NEET is a national level entrance exam for students willing to pursue medical and dental courses in India. This test was previously called All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). In 2016, the government, along with the Supreme Court, passed the decision of replacing all the state PMT exams with NEET.
2016 onward, none of the states have their own medical entrance exams and all the students prepare and apply for NEET. This has brought all the colleges under the purview of one single exam which means there has been an increased number of seats. However, this also means that the students are now competing on a pan India level, thereby, making the exam more competitive.
NEET was previously conducted by CBSE and from 2019 onwards National testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting NEET. However, the responsibility of NTA is limited to conduction of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the concerned authorities.
Important Dates For NEET 2019
Important dates for NEET 2019 are as follows:
|NEET 2019 Registration||1st November – 7th December 2018|
|Last date for payment of Application Fee||8th December 2018|
|NEET Correction Window||14th January to 31st January 2019|
|Release of NEET 2019 Admit Card||15th April 2019|
|NEET 2019 Exam Date||5th May 2019 (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)|
|Declaration of NEET 2019 Result||5th June 2019|
|NEET 2019 Counselling||2nd week of June onwards (tentative)|
What’s New in NEET 2019?
- Candidates who have uploaded the photograph without name, date and white background during registration will not be rejected this year.
- SC allows candidates above 25 years to apply as well.
In order to appear for NEET 2019, candidates need to fulfil the NEET Eligibility criteria. There are various conditions that need to be met and each criterion of the NEET Eligibility 2019 is provided below in detail.
Application Form for NEET 2019
NEET 2019 online registration started from November 1, 2018, on the NTA official website. The last date to apply for NEET 2019 was extended from November 30 to December 7, 2018. The last date for payment of NEET application fee payment was December 8, 2018.
Instructions/Steps for filling the NEET Application Form:
It’s crucial to read and understand the NEET eligibility criteria before you apply for NEET 2019. You should also know and possess all the documents in relation to your domicile and educational qualification.
- Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by the NTA. Incomplete application and applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee deposited will not be refunded in such cases.
- Fee will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Submission of online application and remittance of the fee would close as per the schedule given and no request for extension of time etc. shall be entertained. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
- Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time.
- NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) even though the Roll Number and Admit Card has been issued by the Board.
- Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) is purely provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the MOH&FW/MCI/DCI/Board/MCC.
- In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/terms/rules/criteria regarding determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the NTA shall be final and binding.
- The conduct of NEET (UG) Examination would be videographed. The candidates are required to keep their head in upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established.
- Candidates are advised to regularly check the NTA official website for any further updates or information.
Requirements of a photo:
Requirements of a signature:
Here are the steps to be followed for NEET Application Form 2019:
|Step 1: Log on to the NTA official website.
Step 2: Click on “Apply Online”.
Step 3: Read the instructions and click on “Proceed To Apply Online For NEET (UG), 2019”.
Step 4: Enter the required details.
Note: Use a valid and active mobile number.
Step 5: Upload the image and signature.
Step 6: Pay the requisite amount in one of the prescribed modes.
Application Fee for NEET 2019
Check the below-mentioned application fee for NEET 2019:
The accepted modes of payments are:
- Credit/Debit Card
- Net Banking
- E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers
- a. Mandatory requirement: Valid ID Proof
- b. The student should have passed class XIIth or an equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
- c. A minimum of 50% is required for General category, 45% for General Physically challenged, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC and SC/ST/OBC Physically challenged.
2. 85% State Quota Seat Eligibility:
85% of the total seats of any college will be reserved for home state students through state counselling. The balance 15% would be open for students from other states which will be filled by all India centralized counselling. To apply for the seats in the home state quota, the following criteria have to be met:
- a. The aspirant should have completed 10th and 12th grade from the state board
- b. Should possess a valid domicile of the state
- c. Should possess a residency proof of the state
3. Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
- a. The aspirant must be an Indian National or Non-Resident Indians (NRI) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Foreign Nationals
- b. The candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
- c. The age limit for applying is 25 years for general category and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC and Physically challenged category
- d. Students from Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to appear for the exam only for admission to admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed
University and AMFC Pune after self-declaration. They will not be eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
Exam Pattern for NEET 2019
There will be 180 objective type questions. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. For every correct response candidates will be awarded 4 marks & 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.
