The NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) exam is one of the most attempting national-level tests. Lakhs of candidates attempt it every year to get admission to one of the best medical institutes in India. They dream of becoming a doctor and serving the people of our country.
This article aims to analyse whether the NEET Chemistry section is always difficult.
Table of Contents
- Marking Scheme of NEET Chemistry Section
- Is the Chemistry Section Tough in the NEET Exam?
- What is the Difficulty Level of the Chemistry Section in the NEET Exam?
- Frequently Repeating Chemistry Chapters
- Strategies to Prepare NEET Chemistry
Marking Scheme of NEET Chemistry Section
The Chemistry segment in the NEET exam will comprise 50 questions. It is split into two sections: Section I and II.
Section I includes 35 MCQs (multiple choice questions) with a single correct answer. At the same time, Section II includes 15 numerical-based questions, out of which only ten need to be attempted.
The marking scheme for MCQs will be (+4) for every correct answer, (-1) for every incorrect response, and (0) for every unattempted question. Candidates need to attempt all questions from this section.
The marking scheme for numerical-based questions will be (+4) for every correct answer, (-1) for incorrect responses, and (0) in all other cases.
The total weightage for the Chemistry segment will be 180 marks.
Also see: NEET Mock Tests
Is the Chemistry Section Tough in the NEET Exam?
Some students find Chemistry an easy subject and think the questions are quite simple in the exam. At the same time, some fear Chemistry and think the opposite. So, in simple words, it depends on the candidate’s aptitude and interest. If you like the subject, you will find it easy, but if you find it hard, the difficulty level will seem highly difficult.
Each subject will be difficult if you are not interested in the subjects. Then, you are not going to understand anything or any topic. As a result, you will feel bored while studying, making it difficult to score good marks in the NEET exam.
If you study with full focus and show interest in NEET Chemistry, it will become easy for you to prepare and score good marks in the NEET Syllabus.
What is the Difficulty Level of the Chemistry Section in the NEET Exam?
It is not hard to predict the NEET Chemistry level for the upcoming exam. From the previous analyses, it has been noticed that NEET Chemistry’s difficulty level lies between easy and moderate. NEET chemistry is difficult but not very hard. If you have properly revised and practised, you can easily get 160 in NEET. Believe in yourself that you can.
Most of the questions are included directly from NCERT books. Simply referring to this book is sufficient for chemistry, allowing you to achieve high marks comfortably. However, for practising questions, you can take the help of authentic learning sources like reference books, sample papers, Mock Tests, question banks, etc.
As per the predicted analysis, Chemistry is a reasonably easy subject in the NEET Exams. Recently, the variety of concept-based questions has increased.
It is predicted that candidates will face more problems in Organic Chemistry than in Inorganic Chemistry. Aakash assumes that about 15-16 questions will appear in the NEET Chemistry from Organic Chemistry. Few questions indispensable to applying concepts from other chapters are expected to occur this year, as they have in prior years.
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Frequently Repeating Chemistry Chapters
Experts at Aakash Institute analyse the previous years’ NEET papers and find the pattern in Chemistry questions. Based on their analyses, they help the candidates with the most convenient and precise notes. These notes help the candidates with their All India Ranking (AIR) and make Aakash a leading institute in India.
It has been noticed that NTA prefers the NCERT syllabus, especially with the Chemistry segment in the NEET exam. So, it is advisable that candidates take a deep look at the NCERT Chemistry textbooks of Class-11 and Class-12. After preparing from NCERT Chemistry books, you can move toward reference books other than Aakash’s notes.
Some frequently repeated Chemistry chapters are:
- s-Block Elements
- p-Block Elements
- Coordinate Chemistry
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- Environmental Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry, especially Titrations, etc.
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Mole Concepts
Also see: CBSE Class 12 Important Chemistry Chapters to prepare for NEET
Strategies to Prepare NEET Chemistry
To prepare for NEET Chemistry, preparing some strategy is a must-to-follow step. Here are some subject-wise tips to prepare for NEET Chemistry:
1. Organic Chemistry
- Always prepare reactions by writing them. Do not just memorise them. And try to understand the mechanism behind the reactions. It will help you predict any products.
- Make a note of all such reactions that are interlinked. For instance, in the preparation of alcohol, aldehydes are used. In contrast, aldehydes can be broken into alcohol as their chemical property.
- Maintain a separate diary for all the named reactions.
- Note down all the variations in physical properties amidst different functional groups, for instance, acidity, boiling point, basicity, etc.
2. Inorganic Chemistry:
- Learn all reactions from the chapter’ Hydrogen.’ Focus more on hydrogen peroxide.
- Learn various separation and concentration techniques from the Isolation of elements chapter.
