NEET Exam

NEET Exam

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an all India pre-medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.
The single national level undergraduate medical entrance exam, NEET 2021 is for admission to 542 medical 313 dentals 914 AYUSH and 47 BVSc and AH colleges in India. Qualifying in the NEET exam is mandatory for Indian students to even study medicine abroad. More than 15 lakh students appear for NEET every year. Admissions to AIIMS and JIPMER are also through the NEET exam. The validity of the NEET result is one year only.

NEET 2022 Highlights

Full Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Short Exam Name NEET
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 1265
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats 158002 Seats


NEET 2022 Exam Pattern

As per the latest NEET 2022 exam pattern, there will be 200 questions out of which candidates need to answer 180. The questions will be divided into two sections for each subject – Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions while Section B will have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can answer any 10, which makes it 180 questions. The marking scheme and other details in the exam pattern may remain unchanged.
Before looking at NEET exam pattern, students should check the syllabus. NEET 2022 syllabus is the 10+2 level for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students must not only complete the NEET syllabus in time but also know what study material to choose.
Salient Factors Details
Mode of Exam Pen and Paper-based (Offline)
Duration 3 hours
Language English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Subjects Biology (Botany + Zoology), Physics and Chemistry
Level of NEET 2021 questions 10+2
Total Questions asked 200
Total Questions to be answered 180
Total Marks 720
Type of Questions MCQs
Marks for a correct answer 4 marks
Negative marking -1 mark


NEET 2022 Age Eligibility Criteria

Nationality Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals
NEET 2022 Age Limit Lower limit :17 years plus as on December 31, 2021
Upper Limit: No upper limit
Qualifying exam details required for NEET Class 12 or equivalent with PCB.
12th percentage required for NEET 2021 Gen/ OBC: Minimum 50% in PCB and aggregate
SC/ST: Minimum 40%
PwD: 45%
NEET attempt limit No limit as there is no age limit
Class 12 Board Students from recognized boards including NIOS and open schools
Biology as an extra subject Allowed

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