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NEET 2022 Answer Key Challenge Process, Fees, Date - Here's How to Apply

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: September 02, 2022 11:55 am IST | NEET

NTA, the conducting authority, has released the NEET 2022 answer key officially on August 31. Candidates, who are wondering how to challenge the NEET 2022 answer key, must read the article below to get a step-wise guide on the process.  

NEET 2022 Answer Key Challenge Process, Fees, Date - Here's How to Apply

NTA, the conducting authority of NEET UG, has released the official NEET 2022 answer key on its website ( on August 31, 2022. Students can now check their responses and challenge the NEET answer key until September 2. Aspirants must note that today is the last day to submit all the objections until 11:50 pm. 

The answer key for NEET 2022 exam has been released for each paper code in PDF format. Candidates need to log in to the NEET official website and download the answer keys for each set. They will have the option of downloading the OMR sheet and tallying their responses with the NEET 2022 answer keys. Approximately 18+ lakh candidates registered for the NEET 2022 that was conducted on July 17.

NEET 2022 Answer Key – Release Dates 

Check out the table below to know about the tentative date of release of NEET official answer key 2022:



NEET 2022 Provisional Answer Key Release

August 31, 2022

NEET 2022 Answer Key Challenge Process

August 31 - September 2, 2022

NEET 2022 Final Answer Key Release

By September 7

NEET 2022 Answer Key – How to Check Code-wise NEET Answer Key

With the NEET 2022 Answer keys released on the website, candidates can follow these steps to download the same:

  • Visit the official website of NTA i.e.

  • Click on the link saying ‘NEET official answer key 2022’

  • NEET 2022 answer key will pop up on the screen

  • Look for the answer key as per code of NEET question paper 2022

  • Match the responses to NEET 2022 answer key

  • Calculate your scores as per the official NEET 2022 answer key

NEET 2022 Answer Key – Download Code-wise NEET Answer Key (Direct Link)

Candidates can download the code-wise NEET 2022 answer keys from here:

NEET 2022 Answer Key Code

Download Link

Code T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6

Download NEET Answer Key 2022

Code S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6

Code R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6

Code Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6

NEET 2022 Answer Key – Marking Scheme 

Once the NEET 2022 answer keys are downloaded, students can follow these steps to check their estimated scores as per the NTA NEET marking scheme 2022:

  • For each correct answer, add +4 marks

  • For each incorrect answer, deduct -1 mark

  • Candidates can also calculate the mark using the formula – 

NEET Scores 2022 = (Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of incorrect)


Marks Allotted

Questions Answered Correctly

+4 marks

Questions Answered Incorrectly

-1 mark

Questions Left Unanswered


NEET 2022 Answer Key – How to Challenge NEET Answer Keys 

After checking the NTA NEET answer keys 2022, candidates will have the option to challenge the responses in the answer key in case they find any discrepancy. Applicants must note that challenges will not be accepted and considered for review unless they submit the same before the deadline - Today, September 2, until 11:50 pm. 

The process of challenging the NEET 2022 answer key is not complicated. However, it is important for candidates to follow these steps diligently to ensure qualify for the review by NTA.

Step 1: Visit the NTA NEET official website – 

Step 2: On the homepage, search and click on the link saying ‘Challenge NEET 2022 answer key’ or ‘Challenge NEET 2022 OMR’

Step 3: Clicking on the link will redirect you to a new webpage where you will have to log into the website using your login credentials viz. NEET 2022 Registration Number and Password. 

Step 4: Now select the answer booklet code that you want to challenge.

Step 5: The next step would be selecting the questions that you want to challenge along with their correct answers. You will also have to provide a comment or justification for your claim.

Step 6: Once you are done, click on the ‘Submit’ or ‘Confirm’ button. 

Step 7: The next step would be paying the answer key challenge fee either through debit or credit card. 

Step 8: Finally, you will get a confirmation message or notification. Make sure to get a hard copy of your confirmation slip. 

NEET 2022 Answer Key – What Does Challenging the Answer Key Mean?

The process of challenging an answer key is a very useful provision to be used by candidates who find any discrepancies in an official answer key. It is through this process that candidates can bring errors that they found in the answer key to light. And, if their claim is valid, the conducting authority i.e. NTA makes corrections and publishes a new and corrected answer key.  

NEET 2022 Answer Key – Required Fees to Challenge NEET Answer Key

The details regarding payment of the NEET 2022 Answer key challenge fee are as follows:

  • Candidates who wish to challenge the NEET 2022 answer key have to pay an amount of INR 200 for each question in the online mode. 

  • If the claim to challenge the NEET answer key is found to be valid, the fee is refunded. 

  • If the claim is viewed as invalid, candidates who challenged the answer key will need to forfeit the fee.  



Amount for NEET 2022 Answer Key Challenge

INR 200/- per question

Mode of Payment


Students can compare the unofficial NEET answer keys and solutions with the official answer keys of NEET 2022 now, and decide whether to file challenges against any paper code or not. If the review committee of NTA finds any of the challenges made by candidates to be valid, then they will be allotted marks. Nevertheless, the authority will not be informing students whether the claim has been accepted or rejected. 

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho to know about the further process related to NEET UG 2022. For further queries regarding NEET 2022 counselling, feel free to get in touch with us at 1800-572-9877, or write to us in the QnA section. We will be happy to address your concerns.

Good Luck!

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