NEET 2020 Exam Pattern – The candidates can check the exam pattern of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. With NTA’s notice for NEET 2020, it is clear that NEET Exam Pattern remains the same. NEET 2020 continues to be a pen and paper based test. The frequency of the exam also remains once a year. There are 180 questions in total in the paper and the total marks are 720. NEET 2020 has 3 sections – Biology (Botany & Zoology), Physics and Chemistry. There is negative marking for wring answers too. Now to check the exact question paper and pattern of the exam, follow this article below.
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
The NEET 2020 Question paper has a total of 180 questions and the time to complete all the questions are 180 minutes. Thus you have 1 minute to complete 1 questions in NEET 2020. To understand how to complete the exam in time and how to score enough to crack the exam, let us analyse the exam pattern below:
|Name of the exam||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020|
|Mode of the exam||Offline|
|Frequency of the exam||Once a year|
|Total number of questions in the exam||180|
|Marks per question||4|
|Negative marking||Yes, -1 for each wrong answer|
|Total sections in the exam||3|
|Name of the sections||Biology (Botany/Zoology)|
|Languages in which the NEET Question papers are available||11 – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telgu, Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Begali and Odia|
|Passing marks in the exam||General category – 50 percentile|
OBC category – 45 percentile
All other categories – 40 percentile
This How The Question Paper Of NEET 2020 Exactly Looks Like
The candidates can check below the question paper of NEET 2020. This is what you are going to face in the exam. Once you take a look at the paper, we can proceed to discuss the pattern in details.
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Detailed NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
Now as per the question paper of NEET 2020 above, the following is clear:
- There different versions of the NEET question paper. Students get different sets of the question paper with variation of questions in each set.
- The questions from Physics are included first, then from Chemistry and lastly from Biology.
- With the question paper the candidates also get the answer sheet to mark their answers.
- All questions are MCQ type having 4 options each. Of the 4 options, only 1 answer is correct.
Distribution of questions and marks:
|Name of the Subject||Number of Questions||Max Marks|
|Physics||first 45 questions||4X45= 180|
|Chemistry||next 45 questions||4X45= 180|
|Biology||last 90 questions||4X90= 360|
Understand the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern Key Points
Here are the key points to note about the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern:
Type of questions: All questions in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test are MCQ type. In other words, the question are followed by four options. Out of four options, one is correct. Candidate must mark the most appropriate answer in the OMR sheet.
Question paper language: NTA prepares question papers in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Urdu. In the application form of NEET 2020 candidate is required to mark the option for language.
If you have selected English, then you get question booklet with questions only in English. If you opt Hindi, then your question booklet is bilingual. Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in the selected language and in English.
Mode of exam: Pen and paper based test. NEET stays the only NTA held exam that is a pen and paper based test. Students who appear for exam get hard copies of question booklets. They have to 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, NTA issues several sets of question paper sets. All question paper sets have the same questions in different order. For instance, 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.
|Marks for correct answer (✅)||+4|
|Marks for incorrect answer (❌)||-1|
Changes in NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
With much anticipations that from the year 2020, NTA might take NEET in online mode and conduct the exam twice a year, the exam pattern of NEET 2020 was much talked about. However, NEET 2020 stays in offline mode and is being held once a year. Thus there are no changes in the pattern of the exam. The candidates can prepare as per the traditional pattern of NEET.
NEET is a national level entrance exam for admisison in UG medical courses in the medical colleges of the nation. To be eligible for MBBS and BDS admisison on basis of NEET 2020, 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.