NEET 2022 EXAM

ABOUT NEET 2022 EXAM

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is held every year to help students secure admission to the top medical institutions in India. This year, students will be competing for 89395 medical seats in private, central and state-funded institutions. Including AIIMS and JIPMER, NEET is widely considered one of the main medical entrance examinations for students in India. All major dental and medical colleges offer students admission on the basis of their scores in this exam only.

More than 15 lakh candidates gave NEET 2021 in 155 cities. Last year, the examination was conducted in 13 different languages – English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu.

NEET 2022 ELIGIBILITY Criteria

Age:

  1. The minimum age limit for NEET is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
  2. There is no upper age limit for the NEET exam.

Educational Qualification:

  1. Must be appearing or have cleared 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  2. Should be from science stream, i.e., have Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, or any other elective subject with English.
  3. In addition, interested candidates are required to have the given below qualifying marks based on their category.
    Category Qualifying Marks
    General Minimum 50% marks
    OBC, SC & ST Minimum 40% marks
    PwD Minimum 45% marks

No. of attempts:

As there is no maximum age decided yet; therefore, there are no restrictions on the number of attempts.

Nationality:

The candidates belonging to the following criteria of nationality can take part in NEET 2022 examination:

  1. Indian Nationals
  2. NRIs (Non-Resident Indians)
  3. OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  4. PIO (Persons with Indian Origin)
  5. Foreign Nationals candidates are also eligible to take admissions in Medical & Dental colleges if they fall under the criteria set by the concerned college.

NEET 2022 REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1: Fill out the Application Form

  • Visit the official website by clicking on the above-mentioned link.
  • Click on “New Registration” and read all the instructions related to the NEET exam carefully.
  • Click on the “Apply Online” link.

New Registration

  • Enter the asked details correctly in the registration form.
  • Candidates have to fill in their name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota), Mobile Number, Email ID, Aadhaar card number, etc.
  • Select from the two links, i.e., “Preview & Next” and “Reset” once you fill in all the details.
  • Click on “Next” if the details you entered are correct.
  • The submitted details will display on your screen right after clicking next. Cross-check the information and click on Next if it is correct. In case you have made any mistakes, click on the “Back” button to make changes.
  • Make sure you got down your registration number for further process.
  • Select a strong password & re-enter it.
  • Select a security question and feed an answer for the same.
  • You will receive an OTP on your provided contact number. Enter the OTP.
  • Click on the “Submit”.

Login & Application Form Filling

  • Login using your Registration Number & Password.
  • Fill in personal details.
  • Enter your place of birth.
  • Choose the medium of the question paper.
  • Choose examination centres.
  • Enter your permanent address and correspondence address (if applicable).
  • Fill in details of your parents and guardians, including qualification, occupation, and annual income.
  • Choose the option for dress code.
  • Enter your security pin & click on save & draft.
  • Now click on preview and submit.
  • Now, review your entries.
  • Then click on Final Submit.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • Click on the link for the photo, left thumbprint & signature uploads.
  • Upload the scanned images.
  • Refer to the below table for the size and format of scanned images:
Required Document Format Size (in Kb)
Photo JPG 10-200
Signature JPG 4-30
Left-thumb impression JPG 10-200
Postcard size photo JPG 10-200

Step 3: Fee Payment

  • Once the uploading process is over candidates will be automatically directed to the Fee Payment link.
  • A candidate must follow the instruction. Note that payment will be accepted through online mode. Candidates can pay the fee through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-wallet (CSC)/ UPI App.
  • Choose the desired payment gateway and complete the payment process.

Step 4: Take the Printout of Confirmation Page

  • Print the confirmation page of your application process after paying the examination fee.
  • It is advisable to keep atleast 3 printouts of the confirmation page.

NEET 2022 APPLICATION FEES

Category Application Fee (INR)
General / Unreserved 1600
General-EWS / OBC-NCL 1500
SC / ST / PH 900

NEET 2022 EXAM DATES

The important dates of NEET-UG 2022 are as follows:

Events Important Dates
Registration Commencement 6th April 2022
Last Registration Date 6th May, 2022 (11:30 PM)
Last Date to Pay Registration Fee 7th May, 2022 (11:50 PM)
Downloading of Admit Card To be announced
Dates of Examination 17th July, 2022 (Sunday)
Date of Announcing Result To be announced

NEET 2022 EXAM PATTERN

  • It is an offline mode examination where students have to mark the correct option on the OMR sheet provided to them.
  • The NEET 2022 question booklet will consist of 200 questions from Physics (50 questions), Chemistry (50 questions), Biology (100 questions). Candidates have to attempt 180 questions total, solving 45 questions from Physics & Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology.
Subjects Sections No. of Questions Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 (Attempt any 10) 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 (Attempt any 10) 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 (Attempt any 10) 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 (Attempt any 10) 40
Total Marks 720
  • The question will be framed from Class 11th and 12th topics included in PCB.
  • The question paper will consist of MCQ-based (Multiple-Choice Questions) questions, with 4 options and 1 correct option.
  • The NEET 2022 question paper will be conducted in 11 vernacular languages, including Hindi & English. These languages are Marathi, Assamese, Oriya, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu and Kannada.
  • Marking Scheme:
Each Question consist of 4 Marks
Correct Response 4 Marks Awarded
Wrong Response 1 Mark Deducted
Unmarked Questions No Marks

