How to Prepare for NEET 2022?

Year on year, thousands of medical students are faced with the main concern of getting admitted to a good medical institute to pursue medicine. Some applicants manage to clear the entrance exam for government institutes, while others look for options in private institutes. To get admitted to your dream medical college, it is vital to secure a good rank in NEET 2022. Sound preparation and right guidance are the keys to achieve this feat. In this article, we learn about NEET 2022 preparation in detail.

What is NEET?

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is a medical entrance test conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate medical programmes after passing class 12, ideally. Students are required to clear the NEET cut-off specified (subject to change every year) in order to qualify and seek admissions to medical universities.

Who takes up NEET?

Ideally, candidates who have taken up Class 12 board examinations attempt NEET to pursue undergraduate medical programmes. Those candidates who aim to become medical professionals take up NEET. Previously, NEET was limited to serving as a medical entrance test for MBBS, BDS courses predominantly, which is not the case now. NEET now stands as the sole medical entrance test which students must clear in order to seek admissions to a range of medical programmes including AYUSH courses, nursing.

In addition, those students who wish to pursue medicine in foreign lands must now take up NEET, clear the cut-off and obtain an approval certificate of the same from medical authorities of India, to be eligible to apply to foreign medical colleges.

Further, students are required to check the eligibility criteria for NEET, to check their eligibility.

Now, candidates can learn to prepare for NEET in the best possible way to improve their chances of acing the test. The preparation tips for NEET 2022 provided here, guide candidates to plan their schedule accordingly, frame a study plan, get acquainted with the exam pattern and learn how to smartly strategise.

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NEET 2022 Preparation – How to Prepare for NEET 2022?

Start your preparation by getting complete details about the examination, starting with the exam pattern for NEET 2022.

NEET Exam pattern – NEET 2022 Preparation

NEET 2022 Highlights

Number of Questions 180 questions (MCQs)
Exam Mode Offline mode only (pen and paper-based mode)
Type of Questions Objective type questions with 4 options having 1 correct option
Duration of Exam The exam duration is 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes)
Subjects Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Language The question paper is asked in 13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
Marking Scheme 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

Students are given an option to answer any 10 out of 15 questions from section B, and all 35 questions from section A of each subject, hence a total of 200 questions shall appear as opposed to 180 questions. Take a look at the table for a better understanding of the exam pattern of NEET 2022.

Exam Pattern

NEET 2022 Syllabus – NEET 2022 Preparation

The next and most important move in the direction of effective preparation is a complete understanding of the NEET syllabus. Provided below is the syllabus for NEET 2022:

NEET Syllabus 2021 – Physics

Class 11 Syllabus

Class 12 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
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
Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic theory Electronic devices
Oscillations and wave

Click here for the complete NEET 2022 Physics syllabus.

NEET Syllabus 2022 – Chemistry

Class 11 Syllabus Class 12 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

Find the detailed syllabus for NEET 2022 Chemistry here.

NEET Syllabus 2022 – Biology

Class 11 Syllabus Class 12 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

Study Plan For NEET 2022 – NEET 2022 Preparation

Start preparing by framing a robust plan. Initially, make a plan to finish the syllabus on time then build the plan on revisions, solving sample papers, mock tests, question papers etc. While framing a plan, ensure that the plan is realistic. Refrain from setting unrealistic targets and, come what may, stay focussed and stick to the plan to avoid any pile-ups.

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Study Material for NEET 2022 – NEET Preparation

However great your preparation is, no matter how many hours you study in a day, if you are not referring to the right books or resources, all your hard work can go in vain. Apart from NCERT sources, which are a must for NEET, referring to relevant sources can be helpful.


Apart from NCERT for NEET Biology, refer to the following set of resources:

  • Objective NCERT at your fingertips – MTG
  • NCERT Exemplar
  • Biology by Pradeep’s Publications
  • Cengage
  • Objective Biology – Dinesh
  • Biology by GRB Bathla’s Publications
  • Trueman’s Biology – Volume 1 & Volume 2
  • Previous years papers – MTG Publications 31 Years NEET Papers and Arihant’s 25 years’ AIIMS


Chemistry can be broadly classified into Physical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry. Some important books for NEET Chemistry:

  • Modern ABC for Chemistry for Class 11 & 12
  • Chemistry by Dinesh
  • Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee


NCERT for Physics may not be sufficient. Knowledge of different numerical and typology of questions is vital to crack the Physics section of NEET. Some other useful resources for NEET Physics apart from NCERT are:

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • D. C. Pandey Objective Physics

Note: NCERT must be mastered first, and then one can move to refer to these resources. Keep in mind that while selecting books, ensure that the content is clear and simple to understand. Avoid referring to multiple resources for the same concept, as it can create confusion.

