NEET 2021 Analysis: The paper analysis for NEET Paper 2021 is available now. The exam was moderately difficult. Physics section is difficult as compared to Biology and Chemistry sections. This year, the NEET paper codes were M, N, O and P. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the NEET exam on September 12, 2021, in pen and paper mode. The detailed subject wise NEET 2021 Analysis has been updated below on the article. NEET paper analysis 2021 will be helpful for the aspirants to analyse the difficulty level of each section and weightage from each of the topics.
In this article, we will provide an in-depth NEET 2021 exam analysis which will give detailed insights into the paper – the overall and sectional level of difficulty, distribution of questions, ideal time, type of questions asked, important topics, etc. With the help of NEET Analysis 2021, the test takers will get insights into their performance in the exam. It will help them predict their chances of making it to their dream medical college. Read on to find the overall NEET 2021 paper analysis.
NEET 2021 Analysis – Overview
Before we get into the NEET 2021 exam analysis, here is a quick overview of the exam:
|Exam||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Exam Mode||Pen & paper (Offline mode)|
|Duration||180 Minutes (3 Hours)|
|Number of Questions||200 Questions (180 questions to be answered)|
|Type of Questions||Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Language||13 Language – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Odia, Kannada and Urdu|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for each correct response|
|Negative Marking||-1 for each incorrect answer|
NEET 2021 Paper Analysis
NEET 2021 analysis is available now for Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers. Most of the questions were asked from NCERT books. The number of good attempts for NEET Paper can be 100+.
- Physics section was the moderate in difficulty level.
- Chemistry section was easy to moderate.
- Biology section was easy. The Biology paper carries the highest weightage in the NEET exam
|Biology||Easy to Moderate|
|Physics||Moderate to Difficult|
|Chemistry||Easy to Moderate|
Check Also- NEET 2021 Answer Key and Question paper
Previous Year’s NEET Paper Analysis
Candidates can check the previous year analysis to get a comprehensive idea about the question paper set up and difficulty level of the exam subject-wise. Here we have provided the NEET analysis for 2020, 2019, and 2018.
NEET Exam Analysis 2020
NEET exam is based on Class 11 and 12 syllabi of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Each of the Physics and Chemistry sections consists of 45 questions whereas 90 questions are asked from Biology. Here are the key insights on the NEET 2020 exam:
- According to many students, NEET 2020 exam was moderate to tough in difficulty level.
- Some students found Chemistry as the toughest of all sections while others found Biology as lengthy and tricky.
- Physics, which is usually the toughest section, was comparatively easy this time with most of the questions from NCERT Class 12.
- According to many students, the paper was a bit lengthy.
- Around 145 questions were directly picked from the NCERT textbook.
- Both Physics and Chemistry had conceptual and formula-based questions.
- The Biology section would have required a thorough reading and understanding of the NCERT.
NEET Analysis 2020 – Subject wise
The subject-wise NEET paper analysis 2020 is provided below:
NEET 2020 Physics Analysis
- Out of 45 questions, around 30 questions were easy and only 3-4 questions were difficult. The remaining questions were moderate.
- Most of the questions were from the Class 12 syllabus.
- Around 27% of the questions were from Mechanics and 33% questions were from Electrostatics and Magnetism.
Difficulty Level of Questions in Physics Section
|Difficulty Level||Percentage of Questions|
Topic-wise Distribution of Questions in Physics Section
|Topics from NEET Physics||Weightage in NEET 2020 Question Paper|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||11%|
NEET 2020 Chemistry Analysis
- Although many students said that Chemistry was the most difficult section, experts are of the opinion that most of the questions in the Chemistry section were easy.
- Questions were asked mostly from the Class 12 syllabus.
- Around 70% of the questions were based on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
Difficulty Level of Questions in Chemistry Section
|Difficulty Level||Percentage of Questions|
Topic-wise Distribution of Questions in Chemistry Section
|Topics from NEET Chemistry||Weightage in NEET 2020 Question Paper|
|Inorganic Chemistry – Class 11||22%|
|Physical Chemistry – Class 12||20%|
|Organic Chemistry – Class 12||20%|
|Physical Chemistry – Class 11||16%|
|Inorganic Chemistry – Class 12||13%|
|Organic Chemistry – Class 11||9%|
NEET 2020 Biology Analysis
- More than 50% of the questions in the Biology section were difficult. Only 6-7 questions were easy and the remaining were of moderate difficulty level.
