NEET 2022 Exam: Result (Released), Counselling (Soon), Cutoff, Dates, Question Paper, Pattern, Syllabus

The NEET 2022 counselling process is expected to begin soon. As per reports, MCC is likely to announce the NEET counselling 2022 dates on or before September 25. NEET 2022 result was declared on September 7. The qualifying NEET cutoff marks 2022 was also declared on the same dayAs compared to last year, the NEET cutoff 2022 has been lowered. The highest marks obtained in the exam is 715, which has been scored by four candidates ranked from 1 to 4. Tanishka from Rajasthan has secured AIR 1 followed by Vatsa Ashish Batra from Delhi (AIR 2) and Hrishikesh Nagbhushan Gangule from Karnataka has got AIR 3. Out of 18,72,343 applicants, 17,64,571 candidates appeared for the test and 99,3069 have qualified for NEET 2022. The NEET 2022 final answer key has been released on September 8 in PDF format for the question papers of the original exam day (July 17) and retest (September 4).

As per the data released by the Ministry of Education, Jaipur saw the largest number of test-takers, which was 52,351. On the other hand, the lowest number of candidates appeared in West Sikkim, which was 105. Dubai had the highest number of NEET candidates from the category of ‘Candidates Outside India’. The number stood at 646. On the other hand, Bangkok, Thailand saw the lowest turnout in the international cities where NEET 2022 was conducted, with six candidates appearing for the test. Around 95 per cent of the total registered candidates have appeared for the exam. A number of candidates complained of mismanagement at the exam centre in terms of interchange of question papers, inappropriate frisking and security check measures, to name a few, leading them to conduct a retest. NTA took action against some of the exam centre authorities after creating an Investigation Committee. The possibility of a retest is bleak.

What is NEET UG and What's New This Year?

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. The exam is conducted once a year in offline mode for a duration of three hours and 20 minutes. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the medical entrance exam for admission to MBBS, BDS, BSc NursingBAMSVeterinary, and other medical/paramedical courses in India. Over 15 lakh candidates appear for the NEET UG exam every year. The exam is conducted in 13 languages.

There are certain changes in NEET UG Exam 2022 which are listed below:

  • The duration of NEET has been increased by 20 minutes. Instead of three hours, the exam will now be conducted for three hours and 20 minutes.
  • The application fee across candidate categories has been increased by INR 100.
  • The registration process will not be conducted over two phases.
  • The tie-breaking formula has been revised and six other factors have been added to the existing three factors
  • The number of exam cities has increased to 543 in India and 14 abroad.

NEET UG 2022 Highlights

The following table enlists the key features and highlights of NEET UG 2022.

Exam NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelUndergraduate (UG) Exam at National Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Total Registrations18,72,341
Exam ModeOffline or Paper Pencil Based Test (PBT)
Courses Offered Through NEET UGMBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVSC & AH
Exam Fees

INR 1,600 (General)

INR 1,500 (OBC)

INR 900 (Reserved category candidates)

INR 8,500 (Foreign nationals)

Exam Duration3 hours and 20 minutes
Number of Subjects and Total Marks

Physics (180 marks)

Chemistry (180 marks)

Biology (360 marks)

Total Marks – 720

Total Questions

200 (180 to be attempted)

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Number of Exam Cities

543 (India)

14 (Abroad)

Language/Medium of Paper13 Languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu
Accepting Colleges
Total Number of Seats
MBBS – 92,627
BDS – 27,698
BAMS – 52,720
BVSc & AH – 630
NEET Helpline Numbers011-40759000
NEET Official

NEET 2022 Counselling Process

NEET 2022 counselling process and dates are expected to be announced by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in the fourth week of September. The counselling will be conducted for 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 85 per cent State Quota seats. MCC will conduct the AIQ counselling process and the respective state authorities will conduct the State Counselling for NEET 2022. There will be four rounds of counselling, Round 1, Round 2, mop-up round and stray-vacancy round. Upon the release of the NEET 2022 counselling notification, qualified candidates will have to register by filling up the form, uploading the necessary documents and paying the registration fee. The next step is the choice filling and locking. Once the seat allocation order is released, candidates will have to download it and report to the institute and complete the admission formalities to claim the seat. They may not accept the seat in the first round and participate in the second round for upgrading their seat. In case candidates are not allotted a seat in both rounds, they will be eligible to participate in the mop-up and stray-vacancy rounds.

NEET 2022 Result

NEET 2022 result was released on September 7. To download the NEET 2022 result, candidates have to log in through the application number and date of birth. The NEET result or scorecard carries test takers’ subject-wise and overall scores, percentile and All India Rank (AIR). This year, 17,64,571 candidates appeared for the test and 99,3069 have qualified for NEET 2022. Refer to the table below to know the category-wise qualifying cut-off pre-defined by the Medical Council of India.

Category Qualifying Cut Off 
Unreserved category 50th 
Unreserved category PwD  45th
Reserved category (including reserved category PwD)40th

NEET 2022 Topper Names

The below table brings the list of NEET 2022 toppers along with their rank, scores, percentile and state.











