How to Increase Your Score in NEET Chemistry

The NEET exam is just about 3 months away. Chemistry is the subject in which our score can be maximized though a few students might find it trying, owing to the fact that a lot of formula, reactions and equations. Many students secure the maximum possible marks in the NEET Chemistry section. Hence, doing well in the NEET Chemistry section can potentially open the doors of a meritorious medical college for students.

There are 45 questions on Chemistry in the NEET exam, with a correct answer carrying 4 marks. A wrong answer carries a negative mark (-1). Therefore, NEET Chemistry section constitutes 180 marks out of the total 720 marks.

Let us now discuss some NEET tips and tricks to score high in the Chemistry section:

Understand the Complete NEET Chemistry Syllabus

 NEET Chemistry is divided into three sections – Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.

NEET Physical Chemistry

This is the numerical section of Chemistry.Conceptual clarity is very important for Physical Chemistry. It is difficult to understand a problem without understanding the underlying concepts. Students need to have a strong foundation on the basic concepts learnt from NCERT textbooks. For this section, it is important to maintain a list of important formulae and practice problem-based questions regularly. This section will involve application of concepts learned.

NEET Organic Chemistry

Students need to remember all the equations, formulas, and reactions given in SLC textbooks. Students are advised to practice many types of questions from reference books.

NEET Inorganic Chemistry

This comes across as the easiest of the three sections as the questions asked as part of this section are pretty straightforward. Students complete this section quite fast. They are advised to remember the basic concepts taught in SLC textbooks in order to score good marks in this section.

Chemistry for NEET

Unit

Topic / Chapters

Volume1

1

Basic Concepts of Chemistry

2

Atomic Structure

3

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

4

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

5

States of Matter – Gases

Volume 2

6

States of Matter – Liquids

7

Thermodynamics

8

Equilibrium

9

Redox Reactions

10

Hydrogen

Volume 3

11

s-Block Elements

12

p-Block Elements

13

Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles & Techniques

14

Hydrocarbons

15

Environmental Chemistry

Volume 4

16

Solid State

17

Solutions

18

Electrochemistry

19

Chemical Kinetics

20

Surface Chemistry

21

General principles and process Isolation of Elements

Volume 5

22

p-Block Elements ( Group 15 and 16)

23

p-Block Elements ( Group 17 and 18)

24

d-Block Elements

25

f-Block Elements

26

Co-ordination Compounds

27

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

28

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Volume 6

29

Aldehydes and Ketones

30

Carboxylic Acids

31

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

32

Biomolecules

33

Polymers

34

Chemistry in Everyday Life

34

Pratical Chemistry

The Best Reference Material for NEET Chemistry from SLC

  1. Chemistry for NEET course book with six volume
  2. Question Bank – Physics, Chemistry & Biology:A Collection of over 5000 carefully handpicked questions by India’s top notch professors to help you pratice and ACE the NEET
  3. Ready Reckoner – Physics & Chemistry: Aimed at providing NEET aspirirants a quick Review of key concepts/Important Formula

Come Up With a Study Plan Based On the Weightage and Important Topics

We need to come up with a master study plan and a weekly plan for NEET Chemistry based on the details given below. It is important to keep making course corrections based on the way we fare in the online tests.

Be Aware Of the Weightage Given To Each Section and Prepare Accordingly

Section-wise weightage for NEET

Section% Weight Age
Inorganic36%
Organic28%
Physical36%

Important topics to be covered

Based on the analysis of previous year NEET question papers, the following are the important topics in NEET Chemistry:

Physical ChemistryInorganic ChemistryOrganic Chemistry
Mole ConceptPeriodic Properties of ElementsBasic principles
StoichiometryBlock Elements – d, f, p, sOrganic Compounds
Atomic StructureCo-ordination CompoundsBiomolecules
ThermodynamicsChemical BondingPolymers
Redox ReactionsHydrogen BondingHydrocarbons
Electrochemistry
Solutions
Surface Chemistry
Equlibrium
Nuclear Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics

Topic-Wise Distribution of Concepts

The mark distribution of different concepts (given topic-wise in the tables below):

Inorganic Chemistry

TopicsQuestionsTotal Marks
S and P block28
Coordination Compounds416
Chemical Bonding520
Periodic Table14
D and F block28
Qualitative Analysis14
Metallurgy14
Total1664

Physical Chemistry

TopicsQuestionsTotal Marks
Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics28
Chemical Equilibrium312
Nuclear Chemistry and Atomic Structure14
Mole Concept14
Solid State14
Solution and Colligative Properties14
Electrochemistry14
Chemical Kinetics28
Surface Chemistry14
Total1352

Organic Chemistry

TopicsQuestionsTotal Marks
Environmental Chemistry14
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol and Ether28
General Organic Chemistry312
Biomolecules14
Aromatic Compounds14
Chemistry in Everyday Life14
Practical Organic Chemistry14
Carbonyl Compounds416
IUPAC & Isomerism28
Total1664

Keep Formulae and Equations at Your Finger Tips

With regular revision, formulae will be at our finger-tips. Learn the concepts explained in each chapter thoroughly as the understanding of concepts will be tested through numerical problems in the Physical Chemistry section.In Organic Chemistry, be thorough with the reactions by constantly practicing them by writing. Practice questions on “Conversions” every day.

Keep Practicing the Previous Year Question Papers & Take Mock Tests Online

Solve previous 5-10 years papers to get familiar with the frequently asked questions and the important topics to be focus on. The more NEET question papers we solve, the better would be our probability of cracking the NEET. We need to keep taking online mock tests for atleast one month before the NEET exam. This gives us a clear indication of our preparedness for the NEET.

Keep Revising

Repeated revision of the concepts, numerical problems, reactions, equations and formulae is key to succeeding in the NEET exam.

By following the approach outlined above with good focus and sincerity, we are sure to ace the NEET Chemistry section. Good Luck!

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