# NEET Physics: NEET Physics Questions, Study Materials, Paper Analysis

NEET Physics questions are conceptual in nature and hence, needs a detailed understanding of the theories. Once that is achieved, solving a sufficient number of NEET Physics MCQs is a must. Physics problems of NEET are comparatively easier. The average difficulty level for questions in Physics section is 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.

If you finish the NCERT Physics textbooks thoroughly, practice papers and Online Test series at IITianAcademy, go through the  questions and solutions , and revise on a regular basis, you will definitely score high in this section.

The average ideal time for questions in the Physics section of NEET is around 65 seconds, and this is relatively the most time consuming section of the paper. With time bound Physics online practice on IITianAcademy, your accuracy and speed both will increase.

Having a strong command over the most important chapters of NEET Physics can help you answer more than 50% of the Physics questions asked in NEET. As per IITianAcademy’s analysis of previous year NEET papers, the most important chapters to be practiced from Physics are: Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Ray Optics, Rotational Motion, Semiconductors & Communication System, Current Electricity, Laws of Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effects of Current, Gravitation, Motion in One Dimension. It is also recommended to take online NEET Physics quiz to make sure you remember the various minute details.

### Topics Covered.

Class XIClass XII

Physical World and Measurement

• Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.
• Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
• Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Electrostatics

• Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
• Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
• Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside)
• Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an electrostatic field.
• Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor, Van de Graaff generator.

Kinematics

• Frame of reference,
• Motion in a straight line; Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time and position-time graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
• Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion.
• Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.
• Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a plane-rectangular components. Scalar and Vector products of Vectors.
• Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration- projectile motion.
• Uniform circular motion.

Current Electricity

• Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (liner and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.
• Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.
• Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.
• Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.
• Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell

Laws of Motion

• Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and Newton’s second law of motion; impulse; Newton’s third law of motion.
• Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
• Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.
• Dynamics of uniform circular motion. Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

• Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
• Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.
• Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors- definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
• Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
• Para-, dia-and ferro-magnetic substances, with examples.
• Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Work, Energy and Power

• Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.
• Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

• Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance.
• Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattles current.
• AC generator and transformer.

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

• Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.
• Moment of a force,-torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples.
• Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications

Electromagnetic Waves

• Need for displacement current.
• Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
• Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Gravitation

• Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
• Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.

Optics

• Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.
• Scattering of light- blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.
• Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.
• Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
• Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts.
• Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.
• Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.
• Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
• Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.

Properties of Bulk Matter

• Elastic behavior, Stress-strain relationship. Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.
• Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.
• Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
• Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases. Anomalous expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv- calorimetry; change of state – latent heat.
• Heat transfer- conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation. Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect.
• Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

• Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation- particle nature of light.
• Matter waves- wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).

Thermodynamics

• Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.
• Second law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators.

Atoms and Nuclei

• Alpha- particle scattering experiments; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.
• Radioactivity- alpha, beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.

Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

• Pascal’s law; Buoyancy.
• Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
• Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path.

Electronic Devices

Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; semiconductor diode- I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

Oscillations and Waves

• Periodic motion-period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion(SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in SHM –Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.
• Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics. Beats. Doppler effect.

### Steps to retain the concepts (Sequence of events, as suggested by toppers)

• Read and understand the chapter from NCERT
• Try to derive the equation and understand the logic behind it
• Now read the same chapter from the reference book
• Start solving the relevant questions
• Solve Quizes. Theses are exactly as per questions asked in Exam. You might get many direct concepts from here in actual exam. These will also help you to improve speed and accuracy.
• Get connected to expert through Virtual classes and online chat

### Best NEET books for Physics

1. NCERT Textbook for Class 11 Physics
2. NCERT Exemplar Problems for Class 11 Physics
3. NCERT Textbook for Class 12 Physics
4. NCERT Exemplar Problems and Solutions for Class 12 Physics
5. Concepts of Physics by H C Verma (Part 1 and 2)
6. Understanding Physics
• Mechanics Volume 1 and 2
• Electricity and Magnetism
• Optics and Modern Physics
• Waves and Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
7. Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
8. Problems in General Physics by I E Irodov (Optional)

### NEET Chapter Wise Weightage for Physics

The most important chapters for this section are laws of motion, System of Particle and Rigid Body, Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism, Current Electricity, etc. Experts suggesting more time on these chapters. Apart from preparing from NCERT and other reference books, a candidate must also focus on solving numerical based questions to secure good marks in Physics. Also Read:

• How to prepare for NEET Physics?
• Best books to prepare for NEET 2020 Physics

### NEET Chapter Wise Weightage 2020 for Physics

Physics Chapters and topicsAverage no. of Questions from the chapterWeightage of the chapter and topic
Centre of Mass11%
Gravitation23%
Kinematics12%
Laws of Motion37%
Mechanics of Solids & Fluids23%
Oscillations13%
Rotational motion11%
System of Particle & Rigid Body37%
Units and Measurement12%
Waves24%
Work, Energy and power24%
Kinetic Theory of Gases12%
Properties of Bulk Matter13%
Thermal Properties of Matter12%
Thermodynamics37%
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism36%
Electric Charge & Field12%
Electromagnetic Wave11%
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance12%
Electrostatics13%
Alternating Current13%
Current Electricity36%
Electromagnetic Induction12%
Semiconductor Electronics36%
Atoms & Nuclei25%
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter24%
Ray Optics & Optical Instrument35%
Wave optics24%

### Deriving A Pattern From The Past Years Question Papers

Candidates must solve question papers of the past 10 years for NEET preparation. When solving the Physics section of these question papers, try to find a pattern in the questions that are being asked in the examination. The pattern that has been observed by various experts is given in the table below.

Type of questionsNumber of questions asked in NEETPrep tips
Theory oriented/fact-based15-20Direct from NCERT
Numerical/derivation based15-20NCERT based
Logical concepts5-10

Concepts are from NCERT

Application of these concepts

Critical concept based questions5-10

Very difficult questions

Determine the toppers

### What Should Be Your Approach For Solving The NEET Physics Section?

• Sequence: This depends on your energy levels since NEET Physics requires focus and speed. If you are someone who is energetic at the beginning of the examination and can concentrate better during the initial hour, you must solve the Physics section first. However, if you are someone who starts slow and gains speed towards the end, keep the Physics section for the end.
• Speed: When you finally start solving this section, it is important to maintain speed. Now is not the time to brainstorm. If you get stuck on a question, skip it and move to the next one. Come back to this one in the end.

Ch. No

Chapter Name

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2007

2008

2009

2010 (P)

2010 (M)

2011 (P)

2011 (M)

2012 (P)

2012 (M)

2013

2014

2015

2015 (Re)

2016 (NEET-1)

2016 (NEET-2)

2017

2018

2019

1

Basic Mathematics & Vectors

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

Unit, Dimension & Measurements

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

3

Kinematics

4

3

2

3

1

3

2

3

0

2

2

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

4

Laws of Motion and Friction

1

2

2

1

0

2

1

0

1

2

3

2

1

0

0

1

2

1

5

Work, Energy & Power

1

1

3

1

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

3

1

1

1

1

2

2

6

Collisions and Centre of Mass

0

1

2

3

0

0

1

2

1

1

1

2

3

0

3

1

1

7

Circular Motion

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

4

1

1

0

8

Rotational Motion

3

2

3

1

3

2

0

3

2

2

2

3

2

2

3

2

2

2

9

Gravitation

1

0

1

2

3

2

2

3

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

1

10

Properties of matter and Fluid Mechanics

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

3

1

2

3

2

2

11

Thermal Physics (Thermal Expansion, Calorimetry, Heat Transfer, KTG & Thermodynamics)

3

3

4

3

2

2

1

4

2

6

5

6

5

6

5

5

5

6

12

Oscillations (SHM, Damped, and forced Os- cillations & Resonance)

4

2

2

2

0

2

1

0

1

0

1

2

1

0

1

1

1

1

13

Wave Motion and Dop- pler’s Effect

0

3

3

2

0

2

1

2

1

3

3

1

2

3

2

2

2

1

14

Electrostatics

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

2

0

2

15

Capacitors

1

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

16

Current Electricity and Effect of Current

5

6

4

4

1

3

3

4

2

3

4

3

3

2

2

2

3

3

17

Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

5

3

4

4

5

3

3

3

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

4

3

2

18

Electromagnetic Induction

2

2

2

2

0

1

0

2

1

1

2

0

1

1

2

1

1

2

19

EM Waves

1

1

1

1

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

2

20

Alternating Current

1

1

1

1

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

2

3

0

1

2

21

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

2

2

0

2

2

2

2

4

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

2

22

Wave Optics (Nature of Light, Interference, Dif- fraction & Polarization)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

23

Modern Physics

7

8

9

7

4

11

4

7

4

5

6

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

24

Semiconductor and Digi- tal Electronics

4

3

3

5

2

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

Total No. of Questions

50

50

50

50

30

50

30

50

30

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45