NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST UG (NEET) 2019 Notification Released
NEET (UG) – 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, 5th May, 2019. The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and for providing an “All India Rank me
i. He/ she has completed 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.
ii. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) – 2019 is as follows:
For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR)
born on or between 05.05.1994 and 31.12.2002
For Candidates of SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD Category born on or between 05.05.1989 and 31.12.2002
iii. Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).
(As per letter No. V.11011/14/2018-MEC/MEP dated 17.10.2018 of MoH&FW)
Eligibility for seats under the control of States/ Deemed Universities/ Central Universities/ ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/ central pool quota
Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.
Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/ Dental College/ State.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats a) Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
b) Candidates from State of J & K
Students from State of J & K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as State of J&K has opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix III.
The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/ admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates.
iii. Candidates from the State of J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
Mode of Application: Online
Unreserved, Other Backward Classes (OBC)*: Rs. 1400/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender: Rs. 750/-
Service/ Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Mode of Exam: Offline
(a) Pattern of the Entrance Test:
|Subject||Pattern||Duration||No. of Questions||Marks|
|Physics||180 objective type questions *
(four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at examination centre only.
|02:00 PM. to 05:00 PM||45||180|
|Biology (Botany & Zoology)||90||360|
|** Incorrect response 1 Mark will be deducted for the total score|
* Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
(b) The duration of test would be three (03) hours.
(c) Medium of the Question Papers:
i. Candidates can opt for Question Paper in anyone of the following languages:
ii. Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully exercised while filling in the Application Form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
iii. Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
iv. Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
v. Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.
vi. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
vii. Option of Regional languages will be available only as per following details:
|S. No||Medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|1||English and Hindi||All Examination Centre Cities|
|2||English and Assamese||Examination Centre Cities in Assam|
|3||English and Bengali||Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal and Tripura|
|4||English and Gujarati||Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|5||English and Kannada||Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka|
|6||English and Marathi||Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra|
|7||English and Odia||Examination Centre Cities in Odisha|
|8||English and Tamil||Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu|
|9||English and Telugu||Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|10||English and Urdu||All Examination Centre Cities|
(d) Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2019 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.
Syllabus for the Test: The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year 2013. It is also available at www.mciindia.org.
The official website of the Agency for NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) is www.ntaneet.nic.in. All the test related information will be available on this website only.
The official websites for counselling of 15% All India seats, Central Institutions and Deemed Universities related information are as under:
⇒ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: www.mohfw.gov.in and
⇒ Medical Counselling Committee: www.mcc.nic.in.
iii. For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s).
Not with standing anything contained in the Information Bulletin, the decision of NTA/ MoHFW/ DGHS/ MCI/DCI shall be final and binding.
Legal Jurisdiction: All disputes pertaining to the conduct of examination and allotment of seats shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only. The Director (Administration) of the NTA shall be the legal person in whose name the NTA may sue or may be sued.
The National Testing Agency will prepare an All India Merit List of successful candidates of NEET (UG) – 2019 on the basis of the eligibility criteria provided by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India as given in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 issued under Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007 issued under the Dentists Act, 1948.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
a) In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test to MBBS/BDS Courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th In respect of candidates with Bench Mark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for unreserved category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses.
b) Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
c) To be eligible for admission to the MBBS/BDS Courses, a candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology at the Qualifying Examination as mentioned in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 as amended in 2018 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007 and in addition must have come in the merit list of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. In respect of the candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC category, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken in qualifying examination and competitive examination (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) must be 40% marks instead of 50%. In respect of candidates with Bench Mark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks in qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology taken together must be 45% instead of 50% for Unreserved category candidates and 40% for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates.
d) Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.
The proviso in italics has been subject matter of challenge before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench and Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. The provisions of the regulations disqualifying recognised Open School Board candidates and the candidates who have studied Biology/ Biotechnology as an additional Subject has been struck down.
“The Medical Council of India has preferred Special Leave Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Appeals in the Hon’ble High Courts. Therefore, the candidatures of candidates in the NEET (UG)-2019 who have passed the qualifying examinations i.e. 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools or as private candidates from recognised State Boards; or with Biology/ Biotechnology as additional subject shall be allowed but subject to outcome of Special Leave Petitions/ Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India”.
(e) Provided that a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, the result of which has not been declared, he may be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive entrance examination and in case of selection for admission to the MBBS/BDS Courses, he/she shall not be admitted to that course until he/ she fulfils the eligibility criteria as specified above. For details candidates may refer to Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007.
A list of the successful candidates in order of All India Rank based on the marks obtained in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG – 2019 will be prepared by the NTA.
|On-line submission of Application Form (Upto 11:50 p.m.) (including uploading of photograph and signature)||01.11.2018 to 30.11.2018|
|Date for successful final transaction of fee||01.11.2018 to 01.12.2018|
|Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11:50 p.m. and Through e-challan upto bank hours||01.12.2018|
|Fee Payable by candidates||Unreserved||Rs. 1400/-|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)|
|SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender||Rs. 750/-|
|Service/ Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable|
|Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only (No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after this date)||14.01.2019 to 31.01.2019|
|Printing of Admit Cards from NTA website||15.04.2019|
|Date of Examination||05.05.2019|
|Timing of Examination||02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.|
|Examination Centre||As indicated on Admit Card|
|Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA
Website: www.nta.ac.in, www.ntaneet.nic.in
|Date shall be displayed on the NTA website|
|Declaration of Result on NTA website||By 05.06.2019|
- In addition to examination fee, service/processing charges will also be paid by the candidate for online payment of fee through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking along with applicable taxes by the respective Banks. Details of the same are available on NTA website.
- The candidates must note that after submission of the Application Form, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of Application Fee will not be entertained.
- Candidates are advised that fee should not be paid from the account/Debit Card/Credit Card of Cyber Café or any other unknown individual, as refund, if any from the NTA, will be credited in the same account from which it has been paid to the NTA.