NEET SS 2022: Exam Date (Postponed), Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Super Specialty Courses) 2022 ( NEET SS )

Updated on Jun 24, 2022 13:02 IST

NEET SS 2022 exam has been postponed by NBE. In an official notification on May 25, NBE said that exam date will be revised and it will announced in due course of time. Earlier NEET SS 2022 exam was scheduled to be held on June 18 & June 19 in computer-based mode. NBE has yet not announced applications dates for the entrance exam. Candidates will have to do online registration first to fill details in the application form for NEET SS 2022. Registration for NEET SS 2022 will start most likely in the first week of June. NEET SS 2022 application process starts with registration, followed by filling details in the application form, uploading images, and paying application fee. Candidates must note NBE will only accept online NEET SS 2022 application form for the exam. NBE will release information brochure which will comprise crucial details on how to fill application form, eligibility criteria, information about admit card, exam pattern etc. The information brochure will be uploaded on the official website,

What is NEET SS 2022?

NEET SS or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Super Speciality Courses) is conducted by the National Board of Education for admission to various DM/ MCh courses. It is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for admission to super speciality courses. According to the Indian Medical Council Act, 2016, no other entrance test is valid for admission to these courses. NEET SS is conducted annually in computer-based mode. 

NEET SS 2022 Latest Updates

:May 26, 2022NEET SS 2022 Postponed; Revised Dates Expected Soon

NEET SS 2022 Highlights



Name of the examination

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Super Specialty Courses) or NEET SS

Conducting body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Exam level

Doctorate exam at National level 

Exam frequency 

Once a year

Mode of the examination

Computer-based test

Courses offered


Exam fees

INR 4,425 (irrespective of category)

Exam duration

3.5 hours 

Total marks


Total questions


Marking scheme

+4 marks for correct response

-1 for incorrect response

Zero for no response

Language/medium of exam


Colleges accepting exam score

Private Medical Colleges/Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities

Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

No. of test cities


Qualifying criteria

50th percentile

Authority responsible for seat allotment

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)

Official website


Contact details

Helpline number: 022- 61087595


NEET SS 2022 Important Dates & Details



Salient Features

Information brochure

To be announced

  • Will be released online


Registration commences

To be announced

  • Application form will be released at

Last date to submit the application form

To be announced
  • Need to be submitted online only

  • Application form can't be sent by post

Correction window

To be announced
  • Selected details in the application can be modified

Correction window for images

To be announced
  • Correction in images can be made

NEET SS 2022 admit card

To be announced
  • Candidates will have to download the admit card by logging into the registered accounts

Exam date

18-Jun-2022 to 19-Jun-2022
  • The mode of the examination will be online

  • Test paper will comprise 100 questions

Result date

To be announced
  • The result will be uploaded online

  •  AIQ merit list will be relesed on the basis of the result

NEET SS counselling

To be announced

  • Qualified candidates will have to register themselves for the NEET counselling 

Colleges accepting scores of NEET SS

  • All private medical colleges/ universities/ deemed universities
  • Armed forces medical services institutions

Institutions that do not accept the scores of NEET SS

NEET SS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET SS 2022. Candidates who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to go through the NEET SS 2022 eligibility criteria before filling the application.

  • Candidate must possess a postgraduate degree (MD/MS/DNB/ Equivalent) from a recognised institution
  • Candidates who complete their postgraduate degree on or before November 30, 2022, will be eligible for NEET SS 2022
  • He/ she must be registered with the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council

NEET SS 2022 For Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals who wish to pursue a super speciality course from India need to appear for the NEET SS 2022 examination and clear it. Such candidates do not need to be registered with the MCI/ SMC, provided he/ she is duly registered with the appropriate authority in his/ her own country.

On securing a seat through NEET SS, the MCI may grant temporary registration to these candidates for the duration of the postdoctoral course. This registration will be temporary and shall be limited to the medical college/ institution to which he/she is admitted. 

NEET SS 2022 Admission Process

The admission process starts with the registration & filling application form followed by the release of the admit card, exam-day, declaration of result, and the counselling process. The whole details of NEET SS admission process have been explained in the graphic below: 

NEET-SS-admission-process NEET SS 2022 Application Process

The application process for NEET SS 2022 starts with the release of application form. Candidates have to register first by providing basic details such as name, date of birth, Email, mobile number to generate login credentials. Registration is mandatory to fill and submit NEET SS 2022 application form. Candidates must note that NBE will only accept online application form for NEET SS 2022 exam. Offline and and any other modes of applications will not be accepted for the exam. To complete the application process, candidates will have to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs 4250. 

Also Read: Steps to register and fill NEET SS application form 2022

NEET SS 2022 Admit Card

Candidates who complete the application process within the given deadline specified by NBE are issued the admit card for the NEET SS exam. NEET SS 2022 admit card will be uploaded online and candidates will have to log in to the accounts created during the registration process to download it. The admit card will be issued on the official website of NBE. The admit card contains personal details and crucial information such as exam date, timing, name of the centre and its address, and guidelines. Candidates can download the admit card for NEET SS 2022 till the last date of the exam. But they are advised to download the hall ticket for NEET SS 2022 in advance and check all details carefully to avoid any last-minute hassle.

