NEET- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

NEET 2022 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS, AYUSH, veterinary and nursing courses. India's single largest undergraduate medical entrance examination, NEET-UG is conducted in pen and paper mode. NEET 2022 exam date has not been announced yet. Announcement regarding NEET 2022 exam date by NTA will be updated here, once released.


  • The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India has assigned the responsibility of conducting NEET UG to the NTA. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.

  • NEET (UG) is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

  • The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

  • The NTA will conduct NEET UG only once a year and the mode for NEET UG exam will remain offline.

  • NOTE: NTA is also establishing a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. From 1st September, 2018 on every Saturday & Sunday, various schools/engineering colleges with computer are being started practicing of tests for any student can avail the facility free of charge. The practice tests will help the candidates to familiarize themselves with logging into the system and how to use computer at the time of actual test. The TPCs will have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be similar to the actual test to be conducted on the exam day.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET (UG)

  • Aspirants who want to appear for NEET 2022, are advised to go through the eligibility criteria. The NEET 2022 eligibility criteria include minimum and maximum age requirement, educational requirement, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, status of the qualifying exam, category, and nationality. Aspirants can go through the below-mentioned requirements, which are mandatory for aspirants to be eligible for NEET.

  • Minimum age requirement: Candidates who want to appear for NEET 2022 must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December 2022.

  • Nationality: As per the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria, aspirants have to be Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), or Foreign Nationals.

  • Educational qualifications: Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to appear in NEET-UG 2022.

  • Subjects studied: To apply for NEET 2022 exam, aspirants will have to study physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.

  • Minimum marks required in qualifying exam: Candidates must secure at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying exam. For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category candidates the minimum marks required are 40%.

NEET exam schedule 2022

Aspirants searching for "When is NEET 2022 expected " must check important dates of NEET 2022 to check the schedule for the release of the application form, admit card, exam date, etc. The official schedule of NEET 2022 will be released by NTA, so aspirants have to regularly track the official website.

Events Dates


Notification for NEET 2022

To be announced


Release of NEET 2022 application form

To be announced


Last date to fill NEET application form

To be announced


Release of NEET admit card 2022

To be announced


NEET 2022 exam date

May 2, 2022 (Tentative)

NEET Application Form 2022

NTA will release the NEET 2022 application form and information bulletin on its official website, It is expected that to balance the delays in the medical academic calendar, the NEET application form will be released in January 2022. The filling of the NEET application form 2022 is a 5-step process, which can be checked below. However, before filling the NEET 2022 application form candidates must check the list of documents and details to keep handy.

Documents/details required for NEET application form

  • Identity card: : IDs such as Aadhaar card, ration card, bank account passbook, passport, or any other government photo ID card.

  • Personal details: Personal and communication details such as candidate and parents name, date of birth, permanent and corresponding address, active email ID, and mobile number.

  • Images: Scanned images of recent passport size photograph, postcard size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.

Steps to fill the NEET application form 2022

  • NEET 2022 registration
  • Filing of application form
  • Uploading of images
  • Payment of application fee
  • Print NEET application form
  • Exam Structure

Subjects / Types

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Negative Marks

Duration of Test



4 x 45 = 180



(10am to 01pm)



4 x 45 = 180

Biology (Botany & Zoology)


4 x 90 = 360


Total –180

MM –  720




  1. The NEET (UG) paper consists of 180 objective types multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology).
  2. Every question has four options with single correct answer.
  3. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
  4. For each incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.
  5. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
  6. Duration of the paper would be 3 hours (10:00 am to 01:00 pm).
  7. Maximum Marks is 720.
  8. The candidate can opt for question paper in either of the following languages: Hindi/ English/ Gujarati/ Marathi/ Oriya/ Bengali/ Assamese/ Telugu/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Urdu.

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