NEET 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET]

NEET - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

The aspiring students who wish to join MBBS, BDS or BAMS courses must undertake the common entrance test known as NEET. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a widely accepted national-level medical entrance exam. NEET helps create a ranking system amongst the candidates from the best to the last among the group and makes the admission process easier for the colleges.

Since the pandemic, there have been some noted changes in how the exams have been conducted. For example, there have been changes in the exam patterns, the locations of NEET centres, the tentative timeline of the whole process, etc. These changes will most likely be carried forward.

2022 NEET exam guidelines.

The NEET exam is held every year in a pen-paper mode (offline) format. Through NEET, candidates can expect to fill up the granted 15% AIQ and 85% state quota seats in government and private medical colleges. While the exam's qualifying percentile is fixed for all established categories, the qualifying marks can vary every year for the different categories. The fixed percentile scores are 50 for GN, 45 for GN-PWD, and 40 for ST/SC/PWD. While it can take some students several tries to qualify for the exams, there are no limits to how many times a candidate can appear for the exam, given they are over 17 years old.

NEET 2022 Exam Date

Prior to the pandemic, the NEET application process was held in November, and it lasted till December. The NEET exam itself was conducted in May. However, as the restrictions and delays due to COVID-19 worsened, the  NEET Exam schedule has dramatically changed since 2020.

Events

Tentative Dates

NEET 2022 notification release

1st week of March

NEET 2022- application process begins

May 15, 2022

NEET 2022 -application correction

1st week of July

Admit Card of NEET 2022 Availability

1st week of June 2022

NEET 2022 -exam date

July 17, 2022

NEET 2022  Release of provisional answer keys

NA

NEET 2022 Release of  final answer keys and result

NA

 It is very important for students who wish to plan their schedules and prepare for their NEET 2022 exams effectively to keep a close eye on the official NEET exam schedule. By keeping note of all the dates, you can easily plan how to divide your time and give you ample time for revision!

NEET 2022 Eligibility criteria

To apply for the NEET 2022 Exam, students must make sure of the NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria. It is the only way to secure a seat at any of the prestigious medical colleges in the country. These criteria are considered mandatory for aspirants to qualify for them to be allowed to give the NEET exam. Students from the NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign Nationals categories and Indian nationals can also apply for NEET. During the admissions or counselling process, the NEET eligibility criteria must also be met. If candidates doest full fill the eligibility criteria of NEET, their candidature will be cancelled during application review.

Criteria:

  • Nationality: The candidate should be Indian or should qualify for the NRI, OCI/PIO status. Every student needs to have residential and identity proof that can validate their claims over nationality.
  • Age: The candidate should be of at least 17 years of age on 31st December 2022. Every aspirant needs to be older than 17 years old before the over mentioned date. However, there is no restriction on the NEET upper age limit of the candidates who can appear for the entrance exam.
  • Academic qualifications needed: The candidates willing to apply for NEET 2022 should have passed or been in line to appear for their intermediate (or equivalent) exams from a recognized board. The candidate must have had English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects in their qualifying exams.
  • The candidates need to pass their qualifying exams intermediate/HSC/10+2 with a minimum of 50% for the general category, 45% for the PH category, and 40% for SC/ST students. The candidate will only be eligible if they have these PCB subjects as the main subjects in their board (or equivalent) exams.
  • Allowed attempts: The candidates can now attempt the NEET exam, as many attempts as they want. There is no restriction or upper age bar for NEET candidates. However, they should be above the age of 17 to undertake the entrance test.

Qualifying Codes for Eligibility:

Code 1: Students awaiting their 12th standard board results are applicable to enter under this code. However, students should have become qualified as per the NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria mentioned above by taking the NEET exam.

Code 2: Students who have completed 12 years of schooling from CBSE or ICSE (or equivalent boards). Such candidates have to choose this code.

Code 3: This applies to those students who have completed their Intermediate/Pre-degree in science stream from any recognized board have to choose this code.

Code 4: Candidates who have cleared pre-professional or pre-medical exams after passing their intermediate with PCMB as main subjects can select this code while applying for NEET 2022.

Code 5: This code applies to the applicants who have completed the theory and practical exams of their first-year bachelor's degree. They should have sufficient documents to prove. They shall have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology as mandatory subjects in 10+2 and a three-year UG Degree.

Code 6: Students who have completed their B.Sc from any recognized university with at least two of the three core subjects, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biotechnology, can apply under this code.

