Sponsored Links 1

Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for MBBS CET NEET

Biology Syllabus : CORE SYLLABUS of Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Higher Secondary Stage) have been prepared by NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING (NCERT) for Common Entrance Test ( CET ) National Entrance cum Eligibility Test ( NEET ) to be conducted by Medical Council of India for admission to MBBS

Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for NEET 2012 2013 MBBS

Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for NEET 2012 2013 MBBS

Physics Syllabus (Class XI and XII) is available at this link

Chemistry Syllabus (Class 11th and 12th) is available at this link

Biology syllabus of class 11th
1. Information 30 – 31
2. Diversity in Living World 32
3. Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants 32
4. Cell Structure and Function 32 – 33
5. Plant Physiology 33

Biology syllabus of class 12th
1. Reproduction 34
2. Genetics and Evolution 34 – 35
3. Biology and Human Welfare 35
4. Biotechnology and Its Applications 35
5. Ecology and environment 35 – 36

22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
In the present attempt of the NCERT to revise the Biology syllabus of the Classes XI and
XII , several documents like ‘Learning without Burden’, the National Curriculum
Framework-2005, the report of the ‘National Focus Group on Teaching of Science’ as
well as reports of several external and internal reviews carried out, helped to decide the
main focus of the revision. Hence, the revised syllabus aims primarily at reducing the
information load while ensuring at the same time that ample opportunities and scope for
learning and appreciating basic concepts of Biology continues to be available within the
The Biology Syllabus reinforces the ideas introduced in the lower classes while the
children learn new concepts besides getting an exposure to contemporary areas of
Biology. The syllabus aims also at emphasizing the underlying principles that are
common to both animals and plants, as well as highlighting the interrelationships of
Biology with other areas of knowledge. The format of the syllabus allows a simple, clear,
sequential flow of concepts without any jarring jumps. The empirical experience gained
and practical exercises carried out during the course would prepare the student to handle
Biology easily at higher levels in case she / he opts to continue further studies in this area.
The revised syllabus stresses the connection of the study of Biology to real life problemsuse
of biological discoveries / innovations in everyday life-in environment, industry,
medicine, health and agriculture.
Since it was important that the quality of Biology education at the higher secondary level
was not compromised in any way, the reduction in load from the syllabus required a very
careful selection of topics to be taught. The Committee chose to leave topics out if: the
question about why the child needs to study the topics at the particular stage could not be
answered; if the topic had no direct relevance to the child i.e. was not contextual; if the
content was repetitive across stages with no change in expected understanding, and if any
topic was in isolation with no evident horizontal or vertical linkages. The need for a
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
network of ideas and cross-linking between the areas being identified was deemed very
important. While deciding on the units / topics and the depth of each topic for the higher
secondary level, a holistic view of the syllabus across all stages from the primary to the
higher secondary and beyond was taken. Reducing the use of too many technical terms
and avoiding very large numbers of examples will also help to make the content a little
lighter. The importance of careful selection of illustrations and their use to make the
concepts more explicit was stressed; in Biology the quality of illustrations can make or
mar any attempt at good textbooks / teaching.
The principal objective at this stage would be to explore the variations amongst the living
and developing respect for the diversities, and to appreciate that the most complex
biological phenomena are also built on essentially simple processes. Learning Biology
should uncover these elementary aspects and illustrate their linkage to more complex
phenomena. It was also felt that the contributions of scientists (women scientists in
particular) that led to critical and important discoveries in Biology should be highlighted,
not merely through a chronological listing, but through brief biographical discussions, in
a effort to bring out the processes that led to the discovery of principles and ideas in
Biology. These would stimulate critical and creative thinking. Besides, the proposed
course at the higher secondary stage provides substantial orientation to the students to
professional / career opportunities available in medicine, agriculture, research teaching
and industry.
The syllabus also takes up issues pertaining to environment, health and other ethical
issues that arise with any interference of human beings in the natural processes, which
have great relevance from the societal.
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
32Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for NEET 2012 2013 MBBS
UNIT I: Diversity in Living World
• What is living? ; Biodiversity; Need for classification; Three domain of life;
Taxonomy & Systematics; Concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy;
Binomial nomenclature; Tools for study of Taxonomy – Museums, Zoos,
Herbaria, Botanical gardens.
• Five kingdom classification; salient features and classification of Monera; Protista
and Fungi into major groups; Lichens; Viruses and Viroids.
• Salient features and classification of plants into major groups-Algae, Bryophytes,
Pteridophytes, Gymnosperm and Angiosperm (three to five salient and
distinguishing features and at least two examples of each category); Angiospermsclassification
up to class, characteristic features and examples).
• Salient features and classification of animals-non-chordate up to phyla level and
chordate up to classes level (three to five salient features and at least two
UNIT II: Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
• Morphology and modifications; Tissues; Anatomy and functions of different parts
of flowering plants: Root, stem, leaf, inflorescence- cymose and recemose,
flower, fruit and seed (To be dealt along with the relevant practical of the
Practical Syllabus).
• Animal tissues; Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems
(digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and reproductive) of an insect
(cockroach). (Brief account only)
UNIT III: Cell Structure and Function
• Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life; Structure of prokaryotic and
eukaryotic cell; Plant cell and animal cell; Cell envelope, cell membrane, cell
wall; Cell organelles-structure and function; Endomembrane system-endoplasmic
reticulum, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, vacuoles; mitochondria, ribosomes, plastids,
micro bodies; Cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella, centrioles (ultra structure and
function); Nucleus-nuclear membrane, chromatin, nucleolus.
• Chemical constituents of living cells: Biomolecules-structure and function of
proteins, carbodydrates, lipid, nucleic acids; Enzymes-types, properties, enzyme
• B Cell division: Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis and their significance.
UNIT IV: Plant Physiology
• Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases and nutrients; Cell to cell
transport-Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; Plant – water relations
– Imbibitions, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis; Long distance transport of
water – Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and
guttation; Transpiration-Opening and closing of stomata; Uptake and
translocation of mineral nutrients-Transport of food, phloem transport, Mass flow
hypothesis; Diffusion of gases (brief mention).
• Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role;
Deficiency symptoms; Mineral toxicity; Elementary idea of Hydroponics as a
method to study mineral nutrition; Nitrogen metabolism-Nitrogen cycle,
biological nitrogen fixation.
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
UNIT I: Reproduction
• Reproduction in organisms: Reproduction, a characteristic feature of all
organisms for continuation of species; Modes of reproduction – Asexual and
sexual; Asexual reproduction; Modes-Binary fission, sporulation, budding,
gemmule, fragmentation; vegetative propagation in plants.
• Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Flower structure; Development of male
and female – gametophytes; Pollination-types, agencies and examples;
Outbreedings devices; Pollen-Pistil interaction; Double fertilization; Post
fertilization events-Development of endosperm and embryo, Development of seed
and formation of fruit; Special modes-apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony;
Significance of seed and fruit formation.
• Human Reproduction: Male and female reproductive systems; Microscopic
anatomy of testis and ovary; Gametogenesis-spermatogenesis & oogenesis;
Menstrual cycle; Fertilisation, embryo development upto blastocyst formation,
implantation; Pregnancy and placenta formation (Elementary idea); Parturition
(Elementary idea); Lactation (Elementary idea).

Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for NEET 2012 2013 MBBS

Biology Syllabus Recommended Text MCQ Books for NEET 2012 2013 MBBS

• Reproductive health: Need for reproductive health and prevention of sexually
transmitted diseases (STD); Birth control-Need and Methods, Contraception and
Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP); Amniocentesis; Infertility and assisted
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
reproductive technologies – IVF, ZIFT, GIFT (Elementary idea for general
UNIT II: Genetics and Evolution
• Heredity and variation: Mendelian Inheritance; Deviations from Mendelism-
Incomplete dominance, Co-dominance, Multiple alleles and Inheritance of blood
groups, Pleiotropy; Elementary idea of polygenic inheritance; Chromosome
theory of inheritance; Chromosomes and genes; Sex determination-In humans,
birds, honey bee; Linkage and crossing over; Sex linked inheritance-Haemophilia,
Colour blindness; Mendelian disorders in humans-Thalassemia; Chromosomal
disorders in humans; Down’s syndrome, Turner’s and Klinefelter’s syndromes.
• Molecular basis of Inheritance: Search for genetic material and DNA as genetic
material; Structure of DNA and RNA; DNA packaging; DNA replication; Central
dogma; Transcription, genetic code, translation; Gene expression and regulation-
Lac Operon; Genome and human genome project; DNA finger printing.
• Evolution: Origin of life; Biological evolution and evidences for biological
evolution (Paleontological, comparative anatomy, embryology and molecular
evidence); Darwin’s contribution, Modern Synthetic theory of Evolution;
Mechanism of evolution-Variation (Mutation and Recombination) and Natural
Selection with examples, types of natural selection; Gene flow and genetic dirft;
Hardy-Weinberg’s principle; Adaptive Radiation; Human evolution.
UNIT III: Biology and Human Welfare
• Health and Disease; Pathogens; parasites causing human diseases (Malaria,
Filariasis, Ascariasis. Typhoid, Pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ring
worm); Basic concepts of immunology-vaccines; Cancer, HIV and AIDs;
Adolescence, drug and alcohol abuse.
• Improvement in food production; Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell
protein, Biofortification; Apiculture and Animal husbandry.
• Microbes in human welfare: In household food processing, industrial production,
sewage treatment, energy generation and as biocontrol agents and biofertilizers.
UNIT IV: Biotechnology and Its Applications
22July2011_NEET-UG Core Syllabus_Draft1
Feedback may be forwarded to neet-ug@mciindia.org by 11th Aug 2011
• Principles and process of Biotechnology: Genetic engineering (Recombinant
DNA technology).
• Application of Biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and
vaccine production, gene therapy; Genetically modified organisms-Bt crops;
Transgenic Animals; Biosafety issues-Biopiracy and patents.
UNIT V: Ecology and environment
• Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche; Population and ecological
adaptations; Population interactions-mutualism, competition, predation,
parasitism; Population attributes-growth, birth rate and death rate, age
• Ecosystem: Patterns, components; productivity and decomposition; Energy flow;
Pyramids of number, biomass, energy; Nutrient cycling (carbon and
phosphorous); Ecological succession; Ecological Services-Carbon fixation,
pollination, oxygen release.
• Biodiversity and its conservation: Concept of Biodiversity; Patterns of
Biodiversity; Importance of Biodiversity; Loss of Biodiversity; Biodiversity
conservation; Hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, Red Data Book,
biosphere reserves, National parks and sanctuaries.
• Environmental issues: air pollution and its control; Water pollution and its
control; Agrochemicals and their effects; Solid waste management; Radioactive
waste management; Greenhouse effect and global warning; Ozone depletion;
Deforestation; Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental


