NEET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Total Marks

National Testing Agency announced the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern officially. Firstly, If you are preparing for NEET 2021 then you must be aware of NEET Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, and total marks. the entrance exam consists of 180 multiple choice questions divided among Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and it’s conducted offline mode. while Physics and Chemistry, sections will include 45 questions each, and the Biology section will comprise 90 Questions to be answered in a total time of 180 minutes. Most importantly When you are starting preparing for the exam you must know the Pattern of the exam and all the important things like the Marking Scheme, Total Marks, and Syllabus.

Mode of Examination

NEET 2021 will be going to be conducted offline in pen and paper-based mode. In addition, candidates will be provided a rough booklet during the examination and they must mark the code for the test booklet on the OMR sheet. Moreover, You should know how to mark the OMR sheet because It’s an important factor in the preparation as a mistake can’t be erased.

NEET Marking Scheme

According to the NEET 2021 Marking Scheme, Students will be given 4 marks for each correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer. Know about the marketing scheme so, that you can get the idea about how many questions you have attempted and you don’t need to guess the questions because in every wrong answer one mark will be deducted.

  • On every right answer, you will be given 4 marks
  • One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • No mark will be deducted for the questions which have unanswered.
  • Questions that have two or more responses marked on the OMR sheet will be considered as wrong and one mark will be deducted for them.

NEET 2021 Marking Scheme

Total Marks  720 maximum marks
Total questions in each section Physics- 45 Questions

Chemistry- 45 Questions

Biology- 90 (Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)

Marking Scheme Each question consists of four marks. Total four marks will be rewarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

NEET Exam Duration

Candidates will be assigned a total of 3 hours to solve 180 questions. There is no sectional Timing. It means you will be given 180 minutes to solve the 180 questions. consequently, you have to manage your time well while attempting all three sections. There is no time limit to solve a section in NEET 2020.

NEET Exam Pattern 2021

Get the Complete Idea about the NEET Exam Pattern like Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Total Marks, Medium of Language, and other things.

Number of Questions 180 Questions
Exam mode offline
Medium/ Language English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, and Urdu
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks 720 Marks
No. of questions in each section Physics- 45 Questions

Chemistry- 45 Questions

Biology- 90 (Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)

Marking Scheme 4 Marks for Correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer
Duration (Total Time) 3 hours
Total Score 720 Marks
Negative Marketing Yes  (-1 for an incorrect answer)

The exam will be conducted in offline mode that is pen and paper mode only. Students will have to mark their answers on the OMR sheet. 


Question Paper Medium according to the cities

Question Paper Medium Exam Centers City
English and Hindi Medium All Examination Center Cities
English & Assamese Assam
English & Bengali West Bengal and Tripura
English & Gujarati Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
English & Marathi Maharashtra
English & Tamil Tamil Nadu
English & Telugu Andhra Pradesh &
English & Oriya Cities in Odisha
English & Kannada Karnataka
English & Urdu All Examination Centre Cities

Exam Paper will consist of 3 sections 

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Zoology + Botany) 90 360
Total 180 Questions 720 Marks

There is no negative marking for unanswered questions. The paper will include multiple-choice questions and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. for each correct answer, 4 marks will be given. 45 Questions asked from Physics and Chemistry each and a total of 90 Questions asked from the Biology section. You will be given 180 minutes that is 3 hours to solve all the 180 Questions.

NEET Section-wise Syllabus

Analyzing the syllabus will be the first step in your Preparation. You can get an idea about the topics that will be asked in exams and You can choose your strong and week topics and prepare according to that simultaneously. The syllabus is the most important factor in exam preparation because you have to prepare for the exam in a balanced way.

Physics Syllabus

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 behavior 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

Important Topics of Physics in NEET 2021

Electrodynamics Wave Optics Semi-Conductors
Modern Physics Rigid Body Dynamics KTG & Thermodynamics

Chemistry Syllabus

Class XI

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

 Class XII

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

Important Topics of Chemistry in NEET 2021

Chemical Bonding Coordination Compounds
Carbonyl Compounds Organic Chemistry- I

Biology Syllabus

Class XI

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

Class XII

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

Important Topics of Biology in NEET 2021

Plant Anatomy Pollination DNA Replication Photosynthesis
PAGE Theory Endocrine System Excretory and Nervous System Digestive System

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NEET 2021 Pattern: FAQs

Q. What is the total number of questions that will be asked in the NEET 2021 exam?

Ans. The total number of questions in the exam will be 180. 

Q. Will NEET 2021 exam has a sectional time limit?

Ans. No, there is no sectional time limit to answer a section in NEET 2021 exam.

Q. Will, there be negative marking in NEET 2021 exam?

Ans. Yes, the NEET 2021 exam has negative markings. For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be subtracted and 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer.

Q. What is the mode of the NEET 2021 exam?

Ans. NEET 2021 exam will be conducted in online mode. 

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