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NEET 2020 Paper Analysis and expected cutoff

Finally, NEET 2020 is concluded on 13th September. About 90 per cent of aspirants appeared for this exam across 3,800 centres on Sunday. All COVID-19 Safety Protocols were followed by NTA to conduct the exam safely. After the conclusion of the exam, the reactions of the students are out as well, and now the speculation will be on the NEET Answer Keys 2020. Here, we will look at the NEET 2020 Paper Analysis, Answer Keys & expected Cut-Offs.

The NEET 2020 Results are expected to be out very soon, during the last week of September 2020.

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis

The NEET 2020 exam paper was overall “easy”. The questions asked were mostly from NCERT. The paper had 180 questions with 720 marks. Find the NEET 2020 subject-wise paper analysis below:

NEET 2020 Zoology Exam Analysis

  1. Level of Difficulty – Moderate with a few exceptions.
  2. Multi-conceptual questions were asked. This required logical thinking, and accuracy. Few questions were tricky.
  3. Few terms were out of the NCERT domain.
  4. In general, the questions were thought-provoking and required aspirants to be alert.

NEET 2020 Botany Exam Analysis

  1. 1-2 questions were controversial and had more than one correct answer.
  2. Two questions came out of the NCERT books.
  3. Most of the questions were based on concepts. Few of the questions were facts-based.
  4. The paper was not lengthy.

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis – Chemistry

  1. The Difficulty level was from easy to moderate.
  2. The questions were straight forward, and easy. They were based on NCERT books.
  3. The paper was not lengthy, and even average students can attempt at least 40 questions with ease.

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis – Physics

  1. This paper was easy with comparison to previous years.
  2. Questions based on NCERT hover between 30 – 40% of the total questions.
  3. The questions were based on syllabus only with no controversial questions.

NEET 2020 Answer Keys

The official NEET 2020 Answer Keys will be released on the official website soon. The unofficial answer keys are released by coaching institutes like Aakash which are given below-

NEET UG Papers 2020 Question & Answers Key
NEET Code-G5 Download
NEET Code-G1 Download
NEET Code-G2 Download
NEET Code-G3 Download
NEET Code-G4 Download
NEET Code-E1 Download
NEET Code-E2 Download
NEET Code-E3 Download
NEET Code-E4 Download
NEET Code-F1 Download
NEET Code-F2 Download
NEET Code-F3 Download
NEET Code-H1 Download
NEET Code-H2 Download
NEET Code-H3 Download

NEET 2020 Cut Off

The NEET 2020 Cut Off will be released soon. But here you can find the last year cut-offs below:

Categories NEET Cut off 2019 NEET 2018 Cut off
General Category (50th percentile) 701 – 134 691 – 119
SC/ST/OBC (40th percentile) 133 – 107 118 – 96

The NEET Answer Keys and cut-offs are the next big thing on which all eyes are glued. Both of them will be officially released soon on the NTA website. Now that the exams are successfully concluded, test-takers must stay alert to official notifications.

NEET Paper Analysis (2015-2020): Detailed Weightage Analysis for Topics and Difficulty Level

NEET 2020 has been conducted on September 13, 2020 in a single shift from 2 to 5 PM. Approximately 16.84 lakhs students enroll their names for NEET 2020 exam. Experts prepare the evaluation report and the aspirants can identify the difficulty level of the question papers. Consequently, they can also predict the cut off for the year. NEET paper analysis (2015 to 2020) has been highlighted in this article. Additionally, the difficulty level of the section wise topics is also provided.

  • As per the statement of experts, NEET cut off marks are dependent upon the difficulty level of the exam.
  • The exam has 90 questions from Biology. It is categorised into Botany and Zoology and 45 questions both in Physics and Chemistry (from class XI and XII).
  • It is advised to practice from NCERT books and previous years’ questions for NEET 2020 exam. Hence, the aspirants will get advantages to score high.

NEET 2020 Paper Analysis

NEET analysis 2020 will paint a clear picture about the nature of the NEET exam to be conducted in future. This helps the future NEET aspirants to get prepared for the exam accordingly. Detailed analysis of all three sections are tabulated below:

NEET Physics Paper Analysis

  • Physics again got the tag of the toughest section among the 3 sections.
  • Direct questions from sections such as Energy, Mass, Newton’s Laws of Motion.
  • color code was asked from the current electricity question.
  • Direct questions in this section were formula based.
Section Number of Questions
Mechanics 16
Heat and Thermodynamics 5
Electrostatics and Magnetism 5
Optics and Modern Physics 10
Current Electricity 9

NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

  • Test takers found the Chemistry paper of NEET 2020 to be lengthier.
  • Students found this section difficult, reason being lengthy calculations.
  • Theoretical questions were a little difficult to solve.
  • Overall this section ranked easy to solve and scoring also.
Section Number of Questions
Organic 15
Inorganic 15
Physical 15

NEET Biology Paper Analysis

  • Test Takers perceive Biology questions very easy to solve.
  • But some of the questions were tricky from this section.
  • Most of the questions were straight from the NCERT syllabus.
Section Number of Questions
Biology in Human Welfare 3
Ecology 11
Plant Physiology 7
Human Physiology 15
Cell Structure 6
Structural organization in animal and plant 7
Biotechnology 8
Diversity of Living Organism 12
reproduction 10
Genetic and Evolution 11

Overall Analysis of Questions in NEET 2020

Particular Physics Chemistry Biology
Number of questions from Class 11 22 21 52
Number of questions from Class 12 23 24 38
Overall Difficulty Level Moderate-Difficult Easy-Moderate Easy-Moderate

NEET Paper Analysis 2019 

According to the applicants, NEET 2019 questions were moderately difficult. Some students found it lengthy. All three sections were a bit difficult. Physics section was a little bit tricky. The Chemistry section was also found moderately difficult. Biology section was easy compared to other sections but some of the questions were tough.

NEET 2019 Physics Paper Analysis

  • Physics is the toughest section among the three sections in NEET 2020 exam.
  • The aspirants will need to crack conceptually based and tricky questions in the exam.
  • Physics questions were usually critical and the aspirants needed to do heavy calculations.

NEET 2019 Chemistry Paper Analysis

  • Chemistry section was moderately complex. Hence, the aspirants got some direct questions from NCERT text book.
  • This was the scoring section in NEET 2019 exam.
  • As per the expert’s in depth NEET analysis, NEET 2019 chemistry was comparatively easier than the previous years.

NEET 2019 Biology Paper Analysis

  • Usually, Biology is considered as the easiest section, however, last year, the Biology section was not so easy.
  • The trend of NEET 2019 Biology questions was time-consuming and descriptive.
  • The high weightage chapters of NEET 2019 biology section were from Microbes in Human Welfare and Cell. These are the chapters of Botany and Zoology respectively.
  • To get a high score in the Biology section, the aspirants are required to have in-depth knowledge of concepts.

NEET 2019 Topic Wise Analysis (Physics & Chemistry)

Topics Easy Average Difficult % Portion
Physics
Mechanics 3 4 2 22%
Fluids 1 0 0 1%
Thermal Physics 1 3 2 15%
SHM & Waves 1 0 0 5%
Electrodynamics 2 3 5 22%
Optics 4 2 1 12%
Modern & Electronics 4 2 1 16%
Chemistry
Inorganic 4 5 3 50%
Physical 5 3 2 30%
Organic 7 5 1 35%

NEET 2019 Topic Wise Analysis (Biology)

Botany

Topics Easy Medium Difficult Total
Plant Diversity 2 5 1 8
Ecology 3 8 0 11
Cell Biology and Cell division 1 4 0 5
Plant Morphology 2 0 0 2
Biomolecule 0 1 0 1
Plant Physiology 3 3 1 7
Plant reproduction 3 2 0 5
Genetics & Biotechnology 9 7 0 16
Plant Anatomy 3 1 0 4
Total 26 31 2 59

Zoology

Topics Easy Medium Difficult Total
Animal Diversity 2 2 0 4
Structural Organisation in Animal 1 0 0 1
Human Physiology 8 6 1 15
Human Reproduction and Reproductive health 3 0 2 5
Origin and Evolution 3 0 0 3
Human Health and Diseases 2 0 1 3
Total 19 8 4 31

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis by Allen Kota

According to Allen Kota’s experts NEET 2019 paper ranked moderate to easy paper. Physics and Chemistry were easy according to Allen Kota analysis whereas the Biology paper of NEET 2019 UG exam, was somewhat lengthy. Below given table represents subject-wise difficulty level analysis by Allen Kota:

Subject No. of Easy Questions No. of Medium Questions No. of Difficult Questions
Physics 21 21 3
Chemistry 27 13 5
Botany 32 17 1
Zoology 24 11 5

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis by Resonance

As per analysis by Resonance, 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.

Overall NEET 2019 was found to be quite easier as compared to NEET 2018.The subject matter experts of Resonance said that questions from all subjects were found to be easier than the exam conducted in the last three years, therefore the cutoff should increase and is expected to be around 565 to 570.

