NEET Exam Pattern : Marking scheme, Score calculation

  • 23Oct,2018

    The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG which 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 Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

    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 Pattern 2020

    In 2020 NEET will be conducted on 3rd May 2020. Here is the pattern of neet exam 2020 

    Exam Mode 
    offline mode (paper based)
    Total marks 
    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
    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

    No. of Questions
    Maximum Marks


    45 180


    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 2020

    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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