NEET 2021 Exam Update: The National Testing Agency (NTA) that had recently opened the online application window for NEET UG 2021 Exam registration for admissions to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions across India has announced a change in the NEET 2021 Exam pattern offering greater flexibility to the aspirants.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
As per the new NEET 2021 Exam pattern announced by NTA, the NEET UG 2021 Exam comprising 180 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) subjects will now have two sections - Section A and Section B in each of the three disciplines.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern - Section A and B Explained
As per the new NEET 2021 Exam pattern, Section A in each of the three subjects will comprise of 35 MCQ questions (mandatory) while Section B will have 15 MCQ questions out of which only 10 need to be answered offering enough choice to the NEET UG 2021 Exam candidates.
Reasoning the change in NEET 2021 Exam pattern, the National Testing Agency said, "To rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various School Education Boards, the NTA has taken the decision to provide choice in Section "B" for each of the 4 (four) subjects."
NEET 2021 Exam Marking Scheme And Medium
The marking scheme, however, for NEET UG 2021 Exam remains unchanged. Students will get four marks for each correct answer with one mark being deducted for every wrong answer. There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
The NEET UG 2021 Exam will be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern And Dates
The NEET UG 2021 Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on September 12, 2021 (Sunday) in Pen and Paper mode in 13 languages across 198 cities and at over 3,862 exam centers for admissions to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental/AYUSH and other Colleges/Deemed Universities /Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India.