Important Topics for NEET 2022 – NEET Preparation

An important move towards effective NEET preparation is, having a complete understanding of important topics for NEET and planning a strategy accordingly to prioritise these topics. Listed below are topics and the corresponding breakup of questions from NEET 2021 and NEET 2020 for all the sections:


NEET 2021 Question Paper Analysis

Chapters Questions Breakup
Modern Physics & Electronics 8
Magnetism 7
SHM & Wave 3
Optics 4
Electrostatics and Electricity 11
Heat & Thermodynamics 4
Mechanics 13

NEET 2020 Weightage – Number of Questions Asked


Chapter Name Number Of Questions
Class 11 Mechanics 12
Heat & Thermodynamics 5
Waves 1
Class 12 Magnetism 6
Modern Physics 8
Electricity 9
Optics 4


NEET 2021 Question Paper Analysis – Chemistry

Chemistry Sections Questions Breakup
Inorganic Chemistry 19
Organic Chemistry 15
Physical Chemistry 16

Detailed breakup of the number of questions for each chapter of Chemistry is as follows:

Physical Chemistry
Chapter No. of Questions
Solid state 2
States of matter 2
Thermodynamics 1
Electrochemistry 2
Surface chemistry 1
Solutions 2
Chemical Kinetics 2
Nuclear Chemistry 1
Mole concept 1
Atomic structure 1
Ionic equilibrium 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Chapter No. of Questions
Chemical Bonding 5
s-block 2
p-block 3
d and f block 2
Metallurgy 2
Environmental chemistry 1
Coordination chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry
Chapter No. of Questions
Some basic principles and techniques 1
Hydrocarbons 4
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 2
Alcohol, Phenol and Ether 1
Carbonyl compound 3
Amine 2
Biomolecules 1
Polymers 1
Chemistry in Everyday Life 1

NEET 2020 Chemistry Weightage – Number of Questions Asked


Section Number of Questions
Class 11 Physical Chemistry 7
Organic Chemistry 4
Inorganic Chemistry 10
Class 12 Physical Chemistry 9
Organic Chemistry 9
Inorganic Chemistry 6


NEET 2021 Question Paper Analysis – Biology

Chapter No. of Questions
The living world 1
Biological classification 1
Plant kingdom 5
Animal kingdom 4
Morphology of flowering plants 2
Anatomy of flowering plants 3
Structural organisation in animals 3
Cell: The unit of life 2
Biomolecules 3
Cell cycle and cell division 7
Transport in plants 1
Photosynthesis in higher plants 4
Respiration in plants 1
Plant growth and development 3
Digestion and absorption 2
Breathing and exchange of gases 3
Body fluids and circulation 3
Locomotion and movement 4
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants 3
Human reproduction 3
Reproductive health 3
Principles of inheritance and variation 2
Molecular basis of inheritance 10
Evolution 1
Human health and disease 3
Strategies for enhancement in food production 3
Microbes in human welfare 1
Biotechnology: Principles and processes 6
Biotechnology and its applications 5
Organisms and populations 4
Ecosystem 3
Environmental issues 1

NEET 2020 Botany Weightage – Number of Questions Asked



Chapter Name Number of Questions
Class 11 Plant physiology 9
Cell and cell cycle 6
Structural organization of plants 5
Diversity of life 5
Class 12 Genetics 7
Ecology 7
Biology in human welfare 2
Reproduction and sexual reproduction 2



Chapter Name Number of Questions
Class 11 Human physiology 12
Biomolecules 6
Animal kingdom 5
Structural organization of animals 2
Class 12 Animal husbandry and Biotechnology 10
Human reproduction and reproductive health 4
Evolutions theories and evidences 4
Human health and diseases 4

Solving Question Papers from Previous Years and Sample Papers – NEET 2022 Preparation

The best way to prepare for any exam is to solve previous years’ question papers. There are innumerable benefits of solving the papers. Ensure to practise these papers under an ideal exam scenario to reap maximum benefit.

Given below are links to all the NEET sample papers and question papers you would need to practise from:

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