March 9, 2022

NEET Lastest News Today: NEET Exam Date 2022, Eligibility, Study Tips

The new changes made in December 2010 as published by the Medical Council of India (MCI), to the “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997” (now known as “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 2010”) took the entire nation by surprise. This new modification and alteration to the regulations were basically for the introduction of a single eligibility cum entrance exam for admission to MBBS courses. In this article we’ll be covering ll of the NEET latest news today.

Several states including Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu strongly opposed the change as there was a huge variation in the syllabus proposed by MCI and their state syllabus. However, after getting the approval of the Supreme Court, the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) were all set to hold a common entrance test for the MBBS and PG courses. Came to be known by the name, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) – was announced to be held by the Government of India for the first time on 5th May 2013 for admission to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical courses. However, it was not until 2016, that a single common medical entrance exam was conducted throughout the country.

What is NEET?

NEET is a national-level single exam taken as a medical entrance test. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions to medical courses in recognized and approved medical institutes across the country.
Candidates appearing for this exam will get admission into all government and private medical colleges in varied cities across the country. As per the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, Section 14,
NEET stands as the common and uniform medical entrance test for UG medical courses across all the medical institutes, administered under any law.
More significantly, NEET is the most-recognized competitive exam and, probably, the only way for aspirants to land a seat in government and private medical colleges in the country.
The exam covers a large range of seats, i.e. 100% seats for admission in all medical colleges across the country. 

NEET Latest News Today

Let’s see the latest news and updates from NEET for this year. The Medical Council of India has introduced some changes in NEET on the recommendation of the Union Health Ministry.

  • NEET stands as the single-level medical entrance test conducted nationwide, thus scrapping AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) entrance tests.
  • The 15% All India Quota scheme is now joined by the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Qualifying NEET UG exam is now a must even for Indian candidates who desire to pursue medicine abroad.
  • No restriction on the number of attempts at NEET. However, age limit restrictions must be followed as per corresponding categories.
  • NEET cannot be taken up by State Open School or NIOS or private candidates.
  • The exam shall be in two languages apart from the language preferred in English.
  • It is no more compulsory to produce an Aadhar card while filling NEET application form. However, candidates must produce valid ID proof.

NEET 2022 Exam Date:

The NEET 2022 Exam Date is yet to be released by the NTA(National Testing Agency). Students are eagerly waiting for a notification from the authorities about the dates of JEE and NEET 2022
According to recent updates, A member at a meeting held to decide the NEET 2022 exam date said that members were asking the NTA to consider scheduling NEET in the third or fourth week of June.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2022:

Candidates taking part in NEET must be well aware of the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022.


  • 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, mandated subjects.
  • Candidates must have obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations: 
    1). General category – 50% marks in the qualifying examinations.
    2). SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations.
    3). Physically handicapped: General category – 45% marks in the qualifying examinations.
    4). Physically handicapped: SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations.


  • The 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 Jammu and Kashmir state are eligible to appear for NEET 2022 under the All India 15% quota only by self-declaration. Such candidates can also get admitted to AFMC, Pune.

Age Criteria

  • Must have completed 17 years as of December 31, of the year of admission.
  • The maximum NEET Age 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.

How to prepare for NEET 2022?

In order to prepare for an important exam like that of NEET, it is crucial to first take note of the syllabus, and the time that we have in hand to study before the test. Making routine allotting time slots to subjects (one-time slot for one subject) can be beneficial, and can help cover most of the syllabus. Solving previous years’ NEET question papers is also a good way to get a grasp of the study material, and this will further help in pointing out our areas of strength and weaknesses.

Practicing mock tests to extend and increase our accuracy and speed is also recommended. NEET is an examination that requires a lot of practice, and hence we should focus on iroving ourselves in it with each day. Since the syllabus imposes quite a lot, we must try and study every day for some time, so as to not lose touch with the subjects.

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