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NEET Exam – The Definative Guide

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test - UG

Do you want to become a Doctor or a Dentist?

Is your ambition to study MBBS or BDS after class 12th?

Appearing in NEET Exam is the only option for MBBS & BDS Admission in India or MBBS Abroad.

NEET UG Exam is also known as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG.

It is conducted for admission in Medical, Dental UG & PG courses.

Different types of NEET Exams are:

1) National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG
2) NEET PG for MD, MS Admission
3) MDS NEET for PG Dental Admission
4) NEET-SS for super specialty medical courses

NEET UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency.

NEET PG, NEET MDS & NEET SS is conducted by National Board of Examinations.

Check out this guide for complete information about NEET UG 2019.

In this article, You will learn about:

1) NEET UG 2019
2) Schedule of the NEET UG
3) NEET UG Information
4) Syllabus for the NEET UG
5) Pattern of the NEET UG
6) NEET UG Preparation
7) NEET UG Results

Let’s dive right in.

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NEET UG Exam 2019

National Testing Agency has been authorized by Govt. of India to conduct NEET UG from 2019 onwards.

NTA is an autonomous organization which conducts transparent entrance exam for admission in premier institutions of India.

The role of NTA in the NEET UG are as follows:

1) Conducting the NEET UG 2019 Entrance test.

2) Declaration of the NEET UG results.

3) Deciding the qualifying Cut-off Score of the NEET UG.

4) Providing the NEET UG Rank card.

5) Supplying results to DGHS & all States authorities for counseling.

NTA has no role in counseling and MBBS, BDS seat allotment.

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum eligibility criteria to appear in NEET UG are as follows:

1) You must be more than 17 years old at the time of admission in MBBS, BDS courses.

2) The upper age limit for NEET UG is 25 years as on the date of the examination.

*A Relaxation of 5 years is given to SC, ST & OBC students.

3) Candidates appearing in class 12th exams must apply for the NEET UG.

4) Students who studied Physics, Chemistry & Biology with English and any other elective subjects in class 12th must apply if:

*If marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology subjects together is more than 50% marks for General & 40% marks for SC, ST, OBC students.

5) Candidates who studied Biology or Biotechnology as an Elective subject in class 12th are not eligible to apply for NEET UG.

6) Students who passed class 12th from open school or as a private candidate not allowed to write the NEET UG.

Admission in MBBS & BDS will be done through NEET UG score.

It includes all MBBS, BDS seat under the following category:

All India Quota Seats
State Govt. Quota Seats
Central Institutions & Deemed university seats
NRI, Management seats in Private University
Central Pool quota seats

Also, Indian students must qualify NEET UG to pursue MBBS from a foreign medical Institute.

NEET UG Exam 2019 Schedule

The Schedule for NEET UG as announced by NTA:

Submission of application form start date:1st November 2018
Last date to apply for NEET UG Exam 2019:7th November 2018
Correction of application form details: 14th to 31st Jan 2019
Admit card Issue date:15th April 2019
NEET UG 2019 Exam Date: 5th May 2019 (2 PM – 5 PM)
Display of recorded response & Answer keyDates to be announced
NEET UG 2019 Results announcement date: By 5th June 2019
Counseling Start Date: 15th June 2019 onwards

Application Fee for NEET UG 2019 exam:

Unreserved & backward category students: Rs 1400

SC, ST & physically handicapped students: Rs 750

Steps to fill NEET UG Application form:

Visit NTA website to apply for NEET UG Exam

  1. Fill the online application form and note down your application number.

    Students details to be filled inside the NEET Exam application form:

    Candidate Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number & Email ID.

    Father’s & Mother’s Name of the Candidate.

    Gender, Nationality, Category & State.

    Identity Proof Details & Disability Status.

    Review the details filled and press enter to recieve a One time Password on the registered mobile number.

    Now, Create a Password for Your account to complete the application form.

  2. Login to Your Account using Your application number & password.

    Now, You can fill other details required in order to complete the NEET exam application form.

    Enter Your Place of Birth by selecting Your state and district.

    Choose the Medium (Language) of the question paper.

    Select 4 options for the exam center.

    Fill in Your academic details of class 10th, 11th, & 12th.

    Enter Your Permanent & correspondence Address.

    Details of Parents including qualification, occupation, annual income.

    Review Your application and hit enter to submit the details.

