Detailed PAPER Analysis: NEET 2018

Approximately 13.4 lakh students appeared for this exam in 2018 comparison to 11.4 lakh in the year 2017. NEET 2018 was slightly easier than last year's papers. The questions were not time consuming and we also saw similarities between the weightage of marks in NEET paper and the 12th standard syllabus (focus in NCERT).

 

OVERALL MARKS DISTRIBUTION The paper had 180 questions each worth 4 marks. All questions were objective type with single correct option. There were 45 questions from Physics and Chemistry, and 90 questions were from Biology (Zoology and Botany sections of Biology).

 

SUBJECT

CLASS 11

CLASS 12

TOTAL

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

PHYSICS

21

84

24

96

45

180

CHEMISTRY

21

84

24

96

45

180

BIOLOGY

47

188

43

172

90

360

TOTAL

89

356

91

364

180

720

 

SECTION WISE ANALYSIS:

 

Physics

The toughest section out of all. There were 24 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 21 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 2 difficult questions, 9 moderate questions and 34 easy questions. Physics was a bit lengthy and also calculation intensive.

 

This is the breakup of marks between different topics:

Topics

Marks Allocated

Mechanics

60

Electrodynamics

60

Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory

24

Optics and wave optics

20

Modern Physics and Nuclear Physics

16

 

 

Chemistry

It was of moderate level in terms of its difficulty. 20 questions were asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 20 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 1 difficult question, 20 moderate questions and 24 easy questions. Most questions were based on simple concepts.

 

This is the breakup of marks between different topics:

Topic

Marks Allotted

Organic Chemistry

52

Inorganic Chemistry

44

Physical Chemistry

84

 

 

Biology:

Biology was the easiest section but lengthy. 46 questions were from the 12th standard syllabus and 44 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 9 difficult questions, 33 moderate questions and 448 easy questions. Most of the questions were directly from NCERT and were concept based.

 

This is the breakup of marks between different topics:

Topic

Marks Allotted

Applied Biology

44

Botany

152

Zoology

164

 

 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL ANALYSIS: NO OF QUESTIONS

 

SUBJECT

Easy Level

Medium Level

Difficult Level

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

PHYSICS

4

16

24

96

17

60

CHEMISTRY

13

52

21

84

11

44

BIOLOGY

46

184

34

136

10

40

TOTAL

63

252

79

316

38

152

 

We can conclude that the overall difficulty level of the paper was quite similar to last year. Physics was considered the toughest and was also lengthy. Biology was the easiest with more focus in NCERT.