For medical aspirants preparing for NEET, Physics is one of the most challenging subjects. NEET 2022 Physics syllabus contains a plethora of theoretical concepts and a long list of important formulae. In addition to this, it also contains a vast array of numerical problems associated with each concept, utilizing various formulae and their applications.
This being said, it’s imperative that students understand that physics is a concept-based subject and cannot be mugged-up like Biology. It requires special preparation, tips, and tricks as well as detailed knowledge of important chapters and concepts that will help them score.
Talking about the syllabus first, the NEET Physics syllabus carries an almost similar weightage of questions from class 11th and 12th. So, it’s expected of students to equally focus on the complete syllabus during the preparation for NEET Physics and even look at the Important Chapters for NEET Physics. Talking about numbers next, the Physics section of NEET contains a total of 50 questions. Out of these 50 questions, the students are required to attempt only 45 questions that contribute a total of 180 marks in the NEET exams. If a student aims to procure MBBS and BDS courses in top medical colleges of India, it is mandatory that they score above average in the NEET Physics section. This would demand a complete understanding of the entire Physics syllabus for them to be able to attempt conceptual and numerical questions. For necessary updates on the important chapters and units as well as exam strategies and tips, the aspirants are advised to read this article till the very end.
NEET Physics Important Chapters
NEET Physics comprises of following basic units:
- Modern Physics
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- SHM and Waves
The weightage of each topic for NEET 2022 is listed below-
|Physical World and Measurement||2%|
|Laws of Motion||7%|
|Work, Energy, and Power||4%|
|System of Particles and Rotational Motion||4.50%|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||9%|
|Oscillations and Waves||7%|
|Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||2%|
|Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||7%|
|Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||4%|
|Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||4%|
|Atoms and Nuclei||7%|
Smart study is what the NEET aspirants should focus on. This includes making a list of important topics perThe behavior their weightage, that they should prioritize over the other topics. The level of difficulty of subsequent topics is equally important. While some topics might be relatively simple, but subsequently they can be time-consuming. On the other hand, some topics are tougher to grasp. The aspirants must never leave such topics for the end as they can take up too much and even cause panic at the very last minute. Leaving these topics isn’t a choice either. Smart study, prioritizing and covering each topic in detail while proceeding further is the mantra that they need to follow.
The difficulty level and weightage of different physics topics are as follows-
Low Weightage and Low difficulty Topics
- Units and Dimensions
- Work, Energy and Power
- Thermal Properties of Matter, Calorimetry and Kinetic Theory of Gases
- Photo-electric effect and electromagnetic waves
- Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
- Center of Mass and Momentum Conservation (Collision)
- Experimental Physics
- Motion in 2 dimensions and projectile motion
Medium Weightage and Medium difficulty Topics
- Motion in one dimension
- Heat Transfer
- Newton’s laws of motion
- Circular motion
- Properties of Matter and Fluid Mechanics
- Waves and Sound
- Atomic Structure in Modern Physics
- Wave Optics
High Weightage and High difficulty Topics
- Ray Optics
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating current
- Rotational Motion
- Laws of Thermodynamics
- Magnetic effects of Current
- Semiconductors and Communication system
- Classical Magnetism and Magnetic Properties of Matter
- Current Electricity
Tips to Prepare for NEET Physics
- Analysis of NEET physics exam syllabus, paper pattern & Marking scheme
The first step to your NEET preparation should be to check the detailed syllabus for NEET Physics. Aspirants are to make a list of all the chapters, important topics, and sub-topics according to their weightage and schedule their studies accordingly. Thorough knowledge of the paper pattern and marking scheme is equally important. Some important information about the same is given below.
- The NEET examination is held in OFFLINE MODE using OMR sheets.
- The questions are set as MCQs only.
- Each question carries 4 marks and for every incorrect answer will be a negative marking of -1.
- Physics Section will contain 45 questions in total, as will the rest of the sections.
- Gain Conceptual Clarity
Physics is a concept-based subject that demands utmost attention and effort. Deemed to be the most challenging section of the NEET examination, Physics not only has a vast syllabus but also tons of formulas and numerical questions. It is important to delve deep into NCERT books and gain command over the important concepts systematically. After learning the concept, solve numerical questions based on the concept to ensure maximum solidarity.
- Master the Formulas and Derivations
Formulas form an integral part of NEET Physics exam preparation. Students must learn and understand the context of all the important formulas. Separate the topics which contain formulas important for solving numerical-based questions. Aspirants must maintain a pocket formula book where they should jot down all the important formulas and its concept. This formula book would come in handy during revisions and problem-solving. It also ensures maximum retention.
- Practice, Practice, and Practice
It’s a well-known fact that NEET Examination demands extensive preparation and intense practice. From concepts to formulas, to numerical-based questions, everything has to be thoroughly practised by the students. Practising questions and revising formulas on a daily basis introduces the students to a vast variety of problems and helps to boost their confidence.
- Attempt Mock Tests and solve PYQs
Attempting mock tests now and then helps the aspirants to track down their progress and plan accordingly. It also helps them to recognize their grey areas and work upon them. Timed mock tests are especially beneficial as they simulate the actual test conditions and prepare them in a better way. Previous year questions (PYQs) are super important as they help to improve speed and accuracy.
- Good Reference Materials
The main prep material for NEET Physics should be the NCERT. According to the NEET toppers, NEET Aspirants must consider the NCERT Exemplar as their Bible. Maximum questions asked in NEET Physics are taken directly from the NCERT. Additionally, students might refer to these books- NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII, Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma, Objective Physics by DC Pandey, D. Mukherjee for MCQs.