NEET Exam Pattern 2019

From 2019, the NEET will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based) comprising 180 questions divided equally among Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The exam will cover both, class 11 and class 12 syllabus of these 3 subjects. There will be no change in NEET exam pattern and syllabus this year. The duration of NEET 2019 is 3 hours. Candidates will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer, while -1 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


  • NTA has scheduled NEET 2019 for May 5, 2019.
  • The language of the question will be English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.
  • NEET 2019 Exam pattern



    Exam Mode

    Offline (Pen- paper based Test)

    Exam Duration

    3 hours


    Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

    Total number of questions

    180 (Physics- 45, Chemistry- 45, Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)

    Type of Questions

    Objective having 4 options each with only 1 correct option

    Marking Scheme

    4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions.

    Maximum Marks

    Total of 720 Marks

    Medium of paper

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

    NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen – paper based mode only. The following infographic indicates the paper pattern of the medical and dental entrance examination:

  • Students have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet.
  • The paper will have only multiple-choice questions.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
  • 45 questions are assigned to Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, each.

  • Pattern of NEET Question Paper

    The exam includes questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI and XII. Both Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions each. Biology has 90 questions divided equally among Botany and Zoology.

    Previous Year Question Papers of JEE Main

    Practice makes a man perfect, to do justice with this proverb previous year question papers along with their solutions are provided to help students prepare better for the exam. Practicing previous year question papers of NEET will give a clearer idea about the JEE Main exam pattern.

    Prepration Tips

    After getting familiar with the exam pattern of JEE Main the next step is preparation with a well-defined strategy. In order to be fully prepared for the examination, the students are advised to put the maximum efforts with complete dedication to achieving their dream. Time management is another important key to success. Self-study and practicing sample papers will enhance the preparation level further.

    Important Books for JEE Main 2019

    To guide students further about the preparation for JEE Main 2019 a list of important books is given below. Reference to these books will help the students in clearing the concepts and getting answers and solutions to their problems.

    JEE Main Important Books for Physics

  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II H.C. Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

  • JEE Main Important Books for Chemistry
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

  • JEE Main Important Books for Mathematics
  • Maths XI & XII by NCERT
  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
  • Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron

  • FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

    Many students have plenty of doubts and queries regarding the exam pattern of JEE Main. Given below is the compilation of such queries which will help the students to find the answers to these.

    Q. Will the exam be conducted online?

    Ans: No, till now, NEET is an offline exam. In other words, it is a pen and paper based test in which you will have to mark your answers on an OMR sheet.

    Q. Will NEET have descriptive questions?

    Ans: The exam will be a computer-based one and will be conducted twice each year; please note that Drawing test in Paper II will still be conducted in pen-and-paper based mode.

    Q. The exam will be in online mode. What kind of questions can I expect in JEE Main 2019?

    Ans: The exam pattern will remain the same except for the mode of the exam which will be computer based. So questions asked will be multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    General Exam Day Guidelines

  • The examination rooms/ hall shall be open 2.30 hours before the test commences. Considering there might be frisking by metal detectors, candidates are advised to reach the exam centre with sufficient time in hand so as to avoid last minute rush.

  • When coming to the exam hall, the candidate has to bring along admit card of JEE Main 2019, a recent passport size photograph along with the valid ID proof. Candidates without the admit card won’t be allowed to participate in the exam.

  • PwD candidates must bring a copy of their PwD certificate in the prescribed format duly signed by the competent authority along with their admit card

  • Use of electronic gadgets and communication aids: Electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, watches with calculators, pagers etc are not allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Other items barred from the exam hall include a log table, book, notebook, etc.

  • Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the exam hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/candy/sandwich etc.