NEET Physics Syllabus
(Higher Secondary Stage)
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Physics Syllabus for the medical entrance examination. Physics NEET Syllabus will help candidates to prepare for the exam thoroughly and to score more marks in NEET Examination. The syllabus is the most significant part as it aids all the candidates to know about the various topics/subjects on which they must work upon for the examination.
The National Medical Commission of India (NMC) recommends the following syllabus for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS courses across the country, after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by NCERT, and COBSE (Council of Boards of School Education in India). NEET Physics Syllabus covers topics of both classes 11 and 12.
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Physics syllabus of class 11th  Physics syllabus of Class 12th  
Sr. No.  Topics  Sr. No.  Topics 
1  Physicalworld and measurement  1  Electrostatics 
2  Kinematics  2  Current Electricity 
3  Laws of Motion  3  Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 
4  Work, Energy and Power  4  Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 
5  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body  5  Electromagnetic Waves 
6  Gravitation  6  Optics 
7  Properties of Bulk Matter  7  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 
8  Thermodynamics  8  Atoms and Nuclei 
9  Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory  9  Electronic Devices 
10  Oscillations and Waves 


PHYSICS: Contents of Class XI syllabus
UNIT I: Physical World and Measurement (Units & Measurements)
 Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology, and society.
 Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass, and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
 Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis, and its applications.
UNIT II: Kinematics
 A frame of reference, Motion in a straight line; Positiontime graph, speed, and velocity. Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed, and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocitytime, and positiontime graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
Vectors
 Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.
 Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a planerectangular component.
 Scalar and Vector products of Vectors.
Motion in two Dimensions
 Motion in a plane, Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration projectile motion. Uniform circular motion.
UNIT III: Laws of Motion
 Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and Newton’s second law of motion; impulse; Newton’s third law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its
 Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.
 Dynamics of uniform circular motion. Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road).
UNIT IV: Work, Energy, and Power
 Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, workenergy theorem, power.
 Notion of potential energy, the potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); nonconservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
UNIT V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
 Centre of mass of a twoparticle system, momentum conservation, and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.
 Moment of a force,torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples.
 Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation, and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; the moment of inertia, the radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
UNIT VI: Gravitation
 Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
 Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
UNIT VII: Properties of Bulk Matter
 Elastic behavior, Stressstrain relationship. Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.
 Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.
 Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
Heat
 Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases. Anomalous expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv calorimetry; change of state – latent heat.
 Heat transfer conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation. Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect.
 Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.
UNIT VIII: Thermodynamics
 Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.
 Second law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators.
UNIT IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
 Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
 Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path.
UNIT X: Oscillations and Waves
 Periodic motionperiod, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion(SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a springrestoring force and force constant; energy in SHM–Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulumderivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.
 Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics. Beats. Doppler effect.
PHYSICS: Contents of Class XII Syllabus
UNIT I: Electrostatics (Electric Potential and Capacitance)
 Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s lawforce between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
 Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
 Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside)
Electric Potential & Capacitance
 Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an electrostatic field.
 Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor, Van de Graaff generator.
UNIT II: Current Electricity
 Electric current, the flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, VI characteristics (liner and nonlinear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity, and conductivity.
 Carbon resistors, color code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.
 Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.
 Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.
 Potentiometerprinciple and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.
UNIT III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
 Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. BiotSavart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
 Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.
 Force on a currentcarrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying conductorsdefinition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometerits current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
 Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines;
Magnetism
 Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
 Para, diaand ferromagnetic substances, with examples.
 Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.
UNIT IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
 Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance.
 Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattles current.
 AC generator and transformer.
UNIT V: Electromagnetic Waves
 Need for displacement current.
 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
 Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, xrays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.
UNIT VI: Optics
Ray Optics
 Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker’s Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.
 Scattering of light blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.
 Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.
 Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Wave Optics
 Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts.
 Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.
 Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.
 Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
 Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
UNIT VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
 Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation particle nature of light.
 Matter waves wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. DavissonGermer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).
UNIT VIII: Atoms and Nuclei
 Alpha particle scattering experiments; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.
 Radioactivity alpha, beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law. Massenergy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
UNIT IX: Electronic Devices
 Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; semiconductor diode IV characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; IV characteristics of LED, diode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.