NEET-UG (2024) Subject – Wise Question Paper Analysis by Aakash Institute

Mr. Nabin Kaarki, National Academic Director – Medical, Aakash Educational Services Limited

On 5th May, almost more than 24 lakh candidates appeared in the NEET-UG (2024) – a test through which admissions to the major medical courses like MBBS and BDS in AIIMS, JIPMER, and other medical colleges in India will be sought. Let’s take a look at the subject-wise question paper analysis prepared by the experts at the Aakash Institute.

Quick overview of the question paper:

NEET-UG (2024) was conducted in pen-and-paper mode. The question paper, which was majorly NCERT-based, comprised 4 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The total marks stood at 720 whereas the duration of the test was 200 minutes. Each subject consisted of two sections: Section A, with 35 questions, and Section B, with 15 questions. Out of the 15 questions in Section B, you had to attempt any 10. However, it’s vital to remember that correct options marked will earn you 4 marks, while each incorrect answer will deduct 1 mark. Unattempted questions will neither gain nor cost you any marks.

Overall difficulty level: Moderate

Analysis of Physics questions

  • Difficulty level – Difficult and lengthy (in comparison with the previous-year question paper)
  • 70-75% of the questions were numerical, whereas 25-30% were theory-based.
  • Some questions were time-taking because of the long mathematical calculations needed to answer them.
  • The multi-statement-based questions were tricky and time-consuming.
  • The questions related to Wheatstone Bridge were a little bit difficult and required out-of-the-box thinking capability.
  • One question was beyond the scope of the syllabus recommended by NTA for the NEET-UG (2024).

Analysis of Chemistry questions

  • Difficulty level – Easy to moderate
  • Most of the questions were within the scope of the NCERT. Some questions copied the exact language of the NCERT.
  • Theory-based questions dominated the paper and only 11 questions were numerical.
  • 14 questions were from Organic Chemistry, 18 were from Inorganic Chemistry and the same number of questions were from Physical Chemistry. Section A and B shared almost equal share of questions from those three fields.

Analysis of Botany questions

  • Difficulty level – Easy to moderate
  • A few questions were tricky.
  • All the questions were from the NCERT textbooks except two which had options beyond the scope of NCERT. Some questions straightforwardly copied the language of the NCERT.
  • An equal number of questions were drawn from the syllabi of Class XI and XII.
  • A majority of the questions were fact-based and a few were concept-based.
  • The match-the-column-type questions dominated the Botany section. They were closely followed by multi-statement-based and statement-A/B-based questions. A few questions tested the knowledge of diagrams given in the NCERT books.
  • Most of the questions were asked from the unit – Genetics.

Analysis of Zoology questions

  • Difficulty level – Moderate but lengthy
  • The syllabus of Class XII dominated the paper. 5 questions were asked from each of the chapters: Human Reproduction, Human Health and Disease, and Biotechnology.
  • Most of the questions (17 questions) were of match-the-column type. There were 8 multiple-statement-based and 5 two-statement-based questions. 2 questions belonged to the assertion-reason category and both of them were from Human Reproduction.
  • Certain options in a few questions required knowledge beyond the NCERT.

In conclusion, the NEET-UG (2024) subject-wise question paper analysis conducted by Aakash Institute offers valuable insights into the nature of the exam. The analysis underscores the importance of a comprehensive preparation strategy that encompasses not only NCERT textbooks but also extends beyond them. This analysis will definitely help the future NEET aspirants in their preparation.

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