Vatsa Ashish Batra





Hrishikesh Nagbhushan Gangule






Rucha Pawashe





Errabelly Sidharth Rao






Rishi Vinay Balse






Arpit Narang






Krishna SR






Zeel Vipul Vyas






Haziq Parveez Lone






NEET Cutoff Marks (Opening & Closing)

Aspirants can refer to the table below to know the NEET cutoff trends for the past three years. This will help them understand the difficulty level of the examination.
Category 2022 2021 2020 2019
Unreserved 715-117 720-138 720-147 701-134
Unreserved PWD 116-93 137-108 146-129 133-120
Reserved 116-105 137-122 128-113 133-107
Reserved PWD 104-93 121-108 128-113 133-107

NEET 2022 Exam Dates

The following table brings the NEET 2022 exam dates for each event.



NEET UG 2022 date announcement


NEET 2022 application process


Last date to pay application fee

20-May-2022 (11.50 pm)

NEET 2022 application correction window

24-May-2022 to 27-May-2022 (9 pm)

Reopening of NEET 2022 application correction window for Category change

14-Jun-2022 to 16-Jun-2022 (9 pm)

NEET 2022 advance intimation of exam city


NEET 2022 admit card


NEET 2022 exam date


NEET 2022 provisional answer keys


31-Aug-2022 (7 PM)

NEET 2022 answer key and OMR sheet challenge submission

31-Aug-2022 to 02-Sep-2022 (11.50 pm)

NEET 2022 final answer keys and result


NEET 2022 Answer Keys

The provisional NEET official answer key 2022 and OMR sheets were released by NTA on August 31, 7 pm. The answer key and OMR sheet challenge submission had to be done by September 2, 11.50 pm by paying INR 200 per question or response. The final answer keys were released on September 8, a day after releasing the NEET 2022 result. NEET answer keys refer to the correct answer choice for each question of the exam. By utilising the marking scheme, test-takers can calculate an estimated score. The NEET 2022 answer keys are released both officially and unofficially. On the day of the NEET 2022 exam, coaching institutes released unofficial NEET answer keys, which can be utilised to calculate an estimated score. 

NEET 2022 Question Papers

NEET 2022 question papers were released by NTA on the day of the exam and candidates can carry the hard copy of the question paper with them outside the exam centre. The question paper of NEET is divided into four sets, each further divided into six codes. The NEET 2022 question paper codes were named Q (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 and Q6), R (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6), S (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6) and T (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6). Although the questions vary in the different sets of question papers, uniformity in terms of topics and difficulty level are maintained across the question papers. The NEET 2022 question paper booklet carried a total of 200 questions out of which 180 questions have to be attempted from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology sections. The language or medium of the NEET question paper was 13 including English and Hindi. Last year, two new languages were added, Punjabi and Malayalam. Candidates had to submit the OMR sheet but carry the booklet outside the exam hall. NTA releases the NEET question papers of previous years on the official website of NEET and aspirants can solve those for practice purposes.

Courses Offered Through NEET UG

NEET UG is the gateway to admission to multiple medical and paramedical courses:

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Homoeopathy Medicine
  • Unani Medicine
  • Siddha Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

In India, there are a total of 612 Medical, 323 Dental, 914 AYUSH, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges that will accept NEET 2022 scores. There are a total of 15 AIIMS and two JIPMER campuses that also accept this exam score for admission. This year, BSc (Hons) Nursing course admission will also take place through NEET but the seat matrix is yet to be released. As per the current data, there are 92,627 MBBS, 52,728 AYUSH, 27, 948 BDS, 603 BVSc, and 487 BSc nursing.

NEET 2022 Participating Institutes

NEET 2022 Application Form

NEET 2022 application process was completely online wherein applicants had to visit the NEET 2022 official website and complete the procedure given in the following steps:

  • Visit the NEET 2022 official website

  • Click on the tab indicating the application form

  • Read all the instructions and register with personal details such as name, contact details, password, etc. to generate the application number and password

  • After the credentials are generated, log in and fill the application form with personal and educational details, exam medium and exam city preference and photograph and signature upload

  • Pay the application fee in online mode through credit/debit card, net banking, Paytm and UPI

NEET Application Fee

The category-wise application fees are given in the below table:


NEET 2022 Application Fee (in INR)



General EWS and OBC




Outside India


NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NEET UG 2022 aspirants who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA. Candidates who fulfil the following parameters are eligible for the exam.


Citizens or applicants belonging to the following nationalities are eligible to apply for NEET:

  • Indian Nationals

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)

  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

The age limit or age criteria for NEET candidates are as follows:

  • The minimum age of a candidate as of December 31, 2022, should be 17 years.

  • The upper age limit of 25 years for General category candidates and 30 years for reserved category candidates have been removed by NMC.

Minimum qualification:

Applicants should fulfil the educational qualification mentioned below:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised institute and Board.

  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in 2022 can also apply for NEET 2022.

  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible.

Mandatory subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible.

Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:

  • General category: 50 per cent

  • PWD category: 45 per cent

  • SC/ST/OBC: 40 per cent

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