NEET UG 2024 Syllabus: Biology chapter-wise weightage

NMC NEET UG Syllabus 2024: Human physiology and genetics and evolution chapters have the highest weightage in the biology section.


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Anu Parthiban | November 6, 2023 | 01:40 PM IST

NEW DELHI: With five months left for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - undergraduate, Class 12 students have ample time to prepare for the exam as per the updated NMC NEET UG 2024 syllabus. This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the NEET UG exam date 2024 well in advance. As per the exam calendar, the NEET 2024 exam will be held on May 5.

Class 12 students who wish to pursue MBBS, BDS and other undergraduate medical courses will have to appear in the NEET exam 2024 to be eligible for admission. MBBS is the most sought after course after Class 12. Around 20 lakh students registered for the NEET exam last year.

NEET is also one of the toughest entrance exams and the syllabus for the exam is published by the National Medical Commission (NMC). NEET biology paper will have questions from botany and zoology sections. As per the paper pattern, the exam will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours and 20 minutes in pen and paper mode.

The exam will have 200 questions carrying a maximum of 720 marks. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be granted and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted. Zero marks will be given for unanswered questions.

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Students can check the NEET UG biology chapter-wise weightage as per the revised syllabus. Human Physiology and Genetics and Evolution chapters have the highest weightage in the biology section.

Class 11





Diversity of Living Organisms


Chapter-1: The Living World

Chapter-2: Biological Classification

Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom

Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom


Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals


Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants

Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals


Cell: Structure and Function


Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life

Chapter-9: Biomolecules

Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division


Plant Physiology


Chapter-11: Transport in Plants

Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition

Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants

Chapter-15: Plant - Growth and Development


Human Physiology


Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption

Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation

Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination

Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement

Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination

Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration

Class 12







Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms

Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Chapter-3: Human Reproduction

Chapter-4: Reproductive Health


Genetics and Evolution


Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Chapter-7: Evolution


Biology and Human Welfare


Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases

Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare


Biotechnology and its Applications


Chapter-11: Biotechnology - Principles and Processes

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application


Ecology and Environment


Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Chapter-14: Ecosystem

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Chapter-16: Environmental Issues



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