NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis

NEET 2020 has concluded on 13th September 2020 after much delay and amidst speculations revolving around conduction of the entrance test for this academic year. The conducting officials for NEET, the NTA (National Testing Agency) ensured the smooth conduction of the examination across 155 cities and 3843 exam centres. Soon after the exam is conducted, the NTA releases the official set of answer keys for NEET 2020. Candidates can meanwhile check out the subject-wise analysis of the NEET 2020 question paper by NEET experts.

NEET 2020 was asked for 720 marks, a total of 180 questions distributed amongst Physics, Chemistry and Biology sections. Compared to previous years, NEET 2020 was deemed to be easier. Check out the detailed analysis here.

NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Highlights

  • NEET 2020 was conducted by the NTA on 13th September 2020 across 155 cities. Exam centres were increased from 2,546 to 3843 to maintain social distancing
  • 85-90% of the registered candidates appeared for the test
  • The test could be opted in any of the 11 language options provided at the time of filling the application form
  • The test had negative marking, deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect response
  • Even this year, NEET was carried out in the offline mode
  • NEET cut-off would soon be announced by the officials and is expected to be higher as the paper was moderate to easy in terms of difficulty and the number of attendees were higher

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NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Overall Distribution of Marks

The chart below gives insights into the number of questions asked from class 11 and 12 for subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Take a look –

Points scored

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NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Difficulty Level Analysis

NEET 2020 drew mixed reactions. However, the paper was deemed to be between moderate and easy compared to previous years’ papers. It was a standard NEET paper when it comes to discussing the difficulty level. There was a lot of hype amongst students for the paper to be difficult, given the ample time for preparation.

The common streak noted in all sections was the inclination of all sections of NEET to NCERT syllabus. All subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology had straight forward questions, easy to comprehend. The cut-off for NEET 2020 is expected to be higher given the paper was easy to answer and comfortable to score even on an average. Biology was again considered to be the easiest, while Physics had a few tricky questions. Organic chemistry section had some interesting and challenging questions. This time, nearly 18 questions appeared from the organic chemistry section.

Difficulty level – Number of Questions

Points scored

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis Subject Wise – Physics

  • Physics section was relatively easier than previous years’ Physics section
  • 1/3rd of this section was directly asked from NCERT
  • Computations were not as lengthy, any student with regular practice could crack this section comfortably
  • The unit that carried most weightage was Mechanics, 12 questions were asked from this unit

NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Physics

Class

Chapter name

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Average

Challenging

Class 11

Mechanics

10

1

1

Heat & Thermodynamics

3

2

0

Waves

0

0

1

Class 12

Magnetism

2

4

0

Modern Physics

6

1

1

Electricity

3

6

0

Optics

1

2

1

Total Questions

45

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis Subject Wise – Chemistry

  • Chemistry fared between easy and moderate on the difficulty meter
  • Organic chemistry was highlighted for its number of questions (18) and the tricky questions
  • Most questions were directly framed from NCERT
  • The section was not as time-consuming and lengthy. An average student could crack it within 45 minutes

NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Chemistry

Class

Section

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Average

Challenging

Class 11

Physical Chemistry

1

3

3

Organic Chemistry

2

2

0

Inorganic Chemistry

3

4

3

Class 12

Physical Chemistry

3

5

1

Organic Chemistry

3

5

1

Inorganic Chemistry

2

3

1

Total Questions

45

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis Subject Wise – Botany

  • Almost all questions were based on NCERT content except a few
  • Compared to previous years, Botany was quite challenging this time around
  • 25 questions were asked from Class 11, while 18 from Class 12 Botany
  • One or two questions had more than one correct option
  • Any student with a solid grip on concepts, could conveniently crack Botany

NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Botany

Class

Chapter name

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Average

Challenging

Class 11

Plant Physiology

3

2

4

Cell and cell cycle

1

1

4

Structural organization of plants

3

0

2

Diversity of Life

1

3

1

Class 12

Genetics

2

1

4

Ecology

2

2

3

Biology in Human welfare

0

1

1

Reproduction and sexual reproduction

1

1

0

Total Questions

43

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis Subject Wise – Zoology

  • 25 questions were asked from Class 11, while 22 questions were asked from Class 12 Zoology syllabus
  • The section overall fared moderate on the difficulty meter
  • A few questions were twisted, required some cogitating
  • Candidates who built upon concepts from class 11 and made room for advanced topics of class 12, could crack the Zoology section. Conceptual knowledge was put to test
  • A few questions required interlinking of concepts
  • Most questions were asked from Unit – Human Physiology

NEET 2020 Question Paper Analysis – Zoology

Class

Chapter name

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Average

Challenging

Class 11

Human Physiology

1

7

4

Biomolecules

3

2

1

Animal Kingdom

2

2

1

Structural organization of animals

1

0

1

Class 12

Animal husbandry and Biotechnology

3

4

3

Human Reproduction and reproductive health

0

2

2

Evolutions theories and evidences

3

0

1

Human Health and diseases

0

3

1

Total Questions

47

This was a detailed analysis of NEET 2020 Question paper. For the latest updates on NEET 2020, keep watching this space at NEET BYJU’S.

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