NEET Exam Pattern 2021 – NTA has changed the exam pattern for NEET 2021. Internal choices have been introduced in the exam. Each subject in the paper will comprise 2 sections. According to the revised exam pattern, Section A consists 35 questions and Section B consists 15 questions, out of which, the candidates have to attempt any 10 questions. The questions in the test are objective type and are framed from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology. There is a negative marking of 01 marks for each incorrect answer.
NEET is a pen-paper based test held for admission into courses like MBBS / BDS / BAMS / BSMS / BUMS / BHMS and other UG medical courses. The qualified candidates can take admission in recognized Medical / Dental / AYUSH and other Colleges / Deemed Universities / Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India. Check the detailed NEET exam pattern 2021 given below.
Latest – NEET 2021 exam pattern has been changed. This year, NEET students will be given internal choice in the Section B of every subject.
The internal choice has been provided the students because of the reduction of the syllabus by various school education boards.
NEET Exam Pattern 2021
Check the exam pattern of NEET 2021 given below.
An overview of NEET exam pattern 2021
|Name of the exam||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021|
|Mode of the exam||Offline|
|Frequency of the exam||Once a year|
|Duration of the test||3 hours|
|Type of questions||Multiple-choice questions|
|Marks per question||4|
|Negative marking||-1 for the wrong answers|
|Total sections in the exam||3|
|Languages in which the NEET Question papers are available||English, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil,|
Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Malayalam, Punjabi,
|Passing marks in the exam||General category / GEN – EWS – 50 percentile|
SC / ST / OBC category – 45 percentile
All other categories – 40 percentile
NEET Exam Pattern 2021 Distribution of Marks
Distribution of marks in the paper: Check the marks distribution below as per NEET exam pattern 2021
|Subjects||Sections||No. of questions||Marks|
NEET Exam Pattern 2021 Marking Scheme:
– For each correct answer, 04 marks will be awarded
– For each incorrect answer, 01 mark will be deducted
– Unanswered / unattempted questions will lead to 0 marks
In case, a question has been dropped / ignored, all the candidates will be given +4 marks, irrespective of the fact whether the question has been answered or not answered.
NEET 2021 Question Paper Languages
NEET 2021 will have question papers in 13 different languages. The candidates have to select one language out of the available language options while filling the NEET 2021 application form. The availability of the language selection is available as per the exam centers of NEET.
Option of Regional language will be available as per the table given below:
|Language of NEET question papers||Available in|
|English||All examination centres|
|English and Hindi||All examination centres|
|English and Assamese||Examination centres in Assam|
|English and Punjabi||Examination centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi|
|English and Kannada||Examination centres in Karnataka|
|English and Marathi||Examination centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Examination centres in Orissa|
|English and Urdu||All examination centres in India|
|English and Malayalam||Examination centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep|
|English and Tamil||Examination centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman |
& Nicobar Islands
|English and Telugu||Examination centres in Andhra Pradesh and |
|English and Gujarati||Examination centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, |
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
|English and Bengali||Examination centres in West Bengal and Tripura and Andaman|
& Nicobar Islands
Language: The candidates are required to choose one language from the 13 languages available such as English, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Malayalam, Punjabi and Kannada.
Option of Medium: The candidates are required to choose the medium of question paper while filling the application form. Select medium carefully as the option once chosen cannot be changed.
- Candidates choosing English as language will be provided question paper in English only.
- Candidates choosing Hindi language will be provided Bilingual Test booklet in English and Hindi.
- Candidates opting for regional languages will also be provided with Bilingual test booklet in selected regional language and English.
- In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version will be considered final.
Important Instruction for NEET Exam Pattern 2021 for Candidates
The candidates can check some of the important instructions to be followed while attempting NEET 2021 exam. These are the instructions as printed on the questions papers of NEET.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by the National Testing Agency. It is conducted to offer admission to students in courses like MBBS / BDS and other undergraduate medical courses. The test is conducted in the offline mode wherein, the multiple-choice questions are asked from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany / Zoology). After clearing NEET, the qualified candidates can take admission to approved / recognized Medical / Dental and other colleges in India including the institutions like AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
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