Nursing Programmes eligibility:

The National Testing Agency recently announced that colleges will now accept the NEET exam score for the nursing programme. Students who want to apply for a B.Sc. Honours degree in Nursing, Here are the necessary NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Nursing:

  • All applicants should have qualified for their 12th class examination from a recognized board
  • To be eligible, the candidates need to have a minimum of 45% marks for the general category and 40% for the SC/ST and OBC category.
  • The candidate must have had English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects in their qualifying exams.
  • For students with disabilities, there is a 3% NEET reservation on the total seats.
  • Students who will be appearing for their final qualifying exams can also apply to the Nursing programs.

NEET 2022 Application Form

The NEET exams carry a lot of weightage for medical aspirants all over India. Every student who wishes to make a career in medicine has to undergo rigorous hours of studying for the NEET exam. The marks scored by students in their NEET exams directly affect the quality of colleges or medical institutions they can qualify for. So, to receive a good education from a respected college, students need to score a high score in the NEET exams.

The NTA divides the NEET exam application process into two stages. The NEET 2022 application procedure concludes a few steps: NEET 2022 Registration as the first and most important step, filling the application form, uploading the document, paying the fee, etc. The applicants have to provide their details (name, DOB, address, etc.) before the exam and the additional information to apply for the exam. The NEET application form is available to students on the official website of NTA. The mode of the NEET 2022 Application Process is entirely online. The applicants need to fill in the form with all the necessary information.

And, as mentioned earlier, the application process is divided into two stages.

For the NEET 2022 1st phase registration:

  • To register for NEET 2022 Exam, Students have to provide details like their name, date of birth, email address, contact information, residence address, choice of stream, specialities, entrance exam date, exam centre information, etc
  • After submitting the application form for NEET 2022, candidates must wait for some time to get the notification of their program and stream through email or SMS. After that, they must complete the remaining steps of the application.
  • Applicants must digitally upload a scanned copy of a current passport-size photograph and their signature following the form's requirements. The image size that needs to be submitted must fit within the form's size restrictions.
  • After completing these procedures, a confirmation pop-up will appear on the screen, which the student should read before agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • The NEET application form will appear on the page, and aspirants must review all of the details and make any necessary changes before selecting the 'Save and Print' option.

For NEET 2022 phase 2 registration:

To apply for NEET 2022 Phase 2, candidates must complete the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the NEET 2022 official website.
  • Use your NEET 2022 application number, password, and captcha to log in.
  • Enter the One-Time Password (OTP) that will be emailed to the mobile phone numbers you provided.
  • Select 'Verify & Proceed for Correction' from the drop-down menu.
  • Fill in the blanks or change the information you entered during the first round of NEET 2022 registration.
  • Details for NEET 2022 Phase 2 must be submitted.
  • In the NEET 2022 Phase 2 Registration Form, candidates must provide the following information.
  • During stage two, students can also make corrections, if any, in their earlier submitted details.
  • Candidate category, Minority Type (if applicable), affirm if a candidate is an only child (in the case of female candidates), and method of preparation
  • Candidates must provide information about their Class 10 and Class 11 education, such as:
  • Year of passing/appearance if you have a pass status
  • Exam for qualification
  • School location
  • State of examination qualification
  • Name of the qualifying examination
  • Board of Examiners
  • Type of result
  • The highest grade point
  • CGPA total
  • Percentages of marks
  • Name of the school/college and its address
  • Parents' Income Information - Information on the parents' education, occupation, and annual income.
  • Personal information like place of birth

Required Documents for NEET Application Form:

To fill out the Application form of NEET 2022 successfully, students will need the following documents:

  • Size of a passport
  • The candidate's picture
  • The candidate's photo should be the size of a postcard
  • Signatures of the candidates (scanned)
  • Image of left-hand thumb impression (scanned)

NEET Application Fee:

  • The application fee is different for every category. The applicants should remember that the NEET application fee should be paid online and that it is non-refundable.
  • NEET Application fees must be paid online using a debit card, credit card, or net banking account. The NEET application cost for candidates is as follows:
    • -General candidates: INR 1500/-
    • -OBC/ PwD/ SAP candidates: INR 1400/-
    • SC/ST and Transgender candidates: INR 800/-

NEET 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before starting preparation for NEET Exam, candidates must be aware of NEET 2022 Exam Pattern. Before the NEET 2022 examination date, NTA will update the exam pattern and syllabus notification on its official website. It is advised for the test takers to check the website and go through the pattern of NEET. It helps the test takers to know about the marking scheme, weightage of marks etc.

