About NEET 2019

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET UG, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET 2019 is a single window entrance exam which will be held on May 5. The date of the release of application form and conduct of the NEET 2019 exam has been notified by the regulatory body. The exam will be held in offline mode which implies NEET is a pen and paper test. NEET UG is a three-hour long paper which comprises three sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). 

NEET, considered to be the country’s largest medical entrance exam, is conducted for admission to medical, dental and AYUSH courses apart from AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS. After qualifying NEET 2019, candidates will be required to appear for the national and state level counselling processes as the admission to MBBS and BDS courses are taken on the basis of merit (NEET 2019 score) and preferences (choices submitted in the counselling) basis.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Assamese, Bengali +9 More
Conducting Body: National Testing Agency
Duration 3 Hours

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NEET 2019 Important Dates

01 Nov, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online
01 Nov, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018 Application - Online Registration Window | Mode: Online
15 Apr, 2019 Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
05 May, 2019 Exam - NEET UG Entrance Exam | Mode: Offline
25 May, 2019 (Tentative) Answer Key | Mode: Online
05 Jun, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
05 Jun, 2019 Score Card | Mode: Online
10 Jun, 2019 - 31 Jul, 2019 (Tentative) Counselling | Mode: Offline and Online

The eligibility criteria of NEET 2019 stipulates the minimum requirements candidates need to meet in order to appear for the exam. The regulations are laid down in accordance with the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education (1997). The following points will acquaint candidates with the NEET eligibility criteria 2019 in terms of nationality, age limit, educational qualification and attempts limit -

Nationality:- Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET 2019.

Age Limit:- As per the minimum age limit of NEET, a candidate should complete 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2019. The maximum age limit to appear for NEET is 25 years (unreserved category candidates) and 30 years (reserved and PwD category candidates).

Educational Qualification:- Candidate must pass Class 12 or equivalent examination by scoring qualifying marks in English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry individually. In addition, scoring an aggregate of minimum 50% in Chemistry, Biology and Physics is also mandatory for unreserved category candidates. Reserved category candidates must score at least 40% while PwD candidates are required to score a minimum of 45% in the qualifying exam.

Number of Attempts:- The attempt limit to take NEET UG has been removed. Candidates can appear for the exam any number of times as long as they are fulfilling other eligibility criteria of NEET 2019.

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1400
OBC Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1400
General PWD Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750
OBC PWD Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750
SC PWD Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750
ST PWD Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750

The National Testing Agency (NTA), the regulatory body for NEET 2019, will provide a window of one month to register for NEET UG. The application form of NEET 2019 will be issued on November 1, 2018, along with the official brochure for the exam. The registration form will only be available in online mode. Candidates intending to register for NEET 2019 must apply by November 30, 2018. The NEET 2019 application fee is INR 1,400 for candidates belonging to unreserved and OBC categories while for reserved and PwD category candidates, the registration fee is INR 750.

The application process will involve steps like submission of personal and educational details which can be checked below:-

  • Registration
  • Fill academic details 
  • Provide permanent and correspondence address
  • Upload Photograph and Signature
  • Make Payment 
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page

NEET 2019 Preparation Tips are the first step towards qualifying the medical entrance exam. However, there is no fixed list of steps that one can follow to qualify NEET 2019 with a good score. Every topper of NEET has his/her own story to tell. The essential part of this journey is how well candidates utilize their time to achieve the goal of cracking NEET 2019. For competitive exams like NEET, aspirants must frame a preparation strategy that allows them to concentrate on each and every concept thoroughly.

Before delving into books, one should be well acquainted with the NEET 2019 syllabus and exam pattern. When preparing for NEET, it should be ensured that candidates are referring to the relevant study material. Since, the syllabus of NEET has been prepared in compliance with the NCERT syllabus, the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12 must be referred.

In the beginning, the syllabus might look vast but it becomes simpler when one actually divides the whole syllabus into smaller units through which the path to success will get closer as candidates cover each topic. Maintain health and stay positive to ensure you are able to put in your best efforts while preparing for the NEET 2019 exam.

NEET will be conducted in offline mode in the year 2019 which implies candidates will be provided with an OMR sheet where they will be required to submit responses. The question paper of NEET contains three sections, namely Biology which includes Botany and Zoology, Physics and Chemistry. The total number of questions in the NEET 2019 Exam will be 180. 

NEET 2019 will be conducted for a total of 720 marks. Candidates are awarded four marks for each correct response while one mark will be deducted for each incorrectly attempted question. The Biology section of NEET question paper carries more marks as the section alone consists of 90 questions while the other two sections contain 45 questions each. There will be no deduction of marks for not attempting a question. All the questions in the NEET 2019 question paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 

As per the NEET exam pattern 2019, the question paper will be available in eleven different languages which include English, Urdu, Hindi and eight regional languages. The availability of the question paper in a particular regional language will depend on the location of the exam centre of NEET 2019.

The issuance of NEET admit card 2019 confirms that a candidate is eligible to take the exam. However, the authorities reserve the right to withdraw permission even after the release of admit card. The NEET 2019 admit card is a mandatory document which needs to be carried to the examination hall on the exam day. NTA has confirmed that the admit card will be released on April 15, 2019.

