NEET Official Answer Key 2019
PriyamDave, 08 Dec 2018, #NEET

NEET Official Answer Key 2019 - NTA will release the NEET 2019 official answer key in the last week of May. The official answer key of NEET UG 2019 will display the answers of the questions asked in the exam. Students can download the NEET official answer key 2019 from the link provided on this page along with the OMR sheet of NEET. With the help of responses marked in the official answer key, candidates can match their marked answers to calculate the probable scores. In case, aspirants feels that NTA has mentioned wrong answer for the particular question in NEET 2019 official answer key, they are allowed to challenge it. 

Moreover, the leading coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance, Career Point, Rao IIT Academy etc. will also be releasing the unofficial NEET answer key on May 5, few hours after the conclusion of exam. Using the answer key by coaching institutes, candidates can calculate their probable NEET 2019 scores following the marking scheme. 

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The official answer key of NEET 2019 will be released for all NEET question paper codes. Candidates need to login to check the answer key, NEET 2019 OMR sheet and booklet code. The answer key will be published for the particular code which was allotted to candidate. 

The window to open and challenge NTA NEET official answer key 2019 will be available for two days. In case any candidate finds an error in the answer for any question in the answer key, he/she can challenge the same within the stipulated time. For challenging an answer, aspirants are required to pay Rs. 1000 per answer. Unlike last year, the amount paid will not be refunded to the candidates even if the challenge is accepted by NTA. Once the challenges made by aspirants will be accepted and changed in the answer key, the authority will release the final answer key in the second week of June 2019. Students appearing for NEET can read the article on NEET 2019 official answer key mentioning important dates, steps to challenge and other details.

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Important dates of NEET official answer key 2019

Candidates can check the important dates of NEET official answer key from the table provided below, in order to avoid missing any important details.

NEET official answer key dates



NEET exam date

May 5, 2019

Unofficial answer key

May 5, 2019

NEET official answer key 2019

Last week of May 2019*

Release of OMR sheet

Last week of May 2019*

Challenging official answer key

2-3 days after the release of answer key

Declaration of result

June 5, 2019*

Final answer key to be published

Second week of June 2019*

*dates are tentative

How to download NEET official answer key 2019?

The authority, NTA will release the official answer key in the last week of May 2019. Along with that, candidates will also be provided the facility to challenge the answers of the questions on before the last date. To check the NEET 2019 official answer key, aspirants need to login using their NEET registration number and password through the link provided on this page. Check the steps to download the official answer key below.

Step 1: Using the link, aspirants will be redirected to the NEET login window, in which they have to enter their registration number and password.

Step 2: The home page to view and challenge NEET official answer key will be available on the screen.

Step 3: In the key challenge tab, aspirants need to click on option ‘apply for key challenge’ to check the answer provided for each question by NTA for a particular code. 

How to challenge NEET 2019 official answer key?

The official answer key displays the answers of the questions asked in the exam. Based on the official answer key NTA will declare the result of NEET 2019. If a solution in NEET answer key 2019 is wrong, candidates can claim for the particular question by challenging it. Aspirants are required to pay Rs. 1000 for per answer challenged. Check the stepwise procedure to know how to challenge NEET official answer key 2019.

  • Click on the link provided on this page to challenge NEET answer key.

  • Enter the home page using login credentials - NEET registration number and password.

  • Select the option ‘apply for key challenge’ tab to begin the process of challenging responses given in official answer key.

  • All 180 questions under NEET question paper 2019 will be given under the the first column namely ‘select question(s) to be challenged.’ 

  • The second column named as ‘answers as per NTA’ will display the option number of correct answer.

  • Now, candidates have to select the answer/answers which they wish to challenge by clicking in the box available before every question number.

  • Then, click on the correct answer by selecting an option available under third column ‘suggested answers) by candidates.

  • Along with the correct answers, candidates have to provide remarks to justify their answers.

  • Click on ‘submit’ button and a message will pop-up on the screen stating “Check that you have incorporated all discrepancies. No change is permissible after final submission” will be displayed.

  • Before proceeding for final submission, all the selected questions to be challenged will be displayed on the screen. After final submission, aspirants will not be allowed to answer or challenge the answer key again.

  • Thereafter, the payment page will appear on the screen. The fees can be paid online only through ‘debit card’ for successfully submitting the challenges. For every answer to be challenged in official answer key of NEET 2019, an aspirant must pay Rs. 1000 per question.

  • Finally, the confirmation slip will appear on the screen and printout of the same must be taken for future references.

How to calculate scores using NEET UG 2019 official answer key?

In order to calculate the scores using the NTA NEET answer key 2019, candidates need to match the marked answers with the solutions provided in the official answer key. Thereafter, following the official marking scheme, set by the authority. Check the marking pattern of NEET below:

NEET Marking Scheme



Total questions

180 MCQs

Every correct answer

+4 marks 

Each incorrect answer

-1 mark

Unanswered questions

0 mark

Total marks


NEET Previous Year Answer Key 

For the convenience of aspirants, the links of previous year NEET official answer key and question papers have been provided in the table.

NEET previous year answer key and question paper


Question paper

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NEET 2018 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

NEET Cut off 2019

Candidates must secure the minimum NEET 2019 cut off percentile to pass the entrance test. NEET cut off scores equivalent to the percentile will be released along with the result of NEET 2019. However, candidates can check the NEET cut off 2019 percentile from the table below.

NEET cut off


Minimum qualifying percentile

General category

50 percentile

SC/ST/OBC category

40 percentile

General-PH category

45 percentile

SC/ST/OBC-PH category

40 percentile


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