The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019), is a national level entrance test. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018, however, now National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting it. The NTA has confirmed that the exam will be held once a year in pen-paper mode only. NEET 2019 is scheduled to be held on May 05, 2019. The registration for NEET 2019 will start from November 01, 2018, online at nta.ac.in. The students before proceeding to apply for the entrance exam must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Like CBSE, the responsibility of NTA is to conduct the exam, declaration of resutl and providing All India Rank to the DGHS, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. The score for NEET UG 2019 is used for admission in MBBS/ BDS courses in Medical/Dental Colleges run by the India/Dental Council of India. Check complete details about NEET 2019 from this page.
Though the NEET score is used for admission in every major Medical/ Dental Colleges in India, institutes like AIIMS and JIPMER conducts their own entrance exam. Hence, the candidates who wish to apply for AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS entrance exam need to apply separately on their respective official websites.
NEET 2019 Exam Date: The candidates can check the complete schedule as released by NTA from the table below.
|NEET 2019||Important Dates|
|Student Registration for Practice Center||01 Sep 2018|
|Application Process starts from||01 Nov 2018|
|Last date to submit the NEET 2019 Application Form||30 Nov 2018|
|Issuance of NEET 2019 Admit Card||15 Apr 2018|
|NEET 2019 Exam Date||05 May 2019|
|Declaration of Result||05 Jun 2019|
|Counselling for NEET UG 2019 shall start by||Jun / Jul 2019|
Last year, NEET entrance exam was held on May 6 and results were declared on June 4. Statistics claims over 13 lakhs of candidates registered, which saw a 16.49% of increase from the previous year. Students can choose to appear for NEET 2019 exam in nine languages- Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Gujarati and English, in more than hundred cities and over thousands of centers, across India.
Latest News on NTA NEET 2019
18 Sep 2018 – The NTA has uploaded the videos of the subject lectures given by the IIT Professors/ subject experts. These lectures are by reputed IIT Professors/Subject Experts for clarifying the concepts in the subject. The lectures have been uploaded for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
- Click Here to check the content based lectures.
31 Aug 2018 – To curb the growing burden on the students, NTA will now help students get access to free coaching for higher education tests. The NTA will be converting its 2,697 test practice centers into teaching centers from next year. The teaching component of the plan is expected to start in May 2019. Whereas, the practice centers, on the other hand, will start working on September 8, 2018.
29 Aug 2018 – The Supreme Court has allowed a person suffering from ‘low vision’, a disability in which the eyesight cannot be corrected or improved, to pursue the MBBS course and treat patients. Such students will have to appear and qualify NEET.
28 Aug 2018 – A test link for Test Practice Center registration was available, however, now, it has been closed. The student registration for TPC will start from September 01, 2018.
21 Aug 2018 – A press release for the NEET 2019 schedule has been released. As per the press release, the exam will be held one time a year and in offline mode.
NEET 2019 Test Practice Center
A facility of test practice center by NTA will start from September 01, 2018. The registration for TPC has been started and the candidates will be able to choose the Test Practice Center at the time of registration. With this facility, the candidates can get an idea of the type of questions which will be asked in the entrance test and what will be the difficulty level.
Why should you register for NTA TPC?
This is one question which every student has been asking over the time now. Why should they register for TPC if NEET 2019 is in offline mode? If you are also wondering, then let us enlighten you to. advantages of Test Practice Center.
The first and foremost advantage of the TPC introduced by NTA is that it is free coaching to students. NEET is a national level entrance examination and candidates form every background appear for the test. While some can afford the hefty coaching fees while others burn candles at home to prepare for it. NTA has established these Test Practice Centers so that every student irrespective of their class, background, etc is at the advantage and get equal opportunity to prepare for the exam.
True, that NTA has been emphasizing that this facility is majorly for rural candidates so that they have an idea on how to answer questions in the Computer-based test. But these test practice centers are not limited to this only.
As per an MHRD official quoted in media reports. “The plan is to take these centers beyond just practice tests and turn them into teaching centers. They will not charge any fees and so will be especially helpful for talented students from sections where aspirations are high but private coaching is impossible due to financial constraints.”
The plan as outlined by the official is to first allow students to appear for the mock test before the actual exam, and then analyze the results of the test with specially appointed NTA mentors. The free coaching will subsequently help students in their weak areas as revealed by the mock tests.
