NEET Exam Pattern 2018, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Paper

NEET Exam Pattern 2018NEET Exam Pattern 2018 is decided by the exam conducting authority. This exam is organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. NEET also referred as National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. It is a national level entrance test. This exam is an opportunity for those students seeking for admission in MBBS and BDS courses provided by top medical colleges or universities of the country. Here we are providing detailed information regarding NEET 2018 Exam Pattern.

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newiconAs per the CBSE, NEET 2018 question paper will be remain same in all languages to ensure the equality of difficulty level for all candidates.

NEET Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern comprises of the type of question, number of question, marking scheme, etc. The detailed NEET exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Exam Date: The exam will be organized on 6th May 2018.
  • Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based). Candidates have to mark their answers in OMR answer sheet.
  • Number of Question: It will contain only one question paper which comprises of 180 questions.
  • Type of Question: Questions will be objective type. Each question will contain four optional answers; students are required to mark the correct answer only.
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be three hours (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
  • Subjects: The question papers will be composed of four sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
  • Question Paper Language: The language of the question will be English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.
SectionNo. of Question

NEET Marking Scheme 2018

Marking scheme of NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:

  • Total Marks: The question paper will bear total 720 maximum marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will contain four marks. Total four marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in this examination; one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • Candidates are required to use only blue/black ball point pen to mark their answers.
  • Candidates note down multiple answers for one question will lead to the negative marking.

Language of the Question Papers

  • Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Urdu & Kannada.
  • The option of the medium of question paper will be exercised during form filling process.
  • The option once exercised cannot be changed later by the candidate.
  • Candidates, those opt the English language, the test booklet will be given in English only.
  • Candidates, those opting for Hindi, the Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English will be provided.
  • Candidates who opted for vernacular languages, Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in the selected language and in English will be given.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version will be treated as final.
  • The option of Vernacular languages will only be available as per following details:
Question Paper MediumExam Centers
English and Hindi MediumAll Examination Center Cities
English & AssameseExamination Center Cities in Assam
English & BengaliExamination Center Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
English & GujaratiExamination Center Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
English & MarathiExamination Center Cities in Maharashtra
English & TamilExamination Center Cities in Tamil Nadu
English & TeluguExamination Center Cities in Andhra Pradesh &
English & OriyaExamination Center Cities in Odisha
English & KannadaExamination Center Cities in Karnataka
English & UrduAll Examination Centre Cities

NEET Syllabus 2018

The NEET 2018 syllabus is comprised of four subjects, i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Zoology and Botany. For better preparations, candidates should prepare for the exam as per the officially prescribed syllabus. The syllabus has been notified by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus is comprised from class 11th & 12th subjects.

If you have any other query about NEET Exam Pattern 2018, you can ask us by commenting below in the comment box.

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  1. Manoj sahu says:

    How to apply a neet exam in age above 25 yrar

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there 60-40 criteria for neet also please tel l me fastly

  3. Sudipta says:

    I choose Oriya as my question paper medium . But it shows invalid value in question paper medium, why is it so?. another question is… will the question in English and questions in Oriya be different or same?!

  4. Anitha says:

    pls explain .veterinary course exam date and how to apply and when to apply and qualification

  5. dine says:

    how to register,
    register will be done at the timing of form submitting or before

  6. Rekha says:

    What happened kerala state neet exam not writing there

  7. Muskan says:

    Sir how much marks will be enough for an obc category girl to get the smsmc of jaipur

  8. Kholinder says:

    Hi..sir I am 12 the class student ,I have not clear about negative marks & questions tips,pleas explain me

  9. Suraj says:

    Thx for give information

  10. RITA KUMARI says:


  11. aarthi shimma says:

    Hi sir …… Iam 12 in present i can’t understand about negative marking system can u explain me plz

    • ANAND says:

      Negative marking is the mark/marks which will be deducted from your correct answered marks. For example if you attend 110 questions out of this 100 are correct means you will get 400 marks (because 4 marks for each qstn),while if you answered 10 questions wrong then 10 marks will be deducted from 400 (bcoz negative/deduction mark is 1 for each qstn) your score will be 390. This kind of system exists in most of competitive exams like IAS, SSC, BANKING etc. This is for discourage the students who answering randomly without any knowledge about question,and getting correct answer by luck.
      My suggestion is that, If you have dilemma in 2 answers out of 4 choices you can go for any one from two. Bcoz, if u answr 10 qstns in this method even 3 qstn are correct means will be 12 marks and 7 are wrong = 7 marks will be deduction – profit will be 5 marks. This is applicable only u if hav doubt/dilemma in b/w 2 answer choices don’t use this method if u don’t know anything from 4 choices . Also for finding two best answers out of 4 choices you need to study and prepare well. You can try this method any previous year qstn or mock papers. All the best.

    • Dr. Abhishek Verma says:

      You have right per questions obtained 4 mark each and every wrong questions negative 1 mark on your total right questions mark

  12. Akansha says:

    Sir I m in 12 cls from st category can u tell me about benefits of this I mean cutoff

  13. Ayush chauhan says:

    Sir or madam what is the cutoffs of neet 2018??

