All NEET Dates

It’s a flurry of events. All the studying is making it difficult for you to cope with the timeline: what is happening, and when is it happening. Do not worry! You can find ALL the dates pertaining to NEET 2019 in one place, here.

1. Application Dates

First and foremost, in order to be able to give the exam, you need to apply and register for the exam. Here’s a relevant timeline to help yourself adjust accordingly:

Release of Application FormNovember 1, 2018
Online Submission of ApplicationsNovember 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018
Last Date of Fee SubmissionDecember 1, 2018
Last Date of Application SubmissionDecember 7, 2018 (Extended)
Application Form Correction PeriodJanuary 14, 2019 to January 31, 2019
Release of Admit CardsApril 15, 2019

2. Correction Process Dates

Uh-oh! You have just realized that you made a mistake in the application form.

Relax, and do not worry. There is a correction period which offers you the opportunity to rectify any such mistakes. This is, however, only a one-time opportunity. Here’s when to do what:

Application PeriodNovember 1, 2018 – December 7, 2018
To login and view messages regarding issues in photograph and signatureAfter the Application Form’s submission
Correction Window OpensJanuary 14, 2019
Correction Window ClosesJanuary 31, 2019

3. Examination Dates

Now, having finally registered yourself, you need to familiarize yourself with the examination dates. In this context, you can do that with the help of :

Date of Examination May 5, 2019
Timing of Examination2 P.M. to 5 P.M.
OMR Sheet and Answer Key ReleaseWithin a week of completion of exam
ResultJune 5, 2019

4. Counselling Dates

Finally, with the examination out of the way, the counselling procedure begins. Don’t fret, have a look at the respective counselling dates:

  • Candidates opting for the All-India Quota Counselling are required to register themselves on MCC’s official website for online counseling.
  • This will take place in 2 rounds.
  • Seat allotment will be based on the candidate’s category, rank and cut off.
  • Candidates opting for State Quota are required to contact their respective state counseling authority.
  • In case the candidates fail to claim their seat within the specified duration, the seat will be transferred to the next candidate in the list. They will also become ineligible for any further rounds of counseling.

Finally, with the examination out of the way, the counselling procedure begins. Don’t fret, have a look at the respective counselling dates:

EventCentral CounsellingState Counselling
All India QuotaDeemed & Central Universities
1st RoundJune 12 – June 24, 2019June 12 – June 24, 2019June 25 – July 5, 2019
Last Date to JoinJuly 3, 2019July 3, 2019July 12, 2019
2nd RoundJuly 6 – July 12, 2019July 6 – July 12, 2019July 15 – July 26, 2019
Last Date to JoinJuly 22, 2019July 22, 2019August 3, 2019
Mop-up RoundAugust 12 – August 22, 2019August 4 – August 8, 2019
Last date to JoinAugust 26, 2019August 12, 2019
Forwarding of list of students in order of merit, equal to ten times the number of vacant seats, to the medical colleges by the respective counselling authorityAugust 27, 2019August 13, 2019
Last date to JoinAugust 31, 2019August 18, 2019

5. ALL Important Dates

Maybe you missed a date in the above section, or maybe you need to glance at all the dates in one place. Either way, we’ve got you. NTA released the important dates and corresponding details on its official website outlining the exam schedule for NEET 2019. Here you go:

Note: The final date of submission of application form has been extended to December 7, 2018.

Finally, with all schedule hassles out of the way, have a merry time studying!

FAQs Regarding Dates

Q: Who conducts NEET?

A: Previously, CBSE was the conducting authority behind NEET; however there has been a change and NTA will be conducting the NEET from 2019 onwards.

Q: What is the mode of the exam?

A: The exam will be conducted offline, in pen and paper form at a sanctioned examination centre.

Q: What is the marking scheme for NEET?

A: Every correct answer earns you 4 marks; and with 180 questions in totality, the maximum  marks are 720.

Q: Is there any negative marking?

A: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Q: Will I lose any marks if I don’t attempt a question?

A: No, leaving questions will not result in any penalty.

Q: What is the total time for NEET?

A: 3 hours (180 Minutes).

Q: Is there any time limit for the respective sections in the exam?

A: Fortunately, no. You can spend however long you want on whichever section you want.

Q: What is the syllabus for NEET, as in, what subjects do I need to prepare for?

A: You will need to prepare Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Biology is divided in two parts: Zoology and Botany.

Q:Does the exam time differ for people with disabilities?

A: Yes. Originally, candidates will have 3 hours for the exam. However, candidates with physical disabilities will have 3.5 hours for the same.

Q: Is it possible to change language of exam?

A: Once your application form has been submitted, it is not possible to change your choice of examination language.

NEET 2018 Exam Date for MBBS

Below is the list of dates which are important with respect to NEET exam, and they are based on the schedule which is been followed by CBSE for the last 2 years. These tentative dates are important with respect to the preparation, since a candidate must be prepared according to that only. This helps in better planning and managing schedule for the National Eligibility cum Entrance test.

NEET Important Dates are:

NEET applications:
January Last week (delayed by a week, it should be available within the first week of February)

Last date for submitting application form:
March first Week

Availability of Admit Card:
April Third Week

NEET Exam Date:
May first week

Display of OMR Answer Sheet:
May Third Week

NEET official answer key:
May Last week

Declaration of NEET Result:
June first week

NEET counselling round 1 for AIO seats*:
June third week

NEET Counselling Round 2:
July second week

*Each state will conduct counselling as per its own separate schedule. Candidates can download the NEET Ebook for their particular state to know further details regarding the same.

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