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NEET Exam Pattern 2023: Types of Questions, Marking Scheme Subject-wise Distribution, etc.

NEET 2023 is an offline test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for all eligible candidates. NEET exam pattern 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, candidates should have to attempt 180 out of these MCQs. Each question contains 4 marks and the mode of exam will be pen and paper, Candidates also get a rough booklet for their rough work.

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The details about the pattern of the NEET examination 2023 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.

1 Quick Fact
2 NEET 2022 Exam Pattern
3 NTA Marking Scheme
4 Guidelines for choosing the language
5 Regional Language available for NEET 2022
6 How to calculate the NEET 2022 score after the exam?
7 Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Facts

The important information on NEET 2023 Exam Pattern is mentioned below in the table:

Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours & 20 minutes
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 2023

NEET exam pattern 2023 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 2023. 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 2023 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 NEET 2022 exam.

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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 2023. 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 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 2023

Candidates qualifying for NEET (UG) – 2023 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 OdiaExamination 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 2023 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 2023. According to the NEET 2023 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 2023 = (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 2023 exam pattern will be updated on this page soon if there are any.

Language-wise registrations in NEET 2022

LanguageNumber of candidates
Regional Languages137492

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In which pen do I have to use to answer the NEET 2023?

In NEET 2023 exam, you have to answer the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen.

What is the official NEET 2023 marking scheme?

As per the official NEET marking scheme 2023, 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 2023 important?

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

Is the NEET 2023 Tough?

The level of NEET 2023 will not be tough, and questions will be asked within the boundary of the syllabus.

What are the details mentioned in the NEET exam pattern 2023?

In the NEET 2023 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.

Is NEET 2022 will be conducted twice?

No, NTA has confirmed that NEET 2023 will be conducted only once.

NEET UG 2023 Resources

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