How to increase your score in NEET Biology

How to increase your score in NEET Biology

NEET is a Biology-centric exam with 50% of the 720 marks coming from Biology. Hence, it is the most important section for every medical aspirant. NEET Biology has 90 questions with 4 marks allocated for each right answer. A wrong answer decreases the score by 1 mark. The difficulty level of NEET Biology has increased in the last few years due to growing competition. Yet, Biology remains the subject in which students can maximize their score, thus improving their chances of getting into top medical colleges in the country.

Given below are the tips to help medical aspirants score high in NEET Biology:

Understand the NEET Biology Syllabus:

NEET Biology syllabus is vast and requires a firm grip of the underlying classifications in the subject. The Biology portion covers 38 chapters from Class 11 and 12 put together. Medical aspirants need to understand the entire syllabus. The next step will be to logically learn smaller portions from the syllabus, going by the order of their importance.

NEET 2019 Syllabus for NEET Biology (High-level topics)

S. No.   Class 11  NEET BiologyClass 12 NEET Biology
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiologyEcology and environment

NEET Biology Syllabus with chapter details:

Biology for NEET Volume: 1

Unit 1: The living world
Unit 2: Biological Classification
Unit 3: Plant Kingdom
Unit 4: Animal Kingdom
Unit 5: Structural Organization in Animals
Unit 6: Cell – The Unit of life
Unit 7: Biomolecules
Unit 8: Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Biology for NEET Volume: 2

Unit 9: Morphology of Flowering Plants
Unit 10: Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Unit 11: Transport in Plants
Unit 12: Mineral Nutrition
Unit 13: Photosynthesis
Unit 14: Plant Respiration
Unit 15: Plant Growth and Development

Biology for NEET Volume: 3

Unit 16: Digestion and Absorption
Unit 17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Unit 18: Body Fluids and Circulation
Unit 19: Excretory Products and their Elimination
Unit 20: Locomotion and Movement
Unit 21: Nervous Control and Co-ordination
Unit 22: Chemical Control and Regulation

Biology for NEET Volume: 4

Unit 23: Reproduction in Organisms
Unit 24: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Unit 25: Human Reproductive System
Unit 26: Reproductive Health
Unit 27: Heredity and Variation
Unit 28: Molecular basis of Inheritance

Biology for NEET Volume: 5

Unit 29: Evolution
Unit 30: Human and Health and Disease
Unit 31: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Unit 32: Microbes in Human Welfare
Unit 33: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes
Unit 34: Biotechnology and Its Applications

Biology for NEET Volume: 6

Unit 35: Organisms and Environment
Unit 36: Ecosystem
Unit 37: Biodiversity and Its Conservation
Unit 38: Environmental Issues

Prepare for NEET based on the order of importance: Important Topics under NEET Biology

Based on the weightage and analysing the frequency of questions over the years, the important topics for preparation of NEET Biology are as given below:

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Physiology – Plant and Human
  • Reproduction – Flowering Plants and Human
  • Diversity in Living Organisms
  • Ecology
  • Structural Organization in Living Organisms
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biotechnology

Medical aspirants can be assured of getting very good marks in NEET if they have prepared well. Zoology and Botany carry equal marks. Hence, an equal amount of time and preparation needs to be devoted to both these sub-groups. Most of the NEET Biology questions are based on the basic concepts given in NCERT books.

NEET Biology Important Topics with weightage

The topics carrying high weightage are – the Human Physiology,Plant Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Ecology, Biomolecules, and Biotechnology.

Systematics 7% Genetics 6% DNA – Molecular 6%
Animal Morphology 5% Cell 5% Reproduction in plant 5%
Monera 3% Plantae 4% Plant Morphology 3%
Mineral Nutrients 3% Photosynthesis 3% Animal Tissues 3%
Animal reproduction and development 3% Microbes in humans welfare 3% Origin of the life 3%
Porifera to echinodermata 3% Anatomy of Flowering Plants 3% Biodiversity 3%
Environmental issues 3% Chordata 2% Cell Division 2%
Cell Respiration 2% Plant growth 2% Plant Water Relations 2%
Animal Nutrition 2% Sensory System 2% Applications of Biotechnology 2%
Biotechnology Principles 2% Ecology 2% Circulation 2%
Fungi 1% Protista 1% Animal respiration 1%
Excretion 1% Movement 1% Human health and diease 1%

Plan your study based on the NEET Biology syllabus and the important topics

Prepare for NEET Biology learning from the best books and choosing the most important topics in the order of their weightage in the exam.

Be thorough on the diagrams and charts

Medical aspirants to ensure that they go through the diagrams of NCERT as many questions are based on diagrams. Keep practising and take notes in the form of charts and tables. We need to ensure that we highlight important points while studying. This will ensure that it is easy to revise those topics just before the exam

Practise, Practise and Practise

It is important that students practise solving a lot of previous years’ and NEET sample question papers. This will give them a clear picture of their level of preparedness. In addition, this prepares them for managing time better. It is important to take mock online as well, for the same reason

Keep revising important concepts, diagrams and charts

It is important to keep re-visiting the important topics to be covered as part of the NEET Biology exam. This will ensure that all the required concepts and diagrams stay afresh in our memory.

Take care of your health

It is very important to eat and sleep well before the exam and stay hydrated.

Wishing you good luck for scoring very high marks in the NEET Biology section!

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