NEET 2022 Exam Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Dates

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About NEET 2022 Exam

NEET 2022 Exam: Lakhs of students take part in NEET every year. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national-level medical entrance test. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions to medical courses in recognized and approved medical institutes across the country.

As per the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, Section 14, NEET stands as the common and uniform medical entrance test for UG medical courses across all the medical institutes, administered under any law. Following this, admissions to AIIMS and JIPMER institutes are also under NEET.

In this article, we have discussed every aspect of the NEET 2022 Exam in great detail, so all the students are suggested to have a nice look at it.

NEET 2022 Exam

Modifications in NEET 2022 Exam

The Medical Council of India has introduced some changes in NEET on the recommendation of the Union Health Ministry. Take a look at the changes implemented since last year:

  • NEET stands as the single-level medical entrance test conducted nation-wide, thus scrapping AIIMS and JIPMER entrance tests
  • The 15% All India Quota scheme is now joined by states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
  • Qualifying NEET UG exam is now a must even for Indian candidates who desire to pursue medicine abroad
  • No restriction on the number of attempts at NEET. However, age limit restriction must be followed as per corresponding categories
  • NEET cannot be taken up by State Open School or NIOS or private candidates
  • The exam shall be in two languages apart from the language preferred in English
  • It is no more compulsory to produce Aadhar card while filling NEET application form. However, candidates must produce a valid ID proof.



NEET 2022 Exam Basic Info

The table below lists the basic details of NEET 2022 Exam.

Exam NameNEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of ExamPen-paper based
Expected number of ApplicantsAround 16-17 lakhs
Exam Duration3 hours
Seats OfferedAdmission of around 1 lakh MBBS and BDS seats under 85% State quota and 15% All India quota
Courses OfferedMBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other Courses
Number of Questions180 questions (MCQs)
Type of questionsObjective type questions with 4 options – 1 correct answer
SubjectsQuestions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Questions from sectionsPhysics – 45 questionsChemistry – 45 questionsBiology (Botany + Zoology) – 90 questions
LanguageThe question paper is asked in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Punjabi
Marking Scheme4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

NEET 2022 Important Dates

Candidates who are willing to take part in NEET 2022 can check the table below for all the important dates. The dates provided below are tentative and subject to change.

EventDate
Application form – Date of releaseNovember 2021
Application form – Last Date of ApplicationDecember 2021
Application form fee – Last date to submitDecember 2021
Correction Window Portal OpensJanuary 2022
Admit Card Release dateApril 2022
NEET 2022 Exam dateFirst Sunday of May 2022
NEET 2022 Announcement of ResultsFirst week of June 2022



NEET 2022 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates taking part in NEET must be well aware of the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022. Read to find complete details on eligibility criteria:

Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed/appeared for class 12 or an equivalent exam. Candidates appearing for the class 12 exams are also eligible
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English must be the major, mandate subjects
  • Candidates must have obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations:
  • General category – 50% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: General category – 45% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations

Nationality

  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • If the candidate does not reside in India, then he or she should be an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals
  • Candidates from the J&K state are eligible to appear for NEET 2022 under the All India 15% quota only by self-declaration. Such candidates can also get admitted to AFMC, Pune

Age Criteria

  • Must have completed 17 years as of December 31, of the year of admission
  • The maximum age of limit will be 25 years for candidates belonging to the general category. For candidates belonging to SC/ST & OBC category, the age limit is 30 years

Aadhar Card Possession

Aadhar card is no more a mandate to participate in NEET. Candidates belonging to the state of Meghalaya, Assam, and J&K can furnish ration card numbers, passport numbers, bank account numbers, or any valid ID number while NRI, OCI, PIO, and other foreign nationals can produce their passport numbers for the same.



NEET 2022 Exam Pattern 

NEET 2022 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper based mode only. Students will have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet. 

  • Total Sections in NEET 2022 – 4 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology)
  • Mode of Examination – Offline i.e. Pen Paper Mode
  • Type of Questions – MCQ type only
  • Total Time Duration for Exam – 3 Hours
  • Negative Marking – Yes; 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • Marks for Correct Answer – For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded​​
  • Total Number of Questions – Each subject will consist of two sections.

Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 questions. Out of 15 Questions in section B, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

NEET exam sections and total marks

SubjectsSectionsNo. of questionsSection-wise Marks
PhysicsSection A35140
Section B1540
ChemistrySection A35140
Section B1540
BotanySection A35140
Section B1540
ZoologySection A35140
Section B1540
Total Marks720



NEET 2022 Marking Scheme

ParticularsMarks Allotted
Correct Answer+4
Incorrect answer-1
No answer/ Multiple answers0
  • One correct answer fetches 4 marks and one incorrect answer will cost 1 mark.
  • It is not mandatory to attempt all questions.
  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
  • Once you mark an answer, it is not possible to change it.
  • Multiple answers will be considered as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

Languages/ Medium for NEET 2022

NEET 2022 will be conducted in 11 languages. Candidates will be able to select medium of NEET 2022 from Hindi, English and Urdu in all the centers. However, if the candidate has chosen a vernacular language, then the center will be allotted accordingly. 

NEET LanguagesNEET Examination Cities
English, Hindi and UrduAll States and Cities
TeluguAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
BengaliWest Bengal and Tripura
KannadaKarnataka
GujaratiGujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
TamilTamil Nadu
MarathiMaharashtra
AssameseAssam
OriyaOdisha
PunjabiPunjab
MalayamKerala



NEET 2022 Syllabus 

The Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes a syllabus for NEET. It covers topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology from class 11 and 12. Typically, syllabus for NEET is published once a thorough review from inputs of different states on the syllabi is conducted. Syllabi are based on NCERT, CBSE and COBSEW. Check this space for the latest on the syllabus.

