NEET Syllabus 2021 and New Exam Pattern

NEET 2021 Syllabus and New Exam Pattern: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the detailed notification for NEET 2021 announcing the exam to be held on September 12, 2021. NTA has also made some changes in the NEET Exam Pattern stating that the exam pattern for each subject has been divided into 2 sections for 200 questions in total out of which 20 questions will be optional (05 each subject). However, the number of questions, exam duration and total marks will remain the same. The students can check the revised NEET 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus from the article below and begin with their preparation.

NEET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a medical entrance examination conducted every year nationwide by the NTA for students aspiring to pursue medical courses across medical colleges in the country. NEET Syllabus is designed by MCI after considering the syllabus specified by different boards and by NCERT, CBSE, and COBSE in classes 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to ensure uniformity in medical education across India. Procuring familiarity with the syllabus can assure a thorough preparation of each and every topic covered in the NEET 2021 syllabus.

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NEET Syllabus 2021

Here students can check the important points of the NEET 2021 exam. Before jumping on the syllabus, the student must be familiar with the structure of NEET 2021. Have a look at the summary of the NEET exam 2021.

NEET 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Total Number of Questions 200 Questions (20 Optional - 5 from each subject)
Marks 720 Marks
Sections
  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
Marking Scheme

For correct answer: + 4

For Incorrect answer: -1

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper Test)
Duration 3 hours
Language options in NEET 11 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, and Assamese
NEET 2021 Exam Date 12th September 2021

NEET (UG) Exam Pattern 2021 (Revised)

NEET is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper mode every year by NTA. Students can take a look at the revised exam pattern before going to the syllabus. Here you will get an idea about the revised exam pattern of NEET 2021.

  1. As per the new exam pattern, there will be 2 sections in each subject consisting of 35 questions in Section A and 15 questions in Section B (out of which choose to attempt any 10 questions).
  2. There will be 200 Multiple Choice Questions in total (out of which 20 are optional). Each correct question carries 4 marks.
  3. NEET (UG) – 2021 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen
  4. There will be a negative marking of minus one (-1) mark for each incorrect answer.
  5. The total duration of NEET 2021 Exam is 3 hours (180 minutes)
NEET UG 2021 Exam Pattern (Revised)
SNoSubjects SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks Duration of Exam
1Physics        Section A351403 hours (180 minutes)
Section B1540
2ChemistrySection A35140
Section B1540
3BotanySection A35140
Section B1540
4ZoologySection A35140
Section B1540
Total200 (20 optional)720

Marking Scheme for NEET (UG) Exam

It is advisable to have a look at the marking scheme of the exam. This will help you in deciding to attempt the question during the exam.

Marking scheme of NEET Exam
Particulars Marks Allotted
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect answer -1
No answer/ Multiple answers 0

NEET Syllabus 2021

The NEET syllabus covers the Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) from class 11th and Class 12th. The detailed subject-wise NEET syllabus for NEET 2021 exam is given below:

NEET Syllabus 2021 for Physics

Candidates can check the physics syllabus in the table given below.

Physics Syllabus for NEET 2021 Exam

Class 11th Physics Syllabus

Class 12th Physics Syllabus

Physical-world and measurement Electro statistics
Laws of Motion Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
Kinematics Current Electricity
Work, Energy, and Power Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
The motion of systems of particles and rigid body Electromagnetic waves
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory Electronic Devices
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Oscillations and wave

Chapter-wise weightage for Physics

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend.

Name of the chapter The number of questions asked (Approx.) Weightage in percentile
Current electricity 2 8
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 2 6
Electromagnetic induction 1 4
Alternating current 1 4
Atoms 0-1 1.5
Electromagnetic waves 1 5
Electric Charges and Fields 1 4.5
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance 1 4.5
Gravitation 0-1 2
Kinetic theory 1 3
Mechanical Properties of Fluids 0-1 2
Work, Energy, and Power 1 4
Mechanical Properties of Solids 0-1 2
Laws of Motion 1 3
Magnetism and Matter 1 2.5
Motion in a Plane 0-1 1.5
Motion in a Straight Line 0-1 1.5
Moving Charges and Magnetism 1 2.5
Nuclei 0-1 1.5
Oscillations 0-1 1.5
Physical World, Units, and Measurements 0-1 2
Ray optics and optical instruments 1 5
Thermal Properties of Matter 0-1 2
Thermodynamics 2 9
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuits 2 6
System of Particles and Rotational Motion 1 5
Wave optics 1 5
Waves 0-1 1.5
Total 45 100

NEET Syllabus 2021 for Chemistry

Let's have a look at the important topics of the chemistry subject asked in the NEET 2021.

