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 examinationOffline
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 examination3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of Questions180
Total Marks720
Negative markingYes
Marking Scheme+4 for correct answer| -1 for an incorrect answer
Total Sections3
Sections|Number of QuestionsPhysics45
Biology (Zoology-45 Botany-45)90

Subject-wise Weightage

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks

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 MediumExam Centers
English and Hindi MediumAll Examination Centers
English, Hindi & AssameseExamination Centers in Assam
English, Hindi & BengaliExamination Centers in West Bengal
English, Hindi & GujaratiExamination Centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi & MarathiExamination Centers in Maharashtra
English, Hindi & TamilExamination Centers in Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi & TeluguExamination Centers in Andhra Pradesh &
English, Hindi & OriyaExamination Centers in Odisha
English, Hindi & KannadaExamination 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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