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NEET 2019 Exam: From 2019 onwards, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)  shall be organized by the NTA (National testing Agency) twice in a year. NEET is a national level medical entrance exam which is conducted for admission into MBBS, BDS & Ayush course across the medical colleges of India. Earlier, NEET was usually conducted by CBSE. Some changes have been made in the mode of conduct of NEET 2019 Exam by the NTA. NEET UG 2019 date for the various events has been released by NTA. The information related to the same is provided below. Here we are providing details about NEET 2019 exam including the application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, merit list and admit card etc.

NEET 2019 Changes in New Rules by National Testing Agency As Announced on 21st August 2018

  • NEET 2019 examination dates have been announced by the NTA. To check the date of the NEET 2019 events – visit the dates table given below.
  • NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline (pen-paper test) mode.
  • NEET 2019 will be conducted in one single session.

NEET 2019 New Rules by National Testing Agency As Announced on 7th July 2018

NTA has made some changes in the NEET UG 2019 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 psychometric methods, standardisation techniques and best of the equated scores will be used for the admissions.
  2. NEET 2019 will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test).
  3. NEET 2019 will be conducted in multiple settings 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 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. Any applicant can use the facility free of charge.

NEET 2019 Examination Schedule Dates

In the table given below, candidates can check official NEET 2019 Exam date. As per the official notification released by NTA on 21st August 2018, the date has been provided in the table given below. Any dates are tentative to change.

For NEET Feb 2019 Exam:

S. No Events Dates (old dates)
New Dates (announced)
1. Release of NEET 2019 application form 1st October 2018 1st November 2018
2. Application submission last date 31st October 2018 30th November 2018
3. Last date to pay the registration fee Last week of October 2018 30th November 2018
4. Correction Window Open from 1st week of November 2018 To be notified later
5. Availability of admit card 1st week of January 2019 15th April 2019
6. Exam date 3rd February to 17th February 2019 5th May 2019
7. Answer key & OMR release Within a week after exam To be notified later
8. Announcement of result 1st week of March 2019 5th June 2019
9. Counselling begins 2nd week of June 2019 To be notified later

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Before going to fill up the NEET 2019 Application form, aspirants must check the eligibility conditions mentioned below. Eligibility related to age, academic qualification & nationality is provided below.

S. No Particulars Details
1. Age Limit Candidates must have completed the age of 17 years.

The maximum age limit will be 25 years (30 years for SC/ST & OBC).

2. Nationality Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply for NEET UG.

Candidates belong to J&K state will be eligible to apply for 15% All India Quota on the basis of self declaration.

J&K, Assam & Meghalaya candidates can also apply by providing their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government ID number.

NRI candidates can apply by Adhaar Card number or Passport Number.

PIO, OCI & Foreign nationals candidates can apply by Passport Number.

3. Qualifying examintaion Students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam  with physics, chemistry, biology/bio-technology with English as compulsory subject and obtained Minimum 50% marks for general, 45% marks for PH and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates in the PCB group.

Students appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible.

NEET 2019 Application Form

Candidates who are aspiring to take NEET 2019 Exam must go through the eligibility criteria. Students who possess the required criteria are eligible to register and attempt the NEET Exam 2019. Students should follow the instruction given below to register for the NEET 2019.

  • The application form will be issued through online mode only. No application will be entertained through offline mode. NEET UG registration 2019 will be available from 1st Nov to 30th November 2018. 
  • After entering the details like personal, academic qualification and corresponding address, Candidates should upload the scanned images of recent passport size photograph and signature.
  • After completing all the steps successfully, a confirmation page will be generated. Save, Download and take the printout of it for future reference.
  • There will be no need to send the printed confirmation page to the board.

NEET 2019 Application Fee:

The NEET 2019 application fee must be paid via online mode. Fee to be paid vary for different category. The amount to be paid online has been provided in the table given below. Candidates are advised to follow the table below to know the amount to be paid for NEET 2019 exam. Fee payment can be done through credit/debit card, net banking, UPI and e-wallet. Service tax will also be applicable.

S. No Category Amount
1. General and OBC candidates Rs.1400/-
2. SC/ST and PH candidates Rs.750

NEET 2019 Application Form Correction

One time opportunity will be provided by the board to make a correction in the applications. Details regarding NEET 2019 application correction are mentioned below:

Corrections in NEET 2019 Application Form can be done only through online mode.

Correction facility will be provided in the first week of November 2019 (Feb Exam) & third week of April 2019 (May Exam).

Candidates will be intimated through e-mail/SMS regarding correction in photograph and signature. The same will be available in the candidate‟s login account.