Chemistry Syllabus for NEET 2021 Exam
Class 11th Syllabus Class 12th Syllabus
Some basic concepts of Chemistry Solid-state
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Structure of atom Solutions
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure Chemical Kinetics
Thermodynamics General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium P Block elements
States of Matter: Gases and liquids Surface Chemistry
Redox reactions D and F block elements
Hydrogen Coordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Some p-Block elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Hydrocarbons Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental chemistry Biomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in everyday life

Chapter-wise weightage for Chemistry

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend.

Name of the chapter Number of Questions asked (Approx.) Weightage in percentile
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 2 4
Bio-Molecules 1 3
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers 2 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 3
Chemical bonding 2 5
d-and f-block elements 2 4
Chemistry in everyday life 1 2
Coordination Chemistry 4 9
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes; Amines 1 3
Environmental Chemistry 1 2
Equilibrium 3 6
Electrochemistry 1 2
General Principles and Process of Isolation elements 1 2
Hydrocarbons 1 3
Hydrogen 1 3
N containing Organic Compounds 1 3
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 1 1 2
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 2 1 2
p-block elements(13 14) 2 3.5
p-block elements(15 16 17 18) 2 3.5
Periodic table 1 2
Polymers 1 3
Redox reactions 1 3
s-block elements 1 2
Solutions 2 5
States of Matter 1 2
Structure of Atom 1 2
Surface Chemistry 1 2
The Solid State 1 2
Thermodynamics 4 8
Total 45 100

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NEET Syllabus 2021 for Biology

Check the topics given by the NTA in the notification for Biology (Botany + Zoology) for the NEET exam.

Biology Syllabus for NEET 2021 Exam
Class 11th Biology Syllabus Class 12th Biology Syllabus
Structural organization – Plants and Animals Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human welfare
Diversity in the Living World Reproduction
Human physiology Ecology and environment
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its applications

Chapter-wise weightage for Biology

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend.

Name of the chapter The number of questions asked (Approx.) Weightage in percentile
Anatomy of Flowering Plants 0-1 2
Biological Classification 0-1 2
Biomolecules 1 4
Animal Kingdom 2 7
Biodiversity and Conservation 1 3
Body Fluids and Circulation 0-1 1
Biotechnology and its Applications 1 3
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 1 3
Breathing and Exchange of Gases 0-1 2
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules 0-1 2
Chemical Coordination and Integration 1 4
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 0-1 2
Digestion and Absorption 1 3
Ecosystem 0-1 2
Evolution 0-1 2
Excretory Products and their Elimination 0-1 2
Environmental Issues 0-1 2
Human Health and Disease 1 3
Human Reproduction 1 3
Locomotion and Movement 0-1 2
Microbes in Human Welfare 0-1 2
Neural Control and Coordination 0-1 2
Mineral Nutrition 0-1 1
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 2 6
Morphology of Flowering Plants 1 5
Organisms and Populations 0-1 2
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants 0-1 2
Plant Growth and Development 0-1 1
Plant Kingdom 1 4
Principles and Inheritance and Variation 1 5
Reproduction in Organisms 0-1 1
Reproductive Health 0-1 2
Respiration in Plants 0-1 1
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 0-1 2
Structural Organisation in Animals 0-1 2
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 1 5
The Living World 0-1 2
Transport in Plants 0-1 1
Total 90 100

Language Of NEET 2021 Exam

Candidates can attempt the NEET exam in a total of 11 languages. Check the languages and the exam centers where you can attempt the exam.

Medium Availability in the NEET exam centers
English Available at all exam cities/centers
Hindi Available at all exam cities/centers
Marathi Available at exam centers in Maharashtra
Bengali Available at exam centers in West Bengal
Gujarati Available at exam centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
Tamil Available at exam centers in Tamil Nadu
Telugu Available at exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Kannada Available at exam centers in Karnataka
Oriya Available at exam centers in Odisha
Assamese Available at exam centers in Assam

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NEET Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q1. What is the syllabus of NEET 2021 Exam?

NEET 2021 Syllabus includes topics covered in Class 11 and 12 Physics, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and Chemistry subjects.

Q2. Does NTA has made any changes in the NEET exam?

As per the new exam pattern, there will be 2 sections in each subject consisting of 35 questions in Section A and 15 questions in Section B (out of which candidate can attempt any 10). However, time, total marks will remain same.

Q3. What is the time duration of NEET 2021 Exam?

The time duration to attempt NEET 2021 Exam is 3 hours.

Q4. What is the number of questions asked in the NEET exam?

There is a total of 200 questions in the NEET exam (out of which 20 are optional)

Q5. How can I download the syllabus PDF of the NEET exam?

You can download the syllabus PDF of the whole exam on our page. Here we have also provided the subject-wise syllabus PDF of the NEET exam.