NEET Physics 2020

NEET Physics, in general, comprises of six major units from class 11th and class 12th physics syllabus, namely, Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, Optics, Thermodynamics, and SHM-Waves. There are a total of 45 questions (180 Marks) in NEET Physics section. Most of the medical aspirants find Physics as the toughest among the other two subjects mainly because it consists of a wide variety of numerical problems, theoretical and application-based concepts.

NEET Physics demands consistent practice and a clear understanding of all the concepts and related formulae. Hence, to score well in this section the first step is to understand and memorize all the important concepts and formulae included in the syllabus. That would help the students to answer complex numerical problems quite smoothly. Solving numerical in physics can turn out to be a nightmare for many aspirants, as a result, they generally avoid its practice and accordingly they prioritize their focus on other sections, as a result, they are unable to score well in NEET Physics section that ultimately results in the lowering of their final NEET score.

NEET Physics 2020

Most of the NEET aspirants have a common habit of memorizing everything. This approach might be helpful in subjects like Chemistry and Biology, however, It will never help in the preparation of NEET Physics. Students are advised to take topic-wise online test series to have a complete analysis of their understandings of each and every concept. Also, while preparing any concept, try to relate it to its practical applications.

Also Read: Physics MCQs for NEET

NEET Physics 2019 Analysis

NEET 2019 Physics section was moderate in terms of difficulty and length. Several questions were formula based. However, for better scores, the students were required to have a strong conceptual base along with the practical application of concepts. Aspirants found most of the questions appearing from NCERT syllabus, around 60% of the NEET paper to be precise. The Physics section was particularly found to be easy comparatively. NEET 2019 was considered to be easier than the previous years. Most of the questions were asked from the Mechanics and Modern Physics section

Questions were found to be taken equally from class 11 and 12 where topics – Mechanics and Modern Physics dominated with around 50% of the section. Questions that appeared from topics such as Magnetic Effect of Current and Current Electricity were easy. Also, since the paper for NEET 2019 was easier, there were high chances for the NEET cut-off to have increased.

NEET 2019 Physics Analysis

Given below is the NEET Physics 2019 Analysis chapter-wise:

Name Of The Unit Number of Questions Weightage Marks
Current Electricity 3 6.66% 12
Electrostatics and Capacitor 4 8.88% 16
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 6.66% 12
Magnetism, Magnetic Effect of Current and AC 5 11.11% 20
Mechanics 17 37.82% 68
Modern Physics 6 13.33 24
Properties of matter 3 6.66% 12
Ray and Way Optics 4 8.88% 16
Total 45 100 180

Also Check: NEET 2020 Syllabus

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It is one of the most scoring units. As seen from the above table, it is one of the most important units, inclusive of important topics. It consists of 9 chapters – Class 11 from Chapter Units and Dimensions to Chapter Oscillations and Waves.

Listed below are the list of chapters under Mechanics along with the corresponding weightage:

Chapter Name Weightage
Gravity 10.70%
Kinematics 13%
Laws of Motion 7.10%
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 10.10%
Oscillations 2.40%
System of Particle and Rotational Motion 23.10%
Units and Dimensions 7.77%
Waves 18.30%
Work, Energy and Power 7.70%

NEET Physics Mechanics - analysis

Few important concepts covered in Mechanics are:

Dimensional and error analysis
Acceleration due to gravity
Conservation of momentum & energy and collisions
Equations of motion
Kepler’s laws
Mechanics of common forces
Moment of inertia and dynamics of rotational motion
Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s principle, viscosity and Reynolds’ number
Potential energy of a spring
Projectile and circular motion
Relative motion
Simple Harmonic motion
Standing waves & Beats, Doppler effect
Transverse and longitudinal waves: superposition and reflection

Heat and Thermodynamics:

Every year, around 3 questions appear from this unit, carrying a weightage of 6.6%.

The table below depicts the chapters under this unit:

Chapter Name Weightage
Thermodynamics 63.2%
Thermal Properties 33.3%
Kinetic theory of gases 3.5%

NEET Physics Thermodynamics Analysis

Few important concepts covered in Heat and Thermodynamics are:

First Law of Thermodynamics and Heat Capacity
Heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps
Heat transfer
Law of equipartition of energy, specific heat capacity and mean free path
Newton’s Law of Cooling
Reversible and irreversible processes and Carnot engine
Second law of thermodynamics
Specific Heat Capacity and Calorimetry
Thermodynamic state variables, equation of state and thermodynamic processes
Transfer of Thermal Expansion

Electrostatics and Magnetism

This unit carries a weightage of 16.2% and the chapters are interrelated. Under this unit, the chapter Electrostatic potential and capacitance weighs nearly 35.6%, followed by Moving charges and Mechanism weighing around 31.5%. The unit majorly covers important numercials that appear in the examination. Listed below are some topics which should not be missed at all:

  • Electrostatic potential and work done
  • Motion in electric and magnetic fields
  • Potential energy in an external field
  • Cyclotrons and Torque on Current loop
  • Magnetic dipole

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Here is a list of chapters and the corresponding weightage of chapters under this unit:

Chapter Name Weightage
Electric charges and fields 23.30%
Electric potential and capacitance 35.60%
Electromagnetic waves and communication systems 6.80%
Magnetism and matter 2.70%
Moving charges and magnetism 31.50%

NEET Physics Electrostatics & Magnetism

Some significant topics are:

Ampere’s Circuital law
Bandwidth and modulation of signals in communication systems
Bar magnet and magnetic field lines
Biot-Savart Law
Capacitance and Capacitors
Continuous charge distribution and Gauss’s Law
Electric charge and Coulomb’s Law
Electric field, field lines, flux
Electromagnetic waves and spectrum
Electrostatic potential and work done
Electrostatics of conductors and Dielectrics
Force between two parallel currents
Motion in electric and magnetic fields and Cyclotrons
Potential energy in an external field
The earth’s magnetism
Torque on current loop and magnetic dipole


Kinematics is one of the most interesting and crucial units of NEET Physics. The problems based on the evaluation of the maximum height, range, velocity and time of flight (2 D motion) are important from the examination point of view. Maintain proper notes of all the theorems, formulas, and derivations to assist your last-minute preparations. Strengthen your concepts on acceleration, displacement, average, and relative velocity to score well from this unit.

The students can follow NCERT books for NEET to strengthen their theoretical concepts. For numerical problems, the students can refer to solved problems in Physics by Schaum. Concepts of Physics by H C Verma (Vol 1 & Vol 2) is helpful for both theoretical and numerical physics.

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