NEET Exam Pattern 2021

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance exam held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India for those students who are aiming for medical and dental courses at the graduate and post-graduate levels. It usually includes MBBS and BDS courses provided by private and government colleges in the country. The exam is based on a one-tier system. The NEET-UG 2021 took place on 12th September 2021.

The AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) for medicine has been replaced successfully by NEET Exam. In addition to this, the Supreme Court has finalized that NEET scores would be the only way to gain admissions in colleges running medical courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels across the country. Additionally, NEET now stands as the only medical entrance test in the country to be qualified in order for students to seek admissions to undergraduate medical programmes, even scrapping entrance tests by JIMPER and AIIMS.

Candidates preparing for NEET should know the NEET Exam Pattern and syllabus, which can help them to prepare better for the examination. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an offline exam with a time duration of 3 hours. A total of 180 MCQs is asked in the NEET exam from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology). Each question carries 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. The NEET question paper is asked in a total, of 13 languages. The detailed NEET Exam Pattern 2021 is listed in the table below.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2021

NEET 2021 Highlights
Number of Questions 180 questions (MCQs)
Exam Mode Offline mode only (pen and paper-based mode)
Type of questions Objective type questions with 4 options having 1 correct option 
Duration of Exam The exam duration is 180 minutes (3 hours)
Subjects Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Language The question paper is asked in 13 languages English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
Marking Scheme 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Sl. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 Physics 45 180
2 Chemistry 45 180
4 Zoology 45 180
3 Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2021 Latest Exam Pattern

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has specified the NEET-UG 2021 syllabus. The question paper for NEET 2021 will be on the basis of this syllabus. Also, acknowledging the decision of reducing NEET syllabus by different Education boards, NTA has decided to provide a choice in Section”B” for each section/subject.

Consequently, the pattern will have two sections. Each of the section/subjects has 2 sections –

  • Section A – 35 Questions
  • Section B – 15 Questions

Out of these 15 questions appearing in section B, candidates can attempt any 10 of these questions. Hence, the total number of questions and usage of time is the same.

NEET 2021 Latest Exam Pattern

NEET-UG 2021 – Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 4 marks
  • Correct answer fetches 4 marks for each question
  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer
  • If, after the process of challenging a key, more than one option is found to be correct, then any/all one of the multiple correct options which are marked will be awarded 4 marks
  • No marks are awarded if questions are left unanswered or unattempted
  • In the event, if a question was ignored or dropped, all the candidates shall be awarded 4 marks regardless of the fact that whether the question was attempted or not

Medical aspirants should know the NEET Exam Pattern thoroughly to score well in the exam. The above-mentioned information can help them to know important details about the NEET Exam Pattern 2021.

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