NEET 2019 FAQs

NEET 2019 FAQs: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level entrance examination conducted in India for admission into MBBS programme. Approx 13 lakhs students appear for the exam every year. The organizing body of NEET has been changed from CBSE to NTA. This article will provide the information related to most frequently asked questions in NEET 2019 exam. Aspirants of NEET can get here all the answer to the queries. NEET is conducted in offline (pen-paper) mode in a single session. FAQs are divided section-wise in registration, counselling etc.

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Check – NEET Previous Year Question Paper

Some most asked NEET FAQs

Here we have provided a few mostly asked questions regarding NEET Entrance Exam.

What may be the expected cut-off in NEET?

NEET cut-off percentile generally is provided in the table below.

S. NoCategoryCut-off percentile
1.General50th Percentile
2.OBC40th Percentile
3.SC40th Percentile
4.ST40th Percentile
5.PwD45th Percentile


What is the best preparation tips to crack NEET exam?

Good preparation tips and strategies are the key to qualifying for the NEET exam. To get the best preparation tips – Click Here (paste the hyperlink of NEET preparation tips).

Which body and how NEET counseling is conducted?

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts the online counselling on NEET score basis. Candidates need to register in order to participate in NEET counselling. To know the detailed procedure of NEET counseling – Click Here.

Check – NEET 2019 Cutoff

I have finished making the payment but the final confirmation page is still not being displayed. What should I do?

You are advised to wait for 24 hours if such a problem has been faced by you. Take the print out of your confirmation page in next 24 hours as there could be a delay in updation of fees on NIC server from your gateway payment. This updation is done within 24 hours maximum. Thereafter, if the confirmation page is still not generated, pay the fees once again and take the printout of the confirmation page. The excess fee paid will be automatically refunded in your account. If the problem is still not resolved, contact your respective banks for further clarification.

I have paid my fees twice. Will the additional fee be refunded?

The fee will be refunded within a period of seven working days in the account from which the payment was made.

What if I have submitted the form but am not able to see the fee payment page?

The fee payment for NEET is step 3 of the application process. This can be reached through the candidate’s login after entering User ID and password generated previously by the candidate.

What if I am the ward of a single parent and the name of my father is not mentioned on my Aadhar Card?

If your father’s name column is blank in the Aadhar Card, please enter it in your NEET application form as XXXX.

While submitting my application form, my session is shown as expired before as I soon as I try to submit it. Thus, the form remains unfulfilled or unsubmitted. What can I do?

Ensure that you submit the application form within a maximum duration of 30 minutes. The session expires after this. First, save one part of the form and save it as a draft. Save each part of the form similarly before beginning the new one. This way, none of the entered information will be lost even if the session expires. Also, ensure you keep all the required information ready before commencing with the form.

Check –NEET 2019 1st seat allotment letter

How to get proof of fee payment made to CBSE for NEET 2018?

Once the Confirmation page is generated, it means the fee payment has been successful. Further, in the lower portion of the confirmation page, details of the fee payment such as transaction ID are given which may be saved for future reference. No other receipt will be provided.

Can I change my examination city now that I have already submitted the form?

The answer to all four of the above is yes, you will be able to change these details in the NEET application correction window that opens between March 12 and March 16, 2018. Please ensure that all the details are entered correctly in this window as no other chance to change the form will be given.

What if uploaded my photograph without the mandatory name and date at the bottom?

Candidates will not be allowed to make any changes to the uploaded photograph. If the photo is otherwise correct, ie. it matches size specifications and clearly shows the candidate’s face, then it will be accepted by the CBSE even without the name and date.

I am a Citizen of Nepal and don’t have an Aadhar Number or a Passport Number. How do I apply?

Any Government ID proof is applicable for the identification.

I am trying to upload the photograph after taking it via mobile. However, it is not being uploaded. What to do?

Open the same in Adobe Photoshop, save the same in JPEG format and try again.

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I have passed Class XII from NIOS Board/State Open School. How can I get the CBSE to accept my candidature?

As per the CBSE, it holds no responsibility in determining any of the NEET eligibility rules and is only acting under instructions of the Medical Council of India (MCI). Unless the MCI changes the admission rules through NEET, the CBSE is powerless.

How to know if I am eligible for NEET or not?

As per the CBSE, “The simple formula to verify your eligibility is by ensuring that you have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology with English (Core) continuously for two years and have secured the required category-wise percentage”.

NEET 2019 FAQs on Application Form

What is the last date by which application form of NEET can be submitted?

