NEET 2019 - Preparation Tips, Syllabus and Best Books
Tanzim Hazarika, 22 Aug 2018, #NEET

NEET 2019 – The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) is the main entrance examination in the country for admission to medicine and allied courses. In a first, NEET 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and will be held once in a year instead of twice as earlier reported. NEET has so far been conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Earlier NEET was conducted for admission to only medical and dental courses in India.
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Since 2018, CBSE has mandated the admission to the medical, dental and AYUSH courses of the country on the basis of NEET only. NEET 2019 is, therefore, likely to follow suit with more than 13 lakh candidates expected to apply. With the release of the schedule of NEET 2019,  it is advisable to start preparing for NEET 2019 well in advance. Careers360 hereby brings you all there is to know about NEET 2019 including important dates, exam schedule, examination pattern, and preparation strategies in order to gear up the preparation process.

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NEET 2019 - Overview

Name of the Examination

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Examination Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Examination level




Purpose of examination

Admission to medical, dental and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)

What's new in NEET 2019?

  • The conducting body of NEET 2019 is the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode only.

  • The examination of NEET 2019 will be conducted once a year. 

  • The previous changes introduced in NEET have been retracted and NEET remains a single window entrance-cum-eligibility exam.

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NEET 2019 Important Dates



Online submission of application forms

November 1 - November 30, 2018

Admit Card release date

April 15, 2019

Exam Date

May 5, 2019

Declaration of results

June 5, 2019

NEET Exam Pattern 2019



Mode of examination

Offline (Pen and Paper mode)


Duration of Examination

3 hours

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks

720 marks

Aggregate score calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

(Note: There are no marks for not attempting questions)

NEET Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of NEET 2019 will consist of Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, unless is altered by the NTA. The syllabus is usually based on the NCERT curriculum with an almost equal distribution of questions from Class 11 and 12. The syllabus currently covered in the NCERT curriculum that is relevant for NEET 2019 has been given below:


Class 11




Physical world and measurement

Chapter-1: Physical World

Chapter-2: Units and Measurements



Chapter-3: Motion in a Straight Line

Chapter-4: Motion in a Plane


Laws of Motion

Chapter-5: Laws of Motion


Work, Energy and Power

Chapter-6: Work, Energy and Power


Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Chapter-7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion



Chapter-8: Gravitation


Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter-9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

Chapter-10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Chapter-11: Thermal Properties of Matter



Chapter-12: Thermodynamics


Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Chapter-13: Kinetic Theory


Oscillation & Waves

Chapter-14: Oscillations

Chapter-15: Waves

Class 12





Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields

Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance


Current Electricity

Chapter-3: Current Electricity


Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism

Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism

Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter


Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction

Chapter-7: Alternating Current


Electromagnetic Waves

Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves



Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Chapter-10: Wave Optics


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter


Atoms & Nuclei

Chapter-12: Atoms

Chapter-13: Nuclei


Electronic Devices

Chapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics


Class 11




Basic Concepts of Chemistry


Structure of Atom


Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties


Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


States of Matter: Gases and Liquids






Redox Reactions




s-Block Elements


Some p-Block Elements


Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques




Environmental Chemistry

Class 12




Solid State






Chemical Kinetics


Surface Chemistry


Isolation of Elements


p-Block Elements


d- and f-Block Elements


Coordination Compounds


Haloalkanes and Haloarenes


Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers


Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen






Chemistry in Everyday Life


Class 11




Diversity of Living Organisms

Chapter-1: The Living World

Chapter-2: Biological Classification

Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom

Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom


Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals

Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants

Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals


Cell: Structure and Function

Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life

Chapter-9: Biomolecules

Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division


Plant Physiology

Chapter-11: Transport in Plants

Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition

Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants

Chapter-15: Plant - Growth and Development


Human Physiology

Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption

Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation

Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination

Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement

Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination

Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration

Class 12





Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms

Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Chapter-3: Human Reproduction

Chapter-4: Reproductive Health


Genetics and Evolution

Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Chapter-7: Evolution


Biology and Human Welfare

Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases

Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare


Biotechnology and its Applications

Chapter-11: Biotechnology - Principles and Processes

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application


Ecology and Environment

Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Chapter-14: Ecosystem

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Chapter-16: Environmental Issues

NEET 2019 – Important Topics

While it is necessary to be thorough with the entire syllabus prescribed for NEET 2019, candidates must also be aware of the important topics for NEET 2019. The important topics based on exam analysis by experts and toppers will help the aspirants make a more detailed preparation for NEET 2019.


