National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
NEET Under Graduate – 2019
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2019, here in after referred to as NEET (UG) – 2019. There shall be conducted a uniform entrance examination to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level and post-graduate level through such designated authority in Hindi, English and such other languages and in such manner as may be prescribed and the designated authority shall ensure the conduct of uniform entrance examination in the aforesaid manner; Provided that not with standing any judgment or order of any court, the provisions of this section shall not apply, in relation to the uniform entrance examination at the undergraduate level for the academic year 2016-17 conducted in accordance with any regulations made under this Act, in respect of the State Government seats (whether in Government Medical College or in a private Medical College) where such State has not opted for such examinations”.
Letter No. MCI (34) (41) (Gen) Med/.140542-44 dated 22/10/2018 received from Medical Council of India
The Central Government has established the National Testing Agency to conduct entrance examination for admission/ fellowship in higher educational institutions.
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI vide their letter no. F.No. 19-5/2014-TS-I dated 6th July, 2018 has mandated the NTA to conduct the NEET (UG) – 2019.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier organisation.
The objectives of NTA, inter-alia, include:
- To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission.
- To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.
- To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.
- To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.
The responsibility of NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
NEET UG 2019 Entrance Test DATE
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2019 will be conducted on 5th May, 2019 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. The duration of test will be three (03) hours.The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of test is declared a public holiday.
NEET UG 2019 Information. NEET UG 2019 General Instructions
- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2019 will be conducted as per regulations of the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948, and as amended from time to time.
- Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) – 2019 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Insitutions and Medical/Dental Colleges.
- 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 without any further intimation. The examination fee once deposited will not be refunded in such cases.
- Fee will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded. Submission of online application and remittance of fee would close as per the schedule given and no request for extension of time shall be entertained. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn. Candidates must note that mere deduction of fee from the bank account is not a proof of fee payment. The payment should be supported by fee updation and generation of Confirmation Page.
- Instructions in the Information Bulletin may change based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time. Candidates are advised to regularly check the website www.ntaneet.nic.in for any further updates or information.
- NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) – 2019 even though the Roll Number and Admit Card has been issued by the NTA.
- Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) – 2019 is purely provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the MoH&FW/MCI/DCI/NTA/MCC/other admitting Institution as applicable.
- 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) – 2019 Examination would be video graphed. 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.
Pattern of NEET (UG) – 2019
||Number of Questions
||180 Objective type questions*(four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at examination centre only.
||02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Biology (Botany & Zoology)
- Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
- For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted for the total score
NEET UG 2019 Medium of the Question Papers
- Candidates can opt for Question Paper in anyone of the following languages:
- Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully exercised while filling in the Application Form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
- Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
- Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
- Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.
- In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
- Option of Regional languages will be available only as per following details:-
||Medium of Question Paper
||English & Hindi
||All Examination Centre Cities
||English & Assamese
||Examination Centres Cities in Assam
||English & Bengali
||Examination Centres Cities in West Bengal & Tripura
||English & Guajarati
||Examination Centres Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
||English & Kannada
||Examination Centres Cities in Karnataka
||English & Marathi
||Examination Centres Cities in Maharashtra
||English & Odia
||Examination Centres Cities in Odisha
||English & Tamil
||Examination Centres Cities in Tamil Nadu
||English & Telugu
||Examination Centres Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
||English & Urdu
||All Examination Centre Cities
NEET UG 2019 Eligibility and Qualifications
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:-
- He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
- The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
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 31.12.2002
|For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category
||born on or between 05.05.1989 and 31.12.2002
iii. Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).
(As per letter No. V.11011/14/2018-MEC/MEP dated 17.10.2018 of MoH & FW)
- Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/central pool quota
- Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.
- Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.
- Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats
- Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
- Candidates from State of J & K
Students from State of J & K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as State of J&K has opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically alongwith confirmation page for the record and to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix III.
- The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the\ candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates.
- Candidates from the State of J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
- 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.
CODE : 02
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 provison 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.
- 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.
