Image: NEET Exam 2022
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NEET UG exam 2022 will be conducted on 17th July. The new dates have been announced. This exam is conducted every year at the national level. The conducting Body for this exam is the National Board of Examination (NBE).

It is a computer-based examination that will be conducted across different cities in India. Read this article by Edureify to know more about the NEET examination. 

Exam Name National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations
Exam Level National Level
Exam Category Postgraduate 
Total Number of colleges 6,102(MS/MD/PG Diploma) 649 Hospital(DNB)
Number of candidates applied 1,74,886
Commonly called NEET UG
NEET UG exam date Postponed(Will be announced soon)


In the upcoming sections, we will discuss all the aspects of the NEET-UG exam. Through this article, you will get an overall idea of what the exam is all about and how the process goes on.

How to Apply for NEET-UG 2022?

Follow these steps to apply for NEET-UG 2022:-

  • Go to the official website of the National Board of Examination.
  • Open the current Application sections.
  • Register yourself on the Portal
  • Credentials will be sent to your EMAIL ID and phone number.
  • Login through the given credentials
  • You are required to provide the following details
    • Name
    • Nationality
    • Religion
    • Education
    • Address
    • Father’s Name
    • Mother’s Name
    • Any profession
    • Category
    • Residential Address
  • Once you are done with this upload the documents and then click on the submit button
  • Pay the online application fees.
  • Your application form will be submitted successfully
  • Print it for further reference.

NEET UG Eligibility

NEET UG eligibility must be known by all the candidates who want to appear for the NEET UG exam. This will be discussed in the upcoming sections below:-

  • A candidate must possess  a recognized provisional/permanent MBBS degree certificate issued by the medical institute that is recognized by the Medical Council of India(MCI)
  • Candidates must have a provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the MCI or Medical Council.
  • The candidate must have completed a one-year compulsory rotatory internship before or on 31st June 2022. Those candidates are only eligible to apply for the NEET UG exam 2022.
  • As per the NEET-UG 2022 Eligibility criteria applicants having an MBBS Degree from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu, and Kashmir will not get seats under the All India Quota.

NEET UG Age Criteria

The authorities have not specified any lower or upper age limit. The candidate must hold an MBBS degree along with the compulsory internship certificate to become eligible for the examination.

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Medical Graduate

The exam also allows foreign graduates as well as overseas citizens to apply for this exam. The eligibility has been notified by the National Board of Examinations. These are as follows:-

  • The candidates must have pursued their Primary Medical Qualifications from medical colleges outside India.
  • The foreign medical graduate applicants also have to clear the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam which is conducted by the National Board of Examination and is a screening test for the NEET UG exam 2022.
  • The candidates must be registered under the Medical Council of India.
  • The overseas, as well as the foreign candidates, must also have the required internship as prescribed by the National Board of Examination.

NEET UG Reservation Criteria

The admitting board or the exam board has an All India Quota which is 50% of the total seats. The rest of the seats are filled under the Reservation category as specified by the government.

NEET UG 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET-UG is divided into 3 sections. Further, these three sections are also divided into further parts which will be discussed below. The three sections that are divided are:-Pre Clinical, Para Clinical, and Clinical Sciences.

A )  NEET-PG Preclinical Syllabus

  • Anatomy:-Gross Anatomy, Osteology, Muscular System, Arthrology, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Genito-Urinary System, Endocrine System, and Individual Endocrine Glands, Nervous System and its components, Special Sensory Organs, Lymphatic System, Surface Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy Cross-sections and pelvis to understand the interrelationship of organs and structures, Microanatomy.
  • Physiology:-General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Sensory system, Motor system, Visceral and motivational system, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Special Senses, Yoga
  • Biochemistry:-Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation, and metabolic interrelationships, Carbohydrate metabolism, metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle, and biological oxidation, proteinoids. Regulation of the metabolic pathways, Food assimilation, and nutrition, Hormones, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers.

