NEET Exam Pattern 2020: Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, Total Marks

The conducting authority of NEET, the National Testing Agency has released the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern in its official notification published in December 2019. The conducting authority is responsible for deciding the NEET Exam Pattern 2020. The national level medical entrance exam is conducted for taking admission in MBBS and BDS courses for postgraduate and undergraduate programs offered by the top medical and BDS colleges of the country. NEET is the gateway of opportunities for the students who are seeking to build their career in the medical field. Through this article, you will get complete information regarding the NEET Exam Pattern 2020

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

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NEET Exam Pattern 2020

In order to ace this prestigious examination, the candidates must be aware of the paper pattern. Knowing the paper pattern beforehand helps the students in many ways; it prepares them for the kind of questions they are going to face in the examination, it gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment so that they know how much do they need to prepare for a certain segment and how much time can they dedicate to a particular section. The NEET exam pattern is as given below:

Highlights of NEET Exam Pattern

Mode of the examination Offline
Medium/ Language
  1. English
  2. Hindi
  3. Marathi
  4. Bengali
  5. Gujarati
  6. Tamil
  7. Telugu
  8. Kannada
  9. Oriya
  10. Assamese
  11. Urdu
Duration of the examination 3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of Questions 180
Total Marks 720
Negative marking Yes
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer| -1 for an incorrect answer
Total Sections 3
Sections|Number of Questions Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Biology (Zoology-45 Botany-45) 90

Subject-wise weightage of NEET 2020

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET Marking Scheme

  • Total Marks: The maximum marks will be 720
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, you will be awarded 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
Question Paper Medium Exam Centers
English and Hindi Medium All Examination Center Cities
English, Hindi & Assamese Examination Center Cities in Assam
English, Hindi & Bengali Examination Center Cities in West Bengal
English, Hindi & Gujarati Examination Center Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi & Marathi Examination Center Cities in Maharashtra
English, Hindi & Tamil Examination Center Cities in Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi & Telugu Examination Center Cities in Andhra Pradesh &
English, Hindi & Oriya Examination Center Cities in Odisha
English, Hindi & Kannada Examination Center Cities in Karnataka

Important points regarding NEET 2020:

  • The candidates must choose the medium of question paper in the application form itself.
  • Once chosen, the language cannot be changed.
  • Candidates who have opted for English will be provided with a Test Booklet in English only.
  • The candidates who have opted for any other language will be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet (with the language of their choice and English)
  • The English version of the NEET question paper will be treated as final in case of any discrepancies.

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