NEET UG 2019 submission of Application Form and Payment of Fee
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:
- The information desired to be filled in the Online Application such as names of Father/Mother and Candidate with correct spellings, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport number/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/Other valid Govt. Identity Card Number, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, email id, etc. may be kept ready. For more details about the information to be filled in, candidates may go to link “Replica of Application- 2019” on the website.
- The candidates have to provide any one of the identity details as given below:
|Category of Candidates
||Types of permissible IDs
Indian Nationals of all
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
||Passport Number, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
|Foreign Nationals/ OCI/PIO
- Candidate should have scanned images of his/her latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) and Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only, for uploading as part of submission of online application.
NEET UG 2019 Instructions for completing on-line Application Form
- The candidate, before submitting the application form online, must ensure his eligibility to appear in the test. The candidate is required to go through the Information Bulletin carefully and be clear about the all requirements with regard to the submission of the Application Form.
- The Candidate should fill in complete postal address with the pin code and email address (own or parents only) for future correspondence.
- Candidates must ensure that mobile numbers, e-mail ID filled in the online Application form are their own as NTA will communicate through SMS or email only on the given mobile number and e-mail ID.
- Candidate should not give the postal address, contact number and e-mail ID of Coaching Centres in their Online Application Form.
- Candidates should fill Code Number against the column provided for Qualifying Examination passed. If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed as per Code numbers 02 to 07, then the candidate needs to furnish complete details under the column ‘others’.
- Candidates appearing in Class XII in 2019 should fillup qualifying code as 01.
- The Application Form other than the one filled in online mode will not be accepted, under any circumstances. The Candidates are not required to send the Confirmation Page of Online Application Form to the NTA. However the candidate are advised to preserve atleast four copies of the Confirmation Page along with the proof of fee paid for any future reference.
- Candidates from State of J & K are required to submit online Self Declaration as indicated in para – 3(b) of Chapter-3 for seats under 15% All India Quota.
- Request for change in any particulars in the online Application shall not be entertained under any circumstances.
- Incomplete Applications shall be rejected.
- Candidates are advised to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, his candidature will be cancelled.
- The candidates should bear in mind that any Online Transaction Password (OTP) generated on the NEET (UG) – 2019 website while registering/submitting the form will be valid for 15 minutes only. After the lapse of this period, candidates need to click on the link “RESEND OTP” to generate new OTP.
Details of Fee and various timelines
On-line submission of Application Form
(including uploading of photograph and signature)
|01.11.2018 to 30.11.2018
|Date for successful final transaction of fee
||01.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
|Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11:50 p.m. and through e-challan upto bank hours
Fee Payable by candidates
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)*
|Service/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only
(No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after this date)
|14.01.2019 to 31.01.2019
|Printing of Admit Cards from NTA website
|Date of Examination
|Timing of Examination
||02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
||As indicated on Admit Card
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
|Declaration of Result on NTA website
- In addition to examination fee, service/processing charges will also be paid by the candidate for online payment of fee through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking alongwith applicable taxes by the respective Banks. Details of the same are available on NTA website.
- The candidates must note that after submission of the Application Form, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of Application Fee will not be entertained.
- Candidates are advised that fee should not be paid from the account/Debit Card/Credit Card of Cyber Café or any other unknown individual, as refund, if any from the NTA, will be credited in the same account from which it has been paid to the NTA.
Method of Fee Payment
- Payment using appropriate mode:
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)
Online Mode i.e. Debit/Credit card and Net Banking:
- Check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/Credit Card.
- Through Net Banking, check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
Cash Deposit through e-challan:
- After completing Step 2 of online Application Form, candidate will be prompted to generate e-slip. Print e-slip on A4 size paper-Landscape format from NEET (UG) – 2019 websitentaneet.nic.in and follow instructions given on e-slip and make payment through e challan.
- 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:
- If the fee is paid through e-challan by depositing cash in State Bank of India, the candidate should contact immediately the concerned bank to update his/her fee status on the website.
- If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled. Therefore, such candidates have to pay the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status.
- For cancelled transactions, the amount will, automatically, be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within 15 days of last date of submission of Application Form.
