NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2019

Last Updated - February 09 2018

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2019

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)2019 is a national level medical entrance examination curated for candidates interested in pursuing any graduate medical course (M.B.B.S./B.D.S.) in government and private colleges in India. The exam for undergraduate courses is organizeed by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) once in a year.

Some key features of NEET 2019 are given below:

  • The application fee for General/OBC is INR 1400 and INR 750 for SC/ST/PH participant, which can be paid through online mode.
  •  NEET 2019 Exam Format is declared by CBSE, the exam is organizeed in online method and consists of 180 MCQ type questions.
  • NEET 2019 will be held in the first week of May 2019 for Under Graduate courses.
  • The at least eligibility norm to apply for NEET 2019 is to have passed class 10th and 12th examinations from science stream, with Biology/Biotechnology as the main subject.
  • NEET 2019 Application Form will be announced in the last week of January 2019.
  • NEET 2019 Result for Under Graduate courses will be declared in the month of June 2019 for Under Graduate courses.

Highlights of NEET 2019 

Organizing bodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Method of NEET 2019Pen and Paper Mode
EligibilityPassing 10th &12th with science stream
Courses provideedAdmission to M.B.B.S./B.D.S. and other equivalent medical courses
Official NotificationLast week of December 2018
Date of examinationFirst week of May 2019
Period of NEET 20193 hours
Sections4 (Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany) 

Exam Dates of NEET 2019 

The proposed schedule for NEET 2019 is given below. The important dates regarding admission process will be made available on the official website.

Announce of official notification for NEET 2019Last week of January 2019
NEET 2019 online registration opensLast week of January 2019
Last date for submitting NEET 2019 online application formFirst week of March 2019
Correction window for NEET 2019 application form opensSecond week of March 2019
Issue of NEET 2019 Hall TicketFourth week of April 2019
NEET 2019 Exam dateFirst week of May 2019
NEET 2019 ResultFirst week of June, 2019

Eligibility of NEET 2019 

All the aspirants interested in taking NEET 2019 first need to fulfil all the below mentioned criteria, as set up by the organizing body. The different criteria are said as follows:

  • Further, all Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC) aspirants are given a relaxation of 5 years under the age limit criteria.    
  • Aspirants must have finished 17 years of age before last week of December 2018.
  • Only 3 attempts will be there to pass NEET 2019 exam. However, students can take a year gap in between to prepare.
  • An at least aggregate score or equivalent percentage of 50% for general and 40% for SC/ST aspirants is needed in 10+2 examination.
  • The aspirant appearing for NEET 2019 must be an Indian citizen.
  • The maximum age to apply for the exam is 25 years.
  • All the students must have passed class 12 examination with science stream having Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology /Biotechnology as main subjects, with an at least aggregate of 55% in the mentioned subjects.

Application Form of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 Application Form will be available from the last week of January 2019. Participants will need to fill up general details like individual information and academic qualifications.

Students can fill the application form for NEET 2019 through online method only on the official website i.e. The application process consists of 3 steps which are given below:

  • Fill NEET 2019 Application Form and upload need scanned documents.
  • Registration to get user ID and Password by providing basic details.
  • The final step is payment of NEET Application Fee before final submission of the online application form.

How to Fill NEET 2019 Application Form?

Students can go via the guidelines mentioned below to apply for the exam:


  • Log in using the User ID and password to proceed with the application procedure.
  • You will receive an email having a User ID and Password and the same will also be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Enter general details like name, valid mobile number and email ID and date of birth.
  • Visit the official website of NEET 2019 and click on ‘Apply Online’ tab.

Filling of Application form

  • Aspirants will have to enter individual and contact details as well as details about their academic qualification (in class 10th & 12th), preference of program (M.B.B.S. /B.D.S.) and exam centre.
  • Then they have to upload scanned images of their recent photograph, signature and category certificate (SC, ST, NC-OBC and PwD category).
  • After checking the entered details cautiously, click on ‘Final Submit’ to pay the application fees.
  • Once logged in, NEET 2019 Application Form will appear.

Payment of Application Fee

  • After filling the necessary fields with payment details on the bank page, save the receipt of the online transaction as proof of payment.
  • Take a print out of the application form after successful submission of the fee for further correspondence.
  • Application fee can be paid either via online mode or by the offline method.
  • Aspirants can pay the fee online using Credit/ Debit card, Net Banking and Cash Card & Wallet and via offline procedure by Bank Challan. 

Application Fee of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 Application Form will be successfully finished only after the payment of application fee. Aspirants will have to pay the application fee as per their category at the time of registration.

The fee can be rendered via online as well as offline mode. Candidates can use Debit Card/ Credit Card, Net Banking or Cash Card & Wallet facility to pay the fee online and for an offline procedure they can pay through Bank Challan.

The category wise fee for NEET 2019 is mentioned below.

