NEET Exam Pattern 2024 - Marking Scheme, Exam Mode and Type
NEET Exam Pattern 2024 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam pattern 2024 along with the information brochure on the official website neet.nta.nic.in. The detailed NEET UG exam pattern 2024 which includes exam duration, marking scheme, exam mode, number of questions are described in this article.
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Candidates appearing for NEET must be aware of the exam pattern as it will help them to prepare better for the entrance test. As per the NEET 2024 exam pattern, there will be a total of 200 questions out of which only 180 will have to be attempted. According to the NEET 2024 marking scheme, each question carries 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The total marks for NEET 2024 will be 720.
NEET UG exam is conducted in pen and paper mode for admission to MBBS and BDS and other medical courses. The NEET UG 2024 will be held for a 3 hours 20 minutes duration. Read the entire article to know details on NEET 2024 exam pattern, total number of questions, exam mode, questions type, marking scheme, exam duration, and other details.
NEET Exam Pattern 2024: Highlights
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
National Testing Agency
Mode of the examination
Duration of the exam
3 hours and 20 minutes
200 ( only 180 need to answer)
+4 marks for each correct answer
-1 for each incorrect answer
13 (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi and Urdu
NTA NEET 2024 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme
As per the NEET 2024 exam pattern, there will be a total of 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions and candidates will have to answer 180 MCQs only. NEET 2024 exam will be for a total of 720 marks. Each subject is divided into two sections: Section A and B. Section A will contain 35 questions and Section B will have 15 questions. Of these 15 questions, candidates will have to answer 10 questions in Section B. The question papers will be from class 11 and 12 syllabus from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects.
For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. However, answers once marked in the NEET OMR sheet cannot be changed.
NEET Exam Pattern: Duration of Examination
As per NEET exam pattern, the total duration of NEET 2024 examination is 3 hours & 20 minutes. The NEET UG exam will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM in offline mode. Candidates will have to complete the NEET question paper within the given time. They must reach the exam centre 45 minutes before the commencement of the exam. The exam booklet is distributed 15 minutes prior to the exam.
NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern: Section - Wise Marks Distribution
Candidates will be asked questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects. Check the previous year NEET subject-wise marks weightage and number of questions in the table mentioned below:
Number of questions
Total Marks 200
NEET 2024 Languages Options in NEET Question Paper
The NEET question paper will be available in 13 languages which includes English, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Aspirants can choose the NEET question paper language as per their choice. Meanwhile, the choice of regional language depends on the location of the NEET exam centre. Check the following table of NEET languages and their availability in centres/cities.
NEET exam centres
All exam centres
English and Hindi
All exam centres in India
English and Urdu
All exam centres in India
English and Assamese
Available at NEET exam centres in Assam
English and Bengali
Available at NEET exam centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
English and Gujarati
Available at NEET exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
English and Marathi
Available at NEET exam centres in Maharashtra
English and Tamil
Available at NEET exam centres in Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Puducherry
English and Telugu
Available at NEET exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English and Oriya
Available at NEET exam centres in Odisha
English and Malayalam
Available at NEET exam centres in Kerala and Lakshwadeep
English and Punjabi
Available at NEET exam centres in Punjab, Chandigarh, New Delhi
English and Kannada
Available at NEET exam centres in Karnataka
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Exam Pattern 2024 - Marking Scheme, Exam Mode and Type
Question: When will NEET 2024 exam be conducted?
The NEET UG 2024 date will be announced by NTA.
Question: Is there negative marking in NEET UG 2024 exam?
Yes, there will be negative marking in the NEET exam. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
Question: How many questions are there in NEET question paper?
There will be a total of 200 questions out of which only 180 questions need to be answered.
Question: What is the duration of NEET 2024 exam?
The total duration of NEET examination 2024 is 3 hours and 20 minutes (200 minutes).
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How much NEET score is required for MBBS admission at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore?
Candidates must score above 60% in NEET to get admission in KMC Manglore. And must passed in 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, and English as compulsory subjects and Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subject as optional with at least 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics, and one of the optional subjects in aggregate.
What does NTA have to say about NEET 2023 exam postponement?
NTA has not released any official notification regarding postponing NEET 2023.
What are the chances of NEET 2023 postponement?
Although the students are pleading with the authority to postpone NEET 2023, it is tough to estimate anything at this stage.
What is the NEET 2023 exam date?
NEET UG 2023 exam date is May 7.
Is NEET UG 2023 postponed?
There is no official statement regarding NEET UG 2023 postponement.