NEET 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Question Pattern

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 01 Dec, 2020 17:59

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NEET UG 2021 Exam Pattern

NEET UG exam pattern 2021 is prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NEET question paper 2021 will be available in 11 languages - Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, English, Marathi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, and Telugu medium. Divided into Physics, Chemistry, and Biology sections, NEET question paper 2021 will consist of 180 questions that candidates have to attempt within 3 hours. NEET UG entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode (paper-based) mode that will select medical aspirants for MBBS and BDS courses in top medical colleges or universities of the country.

NEET 2021 exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. The mode of NEET entrance exam is Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) based.

NEET 2021 Sample OMR Sheet- PDF, Instruction, Booklet

By knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of NEET 2021 well in advance, NEET aspirants will get a thorough understanding of the nature of questions that will be asked in the exam, the weightage of each section, the duration of the exam, number of questions.

Also Read: Check NEET Average Score for MBBS Admission under AIQ Here

Highlights of Exam Pattern

All the applicants of NEET-UG must know the highlights of the exam pattern. Here we have discussed the highlights of the NEET-UG examination. 

Name of the ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Exam
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Total no. of Section in the question paper3
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Total Marks


Total Number of Questions in the examination180
Marks per question4
Negative marking

-1 each wrong answer

Name of SectionsBiology
Language in which the NEET UG question paper availableEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Assamese, Urdu, Marathi

Detailed NEET Exam Pattern 2021

There aren't any changes in the exam pattern of NEET 2021. The detailed NEET 2021 exam pattern can be checked below -

  • NEET 2021 will be conducted in an offline (paper-based) mode.
  • The total duration of the test is 3 hours.

  • There will be multiple-type of questions in the exam.

  • NEET 2021 will have 180 questions in total from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)

  • Candidates will have to fill their responses online.

  • There will be negative marking for wrong responses. For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted and for each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded to the candidates.

  • NEET 2021 question paper will be in Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, English, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Urdu, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu medium.

NEET 2021 Subject Wise Exam Pattern

The detailed marks distribution for each of the section has been given here. All the applicants can check the section-wise marks division 

Name of Subject

Number of Question

Max Marks

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I'm a class 12 student of batch 2020-2021. Can i attend the NEET UG entrance exam before the scheduled date because both the entrance exam and board exam are likely to occur on may

-Miding borangUpdated on January 20, 2021 12:21 PM
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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, You cannot take NEET UG entrance exam before the scheduled date. For better assistance, please fill our Common Application Form and avail our expert assistance.

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What is age limit for foreigner for neet age . Is there is any reservation seat for them.

-shashikalaUpdated on December 22, 2020 03:17 PM
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Diksha Nautiyal, Student / Alumni

Dear student, 

The age limit for students in NEET exam is 25 years (for unreserved categories) or 30 years (for SC/ST/OBC categories). There is an NRI quota in NEET about which, you can click here to know more.

For any admission related query, fill out our Common Application Form. Through this, you can get expert assistance from our counsellors. You can also try our toll-free student helpline number - 1800-572-9877 to avail instant counselling. 

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What is the upper age limit in neet(ug) there any separate age limit in AIIMS-MBBS

-Amit dwivediUpdated on October 25, 2020 02:12 PM
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Diksha Nautiyal, Student / Alumni

Dear student, 

The upper age limit for NEET UG 2020 for General category students is 25 years and 30 years for reserved category and PWD candidates. To get detailed information on NEET UG 2020 eligibility criteria, click here.

For admission-related information and assistance, please fill our Common Application Form and avail expert assistance throughout the admission process. You can also try our toll-free student helpline number - 1800-572-9877 to get instant assistance.

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