As per sources, there will be no negative marks in the proposed common medical entrance test NEET. An expert committee set up by MCI to look in to the core decision related to implementation of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has called for no negative marks proposal. The questions in the proposed NEET will be MCQs (multiple choice questions) and the proposed cut off will be 50% for General category students & 40% for reserved categories.
Percentiles not percentages will determine the shortlisting for NEET, committee had to think if there will be minimum eligible candidates in the newly proposed common medical entrance test; hence a proposal had been made to avoid negative marking said sources.
Which means this could pretty well have a luck factor; you can guess an answer instead of leaving the question unanswered. If your guess is right you can earn marks, there are chances that students who don’t prepare enough simply attempt the exam and mark options because the test will be of objective type.
Update: In case of tie in marks, negative marks will be used to break the tie. Source
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