National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, i.e. NEET 2019, will be held on May 05, 2019. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the exam in pen and paper mode, for around 13 lakh candidates. The exam will be held at national level for 10+2 candidates who will also fulfil age, education and other NEET 2019 eligibility criteria. Through the examination, more 68028 MBBS and 27148 BDS seats will be filled. Basically NTA NEET will be considered for entire UG medical admission, except to fill seats in AIIMS and JIPMER. NEET application form is available from November 01, 2018. The last date to apply for the exam is November 30, 2018. Candidates can apply from the official website, which is  ntaneet.ac.in. After the registration, NEET 2019 aspirant will get admit card on April 15, 2019. Keep on reading the article to know NEET 2019 exam date, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, new changes, application process, etc.

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NEET 2019 Latest News

Nov 01, 2018: At 11:30 AM today, NTA has released NEET 2019 Application Form. There is no change in fee.

Oct 12, 2018: List of NEET 2019 Important Chapters with Weightage for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Oct 09, 2018: NTA will release NEET 2019 application form on November 01, 2018. Here are 5 important things you must know.

Oct 04, 2018: Exempt Tamilnadu From NEET Exam, Translation Errors Affect Thousands!: Stalin. [Read more]

Sep 28, 2018: MCI superceded by new Board of Governors. By the ordinance of President, “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (Ordinance 8 of 2018)” dated September 26, 2018, Medical Council of India has been superceded by Board of Governors (BOG). Now, BOG shall take over functions of MCI. [Read more]

Sep 26, 2018: No need of Aadhaar Card for NEET, CBSE, UGC, says Supreme Court. [Read more]

Sep 18, 2018: Free IIT PAL lectures for NEET 2019 aspirants; NTA launches valuable study material online. [Read more]

Aug 31, 2018: Government to provide free coaching for NEET exam. [Read more]

Aug 22, 2018: MHRD rolls back changes in NEET exam; now exam will be in offline mode, once a year. [Read more]

Aug 22, 2018: New exam date announced. NEET UG will be held on May 05, 2019. [Read more]

Aug 17, 2018: Students with additional biology will now be eligible for medical entrance exam. [Read more]

Jul 07, 2018: MHRD announces exam dates and major changes in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test; Exam to be twice a year in online mode in Feb / May. [Read more]

NEET 2019 – Changes, Exam Date

From 2019 onwards, new exam conducting body NTA (National Testing Agency) is conducting the NEET exam. A lot of changes were supposed to happen. Like NEET 2019 was supposed to be an online exam twice a year. However MHRD has finally decided that NEET 2019 will be held in offline mode only once a year. Changes may be implemented from NEET 2020.

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

NEET 2019 Exam Date

As mentioned before, NEET 2019 will be held only once a year. Exam date of NEET 2019 is May 05, 2019. NTA will conduct it in a single session only. Earlier, NTA was supposed to hold the exam twice a year: first attempt would have been during 03 to 17 Feb 2019, and second attempt would have been during 12 to 26 May 2019. Revised important dates of NEET 2019 have been announced. Check them here.

NEET 2019 Important Dates
NEET 2019 Application Form will be available from 01 Nov 2018
Last date to apply online 30 Nov 2018
Candidates can edit mistakes in form (NEET 2019 application form correction) 14-31 Jan 2019
Download NEET 2019 Admit Card 15 Apr 2019
Date Of Exam 05 May 2019
Unofficial answer key can be checked from 05 May 2019
NTA will release NEET Answer Key 2019 May 2019
Display of OMR sheets May 2019
Candidates can submit discrepancies / wrong questions of NEET 2019 to NTA in May 2019
NEET 2019 Result declaration with score and All India Rank 05 Jun 2019

Candidates must note dates in their calendar so that they can act as per it. It is important to apply by last date as NTA will not accept any applications after the last date. Also, candidates should visit official website nta.ac.in from data of availability of admit card and download it as they will not get it by post or any other means. Any changes in dates will be updated here from time to time as per official announcements.

