NEET Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Admissions


NEET 2019: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the single medical entrance exam in India which has replaced all the other national level and state-level medical entrance examinations except AIIMS MBBS exam and JIPMER MBBS exam. Qualifying the examination paves the way for admission to UG medical courses viz. MBBS/BDS offered by government and private medical/dental colleges. NEET score is applicable for admission to the following seats:

  • 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

NTA NEET UG 2019 Exam Update:  NTA has extended the last date for application submission till 7th December 2018. NTA has started the NEET 2019 registration process on 1st November 2018. As per the recent revised schedule, the NEET 2019 exam will be conducted only once in a year. The 2019 exam will be conducted through pen & paper (offline) mode on 5th May 2019. Check out the latest schedule below.

NEET exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary (CBSE) till 2018. However, as per the recent announcement by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the exam will now be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards.

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NEET 2019 Exam: Quick Overview

Name of the exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

Exam Type/Occurrence

National Level/Once in a Year (May)

Exam Mode

Pen-and-Paper mode (Offline)

Offered Courses


Exam pattern

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Exam duration

3:00 hours (180 Minutes)

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Available Application Forms

NEET Exam 2019 Important Dates

The Centre's Agency NTA is going to administer the NEET exam 2019. Contrary to the statement made on 7th July 2018, MHRD recently announced that the exam will be conducted only once a year (instead of two times) in pen-and-paper mode. The decision was taken after considering the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Take a sneak peek of the revised schedule for NEET UG 2019 Exam:

NEET 2019 Exam Dates

Events (NEET 2019 Exam)

Important Dates

Availability of online application form

01st November 2018

Closing date of application form submission

7th December 2018

Last date to pay the application fee

8th December 2018

Correction window opens

December 2018 (Tentative)

Admit card availability

15th April 2019

Exam Date

05th May 2019 (There will be 8 different shifts. Students can choose as per their convenience.)

Availability of answer key and OMR sheet

May 2019

Declaration of result

05th June 2019

Counselling begins

June/July 2019 (Tentative)


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NEET Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes the syllabus for NEET exam every year. The question paper contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. MCI drafts the syllabus after considering the syllabi of various central and state boards for class 12th (Science stream).

NEET Exam 2019


Mode of the exam



English, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu (added in 2018)

Type of questions

Objective-type questions (MCQs)

Number of questions

180 questions


Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

Marking Scheme

4 marks for every correct answer

Negative marking

1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Marking distribution for NEET 2019 –


No. of questions














Total marks



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NEET exam 2019 will be conducted in 11 different languages like Hindi, English & other regional languages, ie. Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, etc. The option of vernacular languages will only depend on the location of the NEET exam centre.

Medium of question paper

Examination Centres

English and Hindi

All examination centres across India

English, Hindi and Urdu

All examination centres across India

Assamese, Hindi and English

Only in Assam Examination Centres

Bengali, Hindi and English

Only in West Bengal Examination Centres

Gujarati, Hindi and English

Only in Gujarat Examination Centres

Marathi, Hindi and English

Only in Maharashtra Examination Centres

Tamil, Hindi and English

Only in Tamil Nadu Examination Centres

Telugu, Hindi and English

Only in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Examination Centres

Oriya, Hindi and English

Only in Odisha Examination Centres

Kannada, Hindi and English

Only Karnataka Examination Centres

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NEET Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must check out the eligibility criteria for the NEET 2019 exam before moving ahead with the application process.

Nationality -

  • A candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals are also eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are now eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Candidates from J & K state are eligible for 15% AIQ seats only on the basis of self-declaration.

Educational Qualifications -

  • A candidate should have done 12th from any recognised University or Board with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Biotechnology. MHRD has recently authorised students who have passed class 12th from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) or any State Open School to apply for the exam.
  • general candidate should have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology to become eligible for the exam.
  • There is a relaxation in the marks required for the reserved category of candidates. A physically disabled person of the general class needs to have a minimum aggregate of 45% to become eligible for the exam. For SC/ST/OBC candidate they are required to have scored a minimum 40% in aggregate to become eligible for the exam.

