NEET 2019: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Application Process, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Last Modified: 09 May 2024

NEET 2019, one of the toughest medical entrance examinations in the country, paves the platform for the students seeking admission to MBBS/BDS courses in the prestigious government and private medical colleges and institutions. From the year 2019 onwards, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be regulated by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was the exam-conducting body of NEET. NTA would continue to regulate the NEET exam like the way CBSE did – in the offline mode, and the entrance test will not be held twice. It will be conducted once a year.

NEET 2019 Overview:

Exam Name


Popularly Known

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency or NTA

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper)



Number of Attempts

Once a Year

Exam Pattern



3 Hours

Official Website

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NEET 2019 Important Dates:

NEET 2019 Exam Events (May)

NEET 2019 Important Dates (Announced)

Release of online application form


Neet 2019 Application Process

Last date for filling application form


Issuance of NEET 2019 admit card


Exam to commence


Result announcement


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NEET 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

The NEET 2019 syllabus comprises questions from four subjects - Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry.  MCI makes the syllabus after going through various state and centre-level boards that conduct the 12th examination in science stream.

About exam


Mode of exam

Pen and paper

Various languages in which paper is set

Hindi, English, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Assamese and Urdu (included from 2018 onwards)

Type of questions

Objective type questions

Total number of questions


Subjects included

Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics

Marking method

4 marks is allotted for every right answer

Negative marking

One mark is deducted for every wrong answer

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Distribution of marks –

Neet 2019 Subjects

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Total marks



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NEET Eligibility 2019:

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria of the NEET 2019.

  • Nationality: Candidates with Indian citizenship are eligible for this exam. Foreign nationals, overseas citizens of India (OCIs), persons of Indian origin (PIOs) and non-resident Indians (NRIs) are also eligible.
  • Under 15% AIQ seats, students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir are also eligible.
  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination with Biology/ Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics from any recognised board. Apart from this, as per the recent amendments made by MHRD, 12th pass outs from National Institute of Open Schooling or any State Open School can also apply. General category students need to have scored at least 50% in Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry and Physics to be eligible for this exam.
  • There is also relaxation in the marks for the reserved category of students. General category students, who are handicapped, are eligible for this exam with 45% in aggregate, whereas SC/ST/OBC students with 40% marks in aggregate are eligible for this exam.
  • Number of attempts – There is no limit on the number of attempts from 2018 onwards.
  • Age limit: Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. The maximum age limit for candidates taking this exam is 25 years. There is a 5-year relaxation for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC.

For unreserved candidates

Date of birth should be between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002

For SC/ST/OBC/PH category candidates

Date of birth should be between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002 

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NEET 2019 Application Process:

The National Testing Agency will make the NEET 2019 application process online. Candidates are required to visit the official website, i.e. There is no alternative method for applying.

  • Medical aspirants are advised to visit the official web portal of the National Testing Agency.
  • It will look similar to the below image.
  • In the ‘NTA Exam’ section, click on ‘Medical - National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination’.
  • To the bottom of the page, there’s a ‘Registration’ button. Click on it and register for the exam.

NTA NEET 2019 Registration

Provide all the relevant information in the given fields, such as - the name of the candidate, educational qualification, address, etc. The confirmation page will pop up after successful payment of the application fee. Candidates need to take a minimum of two print-outs of the confirmation page for the future use.

NEET 2019 Application Fee – 

Category of candidate

Application of fee

For General and OBC

INR 1,400/-


INR 750/-

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Note: Candidates should pay the prescribed application fee along with the application form through the online mode of payment - E-Wallet, Net Banking, Debit card or Credit card.


NEET Admit Card 2019:

The National Testing Agency will issue the NEET 2019 admit card on 15th April 2019 on the official website. You can download it using the login credentials such as your NEET registration number, security PIN and date of birth. The admit card is a compulsory document to carry to the exam venue. Also, do not forget to bring 2 passport size photographs to affix one on the admit card and another on the attendance sheet.

Note: NTA will not send the hard copy of the NEET hall ticket 2019 on your residential address. 

NEET 2019 Exam Result:

The National Testing Agency will be announcing the NEET result 2019 on 5th June 2019. Those who will make it to the qualifying list will be able to get a seat in the leading medical and dental institutes in the country. For the general category students, the minimum NEET cut-off marks would be 50%. For the reserved category candidates, the cut-off would be 40%. After the release of NEET cut-off 2019, NTA will release an all-India merit list. This list will have the NEET ranks of the qualified candidates.

NEET 2019 Counselling:

The NEET counselling 2019 will start after June 5. For 15% of All India quota seats for candidates, Directorate of Health Services will do counselling, while for the remaining seats the respective state directorate will do counselling.

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