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NEET Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Marks Distribution


NEET Exam Pattern 2024: Candidates preparing for the NEET 2024 exam must be aware of the pattern that will be followed for the test. This will help them prepare for the medical entrance exam better. Since NTA has not yet released the NEET exam pattern 2024, we have provided the exam pattern that was followed in the previous year so that candidates can get an idea of the probable NEET pattern.

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and 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 the NEET exam last year. Continue to read the article to learn about the marking scheme and other details related to the NEET test pattern.

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Latest Updates:
— NTA NEET Exam 2024 will be conducted on May 05, 2024 (Sunday). Candidates can access the vast array of Embibe’s NEET mock test 2024 to achieve great score in NEET UG 2024.

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates tend to ask how many questions in NEET there are in total. They also ask how many questions in NEET they are required to answer. To know how many questions are asked in the NEET from each chapter or section, please refer to a detailed analysis of the NEET paper pattern below.



Total Questions in NEET


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NEET 2024 Section-wise Marks Distribution

The NEET question paper comprises four sections from the three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology + Botany). Candidates can refer to the below subject-wise mark distribution/weightage that will be followed for NEET 2024:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsNEET 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 2024 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 the NEET exam pattern.
  • No changes or modifications are allowed in the NEET OMR sheet.
  • Suppose any question is found to be incorrect or dropped; in that case, 4 marks will be awarded to all the candidates irrespective of whether a candidate has attempted or not the question.

NEET 2024 Languages/Medium of Paper

While registering for the NEET 2024 exam, aspirants must also know the medium of instruction available. NEET 2024 is held in the following 13 languages at different exam centres; however, the selection of medium of instruction is still to be subject to specific exam centres.

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

Instructions for Filling NEET 2024 OMR Sheet

NEET aspirants must know the instructions regarding filling out the NEET 2024 OMR sheet for the exam. Here are some 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 ballpoint pen.
  • The authorities provide the ballpoint pen inside the exam hall.
  • All the candidates must mark the code of the test booklet code on the NEET OMR sheet 2024.
  • As per the NEET exam pattern, once marked in the OMR sheet, the answers cannot be erased.

NEET 2024 Exam Paper Analysis

The analysis for the NEET question paper has been released for NEET 2024. The NEET 2024 analysis will give you an idea about the difficulty level of papers. Depending on this, candidates can predict the NEET 2024 difficulty level. The experts found the question paper for NEET 2024 to be moderate in terms of difficulty. We have provided the section-wise analysis of the NEET 2024 question paper below:

NEET 2024 Paper Analysis – To Be Announced

Candidates can check the below table for the section-wise analysis of the NEET 2023 question paper since the 2024 exam has not been conducted yet:

SectionDifficulty Level
Biology (Zoology and Botany)Moderate to Difficult
PhysicsEasy to Moderate
Overall PaperModerate

NEET Paper Analysis for the Previous Year

Candidates can check the below table for the section-wise analysis of the NEET 2022 question paper:

SectionDifficulty Level
Biology (Zoology and Botany)Easy
Overall PaperModerate

NEET All India Test Series Practice Series 2024

At Embibe, we have provided mock test series to help candidates crack NEET 2024 exam with a better score. Candidates can follow the steps below to take the exam.

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Login using the registered mobile number/email.
  • 3rd Step: Select “Goal” as “NEET” under Medical.
  • 4th Step: Click “Next” and select the language of preference.
  • 5th Step: Once done, click the links below to take the TEST.
NEET Practice Questions
NEET Physics Mock Test NEET Biology Mock Test
NEET Chemistry Mock Test

Find the NEET 2023 solution and video link below by Embibe subject-matter experts, as the 2024 exam is yet to be conducted:

Exam DateQuestion Paper and Solution PDFVideo Solution
May 7, 2023Question Paper
July 17, 2022Download PDFWatch Video

Also, check:

How To Score 600+ in NEETNEET Syllabus
NEET Last Minute Preparation TipsHow to crack NEET on First Attempt?
How to Overcome NEET Exam Fear?7 Ways to Improve NEET Score

FAQs on NEET Paper Pattern 2024

Some of the frequently asked questions on the NEET exam pattern 2024 are:

Q. What is the total number of questions asked in the NEET 2024 exam?

Ans: A total of 200 questions were asked in NEET 2023, of which candidates must answer 180 questions. Each of the 4 subjects had two sections – A and B. While Section A had 35 questions, there were 15 in Section B, of which candidates had to attempt 10 questions.

Q. What is the NEET marking scheme?

Ans: Per the official NEET marking scheme, 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for the wrong answers.

Q. Does NEET have a negative marking?

Ans: Yes, the NEET paper pattern has a negative marking. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

Q. Will NEET have descriptive questions?

Ans: As per the NEET exam paper pattern, NEET consists of only objective questions (multiple-choice questions).

Q. 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. I opted for the Hindi medium, but the question translation is not done properly. What will happen in this situation?

Ans: In such situations, the English version of the question will be considered final and correct.

We hope that this information on the NEET exam pattern has helped you. If you have any queries, you can visit our website and write to us with your queries.

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