Biology Preparation Tips For NEET Exam

Preparation Tips for Biology

Biology alone consists of 50{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523} marks in NEET Examination. So, this section is unavoidable if you want to crack NEET 2018 Exam. Biology is basically classified into two parts Botany and Zoology. Both these parts together carry 90 marks. If you could score well in this section, you can surely expect your name in the list of top candidates. However, you need to be extremely thorough with the syllabus of Biology section. To know, how to prepare Biology subjects to clear NEET Exam, go through the suggestions recommended below.

Important Preparation Tips for Biology to Clear NEET Exam

Have a Plan and Follow it

Planning and its precise execution are very important when preparing for an exam, especially an exam of such level. Considering the time you have before the exam, you must formulate a detailed timetable for the preparation of each subject of NEET exam.

Give More Time to Biology

When making a timetable, make sure to make more time for Biology considering its weightage and vastness. Also, it is best to create a weekly timetable and set days for revision in between rather than revising everything in the end.

Know About Important Chapters

It is recommended to know about the weight age of each chapter of biology to score better in NEET Exam. Below, you can find the list of chapters in sequential order as per their importance (shown through their weight age).

  1. Human Physiology (17{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  2. Diversity in the living world (14{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  3. Biotechnology and its application (11{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  4. Genetics and Evolution (11{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  5. Structural Organization in plants and animals
  6. Reproduction (9{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  7. Biology and Human Welfare (9{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  8. Ecology and Environment (7{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  9. Cell Structure and Functions (7{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})
  10. Plant Physiology (6{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523})

NCERT Books Are Your Best Friend

Ask any teacher, senior or NEET toppers, they will surely recommend you to refer NCERT books for the preparation of NEET exam. It is because, the majority of the questions asked are based on the NCERT books only, especially 11th and 12th class. Moreover, the concepts and language of NCERT books are easy to understand and memorize. Once you are done with the NCERT books, you can refer to other reference books to strengthen your Biology preparation for NEET exam.

List of Topics as Per Their Importance

If you are not left with much time for preparation, you should study topics according to their importance – starting with the most important and finishing with the least important. Below, you can find the list of topics as per their importance.

Most Important Topics

Begin with these important topics:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Genetics, Plant Kingdom, Monrea
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Cell Structure
  • Plant Morphology

Less Important Topics

Continue with the following topics once you cover the above-given topics.

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Respiration
  • Ecology and Biotechnology
  • Animal Reproduction & Development
  • Animal Tissues

Least Important Topics

Complete Biology preparation with the following topics:

  • Biodiversity
  • Microbes and Origin of Life
  • Animal Kingdom from Porifera to Echinoderms
  • Growth Repair and Regeneration
  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Practice Diagrams

It is suggested to be thoroughly prepared with Diagrams, especially those given in the NCERT books. This is suggested because you may find diagram-based questions in the NEET exam.

Take Mock Test on a Regular Basis

Once you are completely prepared with all your subjects i.e. Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, solve as many previous years’ question papers and sample papers as you can. You can also enroll for online mock test series. This helps in following ways:

  • Enhance your speed significantly.
  • Helps you evaluate your preparation.
  • Helps you revise all the topics.
  • Makes you familiar with the NEET exam pattern.
  • Boosts your confidence.

Biology Books You Can Refer Apart From NCERT Textbooks

Apart from NCERT books, especially 11th and 12th, you can refer to the following books to enhance your preparation for clearing NEET Exam.

  • Chand’s Biology by Dr. P.S. Verma & B.P. Pandey
  • Modern’s ABC Biology by A.K. Sabharwal & B.B. Arora
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology by K.N. Bhatia & M. P. Tyagi
  • Together with Biology by S. Venugopal
  • Trueman’s Elementary Biology by K.N. Bhatia & M. P. Tyagi

If you follow the above-mentioned Biology preparation tips for NEET Exam, you can surely master the Biology subjects much better than you expect.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2018

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Being a NEET Exam aspirant, you should not only be concerned about the syllabus, reference books, preparation, planning, and coaching but also you should be well-aware of the NEET Exam Pattern. Being familiar with the pattern is important as it helps you in many ways such as:

  • It helps you manage time accordingly.
  • It helps you understand the nature of syllabus.
  • It makes you familiar with marking scheme.
  • It makes you aware of numbers of questions that will be asked.

