NTA has released the NEET Physics Exam Pattern 2022 along with the information brochure. This 2022, slight changes have been made to the exam pattern which is comprised of optional questions (5 questions each). Exam duration have been increased from 180 Mins to 200 Mins. Check NEET Exam Pattern
NEET Physics Section is divided into section A (35 questions) and section B (15 questions) i.e. a total of 50 questions. Section B contains optional questions as only 10 questions need to be attempted out of 15 as per the candidate’s choice. Physics holds 180 marks out of a total of 720 marks.
Most students find Physics one of the toughest exams and it's difficult to score good marks in this section. However, if the pattern is analyzed well and proper preparation is done, a good scoring can be done in this section. Check NEET Physics Preparation Tips
Each correct answer will offer 4 marks and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Questions are of MCQ types that need a lot of time management. This article consists of all information about NEET Physics Exam Pattern.
Some major highlights of the NEET Physics Exam Pattern are tabulated below.
|Exam Full Form||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Physics Exam|
|Exam Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Conducted By||National Testing Agency|
|Level of the Exam||National Level Exam|
|Exam Frequency in a Year||Once in every year|
|Type of the Exam||Objective Type (MCQ)|
|Total number of questions||50 questions (Part A – 35 and Part B – 15 marks)|
|Marking Scheme||Four marks (+4) for each correct answer and One mark (-1) will be deducted for each wrong answer|
|Exam medium||English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, and Urdu|
NEET question paper is available in 11 languages in different regions. However, the most preferred language medium is English and Hindi.
|Exam medium||Exam Center Availability|
|English||All exam centers|
|Hindi||All exam centers|
|Tamil||Tamil NÄdu Exam Centers|
|Gujarati||Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli|
|Kannada||Karnataka Exam Centers|
|Marathi||Maharashtra Exam Centers|
|Assamese||Assam Exam Centers|
|Telugu||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Exam Centers|
|Oriya||Orissa Exam Centers|
|Bengali||West Bengal Exam Centers|
|Punjab||Punjab Exam Centers|
|Malayalam||Kerela Exam Centers|
The physics exam contains 50 questions out of which 45 need to be solved. 5 questions are optional in section B. The total marks covered by the Physics section are 180. If a candidate marks two or more answers, it will be considered a wrong answer. Candidates will be provided an internal choice of questions in section B.
The marking scheme for the NEET Physics exam is elaborated in the table below.
|For every correct answer||+4|
|For every incorrect answer||-1|
NEET Physics syllabus covers almost all topics of the class 11th & 12th NCERT Physics syllabus. It is recommended to cover NCERT primarily to clear the concepts and then move to books like HC Verma and IRODOV to increase the difficulty level. It is recommended to prepare the numerical part well as it helps in scoring. Some important topics are listed below.
The importance of the chapter may differ as per the difficulty level and variety of concepts. The chapter-wise weightage of Physics is tabulated below based on previous trends of questions asked.
|Chapter Name||Weightage in percentile||Approximate Number of questions asked|
|Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||6||2|
|Electric Charges and Fields||4.5||1|
|Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance||4.5||1|
|Mechanical Properties of Fluids||2||0-1|
|Work, Energy, and Power||4||1|
|Mechanical Properties of Solids||2||0-1|
|Newton's Laws of Motion||3||1|
|Magnetism and Matter||2.5||1|
|Motion in a Plane||1.5||0-1|
|Motion in a Straight Line||1.5||0-1|
|Moving Charges and Magnetism||2.5||1|
|Physical World, Units, and Measurements||2||0-1|
|Ray optics and optical instruments||5||1|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||2||0-1|
|Semiconductor Electronics (Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuits)||6||2|
|System of Particles and Rotational Motion||5||1|
|Books Name||Authors Name|
|NCERT Physics||HC Verma’s Concepts of Physics Vol I|
|NCERT Physics||HC Verma’s Concepts of Physics Vol II|
|Concepts of Physics- Vol II||HC Verma|
|Fundamentals of Physics||Halliday, Resnick & Walker|
Mechanics is the most important topic of Physics with maximum weightage. Electrodynamics covers 9-10 questions. The difficulty level of these topics is higher in comparison to other topics. Maximum questions are numerically based and take a lot of time to complete.
To cover the maximum portion and score well, candidates must prioritize the topics well and prepare topics with higher weightage.
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Based on previous trends in NEET exams, the following topics are categorized into different difficulty levels.
However, the distribution of questions as per the chapters needs to be considered to score more in the paper. Candidates should invest more time in higher weightage units to score the maximum.
|Numbers of expected questions||Name of the chapter|
|10 questions||Optics and Modern Physics|
|13 questions||Electricity and Magnetism|
|7 questions||Properties of Bulk matters and Heat (Other)|
Hence, we can conclude that Mechanics cover most of the weightage. So, the concepts from this unit must be clear and practiced well to score enough from the questions in this unit.
Ques. Select the value of an angle of dip at the magnetic equator.
Ans. None of the above as it is 0 degree
Ques. Which principle defines the concept of thermocouple
Ans. Seedback Effect
Ques. Achromatic lenses are made by the combination of
Ans. One Concave and One Convex lens
Ques. A copper wire is stretched by 0.2 percent. What will happen to its resistivity?
Ans. Increases by 0.4 %
Ques. What do you mean by the internal resistance of a cell?
Ans. The electrolyte used in cell
Ques. Does the NEET exam contain a specific timer for the Physics section?
Ans. No, there is no sectional timer in the Physics section. A total of 3 hours is allocated to candidates its all upon applicants to manage the time. The physics and mathematics section takes a lot of time due to numerical computations. It is recommended to prepare numerical part to ensure time management.
Ques. Is there a sectional qualifying criterion in NEET?
Ans. No, there are no sectional qualifying criteria or elimination round. Candidates require to match the criteria based on the overall cut-off.
Ques. Why is physics considered a tough section?
Ans. Physics is one of the toughest sections as it needs concepts as well as numerical. Candidates need to prepare well in all chapters to be clear with concepts. That is why physics is considered a tough section.
Ques. Has NTA made any changes in the NEET exam pattern?
Ans. Yes, NTA has made changes in the NEET exam pattern. This time a total of 20 optional questions (5 from each section) are covered in the NEET syllabus for a candidate to choose as per their choices.
Ques. Is it compulsory to attempt all questions in the NEET exam?
Ans. No, it is not compulsory to attempt all questions. Even due to the negative marking scheme for wrong answers, it is recommended not to mark a question for which the solution is unknown.
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