Aadhaar Card Not Mandatory For NEET 2019

Several petitions had been filed questioning the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Card. A five-Judge bench delivered its verdict on it on September 26, 2018. Key points of the verdict that are relevant to NEET 2019 aspirants are as follows:

  1. NEET cannot mandate Aadhaar Card.
  2. Candidates who apply for NEET exam need not have aadhaar card.
  3. Educational institutions may not bar any student on the basis of not having Aadhaar Card.
  4. Welfare schemes, IT returns, linking to PAN card are the only avenues where Aadhaar Card may be compulsory.
  5. However the document is constitutionally valid.

NEET 2019 Application Form

Eligible and interested candidates can register for NEET 2019. They must fill and submit application form of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 as per schedule in online mode only. NTA (National Testing Agency) will not accept applications in any other mode. Know here all about NEET 2019 application form.

Application Fees

It was published in previous official announcements that NTA will not change application fee of NEET 2019. Therefore, same application fee as last year is given below. If there are any changes, they will be updated here.

Category Application Fee
UR Rs 1400
OBC Rs 1400
SC Rs 750
ST Rs 750
PH Rs 750

Modes of fee payment (expected): Credit card, debit card, net banking, e-challan payable at SBI bank.

GST, Service / processing charges (also to be paid by candidate)

Candidates also have to pay GST, service or processing fee in addition to application fee. This amount is expected to be as per following calculations.

Mode Bank Service / Processing Charges as per GST @ 18%
Net Banking SBI Rs 5 + GST
Other Banks Rs 5 + GST
Debit Card SBI or other banks 0
Credit Card Domestic 0.8% of fee + GST (minimum Rs 11)
International 3.5% of fee + GST (minimum Rs 11)
Cash Deposit Through e-Challan SBI Bank Branch in India 0
UPI 0

How To Fill Application Form?

Procedure of doing registration for NEET 2019 is explained here. Candidates can follow step by step guide to fill an error free form and submit it on time.

  • Visit official website of NEET 2019 that is nta.ac.in.
  • Click “Fill Application Form” link.
  • Towards left side (if accessing through computer) or at top (if registering through mobile), there is a new candidate registration box. Read simple steps to apply and click “Apply for NEET 2019” button.
  • Detailed steps to apply appear on screen, with a link to download NEET 2019 information brochure. Download brochure and know all about NEET 2019.
  • Click on “proceed to apply online” button at end of page.
  • Now fill in basic details including state of eligibility, state where class 12 / NIOS study center is located, select an identification type, enter ID type number, name, date of birth, gender. Click submit button.

By doing above steps, you have completed basic registration for NEET 2019. Now you will fill its application form.

  • Enter personal details, exam related details, contact information, educational qualifications, guardian details, chose a password. Enter all this and click “submit and review” button.
  • Form for review appears on screen. Check that all details are correct and click submit button.
  • Upload scanned photograph, signature images now.
  • Then pay examination fee.
  • After you pay fee, a one page form for NEET 2019 generates. You should download and print it for future reference.

Note down application number, password details carefully.

To register for NEET 2019, aadhaar card is not mandatory. While filling up application form, candidates will come across a field that asks for an ID. In this, candidates can provide any one of the following IDs.

  • Passport number
  • Ration card number
  • Bank account number
  • Aadhaar card
  • Any other valid government identity number

NEET 2019 Application Form Correction

Candidates will get a one time opportunity to edit mistakes in application form. The NEET 2019 Application Form Correction is likely to be available in the second week of March. Key details of the form correction are below.

  • There will be 5-6 days window to correct mistakes in form.
  • In this time, candidates have to use the login link to do permissible corrections.
  • If there is any difference in fee, then candidates need to pay that. However if the fee new is less than fee old, then NTA shall not refund any amount.
  • NEET UG 2019 application form correction is likely to be available for identification identity, date of birth, gender, state code of eligibility, category, disability status, medium, examination centre (limited states).
  • Correction will be allowed only in those fields that affect candidature and merit.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to check all details before submitting form.

NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill NEET 2019 eligibility criteria in order to be eligible to appear in the exam. If an ineligible candidate appears in exam, then even if he or she gets result, even then he or she will not be considered for admission. Therefore candidates should check eligibility criteria for NEET 2019 given here.

Age Limit

UR candidates should be between 17 to 25 years old. SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates should be between 17 to 30 years old in order to be eligible.

