NEET Difficulty Level 2022 (Released) - Exam Difficulty Level, Trends, Factors

NEET Difficulty Level 2022 (Released) - Exam Difficulty Level, Trends, Factors

NEET Difficulty Level 2022 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET UG 2022 on July 17 in pen and paper-based mode. The difficulty level of NEET-UG 2022 based on expert analysis and students' reactions is provided on this page. As per medical aspirants, the NEET UG 2022 exam was moderately difficult.

Admission to MBBS, BDS, B.VSc, BSc nursing and AYUSH courses will be done through NEET 2022. With the changes in the NEET exam pattern, students are wondering will the NEET difficulty level 2022 be increased? The duration of the NEET question paper 2022 has been increased to 20 minutes. The latest update on NEET UG 2022 difficulty level has been updated here.

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How will the NEET difficulty level be impacted by changes in exam pattern? Will the NEET difficulty level be higher than last year? Will NEET 2022 be easy? Such questions on the NEET 2022 difficulty level are doing rounds on social media. The article below discusses the expected difficulty level of NEET 2022 along with expert views and tips for aspirants.

NEET 2022 Difficulty Level

Mansi described the exam as moderately difficult. The paper went well for her. Across all sections, the difficulty level was the same. This year's exam was a bit more challenging than last year's papers. It was her first time attempting it. She wasn't happy with the extra 20 minutes added to NEET exam this year. It worked against her expectations.

NEET UG 2022 Physics paper analysis

Difficulty level – Easy to Moderate

  • Numerical dominated the paper with 60% which is mildly less as compared to the previous 2021 Exam.
  • One Question in Physics based on the photoelectric effect had controversial language wherein stopping potential values were interchanged.
  • Comparatively Tricky questions were asked in chapter Oscillations.
  • The physics portion was completely based on NCERT and no questions beyond NCERT were present.
  • Comparatively tricky questions were found in Section B.
  • Two questions were based on the Matrix-Match Type pattern, one in Section A and one in section B, demanding more time to solve the question.
  • Paper was not lengthy, like last year, and should be easily completed on time.

NEET UG 2022 Chemistry paper analysis

Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate

• Most questions are based on NCERT statements, facts, and tables.

• Statements are directly copied from NCERT without any changes.

• Assertion Reason type of questions introduced in section A. Such questions demand deep clarity of concepts to answer correctly.

• Question paper is dominated by theory-based questions having only 11 numerical.

• One question is having a typo error leading to no match for the correct answer.

NEET Botany 2022 paper analysis

Difficulty level - Moderate to difficult

• A few questions are difficult and seem tricky

• Questions are from NCERT textbooks only

• Some questions are straightforward from the lines of NCERT textbooks.

• Majority of questions are factual in nature with a few concept-based questions.

• 2 questions are incorrect belonging to Living World and Anatomy of flowering plants

• Paper was quite lengthy as many questions are long statement based making it time-consuming

NEET UG 2022 Zoology analysis

Difficulty Level – Moderate

• Zoology Paper was lengthy

• Certain questions appear to be easy at first glance but they are twisted and require precision and focus on the keywords.

• Surprising factor is a few questions from Biomolecules and Biotechnology and its Applications which are beyond NCERT

• Most of the Questions are from NCERT Textbooks.

• Chapters from Biotechnology have dominated strongly with 8 questions based on it.

• Paper is highly NCERT-centric yet two to three questions appear to be interlinked and require a deep understanding of concepts

NEET Exam Pattern 2022

Students preparing for NEET 2022 should be familiar with the exam pattern. The NEET 2022 exam pattern consists of the mode and language of the exam, the number of questions asked, the type of questions and the marking scheme.

NEET 2022 exam pattern

  • Exam mode: The NEET exam will be conducted offline, that is, in pen-paper mode.

  • Exam duration: For the year 2022, the duration of NEET-UG exam has been increased to 3 hours and 20 minutes.

  • Exam languages: NEET UG 2022 will be conducted in 13 different languages including Hindi, English, and 11 other regional languages.

  • Number and type of questions: A total of 200 multiple choice questions will be asked in NEET 2022 but aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions of their choice.

  • Total marks: NEET exam 2022 will be conducted for a total of 720 marks.

  • NEET marking scheme: As per NEET UG 2022 marking scheme, four marks will be awarded for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Factors affecting NEET difficulty level 2022

The difficulty level of NEET 2022 depends on certain factors such as the change in exam pattern, increase in the number of registrations etc. The most crucial factors which could affect the NEET exam difficulty level are discussed below.

  • Change in NEET 2022 exam duration

As per the latest update, NTA has increased the duration to attempt the NEET 2022 question paper. Candidates will now be given 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete the NEET 2022 exam. With 20 extra minutes given to the candidates, the difficulty level of NEET 2022 can be impacted.

  • An increase in the number of NEET 2022 registrations

As per media reports, more than 18 lakh candidates have registered for NEET UG 2022. With an increase in the number of registrations, the difficulty level of the undergraduate medical exam is also expected to be high.

