NEET 2019 Introduction:
- About: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a National Level Entrance Test conducted by NTA for admission in undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/ BDS) in government or private medical colleges in India.
- Conducting Board: NEET is conducted annually by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to provide admission to the eligible candidates in MBBS/ BDS Courses.
- Grandiosity: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization for conducting a transparent, efficient and high-level standard test in order to test the candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.
- Admissions: NEET is also conducted for admission to 15% seats in government medical/ dental colleges and in all private medical/ dental colleges all over India.
- Exam Date: NEET 2019 will be conducted Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT) on Sunday, 5th May 2019.
- NEET Colleges: As per the orders of Honourable Supreme Court, there will be a single window medical entrance test all over India for admission into medical and dental colleges. Colleges are not allowed to conduct their own medical entrance exam and thus all will accept students based on NEET score.
- Quota: Admissions to all seats of MBBS/ BDS will be done through NEET. Following are the seats available under different quotas:
- All India Quota Seats
- State Government Quota Seats
- Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
- State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University
- Central Pool Quota Seats
NEET 2019 Highlights:
|Name of Exam||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Organized by||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses Offered||MBBS and BDS|
|No. of Exam Centres||84 Cities in India|
|Number of Seats Offered||65000 seats for MBBS and 25000 BDS|
|Duration of Course||MBBS: 4½ years with a 1-year compulsory rotating internship
BDS: 4 years with a 1-year compulsory rotating internship
|Examination Date||5th May 2019|
|Exam Duration||3 hours i.e. 180 minutes|
|Mode of Examination||Offline (Pen and Paper-based Test)|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany, Zoology)|
|Types of Question||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|Number of Questions||Physics – 45, Chemistry – 45, and Biology (Botany, Zoology) – 90|
|Section Wise Marks||Physics – 180, Chemistry – 180, and Biology (Botany, Zoology) – 360|
4 marks will be given for correct answers
1 mark will be deducted for wrong answers
NEET 2019 Important Dates:
- Registration Date: Application Form is available on the official website i.e. http://ntaneet.nic.in from 1st November 2018 and the last date to submit the Application Form was on 7th December 2018.
- Admit Card: The Admit Card will be available online for candidates from 15th April 2019.
- Examination: NEET 2019 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) on 5th May 2019.
- Results: Results will be declared on the official website for all the candidates on 5th June 2019.
- Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the examination will be called for the counselling process which will be held on 13th June 2019.
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NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:
- Educational Qualification: The candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) as mandatory subjects with minimum 50% for general, 45% for general PH, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC category students.
- Nationality: A candidate can be Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals.
- Age Limit: The candidates must be 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the 1st year MBBS/ BDS Course to be eligible for the exam.
- Number of Attempts: The candidates can attempt the exam only three times.
- Open School and Private Candidates: Hon’ble High Court, Delhi permitted the students of Open School(s) and Private Candidates to submit their application form for the exam.
- Note: If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed, he/she should furnish complete details to determine eligibility.
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NEET 2019 Syllabus:
- Topics: NEET syllabus covers the topics from class 11th and 12th curriculum prescribed by NTA.
- Subjects: The conducting board conducts this exam to test the knowledge of students in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
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NEET 2019 Exam Pattern:
- Mode: The examination will be conducted Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
- Question Type: The question paper will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
- Total Questions: The Question paper will consist of 180 objective type multiple choice questions.
- Duration: The exam will be conducted for 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.
- Section Wise Marks: Each section comprise of individual marks which are: Physics – 180, Chemistry – 180, and Biology (Botany, Zoology) – 360
- Marking Scheme: The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- Medium: The question paper will be in different languages of different states: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
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NEET 2019 Application Form:
- Availability: Candidates can fill the application form online on the official website from 1st November 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 7th December 2019.
- Mode of Payment: Application fee payment can be made through Credit Card/ Debit Card, Net Banking/ UPI or E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers.
|General/ OBC||INR 1400 /-|
|SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender||INR 750 /-|
- Documents Upload: All the candidates have to upload their Passport Sized Photograph, Signature, and Left Hand Thumb Impression.
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NEET 2019 Exam Centre:
- Centre: NEET 2019 is conducted across 84 cities in India.
- Allotment: The exam centres are allotted to the candidates online and there is no human intervention. All candidates can select three cities of their preference for the entrance test.
- Change of choice: The choice of cities filled in the application form by the candidates and the allotted centre shall not be changed by the examination Board under any circumstances.
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NEET 2019 Admit Card:
- Availability: The Admit Card will be available online for candidates from 15th April 2019.
- Email Copy: After the applicant downloads his/ her Admit Card, a copy of the admit card in pdf format will be emailed to the candidate on their registered email ID.
- Discrepancies: Candidates should carefully examine all the information published on their Admit Card and must contact the conducting authority in case of any discrepancy.
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NEET 2019 Results:
- Results: Result will be declared on the official website for all the candidates on 5th June 2019.
- Login Details: Candidates need to enter their enrollment number and date of birth to access the NEET 2019 Results.
- Download: Candidates can download and take a printout of the result sheet for future reference.
- Merit List: The board will prepare a merit list as per the guidance of DGHS, MCI, and DCI. The merit list will be prepared for the 15% All India Quota.
- NEET Score Calculation: NEET Scores can be calculated by following the given formula:
NEET Score= (Total No. of Correct Answers*4) – (Total No. of Incorrect Answers* -4)
- Percentile Score: NEET Percentile Score is the minimum score which should be obtained to qualify NEET 2019. The formula used to calculate the percentile score is:
Percentile Score= 100 – (Your Rank * 100) / Total No. of Candidates
- Tiebreak: In case of two or more candidates have secured the same marks in NEET 2019, tiebreaker (inter-se-merit) of such candidates will be determined in order of preference as mentioned below:
- Candidate obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
- Candidate obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.
