NEET 2017 Exam Analysis

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NEET 2017 Exam Analysis

NEET Exam AnalysisWhile the overhaul of the medical entrance exam system in the country had been shrouded in controversy, NEET 2017 exam allayed fears of many candidates as the paper turned out to be easy on them and strictly followed the NCERT syllabus. Gitika, who appeared for second time, said following the NCERT syllabus eliminated any surprise in the test. “ I was preparing from Class XI and XII text books. When I consulted my teachers or seniors, they advised me to strictly follow NCERT, which paid off,” she said. Gitika’s opinion was echoed by many candidates as the exam came as a pleasant surprise to them. Compared to last year’s NEET, the difficulty level was easier this year.

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Further, many candidates did not think that the change in admission process had any impact on the overall paper pattern or difficulty level of the test. As in the previous years, Physics and Chemistry turned out to be the toughest sections while Biology was easy.

 

Physics tough though Biology easy

 

Physics turned out to be the most difficult section for the candidates, as the section consisted of large number of numerical questions, which were tricky and lengthy. “ Physics was the toughest section for me. In fact, it consumed a lot of time while solving numericals,” said Mohammad Zubair, an candidate from Uttar Pradesh.

 

Although difficult, many students had already anticipated Physics would be tough as per previous year’s NEET/AIPMT tests. Aniket, for whom it was a second attempt, said, “I was expecting Physics to be tough and I was prepared for it. Biology section saved my day, as the maximum questions were from NCERT.”

 

Anjana, another NEET taker says, “Biology was really easy for me. I had studied the previous years’ sample papers and found that most of the questions were from NCERT. So, I followed suit which turned out to be a good bet!”

 

Chemistry moderate

While Physics was tough, Biology came as a relief for most students and Chemistry drew mixed reactions. Soumit who appeared for NEET 2017 from a Delhi centre said that Chemistry was comparatively easier than Physics. Topics included in this section were Organic Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, Inorganic Chemistry among others.

 

Further, while Physics had some surprising elements in the test which turned out to be tricky for test takers, most of the questions in Chemistry and Biology were from NCERT.

 

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2017, introduced as a common medical entrance exam for approx 63,000 MBBS and BDS seats in medical colleges all over the country was held on May 7, 2017. Except AIIMS and JIPMER, NEET 2017 will provide admissions to all medical colleges, be they private, government, deemed or others. The exam analysis of NEET is based on the feedback collected from students who have appeared for the medical entrance exam and from the assessments made by prominent coaching institutes. Candidates will find the NEET 2017 Exam Analysis useful to know the section and subject wise difficulty levels of the exam, distribution of questions and also to gain clarity about the marking pattern.

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Apart from interviews with students who have appeared for the exam, Careers360 also brings to you the paper review done by institutes like Aakash, Resonance and Career Point through the NEET 2017 Exam Analysis. Candidates will find the information given here useful in assessing their chances of clearing the exam.

 

NEET 2017 Quick Facts

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2017 (NEET 2017)

Date

May 7, 2017

Medium

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada

Duration

3 hours

Exam Cities

104

Exam Mode

Offline; pen-paper based

Candidates Appearing

Approximately 11,50,000

Total Questions

180

Question and Subject Distribution

45 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

Marks per right answer

4

Marks per incorrect answer

-1

 

NEET 2017 Overview

Given the previous years’ trends, it was expected that Physics would be the most difficult section of NEET 2017 followed by Chemistry and Biology. Questions were mostly derived from the prescribed Class 11 and Class 12 NCERT syllabus although there were a few difficult ones which came from non-NCERT books.

 

Analysis provided by coaching institutes

Candidates can check below links to the NEET 2017 Exam Analysis as provided by prominent coaching institutes. These inputs will help candidates with understanding the difficulty level of the paper, section wise distribution of questions and more.