  • Lower age limit: Candidates should be 17 years old as on 31 December 2019. Therefore date of birth should be prior to 01 January 2003.
  • Upper age limit: Maximum age of candidate should be 25 years as on date of exam. However SC, ST, OBC, PH candidates get 5 years age relaxation. Therefore date of birth should be on or before 05 May 1994, or the date of birth should be on or before 05 May 1989 in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates.

Attempts Limit

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates should have either passed class 12 or are appearing in final exams in 2019.
  • Their last 2 years of study should comprise Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English.
  • Candidates who have studied B.Sc with not less than two subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and also passed earlier qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English.
  • Candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology, English individually.
  • Minimum marks requirement is that candidates must have at least this much marks taken together in these subjects – 50% for UR, 45% for PH, 40% for SC/ST/OBC.

NEET 2019 Notification

Through this notice, NTA says that MHRD has decided to hold NEET 2019 only once a year and in offline mode only. The new exam date was announced through this notification. It also says that MOHFW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) had recommended rolling back changes.

This notification came as a real shocker for students as they were very excited about getting two chances to appear for NEET 2019 exam. Now they will again get only one chance. Candidates are requested the final dates of NEET 2019 as per this notification only.

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

NEET 2019 Exam Pattern

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

The NEET exam pattern 2019 indicates mode of exam, subjects, distribution of questions, marking scheme, exam duration. Candidates who are appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test must note the exam pattern in order to prepare for it. Check complete exam pattern below.

Mode of exam: NEET 2019 will be a pen and paper based test. Candidates will get a hard copy of question paper. Then they have to mark answers in an OMR sheet.

Syllabus: The NEET 2019 syllabus shall comprise of physics, chemistry, biology subjects. Topics shall be those that are taught in CBSE, and state boards in class 11 and 12 (10+2 level). The complete syllabus is as prescribed by MCI. Candidates can check question distribution from subjects below.

Subject Number Of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology 90 360
Total 180 720

Marking Scheme: As per the marking scheme of NEET UG 2019, candidates will get the following marks for correct answer and face penalty for incorrect answers.

  • Correct answer: +4 marks
  • Incorrect answer: -1 mark
  • Not attempted: 0 marks

Duration of exam: The exam will be of 3 hours. Candidates will attempt physics, chemistry, biology subjects in one sitting.

NEET 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET exam has been decided by MCI after due diligence of syllabus of CBSE, NCERT, COBSE. It has been designed in such a way as to have uniformity across the country. NEET syllabus 2019 consists of topics taught in class 11 and 12 in subjects of biology, physics, chemistry. Detailed list of chapters and topics are as follows.

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

Download complete syllabus in PDF format here.

NEET 2019 Preparation

Every year lakhs of students appear in the NEET exam. Last year 13,26,725 students had registered and 12,69,922 had appeared. The number of candidates who qualified was 7,14,562. [Candidates need to get cut off marks in order to qualify.] The qualified candidates then got seats on basis of their All India Rank to around 90,000 seats. Therefore it is clear that the competition is fierce to get a medical seat.

Preparation for NEET 2019 should achieve two objectives:

  • Build a base to secure at least cut off marks to qualify exam.
  • Aim high to secure good score to get college of choice.

Many students what is a safe score to obtain in NEET exam to get a good college. Experts opine that 550+ should be a good score to ensure a seat in a good college. However this may vary year-to-year on the basis of competitive levels of candidates and difficulty level of question paper.

Preparation Tips

If you believe you can do it, you will. So with that thought in mind, just jump right into your preparation. Start studying diligently and stick to your schedule. Here are some valuable tips to prepare for the exam.

  1. Read NCERT line by line. NCERTs are the most important books for NEET preparation.
  2. Have a feasible study timetable and stick to it.
  3. Make formula chart or notebook for physics.
  4. Also make a equation chart or notebook for chemistry.
  5. Pay attention to diagrams in biology and draw them yourself to understand and remember.
  6. Regularly solve multiple choice questions.
  7. You must solve previous year question papers of NEET.
  8. Solve at least 15-20 sample papers, practice papers also.
  9. Do not leave any topic. If time is short, then take help of a teacher so that you can understand the left-over topics quickly.
  10. Be regular with your studies and stay away from distractions.

7 Month Preparation Plan

October, November, December, January, February, March, April – these are the months remaining to prepare for NEET 2019 exam. Now that the focus has finally shifted from what are the changes in NEET 2019 to its preparation, let us delve upon how to prepare in 7 months to crack the exam.

