NEET 2022 New Changes - Paper Pattern (20 Extra Minutes for Exam, Choices in Answering Questions)

NTA, along with the NMC (National Medical Commission), have made some changes in the NEET examination and paper pattern. Here we are answering queries of students about new changes in NEET - exam duration, pattern of questions, difficulty level, cut-off, change in preparation strategy, new pattern mock tests, etc.

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What are the new changes in NEET exam pattern made by NTA?

The duration of the NEET 2022 examination will be 200 minutes (03 hours 20 minutes) and will be conducted from 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (IST). NEET paper will have the choices of answering questions in one section of each subject. In NEET-UG paper, each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 questions and Section B will have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 questions (NEET New Exam Pattern). NTA made this change in exam pattern in order to rationalize the decision of different Boards across the country regarding the reduction of syllabus.

Is adding extra 20 minutes to the NEET exam beneficial for students?

Yes, giving 20 minutes extra will allow students to read all the questions carefully and decide which question to attempt or leave in section B, that's an advantage. Students are advised to practice NEET new pattern mock tests in 3 hours 20 minutes, as much as possible, to manage time well in the exam.

Is the new NEET paper pattern applicable for the NEET 2022 aspirants?

Yes, NEET 2022 aspirants will write the exam as per the new paper pattern.

What will be the pattern of questions in the NEET exam after new changes?

The pattern of questions in the NEET exam will be the same like previous years which is MCQs (multiple-choice questions). In the new NEET exam pattern, the question paper will have a total of 200 objective type questions of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A candidate has to attempt only 180 questions.

How to prepare for NEET after the changes in exam pattern?

There is not much change required in the NEET preparation except practicing NEET new pattern mock tests. You should have enough practice of the new sections where questions are optional, which questions to leave or attempt, managing time and speed, etc.

Where can I get practice question papers for the NEET as per the new exam pattern?

You can practice question papers for NEET as per the new exam pattern in Mystudycart online course for NEET.

Will the NEET paper be tough or easy after pattern change?

The difficulty level of NEET can't be predicted in advance. It's up to NTA whether they will make paper easy, moderate or tough. You should prepare well for any possibility.

What will be the competition level of NEET after the change in paper pattern?

The competition level of NEET is expected to be the same as previous years. The change in paper pattern will not make any major impact on the difficulty level of NEET exam.

Will the changed pattern of NEET affect the cut-off?

NEET cut-off doesn't depend on exam pattern, it depends on the number of candidates giving the exam and difficulty level of paper. Don't stress yourself much on cutoffs, work on your weaker topics and do regular revision.

Is NCERT enough for NEET preparation now when the pattern is changed?

The NEET exam pattern is changed, not the syllabus! You have to study the same chapters and topics. NCERT books are recommended for NEET preparation as the syllabus of NEET is largely based on NCERT class 11 and 12 syllabus. For solving problems and daily practice papers, you can refer to NEET study material or reference books.

Is there any change in the NEET syllabus by NTA?

No, there is no change in the NEET syllabus.

What will be the effect on the NEET cutoff due to new reservation criteria by the government?

NEET cut-off for general category candidates is likely to go higher because of new reservation criteria (27%) for OBC-NCL candidates.

Will MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER also happen through NEET-UG in 2022?

Yes, Admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER will be through NEET-UG in 2022. Institutes of national importance like AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER will not conduct any UG entrance examination. NEET will be the Only entrance exam to MBBS & few other UG medical courses.

Is there any age limit to apply for NEET?

There is no upper age limit for NEET. NMC has removed the maximum age limit to appear for NEET-UG exam. NEET Minimum age limit : He/she has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.

Will there be an EWS Quota in NEET 2022?

Yes, EWS Quota will be applicable for NEET 2022. There is a 10% Reservation quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among General Category candidates in medical colleges.

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