NEET 2019
Tanzim Hazarika, 23 Jan 2019, #NEET

NEET 2019 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the admit card of NEET 2019 on April 15, on its official website. A link to download the admit card will also be updated on this page, when available. Applicants will be able to download NEET 2019 admit cards by logging in using their login ID and password. The NEET application form correction facility has ended on January 31. Admission authority had released a notification stating uploaded photograph in NEET application form without name, date and white color background will be accepted for this year. NTA had closed NEET 2019 registration on December 7.  

Earlier, in a notification issued on November 29, NTA has deemed that candidates (gen category) above 25 years or more and reserved/PwD candidates above 30 will be allowed to appear to take NEET. However, the admissions will be based on the final outcome of the case. In a separate notification, NTA has mentioned about the MCI guidelines which is yet unresolved and has stated that PwD candidates may use the correction window in case of any changes on account of a verdict regarding the same. NEET 2019 will be held on May 5 (Sunday). The mode of conduct of the exam is offline i.e. a pen and paper-based test. The test will be conducted in as many as 154 exam cities. NEET UG, conducted for three hours, tests the knowledge of 10+2 students in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. NEET 2019 result will be declared by June 5. Upon qualifying NEET 2019, candidates are required to participate in the counselling process for admission to various courses which takes NEET score for admission. The counselling will be conducted at the national and state level.

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NEET 2019 will offer a total of almost 94,000 MBBS and BDS seats to the medical and dental colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER. AYUSH courses, 15% All India Quota seats of veterinary colleges also come under the umbrella of NEET UG. Check below to find out all there is to know about NTA NEET 2019 including important dates, exam pattern, qualifying percentile, merit list, seat reservation, and counselling.

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NEET 2019 - Overview

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Name of the Examination

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

Examination Conducting body

National Testing Agency 

Examination level


Examination category


Scope of NEET

  • Admission to medical, dental courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER).
  • Admission to all the AYUSH courses available in the country.
  • 15% All India Quota seats in veterinary colleges in the country (except for the colleges of Jammu and Kashmir).
  • To pursue MBBS and BDS abroad.
Seat Intake≈ 66771 (MBBS seats)
≈ 27060 (BDS seats)
Number of Applicants≈ 13,00,000


NEET 2019 – What’s new?

  • In a notification, NTA has specified that passport size photograph uploaded without name, date and white background will be accepted. The application forms will not be rejected in this case.
  • The last date to apply for NEET 2019 was December 7, 2018. Registered candidates can submit the NEET application fee till December 8, 2018.
  • The upper age limit of 25 years for general category students and 30 for reserved as well as PwD candidates have been removed as on November 29 as per the directive of the Supreme Court. Admissions are subject to the outcome of the ongoing case. check below
  • As per the guidelines on eligibility for PwD candidates, MCI has issued draft guidelines for the same. In case any changes are incorporated at a later stage, candidates can use the correction window available from January 14, 2019. Check the notice below 
  • NEET application form 2019 was made available on November 1, 2018, in online mode.
  • The timings of NEET entrance exam has been changed and it will now be conducted from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM.
  • The exam cities for conduction of the entrance exam have been increased from 136 to 154.
  • Students from open/private schools and those who had biology as an additional subject are allowed to appear for NEET 2019 but it is subject to the final verdicts of Supreme Court and High Courts where the special leave petition has been filed by MCI.
  • For NEET 2019, NTA has provided a fee concession for transgender candidates. The NEET application fee for transgender candidates is INR 750.
  • NTA has launched a new website for NEET - The application form of NEET will be released here.
  • Aadhar Card is not mandatory for NEET 2019 registration.
  • NEET video lectures 2019 by IIT professors and subject experts are also made available by NTA for preparation.
  • For the ease of candidates, NTA has provided the facility of NEET test practice centres. 
  • The conducting body of the exam is the National Testing Agency (NTA), instead of CBSE.

  • The exam will be held once a year, and there will be no change in the exam pattern.

  • The mode of conduction of NEET 2019 will be offline only, as a pen and paper test.

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NEET Important Dates 2019

The NTA has announced the dates for the NEET 2019 on November 1. Candidates can check the table below to know about all the important dates of NEET 2019.


