NEET 2019 Rules and Regulations
Radhika, 05 May 2019

NEET 2019 Rules and Regulations - For all those who wish to pursue a career in medicine, NEET UG is one of the most crucial examinations which serves as a gateway to premium medical and dental colleges of the country. For the first time, National Testing Agency conducted the undergraduate medical examination on May 5, 2019. As the conducting body of the examination, NTA had issued specific rule and guidelines to be followed by the candidates. These rules and guidelines came in the form of strict dress code, barred items and NEET 2019 rules and regulations for unfair means. If any candidate faltered in adhering to the official rules, NTA clearly specified that the candidature of such an aspirant would be subject to cancellation. To keep the candidates abreast about the latest rules and regulations of NEET 2019 laid down by NTA, Careers360 has brought to you all the relevant information regarding the rules applied on NEET UG examination.


NEET 2019 Rules and regulations – Who can Apply?

Candidates could apply for NTA NEET 2019 if they fulfilled the required eligibility criteria. The application form of the ineligible candidates got summarily rejected, therefore aspirants were advised to through the eligibility criteria of NEET 2019 by NTA listed below.

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

  • The age of the candidates must not be more than 25 years in age as on May 5, 2019.

  • The candidates in order to apply for NEET 2019 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.

NEET Rules and Regulations 2019 Exam Rules


Since the examination is over, candidates can check the NEET 2019 rules and regulations given below for reference purposes.


According to the rules and regulations of NEET 2019, if any candidate employ unfair means ie., any activity or support which might give a candidate an illegitimate advantage over other candidates will be subjected to punishment specified by the conducting authority. Candidates can check here the NEET rules and regulations around the unfair means practices as emphasized by the conducting body-

  • Candidates in possession of any barred item will not be given entry inside the examination hall.

  • Talking or assisting other aspirants to engage in any kind of malpractice inside the examination will be strictly dealt with as per the rules and regulations of NEET 2019.

  • The candidates will be held responsible for the answer sheet and are not allowed to tear sheet from the answer booklet. The answer sheet has to be submitted in the exam hall.

  • Candidates are not allowed to contact or communicate with any person other than the examination staff during the examination time in the exam centre.

  • Manipulation of documents like admit card is against the NEET 2019 rules and regulations.

  • Any change in the photograph as uploaded in the application form will not be acceptable.

  • Candidates have to provide the exact information on the answer sheet as they have given while filling the application form.

  • Creating obstacles in the smooth and fair conduct of the examination will lead to debarment.

Flouting any of the rules mentioned above will invite punishment in the form of debarment for 3 years in future and the candidate will also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deemed fit by the authority.

NEET Rules and Regulations 2019 Barred Items




The authority has mentioned a fairly detailed list of certain items that a candidate cannot have on his/her person when appearing for the examination. If any such item is found in possession, it will be considered as an unfair means and the candidate will be subjected to disciplinary actions as deemed fit by NTA.

  • Stationery Items - Text material (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, calculator, log table, electronic pen/scanner, etc.

  • Communication Devices - Mobile phone, bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band, etc.

  • Ornaments - Ring, Bracelet, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, Brooch, etc.

  • Watches - Watch/wrist watch, camera, etc.

  • Eatables - Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.

  • Other items - Wallet, goggles, handbags, hair pin, hair band, amulets, belt, cap, scarf, eatable (opened or packed) etc. Any metallic items which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like camera, Bluetooth device, etc.


NEET 2019 Rules and Regulations - Dress code



In accordance with the rules and regulations of NEET 2019, candidates will be required to follow a proper dress code and report as per their entry slot.

  1. Candidates are required to wear only light clothes with half sleeves as long sleeves are not permitted.

  2. Candidates who need to wear cultural/ customary dress need to report at the examination centre 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 while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.

  3. Only footwear like Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted as per the NEET rules and regulations 2019. Wearing shoes is not permitted in the examination centre.


NEET 2019 Rules and Regulations - Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates are required to reach the exam centre on or before 1:00 PM.

  • Only NEET admit card 2019 UG, passport size photograph and a valid id proof will be allowed inside the examination hall.

  • There will be no arrangement made for keeping any article/item/mobile/purse/keys etc. of the candidates at the exam centre.

  • Since authorities have barred candidates from carrying any type of stationery items, blue/black ballpoint pen will be made available at the exam centre.

  • It is clearly stated in NEET rules and regulation 2019 that it is the duty of the candidate to check whether the number of pages in the test booklet is the same as mentioned.

  • Candidates will not leave the examination room until the test is declared as concluded. Aspirants will not be allowed to go to the washroom in the given time.

  • It is mandatory to submit the answer sheet before leaving the examination hall.

  • Candidates are required to retain their NEET 2019 admit card until the counselling process is concluded.

  • Candidates opting for a regional language as the medium of question paper should note that in case of any confusion in the translation of any of the questions, the English version will be considered final.


NEET 2019 FAQs


Question: What is the age limit for NEET 2019?
Answer: Candidates above the age of 17 years can appear for medical entrance exam. NEET admit card 2019 date is April 15 and will be available till May 5.


Question: Is there any dress code for NEET 2019?
Answer: Yes, there is a strict dress code and it is compulsory to carry NTA NEET admit card.


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