Particulars to be filled in the online Application Form
Candidate should fill the following particulars in the online Application Form:
- Permanent Address
- Passport Number/Ration Card Number/Bank Account Number/Any other valid Govt. Id. Number / Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits) / Election Card (EPIC No.)
- State/District of Birth
- Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother’s Occupation
- Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother’s Educational Qualifications
- Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother’s total annual Income
- Medium of Question Paper
- Year of Class XII/Equivalent passed/appearing
- Percentage of marks/Grade in class X/ Equivalent & XII/ Equivalent
- State/District of class X, XI & XII
- Minority Status
- Disability Status as per guidelines of MCI
- Type of Institution of class XII/ Equivalent
- Belonging to Rural/Urban area
- State to which the applicant belongs to
- Qualifying examination code
- School Education Board:
- Choice of Examination Centres/Cities:
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:
- Passport size photographs with white background and focus on face, eyes looking into the camera and ears visible should be used. Clear and latest photograph must be used for uploading on online Application Form and for Counselling/Admission.
- The photograph must be recent, with no scenery or other objects in background.
- Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly.
- Polaroid and Computer generated photos are not acceptable. 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 Unfairmeans and candidate would accordingly be dealt with as per the rules of Unfairmeans.
- 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.
NEET UG 2019 Admit Card
- The NTA will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) – 2019 on the NTA 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.
NEET UG 2019 Instructions to be followed in the Examination Hall
- The Examination Centre will open two (02) hours before the commencement of the test. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 p.m. Therefore, candidates must ensure that they leave home well in advance considering all facts like traffic, location of the centre and weather conditions, etc. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall.
||Date & Time
|Date of Examination
|Timing and Duration of Examination
02.00 pm to 5.00 pm
|Last Entry in the Examination Centre
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room
Announcement of Important Instructions and
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator
|1.30 pm to 1.45 pm
|Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator
|Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate
- The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
- During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidates to ascertain the identity of each candidate. The invigilators will also put their own signature in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on and Attendance Sheet.
- A seat with a roll number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted seats. If a candidate is found appearing in the Examination from a seat or room other than the allotted one, the candidature shall be cancelled.
- A candidate who comes after 01:30 p.m. shall not be permitted to enter the Examination Centre under any circumstances.
- Candidates must bring ONLY the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination and shall lead to his/her disqualification.
- Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
- One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during NEET (UG) – 2019 Examination.
- Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and nonexpired) – PAN card / Driving License / Voter ID / Passport/ Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration Card/any other.
- PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.
- Candidates are not allowed to bring any barred item or any item which could be used for Unfair practices. Possession of any such article with the candidates inside the Centre premises will attract the penalties of unfair practices.
- Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the barred items (Chapter-11) to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping will not be made and candidates found in possession of these items will not be allowed to enter the Examination Centre.
- No candidate will leave his/her seat or the Examination Room/Hall until the Test concludes as per the schedule. Candidates should not leave the Room/Hall without handing over their OMR Sheets to the invigilator on duty.
- Smoking in the examination centre is strictly prohibited.
- Water Bottles, Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks etc. are not allowed to be taken by the candidates into the examination centre. Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry into the examination hall the eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets / fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwich etc.
- The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
- Before the start of Examination, important instructions will be communicated to the candidates by the invigilator for strict compliance by the candidates.
- A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at halftime. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.
- The candidate must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the specified place, first time immediately after the commencement of examination and second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their Finger Impressions in the space provided on the Attendance Sheet.
- The candidate will check and ensure that the Test Booklet contains as many number of pages as are written on the top of the cover page.
- For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of test for any reason, re-test shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances.
- The candidates, suffering from Diabetes, may be taken care of at the Centre as per the instructions issued by NTA.
Scoring and Marking
- Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for a question in the answer The candidates are advised not to attempt such question in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
- For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet Code printed in the Answer Sheet on Side-2 will be accepted as final.
Detailed Instructions about Test Booklet and Related Material
- Details about the Test Booklet, OMR, Answer Sheet and Marking Responses shall be made available at NTA website at the time of downloading of Admit Card.