NEET 2019 Changes
After much discussion and meetings, the NTA has confirmed the following changes will be implied for NEET 2019. The candidates who are preparing for the entrance tests must be aware of these changes:
- The entrance test will be held in offline mode, i.e. pen-paper
- NEET 2019 will be held once a year only.
- National Testing Agency (NTA)- a new body formed – will hold the exam instead of CBSE.
- NTA will make practice module available at nta.ac.in. From August end, students can also visit nearby engineering colleges, CBSE / KV schools to practice.
- Syllabus, nature of questions, choice of language and exam fee will not change.
NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for NEET 2019 is still a topic of discussion. However, it is very unlikely that NTA will introduce any change in the eligibility. Once the notification is out, the major confusion will be over. However, until then the candidates can check the eligibility criteria as given below.
Age Limit – The Candidate should fulfill the age limit in order to be eligible. Limits are as follows.
|Lower age limit for all candidates||17 years old (as on 31 Dec 2019)|
|Upper age limit for UR candidates||25 years old (as on date of exam)|
|Upper age limit for SC / ST / OBC / PH candidates||30 years old (as on date of exam)|
Changes, if any, to age limit, will be updated when NTA releases NEET 2019 information brochure.
- Candidate should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Bio-technology and English.
- Also, they should have obtained at least 50% marks (or 40% in case of reserved category) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology in aggregate.
Number of Attempts for NEET 2019 – There is no attempts limit in NEET exam.
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern
Those who are preparing for NEET 2019 must be aware of its exam pattern and syllabus. The NTA has confirmed that the exam pattern and syllabus will be same as last year. Hence, NEET 2019 is a pen-paper based test and will consist of MCQ type questions. The duration of the exam is 03 hours. The entrance test will be held in more than one languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
The test will consist of 03 sections namely – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The distribution of question in each of these sections is as follows:
|Name of the Subject||Number of questions||Max Marks|
- For every correct answer, you will get +4 marks.
- There is also a negative marking. Hence, for an incorrect response, -1 marks will be deducted.
|Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer||More than one answer marked||No answer marked|
NEET 2019 Syllabus
A critical component of NEET preparation is knowing its syllabus. Since students from all over India will appear in NEET, therefore it is very thoughtfully designed. The NEET syllabus was first introduced in the year 2017. Then in 2018, there were rumors of changes being introduced, which were later dispelled. Now for 2019, the syllabus will remain the same as what it was last year. So the Important Chapters for NEET 2019 as per the syllabus is given below.
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Biology
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Physics
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Physical world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||p- Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|–||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
- Click Here for NEET 2019 Syllabus pdf download.
How to Prepare for NEET 2019?
NEET is one of the most important entrance exams for those aspiring to pursue MBBS/ BDS. However, now admission in AYUSH courses is also done on the basis of NEET score. One point which a candidate should remember is that there is a negative marking of 01 marks for an incorrect answer and if more than one answer marked. NEET is definitely a very competitive entrance exam and hence its preparation even more important.
Here we have compiled some preparation tips, which can help you to prepare for NEET better.
Know the Syllabus
It is important that the students should be well aware of the syllabus for NEET 2019, to avoid any surprises during the test. The NEET 2019 Syllabus is on the basis of the subject of Class 11th and 12th.
Formula For Success = NCERT + Other Competitive Books
The NEET syllabus is prepared after reviewing various states curriculum. It is best advised to the candidates to not to keep themselves limited to NCERT only. Those who are taking coaching will receive the required study material which they should study religiously. However, those who are not taking and are doing self-studying should get hold of the current competitive books for NEET preparation.
- Click Here to know about NEET 2019 Books
Set a target
Setting a target while preparing for the entrance test will push you to go beyond your boundaries. Set a target for the practice test and try to complete it before the time.
Do not forget to prepare Notes
The students should make separate notes of the important formula, important points, full forms, relevant chapters, etc. Go through the prepared notes when you start to study and at the end of your study time. These notes will help you to learn the basics in a short time without making any extra efforts.
Polish your Basics
One of the most important advice which is recommended by the experts and toppers as well is to polish your basics. If your basics are clear, you will be able to get through the vast syllabus for NEET easily.
You must read everything and do not stop in between if you have finished your set target. Go through each and every question whether you know it or not, don’t be overconfident while studying.
Mock test and Previous Year Question Paper
There is no better way to test how well your preparation is going on other than taking mock tests and solving previous year papers. You must and must solve question papers, sample papers, mock tests as much as possible. These papers will help to some extent in NEET preparation and solve the difficulty to a certain degree.
