NEET UG Preparation for Physics

NEET UG Preparation for Physics

According to medical aspirants, the most challenging subject to prepare for NEET UG is Physics. Apparently, NEET Physics requires the most amount of effort as it consists of theoretical concepts and several numerical problems associated with each concept. The weightage of NEET Physics is distributed almost equally from Class XI and Class XII. There are a total of 45 questions in the Physics section with a total of 180 marks. To generate a better overall score, it is necessary to score good marks in Physics. It is advised to have a thorough understanding of minor concepts to apply them while solving the numericals.

Topics to Prepare

The table will help you understand the percentage of questions asked from the most important chapters of physics. You should give a higher preference to these chapters while you prepare for the NEET UG examination.

Unit and Topic Number of Questions Total Marks Weightage Percentage
Electrodynamics 10 40 22.22%
Capacitance 1 4 2.22%
Current Electricity 2 8 4.44%
Electromagnetic Field 3 12 6.67%
Electromagnetic Induction 2 8 4.44%
Electrostatics 2 8 4.44%
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 20 11.11%
Heat Transfer 2 8 4.44%
KTG & Thermodynamics 3 12 6.67%
Mechanics 13 52 28.89%
Circular Motion 1 4 2.22%
Elasticity & Viscosity 1 4 2.22%
Fluid Mechanics & Properties of Matter 1 4 2.22%
Gravitation 2 8 4.44%
Newton’s Laws of Motion 1 4 2.22%
Rectilinear Motion & Vectors 1 4 2.22%
Relative Motion 1 4 2.22%
Rigid Body Dynamics 3 12 6.67%
Unit & Dimension 1 4 2.22%
Work, Power & Energy 1 4 2.22%
Modern Physics 8 32 17.78%
Electromagnetic waves & communication 1 4 2.22%
Modern Physics 3 12 6.67%
Nuclear Physics 1 4 2.22%
Semiconductors 3 12 6.67%
Optics 5 20 11.11%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 2 8 4.44%
Wave Optics 3 12 6.67%
SHM & Waves 4 16 8.89%
SHM 2 8 4.44%
Sound Waves 2 8 4.44%

Method of Preparation

Physics in NEET is more conceptual than numerical. As a candidate prepares for NEET UG examination, it is crucial to have a clear idea of the concepts and other vital aspects of each topic in order to score high. The topic-wise method of preparation for NEET Physics is mentioned below.

Work, Power & Energy

It is important to understand the concept of force and the concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion. Candidates should focus on conservative and nonconservative forces and remember “Energy can neither be created nor can be destroyed”, while they solve numericals on energy. Always try to balance the potential energy, kinetic energy, and work done. Use Work Energy theorem while solving numerical to eliminate one unknown.

Light & Sound

Light and Sound both travel as waves. Light travels faster than sound waves. Understand and clear your concepts of wavelengths and learn by heart the wavelengths of sound and light. The wavelength of sound ranges from 1cm to 10m, and it gets easily diffracted around corners.

Thermodynamics

Understand the concepts of the zeroth law of thermodynamics, the first law of thermodynamics, Joule’s law, kinetic theory and gases and principle of the calorimeter. Also, practice the diagrams rigorously of Carnot engine and study its coefficient of performance and efficiency.

Gravitation

Understand the universal law of gravitation along with a variation of ‘g’, with respect to altitude and latitude, orbital velocity, energy conservation, and escape velocity.

Kinematics

Learn about the basics of Kinematics such as displacement, average velocity, acceleration, relative velocity. Also, revise the concepts before solving numericals. Stick to the formulae when questions based on projectile motion are asked.

Laws of Motion

Questions on the concept and application of laws of motion are asked in the NEET exam. Be proactive in solving the numerical by practicing a good number of free body diagrams.

Paper Analysis—PHYSICS

According to an analysis of medical examinations held in the last ten years, the most number of questions were asked from Current Electricity and Semiconductors. These two chapters should be given utmost importance as they may help you score.

A range of different conceptual and numerical questions are set from these topics.  The number of questions from each of these important chapters is listed below:

Topics Number of Questions in 10 years
Current Electricity 47
Semiconductors 41
Laws of Motion 34
System of Particles and Rotational Motion 33
Dual Nature of Matter 33
Moving Charges and Magnetism 30
Nuclei 30

Current Electricity

The statistics mentioned below shows the number of questions asked from Current Electricity over a period of 10 years. It shows that the number of questions gradually decreased but the difficulty level has increased.

Current_Electricity

Question_form_Semi-conductors

Laws of Motion

Mainly conceptual questions are asked from Laws of Motion and a good number of questions are asked constantly over the years.

Laws_of_Motion

 

Rotational Motion and Dual Nature of Matter

The analysis of questions asked in the last ten years shows that these two topics have similar weightage in the Physics section of NEET. The questions asked can be both, conceptual or numerical. Last year, the number of questions from Rotational Motion were more than Dual Nature of Matter, but the difficulty level was equal for both. Refer to the graph given below for an analysis of the number of questions in the past ten years from these chapters:

Dual_Nature_of_Matter

Rotational_Motion

Magnetism and Nuclei

Candidates should revise the formulas and have a good fundamental concept from this topic. A graphical representation of the number of questions asked from these chapters in the past ten years is given below:

Magnetism_and_Nuclei

questions_form_nuclei

Every year the number of questions and the difficulty level varies for every section. The statistics observed in the question papers of last ten years is mentioned below.

Physics_Questions_Analysis_for_NEET

Percentage Distribution of Questions

NEET syllabus comprises of the topics studied in class XI and class XII. However, it is noticed that for Physics, the weightage from class XII syllabus is more than that of class XI syllabus. Also, High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions are mostly asked from class XII syllabus whereas conceptual questions are asked from class XI syllabus. The graph below shows the percentage wise distribution of questions from class XI and class XII.

Percentage_from_Class_XI

Percentage_from_Class_XII

Resources for Preparation

NCERT Books are considered best for understanding the concepts. And most importantly, most of the questions are picked from NCERT books in the NEET exam. Practicing questions from other reference books will significantly boost up the preparation. Given below is a set of reference books for NEET Physics preparation.

Recommended Books ISBN Number
Concepts of Physics Volume I and II by H.C. Verma 8177091875
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker 812654743X
New Simplified Physics: A Reference Book for Class XI and XII by S.L Arora B00KILPZ1A, B00KILPXEE
Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov 9351762564
NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2 8174506713, 8174506314
Trueman’s Objective Physics for Medical/Engineering Entrance Examinations 8189223518

Objective NCERT at Fingertips for NEET by MTG is another book that can be used to sharpen the exam preparation by candidates apart from the aforementioned study material.

Chapter-wise Books for Physics​

  • Richard Lectures on Physics: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation and Heat (Vol. I)
  • Richard F. Lectures on Physics: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter (Vol. II)
  • Lectures on Physics: Quantum Mechanics (Vol. III)

 

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