  • The NEET 2022 Entrance Test will be held offline, also called the pen and paper mode. The question papers for the NEET exam contains a total of 180 MCQs in total. The NEE Exam duration is a total of 3 hours.
  • The NEET question papers are available in several regional languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Odia, Urdu etc.
  • Being an extremely competitive exam, there is a negative marking scheme in the NEET exam.
  • So, while every right answer gets the candidate 4 marks, every incorrect one costs them one mark.
  • Therefore, it is advised that students only answer questions that they are confident about being right instead of answering all the questions as they may cost them more negative markings.

The NEET question paper consists of 180 questions divided into 3 sections (Physics, Chemistry and Biology). The Physics and Chemistry sections both consist of 45 questions each and are worth 180 marks. On the other hand, the biology section consists of 90 questions and is worth 360 marks.

SYLLABUS:

NEET is the only undergraduate national-level medical entrance exam, and it is, therefore, the most coveted. As a result, applicants must give it their all and study the entire Syllabus for NEET 2022 exam without skipping any chapters. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the three courses covered in the curriculum. The Syllabus of NEET 2022 includes topics studied in these three disciplines from Class 10 to Class 12.

The NEET 2022 syllabus is very wide and extensive but, it is prepared only after the board reviewing all the state's Syllabus as well as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the Council Board of School Education (COBSE). So, the candidates who plan to take the exam should familiarise themselves with the NEET syllabus before beginning their preparation. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the NEET syllabus would not alter from prior years.

Here are the syllabus topics for each of the three subjects. Students need to refer to the topics of both class XI and XII in all three subjects.

Physics:

Class XI

Class XII

Physical-world and measurement

Electrostatics

Kinematics

Current Electricity

Laws of Motion

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Work, Energy and Power

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Electromagnetic Waves

Gravitation

Optics

Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Thermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves

Atoms and Nuclei

The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electronic Devices

Chemistry

Class XI

Class XII

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Solid State

Structure of Atom

Solutions

Classification of Elements

Chemical Kinetics

Chemical Bonding (Molecular Structure)

 Electrochemistry

States of Matter

Surface Chemistry

Thermodynamics

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Equilibrium

p-Block Elements

Redox Reactions

d and f Block Elements

Hydrogen

Coordination Compounds

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Hydrocarbons

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biology:

Class XI

Class XII

Diversity in Living World

Genetics & Evolution

Structural Organization in Animals & Plants

Reproduction

Cell Structure and Function

Biotechnology &  Its Applications

Human Physiology

Biology and Human Welfare

Plant Physiology

Ecology & Environment

Students can refer to several reference books and previous year's papers to practice and learn about the subjects. All candidates must understand all topics from all the subjects in great depth. However, candidates should first and foremost refer to the NCERT books for their preparations, as most of the questions are based on the NCERT book itself.

NEET 2022 Admit Card

NEET admit cards have all the candidate's details like their subject codes, roll number, exam venue, and the date and time for the examination. Students need to carry their NEET 2022 admit cards with them to the examination centre on exam day. Without an admit card on their person, they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall or attend the exam. Candidates need to carry the physical, printed copies of the NEET admit cards as digital copies are not accepted at most venues.

  • Candidates need to download their admit card of NEET 2022 online by entering in using their application number and date of birth or password on the official NEET website.
  • Candidates must check details such as their name, NEET 2022 roll number, photograph, signature, exam centre, and exam day guidelines and instructions after checking in.
  • The exam organizers have made it possible to download admission cards from their websites.
  • No candidate will get an admit card via mail or other means. It will be sent to the candidate's registered email address, which was provided during registration.
  • Candidates must check whether all of the information on the NEET admit card is correct after downloading it. If there are any issues, candidates must inform the examination authority right away.

Here is a step-by-step procedure for you on how to download the admit card for NEET 2022. You need to follow these easy steps to get easy download access for your admit cards.

  • You need to visit the official NEET website.
  • As you open this link, you will be taken to a new screen
  • You can see blanks where you will be needed to fill in your details like registration number and security pin, etc.
  • You will be shown a virtual copy of your admit card, and you should check the details provided on your admit card.
  • From here, you need to download your admit card!

It is recommended that all candidates should carry a printed copy of their NEET admit cards instead of a digital copy as they may or may not be accepted by the exam centres. It will help you ensure an easy entry into the examination centre and save time.

NEET Admit Card Details:

The NEET admit card generally has these details about the candidate and exam:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Their roll number
  • Father's name
  • Category and sub-category they belong to
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph of candidate
  • Signature of candidate
  • Preference of language of question paper
  • Details of the exam centre allotted
  • Other details like date of exam, exam timings etc.

