About NEET 2022


About NTA

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is now known as the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization under the Societies Registration Act (1860) for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The objectives of NTA, inter alia, include:

  1. To conduct efficient, transparent, and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission.
  2. To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.
  3. To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.

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).

About NIC

National Informatics Centre (NIC), established in 1976 has rich experience in providing ICT and e-Governance support to the Government for the last 4 decades. It has emerged as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development. NIC spearheaded the usage of Information Technology systems and services for enhancing the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of social and public administration by facilitating electronic delivery of services to the government (G2G), business (G2B), citizen (G2C) and government employee (G2E). Through the nationwide network across all 37 States/ UTs and 720+ Districts, NIC is steadfast towards the development of smart digital infrastructure for empowering citizen-based services.



NEET Eligibility criteria 2022: The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for NEET 2022 is that candidates must have passed class 12 in PCB with a minimum of 50% marks. Candidates belonging to the reserved category required only 40% in the qualifying exam. NMC has revised NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022. The upper age limit of 25 years has been scrapped. Candidates completing 17 years of age as of Dec 31, 2022. 

Parameters Details
Qualification Requirements

Passed Class 10+2 in PCB and English from a recognized board.

NEET Age Limit
  • Must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2022
  • No upper age limit is there. 
NEET Eligibility Marks in 12th
  • UR - 50%,
  • OBC/SC/ST - 40%,
  • PWD - 45%
NEET Attempt Limit No restrictions on the number of attempts.
  • Indian Nationals
  • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Attempts Limit

In 2018, the cap on NEET attempts limit had been removed but during that time the upper age limit was being followed where candidates above 25 years of age were not allowed to appear for the exam. 

  • Also in 2018, the age limit criteria was challenged by candidates in the Supreme Court.
  • In a recent announcement made by NMC, the upper age limit requirement for NEET UG has been scrapped officially.  
  • Therefore, for NEET 2022 there is no limit on the number of attempts and also no limit on upper age criteria. 
NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria Revised: Upper Age Limit to appear in NEET UG scrapped

Exam Pattern

NEET is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted in offline mode to offer admission in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Nursing, etc courses. All the government and private medical colleges will offer admission under 15% AIQ and 85% State level quota seats. Also, NEET is the only valid exam for admission to institutes like JIPMER, AIIMS, PGIMER, etc. 

NEET 2022 Exam Date is July 17, 2022. As per NEET 2022 latest news, a record 18,72,339 candidates have registered for NEET 2022 exam, nearly 2.6 lakh more than last year. Registered candidates will now be issued NEET Admit Card likely on July 5, 2022. NTA will release NEET 2022 Admit Card on the official website- neet.nta.nic.in. To download the admit card for NEET UG 2022, candidates need to enter their application number and date of birth. NEET is a pen-paper based exam conducted for admission to 600+ MBBS, 313 BDS, 900+ AYUSH, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges. 

NEET 2022 question paper will comprise 200 MCQs from 4 major subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As per the revised NEET 2022 Exam Pattern, each subject is divided into 2 sections i.e. A & B with 35 and 15 questions respectively. Also, NEET exam duration is 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes). No changes are announced in NEET 2022 Syllabus, but to rationalize the reduction of the syllabus by various boards, NTA has provided the internal choice in Section B of NEET question paper. So, out of the 15 questions in Section B, only 10 have to be attempted. As per the marking scheme, 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer, 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer, and marks are neither awarded nor deducted for unattempted questions. 

The qualifying NEET cut off percentile is fixed for all the categories i.e. 50 for GN, 45 for GN-PwD, 40 for OBC/ST/SC/PwD, however, the qualifying marks vary every year for each category. NEET Cut off 2021 (Qualifying) was 138-720 for the General category and 108-137 for OBC/ SC/ ST categories.


Qualifying Examination Codes
Code 01

This code is for 12th Standard candidates in 2022, whose results are awaited and apply for the exam.

These candidates must have qualified the class 12th exam by the time of admission, otherwise, they will be considered ineligible.

Code 02

Candidates who are in Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education have to put this code. 

Code 03 This code is for candidates who have done their Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science at an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject. 
Code 04

Candidates who have completed their Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination have to choose this code.

The Preprofessional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.

Code 05 This code is for candidates who have completed the first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.
Code 06 Those who have taken B.Sc. examination from an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English have to choose this code. 
Code 07

Candidates with have qualified any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) have to choose this code.

The exam should be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.



Particulars Details
Name of the exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper)
Medium of the exam 13 languages- Hindi, English, Urdu, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi
Number of Questions 200 (180 to be attempted)
Number of Sections 4; Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
Type of Questions Multiple Choice (MCQs)
Marking Scheme +4: Correct; -1: Incorrect
Total Marks 720 
Exam Duration (Increased) 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes)
Number of Test Cities (Increased)
  • India- 543
  • International- 14
Official website neet.nta.nic.in
NTA Helpline 
  • Numbers: 011-69227700, 011-40759000
  • Email ID: neet@nta.ac.in

Important Dates

NEET Notification Release Date Apr 6, 2022
NEET 2022 Registration Apr 6, 2022 - May 20, 2022
NEET 2022 Exam Date Jul 17, 2022
NEET 2022 Result Release Date (Tentative) Aug 17, 2022 (Tentative)
NEET 2022 Counselling Begins (Tentative) Aug 31, 2022 (Tentative)