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NEET Exam Pattern 2024 – Latest Pattern, Marking Scheme and Other Details

Update on: 13 Jan 2024, 12:13 PM

NEET Exam pattern 2024

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the most important exam for medical aspirants as it is the only exam to get admission into MBBS and BDS in India. NEET 2024 exam is conducted every year by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into the best government and private medical colleges across India for MBBS, dental, AYUSH, and nursing courses. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and will be based on the syllabi of 11 and 12 class physics, chemistry, and biology subjects. There hasn’t been any official announcement made by NTA regarding the NEET exam pattern as of now, so, it is assumed that the exam pattern will be the same as in 2023. NEET UG 2024 exam will be conducted on 5 May 2024. The registrations for NEET UG 2024 have started from 9 February 2024 and will end on 9 March 2024. All the latest information will be updated here, so keep following.

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

NEET 2024 exam will be in a pen-and-paper format and will be conducted in 13 languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Punjabi. To understand all the details of the NEET UG 2024 exam pattern such as the NEET exam syllabus, duration of the exam, total marks of the exam, question type, marking scheme, etc, read the entire article.

Here are the key highlights of the exam pattern for the NEET 2024 UG exam.

Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2024
Mode of the ExaminationOffline
Duration of the Exam3 hours and 20 minutes
Total Questions200 out of which 180 questions will have to be answered
Total Marks720 Marks
Question TypeMCQs
Marking Scheme+4 marks for each correct answer
-1 for each incorrect answer
No negative marking for unattempted questions
Medium of Exam (Language)13 (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, and Urdu)

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NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

The NEET 2024 exam will be conducted in an offline mode and the question paper will consist of 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions out of which it is compulsory to answer 180 MCQs. The NEET 2024 exam question paper is segregated into Physics, Chemistry, and Biology where Biology is further divided into Botany and Zoology. Each subject is divided into two sections: Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions and Section B contains 15 questions (out of which you only have to answer 10). The question papers will be based on class 11 and 12 syllabi from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Each question carries 4 marks, meaning the maximum mark for the NEET UG 2024 exam is 720. Every correct answer is awarded 4 marks while 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer, no marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. However, answers once marked in the NEET OMR sheet cannot be changed.

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NEET 2024 UG Exam Pattern: Duration of Examination

The total duration of the NEET 2024 exam is 3 hours & 20 minutes and will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM in offline mode. Candidates should plan their time accordingly so as to not waste precious time and attempt the complete paper within the time limit. Candidates must reach the exam centre 45 minutes before the commencement of the exam. The exam booklet will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam, make sure to read the instructions on it carefully.

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NEET UG 2024: Section-Wise Distribution of Marks in the Exam

NEET UG 2024 exam pattern is based on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects. Biology is divided into Botany and Zoology and all four sections are further segregated into Section A and Section B. For Section A (MCQs): To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option corresponding to the correct answer or the most appropriate answer. For Section B (MCQs): Candidates need to attempt any 10 Questions out of 15 Questions given. In the event of a candidate has attempted more than 10 questions, only the first 10 attempted questions will be considered for evaluation.

The overview of the previous year’s NEET subject-wise marks weightage and the number of questions are mentioned in the table below:

SubjectsSectionsNumber of questionsSection-wise marks
PhysicsSection A35140
Section B15 (Mandatory to attempt only 10)40
ChemistrySection A35140
Section B15 (Mandatory to attempt only 10)40
BotanySection A35140
Section B15 (Mandatory to attempt only 10)40
ZoologySection A35140
Section B15 (Mandatory to attempt only 10)40
Total Marks720

Practice from – NEET Chapterwise Questions Biology with Answers

In case of any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be addressed in the following manner:

(i) Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Four marks (+4)

(ii) Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1)

(iii) Unanswered: No mark (0)

(iv) If more than one option is found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.

(v) If all options are found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.

(vi) If none of the options is found correct or a Question is found to be wrong or a Question is dropped then all candidates who have appeared will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

(vii) Candidates are advised to do the calculations with the constants given (if any) in the questions.

NEET 2024 Languages Options in NEET Question Paper

As per the National Education Policy (NEP), the NEET (UG) -2023 is being conducted in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Candidates opting for English/Hindi/Regional Languages would be provided Test Booklet in English + Hindi + selected Regional Language. For Example: If a candidate opted for Tamil (out of 13 languages), the Test Booklet would be provided in English + Hindi + Tamil. Option of Regional languages will be available as per the following table only:

MediumNEET exam centres
EnglishAll exam centres
English and HindiAll exam centres in India
English and UrduAll exam centres in India
English and AssameseAvailable at NEET exam centres in Assam
English and BengaliAvailable at NEET exam centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
English and GujaratiAvailable at NEET exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
English and MarathiAvailable at NEET exam centres in Maharashtra
English and TamilAvailable at NEET exam centres in Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Puducherry
English and TeluguAvailable at NEET exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English and OriyaAvailable at NEET exam centres in Odisha
English and MalayalamAvailable at NEET exam centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep
English and PunjabiAvailable at NEET exam centres in Punjab, Chandigarh, New Delhi
English and KannadaAvailable at NEET exam centres in Karnataka

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Frequently Asked Questions on NEET Exam Pattern 2024

  • How many questions are compulsory to attempt in NEET?

There will be a total of 200 questions in the NEET UG 2024 exam out of which it is mandatory to attempt only 180 questions.

  • What are the minimum marks to get government college in NEET?

Candidates who score above 550 marks have a better chance of getting into a government college for MBBS.

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