NEET UG 2022; Age Limit, Pattern etc - Latest Update
The National Testing Agency (NTA) over the last few days, has come out with a number of official notifications and declarations pertaining to the NEET UG exam 2022. It becomes important for the candidates to know all the necessary details before proceeding to apply.
NEET UG Upper Age Limit Removed
Earlier, to apply for the NEET UG Exam, the maximum age of a General candidate needed to be 25 years and for a Reserved candidate to be 30 years old. This “upper age limit” has now been removed for the NEET UG Exam 2022.
The NMC Secretary Dr. Pulkesh Kumar said that this decision was made after the 4th NMC Meeting on 21st October 2021. This decision was communicated on Twitter by the Union Health Minister Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya.
The minimum age limit however, still remains and is 17 years.
NEET UG Exam 2022 Cities
There’s not much to say here! Only that the 2022 NEET UG exam will cover the most number of cities ever. To start off, this exam shall be held across 543 cities in India. Apart from this, students can also appear for this exam across 14 different cities outside India as well.
This is a big increase since the last years and shall give an increased number of opportunities to the students. However, the number of exam centers has still not been specified by the NTA.
Last year, the NTA released introduced “optional questions” as part of which, students need to answer 10 out of 15 questions in Section B. This pattern will continue in the NEET UG Exam 2022. Even if students attempt more than 10 questions, the mars ONLY for the first 10 will be considered.
As far as the eligibility is concerned, students need to have passed their Class XII with at least 50% marks and have PCB subjects to be eligible to give this exam. However, students passing out from Open School are NOT eligible and the same goes for “private students”. Those completing their Class XII in 2022, whose result is awaited, are eligible BUT s/he shall NOT be eligible for admission to the UG Medical Courses in case of failure to pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage during the first round of counseling.
This year’s NEET-UG paper will be available in 13 different languages that students need to choose while filling out their “online application form”. Talking of registrations, today is the last date to apply online as well as pay the application fee which are -
- General category students = ₹1,600
- General category EWS and OBC-NCL = ₹1,500
- SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender students = ₹900
- For Candiates outside India: ₹8,500
As far as other details like the Correction window, admit card release date, etc are concerned, these will be announced later.
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