NEET 2019

NEETNEET 2019 – National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of NEET 2019. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is the largest entrance examination in the country for admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in the country. NEET was introduced by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the year 2016, replacing AIPMT, as a National entrance examination held yearly for admission to medical and dental courses of the country. Since 2018, CBSE had mandated the admission to AYUSH courses in India on the basis of NEET UG only. In a first, NTA will be conducting NEET 2019 twice a year in the month of February and May, a major alteration from the followed yearly pattern. This notable change is likely to draw a huge number of applicants, with more than 13 lakh candidates expected to apply either for one or both the sessions to be conducted. Along with it, the NTA has also introduced a host of other changes to be incorporated into NEET 2019.


NEET 2019 will offer a total of almost 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats to the medical and dental colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER. Check below to find out all there is to know about NTA NEET UG 2019 including important dates, exam pattern, qualifying percentile, merit list, seat reservation, and counselling.

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About Exam



Name of the Examination

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

Examination Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Examination level


Examination category


Purpose of examination

Admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)

NEET 2019 – What’s new?

  • The conducting body of exam is the National Testing Agency (NTA), instead of CBSE.

  • The exam will be held twice a year, in the months of February and May.

  • The mode of conduction of NEET 2019 will be online only, as a Computer-Based-Test.

  • Practice centres will be set up by the NTA for students in rural areas so that everyone will be able to participate in practice sessions.

  • The practice centres will be kept open and any candidate will be able to access the facility free of cost.

  • NEET 2019 aspirants will be able to appear in one or both the exams though it is not compulsory to appear in both.

  • The sessions of NEET UG to be held in the months of February and May both will comprise eight sittings from which the candidates will be able to choose their exam day and slot.

  • To equate the scores of both the sessions, standardization techniques, psychometric methods will be used. For admission purposes, the better score of the two will be considered.

  • The NTA so far has not announced any change of syllabus, fees, eligibility or language.

  • NEET 2019 will utilize IT software and encryption that is highly secured to ensure timely delivery of the tests.

  • The manner of the tests will be highly scientific, developed jointly by the psychometricians and subject matter experts.


NEET Important Dates 2019

The NTA has announced the tentative dates for the NEET 2019 examination for both the sessions (February and May). Candidates can check the table below to know about all the important dates of NEET 2019.


NEET 2019 Exam Dates

February Session

Registration dates

October 1 – October 10, 2018

Application correction window

To be notified

Release of admit card

To be notified

Dates of NEET 2019 February examination

February 2 – February 17, 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Release of official answer key

To be notified

Declaration of results

By first week of March 2019

May Session

Registration dates

Second week of March 2019

Application correction window

To be notified

Release of admit card

To be notified

Dates of NEET 2019 May examination

May 12 – May 26, 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Release of official answer key

To be notified

Declaration of results

By first week of June 2019

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Aspirants require to fulfill 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 through the NEET 2019 eligibility criteria listed below.

  • The age of the candidates must at least be 17 years as on December 31, 2019.

  • The candidates must not exceed 25 years in age ad on May 7, 2019.

  • The candidates must have qualified in Class 12 or qualifying examination or must be appearing in the same in 2019.

  • In the qualifying exam the candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% (for unreserved), 45% (for Physically Handicapped -PH), and 40% (for reserved including the PH reserved) in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • Candidates are required to have studied Biology/Biotechnology with practicals in both Classes 11 and 12. Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 alone are also eligible for NEET 2019.

NEET Application Form 2019

The release date for the application form for February Session is October 1, 2018. The last date for filling up the application form is October 30, 2018. for the may session the application period is March 1 to March 30, 2019. The mode of release and submission of the NEET 2019 application form will be 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, signature and right-hand index finger impression, in NEET 2019 online application. The images should be uploaded properly and should be according to the specifications (to be 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 likely application fee for NEET 2019 has been mentioned in the table below. 

NEET 2019 Application Fee

S. No.


Application Fees


General/OBC Candidates

Rs. 1,400


SC/ST/PH 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 exam centres will be notified by the NTA before the release of the application form. Previously, In 2018, NEET was held across 2255 exam centres in 136 cities. Aspirants are required to fill in their choice of exam centre according to their order of preference while filling up the application. 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.


How to Prepare for NEET 2019?

An exam of national interest, NEET 2019 demands a lot in terms of preparation. To start early preparation candidates must be well aware of particulars like exam pattern and syllabus. The details pertaining to the NEET 2019 exam pattern and syllabus have been elaborately mentioned below.


NEET Exam Pattern 2019

NTA has not announced any changes to the existing exam pattern. So, the NEET 2019 exam pattern is likely to be similar to the one already established which has been described in detail below.


NEET Paper Pattern



Mode of Examination

Online (Computer-Based-Test)

Duration of Examination

3 hours

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 Admit Card 2019

The date of release of admit card for NEET 2019 for the February and May will be in the months of January and April tentatively. The exact dates are yet to be notified by the NTA. 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 Answer Key 2019

The answer key of NEET UG will likely be released in the form of responses as the mode of examination will be online. Candidates will be able to view their own responses against the correct answer. The number of marks awarded or deducted per questions might also be mentioned along with the responses. NEET 2019 answer key will help the candidates to calculate the marks that they would obtain in exam. The answer key will be released by the last week of February and May tentatively.


NEET Result 2019

NTA will declare individual results for both the sessions of February and May. The result of NEET 2019 February session will be declared by the first week of March 2019 while that of May session will be declared by the first week of June 2019. The NEET UG result will consider the better score of the two sessions for candidates who will appear in both. To equate the scores of the two sessions methods such as standardization techniques and psychometry will be employed. NEET 2019 result will be declared in 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.


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


50th Percentile



40th Percentile



45th Percentile


NEET Counselling 2019

The dates of counselling have not been announced as yet. The counselling for both the sessions will be held together in the month of June 2019 tentatively. 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

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 -


Seats Reservation

S. No.


Reservation percentage


OBC (Other Backward Classes)



Scheduled Caste (SC)



Scheduled Tribe (ST)



Physically Handicapped (PH)


NEET 2019 – FAQs

Question: What will be the benefits of NTA conducted NEET?

Answer: The primary benefit of NTA will be that the exam will be conducted twice a year, which implies that candidates can appear for the exam twice (not mandatory), and the better of the two scores will be considered for admission process.


Question: As NEET will be conducted twice, how will the scores be equalised?

Answer: To equate the scores of both the sessions of NEET various psychometic methods and techniques for standardization will be employed, so the method will be transparent and fair.


Question: What is NEET 15% All India Quota?

Answer: All the states of India (with exception of Jammu & Kashmir) has allocated 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats in their government medical/dental colleges towards All India Quota (AIQ). The counselling for these seats is conducted by the Directorate of General Health Sciences (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). 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 Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). 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 application form.


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. Candidates who get marks below the aforementioned percentiles will neither be given an All India Rank in NEET 2019 nor be considered for further admission process.

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