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National Testing Agency (NTA) has invited Online Applications for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test [(NEET (UG)] - 2022 for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions in India.
NEET UG 2022 will be of 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes) duration and will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm (IST) on 17.7.2022 at approximately 543 cities in India and 14 Cities Outside India.
The Entrance Test shall consist of 200 multiple choice questions (four options with a single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology with 50 questions in each subject that will be divided into two Sections -A and B, with 35 questions in Section A and 15 in Section B. Candidates will be required to answer all 35 questions from Part A and 10 questions out of 15 from Part B. Each correct answer carries 4 marks while each incorrect response will result in loss of 1 mark. The syllabus for the test is given in the Information Bulletin that can be downloaded from https://neet.nta.nic.in
NEET (UG) - 2022 will be conducted in 13 Languages-English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The choice of medium of question paper has to be given at the time of applying.
Applicant should have generally passed the Higher/Senior Secondary Examination/equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English as a subject.
Those who have passed the qualifying examination from National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools or as private candidates from recognized State Boards; or with Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject shall be allowed to appear for NEET UG 2022 subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India in this regard. Those appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply.
Applicant should have secured an aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology at the Qualifying Examination (40% for SC, ST, OBC-NCL and PwBD). Those with some other qualifications can also apply, the details of which are given in the Information Bulletin.
To qualify in NEET UG 2022, applicants have to obtain a minimum of marks at the 50th percentile (40th percentile for Sc/ST/OBC and 45th percentile for Unreserved Category & GEN-EWS Category PwBD applicants).
The detailed eligibility conditions are given in the Information Bulletin.
Applications can be submitted online at https://neet.nta.nic.in/ latest by 11.50 pm 6.5.2022.
Applications fee is as follows: General Rs.1600/-; General-EWS/ OBC-NCL- Rs. 1500/-, SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender – Rs. 900/-. For those choosing a centre outside India, the application fee is Rs. 8500/- for all categories.
The fee can be paid online using Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI / Paytm, latest by 11.50 pm on 7 May 2022.
For more details, visit https://neet.nta.nic.in