NEET 2019 vs 2020: Paper Analysis, Difficulty Level, Chapterwise Weightage

neet 2019 vs neet 2020 paper analysis, difficulty level and chapterwise weightage

In this article, we’ll cover a detailed comparision between NEET 2019 and NEET 2020 including their difficulty level, paper analysis, chapter wise weightage, and marks distribution.

I’ll also be reviewing and analyzing if there were any changes in the trend of the paper overtime, that is, from 2019 to 2020.

Both NEET 2019 and NEET 2020 were held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Government of India (GOI).

NEET entrance examination is for admission to MBBS/BDS (medical/dental courses) in recognized colleges in India as well as abroad.

Every year, the number of candidates applying for NEET UG increase by a good number. A total of 15,93,452 students had applied for NEET 2020, compared to 14,10,755 students the previous year for NEET 2019.

NEET 2019 was held on the 5th May 2019, and NEET 2020 was held on 13th September 2020.

In short, NEET 2020 paper was slightly easier when compared to NEET 2019 paper, as stated by most of the students. A rough and approximate overall difficulty, by Allen coaching institute:

neet 2019 vs neet 2020 difficulty level

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis

Here is the paper analysis of the NEET 2019 paper for all the 3 subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 45.

Class wise distribution:

  • The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 23.
  • The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 22.
neet 2019 physics class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

  • 21 questions were of easy type.
  • 21 questions were of moderate type.
  • 3 questions were of difficult type.

Chemistry

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 45.

Class wise distribution:

  • The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 23.
  • The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 22.
neet 2019 chemistry class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

  • 27 questions were of easy type.
  • 13 questions were of moderate type.
  • 5 questions were of difficult type.

Biology

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 90.

Class wise distribution:

  • The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 46.
  • The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 44.
neet 2019 biology class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

  • 56 questions were of easy type.
  • 28 questions were of moderate type.
  • 6 questions were of difficult type.

Questions in Physics were not as calculative as last year and were conceptually simple. The majority of the questions in Biology were within the limit of NCERT but students found around 5-10 questions a bit tricky. Questions in Chemistry were also fairly easy in comparision to the previous year.

In conclusion, after thorough analysis, the difficulty level of NEET 2019 paper was of moderate and it was relatively much easy when compared to last year. Most of the questions were NCERT based. Overall, 58% of the paper was considered as easy, 34% as moderate, and 8% difficult.

NEET 2019 Unit Wise Weightage

Here is the unitwise weightage (distribution of marks) of the NEET 2019 paper for all the 3 subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2019 paper for Physics section:

UnitNo. of questions
Mechanics16 (64 marks)
Heat4 (16 marks)
SHM and Waves3 (12 marks)
Electrodynamics12 (48 marks)
Optics5 (20 marks)
Modern & Electronics5 (20 marks)

Chemistry

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2019 paper for Chemistry section:

UnitNo. of questions
Organic class 117 (28 marks)
Inorganic class 119 (36 marks)
Physical class 119 (36 marks)
Organic class 115 (20 marks)
Inorganic class 127 (28 marks)
Physical class 128 (32 marks)

Biology

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2019 paper for Biology section:

UnitNo. of questions asked
Diversity in the living world7 (28 marks)
Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals6 (24 marks)
Structure and functions9 (36 marks)
Plant Physiology9 (36 marks)
Human Physiology14 (56 marks)
Reproduction9 (36 marks)
Genetics and Evolution13 (52 marks)
Biology in Human Welfare10 (40 marks)
Biotechnology5 (20 marks)
Ecology8 (32 marks)

NEET 2019 Chapter Wise Weightage

Here is the chapterwise weightage (distribution of marks) of the NEET 2019 paper for all the 3 subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics chapterwise weightage in NEET 2019:

ChapterNo. of questions
Physical World and Measurement2
Kinematics3
Laws of Motion2
Work, Energy & Power3
The Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body2
Gravitation2
Properties of Bulk Matter4
Thermodynamics1
The Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Energy1
Oscillations and Waves3
Electrostatics3
Current Electricity3
Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism3
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents2
Electromagnetic Waves1
Optics5
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation1
Atoms & Nuclei2
Electronic Devices2
neet 2019 physics chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

Chemistry chapterwise weightage in NEET 2019:

ChapterNo. of questions
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry1
Structure of Atom2
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties1
Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure1
States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids)1
Chemical Thermodynamics2
Equilibrium3
Redox Reactions2
Hydrogen1
The s Block Elements (Group 1 and 2)2
The p Block Elements (Group 13 and 14)2
Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques1
Hydrocarbons3
Environmental Chemistry1
The Solid State1
Solutions2
Electrochemistry2
Chemical Kinetics2
Surface Chemistry1
General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Metals1
The p Block Elements (Group 15 to 18)4
The d and f Block Elements1
Coordination Compounds1
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes0
Alcohols, Phenols, & Ethers2
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic acids1
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen1
Biomolecules1
Polymers1
Chemistry in Everyday Life1
neet 2019 chemistry chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

Biology chapterwise weightage in NEET 2019:

ChapterNo. of questions
The Living World1
Biological Classification3
Plant Kingdom2
Animal Kingdom2
Morphology of Flowering Plants1
Anatomy of Flowering Plants3
Structural Organisation in Animals2
Cell – The Unit of Life5
Biomolecules3
Cell Cycle & Cell Division2
Transport in Plants2
Mineral Nutrition1
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants0
Respiration in Plants2
Plant Growth & Movement2
Digestion & Absorption2
Breathing & Exchange of Gases2
Body Fluids & Circulation2
Excretory Products and Their Elimination2
Locomotion & Movement2
Neural Control & Coordination2
Chemical Coordination & Integration2
Reproduction in Organisms1
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants3
Human Reproduction2
Reproductive Health3
Principles of Inheritance & Variation5
Molecular Basis of Inheritance5
Evolution4
Human Health & Diseases4
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production1
Microbes in Human Welfare4
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes3
Biotechnology & Its Applications2
Organisms & Populations0
Ecosystem1
Biodiversity & Conservation3
Environmental Issues4
neet 2019 biology chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis

Here is the paper analysis of the NEET 2020 paper for all the 3 subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 45.

Class wise distribution:

The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 17.
The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 28.

neet 2020 physics class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

33 questions were of easy type.
11 questions were of moderate type.
1 questions were of difficult type.

Chemistry

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 45.

Class wise distribution:

The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 21.
The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 24.

neet 2020 chemistry class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

25 questions were of easy type.
17 questions were of moderate type.
3 questions were of difficult type.

Biology

The total number of questions asked in the exam was 90.

Class wise distribution:

The number of questions asked from Class 11 was 48.
The number of questions asked from Class 12 was 42.

neet 2020 biology class 11 and 12 distribution weightage of marks and questions

The difficulty level of questions:

47 questions were of easy type.
38 questions were of moderate type.
5 questions were of difficult type.

In conclusion, after thorough analysis, the difficulty level of NEET 2020 paper was easy and the NCERT syllabus was followed. Biology was lengthy when compared to last year. Most of the questions in Physics and Chemistry were of easy to moderate difficulty. Overall, 58% of the paper was considered as easy, 37% as moderate, and 5% difficult.

NEET 2020 Unit Wise Weightage

Here is the unit-wise weightage (distribution of marks) of the NEET 2020 paper for all the 3 subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2020 paper for Physics section:

UnitNo. of questions
Mechanics10 (40 marks)
Heat5 (20 marks)
SHM and Waves2 (8 marks)
Electrodynamics14 (56 marks)
Optics4 (16 marks)
Modern & Electronics10 (40 marks)
neet 2020 physics chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

Chemistry

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2020 paper for Chemistry section:

UnitNo. of questions
Organic class 114 (16 marks)
Inorganic class 119 (36 marks)
Physical class 118 (32 marks)
Organic class 1110 (40 marks)
Inorganic class 126 (24 marks)
Physical class 128 (32 marks)
neet 2020 chemistry chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

Biology

Distribution of marks (unitwise, includes both class 11 and class 12) of the NEET 2020 paper for Biology section:

UnitNo. of questions asked
Diversity in the living world8 (32 marks)
Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals9 (36 marks)
Structure and functions9 (36 marks)
Plant Physiology9 (36 marks)
Human Physiology12 (48 marks)
Reproduction8 (32 marks)
Genetics and Evolution12 (48 marks)
Biology in Human Welfare6 (24 marks)
Biotechnology9 (36 marks)
Ecology8 (32 marks)
neet 2020 biology chapterwise weightage distribution of marks and questions

I hope that the above NEET 2019 and NEET 2020 analysis will help you to prepare better for NEET 2021 with a good strategy and a better understanding of the marks distribution.

Good luck Medicoholics! Until next time.

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