How to Prepare for NEET from Class 11
Tanzim Hazarika, 08 Dec 2018, #NEET

How to Prepare for NEET from Class 11 – Medical aspirants must ideally start preparing for NEET from Class 11. Starting NEET preparation from Class 11 will help the candidates build a strong foundation. NEET UG syllabus comprises questions from Class 11 as well as Class 12 distributed in an equal proportion. Preparing for NEET from Class 11 proves to be a great boon for in Class 12, aspirants have an additional pressure of performing well in the board examination. The concepts and topics included in Class 11 are crucial because only by understanding these candidates will be able to comprehend the curriculum of Class 12. Students preparing for NEET from Class 11 have more than a year in hand to refine their preparation strategies and must leave no stone unturned in the process. NEET UG aspirants can check this article below to know all about how to prepare for NEET from Class 11 including strategies, important topics and more.

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Strategies on How to Prepare for NEET from Class 11

1. Decode the Syllabus: The foremost strategy for preparing for NEET from Class 11 is to get familiar with the syllabus and not be overwhelmed by it. The curriculum of Class 11 can be a bit intimidating for many but it is in the best interest of the candidates to deal with it tactfully. It is necessary that candidates must acquaint themselves with the NEET Class 11 chapters to develop a preparation strategy. Candidates can go through the NEET syllabus of Class 11 in the table given below. 

NEET Class 11 Syllabus





Topic / Chapters


Topic / Chapters


Topic / Chapters


Diversity of Living Organisms


Basic Concepts of Chemistry


Physical world and measurement

Chapter-1: The Living World


Structure of Atom

Chapter–1: Physical World

Chapter-2: Biological Classification


Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

Chapter–2: Units and Measurements

Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom


Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure



Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom


States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line


Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals



Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane

Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants




Laws of Motion

Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants


Redox Reactions

Chapter–5: Laws of Motion

Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals




Work, Energy and Power


Cell: Structure and Function


s-Block Elements

Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power

Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life


Some p-Block Elements


Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Chapter-9: Biomolecules


Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques

Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion

Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division






Plant Physiology


Environmental Chemistry

Chapter–8: Gravitation

Chapter-11: Transport in Plants



Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter

Chapter-15: Plant - Growth and Development





Human Physiology

Chapter–12: Thermodynamics

Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption


Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation


Oscillation & Waves

Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination

Chapter–14: Oscillations

Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement

Chapter–15: Waves

Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination


Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration

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2. Develop a comprehensive study schedule: Once familiar with the syllabus, candidates preparing for NEET from Class 11 must develop a proper study schedule. The plan of study should be such that there are no long monotonous hours and includes time for recreation as well. Studying time must be in short bursts especially during the time of the day when one feels most productive. The study plan should be organized and re-evaluated as time progresses. Higher priority must be given to the topics which carry more weightage in the NEET exam. Such topics from each subject have been listed for candidates’ reference purpose.

How to Prepare for NEET from Class 11 - Important Topics


  • Kinematics

  • Laws of Motion

  • Work, Energy and Power

  • Rotational Motion

  • Oscillations and Waves

  • Heat and Thermodynamics


  • Mole Concept

  • Stoichiometry

  • Chemical Bonding

  • States of matter

  • Thermodynamics

  • Hydrogen and S-block

  • Organic and Hydrocarbons


  • Diversity in the Living World

  • Cell Cycle

  • Cell Division

  • Biomolecules

  • Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals

  • Human Physiology

3. Know which books to choose from: For aspirants preparing for NEET from Class 11, the main focus should be on NCERT. Every concept included in the book, every formula, every numerical is something that the candidates should be well versed in. Once through with the NCERT, candidates must then try and solve questions from the Class 11 curriculum of these books mentioned below.

  • Objective Physics Vol. 1 by Arihant

  • Objective Chemistry Vol. 1 by Arihant

  • A to Z Biology for NEET Class 11 by Cengage

4. Study the topics chronologically: Candidates preparing for NEET from Class 11 must try and maintain a chronological order of topics while studying. A number of topics for NEET are inter-related and studying accordingly will help in better understanding of the underlying concepts and also prove to be useful at the time of revision.

5. Identify the strong and weak areas: Starting Class 11 aspirants must make it a point to be familiar with the topics they have a strong command over and also the topics they find to be on the tougher side. Accordingly, the study hours need to be divided among these so that the syllabus can be covered effectively.

6. Practice Regulary: The most important underlying strategy for how to prepare for NEET from Class 11 is, regular practice. Regular practice should encompass solving numerical, practicing formulas, schematic diagrams etc.

7. Revision is of utmost necessity: It is necessary that aspirants develop a habit of regular revision while preparing for NEET Class 11. Candidates tend to forget the syllabus of Class 11 once promoted to the higher class, so to make sure, that this does not happen, candidates should schedule revision as and when required.

8. Try and Solve Mock Tests: Although mock tests cover the entire syllabus of Class 11 and 12, however, candidates in Class 11 should also attempt to identify and solve the questions from Class 11 part as it will provide them with a fair estimate of how much time they exactly require in solving questions of a particular type and help them familiarize with the type of questions asked in the exam. The candidates can also work on their time management skills by taking up mock tests.

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