NEET-UG 2019: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from year 2019 onward. In May 2018, the test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
The NEET (UG) is conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
The NTA's responsibility will be limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank (AIR) to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.
Important Dates: NEET UG 2019
- Start date for submission of NEET UG 2019 Online Application Form: 1 November 2018
- Last Date for submission of NEET UG 2019 Online Application Form: 7 December 2018
- NEET UG 2019 Exam Dates for admission into Under Graduate Medical Programmes: 5 May 2019
- Duration of Examination: 3 Hours
- NEET UG 2019 Result: 5 June 2019
Apart from the MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET 2019 Rank is also required for admission into AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) Undergraduate courses.
NEET UG 2019 Fee Details
The NTA charge an examination fee from candidates towards NEET UG 2019 administration. Fees can be paid using Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card etc. Fees can also be paid through E-Challan of State Bank of India (SBI). Following amound should be paid by test takers
FOR GENERAL/OBC: Rs 1400/-
FOR SC/ST/PH: Rs. 700/-
NEET UG 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for NEET UG 2019 given below:
Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years as on December 31, 2018.
Candidates must be born on or before January 1, 2002.
Maximum Age Limit: According to new directives of Honorable Supreme Court of India, the candidates above 25 years of age can also apply to appear for NEET UG 2019. However, final decision about restrictions on upper age limit will be notified later.
Unreserved candidates must be born on or after May 7, 1993 and Reserved candidates must be born on or after May 7, 1988.
Qualifying Exam: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects in both Classes 11 and 12 from a recognized Board. Candidates from Open School Board are also eligible to apply. But matter related Open School candidates is still pending in Honorable Supreme Court of India.
Qualifying Marks: UR - 50%, OBC/SC/ST - 40%, PWD - 45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects)
Nationality: Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals
NEET UG 2019 Syllabus
Based on 10+2 syllabus, the candidates are tested on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
NEET UG 2019 Exam Pattern
- Examination duration: 3 hours.
- The paper will be having 180 questions of MCQ type.
- You will get 4 marks for correct answer and -1 mark for the wrong answer.
- NEET 2019 question paper is divided into 4 sections which are as follows-
Botany: 45 questions, Physics: 45 questions, Zoology: 45 questions, Chemistry: 45 questions.
NEET UG 2019 Exam Cities
The NEET UG 2019 is scheduled to administered across following cities/town centers