  1. vidhi malik says

    it will be nice to have a common entrance test for MBBS

  2. biology syllabus for NEET is purely from CBSE, so proud to be a kv student

  3. dr.phani kumar says

    its is rediculus stupid framing of syllabus you wouldn’t taken state syllabus of ap into consideration during framing the syllabus.it is planned to grab the oppurtunities of south indian states who follow state syllabus…..i stongly disagree the bloody framing of the syllabus….

  4. Dear Vidhi Malik,

    It will be nice to have a common interest test for MBBS through neet as you are from K.V. and your syllabus is CBSE but would you think of the state of Maharashtra sutdents whose Syllabus is not from CBSE? I request NCERT to select the question from Mharashtra Syllabus for NEET exam strictly by omiting CBSE syllabus and see what would be your effect on it.

    Suresh Prajapati.

    • 🙂

    • i really do agree with dr phani kumar as it will be really difficult for the students of the belonging to the state syllabus as they are not well versed with the the difficult CBSE students…..
      the CET syllabus should be prepared according to evryones convenience for scoring good scores in the exam…..
      Hope that they take every student into consideration so that it is easy for evryone to cope up with the syllabus and no student faces any difficulty in solving the exam……

  5. Reetuja Srivastava says

    please reccomend me the best books for the preparation of medical entrance exam 2013 of physics chemistry and biology

  6. Reetuja Srivastava says

    please reccommend me the best books for the preparation of MCQ’s for 2013 medical entrance exams



  9. dr. s g ruparelia proff. biology says

    studid the neet syllabbus (ug)for biology.however feel that the test is for mbbs where the study of human body is center point the rest botanical aspects biotech. environ. may be reduced. insted gene tics diagnostic methods like mri sonography etc.some info. about the dieses like cancer aids std. shoud be included.language for answering the qes.may be one only as all national competative examx.


  11. it is nice for cbse students.i like this pattern of course.



  14. Reetuja Srivastava says

    which colleges are included under neet

  15. as the test is 4 admission to mbbs or other courses related to biology, syllabus of physics nd chem. should be reduced.what say?



  18. mayuri jaiswal says

    p;lease suggest me a good reference book for neet 2014of biology and a book for mcqs in biology

  19. is amu also included in NEET?????????
    if yes then wat abt internalship quota??????????

  20. prdp fr che and bio. Mahesh jain fr phy

  21. are NCERT books useful??? or we’ve to get on with our academy??? please reply 🙂

    • shriya goel says

      NCERT buks r very useful we come accross many ques in competetive exms frm the various line in ncert i would advice u to read these buks besides ur tution notes

  22. ayeesha fathima says

    is it neet for karnataka students this year?? please tel me a confirmed answer

  23. great put up, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t understand this.
    You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  24. shriya goel says

    thats a gud chance to get admission in mbbs other than neet

  25. bhupendra says

    i want short key notes & mcqs stes for neet ug 2013

Speak Your Mind

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sponsored Links 2