NTA has released the details of NEET exam pattern 2021 on July 13 with an information brochure. According to the latest update on NEET 2021 exam pattern, there will be 200 NEET-UG questions, out of which candidates need to answer 180. Candidates wishing to pursue MBBS, BDS or other medical courses must know the NEET exam pattern and their preparation techniques. The exam pattern of NEET 2021 gives details about the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and more. So preparing for NEET will be incomplete without proper knowledge of NEET exam pattern 2021.
Before discussing the whole NTA NEET UG 2021 entrance exam like Application form, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NEET 2020 cutoff, counselling etc., let’s look at the Quick fact about NEET.
|Name of Examination||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG|
|Conducted by||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Level of NEET Examination||National-level|
|Mode of Exam||Offline Mode (Pen, Paper)|
|Duration of Examination||3 hours|
|Total Number of Questions||200 Multiple Choice Questions|
|Languages available for the Examination||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi|
NEET Application Form 2021 Dates
|Online Submission of Application Form||13 July 2021 to 06 August 2021 (upto 11:50 PM)|
|Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI / Paytm||07 August 2021 (upto 11:50 PM)|
|Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only||08 August 2021 to 12 August 2021|
|Announcement of the City of Examination||20 August 2021|
|Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website||To be released 3 days before the Examination|
|Date of Examination||12 September 2021 (Sunday)|
|Duration of Examination||180 minutes (03 hours)|
|Timing of Examination||02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (IST)|
|Centre, Date, and Shift of NEET (UG) – 2021 Examination||As indicated on Admit Card|
|Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys||To be announced later on the website|
NEET Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of NEET 2021 gives detailed information about the exam duration, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. By checking the exam pattern of NEET, the candidate will process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information about the Exam pattern for NEET is listed below:
|Mode of Examination||Offline Mode (Pen, Paper)|
|The medium of Examination||English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam and Urdu|
|Duration of Examination||3 Hours|
|Type of Examination||Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)|
|Total no. of Questions and Marks in Examination||Total no. of Questions – 200. Total Marks – 720|
|Marking Scheme||For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded, whereas 1 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.|
NEET Question Paper 2021
The Test pattern of NEET (UG)-2021 comprises two Sections. Each subject will consist of two
sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions, and Section B will have 15 questions; out of
these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number
of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.
The pattern for the NEET (UG)-2021 Examination for admission in the Session 2021-22 is as follows:
|Subjects||Sections||No. of questions||Section-wise Marks|
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.
|No answer/ Multiple answers||0|
Guidelines for choosing the language
It has to be remembered that candidates’ regional language choice will depend upon the NEET exam centre’s location in 2021. 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:
- Option of 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 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 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 2021
Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2021 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.No||Medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|1.||English||All Examination Centres|
|2.||English and Hindi||All Examination Centres in India|
|3.||English and Assamese||Examination Centres in Assam|
|4.||English and Bengali||Examination Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|5.||English and Gujarati||Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|6.||English and Kannada||Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|7.||English and Malayalam||Examination Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep|
|8.||English and Marathi||Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|9.||English and Odia||Examination Centres in Odisha|
|10.||English and Punjabi||Examination Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi|
|11.||English and Tamil||Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|12.||English and Telugu||Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|13.||English and Urdu||All Examination Centres in India|
How to calculate the NEET 2021 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 2021. According to the NEET 2021 marking scheme, candidates can calculate the expected score even before releasing the result and predicting their medical college.
Formulae to calculate NEET score:
NEET Score 2021 = (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)
Note: Candidates must note that the above exam pattern of NEET 2021 has been written from the previous paper pattern. Any update in the NEET 2021 exam pattern will be updated on this page soon, if there are any.
NTA Official Exam Patter of NEET 2021 in PDF
Here, in this section, we are providing information about NTA Official Exam Pattern in PDF format.
Latest NEET exam pattern 2021 on the range of JEE (Main)
Authority has released the new NEET exam pattern. As mentioned in the press release of the Education Ministry, the syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain the same as the previous year. However, given the reduction of the syllabus by some boards across the country, the NEET UG 2021 question paper will also have options on the lines of JEE Main. The authority has increased the total number of NEET 2021 questions to 200, in which aspirants will only have to attempt only 180 questions of their choice. Aspirants must note that NTA officially confirms the changes in the NEET exam pattern through the NEET information brochure PDF. So, aspirants are advised to prepare for the entrance test with the NEET 2021 exam pattern.
Registrations for NEET 2019 – Language wise
|Language||Registered||% of Candidates|
|English & Hindi||1384825||91.14|
NEET UG 2021 Resources
Here in this section, we have provided some important links related to NEET Examination.
|Major Notification||Click Here||Application Form||Click Here|
|Eligibility Criteria||Click Here||Exam Pattern||Click Here|
|Syllabus||Click Here||Book||Click Here|
|Preparation Tips||Click Here||Reservation Criteria||Click Here|
|Admit Card||Click Here||Exam Centre||Click Here|
|Answer Key||Click Here||Cutoff||Click Here|
|Result||Click Here||Counselling Procedure||Click Here|
|Seat Matrix||Click Here||Sample Papers||Click Here|
|Previous Year Papers||Click Here||Medical College Fee Structure||Click Here|
|Dress Code||Click Here||Exam Day Guideline||Click Here|
Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A. In NEET 2021 exam, you have to answer the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen.
A. As per the official NEET marking scheme 2021, four marks are to be awarded for the correct answer, while one mark is to be deducted for the wrong attempt.
A. Knowing the NEET exam pattern in the early preparation stages will surely boost the preparation for the entrance test.
A. The level of NEET 2021 will not be tough, and questions will be asked within the boundary of the syllabus.
A. In the NEET 2021 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.
A. No, NTA has confirmed that NEET 2021 will be conducted only once.