The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts an entrance test for admissions into various dental and medical institutions in India. This national-level entrance test (NEET-UG) is for courses like MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BDS, BUMS and BAMS. Also, NEET-UG is only for undergraduate courses, and there is a separate NEET-PG exam for postgraduate aspirants. This entrance test has scrapped all the other previous medical entrance exams like the AIIMS and JIPMER. Thus, the amount of competition in this exam is way too high.
This common and uniform test is being conducted in 543 Indian cities and in 13 languages. Furthermore, it is also conducted in 14 cities outside India. Here, let us look at some highlights of the upcoming NEET exam.
NEET Exam 2022
The entrance test comprises 200 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with 4 options for each. These 200 questions are divided into four parts (zoology, botany, chemistry and physics) and, thus, 50 questions in each part. Each part is further divided into two sections (sections A and B). Section A has 35 compulsory questions, and section B has 15 questions, out of which any 10 can be answered. Thus, on the whole, one has to answer 180 MCQs for 720 marks. Each MCQ carries four marks. Further details about the exam are given below :
Usually, the admit card is released 10-15 days prior to the exam. The increase in exam duration from 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes is one of the notable highlights of the NEET 2022 UG exam. The result date and the counselling details will also be soon announced on the official NTA website.
- Apart from the exam duration, another notable highlight is the revision of the exam fees.
|Category||Previous Fee (INR)||Current Fee (INR)|
|General – OBC-NCL/EWS||1400||1500|
|Candidates outside India||7500||8500|
- The last date to register for the exam has been postponed from 6 May to 20 May (till 9 pm). Likewise, the last date for the successful fee transaction was also postponed to 20 May (till 11.50 pm).
- Candidates can make corrections in particular fields after the payment of an additional fee if required. This correction portal was open from 24 May to 27 May till 9 pm. Also, corrections in the field of candidate’s name, gender and date of birth were not encouraged for aadhar verified candidates. Likewise, changes in email ID, contact number, permanent address and nationality were not allowed.
Things to Check
First and foremost, NEET aspirants must have a frequent check on the NTA website for official notifications. The NEET 2022 exam date has been finalised as 17 July. Almost all important registration and correction processes are over as of now. The following are some important things to be remembered before entering the exam venue.
- NEET is a pen and paper-based test. Thus remember to carry a ballpoint pen to mark the answers on the OMR.
- Carry a printout of the admit card. Also, have one passport-size photograph, postcard-size photograph, and valid id proof along with the admit card.
- Things like watches, wallets, electronic devices, pencil boxes/pouches and metallic items are barred in the exam hall.
- Most centres won’t provide arrangements to safeguard the belongings. Thus, do not carry any valuables.
- Likewise, candidates wearing long-sleeved dresses and shoes are not permitted for the exam. Prefer sandals and slippers.
- Ensure to reach the exam venue well ahead of time. All centres will be opened two hours before the exam. Candidates arriving after 1.30 pm won’t be allowed to enter the exam centre.
Any unfair practices by the candidate will result in debarment for the next three years. Thus, remember to follow the above instructions with care.