NEET Total Marks 2020

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What is NEET?

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test commonly known as NEET is a single gateway entrance examination for granting admission to medical UG courses across the country. 

The National Eligibility/Entrance Test (NEET) is an offline test carried out in a pen-paper mode, standing as the only medical entrance exam at the UG level.

The National Eligibility/Entrance Test (NEET) is eligible for class XII students to sit in a single entrance examination to get admission to almost all medical colleges in India, including private medical colleges.

The NEET 2020 Exam Pattern comprises 180 multiple choice questions divided among Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Physics and Chemistry sections include 45 questions each, while the Biology section will comprise of 90 questions to be solved in a total time of 180 minutes. 

National Testing Agency has specified the total marks of NEET is 720. NEET 2020 total marks include 360 marks from Biology, 180 marks for Physics, and 180 marks for Chemistry. Whereas, in order to be eligible to appear for the exam, NEET total marks as per the eligibility criteria must be obtained by aspirants. All the candidates from General, SC/ST/OBC must obtain NEET total qualifying marks to appear for the offline exam. Marks obtained in the NEET examination decides the aspirant’s performance for the exam.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

Medical aspirants wishing to appear NEET should know the NEET exam pattern to gear up the preparation efforts. The exam pattern of NEET 2020 gives all the details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme, and more which will be helpful for preparation. Candidates can go through the examination pattern of NEET from the table below.

NEET Paper Pattern

Factors in the Exam Pattern


Exam Date

September 13, 2020 - Announced

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper-based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen


3 hours


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

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Exam Sections


45 questions

180 marks


45 questions

180 marks

Biology (Botany and Zoology)

90 questions

360 marks

Total Marks in NEET 2020

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer

-1 mark for a wrong answer

Eligibility to Appear for NEET Exam

As per the details above, Class 12 aspirants must secure the NEET qualifying percentile to be eligible to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates can check the NEET total marks required to appear for test can be checked below.

  • General category candidates must obtain at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English in Class 12 or equivalent exam

  • While SC/ST/OBC aspirants need to secure at least 40% to pass 10+2 and appear for NEET exam

  • PwD candidates must obtain 45% to pass the board exam and take NEET test

Advantages of Total Marks of NEET 2020 Prior to the Exam

While preparing for medical entrance test aspirants should know the NEET 2020 exam pattern which is mentioned above. While going through the NEET paper pattern aspirants understands the structure of the medical entrance test. It must be noted that the NEET question paper comprises 180 questions and each correct question has a weightage of 4 marks which means the NEET 2020 total marks are 720. The NEET 2020 exam paper is divided into three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

The number of questions in Biology is different whereas, the number of questions in Physics and Chemistry is the same. NEET Chemistry and Physics comprises 45 questions which means the NEET 2020 total marks for Physics and Chemistry are 180 marks. The question paper of NEET 2020 for Biology consists of 90 questions and has 360 marks which will be half of the total questions asked. Knowing the distribution of NEET total marks subject wise guides aspirants about which subject and section need to be focussed more to crack the medical entrance test.

NEET Total Marks Subject Wise


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NEET Total Marks After the Exam

Candidates after appearing for NEET 2020 exam can be highly benefited because of the total marks. Before the declaration of the NEET result, candidates can calculate their accurate marks. Candidates can get their probable marks of NEET 2020 with the release of the NEET answer key and by following the marking scheme. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to get the NEET 2020 total score after the completion of the exam.

Steps to Calculate the NEET Score

  • Candidates can tally their answers with the NEET official answer key 2020, after its availability.

  • Students are advised to keep an eye on the code of the NEET 2020 question paper and the answer key while tallying.

  • Aspirants can find the sets and language of the answer key on the top of both, the answer key and OMR sheet

  • Aspirants have to count the correct and incorrect responses to know their NEET score. In case, if you had marked more than one answer for a question, candidates must consider it to be unanswered.

  • The marking scheme of NEET 2020 given below will be used to calculate total marks for NEET

  • Candidates have to use the below-mentioned formula for calculating their total marks for neet.


NEET Score = [4*(Number of Correct Responses)] – [1*(Number of Incorrect Responses)]

Marking Scheme of NEET

Type of Response


Correct response

+4 marks

Incorrect response

-1 mark

No response marked

0 mark

Answer with more than one response marked

-1 mark

Hence in this way candidates can calculate the total marks for NEET.