Why NCERT Books are Important for NEET
Govind Kumar, 30 Dec 2016, #NEET
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Choosing effective study material, doing routine studies and maintaining positive approach are vital elements to score good marks in a medical entrance exam. With abundant study materials available in the market, students often waste their time deciding the right options. Many of them end up choosing the wrong study materials.

Experts suggest that medical aspirants, while making their preparation plan, must pick NCERT Books of classes XI and XII as they focus on fundamentals and help candidates with basic concepts. As a part of a NEET Preparation series, we bring to you ‘Why NCERT books are important for NEET?’

Check below the top four benefits of studying NCERT books if you want to ace NEET with a good score:

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Simple language:

NCERT books are written in a simple language which is easy to understand. Also, these books are lucid and direct in their approach which makes it easier for students to understand the technical aspects of topics like kinetics or energy. Emphasising on the importance of these books, Khushi Tiwari, AIR 2, AIPMT 2015 shares that, “I have found NCERT books to be very simple and helpful, especially in Biology and Physics subjects. Also, I found them easy in comprehending concepts as compared to other books. I used to read these books regularly along with other study materials.”


Strong basics and fundamentals:

NCERT books cover the basics and fundamentals on all topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Tejaswin Jha, who was the highest scorer of AIPMT in 2014, had revealed that NCERT books helped in clearing his concepts on multiple topics. “NCERT is the best way to clear your basics and concepts in all the three subjects. Once the basics are clear, scoring high in AIPMT becomes easier,” he says.  Another benefit is that once the student clears her concepts through the NCERT books, it would become easier for her to attempt practice tests and refer to other study materials on NEET.

As Tejaswin puts it, “One must study NCERT books seriously along with other reference materials to score good marks in the entrance exam.”


Diagram-based questions

NCERT books on Biology comprise of diagram based questions which helps students in understanding the subject and be in sync with the pattern of the exam. There are a total 90 questions in Biology, many of which are diagram based. Hence, NCERT books come in handy when preparing for these type of questions. Further, NCERT books have lot of flowcharts to effectively remember biological processes. Sharing their success story, Bathinda twins, Sahil Bansal and Rahul Bansal, who cracked the AIPMT 2015 with 4th and 6th rank  said, “Diagram based questions of NCERT books have helped us a lot in understanding the subject easily. We made it a point to complete the topic from NCERT text books. We also solved past years’ AIPMT question papers and took several mock tests.”


Direct questions from NCERT Books

One of the biggest benefits of studying from NCERT books is that many questions in NEET are either directly fetched from these books or follow a similar pattern. The best example here is numerical based questions, which have been heavily influenced by the NCERT syllabus in the last few years. In fact, experts and toppers alike recommend aspirants to study the NCERT books thoroughly. “My plan to complete the NCERT syllabus worked for me as many questions in the test were similar to that covered in NCERT,” says Parv Mehta, AIR 7 of AIPMT 2015.


According to coaching experts, every topic of the NEET syllabus is important in the exam, however, the question papers of the previously held medical entrance examination comprised a variety of questions from important topics including Mechanics, Heat & Thermodynamics, Modern Physics and Optics from Physics, Inorganic and Organics from Chemistry, and Cell Structure, Genetics & Evolution and Plant Physiology from Biology. The list below mentions the expert analysis of topics from each section.

Why NCERT Books are Important for NEET

As per the Supreme Court guidelines NEET Phase 1 has already been conducted on May 1 (AIPMT 2016 held on May 1 has been renamed as NEET Phase 1). NEET 2016 Phase 2 is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2016. The NEET 2016 exam will be applicable for admissions to all India 15 per cent quota seats in government colleges; and private and deemed institutions.


As many as 15 states and two Union Territory will accept NEET 2016 score for admission to their respective state quota medical and dental seats under their control. However, six states (Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tripura) had conducted their own entrance examinations for medical courses and they get exemption from NEET this year. While, seven states (Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Telangana, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir) have scheduled their undergraduate medical entrance exam in the month of June-July, 2016.

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Whether NEET eligibility depends on all subjects of 12th ...? or only PCB..? or PCB with English...?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

You need to pass all the subjects in your 12th and then score the minimum required aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For being eligible in NEET, you should score a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST.


now for all medical entrance neet is the only exam so are they going to give evn assertion reasoning in the paper like aiims or Will they increase the standard of asking questions how should I prepare ! for 2020

VIPIN KUMAR 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Sucherita, now NEET will be the only entrance exam even for admission to AIIMS and JIPMER, . The general exam pattern will continue. NEET will have 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry and 90 questions each from Biology. here is the some tips you can follow to prepare for neet

Proper Study Plan: If you plan to self-study for the competitive exam, first thing

you should do is to make a proper study plan. A proper time table according to which you

will study is essential and make sure the plan includes time for revision too.

Quality Study Material: Second most important thing to be considered is the best quality

study material. NCERT Booksare considered to be the best books for the preparation of the

Mock Tests: Mock tests are considered an important tool for cracking any competitive

exam because such mock tests provide you the real feel of the actual examination.

You should at least attempt one mock test daily as it will help you in analysing your

performance and you will be able to check your preparations also.

exam, so you must complete your NCERT syllabus first. Once you are done with it, you can

refer to other books which are easily available in the market.

Neet Previous Year Papers: Along with the study material and mock tests, you should also solve

previous year exam papers as it gives you an idea about the type of questions asked in exam.here i'm attaching a link you can see paper

<a href="https://cbseneet2019.co.in/neet-previous-year-question-papers/">https://cbseneet2019.co.in/neet-previous-year-question-papers/</a>

Be Disciplined: The most important thing to be followed during your preparations is that

you should be disciplined and strict towards your preparations.

Relax: One more thing to be kept in mind during your preparations is to keep your mind relaxed.

You should involve in some recreational activity to relieve stress and keep yourselves relaxed.

Take care of all the above-mentioned points and you’ll definitely crack MBBS NEET without coaching.

You may also tend to be one of the inspirations for others. Remember to keep yourselves

positive and do not get irritated in between your preparations by seeing your performance in

the mock tests.

Along with this you should stay consistent in your preparations and remember

that “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”


sir i am 27yrs old may i eligible for neet sir kindly reply me please

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Dear Dujata, now there is no upper age limit for NEET. There is also no cap on no.of attempts. If you have completed your 10+2 and secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemitry and Biology, you are eligible for NEET. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. For the benefit of you and lakhs of aspirants, we shall detail the registration process.


  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
  • 50% Aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST Candidates.
  • NIOS and Private Candidates are also eligible


Registration Dates: 2nd to 31st December, 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards: 27th March, 2020
Date of Examination: 3rd May, 2020
Date of Announcing Result: 4th June, 2020

I belong to general category . what neet mark should i get to get a govt seat in chennai ?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

To get seat in government medical college for MBBS,you need rank under 12k in general Category.For such rank you need to score 580+..This score gets changed each year as it depends upon level of paper.This year one needed 580 score to get rank under 10k in general category while previous year  scenario was something different ,with score of 530 one was getting rank under 12k..So it entirely depends upon level of paper..
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