NEET 2020

NEET Exam Pattern

NEET is an offline exam conducted in the conventional pen and paper mode. The question booklet consists of 180 questions on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) as prescribed in the NEET exam syllabus. As per the existing format, NEET is conducted in eight vernacular languages including Hindi and English, with Urdu from 2018 onwards. It has been notified unofficially that there will be no change in the paper pattern or syllabus of the medical exam.

NEET Detailed Exam Pattern:

NEET Exam Date and Time Held in the month of May; morning session
Exam Mode Offline, pen and paper mode.
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Language(s) English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada
Number of Questions 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Distribution of Questions 90 from Biology and 45 each from Physics and Chemistry
Marking Scheme (+4) for each correct response (-1) for each incorrect response
Syllabus Based on topics, chapters and subjects taught during Class 11 and Class 12 levels (check the next chapter for more details).

Note: The option of medium of question paper must be exercised while filling up the application form and the option once chosen will not be changed. Candidates opting for English would receive question paper in English only. Candidates opting for Hindi would receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English. Candidates opting for regional language would receive question paper in the respective selected medium and English.

Pattern of NEET Examination 

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Total 180 720

How to Calculate NEET Score

The formula to calculate NEET Score = (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)

No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions. Changing of answer is not allowed. Multiple answers will be considered as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

The Exam will cover both, class 11 and class 12 syllabus of 3 subjects. The duration of NEET Examination is 3 hours. Candidates will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer, while -1 will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The language of the question will be English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.