NEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the Syllabus of the NEET Exam in the notification at the time on the online application. 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. The syllabus of the NEET (UG) exam comprises the topics of Class 11 and 12 Physics, Biology, and Chemistry subjects.

The syllabus for NEET (UG) 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.

NEET 2021 Syllabus

Here students can check the important points of the NEET 2021 exam. Before jumping on the syllabus it is wise to have a look at the important points of the NEET exam.

NEET 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Highlights
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Marks 720 Marks
No. of questions in each section
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
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 1st August 2021

NEET (UG) Exam Pattern 2021

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

NEET Exam Pattern 2021
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Physics 45 180 3 hours
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Zoology + Botany) 90 (45 + 45) 360 (180 + 180)
Total 180 720

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 subject-wise syllabus for NEET 2021 exam is given below:

NEET 2021 Physics Syllabus

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
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy, and Power Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
The motion of systems of particles and rigid body Electromagnetic waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory Electronic Devices
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
Alternating current 1 4
Atoms 0-1 1.5
Current electricity 2 8
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 2 6
Electric Charges and Fields 1 4.5
Electromagnetic induction 1 4
Electromagnetic waves 1 5
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance 1 4.5
Gravitation 0-1 2
Kinetic theory 1 3
Laws of Motion 1 3
Magnetism and Matter 1 2.5
Mechanical Properties of Fluids 0-1 2
Mechanical Properties of Solids 0-1 2
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
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuits 2 6
System of Particles and Rotational Motion 1 5
Thermal Properties of Matter 0-1 2
Thermodynamics 2 9
Wave optics 1 5
Waves 0-1 1.5
Work, Energy, and Power 1 4
 Total 45 100

NEET 2021 Chemistry Syllabus

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
Structure of atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium P Block elements
Redox reactions D and F block elements
Hydrogen Coordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
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
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers 2 4
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 2 4
Bio-Molecules 1 3
Chemical bonding 2 5
Chemical Kinetics 1 3
Chemistry in everyday life 1 2
Coordination Chemistry 4 9
d-and f-block elements 2 4
Electrochemistry 1 2
Environmental Chemistry 1 2
Equilibrium 3 6
General Principles and Process of Isolation elements 1 2
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes; Amines 1 3
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 2021 Biology Syllabus

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
Diversity in the Living World Reproduction
Structural organization – Plants and Animals Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its applications
Human physiology Ecology and environment

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
Animal Kingdom 2 7
Biodiversity and Conservation 1 3
Biological Classification 0-1 2
Biomolecules 1 4
Biotechnology and its Applications 1 3
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 1 3
Body Fluids and Circulation 0-1 1
Breathing and Exchange of Gases 0-1 2
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 0-1 2
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules 0-1 2
Chemical Coordination and Integration 1 4
Digestion and Absorption 1 3
Ecosystem 0-1 2
Environmental Issues 0-1 2
Evolution 0-1 2
Excretory Products and their Elimination 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
Mineral Nutrition 0-1 1
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 2 6
Morphology of Flowering Plants 1 5
Neural Control and Coordination 0-1 2
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
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 1 5
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 0-1 2
Structural Organisation in Animals 0-1 2
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 and Chemistry syllabus.

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

No, the NTA has not made any changes in the syllabus of the NEET exam. We have provided the latest syllabus here. If there are any changes in the syllabus it will be updated here.

Q3. Does NTA ask the NEET exam questions out of solution?

Yes, a few questions may be out of the syllabus. The number of such questions is very few in the exam. Candidates did not need to worry about this as the questions are the same for all the students.

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

There are a total of 180 questions in the NEET exam. There are 45 questions each for Physics and chemistry and 90 questions for Biology and Zoology.

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.