NEET 2019 – The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) is the main entrance examination in the country for admission to medicine and allied courses. In a first, NEET 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and will be held once in a year instead of twice as earlier reported. NEET has so far been conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Earlier NEET was conducted for admission to only medical and dental courses in India.
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Since 2018, CBSE has mandated the admission to the medical, dental and AYUSH courses of the country on the basis of NEET only. NEET 2019 is, therefore, likely to follow suit with more than 13 lakh candidates expected to apply. With the release of the schedule of NEET 2019, it is advisable to start preparing for NEET 2019 well in advance. Careers360 hereby brings you all there is to know about NEET 2019 including important dates, exam schedule, examination pattern, and preparation strategies in order to gear up the preparation process.
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NEET 2019 - Overview
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Examination Conducting body
National Testing Agency
Purpose of examination
Admission to medical, dental and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)
What's new in NEET 2019?
The conducting body of NEET 2019 is the National Testing Agency (NTA).
NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode only.
The examination of NEET 2019 will be conducted once a year.
The previous changes introduced in NEET have been retracted and NEET remains a single window entrance-cum-eligibility exam.
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Online submission of application forms
November 1 - November 30, 2018
Admit Card release date
April 15, 2019
May 5, 2019
Declaration of results
June 5, 2019
Mode of examination
Offline (Pen and Paper mode)
Duration of Examination
Total Number of Questions
Physics – 45 Questions
Chemistry – 45 Questions
Biology – 90 Questions
+4 marks for each correct answer;
-1 mark for each wrong answer;
0 mark for each unanswered question
Aggregate score calculation
Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1
(Note: There are no marks for not attempting questions)
The syllabus of NEET 2019 will consist of Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, unless is altered by the NTA. The syllabus is usually based on the NCERT curriculum with an almost equal distribution of questions from Class 11 and 12. The syllabus currently covered in the NCERT curriculum that is relevant for NEET 2019 has been given below:
Physical world and measurement
Chapter-1: Physical World
Chapter-2: Units and Measurements
Chapter-3: Motion in a Straight Line
Chapter-4: Motion in a Plane
Laws of Motion
Chapter-5: Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Chapter-6: Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Chapter-7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
Properties of Bulk Matter
Chapter-9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter-10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Chapter-11: Thermal Properties of Matter
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Chapter-13: Kinetic Theory
Oscillation & Waves
Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Chapter-3: Current Electricity
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter-7: Alternating Current
Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter-10: Wave Optics
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Atoms & Nuclei
Chapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques
Isolation of Elements
d- and f-Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Diversity of Living Organisms
Chapter-1: The Living World
Chapter-2: Biological Classification
Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom
Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom
Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals
Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants
Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals
Cell: Structure and Function
Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life
Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Chapter-11: Transport in Plants
Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition
Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants
Chapter-15: Plant - Growth and Development
Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption
Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation
Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination
Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement
Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination
Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration
Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms
Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Chapter-3: Human Reproduction
Chapter-4: Reproductive Health
Genetics and Evolution
Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Biology and Human Welfare
Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases
Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its Applications
Chapter-11: Biotechnology - Principles and Processes
Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application
Ecology and Environment
Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations
Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation
Chapter-16: Environmental Issues
NEET 2019 – Important Topics
While it is necessary to be thorough with the entire syllabus prescribed for NEET 2019, candidates must also be aware of the important topics for NEET 2019. The important topics based on exam analysis by experts and toppers will help the aspirants make a more detailed preparation for NEET 2019.
NEET 2019 Important topics – Physics
Laws of Thermodynamics
Semiconductors and Communication System
Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves
Waves and Sound
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
Magnetic Effects of Current
NEET 2019 Important topics – Chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
General Organic Chemistry
p Block Elements
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Carbonyl Compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones)
Solutions and Colligative Properties
d and f Block Elements
NEET 2019 Important topics – Biology
Morphology of Flowering Plants
Cell – The Unit of Life
Digestion and Absorption
Chemical Coordination and Integration
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Human Health and Disease
NEET 2019 – Preparation Strategy
Early preparation is the key – The most important factor that comes into play while preparing for NEET is to plan a study schedule that highlights your strong and focuses your weak areas as well. Since there is almost a year for NEET 2019, plan your daily studies and work towards executing your plan.
Know your NCERT – In all the years of the NEET examination, candidates had one common thing to say that one should be through with the NCERT text. Understand the concepts provided in the NCET curriculum and then take your preparation to the next level by following the best books for NEET 2019.
Dilute the pressure – As they say that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, so remember to make time for something that takes your mind off the books. Indulge in a hobby or a sport that will help you to relax.
Stay healthy – Exercise is very important in maintaining a stress-free life and with the kind of pressure that builds up around preparing for NEET exercise can help you to not only stay fit but also to calm you down.
Schedule regular revision – When it comes to preparing for exams as NEET regular revision is the only factor that can help to retain the already learned. So schedule your revision once you are done with a chapter or topic.
Take up tests – In order to access how your preparation stage it is important to take up tests that assist in time management and acts as the best judge of your learning so far.
Maintain flexibility– Following the regular study plan may at times become mundane, so it is important to be flexible as well. The schedule should be modified as own gradually makes progress.
NEET 2019 - Preparation Tips by Experts
Candidates aspiring to appear for NEET 2019 can follow these NEET 2019 preparation tips by experts in order to understand the nuances of the examination and the strategies to be developed for preparation accordingly.
Expert Anand Nagarajan says that preparing for NEET along with that of the Class 12 boards will help the preparation of NEET 2019 to get streamlined. According to him, one should be thorough with the theoretical section and then move towards its application. He stresses on the importance of NCERT and encourages aspirants to solve papers from the previous years and to take as many mock tests as possible.
On a similar note, expert RK Verma also suggest that students should divide the topics according to their personal difficulty level and work on them accordingly. He mentions that it is important to start early and also asks candidates to take up test series offered by prominent coaching institutes to achieve the best results.
The go-to-book for NEET 2019 is the NCERT as suggested by the toppers and experts. The building of the ground level concepts and understanding the curriculum can be built from the NCERT. However, in order to enhance your preparation for NEET 2019, these books listed below have been found to yield best results.
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics by DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GRB Bathla publications for Biology
NEET Preparation - Topper Tips
NEET 2018 AIR 1 Kalpana Kumari believed in taking as many mock tests as possible to avoid repeating mistakes. According to AIR 3 Himanshu, “For NEET I focused more on the NCERT textbooks, underlining important lines and understanding important concepts. If I had a doubt about any of the concepts, I would turn to the other foreign authored books and engineering books that I have to clear my doubts.”
AIR 7 Krishna Agarwal, emphasized the importance of a regular schedule saying, “I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow till the last days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers. Whatever knowledge they imparted to me, I followed it.”
Laying emphasis on the importance of regular studies, NEET 2018 AIR 5, Prince Chaudhary shared, "I believe that regular study is the major reason behind cracking the exam. I used to attend my coaching classes regularly and had made it a habit of revising daily whatever was taught. Apart from these classes, I used to study for at least six hours a day. Moreover, preparation of notes and revision helped me a lot during the preparation phase."
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