Best Books for NEET Biology Preparation suggested

The Biology section of NEET will carry two sub-sections, Botany and Zoology, each carrying 50 questions, out of which candidates will have to attempt 45 questions. This article enlists the best NEET books for the Biology section.

Best NEET Books for Biology

To start the preparation for the NEET Biology section, pick the NCERT books. Start with the basics, and proceed towards more complex textual material. Since diagrams are an important part of the Biology section, a good reference book with a lot of diagrams can be useful. Experts and toppers suggest the following NEET biology books for beginners:  

  • NCERT Biology Class 11 textbook
  • NCERT Biology Class 12 textbook
  • MTG Objective NCERT at your Fingertips

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After completing the NCERT books, one can move towards more complex study material. This includes reference books and question banks. For candidates who are at the intermediate or expert level of preparation, the following NEET books for Biology will be useful:

  • Biology by Trueman (Volume 1 and 2)
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • G R Bathla publications for Biology
  • Moderns ABC of Biology for XI and XII by B B Arora, A K Sabharwal (Modern Publishers)
  • Exploring Biology (Vol 1 and 2) by Sanjay Sharma and Sudhakar Banerjee (Arihant Publications)
  • Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 and 3) by K N Bhatia/ K Bhatia (Dinesh Publications)
  • Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 and 3) Mamta R Solanki and Lalita Ghotik (Target Publications)
  • Together with Biology by S Venugopal

Now that we know all the best books for NEET Biology, information about the exam pattern and subject-wise weightage would prove useful. Aspirants of NEET 2023 are advised to go through the section-wise weightage for different topics in Biology given in the table below. This table will help candidates prepare a list of the topics that are important and allocate time for various subjects.

NEET Biology section-wise weightage

The following table brings the topic-wise priority and weightage in the NEET question paper

Name of the topic Importance and weightage
Animal Kingdom Most important(2 or more questions can be asked)
Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants Important(1-2 questions can be asked)
Plant Kingdom
Principles and Inheritance and Variation
Biodiversity and Conservation
Morphology of Flowering Plants
Biotechnology and its Applications
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes
Chemical Coordination and Integration
Digestion and Absorption
Human Health and Disease
Human Reproduction
Body Fluids and Circulation Moderate importance(0-1 question can be asked)
Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules
Environmental Issues
Excretory Products and their Elimination
Locomotion and Movement
Microbes in Human Welfare
Mineral Nutrition
Neural Control and Coordination
Organisms and Populations
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Plant Growth and Development
Reproduction in Organisms
Reproductive Health
Respiration in Plants
Biological Classification
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Structural organisation in Animals
The Living World
Transport in Plants
Anatomy of Flowering Plants
NEET Biology section-wise weightage

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