NEET 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that the answer key for National Eligibility with Undergraduate Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2022 will be released on August 30 and the result will be announced on September 7. Candidates appearing for the exam will be able to check the answer key and score on the official website of NEET — neet.nta.nic.in.
As per the official notification, the National Testing Agency will upload the provisional answer keys, scanned images of the OMR answer sheet and recorded answers for NEET (UG) – 2022 on the website for candidates to challenge. Candidates will be allowed to raise objections after paying Rs 200 for each answer key challenge (non-refundable). They will also have an opportunity to file a representation against the OMR qualification by paying a non-refundable processing fee of Rs 200 per contested question.
For the convenience of the candidates, a scanned image of the OMR answer sheet will also be sent to the registered email address provided by the candidates at the time of submission of the online application form.
The NEET UG 2022 exam was held on July 17 and a total of 18.72 lakh candidates registered for the exam, out of which the NTA claims that 95 percent of the candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam throughout the country. The test was conducted in 3,570 centers across 497 cities in India and 14 cities abroad. “The number of candidates from India was maximum in Jaipur (52,351) and minimum in West Sikkim (105). Similarly, the number of candidates from outside India was maximum in Dubai (646) and minimum in Thailand (6),” an official statement said.
In terms of question paper difficulty, candidates claimed that the exam was comparatively easier than last year. However, NEET UG 2022 was also surrounded by controversies this year: a clash between its NEET UG and CUET UG exam, a mix-up in a question paper, allegations by a girl candidate’s father that his daughter was ordered her to remove her underwear before entering the exam center and forced students to remove their burqa and hijab.