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NEET 2022 Application Form (Extended till May 15): Dates, Registration Process, Fee, Documents Required

Meghamala Ghosh
Meghamala GhoshUpdated On: May 02, 2022 10:59 am IST | NEET

NEET 2022 is set to be conducted in July this year. Candidates looking forward to appearing for the entrance exam must submit NEET 2022 Application Form by May 15. Read this article to know how to go about the registration procedure!

NEET 2022 Application Form (Closing on May 6): Dates, Registration Process, Fee, Documents Required

The last date for NEET 2022 Application Form submission has been extended to May 15, 2022 (before 11:50 PM). Earlier, the application deadline for NEET UG 2022 was May 6. All candidates who are looking forward to taking on the NEET UG 2022 Exam must submit their applications before the closing date. The National Testing Agency (NTA) had released the application forms on the official website on April 7, 2022. Therefore, candidates have had ample time to fill in the same.

NEET 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on July 17. The dates for application form correction and admit card will be intimated soon. All the details with regard to NEET 2022 Registration Process such as dates, registration process, documents required, fees and other details can be checked here. 

NEET 2022 Overview 

This article also covers the important details of NEET 2022 exam such as steps to fill the application form, documents required for registration, eligibility criteria and exam pattern.

The detailed highlights for NEET Exam are given below:

ParametersDetails

Name of Examination 

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2022

Conducting Body 

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Notification Name 

NEET 2022

Purpose 

Admission to medical courses all over the country, namely MBBS/BDS/BVSc and AH/AYUSH 

Session 

2022-23

NEET 2022 Application Mode 

Online 

NEET 2022 Exam Mode 

Offline (pen and paper-based)

Age Limit 

Minimum age criteria: 17

Upper age limit is not valid 

Duration of Exam 

3 hours 

Total Number of Questions 

200 (180 to be answered)

Total Marks 

720

Marking Scheme 

+4 for each correct answer 

-1 for each wrong answer 

Subjects in Exam 

Physics 

Chemistry

Biology 

NEET 2022 Exam date

July 17, 2022 (tentative)

Total Seats Available 

1 lakh +

Official Website 

neet.nta.nic.in 

Also Read: NEET 2022 Revision Tips, How to Utilise Remaining Time for NEET Preparation?

NEET 2022 Application Form Important Dates 

The aspiring candidates can check the table below for all the important dates for the NEET Entrance Exam 2022:

Event 

Dates

Application Form Fill-up 

Ongoing

Last date of Online Application Form Submission

May 15, 2022 till 11:50 PM (Extended)

Release of Admit Card 

July, 2022 (tentative)

NEET 2022 Exam Date 

July 17, 2022 (tentative)

Publication of Answer Key

August, 2022 (tentative)

Result Declaration

September, 2022 (tentative)

NEET 2022 Counselling Begins 

October 2022 (tentative)

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

The following table will make it easier for candidates to understand the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022 Exam:

Eligibility Criteria 

Corresponding Requirement 

Age Limit 

Candidates wishing to appear for NEET UG 2022 need to be 17 years of age or more in order to sit for NEET 2022. The upper age limit has been removed this year in 2022. 

Nationality 

NEET 2022 eligibility criteria states that candidates have to be Indian Nationals, Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) or Foreign Nationals in order to qualify for the NEET UG Exam.

Educational Qualification 

Candidates who have passed their 10+2 or are going to appear for the same in 2022 can apply for NEET UG 2022

Subjects Required  

To sit for the NEET 2022 exam, candidates have to study Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology compulsorily. English as a core subject also provides a plus position.

Minimum marks required for qualifying exam 

Candidates need to score at a total of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (for General category candidates) if they wish to sit for the NEET 2022 exam. For SC/ST/OBC students, the cutoff is 40%.

Instructions to Fill up the NEET 2022 Application Form

The NEET 2022 Registration window is open now. It started on April 6 and the last date for registration is May 15, 2022. Filling up the registration or the application form for NEET is simple. In case you have not yet filled out your NEET 2022 Application Form, now is the time to make haste.

The NEET 2022 application procedure involves certain stages which are detailed below for the benefit of all aspiring candidates.