Age Limit -

  • Candidates should have, at least, 17 years of age at the time of admission.
  • As per the Hon’ble Supreme Court order, the upper age limit for the exam has been removed. Now, candidates above 25 years age are eligible to apply for the exam. Check the age criteria for the table given below:


NEET Exam 2019 Age Limit (Old Criteria)

Revised Age Limit

Candidates belonging to Unreserved (UR) category

Born on or between 05.05.1994 and 31.12.2002

Born on or before 31.12.2002

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH category

Born on or between 07.05.1989 and 31.12.2002

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NEET Exam 2019 Application Process

NTA NEET 2019 Application Process:

Applications for the NEET 2019 exam can be submitted only through the online mode at the official website of NTA. There is no other mode of application submission. The application submission process will begin on 1st November 2018 and will continue till 7th December 2018.

How to Apply?

Follow the steps provided below to apply for the exam before the last date of the exam:

  • Go to the official website of NTA NEET (
  • On the homepage, select ‘NTA exams’ link
  • You will get 5 options (Engineering, Medical, Management, Pharmacy and College/University Teaching & Fellowship)
  • Choose the 'National Eligibility cum Entrance Test' link
  • Scroll down and click on 'New User Registration Here!'
  • Enter all the information asked for in the given fields like name, father’s name, address, educational qualification etc. and submit the information
  • A system-generated Registration Number will appear, note it down as it will be used for future login to complete the application process, edit the information, download admit card and view result
  • Log-in again with the registration number and password sent to your registered email address
  • Complete the application form and use the ‘Next and Preview’ option to check if all the information is correct before final submission. You can click on the reset button to fill in the details again
  • After reviewing the application form, click Submit button
  • Upload the scanned images of signature and photographs (in the pre-specified format)
  • After this, you will be moved to the next part of the application process. Select from the mode of payment and pay the application fee.
  • After successful payment of the fee, a confirmation page will appear. Take at least two print-outs of that confirmation page for future use. 

Application Fee for NEET

Category of candidate

Application fee

General and OBC

INR 1400/-


INR 750/-

The prescribed application fee should be paid through Credit/Debit card/Net Banking or E-Wallet.

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Other Details

NEET 2019 Exam Admit Card:

Applicants must know that the hall tickets for the NEET exam will not be sent by post under any circumstances. They can download the NEET 2019 admit cards only through the online mode from the official website. Admit cards will be available on the official website from 15th April 2019. Candidates can download the admit card using their registered ID and password. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination venue in order to make entry to the examination hall.

NEET 2019 Result:

NEET Exam 2019 result is scheduled to be released on 5th June 2019. The National Testing Agency will declare the result on its official website. Candidates can check the same using their registered ID and password.

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NEET 2019 Exam Counselling

NEET 2019 Counselling process will begin soon after the result will be released. Only those candidates who qualify the NEET exam would be able to participate in the counselling process. The Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India, will conduct the counselling process for 15% All India Quota seats. The remaining seats are then transferred to state counselling authorities.

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Q. When will the NEET 2019 Exam be conducted?

The exam will be held on 5th May 2019 (Sunday).

Q. When will the application form be available for the NEET Exam 2019?

Students can avail the application form from the 1st November 2018 to 7th December 2018 for NEET 2019 Exam.

Q. What is the application fee for the exam?

The application fee for the general and OBC candidates is INR 1400/-. For the SC/ST/PH candidates, it is INR 750/-.

Q. What should be the educational qualification for the exam?

A candidate should have done the 12th with the combination of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology from any recognised University or board.

Q. What should be the minimum aggregate marks to become eligible for the exam?

A general category candidate should have scored 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in class 12th. Those candidates belonging to reserved category SC/ST/OBC should have scored at least 40% aggregate marks and the PH category candidates of the general class are required to score 45% aggregate marks.

Q. What is the mode of NEET Exam 2019?

NEET 2019 will be conducted in the Pen and Paper Mode.

Q. What are the total marks of the exam?

The exam is conducted for total 720 marks.

Q. How many questions are there in the NEET Exam 2019?

There are 180 questions in the exam.

Q. If there will be a revision of the exam syllabus for NEET Exam 2019?

As of now, there is no update on syllabus revision. So, the syllabus for the exam will remain the same. It is revised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Q. If OCIs are eligible to apply for the exam?

Yes, the Overseas Citizens of India are eligible to apply for the exam.