NEET 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Here’s a complete guide on NEET 2022, important dates, sample papers and other related information. 

What is NEET 2022?

Do you aim to become a doctor one day? Then the NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a crucial exam for you. NEET is an entrance test whose scores decide admissions to the top medical colleges of India. NEET was earlier known as AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test). 


Every year, lakhs of students appear for the NEET exam with a dream to get into the best medical colleges in India where they can learn from expert doctors and get the best education. 


Do you know that there were 16.1 lakh registrations for NEET UG 2021? Out of these 16 lakh registered candidates,15,44,275 appeared in the examination and 8,70, 074 candidates qualified for the examination. Here are a few important details about NEET 2022. 




Name of Exam

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Conducted by

National Testing Agency (NTA)


Undergraduate (conducted at National Level)


Conducted once a year


Offline test using paper and pencil


NEET is conducted for MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVSC & AH


INR 1,600 (General)

INR 1,500 (OBC)

INR 900 (Reserved category candidates)

INR 8,500 (Foreign nationals)


NEET 2022 Important Dates

Candidates must take note of the important dates related to the NEET examination. This will help you prepare for the exam with proper planning and organisation.



NEET 2022 Announcement


NEET Application Registration

06-Apr-2022 to 20-May-2022

Last Day to Pay Application Fee

15-May-2022  20-May-2022

NEET 2022 Admit Card Release Date

First Week of June 2022

NEET Exam Date


NEET 2022 Answer Keys (Provisional) Release Date

Third week of Aug 2022

NEET 2022 Answer Key (Final) and Result Date

First Week of September 2022


NEET 2022 Application Procedure

Candidates have to apply for NEET 2022 online on the official website of National Testing Agency. Here are the steps to apply for NEET UG 2022:

  1. Visit the NTA website for NEET 2022 (
  2. Click on Registration for NEET (UG) 2022. (You will be redirected to the application website
  3. Click on new registration 
  4. Read the instructions carefully and enter your credentials as required. 
  5. You will have to fill in personal details, exam details, and exam city preferences, and upload your signature and photograph. 
  6. At last, you have to pay the examination fee through credit/debit card, net banking, Paytm and UPI. 


NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NEET eligibility criteria help in identifying the eligible candidates who can appear in the examination. If you are an Indian citizen, NRI (Non-Resident Indian), PIO (Person of Indian Origin), OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) or a foreign national you can appear in the NEET exam if you meet the eligibility criteria. 


NEET exam is mandatory for medical aspirants who want to study medical courses in India. Medical aspirants who wish to study abroad but plan to come back to India for medical practice also have to appear in NEET. 


NEET Eligibility Parameters


Qualifying exam for NEET 2022

  • 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
  • Class 12 or equivalent appearing aspirants are also eligible to apply for NEET.

Age Requirement for NEET 2022

  • Minimum 17 years (as on December 31, 2022)
  • There is no upper age limit for NEET 2022

Qualifying Marks for NEET 2022

Students must qualify the Class 12 percentage criteria as given below:

  • UR - 50%,
  • OBC/SC/ST - 40%,
  • PWD - 45%

Number of Attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts


NEET 2022 Exam Pattern

It is crucial for students to understand the NEET 2022 exam pattern as it helps in better preparation of the exam. The NTA has specified the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, official marking scheme, etc. Candidates must take note of all these things and prepare for the examination accordingly. 

NEET Exam Pattern


Duration of NEET 2022

3 hours 20 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

200 (A candidate has to attempt 180 questions out of these 200)


720 Marks

Marking Scheme for NEET 2022

  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt
  • No marks for unanswered question


Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, and Urdu


NEET 2022 Question Pattern

NEET 2022 has revised exam pattern according to which:

  • There will be 2 sections in each subject. One section will contain 35 questions and the other section will contain 15 questions. Students have to answer any 10 questions from the second section. 
  • There will be a total of 200 multiple choice questions out of which 20 questions are optional. 
  • For every correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 4 marks. 
  • For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. 


The NEET questions pattern is given below: 

NEET Subjects


No. of Questions

Section-wise Marking


Section A



Section B




Section A



Section B




Section A



Section B




Section A



Section B



Total Marks




NEET 2022 Syllabus

The NEET 2022 syllabus includes  Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) from class 11th and Class 12th. Students must prepare every topic as provided in the syllabus for the NEET exam and make sure they give their best shot this year. Given below is the detailed syllabus for NEET 2022. 

