NEET exam 2019 will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) in the offline mode of examination (pen and paper-based test). It is a national level medical entrance exam conducted for granting admission to undergraduate level medical courses like MBBS and BDS offered by medical and dental institutes across the country. Around 1.4 million students are expected to appear for NEET 2019. Also, the vastness of syllabus makes it highly competitive for students to grab admission in their preferred MBBS or BDS colleges. Therefore, to accomplish that, it is essential for students to be consistent with their NEET exam 2019 preparations that include completing its syllabus in time followed by a proper in-depth revision of prepared concepts.
Previously, the NEET examination was conducted by CBSE, however, the union cabinet on November 10th 2017 approved the functionality of National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct competitive exams including NEET 2019 that were previously conducted by AICTE and CBSE. Here we are providing detail information on NEET exam 2019 including, examination dates, application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.
NEET 2019 Exam Dates
The examination dates are yet to be announced by the conducting authority. However, the candidates can check tentative NEET exam dates 2019 from the table given below:
Important Dates For NEET 2019 Exam
|Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|Availability of Online Application Form||February 1st week|
|Last Date to Submit the Application Form||March 1st week|
|Correction in Application Form||March 3rd week|
|Release of Admit card||April 1st week|
|NEET Exam 2019||May 1st week|
|Release of OMR and Answer keys||Within a week after exam|
|Declaration of Results||June 1st week|
|Counselling Procedure||June 2nd week|
Paper Pattern of NEET Exam 2019
The examination pattern of NEET 2019 will be exactly similar to that of last year. There will be a total of 180 objective type multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Given below is the complete analysis of subject wise marks distribution and paper pattern for the NEET exam 2019.
|Subject||Total questions||Marking Scheme||Total Marks|
|Correct Option||Incorrect Option|
|Physics||45 Questions||+4 Marks for every correct option||-1 Marks for every incorrect option||180 Marks|
|Biology||90 Questions||360 Marks|
|Total||180 Questions||720 Marks|
Changes Introduced In NEET 2019
The Medical Council Authority of India (MCI) has approved several changes in NEET entrance examination. Given below is the list of all the new changes introduced by MCI:
- Telangana and Andhra Pradesh colleges are included in 15% AIQ Scheme. The candidates belonging to these states are not required to submit a Self Declaration from now onwards.
- It is mandatory for students to qualify NEET Exam 2019 for pursuing medical courses in foreign institutes.
- The limitations on the total number of attempts have been removed, however, the candidates are allowed to attempt until their prescribed category wise age limit.
- NIOS, State Open School candidates, and private candidates are not eligible for NEET 2019.
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