NEET Exam Pattern 2023: Check Total Marks, Questions, Marks Distribution, Marking Scheme

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NEET 2023 exam pattern is yet to be announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is expected that the NEET exam pattern 2023 will remain the same as that of last year. The exam pattern of NEET had undergone major changes in 2021 and in 2022, the total duration of the exam increased by 20 minutes. NTA will announce the actual NEET UG 2023 exam pattern along with the NEET 2023 notification and information bulletin tentatively in December 2022. The NEET 2023 exam is expected to be conducted in the first week of May 2023. As per the exam pattern of NEET, there will be 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions from three subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Biology (further divided into Botany and Zoology). Each question carries four answer options, out of which candidates will have to select one option. 

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As per the marking scheme of the NEET UG exam pattern, each question carries four marks and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The total marks for NEET 2023 will be 720. Aspirants aiming to appear for NEET 2023 must be appraised of the NEET exam pattern while preparing.

NEET 2023 Syllabus NEET 2023 Preparation

The latest NEET exam pattern gives candidates more choices of questions to attempt. Each of the subjects will carry two sections, with 35 and 15 questions respectively. In the second section, candidates will have to attempt 10 out of 15 questions. The number of languages in which NEET 2023 will be conducted is 13, giving more choices to candidates in terms of opting for regional languages.

Candidates who wish to score well in NEET must be well-versed with the exam pattern of NEET 2023. Details such as the mode of the examination, medium, marking scheme, and duration of the examination are covered under the NEET exam pattern. 

According to the NEET UG 2023 exam pattern, candidates will be given an OMR sheet to mark their responses with a ballpoint pen. Thus, it becomes important to know everything about the OMR sheet and how to mark the responses on it. NEET 2023 pattern will also control the number of questions that will be asked from each subject. Read the complete article to learn about the new exam pattern of NEET 2023 and other relevant information.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2023: Highlights

Know the details of the NEET 2023 exam pattern in the table below.

Particulars

Details

Mode of the examination

Offline

Medium/ Language

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

Duration of the examination

Three hours and Twenty Minutes

Frequency of exam in a year

Once a year

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total number of Questions

200 (180 applicable questions for attempt)

Total Marks

720

Negative marking

Yes

Marking Scheme

+4 for correct answer| -1 for an incorrect answer

Total sections in the question paper

3

Name of the section and number of questions asked from it

Physics

35 + 15

Chemistry

35 + 15

Biology

35 + 15

NEET 2023 Pattern: An Overview of the Question Paper

According to the exam pattern of NEET 2023, the NEET question paper will comprise three subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Each subject will be divided into two sections. The table given below depicts the section-wise weightage and breakup of the question paper.

Also Read: NEET 2023 chapter wise weightage

NEET 2023 Subject-Wise Weightage 

The following table indicates the sections of NEET 2023 exam pattern, the number of questions, and the distribution of marks.

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Physics Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Chemistry Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Botany Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Zoology Section B 15 40

Clarifying the NEET exam pattern, NTA has stated the following instructions:

  • Section A  consisted of 35 questions in each subject (Question Numbers – 001 to 035, 051 to 085, 101 to 135, and 151 to 185). All questions are compulsory.
  • Section B consisted of 15 questions in each subject (Question Nos – 036 to 050, 086 to 100, 136 to 150, and 186 to 200). In Section B, a candidate needs to attempt any 10 questions out of 15 in each subject.
  • Candidates were advised to read all 15 questions in Section B of each subject carefully before they start attempting the question paper. In the case of a candidate attempting more than 10 questions, the first 10 questions answered by the candidate will be evaluated. 

NEET 2023 Distribution of Marks 

Here we bring the marking scheme of NEET in detail:

  • Each correct answer will be awarded four marks
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No mark will be deducted for the questions which have not been answered
  • Questions that have two or more responses marked on the OMR sheet will be considered as incorrect and one mark will be deducted for them

Also Read: Total marks in NEET 2023 

Distribution of Marks in NEET 2023

 

Marks awarded

Correct answer

+4

Incorrect answer

-1

Question with more than one response

-1

Unanswered Question

0

Important points to remember while marking the OMR sheet

  • Answers have to be marked using a ballpoint pen which will be provided in the examination hall
  • Changing of answers on the OMR sheet is not allowed
  • Erasing/ obliterating any information printed on the OMR sheet is a punishable offence
  • Rough work should be done on the test booklet only
  • A Candidate must not forget to mark the test booklet code on the OMR sheet

Language options in the exam pattern of NEET 2023

The following table indicates the NEET languages and the centres/cities where it will be available.

Medium

Availability in the NEET exam centres

English

Available at all exam cities/ centres

Hindi

Available at all exam cities/ centres

English

Available at all exam cities/ centres

Marathi

Available at exam centres in Maharashtra

Bengali

Available at exam centres in West Bengal

Gujarati

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

Tamil

Available at exam centres in Tamil Nadu

Telugu

Available at exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Kannada

Available at exam centres in Karnataka

Oriya

Available at exam centres in Odisha

Assamese

Available at exam centres in Assam

Punjabi

Available at exam centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi

Malayalam

Available at exam centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep

Important points to remember while choosing the medium of NEET 2023:

  • The medium of question paper has to be selected in the NEET 2023 application form
  • The language chosen once cannot be changed
  • Candidates who have opted for English as a medium will be provided with the Test Booklet in English language only
  • Candidates opting for any other language will be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet, their selected language preference, and English
  • The English version of the NEET question paper shall be treated as final in case of any ambiguity in the translation of any of the questions

NEET 2023 Pattern: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: Will there be any change in the NEET 2023 exam pattern?

