NEET 2021 Exam Pattern: National Testing Agency or NTA decides the  NEET 2021 Exam Pattern. The  NEET 2021 Exam Pattern is designed in such a way so as to choose the best candidates for various Medical courses. Yearly more than 15 Lakhs students appear for the NEET examinations.

The exam will be conducted in different centres across the country. Candidates who wish to appear for the NEET 2021 examination must be aware of the NEET 2021 exam pattern so that they can prepare accordingly and crack NEET 2021 in the very first attempt itself.

The online application form for NEET 2021 will be released on the 13th of July 2021 by NTA. Certain Eligibility criteria have to be checked before applying for the NEET 2021 examination. The syllabus of the NEET examination 2021 is decided by the exam organizing authority and as per the latest notification from the authority, the syllabus will remain unchanged and would stay the same as the previous year.

NEET 2021 examination will be conducted in offline mode with a duration of 3 hours. A total of 180 Multiple choice questions from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will be asked for the upcoming NEET 2021 examination. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark would be deducted for every wrong attempt. The detailed exam pattern of NEET 2021 is mentioned below.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern- Highlights

Date of the Exam13th of September 2021
Mode of ExamThe examination will be conducted in offline mode i.e the NEET 2021 exam will be conducted in a pen & paper mode.
Frequency of NEET exam in a yearOnce. The NEET examination will be conducted only once a year.
Total number of questions180 (Multiple choice questions)
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Subjects includedPhysics, Chemistry and Biology

Subject Wise Distribution Of Marks

Based on the exam pattern of NEET 2021, the NEET question paper will contain three sections namely Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. NEET question paper will have a total of 180 MCQ (multiple choice questions). 45 each in Physics & Chemistry, and 90 questions from Biology.

Si NoSubject Number of QuestionsMarks Awarded

NEET 2021 Marking Scheme

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions) in NEET 2021. Each question has a choice of four answers. Each question carries 4 marks for every correct answer. Marks will be deducted for wrong answers. A detailed description of the marking scheme is given below.

Correct Answer: Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks

Wrong Answer: One mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt

Unanswered Question: No marks will be deducted for unattended questions.

Multiple Response: Two or more responses marked for the same question will be considered as incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted for the same.

The above points can be summarised as shown below:

AnswerMarks Awarded
Unanswered Question0
Correct answer4
Incorrect answer-1
Question with more than one response-1

Medium of Question paper- Language Options In NEET 2021

  • The medium of question paper has to be selected during the filling of the NEET 2021 application form.
  • The language chosen once cannot be altered later.
  • Candidates who opted for English will be provided with the Test Booklet in English language only.
  • Candidates opting for any other language medium will be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet, in their selected language preference, and English.
  • The English version of the question paper shall be treated as final in case of any ambiguity in the translation.

The details of the availability and choice of regional languages in the NEET exam are given in the table below.

EnglishAll  exam centres
English & HindiAll  exam  centres
English & UrduAll  exam  centres
AssameseAvailable at exam centres in Assam
BengaliAvailable at exam centres in West Bengal
GujaratiAvailable at exam centres in Gujarat,   Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
KannadaAvailable at exam centres in Karnataka
Marathi Available at exam centres in Maharashtra
OriyaAvailable at exam centres in Odisha
TamilAvailable at exam centres in Tamil Nadu
Telugu Available at exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

General Instructions for Filling Up The OMR Sheet

  • The answers have to be marked using a ballpoint pen. 
  • The changing of answers on the OMR sheet is not allowed.
  • Erasing/wiping or destroying any printed information on the OMR sheet is a punishable offence.
  • The rough work should be done in the space provided. 
  • The candidate has to mark the test booklet code on the OMR sheet, failing to this will land the candidate in trouble.

Analysis of the Question Paper after NEET-2021

Candidates should know how to analyse the question paper soon after the  NEET examination gets over. The paper analysis is essential for every candidate in order to know the difficulty level of the questions thereby analyzing their performance in the NEET 2021 exam.

Using the NEET analysis 2021, candidates can also predict their chances of qualifying NEET exam. With the help of the NEET 2021 official answer key released by NTA, candidates can match the responses marked by them. NTA will release the NEET OMR sheet 2021 a few days after the release of the NEET answer key so that candidates can cross-check and evaluate themselves. Given below are some online resources where you can get access to the NEET 2021 answer key soon after the NEET 2021 exam gets over.

  • NTA – Answer key released by the National Testing Agency is considered to be the official answer key. Usually, NTA releases the answer key a few days after the NEET exam.
  • Basidia: Basidia usually releases the NEET answer key on the same day of the NEET exam soon after the exam gets over. You can find detailed explanations of each question and analysis of the same in the App. You can also find Chapter-wise segregation of topics, custom tests, mock tests, practices tests and many more on the Basidia App.

Calculating the NEET 2021 score after the exam

Using the NEET analysis 2021, candidates can predict their chances of qualifying NEET exam. Candidates can use the formula given below to calculate their expected score, as per their responses in the NEET examination after the release of the NEET answer key 2021.

NEET Expected score = (No. of Correct attempts x 4) – (No. of wrong attempts x 1)

NEET Exam Pattern 2021 FAQ’s

Are they going to conduct NEET two times this year?

NTA Director-General said that NEET 2021 will be conducted only once this year.

How many questions will be there in NEET?

A total of 180 questions will be there.

Is the syllabus of NEET 2021 reduced?

No, there is no change in the NEET syllabus 2021, the change in the syllabus was a hoax circulated by some unreliable sources. The syllabus for this year remains the same as last year.

When will the application process start?

NEET 2021 application process will start by the mid of April 2021.

Can foreign nationals apply for NEET 2021?

Yes, Foreign Nationals, Non-Residential Indian’s, Overseas citizens of India, etc can apply for the NEET 2021 examination. Please check the Eligibility criteria here.

I am a candidate from Tamil Nadu can I opt for Delhi as a centre with Tamil Medium?

No, Tamil medium will be available for centres located in Tamil Nadu only.

Can I change my centre city after allotment of roll number?

No. Changes in the centre of city is not possible after the allotment of the roll number. You are advised to be careful while filling the choice of centre.

Will NEET have descriptive questions?

No, NEET has only multiple-choice questions as of now.

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