NEET -National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2019
NEET Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application Process, Eligibility
Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, NTA
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is one of the most competitive medical entrance exams in India. The National Testing Agency is the newly-appointed governed body of the NEET exam from the year 2019 onwards. The exam has been proposed to be conducted twice in a year (February and May). It is a combined national-level medical entrance exam, which paves the way for admission to the government and private medical colleges. Candidates who clear NEET-UG Exam are given admission in undergraduate courses of MBBS/BDS. From the year 2016, no other entrance exam, except NEET, will be considered valid for admission to government and private medical colleges except AIIMS and JIPMER.
NEET 2019 Exam:
Name of the exam - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Exam conducting authority - National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official Website - http://nta.ac.in
Exam Type/Occurrence - National Level/Twice in a Year (Feb and May)
Exam Mode - Online
Offered Courses - MBBS/BDS
Exam pattern - MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Exam duration - 3:00 hours (180 Minutes)
NEET Exam 2019 Important Dates
The Centre's Agency NTA is going to administer the NEET exam 2019 two times a year. This indicates that students will have one more chance to showcase their talent and perform better. The first edition of the exam will be conducted in February 2019 (dates not announced yet), while the second edition will take place in May 2019. Take a sneak peek of the tentative dates for Neet UG 2019 Exam (Feb/May) -
NEET 2019 February Exam Important Dates
Availability of online application form - 01-October-2018
Closing date to submit application form -31-October-2018
NEET Exam 2019
Mode of the exam - Online
Language - English, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu (added in 2018)
Type of questions - Objective-type questions (MCQs)
Number of questions - 180 questions
Subjects -Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Marking Scheme - 4 marks for every correct answer
Negative marking -1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
No. of questions / Marks? - Physics, Chemistry , Botany and Zoology- 45 questions /180 marks each
NEET Exam 2019 Eligibility
Candidates must check out the eligibility criteria for the NEET 2019 exam before moving ahead with the application process.
Nationality - A candidate should be a citizen of India.
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals are also eligible.
Candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are now eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
Candidates from J & K state are eligible for 15% AIQ seats only on the basis of self-declaration.
Educational Qualifications -
A candidate should have done 12th from any recognised University or Board with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Biotechnology. MHRD has recently authorised students who have passed class 12th from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) or any State Open School to apply for the exam.
A general candidate should have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology to become eligible for the exam.
There is a relaxation in the marks required for the reserved category of candidates. A physically disabled person of the general class needs to have a minimum aggregate of 45% to become eligible for the exam. For SC/ST/OBC candidate they are required to have scored a minimum 40% in aggregate to become eligible for the exam.
Age Limit -
Candidates should have, at least, 17 years of age at the time of admission.
The maximum age limit is 25 years. A relaxation of 5 years is applicable for the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST categories. Check the age criteria for the table given below:
Neet Exam 2019 Born Duration
Candidates belonging to Unreserved (UR) category - Born on or between 07.05.1994 and 01.01.2003
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH category - Born on or between 07.05.1989 and 01.01.2003
Number of Attempts: NEET exam 2018 Ends the Maximum Attempt Limitation
Application Fee for NEET
General and OBC - INR 1400/-
SC/ST/PH - INR 750/-