NEET Entrance Test - Introduction

NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is the Medical Entrance Exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). By qualifying the NEET exam, one can get a admission into MBBS/BDS Course. The NEET Entrance test is applicable only for undergraduates. NEET offers almost 90,000 seats for MBBS/BDS students to the Medical and Dental College of India.

As per the Supreme Court’s order in 2016, no other entrance exam, except NEET will be considered to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. This examination will also be considered as valid for applying to private & government medical colleges except for AIIMS & JIPMER across the country.

Depending upon NEET Score, Seats are allotted to students are:

  • State Government Quota Seats
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • All India Quota Seats
  • State/NRI/Management Quota Seats in Private Medical/Dental colleges
  • Central Pool Quota Seats

The notification for NEET 2022 has been released. The application form will be started from th 2nd April 2022.

NEET UG Exam 2022: Overview

Name of the Examination (NEET) National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Exam Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Centre of NEET 2022 Examination As indicated on Admit Card
NTA Official Website
Exam Type National Level Medical Entrance
Examination Occurrence Once in a Year (By NTA)
Mode of the Exam
Online (Computer Based)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology
Number of Questions 180 Questions
Negative Marking Negative 1 Mark for every Wrong Answer
Courses Offered MBBS & BDS
Exam Pattern
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration of Exam 3:00 Hours
Timing of Examination 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Medium of Examination 11 Languages (including Hindi & English)

NEET UG Exam 2022 - Important Dates

NEET Exam Important Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Release Date 2nd April - 7th May 2022
NEET Application Correction Window Dates Second week of May 2022
Admit Card Release Date 1st week of June 2022
NEET 2022 Exam Date 17th July, 2022
Release of Official Answer Key Third week of August 2022
Result Declaration 4th week of September 2022

Note: Dates maybe change as per regulations of NTA (National Testing Agency).

NEET Exam Pattern (2022)

Following are the exams which covered the topics from (Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology).

Subjects Sections No. of Questions Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Total Marks 720


  • The exam duration will be 3.00 Hours.
  • Every correct answer will count 4 marks.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer from total score.
  • For every unanswered question, marks are not be deducted.

NEET Cut-Off 2021: Number of Category Wise Qualified Candidates

Category NEET Percentile NEET Cut off Score NEET Qualified Candidates
UR/EWS 50th Percentile 720-138 770857
OBC 40th Percentile 137-108 66978
SC 40th Percentile 137-108 22384
ST 40th Percentile 137-108 9312
UR/EWS & PwD 45th Percentile 137-122 313
OBC & PwD 40th Percentile 121-108 157
SC & PwD 40th Percentile 121-108 59
ST & PwD 40th Percentile 121-108 14

Seat Reservation in NEET Exam 2022

Category Percentage of Total Seats Reserved
General 37.5%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Physically Handicapped 3%

NEET Eligibility Criteria (2022)

  • The candidate must be completed 17 years of age or above.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear in NEET exam now.
  • The candidate must be cleared 12th examination with a minimum of 50% marks in (PCB) and English individually.
  • The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories must be cleared 12th examination with a minimum of 40% marks in (PCB)
  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes & Caste, and any other Backward Categories there is a relaxation of 5 years.
  • If the candidates failed to meet the above mentioned criteria will not be permitted to apply for NEET test 2022.
Accordingly the eligibility criteria regarding age limit have been revised as under:

For Candidates of General(UR)/General-EWS born on or before
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category

Nationality Criteria: For NEET Exam

  • The candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals are also eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are also eligible for 15% of All India Quota Seats.
  • Candidates from J & K state are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats on the basis of self-declaration.

Application Process: For NEET Entrance Test

The application process for the NEET Entrance Test is submitted through the online portal on the official website of NEET. There is no other mode for online application process of NEET entrance exam.

How to apply for NEET Exam?

Step 1: Go to the website of NTA Exam

Step 2: There are 5 options are available on the website: (Engineering, Medical, Management, College/University, Teaching).

Step 3: Select the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test option.

Step 4: Click on the New User Registration Here button.

Step 5: Provide all the information in given fields like Father’s Name, Educational Qualification, address, name etc.

Step 6: SGR(System Generated Registration) number will appear on the screen. Note it down, it will be used for the future login process.

Step 7: Download the Admit Card.

Step 8: Confirm the application form details. Click on ‘Next and Preview’ option to check if all the information is correct before final submission.

