NEET 2020 is available on the NTA official website. So, why waiting? Start practicing those tests in a time-bound manner. At least 12 – 14 hours of dedicated preparation, including mock tests, is recommended.
  • This is the time to Revise – Aspirants must take note of the NEET syllabus, figure out critical topics, and start revising. Revision at one go is not the right way. Candidates can divide the syllabus into parts, and revise accordingly. Notes are quite handy and deal in critical sections. Get in touch with previous years’ question papers, which are also available on the NTA website, and the preparatory books mentioned above.
  • Strategize and Strategies – Formulating a concrete strategy is important. Applicants must formulate a strategy to attempt maximum and most scoring sections within a stipulated time. Some sections can be mandatory, others one can strategize and choose based on the return one will get. Accuracy is another important factor, so try attempting questions which have greater clarity, as there is negative marking.
  • Stay indoors, eat healthily, and stay fit – This should be the mantra for all aspirants during this pandemic. So, maintain a healthy routine and a healthy diet to stay fit. If one is fit, then it will be possible to invest 12-14 grueling hours towards preparation.

So, set realistic goals, stay fit, stay motivated, and prepare better during this extra time for COVID-19 2.0 lockdown!