NEET 2019 – National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting body will release the NEET 2019 admit card on April 15, in online mode. NEET UG 2019 will be held offline on May 5 in 154 cities across the country. The duration of NEET exam is three hours (2 to 5 pm). NEET 2019 answer key will be released by leading coaching centres after the exam concludes while the official answer key will be released by NTA tentatively in the last week of May. Candidates can check their NEET result 2019 on or before June 5. NEET 2019 counselling process for 15% All India Quota seats will be common while the remianing will be through respective state counselling processes.
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Admissions to about 93,919 MBBS and BDS seats in the medical and dental colleges of India other than AIIMS and JIPMER will be done on the basis of NEET scores. Admissions to AYUSH courses, B.Sc and AH medical courses are also through NEET. Check below to find out all details about NTA NEET 2019 including exam details, admit card, answer key, result, merit list, counselling and admissions.
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NEET 2019 - Overview
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET UG)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Scope of NEET
|Seat Intake||≈ 66,771 (MBBS seats)|
≈ 27,148 (BDS seats)
|Number of Applicants (approx.)||≈ 15,00,000|
NEET 2019 – What’s new?
- Applications with passport size photograph uploaded without name, date and white background will be accepted.
- The upper age limit of 25 years for general category students and 30 for reserved as well as PwD candidates have been removed as per the directive of the Supreme Court. Admissions are subject to the outcome of the ongoing case.
- MCI has issued draft guidelines on eligibility for PwD candidates.
- The exam cities for conduction of the entrance exam have been increased from 136 to 154.
- Students from open/private schools and those who have studied biology as an additional subject are allowed to appear for NEET 2019 subject to the final verdicts of Supreme Court.
- NTA has provided a fee concession for transgender candidates.
- NEET website is ntaneet.nic.in. All details of the exam can be availed here.
- Aadhar Card is not mandatory for NEET 2019 registration.
- NTA has provided video lectures by IIT professors and subject experts on how to prepare for NEET on its website.
- Aspirants can now use more than 2697 NEET test practice centres set up by NTA in all cities and towns for free practice.
The NTA has announced the dates for NEET 2019 on November 1. Candidates can check the table below to know about all the important dates of NEET.
NEET 2019 Dates
|Notification||November 1, 2018 at 11.00 AM|
Application form release date
November 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Last date to register
December 7, 2018 up to 11.50 PM
|Last date for successful payment of application fee||December 8, 2018, up to 11:50 PM|
|NEET correction window||January 14 to January 31, 2019|
Admit Card release date
April 15, 2019
May 5, 2019 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
|Display of recorded responses and answer keys||Last week of May 2019*|
Declaration of results
By June 5, 2019
|NEET Counselling - Round 1||Second week of June 2019*|
|Result of Round 1||Fourth week of June 2019*|
|NEET Counselling - Round 2||First week of July 2019*|
|Result of Round 2||Second week of July 2019*|
NTA will provide the download facility for NEET 2019 admit card on April 15. Candidates can download their admit cards by using their login ID and password. The admit card will include candidates’ details along with examination venue, timings and the address of the exam centre. Candidates must remember to carry a photograph and a valid photo ID along with the admit card when reporting to the exam
Candidates can check the important exam day guidelines to be followed on the day of exam as mentioned below.
- It is mandatory to carry the NEET 2019 hall ticket, a passport size photograph and valid ID proof for verification purpose while appearing for the test.
- Stationery items, mobiles, communication devices, eatables, ornaments/jewellery or any such items are debarred. Candidates will be provided with ball point pens at the exam centre
- Diabetic test takers will be permitted to carry eatables (fruits) only with the prior intimation. No packed food will be allowed in the exam.
- Candidates must follow the NEET 2019 dress code specified by NTA as given below.
- NTA will not make any arrangements for the safe keeping of the belongings. Hence students are advised to make their own arrangement or not carry bags and other such items.
- It is mandatory to sign the answer sheet at the start of the NEET 2019 test and again after the conclusion of the test.
- Students must ensure that the code written on the test booklet is similar to the one provided on the answer sheet.
NTA has specified the NEET 2019 dress code to be strictly followed by all the aspirants. This includes-
- Light clothes with half sleeves are allowed. Long sleeves or clothes with heavy embroidery will not be permitted.
- Sandals, slippers and low heels are permitted while shoes are not permitted.
- Candidates who have opted for a customary dress like burkha/turban must report to the examination hall at least one hour prior to the reporting time.
With immense competition and few seats at stake, NEET 2019 demands a lot in terms of preparation. With just few months left for NEET 2019, the preparation of candidates should be in full swing. Some crucial NEET 2019 preparation tips subject-wise are presented below to help candidates crack the medical entrance exam.
|How to prepare for NEET Chemistry||How to prepare for NEET Biology||How to prepare for NEET Physics|
Mode of Examination
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Duration of Examination
3 hours (2 to 5 pm)
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 attempting of questions)
NTA has announced that there is no change in the NEET syllabus from the previous year. NEET 2019 syllabus comprises of topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the NCERT curriculum of Class 11 and 12. Aspirants must check the detailed syllabus to know what topics to study for the test. Some important topics have been listed below to aid NEET 2019 preparation of the candidates.
