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NEET UG 2022 - Exam Pattern Changes

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on July 17, 2022. NEET held for admission to the undergraduate medical entrance programmes including BSc Nursing and Veterinary will be conducted as an offline test at designated centres across the country and a few centres abroad. NEET 2022 question paper will comprise of 200 questions and will be held for a duration of 200 minutes.

As per the NEET 2022 UG exam pattern, the medical entrance test will comprise of four subjects -- Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology. Each subject will consist of two sections. While Section A will consist of 35 questions, section B will have only 15 questions. Out of the 15 questions from Section B, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 questions.

NTA NEET UG Exam Pattern 2022
Total Number of Questions200 Questions (20 Optional - 5 from each subject)
Marks720 Marks
  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
Marking SchemeFor correct answer: + 4
For Incorrect answer: -1
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Test)
Duration3 hours 20 minutes
Language options in NEET11 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, and Assamese
NEET 2022 Exam Date17th July 2022 (Sunday)

Exam Pattern 

NEET Exam is conducted in an offline mode (pen-paper mode) every year by National Testing Agency. Students can take a look at the revised exam pattern before going to the syllabus. Here you will get an idea about the revised exam pattern of NEET 2022.

  1. As per the new exam pattern, there will be 2 sections in each subject consisting of 35 questions in Section A and 15 questions in Section B (out of which choose to attempt any 10 questions).
  2. There will be 200 Multiple Choice Questions in total (out of which 20 are optional). Each correct question carries 4 marks.
  3. NEET (UG) – 2022 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen
  4. There will be a negative marking of minus one (-1) mark for each incorrect answer.
  5. The total duration of the NEET 2022 Exam is 3 hours 20 minutes (200 minutes)
NEET UG 2022 Exam Pattern (Revised)
SNoSubjects SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks Duration of Exam
1Physics        Section A351403 hours 20 minutes (200 minutes)
Section B1540
2ChemistrySection A35140
Section B1540
3BotanySection A35140
Section B1540
4ZoologySection A35140
Section B1540
Total200 (20 optional)720

Marking Scheme for NEET UG Exam

It is advisable to know the marking scheme for the NTA NEET UG exam 2022 before beginning with your preparation with NEET Syllabus. This will help you in deciding to attempt the question during the exam.

Marking scheme of NEET Exam
ParticularsMarks Allotted
Correct Answer+4
Incorrect answer-1
No answer/ Multiple answers0

NEET Syllabus 2022

The NEET syllabus 2022 covers Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) from class 11th and Class 12th. The students need to give it their best shot and prepare from NEET 2022 syllabus without skipping any NEET chapter as detailed below. The detailed subject-wise NEET syllabus for NEET 2022 exam is given below:

NEET Syllabus 2022 for Physics

Many of the students describe NEET 2022 Physics syllabus as a bit tough & lengthy, however, a proper understanding of the concept of the chapter would help in scoring good marks in this section. Candidates can check the NEET physics syllabus from both classes from the table given below.

Physics Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam
Class 11th Physics SyllabusClass 12th Physics Syllabus
Physical-world and measurementElectro statistics
Laws of MotionMagnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Work, Energy, and PowerElectromagnetic induction and alternating currents
The motion of systems of particles and rigid bodyElectromagnetic waves
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theoryElectronic Devices
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Oscillations and wave 

Chapter-wise weightage for Physics

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend and questions from the Physics section. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Physics.

Name of the chapterThe number of questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Current electricity28
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter26
Electromagnetic induction14
Alternating current14
Electromagnetic waves15
Electric Charges and Fields14.5
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance14.5
Kinetic theory13
Mechanical Properties of Fluids0-12
Work, Energy, and Power14
Mechanical Properties of Solids0-12
Newton's Laws of Motion13
Magnetism and Matter12.5
Motion in a Plane0-11.5
Motion in a Straight Line0-11.5
Moving Charges and Magnetism12.5
Physical World, Units, and Measurements0-12
Ray optics and optical instruments15
Thermal Properties of Matter0-12
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Simple Circuits26
System of Particles and Rotational Motion15
Wave optics15

NEET Syllabus 2022 for Chemistry

Chemistry subject is found to be easier than other subjects and is a boost up section to attain good scores. Let's have a look at the important topics of the chemistry subject asked in the NEET 2022 from Class-11 & 12 from the below table.

