NEET Exam Pattern 2018 refers to structure and composition of exam. Students can know here about exam pattern of NEET 2018, which is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. CBSE informs about NEET Exam Pattern through information brochure and therein it also highlights exam syllabus for NEET 2018. To prepare for NEET medical entrance exam 2018, students can refer to both exam pattern and syllabus. Questions are asked on topics taught in class 11th and 12th in Physics, Chemistry, Biology in NEET 2018. Go through complete details given here for NEET Exam Pattern 2018 including distribution of questions, marking scheme.

  • Name of exam: NEET UG 2018,
  • Mode: Pen and paper-based test,
  • Total number of questions: 180,
  • Maximum marks: 720.

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Exam pattern of NEET 2018

The CBSE NEET 2018 will have a paper with 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only. The duration of the test will be of 3 hours.

Name of subject Number of questions Maximum marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

In all the past year’s exams, students have seldom complained about time being less for the exam. 3 Hours is enough to attempt all questions in NEET exam.

Significant Points for NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Type of questions: All questions in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be MCQ type. In other words, the question will be followed by four options. Out of four options, one is correct. Candidate must mark the most appropriate answer in OMR sheet.

Question paper language: CBSE will publish question papers in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Urdu. In the application form of NEET 2018 candidate is required to mark option for language. If you have selected English, then you will get question booklet with questions only in English. If you opt Hindi, then your question booklet will be bilingual. Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected language and in English

Mode of exam: Pen and paper based test. NEET is looked forward to be a pen and paper based test. Students who appear for exam will get hard copies of question booklets. They will mark answers in Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets.

Questions distribution: 180 Questions are equally distributed among Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology. Botany and Zoology are parts of Biology. So there are 45 questions each in Physics and Chemistry papers. In Biology question paper there are 90 questions.

Question paper sets: To avoid cases of cheating and malpractice, CBSE issues 4 sets of question paper sets. All question paper sets have the same questions in different order. For instance, the question number 1 in Set A may correspond to question number 10 in Set B.

Negative marking: There is negative marking in NEET exam. If candidate marks an incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted for that. In other words, -1 is negative marking in NEET 2018.

Marking scheme

Marks for correct answer +4
Marks for incorrect answer -1

Qualifying Marks Required To Be Eligible For MBBS / BDS Admission Through NEET

To be eligible for MBBS and BDS admisison on basis of NEET 2018, a student must obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET exam. If candidate belongs to SC / ST / OBC category then minimum marks at 45th percentile is qualifying cut off. For someone with locomotory disability of lower limbs, 45th percentile is cut off. CBSE will determine percentile on basis of NEET all India level medical / dental entrance exam highest marks.

Syllabus for NEET Exam

All topics in NEET exam syllabus belong to topics taught in class 11th and 12th by recognized boards. 29 Topics are from class XI, and 30 from class 12th.

For complete NEET Syllabus 2018, click here.

Role of NEET Exam Pattern in NEET 2018 Preparation

Knowing exam pattern of NEET 2018 is essential for preparation. Reason for this is as follows.

  • First of all you understand distribution of questions. One of the things you now know is that Physics, Chemistry, Biology all are important.
  • Next you understand how much time you need to give to each subject. This applies to preparation as well as in exam. It is suggested that you spend time equally in all subjects during exam. That way you will not miss out on any section.
  • NEET Exam Pattern 2018 points out marking scheme. This helps understanding that by answering question correctly you get 4 marks whereas an incorrect answer deducts 1 mark.

If you have any queries regarding NEET Exam Pattern 2018, please ask in comments below.


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    • Hi Akhila,

      There is no such boundation defined for appearing in NEET exam.
      Good Luck.
      Team Aglasem.

  1. Hi, I need questions distributions in each subject Like In chemistry how much questions will come from Organic chemistry and how much in In organic chemistry out of 45

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