October 2018 to January 2019: In this time, you need to follow a fool proof plan that satisfies following criteria.

  • If you have not yet completed class 12 syllabus, then finish it by mid-October.
  • Revise at least 75% of class 11 syllabus.
  • Revise at least 75% of class 12 syllabus.

February to March 2019: In these 2 months, you will inch closer to NEET exam as well as board exams, if you are a class 12 student. Therefore your plan should strategy to cover

  • Studies for board exams (if you are a class 12 student).
  • Revision of remaining 25% class 11 syllabus.
  • Revision of remaining 25% class 12 syllabus.
  • Continuous revision of formulae, concepts, diagrams.
  • Solving previous year question papers, take mock tests, solving sample papers.

April 2019: In the last month, you should let go of all distractions, up your enthusiasm, and follow a good study regimen. Your study plan for NEET 2019 in April should be to

  • Take at least 10 full length mock tests.
  • If there are any topics from which you are continuously unable to solve questions, seek help of a teacher to help you out.
  • Revise daily and keep calm.

Remember, confidence plays an important role. So keep your motivation levels up at all times. Stay away from negative people and always remind yourself why you want to be a doctor.

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

Can Students Apply For NTA NEET 2019 Mock Test?

Students who visit official website of NTA that is nta.ac.in will see that there is a link for “student registration for mock test”. When one clicks it, it redirects to ntatpc.in which is for NTA mock tests practise at TPC and website. Here one can login using google ID, facebook, or using mobile number. This is to register for mock tests of NTA exams.

NEET 2019 Mock Tests are not yet available at nta.ac.in or ntatpc.in. However, many test preparation centres (unofficial) have launched mock tests and test series. Those who wish to prepare for NEET 2019 by practicing online mock tests can utilize them.

It is important to point out that NEET 2019 will be a pen and paper mode test. Hence, as such it is not compulsory to practice online mock tests. Candidates can solve previous year question papers of NEET, sample papers, practice papers instead.

Best Books for NEET 2019

Books are a student’s best friend! As you are preparing for NEET 2019, it is very important for you to know which are the best books to study from. By referring the most recommended books, you will be able to learn quickly and increase your chances of being able to attempt more questions accurately in the exam.

There are hundreds and hundreds of books for physics, chemistry, biology for class 11 and 12 in the market. There are an equally large number of books specifically for NEET preparation also. No one has the time to study all of them, or practice questions from all of them. So which ones should you study from? This, you will learn from the most recommended books for NEET 2019 list given below.

We have prepared subject wise lists of books for you here.

Important: Before any other book, you must study from NCERT. NCERT books for class 11 and 12, for physics, chemistry, biology are must-reads for NEET exam. This is recommended by teachers and toppers. You should study theory completely from NCERT, and then if you think that you would like to study a topic more in-depth, then you can take a reference book.

Apart from NCERT, there are some other good books also, which you should study only after reading all theory from NCERT. In addition, it is important to solve MCQs from NEET preparation books. We have listed below best recommended books.

Most recommended books for Physics for NEET 2019

To study theory: Concepts of physics by HC Verma

For MCQs: Objective physics by GRB, Objective Physics by DC Pandey, IE Irodov, Resnick Halliday and Walker

Most recommended books for Chemistry for NEET 2019

Organic chemistry: GRB Bathla, ABC of Chemistry by Modern, MS Chouhan

Inorganic chemistry: JD Lee, VK Jaiswal

Physical chemistry: OP Tandon, N Awasthi

Most recommended books for Biology for NEET 2019

To study theory: Pradeep’s Biology

For MCQs: Objective physics by GRB, Trueman, Objective Biology by Dinesh, Objective Botany by Ansari, Pradeep Guide of Biology.

NEET 2019 Admit Card

NEET 2019 Admit Card Download Date: Candidates can download hall ticket from April 15, 2019.

How To Download?: Those who have applied for NEET exam can download admit card by logging in. For the purpose of login, one has to enter username and password.

NEET 2019 Admit Card will be issued at nta.ac.in. Only successfully registered candidates will be able to download it. It is also known as hall ticket. Most important things to know about it are below.

