NEET 2021 is just round the corner and the Chemistry section is one of the toughest to crack for most of the aspirants. Candidates must conform to all the NEET Chemistry preparation tips to score better and clear the sectional cutoff. Although the syllabus for NEET 2021 is the same as class 11 and 12, the topics take a bit more time to grasp and learn compared to Physics and Biology.
If prepared well, the NEET Chemistry section can fetch you very good marks. To give adequate time and effort for NEET Chemistry Preparations, students should make a suitable study plan for the same. The NEET Chemistry section carries 180 marks weightage with 45 questions in this section. NEET Chemistry syllabus is divided into three parts – Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. Each of the parts of NEET Chemistry should be prepared differently.
Given below are some very basic NEET Chemistry tricks for preparation. The tips are given in a sequential order to make it easy for students to begin the preparation of NEET 2021. The strategy for preparing for NEET Chemistry is not solely based on ‘finishing’ the syllabus but also thinking about how to retain learned concepts, how to attempt the exam, shortcut tricks, important and less important topics and a lot more stuff. Let’s begin with the basic tips first.
Practice NEET Chemistry questions from any other standard books as well as the Internet.
The strategy for Chemistry Preparation for NEET requires a student to work on various things. The first step is to complete the syllabus. Second step is to take mock tests. Last step would be how the NEET Chemistry section should be attempted to attain the best possible score out of 180 marks. Let us talk about some tips given by experts for attempting the exam-
Given below are some free to use platforms which provide a large number of video lectures and study material for NEET Chemistry Preparation as well as other sections of NEET. Students who are under revision mode, or have doubts regarding particular concepts can easily understand them by watching these videos.
|IIT-PAL||NTA has provided free video lectures from reputed IIT professors. These video lectures can be accessed on the official website of NTA or students can access these under the name of IIT-PAL on youtube. More than 100 video lectures are available on NEET Chemistry.|
|Unacademy||Unacademy is India’s largest and still growing e-learning platform which provides free education for all kinds of competitive examinations. Live classes are hosted on Unacademy by subject experts along with doubt sessions.|
|Khan Academy||Khan Academy is one of the oldest not-for-profit platforms providing free education to all those who can access the internet. The Academy has a large number of video lectures and questions on each topic.|
|Exam Fear Education||Exam Fear Education consists of 5,600 lessons on NEET UG Preparation for all sections on Youtube. Their youtube channel is highly recommended for NEET Chemistry preparation.|
|Aakash iTutor||Aakash iTutor has video lessons given by the Aakash faculty. Their youtube channel has high-quality videos, e-books, assessments, quiz books, and analysis of AIATS (All India Aakash Test Series). Students can also use their Android app for e-learning.|
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Given below are topics of NEET Chemistry that have been segregated according to their importance. The data given below is based on various past trends of NEET exams. Do remember that the topics which are mentioned below do not specify the difficulty level.
|Most Important Topics||Moderately Important Topics||Less Important Topics|
|Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||Chemistry In Everyday Life|
|Biomolecules||Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure||d And f Block Elements||Environmental Chemistry|
|Chemical Kinetics||Hydrocarbons||General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements|
|Coordination Compounds||Polymers||Haloalkanes And Haloarenes|
|Equilibrium||s-Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)||Hydrogen|
|Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles And Techniques||Solid State||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|p-block Elements||Solutions||States Of Matter: Gases And Liquids|
|Redox Reactions||Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||Structure Of Atom||–|
A lot of students prefer to learn topics according to three subsections. Various books are available in the market which provide topics segregated under three sections of Chemistry. Given below are the important topics of NEET Chemistry, divided according to the subsections of Chemistry. This will help you understand which topics might have importance in NEET which will in return help increase the final score.
|Organic Chemistry||Inorganic Chemistry||Physical Chemistry|
|Amines||D Block Elements||Atomic Structure|
|Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen||Classification of Elements & Periodicity||Mole Concept & Stoichiometry|
|Environmental Chemistry||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry|
|Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry||Coordination Compounds||Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics|
|Biomolecules||P Block Elements||Equilibrium|
|Hydrocarbons and their substituents||Practical Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Polymers||Hydrogen and S Block Elements||Nuclear Chemistry & Chemical Kinetics|
|F Block Elements||States of Matter & Solutions||–|
Now that we have seen the important topics of NEET Chemistry, let us get a look at the weightage of various chapters of NEET Chemistry Syllabus. The weightage is not prescribed by MCI or exam conducting agency but has been estimated based on past years data of NEET exams. The weightage might change from year to year but the trend helps the students understand that the questions from which chapter might appear more often.
|Chapters||Number of Questions||Weightage (%)|
|General Organic Chemistry||2||5%|
|Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||2||3%|
|Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether||2||4%|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||2||3%|
|Organic Compounds containing nitrogen||2||3%|
|Practical Organic Chemistry||1||2%|
|IUPAC & Isomerism||2||4%|
|Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties||2||4%|
|d-block & f-block Elements||2||4%|
|Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry||2||3%|
|Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry||1||3%|
|Solution & Colligative Properties||2||4%|
Given below is a table showing the weightage of each sub-section of chemistry in NEET. As the numbers suggest, the weightage of each section is almost the same. The major focus should be on beginning the syllabus with the Mole Concept and Introduction in Physical Chemistry.
Students have various approaches towards learning. Some require a push and some do not. Usually, students are made to adapt to such a learning environment where they think it is impossible to study a subject without the help of a coaching centre. Let us talk about the benefits of Self-study versus Coaching.
Self-study is rewarding to those who have had an independent mindset since the beginning. Self-study can benefit in many ways some of which are given below-
If a student requires a push to get to the study table, coaching is suitable for him/her. A coaching institute asks students to follow their pre-devised strategies and routines, which usually work if followed with complete dedication. Below are some benefits-
NEET is a pen and paper based exam which requires much more practice with traditional methods. A book with a large number of exercises and deep information about concepts will help a lot. Preparation of NEET Chemistry does not require too heavy practice or too much logical understanding. Given below are some best books which students can use-
|Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
|Chemistry Part 1 and 2||NCERT|
|Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2019||Seema Saini and K.S. Saini|
|40 Days Chemistry for NEET||Sudhanshu Thakur|
|Objective Chemistry for NEET Volume 1 & 2||R.K. Gupta|
|Organic Chemistry||Morrison and Boyd|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry||JD Lee|
|Practice books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)||VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan, N Awasthi|
Ques. Is the Chemistry section scoring?
Ans. Chemistry is considered to be the most scoring section in NEET. so candidates are advised to prepare this section thoroughly.
Ques. Can I score 160+ in the Chemistry section?
Ans. Yes, it is possible to score 160+ in the Chemistry section by following a proper and well strategized study plan.
Ques. Is revision important for NEET 2021?
Ans. Yes, revising all concepts is very important to crack any entrance exam. You should keep going back to the topics previously studied in order to keep them fresh in your memory.
Ques. How many questions are asked from the Chemistry section?
Ans. 45 questions are asked from this section.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.