NEET Exam Pattern 2019 - Question Type, Language & Marking Scheme

Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024

Though sounds cliché, one of the important exam preparation tips that toppers always suggest is to have a thorough understanding of the exam pattern. And if it is about the most competitive medical entrance examination, you can’t just take it for granted. The newly-conducting body, the National Testing Agency, has recently announced the NEET 2019 exam schedule. What about the NEET exam pattern? Are you well aware of it?

NEET Exam Pattern 2019 – A Quick Glance:

The exam pattern of the NEET 2019 is basically designed by the conducting authority. NTA will craft the NEET exam pattern on the basis of the syllabus decided by the Medical Council of India. Candidates looking forward to fetching good marks need to have detailed knowledge about the exam structure; thus helps in making an effective strategy accordingly. They have to know the question type, section and divisions, number of questions under each section, marking scheme and topic weightage.


Find here all the details of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test exam pattern for the year 2019.

Date of Exam

5th May 2019 (Announced)

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper mode only (offline)Students will answer in OMR sheets

Number of Questions

180 questions

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions - where candidates need to select the right answer from 4 choices

Exam Duration

3 hours (10 AM – 1 PM)


Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Language of Question

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

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Number of Questions:


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Marking Scheme for NEET Exam 2019:

  • Total Marks: The total marks for the exam is 720 (all papers)
  • Marking Scheme: For each right answer, candidates will get 4 marks
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted from the total for any wrong answer. For multiple answers to a single answer, 1 mark will also be taken away.

Note: Answers should be marked in either blue or black ball pen.

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NEET 2019 Question Paper Language:

  • The main question will be set in English only. All the vernacular questions will be the mere translation of the English question.
  • The other languages are Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and newly included Urdu.
  • Candidates need to decide the language in the time of filling up the application form.
  • For any preferred vernacular language, English question booklet will also be provided.
  • In case of any discrepancy, the English language question will be considered as final.

The vernacular language question paper will be available for the following states only.


Exam Centres of the State

English and Hindi

All Exam centre

English, Hindi and Assamese


English, Hindi and Bengali

West Bengal

English, Hindi and Gujarati

Gujrat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

English, Hindi and Marathi


English, Hindi and Tamil

Tamil Nadu

English, Hindi and Telegu

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

English, Hindi and Oriya


English, Hindi and Kannada


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The exam pattern will cover the complete syllabus for NEET exam 2019. Go through the syllabus very carefully to score good marks in the exam.

Here is the link to reach out the detailed NEET 2019 syllabi.

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NTA Test Practice Centres:

The Agency is leaving no stone unturned to give as many facilities to the test-takers as possible to make them exam-ready. In this process, NTA has established 2,697 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) across the country for students to make the most of these centres from 1st September 2018. The best part is any student who is preparing for NEET can use the facility free of cost. NTA is all set to launch an app that will enable the candidates to pick the nearest Test Practice Centre.


About NTA NEET 2019:

NEET 2019 is the gateway for all the aspirants to pursue MBBS/BDS courses in their dream colleges (both national and state level). This exam is the only hope for entering the medical fraternity as all medical and dental colleges require the NEET score for the counselling process except AIIMS and JIPMER.

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