- Most of the questions were from the Class 11 syllabus.
Difficulty Level of Questions in Biology – Zoology Section
|Difficulty Level||Percentage of Questions|
Topic-wise Distribution of Questions in Biology – Zoology Section
|Topics from NEET Zoology||Weightage in NEET 2020 Question Paper|
|Animal Husbandry & Biotechnology||21%|
|Human Health and Diseases||8%|
|Structural Organization in Animals||4%|
Difficulty Level of Questions in Biology – Botany Section
|Difficulty Level||Percentage of Questions|
Topic-wise Distribution of Questions in Biology – Botany Section
|Topics from NEET Botany||Weightage in NEET 2020 Question Paper|
|Cell and Cell Cycle||14%|
|Structural Organization of Plants||12%|
|Diversity of Life||11%|
|Biology in Human Welfare||5%|
NEET Exam Analysis 2020: Experts’ Opinions
According to top teachers, NEET 2020 cutoff was likely to be expected higher than the last year 2019. The highest score was likely to be expected above 700. But students had to score around 145 to qualify in the exam. In order to secure a seat in a government medical college, students had to score in the range of 460-510.
The experts at Embibe predicted an accurate cutoff for 2020 as the data released by NTA was higher than the previous year. Here is the official cutoff for NEET:
|Category||Cutoff Percentile||Cutoff score|
|Others||50th Percentile||720 – 147|
|OBC||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|SC||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|ST||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|UR & PH||45th Percentile||146 – 129|
|OBC & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
|SC & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
|ST & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
NEET Students Reaction & Live Updates
You will also be able to check the students’ reaction and live updates for NEET 2021 right here in this article. This will give test-takers as well as future NEET aspirants a clear idea about the nature of the exam for the current year.
Here is a student reaction for NEET 2020:
NEET 2021 Answer Key
Top coaching institutes including Embibe will release the NEET 2021 answer key once the exam is conducted. With the help of the NEET answer key, students will be able to find out their probable score in the exam. Students can download the keys from the following table:
Links To Check NEET Answer Key By Various Institutes
|NEET Answer Key by Coaching Institutes|
|Brilliant Study Centre|
|Motion IIT JEE|
|Rao IIT Academy|
NEET Analysis 2019
According to different test takers across India, the NEET 2019 paper was on similar lines of the past few years. The NEET 2019 test-takers ranked the paper an average one, where Biology was the easiest of all the three sections, Chemistry was of moderate level and Physics came out to be difficult on a higher scale with many calculation-based questions.
As per Embibe experts, NEET 2019 paper was easy compared to the previous year. NEET Analysis by Embibe suggested that in Chemistry, 55.6% of questions have come from Class 11, while questions from Class 12 topics covered 44.4% of the total questions.
Physics paper of NEET 2019 had a total of 45 questions of which 51.1% covered the Class 12 subject-matters while from Class 11, there were just 48.9% questions.
According to the exam experts, NEET Biology paper was also easy though time-taking. Going by Embibe experts’ NEET Analysis, 52.2% of questions in Biology paper were from Class 11 and 47.8% from Class Class 12. Check NEET Analysis 2019 By Embibe Here.
NEET Analysis Videos by Embibe 2019: In-depth Paper Analysis and Important Questions
|Subjects||Video link of NEET Analysis by Embibe|
|Physics||Click here to view video of NEET Analysis of Physics by Embibe|
|Chemistry||Click here to view video of NEET Analysis of Chemistry by Embibe|
|Biology||Click here to view video NEET Analysis of Biology by Embibe|
NEET Analysis 2021 By Allen Kota
According to the NEET analysis by Allen Kota’s experts, the overall NEET 2019 paper was a moderate-to-easy paper. Physics and Chemistry, according to Allen Kota, were easy. The Biology paper of NEET UG exam was somewhat lengthy.
