Hi everyone, NEET is just round the corner. Its time for the analysis! Last year we got a lot of interest and feedback on the analysis that we published on the JEE Mains offline paper. We have refined the way we look at the paper analysis. We thought, lets deep dive and see what happens with the NEET as well. So here goes:
Understanding Paper Analysis: First of all lets understand how the paper itself is evolving over the years and how we can use that to build better tests.
As you know, embibe has a knowledge tree of concepts that looks something like this. We have broken down the JEE and NEET syllabus into almost 12,000 concepts. Learning is connected through the years and across subjects. Knowing the way knowledge flows can really help resolve bottlenecks in learning. Each dot below represents a concept in the knowledge tree, the colour indicates average accuracy for India on each concept based on practice and test on embibe.com.
Because of this tremendous knowledge tree, ideal time, difficulty as well as many other tags at our disposal — we are able to go really deep to understand which concepts are present in which question or paper. When you look at the papers from this angle, here is what we saw for every year (kind of insane, some of these insights). This data works for every paper from NEET 2015 and 2016!
What concepts have come every year in the NEET paper?
All the papers came from a universe of 1133 concepts — This means that 12.5% of the concepts are in the definitive list of being important. Also, this is an interesting table to see concept build out every year:
There seems to be a diminishing addition every year to the number of concepts. Does this mean we are saturating the concepts in every test?
The next chart also shows you what is the repetition of concepts year on year. This is the commonality of concepts or repetition matching between tests across years.
Read the table below matching the column in red with the first row in red to see overlap. For example the first row says the AIPMT 2015 had 49 concepts in common with NEET (Phase — 1) 2016.
We could find only 4 concepts that come exactly the same way every year.
What chapters have come every year in the NEET paper?
There are 54 chapters that have faithfully appeared every year in the paper.
Here is the commonality across chapters for all exams. Read the table below matching the column in the with the first row in red to see overlap.:
Is there a difficulty level variation across the years? We rate questions on a scale of 1–10.
The difficulty level of the NEET paper ranges from 2.87 to 3.51 over the years with the average being 3.08.
What is the ideal time distribution section wise?
Its interesting to see that mostly the ideal time needed for the paper leaves about 10 minutes for revision if you really know everything. Overall, if we see the time actually needed for Physics, Chemistry and Biology section wise — this is how it looks across the years:
If you see carefully, Physics has always been the lengthiest section.
Do specific skills matter more for the NEET?
We love this one.
Turns out obviously memory is important as a building block, however analytical ability, calculation and visualisation account for almost 45% of questions asked.
An example of a question on visualisation would be something like this question — cracking it is about being able to see it in your head. Abstract questions tend to be more on things that cannot be easily associated with concrete ideas like moment of inertia or angular velocity. See a sample question here.
We have seen this pattern repeat through the years.