NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

NEET is a National level entrance exam conducted 150 cities on 6th May, 2018. The exam pattern for NEET 2018 comprising mode of examination, type and total number of questions, number of subjects, exam duration, marking scheme etc is given below.

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

Mode of the Examination Offline Mode (Pen and Paper based)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Duration 3 hours
Number of questions 180 (Physics – 45, Chemistry – 45, Botany – 45, Zoology – 45)
Total marks 720 marks (180 Q x 4 marks)
Marking scheme

4 marks will be rewarded for each correct answer

Negative marking - For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score

No response/answer – No mark will be deducted More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

Type of questions Objective type questions (MCQs)
Language English/English and Hindi/English + one regional language of candidate’s choice


  • Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  • Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
  • Candidates opting for regional languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected regional language and in English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
  • Option of regional languages will only be available as per following details:-

Option for regional languages along with examination centres are available as per following details

Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
English and Hindi All Examination Centre Cities
English & Assamese Examination Centre Cities in Assam
English & Bengali Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
English & Gujarati Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
English & Kannada Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka
English & Marathi Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
English & Oriyas Examination Centre Cities in Odisha
English & Tamil Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu
English & Telugu Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
English & Urdu All Examination Centre Cities

NEET 2018 Questions and Marks Distribution

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2018 Marking Scheme

Status Marks
Correct answer +4
Wrong answer -1
Unattempted question No Marks