How To Prepare For Biology In NEET 2018

Written By: Sashikanth Sai

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS or BDS courses in India. This year, NEET (UG) is all set to take place on May 6, 2018. Being one of the toughest examinations in India, students should do their best in all the three subjects, namely, biology, physics and chemistry to earn a seat in a medical college.

Biology in NEET is a favourite section to many aspirants because the questions are not too tricky; however, the difficulty level has increased in the recent years. This subject never disappoints the students who have prepared well. Here are some of the preparation tips for the biology section in NEET.

Understand The Subject

Compared to physics and chemistry, biology is somewhat easier and the questions never go beyond the NCERT textbooks. According to the sources, 53% and 47% of weightage are given to the class 12 and class 11, respectively. Zoology and botany are the two sections under biology, and both are equally important for the NEET examination.

Zoology

This is one of the interesting and scoring subjects in biology. A total of 45 questions will come from zoology. This subject deals with the study of animal kingdom, embryology, evolution and classification of animals. Never ignore the concepts such as human reproduction, physiology, health and diseases. However, devote time for the evolution and animal husbandry concepts also.

Botany

It deals with the science of plant life. Botany also contains 45 questions in the exam. Students should give importance to the concepts of modern botany such as biochemistry, reproduction, plant taxonomy and metabolism. They should also focus on the concepts that carry high weightage in the exams such as biotechnology, ecology and genetics. One can expect direct questions on plant diversity and biology in human welfare, so never neglect these topics.

Top 8 Tips To Prepare For Biology

1. Aspirants should know each and every part of the syllabus.
2. Before choosing the reference books, one should completely study the NCERT textbooks.
3. It is advised to divide the biology syllabus based on the weightage.
4. Be thorough with the nomenclature in both zoology and botany.
5. Prepare for the biology section based on the previous years' question papers.
6. Devote at least 2-3 days for the revision during the last week of preparation.
7. Never keep the time-consuming topics, such as animalia and plantae, for the end.
8. Prepare your own notes which will be extremely useful during revisions.

Important Books To Refer

  • S Chand's Biology
  • Modern's ABC of Biology
  • Truman's Objective Biology & Elementary Biology
  • Pradeep's a text book of Biology

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