NEET 2019 Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria revealed by NTA

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    The notification for NEET 2019 has been released by National Testing Agency (NTA). This year, NTA will conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. NTA is organizing NEET 2019 exam for admissions to undergraduate medical programmes such as MBBS, BDS and Ayush courses offered by Indian Medical Colleges. This year NEET 2019 will be conducted one time only.

    Application form for NEET 2019 will be released from November 1, 2018.  NEET 2019 will be conducted on May 5, 2019, in offline mode. 

    For the official announcement Click Here

    NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

    •Students who have passed the class XII qualifying exam are eligible for NEET 2019 and also who are appearing for the class XII qualifying exam.
    •Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
    •All applicants must have obtained the necessary aggregate marks in the qualifying exam:
    General Category: 50%
    OBC/SC/ST Category: 40%
    General- Physically Handicapped Category: 45%
    OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped Category: 40%
    •Age limit of the candidate must be between 17 to 25 years. Age relaxation is applicable for reserved category candidates.
    •Candidates should be a citizen of India.
    •As per latest notification, NIOS candidates and those who opted for Biology as an additional subject are now also eligible for NEET 2019.
    *In case of any changes made by the NTA in the above criteria, it will be updated here only.

    Important Dates:

    Starting date of online submission of application forms: 1st Nov 2018
    Last date for online submission of application forms: 30th Nov 2018
    Admit card release date: 15th April 2019 to 4th May 2019
    NEET 2019 exam date: 5th May 2019
    NEET 2019 result date: 5th June 2019

    Exam Pattern:

    This year the pattern of examination will remain same as per previous year exam pattern even though NTA will conduct the NEET 2019. 
    •Mode of the examination will be pen and paper-based.
    •Type of question paper will be the Objective type (MCQ)
    •Duration of exam will be of 3 hours.
    •Number of questions will be 180 questions

    Sections

    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Physics

    45

    180

    Chemistry

    45

    180

    Zoology

    45

    180

    Botany

    45

    180

    Total

    180

    720


    Marking Scheme:


    •For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
    •Negative marking will be there, so for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
    •If any question is unanswered, neither will be awarded nor will be deducted.

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