NEET Exam Pattern 2021 (Revised)


NEET Exam Pattern 2021 – NTA has changed the exam pattern for NEET 2021. Internal choices have been introduced in the exam. Each subject in the paper will comprise 2 sections. According to the revised exam pattern, Section A consists of 35 questions and Section B consists of 15 questions, out of which, the candidates have to attempt any 10 questions. The questions in the test are objective type and are framed from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology. There is a negative marking of 01 marks for each incorrect answer.

NEET is a pen-paper based test held for admission into courses like MBBS / BDS / BAMS / BSMS / BUMS / BHMS and other UG medical courses. The qualified candidates can take admission in recognized Medical / Dental / AYUSH and other Colleges / Deemed Universities / Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India. Check the detailed NEET exam pattern 2021 given below.

Latest – NEET 2021 exam pattern has been changed. This year, NEET students will be given internal choice in the Section B of every subject.

The internal choice has been provided the students because of the reduction of the syllabus by various school education boards.

NEET Exam Pattern 2021

Check the exam pattern of NEET 2021 given below.

An overview of NEET exam pattern 2021

Name of the exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021
Mode of the exam Offline
Frequency of the exam Once a year
Duration of the test 3 hours
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
Total marks 720
Marks per question 4
negative marking -1 for the wrong answers
Total sections in the exam 3
Languages ​​in which the NEET Question papers are available English, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil,
Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Malayalam, Punjabi,
Passing marks in the exam General category / GEN – EWS – 50 percentile
SC / ST / OBC category – 45 percentile
All other categories – 40 percentile

NEET Exam Pattern 2021 Distribution of Marks

Distribution of marks in the paper: Check the marks distribution below as per NEET exam pattern 2021

Subjects Sections No. of questions Marks
Physics Section A
Section B
Chemistry Section A
Section B
botany Section A
Section B
Zoology Section A
Section B
Total 720

NEET Exam Pattern 2021 Marking Scheme:
– For each correct answer, 04 marks will be awarded
– For each incorrect answer, 01 mark will be deducted
– Unanswered / unattempted questions will lead to 0 marks

In case, a question has been dropped / ignored, all the candidates will be given +4 marks, irrespective of the fact whether the question has been answered or not answered.

NEET 2021 Question Paper Languages

NEET 2021 will have question papers in 13 different languages. The candidates have to select one language out of the available language options while filling the NEET 2021 application form. The availability of the language selection is available as per the exam centers of NEET.

Option of Regional language will be available as per the table given below:

Language of NEET question papers Available in
english All examination centers
English and Hindi All examination centers
English and Assamese Examination centers in Assam
English and Punjabi Examination centers in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi
English and Kannada Examination centers in Karnataka
English and Marathi Examination centers in Maharashtra
English and Odia Examination centers in Orissa
English and Urdu All examination centers in India
English and Malayalam Examination centers in Kerala and Lakshadweep
English and Tamil Examination centers in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman
& Nicobar Islands
English and Telugu Examination centers in Andhra Pradesh and
English and Gujarati Examination centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu,
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and Bengali Examination centers in West Bengal and Tripura and Andaman
& Nicobar Islands

Language: The candidates are required to choose one language from the 13 languages ​​available such as English, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Malayalam, Punjabi and Kannada.

Option of Medium: The candidates are required to choose the medium of question paper while filling the application form. Select medium carefully as the option once chosen cannot be changed.

  • Candidates choosing English as language will be provided question paper in English only.
  • Candidates choosing Hindi language will be provided Bilingual Test booklet in English and Hindi.
  • Candidates opting for regional languages ​​will also be provided with Bilingual test booklet in selected regional language and English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version will be considered final.

Important Instruction for NEET Exam Pattern 2021 for Candidates

The candidates can check some of the important instructions to be followed while attempting NEET 2021 exam. These are the instructions as printed on the questions papers of NEET.

NEET Exam Pattern 2021

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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by the National Testing Agency. It is conducted to offer admission to students in courses like MBBS / BDS and other undergraduate medical courses. The test is conducted in the offline mode wherein, the multiple-choice questions are asked from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany / Zoology). After clearing NEET, the qualified candidates can take admission to approved / recognized Medical / Dental and other colleges in India including the institutions like AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.


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