Considering the exam pattern of NEET 2017, the pattern for NEET Exam 2018 is more or less going to be the same as till now there has not been any official announcement regarding the change in pattern. Refer to the information provided below to know the pattern for NEET Exam 2018.

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

  • NEET Examination will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The question paper for NEET Exam consists of 180 questions.
  • All the questions will objective type i.e. multiple choice questions.
  • Duration of examination is 3 hours.
  • NEET Exam question paper covers syllabus from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Note: Biology consists of Botany and Zoology.

  • The examination will be conducted in 10 languages which include – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • Any candidate who opts for any of the regional languages mentioned above will be provided exam centre in the specific state where the language is spoken.
  • For each correct answer 4 marks will be awarded to the candidate and for each wrong answer, 01 mark will be deducted from the total. There will be no deduction from the score if no answer is given for a question.
  • Each subject will have 45 questions which mean:

Physics: 45

Chemistry: 45

Biology-

  • Botany: 45
  • Zoology: 45

Additional Information

In addition to the above-mentioned pattern, the candidate should also keep in mind the following:

  • A candidate needs to mark the answer sheet using black/blue ball pen. The pen will be provided at the examination centre
  • Apart from the following, the candidate will not be allowed to bring any other material along with them.
  • Admit card along with passport size photo affixed on it.
  • Passport size photo to affix on the attendance sheet.
  • A post card size photo to affix on the pro forma.

Keeping the above-mentioned information in mind, it will help in preparing better for the NEET examination 2018. Keep in touch with NEET 2018 Exam for more updates and news regarding NEET Examination 2018.

NEET 2018 Exam Syllabus

NEET 2018 Exam Syllabus

The NEET 2018 Syllabus is not much different from the NEET 2017 Syllabus. The NEET syllabus is drafted on the basis of the recommendations of the MCI (Medical Council of India). It undertakes revision of major board’s syllabus like CBSE, COBSE and NCERT and upon that basis only it gives its recommendations to include or exclude various lessons, topics and chapters into the NEET syllabus. It aims to bring uniformity and parity across numerous state board syllabus so that the level of difficulty of NEET exam should be same for all candidates from all across India.

The NEET 2018 exam is scheduled to be held in the 1st week of May, 2018.The application form for the exam can be availed by students by the last week of December, 2017. Students can apply for the exam till the 4th week of January 2018. This is the right time to start preparation for those students who are planning to take this exam next year. They can fortify their command over different subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. But first of all a student should read the NEET syllabus carefully. Below we are giving detailed syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Biology.






NEET 2018 Syllabus for Biology

Class 11th Class 12th
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Biology and Human Welfare
Cell Structure and Function Ecology and environment
Human physiology Reproduction
Plant Physiology Genetics and Evolution
Diversity in Living World Biotechnology and Its Applications

NEET 2018 Syllabus for Physics

Class 11th Class 12th
Laws of Motion Electrostatics
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Atoms and Nuclei
Gravitation Current Electricity
Kinematics Electromagnetic Waves
Thermodynamics Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Properties of Bulk Matter Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Oscillations and Waves Electronic Devices
Work, Energy and Power Optics
Physical world and measurement

NEET 2018 Syllabus for Chemistry

Class 11th Class 12th
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Environmental Chemistry Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Hydrocarbons Chemical Kinetics
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Biomolecules
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Coordination Compounds
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemistry in Everyday Life
Hydrogen Electrochemistry
Redox Reactions and Block Elements
Equilibrium Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Structure of Atom Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Polymers
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Solutions
Some p-Block Elements Solid State
p- Block Elements
Surface Chemistry

There will be a total number of 180 questions in the NEET 2018 exam. The questions are objective in nature and they are put in MCQ format. Candidates will be required to answer 180 questions in 180 minutes. It will be a pen and paper based exam to be conducted offline.This exam has scheme of negative marking. For every correct answer 4 marks will be given and for every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.

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