NEET Exam Pattern 2020
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NEET Exam Pattern 2020 – Medical aspirants wishing to pursue MBBS, BDS or other medical courses must be conversant with NEET 2020 exam pattern along with their preparation efforts. The exam pattern of NEET 2020 gives details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and more. So preparing for NEET will be inadequate without a proper familiarity with NEET exam pattern 2020. One salient feature mentioned in the exam pattern of NEET 2020 is that the exam mode is pen and paper-based. So knowing how to mark the OMR sheet becomes an important factor in the preparation as a mistake can't be erased. Similarly to crack NEET, students would have to be quick enough which is where knowing and practising within the given time limit of the exam makes the difference. NEET 2020 exam pattern denotes a three-hour-long exam where candidates must answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology as per the given syllabus. The complete detailed NEET exam pattern 2020 can be checked here in this article.
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NEET 2020 will be held on May 3 in one session comprising of one shift across 155 cities in the country. National Testing Agency (NTA) had released the application form of NEET 2020 on December 2, 2019. The process of applying to NEET will be online followed by a facility of correction where candidates can correct any mistakes made.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2020

Familiarity with the exam pattern of NEET 2020 gives an edge to preparation efforts as candidates will have an idea of what to expect in the exam like the number of questions, time they have to complete answering, language that they may be comfortable answering in. The fear of the unknown is eliminated and students can sit to answer the questions properly in time. The details of NEET exam pattern is given below.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Factors in Exam Pattern


Exam Date

May 3, 2020

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper-based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ball point pen


3 hours


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Exam Sections


45 questions
180 marks
45 questions
180 marks
Biology (Botany and Zoology)
90 questions
360 marks

Total Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer
Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

NEET Question Paper 2020

NEET 2020 question paper will have 180 multiple choice questions in total for 4 marks each. There will be negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer and therefore students have to keep this mind while answering the question paper of NEET. The medium or choice of language is dependent on the candidate as NEET question paper 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 exam centre 2020. The details of the availability and choice of regional languages in NEET exam are as follows

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern - Guidelines for choosing the language

  1. The option of the medium of question paper has to be exercised while filling in the NEET application form 2020.
  2. Option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  3. Candidates opting for English would be provided NEET 2020 Test Booklet in English only.
  4. Students opting for Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  5. All candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in their selected regional language and English.
  6. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, the English version of NEET 2020 question paper shall be treated as final.

Regional Languages available for NEET 2020


NEET 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 2019 Registrations - Language wise



% of Candidates


































English & Hindi



Regional Languages



Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Will the exam pattern of NEET 2020 will be changed?


There are has been no official declaration which suggests a change in the existing exam pattern of NEET 2020. NTA will release the information brochure of NEET 2020 on December 2 which will reveal the exam pattern of NEET.

Question: What are the recent changes in NEET exam pattern?


So far, no change in NEET 2020 exam pattern has been introduced. 

Question: Will NEET be conducted twice in the year 2020?


NTA has released the important dates of NEET 2020 in online mode. As per the notification, NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3, 2020. Thus the undergraduate medical entrance test will be conducted only once.

Question: How many times can we attempt NEET ?


There is no limit on the number of times to appear for NEET. The candidates must have attained the age of 17 to appear for NEET 2020. 

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I have 50 marks English i.e.,Alternative English in Bihar board am i eligible for neet 2020?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Hello there!

Your marks in English is not considered to decide your eligibility for neet examination , to be eligible for Neet examination you need to be at least pass in your English examination. So , your 50 marks in English is not a problem at all for you

It is your aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology that is considered.
To be eligible for Neet you need to get at least 50 percent aggregate in pcb if you belong to general category while it is only 40 percent in pcb required for obc, sc or st category.
So if you fulfil this then yes you are eligible for neet examination even if you have got 50 marks only in your English.

Also to be eligible for Neet 2020 you need to be at least 17 years old by December 31st 2020.

I hope that it helps you

I have not mentioned the EWS catagory in NEET Exam 2020 Form. Can I select EWS catagory at time of admission form.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


no it is not possible to change the category at the time of counselling or admission process, since you have not mention about ews criteria in your application form , you will get rank according to general category rank, at the time of counselling you need to accept the seat as per general category ranking.

hope you may understand.


is college for neet is avalaible in meerut

Sanjay Khandelwal 21st Jan, 2020
Yes there is, the college whether it is government or private college which are providing medical course like MBBS, BDS, and other professional health courses can give admission based on NEET score only. And according to that there are many colleges which provide such courses, so neet colleges are available in meerut. Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College,Subharti Medical College, Mulayam Singh Yadav Medical College, chaudhary charan singh college etc are there.


last selection marks of neet of sc category in gov college

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Hello Mandeep.

You haven't mentioned the state you belong to dear.
If I tell you about bihar,  then in neet 2018 the lowest marks that fetched a seat in government medical college for sc category was 429 marks and it was for Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences, Pawapuri, Nalanda.

But cut off marks for Medical Colleges keeps changing every year depending upon several factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks scored by students, toughness level of exam etc.

So if you belong to sc category and want to get into government medical college then you should target at least  500 marks.  Also more is your marks, better is the college you get.

I hope that it helps you

my air is 7584 in neet mds,any chances of getting a clinical seat?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 21st Jan, 2020


According to your rank, chances would be less to get a seat in colleges through All India Counselling. You can get admission through management quota seats in deemed universities.

Use the NEET MDS College Predictor Tool to check the details

Good Luck!

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