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.

About NTA

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:

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


Pattern of NEET (UG) – 2019


Subject Pattern Duratrion Number of Questions Marks
Physics 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 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 360
Total 180 720



NEET UG 2019 Medium of the Question Papers


English Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Kannada
Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu



S. No. Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
1 English & Hindi All Examination Centre Cities
2 English & Assamese Examination Centres Cities in Assam
3 English & Bengali Examination Centres Cities in West Bengal & Tripura
4 English & Guajarati Examination Centres Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
5 English & Kannada Examination Centres Cities in Karnataka
6 English & Marathi Examination Centres Cities in Maharashtra
7 English & Odia Examination Centres Cities in Odisha
8 English & Tamil Examination Centres Cities in Tamil Nadu
9 English & Telugu Examination Centres Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
10 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:-


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)

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.




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.




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


Before submission of application form, make the following preparations:

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


NRIs Passport Number, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
Foreign Nationals/ OCI/PIO Passport Number


NEET UG 2019 Instructions for completing on-line Application Form


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 01.12.2018

Fee Payable by candidates



Unreserved Rs. 1400/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)*
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 750/-
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 15.04.2019
Date of Examination 05.05.2019
Timing of Examination 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Examination Centre As indicated on Admit Card

Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA


Date shall be displayed on the NTA website
Declaration of Result on NTA website By 05.06.2019



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)


Online Mode i.e. Debit/Credit card and Net Banking:

Cash Deposit through e-challan:

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

Photograph and Signatures

Candidates are advised to use following photographs:

Information regarding online Application Form and Fee


NEET UG 2019 Admit Card


NEET UG 2019 Instructions to be followed in the Examination Hall


Particular Date & Time
Date of Examination 05.05.2019 (Sunday)
Timing and Duration of Examination

02.00 pm to 5.00 pm

(3 hours)

Last Entry in the Examination Centre 1.30 pm
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room 1.15 pm

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 1.45 pm
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate 1.50 pm
Test Commences 2.00 pm
Test Concludes 5.00 pm



Scoring and Marking


Detailed Instructions about Test Booklet and Related Material


Rough Work

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:

Punishment for using unfairmeans practices

Cancellation of Result

Information for Parents/Guardians For NEET UG 2019  Exam

Your ward:

NEET UG 2019  Barred Items and Dress Code

Barred Items

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.

NEET UG 2019 Dress Code

The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for NEET (UG) – 2019:

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

All candidates are advised to remain in touch with the website for viewing and downloading image of OMR/answer sheet and responses captured by the machines.


NEET UG 2019  Display of Answer Key for challenge


NEET UG 2019 Result


NEET UG 2019 Re-checking/re-evaluation of answer sheets

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


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:




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:

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