NEET Exam Pattern 2022: Total Marks, Marking - Embibe
  • Written By Karen Marwein
  • Last Modified 04-08-2022
  • Written By Karen Marwein
  • Last Modified 04-08-2022

NEET Exam Pattern 2023: Marks Distribution, Topics

NEET Exam Pattern: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the NEET exams 2022 on July 17, 2022. Candidates who are preparing for NEET 2023 exam must be aware of the pattern of the exam that will be followed for the test. Since NTA has not yet released the NEET exam pattern for 2023, we have provided the exam pattern that was followed in 2022 in the article so that candidates can get an idea of the probable pattern.

NEET is a national-level exam conducted for medical aspirants who want to be admitted to courses such as MBBS and BDS. Around 18.72 lakh candidates appeared for NEET 2022, out of which 10.06 lakh candidates were female, and 8.66 lakh candidates were male. Continue to read the article to learn about the marking scheme and other details related to the exam pattern.

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Latest Updates:
* NTA conducted the NEET 2022 exam on July 17, 2022.
* NTA uploaded the NEET admit card on its website on July 12, 2022

NEET Exam Pattern 2022: Overview

Before we get into a detailed analysis of the NEET 2022 paper pattern, let us take a look at the overview of the NTA NEET 2022 exam in the table below:

Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Category TypeUndergraduate
Frequency of NEET ExamOnce in a Year
Total Number of Questions in NEET200 Questions
NEET Total Marks720 Marks
Internal Choice in NEET Question PaperYes. Candidates can attempt only 10 questions out of 15
Marking Scheme+ 4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Test)
NEET Exam Time Duration3 hours 20 minutes
NEET Language options13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
NEET Official

How Many Questions Are There in NEET Exam?

Candidates tend to ask how many questions in NEET are there in total. They also ask how many questions in NEET they are required to answer. As per the official NEET exam pattern of 2022, there were 200 questions in the question paper, out of which, aspirants were required to answer 180 questions. To know how many questions there in NEET will be from each chapter or section, please refer to a detailed analysis of the NEET paper pattern below. In the NEET question pattern 2022, candidates were provided with OMR sheets to mark their responses. Candidates can check the detailed total questions asked in NEET 2022 below:



Total Questions in NEET


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NEET Marks Distribution and Sections

The NEET 2022 question paper comprised four sections from the three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology+Botany). Until NTA releases the exam pattern for 2023, candidates can refer to the below subject-wise mark distribution/weightage which was followed for NEET 2022:

SectionNo. of QuestionNEET Marks Distribution
PhysicsSection A: 35 Questions
Section B: 15 Questions (Only 10 to be attempted)
Section A: 140
Section B: 40
Total: 180
ChemistrySection A: 35 Questions
Section B: 15 Questions (Only 10 to be attempted)
Section A: 140
Section B: 40
Total: 180
BotanySection A: 35 Questions
Section B: 15 Questions (Only 10 to be attempted)
Section A: 140
Section B: 40
Total: 180
ZoologySection A: 35 Questions
Section B: 15 Questions (Only 10 to be attempted)
Section A: 140
Section B: 40
Total: 180
TotalTotal Number of Questions: 180Total Marks: 720

NEET Marks Distribution

Candidates can check the NEET marking scheme of NEET paper below:

  • 4 marks will be added to the overall score for each correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • If a question is left unanswered, no marks will be deducted or awarded as per NEET pattern 2022.
  • No changes or modifications are allowed in the NEET OMR sheet.
  • Suppose any question is found to be incorrect, or any particular question is dropped; in that case, 4 marks will be awarded to all the candidates irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not by a candidate.

NEET Languages/Medium of Paper

While registering for NEET 2023 exam, aspirants must also know about the medium of instruction available. Unless any changes are introduced to the medium of conduct of the examination, NEET 2023 will also be held in the following 13 languages at different exam centres; however, the selection of medium of instruction will still be subject to specific exam centres.

Medium of Question PaperExamination Centres
English and HindiAll examination centre cities
English and AssameseExamination centre cities in Assam
English and BengaliExamination centre cities in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands
English and GujaratiExamination centre cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and MalayalamExamination centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep
English and MarathiExamination centre cities in Maharashtra
English and TamilExamination centre cities in Tamil Nadu
English and TeluguExamination centre cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English and OdiaExamination centre cities in Odisha
English and PunjabiExamination centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR
English and KannadaExamination centre cities in Karnataka
English and UrduAll examination centre cities

Some important points with respect to the choice of language in the NEET exam are given below:

  • Candidates can opt for a question paper in either English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, or Punjabi.
  • The option of the medium of question paper will be exercised during the form-filling process.
  • The option, once exercised, cannot be changed later by the candidate.
  • Candidates who opted for English will be given the English test booklet only.
  • Those who opted for Hindi will be provided with the Bilingual Test Booklet, i.e., Hindi and English.
  • Candidates who opted for vernacular languages will be provided with the Bilingual Test Booklet, i.e., in the selected language and English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in the translation of any of the questions, its English version will be treated as final.

