Best books for NEET

NEET is a National Level Entrance Exam for admission into MBBS, BDS and other PG courses in medical colleges. This exam is conducted in an offline format with multiple-choice questions. Around 11 lakh students appear for this exam every year, but only 1 lakh students are called for admissions. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right books and resources for your NEET preparation.
Overview of the NEET Exam

Name of the exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Commonly known as


Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)




Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Time limit

3 hours

Total questions


Subject wise questions


Total marks


Marks per question


Negative Marking

Yes (-1)

Courses offered


Best Books for NEET Exam
There are hundreds of books available in the market that promise thorough preparation for NEET, and with so many books available, students are more likely to get confused. It is recommended that the students should start their preparation with NCERT books.
NCERT books are considered as one of the best to clear your basic concepts as they cover topics comprehensively making it simple for the students to understand. It is only after the students have their basics covered, can they build upon them. It is recommended that students must not do selective study as it could prove to be a disadvantage. After completing the NCERT books, students can make use of some reference books.
Strategy for studying from NEET 2019 Books
At the beginning of their study, students often ask their seniors, mentors, and teachers the best preparation strategy for the NEET, including the number of hours they need to put in every day, the books that they must study from and the past year papers and mock tests that they must take. Here's a guide that students can make use of:
  • Students must begin their preparation by referring to the NCERT books as they are vital for building the base and providing a comprehensive understanding of the topic.
  • In addition to NCERT books, students must refer to some additional books (mentioned below).
  • Give time to practice as many questions as you can. This will help with understanding concepts and from there on, students can move on to attempting past year papers.
  • Along with practicing questions from the reference books and previous year papers, students must also pick up books that have mock tests. With a wide array of questions to practice, the student will get several types of questions to look at. This will also help to analyze and look for the loopholes in the preparation. Students can identify their weak concepts and can build upon them.  
Best NEET Books for UG Physics

For most of the students, the Physics section is the most difficult section as it requires a deep understanding and knowledge This section comprises of 45 questions that carry 180 marks in total.
The syllabus of Physics for NEET includes the following topics from XI and XII standard:

Syllabus of XI class for NEET

Syllabus of XII class for NEET

The Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Properties of Bulk Matter

Current electricity

Laws of Motion

Electronic Devices


Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

The Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Work, Energy, and Power


Oscillations and Waves

Atoms and Nuclei


Electromagnetic Waves



Physical World and Measurement

Most of the questions are from the topics Electrostatics, Mechanics, and Electronics, but the importance of other topics cannot be ignored.
Here is a list of all the NEET Physics books that can be helpful in NEET exam:
  • NCERT Physics books of Class XI & Class XII
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
  • Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya
  • Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
  • NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
Best books for NEET UG Chemistry

The Chemistry section also comprises of 45 questions that carry 180 marks in total. This section itself comprises of three subsections namely Organic, Inorganic and Physical. The Organic and Physical section is considered as more important and thus these two sections have more weightage than the Inorganic section. The Physical section consists of numerical and, thus, requires much more practice while the Inorganic section is mostly memory based and thus the easiest of the other two. The Organic section needs a much deeper understanding of the elements and compounds.

The syllabus of Chemistry section includes the following topics from XI and XII standards:

Syllabus of XI Chemistry

Syllabus of XII Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry


Structure of Atom


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties



Chemical kinetics

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Redox Reactions

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements


p-Block Elements

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers


Chemistry in everyday life

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


d and f Block Elements

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Surface Chemistry


Solid State

Here is the list of best NEET preparation books for Chemistry:
  • Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey
  • NCERT Chemistry of Class XI and XII
  • Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S. Dinesh & Co.)
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practice books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry (Part 1 & 2)
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
Best NEET books for UG Biology

This section alone comprises of almost 90 questions that carry 360 marks weightage. As this section has the highest weightage than other sections, therefore, candidates must put more effort into this section.

Syllabus of XI biology

Syllabus of XII biology

Plant Physiology

Ecology and Environment

Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

Genetics and evolution

Cell Structure and Function

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Human Physiology

Biology and human welfare

Diversity in the living world


Here is the list of best NEET biology books:
  • Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) by Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik
  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) by Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee by  Arihant Publications
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) by K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia
  • GR Bathla publications for Biology
  • Sabharwal by Modern Publishers
  • Moderns ABC of Biology for XI & XII by B. B. Arora, A. K.
Most of the books mentioned for the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology are sufficient in order to prepare for NEET. The mentioned books are the best NEET PG preparation books and, thus, must not be ignored.

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