B)NEET-PG Para clinical syllabus

  • Pathology:-Introduction to Pathology, Cell Injury, Amyloidosis and Calcification, Inflammation and Repair, Circulatory Disturbances, Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous Disorders.Reproductive System, Osteopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology
  • Pharmacology:-General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators.
  • Microbiology:-Introduction to Microbiology, Bacteriology, parasitology,  Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial Identification, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnostic, Vaccines, Sterilization and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (Bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi),. Gastrointestinal infections are caused by parasites.
  • Social and Preventive Medicine:-History of Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Epidemiology of Specific Diseases, Entomology, Biostatistics, Health planning and Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Demography, Mental Health and Education Technology, Environmental Sanitation, and Family Planning, Mental Health, Recent Advancements in Public Health and Miscellaneous topics, Sociology, School, Occupational, Urban Health
  • Forensic Medicine:-Forensic Pathology, Clinical forensic medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Sciences, General, clinical, environmental, and analytical toxicology.

C)NEET-PG Clinical Syllabus

  • Pediatrics:-Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances, Growth and development,  Immunization, Infectious diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System. Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary System, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics.
  • Ophthalmology:-Anatomy and development of the eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology,  Disease of the conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera, Disease of the Uveal tract, lens, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics
  • Medicine, Dermatology, and Venereology:-Common clinical disorders and investigative procedures. Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papule vesicular disorders. Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease.

NEET UG Exam Pattern

  • As per the NEET-UG 2022, there will be 200 objective questions in the test
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • The test will be conducted in an online mode or computer-based mode
  • The NEET-UG exam will be conducted in the English language
  • Candidates must know that as per NEET UG exam pattern 2022 there will be negative marking in the examination.
  • The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for the correct answers.
  • For every wrong answer, there will be a deduction of one mark.
  • If the candidates leave the question unanswered there will be no effect on the marks overall.

NEET UG Weightage -Subject wise

Subject Weightage 
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 16
Pathology 25
Pharmacology 20
Microbiology 20
Forensic Medicine 10
Social and Preventive Medicine 25
General Medicine  45
General Surgery 45
Pediatrics 10
ENT 10
Ophthalmology 10
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30



Books form an important part of our preparation in every area. Here we are going to discuss the NEET UG books which will help the aspirants in scoring good marks by having in-depth knowledge about the subject. Let us have a look at the books.


Subject Author name Books name
Anatomy Rajesh Kaushal or MCQ book by Dr. Raviraj Self-assessment and review of Anatomy
Pharmacology Gobind Rai Garg and Sparsh Gupta, Ranjan Patel Review of Pharmacology
Biochemistry Rebecca James Self-assessment and review of Biochemistry
Forensic Medicine Arvind Arora Self-assessment
Pathology Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra Review of Pathology and Genetics
Microbiology Rachna Chaurasia or Apurba Sastry or Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Review of Microbiology and immunology
Pediatrics Taruna Mehra or OP Ghai Review of Pediatrics and neonatology
Medicine Deepak Marwah or Mudit Khanna Complete review of medicine for NBE
Surgery Pritesh Singh SRB Surgery essence
PSM Vivek Jain Community medicine (PSM)
Physiology Dr. Soumen Manna Dr. Krishna Kumar Review of Physiology
OBS and Gynae Sakshi Arora Self-assessment and review of obstetrics & Gynecology
ENT Manisha Sinha and Sachin Budhiraja ENT for entrance exam
Ophthalmology AK Khurana Ruchi Rai Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Orthopedics Apurv Mehra Orthopedics quick review
Radiology Rajat Jain Review of Radiology
Dermatology Saurabh Jindal Review of Dermatology
Anesthesia Profs by Vivek Jain PROOFS Anesthesia for NBE
Psychiatry Praveen Tripathi Review of Psychiatry


NEET UG Selection Process

  • Candidates have to appear for the exam and then based on that exam marks are allotted to each candidate.
  • Through these marks, a merit list is prepared. This merit list contains the name of the candidates who are eligible to take admission to different colleges as notified by the board.
  • The candidates who are selected in the merit list have to be part of the counseling process through which college is allotted based on marks obtained by the candidate. You can attempt mock test series through the website of Eduriefy. 

The counseling procedure is given below step-wise. You are required to follow these steps to take part in the counseling process.

