NEET Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, Total Marks

The conducting authority of NEET, the National Testing Agency, has released the NEET 2024 Exam Pattern. The conducting authority is responsible for deciding the NEET Exam Pattern 2024. The exam pattern consists of information such as the number of questions, marking scheme, weightage, difficulty level, duration, etc.

This article will give you complete information regarding the NEET Exam Pattern 2024.

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

The candidates must know the paper pattern to ace the prestigious NEET examination. Knowing the exam pattern beforehand helps the students in many ways. It prepares them for the kind of questions they are going to face in the examination. Moreover, it gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment so that they know how much they need to prepare for a certain segment. It also helps to understand how much time they can dedicate to a particular section.

The NEET exam pattern 2024 is 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 a 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

NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants preparing for NEET 2024 are advised to go through the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria include minimum and maximum age requirements, educational requirements, categories, and nationality. Candidates must understand the mandatory requirements to be eligible for NEET.

  • Minimum age requirement: Candidates who want to appear for NEET 2024 must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of admission as of December 2024.

  • Nationality: Aspirants have to be Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), or Foreign Nationals.

  • Subjects studied: To apply for the NEET 2024 exam, aspirants must study physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.

  • Educational qualifications: Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to appear in NEET-UG 2024.
  • Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam: Candidates must secure at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying exam. The minimum marks required for SC, ST, and OBC-NCL category candidates are 40%.

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.


NEET is one of the most challenging and prestigious exams in the country. Lakhs of students prepare every year for this exam.

The candidates are advised to prepare all the topics subject-wise, analyze the syllabus, and concentrate on their studies. Candidates appearing in NEET 2024 are advised to go through this NEET chapter-wise weightage mandatorily and prepare accordingly for the exam. You must know all the concepts and topics in the syllabus in detail.

Once you cover the syllabus, you can work on mastering the chapters and working on your weak areas.

Good luck with your preparations!

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