NEET UG 2019: Exam date, eligibility, syllabus, application fees, counselling details

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NEET UG 2019: Exam date, eligibility, syllabus, application, fees, counselling details

NEET UG 2019: Giving a major relief to the students, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Saturday last week announced that the JEE (Main) and NEET will now be conducted twice a year. The NTA will also conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET). All these tests were earlier organised by the CBSE. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is organized by the NTA (National testing Agency) twice in a year by NTA. It is the only national level medical entrance exam. It is organized for providing admission in MBBS, BDS & Ayush courses offered by all Indian Medical colleges. In order to get admission in medical courses in abroad, candidates have to qualify the NEET UG exam. This exam is conducted through pen paper mode.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges, will be held in January and April. The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into medical and dental courses, will be held in February and May. At present, both these tests are held only once a year.

In another significant change, these exams will be held over many days, and students will have the option to choose a date. Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) and NEET both times, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account.

NEET 2019: Changes

Here are all the changes in NEET 2019:

  • NTA will conduct NEET 2019 instead of CBSE.
  • The medical entrance exam will be held in online mode only.
  • Instead of holding exam once a year, NTA will hold NEET 2019 two times – Feb and May.
  • Each time there will be 8 sittings / shifts / slots. Candidates can opt for any one slot.
  • Candidates can appear for NEET 2019 in either Feb or May or both times.
  • NTA will use psychometric methods, standardization techniques to equate two scores.
  • Best score out of two exams (Feb and May) will be used for admission.
  • NTA is establishing a network of test practice centres to enable students of rural areas to practice prior to exam.

NEET UG 2018: Check tentative schedule

February 2019

  • Online submission of application forms: October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
  • Exam dates: February 3 to February 17, 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
  • Declaration of results: First week of March 2019

May 2019

  • Exam Online submission of application forms: Second week of Mar 2019
  • Exam dates: May 12 to May 26, 2019 (8 different sittings and candidate can choose any one)
  • Declaration of results: First week of June 2019

Application Fees:

  • General and OBC candidates will have to pay Rs. 1400/- as an application fee.
  • The application fee for SC/ST and PH candidates will be Rs. 750/-
  • Fee payment can be done through credit/debit card, net banking, UPI and e-wallet.
  • Service tax will also be applicable.

NEET UG Application Correction:

One time opportunity will be provided by the board to make correction in the applications. Details regarding NEET application correction are mentioned below:

  • Corrections can be done only through online mode.
  • Correction facility will be provided in the first week of November 2018 (Feb Exam) & third week of April 2018 (May Exam).
  • Candidates will be intimated through e-mail/SMS regarding correction in photograph and signature. The same will be available in the candidate‟s login account.
  • Candidates can also make corrections in particular fields like:
    • Date of birth
    • Identification Identity
    • Gender
    • State code of eligibility
    • Category
    • Medium of exam paper
    • Disability status
    • Examination Center
    • Qualifying Examination Code & Percentage (%) of Marks Obtained in Class 12th
    • Parents Name (Father’s & Mother’s)
  • In case of any additional fee, candidates can pay through debit/credit card and net banking.

NEET UG 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

Students must check their eligibility before filling the application form. Candidates can check the detailed NEET 2019 eligibility criteria from below:

Age Limit:

  • Candidates must have completed the age of 17 years.
  • The maximum age limit will be 25 years (30 years for SC/ST & OBC).


  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply for NEET UG.
  • Candidates belong to J&K state will be eligible to apply for 15% All India Quota on the basis of self declaration.

Adhaar Card Mandate:

  • Aadhar number is not mandatory to apply for NEET exam.
  • J&K, Assam & Meghalaya candidates can also apply by providing their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government ID number.
  • NRI candidates can apply by Adhaar Card number or Passport Number.
  • PIO, OCI & Foreign nationals candidates can apply by Passport Number.

Qualification Eligibility:

  • Students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam.
  • Students appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible.
  • In the qualifying exam, students should have physics, chemistry, biology/bio-technology with English as compulsory subject.
  • Minimum 50% marks for general, 45% marks for PH and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates in the PCB group.

NEET UG 2019: Exam pattern

The NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry and biology.



Mode of Examination

Online (Computer-Based-Test)

Duration of Examination

3 hours

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 45 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks

720 marks

Aggregate score calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

(Note: There are no marks for attempting of questions)


NEET UG 2019: Syllabus

NEET 2019 Syllabus contains physics, chemistry, biology of higher secondary stage.

MCI recommends syllabus of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) after reviewing state syllabus and those by CBSE, NCERT, COBSE. It is a uniform syllabus suitable for all boards.


NEET 2019 Syllabus for Physics is as follows.

Class 11 Topics

Physical world and measurement
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Work, Energy and Power
Laws of Motion
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Properties of Bulk Matter
Oscillations and Waves

Class 12 Topics

Current Electricity
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Waves
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electronic Devices
Atoms and Nuclei
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation


NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry is as follows.

Class 11 Topics

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry – from class XI syllabus

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Redox Reactions
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Environmental Chemistry
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Class 12 Topics

Solid State
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Surface Chemistry
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p- Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Coordination Compounds
Chemical Kinetics


NEET 2019 Syllabus for Biology is as follows.

Class 11 Topics

Diversity in Living World
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Plant Physiology
Human physiology
Cell Structure and Function

Class 12 Topics

Ecology and environment
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and Its Applications
Genetics and Evolution

NEET 2019 Counselling:

The dates of counselling for NEET 2019 have not been announced as yet. The counselling for both the sessions will be held together in the month of June 2019 tentatively. The counselling for the NEET 2019 All India Quota, ESIC quota, and seats in Central and Deemed universities will be conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The counselling of NEET 2019 for the state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment through NEET 2019 counselling will be based on the candidates NEET UG rank and score, and the preferences opted by the candidates at the time of counselling.

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