NEET 2021- Preparation Tips, Syllabus, NEET Planning, Exam Pattern, Marks Distribution

NEET 2021- Preparation Tips, Syllabus, NEET Planning, Exam Pattern, Marks Distribution

Before you start your NEET Preparation journey, you should realize that around 13 Lakh students appear for NEET every year. Getting 600 mark in NEET will assure you the college of your dreams with brightest and most hardworking minds of the country and top rankers but getting this high score is definitely not impossible but requires the combination of hard and smart work with sheer dedication and discipline. You need to have that grit within you to crack the code to the entrance. So just pull up your socks for NEET Preparation and give your heart and soul for your dream to come true.

NOW Let’s discuss about NEET Preparation 2021:

  • 1: Understand the value 650/720 & set goals:

To score at least 650 out of 720 in NEET, you can set your target subject wise given as below.

  • Physics - 150 out of 180
  • Chemistry - 160 out of 180
  • Biology (Zoology + Botany) - 340 out of 360


  • 2: Make an Effective Study Plan + Routine:

Most students make a timetable for NEET Preparation which they find difficult to follow. Depending on your ability to invest hours daily, make a proper study plan focusing on completing the NEET syllabus well in time of all the three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Start with most marks fetching chapters and give more time to understand tough ones. Also keep revising completed topics.

  • 3: Know Strategy to Study effectively:

Following a study plan, completing a syllabus on time and investing hours as per daily routine won’t help if you will not be studying effectively.

  • 4: Know the exam pattern and marks distribution:

Before you start with your preparations, it is very important to understand the pattern and mark distribution system of the exam. NEET is primarily based on the concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Following tables provide detailed information about exam pattern and mark distribution scheme for NEET 2021.


NEET 2021 exam pattern

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and paper mode)

Exam Duration

3 hours (10:00 am – 01:00pm)

Exam Language

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu


Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Number of Questions


Marking scheme

+4 for right answer; -1 for a wrong answer

NEET 2021 marks distribution


Number of questions









Botany – 45

Zoology – 45








If you are aiming for a score of minimum 600 means that means you need to answer at least 150 questions (out of 180) correctly without marking any incorrect answer. Thus, start your preparations with an aim to answer a minimum of 150 questions correctly. However, to be on the safer side, you should aim to answer 160-170 questions correctly if in case you get unlucky with negative marking.

  • 5- Solve previous year question papers:

Solving previous year’s question paper and analysing their patterns is essential when you aim to score 600+ in the NEET examination. It will not only provide you with insights and ideas of what might come in the NEET 2021 question paper but will also help you in improving your time management skills. After you are able to successfully solve these question papers, you can easily frame your strategy for the main exam as you’ll have a comprehensive idea about how much time you need to allocate to each section beforehand.

  • 6- Focus More on Weak Areas

 There are many candidates who are weak on different topics. But those who work harder and overcome their weakness, get success for sure. Therefore, during your NEET Exam preparation, you must work on your basic concepts and dedicate more time to your weak sections.

  • 7- Practice as much as possible

You must be knowing - practice is the key to success! Practice gives you the ability to attain perfection in any area of life and so is true with cracking NEET also. With practice, the knowledge level increases, the test-taking ability improves and on top of that your confidence also improves. I want you to be walking into the examination hall with the greatest confidence. Practice can only help you definitely but it’s equally important that you know how to practice the right way so that you can crack NEET with a top rank.

  • 8-Stay Relaxed & Motivated

There will be times when you may get distracted from your goal. You stop following study plan or lose interest. There will be days when you will get stressed and feel low. All you have to do is Keep Going.

NEET preparation requires hard work, consistent efforts and dedication. It is not going to be easy at all but it’s wise to dedicate your 2 years completely rather than wasting another 2 years in giving more NEET attempts.

It takes time to reach your peak, Understand this. Stay motivated towards your goal and believe in yourself. Whenever you feel low, picture yourself as a NEET Topper 2021 securing AIR 1.

Important Instruction for NEET Preparation 2021: -

Attempt Previous Year Papers and study topics, based on the questions asked in the papers.

