NEET 2022 Paper Pattern


Are you ready for NEET 2022 to be held on 17 July 2022? If you are preparing for NEET 2022, you must be aware of the NEET exam pattern. 


The exam pattern for NTA NEET defines the system of examination that will be followed by the conducting authority. It generally includes the marking scheme, number of questions, and design of the question paper. You will find complete details of the NEET 2022 exam pattern below. 


Important things to note about NEET 2022: 

  • NEET 2022 will be conducted on 17 July 2022. 
  • NEET 2022 is organised and will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).
  • NEET is an undergraduate level examination, conducted once every year for MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVSC & AH admissions. 
  • NEET 2022 syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. 

NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Overview 


NEET Exam Pattern


Duration of NEET 2022

3 hours 20 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

200 (A candidate has to attempt 180 questions out of these 200)


720 Marks

Marking Scheme for NEET 2022

  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt
  • No marks for unanswered question


Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology


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

NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Subject-wise Marks Distribution 


  • The NEET 2022 exam will include 2 sections for every subject.
  • Section A will include 35 questions and Section B will include 15 questions. From Section B, students have to answer only 10 questions. 
  • There will be a total of 200 multiple choice questions out of which 20 questions are optional. Students have to answer only 180 questions in the NEET exam. 


NEET Subjects


No. of Questions

Section-wise Marking

Subject-wise Marks 


Section A




Section B




Section A




Section B




Section A




Section B




Section A




Section B



Total Marks



NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme 


  • Every question in the NEET exam is of 4 marks each. So, if you answer a question correctly, you will be awarded 4 marks. 
  • NEET 2022 exam also includes negative markings. For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from your total score. 
  • If you leave a question unanswered, no marks will be deducted/awarded for that question. 
  • You have to be very careful with the OMR sheet. Once you mark your answer on the sheet, you cannot change it. 

NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Question Paper Medium 


  • Candidates have to select the NEET question paper medium at the time of filling out the application form. 
  • Once you choose the medium of the NEET exam question paper, you cannot change it. 
  • If you choose the medium of the NEET 2022 examination paper as English, you will receive a question paper in English only. 
  • If you choose the medium of the NEET 2022 examination paper as Hindi or any other regional language, you will receive a bilingual question paper including questions in the language that you have chosen and English. 
  • In case of any ambiguity in the translation of any of the questions, the English version of the NEET question paper shall be treated as final.
  • NEET 2022 exam will be available in 13 languages including English, Bengali Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, etc. 
  • The choice of regional language depends on the exam centre that you choose. 



NEET 2022 Exam Centres

English and Hindi

All exam cities and centres

English and Urdu

All exam cities and centres


Available only in exam centres in Assam


Available only in exam centres in West Bengal


Available only in exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli


Available only in exam centres in Maharashtra


Available only in exam centres in TamilNadu


Available only in exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana


Available only in exam centres in Odisha


Available only in exam centres in Karnataka


NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Changes in 2022


  • The duration of the NEET 2022 exam has been changed. The exam will be 200 minutes (03 hours 20 minutes) and will be conducted from 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (IST). Earlier the exam was 3 hours only. Now, NTA has increased its duration by 20 minutes. 
  • There will be 200 questions in the question paper. However, candidates have to answer only 180. 
  • Earlier there were no sections given under each subject. Now, every subject has two sections. The second section includes 15 questions out of which students have to attempt only 10. 

NEET 2022 Exam Pattern - Important Points About NEET OMR Answer Sheets 


  • Students have to mark their answers on an OMR sheet using a blue/black ballpoint pen only. 
  • This sheet is evaluated using computer software and the software can read only those bubbles that are filled with colour. 
  • Candidates must not put any other marks or tamper with the sheet as it might restrict the software from recording their answers. 
  • There will be specific boxes for filling Roll Number, Test Booklet No. and Test Booklet Code. You just need to fill the bubbles of the corresponding number. 
    • The roll number for NEET 2022 will be 10 digits 
    • The test booklet number will be 7 digits 
  • Candidates also have to fill their Father’s name and Mother’s name in the respective boxes mentioned in the OMR sheet. 
  • The signature of the candidate must be in running handwriting. 
  • Every candidate must check the OMR sheet filling instructions given by NTA for NEET 2022. 
  • The OMR sheet given in NEET 2022 exam will also contain instructions. Candidates must read them before starting the exam. 

NEET Exam Pattern - Topics Included in Each Subject 


Candidates must take note of the topics included in the NEET 2022 syllabus for every subject. Questions in the NEET 2022 exam will be based on the syllabus only. However, we cannot predict which topic will be given more importance and what will be the difficulty level of the questions. 


