NEET 2022 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern

NEET 2022 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern

NEET 2022 FAQs: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) every year. NEET is the single largest undergraduate medical entrance exam. For this reason, candidates often have queries.

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NEET exam is conducted in pen and paper-based mode in 13 languages. Through NEET scores, as many as 92,815 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, and AH seats, 1,899 AIIMS, and 249 JIPMER will be granted.

To help the aspirants, Careers360 has listed all the frequently asked questions in the form of NEET FAQs 2022. Aspirants having any queries related to the medical entrance exam can check the NEET FAQs below, which are asked by the candidates.

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Question: Will NEET 2022 be conducted twice a year?

Answer: No, this exam is conducted once a year.

Question: What will be the mode of entrance exam?

Answer: NEET 2022 will be conducted through computer-based online mode. Candidates have to mark their answers on the computer itself and they will be evaluated electronically.

Question: How many times can I appear for NEET 2022?

Answer: There is no limit as to how many times a candidate can appear for NEET. One can appear in the examination as many times he/she wants.

NEET 2022 FAQs: Important changes made this year

Question: Do I have to fill in my parents/guardians' income details?

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Answer: Yes, it is mandatory to fill in the family annual income that will be inclusive of the father’s/ guardian gross annual income, mother’s/ guardian gross annual income, and father’s/ mother’s income from other sources.

Question: What is SANDES?

Answer: SANDES is an application developed by NTA. Candidates must download and install the application to get time to time notifications from NTA.

Question: Do I have to fill in the Aadhaar number in the NEET 2022 application form?

Answer: In the online application form, a field has been added to fill in the Aadhaar number. It is not mandatory however candidates must fill it to avoid any future discrepancies.

Question: What are UMANG and DigiLocker in NEET UG 2022?

Answer: NTA has added a new platform to facilitate the candidates to download their documents such as confirmation page, admit card, score card, etc. Candidates can now easily download the relevant documents using UMANG app and DigiLocker.

Question: What is Blockchain Technology in NEET-UG 2022?

Answer: NTA will be providing globally-verified and tamper-proof scorecards to qualified candidates using blockchain technology. Candidates will be able to download their scorecards from DigiLocker by entering their credentials.

NEET FAQs 2022 about Eligibility Criteria

Question: What are the basic eligibility criteria for NEET 2022?

Answer: Aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting authority before appearing in NEET 2022. It is important that the candidature is not canceled in the future. Below are the NEET eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must be of 17 years of age as of December 31, 2022.

  • Aspirants must have completed their Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized central or state board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, and English as the core subjects.

  • The qualifying marks for general category applicants is 50%, for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40% and for PWD is 45%.

  • Candidates who belong to NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign nationals categories are also eligible for NEET-UG.

Question: I have a gap year between Class 11 and Class 12. Am I eligible to appear for NEET 2022?

Answer: Yes, if a candidate has a gap between Class 11 and Class 12, he/she is eligible for NEET UG 2022. An amendment of the Medical Council of India (MCI) specified that a student must undergo continuous two years of study to become eligible to take NEET. However, this amendment was revoked by Delhi High Court and now candidates with a year gap can appear for NEET 2022

Questions: Can I appear for NEET 2022 even if I am older than 25 years?

Answer: Yes. Candidates can appear in the exam even if they are older than 25 years. The competent authority has removed the upper age limit for NEET 2022. Candidates are required to have attained the age of 17 years as of December 31, 2022, and must fulfill all other eligibility criteria.

Question: I have studied in Oriya medium school. Can I write the test in Oriya?

Answer: NEET 2021 was conducted in 13 different languages other than English and Hindi. NEET 2022 is also expected to be conducted in 13 languages. Candidates who want to write the test in Oriya need to fill the same in the language option in the NEET application form.

Question: Is a candidate who has completed Class 11 and Class 12 from an open school eligible to apply for NEET 2022?

Answer: Yes. Previously, the candidates who have passed Class 12 from open school, private candidates, or aspirants who have Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject in Class 12 were excluded from NEET. However, the petition was filed in the High Court on October 24, 2021, regarding this matter.

Since the final decision on this matter is still pending from the authorities, in the meantime, the candidature of candidates who have passed Class 10 and 12 from State Open Schools or National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or as private candidates from recognized State Boards or with Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject can appear in the medical entrance exam.

