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NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022 is published on the official website of the NTA- https://nta.ac.in. According to the NEET exam pattern, the chemistry paper will be divided into a total of 2 sections being: A and B respectively. From this subject, a total number of 50 questions will be asked. Check NEET Chemistry Syllabus

The classification of the paper has been mentioned herein: 

  • Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect answer. 
  • The total duration to complete the paper will be 3 hours 20 Mins. 
  • Number of questions in Section A and Section B will be 35 and 15 questions respectively. Download NEET Question Papers
  • In Section B, candidates will have the alternative choice to attempt any 10 questions. 

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022: Highlights

Particular Details
Mode of the Exam Offline 
Duration 3 hours 20 Mins
Number of questions Section A- 35 and Section B- 15 
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answer 
Medium of the paper English, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, Punjabi, Malayalam, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali 

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022 and other allied details such as syllabus, marking scheme, marking scheme and medium of question paper have been mentioned below: 

NEET Mode of Examination

  • NEET 2022 will be conducted in offline (pen and paper) mode; 
  • At the time of the examination, candidates shall be given a rough booklet for rough work 

NEET Marking Scheme

About the NEET 2022 marking scheme standards, candidates will be given 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark shall be deducted for an incorrect answer. 

NEET Syllabus

The exam will extend to both Class 11 and 12 chemistry syllabi with respect to the NCERT curriculum. 

NEET Exam Duration

Candidates will be given a total of 200 minutes (3 hours 20 Mins) for answering 180 questions. 

Medium of Question Paper

Candidates will have the option to attempt the paper in any of these 11 languages being: Hindi, Assamese, Tamil, English, Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati and Telugu.

Medium of Exam Exam Centre
English All exam centres/cities 
Kannada Available only in exam centres in Karnataka 
Tamil Available only in exam centres in Tamil Nadu 
Gujarati  Available in exam centres only in Dadra, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 
Marathi Available only in exam centres in Maharashtra 
Hindi All exam centres/cities 
Assamese Available in exam centres only in Assam 
Telugu Available in exam centres only in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 
English and Urdu Available in all exam centres 
Oriya Available in exam centres only in Orissa 
Malayalam Available in exam centres only in Kerala 
Bengali Available in exam centres only in West Bengal 
Punjabi Available in exam centres only in Punjab 

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NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme

Given below is the marking scheme for NEET Chemistry Paper 2022 and other important details: 

  • Candidates will score 4 marks for every correct answer; 
  • 1 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect answer; 
  • No marks will be awarded for questions that remain un-attempted; 
  • Candidates are directed not to fill in more than one answer in the OMR sheet. If they do so, the question shall be cancelled and they shall be awarded a negative marking. 
Subject Total marks Number of Questions Marking Scheme
Chemistry Section A- 140  Section A-35  +4 for every correct answer
-1 for every incorrect answer 
Section B- 40  Section B- 15  The choice to attempt any 10 questions 

NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2022: Important Topics

NEET Chemistry Syllabus is divided into organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. 

  1. NEET Inorganic Chemistry- This section is by far considered the easiest section about chemistry; 
  2. NEET Organic Chemistry- With this section, applicants need to memorise the names of various compounds such as subtracts, reagents etc. 
  3. NEET Physical Chemistry- This is the numerical section of Chemistry 

All Important topics for NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2022 is mentioned in table below:-

Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Mole Concept & Stoichiometry  Organic Compounds containing Oxygen  Classification of Elements and Periodicity 
Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry  Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry  Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure 
Atomic Structure  Environmental Chemistry  Coordination Compounds 
Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics  Biomolecules  Hydrogen and S block elements 
Surface Chemistry Amines  States of matter and solutions 
Equilibrium  Hydrocarbons and their substituents  Practical Chemistry 
Chemical Kinetics  F block elements  P block elements 
Nuclear Chemistry  Polymers  D block elements 

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NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022: Chapter-wise Weightage

About previous year’s questions given below is the weightage of questions topic wise: 

