10 Steps to Ace a Science Test

Are you worried about your science marks? Do you want to perform better in that science test and impress your crush with the score card? Do you want to improve your science marks and make the path clear for pursuing a career in science? Then go ahead and read this article in which I speak about 10 steps to ace that damn science test!

Step 1: Interest

Science is all about curiosity. Science tries to explain the working of this universe. Curiosity and interest towards how stuff works has been the basis of most of the scientific discoveries. So the first thing you need to have before you start on the journey in that subject is to have keen interest in that subject. This gets us to the next step i.e motivation

Step 2: Motivation

It is not just enough to be interested and do nothing about it! You have to stay motivated to study and understand the subject. This source of motivation differs from person to person. For example these are the common sources of motivation
• Understand and know about scientific knowledge
• Get good marks in the test and ask mom for a treat
• Boast about your marks to your high school crush
• Just to enjoy the recognition you get in school upon scoring those A grades
• To get into a good university to pursue higher studies
whatever the source of motivation is, it’s important to find the one that suits you and keep on going…

Step 3: Get the required materials

You need good quality and sufficient materials to build something. Similarly you have to gather all the stuff you need to ace the test. These may be:
• Course material
• Text books
• Notebook or iPad to write notes
• Laboratory instruments like magnets, lenses, chromatography paper to do the most fun part of learning science- experiments.
Btw, concentrate on the experiment! Don’t lose your focus because of your beautiful/handsome lab partner. You can ask him/her out after the class

Step 4: Start studying……early!

This is universal tip! Start studying as early as possible! Make a Time Table and use your motivation (step 2) to stick to that and get the concepts into your head. How to study is whole different subject. You should have come up with some of the study techniques that best work for you out of your experience. I will share with you some of the techniques that have worked for me in the upcoming blog posts and will post the link here. There is also a new concept called retrospective time table. I will write a post on that too or you can google it for now. Retrospective time table is scientific and makes sense!

Step 5: Don’t miss the flow

Science is a conceptual subject. By this i mean that the topics in science are sequential and often go like a chain. Newtons laws of motion comes after kinematics and you cannot understand F=ma without learning acceleration!
Otherwise you would be wondering “what the hell are a,F?” So it is important that you go with flow learning and understanding all the concept as you go forward.

Step 6: Trouble remembering stuff?

Do you find it difficult to remember stuff? This shouldn’t be a major problem in learning science as it is mostly reasoning. But I agree that there are some areas in science that require you to remember facts but this is because the explanation behind is beyond your level or is unknown. Let me explain this to you with an example:
Leaves are generally green in colour. This may look like a fact to remember if you don’t know the concept behind which is they contain chlorophyll which imparts green colour
Again, chlorophyll imparts green colour seems to be a fact. But it is no more if you know the concept of light wavelengths and absorption maxima of chlorophyll.
You may not be able to go deep enough to find explanation for all the facts as it is “beyond the scope of your present level” Just try to find suitable methods like flash cards, notes, revision techniques to get those facts into your head!

Step 7: Test yourself

Take couple of mock tests to know how well your preparation is going on. This helps to know the level of understanding and make necessary changes to your study strategy!

Step 8: Revision is the key

Start revising important ‘tough to remember facts’. One very good way to revise concepts is to explain your friend. So what are you waiting for? Call your dosth (Hindi word for friend ) and teach him/her about kerbs cycle and redox reactions. If you have a friend who is hesitant try to sort it out! Still not ready..? Explain yourself. This is called as The Feynman technique.

Step 9: Food and sleep

Eat healthy food and have a sound sleep. This is not just for your science test but for your productive life.

Step 10: Get familiar with test

Get some info about the test pattern, centre, type of questions asked, duration, instructions and stuff. Last but not least Check for the date. Once I gave a test on science after studying social studies because I got the date wrong!


Class 11

Plant Diversity
Morphology and Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Structural Organisation in Animals
Cell Structure and Functions, Cell Division
Plant Physiology
Digestion and Absorption
Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Body Fluids and Circulation
Excretory Products and Their Elemination
Locomotion & Movement (Skeletal System)
Locomotion & Movement (Muscles)
Neural Control and Coordination
Chemical Coordination and Integration