GeneralINR 1400INR 2800
Other Backward Classes (OBC)INR 1400INR 2800
Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Scheduled Caste (SC)INR 750INR 2150
PwDINR 750INR 2150

Hall Ticket of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 Hall Ticket will be alloted to participants, after successful registration for the exam. It will be announced in the first week of April 2019. Students can download their respective hall tickets from the official website of NEET.

  • It is a mandatory document of the entrance exam without which, no person will be permitted to sit for the exam.
  • NEET 2019 Hall Ticket will contain details about the aspirant like his/her Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, time slot and exam centre allotted along with the address, which must be retained till the time of admission and counselling.

Steps to download NEET 2019 Hall Ticket are given below:

  • Log in using the User ID and Password, generated at the time of registration.
  • Click on ‘Download Hall Ticket’ to get the admit card.
  • Admit card will appear. After cross-checking all the details take minimum two printed copies of the admit card.
  • Log on to the official website of NEET.

Exam Center of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 will be organizeed in 150 exam centres across more than 84 cities of the country. Applicants will have the choice to choose exam centre according to their convenience.

The governing authority will try their best to allow the preferred exam centre to each aspirant but they cannot guarantee the same. The allotted centre and the venue of the centre will be mentioned in the hall ticket.

Exam Format of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 is a pen and paper method test and will be organizeed in several languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati. Each student will receive the question paper as per their selected language.

  • Students will be rewarded 4 marks for each accurate response and 1 mark will be deducted for every inaccurate response. Marks will neither be given nor be deducted for every unresponsive question.
  • Period of the exam will be 3 hours (180 minutes), wherein each section will have a time limit of 45 minutes.
  • The question paper will be divided into 4 sections – Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.
  • 180 MCQ questions will be asked in total with 45 questions per section. Check NEET Exam Format
Method of examPen and Paper Mode
Number of questions180
Sections in paper4 (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)
Maximum Marks720 marks
Marking Scheme+4 marks for every accurate response
Negative marking 1 mark will be deducted for each inaccurate response
Period of exam3 hours (45 minutes for each section)
Medium of languageEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati

Syllabus of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 Syllabus is notified by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which is based on Class 11 and 12 topics.

  • Along with the syllabus, NEET Exercise Papers and Sample Papers are helpful sources for better preparation.
  • The topics covered in NEET Syllabus usually include sections from NCERT or advisable books.
  • To download NEET Syllabus, aspirants must visit the official website of NEET and go to the downloads tab.

As per our observations of earlier year trends, important topics to study in Physics are Mechanics, Modern Electronics and Electronics.

In Chemistry, aspirants should pay more attention to Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Similarly, for Biology, more emphasis should be laid on Genetics, Ecology, Physiology and Plant diversity topics.

Result of NEET 2019 

NEET 2019 Result will be declared by the first week of June 2019, on the official NEET website in the form of a scorecard. Students will have to check the results online; no scorecard will be sent through offline mode.

These scorecards will contain each person’s sectional and overall marks and percentile obtained in the exam. The results can be checked online by following these few steps:

  • After downloading the result, take print out copies for future reference.
  • Log on to the official NEET website.
  • Enter the User ID and Password to see the result.
  • Select the ‘Download Scorecard’ option.
  • You can download the scorecard on your account’s page.

Cut Off from NEET 2019 

The cut off for NEET 2019 will be decided after organizing the exam taking into consideration the factors like a number of participants, the difficulty level of exam, seats available and earlier years’ cut off.

  • The expected CBSE NEET 2019 Cut Off is listed below, which may vary.
  • The cut off list will contain the All India category wise ranks of the qualified aspirants. According to which, all the participating states will prepare their separate merit list for shortlisting candidates for the selection procedure separately.
  • Aspirants must complete sectional and overall cut off to be applicable to the counselling procedure.
ST586 – 081
UR691 – 098
OBC & PH491 – 081
UR & PIL589 – 089
ST & PH297 – 081
SC & PH303 – 081
OBC629 – 698
SC610 – 081

Selection Process of NEET 2019 

All the participating states have their own selection process and criteria for providing admission. The basic norm is to complete the sectional and overall NEET 2019 Cut Off as set by CBSE.

CBSE will declare two merit lists, one for the All India rank and one for the State Level rank.  Participants fulfilling such criteria are applicable for the next stage of the selection procedure.

  • In the situation where two or more aspirants scored equal marks, the All India Rank for a NEET student gets affected. In such situations, evaluation of NEET Score would be based on the following criteria:
    • Student older in age will be given priority.
    • A student securing higher marks in Chemistry.
    • Student securing higher marks in Biology.
    • Student response less wrong responses in all subjects.
  • To appear in the merit list, general aspirants must have scored minimum a 50 percentile and for SC/ST/OBC aspirants, this limit has been relaxed to 40 percentile.
  • If due to any reason, the number of aspirants scoring a 50 percentile is less, the Central government in consultation with the CBSE and MCI may lower the qualifying percentile.
  • Top 15% aspirants will be applicable for seats under All India Quota, for which the cut off is expected to be 470 marks out of 720.

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