NEET UG 2023; Check Section-wise Exam Pattern

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The NEET 2023 exam pattern was determined by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam tends to choose the top rankers for multiple medical courses. The NEET 2023 exam will be conducted on May 7, 2023.

Owing to the NEET exam pattern and colourful changes in the past 2 years (the total duration of the exam increased by 20 minutes), it is anticipated that the NEET exam pattern 2023 will remain the same as the former 2022 pattern.

As per the marking scheme of the NEET UG exam pattern, each question carries 4 marks, and 1 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer. The grand aggregate for this exam is 720 marks.

Distribution of marks in NEET 2023

 Marks awarded
Correct answer+4
Incorrect answer-1
Question with further than one response-1
Unanswered question0

The NEET exam pattern 2023 calls for 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions from 3 subjects, videlicet

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (Botany and Zoology)

NEET exam pattern 2023:

Applicants aiming to appear for NEET 2023 must be acquainted of the exam pattern while preparing.

The most recent NEET exam pattern (2023) provides applicants with further questions to attempt. Each of the subjects will have two sections with 35 and 15 questions, independently. In the alternate section, candidates will have to attempt 10 out of 15 questions.

Candidates who wish to write the NEET exam in 2023 must be well-versed in the exam pattern. Details of the NEET exam pattern for 2023 are given in the table below.

  Particulars  Details
Mode of examinationOffline
Medium/LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, Punjabi, Malayalam and Urdu
Duration of the examinationThree hours and twenty minutes
The frequency of exams in a yearOnce a year
Types of questionsMultiple choice questions
Total no of questions200 (180 applicable questions per attempt)
Total marks720
Negative marksYes
Marking schemeCorrect answers receive a +4 and incorrect answers receive a -1.
Total sections in the question paper3
The section’s name and the number of questions asked from itPhysics35+15

According to the NEET 2023 Exam pattern, candidates will be given an OMR sheet to mark their responses. Therefore, it becomes important to know everything about the OMR sheet and how to mark the responses on it. Important points to recollect while marking the OMR sheet includes

  • Answers have to be marked using a ballpoint pen.
  • Changing answers on the OMR sheet is not allowed.
  • Erasing or obliterating any information printed on the OMR sheet is a punishable offence.
  • Rough work should be done on the test booklet only.
  • A candidate must not forget to mark the test booklet code on the OMR sheet.

NEET 2023 pattern: An Overview of the Question paper

The NEET question paper will have three subjects, according to the NEET exam pattern 2023. The subject-wise weightage and breakup of the question paper are shown below:

SectionsNo of questionsTotal marks
Physics Section A35140
Physics Section B1540
Chemistry Section A35140
Chemistry Section B1540
Botany section A35140
Botany Section B1540
Zoology section A35140
Zoology section B1540
  • Section A consisted of 35 questions, one for each subject (question numbers: 001 to 035, 051 to 085, 101 to 135, and 151 to 185). All questions are compulsory.
  • Section B considered 15 questions in each subject (question numbers: 036 to 050, 086 to 100, 136 to 150, and 186 to 200). Section B: A candidate must attempt any 10 of 15 in each subject.
  • Candidates were advised to read all 15 questions in section B of each subject carefully before they started attempting the question paper. In the case of a candidate attempting more than 10 questions, the first 10 questions answered by the candidate will be evaluated.
MediumAvailability in the NEET exam centers
EnglishAvailable at all cities/centers
HindiAvailable at all cities/centers
EnglishAvailable at all cities/centers
MarathiAvailable at exam centers in Maharashtra
BengaliAvailable at exam centers in Bengal
GujaratiAvailable at exam centers in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
TamilAvailable at exam centers in Tamil Nadu
TeluguAvailable at exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
KannadaAvailable at exam centers in Karnataka
OriyaAvailable at exam centers in Odisha
AssameseAvailable at exam centers in Assam
PunjabiAvailable at exam centers in Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi
MalayalamAvailable at exam centers in Kerala and Lakshadweep

Important points to be noted while choosing the medium of the NEET 2023 exam include:

  • The medium of question has to be named in the NEET 2023 application.
  • Once chosen, the language cannot be changed.
  • Candidates opting for any other language will be provided with a bilingual test booklet, their selected language preference, and English.
  • In the event of any ambiguity in the translation of any of the questions, the English version of the NEET question paper will be considered final.

Amelia Noah

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