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About NEET 2019

NEET 2019 – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the only entrance test conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses of various colleges across India (except AIIMS and JIPMER). As per the press release published on 7 July 2018 by National Testing Agency, NEET 2019 will be conducted by NTA. Until the year 2018, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was the conducting authority of NEET UG.  As per the directives of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, NTA NEET 2019 will be conducted twice a year in February and May sessions. NEET February 2019 will be held from 3 to 17 February. The second exam will be conducted from 12 to 26 May 2019. NEET UG 2019 will be held in computer based mode. The online registration of NEET 2019 for February session will begin from 1 to 31 October 2018. While NEET application form for May session will be available in the second week of March. As per the MHRD minister, there will no change in NEET 2019 syllabus, the language of exam and paper pattern. It is expected that more than 13 lakh candidates will be applying for NEET 2019. Thus, medical aspirants are advised to start preparing for NEET 2019 well in advance. Candidates can check NEET 2019 details on the application form, eligibility, admit card, result and counselling from the article below.

NEET UG is the basis for admission around 90,000 seats offered by medical as well as dental, government and private colleges in India. From all the government medical colleges, 15% seats will be reserved for All India Quota seats, which will be allotted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), While the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective state counselling authorities.

What are the changes in NEET 2019?

  • NEET UG 2019 will be held in computer based mode (CBT) for the first time
  • NTA has been formed for conducting NEET in spite CBSE
  • NTA NEET 2019 will be conducted twice in a year
  • Candidates can appear in both the exams and the best scores of both will be considered for admission
  • NEET MBBS will be conducted in 8 different sittings and aspirants have to select any one
  • The network in the test centres will be established by NTA, so that the candidates from rural areas can practice
  • The psychometric methods, standardization techniques and the best of two sessions will be used to equate the marks

What has not changed in NTA NEET 2019?

  • No change in NEET syllabus
  • There will no changes in NEET language
  • Also, the exam pattern of NEET 2019 will be unchanged
  • NEET exam fee will be the same

NEET 2019 Dates

Candidates can check the important dates of NEET 2019 for different sessions from the table below.

NEET February 2019 Dates


NEET Dates 2019

Online submission of application form

1 to 31 October 2018

Issuance of admit card

First week of December 2018

Date of examination

2 to 17 February 2019

Declaration of result

First week of March 2019

 NEET May 2019 Dates


NEET 2019 Dates

Submission of application form

Second week of March 2019

Admit card will be issued from

Last week of April 2019

Dates of examination

12 to 26 May 2019

Declaration of result

First week of June 2019

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NEET 2019 Eligibility criteria

The medical aspirants who wish to appear for NEET 2019 entrance examination must go through NEET eligibility criteria 2019. NTA will not accept the NEET application form of ineligible candidates.

  • Candidates should be of at least 17 years as on 31 December, 2019
  • Students from Jammu and Kashmir will not be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats
  • The age of aspirants should not exceed 25 years (30 years for SC/ST/OBC) as on 7 May, 2019
  • Candidates should have appeared class 12/qualifying examination or are appearing for 10+2 in 2019
  • In the qualifying examination, general category candidates must have secured 50% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. While the SC/ST/OBC category must secure at least 40% and 45% for PH category
  • Candidates should have studied Biology/Biotechnology with practical in class 12. Students studied/studying Biology as an additional subject can also apply for the NEET UG 2019

Aadhaar Card mandate:

  • Aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply for NEET exam
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam can apply using the Passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government ID number
  • NRI candidates can apply through Aadhaar card number or passport number
  • PIO, OCI and foreign nationals candidates can apply by passport number

NEET 2019 Application form and Admit Card

The application form for NEET February 2019 will be available from 1 October 2018. The last date for NEET UG online registration is 31 October for February session. While NEET May application form 2019 will be available from the second week of March. NEET application form 2019 includes 6 steps, which are mentioned below.

  • Step 1: NEET UG online registration
  • Step 2: Filling of NEET application form 2019
  • Step 3: Uploading of scanned images in NEET registration form
  • Step 4: Payment of NEET UG application fee
  • Step 5: Printout of confirmation page of submitted NEET 2019 application form


NEET 2019 Fees

The application form of NEET 2019 will be accepted only after the payment of prescribed application fee. The fee can be paid in online mode. The category-wise NEET application form is mentioned in the table below:


NEET application fee (in Rs)

General/OBC candidates

Rs. 1400

SC/ST/PH candidates

 Rs. 750 

NTA NEET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of NEET 2019 will be available to download from the first week of December 2018 for February session. While NEET 2019 hall ticket for May session will be available from last week of April 2019. However, the exact dates of issuance of NEET admit card 2019 has not been released yet. Candidates will be able to download the NTA NEET hall ticket 2019 using the login ID and password. Candidates can verify their personal details, examination venue, exam timings, roll number and personal details of candidates. It is mandatory for aspirants to carry NEET hall ticket along with them to the reporting exam centre.

