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NEET UG Exam Pattern 2024: Check Subject-Wise Weightage, and Distribution of Marks

NEET 2024 exam pattern is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Back in the year 2021, the NEET exam pattern witnessed massive changes as the total duration of the exam was increased by 20 minutes.
NEET Exam Pattern 2024

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

NEET Exam Pattern 2024: NEET 2024 exam pattern was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Just like last year, the exam pattern for the NEET UG exam remains the same. Back in the year 2021, the NEET exam pattern witnessed massive changes as the total duration of the exam was increased by 20 minutes. The NEET UG exam pattern is released on the official website along with the official notification. To check the exam pattern, candidates should visit the official website. 

As per the NEET exam pattern, the exam will consist of 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions from different subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (further divided into Botany and Zoology). The medical exams are administered by the National Testing Agency. The exam conducting body has announced the dates for the NEET exam 2024. The exam is going to be conducted on May 5, 2024.

Each question carries four marks under the NEET UG test marking structure, and one mark is subtracted for each incorrect response. A total of 720 marks will be awarded for the NEET exam 2024. Candidates planning to take the NEET exam in 2024 must be aware of its format as they prepare for the exam. 

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

As per the earlier NEET exam pattern, candidates get more choices of questions to attempt. There will be two sections for each subject, each having 35 and 15 questions. Candidates must attempt 10 out of 15 questions in the second section. There will be 15 languages in which the NEET exam 2024 will be conducted, which will give candidates more opportunities in terms of opting for regional languages. Apart from checking the NEET exam pattern 2024, candidates should also check the NEET UG syllabus 2024.

In order to secure good marks in the NEET exam, candidates should be well-versed in the exam pattern of the NEET 2024. The exam pattern consists of the mode of the examination, medium, marking scheme, and duration of the examination.  Needless to say both NEET UG exam pattern and syllabus help the candidate to get their desired NEET results 2024.

Candidates will be provided with an OMR sheet to mark their responses with a ballpoint pen in accordance with the NEET UG 2024 test pattern. Thus, it is important for candidates to know the OMR sheet properly and how to mark the responses on it. NEET 2024 pattern also consists of a number of questions that will be asked from each subject. To learn more about the revised NEET 2024 exam format and other pertinent details, read the entire article.

NEET UG Exam Pattern: Key Points

Candidates appearing for NEET UG 2024 can have a look at the key highlights about the NEET UG exam pattern below:

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Offline

Kind of questions asked 

MCQ

Exam Duration

3 hours 20 minutes 

Exam language

Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, English, Hindi, Marathi,  Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Malayalam, Assamese, and Urdu

Exam Frequency 

Once a year

Total number of Questions

200 

Total Marks in Exam

720

Negative marking

Yes exam has a negative marking

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: 4 Marks

Incorrect Answer: -1 Marks

NEET Exam Pattern 2024 

As per the NEET exam pattern 2024, the NEET question paper consists of three subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Further, each section is divided into two different sections. The given below table will help the candidate to understand section-wise weightage and the breakup of the question paper.

NEET UG Subject-Wise Weightage 

The given below table shows the section of the NEET 2024 exam pattern, the distribution of marks, and the number of questions. 

Sections

Number of Questions

Physics Section A

35

Physics Section B

15

Chemistry Section A

35

Chemistry Section B

15

Botany Section A

35

Botany Section B

15

Zoology Section A

35

Zoology Section B

15

 

Sections

Total Marks

Physics Section A

140

Physics Section B

40

Chemistry Section A

140

Chemistry Section B

40

Botany Section A

140

Botany Section B

40

Zoology Section A

140

Zoology Section B

40

NEET UG: Distribution of Marks 

Take a look at the marking scheme of NEET in detail. 

  • Candidates will get four marks for each correct answer 
  • Since the exam has negative marking, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
  • No marks will be deducted if a candidate has left the question unanswered 
  • If a candidate has marked two or more responses on the OMR sheet, then it will be considered as  incorrect and one mark will be deducted from them

Distribution of Marks in NEET 2024

Particulars

Details

Correct answer

+4

Incorrect answer / no response 

-1

Unanswered Question

0

The NTA has provided the following instructions to clarify the NEET exam pattern:

  • Section A of each subject consists of 35 questions and (Question Numbers – 001 to 035, 051 to 085, 101 to 135, and 151 to 185) are compulsory to attend in the exam. 
  • Section B of each subject is of 15 marks, and Questions Nos – 036 to 050, 086 to 100, 136 to 150, and 186 to 200 are compulsory for candidates to attend. Candidates need to attempt 10 questions out of 15 in each subject in Section B. 
  • In section, B candidates are advised to go through all 15 questions properly before they start attempting the question paper. If a candidate answers more than 10 questions, then in that case only their first 10 responses will be considered for evaluation.

Key Points to Remember While Marking the OMR Sheet

  • A bunch of guidelines have been issued by the NTA for filling the NEET OMR sheet. 
  • Candidates have to mark the answer using a ballpoint pen which will be given to students in the examination hall. 
  • Candidates are not allowed to make any changes to the OMR Sheet 
  • OMR sheets cannot be erased or obliterated
  • Candidates have to do the rough work on the booklet only 
  • Candidates should always remember their test booklet code on the OMR sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will the NEET 2024 exam pattern witness any changes?

The NEET UG exam pattern witnessed changes in 2021 and 2022. However, for this year there have been no changes.

Will the NEET exam 2024 have descriptive questions?

Ans. As per the earlier NEET exam pattern, the exam only consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Unless the exam pattern or structure changes, there is no possibility of the exam pattern consisting of any descriptive questions. 

Does the NEET UG exam have negative marking ?

Yes, negative marking is applicable to NEET UG exam. This means that 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 

How many marks does the NEET UG exam carry?

According to the exam pattern, the total marks for NEET UG are 720.

How many marks will candidates get for each right answer?

For each correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks and for each wrong answer 1 marks will be deducted. 

Is NEET UG exam conducted twice in one year?

No, NEET UG is conducted only once a year.

What type of questions are asked in NEET UG?

The NEET UG exam paper carries 200 multiple choice questions. 

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