NEET Exam Pattern 2018 – Question Pattern | Marking Scheme‎

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET Exam Pattern 2018 – Question Pattern | Marking Scheme

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance exam held by the Central Board of Secondary Education in India for those students who are aiming for medical and dental courses at the graduate and post-graduate level. It usually includes MBBS and BDS courses provided by private and government colleges in the country. The exam is based on a one tier system and is usually conducted in the month of May on an annual basis.

Candidates preparing for NEET 2018 should know the NEET Exam Pattern which can help them to prepare better for the examination. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an offline mode exam with a time duration of 3 hours. A total of 180 MCQ questions is asked in the NEET exam from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology). Each question carries 4 marks and 1 marks is deducted for every wrong answer. The NEET question paper is asked in total 8 languages. The detailed NEET Exam Pattern 2018 is listed in the table below.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2018

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Number of Questions 180 questions (MCQs)
Exam Mode Offline mode only (pen and paper based mode)
Type of questions Objective type questions with 4 options and 1 correct answer
Duration of Exam The exam duration is 180 minutes (3 hours)
Subjects Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Language The question paper is asked in 8 languages English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Assamese.
Marking Scheme 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer


Sl. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 Physics 45 180
2 Chemistry 45 180
4 Zoology 45 180
3 Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

From the year 2016, the AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) for medicine has been replaced by NEET Exam. In addition to this, the Supreme Court has finalized that NEET scores would be the only way to gain admissions in colleges running medical courses at the graduate and postgraduate level around the country.

Medical aspirants should know the NEET Exam Pattern thoroughly to score well in the exam. The above-mentioned information can help them to know important details on the NEET Exam Pattern 2018. Stay tuned with Byju’s to know the latest notification on NEET Exam along with NEET Syllabus, NEET exam details, cut off marks etc.

NEET 2018 Application form has been released now.  Click here to check details and to apply online.

Click here for NEET Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous year question papers, model question papers, study materials and online test practice for all subjects syllabus wise and topic wise.

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Best wishes – GC TUTOR

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