NEET 2019 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

NEET 2019 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of NEET 2019. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the largest entrance examination for admissions to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in the country. NEET was introduced by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the year 2016, replacing AIPMT, as a National entrance examination held yearly for admission to medical and dental courses of the country.

NTA will be conducting NEET 2019 in the same pattern. Initially supposed to be held twice a year, NEET 2019 will only be held once a year as per a press release issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on August 21. Also, the NTA will hold NEET 2019 in offline mode only once a year.

NEET 2019 will offer a total of almost 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats to the medical and dental colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER. Since 2018, CBSE had mandated the admission to AYUSH courses in India on the basis of NEET UG only. Check below to find out all there is to know about NTA NEET UG 2019 including important dates, exam pattern, qualifying percentile, merit list, seat reservation, and counselling.

NEET 2019 – What’s new?

  • The conducting body of the exam is the National Testing Agency (NTA), instead of CBSE.

  • The exam will be held once a year, and there will be no change in the exam pattern.

  • The mode of conduction of NEET 2019 will be offline only, as a pen and paper test.

About Exam



Name of the Examination

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

Examination Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Examination level


Examination category


Purpose of examination

Admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)

NEET 2019 Exam Dates



Application form release date

November 1, 2018

Last date to register

November 30, 2018

Admit Card release date

April 15, 2019

Exam Date

May 5, 2019

Declaration of results

June 5, 2019

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Aspirants require to fulfill certain eligibility criteria 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 2019 eligibility criteria listed below.

  • The age of the candidates must at least be 17 years as on December 31, 2019.

  • The candidates must not exceed 25 years in age as on May 6, 2019.

  • The candidates must have qualified in Class 12 or qualifying examination or must be appearing in the same in 2019.

  • In the qualifying exam the candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% (for unreserved), 45% (for Physically Handicapped -PH), and 40% (for reserved including the PH reserved) in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • Candidates are required to have studied Biology/Biotechnology with practicals in both Classes 11 and 12. Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 alone are also eligible for NEET 2019.

NEET Application Form 2019

The release date of the application form for NEET 2019 is November 1, 2018. The last date for filling up the application form is November 30, 2018. The mode of release and submission of the NEET 2019 application form will be only online. Aspirants can check below the step-by-step approach to fill in the application form.

  • Step 1 – Registration

The candidates firstly are required to register themselves by providing details as email id, contact number etc. Once registered, the candidates can login by using their login ID and password.

  • Step 2 – Filling of Application Form

Candidates then need to fill the online application form wherein they have to provide all of the required personal and academic information. Candidates are advised to carefully go through their application form before submitting it finally, and edit the same if necessary.

  • Step 3 – Uploading Scanned Images

In the next step, the candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and right-hand index finger impression, in NEET 2019 online application. The images should be uploaded properly and should be according to the specifications (to be notified by NTA).

  • Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees

In the final step, candidates will be required to pay the application fee. The mode of payment of application fee will be online. The likely application fee for NEET 2019 has been mentioned in the table below. 

NEET 2019 Application Fee

S. No.


Application Fees


General/OBC Candidates

Rs. 1,400


SC/ST/PH Candidates

Rs. 750 

  • Step 4 – Printout of Confirmation Page

Candidates, after fee payment, should take a print out of the confirmation page and keep it for future reference.

NEET Exam Pattern 2019

NTA has not announced any changes to the existing exam pattern. So, the NEET 2019 exam pattern is likely to be similar to the one already established which is described in detail below.

NEET Paper Pattern



Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen and Paper)

Duration of Examination

3 hours

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks

720 marks

Aggregate score calculation

Total number of correct answers X 4 – Total number of incorrect answers X 1

(Note: There are no marks for attempting of questions)

 NEET Syllabus 2019

As per the notification released by the NTA, no changes have been announced to the syllabus. The syllabus of NEET 2019 will, therefore, be the same as that of the previous year. NEET 2019 syllabus comprises Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the NCERT curriculum of Class 11 and 12. Aspirants must check the detailed syllabus and know about the important topics in order to prepare better for the examination.

Biology syllabus for NEET 2019

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Biology – from class XI syllabus

  1. Diversity in Living World
  2. Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  3. Plant Physiology
  4. Human physiology
  5. Cell Structure and Function

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Biology – from class XII syllabus

  1. Reproduction
  2. Ecology and environment
  3. Biology and Human Welfare
  4. Biotechnology and Its Applications
  5. Genetics and Evolution

Physics syllabus for NEET 2019

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Physics – from class XI syllabus

  1. Physical world and measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. Laws of Motion
  6. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  7. Properties of Bulk Matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Gravitation
  10. Oscillations and Waves

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Physics – from class XII syllabus

  1. Electrostatics
  2. Current Electricity
  3. Optics
  4. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  5. Electromagnetic Waves
  6. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  7. Electronic Devices
  8. Atoms and Nuclei
  9. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Chemistry syllabus for NEET 2019

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry – from class XI syllabus

  1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  2. Structure of Atom
  3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. Hydrogen
  5. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  6. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions
  9. Thermodynamics
  10. s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  11. Some p-Block Elements
  12. Environmental Chemistry
  13. Hydrocarbons
  14. Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

NEET 2019 Syllabus for Chemistry – from class XII syllabus

  1. Solid State
  2. Solutions
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  5. Surface Chemistry
  6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  7. p- Block Elements
  8. d and f Block Elements
  9. Biomolecules
  10. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  11. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  12. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  14. Coordination Compounds
  15. Polymers
  16. Chemical Kinetics





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