Preparation Strategy of Chemistry for NEET 2022

by Manasvi Gupta June 06, 2022

Students are under tremendous pressure to do well in the National Eligibility and Common Entrance Test (NEET). This is, of course, understandable since NEET is the most popular medical entrance examination for undergraduate students in India. It is, however, equally important to remain calm and use a systematic approach to learning Chemistry for NEET 2022.


The Chemistry section of the NEET 2022 exam is one of the easiest and highest-scoring sections. By scoring well in the Chemistry section, NEET 2022 scores can be improved significantly. Therefore, books play a critical role and can greatly influence the way a candidate prepares. Studying Chemistry from the correct reference book/source will greatly improve NEET scores.


Preparation Tips to Ace Chemistry Section in NEET 2022


Also Read: How Many Chemistry Questions in NEET Come from NCERT?


How to Study Chemistry for NEET 2022?

In order to be productive with very little time at their disposal, NEET 2022 aspirants must consider the following quick preparation tips:

  • Prepare short notes for revision at the last minute.

  •  Begin your revision as soon as you finish the syllabus for NEET 2022.

  • Make sure to practice as many sample papers as possible.

  • Prepare by practising last year's exam questions.


NEET 2022 Chemistry Preparation Tips

NEET Chemistry preparation requires more than just 'finishing' the syllabus, since it involves retaining important concepts, preparing for the exam, learning shortcut tricks, and knowing which topics are important and which are not, and much more. So, here are some NEET 2022 Chemistry preparation tips to assist you.


Know the NEET Chemistry Syllabus

  • As vast as an ocean, NEET 2022 syllabus requires comprehensive knowledge in order to be successful.

  • Cut out all irrelevant information and prioritise important topics.

  • Considering the NEET exam covers the NCERT syllabus as well, it is pertinent to go through your NCERT books thoroughly.

  • Topics that are common between NCERT and NEET syllabus benefit the students as they don't have to prepare them separately.


Come up with a Preparation Strategy

  • Create an effective preparation strategy for NEET 2022 Chemistry section.

  • Make a study schedule for each week.

  • Try to keep a schedule so you can cover all the chapters from each part of the Chemistry syllabus - organic, inorganic, and physical.


Take Help from Standard Books and Internet

  • You can prepare Inorganic Chemistry directly from the NCERT book as it is more fact-based than concept-based.

  • Studying theoretical concepts and numerical problems in NCERT books is very important for Physical Chemistry.

  • It is important to clear one's concepts by referring to different books before solving questions in Organic Chemistry since it is largely based on concepts.

  • You should learn Organic Chemistry reactions by writing them down repeatedly.

  • Practice Chemical equations and balancing questions every day.

  • Make sure you memorise all the formulas and don't skip anything. The regular revision will soon make formulas second nature.

  • Use Unit 8 of NCERT to prepare redox reactions.

  • Additionally, it is important to understand the types of reactions.

  • For a clear idea of the types of questions asked in Chemistry, solve previous year AIPMT or NEET question papers.

  • Solve at least 50 objective questions after finishing a chapter to ensure that your concepts are clear.

  • Ensure that you get enough sleep and eat well. In the event that you are not physically fit to take the test, all the tips above will be of no use to you.

  • Don't worry about your weak sections in Chemistry. It is possible to build a strong foundation through repeated revisions. However, if you feel negative about your weak subjects, you may end up demotivating yourself before the exam. So, keep your head up.


NEET 2022 Chemistry Section-Wise Weightage

The table below shows the weightage of each sub-section of Chemistry in NEET. As can be seen from the numbers, the weightage of each section is almost similar. Hence, beginning the syllabus with Mole Concepts and Introduction to Physical Chemistry should be the primary focus.


Section

Weightage

Inorganic

36%

Organic

28%

Physical

36%


NEET 2022 Chemistry Chapter-Wise Weightage

Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry are the three components of the NEET 2022 Chemistry syllabus. They should all be prepared thoroughly. Following are the different chapters with their weightage in NEET 2022.



NEET 2022 Chemistry Topic-Wise Weightage

In this section, we will see how the NEET Chemistry 2022 Syllabus weighs the various chapters. The weighting is not prescribed by MCI or the exam conducting agency, but has been estimated based on past years' NEET papers. While the weightage may change from year to year, the trend helps students understand which questions might appear more frequently.


Chapters

Number of Questions

Weightage (%)

Organic Chemistry-I

8%

Hydrocarbons

2

4%

General Organic Chemistry

2

5%

Organic Chemistry-II

26%

Haloalkane

1

2%

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

2

3%

Polymer

1

2%

Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether

2

4%

Aromatic Compounds

3

6%

Biomolecules

2

4%

Carbonyl Compounds

2

4%

Environmental Chemistry

1

2%

Chemistry in Everyday Life

2

3%

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

2

3%

Practical Organic Chemistry

1

2%

IUPAC & Isomerism

2

4%

Inorganic Chemistry-I

22%

Chemical Bonding

4

9%

p-block

3

7%

Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties

2

4%

Hydrogen

1

2%

s-block

1

3%

Inorganic Chemistry-II

12%

Coordination Compounds

3

6%

d-block & f-block Elements

2

4%

Metallurgy

1

2%

Qualitative Analysis

1

2%

Physical Chemistry-I

17%

Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry

2

3%

Chemical Equilibrium

1

3%

Ionic Equilibrium

2

4%

Redox Reactions

1

2%

Gaseous State

1

3%

Mole Concept

2

5%

Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry

1

3%

Physical Chemistry-II

15%

Chemical Kinetics

2

4%

Electrochemistry

1

3%

Solid State

1

3%

Solution & Colligative Properties

2

4%

Surface Chemistry

1

2%


Best Books for NEET 2022 Chemistry

Intense and immense practice is needed to prepare for and stand a chance of cracking NEET 2022. The best books for NEET 2022 Chemistry preparation are those in which there are a lot of exercises and deep explanations of concepts. Students can use the following books to prepare for this year’s NEET:


Name of the Book

Author

Physical Chemistry

O P Tandon

Oxford’s Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves,

Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J D Lee

MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips

MTG Editorial Board

Modern’s ABC of Chemistry of Classes 11 and 12 (volumes 1 and 2)

S.P. Jauhar

40 Days Chemistry for NEET

Sudhanshu Thakur

Practice books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)

VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan, N Awasthi


Conclusion

We hope this information paved the path for you to better prepare for Chemistry for the upcoming NEET 2022 exam. With the examination just around the corner, you should give your best in both the preparation as well as the real test, and secure a seat for yourself in medical school. On that note, we wish all NEET 2022 aspirants good luck and hope for their success.