Class XI Number of expected Questions Class XII Number of expected Questions
Thermodynamics 8% Solutions  5%
Chemical Bonding &Molecular Structure 5% Chemical Kinetics  3%
Equilibrium 6% Electrochemistry 2%
States of Matter: Gases & Liquids 2% Solid State  2%
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 2% Isolation of elements  2%
Basic Concepts of Chemistry  1% d and f block elements  4%
S-block elements  2% Surface Chemistry  2%
Redox Reactions 3% p-Block elements  5%
Some p-block elements 2% Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 3%
Hydrocarbons  3% Coordination Compounds  9%
Hydrogen - Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen + Biomolecules 2% + 3% 
Environmental Chemistry 2% Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 4%
Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles and Techniques  4% Polymers + Chemistry in Everyday Life 3% + 2 % 

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022: Paper Analysis

Every year there is a significant increase in the number of applicants for NEET. 

  • In 2020, approximate 15 lakh candidates appeared for NEET; 
  • This influx could be due to the rise in the number of states that are preferring NEET scores over other common entrance tests; 
  • This also indicates that every year, the competition keeps getting more intense. Candidates are advised to go through the NEET paper analysis to get familiar with the exam pattern, weightage as well as level of difficulty of questions in both sections. 

Total number of questions from Chemistry: 45 

  1. Class XII- 24 questions; 
  2. Class XI- 21 questions 
Class  XI XII  XI XII XI XII Total 
Difficulty Level/Topic-  Organic Chemistry  Organic Chemistry  Inorganic Chemistry  Inorganic Chemistry  Physical Chemistry  Physical Chemistry 
Easy  2 3 3 2 1 3 14
Medium 2 5 4 3 3 5 22
Difficult  0 1 3 1 3 1 9
Total-  4 9 10 6 7 9 45

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NEET Chemistry Sample Questions

Ques. A weak acid, HA has a Ka of 1.00 * 10 -5. If 1.00 mole of this acid is dissolved in 1 litre of water, the percentage of acid dissociated at equilibrium is closest: 

  1. 1.00%
  2. 99.9%
  3. 0.100%
  4. 93.9%

Solution: a), 1.00% 

Ques. The most abundant isotope of hydrogen is 

  1. Protium
  2. Para- Hydrogen 
  3. Deuterium 
  4. Tritium 

Solution: a), protium 

Ques. At absolute zero temperature, the entropy of a perfect crystal is zero. This is ______ of thermodynamics. 

  1. Second law
  2. First Law 
  3. None of the above 
  4. Third law 

Solution: d), Third law 

Ques. Which does not show the Tyndall effect? 

  1. Milk 
  2. Blood
  3. Sugar solution
  4. Emulsion 

Solution: c), sugar solution 

Ques. n-Propyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol can be distinguished by- 

  1. oxidation with potassium dichromate 
  2. PCl5
  3. Ozonolysis 
  4. Reduction 

Solution: a) oxidation with potassium dichromate 

Ques. Which of the following statement regarding photochemical smog is incorrect? 

  1. It is an oxidising agent in nature
  2. It does not cause irritation in the eyes and throat 
  3. It is formed through a photochemical reaction involving energy 
  4. Carbon monoxide does not play any role in its formation 

Solution: b), it does not cause irritation in the eyes and throat 

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022: FAQs

Ques. Can we carry calculators inside the examination hall? 

Ans. No, electronic devices shall be allowed inside the examination centre. 

Ques. What are the documents required on the day of the examination? 

Ans. The candidates are required to carry their admit card as well as their passport size photograph. 

Ques. Will there be a dress code to adhere to? 

Ans. Yes, there shall be a prescribed dress code that will be communicated to the examinees. 

Ques. Do I have to pass the Chemistry section to qualify for the exam? 

Ans. There is no such prescribed passing mark for any section, candidates are required to qualify concerning the whole examination. 

Ques. Is there any sectional time limit in NEET 2022? 

Ans. There shall be no sectional time limit and the candidates can spend as much time as they like on each section. However, the entire paper must be completed within 200 minutes.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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