NTA has released the updated exam pattern for NEET 2021. Detailed information related to marking scheme, number of questions, exam mode, exam duration, question type, the language of paper etc. have been released in the information brochure published by NTA. Candidates can get all the required information about the modified exam pattern from this article.
Let’s take a look at some key details about NEET Exam Pattern 2021-
|Popularly known as||NEET 2021|
|Conducted by||NTA, MCI|
|Total Number of questions||200|
|Number of questions to be Attempted||180|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Mode of examination||Offline (Pen and paper based)|
|Sections||Four (Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Negative marking||Yes (-1 mark)|
As per NEET Exam Pattern, all the sections will be divided into Section A and B. All questions from Section A will be compulsory while Section B will have 15 questions, out of which candidates will be required to attempt any 10. The aspirants have to answer a total of 180 questions.
|Section||No. of Question|
|Physics||Section A: 35 Section B: 15|
|Chemistry||Section A: 35 Section B: 15|
|Biology(Zoology + Botany)|
|Botany||Section A: 35 Section B: 15|
|Zoology||Section A: 35 Section B: 15|
Candidates can score +4 marks for each correct answer. There will be a negative marking. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
The marking scheme has been given in a simplified manner in the table below:
|Result of Question||Impact|
|Correct Answer||+4 marks|
|Incorrect Answer||-1 mark|
|Not Answered||0 marks|
NEET 2021 question paper will be provided in 13 languages. The default language is English. However, the candidates can also choose their regional language at the time of filling the NEET 2021 Application form.
The table given below shows different languages in which the exam is offered:
Options of languages, as per their respective region, are shown below:-
|English||All over India|
|English and Hindi||All over India|
|English and Assamese||Exam Centers in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Exam Centers in West Bengal, Anadaman and Nicobar Islands, Tripura|
|English and Gujarati||Exam Centers in Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu|
|English and Marathi||Exam Centers in Maharashtra|
|English and Tamil||Exam Centers in Tamil Nadu, Anadaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry|
|English and Telugu||Exam Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Malayalam||Exam Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep|
|English and Punjabi||Exam Centres in Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh|
|English and Kannada||Exam Centers in Karnataka|
|English and Odia||Exam Centers in Odisha|
|English and Urdu||All Over India|
The process for calculating NEET 2021 score is given below.
As per the analysis of NEET previous years question papers, the aspirants should go through the section wise observations:
Pro tip: Do not leave the ‘Points to Ponder’ section at the end of every chapter. You should practice the examples of NCERT books.
Pro Tip: The aspirants should give added attention for coordination compounds and chemical bonding. These sections carry most of the weightage. To clear your concept, read NCERT thoroughly.
Pro Tip: Human Physiology has a high weightage. Apart from this, Genetics will be another important chapter. Both the chapters cover approximately 30 questions in Biology.
The following tables highlight the NEET 2021 Syllabus in a detailed manner:
|Physics – Class 11th||Physics – Class 12th|
|Work, Energy and Power||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Physical world and measurement||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Laws of Motion||Current Electricity|
|Oscillations and Waves||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||–|
|Chemistry – Class 11th||Chemistry – Class 12th|
|Structure of Atom||Polymers|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Biomolecules|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Electrostatics|
|Redox Reactions||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Equilibrium||Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acid|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Coordination Compounds|
|Hydrogen||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques||d and f Block Elements|
|Some p-Block Elements||p-Block Elements|
|Environmental Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Hydrocarbons||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Biology – Class 11th||Biology – Class 12th|
|Structural Organization in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Human Physiology||Ecology and environment|
Check NEET Biology Syllabus
To meet theNEET 2021 cut off, you should prepare yourself by prioritizing the study schedule. The candidates should emphasize more on the heavy weightage sections. Find the following section to identify the NEET Important Topics of each subject:
The most important six topics in Physics section are:
The syllabus of organic chemistry has been increased and has more prominence compared to inorganic chemistry.
It is known that Biology covers both the Zoology and Botany subjects. Most of the questions of Biology are coming from NCERT.
Since NEET 2021 Exam is going to be held once in a year, candidates are advised not to make any silly mistakes that can make them ineligible to appear in NEET 2021.
Ques: What is the marking scheme for NEET 2021?
Ans: NEET 2021 marking scheme includes all the marking factors of the exam:
NEET Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Ques: How many answers could be marked for one question?
Ans: Candidates can mark only one answer for one question. Marking multiple answers can lead to negative marking.
Ques: Which color pen can candidates use to mark their answers?
Ans: Candidates can either use blue or black ball point pen to mark their answers. If they fail to do so, they might be disqualified.
Ques: How many MBBS seats are vacant in India?
Ans: As per the data delivered by MCI (Medical Council of India), there are 462 colleges offering MBBS and there are about 63835 seats.
Ques: Are there any changes made by NTA in the exam pattern for NEET 2021 examination?
Ans: Yes, NEET 2021 has been changed and internal choices have been introduced.
Ques: For how long the result of NEET 2021 is valid?
Ans: NEET 2021 result will hold its validity for the academic session 2021-2022 only.
Ques: If a student has opted for Hindi or vernacular language in NEET 2021 Test paper, in which language Test Paper will be provided to them?
Ans: In such cases, students will be provided with the test paper in their chosen language and English. In case of any ambiguity in the distributed paper, English version shall be treated as final.
Ques: How many attempts can a candidate make for the NEET exam?
Ans: On the proposal of the Union Health Ministry, MCI now has approved to remove the number of attempts limit from 2020 for NEET entrance examination. There is no cap limit for attempts.
Ques: How many sets of question papers will be distributed for NEET 2021?
Ans: As per the revised rules by MCI and supreme court order, there will be one set for question papers in all languages for NEET 2021.
Ques: What could not be worn for NEET 2021, particularly to avoid cheating?
Ans: Students are not allowed to wear shoes, sunglasses, full sleeves clothes, watches, bracelets, any sort of jewelry, saree and cap. They might get pointed out by the on-duty invigilator who can take actions as per the norms.
Ques: What is the minimum cut off percentile for candidates from all categories?
Ans: Minimum 50% cut off is required for general category candidates whereas 40% cut off is needed for SC/ST/OBC candidates to qualify.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.