NEET UG 2024 Exam pattern released by the National Testing Agency is crucial information for NEET UG aspirants. Candidates must go through the exam pattern during their preparations to get acquainted with the marking scheme of all the subjects and topics, weightage, and so on.

The NEET exam pattern 2024 released by the NTA has all the important details regarding the language, types of questions, weight, marks, duration, etc.

NEET 2024 will be conducted on May 5, 2024 and all the crucial details regarding the exam pattern and NEET 2024 Question Paper are mentioned below.

NEET Exam Pattern 2024 : Highlights

NEET 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam Mode Offline, Pen and Paper mode An OMR sheet will be provided for NEET 2024 Candidates.
Exam Date May 5th, 2024
Exam Duration 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology: Botany & Zoology
Question Types Multiple Choice Questions
Total no of Questions Total 200 questions out of which only 180 need to be answered
(i.e 20 questions are optional; 5 from each subject)
Total no of Marks 720 marks
Section Wise weightage Physics: Section A (140 marks), Section B (40 marks)
Chemistry: Section A (140 marks), Section B (40 marks)
Botany: Section A (140 marks), Section B (40 marks)
Zoology: Section A (140 marks), Section B (40 marks)
Marking Scheme 4 marks awarded for every correct answer
1 mark deducted for every wrong answer
Languages/Medium Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu

NEET 2024 Pattern: An Overview of the Question Paper

Here is a brief summary of the analysis of NEET 2024 question paper:

NEET 2024 Question Paper Analysis
Overall difficulty level The overall difficulty level was Moderate
Subject-wise difficulty level Physics: Difficult
Chemistry: Moderate
Botany: Easy
Zoology: Easy
Most difficult section Physics
Easiest section Botany & Zoology
Time consumed Lengthy Paper
Subject-wise maximum weightage topics Physics: Energy, Gravitation, Magnetism & Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Motion, Optics, Power, Properties of fluid Current Electricity, Semiconductor Electronics, and Work.
Chemistry: Aldehydes, Carboxylic acids, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen, Ketones, Organic Chemistry, Structure of Atom, and p- Block Elements.
Botany: Anatomy of Flowering Plants, Molecular basis of inheritance, Morphology of Flowering Plants, and Photosynthesis.
Zoology: Biotechnology, Diversity, Human Physiology, and Reproduction,
No of expected good attempts Above 170
Additional points
  • Few hard questions were asked
  • Answers required understanding the concept and application
  • Few thought-provoking and tricky questions were asked
  • Some questions were based on multiple concepts.

NEET 2024 Distribution of Marks

The distribution of Marks for NEET 2024 is as follows:

  1. NEET 2024 question paper carries a total of 720 marks.
  2. The question paper has four sections, namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each section carries 180 marks.
  3. Each subject/section is further divided into two Section A (140 marks) and Section B (40 marks).
  4. Four marks are granted for each correct answer given by the candidate.
  5. NEET 2024 has a negative marking scheme, and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
  6. In case a candidate has checked two options for a question in the OMR sheet, the answer will be considered incorrect, and 1 mark will be deducted.

Important Points to Remember While Marking the OMR Sheet

Keep the following pointers in mind whilst filling the NEET 2024 OMR sheet:

  1. Read the questions carefully. Only give the answers to questions of which you are sure. Changing/erasing/obliterating the answer once filled is not allowed in any way and can be a punishable offence.
  2. Use of a ballpoint pen is allowed to mark the answers.
  3. There should be no tampering or scratches on the OMR answers sheet.
  4. Solve all the questions in the booklet provided first and then mark the OMR sheet as you won't be able to change the answer later.
  5. Do not mark more than one option in one question.
  6. Fill in all the details asked carefully.
  7. Do not forget to fill in the test booklet code.
  8. Candidates must sign the declaration column provided in the sheet in running handwriting with the time.

Language Options in NEET 2024 Exam

Candidates can opt for any one of the 13 languages mentioned below as the medium for NEET 2024:

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. English
  4. Gujarati
  5. Hindi
  6. Kannada
  7. Malayalam
  8. Marathi
  9. Odia
  10. Punjabi
  11. Tamil
  12. Telugu
  13. Urdu

English, Hindi, and Urdu are available all across India in all the exam centres. Other languages are available in their respective states.

Important Points to Remember while choosing the NEET 2024 Medium

Please note:

  1. Language once chosen for NEET 2024 cannot be changed later. The candidates can choose the medium of the question paper in their application form.
  2. Candidates with the preferred medium as English will be provided with the question paper in English medium ONLY.
  3. Candidates opting for any other medium will be provided with a bilingual question paper in their chosen language and English,
  4. In case of any doubt/error/ambiguity in any language, the English version of the question paper will be considered final and correct.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, the National Testing Agency did not announce any changes in the NEET 2024 exam pattern. The exam was conducted as per the details released by the exam authority.

The NEET 2024 Question paper contains a total of 200 questions. However, candidates need to answer only 180 questions out of the 200.

The NTA has removed any limit for NEET 2024. Candidates can opt to give NEET 2024 on multiple dates if they like. The only condition is they must meet the eligibility criteria.

Yes, NEET has a negative marking scheme. Every incorrect answer will cause the candidates to lose 1 mark. Moreover, 1 mark will also be deducted if the candidate marks two answers for one question.

Yes, it is highly recommended that candidates carefully go through the NEET exam pattern 2024 before attempting the exam and during their preparation. Being familiar with the exam pattern and other details helps in better preparation.
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