Check the exam pattern for NEET 2019 below:
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
NEET 2019 Regional Language
NEET 2019 will be conducted in several Indian languages along with English and Hindi. Candidates who have opted for English medium will receive the NEET 2019 question paper in English medium only. However, the candidates who have opted for Hindi or any other regional Language will be provided with a bilingual Test Booklet in English and the selected regional language.
If there is any ambiguity in translations into other languages in any question, its English version shall be treated as final.
The examination centres and the medium of question paper available there are as under:
|Medium Of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All examination centres|
|English and Urdu||All examination centres|
|English and Bengali||Examination centres in West Bengal|
|English and Assamese||Examination centres in Assam|
|English and Gujarati||Examination centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Marathi||Examination centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Tamil||Examination centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English and Telugu||Examination centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Oriya||Examination centres in Odisha|
|English and Kannada||Examination centres in Karnataka|
Note: Irrespective of the language opted, all the NEET 2019 qualified candidates will be eligible for All India Quota and other quota seats.
NEET 2019 Syllabus
NTA has already released the NEET Syllabus and there have been no changes in the NEET syllabus when compared to the previous year. The syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the NCERT curriculum of class 11 and 12.
Candidates need to go through the NEET 2019 syllabus and be aware of the topics which need to be covered for the NEET 2019 preparation. Now, let’s go through the syllabus of each subject one by one which is given below:
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Physics
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry
NEET 2019 Syllabus for Biology
Official NEET Syllabus PDF
NEET Cut Off 2019
NEET cut off 2019 is the minimum score needed to qualify for NEET 2019. The cut off will be released on the official website along with the NEET result. The officials will decide the NEET cut off based on various factors such as student, the difficulty level of the exam, etc.
Check the previous year NEET cut off below to have an idea regarding the NEET cut off 2019:
|Category||NEET Cut off 2018|
|OBC, SC & ST||288|
|UR – PH||324|
|OBC, SC, ST – PH||288|
Below are the NEET cutoff scores for the top 7 medical colleges in India:
|1||Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||
|2||Medical College, Kolkata||
|3||Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||
|4||University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||
|5||Madras Medical College, Chennai||
|6||Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute||
|7||Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||
Exam Centres for NEET 2019
|1||ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||PORT BLAIR||901|
|8||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||911|
|9||DAMAN & DIU||DAMAN||912|
|15||JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU||927|
Best books for NEET 2019
1. The Concept of Physics by HC Verma
HC Verma’s books are well known for their detailed presentation of physical concepts while providing an exhaustive list of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The basics are thoroughly explained which makes this book an ideal and enjoyable study material for competitive exams like IIT-JEE and other state level engineering exams.
2. Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya (MTG Publishers)
Based on NCERT, the level of the questions are not very high. It’s a good book for beginners to get their foundation sorted. It’s recommended to complement this book with the Concept of Physics or any other book from this list to practice the problems.
3. Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
Ideal for all kinds of students, Concepts of Competition Physics is the best book for those who are preparing for pre-medical tests. There are a sufficient number of questions to practice with the same level of questions as NEET. The types and difficulty level of the questions are distributed as per the requirement of the medical examination.
4. NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
This is a very important book to build the foundation of the subject. The questions in this book are helpful for understanding the basic concepts in a crystal clear fashion. It’s recommended to have another book along with the NCERT book to practice higher level questions.
1. Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon (G. R. Bathla Publications)
This book covers up the whole syllabus of medical and other medical entrance exams. It is recommended to refer the summary at the end as its useful for quick revision of all the chapters. Questions are divided based on their topics in the exercise section. OP Tondon is sufficient enough for the preparation of all the medical competitive exams. If you are a beginner, we suggest you study NCERT books first before referring to OP Tondon.
2. Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S. Dinesh & Co.)
Objective Chemistry is highly recommended for practicing problems. The additional points like brain teasers and tips help you to understand concepts clearly at first glance itself, saving time. With a sufficient number of question to practice, this book helps students to test their knowledge.
3. Modern’s ABC of Chemistry (Part 1 & 2)
The concepts are explained in a simple and systematic manner giving students a chance to understand concepts in the easiest way possible. It also has a number of solved examples which is the highlight of this book which makes it easier for students to refer. Apart from covering the entire syllabus, it has a lot of questions on conceptual understanding as well.
4. Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publication)
Though Organic Chemistry contains no theory and no solutions, there is a large collection of questions for students to practice. So according to our in-house experts, this book is for testing your knowledge and pushing your limits. You can start using this book once you have a little command over the subject. It’s important that you know the basic concepts which is when you can start practicing with this book. There are no solutions but only answers which means that this book is perfect for the toppers or who wants to excel in the subject.
