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

Unit

Chapters

Weightage

1

Diversity of Living Organisms

14%


Chapter-1: The Living World


Chapter-2: Biological Classification


Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom


Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom

2

Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals

5%


Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants


Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants


Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals

3

Cell: Structure and Function

9%


Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life


Chapter-9: Biomolecules


Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division

4

Plant Physiology

6%


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

5

Human Physiology

20%


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

Unit

Chapters

Weightage

6

Reproduction

9%


Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms


Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants


Chapter-3: Human Reproduction


Chapter-4: Reproductive Health

7

Genetics and Evolution

18%


Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation


Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance


Chapter-7: Evolution

8

Biology and Human Welfare

9%


Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases


Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production


Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare

9

Biotechnology and its Applications

4%


Chapter-11: Biotechnology - Principles and Processes


Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application

10

Ecology and Environment

6%


Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations


Chapter-14: Ecosystem


Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation


Chapter-16: Environmental Issues

Total

100%

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