NEET 2022

NEET 2022

NEET 2022 Admission Process

The admission process of NEET involves six stages, which are given below:

  • Filling and submitting NEET application form

  • Downloading NEET 2022 admit card

  • Appearing for the NEET 2022 exam

  • Release of NEET 2022 answer keys

  • Declaration of NEET 2022 result

  • NEET 2022 counselling
The following table brings the list of events related to NEET 2022 and the schedule for those.

NEET 2022 Exam Dates and Events (Tentative)


Dates (Tentative)

Salient Features

NEET UG 2022 date announcement

First week of March 2022

The exam date is expected to be announced by NTA or the Union Ministry of HRD.

NEET 2022 application process

First week of April 2022 to the fourth week of April 2022

Candidates can fill the NEET 2022 application form and pay the application fee.

NEET 2022 application correction window

First week of May 2022

Candidates can make necessary changes in the application form after the final submission.

NEET 2022 admit card

Fourth week of May 2022

Candidates can download the NEET 2022 admit card by logging in with their registration credentials.

NEET 2022 exam date

First week of June 2022

The exam will be conducted in a paper-pencil based mode or an offline mode for a duration of three hours, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

NEET 2022 provisional answer keys

Third week of July 2022

Candidates can check and download the provisional NEET answer keys and calculate their estimated score. They may also file objections against one or more keys provided they have sufficient evidence to support the claim.

NEET 2022 final answer keys and result

Fourth week of July 2022

The NEET result will be declared online through email and on the official website. Candidates will have to login with their registration credentials to download the scorecard.

The following table enlists the key features and highlights of NEET 2022.

NEET 2022 Highlights

Exam NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelUndergraduate (UG) Exam at National Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Total RegistrationsOver 16 lakh
Exam ModeOffline or Paper Pencil Based Test (PBT)
Total Registrations16.14 lakh (2021)
Courses Offered Through NEETMBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVSC & AH
Exam Fees

INR 1,500 (General)

INR 1,400 (OBC)

INR 800 (Reserved category candidates)

Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Subjects and Total Marks

Physics (180 marks)

Chemistry (180 marks)

Biology (360 marks)

Total Marks – 720

Total Questions

200 (180 to be attempted)

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Number of Exam Cities202
Language/Medium of Paper13 Languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu
Accepting Colleges
1,613 colleges
Total Number of Seats
MBBS – 83,075
BDS – 27,285
BAMS – 52,720
BVSc & AH – 525
NEET Helpline Numbers011-40759000
Official Websiteneet.nta.nic.in

NEET UG 2022 Application Form

The NEET 2022 application process will be completely online wherein applicants will have to visit the NEET 2022 official website and complete the procedure given in the following steps:
  • Visit the NEET 2022 official website
  • Click on the tab indicating the application form
  • Read all the instructions and register with personal details such as name, contact details, password, etc. to generate the application number and password
  • After the credentials are generated, log in and fill the application form with personal and educational details, exam medium and exam city preference and photograph and signature upload
  • Pay the application fee in online mode through credit/debit card, net banking, Paytm and UPI
The category-wise NEET 2022 application fees are given in the below table:


NEET 2022 Application Fee (in INR)



General EWS and OBC




The above-mentioned fee amount is that of last year. In case it is changed, the same would be updated in the table. Refer to the video on how to apply for NEET. The video was created based on last year’s NEET registration process and will be updated as and when the NEET application process 2022 is opened.

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NEET UG 2022 aspirants who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA. Candidates who fulfil the following parameters are eligible for taking NEET UG 2022:


Citizens or applicants belonging to the following nationalities are eligible to apply for NEET:

  • Indian Nationals

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)

  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

The age limit or age criteria for NEET candidates are as follows:

  • The minimum age of a candidate as of December 31, 2022, should be 17 years.

  • Last year, there was no upper age limit for appearing in NEET and this case is being heard by the Supreme Court of India. It is expected that this year too there would be no upper age limit for appearing in NEET.

Minimum qualification:

Applicants should fulfil the educational qualification mentioned below:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised institute and Board.

  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in 2022 can also apply for NEET 2022.

  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible.

Mandatory subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible.

Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:

  • General category: 50 per cent

  • PWD category: 45 per cent

  • SC/ST/OBC: 40 per cent

NEET 2022 Preparation Tips

Candidates preparing for NEET 2022 should first be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus. After that, they need to shortlist the books to refer for NEET 2022 preparation. To complete the topics in the syllabus, one must refer to NCERT books. Candidates must prepare a timetable for NEET preparation. This should be followed for completing the preparation on time. Another important aspect of NEET UG preparation is solving mock tests and sample papers. Since the weightage of all sections is equal in the exam, aspirants should give equal focus on all sections or subjects to secure a balanced score. After taking regular mock tests, students would develop an understanding of their strong and weak areas and should channelise their subject or topic-wise preparation accordingly.

NEET 2022 Mock Test

NEET mock tests are generally released by NTA to help aspirants prepare for the exam. The mock tests can be taken in online mode, although the actual exam is conducted in offline or paper-pencil based mode. Candidates can take offline mock tests for the exam which are conducted by the coaching institutes to assess their preparation. After taking the mock test, it is necessary to analyse it to understand the gaps and improve their performance by changing the preparation strategy accordingly. The mock tests are of various difficulty levels. The difficulty level of the questions in these mock tests ranges from very easy to difficult. Candidates who solve the mock tests gain experience in solving a variety of questions thus preparing them for the exam day.

NEET 2022 Admit Card

The NEET 2022 admit card is expected to be released a week before the exam in online mode. To download the NEET admit card 2022, registered candidates will have to log in to the official website with their NEET 2022 application number/Roll Number and password and download the hall ticket in PDF format. After downloading the admit card, candidates have to take a printout of the same and paste a recent postcard-sized photograph (preferably the same as the one uploaded with the application form) in the space provided in 4″x6″ dimensions. Also, candidates have to get it signed by a parent/guardian before the document verification. They may leave the candidate signature section blank and sign it in front of the counselling officials.  Along with the personal details, candidates will be able to check the instructions and guidelines on the NEET admit card 2022. The admit card of NEET will be a mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre without which they will not be allowed entry.

NEET 2022 Dress Code

Due to a large number of test-takers, the NTA follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of NEET. One of the important policies is the dress code for NEET 2022. NTA has prescribed a particular dress code for the examination day. Below are a few important pointers about the dress code for NEET UG 2022:

  • Light coloured clothes with half sleeves were allowed but long/full sleeves were not permitted
  • Ornaments such as earrings, necklaces with pendants, rings, anklets, etc. were not permitted
  • Candidates wearing a customary dress pertaining to any religion, in particular, had to report to the examination centre at least an hour before the last reporting time
  • Slippers and sandals with low heels were permitted. Shoes were not permitted.

NEET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

NTA releases exam day guidelines for the exam day to help candidates stay calm and have a hassle-free day. Last year, some additional exam day guidelines were issued by NTA for NEET. These guidelines were released in view of the exam being conducted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can refer to the general guidelines for NEET UG 2022 exam day that are given below:

  • Candidates have to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the reporting time, i.e. 12.30 pm, so that they can undergo the security checks and frisking procedure properly.  
  • Candidates have to take the allotted seat.
  • They have to paste their passport size photograph on the admit card.
  • The exam is video recorded by the conducting authorities and candidates had to agree to it. They have to keep their head in an upright position and face the camera so that their identity could be clearly established.
  • To ensure COVID-19 safety protocols, masks are provided to all candidates at the exam centres and staggered entry, exit, contactless registration and seating arrangement with the maintenance of social distancing is ensured.


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