NEET 2022 Rules and Regulations


Do’s and Dont’s for NEET 2022

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be conducted on July 17, 2022. NTA has released the latest important information for the exam on its official website. Candidates can apply for the examination online. Candidates are to abide by all instructions as per the information bulletin available on NTA’s official website. NEET 2022 rules and regulations for dress code, barred items, and the instructions to be followed in the examination venue are discussed here.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test which is the full form of NEET is an entrance examination for students who are interested in studying undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges of India. NEET is the most sought-after medical entrance examination. 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET once a year. Candidates shall remember that they can apply for only 15% of seats through the NEET All India Quota seats. The other 85% of the seats will be distributed according to the State government and the college policy. NEET 2022 exam will be conducted offline in various languages including English, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, and Bengali. An aspirant of NEET must attempt 180 questions in 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into three different sections, which are Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Latest Updates for NEET 2022

  • NEET application form 2022 will be available from Apr 6 to May 6, 2022. 

  • The last date for payment of application fees is May 7, 2022. 

  • The exam date of NEET 2022 is announced by NTA, it is to be held on Jul 17, 2022.

  • Candidates will be able to apply for NEET 2022 only in an online mode. Application forms for the exam are available on the official website of NTA.

  • All latest updates about the NEET exam will be communicated on their registered email addresses and mobile numbers through e-mail or SMS. Therefore, candidates must provide their own or their parents’ valid mobile numbers and email addresses to receive all the notifications timely.  

  • Candidates are allowed to submit one application form only.

  • Every candidate must strictly abide by the instructions, rules, and regulations for NEET 2022, as given in the information bulletin of NTA. Any candidate who will not comply with the NEET 2022 rules and regulations will be disqualified.

  • All candidates are advised to download and carefully go through the NEET information bulletin and application form before the exam. 

NEET 2022 Rules and Regulations: Barred Items List Includes the Following Items

There are certain items that are strictly barred from the examination centre and candidates must not carry them along with them for the NEET 2022 exam. These items are banned from the fair examination point of view. The NTA has listed out these items, possession of the same will be seen as the adoption of unfair means and malpractice. Candidates can refer to the table below for the barred items list.

Barred Items


Stationery Items

Printed or hand-written text materials, paper bits, geometry box, pencil box, calculators, plastic or cloth pouches, scales, pen, pen drives, writing pads, log tables, electronic pen, etc.  

Communication Devices

Mobile phones, microphones, Bluetooth earphones/ earphones, health bands, etc. 


Metallic items like bracelets, earrings, etc.

Other Items

Wrist Watches, wallets, cameras, belts, goggles, caps, handbags, etc. 

Food Items

No edible items (opened or sealed), water bottles, etc.

Any other items that can facilitate malpractices or any other unfair means will be treated as banned at the NEET 2022 examination centres.

Other Rules and Regulations for NEET 2022

Candidates must note that there will be no arrangements at the NEET exam centres for storing or keeping any extra or barred items carried by them. Those candidates who are likely to carry or wear customary or religious items (for any faith) must arrive at the exam centre a minimum of 2 hours before the latest reporting time. It will facilitate proper frisking without causing any difficulty or rush before the examination. In the case, any candidate is found to carry a suspected device in the customary or religious items, he or she will have to leave the items outside the examination centre. 

NEET 2022 Dress Code

Besides providing the dress code for NEET 2022 candidates, NTA will also ensure that all the officials and staff at the examination centres are properly instructed for fair frisking of candidates before the exam. Only female staff will carry out the frisking of female candidates within an enclosure. The following points have to be remembered while dressing up for the NEET 2022 examination day.

  • Long-sleeved, light clothes will not be allowed.

  • Shoes will not be allowed, candidates will have to opt for slippers or sandals.

  • Candidates who will require a deviation from the instructed dress code due to medical or any other unavoidable conditions must take a particular approval from the NTA before the issuance of NEET 2022 Admit Cards. 

  • Candidates who will wear or carry their customary religious clothes must arrive at the respective exam centre at least an hour or two before the latest reporting time, 12:30 PM, to ensure proper frisking. 

Important Points to Note for Candidates and Their Parents or Guardians

Some important information that the NEET 2022 candidates as well as their parents or guardians should be aware of is given below.

  • Candidates must carry the following items with them to the exam centre.

  1. Originals of valid Identification Proof, PwD certificate (if any)

  2. A passport-size colour photograph

  3. NEET 2022 Admit Card with a passport size colour photograph affixed on it

  4. A postcard-size colour photograph (4” x 6”) clicked with white background has to be affixed on the Proforma downloaded along with the NEET Admit Card. This proforma has to be given to the invigilator at the exam centre.

  • No candidate will be permitted to enter the exam centre after 1:30 PM. Hence, it is suggested that candidates should leave for the exam centre keeping ample time in hand for traffic, weather conditions, etc.

  • All candidates must follow every instruction and maintain discipline in the exam hall. No candidate should break any rule during the NEET exam 2022.

