NEET 2019 Exam Pattern - Know Mode, Paper Pattern, Syllabus and Marking Scheme

NTA has releleased the NEET 2019 exam pattern for the MBBS and UG exam. Know detailed NEET 2019 exam pattern including exam structure, pattern, marking scheme and key topics here.

Created On: Feb 27, 2019 17:00 IST
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern- Know Mode, Paper Pattern, Syllabus and Marking Scheme
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern- Know Mode, Paper Pattern, Syllabus and Marking Scheme

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the official paper pattern of NEET 2019 shortly. It has been notified unofficially that there will be no change in the paper pattern or syllabus of the medical exam. The examination is scheduled for May 5 and applying date started from November 1, 2018 for interested students.

Like previous years, the examination is scheduled to be conducted in offline mode (pen-paper based) comprising 180 questions divided among Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The exam considers both, class 11 and class 12 syllabuses of these 3 subjects.

The duration of NEET exam is 3 hours. Candidates will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer, while -1 will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The language of the questions will be English, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Oriya, , Bengali, Assamese Gujarati, , Urdu, Kannada, and Telugu.

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET exam is given below:

Number of questions








Biology (Botany and Zoology)                  



Total Number of questions:                   



Type of questions: 180 objective type questions (four options with the single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at examination centre only. Total marks allotted for the entire exam are 720.

Examination Centers On the Basis of Language

  • English and Hindi: All Examination Centre Cities
  • English and Urdu: All Examination Centre Cities
  • English and Assamese: Examination Centre Cities in Assam
  • English and Bengali: Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal
  • English and Gujarati: Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • English and Marathi: Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
  • English and Tamil: Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu
  • English and Telugu Examination Centre: Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • English and Oriya: Examination Centre Cities in Odisha
  • English and Kannada: Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka

Marks Distribution

  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
  • 45 questions are assigned to Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, each.
  • Students have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet.
  • The paper will have only multiple-choice questions.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

NEET 2019 Marking Scheme

  • 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.
  • Check out the marking scheme given below for a better idea of NEET Marks distribution.
  • Correct Answer                +4
  • Incorrect answer              -1
  • No answer          0
  • More than one answer marked 0

How to Calculate NEET Score?

For every correct answer, the candidate is awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

NEET Score = (Correct answers X 4) – (Incorrect answers X 1)

Practice these Sample Question Papers for a better understanding of NEET Pattern.

Important Points to remember in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology


  • Mechanics is the most important topic carrying maximum weightage.
  • From Electrodynamics you can expect almost 9-10 questions.
  • Check Paper Analysis for Physics for scoring well in this section.
  • The difficulty level of this section is expected to be high this year.
  • Most of the questions involve calculations that are lengthy.
  • It is imperative to remember all the formulas.


  • Chemistry is regarded as a moderately difficult section in the paper.
  • Over the years, application based questions have increased in number.
  • NEET 2017 saw more questions from the class XII syllabus.
  • Organic Chemistry has gradually gained more prominence than Inorganic Chemistry, almost 16-17 questions are expected from it this year.
  • Few questions are formed taking two different concepts together.
  • Take a look at Paper Analysis of last 10 Years for Chemistry


  • Biology is relatively easier than the other two subjects.
  • The paper includes 45 questions each from Botany and Zoology.
  • NEET 2017 saw more questions from class XII syllabus, almost 46 out of 90.
  • Maximum questions are asked from NCERT so students should spend more time on that instead of reference books.

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