About NEET

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. NEET (UG) is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

Changes brought up by NTA in NEET 2019

There were supposed to be several changes made by NTA with respect to this exam. However now all changes have been rolled back. Now final details are as follows:

  • The exam will be conducted one time in 2019 in pen and paper mode and not online or twice.
  • Exam Pattern of the examination is not changed.
  • NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    • Age limit of the candidate must be between 17 to 25 years. Age relaxation is applicable for reserved category candidates.
    • Candidates should be a citizen of India.In case of any changes made by the NTA in the above criteria, it will be updated here only.
    • Application Form

      The application process will be held through online mode only. The Application form for NEET 2019 will be available on the official website. Candidates can apply for the same by filling in the mandatory fields mentioned in the form. An applicant must read eligibility criteria thoroughly as only eligible candidates can apply for the NEET 2019. Any invalid detail can lead to the rejection of your candidature. Fill in every detail carefully as no chances will be given to correct or re-edit the same. Candidates are advised to take out the printed copy of the payment receipt of the fee they paid for the application.

      Application Fee

    • For General/OBC candidates – Rs. 1400/-
    • For SC/ST/PH candidates – Rs. 750/-
    • The application fee must be paid through online mode only, i.e. Debit/Credit card, UPI or E-Wallet. The application fee is non-refundable.

      Admit Card

      The candidates who have successfully applied for the NEET 2019, only those will be able to generate the Admit Card for NEET 2019. The Admit Card will be released online on the official website. Candidates can download the Admit Card from the website by entering their Application Number and Date of Birth. Admit Card is a mandatory document that every candidate must carry at the time of examination. Any candidate who will fail to bring the Admit Card will be prohibited to take the NEET 2019 examination. It is advised to take out the colouredPhotostat of the Admit Card.

      Exam Pattern

      As per the previous year, the CBSE has designed an Exam Pattern for NEET. This year the pattern of examination will remain same even though NTA will conduct the NEET 2019. The Exam pattern mentioned below is according to the NEET 2018, as soon as we get the changes in exam pattern and marking scheme we will surely update it to this page.

      • Mode of the examination will be pen and paper based.
      • Type of question paper: Objective type (MCQ)
      • Duration: The duration of exam will be of 3 hours.
      • Number of questions: In total 180 questions.

      Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
      Physics 45 180
      Chemistry 45 180
      Zoology 45 180
      Botany 45 180
      Total 180 720

      Marking Scheme

    • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
    • Negative marking will be there, so for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
    • If any question is unanswered, neither will be awarded nor will be deducted.


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