NEET 2019 Exam: One major change in the NEET is that from the next year 2019, National Testing Agency (NTA) will organize and conduct the NEET Exam instead of Central Board of Secondary Education. Union HRD minister Prakash Javedkar on 7th July 2018 (Saturday) has confirmed this news and assured that the format would be immune to cheating and leaks since it’s computer-based. To know the changes that are going be implemented from the next year in NEET Exam 2019 – Read Below.

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National Testing Agency

The NTA would work as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.

NTA established as a society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.

It is chaired by an educationist appointed by Human Resource Development Ministry.

To serve the requirements of the rural students, NTA would locate the centres at sub-district/district level and as far as possible would undertake hands-on training exercise for the students.

The NTA will be given a one-time grant of Rs 25 crore from the government to start its operation in the first year and thereafter, it will be financially self-sustainable

NTA Changes for NEET 2019 Exam

NTA has made some changes that are to be followed from the next year in the NEET UG entrance exam. Below we have listed the new changes introduced to NEET 2019 Exam.

  1. From 2019 onwards, NEET 2019 Exam will be conducted twice in a year. However, sitting in both the tests will not be compulsory. The marks obtained in the two tests will be equated using standardisation techniques, psychometric methods and best of the equated scores will be used for the admissions.
  2. Instead of offline (pen-paper test) mode, NEET 2019 will be conducted in computer-based test mode, not in online or offline mode. There is a difference between computer-based and online mode. To know- Click Here
  3. NEET 2019 will be conducted in multiple shiftings and an applicant will have an option of dates to choose from. Scores of different candidates in multiple sittings will also be equated using standardisation techniques.
  4. NTA will organize around 3000 test practice centres for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. Schools/engineering colleges with computer centres would be identified and kept open on weekend. The registered applicant can use the facility free of charge.
  5. The syllabus, question format, language and fees won’t change. Each exam will be conducted on four to five dates.
  6. Since the exam will be held in computer-based mode, the slot booking facility has been introduced.

Is to appear in both the NEET 2019 test is mandatory?

It depends entirely on the candidate whether to appear in both the test or not. They can attend the single test also. Candidate needs to register separately for each test.

If the candidate attends both the test then his/her merit will be determined by using standard techniques. According to reports, the new exam body will take into consideration the variation in difficulty levels in the two tests by using specialised standardisation techniques while determining the final score.

If the candidate attended the single test, then marks obtained in that test will be considered final for the merit list preparation.

NEET 2019 Examination Schedule

NTA has released the examination schedule for NEET UG 2019 Exam. Information related to the same is provided in the table below. As per the official notification released by NTA, the date has been provided in the table given below. Any dates are tentative to change.

For NEET Feb 2019 Exam:

S. NoEventsDates
1.Release of application form1st October 2019
2.Application submission last date31st October 2019
3.Last date to pay the registration feeLast week of October 2019
4.Correction Window Open from1st week of November 2019
5.Availability of admit card1st week of January 2019
6.Exam date3rd February to 17th February 2019
7.Answer key & OMR releaseWithin a week after exam
8.Announcement of result1st week of March 2019
9.Counselling begins2nd week of June 2019

For NEET Exam May 2019:

S. NoEventsDates
1.Application form Release2nd week of March 2019
2.Application submission last date2nd week of April 2019
3.Last date to pay the fee2nd week of April 2019
4.Correction Window Open3rd week of April 2019
5.Admit card available1st week of May 2019
6.Exam date12th May to 25th May 2019
7.Answer key & OMR releaseWithin a week after exam
8.Announcement of result1st week of June 2019
9.Counselling begins2nd week of June 2019

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