NEET 2019 Exam Dates



NEET 2019 NotificationNovember 1, 2018 at 11.00 AM

Application form release date

November 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Last date to register

December 7, 2018 up to 11.50 PM

Last date for successful payment of application feeDecember 8, 2018, up to 11:50 PM
NEET correction windowJanuary 14 to January 31, 2019

Admit Card release date

April 15, 2019

Exam Date

May 5, 2019 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

Display of recorded responses and answer keysLast week of May 2019*

Declaration of results

By June 5, 2019

NEET Counselling - Round 1Second week of June 2019*
Result of Round 1Fourth week of June 2019*
NEET Counselling - Round 2First week of July 2019*
Result of Round 2Second week of July 2019*
*Tentative Dates 

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Aspirants require to fulfil certain eligibility criteria in order to appear in the examination. The application forms of the ineligible candidates are not accepted, so aspirants are advised to go through the NEET 2019 eligibility criteria listed below.

Age LimitCandidates must at least be 17 years of age. Candidates above 25 years of age (30 years of age if belonging to reserved or PwD categories) can also apply. The revised date of birth is on or before December 31, 2002.
(As per the interim order, the upper age limit has been removed by the Supreme Court for the candidates to take NEET. The final decision will be taken in February)
Academic QualificationThe candidates must qualify Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English to appear for NEET 2019. It is required of candidates to pass in these subjects individually.
Minimum Required Marks In the qualifying examination, the candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% (for unreserved), 45% (for Physically Handicapped), and 40% (for reserved including the PH reserved) in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in aggregate.
Additional Biology and Open School studentsCandidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 and also those who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are eligible for NEET 2019. However, the final status eligibility depends on the Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Number of attemptsCandidates can take NEET UG as many times as they wish considering the fulfil the other eligibility criteria.

NEET Application Form 2019

The release date of the application form for NEET 2019 was November 1, 2018. The last date for filling up the application form was December 7, 2018. The application fee can be submitted till December 8. The mode of release and submission of the NEET 2019 application form is only online. Aspirants can check below the step-by-step approach to fill in the application form.

  • Step 1 – Registration 

The candidates firstly are required to register themselves by providing details as email id, contact number etc. Once registered, the candidates can login by using their login ID and password.

  • Step 2 – Filling of Application Form

Candidates then need to fill the online application form wherein they have to provide all of the required personal and academic information. Candidates are advised to carefully go through their application form before submitting it finally, and edit the same if necessary.

  • Step 3 – Uploading Scanned Images

In the next step, the candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature, in NEET 2019 online application. The images should be uploaded properly and should be according to the specifications as notified by NTA.

  • Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees

In the final step, candidates will be required to pay the application fee. The mode of payment of application fee will be online. The application fee for NEET 2019 has been mentioned in the table below. 

NEET 2019 Application Fee

S. No.


Application Fees


General/OBC-NCL Candidates

Rs. 1,400


SC/ST/PH/Transgender Candidates

Rs. 750 

  • Step 4 – Printout of Confirmation Page

Candidates, after fee payment, should take a print out of the confirmation page and keep it for future reference.

NEET Exam Centres 2019

The list of exam centres for NEET 2019 has been released by the NTA along with the release of the application form. The number of exam cities where NEET UG will be conducted is 154. Aspirants are required to fill in their choice of NEET 2019 exam city in the order of preference while filling up the application form. Candidates will be provided with an option to choose four exam cities. The option of exam cities will be available on the basis of the medium opted by the candidates. NEET 2019 exam centres will be allotted according to the preference of the candidates and also according to the availability of centres for conducting NEET. Check below the list of exam cities where NEET 2019 will be conducted.

NEET 2019 Exam Centres

State/Union Territory

NEET 2019 Exam City

Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh



Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar and Tezpur


Gaya and Patna




Bilaspur, Raipur and Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Daman and Diu



Delhi (Central), Delhi (East), Delhi (North), Delhi (South) and Delhi (West)




Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Patan, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Valsad


Faridabad and Gurgaon

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur and Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Srinagar


Bokaro, Jamshedpur and Ranchi


Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore and Udupi


Alappuzha, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and




Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Ujjain


Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Buldana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Solapur and Thane












Angul, Balasore, Cuttack, Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela and Sambalpur




Amritsar, Bhatinda and Jalandhar


Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur



Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Karur, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Salem, Thiruvallur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore


Hyderabad, Warangal, Ranga Reddy, Khammam, Karimnagar




Dehradun, Roorkee and Haldwani

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida and Varanasi

West Bengal

Durgapur, Hoogli, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri and 24 Pargana (North)

NEET Admit Card 2019

NEET 2019 admit card will be issued on April 15. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards from the official website by using their login ID and password. The admit card will include candidates’ details such as the examination venue, exam timings, roll number, and personal details of the candidates. It will be mandatory for the candidates to carry the hall ticket or admit card while reporting to at the exam centre.

