NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: The NEET 2023 Exam Pattern is determined by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NEET 2023 Exam Pattern is meant to choose the best participants for various Medical courses. Every year, around 16 lakh students take the NEET examinations.

The exam will be held in various locations across the country. Candidates who intend to appear for the NEET 2023 examination must be aware of the NEET exam pattern in order to study appropriately and pass the NEET exam on their first try.

The NEET 2023 exam will be held in offline format and will last 3 hours. For the forthcoming NEET 2023 test, 200 multiple-choice questions from Zoology, Botany Chemistry, and Physics will be asked. Out of 200 questions, 180 questions are mandatory. For each successful response, four points will be awarded, and one point will be lost for each incorrect attempt. The entire NEET 2023 exam pattern is given below.

Exam ModeOffline(Pen & Paper)
DurationThree hours
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi, and Telugu
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Zoology & Botany
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Marking+4 Marks for each correct attempt
Negative MarkingYes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt

Subject Wise Distribution Of Marks

According to the NEET 2023 exam pattern, the NEET question paper will be divided into four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany. The NEET exam will consist of 200 multiple-choice questions (multiple-choice questions).

Each section/subject contains two sections –

  • Section A: 35 Questions
  • Section B: 15 Questions

Candidates can only attempt up to ten of the 15 questions in Section B.

Si NoSubject Number of QuestionsMarks Awarded
01PHYSICS50 180
02CHEMISTRY50180
03BOTANY50180
04ZOOLOGY50180
Total180720

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions) in NEET 2023. 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 answers 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

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: Question Paper Medium

  1. The medium of the exam paper must be chosen when filling out the NEET 2023 application form.
  2. The language that is selected at the start cannot be changed later.
  3. Candidates who choose English will receive the Test Booklet solely in English.
  4. Candidates who choose any other language medium will be given a Bilingual Test Booklet in their preferred language and English.
  5. If there is any discrepancy in the translation, the English version of the question paper will be considered final.
MEDIUM / LANGUAGEEXAM CENTRES
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.

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: Instructions to Fill 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.

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: Question Paper Analysis

Candidates should be able to analyse the question paper as soon as the NEET examination is completed. Every applicant must conduct a paper analysis in order to determine the difficulty level of the questions and hence analyse their performance in the NEET 2023 exam.

Candidates can predict their chances of passing the NEET test using the NEET analysis 2023. Candidates can compare their responses to the NEET 2023 official answer key once it is analysed.

  • 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.

Related Blog – NEET Previous Year Questions with Solutions

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern: Calculating the NEET score

Using the NEET analysis 2023, 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 2023.

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

FAQs NEET 2023

Are they going to conduct NEET two times this year?

NTA Director-General said that NEET 2023 will be conducted only once this year.

How many questions will be there in NEET?

A total of 200 questions will be there.

Is the syllabus of NEET 2023 reduced?

No, there is no change in the NEET syllabus 2023, 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 2023 application process will start by the mid of April 2023.

Can foreign nationals apply for NEET 2023?

Yes, Foreign Nationals, Non-Residential Indian’s, Overseas citizens of India, etc can apply for the NEET 2023 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 the 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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