National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national-level medical entrance test. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions to medical courses in recognized and approved medical institutes across the country.

As per the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, Section 14, NEET stands as the common and uniform medical entrance test for UG medical courses across all the medical institutes, administered under any law. Following this, admissions to AIIMS and JIPMER institutes are also under NEET.

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates taking part in NEET must be well aware of the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022. Read to find complete details on eligibility criteria:


Candidates must have passed/appeared for class 12 or an equivalent exam. Candidates appearing for the class 12 exams are also eligible

Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English must be the major, mandate subjects

Candidates must have obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations:

General category – 50% marks in the qualifying examinations

SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations

Physically handicapped: General category – 45% marks in the qualifying examinations

Physically handicapped: SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations


  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • If the candidate does not reside in India then he or she should be an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals
  • Candidates from the J&K state are eligible to appear for NEET 2022 under the All India 15% quota only by self-declaration. Such candidates can also get admitted to AFMC, Pune

Age Criteria

Must have completed 17 years as of December 31, of the year of admission

The maximum age of limit will be 25 years for candidates belonging to the general category. For candidates belonging to SC/ST & OBC category, the age limit is 30 years.

NEET 2022 Exam Dates – Important Dates For NEET 2022

Candidates who are willing to take part in NEET 2022 can check the table below for all the important dates. Dates provided below are tentative and subject to change.

Event         Corresponding Date
Application form  Date of releaseNovember 2021
Application form – Last Date Of ApplicationDecember 2021
Application form fee – Last date to submitDecember 2021
Application form fee – Last date to submitDecember 2021
Correction Window Portal Opens   January 2022  
Admit Card Release dateApril 2022  
NEET 2022 Exam date First Sunday of May 2022  
NEET 2022 Announcement of Results  First week of June 2022  

NEET 2022 Exam pattern:

Exam Name                                                                  NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

Conducting Body                                                      NTA (National Testing Agency)

Mode of Exam                                                                             Pen-paper based

Expected number of Applicants                        Around 16-17 lakhs

Exam Duration                                                           3 hours

Seats Offered                                                              Admission of around 1 lakh MBBS and BDS seats         

                                                                                          under 85% State quota and 15% All India quota

Courses Offered                                                         MBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other Courses

Number of Questions                                                             180 questions (MCQs)

Type of questions                                                      Objective type questions with 4 options – 1

                                                                                            correct answer

Subjects                                                                          Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry,

                                                                                            and Biology (Botany & Zoology)

Questions from sections                                        Physics – 45 questions

                                                                                           Chemistry – 45 questions

                                                                                           Biology (Botany + Zoology) – 90 questions

Language                                                                       The question paper is asked in 13 languages –

                                                                                           English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,            

                                                                                           Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil,

                                                                                            Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi

Marking Scheme                                                         4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.

Negative Marking                                                       1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

NEET Reservation Criteria 2022

Groups/Categories  Reservation
General Economically Weaker section10%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Scheduled Caste15%
Other backward castes27%
Persons with disabilities5%

NEET 2022 Application

Candidates taking part in NEET 2022 can visit the official website for NEET to fill the application form available from November 2021 onwards. Candidates can fill in the application form through the online mode only and not offline mode. Click on the “Apply Online” link and get directed to filling the application form.

Steps in Online filling of Application form:

  • Visit the official website for NEET.
  • Register by providing the name, mobile number, email id and other details.
  • Fill in the registration form.
  • Some details to be filled – Date of Birth, Category, Nationality, qualification details such as Year of Passing, Percentage of marks, etc, details to contact and choice for exam centre.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the required documents in the prescribed size and format only.
  • Fee payment of application can be done through online and offline mode.
  • Towards the end, the confirmation page will be displayed. Take the printout of the duly filled application form for future reference.
  • Aadhar card is no more a mandate in order to fill the application form.
  • Once the process is complete, candidates are provided with a provisional registration number. This number will also be sent to the email id and registered phone number.

Documents required to Apply Online for NEET 2022

Listed below are the documents one would require while submitting the NEET application form 2022. Take a look:

Most recent passport size photograph

Most recent postcard size photograph

Signature of the candidate

Candidate’s left-thumb impression

Class 10 Marksheet

The application fee for NEET 2022 is as mentioned below (subject to change):

Category           Fee Amount    Fee Amount (With Late Fee)

GC/OBC               INR 1400            INR 2800 (1400+1400)

SC/ST/PwD       INR 750               INR 2150 (750+1400)

NEET Preparation 2022 – How To Start Preparing For NEET 2022?

The best time to start preparing for NEET 2022 is right now! A sound preparation can certainly bring success to candidates appearing for NEET. Follow these simple steps to start preparing for NEET.

Checklist to start NEET 2022 Preparation

  • Get acquainted with NEET Exam pattern 2022
  • Start strategizing
  • Design a study plan
  • Prepare your own notes
  • Focus on gaining conceptual clarity
  • Solve question papers and sample papers for NEET
  • Join  mock tests by RANK UP
  • Set realistic daily targets and achieve them
  • Solve as many as 150-200 questions per day
  • Take up 2 subjects a day