A candidate must give equal attention to chemistry like Physics and Biology (Botany + Zoology). Chemistry section carries 45 marks out of total 180 marks. Therefore it is important to prepare well for Chemistry section to crack NEET exam. To help candidates, below we have shared some important tips to prepare for Chemistry NEET exam.
Important Chemistry Preparation Tips to Clear NEET Exam-
Chemistry section is mainly classified into three parts: Physical, Organic and Inorganic. While Physical and Inorganic Chemistry parts carry weightage of 36%, Organic Chemistry has a weightage of remaining 28%. Below, we have arranged the Topics of Chemistry section according to their importance.
Most Important Topics
Start with these topics:
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- Chemical Kinetics
- P-block Elements
- Coordination compounds
- Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
- Redox Reactions
Less Important Topics
Once done with the above topics, continue with the following topics.
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Classification of Elements And Periodicity in Properties
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- d And f Block Elements
- s-Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
- Structure of Atom
- Solid State
Least Important Topics
Finally, complete your preparation with following topics.
- States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Environmental Chemistry
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Surface Chemistry
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- General Principles
In order to prepare for the above-mentioned topics, it is important to have a thorough planning considering the time remaining for the NEET exam. Follow these tips to prepare Chemistry for NEET exam.
Make a Good Preparation Plan
As said, planning is necessary to prepare for a competitive exam of this level. Formulate a weekly study plan and target a certain number of chapters to cover each week. Make sure to achieve the target as per the schedule, especially if you are not left with enough time.
Refer to NCERT Books
Most of the questions asked in NEET exam are based on NCERT syllabus only. So, make sure to study everything first from NCERT. The concepts and language in NCERT books are easy to understand. You can take reference from other books after you are completely done with the NCERT books.
Recommended Books Other than NCERT Books
Apart from NCERT Chemistry books of 11th and 12th Class, you can refer to following books.
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th ( Volume I and II )
- Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
- New Pattern Chemistry (IIT JEE) (English) 6th Edition by R.K Gupta
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
Section Wise Planning
To prepare Inorganic Chemistry, refer to NCERT book only. This is because this part is fact-based only and it doesn’t include many concepts. You can cram up this section to score better in this part.
On the other hand, Physical Chemistry consists of both concepts and numerical problems, you can refer to other books apart from NCERT books.
And, for Organic Chemistry, as it is purely based on concepts, you can seek assistance from seniors, teachers, and friends to clear your doubts.
Practice Mock Tests
Take as many mock tests as you can. Also, solve previous years’ question papers. This will help in evaluating your preparation, revise your syllabus, be familiar with the pattern and especially improve your timing which is very important.
If you follow the above-mentioned methodology to prepare your Chemistry subject for NEET exam, you are more likely to score much better. So, incorporate these preparation tips in your routine for the preparation of Chemistry syllabus to crack NEET exam.