Biology Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam

Class 11th Biology Syllabus

Class 12th Biology Syllabus

Structural organisation – Plants and Animals

Genetics and Evolution

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human welfare

Diversity in the Living World


Human physiology

Ecology and environment

Plant Physiology

Biotechnology and its applications


Chemistry Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam

Class 11th Chemistry Syllabus

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus

Some basic concepts of Chemistry


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties


Structure of atom


Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure

Chemical Kinetics


General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements


P Block elements

States of Matter: Gases and liquids

Surface Chemistry

Redox reactions

D and F block elements


Coordination compounds

s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Some p-Block elements

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers


Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

Environmental chemistry

Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life 


Physics Syllabus for NEET 2022 Exam

Class 11th Physics Syllabus

Class 12th Physics Syllabus

Physical-world and measurement

Electro statistics

Laws of Motion

Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism


Current Electricity

Work, Energy, and Power

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

The motion of systems of particles and rigid body

Electromagnetic waves


Atoms and Nuclei

The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory

Electronic Devices



Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Oscillations and wave



NEET Sample Papers 

NEET Sample Papers give you an idea of how questions will appear in the real examination. Solving sample papers makes you aware of the question paper, its pattern, mark distribution and the level of preparation you have done. Along with this solving sample papers also helps NEET candidates in the following ways:

  • Enhance confidence level: Solving sample papers improves your confidence level as you practise a variety of questions related to every NEET subject. The question paper is no more a mystery for you as you know its pattern thoroughly. 
  • Improves problem-solving speed: You have to complete 180 questions in approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. Solving sample papers will make it easier for you to increase your problem-solving speed so that you can complete the paper on time. 
  • Time management: Do you often panic in exams? Are you afraid that you will not be able to finish the NEET exam on time? If yes, then solving NEET sample papers can help you master time management during the examination and overcome your challenges. 
  • Analyse your performance: If you want to check how well prepared you are for NEET 2022, start solving sample papers in a timed environment just like a real examination. It will help you uncover your strengths and weaknesses. 


You can find the latest NEET sample papers on the askIITians website with detailed answer keys. Download the sample papers from our website in just one click and start practising. 


Important Highlights of NEET 2022 exam

  • The duration of the NEET exam has now been increased by 20 minutes. Earlier it was 3 hours only. But for NEET 2022, the exam duration will be 3 hours and 20 minutes. 
  • The number of exam cities has increased to 543 in India and 14 abroad.
  • The upper age limit for NEET has been removed in NEET 2022. There is now no upper age limit for NEET. 
  • Candidates can now challenge the answer keys of NEET 2022 online by paying INR 200 per answer challenged. 
  • NEET 2022 is expected to be taken by approximately 15 lakh candidates. 


NEET 2022 Tips

Want to crack NEET 2022 and score cut-off marks? Here are some basic yet important tips from askIITians NEET experts. 

  • Opt for askIITians NEET study material: Preparation for NEET gets 50% much easier when you have the right study resources with you. askIITians NEET experts have prepared revision notes, chapter-wise notes, mind-maps, flashcards, mnemonics, sample papers, practice tests and more. 
  • Make a timetable: Creating a study schedule for NEET and allocating some time of your day for NEET preparation is necessary. However, you must make sure that the timetable that you create is realistic and can be followed by you regularly. If you need help, askIITians NEET experts can guide you. 
  • Always study NCERT books: NCERT books are fundamental learning material for NEET. Whether you are preparing for Physics, Chemistry or Biology, make sure you study NCERT books first and then escalate to reference books or additional study resources. 
  • Make notes while reading: Note taking is a process that improves your memory while studying. Taking notes helps you understand the topic much better and it becomes easier for you to retain the information. 
  • Solve mock tests and sample papers: Mock tests and sample papers are the highlights of your NEET 2022 preparation. They will help you enhance the quality of your preparation, improve your problem-solving skills, make you familiar with the NEET 2022 exam pattern and help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. 


NEET 2022 - Useful Links

askIITians is one the most helpful websites for the preparation of NEET 2022. At askIITians, we provide

  • NEET One Year Preparation Course
  • NEET Two Year Preparation Course
  • One-to-One NEET Preparation Course
  • Self-study Packages 
  • NEET Study Materials 


Other important NEET Links:

NEET 2022 Official Website:

NEET 2022 Registration: 

NEET 2022 Information Bulletin: 

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria: 

NEET 2022 Exam Schedule: 


NEET 2022 FAQs

  1. When is NEET 2022? 

NEET 2022 will be conducted on 17 July 2022. 


  1. Is there a change in NEET 2022 syllabus? 

Until now, there has been no change in the NEET syllabus. You can find complete details about NEET 2022 syllabus at the askIITians website. 


  1. What is the last date of NEET 2022 Registration? 

NEET 2022 registration ends on 15 May 2022. 


  1. Who conducts the NEET examination? 

NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts the NEET examination. 


  1. How many times can a candidate appear for NEET? 

There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for NEET.


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