NEET 2022 – Result Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card and Counseling

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA has been assigned by the Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences to conduct the NEET to admit students to the undergraduate medical courses in the various medical colleges across India. Aspiring candidates who want to pursue medical courses (including BDS and MBBS ones) can apply for NEET.

NEET is the sole entrance exam for admissions in the medical institutions throughout India, replacing all the state-level medical entrance tests.

From the year 2019 onwards, the NTA has started conducting NEET two times a year, during February and March each year.

Under NEET, the authorities draw a Merit List based on the candidates’ scores, following which the 300 BDS participating colleges and 355 MBBS colleges admit students accordingly.

Also, the NEET Merit Lists for national-level and state-level are drawn separately for the general category candidates and reserved classes, maintaining the state-based quotas and reservations in the medical institutions. Plus, NEET does not admit students under the management quota of private medical colleges.

Though NEET applies to nearly all medical colleges in India, yet some institutions are excluded from its purview. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER, Chandigarh) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) do not come under NEET, for they are guided by separate laws.

NEET UG Exam Highlights
Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Short Exam Name NEET
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Official Website
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Helpline Number 18004253800
Languages Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Tamil
Exam Level National

NEET: Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification

To be eligible for NEET, the applicant must clear the Class XII exam, having a minimum aggregate score of 50% in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (PCB) from any recognized educational board. In the case of reserved classes, he / she has to attain at least 40% aggregate marks in PCB.

  • Age Criteria

The lower age limit to the eligible for NEET is 17 years of age. No upper age limit is specified, after a court ruling by the High Court of Delhi against an appeal to alter the upper age limit of 25 years for candidates applying to NEET. However, applicants who are above the age of 25 years will be provisionally admitted.

  • Nationality

To apply to NEET, the aspirant has to be an Indian citizen, foreign national, Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

NEET: Exam Pattern

The NEET exam is conducted in offline mode, with a 3-hour duration. The candidates receive OMR sheets for recording their responses.

The candidate’s marks are not deducted for incorrect answers.

NEET: Syllabus

The NEET syllabus entails the syllabus of both Class XI and XII subjects, including Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.

NEET-UG: How to apply?

The NEET admission process is completely online where the candidates have to visit the official website,, for registration. Upon registration, the system generates the candidate’s email ID and password. Then, the applicant has to log in to their respective account with their login details and fill in their basic personal details and academic-related information.

Next, they must upload the requisite documents, which include Class X mark sheets, photograph, and signature specimen.

The payment of the application fee is mandatory for applying to the NEET as well. The varied acceptable payment modes are UPI/challan/debit card/credit card/internet banking.

After the candidate submits his/her application, the system displays the Confirmation Page. The applicant should maintain a copy of the Confirmation Page, which contains all the required application details, for record purposes.

NEET: Admit Card

The authorities scrutinize the applications of all candidates who have applied within the stipulated deadline. The next step is to shortlist the ones who are eligible, following which their Admit Cards are released. The Admit Cards become available on the official website 2 weeks before the exam.

The candidates should log in to their respective accounts and download their respective Admit Cards. The Admit Card is a mandatory document that has to be carried to the exam hall for confirming their identity.

In case of any discrepancy, the applicant has to contact the examiners; they will make the required changes. 

NEET: Appear for the exam

The eligible candidates have to appear for the exam, carrying all the mandatory documents. These include Admit Card, photo-ID proof, and two passport-size photographs.

NEET: Declaration of Result

The NEET results are posted on the official website. The candidate can access their respective Scorecard after signing in to their respective account.

NEET: Counseling Rounds

The qualifying candidates have to attend the counseling sessions; they are allotted seats in the participating medical colleges. The applicant’s overall performance, preferences, and availability of seats are the criteria based on which the admission process ensues.

After the candidate gets a seat in any medical college, they have to visit the institute to complete the rest of the admission procedure.

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