NEET UG » NEET Notifications 2024 » NEET UG Previous Papers Analysis

NEET UG Previous Papers Analysis

Check out the analysis for the previous years paper of NEET UG. This will further aid in preparing for upcoming NEET UG exams. NEET UG previous paper analysis.

The NEET UG 2021 was conducted by the National Testing Agency on September 12, 2021 in pen and paper mode. Almost 16 lakh candidates appeared for this all India level medical entrance exam.

The NEET UG question paper 2021 was divided into three sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, and was of total 720 marks. According to students, the NEET 2021 exam paper was moderately difficult but lengthy. As far as the subject-wise difficulty level is concerned, Chemistry and Biology were easy-to-moderate, whereas Physics had challenging questions. The NEET UG 2021 question paper had the match and column type of questions along with assertion and reasoning questions. Overall, the question paper was based on NCERT.

Get NEET 2022 Results Live Updates

Here is a subject-wise analysis of the NEET UG question paper for the year 2021.

NEET UG 2021 Highlights

Let’s have a look at the highlights of the NEET UG 2021:

  • The NEET UG 2021 entrance exam was held on September 12, 2021
  • There were two different sections for each subject- Section A consisted of 35 questions and Section B consisted of 15 questions
  • There was negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer

Physics Question Paper Analysis

Here are the highlights of the NEET UG 2021 Physics question paper:

  • The Physics section of the question paper was considered between moderate to difficult
  • The majority of questions were from Mechanics
  • Some of the questions demanded in-depth knowledge of concepts
  • The questions from Semiconductors, Optics and Photoelectric effect needed extra focus of students
  • There were more numerical-based questions as compared to the previous year question paper
  • Around 4-5 questions were tricky

Let’s understand the chapter-wise breakup of questions:

Name of the chapterQuestion breakup
Heat and Thermodynamics4
Modern Physics and Electronics8
SHM & Wave3
Electrostatics and electricity11

Chemistry Question Paper Analysis

The highlights of the chemistry section of the NEET UG 2021 are given below:

  • Chemistry question paper was of moderate difficulty level
  • A total of 19 questions came from inorganic chemistry
  • Majority of the questions were NCERT based in which there was a mix of statement-based and numeric questions
  • There was a repetition of questions from acidic strength of halogen acids
  • 3 questions were graphical and 5 questions were matrix match type 


Here is a section-wise breakup of the chemistry part of the question paper-

SectionsQuestion breakup
Organic chemistry15
Inorganic chemistry19
Physical chemistry16

Here is a comprehensive and chapter-wise breakup of each section of the chemistry paper-

Organic Chemistry 

Name of the chapterNumber of questions
Basic principles and techniques1
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes2
Carbonyl compound3
Chemistry in everyday life1
Alcohol, Phenol, and Ether1

Inorganic Chemistry

Name of the chapterNumber of questions
Chemical bonding5
Coordination chemistry2
d and f block2
Environmental chemistry1

Physical Chemistry

Name of the chapterNumber of questions
Solid state2
Surface chemistry1
Chemical kinetics2
Mole concept1
Ionic equilibrium1
States of matter2
Nuclear chemistry1
Atomic structure1

Biology Question Paper Analysis

There were two sections in the Biology section of the NEET UG 2021 question paper- Botany and Zoology.

Here are the highlights of both of the subsections of Biology in the question paper-

For the Botany section-

  • The section had easy to moderate level of questions
  • Majority of the questions were NCERT based
  • There were a few tricky questions that required in-depth knowledge of concepts
  • A good amount of questions were factual, whereas others were concept centric

For Zoology section-

  • This was a moderately difficult section
  • A few questions appeared easy were actually tricky type questions and demanded complete focus on particular keywords of questions
  • The particular question on the earthworm took students by a surprise
  • Students who were thorough with NCERT concepts were able to answer the question
  • A few questions were interconnected
  • Approximately 12 questions were asked from Biotechnology section
  • 4 questions were from the Locomotion and Movement section of human physiology

 Here is a chapter wise breakdown of questions of the entire Biology section-

Name of the chapterNumber of questions
The living world1
Plant kingdom5
Morphology of flowering plants2
Structural organisation in animals3
Biomolecules 3
Transport in plants1
Respiration in plants1
Digestion and absorption2
Body fluids and circulation3
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants3
Reproductive health3
Molecular basis of inheritance10
Human health and disease3
Microbes in human welfare1
Biotechnology and its applications5
Biological classification1
Animal kingdom4
Anatomy of flowering plants3
Cell: The unit of life2
Cell cycle and cell division7
Photosynthesis in higher plants4
Plant growth and development3
Breathing and exchange of gases3
Locomotion and movement4
Human reproduction3
Principles of inheritance and variations2
Strategies for enhancement in food production3
Biotechnology: Principles and processes6
Organisms and populations4
Environmental issues1

In order to thoroughly prepare for the upcoming NEET UG exam 2022, candidates must solve various NEET UG sample papers that are available online and offline.

See more: NEET 2018 Question Paper


Frequently Asked Questions

Get NEET UG exam preparation tips and study plan to crack NEET UG.

Do previous year's questions repeat in NEET?

Answer: As we all know, the portion is the same every year. The exact number is not available. Howe...Read full

Do AIIMS questions repeat in NEET?

Answer: Although you should solve all the previous year’s papers as the question pattern remains more ...Read full

How do you get 650 in NEET after solving the previous years' paper?

Answer: For 650 marks in the NEET exam, you need to attempt 163 correct answers with no slip-ups. Before app...Read full

Is the NEET 2021 paper easy or tough?

Answer: NEET difficulty level 2021 – Several students have shared the NEET difficulty level 2...Read full

After analyzing the previous year's papers, which is the hardest subject in NEET?

Answer: Physics is the hardest subject in NEET. NEET ...Read full