Given below are the topics included in NEET 2022 syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 


NEET 2022 topics for Biology:

  • Structural organisation – Plants and Animals
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Diversity in the Living World
  • Human physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Ecology and environment
  • Biotechnology and its applications


NEET 2022 topics for Physics: 

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Electro statistics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Kinematics
  • Current Electricity
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • The motion of systems of particles and rigid body
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory
  • Electronic Devices
  • Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Oscillations and wave


NEET 2022 topics for Chemistry:

  • Some basic concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid-state
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Structure of atom
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Equilibrium
  • P Block elements
  • States of Matter: Gases and liquids
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Redox reactions
  • D and F block elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Coordination compounds
  • s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Some p-Block elements
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life 

NEET Exam Pattern - Question Types


You must know that NEET exam questions will be multiple choice. This means that every question will include 4 options, out of which you have to select the right answer. Here are some example questions from NEET question paper 2021. 


Sample Question 1: A ball of mass 0.15 kg is dropped from a height of 10 m, strikes the ground and rebounds to the same height.  The magnitude of impulse imparted to the ball is (g=10 m/s2) nearly : 

(1)0 kg m/s 

(2)4.2 kg m/s 

(3)2.1 kg m/s 

(4)1.4 kg m/s


Sample Question 2: Noble gases are named because of their inertness towards reactivity.  Identify an incorrect statement about them. 

(1)Noble gases are sparingly soluble in water. 

(2)Noble gases have very high melting and boiling points. 

(3)Noble gases have weak dispersion forces. 

(4)Noble gases have large positive values of electron gain enthalpy.


Sample Question 3: The incorrect statement among the following is : 

(1)Actinoid contraction is greater from element to element than Lanthanoid contraction.

(2)Most of the trivalent Lanthanoid ions are colourless in the solid state.

(3)Lanthanoids are good conductors of heat and electricity. 

(4)Actinoids are highly reactive metals, especially when finely divided.


Sample Question 4: A typical angiosperm embryo sac at maturity is : 

(1)8-nucleate and 7-celled 

(2)7-nucleate and 8-celled 

(3)7-nucleate and 7-celled 

(4)8-nucleate and 8-celled


Sample Question 5: Genera like Selaginella and Salvinia produce two kinds of spores. Such plants are known as 






This might help you understand what kind of questions can be asked in NEET 2022. However, you must practice sample papers and NEET previous year's questions to know more about the types of questions that can be asked. It will not only help you in NEET 2022 exam preparation but will also make you familiar with the exam pattern. 

NEET Exam Pattern 2022 - Preparation Tips 


  • To master the exam pattern of NEET 2022, it is important to know the syllabus of the exam. You must take note of all the topics of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology that can be asked in the exam and start preparing accordingly. 
  • The best way to master the NEET 2022 exam pattern is by solving the previous year's NEET question papers. 
  • Mock tests and sample papers also help you become familiar with the exam pattern of NEET and make you more confident. 
  • You must always consider negative markings even when you practise a sample paper. It will help you identify your level of preparation. 
  • You must solve NEET sample papers or previous year's question papers in a timed environment. Do not give you more than 3 hours and 20 minutes for solving the paper. 


For more information about NEET 2022, exam preparation tips, study resources and online coaching classes, consult askIITians experts. 

Frequently Asked Questions 


1. Is there a negative marking in NEET 2022 exam? 

Yes, there is a negative marking in the NEET 2022 exam. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 


2. How to prepare for NEET 2022 after changes in the exam pattern? 

There are just minor changes in the NEET exam pattern regarding the duration of the paper and the number of questions. Just keep those things in mind while solving mock tests, sample papers or previous year papers and prepare accordingly. 


3. Will the NEET 2022 exam be tough or easy based on the changed exam pattern? 

One cannot predict the difficulty of the NEET exam. However, as per the new exam pattern, students get 20 optional questions in the exam which gives them more control over which question they want to answer. Also, the duration of the exam has increased, which is again a good sign for students. 


4. Is NCERT enough for NEET 2022 exam preparation after the change in the exam pattern? 

Please note that the syllabus for NEET 2022 has not changed. Only the exam pattern has changed. So, the change in exam pattern should not affect your choice of study material. NCERT, however, is a great source of information to enhance your fundamentals for NEET. 


5. How many questions will be there in NEET 2022? 

NEET 2022 exam will include 200 questions out of which students have to answer only 180 questions. 20 questions are optional for students. The pattern of questions will be the same, multiple choice questions will be asked in the NEET 2022 exam. 




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