NEET Syllabus 2021, New Exam Pattern, Syllabus PDF

NEET Syllabus 2021: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the detailed notification for NEET 2021 announcing the exam to be held on 12 September 2021 along with the NTA NEET syllabus and exam pattern. 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 NEET 2021 Syllabus & revised Exam Pattern from the article below and begin with their preparation.

NEET 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 

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 Questions200 Questions (20 Optional - 5 from each subject)
Marks720 Marks
  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
Marking Scheme

For correct answer: + 4

For Incorrect answer: -1

Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Test)
Duration3 hours
Language options in NEET11 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, and Assamese
NEET 2021 Exam Date12th September 2021

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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 the 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
ParticularsMarks Allotted
Correct Answer+4
Incorrect answer-1
No answer/ Multiple answers0

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NTA NEET 2021 Syllabus 

The NEET syllabus covers 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 SyllabusClass 12th Physics Syllabus
Physical-world and measurementElectro statistics
Laws of MotionMagnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Work, Energy, and PowerElectromagnetic induction and alternating currents
The motion of systems of particles and rigid bodyElectromagnetic waves
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theoryElectronic Devices
Properties of Bulk MatterDual 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 and questions from the Physics section. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Physics.

Name of the chapterThe number of questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Current electricity28
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter26
Electromagnetic induction14
Alternating current14
Electromagnetic waves15
Electric Charges and Fields14.5
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance14.5
Kinetic theory13
Mechanical Properties of Fluids0-12
Work, Energy, and Power14
Mechanical Properties of Solids0-12
Laws of Motion13
Magnetism and Matter12.5
Motion in a Plane0-11.5
Motion in a Straight Line0-11.5
Moving Charges and Magnetism12.5
Physical World, Units, and Measurements0-12
Ray optics and optical instruments15
Thermal Properties of Matter0-12
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuits26
System of Particles and Rotational Motion15
Wave optics15

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 SyllabusClass 12th Syllabus
Some basic concepts of ChemistrySolid-state
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Structure of atomSolutions
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structureChemical Kinetics
ThermodynamicsGeneral principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
EquilibriumP Block elements
States of Matter: Gases and liquidsSurface Chemistry
Redox reactionsD and F block elements
HydrogenCoordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Some p-Block elementsAlcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
HydrocarbonsOrganic compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental chemistryBiomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in everyday life

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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. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Chemistry.

Name of the chapterNumber of Questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids24
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers24
Chemical Kinetics13
Chemical bonding25
d-and f-block elements24
Chemistry in everyday life12
Coordination Chemistry49
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes; Amines13
Environmental Chemistry12
General Principles and Process of Isolation elements12
N containing Organic Compounds13
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 112
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 212
p-block elements(13 14)23.5
p-block elements(15 16 17 18)23.5
Periodic table12
Redox reactions13
s-block elements12
States of Matter12
Structure of Atom12
Surface Chemistry12
The Solid State12

NEET Syllabus 2021 for Biology

This section is divided into two categories which are Botany and Zoology. 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 SyllabusClass 12th Biology Syllabus
Structural organization – Plants and AnimalsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human welfare
Diversity in the Living WorldReproduction
Human physiologyEcology and environment
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology 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 and asked questions in the NEET exam. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Biology (Botany and Zoology).

Name of the chapterThe number of questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Anatomy of Flowering Plants0-12
Biological Classification0-12
Animal Kingdom27
Biodiversity and Conservation13
Body Fluids and Circulation0-11
Biotechnology and its Applications13
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes13
Breathing and Exchange of Gases0-12
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules0-12
Chemical Coordination and Integration14
Cell Cycle and Cell Division0-12
Digestion and Absorption13
Excretory Products and their Elimination0-12
Environmental Issues0-12
Human Health and Disease13
Human Reproduction13
Locomotion and Movement0-12
Microbes in Human Welfare0-12
Neural Control and Coordination0-12
Mineral Nutrition0-11
Molecular Basis of Inheritance26
Morphology of Flowering Plants15
Organisms and Populations0-12
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants0-12
Plant Growth and Development0-11
Plant Kingdom14
Principles and Inheritance and Variation15
Reproduction in Organisms0-11
Reproductive Health0-12
Respiration in Plants0-11
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production0-12
Structural Organisation in Animals0-12
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants15
The Living World0-12
Transport in Plants0-11

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.

MediumAvailability in the NEET exam centers
EnglishAvailable at all exam cities/centers
HindiAvailable at all exam cities/centers
MarathiAvailable at exam centers in Maharashtra
BengaliAvailable at exam centers in West Bengal
GujaratiAvailable at exam centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
TamilAvailable at exam centers in Tamil Nadu
TeluguAvailable at exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
KannadaAvailable at exam centers in Karnataka
OriyaAvailable at exam centers in Odisha
AssameseAvailable at exam centers in Assam

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NEET Syllabus 2021: FAQ's

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.