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Exam Pattern

NEET  UG Exam Pattern 2021 – Medical aspirants wishing to pursue MBBS, BDS or other medical courses must be conversant with NEET 2021 exam pattern along with their preparation efforts. The exam pattern of NEET 2021 gives details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and more. So preparing for NEET will be inadequate without a proper familiarity with NEET exam pattern 2021. One salient feature mentioned in the exam pattern of NEET 2021 is that the exam mode is pen and paper based. So knowing how to mark the OMR sheet becomes an important factor in the preparation as a mistake can't be erased. Similarly to crack NEET, students would have to be quick enough which is where knowing and practicing within the given time limit of the exam makes the difference. NEET 2021 exam pattern denotes a three hour long exam where candidates must answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology as per the given syllabus. The complete detailed NEET exam pattern 2021 can be checked here in this article.

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NEET  UG Exam Pattern 2021

Familiarity with the exam pattern of NEET 2021 gives an edge to preparation efforts as candidates will have an idea of what to expect in the exam like the number of questions, time they have to complete answering, language that they may be comfortable answering in. The fear of the unknown is eliminated and students can sit to answer the questions properly in time. The details of NEET exam pattern is given below.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Factors in Exam Pattern


Exam Date

18th April, 2021

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ball point pen


3 hours


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Sections


45 questions 180 marks
Chemistry 45 questions 180 marks
Biology (Botany and Zoology) 90 questions 360 marks

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Total Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer
Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

NEET   UG  Question Paper 2021

NEET 2021 question paper will have 180 multiple choice questions in total for 4 marks each. There will be negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer and therfore students have to keep this mind mind while answering the question paper of NEET. The medium or choice of language is dependent on the candidate as NEET question paper is available in 8 regional languages and English, Hindi as well as Urdu. It has to be kept in mind that the choice of the regional language will depend upon the location of the NEET exam centre 2021. The details of the availability and choice of regional languages in NEET exam are as follows

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern - Guidelines for choosing language

  1. The option of medium of Qquestion paper has to be exercised while filling in the NEET application form 2021.
  2. Option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  3. Candidates opting for English would be provided NEET 2021 Test Booklet in English only.
  4. Students opting for Hindi would be provided a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  5. All candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided a Bilingual Test Booklet in their selected regional language and English.
  6. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, the English version of NEET 2021 question paper shall be treated as final.

Regional Languages available for NEET 2021


NEET Exam Centres

English and Hindi

All exam cities and centres

English and Urdu

All exam cities and centres


Available only in exam centres in Assam


Available only in exam centres in West Bengal


Available only in exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli


Available only in exam centres in Maharashtra


Available only in exam centres in Tamil Nadu


Available only in exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana


Available only in exam centres in Odisha


Available only in exam centres in Karnataka

NEET 2020 Registrations - Language wise

Language Registered % of Candidates
English 1204968 79.31
Hindi 179857 11.84
Telugu 1796 0.12
Assamese 4750 0.31
Gujarati 59395 3.91
Marathi 2305 0.15
Tamil 31239 2.06
Bengali 31490 2.07
Kannada 1017 0.07
Oriya 700 0.05
Urdu 1858 0.12
English & Hindi 1384825 91.14
Regional Languages 134550 08.86


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Admit Card

Candidates are required to download the admit cards from the website – “Admit cards will not be sent by the post.”


Candidates placed in Merit/ Wait List are advised to read the counselling related information carefully – NEET Counselling Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alto-Porvorim, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Faridkot, Gangtok , Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Karkardooma, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Naharlagun, Nani Daman, Panchkula, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Chandigarh, Shillong, Shimla, Silvassa, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram

Exam Centres

Allotment of centre is made by Computer – Under no circumstances the choice of centre cities filled in the application form by the candidates and the allotted centre shall be changed by the Board.

Exam Date

Qualifying examination codes & eligibility conditions neet conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Medical/Dental Colleges

Exam Pattern

180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) – exam pattern candidates can opt for question paper in hindi english gujarati marathi oriya bengali assamese telugu tamil kannada

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)? 2. What is NEET ? 3. Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made? etc…

NEET UG Application Form

Preparation Tips

NEET exam is the single most important pre-medical exam in India. All the states participating in NEET 2018 will fill 15% of their MBBS and BDS seats through the centralized all-India counselling and 85% of seats through state counselling.


Merit List and Qualifying Criteria – evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website

Seat Quota

In Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota
In State Medical Colleges/universities/institutions/afmc/private Medical Colleges For Seats Other Than 15% All India Quota.