  • Candidates can only obtain admit card from NEET 2019 Login. NTA shall not send it by post.
  • After downloading hall ticket, one should read all instructions in it.
  • Check that details in it such as category, date of birth, fathers name, language, name, name and address of exam centre, photograph, roll number, signature, sub category are all correct.
  • It is compulsory to bring officially issued admit card and photograph to exam centre on day of exam.
  • Candidates must keep a copy of admit card safely until end of admission process.

NEET 2019 Exam Centres

Candidates can see the list of cities where there will be exam centres for NEET 2019 at the time of filling application form. At that time, one can see city, but exact address of centre to appear in exam will be allotted through admit card.

Last year CBSE conducted NEET exam in 136 cities, which is 32% more than its previous year. This year also it is expected to be held in at least 136 cities, the number may be more. Exact list of cities will be published on November 01, 2018, when NTA releases NEET 2019 information brochure. Until then, candidates can see the list of cities where exam was held last year.

NEET 2019 Answer Key

After exam is over, candidates will look for answer key containing correct answers of all questions. Initially, institutional answer key of NEET 2019 will be available. This will be released by coaching centres like Aakash, Allen. However soon thereafter, NTA will also release official answer key. Candidates can first check unofficial answer key to get an idea of how their exam went. Then they can see official answer key to know answers and also challenge them. National Testing Agency will consider challenges submitted by candidates and release final official answer key, on basis of which, they calculate marks for result.

NEET 2019 Result

Most important event for all medical aspirants will be declaration of NEET 2019 Result. With this, they can know marks obtained and rank. Also, result indicates status of qualifying in exam. Only those with cut off marks or more will be able to participate in counselling. Candidates can check result of NEET 2019 at nta.ac.in. Until last year, result was made available at cbseresults.nic.in. However because this year CBSE will not conduct exam, NTA will, therefore result will also be available at official website of NTA that is nta.ac.in. After checking result, candidates should download rank letter and register for counselling.

NEET 2019 Cut Off

In this exam, candidates need to score a minimum marks to qualify. That minimum marks is revealed at the time of result. However, the percentile to be obtained is already fixed.

Check the table below for NEET 2019 cut off percentile and past year cut off marks.

Category NEET 2019 Cut Off Percentile Past year cut off marks
2018 2017 2016
UR 50th Percentile 119 131 145
OBC 40th Percentile 96 107 118
SC 40th Percentile 96 107 118
ST 40th Percentile 96 107 118
UR PH 45th Percentile 107 118 131
OBC PH 40th Percentile 96 107 118
SC PH 40th Percentile 96 107 118
ST PH 40th Percentile 96 107 118

These cut off marks are out of 720. There is no sectional / subject wise cut off. Candidates need to obtain the cut off score in overall paper.

NEET 2019 Counselling

NEET 2019 Counselling will be organized by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee). It is an online counselling. Candidates who obtain qualifying marks in exam can only participate in counselling. However candidates must note that MCC conducts counselling for all India quota (15%) seats. Whereas state counselling authorities conduct counselling for state quota (85%) seats. Key highlights of what to expect in counselling is explained here.

  • In India, there are around 65000 MBBS seats and 25000 BDS seats. Admission to all these seats are on basis of NEET exam conducted by NTA only now.
  • Candidates who appear in NEET 2019 can know whether they have qualified or not, when result is announced. If they qualify, then they get a rank and they can appear in counselling on its basis.
  • For MCC counselling as well as state counselling, qualified candidates have to register. For MCC counselling they have to register at mcc.nic.in. Whereas for state counselling they must register on state counselling authority pages.
  • Candidates must exercise choices of colleges also.
  • Counselling authorities allot seats on basis of NEET 2019 AIR (All India Rank) and their choices.
  • Once candidate gets a seat, he/she may either accept by paying admission fee or reject and go ahead for next round of counselling as per that round’s eligibility criteria.
  • Declaration of seat allotment results for counselling are also online.
  • Those who get admission have to then go for document verification and other admission formalities at colleges.

NEET Toppers

Every year the exam conducting body officially publishes the list of toppers of NEET exam. In 2018, Kalpana Kumari from Bihar topped the exam with 691 out of 720 marks. Following closely, Rohan Purohit from Telangana and Himanshu Sharma from Delhi got rank 2 and 3, both with 690 marks.

Here is a complete list of last year’s toppers of the exam.

