Get Complete Details about NEET Application Process 2019

Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the registration process for the (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) NEET 2019 on 1st November 2018. The entrance exam is conducted for admission to undergraduate medical/dental courses. It is a single national-level examination which will be conducted through pen-and-paper mode.

Recent Update: NTA has extended the last date for the NEET 2019 exam registration. As per the official announcement;

“Upper Age Limit for appearing in NEET (UG)-2019 removed. Application Form is being modified accordingly which will be available tomorrow. The last date for filling online application form has been extended from 30.11.2018 to 07.12.2018 and fee payment from 01.12.2018 to 08.12.2018. PwD candidates can fill up the form as per draft notification by MCI.”

NTA, the newly-formed exam conducting body, has cleared the doubts about whether the much-anticipated medical exam will be organised twice in a year, the Agency has made it crystal clear that it would continue to hold with the same old pattern. The exam will be held once a year.

One of the high-profile entrance examinations in the country, the National Eligibility cum Eligibility Test has been scheduled to be held on 5th May 2019 in the offline (pen and paper) mode. All the interested and eligible candidates are suggested to submit their online application form between 01 November and 7th December 2018.

CBSE, NTA – What’s the Confusion about NEET 2019?

  • Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was the exam conducting authority.
  • To relieve the Board from its duties, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi formed a new agency, i.e. the National Testing Agency, which is assigned with a wide range of responsibilities including regulating the NEET exam and releasing the NEET score.
  • On 8 July 2018, the Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar released a Press Release which stated that from the academic year 2019 onwards, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination would be administered twice in a year and the mode of the exam would be online.
  • On 21 August 2018, Mr Javadekar made it clear that the Agency would regulate the medical entrance test in the offline mode. Instead of two times, it would be held just once.

NTA NEET 2019 Quick Overview:

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)


Once a Year (May)

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper)

Conducted for

Admission to MBBS/BDS programmes

Official Website

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NEET 2019 Complete Application Process – How to Fill NEET Online Application Form?

While filling in the online application form of NEET 2019, ‘candidates are required to go through the ‘Information Bulletin’ carefully and acquaint themselves with the’ important points. The mode of the application is online. ‘No offline application will be entertained’. Aspirants are advised to pay the fee well in advance to avoid last minute rush on the server.

There are basically 4 stages to complete the application process. They are –

  • Step I – Registration (Fill in Online Application Form)
  • Step II – Uploading Documents (Photo and Signature in JPEG)
  • Step III – Fee Payment
  • Step IV – Take Printout of Confirmation Page


Let’s delve deep and get to know the step-by-step guidelines to fill in the NEET 2019 online application form.

Step I – Registration (Fill in Online Application Form)

  • Log on to the official website
  • Go through the ‘Information Bulletin and Replica of Application - 2019
  • Select ‘Apply On-line’ to register. Here, you will require providing details such as your complete name, email address and active mobile number.
  • Create a password, confirm the same and ‘SUBMIT’!
  • The registration process is over.
  • Use the login credentials (login ID and password) to log in and fill out basic details, personal details, select language of question paper, academic details and residential address.

Basic Details

Personal Details

Select Language of Question Paper

Academic Details

Residential Address

Name of candidate

Same details as per basic registration


Details of Class X (Name of the institute, percentage obtained, etc.)

Home address

Name of guardian/father/mother

PWD (Person with Disability) details if applicable


Details of Class XII (Name of the institute, percentage obtained in Chemistry, Physics, English, Biology, etc.)





Those appearing in the 2019 exam or whose result is being awaited can fill in the respective fields












Email Address










Mobile Number










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  • Select the ‘Next’ or ‘Reset’ buttons in case you wish to fill out the form again.
  • If the details are correct, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button. Click on the ‘Back’ button to make the required changes if any.
  • Complete the registration process and note down the ‘Registration Number’ to proceed ahead.

Step II – Uploading Documents (Photo and Signature in JPEG)

The next move is to upload the scanned images of the passport-size photograph and signature in JPEG format, keeping the desired size. The specifications of the documents are mentioned below.

Specifications of Photograph –

  • The passport-size photo should be taken recently with the name and date on it (on or after 01.01.2019). It should be exactly what it looks in the image given beneath.

Passport size photo

  • Candidates who use spectacles regularly are allowed to wear it while taking the photo. Otherwise, avoid wearing the cap, spectacles, etc. while taking the photograph.
  • It should be coloured, front-facing with white background.
  • The desired format of the photo is JPG.
  • The desired size should be between 10KB and 100KB.
  • Candidates are advised to carry an extra photo with date and name mentioned at the time of appearing in the exam. The photo will be affixed on the attendance sheet.