  3. Upload Your photograph & signature in the application form

    Now, You need to upload Your photograph and signature scanned copy to the NEET Exam application form.

    The photograph must of size 10 KB to 200 Kb and signature of size 4 KB to 30 KB in JPG type format.

  4. Payment of NEET exam application fee

    You can pay the NEET exam fee through net banking, credit card, debit card, or cash deposit through bank challan.

    After fee payment, You will be shown a message that You have successfully completed your application and paid the fee.

  5. Print confirmation page after successfully completing the fee payment.

    You must take a printout of the confirmation page and proof of fee paid.

    Also, You must keep 6 to 8 copies identical photographs as uploaded in the application form.

    Follow these step to successfully fill Your NEET Exam application form.

NEET UG Exam Information

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about NEET UG.

Q) Is the NEET UG necessary?

A) Yes, NEET UG is compulsory for everyone who wants admission in MBBS, BDS courses recognized by Medical & Dental Council of India.

Except for a few institutes established by the act of parliament such as AIIMS & JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Q) Is the NEET UG exam online?

A) No, NEET is a pen paper-based exam conducted in different languages as opted by aspirants.

Q) Is the NEET UG tough?

A) The NEET UG contains easy, moderate and hard level questions equally distributed.

You can easily score more than 150 to 200 marks to pass the NEET exam.

But scoring more 400 is quite tough as the difficulty level of the questions increases.

Q) Is the NEET UG conducted twice in a year?

A) No, It is conducted only once a year.

Q) Is the NEET UG conducted in Hindi?

A) Yes, It is conducted in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and 7 other regional language apart from English.

Q) Who conducts the NEET UG exam?

A) It is conducted by the National Testing Agency from 2019 onwards.

Q) Who can write the NEET UG exam?

A) Students who passed class 12th or appearing in the class 12th exam and have studied Physics, Chemistry, & Biology subjects can apply for the exam.

Q) What after the NEET UG exam?

A) On basis of NEET UG score, You can participate in counseling for MBBS & BDS admission.

Q) What is the NEET UG exam syllabus?

A) NEET UG syllabus consists of 11th & 12th class topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Q) What is the NEET UG exam pattern?

A) It is conducted for 720 marks which consist of 180 multiple choice questions of 4 marks each.

Q) What is the NEET UG qualifying criteria?

A) The qualifying mark is minimum 50 percentile score for general and minimum 40 percentile score for SC, ST & Backward students.

Q) How to apply for the NEET UG?

A) You can apply for the exam by accessing the National Testing agency website.

Q) Why the NEET UG exam is important?

A) NEET UG score is used for transparent & merit-based MBBS & BDS seat allotment.

Q) Is the NEET UG compulsory for NRI students?

A) NRI, OCI, PIO & Foreign National students who want to study MBBS, BDS in India must write this exam.

Q) How long is the NEET UG 2019 score valid?

A) The exam score is valid only for the current academic session.

Q) Is the NEET UG is compulsory for MBBS abroad admission?

A) Yes, All Indian nationals students must pass this exam to join foreign medical colleges outside India.

NEET UG Exam Syllabus

The syallabus consists of class 11th & 12th topics from Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects.

Syllabus for the NEET UG:

Class 11th Physics syllabusClass 11th Chemistry syllabusClass 11th Biology syllabus
Physical world & measurementBasic Concepts of ChemistryDiversity in Living World
KinematicsStructure of AtomStructural Organisation in Animals & Plants
Laws of MotionClassification of Elements Cell Structure & Function
Work, Energy, & PowerChemical Bonding & Molecular StructurePlant Physiology
Motion of System of Particles & Rigid BodyStates of Matter: Gases & LiquidsHuman physiology
GravitationThermodynamicsClass 12th Biology syllabus
Properties of Bulk MatterEquilibriumReproduction
ThermodynamicsRedox ReactionsGenetics & Evolution
Behavior of Perfect Gas & Kinetic TheoryHydrogenBiology & Human Welfare
Oscillations and WavesS-Block Element Biotechnology & Its Applications
Class 12th Physics syllabusSome p-Block ElementsEcology & Environment
ElectrostaticsOrganic Chemistry
Current ElectricityHydrocarbons
Magnetic Effects of Current & MagnetismEnvironmental Chemistry
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents Class 12th Chemistry syllabus
Electromagnetic WavesSolid State & Solutions
OpticsElectrochemistry & Chemical Kinetics
Dual Nature of Matter &RadiationSurface Chemistry
Atoms & NucleiPrinciples & Processes of Isolation of Elements
Electronic DevicesP, D & F Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes & Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols, & Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxyli Acids
Organic Compounds Containin Nitrogen
Biomolecules & Polymers
Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET UG Exam Pattern

NEET Exam At a Glance

The NEET UG question paper is divided into 3 sections.

