NEET also known as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, is an offline All India Entrance Test which is conducted by National Testing Agency for admission into MBBS and BDS courses at various locations around the country. NEET exam will be conducted on May 3, 2020 (Sunday) at numerous exam centers across the country.
From this article, candidates will be able to check NEET 2020 Exam pattern, their marking scheme, how the syllabus is divided into different sections and the important instructions at the time of exam.
- NEET 2020 is an offline test that contains 180 MCQ questions of 4 marks each.
- NEET syllabus covers the topics of Class XI and XII syllabus.
- NEET Syllabus is broadly divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology(Botany and Zoology)
- Candidates will be given +4 marks for every correct answer, -1 marks for each wrong answer.
NEET 2020 Highlights
Let’s take a look at some key details about NEET 2020 and its exam pattern:-
|Name of exam||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2020|
|Popularly known as||NEET 2020|
|Conducted by||NTA, MCI|
|Number of questions||180|
|Time allotted||180 minutes or 3 hours|
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern Details
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- Mode of paper: Offline (Pen and paper based)
- Exam type: Multiple choice questions. Each question have four options candidate have to choose only one option.
- If candidate chooses Hindi as the mode of examination, he will get a bilingual question paper, i.e., both Hindi and English
- In case he chooses a regional language, test booklet will be again bilingual, in both regional language as well as in English
- Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
- Sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology(Botany and Zoology)
- Total marks: 720
- Question Paper Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Odia, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu and Telugu
|Section||No. of Question|
NEET 2020 Marking Scheme
- Candidates are awarded +4 marks for correct answer. There will be a negative marking in which 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.
- No marks will be deducted if the candidate does not attempt the question.
- It is necessary to use blue/black ball point pen to mark the answer.
- It is advised to all the NEET aspirants that don’t mark more than one answer into the OMR sheet, it will lead you towards negative marking.
The following table will help candidate to know the impact of each type of result of question on his/her total score:-
|RESULT OF QUESTION||IMPACT|
|If candidate answers a right answer||+4 marks|
|If candidate answers a wrong question||-1 mark|
|If candidate does not attempt a question||No Impact, 0 marks.|
NEET 2020 Language Options
NEET question paper will be provided in 11 languages. The default language is English but candidates can also choose their regional language at the time of filling the Application form.
Here the table shows you the different languages:
- Candidate can choose their preferred language at the time of filling Application form and it cannot be changed after the submission of form.
- Candidates opting for English language will be given question paper in English only.
- Candidates opting for language other than English will be given a bilingual question paper, which will have questions both in English and the language selected by candidate.
- Selection of regional/vernacular languages is subject to their respective state limits. Language of particular region cannot be opted in any other region.
Options of languages, as per their respective region, are shown below:-
|English and Hindi||All over India|
|English, Hindi and Assamese||Exam Centers in Assam|
|English, Hindi and Bengali||Exam Centers in West Bengal|
|English, Hindi and Gujarati||Exam Centers in Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English, Hindi and Marathi||Exam Centers in Maharashtra|
|English, Hindi and Tamil||Exam Centers in Tamil Nadu|
|English, Hindi and Telugu||Exam Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English, Hindi and Kannada||Exam Centers in Karnataka|
|English, Hindi and Odia||Exam Centers in Odisha|
NEET 2020 Important Instructions
Since NEET Exam is going to be held once in a year, Candidates are advised not to do any silly mistakes that can make them ineligible to appear in NEET 2020.
- Timing of NEET 2020 is from 2 pm to 5 pm
- Entry of examination hall will be start from 12:30 pm, candidates are advised to reach as early as possible, so that no issue arise, if it arise by chance that can be solved within stipulated time
- No entry will be allowed after 1:30 pm
- The invigilators will check the candidates admit card and documents from 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm
- The question paper will be distributed from 1:45 pm
- Rough work will be done in test booklet only. Candidate have no permission to mark on the machine gradable Answer sheet
- Candidate must have NEET Admit Card, passport size photograph and post card size photograph to enter in the examination hall
- There is no provision of re-checking of answer sheet
Frequently Asked Question
Ans: The exam pattern for NEET 2020 comprises of various factors given below:
- Exam Mode: Offline (pen and paper based)
- Number of Question: 180
- Type of Question: Objective type(there will be four options for each question out of which only one would be the correct answer).
- Exam Duration: 3 hours (10 am to 1 pm)
- Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology(Botany and Zoology)
- Question Paper Language: 11 languages English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi Telugu and Urdu.
Ans: NEET 2020 marking scheme includes all the marking factor of the exam:
- Total Marks: 720
- Marking Scheme: Four marks will be granted for every correct answer
- Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Ans: Candidates can mark only one answer for one question. Marking multiple answers can lead to negative marking.
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.
Ans: As per the data delivered by MCI (Medical Council of India), there are 462 colleges offering MBBS and there are about 63835 seats.
Ans: No, NEET 2020 shall be conducted over the same exam pattern as NEET 2019.
Ans: NEET 2020 result will hold its validity for the academic session 2020-2021 only.
Ans: In such case, students will be provided with the test paper in chosen language and English. In case of any ambiguity in the distributed paper, English version shall be treated as final.
Ans: On the proposal of Union Health Ministry, MCI now has approved to finish the number of attempts limit from 2020 for NEET entrance examination. There is no cap limit for attempts.
Ans: As per the revised rules by MCI and supreme court order, there will be one set for question paper in all languages for NEET 2020.
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.
Ans: Minimum 50% cut off is required for general category candidates where as 40% cut off is needed for SC/ST/OBC candidates to qualify.