NEET Analysis 2021 By Resonance
The subject matter experts of Resonance said, in their NEET UG exam analysis by Resonance, that among all the three subjects the difficulty of Physics in NEET 2019 was higher than Chemistry and Biology. Among the total 45 multiple choice questions in Physics, 9 were difficult and tricky whereas Chemistry had only one very difficult question. The Biology section had a total of 17 difficult questions out of 90 multiple-choice questions.
NEET Exam Analysis 2018
According to the NEET Paper Analysis, NEET 2018 paper was considered as easy-to-moderate with about 150 questions based on NCERT and about 30 questions were found tricky and based on multiple topics. Biology was found to be the easiest of all, Chemistry was easy to moderate while students found Physics the toughest.
|Subjects||Class 11||Class 11||Class 12||Class 11||Total||Total|
|No. of Questions||Marks||No. of Questions||Marks||No. of Questions||Marks|
Overall NEET Analysis 2018: Physics
Physics was the toughest of the three subjects. Class XI syllabus was given more weightage in NEET 2018. A lot of questions came from class XI Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics. There were 8 difficult, 27 medium level and 10 easy questions from this section.
Mechanics and Magnetism are usually the most important topics that carry the maximum weightage.
Important topics included:
- Wave Optics
- Modern Physics
- Rigid Body Dynamics
- KTG & Thermodynamics
Overall NEET Analysis 2018: Chemistry Paper
Unlike Physics, Chemistry had more questions from the class XII syllabus. The questions from Class XI were not very tough but the ones from Class XII were quite tricky.
Most of the questions were conceptual and application-based. So, candidates needed total clarity about the basic concepts.
Important topics included:
- Chemical Bonding
- Coordination Compounds
- Carbonyl Compounds
- Organic Chemistry-I
In-depth NEET Analysis 2018
Embibe performed a unique NEET Analysis of the 2018 offline paper. Having large amounts of student attempt data collected on our platform over many years, and using Embibe’s Knowledge Graph gives us insights into the paper on various dimensions – difficulty, time to solve, important concepts and chapters, and likely student mistakes.
In-depth NEET Paper Analysis: How Difficult Was The Paper?
Questions are rated on a difficulty scale of 1-10 (with 1 being least difficult and 10 being highest difficult) specific to an exam. The box plot below shows the distribution of difficulty levels of questions in 2018 versus those from the previous two years. We can see that in 2018, the average difficulty level was slightly higher than in the previous years.
The bar chart below shows the average difficulty level for each of the three subjects – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. We can see that this year, Physics was on average the toughest section.
In-depth NEET Exam Analysis 2018: How Long Was The Paper?
Questions are also assigned an Ideal Time (the average time it would take top students to correctly answer the question). For 2018’s NEET Offline Paper, the questions had an average ideal time of 63 seconds. The figure below shows the distribution of ideal times for questions in 2018’s paper versus the previous two years.
We immediately notice that the NEET 2018 paper was much lengthier than in previous years.
The bar chart below shows the average question ideal time for each of the three subjects – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. We can see that Physics and Chemistry questions were taking more time.
In-depth NEET Exam Analysis 2018: How Were The Questions Spread Across Chapters & Concepts?
In total, the 180 questions NEET 2018 Offline Paper covered 79 chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The figure below shows how many chapters were used in multiple questions. We can see that of the 79 chapters, 15 chapters had 4 or more questions asked.
And here is the list of chapters asking 4 or more questions. (Number of questions within brackets)
- s Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth Metals) and Hydrogen (5)
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (4)
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current (5)
- Rotational Motion (4)
- Ray Optics (4)
- Principles of Inheritance and Variation (6)
- Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants (6)
- Biological Classification (5)
- Breathing and Exchange of Gases (5)
- Molecular Basis of Inheritance (5)
- Human Reproduction (4)
- Organisms and Populations (4)
- Morphology of Flowering Populations (4)
- Environmental Issues (4)
Each question also required the knowledge of some set of concepts to solve them. There were 383 concepts covered in the paper. This means that on average, a student would have to draw from their knowledge of between 2 and 3 concepts in order to solve a single question. Looking at this data another way, the figure below shows how many concepts were used in multiple questions.
