Botany Important Topics For NEET-UG

Nov 08, 2021

NEET-UG Botany

It is mandatory to have a thorough knowledge of Biology to become a doctor, and learning it in depth helps you score good marks in the NEET-UG entrance exam. Moreover, as Biology is a theoretical subject, it is easier to score marks in biology than in Physics and Chemistry. What makes NEET-UG Biology special from Chemistry and Physics is its weightage and is further divided into Zoology & Botany sections. Both the sections consist of a total of 360 marks with 50 questions in each section.

Here we will discuss the important topics for NEET-UG Botany, and we will try to understand and focus more on NEET-UG Botany to score more in the overall NEET-UG exam.

Subject-wise Marks and Questions in NEET-UG

Let's have a glance at the number of questions and marking scheme in the NEET-UG exam subject-wise:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks

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Botany Most Important Topics For NEET-UG

It is often seen that most of the NEET aspirants don't find Botany interesting but love to spend time on Zoology. You can make this subject interesting if you study the right way. Botany is often considered a challenging subject by most medical aspirants. PrepLadder NEET-UG Dream Team always strives hard to make Botany exciting and engaging, and they make your Botany preparations fruitful.

Important Topics For NEET-UG Botany and Past Three Years Weightage

Biology in NEET-UG is crucial, and it is classified into Botany and Zoology. Here, the weightage of all chapters for the Botany section is given below in the table:

NEET-UG 2021 Weightage

Biology Chapters and topicsNo. of Questions from the chapterWeightage of the chapter and topic (%)
Plant Diversity712%
Plant Anatomy24%
Plant Morphology47%
Cell Biology & Cell Division610%
Plant Physiology813%
Plant Reproduction59%
Genetics & Biotechnology1524%
Biology in Human Welfare12%

NEET-UG 2020 Weightage

Botany Chapters and TopicsNo. of Questions from the ChapterWeightage of the Chapter and Topic (%)
Plant Diversity712%
Plant Anatomy24%
Plant Morphology47%
Cell Biology & Cell Division610%
Plant Physiology813%
Plant Reproduction59%
Genetics & Biotechnology1524%
Biology in Human Welfare12%

NEET-UG 2019 Weightage

Botany Chapters and TopicsWeightage of the Chapter and Topic (%)
The Living World2%
Biological Classification2%
Plant Kingdom4%
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules2%
Cell Cycle and Cell Division2%
Morphology of Flowering Plants5%
Anatomy of Flowering Plants2%
Transport in Plants1%
Mineral Nutrition1%
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants2%
Respiration in Plants1%
Plant Growth and Development1%
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants5%
Principles and Inheritance and Variation5%
Molecular Basis of Inheritance6%
Organisms and Populations2%
Microbes in Human Welfare2%
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production2%
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes3%
Biotechnology and its Applications3%
Biodiversity and Conservation3%
Environmental Issues2%

Botany Tips from Subject Experts and NEET-UG Toppers

NEET-UG aspirants are recommended to know about the most important chapters/topics before starting preparation and consider the below-mentioned points to score well for NEET-UG Botany:

  • Follow the NCERT textbooks.
  • Make sure to clear your basic concepts and Botany terms.
  • Focus on most important topics such as Diversity in the living world, Morphology and Anatomy of flowering plants, Cell the unit of life and cell cycle and cell division, Plant Physiology and Ecology.
  • Practice all the images given in the NCERT textbook thoroughly.
  • Practice mock tests and previous year's questions extensively.
  • Find a Botany mentor.
  • Don't pile up your doubts; clear them regularly.

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Over time, it has been observed that the Biology section of the NEET-UG exam is comparatively easy, and aspirants find the Biology section to be relatively easy as 80-85% of questions in NEET-UG exams are directly selected from the NCERT textbooks. Therefore, candidates proficient with the Biology NCERT textbooks are assured of scoring well in the Biology section. Moreover, aspirants are advised to start Biology preparation as early as they can for NEET.  

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