How many hours to study for NEET 2019 – Until October, you can study 6-7 hours a day. Then, later on, you will have to study 10-12 hours a day, once your school ends. But make sure that you are actually studying, and not just sitting with your books, staring into space.
NEET Previous Year Question Papers
In order to prepare well for NEET UG 2019, NEET Question Papers links are posted below in PDF format from 2013 to 2018 with Answer Keys. Candidates can cross check their answers after solving a previous year question paper. You would get a vivid picture of the questions being asked and the difficulty level in order to clear NEET UG 2019.
- NEET Question Paper 2018
- NEET Question Paper 2017
- NEET Question Paper 2016
- NEET Question Paper 2015
- NEET Question Paper 2014
- NEET Question Paper 2013
NEET 2019 Registration
NTA will start the registration for NEET 2019 by online mode only. The candidates will not receive any printed application form to apply for NEET 2019. To register online, the candidates need to enter their personal details such as their name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc. Once the registration part is over, the candidates need to fill out the application form and pay the registration fee.
Application Fees: The NTA has confirmed that there will be no change in the application fee. The aspirants need to pay the same amount as last year. Hence the application fee for NEET 2019 is as follows and it is payable by online mode only.
|NEET Exam Year||Total number of Registrations|
|2016 (Phase I)||6,67,637|
|2016 (Phase II)||4,38,867|
NEET 2019 Admit Card
The admit card for NEET 2019 will be issued to the candidates who will successfully register for the exam. The NEET 2019 Admit Card is to be downloaded by online mode only. To download it, you need to enter the necessary login details. The Admit Card will consist of personal details of the candidate and exam details such as date, timings, venue of the examination, etc. The candidates must carry the print out their admit card on the day of the examination. After taking the print out of the admit card, you must ensure that the details are clearly visible.
NEET 2019 Answer Key
Once the exam is over, the candidates will get the answer key for NEET 2019. However, as soon as the exam is over, you will first get the answer key released by the various coaching institutes such as Allen, Aakash, and many more. Until the official authorities release the answer key, the candidates can use the unofficial key to calculate their score and estimate their chances of qualifying the entrance examination.
A week or two later, the NTA shall release the official answer key online at its website. The candidates will be able to download it from the Login. Also, you shall be able to submit an objection in the answer key. The calculation of marks should be done as per the marking scheme only given by NTA.
NEET 2019 Result
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the NEET 2019 Result online. To check their result, the candidates need to enter the necessary login details. Those who will obtain marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks will be declared as qualified and will be included in the merit list. The NTA shall not publish any category-wise merit list. The candidates are shortlisted for admission on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination.
NEET 2019 Cut Off
The cut off for NEET 2019 will be published by considering various factors such as:
- Number of candidates appeared in the entrance examination
- Difficulty level of the test
- Number of candidates qualifying for the next rounds
- Number of seats
Institute repute or ranking
In the table given below is the expected cut off percentile. The minimum qualifying percentile signifies the least percentile required to qualify NEET 2019. The Percentile depends on the relative performance of all the candidates who have appeared for the exam, hence the corresponding marks can only be stated after the declaration of result.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentile|
|Unreserved (UR)||50th Percentile|
|Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)||45th Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||40th Percentile|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||40th Percentile|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||40th Percentile|
Previous Year Cut Off for NEET: Until the cut off for NEET 2019 is available, the candidates can check the previous year’s cut off from the table below to get an idea of the level of competition.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentile||Marks Range|
|Unreserved (UR)||50th Percentile||691-119|
|Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)||45th Percentile||118-107|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||40th Percentile||118-96|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||40th Percentile||118-96|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||40th Percentile||118-96|
NEET 2019 Counselling
After the declaration of results, the counseling for NEET 2019 will take place. The shortlisting of the candidates for NEET 2019 Counseling will be done on the basis of their merit in the entrance examination. 15% seats will be filled by DGHS for All India Quota, the rest 85% seats will be filled by States/ Counselling Authorities for State quota.
Those who want to participate in All India Quota counseling need to register for MCC counseling. After registering they have to select choices of colleges and courses. Then counseling authorities allot seats to candidates on basis of their rank. Finally, the candidates need to report at the allotted college along with necessary relevant documents.
If you have any queries about NEET 2019, then let us know in the comment section below.