Instructions for Filling NEET 2022 OMR Sheet

NEET aspirants must know the instructions regarding filling out the NEET 2022 OMR sheet for the exam. Here are some of the guidelines on how to fill a NEET OMR sheet appropriately:

As per the guidelines issued by NTA, all the answers in the NEET exam must be marked using a ball-point pen.
The ballpoint pen will be provided by the authorities inside the exam hall.
All the candidates must mark the code of test booklet code on the NEET OMR sheet 2022.
As per the NEET 2022 exam pattern, the answers once marked in the OMR sheet cannot be erased.

NEET 2021 Paper Analysis

Candidates can check the difficulty level of NEET 2021 for all the 3 subjects in this section:

NEET 2021 Easy Level Questions

The table below shows the section-wise questions (along with total marks) that were considered easy for NEET 2021 exam:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology (Botany + Zoology)13 + 13104

NEET 2021 Medium Level Questions

The table below highlights the section-wise questions that were considered ‘medium’ in terms of difficulty level for the NEET 2021 exam:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology (Botany + Zoology)11 + 20124

NEET 2021 Difficult Level Questions

The following number of questions were considered difficult for the NEET 2021 exam:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology (Botany + Zoology)19 + 14132

Important Chapters and Topics for NEET

To obtain NEET cutoff marks, candidates must focus on the important topics with high weightage in their respective sections. Check the most important NEET chapters and topics from each subject below:

Important Topics of NEET Chemistry

In general, the Class 12 Chemistry syllabus questions have more weightage in the NEET exam. Organic Chemistry questions have slight more weightage than Inorganic Chemistry.

  • Chemical Bonding
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry- I

Important Topics of NEET Physics

Physics subject in NEET exam is a rank maker subject. To secure a good rank in the NEET exam, a candidate must practice Physics, numerical and theory. Some important NEET Physics topics are listed below.

  • Electrodynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Wave Optics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gas
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Semi-Conductors

Important Topics for NEET Biology

Biology subject for NEET comprises two sections, Botany and Zoology. Candidates must learn diagrams and theory of NEET Biology to score more in the NEET exam. Check the important NEET Biology topics mentioned below:

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Pollination
  • Endocrine System
  • DNA Replication
  • Digestive System
  • Photosynthesis
  • Excretory and Nervous System

How to Calculate NEET 2023 Score?

To calculate the expected score of NEET 2023, candidates can use the below-mentioned formula. According to the NEET marking scheme, candidates can calculate the expected score before releasing the NEET result.

NEET Score 2022 = (Correct answers x 4) – (Incorrect answers x 1)

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NEET All India Test Series Practice

At Embibe, we have provided mock test series to help candidates crack NEET 2022 exam with a better score. Candidates can follow the steps below to take the exam.

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e.,
  • 2nd Step: Login using the registered mobile number/email.
  • 3rd Step: Then select “Goal” as “NEET” under Medical.
  • 4th Step: Click “Next” and select the language of preference.
  • 5th Step: Once done, click on the below-mentioned links to take the TEST.
Test NameLink to the test
NEET 2022 All India Test Series Test – 1Take FREE Test
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Find the NEET 2022 solution PDF and video link below by Embibe subject-matter experts:

Paper (Shift)Question Paper and Solution PDFVideo Solution
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FAQs on NEET Paper Pattern 2022

Some of the frequently asked questions on the NEET exam pattern 2022 are:

Q.1: What is the total number of questions asked in the NEET 2022 exam?
Ans: A total of 200 questions were asked in NEET 2022 out of which candidates had to answer 180 questions. Each of the 4 subjects had two sections – A and B. While section A had 35 questions, There were 15 questions in Section B out of which candidates had to attempt 10 questions.

Q.2: What is the NEET marking scheme?
Ans: As per the official NEET marking scheme, 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for the wrong answers.

Q.3: Does NEET have a negative marking?
Ans: Yes, the NEET paper pattern has negative marking. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

Q.4: Will NEET have descriptive questions?
Ans: NEET exam consists of Objectives (Multiple Choice Questions). Each question will have 4 options, out of which one will be correct. 

Q.5: At what age can I appear for the NEET exams?
There is no upper age limit for candidates to appear in UG NEET 2023 exams. As per the decision taken by the NMC, NTA has removed the upper age criteria.

Q.6: Is there any sectional time limit in NEET?
Ans: No, there are no such sectional limits in NEET. Candidates can spend any time (from the total time given) on any particular section or question.

Q.7: When will NTA open the window for correction of the NEET application form 2023?
 NTA is yet to confirm the dates for NEET registration 2023. As soon as it is officially announced, we will be sure to publish it here.

Q.8: I opted for the Hindi medium, but the translation of a question is not done properly (into English). What will be done in this situation?
Ans: In such situations, where there is any uncertainty in translating any question, the English version of the question will be considered final and correct.

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