It should be ensured by the candidates that they are in possession of their NEET admit card 2019 throughout the admission process as it will be required even after the conclusion of the exam. The mode of release of the NEET hall ticket will be online only. Candidates must have their application number/registration number with them in order to access the admit card. The birth date and security pin must also be entered to download the hall ticket.

NEET 2019 admit card will provide the registration number, name, father’s name, mother’s name, birth date, gender, category, residential address and linguistic medium of the question paper which the candidate has selected while filling the application form. Candidates must intimate the authorities if they find there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the NEET admit card. The hall ticket will display the roll number and exam centre that has been allotted to the candidates.

NEET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Gaya
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu Daman
Delhi Central Delhi
East Delhi
North Delhi
South Delhi
West Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Bhavnagar
Gandhinagar
Godhra
Patan
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Valsad
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
Hamirpur
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Udhampur
Jharkhand Bokaro
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Belgaum
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangaluru
Mysore
Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Kannur
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Beed
Buldana
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Mumbai Suburban
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Kohima
Odisha Angul
Balasore
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Bhubaneswar
Berhampur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Kancheepuram
Madurai
Namakkal
Salem
Thiruvallur
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Telangana Khammam
Hyderabad
Warangal
K.V.Rangareddy
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida
Varanasi
West Bengal Burdwan
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Siliguri
North 24 Parganas

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET Admit Card
  • Passport Size Photograph- 1

NTA will announce the result of NEET 2019 on June 5. NEET result 2019 will be issued in the form of scorecard which clarifies whether a candidate has qualified the exam. The mode of the declaration of NEET result will only be online. The scorecards will not be sent via mail or post to the candidates.

To access the result, candidates will be asked to enter their NEET 2019 Roll Number (as given on admit card) and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format. The scorecard will display the candidates’ personal details like roll number, application number, name, mother’s name and father’s name etc. In the next section, the marks obtained by the candidate in each section along with percentile score and their NEET All India Rank will be displayed.

The cutoff section of the NEET 2019 scorecard will reflect the cutoff score for each category and this will confirm the eligibility of the candidate for further admission rounds. Since NEET 2019 is the sole gateway for admission to all the MBBS (apart from those offered AIIMS and JIPMER), BDS and AYUSH courses available across the country, the NEET score 2019 will be the basis on which admissions to these courses will be conducted. It must be noted that merely qualifying NEET 2019 will not guarantee candidates admission to medical and dental seats. Rather, their admissions will depend on the various counselling processes they choose to participate in.

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NTA will release the NEET Answer Key 2019 in the fourth week of May tentatively. The answer key will be made available before the declaration of the result. With the NEET answer key 2019, candidates can cross-check the responses submitted by them in the OMR sheet and the answers deemed correct by the authorities. For the ease of candidates, NTA will release the scanned copy of the OMR sheets of individual candidates. Candidates will be given an option to challenge the answers of the OMR sheet and the answers given in the official NEET 2019 answer key. In order to challenge the answers, candidates will be required to pay a fee of INR 1,000/- per answer challenged in the official answer key or per OMR response. This amount will not be refunded to the candidates even if the challenged answer is accepted by the conducting body.

The cutoff percentile to qualify NEET 2019 is decided by MCI prior to the conduct of the exam which is also stipulated in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations (1997). Candidates belonging to the unreserved category must secure not less than 50th percentile in NEET UG while the reserved category candidates and PwD candidates belonging to the reserved categories must secure a minimum of 40th percentile. PwD candidates belonging to the unreserved category are required to secure at least 45th percentile in order to qualify the exam.

The corresponding marks to the minimum qualifying percentile will be disclosed with the release of NEET result 2019. The NEET cutoff score varies every year as it depends on various attributes of the exam like the total number of students taking the exam, seats available in a particular academic year and the level of the test paper.

The NEET counselling process will commence after the release of the NEET result 2019. The seats of the government medical and dental colleges will be divided as 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota (except for Jammu and Kashmir where all the seats are in control of the state authorities). The counselling for 15% seats will be conducted by the centralised body, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). For 85% State Quota seats, the responsible body for conducting the NEET 2019 counselling will be the various state authorities where the respective colleges are located. Along with the NEET counselling 2019 for 15% All India Quota seats, the DGHS will also be regulating the counselling for seats available at AFMC Pune, ESIC colleges, Central Universities (AMU, BHU, DU, and JMI) and Deemed Universities.

The mode of conduct of the counselling will be online or offline depending on the rules laid down by the conducting bodies. Candidates who will qualify the NEET 2019 exam by securing equal to or more than the cutoff percentile will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. In order to apply for the state counselling processes, candidates will be required to fulfil the domicile rules of the particular state as applicable.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • NEET 2019 Admit Card
  • Rank Letter/Score Card
  • Date of Birth Certificate (if Class 10 pass certificate does not reflect the date of birth)
  • Class 12 Pass Certificate
  • Class 12 Marks sheet
  • Class 10 Pass Certificate
  • Eight passport size photograph (same as affixed on NEET Application Form)
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Identity Proof
  • Passport copy of sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Sponsorship Affidavit stating the sponsorer will take the responsibility for all the expenses incurred in the whole duration of the course (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Relationship Affidavit stating the relationship of the candidate with the sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

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