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NEET 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Question Pattern

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 21 Jul, 2021 15:35

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NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

NTA has released the new exam pattern for NEET 2021. As per the latest update on NEET 2021 exam pattern, there will be two sections – A and B – in each subject in NEET 2021. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

NEET 2021 exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. The mode of the 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 NEET 2021 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 paper2 (for each subject)

Section Wise Break Up

Section A: 35 Questions

Section B: 15 Questions out of which candidates can choose to attempt only 10 questions

Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Total Marks

720

Total Number of Questions in the examinationThe total number of questions will be more than 180 in NEET 2021
Marks per question4
Negative marking

-1 each wrong answer

Name of Subjects

Zoology

Botany

Chemistry

Physics

Language in which the NEET UG question paper availableEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Odia, Telugu, Punjabi, Urdu, 

Detailed NEET Exam Pattern 2021

There has been 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.

  • The Test pattern of NEET (UG)-2021 comprises two Sections.

  • Each subject will consist of two sections.

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

  • Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions

  • The total number of questions remain the same i.e. 180

  • 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 now in 13 languages Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, English, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Urdu, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu medium.

NEET 2021 Subject Wise Exam Pattern

The detailed marks distribution for NEET 2021 (subject-wise) each of the sections has been given here. All the applicants can check the section-wise marks division 

Name of Subject

Section

Number of Questions

Mark(s)* *(Each Question Carries 04 (Four) Marks

Physics

Section A

Section B

35

15

140

40

Chemistry

Section A

Section B

35

15

140

40

Botany

Section A

Section B

35

15

140

40

Zoology

Section A

Section B

35

15

140

40

Total Marks                                                                                                                              720

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What is the expected NEET cutoff for OBC Category?

-Magray Shahzaib Updated on July 27, 2021 11:30 AM
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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

According to our analysis, the OBC cutoff marks for NEET 2021 will be between 146 to 113. And the NEET Cutoff Percentile will be 40%. For detailed information, we advised you to go through the link mentioned below:-

NEET 2021 Expected Cutoff: Check Category-wise Cutoff Here

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-Miding borangUpdated on April 05, 2021 02:46 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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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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