NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2019 (NEET (UG) - 2019) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses in Indian 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.
Eligibility to appear in NEET (UG) - 2019
Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as stipulated in Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act - 1948 as amended in 2018.
Eligibility as per related Regulations is as follows:-
The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) - 2019 is as follows:
|For Candidates of Unreserved
Category (UR)||born on or between 05.05.1994 and
|For Candidates of
SC / ST / OBC / PwD Category||born on or between 05.05.1989 and
Qualifications and Qualifying Examination Codes
|CODE: 01||A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2019, whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but he / she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if he / she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling. |
The Higher / Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher / Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.
The proviso in italics has been subject matter of challenge before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench and Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. The provisions of the regulations disqualifying recognised Open School Board candidates and the candidates who have studied Biology / Biotechnology as an additional Subject has been struck down.
“The Medical Council of India has preferred Special Leave Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Appeals in the Hon’ble High Courts. Therefore, the candidatures of candidates in the NEET (UG) - 2019 who have passed the qualifying examinations i.e. 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools or as private candidates from recognised State Boards; or with Biology / Biotechnology as additional subject shall be allowed but subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions / Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India”.
|CODE: 03 ||The Intermediate / Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University / Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject. |
|CODE: 04 ||The Pre - professional / Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional / Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|CODE: 05 ||The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.|
|CODE: 06 ||B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he / she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) / Bio-technology and further that he / she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. |
|CODE: 07||Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University / Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.|
Provided that to be eligible for NEET (UG) - 2019, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2019. Provided also that to be eligible for NEET (UG) - 2019, the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Bio-technology at the qualifying examination as mentioned in clause (2) of Regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 as amended in 2018 and in addition must have come in the merit list of NEET (UG) - 2019 for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses.
In respect of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for Unreserved Candidates and 40% for SC / ST / OBC candidates. In respect of PwD candidates specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks in qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany & Zoology) / Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 45% instead of 50% for Unreserved category candidates.
Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and English up to the 12th standard level with 50% marks and their equivalency determined by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.
If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed as per Code number 01-07, he / she should furnish complete details to determine eligibility.
|05/05/2019||Port Blair, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur, Gaya, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, Daman, Delhi, New Delhi, Madgaon, Margao, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Patan, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad, Faridabad, Panchkula, Gurugram, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Bokaro, Godhar, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangaluru, Mysore, Udupi, Davanagere, Dharwad, Alappuzha, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kavaratti, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Buldhana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur, Kohima, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Karur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Puducherry, Thiruvallur, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Ranga Reddy district, Warangal, Agartala, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, 24 Parganas (n), Asansol, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri|
|20/05/2019||Angul, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||01/11/2018||08/12/2018 05:20 am|
|Application Form Correction||14/01/2019||31/01/2019 05:30 am|
|Admit Card Release Date||15/04/2019||-|
|NEET UG 2019 Exam Date||
Offline Dates |
|Declaration of result||05/06/2019||-|
Timing of Examination 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility for seats under the control of States / Deemed Universities / Central Universities / ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU / central pool quota
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats
• The Pre-medical course may be conducted either at a Medical College or at a Science College.
• Marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for eligibility for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses.
• The candidates who have studied from the Foreign / International Board should ensure that the qualifying examination passed by them are, in scope and standard, as explained in CODE: 07.
FOR UR / OBC (NCL)
|FOR SC / ST / PwD / Transgender||Rs.750/- (INR)|
Preparation for filling up Application Form
A candidate can apply for the NEET (UG) - 2019 only on-line by logging on to www.ntaneet.nic.in.
Before submission of application form, make the following preparations:
|Category of Candidates||Types of permissible IDs|
|Indian Nationals of all
States||Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Election
Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card Number, Bank
Account Number, Passport Number or
Number of any other Identity Card issued by
|NRIs||Passport Number, Aadhaar Number (last 4
|Foreign Nationals / OCI / PIO ||Passport Number|
Instructions for completing on - line Application Form
Method of Fee Payment
After completing Step 2 of online Application Form, candidates may remit the examination fee (Step 3) by choosing the following options:
Please select any Mode of Payment / Service Provider (Service / Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the candidate)
Print the Confirmation Page (Step - 4) of online application after completion of Step-3 i.e. payment through Debit / Credit card / Net Banking / Cash Deposit through e-challan.
If candidate fails to complete all the steps upto step 4, the final Submission of Online Application will remain incomplete and unsuccessful.
Generation of Confirmation Page confirms final submission of Application Form. If Confirmation Page has not been generated, this means that Application Form has not been submitted successfully.
Note: In case, the fee payment status is ot ‘OK’ the candidates are advised as following:
Particulars to be filled in the online Application Form
Candidate should fill the following particulars in the online Application Form:
Date of birth
Enter the date, month and year of birth as per English calendar.
