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National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is being conducted by NTA since 2019 for admission to the undergraduate medical education, with the approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (vide O.M. no. V.11025/14/216-MEP dated 6th December 2017) and
MHRD (vide Order No 35-5/2017-TS.I dated 24th September 2018).

As per Section 14 of The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 (Appendix-I), which has come into force on 24th September 2020, NEET (UG) has to be conducted as a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical education in all medical institutions, including those governed under any other law in force.

NEET (UG) has been a qualifying entrance exam since 2020 for admission to the MBBS/BDS courses in AIIMS & JIPMER (although such Medical Institutions are governed under separate Statutes), as per the proviso under Section 14 (1) of the NMC Act (2019).

The National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) is applicable for admissions to the following:-
=> All India Quota Seats.
=> State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts.
=> Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University

Important Dates:

NEET II Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 06 April 2022
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 07 May 2022
  • NEET I 2022 Admit Card: To be intimated later on the website
  • Date of Examination NEET 2022: 17 July 2022 (Sunday) (02.00 pm to 05.20 pm (3 hours 20 Minutes))


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will be conducted in following 11 languages (since 2022): English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu .

ii) Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once
exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
iii) Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
iv) Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
v) Candidates opting for regional languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected regional language and in English.
vi) In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final

Eligibility Criteria

- Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG), as per related Regulations of NMC and DCI are as follows:-

=> He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Course.

=> Accordingly, the lower age limit shall be as under:
For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS - born on or before 31.12.2005
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category - born on or before 31.12.2005

=> Upper age limit: As per Letter No. U-11022/2/2022-UGMEB, dated 09 March 2022 received from National Medical Commission (NMC), Under Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) regarding the upper age limit, that there should be no upper age limit as decided in the fourth NMC meeting held on 21 October 2021.

=> Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify for NEET (UG).

Criteria for NRI / OCI / Foreign Nationals
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical /Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions, and the Government of India, as the case
may be. The NRI and OCI Applicants/Candidates have to upload a Certificate from the concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission in the country of their residence in support of their claim as an NRI/OCI Candidate, along with their online Application Form for NEET (UG) - 2022 and retain the original of such document for producing it at the time of Counselling / Admission to the Courses covered under NEET (UG). Similarly, a foreign applicant for NEET (UG) 2022 shall also upload Documentary Proof (e.g. relevant pages of a valid passport or a Certificate from the Competent Authority in the country of his/her nationality regarding his/her citizenship status) in support of his/her Nationality, along with online Application Form. The Embassy Certificate and Citizenship Certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship are given in Annexures - XIV A and XIV B. Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental/ College/State.

Eligibility of OCI cardholders for NEET (UG):

The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification dated 4 March 2021 specified the rights to which an OCI cardholder shall be entitled under the Citizenship Act, 1955.

Clause (4) (ii) of the said Notification reads as under:
“(4) parity with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of,-

(ii) appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), or such other tests to make them eligible for admission only against any Non-Resident Indian seat or any
supernumerary seat:

Provided that the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.”

The above Notification provides the following Explanation:

“The OCI Cardholder (including a PIO card holder) is a foreign national holding passport of a foreign country and is not a citizen of India.”
Similarly, the PIO cardholder and foreign nationals shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.

Participation of UT of J&K Ladakh in All India Quota:
Students from UT of J&K and Ladakh were not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as erstwhile J&K opted out of the All India Scheme since its inception. So far as the UT of J&K is concerned, the matter for inclusion of the UT in the All India Quota is under deliberation and any decision in this regard shall be placed on the website of NTA in due course. Hence, the candidates from J&K qualifying NEET (UG)-2022 shall not be entitled to participate in the counselling conducted by MCC/DGHS for admission to the MBBS / BDS seats under the All India 15% quota.
However, depending upon their marks/ score, they would be able to participate in the counselling conducted by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (JKBPEE) for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses in the Medical Colleges in J&K. For details, the website of JKBPEE ( and Directorate of Medical Education, J&K Administration, may be visited by the candidates from J&K from time to time for latest updates. The Candidates from the UT of J&K, if they claim eligibility, must submit an online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with Confirmation Page for the record and they need to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix-II. If the declaration is found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates. Candidates from the UT of J&K can appear in NEET (UG) 2022 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/ Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to
the fulfillment of respective eligibility conditions.

However, from the academic year 2022-23, the students of UT of Ladakh shall be eligible for admission to 15% of All India Quota seats.

A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12 Standard in 2022, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling. Candidates who have appeared or are appearing at the qualifying Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the main subject and expect to pass the Examination with the required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination. However, their candidature will be
considered only if they provide documentary evidence of having passed the qualifying Examination with the required subjects and percentage of marks.


MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

Reservation Criteria

Reservation Of Seats & Admission In Medical/Dental Colleges

1. An All India merit list and All India Rank of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the Existing Reservation Policies.

