NEET 2018 Syllabus and Exam pattern

NEET 2018 syllabus Exam Pattern

NEET is an offline exam conducted in the conventional pen and paper mode. The question booklet consists of 180 questions on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) as prescribed in the NEET exam syllabus. As per the existing format, NEET is conducted in eight vernacular languages including Hindi and English, with Urdu likely to be included from 2018 onwards.

NEET Detailed Exam Pattern:

NEET Exam Date and Time

Held in the month of May; morning session

Exam Mode

Offline, pen and paper mode.

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada

Number of Questions

180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Distribution of Questions

90 from Biology and 45 each from Physics and Chemistry

Marking Scheme

(+4) for each correct response (-1) for each incorrect response


Based on topics, chapters and subjects taught during Class 11 and Class 12 levels (check the next chapter for more details).

Note: The option of medium of question paper must be exercised while filling up the application form and the option once chosen will not be changed. Candidates opting for English would receive question paper in English only. Candidates opting for Hindi would receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English. Candidates opting for regional language would receive question paper in the respective selected medium and English.

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