NEET (Exam Pattern) – National Eligibility Entrance Test – 2020

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Pattern of NEET (UG) 2020

SubjectType of QuestionDurationNumber of QuestionsMarks
PhysicsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and single correct answer / best option02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.45180
Chemistry45180
Biology (Botany &
Zoology)
90360
Total180720

Important Note:

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each correct answer / best option, candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer / best option.
  • However, after the process of challenge of key, if more than one option is found to be correct then all / any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1). Unanswered / Unattempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped / ignored, all candidates will be given four marks(+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

Mode of Examination

NEET (UG) – 2020 is a Pen & Paper-based test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen.

Duration of Test

The duration of test would be three (03) hours.

Medium of the Question Papers :

  • Candidates can opt for Question Paper in any one of the following 11 languages:
EnglishHindiAssameseBengaliGujaratiKannada
MarathiOdiaTamilTeluguUrdu        –
  • Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen while filling in the Application Form. The option once chosen cannot be changed.
  • Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  • Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.
  • Option of Regional languages will be available as per the following table only: –
S. No.Medium of Question PaperExamination Centres
1.EnglishAll Examination Centres
2.HindiAll Examination Centres
3.English and AssameseExamination Centres in Assam
4.English and BengaliExamination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura
5.English and GujaratiExamination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
6.English and KannadaExamination Centres in Karnataka
7.English and MarathiExamination Centres in Maharashtra
8.English and OdiaExamination Centres in Odisha
9.English and TamilExamination Centres in Tamil Nadu
10.English and TeluguExamination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
11.English and UrduAll Examination Centres
  • Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2020 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments / Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.

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