Prime aim of this NCR is to provide adequate knowledge with perfect revision of NCERT. Every chapter is provided with different types of questions based on NCERT to cover the entire content of each chapter. The questions provided are such that they help in achieving a thorough grasp of subject in a very short time for NEET. The answers are provided on the same page against the questions in most appropriate manner for their medical entrance preparation. When you read NCR hide right side (Answers) by your palm which will help you to memorise the NCERT rapidly and in very short time. We wish our students make the best use of this NCR to get success.
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
Human reproduction
Reproductive health
Genetics (Principles of inheritance and variation)
Human health and disease
Strategies for enhancement in food production
Microbes in human welfare
Biotechnology : Principles & processes
Biotechnology and its application

Basic Biology 2

1. Species is a group of organisms that can interbreed among themselves and give rise to fertile young ones.

3.Man- Homo sapiens
Housefly-Musca domestica
Mago- Mangifera indica
Wheat- Triticum aestivum
4.Herbarium is a store house of collected plants that are dried pressed and preserved on sheets.
5.Botanical garden have collection of living plants for reference. Kiwi (England), Indian botanical gardon Howrah (Calcata, lndia) and National botanical research institute  Lucknow(India) are famous ones.
6.Museum have collection of preserved plants and animal specimens for study and references
7.Large animals like birds and mammals are usually stuffed and preserved.
8.Zoological parks are places where wild animals are kept in protected environments under human care and enable us to learn about their food habits and behaviour. These are commonly called as zoos
9.Key is taxonomic aid used for identification of plants and animals based on the similarity and dissimilarities
10.Manuals are useful in providing information for identification of names of species found in an area. Monograph contains information on one taxon

Basic of biology

1. Biology is the science of life forms and living processes
2.Aristotle is the father of science, biology and Zoology
3. Theophrastus is the father of botany
4. Bauhin is called as father of modern biology
5.The term biology was introduced by Lamarck and Traviranus in 1802
6. There are 1.7 to 1.8 million known species of plant, animals and organisms
7.ICBN is the international code for botanical nomenclature and ICZN is for international code of zoological nomenclature
8.Binomial nomenclature has 2 names
a) Generic name
b) Specific name
The name of author appears after the specific epithet and is written in abbreviated form e.g. Mangifera indica Linn.
9.Binomial nomenclature system was given by Carolus Linnaeus (Sweden)
10.Binomial nomenclature is effective from 01-05-1753
11.Ernst Mayr (1904-2004) is known as ‘ The Darwin of 20th century. He was awarded triple crown of biology
a) Balzan Prize 1983
b) International prize for biology 1994
c) Crafoord Prize 1999.
12.The science dealing with characterization, identification, classification and nomenclature of living organism is known as Taxonomy.
13. The science of knowing more about different kinds of organisms and their diversity along with the relationship between them is called as Systematics. Linnaeus used Systema Naturae as the title of his publications.
14.Systematics takes into account evolutionary relationships between organisms.
15. A unit of classification is known as Taxon  or Rank

Biological Days

1.28thFeb – National Science Day

2.26thMarch- World TB day
3.7th April – World health day
4.22nd April-World earth day
5.22ndMay-International day for biological diversity
6.31st May-World no tobacco day
7.5th June- World environment day
8.26th June- International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
9.1st July- Doctors day
10.11th July-World population day
11.20th August- Malaria(Mosquito) Day
12.16th Sept.-Ozone day
13.1st Oct. – Blood donation day
14.16th Oct.-World food day
15. 14th Nov.- World diabetic day
16.1st Dec. – AIDS day
17.21Oct. – Global iodine deficiency disorder day

Different disciplines of Biology

1. Agrostology- Study of grasses

2.Apiculture-Study of bee keeping
3.Conchology-Study of Shells
4.Cryptobiology-Study of life at low temperature
5.Dendrology- Study of trees
6.Entomology- Study of insects
7.Ethnology- Study of human race
8.Eugenics- Improvement of human race through laws of heredity
9.Euphenics(Medical engineering)-Study of correcting genetic disorders after birth
10.Euthenics- Improvement of human race through better environment
11.Exobiology-Study of possible life on other planets
12.Silviculture-Study of forests and it’s products
13.Geneology- Study of development of an individual or race
14.Gerontology- Study of ageing
15. Herpatology- Study of amphibians and reptiles
16.Hyonology- Study of sleep
17.Ichthyology- Study of fishes
18.Malcology- Study of molluscs
19Ornithology- Study of birds
20.Therology- Study of mammals

Imoprtant Larvae


2.Amphiblastula- Porifera
3.Auricularia- Echinodermata
9.Caterpillar-Lepidoptera(Moth and butterflies)
12.Hexacanth- Helminthes
20.Ookinete-Malarial parasite
21.Tornaria- Hemichordata
23.Zoaea- Crustacea
24. Planula-Coelenterata
27. Rhabditiform-Nematode


