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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-MBBS/BDS Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test- MBBS/BDS 

  • The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions

  • Four options with single correct answer) from -

  1. Physics-45

  2. Chemistry-45

  3. Biology (Botany & Zoology)-90

  • To be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at centre only.

  • The duration of test would be 03 hours.

Test duration- 3 Hour

Marking System – Each item carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score.

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers of MBBS Exams. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.


Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST [UG] 2016 will be conducted as per the directives were given by Hon’ble Supreme Court in various decisions on NEET vide orders dated 28.04.2016, 06.05.2016 & 09.05.2016 and the Ordinances promulgated by the Central Government on 24.05.2016. As per the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 09.05.2016, in Writ Petition (C) No.261 of 2016 and other connected matters, following candidates, can apply in NEET-II: 1. Left out candidates who could not register in AIPMT-2016/NEET-I. 2. Candidates who were registered in AIPMT-2016/NEET-I but could not appear in NEET-I. 3. Candidates who were registered in AIPMT-2016/NEET-I and had appeared but have apprehension that they had not prepared well subject to submission of an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-I. Mere appearing in NEET-I & NEET-II does not confer any right to the candidate for admission in MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in the merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities and Medical/Dental Institutions. Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by the CBSE. Incomplete application or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee deposited will not be refunded in such cases.