Attention Aspirants, from this year onwards National Testing Agency (NTA), will be conducting NEET exam, as previously it was conducted by CBSE. Throughout the article, we will discuss the NEET Eligibility Criteria. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of NEET 2019.
Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information related to this examination. One needs to read the Eligibility criteria for the NEET 2019 to get detailed knowledge about the whole selection procedure.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) exam Notification has been released. NEET 2019 Examination is scheduled to be held on 5th May 2019. The candidate can submit NEET Form only online mode. According to NEET Official Information, The last date of the submission of NEET application form 2019 is 30th November 2019. NEET exam is the only gateway for admissions into medical & dental UG courses offered by various government and private medical colleges in across the country. National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2019 (NEET-UG-2019) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The exam pattern of NEET 2019 gives the detailed information about duration of exam, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. By checking the NEET 2019 exam pattern, the candidate will be able to process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information about NEET 2019 Exam pattern is listed below :
|1.||Date of Examination||5th May 2019|
|2.||No. of Shifts||One|
|3.||Mode of Examination||Pen and Paper (Offline)|
|4.||The medium of Examination||English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu|
|5.||Duration of Examination||3 Hours|
|6.||Type of Examination||Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)|
|7.||Sections in Examination||Physics -(45 Ques.)
Biology(Botany and Zoology)- (90 Ques.)
|8.||Total no. of Questions and Marks in Examination||Total no. of Questions – 180. Total Marks – 720 (180*4)|
|9.||Marking Scheme||For each correct answer 4 marks will be awarded whereas 1 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer|
NEET 2019 Education Qualification
Admission Seeker should check the eligibility criteria before applying for the NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam is given below
All Admission Seeker who are resident of India can apply for this exam, where as Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Foreign candidates are also eligible for NEET 2019
- Minimum Age – For NEET 2019, the minimum age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
- Maximum Age– For NEET 2019, the maximum age limit is 25 years (for General and OBC candidates) and 30 years (for other categories) on the date of exam.
Number of Attempts
Previously, there was limited attempt option for NEET examination. According to that, general/OBC candidates could attempt 3 times NEET examination up to the age of 25 years while SC/ST could attempt same (3 times) up to the age of 30 years.
But, the criteria was changed from the year 2018. Now the no of attempts have been changed The age limit will remain same, According to the new changes by the officials, all General & OBC candidates now can attempt NEET examination 9 times (if starting age is 17 years ) and SC/ST can attempt this maximum 14 times.
- The Admission Seeker should have qualified the 12th or equivalent exam.
- Subjects must be Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.
- 10+2 appearing students are also eligible to apply.
- In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general, 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC.
NEET 2019 Exam Pattern
Selection Procedure of NEET 2019
Admission to MBBS/BDS course is based only on the merit list prepared by NTA after the exam.
- To appear in the merit list, the candidate must have had scored at least a 50 percentile. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories, this limit has been relaxed to 40 percentile.
If for some reason the number of candidates scoring a 50 percentile is less, the Central government in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and National Testing Agency (NTA) may lower the minimum percentile required to qualify the exam.If a two or more candidates get equal marks, The AIR for a NEET student gets affected. In such cases, evaluation of NEET Score would be based on the following criteria:
- Students who have secured higher marks in Biology
- Students who have secured higher marks in Chemistry
- Students who have answered less wrong answers in all subjects
- Student older in age will be preferred
- Merit List for 15% seats under All India Quota
Top 15% students will be eligible for seats under all India quota. This cutoff is expected to be at 470 marks out of 720. There will also be a standby list, four times the merit for seats under state quota
The list of successful candidates shall be forwarded to the Directorate of Medical Education of the State/UT concerned for the purpose of allotment of seats.
The List of Successful Candidates opted for AFMC shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Armed Force Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, and Government of India for the Second Stage of Screening and Counselling process.
NEET Answer Key
The important answer key of NEET 2019 will be released within a week of examination. NEET Answer Key will be published via online mode through the official website of exam conducting agency (NTA). The aspirant may have an opportunity for an online challenge against the answer key. All of the right answers to the questions asked in the offline entrance examination of NEET 2019 will be present in the answer key. Students have to pay Rs. 1000/- per response challenged. NO offline request will be entertained, the decision made by test conducting board shall be final.
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