NEET FAQs 2022 - Regarding the Application form

Candidates who wish to appear in NEET 2022 entrance examination are required to fill out the application form. One must fill in the correct information at every step to avoid the cancellation of the candidature. Several aspects of the application form do pose confusion that a candidate can resolve by NEET 2022 FAQs on the application process.

Question: What is the application fee for NEET and what is the mode of payment?

Answer: NEET 2022 application fee for the general category is Rs. 1600, SC/ST/PWD/transgender aspirants have to Rs. 900 only. Candidates belonging to general-EWS and OBC-NCL had to pay Rs. 1500. The candidates appearing for the examination outside India will have to pay Rs. 8500 only.

The above-mentioned amount of fees is to be submitted in online mode only through net banking, debit/credit cards, and UPI using SBI/Syndicate bank/ICICI/HDFC and Paytm service provider.

Question: Can I opt for Kannada if I am appearing for NEET in Delhi?

Answer: No. Candidates cannot opt for the NEET question paper in Kannada being in Delhi. The regional language papers are only available in that particular region. If a candidate wishes to give an exam in the Kannada language he/she must opt for a test city in Karnataka. However, it is advised to opt for a NEET exam center 2022 of which the candidate is a resident.

Question: I have finished making payment but the final confirmation page is still not being displayed. What should I do?

Answer: This problem may arise due to server issues that could delay updation of fees on the NIC server from the gateway payment. Candidates are advised to wait for 24 hours. Generally, this update is done within 24 hours. However, if the confirmation page is still not generated, pay the fees once again and take a printout of the confirmation page. The excess fee paid will be automatically refunded in the account from which the application fee has been remitted. If the problem is still not resolved, candidates are advised to contact the respective banks.

Question: While submitting my application form, my session is shown as expired as soon as I try to submit it. Thus, the form remains unfulfilled or unsubmitted. What can I do?

Answer: Once a candidate has started filling out the application form, it should be submitted within 30 minutes. The session expires after this time. Thus, it is advised to fill the form in parts. After filling the first part, save it as a draft and then move to the second part. This way, none of the entered information will be lost even if the session expires.

NOTE: Aspirants are advised to keep the documents ready in order to save time.

Question: At the time of clicking the ‘Submit’ button after filling out the application form, my session is shown as expired. Do I need to fill out a fresh form?

Answer: The session expires after 30 minutes, thus candidates should fill out the application form within the duration. To save time, candidates should keep all the required documents handy before filling out the NEET 2022 application form. Candidates can also save each part of their application form as a draft before beginning a new one. This way, none of the information will be lost even if the session expires.

Question: How to get proof of fee payment made to NTA NEET 2022?

Answer: As soon as the confirmation page gets generated, it is proof that the payment has been successful. At the last of the confirmation page, the transaction ID is given. No other receipt will be provided.

Question: Do I need to upload a photograph with white background, name, and date at the bottom?

Answer: Previously, it was mandatory to upload a passport picture with a white background and name and date at the bottom of the picture. However, the authorities have clearly stated that photographs without the name and date will also be entertained.

Question: Do I need to upload left and right hand impressions?

Answer: Yes, as per the latest notification, candidates need to upload their both right and left hand impressions of fingers and thumb.

Question: Can I withdraw my NEET application form? Will I get a refund for it?

Answer: No. Once the application form is submitted, it could not be withdrawn or canceled. Also, the application fee for NEET 2022 is non-refundable.

NEET 2022 FAQs - Regarding NEET 2022 Correction Window

NTA offers a one-time correction opportunity to the candidates to reduce the number of rejected applications. Leveraging this opportunity, candidates can correct the wrong information they might have filled in the NEET 2022 application form in any way. The candidates are required to use their login credentials to make the necessary changes in their application.

Question: Which details can we edit with the correction window facility?

Answer: After the last date of filling the NEET application is passed, NTA provides candidates with a correction window facility. This window facilitates the editing of certain fields. Candidates must note that all the details of the NEET application form 2022 cannot be edited using the correction window. However, the details like personal information, place of birth, the medium of question paper, choice of NEET exam cities, academic details, address, and parent’s name can be edited.

Question: Can I edit my Class 12 qualifying code in the NEET application form?