NEET 2019 Syllabus - Physics, Chemistry and Biology
NEET 2019 - Physics
NEET 2019 - Chemistry
NEET 2019 - Biology
Class 11 - Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, and Oscillations and Waves
Class 11 - Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons and Environmental Chemistry, Biomolecules, Polymers,
Class 11 - Diversity in Living World, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, and Human Physiology
Class 12 - Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, and Electronic Devices
Class 12 - Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics,Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, and Chemistry in Everyday Life
Class 12 - Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, and Ecology and Environment
NEET 2019 answer key will be released right after the conclusion of the exam by known coaching institutes like Aakash, Resonance, Allen Kota, etc. The official answer key of NEET 2019 will be available in the last week of May tentatively i.e. a week before the declaration of the result along with the response sheets of the candidates. The NEET answer key 2019 can be used by candidates to calculate their probable scores. Candidates can challenge the official NEET 2019 answer key within the specified time frame set by NTA.
NTA has specified a minimum qualifying percentile which is the NEET cutoff. Only the candidates who score equal or above the cutoff of NEET 2019 will be eligible to apply for counselling. Cutoff is dependent on a lot of factors including the number of applicants, difficulty levels of the test, seat intake and previous year cutoff trends. NEET 2019 cutoff will vary for each state depending on the number of seats available, reservation criteria etc.
NEET Cutoff – Previous Year
Cutoff Marks (2018)
NEET Cutoff - Top 10 Most Preferred Government Medical College through All India Quota Counselling
Name of Medical Colleges
2018 NEET Closing Rank*
2017 NEET Closing Rank*
2016 NEET Closing Rank*
*Denotes closing ranks of UR category candidates
NTA will declare the NEET 2019 result by June 5, 2019, in online mode. NEET result can be downloaded by candidates after logging in with their login ID/application number and password. Candidates can check the total and subject-wise marks obtained in NEET UG. The scorecard will mention the NEET All India Rank. It will also mention the All India Quota Rank for 15% seats (overall and category rank).
NEET Statistics - Previous Years
Registered Candidates (2018)
Registered Candidates (2017)
Appeared Candidates (2018)
Appeared Candidates (2017)
NEET 2019 counselling for the All India Quota, ESIC quota, and seats in Central and Deemed Universities will be conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The counselling for the state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. The NEET 2019 seat allotment will be based on the candidate's NEET rank, score, and the choice of colleges made during counselling.
Documents Required for NEET Counselling
Class 10 Certificate as Proof of Age
Class 12 Certificate
Category Certificate issued by a competent authority
Ten (10) Passport Size Photographs (Similar to the one affixed in the application form)
NEET reservation criteria denotes the guidelines for students applying for reservations in the 15% All India Quota seats. Candidates will be eligible for admission on reserved seats under AIQ, provided they meet the eligibility requirements as specified in the table given below.
NEET UG Reservation Criteria
OBC (Other Backward Classes)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Physically Handicapped (PH)
The list of exam centres for NEET 2019 has been released by the NTA along with the release of the application form. The number of exam cities where NEET UG will be conducted is 154. Aspirants are required to fill in their choice of NEET 2019 exam city in the order of preference while filling up the application form. Candidates will be provided with an option to choose four exam cities. The option of exam cities will be available on the basis of the medium opted by the candidates. NEET 2019 exam centres will be allotted according to the preference of the candidates and also according to the availability of centres for conducting NEET. Check below the list of exam cities where NEET 2019 will be conducted.
NEET 2019 Exam Centres
NEET 2019 Exam City
Andaman and Nicobar
Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar and Tezpur
Gaya and Patna
Bilaspur, Raipur and Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Delhi (Central), Delhi (East), Delhi (North), Delhi (South) and Delhi (West)
Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Patan, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Valsad
Faridabad and Gurgaon
Hamirpur and Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu and Srinagar
Bokaro, Jamshedpur and Ranchi
Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore and Udupi
Alappuzha, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Ujjain
Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Buldana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Solapur and Thane
Angul, Balasore, Cuttack, Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela and Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda and Jalandhar
Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur
Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Karur, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Salem, Thiruvallur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore
Hyderabad, Warangal, Ranga Reddy, Khammam, Karimnagar
Dehradun, Roorkee and Haldwani
Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida and Varanasi
Durgapur, Hoogli, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri and 24 Pargana (North)
Question: When NTA NEET will be conducted? What are the timings of NEET 2019 exam?
Answer: NEET UG will be conducted on May 5, 2019 (Sunday). The exam is 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
Question: What is the mode of NEET 2019 exam?
