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NEET 2017: Paper analysis

NEET 2017 was conducted in 10 different languages, compared to 8 last year. Students attempted the test in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada. The last two languages were added this year.

The exam consisted of 180 questions for a total of 720 marks. This included 45 questions from Physics and Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology. Each question was of objective type with four choices.

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This year, NEET 2017 was moderate . Compared to last year's paper, this year was slightly tougher on both points, says the expert Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content,
Here's the detailed paper analysis:


Physics is generally considered to be the toughest of the three subjects. This year's paper was of moderate level; with a lot of calculation-based questions. Compared to last year though, the paper was slightly tougher and lengthier.

The weightage of questions in Physics was just slightly imbalanced, with 24 and 21 questions from class 11and class 12 respectively. The paper had 19 questions from Mechanics, 5 from Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, 9 from Electrodynamics, 5 from Optics and Wave Optics and 7 from Modern Physics.


This year, Chemistry exam of moderate level. Many questions were conceptualised and application-based. It was also observed in Set R, question number 87 (Chemistry) doesn't have any correct option.

The paper had 12 questions from Physical Chemistry, 14 from Organic Chemistry, 12 from Inorganic Chemistry and 4 questions from General Chemistry.

Biology was a bit difficult. Compared to last year though, the paper was slightly tougher.The weightage of questions in Biology was balanced, with 44 and 46 questions from class 11 and class 12 respectively.

The paper had 11 questions from reproduction, 15 from genetics and evolution, 7 from biology and human welfare, 4 from biotechnology, 9 from ecology, 11 from diversity in living organisms, 7 from structural organisation in plants and animals, 7 from cell structure and function, 6 from plant physiology and 13 from human physiology.

With inputs from Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content,

Courtesy: India Today 


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