How to Prepare for NEET Physics – For medical aspirants, NEET Physics is usually one of the most challenging subjects. Especially, since, NEET Physics 2021 preparation requires the most effort and comprises a wide variety of theoretical concepts and a vast array of numerical problems associated with each concept.
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NEET physics syllabus carries an almost equal weightage of questions from Class 11 and Class 12. Therefore, aspirants must equally focus on the overall syllabus during the preparation of NEET Physics 2021. A total of 45 questions are included in the physics section of NEET which sums up to a total of 180 marks in the exam.
In order to generate a better overall score for admission in MBBS and BDS courses in top medical colleges in India, it is crucial for aspirants to score excellently in NEET Physics 2021. It requires a thorough understanding of every minor concept in order to be able to apply it to the numerical questions. For important details on how to prepare for NEET Physics including strategies, and tips from toppers and experts, aspirants are advised to read the full article.
For the convenience of the candidates, a video on how to prepare for NEET Physics 2021 (based on the previous year) is also provided below.
1. Analyze the syllabus methodically: One of the major strategies required in how to prepare for NEET Physics is a systematic and well-organised analysis of the syllabus. The syllabus of NEET Physics consists of 29 chapters including the curriculum of both Class 11 and 12. The detailed syllabus for preparation of NEET physics has been provided below.
Topic / Chapters
Topic / Chapters
Physical world and measurement
Chapter–1: Physical World
Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter–2: Units and Measurements
Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line
Chapter-3: Current Electricity
Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
Laws of Motion
Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
Chapter–5: Laws of Motion
Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter
Work, Energy and Power
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power
Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Chapter-7: Alternating Current
Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk Matter
Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter-10: Wave Optics
Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter
Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Atoms & Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory
Oscillation & Waves
Chapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics
2. Emphasize the Important Topics for NEET Physics: Preparation of NEET physics requires applicants to possess knowledge about the topics which carry more weightage than others based on analysis of the previous year's question papers. This strategy can prove to be very effective for aspirants wondering how to prepare for NEET Physics 2021.
Heat and Thermodynamics
Simple Harmomic Motion
3. Build Conceptual Clarity: Candidates preparing for NEET Physics 2021 must always begin with a clear understanding of the concepts involved. In addition to learning the theoretical part of the concepts of NEET Physics, one must also learn to integrate the knowledge of the concepts in solving multiple-choice questions and numerical-based problems.
4. Choose Your Preparation Material: The main prep material for NEET 2021 Physics should be the NCERT. Candidates preparing for NEET Physics must ensure that they learn all the concepts included in the syllabus and solve all the numerical including those covered in the example section of the NCERT. Additionally, candidates should refer to these books mentioned below for practicing numerical and understanding how the concepts are applied.
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips (Physics) by MTG
5. Master Formulas: When it comes to NEET 2021 physics, formulas form an integral part of preparation. It is necessary that candidates know and learn all the formulas. One should develop a habit of maintaining a notebook with all the important formulas of NEET Physics and their associated concepts.
6. Practice: It is an undeniable fact that Physics preparation for NEET 2021 requires intense practice. From formulas to numerical everything has to be thoroughly practised by the aspirant. Regular practice introduces one to varied kinds of questions and also helps in learning to implement the concepts while solving the questions. Candidates should also practise solving previous year question papers of NEET Physics.
7. Time Yourself: Time plays a major role in NEET 2021 Physics preparation. Candidates must try and solve the NEET 2021 question paper for Physics within a limited time frame. This will help in the candidate's increasing speed and boost morale for the actual exam day.
8. Solve Mock Tests: It is important for candidates to solve mock tests online to have an idea of the actual exam day scenario. A host of practice centres are to be set up by the NTA that would be accessible even on Saturdays and Sundays. Since NEET held offline, therefore, candidates are advised to take up as many mock tests as possible to improve their speed of solving an answer.
9. Make Way for Revision: It is essential for candidates preparing for NEET 2021 Physics to develop the habit of regular revision. Considering that the syllabus of NEET Physics contains numerous concepts and formulas, regular revision is the only way to keep the topics fresh in mind till the exam.
NEET 2019 AIR 2, Bhavik Bansal, who obtained full marks 180 out of 180 in the subject, shares his take on NEET Physics and says, “Physics is lengthy so I tried to give more time to this section especially to chapters like Rotation." Talking about the best books for NEET 2021 Physics, Bhavik shared that, "Students these days try to ignore Physics NCERT, thinking that it is not required. But it is well written and difficult to understand. Another book named NCERT Exemplar can be considered as the bible for candidates who have Physics as their weaker section."
Discussing his views on NEET Physics, NEET 2018 AIR 7, Krishna Ashish Agrawal who scored 170 out of 180 in the subject, says, “Physics was a little tricky for me so I tried to pay more attention to this section. Mechanics under the Physics section was the toughest topic for me. I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow till the last few days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers whatever knowledge they imparted me I followed it.”
“For Physics, getting well-versed with the formulas is pertinent. Make a chapter-wise formula chart and practice as many questions as possible to get the important formulas at your fingertips. The most important topics in Physics include Mechanics and Electricity.” says academic expert and Head of T.I.M.E, Chennai, Anand Nagarajan.
Important study areas in NEET Physics have been analyzed by expert Aakash Chaudhary, Director of Aakash Education Services, who says, “On an average, 85% of the questions asked in NEET have an easy or average difficulty level. A large share of such questions is formula-based. Make a chapter-wise chart of all the formulae in Physics and pin it in front of your study table. It will be beneficial if you also learn all the relations as doing so will save a lot of time during the final exam. Emphasise on topics such as ‘System of Particle and Rotational Motion’, ‘Current Electricity’, ‘Semiconductor Electronics’, ‘Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter’ and ‘Optics’.”
Along with NEET 2021 preparations, it is also important for candidates to be aware of the exam pattern of NEET 2021. Check NEET 2021 Details exam pattern below.
Total Number of Questions
200 (Students have to attempt 180 Questions)
+4 marks for each correct answer;
-1 mark for each wrong answer;
0 mark for each unanswered question
Aggregate score calculation
Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1
(Note: There are no marks for attempting of questions)