- Prepare important pollutants from Environmental Chemistry and their reactions.
- Prepare nomenclature of inorganic compounds and oxidation states of coordinate compounds.
- Make a comparison chart between different periodic properties.
3. Physical Chemistry:
- Divide the chapters into two parts. For instance, the chapter Equilibrium can be split into- Ionic equilibrium and Chemical equilibrium.
- Write down all the Physical Chemistry formulas in a separate diary or sheet of paper.
- Make sure you know each term properly while learning a formula.
- Learn the values of a few constants, such as the Rydberg constant, Universal gas constant, Avogadro number, etc., and avoid making silly mistakes.
- Be quick in solving numerical problems. Practice regularly to achieve speed.
- Be aware of positive and negative values and note them down properly.
- Practice stoichiometry problems carefully.
- Learn how to solve basic logarithmic equations. It will help you in dealing with numerical problems. If you practice them properly, you can solve problems like pH calculations easily.
- Do not neglect any example, graph, or text from NCERT books.
Also see: A Brief Overview of the Chemistry Chapter – Acids and Bases
Some Solved Repeated Questions of NEET Chemistry Section
1. What will be the normality of a solution obtained by mixing 0.45N and 0.60N NaOH in the ratio of 2:1 by volume?
2. The blue colour of alkali and alkaline earth metals in liquid NH₃ is due to what reason?
3. The most abundant isotope of Hydrogen is?
4. At absolute zero temperature, the entropy of a perfect crystal is zero. It is ______ of thermodynamics.
To conclude, you can say that no subject is hard or easy. However, it would be best if you overcome your fear of Chemistry to crack the NEET exam. So, prepare diligently and consistently, and you will reach your dream. And, of course, Aakash is always here for your help!
1. What are the aids for solving previous years’ NEET Chemistry papers?
The questions in the NEET exam are always best and require more smart work than hard work to prepare. Preparation should be so extensive that it must include all the important points. But, sometimes, it becomes difficult to cover all the chapters. In such cases, important questions prove very helpful.
Repeated questions easily let you learn all the important points from all the long topics. They cover all relevant formulas and important concepts. Solving these questions lets students identify which concept should be wisely used in the given problem and let them focus more on the similarities.
2. Which chapters in NEET Chemistry are considered very easy to score marks?
In NEET Chemistry, candidates often do the biggest mistake of preferring major chapters and leaving some minor ones which are very important. Some easy to comprehend Chemistry chapters are
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Surface chemistry
Apart from these chapters, some other easy and scoring chapters are
- Physical Chemistry: Ionic Equilibrium, Solid State, Solutions, and Electrochemistry.
- Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Coordinate Chemistry, and Metallurgy.
- Organic Chemistry: Every chapter is linked with others, so you must study all the chapters in sequence.
3. Which Chemistry section has the highest weightage in the NEET exam?
The Chemistry section is divided into three subsections, i.e., Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry. But, there is no fixed weightage for any of these subsections in the NEET exam. For instance, in Physical Chemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, chemical kinetics, solutions, and electrochemistry comprises the highest weightage. But there is no fixed number of how many questions will be included in these chapters.
But, if you know the best way to prepare for them, you can easily achieve more than 160 scores in NEET Chemistry.
- In Organic Chemistry, try to remember the mechanism and learn what reagents are used for which kind of reactions.
- In Inorganic Chemistry, just wholeheartedly stick to NCERT. Go through it thoroughly. Make use of Mnemonics for Inorganic Chemistry.
- In Physical Chemistry, try to solve as many numerical problems as possible.
4. Is it true that NEET Chemistry is more difficult than JEE Chemistry?
You must be clear with one thing if you have a perfect hold on the subject, no exam will be tough to handle. Only the lack of thorough subject knowledge will make the subject tough to deal with. Not the exam paper. Because if you are perfect with the concepts, there will be no problem while solving questions, whether it is in NEET or JEE.
It would be best if you learned smart ways to prepare for the subject, which will work magic in scoring high. Just going through textbooks or reference books and solving practice problems is not sufficient to score in NEET Chemistry or JEE Chemistry exam. It would be pre-eminent to learn how to apply tips, logic, and tricks to solve problems accurately and quickly.
5. How can I enhance my problem-solving skills for the Physical Chemistry section of the NEET exam?
To enhance your problem-solving approaches, start with solved examples from any good reference book or your coaching material.
While solving a solved example, explain every particular line of solution to yourself and justify the solution. Suppose you can understand the concept and approach of the solution, and you can explain it to yourself. In that case, this process will help you to build a problem-solving approach, and you won’t face difficulties while solving unsolved questions.
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