2. All admission to MBBS/BDS courses within in the respective categories shall be based solely on marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

3. All other existing eligibility criteria for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges shall be applicable as per Rules and Policies of the State/UT/Institution/University concerned.

Reservation Of Seats In Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota:
(i) 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates,
(ii) 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates,
(iii) 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions
(iv) Differently abled candidates as per MCI guidelines

How to Apply

1. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG) - 2022 through the “Online” mode only through the website

2. Submission of the Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.

3. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

4. Candidates must strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

5. Candidates must ensure that the e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own or Parents/Guardians only as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on the registered Mobile Number only.

6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:

Step 1: Registration Form:
Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application Number. The candidate should provide the required details while filling the Online Application Form. The candidate must also create a PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter an Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, an Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence. For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the systemgenerated Application Number and Password created.

Step 2: Application Form:
The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password for completing the Application Form including filling up personal details, choosing the Question Paper medium and Examination Cities, providing the details of Educational
Qualifications, and uploading the images and documents (if any).

Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph, Postcard size Photograph, Signature, Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impression, Category Certificate (if applicable), Citizenship Certificate (if applicable), and PwD Certificate (wherever

i. The recent photograph should be either in colour or black and white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background.

ii. Scanned photographs, signature, and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impressionsshould be in JPG format (clearly legible).

iii. Scanned Category Certificate (if applicable), Citizenship Certificate (if applicable), and PwD Certificate (wherever applicable) should be in pdf format (clearly legible).

iv. The size of the scanned passport photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).

v. The size of the scanned Postcard photograph (4”x6”) should be between 10 kb - 200 kb (clearly legible).

vi. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible)

vii. The size of scanned and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impressions as per the Template provided (Appendix-XXIV) should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.

viii. The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) should be in pdf between 50kb to 300kb (clearly legible).

ix. The size of the scanned copy of the PwD certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible)

x. The size of the scanned copy of Class 10 pass certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible).

xi. The size of the scanned copy of the Citizenship certificate/Embassy certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible).

Step 3: Fee Payment:

After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted online only through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI, or Paytm Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment GatewayIntegrator.

The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway (in the helpline number and e-mail given in the Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund of duplicate/multiple payments].

- Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

- All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of the Application of a candidate could be considered successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.

Mode of Examination
NEET (UG) – 2022 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at the Centre. Moreover tampering with the OMR at any stage will lead to debarring of the candidature for 3 years.

Duration of Test
The duration of the test would be three (03) hours and 20 minutes.

Application Fee

The applicants have to pay the application fee to complete the application process. The application fee can be paid through online (using debit/ credit card) or offline (using bank challan) mode. The application fees for different categories are as follows-

For General- Rs. 1600/-
For General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*- Rs. 1500/-
For SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender- Rs. 900/-
For Outside India (Fee in `)- Rs. 8500/-

Paper Pattern

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) - 2022 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total
number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

The pattern for the NEET (UG) - 2022 Examination for admission in the Session 2022-23 is as follows:
- Botany - Section A 35 & Section B 15 questions
- Physics - Section A 35 & Section B 15 questions
- Zoology - Section A 35 & Section B 15 questions
- Chemistry - Section A 35 & Section B 15 questions

Important Points to Note:

(a) For Section A (MCQs): To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option corresponding to the correct answer or the most appropriate answer. However, if any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be
addressed in the following manner:

(i) Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Four marks (+4)

(ii) Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1).

(iii) Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).

(iv) If more than one option is found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.

(v) If all options are found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.

(vi) If none of the options is found correct or a Question is found to be wrong or a Question is dropped then all candidates who have appeared will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

For Section B (MCQs):

Candidates need to attempt any 10 Questions out of 15 Questions given. In the event of a candidate has attempted more than 10 questions, only the first 10 attempted questions will be considered for evaluation. There will also be negative marking for Section B. However, if any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be addressed in the following manner:

i. Correct Answer: Four marks (+4)

ii. Incorrect Answer: Minus one mark (-1)

iii. Unanswered/Marked for Review: No mark (0).

iv. If more than one option is found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.

v. If all options are found to be correct then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.

vi. If a question is found to be incorrect or the Question is dropped then Four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question. The reason could be due to human error or technical error.

vii. Candidates are advised to do the calculations with the constants given (if any) in the questions.

Admit Card

=> The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions.

=> The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website ( and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on the Date and timing as indicated in their Admit Card.

=> No candidate will be allowed to appear at the Examination Centre, on the Date and Timing other than that allotted to him/her in his / her Admit Card.

=> In case a candidate is unable to download his/ her Admit Cards from the website, he or she may approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 05.00 pm or write an email to NTA at [email protected].

=> The candidates are advised to read the instructions given in this Information Bulletin as well as on the Admit Card carefully and follow them scrupulously during the conduct of the examination.

