What is the weightage of Physics in NEET 2021?

Physics Weightage For NEET 2021

Physics section is termed as a daunting section of NEET exams over the years by candidates as it involves conceptual clarity and a solid understanding of physics concepts to apply the acquired knowledge on numerical-based questions. This section is often termed tricky and long as it involves calculations and reasoning. But, when you prioritize topics based on their importance analyzed from previous trends, Physics just becomes a cakewalk on exam day. To assist you in the same endeavour, we have brought to you the Chapter-wise weightage of NEET Physics.

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Physics Weightage For NEET 2021

NEET 2021 Weightage – Number Of Questions Asked 

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 

Class 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

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The table below depicts the important chapters and the corresponding marks it carries. The last column depicts the average number of questions, cumulatively, on the basis of previous years’ trends from the year 2006 onwards up till NEET 2019. Take a look at the table below:

Name of Unit Chapter’s name Average no. of questions
Physical World and Measurement Physical World and Units and Measurement 1
Motion in Straight Line 2
Motion in a Plane 1-2
Laws of Motion Laws of Motion 2-3
Work, Energy and Power Work, Energy and Power 2
System of Particles and Rotational Motion System of Particles and Rotational Motion 2-3
Gravitation Gravitation 2
Properties of Bulk Matter
Mechanical Properties of Solids 1
Mechanical Properties of Fluids 1
Thermal Properties of Matter 1-2
Oscillations and Waves
Oscillations 1-2
Waves 1-2
Thermodynamics Thermodynamics 1-2
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Kinetic Theory 1
Electric Charges and Fields 1-2
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance 1-2
Current Electricity Current Electricity 4
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Moving Charges and Magnetism 2
Magnetism and Matter 1
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Induction 1
Alternating Currents 1
Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Waves 1
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments 2
Wave Optics 1
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 2-3
Atoms and Nuclei
Atoms 1-2
Nuclei 2
Electronic Devices Semiconductor Electronics 3
Communication Systems Communication Systems 0

Note: This is just an average number of questions, inferred from previous years’ trends from the year 2006 onwards. The number of questions is subject to vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions on NEET Physics Weightage

How do I prepare for NEET 2021 Physics?

NEET Physics preparation – 1. Make note of the NEET physics syllabus. 2. Collect all the NEET Physics resources starting from NCERT and then relevant sources. 3. Understand NEET physics weightage and prepare as per weightage of chapters, prioritizing high-weightage chapters. 4. Solve and practice as many questions and question papers. 5. Have a stronghold on concepts, the basics. 6. Get doubts cleared. 7. Frame questions from the topic in your own way and answer them.

Is NEET 2021 Physics going to be tough?

That depends on your preparation. If you have sound preparation, with a stronghold of basics and apt knowledge of correctly applying concepts to solve problems/questions, nothing would seem tough. Hence, preparation is key to answer your question.

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