NEET 2022 PREPARATION

  • Know the Syllabus & Paper-Pattern: An aspirant must be acquainted with the entire syllabus and paper pattern. You can refer to the above information or visit the NTA official site for the same.
  • Prepare a Time-Table: It is essential to complete the course before the exam date is announced, so you get time to revise. For this, prepare a timetable and follow it seriously. Do not forget to add breaks between study hours; this will help you prepare efficiently.
  • Strengthen Weak Topics: Students tend to focus on the topics that are strong and don’t pay attention to their weak points. But this is not the correct way of preparation. You must work hard and try to get a command over weaker topics as well. Take help from your teachers, parents, and friends to overcome your shortcomings.
  • Gather Good Study Material: NEET is one of the toughest exams in India; hence, you should look for the best study materials. Refer NCERT books and other books mentioned for NEET preparation. You can also take aid from the Motion study material.
  • Maintain Your Health: Along with your studies, take hygienic meals and follow a healthy routine. Avoid unhealthy, oily, and junk food as these may deteriorate your health, which will affect your studies. Mental health is equally important as physical health; therefore, do regular exercises, yoga and meditation.
  • Solve Online Mock Tests: Practicing Mock Tests will help you evaluate your score and can benefit you in cracking the NEET exam. Candidates can easily find chapter-wise and topic-based papers. Search NEET Question papers and solve the paper in 3 hours. This process will improve your time management, problem-solving technique, knowledge, and performance.

Previous Years’ Papers

Interested students can find previous years’ question papers from the below provided links:

NEET 2022 ADMIT CARD

The Admit Card of NEET 2022 will be available online candidates need to download the card once released. Follow the given below procedure for downloading the NEET 2022 Admit card.

  1. Go to the NTA official site to download the NEET 2022 Admit Card.
  2. Enter your registration number, DOB, and security pin in the given boxes.
  3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. You will now be redirected to your NEET 2022 Admit Card in pdf format.
  5. Download and keep 2-3 printouts with you.

The NEET 2022 Admit Card will have specific details of the candidate and exam, such as their name, exam centre, registration number, roll number, exam centre address, etc. Ensure to read all the instructions on the admit card before going to the centre, which must be followed inside the examination hall.

Make sure all the information on your admit card is correct. The details you will find in the NEET 2022 Admit Card or Hall Ticket are:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Father’s name
  • Application number
  • Date & timing of examination
  • Reporting and last entry time
  • Question paper language
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • QR code
  • Category of candidate
  • Sub-category
  • Candidate’s address
  • NEET exam centre name & address
  • Examination centre number
  • Signature of candidate
  • Candidate’s passport size photograph
  • Important instructions to be followed
  • A space provided to affix postcard-sized photograph
  • Parent’s signature
  • Signature of NEET-UG Senior Director
  • IP address of system and downloading date of Admit Card

NEET 2022 CATEGORY-BASED CUTOFF

Students securing 50 percentile and above in the NEET exam are eligible to take admission in medical college for MBBS/BDS for that specific session. However, for SC, ST, OBC, the minimum qualifying marks will be 40 percentile. Further, under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, candidates with Bench Marked Disabilities have to score atleast 45 percentile for Unreserved category candidates and 40 percentile for ST/SC/OBC candidates.

The highest score in the NEET exam will be considered as 100 percentile, and other candidates’ percentile will be determined based on the highest marks for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

Cut-off

Category NEET 2021 Qualification Percentile NEET 2021 Marks Range as per qualification percentile (out of 720) Number of Candidates Qualified
UR 50th Percentile  720-138 770857
OBC 40th Percentile 137-108  66978
SC 40th Percentile 137-108 22384
ST 40th Percentile 137-108 9312
UR-PH 45th Percentile 137-122 313
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 121-108 157
SC-PH 40th Percentile 121-108 59
ST-PH 40th Percentile 121-108 14

Answer Key

Display Of OMR Sheets And Responses On Website

  • The NTA uploads the OMR Answer Sheet and Responses images of all the appearing candidates on its website, which will be machine graded. It is advised to visit www.ntaneet.nic.in (NTA Site) to know the exact date when images of your images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses.
  • In case candidates find any problem in marks distribution or have an objection against any response, they will be given an opportunity to raise an object against marking or challenge the response. Although candidates have to complete the non-refundable payment of Rs. 1000/- for each response.
  • If representations submitted by particulars are correct, the data will be updated. However, NTA will first verify and then update the grade.
  • Note that no information concerning their objection will be shared with the particular candidate.
  • A final answer key will be released once the challenges raised by applicants are verified and changes will be made.

NEET UG 2022 RESULT

Declaration Of Result

  • The NTA (National Testing Agency) will be the conducting body of the NEET(UG)–2022. Check the NTA website (www.ntaneet.nic.in) for the evaluated Answer Sheets and the final result. The NTA releases the merit list and will prepare it as per the directives of MCI, DGHS, and DCI.
  • No category-wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result will be prepared, NTA will upload the results on its website from where appearing candidates can download their Result Sheets.
  • All Candidates appearing in NEET (UG)–2022 must regularly check the websites of NTA, MOHFW, Medical Counselling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in) and participating States/Universities/Institutions till the conclusion of the final round of counselling.

NEET 2022 TOP COLLEGES

Find the top most medical/dental colleges list below in India. NEET will be conducted only for the top 15% in the National Quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. Outside the allocated 15% of all-India Quota seats, certain states, union territories, and universities have also consented to use the NEET 2020 merit list for admission to MBBS and BDS seats. Some of the colleges offering admission through NEET 2020 are:

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women, New Delhi
  • SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • VardhmanMahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
  • Seth GordhandasSunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Medical College, Mumbai
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
  • Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
  • Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
  • Saveetha University, Chennai
  • Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
  • LokmanyaTilak Municipal General Hospital and LokmanyaTilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai
  • Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
  • Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai
  • PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu
  • Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
  • SCB Medical College, Cuttack
  • BharatiVidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune
  • Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
  • S Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital and Research Centre, Navanagar
  • Medical College, Kolkata
  • Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad
  • Mysore Medical College, Mysore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad