NEET 2020: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 was conducted on Sunday September 13th, for which over 15 lakh candidates were registered. According to the official statement from the Ministry of Education, around 85-90% of all registered candidates showed up for the exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET every year for admission to MBBS / BDS courses and other basic medical courses at accredited / accredited medical / dental and other colleges / institutes in India.
Most of the candidates who took the exam found the difficulty of the questions to be between easy and moderate. Check out the detailed analysis of the exam here:
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis of Physics:
· Difficulty level – Easy compared to previous years.
· About 30-40% of the questions are based directly on the NCERT textbook.
· Simple calculations.
· Questions only from the prescribed curriculum.
· No controversial questions.
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis of Chemistry:
· Difficulty level – easy to medium
· Physical chemistry – 15 questions
Organic Chemistry – 18 questions
Inorganic Chemistry – 12 questions
· All questions are based on the NCERT textbook. Statements straight from the NECRT textbooks.
· Simple questions and easy to understand.
· A controversial question with more than one correct answer.
· Not long. Students should have completed the chemistry part within 45 minutes. Enough time for a revision.
· Hardly any calculations.
· The average student should be able to easily answer about 40 questions. While others could have tried 44 questions.
NEET 2020 paper analysis of botany:
· The level of difficulty was high compared to previous years
· XI – 25 questions & XII – 18 questions
· 2 controversial questions with more than one correct answer
· Two questions went beyond the NCERT textbooks.
· The majority of the questions were conceptual, with some fact-based questions
· Not long at all.
NEET 2020 paper analysis of zoology:
· Level of difficulty – Moderate with a few exceptions.
· Multi-concept questions that require concise thinking and precision.
· Some questions were difficult and lost in terminology.
· Some terms outside the NCERT domain.
· Two questions required language skills.
· Overall, the questions were quite thoughtful and required vigilance and critical approach.
· Understanding, application, and synthesis required to interpret the questions.
NEET 2020: DETAILED ANALYSIS
The field of physics was simple compared to the work in previous years. About 30-40% of the questions were based directly on the NCERT textbook. Graphics, data and some statements were selected directly from the NCERT textbook. Calculations were comparatively easy. All questions came from the mandatory NEET curriculum with no absolutely controversial questions. Mechanics dominated with 12 questions, followed by electricity with 9 questions and modern physics with 8 questions. Overall, it can be said that the physics was simple.
The chemistry area had an easy to moderate level of difficulty. Organic chemistry easily dominated the topic with 18 questions. 15 questions were asked from physical chemistry and 12 questions from inorganic chemistry. All questions came from the mandatory NEET curriculum and were based entirely on the NCERT textbooks. In fact, statements were selected directly from the NCERT textbook. The questions were straightforward and easy to understand. There was a controversial question with more than one correct answer. Overall, the chemistry section wasn’t long and students should have completed this part in 40-45 minutes. With minimalist calculations, the average student could have answered about 40 questions without any problems, while others could have answered at least 44 questions.
The botany part had a high degree of difficulty compared to previous years. While 25 questions from the Class XI curriculum were tested, 18 questions were from the Class XII curriculum. There were two controversial questions with more than one correct answer. Although most of the questions were within the prescribed curriculum and based on the NCERT textbook, two questions went beyond the NCERT. The questions were conceptual in nature and required a good conceptual and application-based understanding. There were also some fact-based questions. Plant physiology dominated with 9 questions, followed by ecology and genetics with 7 questions each. Overall, the botany part was not lengthy and should have been completed within the specified period.
With a few exceptions, the zoology section was of medium difficulty. Some questions were tricky and lost in terminology. Some terms were also outside the NCERT area. The questions were of a multi-conceptual nature and required sharp thinking and precision on the part of the students. While two questions tested language skills, others required understanding, application, and synthesis in order to interpret the questions. Human physiology dominated with 12 questions, followed by animal husbandry and biotechnology with 10 questions and biomolecules with 6 questions. Overall, the questions were quite thoughtful and required vigilance and critical approach.
(The author is Anurag Tiwari, National Academic Director (Medicine) of Aakash Educational Services Limited. Views expressed are personal.)