NEET exam pattern 2021 - Total Questions, Marking Scheme, Subject wise distribution
NEET exam pattern 2021 - After the declaration from Education Ministry that the NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged but students have to attempt with new NEET exam pattern. Now, National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to describe the new NEET 2021 exam pattern for all eligible candidates. Medical aspirants, who want to pursue MBBS, BDS, or other medical courses must be conversant with the revised NEET exam pattern along with their preparation efforts. Authorities will be releasing the new NEET exam pattern and syllabus pdf soon on the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. Aspirants are demanding clarification on the revised NEET 2021 exam pattern soon along with the NEET exam dates. Knowing the NEET exam pattern 2021 in early preparation stages will surely boost up the level of preparation for the entrance test. In the NEET 2021 exam pattern, authorities will specify the total details about the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, official marking scheme, and more. So preparing for the NEET exam will be inadequate without a proper familiarity with the NEET exam pattern 2021.
Latest Update: Changes in NEET 2021 exam pattern expected soon!
Cracking NEET 2021 exam, without knowing the NEET paper pattern is a quite tedious task to do. Knowing and practicing for the medical entrance test within the NEET exam pattern 2021 will make the difference. As per the latest NEET 2021 exam pattern, NTA will conduct the entrance test in pen and paper-based mode. NEET exam will be of three-hour-long duration, where candidates must answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects as per the given NEET syllabus. As per the official NEET marking scheme 2021, four marks to be awarded for the correct answer, while one mark to be deducted for the wrong attempt. Aspirants seeking more information regarding NEET 2021 exam pattern can check the article below to know the level of the exam, types, and the number of questions, marking schemes, and all other relevant information.
NEET exam pattern overview
Factors in Exam Pattern
Exam Date of NEET 2021
May 2, 2020 (Expected)
Mode of NEET 2021 exam
Pen and Paper-based. candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen
Duration of the NEET exam
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, and Urdu
Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions asked in NEET 2021
Marking Scheme of NEET exam
New NEET 2021 exam pattern on the line of JEE (Main)
As per the press release of the Education Ministry “The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain the same as the previous year. However, in view of the reduction of the syllabus by some boards across the country, the NEET UG 2021 question paper will also have options on the lines of JEE Main. Authority will be releasing the new NEET exam pattern soon. The above statement of the Education Ministry regarding the revised pattern of NEET 2021 can be understood by one example. It is expected that authority might increase the total number of NEET 2021 questions, in which aspirants will only have to attempt only 180 questions of their choice. Aspirants must note that the changes in the NEET exam pattern are not officially confirmed by NTA. So, aspirants can wait for the official notice regarding the NEET 2021 exam pattern, as any update regarding it will be updated on this page soon as it comes.
NEET exam pattern 2021 - Know about the question paper
As per the earlier pattern of the exam, NEET 2021 question paper will have 180 multiple choice questions in total for 4 marks each. The question papers of NEET comprises the question from class 11 and 12 syllabi from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects. The medium or choice of language is dependent on the candidate as the NEET question paper 2021 is available in 8 regional languages and English, Hindi as well as Urdu. It has to be kept in mind that the choice of the regional language will depend upon the location of the NEET 2021 exam centre. The details of the availability and choice of regional languages in the NEET exam are mentioned in the table below.
Regional Languages available for NEET 2021
NEET 2021 Exam Centres
English and Hindi
All exam cities and centres
English and Urdu
All exam cities and centres
Available only in exam centres in Assam
Available only in exam centres in West Bengal
Available only in exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
Available only in exam centres in Maharashtra
Available only in exam centres in Tamil Nadu
Available only in exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Available only in exam centres in Odisha
Available only in exam centres in Karnataka
NEET registrations - Language wise
As for the NEET registrations, details for the 2020 session have not been specified by NTA yet. Meanwhile, aspirants can go through the previous year’s language-wise NEET registration details from the table below.
Registrations for NEET 2019 - Language wise
% of Candidates
English & Hindi
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern - Medium of question paper
While filling in the NEET application form, the option of the medium of NEET question paper 2021 has to be exercised.
The option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
Candidates opting for English would be provided NEET 2021 test booklet in English only.
