NEET 2020 Examination - Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Mock Test

Published on : 3rd May 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
NEET Exam

The exam pattern for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates who will be appearing for the NEET (UG) 2020 exam must have a clear idea of the exam pattern and syllabus. The article here will cover the details related to exam duration, mode of exam, number of questions, marking scheme, the medium of the exam, etc. related to the NEET 2020 exam.

Latest Update - The NEET 2020 exam scheduled on 3rd May 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. The new exam date will be announced later.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern - Highlights

Here are the important details for the NEET 2020 exam:

Mode of exam

Offline (Pen-and-Paper based)

Duration of exam

3 hours

Number of Questions

180

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Medium/ Language of Question Paper

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

Marking Scheme

4 for a correct response, -1 for an incorrect response

Total marks

720

Subjects in the exam

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions

The NEET question paper will comprise of three sections. The section-wise questions break-up is as follows:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Physics

45

180

Chemistry

45

180

Biology (Botany)

45

180

Biology (Zoology)

45

180

TOTAL

180

720

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Centre-Wise Language Options for NEET 2020 Exam

The NEET question paper will be available in different languages as per different centers. Here are the details:

Medium of Question Paper Available

NEET Exam Centers

Hindi, English, Urdu

All exam centers

Marathi

Centers in Maharshtra

Gujarati

Centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Bengali

Centers in West Bengal

Oriya

Centers in Odisha

Assamese

Centers in Assam

Kannada

Centers in Karnataka

Tamil

Centers in Tamil Nadu

Telugu

Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Please Note - Hindi, English, and Urdu question paper will be available at all the centers along with questions in their respective regional-language. Candidates must choose the language of the examination while filling the application form.

NEET 2020 Mock Test

Mock tests are the best way of getting familiar with the exam pattern. They are designed exactly as the NEET exam pattern from the previous years’ questions. Candidates are provided with the exact time duration to solve the questions. Thus, a mock test helps in better time-management. NTA offers mock tests for NEET aspirants to practice. Candidates need to register for the same at the official website. Here are the steps for registration:

Steps for NEET 2020 Mock Test Registration

  • Go to the NTA website - https://nta.ac.in.
  • Look for the ‘Registration (Mock Test)’ link on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Sign-up’ link for new registration.
  • Enter your name, email ID, mobile number, and password.
  • Click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • Your email ID/ Mobile Number in your user ID
  • The registration is complete.

Steps for Accessing NEET 2020 Mock Test

  • Follow the first two steps mentioned above to access the candidates’ log-in page.
  • Enter your Email ID/Mobile Number and password.
  • Click on the Log-in button.
  • Select the exam ‘NEET’ from the drop-down.
  • Select the paper.
  • Click the ‘Start Mock Test’ button.
  • The mock test will begin.

Candidates are advised to solve as many mock tests as they can to score better in the NEET 2020 exam.

NEET 2020 Syllabus

If we are discussing the exam pattern, how can we forget the syllabus? The NEET 2020 syllabus has been prescribed by the National Testing Agency. The agency hasn’t introduced any changes in the syllabus this year. The detailed syllabus is available at the official NTA NEET website. Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus carefully and prepare for the exam accordingly.


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