Chemistry Preparation for NEET 2021
By Vaishali Thapa, 13th July, 2021
When aiming for AIIMS, students have to pay attention to every subject. However, the priority can vary as it helps students bring focus on the subject matter individually. While preparing for NEET, many students treat Chemistry as a secondary subject and do not give it as much heed as Physics and Biology. That should not be the case, as the NEET-Chemistry section has a weightage of 25% in the examination, with 45 questions having a value of 180 marks. Therefore, not giving enough time to this section could cost you marks and affect your overall rank. With proper preparation and practice, you will realize that the subject is easier to retain and score well in exams. It neither comprises of mathematical derivations like Physics nor has lengthy terminologies to learn or diagrams to label like Biology, which makes it quite easy to score in exams.
It will be fair to say that not much time is left for NEET 2021, so it would be better if one starts revising already, in order to score well in the examination. Come in, let’s know Chemistry for NEET with a little deeper understanding.
First of all, we all need an Introduction to NEET Chemistry.
The NEET Chemistry is divided into three parts; with each part, you will have something different to study compared to the first one due to which each part will have to be tackled with a different approach. These parts are Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry, where the macroscopic level of science dominates Physical Chemistry including reactions and phenomena in chemical systems in terms of the principles, practices, and concepts of Physics such as energy, force, time, thermodynamics, analytical dynamics, motion, Quantum Chemistry, statistical mechanics, and chemical equilibrium.
In Organic Chemistry, most concepts, and terms pertain to studying the structure, composition, properties, reactions, and preparation of Carbon-linked compounds. These include hydrocarbons and all the other combinations with “n” number of different elements attached, such as Halogens, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Silicon, and Sulphur.
Eventually, Inorganic Chemistry involves studying the synthesis, behaviors, and understanding of inorganic and organometallic compounds, denoted by the chemical compounds that are not carbon-based.
“Approximately 36% weightage in NEET Chemistry section is dedicated to Physical and Inorganic Chemistry whereas 28% of weightage is allotted to Organic Chemistry syllabus as per previous year NEET exam trends.”
Studying every part and each topic is important, but you can set your priorities while keeping the below-mentioned topics in mind, as these have seen a regular pattern of occurrence in previous years-
Organic Chemistry- Basic principles, Biomolecules, Polymers, Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons
Inorganic Chemistry- Periodic Properties of Elements, Coordination Compounds, Chemical Bonding, Block Elements – s, p, d & f, Hydrogen Bonding
Physical Chemistry- Mole Concept, Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions, Stoichiometry, Surface Chemistry, Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Solutions, Nuclear Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics
NEET Chemistry Preparation Tips
Make NCERT Chemistry your Bible
We all know that the teachers have emphasized the importance of NCERT books; well, they are just RIGHT. NCERT books cover all the required topics in a detailed manner, and if you go through every aspect, then you will realize that you barely need any other book or material. Still, if you feel like you need more practice to prepare, you can always look for more questions and examples to practice from NCERT Exemplars
Understanding of Previous Year’s Question papers
The foremost step while solving questions is that you should take care going through previous year question papers and plan out the syllabus according to the pattern of questions. Mapping out the weightage of each topic and identifying the frequency of a topic that appeared in the question papers helps a lot in preparation.
Practice with Mock Tests
When preparing for the exams, one must practice their work through an extrinsic action course of preparing themselves through mock tests. These mock tests have similar patterns as the actual tests, with the same marking scheme and as close as the possible layout of the syllabus.
Grab on concepts
You need to take utmost care of reading the concepts and grasping them at a deeper level. This means that you may be required to understand the IUPAC nomenclature procedures rather than mugging up just names. So, you need to look for the compounds and learn all the synthesis procedures from the initial stages to help you gain a better understanding.
These tips will certainly ease your path towards the journey of NEET qualification. The rest of the journey depends on your strong will and unperturbed perseverance. A dedicated preparation towards your dream medical college may not be an easy one, but once you set out to achieve your goal with your fullest potential and determination, then there is no doubt that you will come out with flying colors.