The exam pattern for NEET-UG 2021 includes details like the total number of questions, the number of marks, medium (language) of the exam, exam mode, internal choices in the exam, etc. The National Testing Agency (NTA), the authority that conducts the exam, is also responsible for framing the exam pattern and will release it for NEET-UG 2021 on its website in the coming days. Interested candidates can go through the information given below to know more about the exam pattern.

NEET-UG 2021 Important Events (Updated)

Registration  begins fromJuly 13 2021
Last date to register for NEET-UG 2021August 06 2021 (until 11.50 pm)
Last date to pay the application fee(Online)August 07 2021 (until 11.50 pm)
Application Form Correction WindowAugust 08 to August 12
Admit card release dateSeptember 09 2021
NEET-UG 2021 Exam date September 12 2021
Final answer key release dateTo Be Announced 
NEET-UG 2021 Result declaration                              To Be Announced 
Counselling start dateTo Be Announced

NEET-UG 2021 Latest Updates

Date of the ExamSeptember 12 2021
Total Number of Questions200 (Out of which 180 needs to be answered)
Total Marks720 Marks (remains same)
Number of questions in each section
Physics Section A-35 Questions;               Section B-15 Questions                       Chemistry                Section A-35 Questions;               Section B-15 Questions
 Botany                Section A-35 Questions;               Section B-15Questions  Zoology               Section A-35 Questions;               Section B-15 Questions
              Total – 200 Questions 
Internal Choice in the question PaperOut of the 15 questions from Section B, candidates should attend only 10 questions
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme+ 4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer,No marks are given/deducted for unanswered questions
Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen and paper-based test)
Duration of the Exam 3 hours (180 Minutes)

NEET-UG 2021 – Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for NEET-UG 2021 is given below. Candidates should be watchful while coding the OMR as answers once marked cannot be changed later. Coding more than one box for a question in the OMR will mean the question would be considered incorrect.

Answer TypeMarks Allotted
Right Answer +4
Wrong Answer-1
Unanswered/multiple answers0

Points to remember while/before choosing the Medium of Question Paper

The National Testing Agency will conduct the NEET exam in English and ten other Indian languages. Candidates can select one of the options from the list given below. However, please make a note of the instructions given below.

  • Candidates who have opted for the English language will be given the English booklet only in the exam hall.
  • Candidates who have chosen an Indian language will be provided with a bilingual booklet that contains both English and the Indian language.
  • In case of differences, the English version of the question paper shall be considered final and binding.
  • Candidates cannot change the options once exercised later.

Language/Medium of Question Paper

Languages Exam Centres (States)
English, Hindi and UrduAll States and Cities
TamilTamil Nadu
TeluguAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
BengaliWest Bengal and Tripura
GujaratiGujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Predictions and Expectations for NEET-UG 2021 Exam

Over the last few years, question papers of the NEET exam have thrown many surprises to students because of their unpredictable nature. Here are the section-wise observations on the trends of previous year question papers to bring you some light in this regard.

Physics Section:

  • This is usually considered the toughest among the three sections.
  • It consists of topics like Mechanics, Electricity, Electrodynamics, Modern Physics etc.
  • Questions involve lengthy calculations and the usage of formulae.

Chemistry Section:

  • In terms of difficulty level, Chemistry lies between Biology and Physics. i.e. it is considered a moderately difficult section.
  • Over the years, like physics, application-oriented questions have increased in the Chemistry section too.

Biology Section:

  • The Biology section is considered the easiest of the three sections.
  • This section is also given the maximum weightage of 90 questions equally shared between Botany and Zoology. 
  • Questions are direct and taken from the NCERT books.

Instructions for filling the OMR sheet

  • Candidates must code the OMR sheet by only using the black/blue ballpoint pen given in the exam hall.
  • Candidates should mark the question booklet code on their OMR sheet without fail.
  • No double marking/answer change is allowed on the OMR sheet. Candidates should give only one response to a question.
  • Candidates should do rough works only in the space specifically allotted for it in the test booklet.

Important Topics from Class-11 Physics 

Unit (Number)      Name of the UnitName of the ChapterWeightage
1Physical-world and measurementUnits and MeasurementsPhysical World2%
Motion in a PlaneMotion in a Straight Line3%
3Laws of MotionLaws of Motion3%
4Work, Energy and PowerWork, Energy, and Power4%
5The Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodySystem of Particles and Rotational Motion5%

Properties of Bulk Matter

Mechanical Properties of Solids
Thermal Properties of Matter
Mechanical Properties of Fluids
9Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryKinetic Theory3%
10Oscillation & WavesOscillationWaves3%

Important Topics from Class-12 Physics

Unit (Number)      Name of the UnitName of the ChapterWeightage
1ElectrostaticsElectric Charges and FieldsElectrostatic Potential and Capacitance9%
2Current ElectricityCurrent Electricity8%
3Magnetic Effect of Current & MagnetismMagnetism and MatterMoving Charges and Magnetism5%
4Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating CurrentAlternating CurrentElectromagnetic Induction8%
5Electromagnetic WavesElectromagnetic Waves
6                      OpticsRay Optics and Optical InstrumentsWave Optics10%

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Atoms & Nuclei
9Electronic DevicesSemiconductor Electronics9%

Important Topics from Class-11 Chemistry

Unit (Number)Name of the ChapterWeightage
1Basic Concepts of Chemistry1%
2Structure of Atom2%
3Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties2%
4Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure5%
5States of Matter: Gases and Liquids2%
8Redox Reactions3%
10s-Block Elements2%
11Some p-Block Elements2%
12Organic Chemistry4%

Important Topics from Class-12 Chemistry

Unit (Number)Name of the ChapterWeightage
1Solid State2%
4Chemical Kinetics3%
5Surface Chemistry2%
6Isolation of Elements2%
7p-block elements5%
8d- and f-Block Elements4%
9Coordination Compounds9%
10Haloalkanes and Haloarenes3%
11Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers4%
12Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids4%

Important Topics from Class-11 Biology

Unit (Number)Name of the UnitName of the ChapterWeightage
1Diversity of Living OrganismsThe Living WorldBiological ClassificationPlant KingdomAnimal Kingdom14%
2Structural Organisation in Plants & AnimalsMorphology of Flowering PlantsAnatomy of Flowering PlantsStructural Organisation in Animals5%
3Cell: Structure and FunctionCell Cycle and Cell DivisionBiomoleculesCell-The Unit of Life9%
4Plant PhysiologyPlant – Growth and DevelopmentTransport in PlantsRespiration in PlantsMineral NutritionPhotosynthesis in Higher Plants6%
5Human PhysiologyChemical Coordination and IntegrationDigestion and AbsorptionBody Fluids and CirculationNeural Control and CoordinationExcretory Products and Their EliminationBreathing and Exchange of GasesLocomotion and Movement20%

Important Topics from Class-12 Biology

Unit (Number)Name of the UnitName of the ChapterWeightage
6ReproductionReproductive HealthSexual Reproduction in Flowering PlantsReproduction in OrganismsHuman Reproduction9%
7Genetics and EvolutionMolecular Basis of InheritancePrinciples of Inheritance and Variation\Evolution18%
8Biology and Human WelfareHuman Health and DiseasesMicrobes in Human WelfareStrategies for Enhancement in Food Production9%
9Biotechnology and its ApplicationsBiotechnology and its ApplicationBiotechnology – Principles and Processes4%
10Ecology and EnvironmentEnvironmental IssuesOrganisms and PopulationsBiodiversity and its ConservationEcosystem6%

How to Predict your NEET score after the exam

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1. Why knowing the NEET-UG 2021 exam pattern is important?

It helps you to chart the right strategy and ensure that you don’t deviate from the track.

2. Will marks be deducted for unanswered questions in NEET-UG 2021?

No marks shall be deducted for unanswered questions in NEET-UG 2021.

3. I chose Hindi as my medium of the question paper. Will questions be asked only in Hindi language?

Candidates who have opted for Hindi/other Indian languages will be distributed a bilingual question paper at the exam hall. The contents of the paper will be in both the Indian language and English.

4. How much time do I get to solve each section?

The total time given to solve the question paper (180 out of 200 questions) is three hours (180 minutes). Candidates can use the time to their convenience as there are no sectional time limits.

5. Does NEET-UG 2021 have sectional time limits?

No. NEET-UG 2021 has no sectional time limits.

6. What are the details mentioned in the NEET-UG 2021 exam pattern?

Details like the type of exam, the language of the paper, mode of exam, exam duration, marking scheme, question type, etc., are mentioned in the NEET-UG 2021 exam pattern.

7. What is the official NEET-UG 2021 marking scheme?

Answer TypeMarks Allotted
Right Answer +4
Wrong Answer-1
Unanswered/multiple answers0

8. Will the NEET-UG 2021 question have descriptive-type questions?

No. The question paper for NEET-UG 2021 will only feature Multiple Choice Questions (Objective type).