Provided below is the subject-wise syllabus for NEET 2022 from classes 11 and 12.

NEET 2022 Physics Syllabus

Class 11th SyllabusClass 12th Syllabus
Physical world and measurementElectro statistics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy, and PowerElectromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Motion of systems of particles and rigid bodyElectromagnetic waves
GravitationOptics
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and wave

NEET 2022 Chemistry Syllabus

Class 11th SyllabusClass 12th Syllabus
Some basic concepts of ChemistrySolid state
Structure of atomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular structureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and liquidsSurface Chemistry
ThermodynamicsGeneral principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
EquilibriumP Block elements
Redox reactionsD and F block elements
HydrogenCoordination compounds
s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block elementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental chemistryBiomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in everyday life



NEET 2022 Biology Syllabus

Class 11th SyllabusClass 12th Syllabus
Diversity in the Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organisation – Plants and AnimalsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its applications
Human physiologyEcology and environment

NEET 2022 Application Process 

Candidates taking part in NEET 2022 can visit the official website for NEET to fill the application form available from November 2021 onwards. Candidates can fill in the application form through the online mode only and not offline mode. Click on the “Apply Online” link and get directed to filling the application form.

Steps in Online filling of Application form:

Step 1: Visit the official website for NEET.

Step 2: Register by providing the name, mobile number, email id and other       details.

Step 3: Fill in the registration form.

Step 4: Some details to be filled – Date of Birth, Category, Nationality, qualification details such as Year of Passing, Percentage of marks, etc, details to contact and choice for exam centre.

Step 5: Upload the scanned copies of the required documents in the prescribed size and format only.

Step 6: Fee payment of application can be done through online and offline mode.

Step 7: Towards the end, the confirmation page will be displayed. Take the printout of the duly filled application form for future reference.

Step 8: Aadhar card is no more a mandate in order to fill the application form.

Step 9: Once the process is complete, candidates are provided with a provisional registration number. This number will also be sent to the email id and registered phone number.



Documents required to Apply Online for NEET 2022

Listed below are the documents one would require while submitting the NEET application form 2022. Take a look:

  • Most recent passport size photograph
  • Most recent postcard size photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Candidate’s left-thumb impression
  • Class 10 Marksheet

Specifications of the documents are as follows:

Name of the DocumentSpecification provided by NTASize of file(JPG/JPEG format)Description for Online Tool(with 72 DPI)
Passport size photographNot specified10 Kb to 200 Kb2.5 X 3.5 inches
Post card size photograph4″X6″50 Kb to 300 Kb4.25 X 3.5 inches
Signature of the candidateNot specified4 Kb to 30 Kb2.5 X 3.5 inches
Left-thumb impressionNot specified10 Kb to 50 Kb2.5 X 3.5 inches
Class 10 marksheetNot specified100 Kb to 400 Kb2.5 X 3.5 inches

NEET 2022 Application Fee

The application fee for NEET 2022 is as mentioned below (subject to change):

CategoryFee AmountFee Amount (With Late Fee)
GC/OBCINR 1400INR 2800 (1400+1400)
SC/ST/PwDINR 750INR 2150 (750+1400)



Mode of Payment:

Application fee payment can be done through the offline or online mode as given below:

  • Online method – Credit card/Debit card/Paytm/Net banking
  • Offline method – Bank Challan

NEET 2022 Application Form Correction

Around the third week of March 2022, after submission of the NEET 2022 application form, candidates are provided with an opportunity to make changes to limited fields through the online mode. One must regularly visit the website for the latest notifications on the re-opening of the portal for the correction facility.

In case, candidates are required to correct and upload a clearer photograph or signature, it will be intimated through SMS or email regarding the same. Additionally, registered candidates can make changes to fields such as – Date of birth, gender, identification, category, state code of eligibility, the medium of the exam paper, exam center, name of parents, percentage and marks obtained in the qualifying examination, etc. In case, an additional fee has to be made, the same can be done through net banking or debit/credit card payment.

Note:

Incomplete form submission can result in rejection of the form. No changes to any fields will be entertained once the form has been submitted.

NEET 2022 Exam Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully registered by submitting the NEET 2022 Application form can expect the NEET admit card to be released on the official website. Some details regarding the same are as follows:

  • NEET Admit Card 2022 will be released on the official website for NEET by the NTA – conducting authority for NEET
  • Admit cards will be available through online mode only. Admit cards will not be posted
  • Applicants can expect the admit card to be released in the 2nd or 3rd week of April 2022
  • Candidates must take a print of the admit card
  • Some details on the admit card are –
  • Name of the candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Category
  • Roll number
  • Photograph
  • Exam date
  • Duration of exam
  • Reporting time
  • Venue – exam center and its details.
  • Candidates must carry a copy of NEET 2022 admit card to the exam hall
  • Along with releasing admit cards, a format to affix postcard photographs to the admit card shall also be specified
  • Candidates must contact the official authority for NEET, in case they find any disparity in details on the admit card



NEET Reservation Criteria 2022

The following table describes the reservation criteria for different categories. Take a look.

Groups/CategoriesReservation
General Economically Weaker section10%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Scheduled Caste15%
Other backward castes27%
Persons with disabilities5%

Conclusion 

This article discusses NEET 2022 Exam in detail. Every candidate is suggested to go through the aforementioned information very carefully. It is hoped that the contents of this article result to be helpful to all the candidates.

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