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NEET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020: Mode of Exam, Type of Questions, Marking criteria

NEET UG Exam Pattern 2020– 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 2020, 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 complerte details on NEET UG exam pattern 2020.

NEET Exam Pattern: Key points

Mode of Examination Offline (Pen and Paper)
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Medium of Exam English, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, and Urdu
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Sections Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Total Marks of Examination 720 Marks
Marking criteria +4 marks for each correct response
Negative marking 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Detailed information on NEET Exam structure 2020

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

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  • 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. Subjects Questions in each section Marks
1. Physics 45 questions 180 marks
2. Chemistry 45 questions 180 marks
3. Biology (Botany+ Zoology) 90 questions 360 marks
Total 180 questions 720 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 scheme Details
Marking criteria + 4 marks for correct response
Negative marking -1 mark for each incorrect response
Un-attempted questions Zero 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 paper Exam centres
1. English, Hindi All examination cities
2. English, Hindi, and Assamese Exam centres in Assam
3. English, Hindi, and Bengali Exam centres in West Bengal
4. Gujarati, Hindi, and English Exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
5. Marathi, Hindi, and English Exam centres in Maharashtra
6. Tamil, Hindi and English Exam centres in Tamil Nadu
7. Telugu, English and Hindi Exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
8. English, Hindi, and Oriya Exam centres in Odisha
9. Kannada, Hindi, and English Exam centres in Karnataka

NEET UG syllabus 2020

Along with exam pattern candidates should be also well-aware with the prescribed syllabus of NEET UG 2020. 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 2020 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:

Category Qualifying Percentile
General 50th percentile
ST/SC/OBC 40th percentile
Physically Handicap (PH) 45th percentile

NEET Result

The conducting body will declare the NEET result probably in the month of June 2020. 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 2020

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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