NEET 2020 Exam Pattern: Syllabus, Question papers, Marking Scheme

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NEET Exam Pattern : Marking scheme, Score calculation

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG which used to be conducted by CBSE till 2018.Onward 2019 NEET paper  will be conducted by the NTA. By qualifying NEET (UG), the students can get admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.



NEET Exam Pattern 2020

In 2020 NEET will be conducted on 3rd May 2020. Here is the pattern of neet exam 2020

Exam Mode 
offline mode (paper based)
Total marks 
720
Number of Question 
180 questions in a single question paper
Marking scheme 
+ 4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer
Type of Question  
 objective type questions with multiple choices 
Exam Duration 
3 hours
Subjects 
Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Languages of Question PaperEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.


Question Pattern and Mark Distribution

Subject  
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks

Physics

45 180
Chemistry
45
180
Zoology
45
180
Botany    
45
180
Total 

720
  • The question paper will bear total 720 maximum marks (180*4).
  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions.
  • Changing answer is not allowed.
  • Multiple answers will be considered as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

NOTE: Candidates should use only blue/black ball point pen to mark their answers.


NEET Score Calculation 2020

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

Medium/ Language of Question Papers

  • The question paper will be available in Hindi and English all over India.
  • The candidates can also ask for Question Paper in any of the given languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Urdu & Kannada.
  • The candidate choosing a vernacular language would be allotted the centres as per the list.
  • The option of the medium of question paper can be opted during form filling process. Once the option is exercised cannot be changed latter.
  •  English version will be treated as final in case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions


Following is the list of languages and the centers/cities where they are available-

           Language                                
cities of the exam centre
English and Hindi Medium
All Examination Centers
English & Urdu
 All Examination Centres
English & Assamese  
Assam
English & Bengali
West Bengal and Tripura
English & Marathi
Maharashtra
English & Gujarati
Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
English & Odia
Odisha
English & Tamil
Tamil Nadu
English & Telugu
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
English & Kannada Karnataka
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