neet 2022 eligibility criteria

NEET 2022 eligibility criteria

Students taking part in NEET must be well aware of the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022. Read to find complete details on eligibility criteria:

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  • Candidates must have passed/appeared for class 12 or an equivalent exam. Candidates appearing for the class 12 exams are also eligible
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English must be the major, mandate subjects
  • Candidates must have obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations:
  • General category – 50% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: General category – 45% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations


  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • If the candidate does not reside in India then he or she should be an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals
  • Candidates from the J&K state are eligible to appear for NEET 2022 under the All India 15% quota only by self-declaration. Such candidates can also get admitted in AFMC, Pune

Age Criteria

  • Must have completed 17 years as on December 31, of the year of admission
  • The maximum age of limit will be 25 years for candidates belonging to the general category. For candidates belonging to SC/ST & OBC category, the age limit is 30 years

Aadhar Card Possession

Aadhar card is no more a mandate to participate in NEET. Candidates belonging to the state of Meghalaya, Assam, and J&K can furnish ration card numbers, passport numbers, bank account numbers, or any valid ID number while NRI, OCI, PIO, and other foreign nationals can produce their passport numbers for the same.

NEET Exam Pattern 2022 – Highlights

Refer to the table provided below to know about the NEET 2022 Exam pattern:

Exam NameNEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of ExamPen-paper based
Expected number of ApplicantsAround 16-17 lakhs
Exam Duration3 hours
Seats OfferedAdmission of around 1 lakh MBBS and BDS seats under 85% State quota and 15% All India quota
Courses OfferedMBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other Courses
Number of Questions180 questions (MCQs) + 20 Optional Questions
Type of questionsObjective type questions with 4 options – 1 correct answer
SubjectsQuestions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Questions from sections

Physics – 45 questions + 5 Optional Questions

Chemistry – 45 questions + 5 Optional Questions

Biology (Botany + Zoology) – 90 questions + 10 Optional Questions

LanguageThe question paper is asked in 11 languages – English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Assamese.
Marking Scheme4 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer

Also Check: NEET Syllabus