NEET 2021

NEET Exam Pattern 2021: Mode of Exam, Type of Questions, Marking criteria

NEET UG Exam Pattern 2021– NTA is the respective body which organizes NEET UG exam for aspirants seeking admission to MBBS and BDS programmes.  The exam pattern of NEET will also be defined by NTA.  It is advisable for the candidates to completely go through the NEET exam pattern because it helps in understanding the structure of paper such as the number of questions, duration of exam, marking scheme, negative marking, syllabus etc. As per NEET examination pattern 2021, the question paper includes 180 objective type questions from the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) studied in class 10+1 & 10+2. The maximum time given to complete the test is 3 hours. NEET exam will be held in offline mode. Get here the complete details on NEET UG exam pattern 2021.

NEET Exam Pattern: Key points

Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen and Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours
Medium of ExamEnglish, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, and Urdu
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions180 Questions
SectionsPhysics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Total Marks of Examination720 Marks
Marking criteria+4 marks for each correct response
Negative marking1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Detailed information on NEET Exam structure 2021

Please go through the important information related to the exam pattern of NEET UG:

  • Only one paper will be involved in the test consisting of 180 objective type questions.
  • Questions will be asked in the exam from Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  • Aspirants are free to choose English or Hindi as the language of the question paper.
  • The authority has specified exam duration as 3 hours.
  • There will be 4 marks given to aspirants in against of every correct response whereas, 1 mark gets deducted from the total for every incorrect response.
  • Negative marking system exists, therefore be careful while answering questions.

Aspirants can check the distribution of questions along with marks from below table:

S. No.SubjectsQuestions in each sectionMarks
1.Physics45 questions180 marks
2.Chemistry45 questions180 marks
3.Biology (Botany+ Zoology)90 questions360 marks
Total180 questions720 marks

Marking scheme for NEET

As per NEET exam pattern, 4 marks to be given for a right response and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Aspirants can check the marking criteria for NEET from the table below.

NEET marking schemeDetails
Marking criteria+ 4 marks for correct response
Negative marking-1 mark for each incorrect response
Un-attempted questionsZero mark will be deducted for a question without any answer

Allocation of exam centres

The NEET exam centres will be allotted as per the language of question paper. Aspirants can check here the details of examination centres available for particular question paper from the below table:

S. No.Medium of question paperExam centres
1.English, HindiAll examination cities
2.English, Hindi, and AssameseExam centres in Assam
3.English, Hindi, and BengaliExam centres in West Bengal
4.Gujarati, Hindi, and EnglishExam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
5.Marathi, Hindi, and EnglishExam centres in Maharashtra
6.Tamil, Hindi and EnglishExam centres in Tamil Nadu
7.Telugu, English and HindiExam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
8.English, Hindi, and OriyaExam centres in Odisha
9.Kannada, Hindi, and EnglishExam centres in Karnataka

NEET UG syllabus 2021

Along with exam pattern candidates should be also well-aware with the prescribed syllabus of NEET-UG 2021. The authority has published the syllabus of this test after analyzing various state-level class XI and XII exam syllabus. Major subjects which are involved under the NEET UG syllabus 2021 are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

So, in order to qualify the NEET UG exam candidates should be well-prepared with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You must follow syllabus while preparing for the exam. This way doesn’t only make your preparation at a good level, but also help you in achieving considerable marks.


Qualifying scores in NEET

According to the officials, candidates belonging to unreserved categories have to qualify NEET with scoring minimum of 50th percentile in the exam, whereas SC/ST/OBC candidate have to score 40th percentile. In case of the physically handicapped applicant, the minimum percentile is 45th.

NEET qualifying marks

Here are the minimum qualifying marks for the NEET exam:

CategoryQualifying Percentile
General50th percentile
ST/SC/OBC40th percentile
Physically Handicap (PH)45th percentile

NEET Result

The conducting body will declare the NEET result probably in the month of June 2021. The result will be announced in the form of score-card including candidate’s name, roll number, percentile secured, 15% All India Quota cutoff score, all India rank, and result status etc.

The article may be updated with some new information after the release of NEET UG official notification. Keep in touch with us if you’d like to receive regular updates on this exam.

NEET Admit Card 2021

Candidates are instructed to download NEET admit card from its official website as per the deadline notified by the exam conducting authority. You must now forget that without a valid admit card, you won’t be permitted to appear in the exam.

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