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NEET 2019 Exam Pattern – Number of Questions, Marking Scheme and Important Highlights

The NEET exam is conducted each year to help aspirants discover their path in AYUSH, dental, and medical courses. The exam will be conducted on 5th May 2019 and the aspirants, who are willing to reach new heights in their professional career need to first, go through the NEET 2019 exam pattern.

If you are preparing for NEET 2019 exam and are looking for complete information regarding the exam’s marking scheme, the number of questions, time duration, and other relevant information, then continue reading.

About NEET 2019 Exam

NEET 2019 exam is a PBT pen-based test of 3 hours long. Going to be conducted on 5th May 2019 (Sunday) to help aspirants seek admission into the M.Pharm courses under the reputed and AICTE approved colleges of India. By going through the pattern, you will get to know how you need to prepare well for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination 2019.

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

Let’s see the following tabulation for the complete exam pattern and overview.

Particulars Details
NEET 2019 exam date 5th May 2019
Number of slots/shifts One shift
Examination Mode Offline (Pen-Paper mode)
Duration of the Exam 3 hours or 180 minutes
Exam Language/medium English, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya
Question type Multiple choice/ objective type
Sections/subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology(Botany and Zoology)
Total Number of questions 180 questions
Total marks of examination 720 marks
Marking scheme There is +4 for every correct choice and -1 for every incorrect answer

Let’s see the marking scheme of each section of the NEET 2019 exam with the following table.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Biology (Zoology and Botany) 90 360
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern – Important Highlights To Know

  • NEET 2019 is happening for the first time in the offline mode i.e. pen-based test.
  • If you will select any medium of language for the paper out of the options, then you will receive the NEET 2019 question paper in Hindi, English, and the selected medium of language. If you select Hindi as a medium of language, the question paper will be provided in both Hindi and English. Whereas, if you select only English, you will get only the English question paper.
  • You can select the medium of exam paper based on your regional centre for the examination.
  • In August 2018, around 3,000 tests centres were set up for the examinees who wish to practice for the main exam. The tests centres are open on Saturday and Sunday. Each aspirant is provided an hour time to practice for NEET exam 2019.
  • There is only one set of question paper in all the 11 languages.
  • The NTA has removed the restriction related to the number of attempts. You can appear for the exam until the upper age limit (25 years for General candidates and 30 years for SC/ST and OBC).

NEET Exam 2019- Regional Languages and Their Regional Centres

Medium of NEET 2019 question paper Regional Centre Name
English and Hindi All Examination Centre Cities
English and Kannada Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka
English and Oriya Examination Centre Cities in Odisha
English and Telugu Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English and Tamil Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu
English and Marathi Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
English and Gujarati Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and Bengali Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal
English and Assamese Examination Centre Cities in Assam
English and Urdu All Examination Centre Cities

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