NEET 2018 - Analysis & Solutions

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam was held for admission to the medical and affiliated courses on 06th May 2018. More than 1.3 million candidates have appeared for NEET 2018 in more than 2,000 centres spread across 150 Indian cities. Probably this will be the last time the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) held the examination. NEET was conducted in the morning half of the day – from 10 am to 1 pm.

There were 4 versions of the question paper in every centre for NEET 2018 – PP, QQ, RR and SS were the versions in Kerala. The order of subjects in each version was different; likewise the options for each question were shuffled too in different versions; the total marks and the number of questions in ALL versions were the same.

VersionOrder of Subjects
PPPhysics, Chemistry, Biology
QQChemistry, Biology, Physics
RRBiology, Physics, Chemistry
SSPhysics, Biology, Chemistry

Further analysis of the NEET 2018 paper is given below:

Physics part of NEET 2018 was pronounced ‘difficult’ by many students immediately after the exam; the major reason for this could be the fact that these students would have attempted Physics part in the end. Had the students allocated the time proportioately to this paper, they would change their opinion about it.

An almost evenly distributed paper between class XI and XII syllabii, it had very few difficult questions or questions with lengthy calculations. A student with basic subject knowledge and with some insight into applying the basic rules to problems should be able to score above average marks. Topic wise analysis and difficulty wise analysis for the Physics part of NEET 2018 are provided below:

Chemistry part was considered overall as easy by the students. With almost equal distribution of questions to Inorganic, Organic and Physical portions of Chemistry, the paper was easier than that of 2017. 

All the inorganic topic areas are reflected in the paper and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. From organic chemistry some of the topic areas are totally ignored and hence there is an irregular weightage that is given to some of the topics; organic chemistry part had some dilemma questions too. But again the difficulty level is easy to moderate. In physical chemistry all commonly practised models of questions are represented in the paper and the questions are presented neatly avoiding any misinterpretation. Similar to the other two areas, physical chemistry is also of easy to moderate difficulty level.

The data given below shows the same:

Area wise distribution in chemistry part of NEET 2018 is given below:

Biology part is considered the easiest among the three subjects. The paper covers Botany and Zoology areas and overall it can be categorized as easier than that of NEET 2017. Match the following type of questions and True or False (Correct/ Wrong) statement type questions are present in the Biology part of NEET 2018.

4 of the 90 questions from Biology can be considered slightly deviating from the NCERT/ NEET syllabus.

The difficulty analysis of the paper clearly shows that the Biology part is truly student-friendly.

From Zoology, Human Physiology and Genetics & Evolution together represented about one third of the total marks. Given below is the representation of major areas in Biology part of NEET 2018.