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NEET 2019 Physics Syllabus, Reference Books Recommended by Experts

NEET 2019 Physics Syllabus & Preparation Guide: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is organizing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019. The curriculum of NEET (UG) 2019 comprises of four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. Total 45 questions from each subject will be asked. Many students join a coaching institute for preparation. Here we are providing popular reference books. Purchase these books online or nearest retail shops. NEET 2019 Physics books containing chapter-wise syllabus, practice sets and previous 5 years solved question papers. These books are recommended by the toppers and teaching faculties.

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Physics Books for NEET 2019

The chapters of Class XI and Class XII Physics subject are asked in NEET Exam. The Class XI Part-I, Part-II and Class XII Part-I, Part-II is asked.

Physics Class XI Chapters

Following chapters from Class XI Physics Subject is added in the syllabus of NEET-UG 2019.

Physical World and Measurement

  • 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


  • Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line; Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time and position-time graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
  • 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 plane-rectangular component.
  • Scalar and Vector products of Vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion. Uniform circular motion.

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 applications.
  • 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).

Work, Energy and Power

  • Workdone by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.
  • The notion of potential energy, the potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

  • Centre of mass of a two-particle 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; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.


  • 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.

 Properties of Bulk Matter

  • Elastic behavior, Stress-strain 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, 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.


  • 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.

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.

Oscillations and Waves

  • Periodic motion-period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion(SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in SHM -Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum-derivation 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.

Class XII Syllabus


  • Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law-force 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, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, the 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.

Current Electricity

  • Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (liner and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.
  • Carbon resistors, colour 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.
  • Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot-Savart 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 current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of an ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its 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; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
  • Para-, dia-and ferro-magnetic substances, with examples.
  • Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

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.

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, x-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.


  • 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, lens-maker’s formula. 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: 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.

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. Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).

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. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.

Electronic Devices

  • Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; semiconductor diode- I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, 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.

NCERT Complete Syllabus

Chapter 1: Physical Work
1.1 What is physics?
1.2 Scope and excitement of physics
1.3 Physics, technology and society
1.4 Fundamental forces in nature
1.5 Nature of physical laws

Chapter 2: Units and Measurements
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The international system of units
2.3 Measurement of length
2.4 Measurement of mass
2.5 Measurement of time
2.6 Accuracy, precision of instruments and errors in measurement
2.7 Significant figures
2.8 Dimensions of physical quantities
2.9 Dimensional formulae and dimensional equations
2.10 Dimensional analysis and its applications

Chapter 3: Motion in a Straight Line
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Position, path length and displacement
3.3 Average velocity and average speed
3.4 Instantaneous velocity and speed
3.5 Acceleration
3.6 Kinematic equations for uniformly accelerated motion
3.7 Relative velocity

Chapter 4: Motion in a Plane
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Scalars and vectors
4.3 Multiplication of vectors by real numbers
4.4 Addition and subtraction of vectors – graphical method
4.5 Resolution of vectors
4.6  Vector addition – analytical method
4.7  Motion in a plane
4.8  Motion in a plane with constant acceleration
4.9  Relative velocity in two dimensions
4.10 Projectile motion
4.11 Uniform circular motion

Chapter 5: Laws of Motion
5.1   Introduction
5.2  Aristotle’s fallacy
5.3  The law of inertia
5.4  Newton’s first law of motion
5.5 Newton’s second law of motion
5.6 Newton’s third law of motion
5.7 Conservation of momentum
5.8 Equilibrium of a particle
5.9  Common forces in mechanics
5.10 Circular motion
5.11 Solving problems in mechanics

Chapter 6: Work, Energy and Power
6.1  Introduction
6.2  Notions of work and kinetic energy : The work-energy theorem
6.3  Work
6.4  Kinetic energy
6.5  Work done by a variable force
6.6  The work-energy theorem for a variable
6.7  The concept of potential energy
6.8  The conservation of mechanical energy
6.9  The potential energy of a spring
6.10 Various forms of energy: the law of conservation of energy
6.11  Power
6.12  Collision

Chapter 7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
7.1 Introduction
7.2  Centre of mass
7.3  Motion of centre of mass
7.4  Linear momentum of a system of particles
7.5   Vector product of two vectors
7.6  Angular velocity and its relation with linear velocity
7.7  Torque and angular momentum
7.8  Equilibrium of a rigid body
7.9 Moment of inertia
7.10 Theorems of perpendicular and parallel
7.11 Kinematics of rotational motion about a fixed axis
7.12 Dynamics of rotational motion about a fixed axis
7.13 Angular momentum In case of rotations about a fixed
7.14 Rolling motion

Chapter 8: Gravitation
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Kepler’s laws
8.3 Universal law of gravitation
8.4 The gravitational constant
8.5  Acceleration due to the gravity of the earth
8.6 Acceleration due to gravity below and above the surface of the earth
8.7 Gravitational potential energy
8.8 Escape speed
8.9 Earth satellite
8.10 Energy of an orbiting satellite
8.11 Geostationary and polar satellites
8.12 Weightlessness

Chapter 9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Elastic behavior of solids
9.3 Stress and strain
9.4 Hooke’s law
9.5 Stress-strain curve
9.6 Elastic Moduli
9.7 Applications of elastic behavior of materials

Chapter 10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Pressure
10.3 Streamline flow
10.4 Bernoulli’s principle
10.5 Viscosity
10.6 Reynolds number
10.7 Surface tension

Chapter 11: Thermal Properties of Matter
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Temperature and heat
11.3 Measurement of temperature
11.4 Ideal-gas equation and absolute temperature
11.5 Thermal expansion
11.6 Specific heat capacity
11.7 Calorimetry
11.8 Change of state
11.9 Heat transfer
11.10 Newton’s law of cooling

Chapter 12: Thermodynamics
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Thermal equilibrium
12.3  Zeroth law of thermodynamics
12.4  Heat, Internal energy and work
12.5   First law of thermodynamics
12.6 Specific heat capacity
12.7  Thermodynamic state variables and equation of state
12.8 Thermodynamic processes
12.9  Heat engines
12.10 Refrigerators and heat pumps
12.11  Second law of thermodynamics
12.12 Reversible and Irreversible processes
12.13 Carnot engine

Chapter 13: Kinetic Theory
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Molecular nature of matter
13.3 Behaviour of gases
13.4 Kinetic theory of an ideal gas
13.5 Law of equipartition of energy
13.6 Specific heat capacity
13.7 Mean free path

Chapter 14: Oscillations
14.1    Introduction
14.2    Periodic and oscillatory motions
14.3    Simple harmonic motion
14.4    Simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion
14.5    Velocity and acceleration in simple harmonic motion
14.6    Force law for simple harmonic motion
14.7    Energy In simple harmonic motion
14.8    Some systems executing SHM
14.9    Damped simple harmonic motion
14.10 Forced oscillations and resonance

Chapter 15: Waves
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Transverse and longitudinal waves
15.3 Displacement relation In a progressive wave
15.4 The speed of a travelling wave
15.5  The principle of superposition of waves
15.6 Reflection of waves
15.7 Beats
15.8 Doppler Effects

NEET 2019: Best Physics Books

All the chapters of Class XI and XII CBSE Physics is included in these books. Complete NEET Guide accommodates concise theory, flowcharts, tables. Easy and quick revision of every chapter of Physics.


NCERT- Physics Class XI Part I/ II
Complete NEET Guide: Physics
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
40 Days Physics for NEET- SB Tripathi
Physics NEET for everyone Part 1 Paperback – 2019
by C. P. Singh (Author)
Physics NEET for everyone Part 2 Paperback – 2019
by C. P. Singh (Author)

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