=> In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately
approach the Help Line between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. In such cases, candidates would appear in the Examination with the already downloaded Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the record later.

Question Papers


NMC (National Medical Commission) has notified the syllabus of NEET (UG) - 2022. The Question Paper will be based on the given syllabus (Appendix-IV) which is available on the NMC website ( Furthermore, to rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various School Education Boards, the NTA has taken a decision to provide choice in Section “B” for each of the 4 (four) Subjects.

The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year 2013. for details.

Counselling Details

1. CBSE will provide All India Rank. Result will be given to DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India to provide the same to admitting authorities.

2. Admitting authorities will invite applications for counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the admitting authorities subject to their applicable rules.

Common Services Centres/Facilitation Centres

Candidates, if need be, may take the assistance of Common Services Centres for filling up the application form. The details of the common services centres are given on the website

Information Bulletin

The Information Bulletin containing detailed information of test, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear/admission, reservation, examination fee, cities of examinations, State Code of eligibility, Age, etc. is available on website Candidates may, therefore, check all the details in the online Information Bulletin before submission of application form.

Contact Details

Delhi-110 092

NEET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the NEET result date and time?

Answer: The National Testing Agency (NTA) which administers the medical entrance test, NEET, has not announced the NEET 2022 result date and time officially. It is expected soon at

Question: What is the NEET result official website link?

Answer: The following are the NEET result official websites link:

Question: How to download NEET UG 2022 result?

Answer: To download NEET UG 2022 result and scorecard, students can follow the steps mentioned below:

Go to

Enter roll number, date of birth and auto-generated security pin

Submit and download NEET UG result

Question: What is the validity of NEET 2022 result scorecard?

Answer: The NEET 2022 results will be valid for a period of three years.

Question: What is NEET percentile score?

Answer: NEET percentile represents how many medical aspirants who appeared for the medical test have scored more or less than a particular candidate. NEET percentile is calculated in comparison to the top NEET raw score. NEET percentile scores denotes the candidate's position below the NEET topper and above others.

The testing agency defines NEET 2022 percentile rank as, “the percentage of scores that falls below a given score in a group”. To calculate NEET percentile, a specific formula is applied:

NEET Percentile Rank = (100 x Number of Candidates Appeared With Raw Score Equal To Or Less Than The Candidate) / Total Number of Candidates Appeared

Question: What is NEET cut-off 2022?

Answer: NEET 2022 cut-off will be known after the declaration of NEET 2022 UG result.

Question: What was NEET cut-off last year?

Answer: Category-wise cut-off in NEET exam last year:

Category Cut-Off percentile NEET 2020 Cutoff Scores Number Of Candidates
General 50th 720-147 6,82,406
General-PH 45th 146-129 99
SC 40th 146-113 19,572
ST 40th 146-113 7,837
OBC 40th 146-113 61,265
SC/ST/OBC-PH 40th 128-113 321

Question: What is NEET AIQ and state quota seats?

Answer: NEET UG counselling is conducted for All India Quota (AIQ) and state quota seats. The total seats available for medical aspirants are divided into these two categories -- 15 per cent AIQ and 85 per cent state quota seats.

Question: What are the best medical colleges in India?

Answer: These are the top 10 medical colleges in India in 2022, according to the NIRF ranking.

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

3. Christian Medical College, Vellore

4. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

5. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

6. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

7. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

8. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

9. King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

10. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Question: What is NEET result tie-breaking policy?

Answer: In case two or more candidates obtain the same score, the merit position will be determined using the following tie-breaker criteria:

Candidates obtaining higher marks/ percentile score in Biology (Botany and Zoology) in the test, followed by

Candidate obtaining higher marks/ percentile score in Chemistry in the test, followed by

Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the test

List of suggested books for NEET exam preparations.

  • Objective Physics (Set Of 3 Volume) (English) by R C Lakhanpal
  • Chemistry IIT-JEE, AIEEE, NEET (Set of 2 Volumes) by
  • Board + PMT / IIT - JEE Foundation Chemistry (Class 10) (English) 3rd Edition by Disha Experts
  • Board + PMT / IIT - JEE Foundation Physics (Class 10) (English) 3rd Edition by Disha Experts
  • DPP for JEE - Main/AIIMS/NEET Chemistry with Solution Book (English) by Disha Experts
  • Chemical Bonding by
  • Fundamentals of Physics : A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG Syllabi (Class - 11) (English) by David Halliday
  • DPP for JEE - Main/AIIMS/NEET Physics with Solution Book (English) by Disha Experts
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry : A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG Sylllabi (Class - 11) (English) 1st  Edition by John Lee
  • Objective Chemistry for NEET / AIIMS / JEE (Mains) / JEE (Advanced) / Other Medical & Engineering Competitive Exams (Set of 3 Volumes) (English) 1st Edition by P N Kapil
  • Biology (IIT-JEE, AIEEE, NEET) (Set Of 2 Vols) by


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