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NEET 2018: A Detailed Analysis

By: Sakshi Awasthi on May 07, 2018

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was successfully conducted at 136 centres across the country on May 6 i.e. yesterday for the academic year 2018. This year nearly 13 Lakh candidates appeared for NEET Examination. There have been mixed reactions from the students regarding the examination. Some students found the question paper tough whereas some claimed it to be moderate.

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NEET 2018 Paper Analysis

Physics-

The Physics sections covered the entire syllabus. Almost 10 questions in this section required combination of concepts and few questions were simple. A total number of 24 question were from class 12th syllabus whereas 21 questions were from the 11th syllabus. This section is considered to be the toughest section in NEET 2018.

 

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Difficult

2 Questions

Moderate

9 Questions

Easy

34 Questions

 

Unlike NEET 2017, this year's Physics section in the question paper was less time-consuming and involved lesser calculations. This section could be easily completed within the given time-limit. The majority of the questions were based on NCERT and the section comprised of both theoretical and numerical questions. Few questions required long calculations and few theory-based questions were difficult. Most of the questions were based on Rational Motion Current Electricity, Ray and Wave Optics.

Chemistry-

Almost equal amount of questions were from class 11th and class 12th syllabus in this section i.e. a total number of 20 questions were from class 11th and the same from class 12th. The Chemistry section was quite moderate in NEET 2018 examination. This section comprised a huge chunk of Coordination Chemistry and Chemical Bonding and very few questions were asked from Electrochemistry and Solutions. Most of the questions were based on NCERT apart from few exceptions such as Molecular Orbital Configuration of Heteroatomic Molecules, Reverse Hyperconjugation etc. All the questions in this section were based on concepts and rarely required memory. Questions on Physical Chemistry required curtailed calculations.

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Difficult

1 Questions

Moderate

20 Questions

Easy

24 Questions

 

Biology-

This section was the easiest among all three sections. It comprised of more questions based on Human Physiology and Reproduction, Genetics Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Ecology. Nearly 46 questions in this section were from class 12th whereas 44 questions were from 11th class.

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Difficult

9 Questions

Moderate

33 Questions

Easy

48 Questions

 

Most of the questions were concept based derived from NCERT Textbooks and the difficulty level is moderate. The candidates who have focused more on NCERT while preparations have more chances to qualify NEET 2018. As compared to the previous years, this section was easier and focused more on the application of knowledge.

Student's Reaction on NEET 2018:

Prabhat Singh Baghel from Maharishi Vidya Mandir School said that the paper was similar to the previous year's question paper and he is expecting a good score. He referred the Physics section to be trickier.

Deepanshu Bajpai of Ramjas School Pusa Road said, “The Paper was moderate, and the Biology section was quite easy than the expectation.”

Anjali Jha of Sarvodya Kenya Vidalya said, “The Physics section was the most difficult section, but the Biology section was easy and scoring.”

Mahima Chauhan of Army Public School said, “I will score well in Biology section, but Physics was quite lengthy and required long calculations.”

Ali Bin Zafar said, “It was difficult to solve the tough questions, but the overall paper was easy, and I could finish the paper in given time.”

The NEET 2018 Results are scheduled to be released on June 5, 2018, and the counseling of the same is expected to start from the Second week of June 2018.

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