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 Sheet.
NEET UG 2019 Unfairmeans, Practices and Breach of Examination Rules
Unfairmeans practice is an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Being in possession of any item or article which has been prohibited or can be used for unfair practices including any stationery item, communication device, accessories, eatable items, ornaments or any other material or information relevant or not relevant to the examination in the paper concerned;
- Using someone to write examination (impersonation) or preparing material for copying;
- Breaching examination rules or any direction issued by NTA in connection with the conduct of NEET (UG) -2019 examination from time to time;
- Assisting other candidate to engage in malpractices, giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so;
- Writing questions or answers on any material other than the answer sheet given by the Centre Superintendent for writing answers;
- Tearing of Answer Sheet, any page of the test booklet etc.;
- Contacting or communicating or trying to do so with any person, other than the Examination Staff, during the examination time in the Examination Centre;
- Taking away the answer sheet out of the examination hall/room;
- Smuggling out of Question Paper or its part or smuggling out answer sheet or part thereof;
- Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the examination or threatening any of the candidates;
- Using or attempting to use any other undesirable method or means in connection with the examination;
- Manipulation and fabrication of online documents viz. admit card, rank letter, self-declaration, etc.;
- Forceful entry/exit in/from Examination Centre/Hall;
- Use or attempted use of any electronic device after entering the Examination Centre;
- Affixing/uploading of morphed photograph on the application form/admit card/proforma;
- Erasing or obliterating any information printed on the OMR sheet;
- Providing incorrect information on the answer sheet;
- Making fake claims by manipulating the responses in OMR sheet uploaded on website for challenge before or after declaration of result.
- Creating obstacles in smooth and fair conduct of examination.
- Any other mal practices declared as unfairmeans by the NTA.
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.
Information for Parents/Guardians For NEET UG 2019 Exam
- 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.
- The candidate will not be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 p.m. Therefore, the candidate shall leave home well in advance taking into consideration various factors such as traffic, location of the Centre and weather conditions, etc.
- The candidate will follow all the instructions and maintain discipline in the examination.
- The candidate will not breach any examination rule.
- The candidate will not use or promote any Unfairmeans activity during the examination.
- In case, the candidate finds another candidate using Unfairmeans in the examination, the same will be immediately informed to the invigilators on duty.
- The candidate will bring only the following at the examination centre:
- Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it;
- One passport size photograph to be affixed on Attendance Sheet.
- Valid Identity proof.
- The candidate will not bring any barred items at the Centre.
- The candidate will cooperate in frisking with the staff at Examination Centre.
- The candidates will report at allotted Examination Centre well in advance to make themselves available for compulsory physical frisking.
- The candidate will follow the dress code for appearing in NEET (UG) – 2019 If candidates are wearing customary dress, they need to report at the allotted Examination centre latest by 12:30 p.m. on the day of examination.
- 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.
NEET UG 2019 Barred Items and Dress Code
The candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the Examination Centre under any circumstances. The candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the Examination Centre with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors.
- Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
- Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
- Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
- Any Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
- Any ornaments
- Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.
- Any other item which could be used for unfairmeans, by hiding communication devices like microchip, camera, Bluetooth device etc.
- No arrangement will be made at the Centres for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates.
- In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the Centre, it will be considered as use of Unfairmeans and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions.
NEET UG 2019 Dress Code
The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for NEET (UG) – 2019:
- Light clothes with half sleeves, long sleeves are not permitted. However in case, candidates come in cultural/ customary dress at the Examination Centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 noon so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.
- Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted. It is desired that the candidates follow instructions issued by the NTA 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.
NEET UG 2019 Post Examination Activities and Declaration of Result
Display of OMR sheets and responses on website
- The NTA will display the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses graded by the Machine of all the candidates on the website www.ntaneet.nic.in. For exact date of display of the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses, candidates may remain in touch with NEET website.
- Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of non-refundable processing fee of Rs.1000/- per response challenged.