  • Admissions to BSc nursing courses through NEET 2022

Since a number of top universities will now grant admission to B.Sc Nursing through NEET UG 2022 scores, candidates are wondering whether the NEET 2022 difficulty level will increase or not. The participating universities in BSc nursing admission through NEET UG 2022 include State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, Central Universities (DU/BHU). JIPMER, AFMC colleges etc.

NEET previous year's difficulty level

NEET 2021 paper difficulty level

Candidates who appeared for the NEET 2021 exam shared the difficulty level and analysis, which can be checked below.

  • Shivam who attempted for the first time in NEET 2021 said that the exam was moderate. The paper was given half an hour after the NEET exam started. Biology is the easiest section, while Physics was the toughest one.
  • Navdeep Chaudhary shared that NEET 2021 paper was easy but the exam started after 30 minutes than the scheduled time. The exam centre provided NEET OMR sheet at 2:30 PM. NEET Biology was based on NCERT, while Physics was bit tough and Chemistry was moderate. Questions were asked from Electrostatics, Modern Physics, Heat.
  • Mohammad Parvez said that NEET exam was normal. This was his trial attempt and will again take the exam next year. Physics was hard while Chemistry was moderate and Biology was the easiest one.

Candidates can check the subject-wise difficulty level of NEET 2021 below.

NEET 2021 difficulty level for Physics

The Physics section of NEET exam was considered as the most difficult section. 45 questions carrying 180 marks were asked in the NEET Physics section. Questions asked in Physics were lengthy and involve tricky calculations. Director of Aakash Educational Services, Aakash Chaudhary on NEET Physics difficulty level said “On an average, 85% of the questions asked in NEET UG exam were easy or average difficulty level. “

NEET Physics difficulty level last year by Aakash Institute

Particulars

Details

Total difficult questions

4

Total moderate questions

16

Total easy questions

25

Topic with highest number of questions

Mechanics - 12 questions (10 easy, 1 moderate, 1 difficult )

Chapter with lowest number of questions

Waves - 1 difficult question


NEET Chemistry difficulty level 2021

The difficulty level of NEET Chemistry was moderate. Questions in the NEET Chemistry section were considered as most scoring. Like Physics, the Chemistry section also included 45 questions for 180 marks in the NEET 2021 question paper. A good number of questions in the Chemistry section in the NEET exam were based on NCERTs.

NEET Chemistry difficulty level last year by Aakash Institute

Particulars

Details

Number of difficult questions

9

Number of moderate questions

22

Number of easy questions

14

Chapter with most number of questions

Inorganic Chemistry - 10 questions (3 easy, 4 moderate, 3 difficult )

Topic with least number of questions

Organic Chemistry - 4 (2 easy, 2 medium questions)


NEET difficulty level 2021 for Biology

The overall difficulty level of NEET Biology was easy to moderate and questions are scored. The Biology section of the NEET UG exam involved questions in the form of tables and match the following. The number of questions asked from Botany and Zoology were approximately equal in the NEET Biology section.

NEET Biology difficulty level last year by Aakash Institute

Particulars

Details

Total difficult questions

33

Total medium questions

31

Total easy questions

26

Botany - Chapter with highest number of questions

Plant Physiology - 9 questions (3 easy, 2 medium, 4 difficult)

Botany - Topic with lowest number of questions

Biology in human welfare - 2 questions

Reproduction - 2 questions

Zoology - Chapter with highest number of questions

Human Physiology - 12 questions (1 easy, 7 medium, 4 difficult)

Zoology - Topic with lowest number of questions

Structural organisation in animals - 2 questions


NEET 2020 Difficulty level

For the year 2020, the NEET UG exam was postponed thrice. The overall difficulty level of the NEET UG exam was moderate. The NEET Physics section last year was the most difficult of the three and NEET Biology was the easiest. The difficulty level of the NEET Chemistry section was easy to moderate last year. Questions were easy to attempt and based on NCERTs.

Difficulty level of NEET 2020

Subject

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Biology

26

31

33

Chemistry

14

22

09

Physics

25

16

04


Difficulty level of NEET 2019

In 2019, NEET Physics was the most difficult section followed by Chemistry and Biology. As per NEET difficulty level analysis by Shailendra Maheshwari from Career Point, "Physics questions were equally divided in Class 11 and 12. Mechanics and Modern Physics covered 50% of the section.” As per analysis, “NEET 2019 Chemistry section was dominated by Physical Chemistry,” said Maheshwari.

NEET 2019 difficulty level

Subject

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Biology

14

71

5

Chemistry

20

15

10

Physics

0

41

04

Difficulty level of NEET 2018

NEET Physics section with 45 questions was the toughest section in the exam. Questions asked in the Physics section involved tricky calculations. In the Chemistry section in NEET question paper formula based numericals were asked. In the biology section, more questions were asked from the botany section than zoology.

NEET 2018 difficulty level

Subject

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Biology

46

34

10

Chemistry

13

21

11

Physics

04

24

17


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