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NEET 2022: Check List of Changes Introduced in Previous Year's Pattern

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: March 21, 2022 01:31 pm IST

With the exam approaching, candidates are wondering whether or not the paper pattern for NEET 2022 will have any changes in it. Those who are filled with doubts and questions about the same may read the full piece below.

Changes in NEET 2022 Exam Pattern

Will NEET 2022 be conducted twice a year? Will it take place online? There are some assumptions flying around about the NEET 2022 exam pattern. With the release of AIQ counselling dates for 2021, the official notification for 2022 admissions is also expected to release soon. So, with the exam approaching, candidates are wondering whether or not the paper pattern for NEET 2022 will have any changes in it. The answer can only be answered with the release of the official exam notification. However, earlier this year, officials had assured that there will not be any major changes. So, candidates who are still filled with doubts and questions about the same may read the full piece below.

Check Out: NEET-UG 2022 Paper Pattern

Changes in NEET-UG Paper Pattern

As of the last and most recent updates by the NTA, here are the changes that the exam pattern went through:

  • Each subject in the paper will comprise two sections: Section A and Section B.

  • There will be 35 questions in Section A and 15 in Section B.

  • Out of the 15 questions, candidates will have the option to choose only 10. 

  • All questions from Section A will be compulsory to attempt. 

  • There will be 200 multiple type questions (MCQ), out of which, candidates have to attempt only 180.

Expected Exam Pattern Changes in NEET 2022

  • Will NEET 2022 be conducted online? With rising COVID-19 cases, it is being speculated that the exam may take place in an online mode. However, there are thin chances of this happening. Now whether or not it actually happens, only the official exam notification will tell. 
  • Will NEET be conducted twice for 2022? It is being assumed that the exam may take place in two phases to accommodate the large pool of interested candidates in compliance with the COVID safety norms. However, there has not been any validation from the officials yet.
  • Will NEET be cancelled in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra? No, the exam will continue to be the only gateway to medical and dental courses like MBBS, BDS, etc, in India. 
  • Will NEET 2022 become tough after the changed paper pattern is implemented? No, as of now, there will be no changes in the paper pattern, which in turn means that the difficulty level will not change for NEET 2022.

If candidates still have any doubts, they must stay tuned with CollegeDekho to get further updates. 

NEET UG Previous Year Question Paper

NEET 2016 Question paper

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