Answer: NEET 2019 will be only conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper-based test.
Question: Which are the exam centres where NEET 2019 will be held?
Answer: The information about the NEET 2019 exam centres will be only conveyed through the admit card. The regulatory has specified that NEET UG will be conducted in 154 cities. The exam is likely to be held in approximately 2,500 centres.
Question: I am a foreign national. Am I eligible for NEET 2019?
Answer: Yes, foreign nationals are eligible to appear for NEET 2019. In terms of nationality, citizens of India, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and foreign nationals are eligible for NEET 2019.
Question: What is the age criteria of NEET 2019?
Answer: Candidates must be above 17 years. The upper age limit of 25 years of age (30 years for reserved category candidates) at the time of the examination has now been waived on the orders of the Supreme Court subject to the final outcome of the case.
Question: In how many languages the question paper of NEET 2019 will be available?
Answer: NEET 2019 question paper will be available in 11 languages namely - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Question: If I live in Tamil Nadu then can I give NEET in Telugu?
Answer: No, the question paper in a particular regional language will be only available in that state where the language is spoken. In Tamil Nadu, the question paper will be only available in Tamil while NEET question paper in Telugu will be available in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh only.
Question: What are the courses for which the NEET UG score will be considered for admission?
Answer: Admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS, 15% seats of BVSc and AH (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir) will be taken on the basis of NEET 2019 score.
Question: How much do I need to score to qualify NEET 2019?
Answer: General category candidates will need to score a minimum of 50th percentile, while those belonging to SC/ST/OBC will need to score at least 40th percentile and candidates from General-PH category will need to score at least 45th percentile in order to qualify NEET 2019.
Question: What is the score that I need to obtain in NEET 2019 to secure an MBBS seat?
Answer: There is not a definite score that a candidate needs to score to secure an MBBS seat as it varies each year depending on factors like the number of seats, performance of candidates, type of college -government and private, preference of the college, the state where the college is located among others.
Question: What is NEET 15% All India Quota?
Answer: All the states of India (with exception of Jammu & Kashmir) has allocated 15% of the MBBS/BDS seats of their government medical/dental colleges towards AIQ. The counselling for these seats is conducted by the DGHS. The admissions to 15% AIQ seats are conducted purely on the basis of candidates’ merit ranks in NEET 2019, irrespective of their domiciles.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria for participating in AIQ counselling of NEET 2019?
Answer: All the candidates who will qualify NEET by scoring minimum required percentile will be eligible for participating in 15% AIQ counselling conducted by DGHS. Candidates belonging to J&K will be eligible to participate in NEET 2019 AIQ counselling only if they will fill the self-declaration form at the time of filling the application form.
Aspirants require to fulfill certain eligibility criteria in order to appear in the examination. The application forms of the ineligible candidates are not accepted, so aspirants are advised to go through the NEET 2019 eligibility criteria listed below.
|Age Limit||Candidates must at least be 17 years of age. Candidates above 25 years of age (30 years of age if belonging to reserved or PwD categories) can also apply. The revised date of birth is on or before December 31, 2002.|
(As per the interim order, the upper age limit has been removed by the Supreme Court for the candidates to take NEET. The final decision will be taken in February)
|Academic Qualification||The candidates must qualify Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English to appear for NEET 2019. It is required of candidates to pass in these subjects individually.|
|Minimum Required Marks||In the qualifying examination, the candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% (for unreserved), 45% (for Physically Handicapped), and 40% (for reserved including the PH reserved) in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in aggregate.|
|Additional Biology and Open School students||Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 and also those who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are eligible for NEET 2019. However, the final status eligibility depends on the Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India (MCI).|
|Number of attempts||Candidates can take NEET UG as many times as they wish considering the fulfil the other eligibility criteria.|
The release date of the application form for NEET 2019 was November 1, 2018. The last date for filling up the application form was December 7, 2018. The application fee can be submitted till December 8. The mode of release and submission of the NEET 2019 application form is only online. Aspirants can check below the step-by-step approach to fill in the application form.
Step 1 – Registration
The candidates firstly are required to register themselves by providing details as email id, contact number etc. Once registered, the candidates can login by using their login ID and password.
Step 2 – Filling of Application Form
Candidates then need to fill the online application form wherein they have to provide all of the required personal and academic information. Candidates are advised to carefully go through their application form before submitting it finally, and edit the same if necessary.
Step 3 – Uploading Scanned Images
In the next step, the candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature, in NEET 2019 online application. The images should be uploaded properly and should be according to the specifications as notified by NTA.
Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees
In the final step, candidates will be required to pay the application fee. The mode of payment of application fee will be online. The application fee for NEET 2019 has been mentioned in the table below.
NEET 2019 Application Fee
Step 4 – Printout of Confirmation Page
Candidates, after fee payment, should take a print out of the confirmation page and keep it for future reference.