The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET (UG) will be conducted by NTA from 2019 onwards.  As per the official notification, registration for NEET 2019 has commenced from November 1. Intermediate graduates (10+2) with minimum of 50% aggregate marks can apply online at nta.ac.in

This year, the examination is scheduled for May 5 in offline (pen-paper) mode. Medical aspirants must note that the responsibility of NTA will be limited to the conduct of entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India.

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NEET Application Form Dates 2019

The notification for NEET 2019 has been released on July 7, 2019. NEET 2019 Application Form will be released from November 1, 2018. The last date to submit the application form will be November 30, 2018. Application correction will be done from December 2018.

Event Date
Release of application November 1, 2018
Application form submission last date November 30, 2018
Application form correction December 2018
Exam date May 5, 2019
NEET Exam Dates 2019
  • NEET 2019 exam will be organized on May 5, 2019.
  • Successfully registered candidates can get their NEET Admit Card from April 15, 2019 onwards.
  • Students are able to check the answer key within a week after the completion of examination.
Event Date (Official)
Release of NEET Admit Card April 15, 2019
NEET 2019 Exam Date May 5, 2019
Availability of Answer Key and OMR sheet within a week after the completion of examination

 


NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019: Qualification Marks, Age Limit, Attempts

NEET Eligibility Criteria will be prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates who have completed their schooling through open and distance mode are now allowed to appear for the national level medical entrance examination. Moreover, candidates who have not studied Biology as a regular subject in 10+2 will also be eligible to apply for NEET 2019. The minimum eligibility requirement mandates that the applicant should have passed the 10+2 examination.

About NEET 2019: From 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the entrance exams (NEET and JEE Main) that were initially under the supervision of CBSE. This news was confirmed by the Union education minister Prakash Javadekar on July 8, 2018. The medical examination will be held once a year in an offline mode (pen-paper-based test) only. This year, the examination is scheduled for May 5, 2019. As per the updates, there will be no change in the syllabus, question formats, language and fees for NEET.

Criteria to appear in NEET 2019

Here are the factors on which a candidate’s eligibility for the exam will be adjudged:

  1. Academic Qualification
  2. Age Limit
  3. Nationality

How many Attempts Available for NEET?: Till last year, candidates had a total of 3 attempts to appear for the exam. However, as per the latest updates, there is no cap on the number of attempts for NEET.

Criteria for Age Limit

Candidates must adhere to the age limit for NEET 2019 specified by CBSE:

  • Minimum Age Limit – The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2019.
  • Maximum Age Limit – There is no maximum age limit for an Unreserved or Reserved category.

Category Cut off Date for Minimum Age Cut off date for Maximum Age
Unreserved (UR) born on or before January 1, 2002 born on or before May 06, 1993 (25 years)
SC/ST/OBC born on or before January 1, 2002 born on or before May 06, 1988 (30 years)

 

 

Note: As per the latest notification, UR Category candidates aged above 25 years can also apply for the exam.


Criteria For Nationality

Candidates who are nationals from any of the following countries are eligible to apply for NEET 2019:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Criteria for Academic Qualification

Class XII is the basic qualifying exam, but the qualifying marks differ according to the candidates’ category. The following persons are eligible to give the exam:

  • Students who have passed the class XII qualifying exam.
  • Students who are appearing for the class XII qualifying exam.
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
  • All applicants must have obtained the necessary aggregate marks in the qualifying exam:
    • General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam.
    • OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam.
    • General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam.
    • OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam.
  • Candidates need to fill the appropriate NEET Qualifying Examination Codes in the online application form.

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats for NEET 2019

15% of the total seats are segregated as All India Quota (AIQ) seats. To take admission via AIQ, candidates need to take part in Online Counselling for NEET conducted by MCC. After 2 rounds of counselling, if any seats remain vacant under AIQ, they will be converted into State Quota seats.

Note: Candidates from J&K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats and they will have to submit a self declaration form

Reservation under 15% All India Quota

  • SC Candidates- 15%
  • ST Candidates- 7.5%
  • OBC Candidates (Non-Creamy layer)- 27%
  • Candidates from creamy layer must mention their category as Unreserved.
  • Physically Handicapped Candidates- 3%

Note: Those belonging to OBC- Creamy Layer do not have any reservation under this quota.