  • Candidates must not indulge in any sort of malpractice or unfair activities during the exam. They must report the invigilators if they find any of their fellow candidates indulging in unfair activities or malpractices during the exam.

  • No candidates should carry any item that is barred at the exam centre.

  • Candidates must follow the prescribed dress code for NEET 2022. 

  • They must be available and cooperative with the exam centre staff and other officials for physical frisking. 

  • If any of the above-mentioned NEET 2022 rules and regulations are not complied with, candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. Therefore, breach of any of the above-given rules and regulations will lead to disqualification of the candidates.

  • If any candidate is found to indulge in any form of malpractice or unfair means during the exam, he or she will not be allowed to take the exam. Also, the candidate will be liable for actions (criminal or any other) deemed suitable by the National Testing Agency.

Unfair Means Practices: Breach of NEET 2022 Rules and Regulations

As per the latest information bulletin from NTA, unfair means practice refers to any activity due to which a candidate can gain an unfair advantage over the other candidates. The unfair means practices or malpractices include but are not limited to the following.

  • Carrying any item that is prohibited or barred at the NEET exam centres.

  • Impersonation or using someone else to appear in the examination as the candidate himself/herself.

  • Forcefully entering or exiting the examination hall.

  • Affixing or uploading improper, wrong, or morphed photographs on the Admit Card, application form, or the proforma.

  • Preparing any text material for copying.

  • Manipulation and fabrication of Admit Card, self-declaration, rank letter, or any other online documents.

  • Breaking any of the NEET rules and regulations as declared by NTA.

  • Helping (directly or indirectly) other candidates in indulging in malpractices during the examination.

  • Writing down any questions or/and answers or rough work on any other paper or material apart from the answer sheet provided at the centre for writing answers.

  • Tearing any part of the test booklet, or the answer sheet.

  • Erasing or destroying any part of the information on the OMR sheets.

  • Talking to or attempting to contact any other candidate during the examination.

  • Taking the answer sheet outside the examination centre.

  • Smuggling out of answer sheet or question paper, or their parts.

  • Threatening the officials connected to the NEET exam or any other candidate. 

  • Using or attempting to use any electronic device after entering the examination hall or centre.

  • Providing incorrect information on the NEET OMR sheet.

  • Overwriting any information, like roll number, name, signature, test booklet number, mother’s or father’s name on the OMR sheet.  

  • Hindering the fair and smooth conduction of the NEET 2022 examination.

  • Making inappropriate claims by manipulating the responses on the OMR sheets, by tampering with it by any means, uploaded on the website for the challenge before and/or after the NEET results 2022.

NEET 2022 Seat Reservations

A total of 15% of the seats will be reserved in the All India Quota. Candidates who are interested in taking the NEET exam 2022 will be competing for 15% of the seats in all the medical colleges across India. That is why the competition is said to be extremely high in the NEET examination. All candidates are eligible to apply for AIIMS and JIPMER using a valid NEET Score. There are certain reservations for the seats in the medical and dental colleges. The reservations are based on the category of candidates. The below table shows the percentage of seats for the reserved and unreserved categories.




15% seat is reserved 


7.5% of seats are there for them


27% of seats are there


5% of seats are there for them

NEET 2022 Counselling

Counselling for the NEET 2022 examination will begin shortly after the exam results. However, seat allotment will be based on the availability of the present scenario of seats. Other things to keep in mind are listed below:

  • Counselling for the All India Quota seats is conducted by MCC- Medical counselling Committee, while counselling for the state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state exam authority.

  • Candidates are required to be present at the counselling venue on the specified date at the required time slot for the process of counselling.

  • All candidates must provide the required documents for the counselling process like 10th and 12th marks card, photo, valid ID, etc.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. In 2020 How Many Times Will the NEET Exam Occur?

NEET 2020 was supposed to be conducted once only in the month of May. However, the students have requested the NTA that examination should be conducted twice in the year, so NTA is thinking upon it and it may be implemented from the year 2021-22.

2. In the NEET Form Can the Category Be Corrected?

If there is a mistake from our side in filling the form we can correct it now and not later. The candidates who have registered for NTA NEET UG 2020 and paid their fees can do the corrections in both cases no matter whether the NTA has sent us a mistake in form or not.

3. Can an 11th Grader Attempt NEET 2020?

At this age, one cannot do the course. The minimum age to attempt the exam is 17 years and the maximum age for attempting is 30 years for PWD and reserved category.

4. Can I wear customary religious clothes for NEET 2022?

Yes, you can wear customary religious clothes for NEET 2022 but you will have to reach the exam centre at least 2 hours prior to the exam and cooperate with the officials for physical frisking. If any suspected device is found hidden within the customary clothes or items of faith carried by you, you will have to leave them outside the examination hall.

5. Can I correct the category in the NEET 2022 application form?

Yes, the correction window will be activated shortly after the last date of application. You can edit your category NEET application form once the correction window is activated.

6. Are calculators allowed for NEET 2022?

No calculators are not allowed for NEET 2022. Among the other stationery items that are not allowed in the examination hall are log tables, pens, pencil boxes, geometry boxes, etc.