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NEET UG Exam Pattern

Learn about the latest NEET UG exam pattern and marking scheme. Read on to find out more about it in detail.

NEET UG exam pattern 2022

Candidates appearing for the NEET UG exam must have a thorough understanding of the most recent exam pattern. It can help them prepare and perform better in the exam. The NEET UG exam pattern refers to details such as mode of exam, type of questions, language, duration of exam, marking scheme, and so on. 

Highlights: NEET UG exam pattern

FactorsDetails
Name of the examNEET UG 2022
Mode of examOffline/ pen and paper-based
Duration3 hours 20 minutes
LanguageThe question paper is asked in 13 languages – English, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi
Type of questionsMCQs 
Total number of questions180 questions
Total marks720 marks (4 marks for each correct answer)
Marking schemeEvery correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

Here is the subject-wise breakdown of the total number of questions in the paper: 

SubjectsNo. of questionsMarks allotted
Chemistry45180
Physics45180
Botany 45180
Zoology45180
Total180720

Latest exam pattern

The syllabus of NEET UG 2022 is specified by the National Medical Commission or NMC. The National Test Agency has decided to reduce the NEET syllabus as suggested by various education boards. As a result, there will be a sub-section B for each subject/section of the paper. 

This means that: 

  • Every section, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology will have sub-sections.
  • There will be 35 questions in section A whereas 15 questions in section B.
  • Out of 15 questions in Section B, candidates are required to answer any 10 questions.
SubjectsSectionsMarks
Physics

Section A- 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions

Section A- 140

Section B- 40

Botany

Section A- 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions

Section A- 140

Section B- 40

Zoology

Section A- 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions

Section A- 140

Section B- 40

Chemistry

Section A- 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions

Section A- 140

Section B- 40

Marking scheme

  • Every question in the NEET UG 2022 will carry 4 marks
  • Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks
  • For each incorrect response, there will be a one-mark deduction
  • If there is more than one correct answer to a question, then all/any one of the marked MCQ options will be given 4 marks
  • Any un-attempted or unanswered question will not receive any marks
  • Candidates will be awarded 4 marks in case a question is dropped, irrespective of the fact that the question was attempted by the student or not

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How many questions are asked in the paper?

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What are the total marks for the NEET UG examination?

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Specify the number of questions per subject that are distributed in each section of the paper.

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Mention the time given to solve the question paper.

Ans. Students need to finish answering the paper within 3 hours and 20 minutes. 

What is the examination format that has been designed by the NTA?

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