Answer: Yes, candidates can change the Class 12 qualifying code in NEET application form 2022. Login credentials are to be used to correct the details.

Question: Will I be able to change my photograph through the correction window facility?

Answer: If a candidate has uploaded an erroneous image in NEET 2022 application form he/she will be intimated through email to upload the correct image as per the guidelines of NTA. Aspirants have to upload the correct photograph within the stipulated time period by entering the login credentials.

Question: I have put an image without a name and white background, will my application be rejected?

Answer: According to the notice from NTA, a photograph without a name, date, or white background will not be rejected.

Question: Can I change my address in the application form?

Answer: Using the NEET correction window, aspirants can make changes to their address. To edit an address in the NEET application form, one has to use their respective login credentials.

Question: Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

Answer: No. Language cannot be changed once the application form is submitted. Candidates are advised to be very careful in choosing the medium of question paper as the centers will be allotted on that basis.

NEET FAQs 2022 - Miscellaneous questions

Question: If I have completed my Class 10 from one state and Class 12 from another, then which state should I select in the field asking for ‘State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota)?

Answer: There are no domicile requirements in the admission process. It does not matter from which state Class 10 or Class 12 was completed since any candidate can apply to any state except Jammu and Kashmir for the All India Quota seats in NEET 2022. The candidates are advised to fill in the state with the permanent address or the state where the candidate has full domicile eligibility for 85% state quota seats.

Question: What year of passing should I enter in my NEET application form if I have appeared for an improvement exam after Class 12?

Answer: As long as candidates are appearing in the improvement exam only to get better marks and not because they have failed in any subjects and wish to pass, then they are required to enter the original year of passing. The other way, if the candidates have cleared Class 12 with the passing marks in the first attempt and fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria, they should enter the actual year in which they have passed the examination. However, if students have not cleared Class 12 and are appearing again to pass a particular subject in the exam, they are required to enter “as appearing” or choose Code 01 as their qualifying exam.

Question: I have paid the application fee twice by mistake. Will I get a refund of the extra fee paid?

Answer: Yes. If the fee has been paid twice, the amount will be refunded within 7 working days.

Question: I have made the online payment but my confirmation page has not been generated. What should I do?

Answer: This problem occurs because of the drop in connectivity from the Banks’ server to the NIC server on which the NTA website has been hosted. Under these circumstances, Banks’ servers send messages to the NIC server 2-3 times a day to complete the communication cycle. Once the payment communication reaches the NIC server, you will be able to generate the confirmation page. You are advised to wait for 24 hours if such a problem arises.

NEET FAQs 2022 - Regarding Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for NEET 2022 must know about the NEET exam pattern to know more about the duration of exam, types of questions, difficulty level, marking scheme and other details.

Medium of exam - NEET will be conducted in 13 languages.

Mode of exam - Offline mode

Question: How many questions will be asked from which sections?

Answer: A total of 200 multiple choice questions are asked in the NEET entrance exam out of which candidates are required to answer any 180. For each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology), the questions will be in two sections- Section A and B. Section A will have 35 questions while Section B will have 15 questions. From the 15 questions, candidates have to answer any 10.

Questions: What will be the syllabus of NEET and what type of questions will be asked in the exam?

Answer: NEET UG 2022 syllabus is based on the topics covered in Classes 11 and 12 for all three subjects. NEET question paper will have 180 multiple-choice questions.

Question: Will there be negative marking for the incorrect answers?

Answer: Yes, negative marking will be done for the incorrect answers in both the sections i.e. Section A and Section B.

Question: What will be the timing and duration of NEET UG 2022 examination?

Answer: NEET UG 2022 exam duration will be 3 hours 20 minutes from 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM. This will be uniform for all the candidates.

Question: What will be the tie-breaking rule if two candidates score equal marks?

Answer: If two or more candidates score equal marks in NEET UG 2022, the below-mentioned tie-breaking rule will be applied to provide fair ranking.

1. A candidate obtaining higher marks/percentile score in Biology will be given preference.

2. If the tie remains, a candidate obtaining higher marks/percentile score in Chemistry will rank higher.

3. In case the issue is not resolved, a candidate with higher marks/percentile score in Physics will rank higher.

4. Next, a candidate with less proportion of the number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects will be preferred.