We can see that of the 203 concepts that were tested, only 20 concepts, less than 10%, appeared in multiple questions. And here is the list of concepts appearing in multiple questions.
- Magnetic moment of central Metals (4)
- Electronic configuration of elements (3)
- Electronic Configuration of p block elements (3)
- Coordination number (secondary valencies) and geometry of complexes (3)
- Vanderwaal’s gas equation (2)
- Electron affinity of elements of halogen family group (VIIA) (2)
- Crossed linked or network polymers (2)
- Mixing of solutions (2)
- Refraction through Prisms (2)
- Examples on Wedge problems (2)
- Examples on Ozone Depletion (3)
- Kingdom Plantae (3)
- Ozone Depletion (3)
- Structure of Pollen Grain (2)
- Meiosis (2)
- Excretory products and their elimination (2)
- Pollination (2)
- Cellular Respiration (2)
- Basis of Classification Of Animal Kingdom (2)
- Disorders Related to Respiration (2)
In-depth NEET Analysis – What Skill Types Did The Questions Test For?
Any particular question on an exam paper will require the application of different skill types to be able to correctly solve it within an acceptable amount of time. We tag every question with the specific skill type that it tests for. The figure below shows the distribution of skills that were covered by the questions in 2018’s paper. We can see that Analysis and Application skill types accounted for over 95% of the questions asked, with Analysis type questions being more abundant.
In-depth NEET Analysis – Concept level Analysis
At Embibe, we have powerful data that captures how students perform on various concepts. This data is based on millions of student attempts collected over the years on our platform. Using this data, we have the following concepts where students most likely went wrong, overtime, and made careless mistakes.
In-depth NEET Analysis: Top 3 Concepts Where Students Could Go Wrong In NEET 2018
|Concept name||Likelihood of getting wrong|
|Cell EMF = Difference in reduction potentials of cathode & anode||64.77%|
|Salt hydrolysis and their pH||62.19%|
In-depth NEET Analysis: Top 3 Concepts Where Students Could Go Overtime In NEET 2018
|Concept name||Likelihood of getting overtime|
|The concentration of reactants and products||49.52%|
|Examples on Zone of Root Hair||45.57%|
In-depth NEET Analysis: Top 3 Concepts Where Students Could Make Careless Mistakes In NEET 2018
|Concept name||Likelihood of making careless mistakes|
|Cell EMF = Difference in reduction potentials of cathode & anode||27.91%|
|Examples on Wedge problems||26.14%|
|De Broglie Wavelength of A Particle||25.84%|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on NEET 2021 Analysis
|Q1: Are this analysis based on the student’s reaction or written by some professionals?|
Ans: The student’s reactions are taken after the exam is conducted. While the NEET exam analysis is covered by the professionals at Embibe.
|Q2: When will the NEET 2021 exam be held?|
Ans: NEET 2021 exam will be conducted on September 12, 2021.
|Q3: Where can I find an accurate analysis of NEET?|
Ans: You can find an accurate NEET 2021 exam analysis at Embibe where we have covered difficulty level and topic-wise weightage of the questions asked in the exam along with the experts’ opinions as well as students’ reactions.
|Q4: Where can I attempt NEET mock test for free?|
Ans: You can solve free NEET mock test series on Embibe.
With Embibe’s powerful algorithms and vast attempt data, we have a number of Jump packs that allow students to target specific types of errors they may make.
At Embibe, we have always believed that good data coupled with smart algorithms, is the key to personalizing education at scale and enabling students to achieve their learning outcomes. The final section in our NEET Analysis drives from this point. It may not be possible for all students to love the entire syllabus as a whole and prepare with equal fervour across all content. However, one must prepare for the exam in the smartest possible manner. Using Embibe’s data-driven insights and preparation strategies make it possible for anyone to make the best use of the limited time available when preparing for some of the toughest exams in the world. Bookmark this page to get an overall NEET Analysis 2021.
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