NEET Dress Code 2019

With the release of NEET 2019 information bulletin, NTA has specified the NEET dress code for NEET 2019. NEET 2019 dress code must be strictly followed by all the aspirants taking the exam. The dress code of NEET 2019 includes-

  • Candidates should prefer light clothes with half sleeves. Long sleeves or clothes with heavy embroidery will not be permitted. 
  • For footwear, sandals, slippers and low heels are permitted while shoes are not permitted.
  • In case, candidates are opting for a customary dress like burkha/turban, then they must select the option while filling the NEET 2019 application form and report to the examination hall at least one hour prior to the last reporting time.

The image given below will clarify the allowed and not allowed items as per the NEET 2019 dress code.

How to Prepare for NEET 2019?

An exam of national interest, NEET 2019 demands a lot in terms of preparation. With just few months left in NEET 2019, the preparation of candidates should be in full swing. Here we have compiled NEET 2019 preparation tips subject-wise to help you crack the medical entrance exam.

How to prepare for NEET ChemistryHow to prepare for NEET BiologyHow to prepare for NEET Physics
  • Refer NCERT books of Class 11 and 12 by attempting all the questions and then move on to reference books.
  • Solve MCQs for Physical Chemistry while Inorganic Chemistry is about facts and demands a lot of learning. To prepare for Organic Chemistry, candidates need to clarify the concepts.
  • Important topics in Chemistry are Thermodynamics, Hydrocarbons, Equilibrium, Carbonyl Compounds, Mole Concept, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds and Coordination Compounds.
  • Biology is the most important section as it carries 50% weightage.
  • To prepare for the Biology section of NEET 2019, revisions with the practical test are necessary elements.
  • Use mnemonics to remember terms.
  • Important Topics in Biology are Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Diversity in Living World, Cell Structure and Functions, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Biology and Human Welfare, Genetics and Evolution, and Biotechnology and its Applications.
  • Physics is compared to be the most difficult sections of NEET UG. Candidates must have a conceptual clarity to prepare for Physics section of NEET 2019.
  • While preparing for NEET Physics, make a note of all the important points and formulae of each chapter.
  • Important topics in Physics are Thermodynamics, Dimensional Analysis, Current Electricity and Heat Transfer, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Geometrical Optics, Electromagnetic Induction and Waves & Sound.


NEET Exam Pattern 2019



Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen and Paper)

Duration of Examination

3 hours (02:00 pm to 05:00 pm)

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks

720 marks

Aggregate score calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

(Note: There are no marks for attempting of questions)

NEET Syllabus 2019

As per the notification released by the NTA, no changes have been announced to the syllabus. The syllabus of NEET 2019 will, therefore, be the same as that of the previous year. NEET 2019 syllabus comprises Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the NCERT curriculum of Class 11 and 12. Aspirants must check the detailed syllabus and know about the important topics in order to prepare better for the examination. 

NEET 2019 Syllabus




Class 11 - Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, and Oscillations and Waves

Class 11 - Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons and Environmental Chemistry, Biomolecules, Polymers,

Class 11 - Diversity in Living World, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, and Human Physiology

Class 12 - Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, and Electronic Devices

Class 12 - Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics,Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, and Chemistry in Everyday Life

Class 12 - Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, and Ecology and Environment

NEET Answer Key 2019

Prominent coaching institutes like Aakash, Resonance, Allen Kota, etc, will be releasing NEET 2019 answer key right after the conclusion of the exam. The official answer key of NEET 2019 a week before the declaration of the result i.e. in the last week of May tentatively. With the NEET official answer key 2019, candidates will be able to view their own responses and the answer deemed fit by the authorities. NEET 2019 answer key will help the candidates to calculate the marks they would obtain in the exam. 

NEET Cutoff 2019

The qualifying cutoff is the minimum marks to be secured by the candidates to be considered as qualified in the entrance test. Only the candidates who meet the cutoff requirement of NEET 2019 will be eligible to attend the counselling sessions. The cutoff will act as the minimum requirement for the candidates to be included in the merit lists prepared by the individual counselling authorities. The last merit ranks to be considered for counselling of NEET 2019 will vary in each state depending on the number of seats available, reservation criteria etc.

NEET Cutoff – Previous Year


Cutoff Percentile

Cutoff Marks (2018)


50th Percentile



40th Percentile



45th Percentile


NEET Cutoff - Top 10 Most Preferred Government Medical College through All India Quota Counselling

*Denotes closing ranks of UR category candidates

NEET Result 2019

NTA will declare the result by June 5, 2019, in online mode. NEET 2019 result will be declared on the official website of NTA which can be viewed and downloaded by the candidates by logging in with their login ID/application number and password. The result of NEET 2019 will be published in the form of the scorecard. Candidates can check the total and subject-wise marks obtained in NEET UG. The scorecard will also reflect the All India Quota Rank (for 15% seats) - overall and category rank.

