NEET Exam Pattern 2018 Check Latest Changes In Question Format, Marking Scheme

NEET Exam Pattern


Contenders who want to take admission in best medical and dental colleges of India are required to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and for this; they need to know complete NEET Exam Pattern. The exam is conducted once in a year by well known CBSE “Central Board of Secondary Education”.

Those students, who got good marks in NEET exam, get an opportunity to join private and government medical colleges/institutions. From this page, you will get the whole information about NEET Exam Pattern 2018 as well as the Check Latest Changes In Question Format and marking scheme.

NEET is totally pen paper based exam and it’s last long for the duration of 3 hours. It will consist of 180 questions asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany Zoology). More information about exam pattern of NEET and qualifying marks is mentioned below by the team of

NEET Exam Pattern

Number of Questions 180 questions (MCQs)
Exam Mode Offline mode
Type of questions Objective type questions with 4 options and 1 correct answer
Duration of Exam The exam duration is 180 minutes (3 hours)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Language English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Assamese.

Subject Wise No. of Questions

Check the list of no. of questions will be asked subject wise according to the NEET Exam pattern.

SR. No. Subject No. of Questions
1 Physics 45
2 Chemistry 45
4 Zoology 45
3 Botany 45
Total 180

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NEET Marking Scheme 2018

Take a look below to know the marking scheme of NEET 2018:

  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of total 720 maximum marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will contain 4 marks which will be given for correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Only use blue/black ball point pen to mark your answers.
  • Do not select more than one option for single question; it will lead to the negative marking.

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NEET 2018 qualifying marks

The NEET 2018 result will be released in the month of June 2018. In NEET Merit List 2018, result will be displayed according to the roll no. of aspirants.

Category Qualifying Percentage
General 50%
PH 45%

 Latest Changes in NEET Exam 2018

Many big changes have been made in the NEET 2018 exam; here the list of changes is available:

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018 is to be held in only one phase

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted in 2 phases but now NEET will be held in only phase. As many candidates had been confused between the 2 phases so, it solves the confusion of contenders.

Aadhar Card to be made compulsory for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Aadhar Card is now essential to fill the Application form.  So aspirants those who are going to fill the form must upload the scan copy of their Aadhar card. And you have to bring your one identity proof at the time of examination.

Upper Age limit and Number of Attempts

As according to new rules, the upper limit is fixed i.e. 25 years for General Contenders and for reserved categories, upper limit is 30 years. And now the aspirant will be allowed to attempt the exam 3 times.

NEET 2018 to be conducted in Regional Languages as well

NEET was conducted in English and Hindi languages but this time it is going to be held in 8 different languages which are English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Assamese. This change is done for the convenience of the individuals, who faces difficulties while attempting the NEET question paper.

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NEET 2018 Examination Centres/Regional Languages:

Question Paper Medium Exam Centers
English and Hindi Medium All Examination Center Cities
English, Hindi & Assamese Examination Center Cities in Assam
English, Hindi & Bengali Examination Center Cities in West Bengal
English, Hindi & Gujarati Examination Center Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi & Marathi Examination Center Cities in Maharashtra
English, Hindi & Tamil Examination Center Cities in Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi & Telugu Examination Center Cities in Andhra Pradesh &
English, Hindi & Oriya Examination Center Cities in Odisha
English, Hindi & Kannada Examination Center Cities in Karnataka

 Final Words:

Students, who are going to be appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, we wish to say all the best to you. The information about NEET Exam Pattern 2018 is helpful for you, so take it seriously. If you have any confusion regarding the changes, qualifying marks and NEET exam pattern then you may write us in the available below comment box, our experts will try to solve your confusion.

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