NEET 2019 Important topics – Physics

  • Laws of Thermodynamics

  • Ray Optics

  • Rotational Motion

  • Semiconductors and Communication System

  • Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves

  • Current Electricity

  • Electrostatics

  • Waves and Sound

  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

  • Magnetic Effects of Current

NEET 2019 Important topics – Chemistry

  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • General Organic Chemistry

  • p Block Elements

  • Atomic Structure

  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Carbonyl Compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones)

  • Solutions and Colligative Properties

  • Ionic Equilibrium

  • Chemical Thermodynamics

  • d and f Block Elements

  • Haloalkanes

NEET 2019 Important topics – Biology

  • Biological Classification

  • Plant Kingdom

  • Morphology of Flowering Plants

  • Cell – The Unit of Life

  • Digestion and Absorption

  • Chemical Coordination and Integration

  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

  • Human Reproduction

  • Principles of Inheritance and Variation

  • Human Health and Disease

  • Ecosystem

  • Environmental Issues


NEET 2019 – Preparation Strategy


Early preparation is the key – The most important factor that comes into play while preparing for NEET is to plan a study schedule that highlights your strong and focuses your weak areas as well. Since there is almost a year for NEET 2019, plan your daily studies and work towards executing your plan.

Know your NCERT – In all the years of the NEET examination, candidates had one common thing to say that one should be through with the NCERT text. Understand the concepts provided in the NCET curriculum and then take your preparation to the next level by following the best books for NEET 2019.

Dilute the pressure – As they say that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, so remember to make time for something that takes your mind off the books. Indulge in a hobby or a sport that will help you to relax.

Stay health– Exercise is very important in maintaining a stress-free life and with the kind of pressure that builds up around preparing for NEET exercise can help you to not only stay fit but also to calm you down.

Schedule regular revision – When it comes to preparing for exams as NEET regular revision is the only factor that can help to retain the already learned. So schedule your revision once you are done with a chapter or topic.

Take up tests – In order to access how your preparation stage it is important to take up tests that assist in time management and acts as the best judge of your learning so far.

Maintain flexibility– Following the regular study plan may at times become mundane, so it is important to be flexible as well. The schedule should be modified as own gradually makes progress.


NEET 2019 - Preparation Tips by Experts


Candidates aspiring to appear for NEET 2019 can follow these NEET 2019 preparation tips by experts in order to understand the nuances of the examination and the strategies to be developed for preparation accordingly.

Expert Anand Nagarajan says that preparing for NEET along with that of the Class 12 boards will help the preparation of NEET 2019 to get streamlined. According to him, one should be thorough with the theoretical section and then move towards its application. He stresses on the importance of NCERT and encourages aspirants to solve papers from the previous years and to take as many mock tests as possible.

On a similar note, expert RK Verma also suggest that students should divide the topics according to their personal difficulty level and work on them accordingly. He mentions that it is important to start early and also asks candidates to take up test series offered by prominent coaching institutes to achieve the best results.


Best Books for NEET 2019 Preparation

The go-to-book for NEET 2019 is the NCERT as suggested by the toppers and experts. The building of the ground level concepts and understanding the curriculum can be built from the NCERT. However, in order to enhance your preparation for NEET 2019, these books listed below have been found to yield best results.



  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma

  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon


  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)


  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

  • Objective Botany by Ansari

  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

  • GRB Bathla publications for Biology


NEET Preparation - Topper Tips


NEET 2018 AIR 1 Kalpana Kumari believed in taking as many mock tests as possible to avoid repeating mistakes. According to AIR 3 Himanshu, “For NEET I focused more on the NCERT textbooks, underlining important lines and understanding important concepts. If I had a doubt about any of the concepts, I would turn to the other foreign authored books and engineering books that I have to clear my doubts.”


AIR 7 Krishna Agarwal, emphasized the importance of a regular schedule saying, “I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow till the last days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers. Whatever knowledge they imparted to me, I followed it.”


Laying emphasis on the importance of regular studies, NEET 2018 AIR 5, Prince Chaudhary shared, "I believe that regular study is the major reason behind cracking the exam. I used to attend my coaching classes regularly and had made it a habit of revising daily whatever was taught. Apart from these classes, I used to study for at least six hours a day. Moreover, preparation of notes and revision helped me a lot during the preparation phase."


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