NEET 2018 Exam Analysis – Topic Wise Review of Paper Difficulty Level


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Dear Aspirants,


Did you appear in the NEET 2018 Exam?


If yes, then knowing NEET 2018 Exam Analysis and question paper review would be helpful for you.
The paper analysis will give you a brief idea of the NEET 2018 difficulty level, self-assessment, and review of NEET pattern.


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018 was held on 6th May 2018. After going through this article, you will come to know about the no. of questions asked in the exam, and difficulty level of each section through the analysis of NEET 2018 paper.


Get the complete NEET Paper Analysis in the article below.




NEET 2018 Exam Analysis- Check the Question Paper Difficulty Level


As per the NEET 2018 Paper Analysis, there were 180 objective type questions. A total of 720 marks were allotted for these questions(4 marks for each correct answer). The paper included four sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. Each section had 45 questions.


Both Physics and Chemistry carried 180 marks each, while Biology (Botany & Zoology) carried 360 marks in the examination. According to the students, the NEET 2018 Difficulty Level was from easy to moderate for the overall paper.


Most of the questions were asked in the NEET 2018 Paper were from the NCERT Books. According to the NEET 2018 Paper Analysis, the Physics section was considered as most difficult followed by Chemistry and Biology.




Highlights of NEET 2018 Paper



The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018 was conducted in 11 different languages i.e. English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya, Urdu and Kannada. Download the NEET 2018 Question Paper for all codes.


The Exam was held at 2255 centres in 136 Cities for the duration of 3 hours in the offline mode.


 In terms of difficulty level, NEET 2018 Paper was slightly easier than the last year’s paper.


 According to Eduncle’s experts, the paper was moderate to easy level. Most of the question were less time consuming.


 There were many direct questions from the NCERT Book in Biology and Chemistry sections which helped students to save their time. But Numerical and conceptual questions were lengthy in Physics section which took almost 50% of the time.


Have a look at the chapter-wise NEET 2018 Exam Analysis for all the sections here.




NEET Analysis 2018 for Physics – Moderate and Lengthy


Like the previous year, this year also Physics section was of moderate level and lengthy too, with lots of calculations-based questions.


There were 21 questions asked from the class 11th syllabus and 24 questions from the class 12th syllabus.


 This section had 34 easy questions, 9 moderate and 2 difficult questions.


 The numerical based questions were tough as compared to last year’s question paper.


 According to our expert’s around 50% of the total questions were calculation-based and time consuming. Question based on diagram were less in number.


 Rest of the questions were tricky and conceptual in nature. Most of the questions had two or more concepts interlinked.



Physics Topic Marks Distribution
Mechanics 60
Electrodynamics 60
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Energy 24
Optics and Wave Optics 20
Modern Physics and Nuclear Physics 16


The above distribution ensured that the overall Physics section was moderate.




NEET Analysis 2018 for Chemistry – Simple and Easy


Chemistry section was the moderate section amongst the three. Section had a balanced representation of Class 11th and 12th concepts. The questions were of a bit higher difficulty level as compared to last year.


 There were 25 questions asked from class 11th syllabus and 20 questions from the 12th class syllabus.


 This section had 24 easy questions, 20 moderate and 1 difficult question. Most of the question were based on the simple concepts which means that section was not lengthy.



Topic Marks Distribution
Physical Chemistry 84
Organic Chemistry 52
Inorganic Chemistry 44


The distribution of marks in Chemistry ensured that the overall section was moderately easy.




NEET 2018 Analysis for Biology – Simple and Direct


Speaking about the Biology, this section was the easiest amongst the three. And, this section was easier compared to the previous year. Most of the question were asked directly from the NCERT Book. The section was not lengthy.


 There were 44 questions asked from the Class 11th and 46 questions from the syllabus of class 12th.


 The section had 48 easy questions, 33 moderate and 9 difficult questions.


 The Zoology section carried 37 questions and Botany section had 53 questions.



Topic Marks Distribution
Zoology 164
Botany 152
Applied Biology 44

Overall section was Easy.


Most candidates found the paper moderate and expected marks are in the range of 350-400. The result will be declared on 4th June 2018



NEET Analysis 2017 for Physics


The NEET Physics section was based on calculation and thus it was time-consuming. The level of questions was moderate. Due to the large no. of tricky and lengthy questions, this section was the most difficult section with respect to all other sections.


According to NEET 2017 question paper analysis, most of the questions were not straightforward and had two or more concepts interlinked. Overall, the Physics question paper was above average.


Mainly questions were taken from the topics Mechanics, Properties of Matter and Radiation, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Current Electricity, and Optics.


Apart from the topics enlisted here, you must go through the complete NEET Syllabus and important topics for all the sections.


Check out the topic-wise NEET 2017 difficulty level in the Physics section below:



Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Mechanics 16 Average
Modern Physics 7 Easy to moderate
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 Average
Magnetism 6 Easy to moderate
Electricity 4 Easy to moderate
Waves 2 Average
Optics 5 Moderate
Total 45 Moderate




NEET 2017 Exam Analysis for Chemistry



The NEET Chemistry section had mixed difficulty level for the questions. Most of the questions were asked from the NCERT syllabus.


According to NEET 2017 Analysis, the level of difficulty for this section was from easy to moderate. In this section, Questions were asked from Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry from the 11th and 12th standard.


Check out the NEET 2017 Review for Chemistry section below:



Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Organic Chemistry (Class XI) 8 Easy
Inorganic Chemistry (Class XI) 5 Easy
Physical Chemistry (Class XI) 6 Easy to moderate
Organic Chemistry (Class XII) 9 Average
Inorganic Chemistry (Class XII) 10 Moderate
Physical Chemistry (Class XII) 7 Easy
Total 45 Easy to Moderate





NEET 2017 Paper Analysis for Biology



The NEET Biology Section was divided into two parts i.e. Botany and Zoology.  It was the easier section as per the NEET 2017 Analysis. Equal number of questions were asked from class 11th and 12th syllabus.


Major topics asked in the Biology were from Cell Structure and Function, Plant & Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Ecology.


Check Out the NEET analysis 2017 for the Biology section in the table below:


Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Genetics + Bio Technology 17 Moderate
Ecology 7 Average
Plant Physiology 10 Easy to Moderate
Plant Reproduction 7 Average
Plant Diversity 6 Easy
Plant Anatomy 3 Easy
Plant Morphology 4 Easy to Moderate
Cell Biology & Cell Division 4 Average
Bio-Molecule 1 Easy
Biology in Human Welfare (DOP) 1 Average
Human Physiology 15 Easy to Moderate
Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health 4 Average
Animal Diversity 3 Easy to Moderate
Human Health & Diseases 3 Average
Animal Tissue 2 Difficult
Evolution 2 Easy to Moderate
Animal Husbandry 1 Easy
Total 90 Easy to Moderate



Here, we have discussed the complete NEET Exam analysis based on the expert’s review and feedback received from the students. We hope that NEET analysis will help you in starting preparation and make a strategy for the NEET 2019 Exam Preparation.


The aspirant can get an idea about the paper difficulty level and questions asked in the paper through the NEET Exam Analysis discussed in the above article.


Stay tuned with Eduncle for latest updates. If you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below.


Wishing You Good Luck!




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