The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET UG, has been conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Medical Counselling Committee has released the date for NEET counselling 2019 on June 12, 2019. The registration for the first round of counselling will commence on June 19, 2019, till June 24, 2019. The result of NEET 2019 was declared on June 5, in the form of scorecards, containing details like subject-wise and overall scores, and also qualifying percentile. The final NEET answer key 2019 was also released on June 5 indicating the correct answers of questions challenged. Earlier, the authority had released the answer keys for all the paper codes on May 29, 2019. Candidates can access the NEET answer key and NEET OMR sheet through their respective login credentials. The key challenge facility for official NEET answer key will remain open till June 2, 2019. This year, 15,19,375 candidates had registered for the entrance exam out of which 14,10,754
candidates appeared for the offline examination.
NEET 2019 is a single window entrance exam which was held on May 5. The question paper was available in different sets namely Code P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The leading coaching institutes have released the answer key of NEET 2019 for the convenience of aspirants. The official answer key will be released in the last week of May. The eligible candidates can challenge the solutions mentioned in the answer key by paying Rs. 1000 in online mode. After the release of answer key, NEET result 2019 will be announced by June 5, along with the cutoff.
As per the recent notification by NTA, the NEET exam for aspirants belonging to Odisha, Karnataka, Siliguri was re-conducted on May 20, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM. The admit cards for such candidates was released on NTA website on May 15. However, exam centres remain the same.
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.
Earlier, NEET admit card was originally released on April 15, 2019, in online mode. The date of the release of application form and conduct of the NEET 2019 exam has been notified by the regulatory body. The application form of NEET was available until December 7, 2018. The exam was 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).
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 at the time of admission. The maximum age limit of 25 years (unreserved category candidates) and 30 years (reserved and PwD category candidates) as on May 5, 2019 has for now been waived off as per the latest Supreme Court judgement. Such candidates can also apply with admission subject to the outcome of the case. Eligibility will be determined by NTA after submission of the application forms.
• 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 : Online and Offline
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The National Testing Agency (NTA), the regulatory body for NEET 2019, started the registration and application process for NEET UG on November 1, 2018, at 11.30 AM along with the release of the official brochure for the exam. NEET 2019 application and registration process is online only. Candidates intending to register for NEET 2019 had to apply by December 7, 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.
Steps to Fill NEET Application Form
Take a printout of the confirmation page
Correction Window of NEET 2019 Application Form
The examination authority has again started the online correction window facility for registered aspirants on May 27. The registered candidates can edit/delete the fields mentioned. The last date to complete the correction window till May 31. Only mother's name, father's name, date of birth, category and gender can be edited. No request for further corrections will be entertained.
The correction window to rectify mistakes in the NEET application form will be available from January 14 to 31, 2019. Candidates can correct all permissible details. There is no clarification from NTA on which fields can be corrected but as per the brochure, mistakes in any field can be corrected.
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 2019 was conducted in offline mode which implies candidates were provided with an OMR sheet where they were required to submit responses. The question paper of NEET contained three sections, namely Biology which includes Botany and Zoology, Physics and Chemistry.
Section Wise breakup of NEET 2019 question Paper
Natioanl Testing Agency issued the NEET admit card on April 15 at ntaneet.nic.in in online mode. Candidates had to login to download the admit card of NEET as it will not be sent by any other means. The NEET 2019 admit card is a mandatory identity document which needs to be carried to the examination hall on the exam day.
Candidates must enter their application number, date of birth and provided security pin with them in order to access the admit card. The birth date and security pin must also be entered to download the hall ticket.
How to download the NEET Admit Card?
Details mentioned in the admit card:
NEET 2019 admit card carried information like application 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. The hall ticket will also display the roll number and exam centre along with the exam schedule that has been allotted to the candidates.
Discrepancy in NEET admit card 2019:
Candidates must intimate the authorities if they find there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the NEET admit card.
What to carry along with the NEET 2019 admit card?
National Testing Agency has released the final answer key for all the paper codes on June 5, 2019. Earlier, the provisional answer key was released on May 29, 2019. Candidates will be required to use their login credentials in order to access the answer key of the respective code that they had been provided at the time of the exam. 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 has released a scanned copy of the OMR sheets of individual candidates. Candidates have been provided with an option to challenge the answers of the OMR sheet and the answers given in the official NEET 2019 answer key. The dates to challenge the NEET official answer key has been extended till June 2, 2019. In order to do so, 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 be refunded to the candidates if the challenged answer is accepted by the conducting body. Earlier the leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance had released NEET 2019 Answer Key for various codes like P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
NTA has announced the result of NEET 2019 on June 5. NEET result 2019 has been issued in the form of scorecard which clarifies whether a candidate has qualified the exam. The mode of the declaration of NEET result is 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 reflects the cutoff score for each category and this confirms 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.
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. NTA has released the qualifying scored corresponding to the cutoff percentile. NEET cutoff score for the general category is 701-134. The cutoff score for SC/ST and OBC has been declared as 133-107 and for unreserved PwD category candidates, the cut off core is 133-120. The corresponding marks to the minimum qualifying percentile have been disclosed with the release of NEET result 2019 on June 5, 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.
Mode of Counselling:
NEET counselling 2019 will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The authority has released the schedule for NEET counselling 2019. NEET counselling will begin with the commencement of registrations for the first round on June 19 which will remain open till June 24, 2019. Result of the first round of counselling will be announced on June 27, 2019. The second round of counselling will be conducted from July 6 till July 22, 2019. The authority will also conduct a mop-up round only for Deemed University, Central University and ESIC college from August 13 to 26, 2019. The seats of the government medical and dental colleges have been divided in 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% of seats will be conducted by the centralised body, DGHS on behalf of 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.
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