Steps for NEET Entrance Exam 2022 Registration

Here are the steps to fill out the NEET Exam Application Form: 

  • Visit the official website of NTA

  • Go to the NEET (UG) section and click on the Registration button

  • Fill in all the relevant details in the NEET 2022 Application Form as required. These include the candidate’s Full Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Address, Email ID and Educational qualification. Certain sections, like Caste, Religion, Nationality etc. also need to be mentioned.

  • When filling in your address, include the present address as well as the permanent address with the correct pin code, locality, district, city/town/village, state and country

  • Choose a secure, easy-to-remember password and select a security question and a security pin of your choice. You can note it down to ensure you do not forget or misplace the registered password.

  • Mention your category (whether General/SC/ST/OBC/PwD). Remember that once selected, the category cannot be changed later. Mention if a scribe is required (applicable to PwD category candidates).

  • Select the medium of question paper and make your choice of exam centre from the list displayed on the screen

  • Upload documents, such as the Class 10 and 12 marksheet and passing certificates

  • A passport size colour photograph of the candidate and a postcard size colour photograph (dimensions: 4”x6”) need to be uploaded in the size 10KB to 200KB

  • A photograph of the signature of the applicant with black ink on white paper (size: 4KB to 30KB) will need to be uploaded

  • A photograph of the left thumb impression of the applicant (size: 10KB to 200KB) has to be uploaded

Documents for NEET Registration

File Size

Passport size photograph 

10KB - 200KB 

Postcard size photograph (4"X6")

10KB - 200KB 

Left Thumb Impression 

10KB - 200KB

Signature 

4KB - 30KB 

  • NEET 2022 Application Fee can be paid online using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. In case you want to pay the fees offline, an e-Challan will be generated, which needs to be kept safe for future reference.

The application fees must be paid by the applicant, according to the table provided below:

Candidate Category 

Registration Fees 

General/OBC Candidates

INR 1500

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL

INR 1400

SC/ST/PH Candidates

INR 800

Outside India 

INR 7500

  • Once the application fee is paid, click on the Submit button and wait for verification by the concerned authorities

  • Download the successfully submitted form and take a print for future reference

NEET 2022 Application Form Documents Required 

To complete successful verification of NEET 2022 Application Form, candidates must keep the following set of documents handy at the time of registration:

  • Passport size colour photograph 

  • Postcard size colour photograph 

  • Class 10th marksheet and passing certificate

  • Class 12th marksheet and passing certificate

  • Left thumb impression

  • Signature 

  • Valid ID Proof – PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID (any of these)

  • Transfer/Migration Certificate

  • Caste Certificate (where applicable)

  • Domicile Certificate

There are certain specifications that must be met while uploading the documents mentioned above for a successful application submission for NEET 2022. 

Instructions for Passport Size Photograph 

Candidates must ensure that the image uploaded meet the recommended size criteria as per the NTA regulations:

  • The photograph must be a coloured one

  • The photograph file size has to be between 100KB - 200KB

  • The photograph must be taken against a white background

  • It must have the complete face, ears, nose, neck and shoulders of the candidate clearly visible. The face must be towards the camera. The candidate must not be smiling and the eyes must be open. 

  • The photograph submitted cannot be a selfie under any circumstances

  • It must be clicked in bright light so that there are no blurry areas

Instructions for Postcard Size Photograph 

To ensure that the image is uploaded in the correct size, follow these guidelines by NTA:

  • The photograph must be a coloured one with dimension of 4” x 6”

  • The photograph file size has to be between 100KB - 200KB

  • The photograph has to be against a white background

  • The photograph must have the complete face, ears, nose, neck and shoulders of the candidate clearly visible. The face must be towards the camera. The candidate must not be smiling and the eyes must be open. 

  • The photograph submitted cannot be a selfie under any circumstances

  • The photograph must be clicked in bright light so that there are no blurry areas

Instructions for Left Thumb Impression

Candidates can also upload images of their thumb impression. Make sure you abide by these guidelines when uploading the same:

  • The thumb impression must be of the left hand. If that is not possible, the candidate can use a right thumb impression, but reasons have to be provided in that case. 

