Complete Details Of NEET Exam Pattern 2017

Published on : 8th April 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the common entrance exam for admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by different government and private colleges across the country. The exam demands for meticulous preparation with complete dedication. Students start preparation for the exam since class XI as the syllabus consist of Physics, Chemistry and Biology topics from class XI and XII. Let’s have a detailed look on the NEET Exam pattern 2017 so that aspirants can understand the examination in a better way for a systematic and focused preparation.

NEET exam consists of four sections:

NEET Exam Pattern 2017

NEET Exam Pattern 2017

About the exam


Mode of the exam

Offline (Pen and Paper based) mode.


10 languages (2 added in 2017)

Type of questions

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Number of Questions

180 questions.

Section-wise Questions

45 question in each section


Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Marking Scheme

4 marks for every correct answer.

Negative marking

Deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Hope this information regarding NEET exam pattern will be useful in giving direction to your preparation. Practice mock tests to get comfortable with the paper pattern. This will also help you in effective time management.

Also Read : How To Prepare Biology For NEET Exam 2018

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.

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