How to attempt NEET Question Paper

How to attempt NEET Question Paper

The last and final step of your mission NEET is going to be the way you solve the paper on the Final exam day. You need to be very clear about how you are going to attempt the paper in order to finish it on time, avoid negative marks and maximise your score.

Know the NEET Question Paper Format first!

It is important to familiarize yourself with the NEET Question Paper format. so that you can plan your paper-solving strategy well.

Read more: The NEET Question Paper Format – Explained

Time Management

In NEET you have 180 questions and 180 minutes to solve them. So you have 1 minute to solve each Question. Out of 180, at least 140 questions would be theory-based or simple Numericals that won’t take more than half a minute. So, considering that you still can spend close to 3 minutes on the challenging problems.

So, in a nutshell, 3 minutes for challenging problems, 2 minutes for normal tough problems, 1 minute for easier ones and negligible time for theory-based questions.

Subject wise Time Management

Your easiest and most scoring subjects are going to be Chemistry and Biology. Physics requires a lot of rough work while Biology has the highest number of theory questions in the paper.

So, you should be able to complete Chemistry within 50 minutes. Out of the remaining 130 minutes, you should be able to solve Physics in 90 minutes and Biology in 40 minutes each. If you can minimize the timing on Biology, it could act as a bonus for physics and Chemistry.

So again: 50 minutes for Chemistry | 90 minutes for Physics | 40 minutes for Biology.

Note: This might look difficult, but you need to accept the difficulty level and start working on it.

You may also want to divide time based on difficulty level rather than subjects.  For example 30 minutes for theory-based. 1 hour for moderate level problems and the remaining time for most difficult problems.

Read More: How to Manage time in NEET

Order of Attempt

Our preferred order of Attempts is: Biology | Physics | Chemistry

The order of Attempts isn’t really of much importance and there is no single best order of attempts. However, it is important that you follow an order that you are comfortable with.

Pick up question papers, try different orders of Attempts and see what works the best for you and follow that. Another good reason for solving papers, isn’t it?

Avoid Negative Marking

Every negative mark avoided is also a mark gained!

So, you need to have clarity on what you know and what you don’t. You should clearly know your strengths and weaknesses as you go into your NEET examination.

Read More: How to Avoid Negative Marking


Wishing all NEET Aspirants, Strength, Persistence and Determination !


  • Priyanka goswami Posted April 19, 2018 12:58 pm

    Just because I m not knowing about negative marking

  • Priyanka goswami Posted April 19, 2018 12:56 pm

    Sir I want to ask u that is it necessary to solve all the questions if u don’t no some .
    Preparing for neet

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  • Sourbh Dara Posted March 16, 2017 9:31 am

    Thankyou sir.
    For helping us in such a great way.You are great.

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