  • The thumb impression must be done with a blue or black ink pad

  • Candidates must have a clean and dry hand for a clear thumb impression

Instructions for Signature 

When uploading signature for registration, keep the following points in mind:

  • Signature must be done by the candidate only on a white blank page

  • It should be done in blue or black pen

  • The signature should be done and photographed in bright light. It should not be blurry and there must not be any flash

  • There must not be the shadow of any object falling on the signature

Also Read: NEET Application Form Correction 2022: Dates, Procedure

NEET 2022 Admit Card

NEET UG 2022 Admit Card will be released in July tentatively, a few days before the date examination. Once notified, candidates will be able to log in to NTA website and download the same. All information regarding the time and venue of exam will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates are requested to get a copy of the admit card and affix a self-attested Passport size photograph on the allotted space. Note that NEET UG Hall Ticket is mandatory to sit for the entrance exam. Candidates failing to display their hall tickets/admit cards will not be allowed to appear for NEET 2022. In case of any error or discrepancy in the information printed on the admit card, candidates must immediately bring the same to NTA’s notice.

NEET UG 2022 Exam Centres

NEET 2022 is conducted across the country in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III cities. The number of NEET 2022 exam centres is much higher than that of the previous years. Candidates have to enter their preferred exam cities while filling out the NEET 2022 Application Form. NTA will try to ensure that candidates are allotted their preferred NEET 2022 exam centre.

NEET UG 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET underwent some changes last year. Although the total duration, mode of the exam and marking scheme remained the same, other important factors of the exam such as the total number of questions and number of questions to be attempted and section structure were changed. This year, the same pattern is followed except the duration, which has increased by 20 minutes. The following table will provide a clear and detailed idea about the NEET 2022 Exam Pattern for all aspiring candidates:

Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Physics Section A

35

140

Physics Section B

15

40

Chemistry Section A

35

140

Chemistry Section B

15

40

Botany Section A

35

140

Botany Section B

15

40

Zoology Section A

35

140

Zoology Section B

15

40

The total marks for the exam remained 720. Each correct question carried four marks and there was a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer.

  • It is a pen and paper based examination where there are only multiple choice questions (MCQs) that have to be answered on the OMR sheet for the NEET exam using a blue or black ballpoint pen

  • It is usually of three 3 hours duration and the tentative timing is 2 PM to 5 PM

  • NEET UG 2021 Exam Pattern was changed. It is likely that there will be more changes this year, or the previous years' exam pattern might be continued. For confirmation, all aspiring candidates will have to wait for the official notification to be released on the website neet.nta.nic.in.  

  • The exam will have two sections for all the three subjects— Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Section A has 35 questions and Section B has 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, the candidate has to answer 10 of their choice. 

  • The total number of questions are 200, out of which 180 questions will have to be answered by the candidate to get a good score in NEET 2022 Exam

  • Each question carries 4 marks. For a correct answer, you will get +4. For every incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of -1

Since not much time is left for the NEET 2022 exam, it is high time for all aspiring candidates to start preparing for NEET 2022 and be ready for the exam. With the important updates like change in exam pattern and removal of age limit from the eligibility criteria, this year NEET is going speculating major footfall as compared to the last year.

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on NEET 2022 Exam!

FAQs

Can you make your choice of exam centre in NEET 2022?

The choice of exam centre in NEET 2022 can be made while filling up the Application Form. 


 

What are the dimensions of the postcard size photograph in the NEET Application Form?

The dimensions of the NEET 2022 Application Form postcard size photograph is 4” x 6”.

What is the application fees for the NEET 2022 ?

The examination fees for the NEET 2022 Application Form varies according to the category of the aspiring candidate. For the General/OBC category students, the fees is INR 1500, for the General-EWS/OBC-NCL, the fees is INR 1400, and for the SC/ST/PH category students, the fees is INR 800. 


 

What are the documents to be uploaded in the NEET 2022 Application Form?

The documents required to be uploaded in the NEET 2022 Application Form are the passport size and postcard size colour photographs, signature and left thumb impression. 


 

When will the NEET 2022 Application Form be released?

The NEET 2022 Application Form is tentatively supposed to be released on April 2, 2022. 


 

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