NEET 2020 Paper Analysis

After being deferred for a few time earlier, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has finally been held on September 13, 2020 (Sunday) in pen-paper mode. Nearly 16.84 lakhs students registered for the examination and out of which 15.9 lakhs have appeared on Sunday. As per the NEET 2020 aspirants, the overall exam can be mapped as moderately difficult. 

NEET exam paper contained three subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Following a lot of research, we have come up with the NEET 2020 paper analysis subject wise. With the help of this, the budding aspirants and this year’s candidates will gain an idea about the difficulty level of the paper. Let’s take a look below.

NEET 2020 Physics Paper Analysis

The Physics section was easy while some aspirants tagged it as toughest of all as usual. However, in comparison to previous years’ papers, Physics paper this year was easy as nearly 30 to 40 percent of the questions were directly from NCERT textbooks. Numericals were easy comparatively. In nutshell, all the questions were from the prescribed syllabus of the medical entrance exam. The number of questions from each topic that dominated the paper is given in the table format below. 


Number of Questions



Optics and Modern Physics


Current Electricity


Electrostatics and Magnetism


Heat and Thermodynamics


NEET 2020 Chemistry Paper Analysis

Chemistry paper was easy to moderate difficulty level. In the NEET 2020 Chemistry section, there were 18 questions from Organic Chemistry, 15 questions were from Physical Chemistry, and 12 questions were from Inorganic Chemistry respectively. According to the aspirants, all the questions are from NCERT textbooks. All the questions were easy to understand and very straight to the point. So, students would not have spared more than 45 minutes, presumably. Attempting a minimum of 40 questions was easily possible for an average student. However, there was one controversial question which has more than one right answer. 


Number of Questions

Organic Chemistry


Inorganic Chemistry


Physical Chemistry


NEET 2020 Biology Paper Analysis

Biology in NEET exam is divided into two sections i.e. Botany and Zoology. As per the NEET aspirants, the Biology paper did not have many tricky questions. 

  • Botany

Botany part was a bit difficult in comparison with the previous years. Out of all the questions asked, 25 questions were from Class 11 syllabus and 18 were from Class 12 Botany syllabus. All the questions were based out of NCERT books. However, two questions were said to be from the NCERT book. Most of the questions were based on the main concepts and application-based understanding. 

  • Zoology 

The Zoology section was of easy - moderately difficult level along with a few out of NCERT questions. These questions were based out of the core concepts yet needed smart thinking 

Human Physiology dominated the paper with the highest number of questions. Most of the Zoology questions could be answered with the help of comprehensive knowledge and analytical power. However, a few needed sharp thinking and critical approach. Take a look at the given table in the following for further knowledge on the NEET Biology section.


Number of Questions

Human Physiology


Diversity of Living Organism 


Genetic and Evolution








Structural organization in animal and plant


Plant Physiology


Cell Structure


Biology in Human Welfare


Overall Difficulty Level of NEET 2020 Paper


Difficulty Level


Moderately difficult


Easy - moderately difficult


Easy - moderately difficult

Advantages of NEET Paper Analysis

There are several advantages to the NEET 2020 paper analysis. All the advantages are listed below.

  • With the help of this NEET paper analysis, aspirants can understand the difficulty level of the paper.

  • Aspirants who already have appeared for the examination can evaluate their performance as per the paper analysis.

  • It is easy to understand the difficulty level of each section in the paper as there are mainly three sections in the NEET paper i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, which is also divided into two more subsections, Zoology and Botany.

NEET 2020 exam was held on September 13, 2020, at 3842 centres in 155 cities across India from 2 pm to 5 pm. NTA has not declared any post-exam schedule such as result announcement yet. However, keep an eye on this website to get further updates regarding NEET 2020 results and the result will be published on the official website of NTA