NEET 2019 Exam Day Guidelines
Radhika, 13 Feb 2019, #NEET

NEET 2019 Exam Day Guidelines - National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination on May 5, 2019 which had been earlier conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NTA has laid down specific rules and regulations that a candidate is bound to adhere to. Candidates appearing for the exam need to know the NEET exam day guidelines 2019. The exam day guidelines for NEET 2019 includes all the necessary information on the do’s and don’ts that an aspirant must take care of. It will also acquaint the candidates about crucial information like reporting time, items to bring on the day of examination. Over 15.19 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the biggest undergraduate medical exam which makes the intense competition conspicuous that the candidates are about to face. Admission to all the medical colleges in the country will be based on NEET UG scores. The exam will be conducted in single shift in offline mode as a pen and paper based test. 
NEET 2019 Exam day schedule 

The centre of examination for NEET 2019 will be opened for the candidates 2 hours prior to the commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 1:30 which is why it is advisable to plan the journey to exam centre ahead of time in order to avoid last minute hassles. Candidates are required to be seated in the alloted seat immediately after the opening of examination hall for the smooth functioning of test. A detailed schedule of the exam has been provided in the table below. 

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NEET 2019 Exam Schedule


Date and Time

NEET Exam Date

May 5, 2019 (Sunday)

Duration of Exam

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)

Last entry in the examination hall

1:30 PM

Sitting in the examination 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 candidates

1:50 PM

Commencement of examination

2:00 PM

Test Concludes

5:00 PM

NEET Exam Day Guidelines 2019 - General Instructions

  • Candidates are required to produce the admit card to get admission in the exam hall. Those who do not possess a valid admit card will not be permitted to enter the exam hall. 

  • In the exam hall, the admit card will be examined by the invigilator to confirm the identity of the candidate.

  • Every candidate will be given their own seat with a roll number. It is essential that the candidates find their designated seat and occupy that seat and none other, failing which, the candidature of an aspirant shall be cancelled. 

  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall post 1:30 PM. 

  • Candidates are required to bring the following documents at the exam hall. If the candidate does not possess the following documents on the day of examination his/her candidature shall be cancelled. 

  • Print copy of NEET admit card 2019

  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the application form) 

  • A valid photo ID proof 

  • PwD certificate (if applicable) 

  • No candidate should possess any barred item which is recognised by the authority as an unfair means giving an unfair advantage to the candidates. 

  • The authority will not provide any facility for safekeeping thus it is advisable that candidates do not bring any item that has been barred. 

  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam centre before the conclusion of the exam. Before exiting the exam hall, candidates are required to hand over the OMR sheets to the invigilator. 

  • Beverages and eatables are not allowed in the exam hall. Those candidates who have a medical condition will be allowed to carry eatable (fruits) only with prior intimation. Packaged food will not be allowed inside the exam hall. 

  • Candidates are required to ensure that the test booklet contains the same number of pages as mentioned on the cover of the test booklet. 

NEET 2019 Exam Day guidelines - Exam Pattern



Exam Mode


Duration of Examination

3 hours

Medium of Exam

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions


  •  Physics – 45 Questions

  •  Chemistry – 45 Questions

  •  Biology – 90 Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Maximum Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks; if an answer is wrong, then 1 mark will be deducted.

NEET Exam Day Guidelines 2019 - Barred Items

NEET 2019 is not only one of the biggest but also has the most uncompromising exam rules. All the candidates will be thoroughly frisked with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors before entering the exam centre. NTA has provided a detailed list of items that has been barred from examination hall. If a candidate is found in possession of any such item, he/she will be debarred from appearing in NEET 2019. In order to avoid such a scenario, candidates are advised to go through the list of barred items given below. 

  • Stationery items, printed or any kind of paper other than admit card and ID proof will not be permitted inside the exam hall.

  • Items like geometry/pencil box, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser etc will not be allowed inside the test centre.

  • Communication devices like mobile phone, bluetooth, earphones, pager, health band etc are strictly prohibited.

  • Candidates cannot carry items like wrist watch, wallet, handbags, belt, cap, ornaments. 

  • Any other item like microchip, bluetooth, camera, which could be used for unfair means are barred from the exam hall. 

NEET 2019 Exam Day Guidelines - Dress code

NTA has also issued specific NEET dress code for all the candidates who will be appearing for NEET 2019. It is mandatory for the candidates to adhere to the dress code for the authorities to conduct the examination smoothly. Candidates are advised to wear light clothes with half sleeves. Candidates must note that long sleeves will not be allowed. NTA has allowed candidates, who follow a particular religion, to wear their customary dress. However, such candidates will be required to report at the exam centre at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 noon so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate. Aspirants are required to wear footwear only with low heels like lippers, sandals. No candidate will be allowed to wear shoes inside the exam centre. 

NEET 2019 Exam Day Guidelines: Instruction for Examination Hall

  • Documents except NEET admit card 2019 and photograph will not be permitted inside the exam hall. 

  • The invigilators will give the candidates NEET 2019 guidelines which should be adhered to by the candidates.

  • For the benefit of candidates, the invigilators will announce the time :

  • In the beginning 

  • In half-time

  • In the end of exam

  • Candidates will be required to sign the answer sheet once in the beginning of the NEET 2019 exam and then after the conclusion of the exam. 

  • Candidates will be required to give their finger impressions on the attendance sheet.

  • To fill the particular information on the test booklet, candidates will be provided the test booklet 15 minutes ahead of the examination. 

  • Candidates will be provided a ballpoint pen in the exam hall to write the examination. 

  • To check the number of pages in the booklet, candidates will be provided with five minutes to open the seal of the test booklets right before the start of examination. 

  • Candidates must ensure that the code written on the test booklet is similar to the one provided on the answer sheet enclosed in the test booklet.

  • Candidates need to fill the details on either sides of the OMR answer sheet.

  • It is mandatory to submit the OMR sheet to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall. 

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