NEET Biology 2018 – Important Topics and Preparation Tips

NEET Biology 2018

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 top medical or dental college, the students are advised to polish their skills in Biology as well as Physics and Chemistry. The difficulty level of Biology has increased over the recent years. As per the overall analysis of NEET 2017, there were 55% easy questions, 27% moderate questions and 18% tough questions. Also, 47% weightage was given to the class 11th syllabus while 53% weightage was given to the class 12th NEET Biology Syllabus. Given below are some of the important key points about the two crucial parts of Biology, namely, Zoology and Botany.

  1. Zoology Section:

Zoology is all about the interaction of animals with the ecosystem. It is the most interesting subject of Biology. It deals with the study of the Animal Kingdom and their structures, evolution, embryology, habits, classification, and distribution of both living and extinct animals. The 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 for the examination point of view:

NEET Biology Important Topics – Zoology

Animal Diversity

Animal Husbandry

Human Health and Diseases

Evolution

Animal Tissue

Cockroach

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, there were 14% tough questions, 59% moderate, and 27% easy questions.

  1. Botany Section:

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. The 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 in between moderate to difficult. As per the previous year analysis, 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. Given below is the list of recommended books for NEET Biology.

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 (Botany) – Weightage of various topics in previous year question paper:

Unit

Topics

Total Marks

Questions

Biological Classification

Virus

4

1

Kingdom Monera

8

2

Cell Biology

Mitochondria

4

1

Cell Division

8

2

Prokaryotic Cell

4

1

Ecology

Biosphere Reverse

4

1

Biodiversity

4

1

Environmental Issues

4

1

Ecosystem

4

1

Stratification

4

1

Population Growth Model

4

1

Genetics

Genetic Disorders

8

2

Blood Grouping

4

1

Mendel’s Selected Characters

4

1

Mendel’s Biography

4

1

Living World

Taxonomical Aids

4

1

Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Genetic Material

4

1

DNA Replication

8

2

DNA Packing

4

1

Genetic Code

4

1

RNA Processing

4

1

Morphology

Modification of Root

4

1

Flowering plants Morphology

Fruit

4

1

Plant Anatomy

Wood

4

1

Secondary Growth

8

2

Plant Kingdom

Angiosperms

4

1

Algae

8

2

Life Cycles

4

1

Gymnosperms

4

1

Mycorrhizae

4

1

Plant Morphology

Steam Modification

4

1

Root

4

1

Mineral Nutrition-Biological Nitrogen Fixation

4

1

Cellular Respiration

4

1

Plant Growth and Development

4

1

Photosynthesis

8

2

Water Transport- Water Potential

4

1

Water Transport

4

1

Flowering Plant Reproduction

Endosperm

4

1

Embryo Sac

4

1

Pollination

12

3

NEET Zoology – Weightage of various topics in previous year question paper:

Unit

Topics

Total Marks

Questions

Animal Kingdom

Mammals

4

1

Chordates & Hemichordates

4

1

Porifera

4

1

Animal Morphology

Amphibian (Frog)

4

1

Animal Physiology

Reproductive System in Frog

4

1

Biomolecules

Enzymes

4

1

DNA

4

1

RNA processing

4

1

Lipids

4

1

Biotechnology

PAGE

8

2

Artificial Vector

4

1

Evolution

Evolution in Horse

4

1

Human Health & Disease

Immune System

8

2

Infectious Disease

4

1

Human Physiology

Digestive System

12

3

Circulatory System

4

1

Excretory System

8

2

Endocrine System

16

4

Respiratory System

4

1

Nervous System

8

2

Skeleton System

8

2

Sense Organs

4

1

Reproduction In Human

Male Reproductive System

4

1

Micro-organism in Human Welfare

Sewage Treatment

4

1

Industrial Products

4

1

Bioprocessing

4

1

Reproductive Health

Contraceptives Method

4

1

Artificial Fertilisation

4

1

Food Production

Artificial Selection

4

1

Animal Husbandry

4

1

NEET Biology Paper Analysis:

Biology was comparatively easier than Physics and Chemistry. Plant Physiology and Human Physiology were the two important topics carrying the maximum marks. Most of the questions were are directly from the concepts taught in NCERT textbooks. Overall, the difficulty curve of NEET Biology was in between easy to moderate.

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