NEET physics preparation tips | How to prepare for NEET Physics

When it comes to preparing for NEET Physics, students usually find it quite challenging as it constitutes a wide variety of theoretical concepts and a vast array of numerical problems associated with each concept. The NEET Physics 2019 analysis shows that most of the questions were based on numerical problems involving extensive calculations. The Physics section was not only tougher than the other sections but also comparatively lengthier.

In order to ace NEET Physics, mere learning of concepts is not enough. Students need to understand the concepts thoroughly and master the application of concepts to numerical problems.

NEET Physics consists of a total of 45 questions that sums up to a total of 180 marks in the exam. Here are a few insights into the exam as well as some key points that can help students to give a practical edge to their preparation plan.

The NEET (UG) 2020 will consist of a total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions with four options and single correct answer and will be of 720 marks. In Physics section, 45 questions will be asked from Class XI & XII NCERT Syllabus (29 Chapters) excluding the chapter, ‘Communication System’.Each question will carry 04 (four) marks. For each correct answer/best option, candidate will get 04 (four) marks. For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score. To answer a question, the candidate will have to find, for each question, the correct answer, / best option.


  1. The most recommended book other than the NCERT textbook is Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma Vol. I & II. 
  2. The NCERT textbook is a must for Modern Physics particularly Semiconductors. 
  3. Students should thoroughly go through the NCERT textbook and solve all the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Very Short Answer Type Questions (VSAQs) of NCERT Exemplar of Class XI & XII.


  1. System of particles and rotational motion
  2. Current electricity
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Work, energy and power.
  5. Ray optics and optical instrument.
  6. Mechanical properties of solids and fluids.
  7. Semiconductor.
  8. Law of motion.
  9. Gravitation.
  10. Waves.
  11. Wave optics.
  12. Dual Nature of radiation and matter.


Focus on the Fundamentals
Physics section is all about theoretical concepts and numerical problems. Hence, having strong fundamental knowledge is a must. It is also important to work on your problem solving and application skills in order to score well in the Physics section.

Solve Test Series
One of the best ways to prepare for exams like NEET is to solve a Test Series. Test Series comprises of a number of tests based on the actual exam pattern. It includes a variety of different types of questions that can be asked in the exam. It builds your test taking skills, helps evaluate your preparation level and improves your speed and accuracy.

Focus on Chapters with More Weightage
With two months to go for NEET-UG 2020, it is important to prepare smartly by focussing on chapters with more weightage. This will help strengthen your preparation and save time for revision.

Clear Your Basics
The clear concept on every subject is the key to success for any exam. You should read the theory behind every concept and have your basics clear for each topic.

Make Notes
Try to make your own notes which will help you to revise quickly. If not possible try to highlight the key points. This can help to read important points during the last minute preparation.

NEET Archive
Students should thoroughly practice previous years’ question papers to get familiar with the exam pattern. NEET Archive provides access to the past ten year’s questions. Practicing these questions can help you understand the variation and difficulty level of questions.

Learn Formula
Make a separate notebook for all your formulas. Learn them every day. Practice more and more questions based on these formulas. Apart from that, memorize all the important definitions and focus on the fundamentals. When you master these two, you can solve almost every problem

Revise, Revise, Revise
There is no stressing the importance of revision enough to boost your exam preparation. It will improve your chances of clearing the CSIR NET exam. Aim to finish your syllabus at least a month ahead of the exam and then revise every topic as many times as you can.

  1. Prepare from NCERT textbooks thoroughly as most of the questions are based on it.
  2. Solve all the questions of NCERT Exemplar. Exemplar is especially developed keeping competitive exams in mind and has been a source of surprising questions. 
  3. Practise questions from NEET previous years questions papers is quite helpful in understanding the variation and difficulty level of questions.
  4. Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers to understand the exam pattern, difficulty level, types of questions asked. It will not only help evaluate your preparation level but also aid in quick revision of the entire syllabus.
  5. Improve your speed and accuracy, attempt at least one Mock Test daily.
  6. For an optimum performance in NEET Chemistry section, set aside 40-50 minutes irrespective of the difficulty level of the NEET question paper.
  7. Refer to your YB Study Material to give your preparation an edge.

Few last tips :
  1. Lay a time table : After looking at the syllabus it will not be an onerous task to understand that you have a huge syllabus to be covered in very less time. But lesser time doesn’t mean the target is not achievable. It can be attained by proper planning which involves first to set a time table for yourself as per your convenience.
  2. Before making an everyday plan first focus on monthly plan i.e. which all units must be covered in which month
  3. Make sure you take up important topics first. And as soon as a topic is complete, revise it instantly.
  4. For a daily plan: minimum 5-6 hours should be kept aside every day for studying along with an extra hour for revision.
  5. At the end of the day revise whatever you have studied throughout the day
  6. Depending on what type of person you are you can divide the day accordingly. For morning people it is best to learn the subject in the morning and practice and revise in the evening. Whereas for evening person, another way round can be done
  7. Do not forget to keep space in the plan for practicing questions every day
  8. Once in a week, you can take up some test of the topics you have studied like YB study offers.
  9. Following the layout of the time table, you should start studying. Whenever you sit down to study, make it a habit to make short notes side by side. This helps in a lot of ways. First, it will help in making the learning and memorizing process quicker as writing things down makes our mind to remember things more.
  10. As more and more questions you practice, more likely are the chances to clear the exam. Practicing questions is the most important factor that can help.
  11. Revision at every step is a must. Every day at the end of the day, every time you complete a unit and every week, month and so on. Before the exam, the complete syllabus must be revised twice at minimum.