5. If found the same, a candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Biology will be given preference.

6. If not resolved, a candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Chemistry will rank higher.

7. Next preference will be given to the candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Physics

8. If found the same, a candidate Older in Age will rank higher.

9. At last preference will be given to the application Number in ascending order

NEET2022 FAQs for NEET 2022 Admit Card

Candidates must note that entry will not be allowed in the examination hall without an admit card of NEET 2022. Admit cards should be carried not only in the exam hall but also in the further admission process. It is advised to the candidates to retain the NEET admit card until the end of medical admissions. The details such as candidate’s roll number, name, father’s name, category, subcategory, photograph, signature, date of birth, the language of question paper with name and address of the examination center allotted are listed in the admit card.

Question: I am not able to check the application status. Will I be able to download my NEET 2022 admit card?

Answer: Candidates are required to enter their registration number along with the password to download the hall ticket.

Note: If you are unable to download the NEET admit card 2022 this signifies that the application form of the applicant has not been accepted by the authority.

Question: If one does not get the admit card, whom to contact?

Answer: Candidates are advised to download their NEET admit cards from the official website as it is not sent individually by any other means. In the case of any downloading issue, one has to contact the conducting authority through email.

Questions: Which documents should I carry along with the NEET admit card?

Answers: While going for the exam, candidates have to carry the below-listed documents along with the admit cards:

  • A passport size photograph should be affixed to the admit card.

  • Carry one photograph that will be pasted on the attendance sheet.

  • Any one authorized photo identity card. It should be original, valid, and non-expired. photo ID: PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Adhaar card.

Note: Candidates need not carry any other items to the exam centers as there will be no arrangements made to keep the belongings. Authority will provide ball-point pens also to the candidates.

Question: There are wrong details printed on my NEET admit card, what should I do?

Answer: If there is any kind of discrepancy in the NEET 2022 admit card, candidates need to intimate the conducting authority by sending the email at Candidates can also contact NTA through helpline numbers i.e. 011 40759000 or 011 69227700

Question: I have lost my application number, how can I get it back?

Answer: In case of loss of application number or if the candidate has forgotten, they need to follow the below listed steps:

  1. Go to the official website of NTA NEET 2022.

  2. Click on the ‘Forgot registration number’ link on the page.

  3. Fill in the required details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, name of the parents, category, and security pin.

  4. NEET application number will be sent to the registered email id. Candidates can download the admit card using the number provided.

Question: What if I have lost my NEET admit card?

Answer: Candidates need not panic as the copy of the admit card is sent to the registered email ID. Aspirants can download the admit card from there.

NEET FAQs 2022- Exam Day Guidelines

NEET exam day guidelines 2022 will be offered to the candidates along with the exam day procedures. Candidates are advised to abide by the guidelines, NEET 2022 dress code, and other rules as specified by the NTA. Below given are some NEET 2022 FAQs on the exam day guidelines which were asked by the students.

Question: Which photo will be asked to furnish during the examination?

Answer: Candidates need to carry the same photograph which was uploaded in the application form and also affixed to the admit card. The passport size photograph should be of the size mentioned in the guidelines.

Question: What should I do a day before the NEET examination?

Answer: Well, the answer to this question will differ from person to person. However, following the below-listed tips will help you while appearing for the exam on D-day.

  • Try to calm yourself as panicking will not help.

  • Meditation for at least 15 minutes will help you to get relaxed.

  • Share your anxiety with your loved ones. This will make you feel better.

  • Revise important concepts or formulas (if not tired).

  • Stay positive as the negative thoughts will create fear in your mind.

  • Do not stress yourself and take 7-8 hours of sleep.

Question: Which dress code should be followed while appearing for NEET 2022?

Answer: While appearing for the NEET 2022, candidates have to follow the dress code. It is mandatory to read the instructions beforehand.

Dress code for male aspirants:

  • Male candidates must wear a half-sleeved shirt/t-shirt while going for the exam. Full-sleeves are restricted in the examination.

  • One must wear light clothes that should not contain zips, pockets, elaborate embroidery, and big buttons.

  • Wearing kurta-pajamas is restricted however, boys can wear trousers on the day of the exam.

  • Shoes are also not allowed, only slippers or sandals must be worn during the examination.

Dress code of female candidates:

  • Female candidates are instructed to avoid wearing clothes having embroidery, brooches, flowers, and buttons.

