The National Testing Agency has activated the online application submission link for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) at ntaneet.nic.in. Earlier CBSE conducted the medical entrance exam. The applicants who clear NEET are eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
In 2018, 13 lakh students took the exam and a similar number of students are expected to appear for NEET 2019. Just like last year, this year too, NEET will be a single exam in the pen-and-paper mode as intimated by the NTA.
Here are a few important dates that you can circle on your calendar. The registrations for NEET are open till November 30, 2018. The admit cards will be available for download from April 15, 2019 onwards and the exam will be held on May 5.
NEET UG 2019: Important dates
- Online submission of application forms: November 1 to November 30
- Online fees: November 1 to December 1
- Online correction of data in application form: January 14 to January 31
- Admit card release: April 15
- Exam date: May 5
- Result date: June 5
Application fees: Rs 1400 for general category and Rs 750 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender
Documents required for filling NEET 2019 application
The list of documents needed by the candidates includes:
- Class 10 marksheet
- Class 12 marksheet.
- Scanned copy of candidate’s passport sized photograph.
- Scanned copy of candidate’s signature.
- Valid ID proof like Aadhaar card or Voter ID card.
- NEET UG 2019: Exam pattern and syllabus
The NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry and biology. Of the total 180 questions, 90 would be from biology and 45 each from physics and chemistry. The syllabus includes the whole of Class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. Every correct answer would fetch you plus four marks while every incorrect answer results in a negative mark. Questions that are not attempted do not have any penalty marks.
Earlier, the Union HRD Ministry had decided to conduct NEET and JEE twice a year but have to roll back their decision the medical exam.