Take help from your mentors and teachers. They will help you in a better way regarding the weak areas. Also, don’t read any new topics before 2-3 months of the exam. Just revise all the older ones.


Till now, there has been no update on any changes to the exam pattern for NEET 2021, however, it is said that the syllabus is most likely to be reduced. This is in view of the time students have lost in the wake of COVID-19. Everything else, such as the mode of exam, pattern, marking scheme, duration apparently remains the same.

Changes, if any, shall be updated as and when available.

To study effectively, here are some subject-wise NEET Preparation tips you should keep in mind:


Study NCERT complete (2-3 times). Don’t forget to read every line of this book. Any line can be picked up as a question or an option. Each diagram and table is very important. Practice MCQs from NCERT and your coaching material. Make notes from the start and revise regularly from them.


Be perfect with the concepts. Have a good theoretical knowledge of everything (‘most’ to be realistic) which is in your syllabus. Whenever you see a question, you should have a fair idea about what topic the question revolves around and what are the probable concepts which you can use to solve that question.

"PRACTICE questions regularly (Setting the time limit as an alarm). This will increase your speed of solving, analysing power and make you fond of concepts and at some time the formulas as well if you already know the theory regarding that." - Abhishek Garg (AIR 8 in JIPMER 2018, AIR 760 NEET, AIR 212 in AIIMS 2018)

Along with a good book for physics like HC Verma, it’s recommended to follow a coaching material as it is specifically designed for entrance exam preparation. You should also solve NCERT examples and questions in Physics.


The best way to study Chemistry for NEET is to understand, memorise and practice. It’s recommended to study from NCERT textbook for Chemistry. Solve problems from NCERT and your coaching modules. Practicing and attempting new questions is very important in Chemistry. If you don’t practice questions regularly, you would not be able to memorise the formulas and the concepts used.

In Organic Chemistry, you need to study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Make notes while you study each chapter. Revise as many times as possible. Solve questions frequently.

For Physical Chemistry, Read from NCERT and have your concepts clarified at your coaching institute. After you are done with the chapter, write down all equations from the chapter in a notebook for speedy reference while solving problems.

Complete NCERT thoroughly and you’ll get your basic footing in Inorganic Chemistry. Write reactions to learn them completely. Make precise notes for each chapter.

NEET 2021 syllabus for Physics

Class 11th Syllabus

Class 12th Syllabus

Physical world and measurement

Electro statistics


Current Electricity

Laws of Motion

Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism

Work, Energy, and Power

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

Motion of systems of particles and rigid body

Electromagnetic waves



Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation


Atoms and Nuclei

Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory

Electronic Devices

Oscillations and wave




NEET 2021 syllabus for Chemistry

Class 11th Syllabus

Class 12th Syllabus

Some basic concepts of Chemistry

Solid state

Structure of atom


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties


Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure

Chemical Kinetics

States of Matter: Gases and liquids

Surface Chemistry


General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements


P Block elements

Redox reactions

D and F block elements


Coordination compounds

s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

Environmental chemistry

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in everyday life


NEET 2021 syllabus for Biology

Class 11th Syllabus

Class 12th Syllabus

Diversity in the Living World


Structural Organisation – Plants and Animals

Genetics and Evolution

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human welfare

Plant Physiology

Biotechnology and its applications

Human physiology

Ecology and environment




Important books for the preparation of NEET 2021




  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • GRB Bathla publications for Biology


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Some Useful Practices to be followed:

Along with the above tips to crack NEET 2021, there are few terms on which you must focus. Read the below points carefully and follow them.

  • Achieve the targets at any cost and try to achieve more.
  • Make sure that you are clear with your basics.
  • NCERT should be the focus of all the students along with the other NEET Preparation Books.
  • Maintain a report card of all your mock tests and revise all topics regularly.
  • Take as many as time bounding mock tests to see your accuracy and time management.
  • Avoid any new topics in the last 2-3 months.
  • Make a habit to prepare for the exam without any tension.

The above tips on how to prepare for NEET Exam will help you to make a solid strategic plan and give you the basic do’s and don’ts while your preparation. 

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