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NEET Exam Pattern 2024: NEET Marking Scheme, Total Marks, Exam Mode, Exam Duration etc.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2024: NEET 2024 is an offline test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for all eligible candidates. NEET Exam Pattern 2024 latest update according to NTA the duration of the exam will be 200 minutes and shall be uniform for all candidates. In the offline test of the NEET examination, there will be 200 MCQs, and candidates should attempt 180 out of these MCQs. Each question contains four marks and the exam mode will be pen and paper, Candidates also get a rough booklet for their rough work.

The details about the pattern of the NEET examination 2024 about the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and many more details provided for the preparation of the NEET exam.

Quick Facts

The important information on the NEET Exam Pattern 2024 is mentioned below in the table:

Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours
Courses in which admission is through NEETMBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS, Nursing
Colleges in which admission is through NEETAll Medical Colleges in India
Total Number of Questions200 Multiple Choice Questions
Languages available for the ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

NEET Exam Pattern 2024 has been specified by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for all eligible candidates who want to participate this year. As per the latest update of the exam pattern, the duration of the exam will be extended to 200 minutes and shall be uniform for all candidates who want to participate in the NEET exam 2024. Candidates should answer 180 questions out of 200 in the examination. Detailed information about the Exam pattern for NEET is listed below:

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Mode of ExaminationOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
The medium of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam and Urdu
Duration of Examination3 Hours 20 minutes
Type of ExaminationMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Total No. of Questions and Marks in ExaminationTotal no. of Questions – 200. Total Marks – 720
Marking SchemeFor each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded, whereas 1 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

NEET 2024 Question Paper Pattern

The Questions in the NEET exam pattern will be divided into two different sections – Section A and Section B. There will be 35 questions in section A, and all these questions are compulsory. While 15 questions are included in section B, Candidates need to answer any 10 questions out of these. Candidates who want to pursue MBBS or other medical courses must be prepared for the NEET 2024 exam.

Subjects Sections No. of questions Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Total Marks 720
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NEET Marking Scheme

The important points to note:
I. Each question carries 04 (four) marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
II. For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
III. To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
IV. However, after the process of the challenge of key, if more than one option is found to be correct, then all/any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4).
If a question is dropped/ ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.
* Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1).
* Unanswered/Unattempted questions will be given no marks.

Check out the marking scheme given below for a better idea of NEET Marks distribution.

ParticularsMarks Allotted
Correct Answer+4
Incorrect answer-1
No answer/ Multiple answers0

Guidelines for choosing the language

It has to be remembered that candidates’ regional language choices will depend upon the NEET exam centre’s location in 2024. The details of the availability and choice of regional languages the in NEET exam are as follows. Candidates can opt for a Question Paper in any one of the following 13 languages:

  • The option of the medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen while filling in the Application Form. The option once chosen cannot be changed.
  • Candidates opting for English would be provided a Test Booklet in English only.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  • Candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional languages and English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in the translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.

Regional Languages available for NEET 2024

Candidates qualifying for NEET (UG) – 2024 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.

S.NoMedium of Question PaperExamination Centres
1.EnglishAll Examination Centres
2.English and HindiAll Examination Centres in India
3.English and AssameseExamination Centres in Assam
4.English and BengaliExamination Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
5.English and GujaratiExamination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
6.English and KannadaExamination Centres in Karnataka
7.English and MalayalamExamination Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep
8.English and MarathiExamination Centres in Maharashtra
9.English and OdishaExamination Centres in Odisha
10.English and PunjabiExamination Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi
11.English and TamilExamination Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
12.English and TeluguExamination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
13.English and UrduAll Examination Centres in India

How to calculate the NEET 2024 score after the exam?

Applicants can use the below-mentioned formula and calculate their expected score, as per their attempt in the examination after the NEET answer key 2024. According to the NEET 2024 marking scheme, candidates can calculate the expected score even before releasing the result and predicting their medical college.

Formula to calculate NEET score:
NEET Score 2024 = (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)

Note: Candidates must note that the above exam pattern of NEET has been written from the previous paper pattern. Any update in the NEET 2024 exam pattern will be updated on this page soon if there are any.

Language-wise registrations in NEET 2023

LanguageNumber of candidates
Regional Languages137492

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In which pen do I have to use to answer the NEET 2024?

In the NEET 2024 exam, you have to answer the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using a ballpoint pen.

What is the official NEET 2024 marking scheme?

As per the official NEET marking scheme 2024, four marks are to be awarded for the correct answer, while one mark is to be deducted for the wrong attempt.

Why is knowing the NEET exam pattern 2024 important?

Knowing the NEET exam pattern in the early preparation stages will surely boost the preparation for the entrance test.

What are the details mentioned in the NEET exam pattern 2024?

In the NEET 2024 exam pattern, authorities will specify the total details about the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, official marking scheme, and more.

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  1. I apologise to say that you could not attempt the neet entrance exam. There is a region behind your age are not match with Eligibility Criteria of the age limit. so it is difficult to join a BAMS College in India

  2. I am a foreign woman with graduated 11 years of school education and higher technical education in my country. My happiness and destiny is to be a doctor of alternative medicine. I want to get an education in BAMS in one of Universityes of India, but I’m 46 years old now. I beg you to allow me to pass the NEET exam. Is it possible? Thanks.


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