NEET 2019 Seat Allotment Result for round 2 has been released on the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can also check through the direct link provided on this page. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, i.e. NEET 2019, was held on May 05, 2019. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the exam in pen and paper mode, for around 13 lakh candidates. The exam is held at the national level for 10+2 candidates who will also fulfill age, education and other NEET 2019 eligibility criteria. Through the examination, more 68028 MBBS and 27148 BDS seats will be filled. Basically, NTA NEET considered for entire UG medical admission, except to fill seats in AIIMS and JIPMER. Keep on reading the article to know the NEET 2019 exam date, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, new changes, application process, etc.
Latest: NEET 2019 Notice regarding candidates who want resign their seat alloted during round 1 Cousnelling has been released, check here
From 2019 onwards, new exam conducting body NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts 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.
As mentioned before, NEET 2019 is held only once a year. Exam date of NEET 2019 is May 05, 2019. NTA will release NEET Result 2019 on the official website, nta.ac.in. 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||29 May 2019|
|Display of OMR sheets||31 May 2019|
|Candidates can submit discrepancies / wrong questions of NEET 2019 to NTA in||31 May to 02 Jun 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 the last date as NTA will not accept any applications after the last date. Also, candidates should visit official website www.ntaneet.nic.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.
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 is relevant to NEET 2019 aspirants are as follows:
After the exam is over, candidates look for answer key containing correct answers to all questions. Initially, the institutional answer key of NEET 2019 is available. This is released by coaching centres like Aakash, Allen. However soon thereafter, NTA will also release the official answer key. Candidates can first check unofficial answer key to get an idea of how their exam went. Then they can see the 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 the basis of which, they calculate marks for the result.
Eligible and interested candidates can register for NEET 2019. They must fill and submit the 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.
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.
Modes of fee payment: 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|
The 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.
By doing the above steps, you have completed basic registration for NEET 2019. Now you will fill its application form.
Note down application number, password details carefully.
To register for NEET 2019, aadhaar card is not mandatory. While filling up the application form, candidates will come across a field that asks for an ID. In this, candidates can provide any one of the following IDs.
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.
Candidates must fulfill NEET 2019 eligibility criteria in order to be eligible to appear in the exam. If an ineligible candidate appears in the 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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
Duration of exam: The exam will be of 3 hours. Candidates will attempt physics, chemistry, biology subjects in one sitting.
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.
Download complete syllabus in PDF format here.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 nta.ac.in which is for NTA mock tests practise at 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.
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.
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
Organic chemistry: GRB Bathla, ABC of Chemistry by Modern, MS Chouhan
Inorganic chemistry: JD Lee, VK Jaiswal
Physical chemistry: OP Tandon, N Awasthi
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 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 has been issued at nta.ac.in. Only successfully registered candidates can download it. It is also known as hall ticket. Most important things to know about it are below.
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.
Most important event for all medical aspirants will be the declaration of NEET 2019 Result. With this, they can know the marks obtained and rank. Also, the result indicates the status of qualifying in the exam. Only those with cut off marks or more will be able to participate in counselling. Candidates can check the result of NEET 2019 at nta.ac.in. Until last year, the 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 the official website of NTA that is nta.ac.in. After checking result, candidates should download the rank letter and register for counselling.
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|
|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 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.
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.
The number of candidates who appeared for the exam, number of registered applicants, division among categories and genders and such statistics about NEET has regularly published post exam. Take a look at the figures for last year.
A total of 13,26,725 candidates registered.
Registrations by nationality
Registrations by gender and category
Distribution of exam cities, centres and other logistics
Number of candidates who appeared and qualified
NTA (National Testing Agency) is a society that has been registered under the 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, the 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.
Initially, the following changes were planned to be implemented in NEET exam.
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,
|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 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. Every day we receive hundreds of queries at Aglasem about NEET 2019. Many of you share your queries in the 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 the comments section below.
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.
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.
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.
|UR||06 May 1994 to 01 January 2003|
|SC / ST / OBC / PH||06 May 1989 to 01 January 2003|
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.
Ans. Hello dear student. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the exam. As per Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER), you should have
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.
Ans. Hello! Ordinarily, the authorities who can issue caste certificates are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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