5 Must-Check Things for NEET 2019 Application Form
Published on : 29th August 2018 Author : Tanvi Mittal
Since the introduction of NEET in the year 2016, it has been a massive hit amongst all the medical aspirants.
Almost all government and private colleges accept the NEET score for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, except AIIMS and JIPMER. NEET 2018 saw more than 13 lakh students taking the test.
While this whopping number of candidates appeared for the test, it can be guessed that the number of applications that had been submitted must be double.
So, what happened to those applications that got rejected?
What are the reasons behind the rejections?
If you are willing to fill the NEET 2019 application form (between 1st November and 30th November 2018) and are wondering the answers to the above questions, read till the end of the article.
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Before applying, you need to ensure that you have met all the eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting body, i.e. the National Testing Agency.
There are three distinct areas of eligibility – Nationality, Age and Academic qualification.
For the UG courses, the candidates must be 17 years old at the time of admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course. The upper age limit of the unreserved category candidates is 25 years, and for the reserved categories, there is a 5-year relaxation.
The interested candidates must be Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians, Overseas Citizen of India, Persons of Indian Origin and Foreign Nationals.
They must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. the Class 12th exam from a recognised Board or University with 50% marks in aggregate.
Find complete NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Amongst the most important documents, you should keep beforehand while submitting the NEET 2019 online application form are –
- The scanned images of photo and signature with the correct size, dimension and format
- Aadhaar card for Indian Nationals
- Credit or debit details for hassle-free payment
- Passport number for foreign nationals
- Ration card number, passport, bank account number, etc. for candidates belonging to J&K, Meghalaya and Assam
3. Image Size:
Candidates need to upload the scanned copies of the passport size photograph and the signature while submitting the form. The format of the images should be in JPG or JPEG. The background for the passport size photograph should be white, and the date of taking the picture along with the name of the candidate must be mentioned on the image.
- The size of the scanned copy of the passport photograph should be between 10 kb and 100 kb.
- The size of the scanned copy of the signature should be 3 KB to 20 KB.
4. Aadhaar Card:
Aadhaar card has become mandatory for all the Indian nationals except students from J&K, Meghalaya and Assam.
It is used to allot the examination centres to the exam-takers in a hassle-free manner.
Also, this has helped applicants not to carry multiple documents for the identity and address proof. Candidates who have not received their cards yet can use the enrolment number.
And those who don’t have one are advised to visit the nearest enrolment centre and apply for it. For any spelling mistake on the card, they must apply for the correction and enter that number instead.
5. Payment Details:
Applications submitted without successful payment of the application fee will face the consequence. The application form will be rejected straight away.
Hence, applicants need to pay the registration fees as instructed. Step III (out of 4 steps) is the application fee payment.
The mode of payment is online only. Candidates can complete the payment procedure through debit card, credit card, net banking or e-wallet of different service providers.
The points mentioned above are crucial for every NEET 2019 aspirant.
To know the complete form filling procedure, we suggest you click the link mentioned here.