1.Silverfish-Arthropoda (Lepisma)

3.Jelly Fish-Coelenterata(Aurelia)
4.Shell Fish-Arthropoda(Crustaceano)
6.Devil Fish-Mollusca(Octopus)
7.Cuttle fish-Mollusca(Sepia)
9.Sea cow-Mammal(Manatee)
10.Sea lion-Mammal(Eumatopias)
12.Sea anemone-Coelenterate(Adamsia)
13.Sea hare-Mollusca(Aplysia)
14.Sea mouse-Annelida(Aphrodite)
15.Sea lemon-Mollusca(Doris)
16.Flying fish-Exocoetus
17.Electric fish-Torpedo
18.Mosquito fish-Gambusia
19.Dog fish-scoliodon
20.Climbing perch-Anabas

Fathers of Various disciplines

1.Anatomy-Andreas Vesalius
2.Antibiotics-Alexander Flemming
3.Bacteriology- Robert Koch
4.Blood circulation- William Harvey
5.Blood groups- Landsteiner
6.Conditional reflexes- I.V.Pavlov
7.DNA fingerprinting- Alec Jaffreys
8.ECG- Einthoven
9.Eugenics- Francis Galton
10.Genetics- G.J.Mendel
11.Genetic engineering-Paul Berg
13.Modern Genetics- Bateson
14.Modern Surgery-Pare

NEET Biology – Chapter Wise Weightage of Biology

NEET Biology Class XIth

  • Diversity of Living Organisms (~14%)
Chapter-1: The Living World
Chapter-2: Biological Classification
Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom
Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom
  • Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals (~5%)
Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants
Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants                                              
Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals
  • Cell: Structure and Function (~9%)
Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life 
Chapter-9: Biomolecules                                                                  
Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division
  • Plant Physiology (~6%)
Chapter-11: Transport in Plants
Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition
Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants                                           
Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants
Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development
  • Human Physiology (~20%)
Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption 
Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation                             
Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination
Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement
Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination
Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination

NEET Biology Class XIIth

  • Reproduction (~9%)
Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms
Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter-3: Human Reproduction
Chapter-4: Reproductive Health
  • Genetics and Evolution (~18%) 
Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance                        
Chapter-7: Evolution 
  • Biology and Human Welfare (~9%)
Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases
Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 
Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and its Applications (~4%)
Chapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes
Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application
  • Ecology and Environment (~6%)
Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations
Chapter-14: Ecosystem                                                                     
Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation 
Chapter-16: Environmental Issues

Important NEET Questions – How many questions come from each chapter?

NEET Biology Chapters NEET 2018 NEET 2017 NEET 2016 Avg. of past 3 years
Biological Classification 6 8 5 6.333333333
Principles of Inheritance and Variation 6 5 6 5.666666667
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 4 3 6 4.333333333
Morphology of Flowering Plants 4 4 4 4
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 3 4 5 4
Animal Kingdom 4 4 3 3.666666667
Cell – The Unit of Life 4 3 3 3.333333333
Environmental Issues 4 2 4 3.333333333
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants 5 3 2 3.333333333
Biotechnology – Principles and Processes 3 4 2 3
Plant Kingdom 4 3 2 3
Human Reproduction 3 2 4 3
Breathing and Exchange of Gases 3 1 5 3
Human Health and Disease 3 2 3 2.666666667
Body Fluids and Circulation 2 4 2 2.666666667
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 3 3 2 2.666666667
Reproductive Health 3 3 1 2.333333333
Digestion and Absorption 2 3 2 2.333333333
Biodiversity and Conservation 3 3 1 2.333333333
Evolution 3 0 3 2
Neural Control and Coordination 1 2 3 2
Organisms and Populations 1 1 4 2
Biotechnology and its Applications 2 2 2 2
Anatomy of Flowering Plants 1 4 1 2
Locomotion and Movement 2 2 1 1.666666667
Transport in Plants 0 1 3 1.333333333
Excretory Products and their Elimination 1 1 2 1.333333333
Ecosystem 1 2 1 1.333333333
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production 0 2 1 1
Microbes in Human Welfare 1 1 1 1
The Living World 1 0 1 0.6666666667
Mineral Nutrition 1 0 1 0.6666666667
Plant Growth and Development 1 1 0 0.6666666667
Reproduction in Organisms 0 0 1 0.3333333333
Structural Organisation in Animals 0 0 0 0
Respiration in Plants 0 0 0 0