Step 1

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the “New Registration” link
  • Register yourself for the counseling. 
  • Candidates should save the password that they have created at the time of registration.
  • Pay the counseling fee, i.e. Rs. 1000 (For AQI /Central University UR candidates) & Rs. 500 (For SC/ST/OBC/PH) and Rs. 5000 (For Deemed University candidates).
  • Candidates will also have to pay the tuition fee which is refunded if no seat will be allotted to the candidates. The tuition fees are:
  • For AQI/Central University UR candidates: Rs. 25000.
  • For SC/ST/OBC/PH: Rs. 10,000.
  • For Deemed: Rs 2,00,000.

Step 2:- Seat filing and seat locking

  • After online registration (registration is compulsory to take part in the online allotment process), candidates will have to fill in their choice of subjects and Institutions/colleges in order of preference.
  • During the choice locking period, it is necessary to lock the choices to get a print of your submitted choices
  • If the candidate does not choose or save the choice submitted by them, submitted choices by them will be automatically locked.
  • Take a print of the filled choices for future use

Step 3:- Seat Allotment

  • After choice filling, the seat allotment process takes place.
  • The seat is allotted to the candidates based on filled choices, availability of seats, category, etc.

Step 4:- Reporting to the college

Once you are allotted the college you need to report to the college along with some necessary documents.

Documents Needed After Seat Allotment

Once the seat allotment takes place the candidates are required to take the admission within the given time frame. If you don’t take admission then your seat automatically gets canceled. For admission purposes, the candidates must possess the following document while reporting to the college:-

  • NEET UG 2022 Result/Rank Letter
  • High School/Higher Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate as proof.
  • MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate.
  • Internship Certificate
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)
  • Identity Proof
  • Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate provided
  • NEET UG 2022 Admit Card

NEET UG Exam Dates 2022

Events Dates
NEET UG 2022 registration 24th February 2022
Last date to register 15th March 2022
Edit Window for All the Candidates 7th April 2022
NEET UG 2022 Admit Card Will be announced
NEET UG 2022 Exam 17th July 2022
NEET UG 2022 Result To Be Announced


NEET UG 2022 Expected Cut-Off

When it comes to preparing for competitive exams one must know the cut-off to prepare up to that mark from the very beginning.

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Category Cut-Off Percentile  Cut-Off Marks
General 30 275
SC/ST/OBC/PWD 25 252
PWD 20 230


Factors that determine the cut off of NEET-UG 2022

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the NEET UG exam
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Previous years’ cut-off
  • Total number of seats available


The number of seats available for different years is different. The released number of seats for this year i.e. NEET UG 2022 is 

  • MD-19,953
  • MS-10,821
  • PG Diploma-1979
  • DNB CET-1338

Institutions not covered under the NEET UG exam

  • AIIMS, New Delhi, and other AIIMS
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question:- How many times was NEET conducted in the year 2022?

Answer:- NEET Exams 2022 Latest Update: Amid rising demands from various quarters to hold NEET Exams 20222 twice a year, reports on Thursday suggested that the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health will soon resume discussions on holding the medical entrance exam twice a year.

Question:- Will neet 2022 be online?

Answer:- NEET 2022 will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates must remember to carry the admit card on the NEET 2022 exam date.

Question:- How can I get 600+ in NEET 2022?

Answer:- Proven Strategies to Score 650+ in NEET 2022.

  • Understand the Exam Pattern.
  • Understand the marking scheme. 
  • Understand the syllabus.
  • Prepare a study plan.
  • Well-written notes.
  • Never miss out NCERT.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers

Question:- How many seats are in a NEET?

Answer:- NEET UG offers 91415 MBBS seats, 26,949 BDS seats, 50,720 AYUSH seats, and 525 B. VSC & AH seats. From the data provided by MCI and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the figures for MBBS government seats through NEET 2022 have been compiled.

Question:- What is full of NEET?

Answer:-  The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programs in Indian medical and dental colleges. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Question:- What is the NEET exam pass mark?

Answer:- NEET cutoff percentile for the general category is 50th and for SC/ST/OBC it is 40th. The NEET qualifying cutoff scores for 2022 will be released along with the result by NTA at Previously, NEET cutoff passing marks for the general category was 720-138, while for SC/ST/OBC it was 137-108.

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