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

Information related to NEET 2019 exam pattern has been provided in detail below:

S. No Particulars Details
1. Examination Dates 5th May 2019
2. Mode of Exam Offline (pen-paper test)
3. Type of Questions There will be objective type questions in the exam.
4. Duration The exam duration will be of three hours.
5. Number of Questions 180 questions
6. Language The question paper will be asked in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kananda languages.
7. Marking Scheme For each correct answer, four marks will be given.
8. Negative Marking For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

NEET 2019 Distribution of Marks

S. No Section Subject Marks
1. Physics 45 180
2. Chemistry 45 180
3. Zoology 45 180
4. Botany 45 180
5. Total 180 720

NEET 2019 Syllabus

A common syllabus will be prescribed by MCI (Medical Council of India) for the NEET UG exam. NEET 2019 syllabus will contain physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Students can check the detailed syllabus from below:

Physics Chemistry Biology
Physical world and measurement

Laws of Motion

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Properties of Bulk Matter

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electrostatics

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Waves

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Electronic Devices, etc.

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Equilibrium

Hydrogen

p-Block Elements

Hydrocarbons

Solid State

Electrochemistry

Surface Chemistry

p-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Alcohols

Phenols and Ethers

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.

Diversity in Living World

Cell Structure and Function

Human Physiology

Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

Plant Physiology

Reproduction

Biology and Human Welfare

Ecology and Environment

Genetics and Evolution

Biotechnology and Its Applications, etc.

NEET 2019 Admit Card

NEET 2019 Admit Card for the exam which is to be hled on 5th May 2019 will be available 15th April 2019. in online mode. For the second exam, the admit card is scheduled to release officially on 15th April 2019. month of May 2019. To access the admit card, registered candidates need to enter their registration number, date of birth and security pin. NEET Admit Card 2019 will contain details like name & exam centre address. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre as the absence of it will debar the candidate from taking the exam.

NEET 2019 Answer Key

Soon after the commencement of the NEET 2019 Exam, various institute releases the unofficial answer key. Candidates can check these answer key and estimate their score. Few days after the exam, NTA will upload the NEET 2019 answer key on its official website. With the help of answer key, candidates who took the exam can estimate their marks that he/she is going to obtain in the exam.

NEET 2019 Result

Tentative dates for NEET Result 2019 has been declared. Since NEET Exam will be held in one session from the year 2019,  The NEET 2019 Result will be declared on 5th June 2018. NTA will be responsible for uploading the NEET 2019 Result on the official website http://www.nta.ac.in/medicalexam. Candidates who took the NEET Result 2019 can access their result by entering the date of birth and roll number. Based on the NEET Result 2019, the official admission authority will determine the cut-off and prepare the merit list.

NEET 2019 Rank Card

Along with the declaration of NEET 2019 result, the official authority publishes the individual rank card for the candidates who have scored the minimum qualifying marks. A candidate who took the exam can access the rank card on entering the valid user ID and date of birth. NEET 2019 Rank card reflects the position of the candidate on all India basis. The marks scored in the two tests will be equated using psychometric methods, standardisation techniques and best of the equated scores will be used for the admissions

NEET 2019 Merit List

NTA will publish the overall merit rank list in PDF format a few days after the declaration of result. The category-wise rank list will also release based on the category assigned by the applicants during application form filling. NEET 2019 Merit list contains some significant details like rank, category, date of birth, all India rank, marks scored and gender etc. Link to download the PDF shall be provided here once the same gets released.

NEET 2019 Counselling & Seat Allotment

After the publication of merit list, students who have obtained the cut-off mark have to register for Round 1 of the NEET 2019 counselling. After registering and filling up the choices, they can take up mock counselling, which gives an idea about the seat allotment based on their rank and choice. There are 3 rounds of NEET 2019 counselling i.e. round 1, round 2 and the mop-up round.

NEET 2019 Counselling Rounds

There are different counselling held for different institutes and colleges and they are as follows:

  • NEET 2019 counselling for 15% quota – Candidates who qualify the NEET 2019 exam will be called for online counselling conducted by the MCC (medical counselling committee) for admission to government and private medical and dental colleges.
  • NEET 2019 counselling for AFMC – Counselling for admission to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, is also conducted by the MCC for MBBS students.
  • NEET 2019 counselling for Deemed and central universities – The counselling for admission to dental and medical deemed and central universities will take place in the month of July 2019. The deemed and central universities also include universities by linguistic and religious minorities. Candidates granted admission to deemed universities in round 2, cannot participate in any other counselling.
  • NEET 2019 counselling for Employees State Insurance Corporation – ESIC provides the Insured person’s quota to those who have qualified the NEET 2019 exam and met the criteria under this quota. Counselling for ESIC will be based on merit-cum-preference.

NOTE: All candidates who fail to register for round 1, can register for round 2 of counselling. Vacant seats from round 1 are transferred to round 2. Candidates under the 15% All India quota who are granted seats in round 2 cannot vacate the seat.

Seats Offered for MBBS course via NEET 2019

S. No College No. of seats
1. All government colleges 25,840
2. All private colleges 27,590
3. NEET counselling seats 3,521
4. NEET basis seats 35,461

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