  14. Ayush chauhan says:

    Sir negative marking is deducted from total or subject Wise??

  15. Ayush says:

    Sir negative marking is subject Wise or deducted from the total?

  16. Susmita Nandi says:

    If I choice question paper language as English,then the Exam centre will be west Midnapur or not.

  17. GOPIKA says:

    My date of birth is 09/02/1994. Am i eligible?

    • Hanif Khan says:


      • KHAIRUL BASHAR. says:

        Question Marks
        1.Chemistry 45 180
        2.Physics 45 180
        3.Zoology 45 180
        4.Botany 45 180
        Total 180 720

        Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).
        One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark)

        Khairul Bashar

  18. Aadi says:

    My son is 15/5/88 can I take part in this exam?

  19. john nelson says:

    Can I wait an year after writing class 12 boards exam? What is the disadvantage in doing so? Also if another student gets the same marks as me then is the ranking based on age? What is the disadvantage of giving NEET in the 2nd attempt if I do not get an appreciable mark?
    It would be great if you could clear my queries.Thank you.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      Their is no harm, especially if you are unprepared. But if you have done preparation then you should appear in the first attempt.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      Their is no harm, especially if you are unprepared. But if you have done preparation then you should appear in the first attempt. If two students gets same marks then the rank is calcuted on the basis of marks obtaind by the candidate in the biology section and finally on the age.

  20. mithra says:

    i want to what kind of book is very useful to refer for neet exam

    • Tanya Purohit says:

      To crack the paper u should have the book of question papers yearwise arihant publications or any other company that is must

  21. survee singh says:

    Thank you so much for all this information

  22. ANURAG SHARMA says:


  23. Akanksha says:

    My DOB is 27/07/2001 m I illegible to give NEET examination??

  24. Rakesh behera says:

    How many mark to qualify exam?

  25. Aditi says:

    Sir or madam. How many marks are sufficient to qualify neet exam

  26. Aditi says:

    Sir or maDam…
    How many attempts are avilable for obc category

  27. Aditi says:

    Is ncert enough to qualify neet?? ?

  28. Shreya says:

    Sir…… or madam
    This might be silly but I m not good in maths but in science I am very good so the point is I am in nth class and worried wht to do

  29. raj says:


    i have an impression that
    1. to eligible for Neet one has to score certain % in 10+2
    2. to be eligible for councelling one has to score certain % in Neet. And what is that lowest required % ??

    if someone passed 10+2 with 60% can he get mbbs or bds without neet ?? or are there any management or donation seets ?


    • Hanif Khan says:

      1 – minimum 50% in 12th for Gen. and 45% for reserved.
      2 – Minimum 50% in NEET.
      3 – NEET is compulsory for admission however management seats are there in most of the private colleges.

  30. goitam says:

    from 11th what % of question coming in neet

  31. Sonal Desai says:

    Which books should be preferred mostly to clear this exam

  32. Jesse says:

    Sir,my DOB is 9-8-1993,OBC category, am I eligible to apply for 2018 NEET?

  33. Preetika says:

    As of now m 25 yr 1 month … Can I sit for NEET exam in 2018 ?
    If not what would be the other options to get seat in BAMS course?


  34. Royal Das says:

    Which books is needed to read carefully to secure a standard marks in NEET ? I also want to know that, how many marks is minimum should to obtain by a candidate to secure a medical seat in India ?

  35. suneel reddy says:

    my question is bit complicated im 24 and half in age due to my passion i want to write neet and aiims i heard till 25 is eligible ? im a general categeory and just have 6 months time for neet ? 🙁 any suggestions pls?

  36. Prasanna Bhattarai says:

    Hello, As a foreign student,should I take the NEET test to be eligible for applying for AIIMS ? Or what is the procedure?

  37. Abdul Rasheed says:

    Which is the best book to prepare for NEET

  38. keyur beladiya says:

    i get for neet exam in 550 marksin gujrati languae

  39. Bibha Singha says:

    Sir.. can you please tell me the essential books need for the neet preparation

  40. Anurag Verma says:

    What can be the minimum Mark to get gov’t college (mbbs) for obc

  41. Mohit says:

    Sir,what is the percentage of 11class syllabus in NEET?

  42. Vaishnavi jairam says:

    Sir,I want to ask about the approx cutoff of grant medical college, mumbai

  43. Ayush Verma says:

    Sir if for example – out of 10 i have done 6 correct and 4 wrong what will be my marks?? I m confused with the marking scheme .

    • Hanif Khan says:

      In that case you will get – 20 marks

    • Raval Natwar Bhai says:

      What can be the minimum Mark to get gov’t college (mbbs) for obc.Which is the best book to prepare for NEET. Sir negative marking is subject Wise or deducted from the total?. If I choice question paper language as English,then the Exam centre will be Gujarat or not.

  44. Pragnya parimita padhy says:

    How many marks required to qualify neet entrance

  45. Abhiney says:

    Sir, i am in 12 . I am doing only ncert . Is ncert enough to qualify neet.

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