National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Contact - NEET 2020

NEET - (UG) 2020 - Exam Pattern

Pattern of the Entrance Test:- :-


Number of Questions








Biology (Botany & Zoology)






Important Note:

  1. Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  2. For each correct answer/best option, candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
  3. For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  4. To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
  5. However, after the process of challenge of key, if more than one option is found to be correct then all/any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1). Unanswered/Unattempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

Mode of Examination

NEET (UG) – 2020 is a Pen & Paper-based test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen.

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and single correct answer/best option

Duration of Test

The duration of test would be three (03) hours.
02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Medium of the Question Papers: -

Candidates can opt for Question Paper in any one of the following 11 languages:

Medium of the Question Papers: -

  1. Candidates can opt for Question Paper in any one of the following 11 languages:
  2. English Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Kannada
    Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu  
  3. Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen while filling in the Application Form. The option once chosen cannot be changed.
  4. Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
  5. Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  6. Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.
  7. In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.
  8. Option of Regional languages will be available as per the following table only: -
  9. S.N. Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
    1 English All Examination Centre
    2 Hindi Examination
    3 English and Assamese Examination Centres in Assam
    4 English and Bengali Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura
    5 English and Gujarati Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    6 English and Kannada Examination Centres in Karnataka
    7 English and Marathi Examination Centres in Maharashtra
    8 English and Odia Examination Centres in Odisha
    9 English and Tamil Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu
    10 English and Telugu Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    11 English and Urdu All Examination Centres
  10. Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2020 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.