NEET Exam Pattern At a Glance [IN SHORT]

Number of Questions | Total Marks

180 | 720 Marks

No. of questions in each section

Physics- 45

Chemistry- 45

Botany- 45

Zoology- 45

Marking Scheme

+ 4 for correct answer

-1 for incorrect answer

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Exam Mode

Offline (pen and paper based)


3 hours

NEET Exam Pattern [IN DETAIL]

NEET is an offline paper comprising 180 questions divided equally among Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The exam will cover both, class 11 and class 12 syllabus of these 3 subjects. There will be no change in NEET exam pattern and syllabus this year. The duration of NEET is 3 hours. Candidates will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer, while -1 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

CBSE has scheduled NEET. This year Urdu has been added to the list of vernacular languages. Read on to check detailed exam pattern of National Eligibility Entrance Test.

NEET Exam Pattern At a Glance

NEET Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. candidates have to answer on specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination center only. The following infographic indicates the paper pattern of the medical and dental entrance examination:

  • Students have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet.

  • The paper will have only multiple-choice questions.

  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.

  • 45 questions are assigned to Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

NEET Question Paper Pattern

The exam includes questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI and XII. Both Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions each. Biology has 90 questions divided equally among Botany and Zoology.


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NEET Marking Scheme

  • No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions.

  • Changing answer is not allowed.

  • Multiple answers will be considered as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

  • Check out the marking scheme given below for a better idea of NEET Marks distribution.

Correct Answer


Incorrect answer


No answer


More than one answer marked


How to calculate NEET Score?

  • For every correct answer, the candidate is awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

  • NEET Score= (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)

  • Practice these sample question papers for a better understanding of NEET Pattern.

Highlights of NEET Exam Pattern

  • Urdu has been added to the list of language options available for NEET candidates. The candidates will be able to select their choice of language from the eleven given options while filling the application form of NEET.

  • All questions will be multiple choice in nature.

  • Those candidates who select Hindi or any of the regional languages as medium of question paper will receive the question paper in the selected language and English. However, those candidates who select English as their medium of language will receive the question paper only in English.

  • 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Availability of Regional Languages for NEET

Candidates will have to note that the availability of regional languages depends upon the location of the examination centres. The options of regional languages will be available as per the given details:

NEET Regional Languages

S. No.

Medium of Question Paper

Examination Centres


English and Hindi

All Examination Centre Cities


English and Assamese

Examination Centre Cities in Assam


English and Bengali

Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal


English and Gujarati

Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli


English and Marathi

Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra


English and Tamil

Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu


English and Telugu

Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana


English and Oriya

Examination Centre Cities in Odisha


English and Kannada

Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka


English and Urdu

All Examination Centre Cities