The candidates who want to join the most prestigious undergraduate courses, i.e., MBBS or any other medical course, must attempt the NEET exam. Every year, this exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). This year the exam was held on 17th July.
Check: NEET 2022 Topper List
After the exam, students became desperate to know what score they would achieve. So, Aakash BYJUS presents this article for all the NEET aspirants to know how they can calculate their NEET scores after the examination.
Marks Distribution for NEET 2022 Exam
According to NTA’s instructions, the subject-wise marks distribution for the NEET 2022 exam is given below:
|Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
Expected Passing Percentile for NEET 2022 Exam
The qualifying criteria for the NEET 2021 exam, along with the expected passing criteria for NEET 2022 exam, are given below:
|Categories||Passing Criteria for 2021||Expected Passing Criteria for 2022|
|General (UR)||50th Percentile||50th Percentile|
|Other Backward Class (OBC)||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
|UR/ EWS and PH||45th Percentile||45th Percentile|
|OBC and PH||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
|SC and PH||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
|ST and PH||40th Percentile||40th Percentile|
Expected Cut-off for NEET 2022 Exam
The table below shows the Cut-off for NEET 2020 and 2021 exams with the expected NEET Cut-off for the 2022 exam.
|Categories||Cut-off Marks of 2020||Cut-off Marks of 2021||Expected Cut-off Marks for 2022|
|General (UR)||147 – 720||138 – 720||141 – 720|
|Other Backward Class (OBC)||113 – 146||108 – 137||110 – 140|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||113 – 146||108 – 137||110 – 140|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||113 – 146||108 – 137||110 – 140|
|UR/ EWS and PH||129 – 146||122 – 137||131 – 140|
|OBC and PH||113 – 128||108 – 121||110 – 130|
|SC and PH||113 – 128||108 – 121||110 – 130|
|ST and PH||113 – 128||108 – 121||110 – 130|
How to Calculate Scores after the NEET 2022 Exam?
The total marks for the NEET 2022 exam question paper are 720. Therefore, aspirants will get their respective scores out of 720. The NEET 2022 Result is determined based on the Official NEET answer key. Scores will be calculated by applying the given NEET 2022 marking scheme.
|Particular||Marks Gain||Marks Lose|
|Accurate answer||4 marks||0 marks|
|Inaccurate answer||0 marks||1 mark|
|Unattempted answer||0 marks||0 marks|
|Answer with more than one response marked||0 marks||1 mark|
By using this above marking scheme, the rough score of the NEET exam is computed as
NEET score = 4*(Total accurate answers) – 1*(Total inaccurate answers)
How to Calculate Percentile after the NEET 2022 Exam?
The general meaning of ‘Percentile’ is how many candidates have scored more or less than a particular aspirant.
NEET Percentile calculates in contrast to the top NEET raw score. Therefore, NEET Percentile scores mention the candidate’s position beneath the NEET topper and above other aspirants.
NTA interprets NEET 2022 Percentile Rank as the percentage of scores that falls below a given score in a group. A certain formula is applied based on which the NEET Percentile of a candidate is calculated. You can calculate your NEET percentile by using the given formula:
NEET Percentile Rank = (100 x Number of candidates who appeared with the raw score equal to or less than the candidate)/ Total number of candidates who appeared in the NEET exam.
Strategies to Score High in the NEET 2022 Exam
Getting an excellent score in the NEET-UG exam is not impossible. But the premise is candidates need to be consistent and fair with their preparations. Some strategies that can help you to score high in the NEET-UG exam are given below:
1. Prepare a schedule chart:
It is the key step to achieving your goal of getting a high score on the NEET-UG exam. It lets you learn time-management skills and be disciplined with your preparations. You can divide the NEET-UG syllabus into small modules or can divide it subject-wise and then prepare it easily. You can divide these modules into easy, moderate, and difficult categories.
Divide your timetable into four different sections for each subject and place these modules into the respective subject zone of your timetable. Then dedicate yourself to the preparations according to this schedule chart.
