NEET Exam Pattern 2019

NEET Exam Pattern 2019 - Syllabus, Question Paper Analysis and Marking Scheme

The only gateway to India’s premier medical colleges for a prosperous career as a medical professional is NEET. The eligibility cum entrance exam offers 63,800 seats for candidates who wish to pursue MBBS or a BDS degree. A student receives a seat based on his/her rank. Naturally, a large number of aspirants appear in this exam to compete for a seat every year.

To be eligible for admission in any one of the medical colleges, you need to score above the cut off marks. The minimum qualifying marks are determined for each category of candidates with a set percentage over the highest obtained score for that year. Preparation and practice are the only ways for securing the perfect marks here. By following the NEET exam pattern, you can prepare correctly for the exam.

Why is NEET question paper pattern important?

Understanding the NEET 2019 exam pattern is crucial for you to build a strong strategy. It offers you an insight into the most important sections.

Even if you are in the final phase of preparation, you shouldn’t forget about the question paper pattern. Brushing up the areas carefully will reduce stress and anxiety during the exam.

More on NEET exam pattern

NEET’s regulating body has changed in the last year. However, according to unofficial announcements, the NEET paper pattern will not change. Similar to previous years, the examination will be held offline. Candidates must answer via pen and paper.

Like previous years, the exam will comprise 180 questions, divided amongst Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The syllabus will include topics from both Class 11 and 12 covering all the three subjects. NEET exam lasts for a duration of 3 hours. You will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer while every wrong answer is marked negatively.

Vital facts on NEET question paper pattern –

  • • A student will need to mark his/her responses on OMR sheets.

  • • The entire paper will be based on multiple choice question pattern.

  • • For each question, there will be 4 options, out of which only 1 will be correct.

  • • 45 questions are allotted to each of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.

  • Few essential notes on the choice of language

    Candidate will be able to choose a language for the question paper as per their convenience. The options of languages are – English, Hindi, Telegu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Gujarati, Urdu & Assamese.

    Candidates are required to choose the language of their question paper when filling the form. Once he/she exercises the option, it cannot be changed any more. Those who have chosen bilingual question paper receive an answer booklet in both English and their preferred choice of vernacular.

    Here are the centres as per the availability of vernacular languages:

    Question paper medium Examination centre
    English and Hindi Centres in all cities
    English and Assamese Centre in Assam
    English and Bengali West Bengal and Tripura
    English and GujaratiDadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman, Gujarat
    English and MarathiMaharashtra
    English and TamilTamil Nadu
    English and TeluguAndhra Pradesh & Telangana
    English and OriyaOdisha
    English and Kannada Karnataka
    English and UrduAll cities

    NEET 2019 paper pattern analysis 

  • I. Analysis for Physics

  • In Physics, mechanics is the most important topic and carries the maximum weightage. Topics that come under electrodynamics will offer students with almost 9 to 10 questions. As per predictions of NEET exam pattern 2019, the difficulty level of this section will be higher this year. Most of the questions involved in this subject comprise lengthy calculations.

    The only way to go about these lengthy calculations is by remembering all the important formulas by heart.

    Note –

    To achieve the cut off marks and score as you desire, it's important that you prioritize the topics carrying more weightage. The major 6 areas from which the maximum number of questions appears are – Electrodynamics, Wave Optics, Modern Physics, KTG & Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, and Semi-Conductors. 
  • II. Analysis of Chemistry

  • Chemistry is regarded as moderately difficult in all NEET exams. Application-based questions have increased in number over the past years. In 2017, more questions from class XII appeared. As per most years’ NEET exam paper pattern, organic chemistry is more important compared to inorganic, and almost 16-17 questions from this subject will appear this year. Few questions that require combining concepts from different chapters are expected to appear this year as has been since the last few years.

    Paying more attention to topics like chemical bonding and coordination compound can be rewarding. Solving questions from these sections demands a lot of time and also carries a heavy amount of weightage. So, being fluent with this section can benefit you.

    Note -

    In the last couple of years, students have noticed a variation in Chemistry questions. Topics such as Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compound, Carbonyl Compounds, and Organic Chemistry – I are of high priority. So, you must emphasize on them accordingly.

  • III. Analysis for Biology

  • Candidates in the past have repeatedly reported biology to be easier compared to the other two subjects. There will be 45 questions each from zoology and botany. Analysis of NEET exam pattern reveals questions tend to be equally distributed from class XI and XII. In 2017, 46 questions came from class XII syllabus alone. Majority of questions that appear are similar to the ones in NCERT; so, students should refer to that book more often.

    Human physiology is one of the most important topics along with genetics. Both of these subject matters account for about 30 questions in the biology section.

    Note -

    While preparing for biology, you must consider the NCERT book as your primary guide. The topics from which questions appear are – Plant anatomy, photosynthesis, pollination, DNA replication, PAGE theory, and excretory, endocrine, digestive, nervous system.

    Marks distribution at a glance

    SubjectNumber of questionsMarks Awarded

    [Note: 1.) All questions are MCQ type 2.) Total number of questions is 180 3.) Total marks is 720]

    Candidates responseAwarded MarksMaximum marks securable in each subject
    Correct Answer+4180
    Wrong Answer-1
    No answer0
    Multiple answers0

    Common queries 
  • • Are there any sectional limits?

  • There is no limit on the amount of time a student can spend on any section. You can dedicate as much time as you want to a particular section.

  • • Can you carry stationaries?

  • You'll be provided with all necessary stationeries such as pens, pencils, and erasers. You'll only need to carry your admit card and photographs inside the examination hall.

  • • Where to do calculations and rough work?

  • A booklet to do any rough work will be provided to you.

    With a clear example of the NEET exam pattern, you'll be able to prepare better. During the final phase of your revision, emphasising on the critical parts will help to achieve a higher score in the entrance exam.