Chemistry Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam
Class 11th Chemistry SyllabusClass 12th Chemistry Syllabus
Some basic concepts of ChemistrySolid-state
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Structure of atomSolutions
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structureChemical Kinetics
ThermodynamicsGeneral principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
EquilibriumP Block elements
States of Matter: Gases and liquidsSurface Chemistry
Redox reactionsD and F block elements
HydrogenCoordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Some p-Block elementsAlcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
HydrocarbonsOrganic compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental chemistryBiomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in everyday life

Chapter-wise weightage for Chemistry

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Chemistry.

Name of the chapterNumber of Questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids24
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers24
Chemical Kinetics13
Chemical bonding25
d-and f-block elements24
Chemistry in everyday life12
Coordination Chemistry49
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes; Amines13
Environmental Chemistry12
General Principles and Process of Isolation elements12
N containing Organic Compounds13
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 112
Organic chemistry some basic principles and techniques - 212
p-block elements(13 14)23.5
p-block elements(15 16 17 18)23.5
Periodic table12
Redox reactions13
s-block elements12
States of Matter12
Structure of Atom12
Surface Chemistry12
The Solid State12

NEET Syllabus 2022 for Biology

This section is divided into two categories which are Botany and Zoology. Check the topics given by the NTA in the notification for Biology (Botany + Zoology) for the NEET exam.

Biology Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam
Class 11th Biology SyllabusClass 12th Biology Syllabus
Structural organization – Plants and AnimalsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human welfare
Diversity in the Living WorldReproduction
Human physiologyEcology and environment
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its applications

Chapter-wise weightage for Biology

Here you can check the number of questions asked from different topics of physics and the weightage of that topic in the exam. This analysis is based on the previous year's trend and asked questions in the NEET exam. All these topics are covered from the NTA NEET Syllabus of Biology (Botany and Zoology).

Name of the chapterThe number of questions asked (Approx.)Weightage in percentile
Anatomy of Flowering Plants0-12
Biological Classification0-12
Animal Kingdom27
Biodiversity and Conservation13
Body Fluids and Circulation0-11
Biotechnology and its Applications13
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes13
Breathing and Exchange of Gases0-12
Cell: The Unit of Life, Biomolecules0-12
Chemical Coordination and Integration14
Cell Cycle and Cell Division0-12
Digestion and Absorption13
Excretory Products and their Elimination0-12
Environmental Issues0-12
Human Health and Disease13
Human Reproduction13
Locomotion and Movement0-12
Microbes in Human Welfare0-12
Neural Control and Coordination0-12
Mineral Nutrition0-11
Molecular Basis of Inheritance26
Morphology of Flowering Plants15
Organisms and Populations0-12
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants0-12
Plant Growth and Development0-11
Plant Kingdom14
Principles and Inheritance and Variation15
Reproduction in Organisms0-11
Reproductive Health0-12
Respiration in Plants0-11
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production0-12
Structural Organisation in Animals0-12
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants15
The Living World0-12
Transport in Plants0-11

Language Of NEET 2022 Exam

Candidates can attempt the NEET exam in a total of 11 languages. Check the languages and the exam centres where you can attempt the exam.

MediumAvailability in the NEET exam centres
EnglishAvailable at all exam cities/centres
HindiAvailable at all exam cities/centres
MarathiAvailable at exam centres in Maharashtra
BengaliAvailable at exam centres in West Bengal
GujaratiAvailable at exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
TamilAvailable at exam centres in Tamil Nadu
TeluguAvailable at exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
KannadaAvailable at exam centres in Karnataka
OriyaAvailable at exam centres in Odisha
AssameseAvailable at exam centres in Assam