National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET

NEET Exam 2022

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a uniform entrance exam for admission to undergraduate courses in medical colleges across India.

NEET 2022 will be conducted on July 17, Sunday. Admission to MBBS/BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/BHMS/BVS in approved/ recognized Medical/ Dental/ AYUSH colleges/ deemed universities/ institutes including AIIMS and JIPMER. There are 13 language options in which the students can take the exam.


Before applying for NEET, candidates must ensure they meet eligibility criteria that include educational qualifications, age limit, and reservation qualifications.

In order to be eligible for this exam, the student must have passed class 12 or an equivalent level of education with Chemistry, Physics, Biology and English.

Category wise minimum qualifying percentage required in class 12

  • 50% For General candidates
  • 40%For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes
  • 45% For General Physically Handicapped candidates
  • 40% For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes- Physically Handicapped candidates

Age Limit

The lower age limit for a candidate applying for NEET is 17 years. The student should have either completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or complete that age on or before 31 December, i.e. should have been born on or before 31 December 2003 to be eligible for NEET 2022 for both General and Reserved categories.

The upper age limit for General category is 25 year as on the date of examination, with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC- NCL category and PwD candidates.

Reservation Criteria

The below mentioned policy of reservation of the Government of India is applicable to admission through NEET (UG) in Central Universities and Institutions only.

  • 15% Scheduled Caste
  • 10% General-EWS
  • 7.5% Scheduled Tribe
  • 27% Other Backward Classes - non-creamy layer
  • 3% Persons with Disabilities*

* For writing the NEET exam, the facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant shall be allowed to any person with benchmark disability as defined under section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016 and has limitation in writing including that of speed if so desired by them.

State Quota

85% of the medical and dental seats are reserved for students who belong to NEET state quota. To qualiy for this quota, they should have completed their class 12 from their respective states.

All India Quota

All India Quota candidates can apply to 15% seats to various medical and dental colleges of India.The candidate under this category should be an Indian Citizen,Person with Indian Origin, Non-Resident Indian or Foreign National.


The complete syllabus consists of three subjects –Physics, Chemistry and Biology, the detailed topics for which are given below.

Topics from Class 11 Physics

  • Physical World & Measurements
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy & Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Oscillations& Waves Electronics Devices

Topics from Class 12 Physics

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atomic and Nuclei
  • Electronics Devices

Topics from Class 11 Biology

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biotechnology and its Application
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Ecology and Environment

Topics from Class 12 Biology

  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Structural Organization in Plants and Animals
  • Diversity and Living World
  • Plant Physiology

Topics from Class 11 Chemistry

  • Some basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry

Topics from Class 12 Chemistry

  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • P – Block Elements
  • P – Block Elements
  • d and f- Block Elements
  • d and f- Block Elements
  • Haloalkenes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules Polymers Chemistry in Everyday Life

Pattern of the Test

The test Pattern of NEET (UG)- 2022 comprises of two sections for each subject.

The pattern for NEET UG test for the session 2022-2022 is:

  • Subject: Physics
  • Number of Questions: Section A 35
  • Number of Questions: Section B 15
  • Total Marks: Section A 140
  • Total Marks: Section B40
  • Subject: Chemistry
  • Number of Questions: Section A 35
  • Number of Questions: Section B 15
  • Total Marks: Section A 140
  • Total Marks: Section B 40
  • Subject: Zoology
  • Number of Questions: Section A:35
  • Number of Questions: Section B 15
  • Total Marks: Section A 140
  • Total Marks: Section B 40
  • Total Marks: 720

Out of 15 questions that section B of each section comprises, the students have to attempt only 10.

For every correct answer, the student will be rewarded 4marks, while for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. There are no marks for unattempted questions.

MODE OF EXAMINATION – NEET (UG) 0- 2022 is a Pen & Paper Based Testthat is to be answered using a ball pen on the machine gradable OMR sheet.

DURATION – The total duration of the test is 3 hours.

MEDIUM of Question Paper – There are 13 languages in which the students can take the test. They can opt for English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Punjabi.

General Preparation Tips

Preparation for NEET should be done as per one’s own strategy, however there are some things that every aspirant should be mindful of.

The one that makes its way out of every list because of its paramount importance is familiarity with pattern and topics wise marks distribution.

1. Gather Resources in Advance

Having a clear outline of the syllabus in mindand knowing where you can study the syllabus from will make segregating and strategizing easier.One can then get an idea of the conceptual, application-based and interconnected topics that can be clubbed together for a study plan.One should follow updates and consider information on topics from credible sources only.

2. Set your Priorities Right

Preparing for NEET 2022 would require setting priorities right, especially regarding study plans. A good plan will turn out to be handy if you’re determined to crack the exam all along.Additionally, consider preparing for the subjects according to their weightage. You may have to miss some of the parties that you’ll be invited to if you don’t give in to the need for instant gratification. But make sure you eat, sleep and socialize well.

3. Evaluate your Level of Preparation

Sometimes, even if we feel well prepared, we are not able to perform well. Rather than burdening yourself with completing a large chunk of the syllabus altogether, evaluate yourself at every step so you’re accustomed to the kind of questions and verse with the pattern.Then improve on the parts that you feel need to be reworked.

Learning resources are available for every topic and so are tests. Time yourself, and be honest while you take the test. Self-evaluation is as important a part as studying for a competitive exam.

NEET Result 2022

For the NEET Exam to be held on July 17, Sunday results are expected to be released by October, however an official announcement has not been made yet.