NEET Exam Dates 2019
Manashjyoti, 08 Feb 2019, #NEET

NEET Exam Dates 2019 - The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is the new exam conducting body, has released the exam dates of NEET 2019. As per NEET 2019 exam dates, the national-level eligibility cum entrance exam is slated to conducted on May 5. NEET will be conducted in offline (pen-and-paper) mode. Admit cards for the NEET exam will be available from April 15. It is recommended that candidates refer NEET exam dates 2019 as this will enable them to stay updated about events related to the exam. Please note that while most dates related to the exam have already been declared, NTA has the authority to change them for any reason they deem fit. If any such thing happens, the changes will be reflected here. Get the full details of NEET 2019 exam dates below. 

NEET 2019 is an eligibility cum entrance exam that is conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS course. 

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Scores of NEET 2019 will be used for filling following MBBS/BDS seats:

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

  • State Government Quota seats

  • All seats of Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities

  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University 

  • Central pool quota seats

NEET 2019 Exam Dates

Start of online applicationNovember 1, 2018
Last date to submit application formDecember 7, 2018
Last date to pay application feeDecember 8, 2018
Application correction windowJanuary 14-31, 2019
Availability of admit cardApril 15, 2019
NEET 2019 exam dateMay 5, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm
Release of official NEET 2019 answer keyTo be notified
Declaration of NEET 2019 resultsBy June 5, 2019
Registration and choice filling for Counselling for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges - Round ISecond week of June, 2019*
Seat Allotment - Round IFourth week of June, 2019*
Registration and choice filling for Counselling for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges - Round IIFirst week of July, 2019*
Seat Allotment - Round IISecond week of July, 2019*
Registration and counselling for Mop-Up Round for Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC CollegesSecond week of August, 2019*
Seat AllotmentThird week of August, 2019*

*Tentative Dates

NEET 2019 - Changes you need to be aware of

  • Previously conducted by CBSE, the national-level exam from this year onward is being conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). 

  • An independent, autonomous and self-sustained organisation, NTA has been established by (MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

  • Candidates can access NTA website at  

  • The number of exam centres for NEET 2019 is 154, up from 136 last year

NEET 2019 exam dates - Key points

  • NEET 2019 dates list all important events related to the entrance exam and their corresponding dates. 

  • Candidates by following NEET exam dates 2019 can prepare for an upcoming event well in advance, be it preparing for counselling or reporting for admission. 

  • NTA has the discretion to change NEET exam dates 2019 if it deems necessary. So, candidates must stay looking this space to ensure they don’t miss out on any recent updates.

NEET Exam Dates 2019 - Schedule


Date and Time

Last entry in the examination hall

1.30 pm

Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room

1.15 pm

Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator

1.30 pm to 1.45 pm

Distribution of the test booklet

1.45 pm

Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate

1.50 pm

Commencement of examination

2.00 pm

Test Concludes

5.00 pm

NEET 2019 Application Dates – The application form of NEET 2019 was available in online mode from November 1 till December 7. Candidates who meet basic eligibility criteria including that of age, nationality, and academic requirements could fill the NEET 2019 application form. NTA also made available the application correction facility till January 31.   

NEET 2019 Admit Card  - The exam conducting authority will release the admit card of NEET 2019 on April 15. To download the admit card, the candidate has to go to the admit card download portal and log-in using application/registration number, date of birth and security code displayed on screen. NEET admit card will contain important details like the roll number of the candidate, date and time of the exam, exam center details, and also exam day guidelines.

NEET 2019 Exam Date – NTA will conduct NEET 2019 in a single shift and session on May 5 (Sunday) from 2-5 pm. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode and include questions from three sections - physics, chemistry and mathematics. 

NEET 2019 Result Dates – NTA will declare the result of NEET 2019 on June 5 for all candidates who have appeared in the exam. Candidates will be able to check NEET result 2019 by logging in using their login ID/application number and password. The result would be available in the form of score card and include details like subject-wise score and also All India rank and category-wise rank. 

NEET 2019 Counselling 2019 - The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct the counselling of NEET 2019 in online mode for filling 15% All India Quota seats, all seats of Central and Deemed Universities, ESIC and AFMC. NEET 2019 counselling for remaining 85% seats of government colleges and all private colleges will be conducted by respective state authority. Please note that only those candidates who qualify NEET 2019 scoring minimum prescribed percentile are eligible to participate in the counselling process.

The counselling conducted by DGHS will comprise two rounds, but if there are seats left after the two online rounds a mop-up round will also be conducted. NEET 2019 seat allotment will be based on the NEET 2019 All India Rank and also category-wise ranks. For the purpose of NEET seat allotment 2019, separate merit lists will be prepared for open and reserved categories.   

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