What types of questions are asked in NEET?

NEET 2020 is a pen and paper-based test which takes place once a year. Total numbers of questions that are asked in the test are 180 and the total marks are 720. NEET 2020 has three sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Botany & Zoology). For wrong answers, there is negative marking as well.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Total of 180 questions are there in the question paper and within 180 minutes the paper needs to be solved. Hence, you have 1 minute to complete 1 questions in NEET 2020. To know how to complete the exam in time and how to score adequate to crack the exam, it is essential to analyse the exam pattern below:

  • There are different versions of the NEET question paper. Students obtain different sets of the question paper with the difference of questions in each set.
  • The questions from Physics are comprised first, then from Chemistry and finally from Biology.
  • With the question paper, the candidates also get the answer sheet to mark their answers.
  • All questions are MCQ type and each question has 4 options. Among the 4 options, only 1 answer is accurate.

Distribution of NEET question papers and marks:

Name of the Subject Number of Questions Max Marks
Physics first 45 questions 4X45= 180
Chemistry next 45 questions 4X45= 180
Biology last 90 questions 4X90= 360
Total 180 720

Understanding the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern Key Points

Here are the vital points to note about the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern:

  • Type of questions: All questions in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test are MCQ type. Each question includes four options. Among the four options, one is correct. Candidate must mark the most suitable answer in the OMR sheet.
  • Question paper language: NTA prepares question papers in Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Kannada. In the application form of NEET 2020 candidate needs to mark the option for language.
  • Questions distribution: 180 Questions are distributed equally among Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, and Physics. Zoology and Botany are parts of Biology. Thus, there are 45 questions each in Chemistry and Physics papers. In Biology question paper there are 90 questions.
  • Mode of exam: It is a pen and paper-based test. Students who appear for examination get hard copies of question booklets. They have to mark answers in Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets.
  • Question paper sets: To avoid cases of malpractice and cheating, NTA issues quite a few sets of question paper sets. All question paper sets have the same questions in diverse order. For example, question number 1 in Set A may match up to question number 10 in Set B.
  • Negative marking: There is negative marking in NEET exam. If the candidate marks a wrong answer, 1 mark is subtracted for that. In other words, -1 is negative marking in NEET.

Changes in NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

NEET 2020 stays in offline mode and is being held once a year. Hence, there are no changes in the pattern of the exam. The candidates can get ready as per the conventional pattern of NEET.

NEET is a national level entrance exam for admission in UG medical courses in the medical colleges of the nation. To be eligible for BDS and MBBS admission based on NEET 2020, a student must get a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET exam. If the candidate belongs to SC / ST / OBC category then minimum marks at 45th percentile are qualifying cut-off. For someone with the disability of lower limbs, 45th percentile is cut-off.

NEET Syllabus

The comprehensive NEET syllabus 2020 will be issued by NTA together with the information booklet on December 2, 2019. Medical candidates have to be familiar with the syllabus of NEET 2020 if they want to solve the exam effectively. Preparation thus must begin with the idea of the NEET syllabus 2020 for Chemistry, Physics, and Biology which is on equivalence with class 11 and 12 syllabi for the same.

NEET syllabus is divided among 4 sections-

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Zoology
  • Botany

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

Class XI

  • Structure of Atom
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Hydrogen
  • Redox Reactions
  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons

Class XII

  • Solutions
  • Solid State
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • p- Block Elements
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics

Class XI

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves

Class XII

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Biology

Class XI

  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Human physiology
  • Plant Physiology

Class XII

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Reproduction
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Ecology and environment
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications