NEET Paper Analysis 2021

NEET is a medical entrance examination conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) annually. It is a single -level entrance examination, enabling medical aspirants to seek admissions to the undergraduate medical/dental courses, at colleges, and institutes including those governed by any other law across the country. Therefore, admissions to MBBS courses in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER, and all AIIMS like institutes will be done through NEET. NEET 2021 is scheduled to take place by the NTA.

NEET Paper Analysis

The paper analysis covers a diverse set of topics which are discussed below:

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis Topic Wise

Increase in the number of aspirants

Over the years, it has been witnessed that there has been a sharp rise in the count of candidates participating in NEET. Where NEET 2018 saw nearly 11.4 lakh students, the number of candidates appearing for NEET 2019 was close to 13.5 lakhs. NEET 2020, saw the participation of nearly 15.97 lakhs. This escalation can be attributed to the increasing number of states that are opting for NEET scores as opposed to other common entrance tests conducted at the state level to seek admissions in the field of medicine.

Some other reasons are a rise in the number of candidates clearing 12th Class board exams, policies, different schemes, scholarships offered by the government. Also, the count of seats presented has increased – from 60,000 this time it is estimated to cross more than one lakh.

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Difficulty Level of Paper

NEET 2019

NEET 2019 Physics – Compared to others, physics was found to be the tougher one to crack. The chart below can give a better idea of the number of questions asked and the complexity of the paper.

The first pie chart shows that 22 questions were asked from class 11 while 23 questions were asked from class 12. The second chart gives an idea of the level of questions.

NEET Physics Analysis 2019


NEET 2019 Chemistry – Chemistry is considered to be a scoring subject. The chart below depicts the number of questions asked from class 11 & 12 and the different types of questions.

NEET Chemistry Analysis 2019


NEET 2019 Biology – The chart below depicts the statistics of NEET 2019 Biology.

NEET 2019 Biology analysis


Conclusion: NEET 2019 can be scaled as average. Apart from physics, the chemistry and biology sections were found to be moderate.

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 Physics – The physics section was considered to be the toughest section comparatively both by aspirants and experts. Questions asked were conceptual and quite lengthy.

NEET 2018 Physics analysis

NEET 2018 Chemistry – Chemistry section could be scaled as moderate on the difficulty meter compared to other sections. It was not that lengthy and questions were mostly based on simpler topics. Charts below can give a better idea.

NEET 2018 Chemistry analysis


NEET 2018 Biology – Biology was considered to be the easiest amongst other sections. The paper saw most of the questions appearing from NCERT directly and was typically concept-based. Refer to the chart below to get an insight.

NEET 2018 Biology analysis

Conclusion: Overall, the paper was moderate and could be cracked.

NEET Exam Paper Pattern

NEET is a pen-paper based offline test. This objective questions-based exam is carried out for 3 hours with the following division of marks for each section.

Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
TOTAL 180 720

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