A: The NEET 2023 exam pattern has not been announced yet by NTA. The exam pattern had undergone changes over the past two years in terms of structure and duration. It is expected that the pattern will remain the same this year. However, the final and actual NEET exam pattern 2023 will be announced by NTA tentatively in December 2022.

Q: What is the total number of questions that will be asked in NEET 2023?

A: The total number of questions in the question paper is expected to be 200, out of which 180 will be applicable for attempting. Each of the three subjects will be divided into three sections and each subject will carry an equal weightage.

Q: Will NEET 2023 have sectional time limits?

A: No, there is no time limit to solve a section in NEET 2023.

Q: Will NEET 2023 have descriptive questions?

A: As per the NEET exam pattern 2023, the examination will only have objective type questions (MCQs).

Q: I will be appearing for NEET 2023 examination in Delhi. Can I choose Marathi as the medium of examination?

A: No, according to the exam pattern of NEET 2023, regional languages are subject to geographical barriers. Thus, Marathi can be chosen as a medium if you appear for NEET 2023 in Maharashtra only.

Q: Will there be negative marking in NEET 2023?

A: Yes, the NEET 2023 examination pattern suggests that there will be negative marking. For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted and 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.

Q: I marked two answers for a question. One of the answers is correct. Will I get full marks for this question?

A: According to the NEET pattern 2023, a question for which more than one response is marked on the OMR sheet will be considered incorrect. For such questions, one mark would be deducted. 

Q: How much time will I get to solve each section of NEET 2023?

A. The candidates will get three hours to solve the entire question paper of NEET. They can divide the time between the sections as per their convenience. There is no sectional time limit in the NEET exam pattern.

Q: Will marks be deducted for unanswered questions in NEET 2023?

A: According to NEET pattern 2023, there will be no deduction of marks for unanswered questions. Such questions will not be taken into consideration while calculating the total marks of a candidate.

Q: Is it necessary to pass in individual sections of NEET 2023?

A: There is no sectional qualifying criterion for NEET 2023. The overall marks will be considered while preparing the rank list for NEET.

Q: I have chosen Hindi as the medium for the question paper. Will the questions be only in Hindi?

A: According to NEET pattern 2023, the question paper for the candidates who have chosen Hindi as the medium will be bilingual. The second language of the question paper will be English.

Q: Can I appear for NEET 2023 online?

A: NEET 2023 will be conducted in paper-pencil based mode or offline mode. 

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I have given NEET UG this year and I got a score of 194. Can I get a government B.Sc. Nursing College in Madhya Pradesh?

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Aditravidar Sajitha Kathi

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Is TS NEET phase 2 seat allotment released?

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Sai vishesh

Contributor-Level 7

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No, 2nd round of counselling has not yet been released. You can always check updates on the website.

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Which is harder, NEET or JEE?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in enginee...JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in engineering colleges. Due to the lesser number of seats available in medical colleges and the high level of competition in NEET getting into a good medical college is challenging. As for difficulty level, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is slightly tougher than Joint Entrance Examination-Mains but easier than Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced, but that is subjective, as seats are comparatively limited in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, making it more competitive. Least Difficult: JEE Mains. Difficult: NEET. Most Difficulty: JEE Advanced. I hope this will help you.

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I've heard that the state cut off often reduces by 3-4 marks during the mop up round of NEET UG counselling. Is it true?

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Rahul Ranjan

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a week ago

Yes, it is true that the state cut off often reduces by 3-4 marks during the mop up round of NEET UG counselling.

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I have secured 113 marks in NEET 2022 and my rank is 905892. Can I get admission in Sardar Patel Dental College, Lucknow?

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Rahul Ranjan

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No, you can't get admission in Sardar Patel Dental College, Lucknow, you have to score more.

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Can I do the choice-filling process in round 2 of the NEET UG counselling if I've registered in round 1?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling ...Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling is today. MCC will then release the lists of students who were assigned to medical and dental colleges for round 2. After this round, a fresh process for the mop-up round of NEET UG will be done by MCC. This process is the same for state NEET counselling too.

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When will the round 2 counselling results of the NEET UG be declared?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announce...The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announced by MCC after the choice-filling process is complete. The NEET UG exam is conducted for admission to medical and dental colleges in India.

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Please let me know the latest details on application form for NEET.

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

The National Testing Agency NTA will conduct NEET 2023 exam in July 2023. NEET is a national level entrance exam for admission into MBBS BDS courses provided by most of the medical college's universities in India. NEET 2023 Important Dates. Application form availability December 2022Result announ...The National Testing Agency NTA will conduct NEET 2023 exam in July 2023. NEET is a national level entrance exam for admission into MBBS BDS courses provided by most of the medical college's universities in India. NEET 2023 Important Dates. Application form availability December 2022
Result announcement September 2023
NEET 2023 exam is expected to be conducted in the month of May. We can expect the NEET 2023 registration process to start in December or January for the year 2022, the exam was conducted on July 17 while we can expect the counselling to be conducted by the end of this year

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How can I take admission for BHMS course in West Bengal Private Homoeopathic College?

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HARSHIT patidar

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3 weeks ago

First you have to score around 200 marks in NEET to take admission.

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How I can apply NEET UG 2022 counselling? I want to attend webiner on 23rd when you will organize it. What to do now?

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You can visit the website of NEET conducting body. You can reach to Shiksha email with your request.

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