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


NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is one of the most competitive medical entrance exams in India. The National Testing Agency is the newly-appointed governed body of the NEET exam from the year 2019 onwards. The exam has been proposed to be conducted twice in a year (February and May). It is a combined national-level medical entrance exam, which paves the way for admission to the government and private medical colleges. Candidates who clear NEET-UG are given admission in undergraduate courses of MBBS/BDS. From the year 2016, no other entrance exam, except NEET, will be considered valid for admission to government and private medical colleges except AIIMS and JIPMER.

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NTA NEET 2019: 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

Exam Mode


Exam pattern

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Exam duration

3:00 hours

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Available Application Forms

NEET Exam 2019 Important Dates

The Centre's Agency is going to administer the NEET exam 2019 two times a year. This indicates that students will have one more chance to showcase their talent and perform better. The first edition of the exam will be conducted in February 2019, while the second edition will take place in the month of May 2019. Take a sneak peek -

NTA NEET 2019 February Exam Important Dates –



Availbility online application form


Closing date to submit application form


Last date to pay application fee

Last week of October 2018

Correction starts

1st week of November 2018

Issuance of admit card

1st week of January 2019

Exam to be held

Between 03-February-2019 and 17-February-2019 (There will be 8 different sittings. Students can choose as per their convenience)

Availbility of answer key and OMR sheet

Within a week after the exam is over

Declaration of result

1st week of March 2019

Counselling begins

2nd week of June 2019


NTA NEET 2019 May Exam Important Dates –



Availbility online application form

2nd week of March 2019

Closing date to submit application form

2nd week of April 2019

Last date to pay application fee

2nd week of April 2019

Correction starts

3rd week of April 2019

Issuance of admit card

1st week of May 2019

Exam to be held

Between 12-May-2019 and 26-May-2019 (There will be 8 different sittings. Students can choose as per their convenience)

Availbility of answer key and OMR sheet

Within a week after the exam is over

Declaration of result

1st week of June 2019


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 centre and state boards for class 12th (Science stream).

About the exam


The medium of the exam



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

Type of questions

Objective-type questions

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 –


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Total marks



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NEET Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must check out the eligibility criteria for 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 also 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 recognized University or Board with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Biotechnology. MHRD has recently authorized 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 handicapped person of general category 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.
  • The maximum age limit is 25 years. A relaxation of 5 years is applicable for the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST categories. Check the age criteria for the table given below:

Candidates belonging to Unreserved (UR) category

Born on or between 07.05.1994 and 01.01.2003

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH category

Born on or between 07.05.1989 and 01.01.2003

Number of Attempts:

NEET Exam 2019 Application Process

NTA NEET 2019 Application Process:

Application for the NEET 2019 exam can be submitted only through the official website via online mode. Candidates must note that there is no other mode of application. Apply well before the last date of the exam as the server gets busy during the last date and the board holds no responsibility for non-submission of your application form.

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 (http://nta.ac.in)
  • 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 'Registration'
  • 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 checking 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

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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NTA NEET 2019 Exam Admit Card:

Applicants must know that the hall tickets for the aforesaid exam will not be sent by post. They should look for the NEET 2019 admit cards online. From the first week of January 2019 (for Feb exam), the admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of the NEET. For the May edition exam, candidates can download it from the first week of May onwards. The hall tickets are mandatory and should be carried by the applicants to the centre of the examination.

NTA NEET 2019 Result:

NEET Exam 2019 results are expected to come in the first week of March (Feb exam) and June (May exam). The National Testing Agency will declare the results on its website.

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NEET 2019 Exam Counselling

The counselling of candidates will begin soon afterwards the declaration of the results. The DGHS (Directorate of Health Services) will do the counselling for admission into the 15% of All India quota seats for candidates. While the respective state directorate will take care of the counselling for the rest of the seats.

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Q. When will the NEET 2019 Exam be conducted?

The exam will be held in the months of February and May 2019.

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

Students can avail the application form from the 1st week of January 2019.

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 recognized University or board.

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

A general candidate should have scored 50% marks in aggregate in the 12th class. Those candidates belonging to reserved category SC/ST/OBC should have scored at least 40% marks in aggregate to become eligible for the exam. The PH category candidates of the general class are required to score 45% marks in aggregate for the exam.

Q. What is the mode of NEET Exam 2019?

NEET 2019 will be conducted in the online 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?

The syllabus for the exam will be revised by the MCI or Medical Council of India.

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

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