Photograph and Signatures
Candidates are advised to use following photographs:
Applications not complying with these instructions or without clear photographs are liable to be rejected. Candidates may please note that if it is found that photograph affixed is fabricated i.e. de-shaped or seems to be manipulated or digitally edited, the form of the candidate will be rejected and the same would be considered as using Unfair means and candidate would accordingly be dealt with as per the rules of Unfair means.
The candidates must upload their signature in the appropriate box given in the online Application Form in running hand writing. Placing initials is not acceptable. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as signature and the Application Form would be rejected.
The candidates must ensure that photograph and signature are uploaded in the respective fields.
The candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph of size (between 10 kb - 200 kb). The system will allow uploading of photograph with one face only by using the technique of face-detection.
Furthermore the candidates are required to carry the same photograph in Passport size to the examination centre as is uploaded in the Application Form. This is needed for pasting on Attendance Sheet on the day of examination.
Information regarding online Application Form and Fee
Information related to candidature will be available in the candidate’s login
account. If confirmation page is not shown in login account, candidates are
advised to immediately complete Step-3 of online Application and get the printout
of Confirmation Page (Step-4) to complete the process within the prescribed last
date of submission of fee. The Confirmation Page is the only proof of payment and updation of fee in the account of the candidate. Keep at least 3-4 copies
of the Confirmation Page with yourself.
Date for successful final transaction of fee 01.11.2018 to 08.12.2018
Through Credit / Debit Card / Net-Banking upto
11:50 p.m. and Through e-challan upto bank hours
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only (No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after Given Dates
180 objective type questions *
(four options with
single correct answer)
Chemistry and Biology
(Botany & Zoology) to
be answered on the
machine - gradable
sheet using Ball Point
Pen provided at
|02:00 p.m. to
05:00 p.m. |
The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year 2013. It is also available at https://www.mciindia.org/documents/neet/FinalCoreSyllabus_NEET-UG.pdf
Please see Appendix I in the Prospectus For Syllabus Details.
Instructions to be followed in the Examination Hall
|Timing and Duration of Examination||02.00 pm to
|Last Entry in the Examination Centre||1.30 p.m.|
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall / Room||1.15 p.m.|
|Announcement of Important Instructions and
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||1.30 p.m. to
|Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator||1.45 p.m.|
|Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the
|Test Commences||2.00 p.m.|
|Test Concludes||5.00 p.m.|
All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate will not
do any rough work or put stray mark on the machine gradable OMR Answer
The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for NEET (UG) - 2019:
It is desired that the candidates follow instructions issued by the NTA strictly. This will help NTA in the fair conduct of examination.
Note: The NTA believes in the sanctity and fairness of conducting the Examination, however, it also believes in the
sensitivity involved in frisking (girl) candidates and will issue comprehensive instructions accordingly to the staff and
other officials at the Examination Centres.
The NTA will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) - 2019 on the NTA website. Candidates are required to download the Admit Cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidates may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in PDF format will also be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub - Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination Centre allotted.
Detailed Instructions about Test Booklet and Related Material
Information for Parents / Guardians
It is expected that parents / guardians will guide their wards appropriately on the following issues before leaving home for appearing in the NEET (UG) – 2019.
In case, your ward is found breaching any of the above, the candidate (your ward) will not be permitted to enter in the Examination Centre and will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
If your ward indulges in any unwanted activities, the candidate (your ward) shall be debarred from taking this examination as per rules and shall also be liable for criminal action and/or any other action deemed fit by the NTA.
A wall clock will be displayed at the main entry point of the examination centre to ensure that no candidate is allowed to enter after 01:30 p.m.
Ensure that your ward reaches the Examination Centre on or before 01:30 p.m. on the day of examination. For the same, your ward should leave the home well in advance considering traffic, location of the centre and weather conditions etc. It would be appropriate to visit the Centre a day before the examination to confirm the location, distance etc. to avoid any problem of reaching late at the centre and then not being allowed to appear in the examination.
Display of Answer Key for challenge
|Result URL||Check your result here|
Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA website: www.nta.ac.in, www.ntaneet.nic.in Date shall be displayed on the NTA website
Post Examination Activities and Declaration of
All candidates are advised to remain in touch with the website www.ntaneet.nic.in for viewing and downloading image of OMR/answer sheet and responses captured by the machines.
Declaration of Result
Re - checking / re-evaluation of answer sheets
Punishment for using unfairmeans practices
During the course of, before or after the examination if a candidate indulges in any of the above or similar practices, he / she shall be deemed to have used unfair practices and booked under UNFAIRMEANS (U.F.M.) case. The candidate would be debarred for 3 years in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and / or any other action as deemed fit.
Cancellation of Result
The result of the candidates NEET (UG) - 2019 who indulge in Unfairmeans Practices will be cancelled and will not be declared.
Similarly, the result of those candidates who appear from the Centre other than the one allotted to them, write on the Test booklet / OMR Sheet of other candidates or allow other candidates to write on their Test Booklet / OMR Sheet will be cancelled and will not be declared.
June 20, 2019