- Candidate with less number of attempted incorrect answers in all the subjects in the Test, followed by, e)
- Candidate older in age.
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NEET 2019 Counselling:
- Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the NEET 2019 will be called for the counselling process which will be held on 13th June 2019.
- Register: All the qualified candidates must register themselves for the counselling process online.
- Purpose: NEET Counselling will be conducted for 15% All India Quota Seats and 85% for State Quota Seats.
- Counselling Process: The counselling involves the following process: Register, Payment, First Round of Seat Allotment, Round I, Round II.
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NEET 2019 Preparation Tips:
- Syllabus: Candidates must compare the exam syllabus with their board syllabus and must not cover those topics which are not the part of the syllabus.
- Sample Papers: Students should include previous years question papers and sample paper in their study materials. Previous year question papers will help you to get familiar with the exam pattern, types of questions and question weightage.
- Books: Candidates must study from the NEET 2019 Reference Books which contain the complete syllabus as prescribed by NTA. To score good marks, it is necessary to study NCERT books as well.
General Instructions for Examination:
- Being in possession of any item or article which has been prohibited or can be used for unfair practices including any ornaments, stationery item, accessories, communication device, eatable items, or any other information, material, or things relevant or not relevant to the examination.
- Making someone to write examination (impersonation) or preparing material for copying.
- Breaching examination rules or any direction issued by NTA in connection with the conduct of NEET (UG) – 2019 examination from time to time.
- Assisting other candidates to engage in malpractices, giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so.
- Writing questions or answers on materials other than the answer sheet given by the Centre Superintendent.
- Tearing the Answer Sheet or any page of the test booklet etc.
- Communicating or contacting or trying to do so with any person, other than the Staff, during the examination time in the Examination Centre.
- Candidates should not take away the answer sheet out of the examination hall/room.
- Smuggling out the question paper or part of it or smuggling out answer sheet or part thereof.
- Threatening any of the candidates or the officials will be a punishable offense.
- Attempting to use any undesirable method or means in connection with the examination.
- Manipulation and fabrication of online documents viz. admit card, rank letter, self-declaration, etc.
- Forceful entry/exit in/from Examination Centre/Hall is not permitted.
- Candidates are not allowed to have electronic device after entering the Examination Centre.
- Affixing/uploading of a morphed photograph on the application form/admit card/proforma.
- The information printed on the OMR sheet should not be erased or obliterated.
- Providing incorrect information on the answer sheet.
- Making fake claims by manipulating the responses in OMR sheet uploaded on the website for a challenge before or after the declaration of result.
- Creating obstacles in smooth and fair conduct of the examination.
- Any other malpractices declared as unfair means by the NTA.
- During the course of, before or after the examination if a candidate indulges in any of the above or similar practices, he/she shall be deemed to have used unfair practices and booked under UNFAIRMEANS (UFM) case.
- The candidate would be debarred for 3 years in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deemed fit.
The candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the Exam Centre under any circumstances. The candidates will undergo compulsory and extensive frisking before entering the Exam Centre with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors.
- Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Plastic Pouch, Geometry/ Pencil Box, Calculator, Scale, Pen, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
- Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Pager, Earphones, Bluetooth, Microphone, Health Band etc.
- Other items like Goggles, Wallet, Belt, Handbags, Cap etc.
- Any Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
- Any ornaments.
- Any eatable item packed or opened, water bottle, cool drinks etc.
- Any other item which could be used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device etc.
- Arrangement will not be made at the Centres for keeping any items/articles belonging to the candidates.
- In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the Centre, it will be considered as use of Unfairmeans and action will be taken against the candidate with the relevant provisions.
The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for the examination:
- Light colored clothes with half sleeves and long sleeves are not permitted. However in case, candidates come in a cultural/ customary dress at the Examination Centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 noon so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.
- Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted. The candidates must follow the instructions issued by the NTA strictly. This will help NTA in the fair conduct of the examination.
NEET 2019 FAQ’s:
Ques: When NEET 2019 will be conducted?
Ans: NEET 2019will be conducted Offline (Pen and Paper-based Test) on 5th May 2019 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m to 05:00 p.m
Ques: Can a candidate change their exam centre city after allotment of roll number?
Ans: No, Centre or City cannot be changed under any circumstances. Please be careful while filling choice of exam centre.
Ques: Who can appear for NEET 2019?
Ans: Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear for entrance examination.
Ques: What is the minimum qualification to appear for NEET 2019?
Ans: The candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)/ Biotechnology, and English as a mandatory subject with minimum 50% marks for general category candidate and 40% marks for reserved category candidates from a recognized board of education.
Ques: What is the minimum age limit to appear for NEET 2019?
Ans: Aspirants willing to appear for the examination must be 17 years of age before 31st December 2018.
Ques: What are the medium in which NEET 2019 question paper will be?
Ans: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, and Kannada.
Ques: From when the Admit card will be available?
Ans: The admit card will be available online on the official website from 15th April 2019.
Ques: What is the Entry time for the Examination Hall?
Ans: Entry will be allowed from 11:30 a.m. However, no one is allowed to enter inside the centre before 01:30 p.m.
Ques: Where can I find the general instruction related to NEET 2019?
Ans: Candidates can refer to the “Information Bulletin” pdf which is provided on the official website which includes all the information.