NEET Exam Pattern 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level qualifying cum entrance exam for admission into colleges offering MBBS and BDS courses. The examination is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) which sets the rules for the exam. The exam consists of 180 questions for 720 marks, testing students in Physics, Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology. Next year onwards, NEET will be a computer-based exam.

In 2020, NEET will be conducted in two sessions, namely - February and May and aspirants can attempt the exam on either or both the sessions. More than 15 lakh students are expected to appear for NEET 2020. Therefore the competition is high and it is essential for students to know everything about the exam before starting their preparation. Here is all the information regarding NEET 2020 that you may need to get a comprehensive understanding of the exam.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

180 minutes

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Medium of Exam

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


Physics – 45 questions

Zoology and Botany – 90 questions

Chemistry – 45 questions

Marking Scheme

+4 for the right answer, -1 for an incorrect answer

NEET Exam Question Pattern
















  • The exam focuses on questions in Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, and Botany from both XI and XIIth standard.
  • The question paper consists of Multiple-Choice Question (MCQs), where you will be provided with four options out of which you have to choose one.
  • You cannot choose multiple answers for a single question.
  • Each correct answer carries +4 marks and every incorrect answer carries -1 marks. Un-attempted questions carry 0 marks.

NEET 2020 Marking Scheme

  • Each correct answer is provided with 4 marks, an incorrect answer is provided with -1 marks.
  • 0 marks will be awarded for unanswered questions.
  • Maximum marks for each section are 180.
  • Total maximum marks of the paper are 720



Correct Answer


Incorrect answer


Not attempted


NEET 2020 Exam – Language

  • Languages such as Tamil, English, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, and Kannada can opt as a medium for the exam.
  • For students opting for English as their medium, the question paper will be provided only in English.
  • Students who opt for Hindi will get a question paper both in Hindi and English.
  • Students who opt for a regional language will get a question paper both in their regional language as well as English.
  • The medium of question paper can be chosen during the filling the form.
  • This choice cannot be changed by the student once it is exercised.

Vernacular languages’ availability in different exam centres is as shown below:

    Medium Of Question Paper

    Examination Centres

    Hindi & English

    All Examinations centres

    Assamese & English

    Examination centres in Assam

    Bengali & English

    Examination centres in West Bengal

    Gujarati & English

    Examination centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    Marathi & English

    Examination centres in Maharashtra

    Tamil & English

    Examination centres in Tamil Nadu

    Telugu & English

    Examination in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

    Oriya & English

    Examination centres in Odisha

    Kannada & English

    Examination centres in Karnataka

    Urdu & English

    All examination centres  

    Important Dates for NEET Exam

    NEET will be conducted in 2 sessions in the year 2020. The exam dates and other important dates haven’t been released yet officially, but the following timelines can give the candidate an idea about the announcements:

    February Session

    Availability of Application Form

    November 1st week, 2019

    Last date for submission of the form

    November last week, 2019

    Release of Admit card

    January 2020

    Exam date

    February 2nd week, 2020

    Announcement of Result

    March 1st week, 2020

    May Session

    Availability of Application Form

    March 2nd week, 2020

    Last date for submission of the form

    March last week, 2020

    Release of Admit card

    April 2020

    Exam date

    May 3rd week, 2020

    Announcement of Result

    June 1st week, 2020

    NEET Exam Important Information

    • Candidates can only submit the application form online.
    • The online application form is available at
    • Students should provide their own mobile number and correct email address while filling up the form.
    • Photograph and signature should be uploaded in the sizes mentioned in the form only in JPEG or JPG format.
    • Candidates providing false information can be banned from all examinations conducted by NTA in future.
    • Exam fee should be paid after completion of filling of all the information required. The fee can be paid through credit card, debit card, net banking and e-challan.
    • The fee paid is non-refundable under all circumstances.

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