NEET exam is written by all Medical Aspirants and it is also one of the most competitive exams in India. The NEET exam focuses on parts such as Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Understanding the chapter-wise weightage is essential. This will help you to study systematically and get good scores as well.
Chemistry Chapter wise weightage:
- Basic Concept of Chemistry carries 2%
- Structure of atom takes 3%
- Classification of ELements and periodicity in properties covers 3%
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure takes 5%
- States of Matter: Gases and Liquids take 2%
- Solid State takes 2%
- Thermodynamics covers 9% of the paper which is essential
- Equilibrium takes 6%
- Redox Reactions takes only 1%
- Solutions cover 5%
- Electrochemistry takes up 4%
- Chemical Kinetics takes 3%
- Surface Chemistry takes up 1% only
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation takes another 1%
- Hydrogen takes 3%
- S block elements covers 1 %
- Some P block elements take only 1 %
- D and F block elements take 4 %
- Coordination compounds take 4%
- Organic Chemistry takes up 2%
- Hydrocarbons take up 3%
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes take 1%
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers take up 8%
- Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic acids cover 3%
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen takes 1%
- Biomolecules take up 3%
- Polymers take up 3%
- Chemistry in Everyday Life takes 4%
- Environmental Chemistry takes up 1%
Choosing the right books for studying is something you should do well in advance so that you can ace the exam. Books like Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee, Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by S.P Jauhar are recommended. You can also choose many other standard books.
Solving multiple sample papers and previous year papers can also give you an outlook for what the papers look like and what are you expected to know from every chapter. You can use Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry NEET Important Questions books also for solving and practicing.
While studying, prepare quick short notes so that they can come in handy in the last-minute revision. Maintain a separate notebook for all the short notes you take so that it makes it easy for you to carry it and study or revise.
Once you’ve finished studying the entire syllabus once, start revising. Chemistry as such is a volatile subject so make sure you touch upon all important topics once a week so that you don’t lose touch or forget the concepts.
Make sure that you follow only certain standard materials for preparation. Taking up too many books at once can confuse the student. Do not bail on the important theory concepts. They will be essential for you to ace even arithmetic aspects of the NEET Paper.
Understand important concepts of each chapter, here is a list of topics below:
- Mole concept, Molar masses, and Stoichiometry, Stoichiometric calculations are given importance in the Basic Organic Chemistry Chapters
- Bohr Model for Hydrogen Atom, Quantum Mechanical Model of Atom is important for Atomic Structure chapter related questions
- Valence Bond Theory, Hybridization, and the Valence Shell ELectron Pair Repulsion theory are given importance in the Chemical Bonding chapter
- Ideal and Non-Ideal solutions, Colligative properties are deemed as important topics in Solutions Chapter
- The equilibrium chapter hold Ionization of acids and bases and solubility equilibria of sparingly soluble salts as important topics
- Bonding in Coordination Compounds and Stability of Coordination compounds are also said to be important.
- Isomerism and fundamental concepts of Organic Reaction Mechanism and Properties of Alcohols and Phenols are also important in Organic Chemistry
As an aspirant, being thorough with the above-mentioned topics will get you a good score in the chemistry section of the paper.
Understanding the Paper Pattern
Paper pattern analysis will lead you to wise usage of time and also quicker and sharp attentiveness to the questions. Section A of the paper contains 35 questions which gives a total of 140 marks while section B has 15 questions which will give you a total of 40. Therefore the overall mark you can gain from the Chemistry section is 180.
Very few questions are asked out of Thermodynamics, Chemical kinetics, Equilibrium, States of Matter, Electrochemistry, and solutions. However, those few questions may be tricky and time-consuming.
Topics such as Chemistry in Everyday Life, Environmental Chemistry, Polymers, Biomolecules, Redox, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Solid states and Coordination have 10 to 15 questions. Each topic is expected to have at least one question. And these are of medium importance.
Organic chemistry (the entire lot) and Chemical Bonding, Metallurgy, Structure of Atom, Hydrogen, s-, p-, d- and f- block elements have a good bunch of 20 to 25 questions which are of the highest priority. This will require a huge amount of time but they have very few calculations. Having lesser calculations, they can be used as a plus point if the student can make use of it.
NCERT books are also said to be good books for preparing for NEET exams in general. Sometimes questions asked in the NEET exams seem to be straight out of NCERT books. CBSE students will seemingly be at an advantage but as for other aspirants, anyone with a good focus and attention can gain a good score. Make sure you practice all the exercise questions from the end of each chapter. This will help you to get an idea of how each of the questions will be asked. Analyzing the paper’s pattern and playing to your strengths with regard to calculation and theory is highly recommended. Candidates are also supposed to remember that negative marking can cost them marks.
Pandemic has definitely affected a vast number of students with regard to education and entrance exams, but taking this opportunity to make yourself thorough with all the concepts can get you to the top position.
There is a vast competition for the Medical Entrance but it is essential that as students one puts his best effort to do well in these kinds of competitive exams. Sometimes, working smart is also better than working harder.