Name of Institute

Link to Analysis

Aakash

Click here

Resonance

Click here

Feedback of students

Students appearing for NEET shared with Careers360 their views on how the exam was. Most students agreed that Physics was difficult as expected and that Chemistry and Biology threw up unexpected questions as well. One consolation was that unlike last year, this time students knew well in advance that NEET is the single entrance exam providing admissions to all medical seats and hence made their preparations with more focus. Some students however complained that a gap of only two weeks between their last Class 12 exam and the NEET 2017 date was too insufficient to make better preparations.


Topic wise analysis

NEET 2017 comprised 45 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The subject wise analysis can be seen by candidates below -

Physics

The physics section mainly contained topics from Mechanics, SHM & Waves, Heat & Thermodynamics, Properties of Matter, Electrodynamics, Modern Physics and Optics. Candidates found certain topics harder than others and overall rated this section as the most difficult.

The questions asked from each topic of Physics and the relative difficulty levels are as given in the below table.

Topic

Syllabus

Number of questions

Overall Difficulty

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Class XI

3

Easy

Gravitation

Class XI

4

Average

Kinematics

Class XI

5

Difficult

Laws of Motion

Class XI

3

Average

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Class XI

4

Difficult

Oscillations and Waves

Class XI

5

Easy

Physical world and measurement

Class XI

5

Difficult

Properties of Bulk Matter

Class XI

4

Average

Thermodynamics

Class XI

3

Easy

Work, Energy and Power

Class XI

3

Easy

Atoms and Nuclei

Class XII

4

Difficult

Current Electricity

Class XII

5

Difficult

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Class XII

5

Average

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Class XII

4

Difficult

Electromagnetic Waves

Class XII

3

Average

Electronic Devices

Class XII

2

Difficult

Electrostatics

Class XII

3

Difficult

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Class XII

4

Easy

Optics

Class XII

5

Average


Chemistry

Chemistry unlike last year was less trickier than usual. Questions were derived from Organic chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry with the latter two being relatively easier.

The questions asked from each topic of Chemistry and the relative difficulty levels are as given in the below table.

Topic

Syllabus

Number of questions

Overall Difficulty

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Class XI

2

Easy

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Class XI

3

Average

Environmental Chemistry

Class XI

3

Difficult

Equilibrium

Class XI

4

Difficult

Hydrocarbons

Class XI

2

Average

Hydrogen

Class XI

3

Easy

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Class XI

3

Easy

Redox Reactions

Class XI

2

Average

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Class XI

1

Difficult

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Class XI

3

Difficult

Some p-Block Elements

Class XI

4

Average

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Class XI

2

Easy

Structure of Atom

Class XI

3

Easy

Thermodynamics

Class XI

2

Average

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Class XII

1

Easy

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Class XII

4

Average

Biomolecules

Class XII

2

Difficult

Chemical Kinetics

Class XII

3

Difficult

Chemistry in Everyday Life

Class XII

1

Average

Coordination Compounds

Class XII

4

Easy

and Block Elements

Class XII

2

Easy

Electrochemistry

Class XII

3

Average

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Class XII

2

Difficult

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Class XII

2

Easy

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Class XII

3

Average

p-Block Elements

Class XII

3

Difficult

Polymers

Class XII

3

Difficult

Solid State

Class XII

4

Average

Solutions

Class XII

2

Easy

Surface Chemistry

Class XII

3

Easy

 

Biology

The Biology subject, one of the essential components of NEET as it comprises two sections in Botany and Zoology, was as expected easiest to negotiate for students. The major questions asked in Biology were from topics including Living world, Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals, Cell: Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology & Reproduction, Reproduction in Plants, Genetics & Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Ecology.

The questions asked across different topics of Botany and Zoology and the relative difficulty levels are as given in the below table.

Topic

Syllabus

Number of questions

Overall Difficulty

Cell Structure and Function

Class XI

2

Average

Diversity in Living World

Class XI

3

Difficult

Human physiology

Class XI

4

Easy

Plant Physiology

Class XI

4

Average

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Class XI

3

Difficult

Biology and Human Welfare

Class XII

2

Difficult

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Class XII

3

Average

Ecology and environment

Class XII

2

Easy

Genetics and Evolution

Class XII

3

Difficult

Reproduction

Class XII

3

Average

 

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