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Listed below are some of the best NEET reference books for Biology:
- Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol I and II (English), 27th Edition
- Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances, Volume I and II (English), 5th Edition
- NCERT Xtract – Objective Biology for Class 11 & 12, NEET, AIPMT, AIIMS, JIPMER, BHU, AMU, State PMTs 2nd Edition
- Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations (Set of 2 Vols) (English) 2017 Edition
Solved previous years papers:
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Physics: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Chemistry: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Biology: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- 27 Years NEET / CBSE – AIPMT/NEET Topic Wise Solved Papers (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) (1988–2016) (Set of 3 Books) (English) 9th Edition
We also got in touch with Ashley Fernandes, our in-house expert, and ex-professor at Patkar College.
He recommends the following books as some of the best books for Biology:-
- Modern’s ABC of Biology for XI & XII – B. B. Arora, A. K. Sabharwal- Modern Publishers
- Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) – Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee – Arihant Publications
- Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia – Dinesh Publications
- Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
1. Modern’s ABC of Biology for XI & XII – B. B. Arora, A. K. Sabharwal- Modern Publishers
The chapters in Modern’s ABC of Biology are explained in simple language which makes it the best pick for students just starting out on their preparations. Considered as an all-inclusive book, Modern’s ABC of Biology has clear and complete details of all concepts with enough colourful diagrams to make it helpful for medical entrance exam preparations. Students are recommended to use this book as it also strictly follows the latest syllabus. It has an exhaustive set of exercises and the latest questions for students to prepare for NEET.
2. Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) – Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee – Arihant Publications
As the name suggests, Exploring Biology explores biology subject in great detail covering in-depth concepts in a simplified manner. This thick book is ideal for those who love the subject and don’t mind getting additional knowledge along the way. Considered to be a preferred choice for Biology lovers, the book contains the best collection of objective questions designed to help with self-study. The book is favoured for mastering the concepts of Class XI Biology curriculum. It also covers in details about the skills required to tackle important questions in different formats in medical entrance examinations.
3. Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia – Dinesh Publications
Objective Biology is for the above average student. It comes in a form of a thin booklet and is best for revision once Modern’s ABC of Biology and Exploring Biology are thoroughly done. It contains 3 volumes and 10 years papers which make attempting NEET exams easy. It has all the important points in bullet forms. Students prefer and recommend this book as the theory is neatly explained which makes it a good choice for preparing NEET. This concise book is recommended for revision two to three months before the examination.
4. Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
Medical Entrances Biology comprises exhaustive notes and MCQs in each chapter which helps to understand the student’s conceptual understanding of the subject. The book has an absolute focus on the theory and important tricks and fundamentals to solve tricky questions. Each chapter is provided with an all exhaustive relevant theory presented in a simple and lucid manner that will help the students to grasp the subject in full measure. The difficulty level is on the lines of various competitive examinations like CBSE, AIIMS, CPMT, PMT, AFMC, JIPMER, etc. which would help the students test their knowledge on a broader perspective.
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NEET Result 2019
NEET Results will be declared the 5th of June 2019 on the official website.
NEET Counselling 2019
NEET counselling will be conducted for admission in various Medical and Dental colleges across the nation. The counselling dates are not yet announced and will be announced shortly by the officials on the official website after the declaration of NEET Result 2019.
NEET counselling for all India Quota seats, 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). Besides that, the counselling for the state quota seats will be conducted by respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment through NEET 2019 will be based on the candidates NEET rank, score, vacant seats in the college and the preferences made by the candidate.
NEET 2019 Admit Card
NEET Admit Card will be released by NTA on 15th April 2019. Candidates need to download the NEET admit card from the official website of NTA by logging in using their Login ID and password.
Candidates need to take a few printouts of the admit card as you need to carry the NEET admit card to the exam centre without fail. Along with the admit card a format to fix a postcard size photograph will also be released. Candidate will have to fix a passport size photograph in the available format and carry it on the day of the exam. Note that the postcard size photo must be the same as that used during the NEET Application process.
It is to be noted that the NEET Admit Card will not be sent by post. However, when the candidate will download the admit card, a copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidate on the registered email ID.
NEET 2019: Contact Information
In case of any issue regarding the application form or any other confusion, students can contact the official authorities:
NTA Help Desk:
Email ID: email@example.com
Mobile: 8076535482, 7703859909