NEET Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of NEET 2019 are the cities in which examination will be conducted. NTA will soon release the notification of NEET exam centres. In the year 2018, NEET was conducted in 2255 NEET exam centres in 136 cities. In order to get the preferred exam centres, aspirants are required to fill their preferences of exam centres while filling the application form. NEET 2019 exam centres will be allotted on the as per the first come first serve basis.

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

NEET 2019 entrance examination will be conducted in computer based mode for the first time. There will be a total of 180 number of questions in NEET UG 2019. As per the pree release by NTA, there will be no change in NEET MBBS paper pattern.


NEET exam pattern

Mode of examination

Computer based test (CBT)

Duration of exam

3 hours

Total number of questions

180 multiple choice questions


45 question from Physics, 45 questions from Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology

Total marks

720 marks

Marking scheme

4 marks for every correct answer 1 marks to be deducted for an incorrect answer 0 marks for unanswered questions

Calculation of scores

Psychometric methods, standardization techniques and the best of two sessions will be used to equate the marks

NEET Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of NEET 2019 will be released by NTA soon. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), there will be no change in NEET 2019 syllabus. The syllabus is implemented by Medical Council of India (MCI) in the year 2013. As per the MCI, NEET UG syllabus is prepared after the review of CBSE syllabi, State Boards, Council of Board Education (COBSE) and National Council of Education Training and Research (NCERT). NEET syllabus contains topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology topics. Candidates must have knowledge of NEET syllabus 2019 for better preparation.

NEET Answer Key 2019

The answer key of NEET 2019 will be released in the form of responses as the exam will be conducted in online mode. In other words, NEET answer key 2019 will contain the answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. Candidates can match their responses from the solutions provided in the answer key. With the help of NEET answer key, aspirants can calculate their marks. NEET February answer key will be released in the last week of February. While NEET May answer key will be released in the last week of May.

NEET 2019 Result and Counselling

NTA will release individual NEET result for both sessions February and May. The result of NEET February 2019 will be announced in the first week of March, while that of May session will be released in the first week of June 2019. NEET aspirants can appear for both the sessions and the better score of the two sessions will be considered for admission. To equate the scores of both sessions, psychometric methods and standardization techniques will be used. NEET UG score card will be available on this page by entering login ID/application number and password.

NEET Cut off 2019

The cut off NEET 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks to be secured for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Only candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying NEET UG cut off will be considered qualified. Based on the NEET UG cut off, candidates will be included in the merit list prepared for individual counselling. The last merit rank to be considered for counselling of NEET 2019 will vary in each state depending upon the number of seats available, reservation criteria etc.

Candidates can check the prescribed NEET cut off marks and previous year cut off marks from the table below.


NEET cut off percentile

NEET cut off marks


50 percentile



40 percentile


General PwD

45 percentile



40 percentile


NEET Merit List 2019

The merit list of NEET 2019 will be released along with the result for both the sessions. NEET merit list 2019 will be prepared on the basis of scores obtained in the medical entrance examination. Only aspirants who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be included in NEET UG merit list 2019. NTA will release two separate merit list – one for 15% All India Quota seats, while the second one for 85% state quota seats. In case the rank of two or more candidates will be equal, then authority will follow the tie-breaking method.

NEET Counselling 2019

NTA has not released the counselling dates of NEET 2019. The counselling and seat allotment for both sessions will be held together in June 2019. NEET 2019 counselling for 15% All India Quota, ESIC seats and Central and Deemed Universities will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on the behalf of Medical Counselling Committee. While, the NEET counselling for remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by the respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment process will be done on the basis of NEET rank, preferences of colleges as well as courses and availability of seats.

NEET Reservation Criteria 2019

From 15% All India Quota seats, certain numbers of seats have been reserved for various categories. Candidates from these categories are allowed to participate for NEET counselling 2019 only if they are found eligible. The category-wise NEET reservation criteria can be checked below:


Reservation percentage










NEET 2019 Important details

NEET 2019 FAQs

Below are some of the frequently asked questions of NEET 2019.

Question: What will be benefits of NTA NEET 2019?

Answer: The main benefit of NTA conducted NEET will be that candidates will be allowed to appear twice in a year. The better score from both the sessions will be considered for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Question: NEET is going to be conducted in 8 different sittings, then how the scores will be calculated?

Answer: As mentioned in the article above, in order to equate the scores, psychometric techniques and standardization procedure will be followed.

Question: What is the age limit to appear for NTA NEET 2019?

Answer: Candidates appearing for NEET must be at least 17 years old. The upper age of aspirants should not exceed from 25 years (30 years for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates) as on 7 May 2017.

NEET 2019 Exam Date

2 - 17 February 2019