How to Study Chemistry for NEET 2022? - Preparation Tips, Important Topics & Books

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NEET Chemistry section is ignored by most medical aspirants. They either study too much Physics or too much Biology.  This article on How to study Chemistry for NEET will not only help candidates prepare better for this section but will also help them understand its importance.

How to Prepare for NEET Chemistry Section

How to Prepare for NEET Chemistry Section

Most candidates who are preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) give little importance to the preparation of the Chemistry section. This leads to panic just before the examination and a low score in this section. The foremost thing that one should keep in mind here is that the NEET Chemistry section has a weightage of 25 per cent in the examination. Not devoting enough time to this section may cost you marks and may keep you from taking admission into your dream college.

This article on how to study Chemistry for NEET 2022 is a compilation of all the expert tips and tricks that we found useful. Reading these tips for the preparation of NEET Chemistry will help you prepare for the examination in an organised manner. This article will also discuss key aspects of how to study Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry for NEET.

Out of 180 questions in the NEET question paper, 45 will be on Chemistry. Candidates with a decent hold on the subject can easily score 100 to 120 marks in NEET. However, scoring above this in NEET Chemistry is tricky. To score above this threshold, one needs to have widespread knowledge of the subject.  Read on to know how to study Chemistry for NEET 2022.

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The NEET exam structure changed in 2021. As per the new exam pattern, the Chemistry subject will be divided into two sections. Section A will carry 35 questions and Section B will carry 15 questions, out of which 10 questions have to be attempted. The following table brings the structure of the Chemistry section in NEET.

NEET 2022 Chemistry Pattern

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

Chemistry Number of Questions Marking Scheme
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Chemistry Section B 15 40
Total 50 (45 applicable for attempt) 180

Also Read: NEET 2022 exam pattern

Deriving A Pattern From The Previous Years’ Question Papers

Unlike Physics and Biology, it is difficult to draw a pattern from the questions that are being asked in the Chemistry section of NEET. Variations in the pattern of chemistry are more than the other two subjects. However, it has been observed that most of the questions are theory-based and can be solved by those who have read the NCERT books thoroughly. A rough break-up of the questions in the chemistry sections is as follow:

Source of the question

Number of question

Solved examples + Exercises given at the end of the NCERT textbook

15-20

Directly from the previous years’ question papers

15-20

Fact-based/out of NCERT

2-5

Also Read: NEET Chemistry Question Papers - Download PDF

How To Study Chemistry For NEET 2022?

NEET Chemistry can be divided into three sections. Every section is unique and so is its approach. The same method of preparation won’t work for all three sections. The NEET preparation strategy for each section of Chemistry has been explained individually below.

How to Study Physical Chemistry for NEET 

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There will be 15-20 questions on Physical Chemistry, most of which can be numerical based. Questions in this section are mainly dominated by four topics; chemical and ionic equilibrium, redox, liquid solutions and electrochemistry. Around 8-12 questions in Physical Chemistry are based on these four topics. However, here it is important to understand the concepts before you actually start solving the problems. The sequence of events that one must follow while preparing for the Physical Chemistry section for NEET is given below.

  1. Read the chapter from NCERT
  2. Note the important formula on a sheet of paper
  3. Read the same chapter from the desired reference book
  4. Understand the application of these formulas
  5. Add the extra information that you find in the reference books to your notes
  6. Now start solving questions on your own
  7. Revise in the same sequence

How to Study Organic Chemistry for NEET

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The Organic Chemistry section of NEET will have 14-18 questions. The most important chapter in this section is ‘General Organic Chemistry'. It is important to understand the concepts and their applications to score well in this section. In addition to GOC, one must also complete Isomerism and Effects. This trio will help solve most questions from this section. Also, before you start solving the questions for this section experts advise completing at least GOC, hydrocarbons, Alcohol, Aldehyde, Amines and Alkyl Halide.

How to Study Inorganic Chemistry for NEET

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One mistake that medical aspirants often end up making, ignoring this section of NEET Chemistry. In the past few years, the number of questions asked from this section has come at par with those from organic/physical Chemistry. You can expect around 10-18 questions from this section in NEET 2022. Important chapters from this section of NEET Chemistry are chemical bonding, p-block and coordination compounds. Together these have around 6-8 questions based on them.

Most questions in this section are from the NCERT books. Hence, your maximum focus for this section should be the NCERT books. Experts suggest highlighting the points that you feel are important and can be asked in the examination. You can forego the reference books in this case and directly jump to solving questions. Once you are thorough with the NCERT books and have solved a variety of questions, now you can refer to the desired reference books. Note down the extra information that you find in the reference book in your NCERT book.

How To Study Chemistry For NEET 2022: Important Topics

Many have difficulty in setting the order in which the chapters should be read. This section of ‘how to study Chemistry for NEET’ will help you decide the sequence.

Name of the chapter

Number of questions asked

Prep tips

General Organic Chemistry

20-25

  • High priority topics
  • More number of questions
  • Involve less calculation
  • Refer to both NCERT and reference books
  • Solve lots of questions
  • Require more time

Hydrocarbons

Alcohol

Aldehyde

Amines

Periodic Table

Metallurgy

Structure of Atom

Alkyl Halide

Chemical bonding

Hydrogen

s-block

p-block

d-block

f-block

Surface Chemistry

Chemistry in everyday life

10-15 questions

  • Medium importance
  • Relatively easy topics
  • Reading is a must
  • Expect at least 1 question from every topic

Environmental chemistry

Polymers

Biomolecules NCERT only

Redox

Some basic concepts

Solid states

Coordination

Thermodynamics

Very few questions

  • Can be left for the end
  • Superficial reading sufficient
  • Difficult and time-consuming
  • Refer to NCERT books
  • Determine the toppers

Chemical kinetics

Equilibrium

States of matter

Electrochemistry

Solution

How to Study Chemistry for NEET 2022: Important Books

In this section, we bring the important books which students must refer to while studying Chemistry for NEET.

  • Physical Chemistry by O P Tandon
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practise books by V K Jaiswal (Inorganic), M S Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry for NEET/AIIMS by M S Chauhan
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R C Mukherjee

Also Read: Best books for NEET Chemistry

Candidates must note that before referring to the books listed above for studying Chemistry for NEET 2022, they must complete NCERT and their school textbooks for Chemistry such as Modern's ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and Class 12. 

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