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NEET Paper Analysis 2018

Types of questions and the difficulty level of NEET 2018 exam were closely similar to NEET 2017. Both Physics and Chemistry gave a tough time to test takers due to long calculative questions. Few easy questions in Physics required tricky calculations. Biology was tough in comparison to previous years and was again time-consuming. It had few questions out of NCERT syllabus as well. Both Class XI and Class XII syllabus were covered in all the subjects. Check the in depth NEET analysis of 2018 as per the subjects below.

NEET Physics Paper Analysis

  • In NEET 2018, Physics was the toughest exam compared to the rest.
  • Physics questions were comparatively lengthy and conceptual based.
  • Category of Physics questions break up in NEET 2018 exam: 2 difficult questions, 34 easy questions and 9 moderate questions.
  • In the NEET 2018 question paper, division of questions were 24 and 21 respectively from class XII and XI.

NEET Chemistry Paper analysis

  • The section was not so long like the Physics section.
  • The Chemistry section was moderate among the three sections.
  • Most of the questions of the Chemistry section were simple concept based.
  • The ratio of 12th standard and 11th standard questions were 20 and 20 respectively.

NEET Biology Paper analysis

  • In NEET 2018, it was the easiest section compared to the other two sections.
  • 46 questions were coming from class XII and 44 questions from class XI.
  • There were 48 easy questions, 9 difficult questions and 33 moderate questions.
  • Most of the questions were concept based and these were coming from NCERT (directly).
  • Average obtained marks by most of the aspirants were ranking from 350 to 400 marks.

NEET 2018 Topic Wise Analysis (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)

Topics Easy Average Difficult % Portion
Physics
Mechanics 5 7 0 27%
Fluids 0 0 1 2%
Thermal Physics 1 4 1 13%
SHM & Waves 1 2 0 7%
Electrodynamics 5 3 3 24%
Optics 1 4 0 11%
Modern & Electronics 4 2 1 16%
Chemistry
Inorganic 9 4 2 34%
Physical 7 3 5 33%
Organic 8 5 2 33%
Biology
Plant Diversity 6 1 0 11%
Plant Morphology 4 3 0 11%
Plant Physiology 1 4 1 10%
Plant Reproduction 2 2 0 7%
Cell Biology 3 5 1 15%

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Other Facts about NEET 2018

  • Total number of applicants for NEET 2018 was 13, 26, 725. The ratio of male to female candidates is 580648: 746076. On the other hand, there was one transgender candidate as well.
  • Since 2018, the exam has started to be conducted in other languages (irrespective of Hindi and English) such as Oriya, Urdu, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi.

NEET Paper Analysis 2017

In terms of NEET difficulty level, experts and test takers rated NEET 2017 somewhere between ‘moderate to difficult’. Among the three sections, Physics continued to be the toughest while Biology and Chemistry were comparatively easier. Unexpectedly, a lot of questions were outside the NCERT syllabus which increased the difficulty level. In depth NEET Paper Analysis of 2017 for various sections is given below.

NEET Physics Paper Analysis

  • In NEET 2017, most of the Physics questions had come from Class XI syllabus.
  • Most of the questions of class XI were from Mechanics, Modern Physics and Electrodynamics of Class XI.
  • There were 10 easy questions, 8 difficult questions and 27 moderate questions in NEET 2017.
  • It was the toughest section similar to the other years.

NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

  • Unlike Physics, the aspirants had faced more questions in Chemistry from class XII.
  • In NEET 2017, most of the questions were from Organic Chemistry. Nonetheless, inorganic chemistry carries the maximum weightage.
  • The questions of class XI were very easy, whereas the questions of class XII were comparatively tricky.
  • The students should have in-depth knowledge of the subject. Most of the Chemistry questions were conceptually based.
  • The students should read the following chapters on top-notch priority:
    • Chemical Bonding
    • Coordination Compounds
    • Carbonyl Compounds
    • Organic Chemistry-I

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NEET Biology Paper Analysis

  • It was the easiest section for the students in NEET 2017 exam than Physics and Chemistry.
  • This section was the saviour to the students.
  • To get the idea about the NEET exam pattern and trend, the aspirants should follow the last 10 years Biology questions.
  • However, it can be assumed that the biology exam will be tougher this year.
  • Plant and human physiology were the most carrying topics of NEET 2017 Biology exam.
  • In NEET 2017, 46 questions were coming from class XII and 44 were coming from class XI.
  • Most of the questions of class XII were from the Zoology section and class XI were from Botany.
  • The aspirants should read thoroughly the below mentioned chapters:
    • Pollination
    • Photosynthesis
    • Endocrine System
    • Digestive System
    • Plant Anatomy
    • DNA replication
    • PAGE Theory
    • Excretory and Nervous System

NEET 2017 Topic Wise Analysis (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)

