NEET- 2019

NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an entrance exam for Indian students who aspire to pursue medical studies in India as well as abroad. If you are planning to study MBBS in Abroad or study MBBS in India this year, prepare for the NEET 2019 exam. Aim for qualifying marks and make sure to select a top MCI approved medical university. NEET Score card is compulsory as a document required for getting admission in foreign as well as Indian medical institutes. This article covers everything you might possibly want to know about NEET 2019 if you also wish to study / BDS in government or private medical colleges of India or abroad.


More about NEET 2019 Examination

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible for conducting NEET in India. Hence, if you want to study MBBS in India or abroad this year, you need to appear in NEET 2019. This test has replaced AIPMT as well in addition to other multiple entrance exams held by medical colleges of India. The main purpose of the exam is to give medical seats to desirable students.

This exam also aims to maintain the quality of medical education without considering the reservation as a criterion for marking. From 2018 onwards, NEET has become mandatory to study MBBS in Abroad as well. The syllabus is based on the CBSE curriculum for 11th and 12th standard. Generally, it is easy for ISC students as well. The examination is held in form of multiple choice questions (MCQs). If you are able to achieve a minimum of 50% marks in NEET 2019, you will be eligible to get admission for MBBS in India as well as in Abroad.

Benefits of NEET 2019 Examination for Indian Students Who Wish to Study MBBS in India or Study MBBS in Abroad:

If you are planning to study MBBS in Abroad or in India, NEET 2019 definitely has a lot of benefits for you, some of which are:

    • NEET ensures the quality of medical education inside and outside India by allowing only worthy students to pursue MBBS.
    • The students do not need to apply for multiple entrance exams. Appearing in NEET and cracking it is enough to get admission in medical colleges abroad.
    • This also saves a lot of time and money of the students. They just need to focus on one exam for their admission instead of multiple ones. Also, this keeps them concentrated on the pattern and marking scheme of one type of exam.
    • Focusing on NEET also reduces pressure on students as they don’t need to memorize dates of various exams.  They also do not need to travel to different cities in order to get admission.
    • Worthy students are no more left disappointed as they have equal opportunity. They can get admission without having to worry about losing seats.
    • Students who have cracked NEET can also crack the MCI Screening Test easily after their return to India.

Why is NEET Mandatory for Medical Studies in India?

The Medical Council of India has made NEET 2019 compulsory for students who wish to study MBBS in Abroad or study MBBS in India. This ensures that only eligible and worthy students get to study medicine. Ineligible students becoming medical practitioners can pose a huge threat to the quality of healthcare. The caliber required for studying medicine is, hence, maintained through the NEET exam. This also helps to uphold the quality of medical education. Instead of a bad ending, the Medical Council of India (MCI) wants Indian students to have a fair start.

Structure of the Question Paper for NEET 2019

The questions in the NEET 2019 are going to be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. Each section will consist of 45 questions. The right answer carries four marks whereas one mark is deducted for every wrong answer. So, there is negative marking in the question paper and the students should either make sure choices or simply not attempt the question. No marks are deducted if the students do not attempt a question.

Hence, the total number of questions in the paper will be 180 and the maximum marks will be 720. The correct responses to the questions will be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at examination centre only. The candidates can opt for the question paper in any of the following languages: English, Hindi. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This structure is for NEET 2019 at the undergraduate level and the total duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Syllabus for NEET 2019 Examination

The syllabus for NEET 2019 is same as that of the MBBS course as described in the MCI Regulations about Graduate Medical Education. The MCI has set the syllabus based on NCERT, CBSE and the Council of Boards of School Education in India to establish uniformity across the country. NEET 2019 will be conducted by National Testing Agency. The exact syllabus for NEET 2019 can be downloaded from

Important Information for NEET 2019 and Dates at a Glance

    • The students can apply for NEET 2019 only online.
    • The exam will be in offline mode (pen and paper test).
    • Admissions in 100% MBBS / BDS seats will be done through the NEET 2019 only.
    • The date of examination is 05 May 2019.
    • The declaration of result will be done by 05 June 2019.
    • The exam will be held between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Admissions through NEET 2019 are available to the following seats of MBBS / BDS: All India Quota Seats, State Government Quota Seats, Central Institutions/Universities / Deemed Universities, State/Management / NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University and Central Pool Quota Seats

Eligibility to Appear in NEET 2019

To appear in NEET 2019, the candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • The student should have completed the 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 2019 is 25 years of age.
    • The candidate (general category) must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in standard 12th board examinations in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English, scoring minimum marks in each subject individually.
    • For the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the eligibility is 40% passing marks instead of 50%.
    • For the students belonging to the unreserved category, the eligibility is 45% passing marks instead of 50%.

Reservation Quota for NEET 2019

Reservation of seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota:

SC Candidates: 15% seats

ST Candidates: 7.5% seats

OBC Candidates: 27% seats

Candidates with Bench Mark Disabilities: 5% seats

Qualifying Criteria for NEET 2019

  • The candidate (general category) should obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET 2019 to MBBS / BDS Courses, i.e. 410 to 575 marks.
  • For the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile, i.e. 375 to 410 marks.
  • For the students with Bench Mark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile, i.e. 280 to 310 marks.

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