NEET 2019, also known as National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is an entrance test which needs to be cleared in order to get a seat in a medical or dental college in various private and government institutes in India. Every year it is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, popularly known as CBSE in the month of May/ June. But recently, a new committee, known as NTA ( National Testing Academy) has taken the responsibility to conduct NEET UG 2019 onwards in order to reduce the workload of CBSE. To avoid last minute rush, candidates must start keeping a check on the official website from the month of February, every year. All the necessary details regarding NEET 2019 Exam like the important dates, National Testing Agency(NTA), how to prepare for this test, syllabus etc.could also be found in this page too.
NEET UG 2019 is an online test so, no offline application would be accepted for the same. Candidates need to fill in the online application form in the stipulated period of time. Candidates must follow the information bulletin for the instructions as candidates not following the instructions will be disqualified. Majorly, every govt/ pvt medical institutes take NEET UG 2019 marks into consideration but AIIMS and JIPMER conducts their internal entrance exam.
NEET 2019 Exam
Every year, medical aspirants from all around India eagerly awaits to clear NEET in order to get a seat in some good MBBS/BDS courses college, making it one of the largest medical entrances of India. It was decided by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India for the benefit of Indian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from even a foreign Medical Institute need to qualify NEET (UG).Thus, one can imagine what a vital role NEET score plays. NEET UG is a single stage and an objective type of test. It is a 3 hour test. Admissions to all seats in BDS/MBBS of NEET UG 2019 will be done on the basis of NEET and the quota seats available are as follows – All India Quota Seats, State Government Quota Seats, Central Institutes/Universities/Deemed Universities, State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University and Central Pool Quota Seats. Refer to the table below in order to know all the important dates.
|Online Submission of Applications||First week of Feb|
|Application Process Ends||Mid Mar|
|Correction Window||Mid Mar|
|Admit Card Issuance||Mid Apr|
|Date of Examination||First week of May|
|Display of Answer Key and OMR sheets||Last week of May|
|Result||First week of Jun|
|Counselling||Mid to Last week of Jun|
In the last year, NEET entrance exam was held on 6 May and results were declared on 4 June. Statistics claims over 13 lakhs of candidates registered, which saw a 16.49% of increase from the previous year. Students can write 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.
Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) has been specified, according to the Indian Medical Council Act-1956/Regulations as amended in 2019 and the Dentists Act-1948/Regulations as amended in 2019. Candidates should check the eligibility clauses thoroughly before applying. Failing to do that would lead to cancellation of the application. There is no limit for number of trials, a candidate needs to clear NEET, a year.
NEET 2019 Age Limit-
- Candidate should have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
- The maximum age limit for NEET(UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,2016.
- Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2019 and are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
NEET 2019 begins every year between the months of February and March and the results are announced in the first week of June. Candidates can apply for NEET UG 2019 online on to the official website of CBSE NEET www.cbseneet.nic.in or from the official site of NTA( National Testing Agency). Candidate should scrutinize that all the information they provided in NEET 2019 while registering is true with correct spellings, otherwise legal action could be taken for the same. The application fee, last year was 1400 INR for General/OBC and 750 INR for SC/ST/PH. The application fee can be paid by an applicant using various payment options, like Debit / Credit Card, Net Banking or Payment Wallet. After making the payment, if confirmation page has not been generated, it means that application has not been submitted successfully.
Exam pattern basically remains the same but this year as NTA will take over, it may lead to some changes in the pattern of the paper. The CBSE NEET 2018 had a paper with 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)to be answered on machine-gradable sheet using Blue/Black Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only. Candidates will be marked out of maximum marks of 720. Students who will appear for NEET will get hard copies of question booklets and need to mark answers in Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets. Candidates need to select their preferred medium of language, while filling their application forms.
After the successful conduction of NEET 2019, result will be declared by the authorities and the answer keys will be released for the same. Once the evaluation of the answer sheets are done, thereafter one by one Merit Lists of the eligible and successful applicants are prepared and released by the concerned authorities and forwarded to the MCI and states for Online Counselling. The machine – gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinized. There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets. This is because of the listed reasons:
(i) The candidates have been given an opportunity to make the representation on the OMR gradation of their OMR sheets and also given an opportunity to challenge the answer in case of any doubt.
(ii) The OMRs are machine gradable which are being evaluated through specific software impartial to all.
Online counselling till 2018 was conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services. Information for online counselling would only be available on Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website (www.mcc.nic.in).Qualified candidates are advised to read the counselling related information carefully and understand the course of action to be taken by them for appearing in the Counselling. Candidates who applied for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET (UG) – 2018 had to follow the instructions of the State Government and/or authorities of the Medical/Dental colleges/Institution/University concerned with counselling.
NEET Exam, basically is divided into 3 sections biology, physics and chemistry containing objective type questions. The syllabus is prescribed by Medical Council of India. Whereas biology section consists of 90 questions, the other two sections of physics and chemistry consists of 45 questions each.
In order to score good marks in all the three sections, one must be thorough with all the concepts and topics, rather than just rot learning the formula. You can check the NEET 2019 Syllabus from the page and prepare accordingly. Candidates need to solve few sample papers in order to get a clear picture of the type of questions that may be asked. Do check the last year’s question paper to get some idea of the difficulty level. Syllabus of NEET UG 2019 has been provided below.
Click here to check the syllabus of NEET 2019.
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 2017 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