Students opting for Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
All candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in their selected regional language and English.
In case of any ambiguity in the translation of any of the questions, the English version of the NEET question paper shall be treated as final.
Marking scheme of NEET exam pattern 2021
Aspirants can go through the marking scheme of NEET 2021 and easily know how the marks will be allotted by the authorities after the conclusion of the exam.
For each correct answer in NEET, 4 marks will be awarded and one mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
If any candidate will leave the question unattempted, there is no negative marking for that as per the NEET exam pattern 2021.
Once aspirants mark their answers in the NEET 2021 OMR sheet, it is not possible to change it.
Candidates are advised not to attempt the multiple answers during the NEET exam as it will cost a negative marking.
NTA NEET paper pattern 2021 - Exam Sections and total marks
Aspirants seeking for the information regarding the section-wise distribution of NEET 2021 marks along with the total marks can check it from the table below.
NEET exam sections and total marks
Biology (Botany and Zoology)
NEET 2021 subject wise question distribution
NEET exam pattern 2021: Instructions for filling OMR Sheet
Aspirants should be aware of the instructions to fill the NEET 2021 OMR sheet, in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience in the exam.
As per the NTA guidelines, all NEET answers have to be marked using a ballpoint pen.
The ballpoint pen will be provided by the authorities inside the exam hall of NEET 2021.
The candidate has to mark the code of test booklet code on the NEET OMR sheet 2021, as failing to this will lead the candidates in problems.
All the required rough work should be done in the space provided in the test booklet
As per the NEET 2021 paper pattern, once marked answer in the OMR sheet can't be erased.
NEET exam pattern: Paper analysis
After the completion of the medical entrance test, aspirants should be aware of NEET analysis 2021. The paper analysis is important for every aspirant to know the difficulty level of the questions and just to analyze their performance in the NEET 2021 exam. A proper analysis of the NEET paper will also end the doubt of the aspirants to clear the exam and aspirants will easily think of their medical colleges in which they can get admission.
How to calculate the NEET 2021 score after the exam?
Candidates can use the below-mentioned formula and calculate their expected score, as per their attempt in the examination after the release of the NEET answer key 2021. According to the NEET 2021 marking scheme, candidates can calculate the expected score even before the release of the result and predict their medical college.
Formulae to calculate NEET score:
NEET Score 2021 = (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)
Note: Candidates must note that the above exam pattern of NEET 2021 has been written from the previous paper pattern. Any update in the NEET exam pattern for the 2021 session will be updated on this page soon if there any.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET exam pattern 2021 - Total Questions, Marking Scheme, Subject wise distribution
Question: Who are the competent authorities to specify the NEET exam pattern 2021?
National Testing Agency (NTA) is the competent authority to describe the NEET 2021 exam pattern for all eligible candidates.
Question: Why is knowing the NEET exam pattern 2021 important?
Knowing the NEET exam pattern 2021 in early preparation stages will surely boost up the level of preparation for the entrance test.
Question: What are the details mentioned in the NEET exam pattern 2021?
In the NEET 2021 exam pattern, authorities will specify the total details about the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, official marking scheme, and more.
Question: What are the salient features of the NEET exam pattern 2021?
As per the latest NEET 2021 exam pattern, authorities might revise the pattern to attempt the paper.
Question: What is the official NEET 2021 marking scheme?
As per the official NEET marking scheme 2021, four marks to be awarded for the correct answer, while one mark to be deducted for the wrong attempt.
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Questions related to NEET
Who is eligible for DU quota in NEET .
To be eligible for DU quota you need to fulfill below criteria :-
* you must have done you 10 + 2 from CBSE/ ICSE /JMI or from any other equivalent board from a school located in National Capital Territory of Delhi only.
* you must be at least 17 years old by 31st December of the academic year.
* you must have got at least 50% in aggregate of PCB if you belong to general category all at least 40% in aggregate of PCB in your 12th board if you belong to obc/ Sc or St category.