NEET Statistics - Previous Years


Registered Candidates (2018)

Registered Candidates (2017)

Appeared Candidates (2018)

Appeared Candidates (2017)

Qualified (2018)

Qualified (2017)








Foreign Nationals




























Total candidates







NEET Counselling 2019

The dates of counselling have not been announced as yet. The counselling for the NEET 2019 All India Quota, ESIC quota, and seats in Central and Deemed Universities will be conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The counselling for the state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment through NEET 2019 counselling will be based on the candidates NEET UG rank and score, and the preferences opted by the candidates at the time of counselling.

Documents Required for Counselling

  • Admit Card

  • Score Card

  • Class 10 Certificate as Proof of Age

  • Class 12 Certificate

  • Identity Proof

  • Category Certificate issued by a competent authority

  • 10 Passport Size Photographs (Similar to the one affixed in the application form)

NEET 2019 Reservation Criteria

As per the rules laid down by the governing bodies, a certain number of seats are reserved for various categories in 15% All India Quota participating in NEET counselling. Candidates belonging to these categories will be eligible for admission on reserved seats under AIQ, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. The category-wise reservation can be checked in the table given below -

NEET UG Reservation Criteria

S. No.


Reservation percentage


OBC (Other Backward Classes)



Scheduled Caste (SC)



Scheduled Tribe (ST)



Physically Handicapped (PH)


NEET 2019 – FAQs

Question: When NTA NEET will be conducted?

AnswerNEET UG will be conducted on May 5, 2018 (Sunday). The shift timing is 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Question: What is the mode of NEET 2019 exam?

Answer: NEET 2019 will be only conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper-based test.

Question: Which are the exam centres where NEET 2019 will be held?

Answer: The information about the NEET 2019 exam centres will be only conveyed through the admit card. The regulatory has specified that NEET UG will be conducted in 154 cities. The exam is likely to be held in approximately 2,500 centres.

Question: I am a foreign national. Am I eligible for NEET 2019?

Answer: Yes, foreign nationals are eligible to appear for NEET 2019. In terms of nationality, citizens of India, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and foreign nationals are eligible for NEET 2019.

Question: What is the age criteria of NEET 2019?

Answer: Candidates must be above 17 years. The upper age limit of 25 years of age (30 years for reserved category candidates) at the time of the examination has now been waived on the orders of the Supreme Court subject to the final outcome of the case. 

Question: How long is NEET 2019 exam?

Answer: NEET UG is conducted for three hours. 

Question: In how many languages the question paper of NEET 2019 will be available?

Answer: NEET 2019 question paper will be available in 11 languages namely - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Question: If I live in Tamil Nadu then can I give NEET in Telugu?

Answer: No, the question paper in a particular regional language will be only available in that state where the language is spoken. In Tamil Nadu, the question paper will be only available in Tamil while NEET question paper in Telugu will be available in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh only.

Question: What are the courses for which the NEET UG score will be considered for admission?

Answer: Admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS, 15% seats of BVSc and AH (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir) will be taken on the basis of NEET 2019 score.

Question: How much do I need to score to qualify NEET 2019?

Answer: General category candidates will need to score a minimum of 50th percentile, while those belonging to SC/ST/OBC will need to score at least 40th percentile and candidates from General-PH category will need to score at least 45th percentile in order to qualify NEET 2019. 

Question: What is the score that I need to obtain in NEET 2019 to secure an MBBS seat?

Answer: There is not a definite score that a candidate needs to score to secure an MBBS seat as it varies each year depending on factors like the number of seats, performance of candidates, type of college -government and private, preference of the college, the state where the college is located among others. 

Question: What is NEET 15% All India Quota?

AnswerAll the states of India (with exception of Jammu & Kashmir) has allocated 15% of the MBBS/BDS seats of their government medical/dental colleges towards AIQ. The counselling for these seats is conducted by the DGHS. The admissions to 15% AIQ seats are conducted purely on the basis of candidates’ merit ranks in NEET 2019, irrespective of their domiciles.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for participating in AIQ counselling of NEET 2019?

Answer: All the candidates who will qualify NEET by scoring minimum required percentile will be eligible for participating in 15% AIQ counselling conducted by DGHS. Candidates belonging to J&K will be eligible to participate in NEET 2019 AIQ counselling only if they will fill the self-declaration form at the time of filling the application form.

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