National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national competitive exam conducted for medical aspirants seeking admission to the top medical institutions in the country. It is considered one of the toughest entrance exams to qualify in India, where approximately 15 lakh students attempt it every year.
As a part of the "One Nation One Examination" policy, the Indian government introduced NEET as a proposal to replace several exams with a single exam. From 2020 onwards, it was decided that NEET will be the only medical entrance exam required for admission to AIIMS and JIPMER institutions, replacing the previously existing system of several entrance exams administered at the state level. NEET exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode in thirteen languages.
Under the direction of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts NEET each year. NTA's sole focus is on conducting the examination fairly and providing the merit list and results to the DGHS.
Now let's look into NEET UG 2022 in detail.
The National Testing Agency has made several modifications to the NEET 2022 examination process. They are mentioned below.
All the crucial information about the NEET 2022 exam is given in the table below. The aspirants will have a basic understanding of the NEET 2022.
|Name of the Exam||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Level of the Exam||Undergraduate Examination (National)|
|Number of Times Exam Conducted||Yearly Once|
|Total Registrations||16.14 lakh for 2021|
|Mode of the Exam||Offline Mode (Pen & Paper)|
|Academic Qualification||10+2 or Equivalent, with PCB (Medical Stream)|
|Courses Offered Through NEET||MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.V.SC, & AH|
|Exam Duration||3 hours and 20 minutes|
|Subjects and Total Marks||
|Total number of Questions||200 questions (180 to be attempted)|
|Number of Exam Cities||
|Total Languages NEET 2022 conducted||13 Languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Telugu|
|Number of Accepting Colleges||1,613 colleges|
|NEET Helpline Numbers||011-40759000|
|Official NEET Website||https://neet.nta.nic.in|
The entire NEET 2022 Schedule is provided below:
|NEET 2022 Official Notification||6th April 2022|
|2022 NEET application form date||6th April 2022|
|Last date to fill NEET 2022 Application form||15th May 2022|
|Last date to submit the fees for NEET 2022 Application Form||15th May 2022|
|NEET 2022 Correction Window Form||14th June to 16th June 2022|
|NEET 2022 Admit Card Release||12th July 2022|
|NEET 2022 Exam||17th July 2022|
|NEET 2022 Result||August 2022 (Expected)|
|NEET 2022 Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats||November 2022 (Expected)|
|NEET 2022 Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats||November 2022 (Expected)|
It was stipulated that the difficulty level of the NEET 2022 exam was moderate to difficult level. Students can look into the subject-wise analysis of the NEET 2022 question paper.
|Difficulty Level of NEET Physics||Overall - Easy to Moderate
|Physics High Weightage Topics||Current, Electricity, Optics, Motion, Mechanical Properties of Fluids, and Magnetics|
|Difficulty Level of NEET Chemistry||Overall - Moderate
|Chemistry High Weightage Topics||Chemical bonding, Solutions, Molecular structure, and Mole Concept|
|Difficulty Level of NEET Biology||Overall – Easy
|Biology High Weightage Topics||Cell Division and Tissues, Plant Cell and Cell Cycle, Plant Kingdom, Plant Physiology, Diversity & Inheritance, and Human Physiology|
Along with the recorded answer and scanned image of the OMR sheet, NTA will also publish the official NEET answer key 2022. After the release of the provisional answer key, candidates may object to the answers that they find wrong in the provisional answer key in the NEET 2022 by paying a fee.
Below are the expected release dates for the NEET 2022 answer key.
|NEET 2022 Exam Date||17th July 2022|
|Release of Unofficial answer key of NEET (mostly by coaching centres)||17th July 2022|
|Display of official NEET 2022 OMR Sheet & provisional answer key||To be notified|
|Challenging answers of NEET 2022 answer key||To be notified|
|Challenging Recorded Response of NEET 2022 obtained from OMR Answer Sheet||To be notified|
|Release date of Final NEET 2022 answer key||To be notified|
|NEET 2022 Result||To be notified|
To download the NEET answer key, the candidate should follow these steps.
The candidates can challenge the official NEET answer key if they believe it contains any mistake by paying an extra fee. The steps to challenge NEET Answer Key are as follows:
On the NEET exam day, NTA will release the NEET 2022 question papers on the website. Candidates are also allowed to take the question paper outside the exam hall. There are 4 sets of question papers. Each of the four sets in the NEET question paper is further subdivided into six different codes. The codes for the NEET 2022 question paper are Q (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 and Q6), R (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6), S (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6) and T (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6). Although the questions in the various sets of question papers alter, the topics and degree of difficulty remain the same in all the question papers.
The four sections of the NEET question paper are Chemistry, Physics, Botany, and Zoology. All of these sections' questions are broken down into two sections, A & B, each of which contains 35 and 15 questions, respectively. In section B of the NEET exam, applicants must attempt 10 questions. There are 200 questions in the NEET 2022 question paper, out of which 180 are to be answered. Each question in the NEET exam has 4 options, and the candidates are required to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet. The NEET 2022 exam format has not changed from the previous year.
The NEET question paper was available in 13 languages, including Hindi and English. Malayalam and Punjabi were added as new languages last year. While carrying the booklet outside the exam room, candidates were required to submit the OMR sheet. On the official NEET website, NTA publishes NEET question papers from previous years, which candidates can solve for practice.
The NTA publishes the NEET 2022 Results online on its official website. By entering the Roll number with other required information on the website, candidates can check their results. Along with the category rank, NTA will also publish the All India Rank and All India Quota Rank. Aspirants must pass the NEET 2022 exam in order to be accepted into medical institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc.