What Not-to-do with Photograph –

  • Computer-generated images won’t be considered or accepted.
  • If the images don’t meet the required qualification or criteria, the candidature will be rejected.
  • In case, the image is manipulated or edited digitally; the application form will be rejected.

Specifications of Signature –

  • The signature should be in JPG format.
  • The size should be between 3KB and 20KB.
  • Sign with the black pen on white paper.

What Not-to-do with Photograph –

  • Don’t write your name in the BLOCK LETTER. Doing this would land you in trouble (rejection of the form).

Note: The scanned copies of the documents (images) need to be uploaded in the respective fields. Not adhering to the required size and format would result in the cancellation of the candidature. It is wise to keep all these documents ready beforehand.

Step III – Fee Payment

  • Online Mode: The NEET 2019 application fee can be online (credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.).
  • Offline Mode: Candidates can pay through e-challan by depositing the fee amount in the bank account of CBSE.
  • The fee details are mentioned


Application Fees


INR 1,400/-


INR 750/-

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  • After the successful fee payment, the candidates can proceed to the next step to take a confirmation page.

Note: The application fee cannot be paid via any other payment mode.

Step IV – Take Printout of Confirmation Page

  • An applicant will be able to access the confirmation page and take a printout of it only after the successful completion of exam fee payment
  • A ‘Confirmation’ page will be generated and sent to your registered email ID.
  • Download the same and take a printout for future use

NEET 2019 Application Correction Window:

Corrections in the NEET application form can be made in the second week of March 2019. Those who have made errors in the application form can rectify the same within the stipulated period. NTA would then consider the submitted information through the correction window final.

Important Things to Remember or Keep Ready Beforehand before Filling NEET Form:

The important things that every NEET aspirant must keep in mind are –

  • The application process is entirely online
  • Aadhaar card is mandatory for filling out the NEET application form
  • Candidates belonging to states like Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh require self-declarations
  • Read the Information Bulletin carefully
  • Fill in the details with correct spellings
  • Match the details, such as name and date of birth with the aadhaar card
  • Valid email ID and phone number for easy and hassle-free communication
  • Registration number
  • Correct home address or postal address
  • Class X and XII details
  • Photo ID proof (if applicable)
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph (with correct specifications)
  • Payment details

Role of Aadhar Card and Other Documents:

Apart from uploading the scanned copies of your signature and passport-size photograph, applicants need not produce any other official document. The Aadhaar Card is obligatory; it will serve all the purposes. Your name and other details will be matched as per the details your Aadhaar Card bears.

Moreover, the allotment of exam centres will be based on the aadhaar details. Those who don’t have it are advised to apply for the same immediately. If you already have the aadhaar number, simply insert the details. This is an exception with students from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. They can use the registration number given by Facilitation Centre or bank account number, ration card number, any government issued ID card and passport number.

For PIO, NRI, OCI and Foreign candidates, the passport number is compulsory.

NEET 2019 Admit Card:

The admit card of the only pen and paper based exam conducted NTA will be available from 15th April 2019. Those who have successfully submitted their application form will be intimated about the NEET admit card 2019. The Agency will not send the hard copy of the call letter. Instead, it will announce it on the official website, i.e. The hall ticket needs to be shown at the exam centre.

What do you need to download the admit card?

  • Registered ID
  • Password

NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria – Fulfilling These Requirements

Are you a citizen of India? If yes, you deserve all the rights to take the test and realise your dream. Who else then? Medical aspirants belonging to foreign countries, Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) and Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) are indeed eligible for the NEET exam.

Other Events


Academic Qualification

Class 12th

Minimum Age Limit

17 Years

Maximum Age Limit for General Candidates

25 Years

Maximum Age Limit for Reserved Category Candidates

30 Years

Number of Attempts

9 times

Qualifying Marks


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NEET 2019 Exam Schedule:

NEET 2019 Events

NEET 2019 Important Dates (Announced)

Registration begins

November 01, 2018

Last date to submit application form

December 7, 2018

Last date to pay application fee

November 30, 2018

Correction window

Mid-March 2019 (Tentative)

Availability of admit card

April 15, 2019

Exam Commencement

May 5, 2019 (8 sittings)

Declaration of result

June 5, 2019

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What You Should Know about NEET 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

The exam will be conducted in the pen and paper mode. Students will have objective-type questions from Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology as per the NEET Syllabus. It will have 180 questions, and each question will carry 4 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Take a look at the table underneath -

Exam Pattern & Syllabus of NEET


Exam Mode


Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

4 marks for correct answer

Negative marking

1 mark gets deducted for the wrong answer


Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany


English, Urdu, Odia, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Assamese, Gujarati and Bengali

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