- Representations made by the candidates against the OMR grading will be verified by the NTA from the actual record and the same will be updated in the data, if challenges are found correct. However, no intimation in this regard will be sent to individual candidate.
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.
NEET UG 2019 Display of Answer Key for challenge
- The NTA will display Answer Key of the questions, giving opportunity to the candidates to challenge, in case of any doubt in the answer key on the website www.ntaneet.nic.in. For exact date of display of Answer Key, candidates may regularly check updates on NTA website after the
- Candidates will be given an opportunity to make online challenge against the Answer Key on payment of non-refundable processing fee of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged.
- Challenges made by the candidates will be verified by the NTA with the help of its subject experts. If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. Based on the revised Answer Key, result will be prepared and declared.
- No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/nonacceptance of his/her challenge.
- The key finalized after the challenge will be final.
NEET UG 2019 Result
- The National Testing Agency will conduct the NEET (UG) – 2019, evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website www.ntaneet.nic.in. The NTA will prepare the merit list as per the directives of DGHS, MCI and DCI.
- No category wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result is ready, NTA will host the results on the website and thereafter candidates may download the Result Sheets.
- All Candidates appearing in NEET (UG) – 2019 must regularly check updates on website of NTA, MoH & FW, Medical Counselling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in) and Participating States/ Universities /Institutions till conclusion of final round of Counselling.
NEET UG 2019 Re-checking/re-evaluation of answer sheets
- The machine – gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinised.
- There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets. This is because of the following reasons:
- The candidates are given an opportunity to make the representation on the OMR gradation of their OMR sheets and also given an opportunity to challenge the answer key in case of any doubt.
- The OMRs are machine gradable which are being evaluated through specific software impartial to all.
No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
Use of result of NEET (UG) – 2019 by other organizations
The result of the NEET (UG) – 2019 may be utilized by other entities of Central/State Governments for admission purpose in accordance with their rules.
Weeding out Rules
The record of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is presented up to 60 days from the date of declaration of result.
NEET UG 2019 Merit List and Qualifying Criteria
The National Testing Agency will prepare an All India Merit List of successful candidates of NEET (UG) – 2019 on the basis of the eligibility criteria provided by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India as given in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 issued under Indian Medical CouncilAct- 1956 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007 issued under the Dentists Act, 1948. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test to MBBS/BDS Courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with Bench Mark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for unreserved category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.
- Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
- To be eligible for admission to the MBBS/BDS Courses, a 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, Biology/Bio-technology at the Qualifying Examination as mentioned in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 as amended in 2018 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007 and in addition must have come in the merit list of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. In respect of the candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC category, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken in qualifying examination and competitive examination (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) must be 40% marks instead of 50%. In respect of candidates with Bench Mark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks in qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology taken together must be 45% instead of 50% for Unreserved category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
- 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 outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India”.
- Provided that a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, the result of which has not been declared, he may be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive entrance examination and in case of selection for admission to the MBBS/BDS Courses, he/she shall not be admitted to that course until he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria as specified above. For details candidates may refer to Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007.
A list of the successful candidates in order of All India Rank based on the marks obtained in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG – 2019 will be prepared by the NTA.
NEET UG 2019 candidates for tie-breaking
In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET (UG) – 2019, the inter-se-merit shall be determined as follows:
- Candidate obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test, followed by,
- Candidate obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test, followed by,
- Candidate with less number of attempted incorrect answers in all the subjects in the Test, followed by,
- Candidate older in age.
NEET UG 2019 Merit list for counselling under 15% All India Quota
The merit list of the eligible and successful candidates who have opted for 15% All India quota seats will be prepared by the NTA on the basis of marks obtained in the NEET (UG) – 2019. The list of successful candidates shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling to 15% All India Quota Seats.
NEET UG 2019 Merit list for seats other than 15% All India Quota
- NTA will provide All India Rank. Result will be given to the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the Admitting Authorities.
- Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules.
- The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the candidates in the respective categories declared by the candidates at the time of applying for admission/counselling based on State rules.