NEET 2019: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Syllabus, Age

NEET 2018 Exam Statistics

The number of candidates who appeared for exam, number of registered applicants, division among categories and genders, and such statistics about NEET is regularly published post exam. Take a look at the figures of last year.

A total of 13,26,725 candidates registered.

Registrations by nationality

  • Indian nationals: 13,23,673
  • NRIs: 1842
  • OCIs: 529
  • PIO: 60
  • Foreigners: 621

Registrations by gender and category

  • Male: 5,80,649
  • Females: 7,46,075
  • Transgender: 1
  • Unreserved category: 4,84,480
  • SC: 1,81,217
  • ST: 80,868
  • OBC: 5,80,160

Distribution of exam cities, centres and other logistics

  • Cities: 136
  • Languages: 11
  • Centres: 2255
  • Rooms: more than 5.6 lakh
  • Invigilators: more than 1.5 lakh
  • Observers: More than 4500
  • City coordinators: 153

Number of candidates who appeared and qualified

Category Registered Appeared Qualified
UR 4,84,480 4,66,213 2,68,316
OBC 5,80,160 5,56,621 3,27,575
SC 1,81,217 1,71,856 87,311
ST 80,868 75,232 31,360
Total 13,26,725 12,69,922 7,14,562

What is NTA and why is it conducting NEET 2019?

NTA (National Testing Agency) is a society that has been registered under Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. Its purpose is to hold higher education entrance exams in India. It is conducting NEET 2019 because it has been decided by competent authorities that this will relieve CBSE from exam organizing duties on one hand, and on the other hand NTA can bring greater reliability, standardized difficulty level for the entrance exam.

History of NTA: The Union Cabinet had approved the formation of a new body for conduct of entrance exams for higher education in India on November 10, 2017. The name of the new body was decided to be NTA (National Testing Agency). Then on July 7, 2018, it was publicly announced that NTA has been formed and it will conduct national level entrance exams NEET 2019, JEE Main 2019, UGC NET Dec 2018, CNAT 2019, GPAT 2019.

Changes In NEET 2019

Initially the following changes were planned to be implemented in NEET exam.

  • NTA was supposed to hold NEET twice a year in online mode.

However now it has been decided that NEET will be held once a year in offline mode only, at least for the year 2019.

So are there any changes in NEET 2019?

Yes, apart from mode and frequency, there are a few changes in the exam. They are,

Previously Now
CBSE was conducting NEET exam. NTA will conduct NEET exam.
Aadhaar card was mandatory for registration. Aadhaar card will not be mandatory for registration.
NIOS students were ineligible. NIOS students are expected to be eligible.
Students with additional biology were ineligible. Students with additional biology are expected to be eligible.
There were attempts limit (initially, but later removed). There will not be any attempts limit in NEET 2019.

NTA is conducting National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, therefore the exam is also referred to as NTA NEET 2019. It is the entrance exam for undergraduate medical studies, therefore the exam is also called NEET UG 2019. Earlier Central Board of Secondary Education used to conduct NEET, erstwhile AIPMT, therefore some may still refer to this exam as CBSE NEET 2019. Therefore all the terms NEET 2019, NTA NEET 2019, NEET UG 2019, CBSE NEET 2019 refer to same exam that is the medical entrance exam for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH programs in India, and they are used interchangeably on this page.

NEET 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

NEET is such an important exam for all the medical aspirants in India, that there are bound to be a million questions about it in their minds. Everyday we receive hundreds of queries at Aglasem about NEET 2019. Many of you share your queries in comments section, some share their concerns on social media, and some reach out to our experts personally to ask them.

Here we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions on NEET 2019, and given their answers. Chances are that you may also have one of these questions in your mind and these will be helpful in clearing your doubts. However, if you still have a doubt, please feel free to ask in comments section below.

Qs. What are the number of attempts limit for NEET?

Ans. Hi! There is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET UG. You only need to fulfill the age limit and educational qualification.

Qs. I have a gap year in my studies. Am I eligible for NEET exam?

Ans. Hello! Yes, you are eligible for NEET exam even if you have one or more gap years in your studies. However you should check that you fulfill the age limit.

Qs. My date of birth is . Am I eligible for NEET 2019?

Ans. Hi! The age limit of candidates is calculated on cut off dates set by the exam conducting body. Based on the past year’s eligibility criteria, the date of births, on which if candidate’s birth date falls then he/she will be eligible, are as follows. However if there are any changes in it, then they will be updated when NEET 2019 information brochure is released by NTA on November 01, 2018.

Category Eligible DOB
UR 06 May 1994 to 01 January 2003
SC / ST / OBC / PH 06 May 1989 to 01 January 2003

Qs. I have completed my 10+2 from a regular board. I had additional biology. So am I eligible?

Ans. Hello dear aspirant! Last year MCI had put a lot of students in a fix by making additional biology ineligible. However the matter was taken up legally and heard by learned counsels. As per last decision of the court in August 2018, students with additional biology are eligible for NEET. This decision is supposed to be applicable to NEET 2019 also. However you may wait a little a check final official details that are announced by NTA in NEET 2019 information brochure.

Qs. I got 70% marks in class 12th. But I got 42% marks in PCB in class 12th. Am I eligible?

Ans. Hello dear student. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the exam. As per Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER), you should have

  • At least 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany and Zoology)/Bio-technology.

Or

  • At least 40% in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany & Zoology)/Bio-technology if you belong to SC / ST / OBC.

Or

  • At least 45% in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany & Zoology)/Bio-technology if you are a candidate with bench mark disability.

Qs. I got 50% marks in class 12th. But I failed in physics / chemistry / biology / biotechnology / English in class 12th. Am I eligible?

Ans. Hi! Alas, you will not be eligible. This is because GMER dictates that you should have at least 50% / 40% (SC / ST / OBC) / 45% (PH) and you should also have passed individually in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually.

Qs. I belong to reserved category. Who can issue my caste certificate?

Ans. Hello! Ordinarily, the authorities who can issue caste certificates are:

  • District Magistrate / Additional Magistrate / Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner (not below the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate).
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief presidency Magistrate/Presidency magistrate.
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
  • Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family resides.

Qs. I am studying in class 11 right now, and I will appear for class 12 board exams in Feb / March / April 2020. Can I sit for NEET 2019 just for practice?

Ans. Hello eager student! I am afraid not. You cannot appear for NEET UG exam unless you have either completed class 12 or will be appearing for class 12 board exams in Feb / March / April 2019. So if you are studying in class 11 then you can appear only in NEET 2020 or later than that.

Qs. Will AYUSH admission 2019-2020 also be through NEET 2019?

Ans. Hello AYUSH aspirant! Yes, AYUSH UG courses admission 2019-2020 will also be on basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) Session 2019 conducted by National Testing Agency on 5th May 2019 (Sunday). As per Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), notice dates 12 Feb 2018, all states, UT government and registrar of universities have been instructed to admit students on basis of merit list of NEET UG only.

Qs. Is there any change in NEET 2019 syllabus?

Ans. Hello dear student! No, there is no change in the syllabus of NEET exam. It has remained same for quite some time now. So you can prepare as per the same syllabus that you have been following since class 11. Please check the latest syllabus of NEET 2019 that NTA will release on November 01, 2018.

Qs. Is it confirmed that NTA will conduct NEET 2019?

Ans. Hey dear student! Yes, it is confirmed that National Testing Agency (NTA) only will conduct NEET 2019. From 2019, NTA is conducting 5 exams that are NEET, JEE Main, UGC NET, CMAT, GPAT. Whereas it is conducting JEE Main twice a year in online mode, it will conduct NEET UG once a year in offline mode at least for 2019.

If you have any queries on NEET 2019, please ask in comments below.

Medical Entrance Exams 2019

87 COMMENTS

    • Age limit for OBC is
      Lower age limit is 17 years old (as on 31 Dec 2019) and Upper age limit is 30 years old (as on date of exam).

  1. Should a person be eligible for neet 2019 after giving improvement exam of 2018 cbse board exam or not ? Kindly answer asap

  2. As there would be 8 different slots in each phase,there would be 8 different question papers and there is no chance that each paper would be of the same level. Having a single merit list for all those writing the exam for different question papers would be unfair.

  3. The photograph that is to be carried during the exam and the photograph which needs to be uploaded, both of them are to be same or different!

