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NEET 2022 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Total Questions, Total Marks


NEET exam also referred to as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, organized by the NTA (National Testing Agency) is to be held on 17th July 2022. This national-level exam is conducted by the agency for admission in MBBS, AYUSH, veterinary and nursing courses. The exam is a gateway for all medical aspirants to get their heads into top medical colleges in India. Candidates seeking admission in AYUSH, BDS, or Nursing courses have to sit for the exam too.


Candidates can check the complete NEET 2022 Exam pattern here:

NEET 2022 Exam mode: Offline – Pen and paper mode.
NEET 2022 Exam Language: Candidates will get an option of writing NEET 2022 paper in 13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
NEET 2022 Time Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
Type of Questions in NEET 2022 Objective type questions (MCQ’s)
Number of questions in NEET 2022: 200 (20 Optional – 5 from Each Subject)
NEET 2022 Total Marks: 720 marks
NEET 2022 Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Detailed distribution of subject-wise questions and marks for the NEET 2022 exam paper:

Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany/ zoology) 90 (45 each) 360
Total 180 questions 720 marks

NEET Marking Scheme 2022

Marking scheme of NEET 2022 examination is mentioned below:

  • Every question will carry 4 marks. While each correct answer can fetch a maximum of 4 marks, every incorrect answer will make you lose 1 mark due to negative marking.
  • Only a blue/black ball point pen is to be used to mark the answers.
  • More than one marking in the answer sheet for any question will count as the wrong answer and will have to bear negative marking.

Language of the Question Papers

  • Candidates can opt for any language for the NEET 2022 exam out of the 13 languages option provided by the NTA. Provided language options are – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
  • While filling the NEET 2022 Application form, candidates can opt for their preferred medium of NEET 2022 question paper. The medium once opted cannot be changed at later stages.
  • English test booklet will be provided to candidates who opt for the English medium.
  • Bilingual Test Booklet i.e., booklet both in Hindi and English language will be provided to candidates who opt for NEET 2022 in Hindi medium.
  • For the candidates who opt for any regional language, Bilingual Test Booklet in the selected language and in English will be provided.
  • The option of Vernacular languages will also be given as per the provided details:
NEET 2022 Question Paper Medium Location of Exam Centers
English and Hindi Medium At all examination centers in all cities
English & Assamese Centers in Assam
English & Bengali Centers in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Iceland
English & Gujarati Centers in Gujarat, Daman & diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
English & Marathi Centers in Maharashtra
English & Tamil Centers in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Iceland
English & Telugu Centers in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
English & Oriya Centers in Odisha
English & Kannada Centers in Karnataka
English & Urdu At all examination centers in all cities
English & Malayalam Centres in Kerala & Lakshadweep

NEET 2022 Syllabus

The Syllabus of NEET 2022 will be based on Classes 11th and 12th which are prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Subjects for NEET 2022 exam are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Physics (Important Topics):

1. Laws of Motion
2. Electromagnetic Waves
3. Electrostatic
4. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
5.Electronic Devices
6. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
7. Properties of Bulk Matter

Biology (Important Topics):

1. Human Physiology
2. Reproduction
3. Plant Physiology
4. Cell Structure and Function
5. Ecology & Environment
6. Diversity in Living World
7. Biology and Human Welfare

Chemistry (Important Topics):

1. Hydrogen
2. Equilibrium, Alcohols
3. Electro Chemistry
4. P-Block Elements
5. Surface Chemistry
6. Electrochemistry
7. Phenols and Ethers

NEET 2022 Preparation Tips

To ace the NEET exam in one go, the following tips can be quite helpful:

  • Knowing the NEET syllabus is primarily important. To understand the exam pattern, first it is important to be thorough with the syllabus.
  • Solve ample amounts of sample papers. Take regular mock tests to analyse your NEET 2022 preparation level.
  • It is wise to join any coaching class or e-learning platforms in case you are finding it difficult to make it on your own by self-study.
  • Make it a habit to write down all the important points in the form of notes. Revising the topics through notes will be much easier.
  • Making a timetable won’t help until you follow it. If you are making one, make sure to follow it.

NEET Exam Dates

The NEET UG 2022 Registration is likely to commence on April 6. The registration would continue till 20 May 2022. check out more about notifications on NEET 2022 Exam Dates

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NEET 2022 FAQ’s

Question: Will there be any changes in the NEET 2022 syllabus? Will it be reduced?
Answer: As of now, no such notification has been released by the NTA. The syllabus for NEET 2022 will be the same as

Question: When will NEET 2022 be held?
Answer: NTA has decided to conduct NEET 2022 is to be held on July 17. 

Question: Will NEET 2022 be conducted in online mode?
Answer: Expectations for this are quite high. NTA might release a statement supporting the same. No confirmation is there as of now.

Question: When will the registration for NEET 2022 start?
Answer: The registration for NEET 2022 started on April 6.

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