NEET 2020

NEET 2019

Introduced in the year 2013, NEET or ‘National Eligibility cum Entrance Test’ is an entrance examination for candidates aspiring to study graduate and post graduate medical (MBBS, MD, MS), dental courses (BDS, MDS) and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) courses in the government or private medical and dental colleges in India.

  • NEET is the successor to the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), which it replaced in 2013.
  • NEET was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) up until 2018.
  • From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be the administrator of the exam.

Every year lot of students have been preparing for long to make their dream a reality and all they need is accurate NEET syllabus to prepare. NEET Syllabus is divided into four subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Students need to complete all the 97 chapters of NEET Syllabus in order to score good rank in NEET Exam. Also, it is important to know the steps to register for NEET application form.

Also, Check NEET Cutoff and NEET Result here.

Every year more than ten lakh students appear for NEET Exam but how to know which college is good for you. A right college involves a number of factors such as college fees, location, facilities, exposure and placements.

Get information about AIIMS 2020 syllabus, application process and cutoff

NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria 

NEET aspirants are required to fulfill certain eligibility in order to appear in the examination. The application forms of the ineligible candidates are not accepted, so aspirants are advised to go through the NEET Eligibility criteria given below :

  • Indian nationals, OCI, PIO, NRI and foreign candidates are eligible to apply.
  • The minimum age limit will be 17 years as on 31st December 2019.
  • Candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • In the qualifying exam, students must have physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology and English subjects.
  • Candidates should have obtained minimum 50% marks (for general), 45% marks (for general PH) and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC candidates in the PCB stream.

Check out the NEET Eligibility Criteria in detail, here.

 

NEET 2019 Admit Card

Here are some details you need to know about admit card:

  • NEET hall ticket 2019 will be released from April 15, 2019.
  • The board will provide the facility to get the admit card via online mode.
  • A format for affixing of postcard size photograph will be released along with the admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy found in the admit card, contact with the officials.
  • When a student will download the hall ticket, a PDF copy of the hall ticket will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID.
  • Failing to produce necessary documents, candidate might not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Read more about NEET Admit Card.

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Exam Information

All the necessary information pertaining to NEET can be found under:

Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Administrator National Testing Agency (NTA)
Website www.nta.ac.in
Purpose Medical, Dental and AYUSH Courses Entrance in India
Accepted By Medical and Dental Colleges throughout India (Except AIIMS and JIPMER)
Range All-over-India
Mode Offline (Pen-Paper)
Duration 3 Hours
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions 180
Number of Attempts Previously, 3. Now, Unlimited Number of Attempts
Seats Offered Over 65,000 in MBBS, and 25,000 in BDS

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Where are NEET scores accepted?

NEET scores are accepted in all government, private and deemed medical and dental institutions in the country and is the sole qualifying criteria for admissions into these institutions except for AIIMS and JIPMER which conduct their own entrance exams. Following is a brief simplification of how the neet scores are accepted in colleges nation-wide:

●  15% All India Quota seats in Government (medical and dental colleges) in all states and UTs of India. the admission to these seats is done via online counselling by the Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
●  85% State Quota seats for MBBS and BDS admis-sions in all states and UTs of India, led by the Director of Medical Education for their respective states.
●  MBBS and BDS seats in all private and deemed medical colleges across the country including minority institutions such as CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana etc.This is also done by the DGHS based on the NEET Merit List.
● MBBS and BDS seats in Armed Forces Medical Col- lege (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

However, merely appearing and qualifying in NEET does not guarantee admissions in MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the CBSE, the Medical Council of India (MCI), respective states, Universities and medical/ dental colleges.

Implementation of NEET

The implementation of NEET, which is a single entrance exam for admission to all MBBS/BDS programmes all across the country has successully centralized the process of admission to these courses and replaced the need for multiple admission tests and counselling procedures. It has nullified more than 90 medical entrance exams in india with the slight exception of AIIMS and JIPMER and has reduced the cost burden on students and their parents who would earlier apply for 15-20 exams from anywhere between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000 to one centralized exam at a negligible cost. The implementation of NEET also minimizes travel hassles and brings about transparency in the admission process.

 

NEET 2019 Exam Centers

  • The exam centres will be notified by the NTA before the release of the application form.
  • Previously, In 2018, NEET was held across 2255 exam centres in 136 cities.
  • Aspirants are required to fill in their choice of exam centre according to their order of preference while filling up the application.
  • However, the preference for NEET Exam Centers is still limited to 3 choices for all the applicants.
  • All the exam centers will have an option for taking NEET in English, Hindi and Urdu.
  • The option for vernacular languages will be limited to that particular state only. In total, 8 vernacular languages will be available apart from English, Hindi and Urdu.
  • Candidates in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya without Aadhaar Card need to select exam cities within their own state only. Final allocation of the center will be done by NTA on first-cum-first-serve basis.
  • NEET exam centres will be allotted according to the preference of the candidates and also according to the availability of centres for conducting NEET.

All you need to know about NEET Exam Centers is here

NEET 2019 Syllabus

The implementation of NEET, which is a single entrance exam for admission to all MBBS/BDS programmes all across the country has successully centralized the process of admission to these courses and replaced the need for multiple admission tests and counselling procedures. It has nullified more than 90 medical entrance exams in india with the slight exception of AIIMS and JIPMER and has reduced the cost burden on students and their parents who would earlier apply for 15-20 exams from anywhere between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000 to one centralized exam at a negligible cost. The implementation of NEET also minimizes travel hassles and brings about transparency in the admission process.

NEET has made the entrance exam syllabus common for all candidates, irrespective of their board of higher secondary examination. The common syllabus is prescribed by CBSE for NEET UG and by the MCI for NEET PG. This reduces the burden on aspirants of having to cover various syllabuses for their preparation. Thie common syllabus for NEET also puts uniformity in evaluation process by establishing the same parameters for checking the competency level of candidates across country. The NEET question paper is also made available in some regional languages to facilitate candidates who did not follow English as a medium of instruction.

Click here to know chapter-wise syllabus of each subject of NEET Syllabus

NEET 2019 Answer Keys 

  • The answer key will be released along with question paper through online mode. NEET answer key 2019 will be published within a week after the exam.
  • The board will offer the facility to challenge against the answer key. Candidates will have to pay INR 1000 per answer to challenge the answer key.
  • Candidates will have to visit their login portal. Enter their user ID (registration number) and password to challenge the answer key.

Check out NEET OMR Sheet and Answer key.

NEET 2019 Counselling Procedure 

NEET Counselling will be conducted for 15% All India Quota Seats and 85% for State Quota Seats. MCC under the aegis of MCI (Medical Council of India) manages the counselling for 15% AIQ seats while for remaining seats, state counselling authorities manage seat allotment and counselling. Seat Allocation will be done as per the rank and score obtained in the exam.

The basic process of NEET Counselling 2019 is indicated below for reference:

  • The counselling procedure requires qualified candidates to register online.
  • Once you’ve registered online, you can select the course and colleges as per your preference. Save and lock your choices once you’re done with the selection.
  • The process of seat allotment will be conducted in three rounds based on your rank and the choices filled during the online registration.
  • While most institutes follow a centralized counselling process, some may have their own counselling procedures.

Important Guidelines for NEET 2019 Exam

  • Take your Admit Card and Passport sized photographs to your examination center.
  • Duration of exam is 3 hours
  • NEET Counselling will have 3 rounds of seat allotment.
  • Original documents will be required for admission into the college.
  • If you don’t join the allotted college within the stipulated time, your seat will stand cancelled and you will not be eligible for further counselling.

Here's the list of some more important NEET Exam Day Guidelines.