Exeter manager Paul Tisdale felt the draw was a fair result as the Devon derby finished 1-1 at St James' Park.
Exeter-born Liam Sercombe scored his first goal of the season to give the Grecians a half-time lead, but Joe Lennox salvaged a point for Plymouth 16 minutes from time with his first goal in professional football.
However, Exeter were left cursing a bad miss by 15-goal top scorer Jamie Cureton just after half-time which would have given City a 2-0 lead.
"It was a very scrappy and even game and I'm sure they will feel they put us under enough pressure in the second half to have got something from the game," Tisdale said.
"I believe that we had the clearer of the chances and I'd like to think we'd have scored more than once with those chances.
"It is what it is. It's a point and we are disappointed having lost the lead, but it is still a draw."
Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher was delighted by his side's comeback.
He said: "I am pleased. They are in the play-offs and they are there on merit. They are a good side so we knew it was going to be tough.
"I was disappointed to go a goal down in the first half, I thought we were in control of the game at that point.
"We set up well and they changed their formation a couple of times in the first half to combat us and the goal was a little bit against the run of play. In the second half we came out on the front foot and put them under pressure and got the goal we deserved."