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NEET Syllabus 2020

NEET Syllabus 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) is the authority responsible for releasing NEET 2020 syllabus for the medical entrance examination. The authorities released the syllabus of NEET on December 1, 2019, along with the information brochure. It is extremely essential for medical aspirants to familiarize themselves with NEET syllabus 2020 in order to ace the examination. NEET is the single undergraduate national level medical entrance exam and thus, is the most sought after. This makes it obvious that candidates need to give it their best shot and prepare from NEET 2020 syllabus without skipping on any chapter. In the year 2019, there were around 15 lakh aspirants who appeared for NEET and this is an ever increasing number.

NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3 in pen paper based mode for a duration of 3 hours. The question paper will comprise of 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany). In order to reap the most of out of it, candidates are advised to begin their preparations from syllabus of NEET from a very early stage, so that they are thorough with everything. Candidates must note that NEET syllabus 2020 is prepared on the basis of MCI notified common syllabus of the medical entrance exam and is available at mciindia.org, implemented in the year 2013.

NEET 2020 syllabus given in this article is segregated as per class 11 and class 12 for each subject for the ease of students referring to the topics. Secondly, the best books recommended by experts are also given alongside the NEET syllabus for each subject. Finally, at the end, NEET exam pattern is also mentioned along with sample papers for practice purposes.

NEET Syllabus 2020 - Subject-wise

In the sections below, medical aspirants can check for the subject-wise NEET 2020 syllabus. Along with that, for the convenience of candidates we have also given below subject-wise best books.

NEET Physics syllabus

With a total of 45 questions and 180 marks at stake, it is imperative that candidates know the syllabus thoroughly and prepare with that extra edge so as to score the much-needed marks in the exam. The topics as per NEET Physics syllabus 2020 is given below along with the best books for reference.

NEET Syllabus for Physics


NEET 2020 - Best Books for Physics

Book Name


Concepts of Physics, part 1 and 2

H C Verma

Fundamentals of Physics

Halliday, Resnick and Walker

Objective Physics for medical entrance examination (volumes 1 and 2)

D C Pandey

NCERT Exemplar Class 11 and 12


Physics MCQ

D Mukherjee

NEET syllabus 2020 - Chemistry

Chemistry section will have a total of 45 questions for 180 marks. Since many students find Chemistry to be easy to study, the topics from both class 11 and 12 have been listed along with the best books for reference while preparing.

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

Class XI

Class XII

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Solid State

Structure of Atom


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties


Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Kinetics

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Surface Chemistry


General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements


p-Block Elements

Redox Reactions

d and f Block Elements


Coordination Compounds

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life


Best Books 2020 for NEET Chemistry

Name of the book


Physical Chemistry

O P Tandon

Oxford’s Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves,

Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J D Lee

MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips

MTG Editorial Board

Modern’s ABC of Chemistry of Classes 11 and 12 (volumes 1 and 2)

S.P. Jauhar

NEET 2020 syllabus – Biology

Biology in NEET comprises Botany and Zoology with 45 questions for 180 marks each. This makes the total number of questions 90 and marks at stake are 360. Smart work is the need of the hour along with dedication and diligence. The topics that should be studied are given below followed by the best books to be referred to cement the concepts.

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Biology

Best Books for NEET Biology 2020



Objective Biology (volumes 1 & 2)

GR Bathla

Biology Classes 11 and 12 (Volume 1 & 2)

Pradeep Publications

Objective Biology (Volume 1, 2, and 3 along with Practice Papers)

Dinesh Publications

A Class Book for Botany

A C Dutta

Objective Biology (volumes 1 and 2)

Trueman Publications

To download NEET Syllabus, click on the links given below

Candidates can check the table below for a detailed subject-wise NEET syllabus 2020.

NEET 2020 syllabus - In detail

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NEET Syllabus

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Download NEET Biology syllabus

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*The syllabus given here pertains to NEET 2019. The updated syllabus will be given here once NTA releases the same. However, changes in NEET syllabus is not expected anytime soon. So candidates can go ahead with referring to the NEET 2019 one.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

The questions asked in the national level medical entrance examination will be based on the given NEET 2020 syllabus. While studying, it is wise to prepare on the lines of the actual exam paper. This is where an understanding of the exam pattern of NEET 2020 will add value to the preparation efforts. A look at NEET paper pattern shows that the exam is of three hours, in pen and paper-based mode with 180 questions for 720 marks. There is negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer and candidates have the option of choosing from 11 languages based on the location of their exam city to answer the question paper in.

The other tool that helps ace the exam is practice and more practice. This can be achieved with the help of NEET sample papers. After every topic completed from the NEET 2020 syllabus, candidates should ideally test themselves in the same.

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