  • Light and half-sleeved clothes should be given priority.

  • Shoes are a big no. Girls must wear slippers or sandals.

  • Do not wear jewelry like rings, earrings, nose rings, pendants, necklaces, or any other ornaments.

Traditional dresses/ Customary dresses

If a candidate belongs to a specific religion and has to wear any traditional dresses, they need to fill in the specific information in the NEET 2022 application form. As per the Delhi High Court order, Sikh aspirants are allowed to carry Kangha, Kirpan, and Kada whereas Muslim candidates can wear Burqa and headscarves. If one has not filled in the dress code in the application form, action will be taken during the examination.

NEET FAQs 2022- Regarding NEET 2022 Answer Key

Question: Is there any difference between NEET answer key 2022 and the NEET answer key by Aakash coaching institute?

Answer: Yes. The answer key presented by the experts of the Aakash Institute is the unofficial one. It cannot be considered a reliable source of the NEET 2022 answer key. The official NEET 2022 answer key can be considered by the candidates to calculate the approximate scores. However, aspirants must not consider it as the final result.

Question: According to the Aakash answer key, I am securing 460 marks in NEET 2022. Now, what should I do?

Answer: Aakash answer key is an unofficial source and might have some issues thus candidates must not rely on it. However, if a candidate finds any issue in the official answer key, he/she can challenge it along with the claim and submit Rs. 1000 for every challenging question.

Question: Will bonus marks be given to the controversial questions in NEET 2022, even after the release of the official answer key?

Answer: Controversies are part of the NEET admission procedure. Eventually, the controversies regarding the wrong questions and bonus marks depend upon the challenges made by aspirants. After the official answer key is published candidates are given an opportunity to challenge it. In case any error is found candidates are rewarded with bonus points.

Question: Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?

Answer: Yes. Aspirants are given the opportunity to challenge the responses of the answer key of NEET-UG 2022. Candidates must read further to know how they can challenge the answer key.

  • Aspirants can challenge the official answer key and OMR sheet by paying a processing fee of Rs. 200 per question which is non-refundable.

  • If the challenges made by the candidate are found to be correct by NTA and subject experts, the answer key is revised and the result is declared accordingly.

  • Individual candidates will not be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge.

NEET FAQs 2022- Regarding NEET 2022 Result

Question: Will NTA release the state merit list along with NEET result 2022?

Answer: No, the state merit list will not be released with NEET 2022 results. The results will be published for all the candidates who took the test by the National Testing Agency. All the aspirants selected under 15% All India Quota scheme will be eligible for the counselling procedure.

For admission to the remaining 85% state quota seats, the NEET 2022 state merit list will be utilized by the state authorities. Admission will be granted to the candidates in government/ private medical colleges based on the merit rank.

Question: What is the meaning of percentile rank?

Answer: A percentile rank is the percentage of the score that falls below a given score in a group. The Percentile score can be calculated as follows:

100 x Number of candidates appeared with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate/ Total number of candidates appeared.

Question: My marks in NEET result 2022 is low as per the competition. I am not ready to drop a year, again. What should I do now?

Answer: In this case, candidates need not worry. They are advised to wait for the state merit list. However, if the aspirant belongs to that particular state, he/she must apply for 85% state quota seats.

Candidates are suggested to drop a year and try to score well next year taking help of mock tests. Although dropping a year will be a hard decision, practicing more again and appearing for the exam can allow them to score good marks and get admission in a good college.

Question: What is the difference between NEET scorecard and NEET rank letter 2022?

Answer: NEET score card is the result of a candidate that is displayed on the official website. The information such as candidate’s name, category, percentile score, all India rank, and NEET cut off marks 2022 will be mentioned on it.

Candidates who will be included in the 15% All India Quota category seat allotment process will be eligible to download the rank letter. The rank letter will contain 15% AIQ merit rank, category-wise rank, total and subject-wise scores of candidates.

Question: How will the NEET 2022 cut off be determined and what will be the expected cut off for the year 2022?

Answer: The cut off of NEET-UG 2022 will be released along with the result. However, the cut off will be determined on the following factors:

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the entrance test

  • The exam difficulty level.

  • Seats available under each category and college

The expected cutoff for NEET 2022 will be released after the conclusion of the exam.