National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-2018) paper was held on 6th May, 2018 across India from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The paper pattern was unchanged from last year; with 180 objective type questions (45 each in Physics and Chemistry and 90 in Biology) each carrying a reward of 4 marks for the right answer and a wrong answer gets 1 mark deducted.
The paper can be divided into 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with Biology further divided into Zoology and Botany. Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions and Biology 90 questions. Overall, one can say that this year’s paper was alike NEET 2017 in terms of difficulty.
Analysis by MD, Motion Education Pvt Ltd:
According to Director MOTION EDUCATION PVT LTD, Mr. Nitin Vijay, Chemistry section was same as last year in terms of difficulty. Physics section was tougher than the previous years. Biology section was easier than as compared to the papers in the previous years.
Distribution of Questions:
In Biology most questions were asked from Genetics and Biotechnology. As far as Chemistry is concerned maximum numbers of topics were from the Physical topics of the class 12th. Most of the questions were from NCERT and nothing was from outside the course prescribed. Physics paper had most questions from Mechanics, SHM & Waves, Thermal Physics, Electro Dynamics, Optics, Modern and Electronics Topics.
If we talk about difficult questions, Physics saw only 7 difficult questions in the paper; Chemistry 9 and both Botany & Zoology had 4 difficult questions each. So out of 180 questions in all only 24 were difficult. The difficulty level of NEET 2018 was same as NEET 2017 which was average.
Based on the above analysis, conclusion was that the paper was similar to last year’s in terms of difficulty and hence the 15% AIQ cutoff as well as marks for qualifying percentile should not very much from last year. But because of an increase in the number of seats, we could see a slight reduction in the cutoff.