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NEET Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme & Paper Details

NEET Exam Pattern 2020


NEET 2020 Model Papers


The aim of NEET Exam 2020 is to process the admission in MBBS & BDS courses. Admission under these two courses would come under this exam. To achieve success, knowledge of NEET Exam Pattern 2020 and NEET Marking Scheme is very essential.


The Exam conducting body NTA has set the NEET 2020 Pattern. NEET Paper Pattern 2020 will help you to understand the nature of the paper, no. of questions asked in the exam, negative marking in NEET etc. in detail.


From 2019, there is one set of NEET Question Paper and translated into 11 languages. Earlier multiple sets of question papers were released and hence the difficulty level of the exam was tough to standardize.


Scroll down the blog below for relevant information about NEET Exam Pattern 2020.



Get the Complete List of NEET 2020 Important Topics & their Marking Weightage for All Subjects. Download Free PDF Here.



NEET Exam Pattern 2020 – Vital Key for Smart Preparation!


Every year, lakhs of candidates appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. And therefore, accomplish the goal to get success in the exam is not an easy task. Only a few of them taste the victory.


To qualify the exam, prepare a smart study plan for NEET Exam by knowing NEET Exam Pattern 2020 in detail.


For candidate’s benefit, we’ve listed below some important highlights NEET Pattern here in the table.


NEET Paper Pattern 2020

NEET 2020 Exam Date

3rd May 2020

Mode of the Examination

Offline (Pen and Paper)

Total No. of Questions


Maximum Marks

720 Marks

NEET Question Pattern

Multiple Choice Questions

Total No. of Sections

3 [Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)]

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Exam Language

11 Languages

NEET Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct response and

-1 for each incorrect answer

Aggregate Score Calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1(Note: There are no marks for not attempting questions)



NEET 2020 Pattern - Know Paper Format in Detail!


As per the Supreme Court, all the seats in the Medical Colleges (MBBS) or Dental College (BDS) filled by the NTA NEET Exam only. No other exam will be conducted for offering admissions to the MBBS/BDS Courses in India 2016 onwards.


So, it is very important for every Medical Aspirant to understand the NEET Exam Pattern 2020 in detail beforehand so that they can be well prepared in the exam hall.


Checkout NEET Syllabus and List of the Important Topics!!



NEET Exam Pattern 2020 - Mode of the Examination!


By knowing the details of the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern, the candidates will be able to make comprehensive preparations for the medical and dental entrance examination. The test will be based on core subjects studied in Class 11th and 12th. Go through the overview of NEET UG Exam Pattern below.


As per the NEET 2020 Pattern, exam is conducted in Pen and Paper based mode.

Candidates are not allowed to bring their own stationery at the NEET Exam Center.

In NEET Exam Pattern 2020, the stationary and all the other required material will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall only.

Total 180 questions are assigned to Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Botany and Zoology).

 For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.

 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


NEET Exam Pattern 2019



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NEET Question Pattern 2020


Candidates preparing for the exam are aware how important is to cross the hurdle and crack the exam. We have curated a list of things that you want to know about NEET 2020 Pattern.


NEET 2020 Question Paper Booklet consists of total 180 questions.

According to the NEET Exam Pattern 2020, the Question Paper will have objective type questions which means each question has four options, wherein, candidates need to choose the correct answer from the given options.

NEET Chemistry and Physics consist of 45 questions each and Biology comprise of 90 questions which are mentioned in NEET Exam Pattern 2020.

NEET Biology section is further divided into Botany and Zoology.


Check the NEET Question Paper Pattern in the table below.


S. No.

Name of the Subjects No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Chemistry 45



Physics 45



Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90




Question Paper carries 720 marks, and the Candidates who cross the Cut-Off Marks of NEET Exam are eligible to appear for counselling process for the best colleges across India.

To avoid cheating, the NTA will issue 4 sets. Number and questions in all the 4 sets are same but these are asked in the different order.



What is the NEET Marking Scheme in 2020?


As per the NEET Paper Pattern 2020, for each correct answer candidates will get 4 marks, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for the incorrect response. Check the marking scheme in NEET Exam Pattern.


S. No.

Marking Scheme of NEET



Each correct response +4


Negative Marking in NEET



Unmarked questions

No Marks


More than one answer marked

No Marks



NEET Exam Pattern 2020 for Language-Based Papers


Question Paper will be conducted in Hindi, English and eight vernacular languages.

The vernacular languages are Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil,  Kannada and Urdu.


Languages Examination Cities
English and Hindi All examination cities
English, Hindi and Telugu Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English, Hindi and Bengali West Bengal
English, Hindi and Kannada Karnataka
English, Hindi and Gujarati Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi and Tamil Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi and Marathi Maharashtra
English, Hindi and Assam Assam
English, Hindi and Oriya Odisha


Aspirants are required to opt/choose their preferred language while filling NEET 2020 Application Form.

Remember that once you filled the registration form and submitted, the language of the paper cannot be changed.

As per the NEET Exam Pattern 2020, candidates who choose the English language will get the Question Paper booklet in English only.

Those candidates who choose the Hindi language will get a bilingual booklet in English and Hindi.

Candidates choosing any vernacular language will also get bilingual question booklet in that language and English.

In case of any ambiguity or misprint in translation of English language, Question written in the English language will be treated as final.


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