  4. I am now 16 years old. I will turn 17 on 26 February 2019. Can I write NEET exam on February 2019 .Or should I drop a year

    • Yes you can give more than 2 times .. because there is no attempts limit in NEET. only you have to fulfil the age eligibility criteria.

    • No one can predict that how much % of NEET 2019 exam contains previous year question paper, but the questions can come related to previous year question paper.

    • No one can predict that how much % of NEET 2019 exam contains previous year question paper, but the questions can come related to previous year question paper.

    • Hi
      Last year, students from NIOS and other open schools were not eligible. However, as per judgement of court, they were allowed to apply and appear in exam. NEET 2019 information brochure is yet to release; when it does, this point will be clear.

  5. why cant they give a specific comment why r they confusing students once they declare it will be only online then other statement and later offline mode. no fix criteria and policy.Statements came in a hurry without studying the infrastructure.

  6. Sir I want to ask you that how many times I can give NEET, if I am from general category and I am in 12th class and my date of birth is 14-08-2002

    • hi,
      There are no attempts limit in NEET only there is an qualification marks, age limit and other Factors to apply for the NEET exam.
      As your age date of birth is 14-08-2002 and you are in 12th class you are eligible for the NEET 2019 and The upper age limit for NEET UG is 25 years as on the date of examination for the general category.
      you can check more details regarding to eligibility criteria here: https://medical.aglasem.com/neet-2019-eligibility-criteria/

    • Expected Date Of Birth for SC Candidate are to be Born on or between 05/06/07 May 1989 and 01 Jan 2003. So you are not eligible… but wait for the official notification.

  7. Will Private candidate will be eligible for neet 2019 if they have completed their practical exam in regular course but called private as they cleared 12th in 3 years because of sickness.

  8. राजनीतिक बबंडर से हर कोई बचना चाहता है। यहां भी वही बात है। अगले साल चुनाव है। क्यों बबंडर मचे। सारे दोष राजनीति की है। एक अच्छी सोच ऑनलाइन परीक्षा पद्धति अपनाने की थी। पर रोल बैक

    • you are absolutely right! we live in a nation where the political agenda is given more importance over the future of the upcoming generation. SHAME!

  9. This decision was totally wrong…….bpl students will get two chances now how they will do if they would not seleted in first attemt..

  10. Kya village ke student jee main nahi dete hai?
    Kya village ke student ka board ka exam Feb me nahi hota hai?
    Is jee main is much competitive than NEET?
    The fact behind this only related to ELECTION 2019

    • hey Sohan there is no such comparison between the JEE Main and the NEET. because NEET is for medical and JEE Main is for the engineering.
      And the competitive exams like Jee main will be held in the month of Jan and April and the NEEt will be held in the month of May. So you guys can start your preparation from today onwards and there is no need to take tension that how you’ll prepare for those competitive exams. There is plenty of time that you guys can prepare for the Board as well as for the competitive exams.

  11. they should have allowed computer based exams and twice a year. if having 8 sessions was difficult, they could have it only once both times

    • As the application form will be available on 1st November 2018, So it is sure that the information bulletin will also release on the same day.. but there is a possibility of releasing of information bulletin earlier. STAY CONNECTED.

    • Expected Date Of Birth for OBC Candidate are to be Born on or between 05/06/07 May 1989 and 01 Jan 2003. So you are not eligible… but wait for the official notification.

    • As per Delhi High Court’s hearing on 21 Aug 2018, students with additional biology are eligible for NEET. So you should be eligible for NEET 2019. However, please wait for NTA to release NEET 2019 information brochure, which will be available on 01 Nov 2018.

  12. 9953327738 its my whats aap number gyzz…
    Anyone experienced helping me please please please contact me i am confused for my eligibility

  13. What and all documents required to submit for 2nd attempt of NEET 2019?
    Is it 1st attempt rank/result is required while filling application form?

  14. sir,
    I am belong in the state west Bengal.
    so what is my 15% AIC?-my state/except my state….

    please clear this concept…
    thank you so much

  15. sir,
    Now i am in mathematics honers B.sc 1st year student,i passed physics,chemistry,biology,mathematics,Bengali & English in 10+2 exam(year 2017).
    so,
    kindly tell me about my code no?

  16. Maine 12 up board se ki hai but 11 cbse board se and 11 aur 12 mein 1 year gap hua tha
    I want to know wheather am I eligible or not ?

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