Is NCERT Enough For NEET 2024?

Supporting books apart from NCERT are included

NCERT Books for NEET 2024 : Download Class 11 & 12 PDF

The majority syllabus of NEET is covered from class 11 and 12 NCERT books. But there are some parts of the question paper that come out of the NCERT.

So, NCERT books are not enough for complete preparation. Aspirants who are preparing for the 2023 exam must refer to relevant books to clear the exam successfully. 

NEET students returning from exam 2022 

Every year around 16-17 lakhs students register themselves in NEET to pursue various medical programmes. Hence, those who are looking to clear the exam must have the best study material to study.

What Experts and Toppers Said?

For better preparation, students frequently stack a variety of books before switching to NCERT for authenticity when exams are around the corner. Toppers and teachers suggest that one should start preparation from the start to get strong command over concepts.

To give you a clear answer of “Is NCERT Enough For NEET?” Here's a detailed overview. Eliminate uncertainty regarding the best books to use for NEET preparation.

Which Books are Required for NEET?

Some books apart from NCERT which are important for NEET point of view are given below.


Out of 90 questions, nearly 70 questions came from NCERT. However, on an average students do 60 questions correctly. The competition came from those 30 questions which carry 120 marks.

Here is a list of books which you should read apart from NCERT books for NEET:

  • Biology by GRB Bathla’s Publications
  • Objective NCERT at your fingertips - MTG
  • NCERT Exemplar
  • Cengage
  • Objective Biology – Dinesh
  • Trueman’s Biology – Volume 1 & Volume 2
  • Biology by Pradeep’s Publications

For these 30 questions focus on teacher notes, and cover topics which are not given in NCERT from the recommended books. The difficulty level of questions asked in the NEET exam is low to moderate. So no need to go into detail of every topic. 

Human and plant physiology and ecology are very important topics. Don’t miss these topics at any cost and use mnemonics to remember important things. 

NCERT Books for NEET 2024 PDF Download

Class 11 NCERT Books

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Class 12 NCERT Books

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NEET (UG) - 2024 Syllabus

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Concepts are the base of physics. The number of questions you solve doesn’t matter if your concepts are not clear, you will face difficulty in the exam. With time NCERT gets boring because you know all the main points. 

Here’s a list of books which help you to prepare extra for physics:

  • D. C. Pandey, Objective Physics
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • NOOTAN Physics by Kumar & Mittal
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

For numericals, choose any books from the above list, but do solve examples and exercise questions from NCERT because straight questions are asked from these in exams.  


The 90% portion is covered from NCERT, so it should be your primary focus. For extra questions and practice, pick any book from the list given below:

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
  • Chemistry by Dinesh
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee

The competition is higher and everyone is studying from NCERT, so to crack NEET pay attention to extra books and study material. Don’t follow the path that others are showing, just focus on your path and believe that it will take you to your destiny.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Here’re some questions regarding the preparation of NEET with NCERT.

Is Class 12 enough for NEET?

The syllabus of NEET came 60% from class 12 and rest from class 11. So with class 12 syllabus only, it is tough to clear the exam. You must have a grasp on each class syllabus.

How many questions in NEET appear from NCERT?

Every year the number of questions varies. On an average 75-80% questions are asked directly or indirectly from NCERT. Students can analyse a number of questions from every topic from the previous year papers.

Apart from NCERT, what other books must I refer to for NEET?

NCERT is key to prepare for NEET, but to cover the whole syllabus check all the books mentioned above. Use teacher’s notes, coaching material and mind maps to prepare well.

Is YouTube enough for NEET?

For clearing concepts, youtube is a good source but to solve numericals and theory books are must to read. Through books students can understand the language of questions asked in exams.

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