NEET 2018 Exam Pattern includes the number of questions, marking scheme, mode, language, duration, and mode of the examination. It is necessary for the aspirant to know the NEET 2018 exam pattern. A candidate should keep themselves updated with the exam pattern to plan their preparations accordingly. In addition to that knowing the number of question, marking scheme will help you to make a good strategy for your exam.

About NEET- Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test on May 06, 2018. The NEET is a prestigious exam for admissions in MBBS/BDS, which is accepted nationwide for 100% medical admission. The only exception to the national exam is AIIMs and JIPMER. Colleges which come under NEET run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Except.

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NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

In NEET there is only one paper in the examination. The candidates have to answer on the OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination center only. Check all the details below.

  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Number of Questions: 180 multiple choice questions, which will have 4 answer option but only one will be correct.
  • Mode of Examination: Pen and Paper (offline) and candidates will have to mark answers in an OMR sheet
  • Duration: 3 Hours will be provided for solving the paper.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct question
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answers
  • Medium of Paper: Bilingual (English, Hindi, and other Regional Languages, as mentioned below)

Note: More than one option for the same question will be considered wrong in the exam.

S.No. Subject Number of questions
1 Physics 45
2 Chemistry 45
3 Biology (Botany, Zoology) 90


Language / Medium of NEET 2018 Question Paper

NEET 2018 examination will be conducted in 10 languages. A Candidate must fill the language in the application form only. Note that any change in the language chosen will not be entertained in the future.

If the candidate has chosen English then the medium of the exam will be in one language only. In other cases, the paper will have two languages. It will have English as the primary language and the language specified by the candidate as the secondary one. In case of any ambiguity, only the English version will be considered.

English Marathi Hindi Oriya Assamese
Tamil Bengali Telugu Urdu  –

Candidates should also note that particular language will be available at selected centers only. For more details check the table given below.

S.No Medium of Question Paper Examination Center
1. English and Hindi All Examination Center Cities
2. English and Assamese Examination Center Cities in Assam
3. English and Bengali Examination Center Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
4. English and Gujarati Examination Center Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
5. English and Kannada Examination Center Cities in Karnataka
6. English and Marathi Examination Center Cities in Maharashtra
7. English and Oriya Examination Center Cities in Odisha
8. English and Tamil Examination Center Cities in Tamil Nadu
9. English and Telugu Examination Center Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
10. English and Urdu All Examination Center Cities

Analysis of the Past Year Papers

NEET 2017

Physics was quite tough, lengthy and calculative. The paper had 19 questions from Mechanics, 5 from Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, 9 from Electrodynamics, 5 from Optics and Wave Optics and 7 from Modern Physics.

Chemistry was moderate and lots of questions were conceptual and application based. The paper had 12 questions from Physical Chemistry, 14 from Organic Chemistry, 12 from Inorganic Chemistry and 4 questions from General Chemistry.

Biology was also tough in 2017 as compared to 2016 NEET exam. Questions Paper included 11 questions from reproduction, 15 from genetics and evolution, 7 from biology and human welfare, 4 from biotechnology, 9 from ecology, 11 from diversity in living organisms, 7 from structural organisation in plants and animals, 7 from cell structure and function, 6 from plant physiology and 13 from human physiology.

NEET 2016 (phase II)

Physics was calculative and tough. About 22 questions from class 11 and 23 from class 12. In Chemistry, most of the questions were out of syllabus but numerals were formula based and easy in the year 2016. For Biology, it was easy, most of the important topics were covered in the exam. The major concern of the students was that most of the questions were either out of syllabus or outside the scope of NCERT.

How to fill OMR / Answer Sheet

  • After entering the examination hall, Candidates will be given sealed Test Booklet 15 minutes before the commencement of the test.
  • On the further instructions, take out the answer sheet from the test booklet
  • Candidates must have Ball Point Pen to fill in the details.
  • On the Answer sheet, enter the particulars on side-1 and side-2 and responses on side-2 .
  • On side-1 fill your Roll Number, Father’s Name, Centre Number, Name of the Examination Centre, Signature of the candidate.
  • On side-2 fill your Roll Number, Centre Number, Test Booklet Number, Test Booklet Code, Question 001 to 180. (Check the sample below)

Sample 1

Sample 2

  • Answers marked should be dark and use of pencil is not allowed in the exam.
  • Faint or Light marks would be considered wrong.
  • Add extra caution while marking an answer, as you cannot change your answer later.
  • Check below how to mark an answer properly.

  • Carefully check the correct and wrong way for marking an answer in the sample below.

If you have any queries on NEET 2018 Exam Pattern, please ask in the comments section below or at discussion forum.


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