The steps listed below should be followed by candidates to download their NEET exam results.
Following the release of the JEE 2022 official answer key, the authority will announce the NEET merit list. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the organisation in charge of NEET counselling, will receive the merit list from NTA. Based on the candidates' combined marks, the NEET merit list will be created. The three different NEET Merit Lists released by the National Testing Agency are listed in the table below.
|Type of Merit List||Details|
|NEET Merit List Overall for India||
|All India Quota Merit List of 15%||
|State Level Merit List of 85%||
The table below provides information on the NEET cutoff patterns over the previous three years for aspirants. They will have a better understanding of the exam's level of difficulty.
After the results are announced, the NEET 2022 counselling process will be held within a month of the results being announced (probably September 2022). 15% of the All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 85% of the State Quota seats would be selected for counselling. The AIQ counselling process will be carried out by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), while the State Counselling for NEET 2022 will be carried out by the relevant state agencies. There will be four counselling rounds/sessions: Rounds 1, 2, and 3, as well as a Round for stray vacancies.
Qualified candidates must register by filling out the form, attaching the required documents, and paying the registration fee after the NEET 2022 counselling notification is released. The choice filling and process of claiming the seats will come next. To claim a seat, candidates must download the seat allocation order, show up at the institute, and meet the admission requirements. They might decline the seat allotted in the first round and can compete in the second round to upgrade. Candidates will be qualified to take part in the mop-up and stray-vacancy rounds if they are not given a seat in the first two rounds.
The entrance exam for several medical and paramedical programmes is the NEET UG:
There are a total of 542 medical colleges, 313 dental colleges, 914 AYUSH colleges, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges in India that will acknowledge NEET results. There are a total of 15 AIIMS campuses and 2 JIPMER campuses that also accept this exam score for admission. This year, admission to the B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing programme will also happen through the NEET exam; however, the seat matrix has not yet been made public.
The eminent medical schools/institutes in India that accept NEET scores are listed below.
On 12th July, at approximately 11.30 AM., the NEET 2022 admission cards were made available online. Registered candidates have to visit the official website, log in using their NEET 2022 application number and password, and download the hall ticket in PDF format. At the exam centre, the admission card is mandatory for identification, without which they will not be permitted entry.
Candidates had to print their Admit cards and then paste a current postcard-sized photo—preferably the same one they uploaded with their application form—in the space designated in the sizes of 4" x 6."
Candidates are required to get their admit cards signed by a parent or guardian before entering the NEET examination hall. It is necessary to be signed in front of the invigilator while leaving the applicant signature area blank. Candidates must read the guidelines and instructions on the NEET 2022 admit card in addition to their personal information just after downloading the admit card. If they find any discrepancy in the information provided, immediately contact NEET support or the regional office of NEET.
On 28th June, NTA released the candidates' advance city allotment information for NEET 2022. There are four thousand NEET 2022 exam centres, which are spread throughout 497 Indian cities and 14 international locations. NEET was conducted in 3,855 centres across 202 cities in India, Dubai, and Kuwait last year. While filling out the application, candidates were required to select four test cities in the order of their choice. They will be informed of the finalised exam location on the NEET Admit Card.
The NEET 2022 application process was entirely online. Here are the steps to register and fill out the NEET 2022 application form.
NEET Application Form Correction: From 24th May to 27th May 2022, until 9 PM, the NEET 2022 application correction window was initially available. On 14th June, NTA reopened it, but just for the 'Category' change option. Changes could no longer be made after 16th June at 9 PM. Only applicants who had completed the application process after paying the application fee were eligible to use NTA's rectification service.
To make changes, they had to log in to the NTA NEET 2022 website using their registration credentials. Mobile number, Email address, and Nationality were some fields that could not be rectified. Candidates who want to rectify the category have to pay the fees as per the category chosen in the rectification process.
Candidates for the NEET UG 2022 entrance test are recommended to confirm that they meet the requirements given by NTA before submitting an application. Candidates are eligible for the exam if they meet the requirements listed below.
Citizens or applicants from the following nationalities may submit an application for NEET:
The following are the age restrictions or requirements for NEET candidates:
The following educational requirements should be met by the applicants:
Minimum Scores Needed to Pass the 12th Qualifying Exam:
Candidates have to fulfil these eligibility criteria without fail.
The NEET syllabus for 2022 is likely to be unchanged from previous years. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the subjects asked in the NEET exam. The NEET syllabus includes the chapters and topics of CBSE Classes 11th and 12th syllabus. Before beginning their entrance exam preparation, candidates are suggested to thoroughly go through the syllabus.
Here is the list of chapters that are included in the syllabus of NEET 2022.
You can also visit our syllabus page [hyperlink] to have a detailed overview of the syllabus and its related aspects.
The NTA releases NEET mock exams to aid candidates in their exam preparation. The actual exam is conducted offline, although the mock test can be taken online. You can visit the official website - https://www.nta.ac.in/quiz - to register for the mock tests.
To evaluate their preparation, candidates should take offline mock exams. After taking the mock test, it is crucial to analyse it in order to identify any weak topics. It will enable the candidate to enhance their performance by modifying the study plan. Candidates who ace the mock test will develop their problem-solving skills.
To help students relax and have a stress-free exam day, NTA offers exam day instructions. NTA for NEET released some additional exam day instructions last year. The following general instructions for the NEET UG 2022 exam day are available to candidates:
Due to the high number of candidates, the NTA adheres to strict rules to uphold the fairness and discipline of NEET.
The NEET 2022 dress code is one of the key regulations. The NTA has established a specific dress code on the exam day. The following are a few crucial guidelines for NEET UG 2022's dress code:
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