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NEET (2022)

Important Dates

Online Submission of Application Form06 April 2022 to 06 May 2022 (up to 11:50 PM)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI / Paytm07 May 2022 (up to 11:50 PM)
Correction in ParticularsTo be intimated later on the website
Announcement of the City of ExaminationTo be intimated later on the website
Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA websiteTo be intimated later on the website
Date of Examination17 July 2022 (Sunday)
Duration of Examination200 minutes (03 hours 20 Minutes)
Timing of Examination02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (IST)
Centre, Date, and Shift of NEET (UG) - 2022 ExaminationAs indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer KeysTo be announced later on the website
Website(s)www.nta.nic.in, https://neet.nta.nic.in
Declaration of Result on NTA websiteTo be announced later on the website

About Exam

The NEET (UG) is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019 with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (which is now known as the Ministry of Education), in pursuance of the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide Judgement dated 22.11. 2018 in C.A. No. 11230 of 2018 in the matter of CBSE Vs. T.K. Rangarajan & Ors. (Para 22).

As per Section 14 of The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 , which has come into force on 24th September 2020, NEET (UG) has to be conducted as a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical education in all medical institutions, including those governed under any other law in force.

The Constitutional validity of this Act has been upheld by the Hon’ble Apex Court vide its Judgement dated 29 April 2020 in the matter of Christian Medical College Vellore Association vs. UOI & Ors., while disposing of the transferred Case (Civil) No. 98 of 2021 & connected Transferred Cases, Writ Petitions & SLP.

NEET (UG) has been a qualifying entrance exam since 2020 for admission to the MBBS/BDS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER (although such Medical Institutions are governed under separate Statutes), as per the proviso under Section 14 (1) of the NMC Act (2019).

NEET (UG) – 2022 and Role of NTA

The NEET (UG) - 2022 is going to be conducted by NTA as per the Schedule given in the Information at a Glance for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS Courses as per the relevant norms/guidelines/regulations notified by the concerned Regulatory Bodies.

The official website of the NTA for NEET (UG) - 2022 is https://neet.nta.nic.in/ All the test-related information, as amended from time to time (if any), will be available on this website only. Candidates must regularly visit this website for the latest updates.

Exam Eligibility

Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG), as per related Regulations of NMC and DCI are as follows:

  • He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Course. Accordingly, the lower age limit shall be as under:
For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWSborn on or before 31.12.2005
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category
  • Upper age limit: As per Letter No. U-11022/2/2022-UGMEB, dated 09 March 2022 received from National Medical Commission (NMC), Under Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) regarding the upper age limit, that there should be no upper age limit as decided in the fourth NMC meeting held on 21 October 2021.
  • Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify for NEET (UG).