* you must have qualified Neet examination
So, if you fulfill these criteria then you will be eligible for DU quota
You can get the detail eligibility by visiting our page the link for the same is provided below
limited time is left for your Neet 2021 examination , you should focus on your neet preparation following the below tips :-
*Go well through NCERT and master it
*Make routine or timetable :- your routine should revolve around 3 things i.e study, revise and practice
*After finishing each chapter you should practice questions, you should practise at least 80 to 100 numericals / mcqs in Each chapter
*Solve previous year NEET questions
*Once done with complete syllabus, go through NEET mock test papers
You can prepare well using our neet program for which link is provided below
If you have any other doubt then feel free to ask them :) we are always available to help you out and guide you
in how many attempts we can crack neet
There is no limit of attempts in NEET, you can appear in as many attempts as you want because there is no upper age limit but you should satisfy the eligibility criteria of NEET. For NEET 2021, if you have passed your class 12th/PUC with Physics, Biology and Chemistry as mandatory subjects and also you should have your minimum aggregate of 50% separately in theory as well as practical part for Unreserved category, 40% for OBC/SC/ST and 45% for PwD certificate holders. Also note that in your curriculum English subject should also be there.
As there is no upper age limit for NEET but there is minimum age limit for NEET which is 17 years which means that if you want to appear for NEET 2021 the you must have completed your 17 years on December 31st 2021, if all above eligibility criteria are fulfilled by you then you can appear for NEET UG 2021.
For complete details about NEET 2021 Eligibility criteria kindly check out the link given below :-
As NEET 2021 applications are not out yet so after it gets released you can apply for NEET 2021 by following the given process :-
> Very first step is to visit https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/welcome.aspx and fill out the application form, then on first menu you have to do registration using your basic details such as name, father's name, mother's name, contact details and so on.
> Now on second menu item you will have to fill details like your academic performance, address, ID type, medium of question paper and so on.
> Then on Next menu item you have to upload some images such as your passport size photograph (10-200 Kb in JPG format), Signature (4-30 Kb in JPG Format), Class 10th certificate (100-300 Kb in JPG Format), Left-Hand Thumb impression (10-50 Kb in JPG format) and postcard size photograph (50-300 Kb in JPG Format).
> Then you have to proceed for payment of application fee which can be done only in online mode either through Credit/Debit card or UPI or NEFT/RTGS.
> Then after you have to take the print-out of the NEET Acknowledgement receipt.
To get live updates and complete details about NEET application kindly visit the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
which medical college be choose if i get 500 Marks in neet for general category ( Uttar Pradesh )
Being from General Category, I believe with a Score of 500/720 in NEET, you have bleak chances in securing a seat in MBBS at any of the State or Government Medical Colleges. However, you must keep hope and apply for the Counselling Procedure.
To know more about NEET Cutoff of Medical Colleges in UP do follow the link below
I would suggest you to take a Drop, if possible, since there are high chances after a 500 in first try in end up with 600+ in the next attempt followed by Admission in some of the Top State or Government MBBS Colleges in Uttar Pradesh.
You may also consider Top Private Medical Institutes, if you have sufficient financial and monetary security. Private Medical Colleges of Maharashtra like DY Patil, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, SUM in Odisha as well as those in Karnataka like KMC Manipal and other under COMEDK Medical Counselling like KIMS, Ramaiah and Bangalore Institute of Medical Sciences are all good medical colleges and provide effective medical education.
can i get admission in terna medical colleges if my neet score is 300 if yes then what will be the fees for mbbs?
Terna Medical College, Mumbai admissions are made based on the NEET Entrance examination scores. Candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks to apply for further admission process at TMC, Mumbai.
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences grants affiliation to TMC.
Last year the cut off for mop up round was 485.
You have to fill state quota form for admission in this college.
Its fees is 27 lakh full 5 year course.
You can refer to this link for more information about the College.
Hope this helps!!!
I have done 10 class from AMU and 11, 12th from Jamia .can i eligible for DU quota in 15% AIQ neet counselling.
I think you are referring to 85% Quota seats in Delhi NEET Counselling.
If you have studied 11th standard and 12th standard in any school located in Delhi, then you are eligible to participate in delhi state quota counselling conduced by both mcc as well as ipu. Only for Army college of medical sciences, students from any state with army background are eligible to apply.