NEET Biology is essentially an indispensable section as it is one of the most scoring subjects if the students plan their preparations wisely. During the examination, the questions from biology are so compatible that a well-prepared student will never feel unsatisfied with his preparations. NEET Biology plays an important role in determining the success of students in NEET exam, however, this doesn’t mean that the students can neglect the other two subjects.
To grab a seat in a top medical or dental college, students are advised to polish their skills in Biology as well as Physics and Chemistry. The difficulty level of Biology has increased over recent years. As per the overall analysis of NEET 2019, it was deemed that the exam fared average on the difficulty meter where amongst all other sections, Biology was considered to be the easiest, followed by Chemistry and then Physics which was the toughest and challenging section which demanded time.
Given below are some of the important key points about the two crucial parts of Biology, namely, Zoology and Botany.
Zoology is all about the interaction of animals with the ecosystem. It is the most interesting stream of Biology and deals with the study of the Animal Kingdom and their structures, evolution, embryology, habits, classification, and distribution of both living and extinct animals. Students are advised to focus more on topics like Reproduction and Human Physiology while preparing for the exam.
Given below is the list of topics important from the examination point of view:
NEET Biology Important Topics – Zoology
|Animal Diversity||Animal Husbandry||Human Health and Diseases|
|Human Physiology||Human Reproduction|
In NEET exam, there are 45 questions from Zoology. The difficulty curve in between easy to moderate. As per the previous year analysis – NEET 2019, there were 9% tough questions, 28% moderate, and 63% easy questions.
Botany (also known as Phytology) is the Science of Plant Life. It also includes the Study of Fungi and Algae. Modern Botany deals with plant structure, differentiation, growth, biochemistry, reproduction, primary metabolism, disease and plant taxonomy. Students are advised to focus more on topics carrying high weightage like Genetics, Biotechnology, and Ecology while preparing for the exam.
In NEET exam, there are 45 questions from Botany. The difficulty curve lies between moderate to difficult. As per trends from previous years, around 13% questions were easy, 55% were moderate, and 32% questions were tough.
Given below is the list of topics important for the examination point of view:
NEET Biology Important Topics – Botany
|Cell Biology and Division||Plant Anatomy||Plant Physiology|
|Ecology||Biomolecule||Genetics and Biotechnology|
|Plant Diversity||Plant Morphology & Reproduction||Biology in Human Welfare|
Books play a vital role during the exam preparations. The table given below depicts a list of recommended books for NEET Biology apart from NCERT textbook.
NEET Biology Books
|S. Chand’s Biology||Trueman’s Elementary Biology|
|Modern’s ABC Biology||Pradeep’s A Text Book of Biology|
|Together with Biology||Truman’s Objective Biology|
NEET Biology – Weightage of various topics is as follows:
|I||Diversity of Living Organisms||14%|
|II||Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals||5%|
|III||Cell: Structure and Function||9%|
|VII||Genetics and Evolution||18%|
|VIII||Biology and Human Welfare||9%|
|IX||Biotechnology and its Applications||4%|
|X||Ecology and Environment||6%|
NEET Biology Paper Analysis:
NEET 2020 Biology – The paper saw 40 questions from Zoology and 50 questions from Botany.
The difficulty level of the Botany and zoology sections of Biology are as follows: