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NEET Exam Pattern 2021

NEET Exam Pattern 2021 all details are available here. The undergraduate entrance exam for medical students, NEET 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Check out the pattern and all other details related to NEET in this article.

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Neet Exam Pattern 2021: Question Paper Pattern

As per the information brochure that has been released by NTA in connection with Question Paper Pattern of NEET 2021, it is mentioned that all the students have to answer 180 questions out of 200. NEET Exam question paper will have two sections, section A and section B.

Section will have 35 questions and section b will contain 15 questions. In the section B, 10 questions are mandatory to be answered by the candidates.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2021

NEET 2021 is held for the admission to medical colleges across India. The subjects required for the NEET exam are Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The exam will be held in pen and pare mode. The question paper type will be MCQ with 180 questions to be answered.

As per the official marking scheme, it is mentioned that 4 marks will be awarded per correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The exam is held for a total of 720 marks. A student will require a good grasp of the concepts taught in Class 11 and Class 12 of PCB to crack the NEET exam.

The NEET exam will be held in 13 languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The regional location of the examination centre is an important factor to decide the choice of language of the question paper. Check out the details about the question paper of NEET 2021 in the next section.

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NEET exam pattern 2021: Subject Sections and Marks per section

Each of the subjects in NEET exam patter 2021 has been divided into 2 groups. One group is the group A and the other is the group B. The group A will contain 35 number of questions in all the subjects and will have carry a total of 140 marks in each subject. All the questions of section A is mandatory to be answered.

The other section is the group B. Group B will have 15 questions for all the subjects. It will carry 40 marks per section of a subject. All the questions are not mandatory to be answered. Students have to answer 8180 questions out of the total 200 questions.

The question choice has been increased by the government as this year the syllabus of Board Exams had to be reduced due to the pandemic. This same pattern was also applied to JEE Mains, which is an entrance exam for the undergraduate students aspiring to pursue engineering.

Subjects Sections Number of questions Marks per section
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Biology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Total 720 Marks

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Available Languages for NEET Exam Pattern 2021

Language NEET 2021 Exam centres
English and Hindi All exam cities and centres.
English and Urdu All exam cities and centres.
Assamese Available only in exam centres of Assam
Bengali Available only in exam centres of West Bengal
Gujarati Available only in exam centres of Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
Marathi Available only in exam centres of Maharashtra
Tamil Available only in exam centres of Tamil Nadu
Telugu Available only in exam centres of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Oriya Available only in exam centres of Odisha
Kannada Available only in exam centres of Karnataka

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Exam pattern of NEET 2021: Medium of the question paper

Students are to take special care for the medium of the question to appear for NEET 2021 while filling out the application form. The options and answers filled out in the application form of NEET 2021 can’t be changed later.

Candidates selecting Bengali as the medium will receive Bengali question paper booklet in the NEET exam 2021. Students opting for Hindi will receive Booklets in both English and Hindi. This is because both the languages are printed together. Students opting for English will receive question paper in both the mediums English and Hindi.

In case a student finds any difficulty in a question for the medium; in exchange of the bilingual paper the students will be given English Paper in exchange which is to be treated as the final one.

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NEET Marking Scheme of exam pattern 2021

Students appearing for NEET 2021 can read through the marking scheme for NEET exam 2021. From the below given points they will have an overview of the marks that are to be allotted in the NEET exam 2021.

  • Students will be awarded 4 marks per correct answer that is to be marked in the OMR sheet provided at the NEET Examination centre 2021.
  • One mark will be deducted as per the policy of NEET marking scheme for 2021.
  • If a candidate leaves the marking blank for a question in the OMR sheet, no mark will be deducted neither awarded. It will be considered as 0 marks.
  • Once filled out the option in the OMR, it cannot be changed later. This is the reason students have to be careful while they mark the options in the OMR Sheet.



FAQ’s on NEET exam pattern 2021

When is the NEET exam in 2021?

The NEET exam will be held on 12th September 2021.

Is Neet 2021 pattern changed?

NO, the NEET exam pattern is same as that of the previous year.

Is NEET tougher in 2021?

NEET 2021 will be easier as the number of choices for the questions has been increased.

What is the pass percentile for NEET 2021?

The pass percentile for NEET 2021 is 50 percentile.

What will be the NEET syllabus for 2021?

Read this article to know about the complete syllabus of NEET 2021.

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