Step 9:After reviewing the application form, click on the submit button.

Step 10: Upload the scan image of the photographs and signature.

Step 11: After this, you will get an option for Mode of Payment, through which you can pay the application fees.

Application Fee: NEET Exam

Category of Student Application Fee (Rs.)
General Category Rs.1500/-
General-EWS/OBC-NCL Rs.1400/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs.800/-

Counselling for NEET Examination

  • The Counselling of NEET Entrance exam for ESIC quota, All India Quota, and the seats in Central and Deemed Universities will be conducted by DGHS (Director General of Health Services) followed by Medical Counselling Committee.
  • For State Quota seats, the Counselling will be done by State Counselling Authorities.
  • Seat allotment will depend on NEET UG rank and NEET Score.
  • Preferences will be provided at the time of NEET Counselling Process.

Documents Required: For NEET Counselling Process

  • Class 10 Certificate as Proof of Age
  • Class 12 Certificate
  • Admit Card
  • Score Card
  • Identity Proof
  • Category Certificate issued by a competent authority
  • 10 Passport Size Photographs

Language Allowed: For NEET Entrance Test

The NEET exam is now been conducted in 13 languages. It has been modified from 11 languages to 13 languages after adding Punjabi and Malayalam exam centers last year. Check out the exam centers list with their respective languages for NEET exam:

Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
English, Hindi and Urdu All examination centers across India
Assamese, Hindi and English Assam
Bengali, Hindi and English West Bengal and Tripura
Gujarati, Hindi and English Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Marathi, Hindi and English Maharashtra
Tamil, Hindi and English Tamil Nadu
Telugu, Hindi and English Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Odia, Hindi and English Odisha
Kannada, Hindi and English Karnataka
Punjabi, Hindi and English Punjab
Malayalam, Hindi and English Kerala

About NEET Syllabus

  • NEET Syllabus is updated every year as per National Medical Commission.
  • The question paper contains the questions of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
  • After considering the syllabus of Central and State Board for a 12th exam (Science Stream), NMC drafts the final NEET Syllabus for the students.
  • Aspirants should have to check a detailed syllabus as recognized by NMC.

Here, “Overseas Eduversity” providing you the NEET Syllabus in brief

Syllabus of class 11th Syllabus of class 12th
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
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atems and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves -
Syllabus of class 11th Syllabus of class 12th
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chmical Kinetics
States of Matter:Gases and Liquids 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 Elements Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketons and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nytrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
- Polymers
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
Syllabus of class 11th Syllabus of class 12th
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evalution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment

Points to be Highlights: For NEET Entrance Exam

  • Students should have to give proper preferences while filling the NEET Exam Form.
  • By considering allotment of seats, one can choose the particular colleges.
  • NTA has not announced any changes in NEET exam pattern. So, it will remain as prescribed by the NMC.
  • For NEET 2022, NEET Admit Cards will be available soon.
  • The NEET Result will be declared on the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency).

NEET Exam - Rules & Regulations 2022

  • The candidates should have to report before one hour of exam time.
  • The candidates should have to come in customary dress.
  • The ornaments like chains, rings, earring, nose-pin etc. are not allowed.
  • Stationary Material like textual material (written or printed), writing pad, log table, calculator are not allowed in the exam hall.
  • Goggles, handbags, camera are strictly restricted in exam hall.
  • Communications devices such as Mobile Phone, Microphone, Earphones, Bluetooth are barred during NEET exam.
  • If any other thing related to unfair means is found, strict action will be taken by the respective authority.
  • Any Metallic item or eatable item is strictly prohibited.

NEET Exam 2022 - Dress Code (Male & Female)

Candidates must follow dress code which mentioned below while appearing for NEET exam, the dress code rules are given below:

  • Candidates have to wear half sleeves clothes or formal dress ( No fashionable clothes allowed)
  • Candidates have to wear formal slippers & sandals (No shoes allowed)

Note: If any candidate coming for the exam wearing a religious cloth, in that case, they need to report at the allotted examination at least by 12.30 PM on the day of examination.

For Male Candidate

Wear light clothes like Jeans, Pant, Shirt (half sleeves only). The button of the shirt should be the medium size it should not be big. The Kurta Pajama & shoes are also not allowed. For the male candidate, they can wear only sleepers or sandals.

For Female Candidate

clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, etc. with Salwar, Slippers, sandals with low heels are allowed. High heels shoes or sandals for the female candidate are also not allowed.

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