NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is the qualifying test for the aspirants of MBBS and BDS. The National Testing Agency conducts this test every year in May month. In this, Biology (Botany and Zoology) is a single yet most important section because this comprises maximum questions. Here, in this article, you will be given whole information about the biology syllabus and some tips and strategies to follow to study better and get good scores in this examination.
From this article, remove any kind of doubts and panic about preparing for this subject. Your strategy is to boost up the preparation by knowing these things. Please help yourself and scroll down to know more about Biology for NEET preparation.
NEET aspirants should begin with understanding the entire syllabus very thoroughly. By covering the entire syllabus, one will come to know where and how to start their preparation. Moreover, they will conclude what are their strengths and weaknesses.
In the NEET Question paper, there will be a total of 90 questions on this subject. This is divided into 45 marks, for Botany and Zoology. Hence, a total of 45 questions are expected from each set. I.E. for Botany and Zoology.
Important Questions to study for NEET Biology:-
Before knowing important questions for NEET Biology it is important to note that, this subject constitutes the 11th and 12th standard syllabus. These preferences change every year. In some years, there could be greater weightage for the 11th Biology syllabus; it might have changed to 12th Biology the following year. So, the preferences for setting up the questions will change according to the syllabus.
Moreover, important questions to cover the syllabus are listed below. Several of them are, Genetics, Cell Biology, Reproduction, Digestion and Absorption, and so on. Every aspirant should be familiar with the topic and be up-to-date with the syllabus and weightage systems.
Here is the detailed description of the syllabus based on the weightage of the marks in the NEET examination.
Weightage of Marks: High:-
The below-mentioned topics should be given priority as the questions from these topics are relatively very high.
- Animal Kingdom
- Sexual reproduction in flowering plants.
- Molecular basis of inheritance
- Principles of inheritance and variation
- Morphology of flowering plants
- Biological classification.
Weightage of Marks: Medium:-
This category topic is also given importance as the numbers of questions are high when compared with low category topics.
- Organisms and population
- Neural control and coordination
- Anatomy of flowering plants
- Digestion and absorption
- Reproductive health
- Biotechnology and its applications
- Cell cycle and cell division
- Biodiversity and conservation
- Biotechnology principles and processes
- Human reproduction
- Breathing and exchanging of gases
- Plant kingdom
- Cell – The unit of life
- Chemical Coordination and integration
- Photosynthesis in higher plants
- Environmental issues
Weightage of Marks: Low:-
This category includes,
- The living world
- Mineral nutrition
- Structural organization in animals
- Reproduction in organisms
- Plant growth and its development
- Respiration in plants
- Strategies for the enhancement of food production.
- Microbes in Human welfare
- Transport in plants
- Excretory Products and their elimination.
- Locomotion and movement
- Body fluids and circulation
- Human health and disease.
After you go through and are sure about the concepts, you should start to answer important questions. This can be done after starting to solve the previous year’s question papers. By solving previous year’s papers, you will get to know important questions that you have to give extra importance to. This can be done by noticing all the repeated questions from the question papers.
To avoid confusion, here are some strategies you should follow while preparing for the NEET examination. Studying requires deep understanding, proper dedication, and a well-scheduled daily routine. Follow a well-developed schedule to ace this part of the NEET exam. Here are some tips you could follow.
- Wake up at your own pace but it should not go till afternoon
- Have a healthy breakfast
- Your first session should start with two hours of study
- Take a break for 10 minutes.
- After the break, take time to revise (what you studied in the last session)
- Have lunch and take a catnap.
- Your second session should start again. After completing do take a 10 minutes break
- In between, don’t forget to drink water. Hydrating is important.
- Be active, do exercise.
- After dinner, have a one whole hour study and revise it
- Have a good night’s sleep.
Tips to be taken care of while preparing is,
- Stay with one source. NCERT Biology book should be considered as the primary material and if needed it should be revised. Revision should be made infinite times. This promotes you from a normal candidate to a scoring candidate.
- While practicing, understand the question first, and start to solve\answer it.
- Topics such as Plant Physiology, Human physiology, reproduction, ecology, and genetics should be given more preference.
- Attempt more mock tests. This will drastically improve the speed and accuracy of attempting questions.
Here are some tips for you to be physically and mentally active while preparing. Always,
- Utilize the online sources to learn something related to Biology. There are plenty of resources available. Do use it to the maximum.
- While studying, practice more diagrams and keep them at your sight and make a regular revision of them.
- For taking care of your mental health, every student needs to hear calm, soothing music during study sessions. But, it is up to the preferences of the student. Not everyone likes to have background music when they study deeply.
- Avoid reading too much news, or hearing it. It may distract you to concentrate more on your studies, as that will flow into your mind frequently.
- Be physically active. Don’t sit in the same place for a long time. Take a physical break in between every session.
- Whenever needed, do revise the concepts thoroughly.
- Have an all-set schedule and follow it religiously.
- Practice NCERT based questions regularly.