Exam Day Requirements:

On the day of the NEET exam, candidates must remember to carry some documents to the exam centre, so they are allowed to enter the examination hall. The exam day is already extremely stress-inducing for many students, so do not forget to carry these basic documents and reduce your panic levels! The documents are:

  • Downloaded and physical copy of the NEET admit card with a passport size photograph attached to it
  • Two extra passport size photographs (needed for attendance sheets)

Exam Day Regulations:

The NEET 2022 exam preparations do not stop at the pre-exam studies and note-taking. On the NEET exam day, there are a few rules and regulations you need to know about so you can plan your test-taking schedule accordingly, and there are no surprises on the day for you.

  • The NEET exam centre will open two hours before the start of the exam. As a result, candidates must arrive at the testing centre on time.
  • No applicants will be permitted to enter the exam centre after 1:30 a.m.
  • Candidates must bring their downloaded admit card and a passport-size photograph to the exam location.
  • Candidates who do not have a valid admit will not be allowed to enter the exam room.
  • During the NEET examination, the invigilator will check each candidate admit card to ensure they are who they say they are. The invigilator will also sign their name in the space provided on SIDE-1 of the Answer Sheet.
  • Candidates must discover and take their assigned seats. If candidates are discovered sitting in a seat or chamber other than their designated seat, their candidature will be revoked.
  • Inside the examination venue, candidates will not bring prohibited materials other than their NEET hall ticket.
  • No applicant will leave their seat or the NEET exam venue until the exam is completed.
  • Candidates must sign the attendance sheet twice when the examination begins and again when handing over the answer sheet to the examiner.
  • Candidates must also leave an impression of their finger on the attendance sheet.
  • The candidate will double-check that the Test-Booklet has the same pages as stated on the cover page.
  • The board will not, under any circumstances, hold a re-test for those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the test for any reason.
  • Candidates with Diabetes Type I may be treated at the centre, according to CBSE guidelines.
  • No candidate will be allowed any bathroom breaks in the final half-hour of the exam.

NEET 2022 Results & Score Card

The National Testing Agency will declare the NEET examination result through its official website. The notification of the results will be released during the exam date announcement. Candidates can log in with their registration number and password and access their results. The results will be acknowledged by all the Medical institutes across India accepting NEET scores for admission. 

Steps to access NEET Results:

Step 1: Visit the NEET official website and click on the "Results" link.

Step 2: Enter the login credentials and click on the "Submit" option.

Step 3: Once the result is displayed, download and take the printout. 

NEET Tie Breaking:

If two or more candidates score equal marks, the tie-breaking criteria will be implemented, followed by the below-mentioned conditions.

  • Aspirants with higher marks in Botany and Zoology are given more weightage.
  • Aspirants with fewer negative markings or incorrect answers will be prioritized.
  • The candidate's better score in the Chemistry subject will be highlighted.
  • At last, the candidates with older age will be given first preference.

NEET Cut Off:

NTA will release the Cutoff for the NEET examination soon after the NEET Results declaration. NEET Cut Off will be determined by various factors, including the candidates' category, the total number of candidates who appeared, and the difficulty level of the examination.

Category

Cut off

Other categories

40%

General – PH

45%

General

50%

NEET 2022 Counselling & Admission

The Directorate General of Health Services conducts online counselling sessions for the top 15% of students who secure the top 15% All India Ranks. The MCC generally posts the NEET 2022 online counselling sessions schedule after CBSE announces the All-India Pre- Medical/ Pre- Dental Entrance Test. The NEET 2022 counselling sessions schedule gets posted on the official website. All candidates need to regularly check the official website for guidelines and details regarding the counselling schedules.

The counselling procedure of NEET  is done in separate sections to help with a smoother seat distribution at the All-India Quota and the State levels. The All-India Quota category allows 15% of the total seats in each medical college to these achievers, and the remaining 85% of seats reserved for candidates from the individual states at state medical colleges.

There will be two rounds of counselling for the NEET 2022 All-India Quota seats. The empty seats from the first round will be carried over to the second round. The seats left vacant after the second round of NEET counselling, on the other hand, would be moved to the appropriate state quota. A mop-up round of NEET counselling will fill the seats left empty in the AIQ quota of  Central/Deemed Universities and ESIC institutes. The stray round of NEET counselling will fill any outstanding seats (if any).

  • NEET counselling, or national-level counselling, will be held for admission to 15% of all India quota seats. The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) will offer NEET counselling on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee.
  • NEET counselling is held online, and candidates who want to participate must first register on MCC's official website.
  • The state governments will fill the remaining 85% of seats in all undergraduate medical and dental institutions.
  • The NEET counselling procedure will be handled separately by each state government. Students must also remember that counselling would be available for only the students who secure certain All-India Ranks.
  • The candidates who wish to apply for management seats in private colleges will need to apply separately to each college independently.

