NEET 2019: Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Cut OffNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is an entrance examination, conducted all over India for the aspirants who want to pursue their career from medical and dental colleges. For MBBS and BDS courses, NEET used to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Around 15% seats in all over India are allocated on the basis of marks scored in NEET. For the first time, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET 2019. NTA, registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.

About NEET 2019:

NEET, after replacing all other medical exams, except AIIMS exam and JIPMER exam, offers medical and dental courses in various government and private to the aspirants. Earlier NEET was used to be conducted twice a year. But from now onwards, it will be conducted by NTA once a year. CBSE has made NEET mandatory to get admission in programmes like MBBS, Ayush and BDS courses.

Around 66,000 seats are allocated on the basis of NEET which is given below:

Colleges Number of seats allocated
Private Colleges 25,840
Government Colleges 27,690
NEET Counselling Seats 3,521
NEET Basis Seats 35,461

NEET 2019 Registration:

Candidates can register for NEET 2019 from 1st November 2018 through online mode on official website www.nta.ac.in. Candidates who won’t appear for NEET 2019 should start applying for the examination of the above-mentioned date.

NEET 2019 Application Form:

Candidates who wish to apply for the medical and dental courses should start filling the application form on the official website of NTA. Before applying for the examination, candidates should check the eligibility criteria thoroughly. The last date to apply for NEET 2019 is 30th November 2018. NEET application fee for different categories is given below:

  • For Unreserved/OBC Category: 1400/-
  • For SC/ST Category: 750/-

Application fee can be paid via three modes:

  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Net Banking/UPI
  • E-wallet of the common services center

Candidates will be asked to upload their photograph which should be in JPG format and between 10kB to 100kB in size. The signature should be in JPG format and size should be in between 3kB to 20kB.

Note: – Candidates should submit only one application form. Multiple application forms will be rejected.

Candidates will get a chance to edit their mistakes made in the application form. In the second week of March, candidates will be able to correct their details entered wrong. Candidates will be given 5 days to edit their wrong credentials. There may be an increment in fee while editing the details, a candidate will have to the additional fee. Candidates can re-edit only the candidature and merit affected fields. Following is the list of the section where a candidate can edit his/her details:

  • Date of Birth
  • Identification Identity
  • Gender
  • The state code of eligibility
  • Category
  • The medium of the exam paper
  • Disability Status
  • Examination Center
  • Parent’s name

NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate should check eligibility criteria before applying to NEET. He/she should check below points:

  • A candidate should be 10+2 pass out from a recognized university. If a candidate is appearing in class 12th, then he/she should pass the examination and will be asked to submit documents while counseling round.
  • Candidates who have 10+2 from open schools are not eligible for NEET 2019. If a candidate has done 10+2 education which is not prescribed by the National Committee, then he/she has to undergo one-year professional training before admission.
  • Candidates who have done bachelors course in a minimum of the two subjects: Physics, Chemistry or Biology, are eligible for NEET. Candidates must have passed Biology/Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, and English individually.
  • Candidates should be of more than 17 years according to the age criteria and less than 25 years for General category and 30 years for SC/ST. Candidates should be born on or between 7th May 1994 and 1st January 2003 for unreserved category. For OBC/SC/ST/PH category, candidates should be born on or between 7th May 1989 and 1st January 2003 as on 1st January 2019.
  • For NRI candidates or foreigners, having a passport is mandatory. Candidates who are studying abroad should have 50% minimum marks in the four subjects.
  • Candidates should have qualifying marks given below:
    • For General: 50%
    • For PwD/PH(Unreserved): 45%
    • For PH/PWD(Reserved): 40%
    • For SC/ST/OBC: 40%

NEET 2019 Exam Dates & Pattern:

Candidates can download the admit card from 15th April 2019. Admission card will be released on the website of NTA and only successfully registered candidates will be able to download the admit card. Without admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination. NEET 2019 will be conducted on 5th May 201 in a single session on a single day. The exam will be conducted from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. It will be conducted via offline mode.

