NEET 2020 Exam Pattern: Types of Question| Marking Scheme

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Candidates wishing to pursue MBBS, BDS or other medical courses must be aware with NEET exam pattern along with their preparation techniques. The exam pattern of NEET 2020

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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 2020.

One salient feature mentioned in the exam pattern of NEET 2020 is that the exam mode is offline (pen and paper) based. So knowing how to mark the OMR sheet becomes an important factor in the preparation as a mistake can’t be erased. Exam pattern for NEET denotes a three-hour-long exam where candidates must answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology as per the given syllabus. The complete detailed NEET exam pattern 2020 can be checked here in this article.

Attention Aspirants, from this year onwards National Testing Agency (NTA), will be conducting NEET exam, as previously it was conducted by CBSE. Throughout the article, we will discuss the NEET exam pattern. Get updated information on the number of questions, marks, marking scheme etc.

Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information related to this examination. One needs to read the Eligibility criteria for the NEET 2020 to get detailed knowledge about the whole selection procedure.

NEET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET 2020 gives detailed information about the duration of the exam, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. By checking the exam pattern of NEET, the candidate will be able to process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information about Exam pattern for NEET is listed below:

S.No Particulars Details
1. Date of Examination 03 May 2020 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
2. No. of Shifts One
3. Mode of Examination Pen and Paper (Offline)
4. The medium of Examination English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu
5. Duration of Examination 3 Hours
6. Type of Examination Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
7. Sections in Examination Physics -(45 Ques.)
Chemistry-(45 Ques.
Biology(Botany and Zoology)- (90 Ques.)
8. Total no. of Questions and Marks in Examination Total no. of Questions – 180. Total Marks – 720 (180*4)
9. Marking Scheme For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded whereas 1 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

NEET Question Paper 2020

NEET 2020 Exam question paper will have 180 multiple choice questions in total for 4 marks each.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Zoology + Botany) 90 (45 + 45) 360 (180 + 180)
Total 180 Questions 720 Marks

NEET Marking Scheme

  • One correct answer fetches 4 marks and one incorrect answer will cost 1 mark.
  • It is not mandatory to attempt all questions.
  • There is no negative marking for skipping a question.
  • Once you mark an answer, it is not possible to change it.
  • Multiple answers will be considered as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

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

Particulars Marks Allotted
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect answer -1
No answer/ Multiple answers 0

NEET Paper Analysis for Physics

  • The most important topic which carries maximum weightage.
  • Second importance you can give to Electrodynamics expecting almost 9-10 questions.
  • Physics is the most difficult section in the NEET exam.
  • Most of the questions involve calculations so do practice for quick solving and time-saving.

Important topics for Physics

  • Electrodynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Semi-Conductors
  • Modern Physics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics

NEET Paper Analysis for Chemistry

  • Chemistry is viewed as a moderately difficult section in the paper.
  • After years of analyses from our expert’s application-based questions have increased in number.
  • In NEET 2019 it seems that more questions were asked from the class XII syllabus.
  • Organic Chemistry has gradually gained more prominence than Inorganic Chemistry, expect 16-17 questions from Organic Chemistry in the paper.

Important topics for Chemistry

  • Chemical Bonding
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry- I

NEET Paper Analysis for Biology

  • Biology is comparatively easier than chemistry and physics.
  • The paper includes 45 questions each from both Botany and Zoology.
  • In NEET 2019 it seems that more questions were asked from the class XII syllabus, almost 46 out of 90.
  • Major questions were asked from NCERT so students should study and focus more time on that instead of reference books.

Important topics for Biology

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System

Guidelines for choosing the language

It has to be kept in mind by candidates that the choice of the regional language will depend upon the location of the NEET exam centre 2020. The details of the availability and choice of regional languages in NEET exam are as follows

  1. The option of the medium of question paper has to be applied while filling in the NEET application form 2020.
  2. The option once applied by candidates cannot be changed later in any case.
  3. Candidates choosing for English would be provided NEET 2020 Test Booklet in English only.
  4. Students opting for Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  5. All candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in their selected regional language and English.
  6. In case of any doubtfulness in the translation of any of the questions, the English version of NEET 2020 question paper shall be treated as final.

Regional Languages available for NEET 2020

Medium NEET Exam Centres
English and Hindi All exam cities and centres
English and Urdu All exam cities and centres
Assamese Available only in exam centres in Assam
Bengali Available only in exam centres in West Bengal
Gujarati Available only in exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Marathi Available only in exam centres in Maharashtra
Tamil Available only in exam centres in Tamil Nadu
Telugu Available only in exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Oriya Available only in exam centres in Odisha
Kannada Available only in exam centres in Karnataka

NEET 2019 Registrations – Language wise

Language Registered % of Candidates
English 1204968 79.31
Hindi 179857 11.84
Telugu 1796 0.12
Assamese 4750 0.31
Gujarati 59395 3.91
Marathi 2305 0.15
Tamil 31239 2.06
Bengali 31490 2.07
Kannada 1017 0.07
Oriya 700 0.05
Urdu 1858 0.12
English & Hindi 1384825 91.14
Regional Languages 134550 08.86
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