NEET 2019 Topic-wise Syllabus
  • NEET 2019 Syllabus is basically derived out of three main subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • CBSE has defined NEET Syllabus from topics covered in class 11 and class 12.

The detailed topic-wise syllabus for NEET 2019 has been tabulated below as stated by MCI.

Physics
Class XI Class XII
 Physical World and Measurement Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves
Chemistry
Class XI Class XII
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid state
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p-Block elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
(-) Polymers
(-) Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology
Class XI Class XII
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and Plant Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment

Weightage of Physics in NEET 2019
  • Physics is generally the toughest subject out of all three subjects.
  • NEET 2019 is expected to have lengthy and time-consuming questions in this section.
  • Out of 45, there were about 8 difficult questions in Physics last year.

Mechanics and Magnetism have continued to be NEET favourites for a few years now and carry maximum weightage. Therefore, students are advised to keep them on top of their priority list for NEET 2019.

NEET 2019 Important Chapters Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2019
Mechanics 10%
Thermodynamics 9.5%
Current Electricity 8.1%
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation 7.3%
Magnetism & Moving Charges 6.3%
Kinematics 6.0%
Rigid Body Dynamics 5.6%
Work, Energy, and Power 5.2%
Planar Motion 4.4%
Ray Optics 4.0%
Wave Optics 3.3%
Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter 2.0%
Atomic Study 1.3%
Waves 1.0%
Gravitation 1.0%
Important Books for NEET Physics Preparation
The question paper is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the exam pattern and clear understanding of concepts.
Book Title Author
Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations D.C. Pandey
Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- Physics MTG Editorial Board
Complete NEET Guide MTG Editorial Board
NEET 2019 Physics Guide- 5th Edition Disha Publications

 

Weightage of Chemistry in NEET 2019
  • Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam.
  • The questions range from theoretical and reasoning based to practical.
  • Of late, several application based questions are being asked in the exam so students should focus more on them.
  • NEET 2019 is expected to have more questions from class XII syllabus as compared to class XI.
  • Last year there were 24 questions from class XII and 21 from class XI.
  • Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry are extremely important and carry the maximum weightage.

NEET Important Chapters 2019 Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2019
Chemical Bonding 12.5%
Basic Concepts 10.0%
Chemical Equilibrium 8.2%
Carbonyl Compounds 7.1%
Coordination Compounds 6.7%
Organic Chemistry – II 5.6%
Reaction Mechanism 5.2%
The d and f Block Elements 4.4%
IUPAC & Isomerism 4.0%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 3.8%
Chemical Kinetics 2.2%
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 2.2%
Chemistry in Everyday Life 1.3%
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 1.0%
Environmental Chemistry 0.8%

 

Important Books for NEET Chemistry Preparation

NCERT should be at your fingertips as almost 30-35 questions are asked from here. Make use of help books for practice papers and sample questions. These are some of the best ones:

 

Book Title Author
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2019 Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
40 Days Chemistry for NEET Sudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2 R.K. Gupta
Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd

 

Weightage of Biology in NEET 2019
  • The biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions.
  • It is usually the easiest out of the three subjects and thus, a savior for many students.
  • In NEET 2017, the weightage tilted towards class XII syllabus from which 46 questions were asked as compared to 44 questions from the class XI syllabus.
  • In Zoology, class XII syllabus had more weightage and only 3 questions were asked from class XI.
  • However, in Botany, class XI had more weightage from where 35 questions were asked.
  • NEET 2019 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity.
Important Topics for NEET 2019 NEET 2019 Chapter Wise Weightage
Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance 12.0%
Biomolecules 10.0%
Biological Classification 9.0%
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 8.2%
Animal Kingdom 7.0%
Reproduction 6.6%
Ecosystems 5.1%
Human Health and Diseases 4.3%
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 3.1%
Microbes in Human Welfare 2.7%
Genetics 2.1%
Plant Kingdom 1.8%
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production 1.4%
Cell Biology 1%
Plant Anatomy 0.7%
Important Books for NEET Biology Preparation

Students are highly recommended to be thorough with NCERT since that is where most of the questions will be asked from. Almost 70-75 questions of Biology are expected directly from NCERT which is the foundation text. In this section, the only use of reference books is for sample papers and mock tests.

Book Title Author
Complete NEET Guide: Biology MTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2 Trueman
Question Bank for Biology Dr. Ali
Objective Biology Dinesh
NEET 2019 Biology Guide- 5th Edition Disha Publications