Topics Easy Average Difficult % Portion
Physics
Mechanics 3 4 7 31%
SHM & Waves 2 1 0 7%
Heat & Thermodynamics 4 1 1 13%
Properties of Matter 1 0 1 4%
Electrodynamics 3 4 2 20%
Modern Physics 5 2 0 16%
Optics 2 2 0 9%
Chemistry
Inorganic 7 6 2 33%
Physical 7 5 5 31%
Organic 4 8 4 36%
Biology
The Living World 1 6 2 10%
Structural Organization in Plant & Animal 3 5 2 11%
Cell: Structure & Function 1 4 3 9%
Plant Physiology 1 5 2 9%
Animal Physiology & Reproduction 9 8 4 21%
Reproduction in Plants 5 9 5 6%
Genetics & Evolution 0 3 2 12%
Biology in human welfare 2 2 1 6%
Biotechnology 1 2 1 3%
Ecology 5 3 4 13%

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NEET Paper Analysis 2016

The NEET 2016 exam pattern remained almost the same. For instance, the questions for each section were distributed almost equally between class XI and XII syllabus. Physics section was tougher and time consuming in comparison to the other sections. Biology section was easier and Chemistry was rated average. You can find NEET Paper Analysis for 2016 divided into sections below:

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NEET 2016 Topic Wise Analysis (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)

Topics Easy Average Difficult % Portion
Physics
Mechanics 6 4 1 24%
SHM & Waves 2 2 1 9%
Heat & Thermodynamics 1 4 0 11%
Properties of Matter 0 2 0 4%
Electrodynamics 3 6 2 24%
Modern Physics 2 4 2 18%
Optics 1 3 0 9%
Chemistry
Inorganic 4 7 2 28%
Physical 4 9 3 36%
Organic 3 9 4 36%
Biology
The Living World 6 8 1 17%
Structural Organization in Plant & Animal 5 4 1 11%
Cell: Structure & Function 4 1 2 8%
Plant Physiology 5 1 1 8%
Animal Physiology & Reproduction 9 8 4 23%
Reproduction in Plants 4 1 0 6%
Genetics & Evolution 3 2 2 8%
Biology in human welfare 2 1 0 3%
Biotechnology 3 2 0 6%
Ecology 6 4 0 11%

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NEET Paper Analysis 2015

NEET 2015 was the first time CBSE conducted entrance exam. It was popular as a single window entrance examination across India. In terms of overall difficulty, the experts and candidates rated it average. Biology was difficult while Physics and Chemistry paper was comparatively easier. The paper also had a few questions beyond NCERT syllabus. Given below is NEET Paper Analysis according to sections.

NEET 2015 Topic Wise Analysis (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)

Topics Easy Average Difficult % Portion
Physics
Mechanics 8 2 1 24%
SHM & Waves 2 1 0 7%
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 1 0 13%
Properties of Matter 2 0 0 5%
Electrodynamics 4 4 3 24%
Modern Physics 6 2 1 20%
Optics 2 1 0 7%
Chemistry
Inorganic 5 6 5 36%
Physical 5 6 5 36%
Organic 5 6 2 28%
Biology
The Living World 2 7 2 12%
Structural Organization in Plant & Animal 2 5 1 9%
Cell: Structure & Function 2 9 0 12%
Plant Physiology 0 5 2 9%
Animal Physiology & Reproduction 4 12 2 20%
Reproduction in Plants 0 3 0 14%
Genetics & Evolution 0 10 3 14%
Biology in human welfare 0 5 0 6%
Biotechnology 0 2 0 2%
Ecology 2 8 2 13%

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Takeaway from Previous Years Sample Paper Analysis

It is clearly visible that a few topics have a high weightage each year. You need to work on these topics thoroughly. There is also a chance that the Biology section might have a high number of questions from Zoology instead of Botany. Your aim should be to prepare major topics for both the subjects. You can read more about preparation tips.

FAQs

Ques. What is the division of questions from each section?

Ans. Find the following content to identify the division of questions from each section:

  • Physics: 45
  • Chemistry: 45
  • Biology/Biotechnology: 90

Ques. What is the formula of calculating NEET score?

Ans. NEET score calculating formula= (No of correct answers*4)-(No of incorrect answers*1)

Ques. May I know the negative marking scheme?

Ans. Yes, the students will be deducted one mark in case of every wrong answer

Ques. Is it necessary to read NCERT for NEET exam?

Ans. In order to clear your knowledge and to build in-depth concepts, the aspirants should read NCERT.

Ques. Which chapter from chemistry will carry more weightage?

Ans. The aspirants are advised to give extra attention to organic chemistry to get a high score in NEET 2020 exam.