NEET Exam Pattern – 2019, 2020

NEET 2018 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 likely to be included from 2018 onwards.

NEET Detailed Exam Pattern:

NEET Exam Date and TimeHeld in the month of May; morning session
Exam ModeOffline, pen and paper mode.
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Language(s)English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada
Number of Questions180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Distribution of Questions90 from Biology and 45 each from Physics and Chemistry
Marking Scheme(+4) for each correct response (-1) for each incorrect response
SyllabusBased 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.