NEET Exam Pattern : Marking scheme, Score calculation

By Som Deep

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG used to be conducted by CBSE till 2018. Onward 2019 NEET paper is conducted by the NTA. By qualifying NEET (UG), the students can get admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The responsibility of the NTA will be limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

NEET Exam Date:

The exam date of NEET-UG 2021 has been announced by National Testing Agency (NTA) which is going to be held on 1st August 2021. Registration for NEET 2021 exam will soon be announced by MCC (Medical Counseling Committee) on their official website.

NEET Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Mode  offline mode (paper based)
Total marks  720
Number of Question 180 questions in a single question paper
Marking scheme + 4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer
Type of Question objective type questions with multiple choices 
Exam Duration 3 hours
Subjects  Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Languages of Question Paper English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.


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Question Pattern and Mark Distribution

Subject   No. of Questions Maximum Marks


45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany     45 180
Total    720

NEET Marking Scheme

1- The question paper will bear  total 720 maximum marks (180*4).

2- 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

3- No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions.

4- Changing answer is not allowed.

5- Multiple answers will be considered as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

NOTE: Candidates should use only blue/black ball point pen to mark their answers.

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NEET Score Calculation 2021

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

Medium/ Language of Question Papers

1- The question paper will be available in Hindi and English all over India.

2- The candidates can also ask for Question Paper in any of the given languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Urdu & Kannada.

3- The candidate choosing a vernacular language would be allotted the centres as per the list.

4- The option of the medium of question paper can be opted during form filling process. Once the option is exercised cannot be changed latter.

5-  English version will be treated as final in case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions

Following is the list of languages and the centers/cities where they are available-

cities of the exam centre

English and Hindi Medium

All Examination Centers

English & Urdu

 All Examination Centres

English & Assamese  


English & Bengali

West Bengal and Tripura

English & Marathi


English & Gujarati

Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

English & Odia


English & Tamil

Tamil Nadu

English & Telugu

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

English & Kannada


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