NEET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, Total Marks

The conducting authority of NEET, the National Testing Agency has released the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern. The conducting authority is responsible for deciding the NEET Exam Pattern 2021. The exam pattern consists of information such as the number of questions, marking scheme, weightage, difficulty level, duration etc. Through this article, you will get complete information regarding the NEET Exam Pattern 2021.

NEET Exam Pattern 2021

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To ace the prestigious NEET 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:

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

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

Marking Scheme

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

Points to Ponder

  • 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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