NIPER JEE Pattern 2023: Know Marking Scheme & Exam Duration

NIPER Joint Entrance Examination 2023 ( NIPER JEE )

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi GuptaDeputy Manager

Updated on Sep 23, 2022 19:05 IST

NIPER JEE 2023 exam pattern is designed and implemented by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences or NIPER. The examination is aimed at screening the best candidates for admission in NIPER institutes across India. Last year the exam was rescheduled due to the nationwide lockdown in the purview of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is important for candidates to read and understand the NIPER JEE 2023 exam pattern to know the type and number of questions expected in the exam. Other important aspects such as exam duration, marking scheme, and format of questions have also been talked about in the article.

Read below to know all about the NIPER JEE 2023 exam pattern:

NIPER JEE 2023 Exam Pattern

NIPER JEE is a national-level examination held every year for admissions into MPharm, MS (Pharm), MTech (Pharm), MBA (Pharm) and PhD (Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences) programmes. The exam comprises 200 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying 1 mark. The candidates are awarded 1 mark for every correct answer and a 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The duration of the NIPER JEE 2023 exam will be two hours and the language of the question paper will be English. Candidates have to focus more on subjects such as Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical analysis because more questions are asked from these subjects.

NIPER JEE 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights

Mode of Examination

Online/ Computer-based



Examination  Duration

2 hours (120 Minutes)

Total Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions

Maximum Marks

200 (+1 for every correct answer)

Negative Marking

Yes (-0.25 for every incorrect answer)

Important topics from which questions can be asked

Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical analysis

NIPER JEE 2023 Examination Syllabus

NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus is based on the subjects mainly studied in the graduation for candidates appearing for postgraduate courses. Candidates appearing for the PhD examination should focus on their specialized subjects according to their chosen discipline. The important subjects under NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus are Natural Products, Stereochemistry, Pharmaceutical analysis, Biotechnology and biochemistry, Gene expression, Cloning, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry, and Aptitude.

NIPER JEE 2023 exam will have the aptitude section also which will have questions related to simple mathematics, logical reasoning and data analysis, and questions based on language (Important for MBA candidates).

FAQs Regarding NIPER JEE 2023 Exam Pattern

Q. Will NIPER JEE 2023 be held via both the modes – online and offline?

A. No, NIPER JEE will be held only via the online mode. The NIPER JEE 2023 exam will be a computer-based test and the candidates will be allotted separate computer systems to solve the questions. For rough work purposes, the test centre will provide them sheets which has to be submitted to the invigilator while leaving the exam hall.

Q. How many questions will be there in NIPER JEE 2023?

A. There will be 200 questions in the question paper. All the questions will be objective type questions.

Q. How many sections will be there in NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A. NIPER JEE 2023 exam question paper will have one section carrying q uestions from the topics Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, the Pharmaceutical analysis. 

Q. Has the NIPER JEE 2023 exam pattern changed?

A. No, the exam pattern has not been changed.

Q. Is there any negative marking in NIPER JEE 2023?

A. Yes, t here is a negative marking in the NIPER JEE 2023 exam. For every correct answer, the candidate will get one mark and for every wrong response, -0.25 mark will be deducted.

Q. Do the NIPER JEE 2023 questions need to be answered in any specific order?

A. No, candidates do not need to attempt the NIPER JEE question paper in any specific order. Candidates can attempt any question or section first according to their own convenience.

Q. Are there subjective-type questions in the NIPER JEE exam?

A. No, the NIPER JEE 2022 question paper will have objective type questions only. The candidates will be served with Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) out of which candidates have to choose one option.

Q. Can I carry my smartwatch to the exam?

A. No, candidates are not allowed to carry any watch or electronic gadget in the NIPER JEE 2023 examination hall.

Q. What will be the duration of the NIPER JEE 2023 exam? Will extra time be granted?

A. NIPER JEE 2023 exam will be a 120-minute long exam. No extra time will be given to the candidates under any circumstances.

Q. Can I skip a question if I don't know the answer? How many marks will be deducted?

A. Yes, you can skip the question. No marks will be deducted or given if the question is unanswered.

Q. What is the weightage of each section?

A. There is no specific weightage announced by the NIPER depending upon the section. The question paper will have 200 questions in total and there will be no specific number of questions will be asked from any of the subjects.

Q. What is the overall difficulty level of NIPER JEE?

A. NIPER JEE exam is easy to moderately difficult according to the previous years' trends and analysis .

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