Students can apply for the seats of MBBS/BDS by giving the NEET exams. These seats are filled under the following categories:

  • All-India Quota seat
  • State Quota seat
  • Under central colleges/ institutions or deemed universities
  • NRI Quota in Private Medical or Dental Colleges
  • State or Management quota in Medical or Dental Colleges
  • Central Pool Quota seats

Candidates would be able to enrol in medical institutes across India as a result of this NEET counselling. The seats will be assigned based on the candidate's overall ranking and filled preferences. Candidates that participate in this counselling will also be eligible to participate in their respective states' state quota counselling.

State MBBS/ BDS Counselling:

The state counselling authority will organize NEET counselling individually for offering admission to the 85 percent state quota seats. Each state authority will release its state merit list based on the student's NEET scores, and the candidates will be called for counselling based on the state merit list. The appropriate State Counselling Authority will also offer to counsel for Private Medical Colleges. The 85% state quota counselling will be held for admissions to the state medical and dental colleges.

Mock Test

The best strategy to prepare for the medical exam is to use NEET Sample Papers and Mock Tests. NEET Mock Exams can be done online by going to the NTA's official website.

  • Mock tests are similar to genuine tests in that they have a time restriction and a proper marking structure.
  • Candidates are also recommended to solve the NEET sample papers while using a stopwatch to assess their level of proficiency and the time spent answering the questions.
  • Candidates must remember that NEET contains negative markings. Therefore they should only tackle questions that they are certain about and avoid guessing.
  • Candidates can understand the difficulty level of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, and other factors by using NEET Mock Tests and sample papers.

List of NEET 2022 examination centres

All candidates (Indian, Foreign, PIO, OCI, and NRI) must choose three convenient examinations during the form filling process. Candidates must ensure that they can only choose city centres in their home state or neighbouring areas as the computer determines the centre allocation. Candidates and the board will not modify their minds about the NEET exam centre under any circumstances.

NEET Exam Centre allocation-

Here is the simple way to check your NEET exam centre allocation:

  1. Click on this link- neet.nta.nic.in
  2. Select the 'Candidate Login' option
  3. Enter your NEET ID and password
  4. Wait for the 'Advance Information' pop-up as it will take you to the details page.
  5. Check and take a screenshot of the web page for future references.

Ask & Answers

I want to know the NEET Exam Pattern and how many languages NEET Exam will be conducted?

Structure of NEET Exam pattern:

  • NEET Question Paper will be held in 8 languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Assamese.
  •  NEET exam will have 3 sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
  • There are a total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions with 480 total marks in the NEET Exam pattern. 
  • The duration of the NEET exam is 3 Hours.
  • For every right answer in the NEET Exam pattern, 4 marks will be provided.
  • Negative marking is applicable in NEET Exam, as 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Can you tell me the Percentage of seats reserved for the NEET Admission process reserved for the reserved category? 

Details on Percentage of a seat reserved for reserved categories in NEET Admission process:

  • Seats reserved for ST cadre in the NEET Admission process is 7.5%. 
  • Seats reserved for SC cadre is 15%.
  • Seats reserved for OBC cadre is 27%.
  • Seats reserved for PWD cadre is 3%.
  • These are the percentile of seats reserved for the reserved category in the NEET Admission process.


Provide me with some important NEET Preparation tips?

Some useful NEET Preparation Tips: 

  • The candidates need to go through the NEET syllabus thoroughly.
  • NEET Aspirants need to maintain the proper timetable for each section, which will guide them in Time Management during the NEET exam.
  • One must consider the NEET Preparation Books, and they can also go through the online study materials.
  • NEET Aspirants need to practice previous NEET Question papers, and also they can opt for NEET Mock tests.
  • One must stay relaxed and confident while doing NEET Preparation.


Where will I be able to get NEET Results? 

Steps to check NEET Result:

  • NEET Aspirants must visit the official website to check the NEET Result.
  • The candidates can check the NEET result only via online mode.
  • NEET Aspirants need to enter their respective Roll numbers and other important details.
  • Then they must click on the submit button, and the NEET Result will be displayed on the screen.


Where will NEET Admit Card be available?

NEET Admit card availability:

  • NEET Aspirants are required to visit the NEET's official website to Avail NEET Admit card.
  • NEET Admit card will be made available via online mode.
  • Aspirants need to get their NEET Admit card in the examination hall along with valid ID proof. 
  • Candidates are advised to safely keep their NEET Admit card until the NEET Admission process is done.