There are 2255 centers all over India in different 136 cities for NEET. Candidates will be asked to fill three choices. Generally, three languages i.e. Hindi, English, and Urdu are given as the language for the exam. Apart from them, other states provide languages according to their state.

NEET 2019 syllabus is prescribed by the Medical Council of India. The question paper will be made as per the syllabus of class 12th of central board and state board as well.

Candidates will have the choice to choose their language of question paper. The question paper will be available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Assamese
  • Odia
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Kannada
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati, and
  • Urdu

There will be 180 questions of multiple choice type and duration of examination is 180 minutes. For a correct answer, candidates will be awarded four marks and for every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. The question paper will have four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each subject section will have 45 questions and total marks for every section will be 180. Therefore, maximum marks for all the section is 710 and a total number of questions is 180.

Number of Attempts:

Supreme Court has fixed number of attempts a candidate can give:

Category Number of Attempts
General 9 times
SC/ST/OBC 14 times

For the first time, National Testing Agency will provide All India Rank after the declaration of result. In Government/Dental colleges, seats have been registered according to the category of candidates:

Category of Student % of Seats Reserved
OBC( non-creamy layer) 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PH 5%

Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of NEET. There will be no offline mode available to download admit card. Candidates must have scored more than the cut-off to be eligible for the admissions.

Candidates can check answer key after few days of exam. Coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen, etc will upload answer key to their websites. Official answer key will be released by NTA on their website after a few days. Candidates can check the final answer key on that website.  Merit list is prepared by the Directorate General of Health Services, Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.

The result will be declared on 5th June 2019. Candidates can download their result sheet and rank letter. NEET does not declare result category-wise. Re-evaluation of the answer sheets is not allowed in NEET. Counseling for the selected candidates will start from 13th June 2019. NTA has reserved counseling seats for the state as well as for all India Quota:

  • For state quota: 85%
  • All India Quota: 15%

The process of seat allocation is done in three rounds and it is based on the rank secured by the candidate.

NEET 2019 Syllabus:

As discussed above, the NEET exam consists of four sections. Candidates can check below the detailed syllabus of NEET 2019:

  • Physics: Physical World and measurement, Notion of Potential Energy, Nature of Physics Law, Kinematics, Speed, Velocity, Work, Energy and Power, Laws of motion, Static & Kinetic Friction, Gravitation, Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid Body, Kepler’s Law of Planetary Motion, Properties of Bulk Matter, Bulk Modulus, Oscillations and Waves, Heat and Thermal Energy, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Heat, Electrostatics, Magnetics, Concept of Magnetic Field, Current Electricity, Optics, Wave Optics, Electronic Devices, and Conductors.
  • Chemistry: Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Hydrocarbons, p-block and d-block elements, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, and Molecular Structure, Co-ordination Compounds, Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Electro-chemistry, Polymers, Chemistry in daily life, and Biomolecules.
  • Biology: Three domains of life, Cell Structure and Cell Theory and Tissues, Plant Physiology and Human Physiology, Photosynthesis, Digestion and Absorption, Morphology and Modifications, Reproduction, Genetics, Heredity and Variations, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its applications, Ecology, Organism & Environment, and Biodiversity and its conservation.

NEET 2019 Preparation Tips:

  • Candidates should check the syllabus and pattern of the exam at the start. To come in merit, a candidate should not leave any topic.
  • A candidate should thoroughly study NCERTs. Understanding the NCERT curriculum is very important. Candidates can follow NCERTs books available in the market.
  • Candidates should practice previous year question papers. That will give them an idea about their week and strong sections.
  • Candidates should practice mocks every day. That will give an idea about their time management. Regular practice is very important as it will make a candidate flexible.

List of Books to follow:

For Physics:

  • The concept of Physics by H.C.Verma
  • Objective Physics by D.C.Pandey
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

For Chemistry:

  • ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th by Modern
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

For Biology:

  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

Documents Required after NEET Counselling:

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheets and Certificates
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate
  • 8-10 Passport Size Photographs
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport(If a candidate is from abroad)
  • Identity Proof

NEET 2018 Cut-off:

Category Cut-off
Unreserved 360
OBC, SC, ST 288
Unreserved-PH 324
OBC, SC, ST-PH 288