How to Prepare for NEET UG Biology 2022: Topics-wise, No. of Questions, Tips & More!

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the NEET 2022 exam, which will be held on 17 July 2022. Biology plays an important role in deciding the success of students in the NEET exam. Everyone knows that biology is an essential section, as it is one of the most scoring subjects. Candidates should plan wisely for the NEET Biology preparation. It does not mean that candidates can neglect the other two subjects. The NEET Biology paper considered an average difficulty meter among all other subjects. Candidates should be aware of the tips to qualify for the NEET 2022 exam. In the biology section, there will 100 questions in the NEET 2022 paper out of which candidates must be attempt any 90 questions offering a total of 360 marks.

1. Quick Facts
2. NEET 2022 Biology Pattern
3. Biology Important Topics of NEET 2022
4. Chapter-wise Distribution of NEET Biology
5. How to Prepare for NEET Biology (Strategies)
6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Quick Facts

Before discussing the whole NTA NEET UG 2022 entrance exam like Application form, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NEET 2021 cutoff, counselling etc., let’s look at the Quick fact about NEET.

Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Date17 July 2022 (Released)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours & 20 minutes
Total Number of Questions200 Multiple Choice Questions
Languages available for the ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi

NEET 2022 Biology Pattern

The table below carries the structure of the Biology section in the NEET 2022 exam.

BiologyNumber of QuestionsMarking Scheme
Botany Section A35140
Botany Section B1540
Zoology Section A35140
Zoology Section B1540
Total100 (90 applicable for attempt)360

NEET 2022 Biology Important Topics

  • Plant Kingdom
  • Biological classification
  • Structural organization in plants and animals
  • Cell: Structure & Functions
  • Plant physiology
  • Animal/Human Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics & evolution
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology in human welfare
  • Ecology and environment

Chapter Wise Distribution

The following table brings the topics from the NEET Biology Chapter Wise Weightage as per the assigned.

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Class XI
Unit Topic / Chapters Weightage*
I Diversity of Living Organisms 14%
  Chapter-1: The Living World
  Chapter-2: Biological Classification
  Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom
  Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom
II Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals 5%
  Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants
  Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals
III Cell: Structure and Function 9%
  Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life
  Chapter-9: Biomolecules
  Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division
IV Plant Physiology 6%
  Chapter-11: Transport in Plants
  Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition
  Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
  Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants
  Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development
V Human Physiology 20%
  Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption
  Chapter-17: Breating and Exchange of Gases
  Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation
  Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination
  Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement
  Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination
  Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration

Class 12th Chapter Wise Distribution

Class XII
Unit Topic / Chapters Weightage
VI Reproduction 9%
  Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms
  Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  Chapter-3: Human Reproduction
  Chapter-4: Reproductive Health
VII Genetics and Evolution 18%
  Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  Chapter-7: Evolution
VIII Biology and Human Welfare 9%
  Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases
  Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
  Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare
IX Biotechnology and its Applications 4%
  Chapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes
  Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application
X Ecology and Environment 6%
  Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations
  Chapter-14: Ecosystem
  Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation
  Chapter-16: Environmental Issues
Total 100%

How to Prepare for NEET Biology (Strategies)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. Can I complete my entire preparations with the help of NCERT only?

Ans. There is no second thought that NCERT is the most important book while preparing for NEET 2022. But, candidates are advised to go through other best books for NEET 2022 to clarify concepts and formulas.

Q2. What are the important topics for the Biology section?

Ans. Important topics for the Biology section include Reproduction, Human Physiology, Diversity in Living Organisms, Genetics and Evolution, etc.

Q3. How many questions will be there from each section?

Ans. There will be 180 questions in NEET 2022, out of which 90 will be from Biology and 45 each from Physics and Chemistry.

Q4. Which chapters have more weightage in NEET?

Ans. From Physics subjects, Thermodynamics and Optics, while from Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Carbon Compounds have the highest weightage of NEET 2022. While from Biology, Diversity from Living Organisms, Human Physiology and Genetics and Evolution have a better chapter wise weightage of NEET 2022.

Q. How many questions will be asked from the NEET Biology question paper?

Ans. A total of 90 questions will be asked in the question paper of NEET 2022 Biology.

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