2. Focus on high-weightage chapters:
Instead of running after the whole syllabus, it is better to work strategically. From the previous records, experts at Aakash Institute have classified the topics into high-weightage and low-weightage classes. For a better outcome, focus first on the high-weightage topics and memorise them. Take the small test from time to time to check your preparations. Also, analyse your test results to know your mistakes.
3. Always prefer high-quality study materials:
It is certified that Aakash is India’s leading coaching centre for NEET preparations. The notes, modules, question banks, and other study materials are of the best quality. You can start your preparations with these study materials. Do not forget NCERT books other than Aakash’s study materials.
From the above discussion, you are now well-informed about the NEET percentile criteria, how to calculate NEET scores and percentile ranking, and other important information. NEET incorporates a vast syllabus, and it needs patience and time to prepare the whole syllabus. In such a case, only hard work never works. You need to prepare some strategies and take help from smart learning tools.
As per the latest notifications, NTA will send the NEET 2022 Score Cards to candidates’ registered email IDs. To check the results, NEET aspirants must enter the application number, date of birth, and security pin.
Q1. If two or more aspirants score equal marks, how is their percentile decided in the NEET exam?
If two or more aspirants score equal marks, the order of merit is categorised on various factors, and a CET merit is prepared to break the tie. If any such situation will occur, NTA has declared to use this tie-breaking criterion to find the All India Ranks of candidates.
The tie-breaking criteria will include various factors:
Biology Marks: Aspirants who have secured higher in the Biology section will be preferred over others.
Chemistry Marks: If the above norm does not work, aspirants who have secured higher in the Chemistry section will be given preference.
Less Incorrect Marks: If the above two standards do not work and tie persists, the candidate with fewer inaccurate answers in the NEET 2022 exam will be given a higher order of merit than the rest of the candidates.
Age factor: According to the latest NEET-UG 2022 instructions, the age factor will not be included as the method of breaking ties. However, NTA will consider this factor in the second round of the NEET counselling.
Q2. Can I get extra cores in the NEET 2022 exam if I solve extra questions?
No. As per NTA's instructions, there is no such provision in the NEET 2022 exam. You will only get scores for the maximum number of questions attempted in the examination set by NTA. Experts at Aakash suggest aspirants not solve extra questions as it will only increase the chances of making mistakes.
NEET answers are marked on the OMR sheet, and computer programs check these sheets. If you solve extra questions, the computer will only read from the beginning and upto the number feed in its memory. After that, it will reject other questions automatically. So, you will have a high chance of losing scores instead of getting more.
Q3. How can I score 600+ marks in the NEET exam?
To secure 600+ marks in the NEET exam, you must score 150+ right answers. So, the best way to score such a high score is to follow the given steps:
Start your preparation as soon as possible.
Aim to cover the complete NEET syllabus from the beginning of your journey. Revise it regularly.
Set some realistic goals and focus on them strictly.
Learn some time management skills.
Prepare your notes and mark important points in them.
Try to focus on the points where you are making silly mistakes and your weak spots, and work on them.
Solve NEET previous year question papers and other question banks as much as possible.
Be calm and ready for the worst outcome during your preparations.
Continue your preparations at a consistent pace.
Q4. How can I calculate negative marking in the NEET-UG exam?
NTA will deduce (1) mark for every incorrect solution. So, if you make a wrong choice, then in total, you will lose five marks for that question. Let's make it more understandable with the help of an example.
Suppose you have solved 15 correct questions from the start. Then you get a score of 15 x 4 = 60. Now, question number 16 is marked as the wrong answer. Then, for the wrong answer, there is a deduction of 1, so 60 - 1 = 59. But, every question in the NEET paper is four marks, so for the wrong answer, you will also lose that four marks for question 16. As a result, your score becomes 59 - 4 = 55 till question 16. In such a way, you can calculate your negative scores in the NEET exam.
5. How to calculate Percentile in NEET UG 2022?
NEET Percentile = (Your NEET Score/NEET Topper's Score)*100 is the calculation for the percentile based on marks.
Rank Percentile = (Number of Qualifying candidates - Candidate's personal NEET Rank)/Total Number of Appeared Candidates)* 100