NEET Exam Pattern: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the official paper pattern of NEET 2019 shortly. Even though the regulating body has changed, it has been notified unofficially that there will be no change in the paper pattern or syllabus of the medical exam. The examination is scheduled for May 5, interested candidates can start applying from November 1, 2018.
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern At a Glance
|Number of Questions | Total Marks||180 | 720 Marks|
|No. of questions in each section||Physics- 45, Chemistry- 45, Botany- 45, Zoology- 45|
|Marking Scheme||+ 4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen- paper based Test)|
|NEET 2019 Exam Date||May 5, 2019|
|Aggregate Score Calculation||Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1(Note: There are no marks for not attempting questions)|
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern
NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen – paper based mode only. The following infographic indicates the paper pattern of the medical and dental entrance examination:
The eligibility criteria of NEET 2019 stipulates the minimum requirements candidates need to meet in order to appear for the exam. The regulations are laid down in accordance with the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education (1997). The following points will acquaint candidates with the NEET eligibility criteria 2019 in terms of nationality, age limit, educational qualification and attempts limit –
• Nationality:- Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET 2019.
• Age Limit:- As per the minimum age limit of NEET, a candidate should complete 17 years of age at the time of admission. The maximum age limit of 25 years (unreserved category candidates) and 30 years (reserved and PwD category candidates) as on May 5, 2019 has for now been waived off as per the latest Supreme Court judgement. Such candidates can also apply with admission subject to the outcome of the case. Eligibility will be determined by NTA after submission of the application forms.
• Educational Qualification:- Candidate must pass Class 12 or equivalent examination by scoring qualifying marks in English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry individually. In addition, scoring an aggregate of minimum 50% in Chemistry, Biology and Physics is also mandatory for unreserved category candidates. Reserved category candidates must score at least 40% while PwD candidates are required to score a minimum of 45% in the qualifying exam.
• Number of Attempts:- The attempt limit to take NEET UG has been removed. Candidates can appear for the exam any number of times as long as they are fulfilling other eligibility criteria of NEET 2019.
Mode of Application : Offline and Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
|General, OBC||Offline, Online||Male||₹ 1400|
|ST, SC||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 750|
|General, OBC, ST, SC||PWD||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 750|
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the regulatory body for NEET 2019, started the registration and application process for NEET UG on November 1, 2018, at 11.30 AM along with the release of the official brochure for the exam. NEET 2019 application and registration process is online only. Candidates intending to register for NEET 2019 had to apply by December 7, 2018. The NEET 2019 application fee is INR 1,400 for candidates belonging to unreserved and OBC categories while for reserved and PwD category candidates, the registration fee is INR 750.
Steps to Fill NEET Application Form
Date of Birth
State of Eligibility
Person with Disabilities
Note Provisional Application Number of NEET
|Fill NEET application Form||Personal Details|
Place of Birth
Choice of Medium of Question Paper
Choice of Examination Centre – four exam cities have to be chosen
Academic Details (Class 10th or equivalent)
Academic Details (Class 11th or equivalent)
Academic Details (Class 12th or equivalent)
Details of Parents and Guardian
Dress Code Assent
|Review and Final Submission||Details cannot be changed thereafter so candidates must keep this mind before pressing the submission button and thoroughly review all details|
|Upload Photograph and Signature||Photograph: Must be postcard size picture in a white background with the Name of the candidate and date written on the photograph. The Size must be 10 Kb to 100 Kb and format should be JPG|
Signature: Candidates must sign with a black pen on a white background in JPG format with a file size of 3 Kb to 20 Kb
|Make Payment||Application Fees are :|
For Gen/OBC candidates Rs 1400
For SC/ST/Pwd/Transgender Rs 750
Payment can be online through Debit/Credit Cards or Net banking OR offline through SBI Echallan to be paid in cash in the nearest SBI branch
|Take a printout of the confirmation page||Use the download option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.|
Correction Window of NEET 2019 Application Form
The examination authority has again started the online correction window facility for registered aspirants on May 27. The registered candidates can edit/delete the fields mentioned. The last date to complete the correction window till May 31. Only mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, category and gender can be edited. No request for further corrections will be entertained.
The correction window to rectify mistakes in the NEET application form will be available from January 14 to 31, 2019. Candidates can correct all permissible details. There is no clarification from NTA on which fields can be corrected but as per the brochure, mistakes in any field can be corrected.
NEET 2019 Preparation Tips are the first step towards qualifying the medical entrance exam. However, there is no fixed list of steps that one can follow to qualify NEET 2019 with a good score. Every topper of NEET has his/her own story to tell. The essential part of this journey is how well candidates utilize their time to achieve the goal of cracking NEET 2019. For competitive exams like NEET, aspirants must frame a preparation strategy that allows them to concentrate on each and every concept thoroughly.
Before delving into books, one should be well acquainted with the NEET 2019 syllabus and exam pattern. When preparing for NEET, it should be ensured that candidates are referring to the relevant study material. Since, the syllabus of NEET has been prepared in compliance with the NCERT syllabus, the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12 must be referred.
In the beginning, the syllabus might look vast but it becomes simpler when one actually divides the whole syllabus into smaller units through which the path to success will get closer as candidates cover each topic. Maintain health and stay positive to ensure you are able to put in your best efforts while preparing for the NEET 2019 exam.Read More
NEET 2019 was conducted in offline mode which implies candidates were provided with an OMR sheet where they were required to submit responses. The question paper of NEET contained three sections, namely Biology which includes Botany and Zoology, Physics and Chemistry.
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper based|
|Language||Eleven different languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu|
Note: The availability of the question paper in a particular regional language will depend on the location of the exam centre of NEET 2019.
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice with four options out of which one will be correct|
|Negative marking||one mark will be deducted for each incorrectly attempted question|
Section Wise breakup of NEET 2019 question Paper
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany and Zoology)||90||360|
Natioanl Testing Agency issued the NEET admit card on April 15 at ntaneet.nic.in in online mode. Candidates had to login to download the admit card of NEET as it will not be sent by any other means. The NEET 2019 admit card is a mandatory identity document which needs to be carried to the examination hall on the exam day.
Candidates must enter their application number, date of birth and provided security pin with them in order to access the admit card. The birth date and security pin must also be entered to download the hall ticket.