NEET SS 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates must report at least two hours prior to the commencement of the examination
  • Candidates will have to undergo security checks, identity verification, image capture, and biometric verification
  • Entry inside the examination hall will close 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the examination
  • The following items are prohibited inside the examination hall
    • Textual material, notes, pencil box, calculator, pen, eraser, etc.
    • Mobile phone, earphones, Bluetooth, microphone, pager, etc.
    • Ornaments like bracelets, rings, badge, brooch, etc.
    • Bags, belt, wallet, goggles, etc.
    • Eatables and beverages

NEET SS 2022 Pattern

NBE will release NEET SS 2022 pattern along with the information brochure. The exam pattern comprises mode, medium, the total number of questions, marking scheme, and other important details regarding the exam. Candidates should know the pattern of NEET SS as it helps them to make better preparation for the exam.

As per the existing NEET SS exam pattern, the exam will be held in computer-based mode on June 18 and June 19. NEET SS 2022 question paper will comprise 100 questions, divided into two parts A & B. Candidates will be given total 3.5 hours to answer them. The exam paper will consist of questions from the General/Basic component of the primary feeder broad specialty subject and from all sub-specialty/systems/components of that primary feeder broad specialty subject. Questions were asked from the curriculum of the Post Graduate Exit level of the primary feeder broad specialty subject.

Also Read: Know more details about NEET SS pattern 2022

NEET SS 2022 Result

NEET SS 2022 result will be announced for those who appeared in the exam. The result for NEET SS 2022 will be released for various broad specialities on the official website of NBE. NEET SS 2022 result comprised candidate's roll number and the maximum marks scored by him/her. Candidates will have to visit the official website of NBE to check the result. These results will be handed over to the MCC, DGHS and MoHFW, the bodies responsible for NEET SS 2022 counselling. Candidates who will score 50th cut off percentile will be participating in NEET SS 2022 counselling process for seat allocation in 31 DM/MCh courses.

Also Read: How to check result for NEET SS 2022

Cities of Test Centres for NEET SS 2022

The list of NEET SS 2022 exam cities will be released by NBE along with the information brochure. Last year, the total number of exam cities were reduced to 55. The list of cities for NEET SS 2021 exam centres is as follows: 

Ahmedabad Ajmer Bengaluru
Bhatinda Bhopal Bhubaneshwar
Bikaner Chennai Coimbatore
Dehradun Delhi Ernakulum
Visakhapatnam Gandhinagar Guntur
Agartala Guwahati Hubbali (Hubli)
Hyderabad Indore Imphal
Jaipur Jammu Kannur
Kanpur Kohima Kolkata
Kollam Kozhikode Lucknow
Madhurai Meerut Mohali
Mumbai Mysuru  Nagpur
Nasik Tirunelveli Patiala
Patna Puducherry  Pune
Raipur Rajahmundry Ranchi
Roorkee Salem Shillong
Sikar Srinagar Thiruvanathapuram
Thrissur Tiruchirapalli Panjim
Varanasi Vijaywada  

NEET SS 2022: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. I am 42 years old, can I apply for NEET SS 2022?

A. Yes, there is no age limit for the candidates appearing for NEET SS 2022. 

Q. I will complete my MD in December 2022. Can I still appear for NEET SS 2022?

A. No, you cannot apply for NEET SS. To be eligible for NEET SS 2022, one needs to complete his/her postgraduate qualification by November 30, 2022.

Q. When will NEET SS 2022 exam be conducted? 

A. NEET SS 2022 exam will be held on June 18 and June 19. The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode.

Q. When will NBE start registration for NEET SS 2022 exam?

A. NBE will start registration for NEET SS 2022 most likely in the first week of June. Candidates will have to logging in to the official website to register for the exam.

Q. Who conducts NEET SS 2022?

A. NEET SS is conducted by NBE for providing admission to DM/MCh courses. 

Q. Will NEET SS 2022 be held online or offline?

A. NEET SS 2022 exam will be conducted online. Candidates will have to fill NEET SS 2022 application form online.

Q. Who can apply for NEET SS 2022?

A. Those candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements set by NBE can apply for NEET SS 2022.

Q. Can I apply offline for NEET SS 2022?

A. No, candidates will have to register themselves and fill the application form online for NEET SS 2022.

Q. What is the NEET SS exam pattern?

A. NEET SS 2022 question paper comprises 100 questions and candidates will get 3.5 hours to attempt them. The exam will be held online.

Q. Are there any other entrance examinations for admission to DM/ MCh courses?

A. Yes, the following institutes conduct their own private entrance tests for admission to DM/MCh:
  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

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