The NEET application form can be submitted from February 8 till 11.50 PM on March 9, 2018. However, you will be able to complete your fee payment until 11.50 PM on March 10, 2018.

What are the application fees for NEET 2018?

Unreserved candidates will be required to pay Rs. 1400 while Reserved Category candidates will have to pay Rs. 750.

How can one pay the application fees for NEET 2018?

The NEET 2018 application accepts payment from debits cards issued by all recognized national and multi-national banks as well as Rupay. You can also pay through Netbanking or UPI methods. Candidates can otherwise visit the Common Service Centres and pay via E-wallets.

When will I be able to make corrections to the NEET application form?

The correction window will be open from March 12 (tentatively 10.00 AM) to March 16, 2018 (tentatively 11.59 PM).

What are the details which will be verified via Aadhar?

The details which will be immediately authenticated through the candidate’s Aadhar number include Candidate’s name, Gender and Date of Birth. The candidate should enter their Mother’s name and Father’s name as given in their Class 10 High School certificate.

What if I don’t have an Aadhar or what if the information on my Aadhar card (such as full date of birth) is incomplete or has mistakes?

Candidates without Aadhar should ensure they enroll at the earliest at the nearest Aadhar centre and apply for NEET by entering their 14 digit Aadhar enrollment number. The candidates who find discrepancies in their Aadhar should submit a correction request at their nearest Aadhar centre and apply for NEET by entering their 14 digit Aadhar number given on the correction slip.

What should I fill in the Class 12 marks field and in the marks for PCB and English if I am only appearing for my Class 12 exam this year?

As per the CBSE NEET rules, “candidate who is appearing in the 12th Standard in 2018 but whose result is awaited’ should select Code 01 in the ‘Qualifying Exam Code’ list. As soon as you do this, your year of passing will automatically be locked as 2018 in the next field. Also, you will no longer be required to enter any marks in the subsequent fields. The fields asking for your marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology will also disappear automatically.

I have opted for English question paper but in a city which is not in my home state. Will I be able to appear for NEET?

The papers in English, Hindi and Urdu languages will be distributed in all exam centres. So if you are appearing for NEET in English language, you can select the city most convenient to you. There will be no problem in appearing.

If I am opting for Tamil as my language choice, will I be able to appear for NEET in Delhi?

Ans: No. All candidates appearing for NEET in vernacular/regional languages will only be permitted to select a city located in the state in which the language is spoken. So you will have to select a city in Tamil Nadu if you wish to appear for NEET in Tamil.

The name in my Aadhar and Class X mark sheet is not the same. What do I do in this case?

Depending on the name you prefer to use as the official one, you should immediately apply for correction in either the Aadhar Card or the Class X marksheet. If you are submitting correction in Aadhar, then apply for NEET with you’re 14 digit Aadhar enrollment number printed on the correction slip. If you are applying for a change in your Class X mark sheet, apply for NEET With your existing Aadhar and ensure that the Class X mark sheet correction is processed and completed before the NEET counselling begins in June.

What are the specifications for photograph and signature?

As per the NEET 2018 application guidelines, candidates should keep the following details in mind with regard to photo and signature:

  • For photograph
  • File size can be between 10 KB and 100 KB.
  • The format should be .jpg
  • Should be a color passport size and taken on a white background
  • Should carry the name of the candidate and date of taking photograph in print at the bottom must be taken on or after January 1, 2019.
  • Candidate should not be wearing a cap or goggles. Non-tinted specs are allowed.

For Signature:

  • File size can be between 3 KB and 20 KB
  • Format should be .jpg
  • Should be done in running hand with black or blue pen on a white background.

Should I send a copy of my NEET application and other documents by post to CBSE?

Please note that the entire NEET application process is completely online and no offline correspondence should be done. As clearly specified by the CBSE on the official NEET website, “candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the Confirmation Page of the online application form or any documents to NEET-UG Unit or CBSE”.

I am in BSc first year and am about to appear for first-year University exam. Which qualification code should I enter in the NEET application form?

If your first year BSc includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with practicals, then the marks you secure in the first year final exam will be the qualifying marks. Equally importantly, you should also have previously cleared your Class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects from a regular board. The qualification code, in this case, will be 05.

If I have completed my Class X from one state and Class XII from another, then which state should I select in the field asking for ‘State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota)?

The state selected for 15% All India Quota has no bearing on the student’s admission process since admissions to 15% All India Quota seats don’t have any domicile requirements.

The best option to enter in this field is the state where the candidate’s permanent address is located or the state where the candidate has full domicile eligibility for 85% state quota seats.

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