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All Details About The Latest NEET Pattern

Every year National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency, NTA along with the National Medical Commission which acts as an entry door to the medical world for MBBS and Dental programmes throughout India.

An applicant must have passed his/her class 12 board exams with physics, chemistry and biology as cumpolsary subjects by the time of counselling.

Since taking over CBSE in conducting Neet, NTA has made many significant changes in recent years in the pattern of examination and its format.

Here are all the details with completely updated information regarding the same-

  1. The set exam paper consists of total 200 questions, with 50 coming from each subject- physics, chemistry, botany and zoology.

    Note- Earlier there used to be 180 questions with 45 questions from each subject.

  2. However, students have to attempt only 180 questions out of the total 200 in 3 hours. The remaining 20 questions thus will be a part of the choice for the students.

  3. Each subject is divided into 2 sections. In section A there are 35 questions without any choice. In section B there are 15 questions with the choice of only attempting 10 out of them.

    Note– if a student attempts more than 10 questions in section B, only the first 10 attempted are considered.

  4. Though all questions are MCQ objective type, within that, new types like assertion-reason (which used to be hallmark of AIIMS) and 'match the columns' type are included.

    The marking scheme however has remained unchanged where for every right answer 4 marks are awarded and for every wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.

  5. Syllabus for the exam is mostly based upon the NCERT syllabus for CBSE but not entirely. It is also designed after looking at the syllabus of other state boards and ICSE.
    Students are thus advised not to rely completely upon NCERT only.

Other Important Details-

  1. Admission to AIIMS and JIPMER now are through Neet only. There are no separate exams for them unlike earlier.

  2. NTA has increased the number of languages to attempt the exam to 13. These languages are- English, Hindi and other regional languages including Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and Malayalam.

  3. The age factor rule in the event of tie breaking has been removed. The earlier methodology for computing the merit list was based upon the age of the candidate. An older candidate was alloted more higher rank at the same marks.



Nikita 01-May 2022 11:43 am

Sir explanation is very clear and concepts too