It consists of 180 multiple choice questions with 4 answer choice options.

All questions asked are from class 11th & 12th Biology, Physics & Chemistry subjects.

The exam is conducted for 3 hours from 2 PM – 5 PM.

Each question carries for 4 marks.

You will get 4 marks for each correct answer and for each incorrect response, -1 marks will be deducted from the total score.

NEET UG Exam Pattern:

SubjectTotal QuestionsTotal Marks

Medium of Question Paper:

NEET UG is conducted in more than 11 languages.

You can choose the medium of the question paper as in the following languages:

EnglishHindi AssameseBengali
Gujarati KannadaMarathiOdia

Choosing the medium of exam question paper must be done carefully while filling the application form as it cannot be changed later.

You must also select the test centers where the regional language is spoken.

The NEET UG is conducted across 150 cities across all states and union territories of India.

You must select 4 test centers near to your location while filling the NEET UG application form.

NEET Exam Admit Card:

NEET UG Admit card is made available on the NTA website 15 days prior to the exam.

It can be downloaded from 15th April 2019 onwards.

Login to Your account created on the NTA website to download your Admit card.

You will also get a copy of NEET UG Admit card to the registered email id at the time of downloading the admit card.

NEET UG Admit Card will have the following details:

1) Candidate’s Roll Number.
2) Student Name, Father Name & Category.
3) Candidate Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth.
4) The language of Question Paper with Name & Address of Exam center.

Instruction to be followed at the NEET Exam Center.

All Exam centers will open 2 hours prior to the commencement of the NEET exam.

You must bring the following documents at the exam center:

1) A print copy of the NEET UG Admit card as downloaded from the NTA website.

2) Passport Size Photograph as uploaded on the NTA website during application form filling.

3) Any authorized photo ID proof such as Passport, Aadhar, Voter, or Pan card.

4) Physically Disabled certificate if applied for relaxation under PwD category.

Detailed information about Test Booklet, Answer Sheet and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) will be available on the NTA website before the exam.

Dress Code:

Light clothes with half sleeves shirt, slippers or sandals are the dress code for NEET exams.

Long sleeves shirt, shoes are not permitted at the exam center.

Schedule of NEET Exam Day:

NEET UG 2019 will be held on 5th May 2019 from 2 PM to 5 PM.

Last Entry in the Exam Center: Before 1:30 PM
Announcement of Exam Instructions & Admit Card Checking: 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Distribution of the Test Booklet:1:45 PM
Writing Particular on the Test Booklet: 1:50 PM
Test Commences:At 2:00 PM
Test Concludes: At 5:00 PM

NEET UG Exam Preparation

NEET Exam Preparation
NEET UG Exam Preparation

To help you prepare for the NEET UG, NTA has provided video lectures on Physics, Chemistry & Biology syllabus.

The video lectures are prepared by IIT professors and uploaded on Youtube.

It will help you understand the concepts properly.

You can access the subject wise video lectures by visiting the NTA website.

Self-study, hard work, and practice exam questions rigorously to crack the neet exam in a single attempt.

NEET UG Exam Results

The NTA will announce the NEET UG 2019 results on or before 5th June 2019.

The NEET UG result is used for admission in the following courses:

1) MBBS Admission in India
2) BDS Admission in India
3) Ayush Courses
4) MBBS Admission in Foreign Medical Colleges

Scoring & Marking:

Each question asked in the NEET UG carries 4 marks.

You will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and -1 marks will be deducted from the total score for each wrong response.

However, no marks will be deducted if no response is selected for any question.

The test booklet code printed on the answer sheet will be used for evaluation of your OMR responses.

Qualifying Criteria for NEET UG 2019 Exam:

You must qualify the NEET UG to get admission in MBBS or BDS in India.

Also, Indian national students who want to study MBBS Abroad in foreign medical colleges must pass the NEET UG.

Qualifing Cut-off Score & Marks:

CategoryMinimum Cut-off PercentileCut-off Score (2018)Cut-off Score (2017)
General students 50%119131
SC, ST & OBC students40%96107
Physically Disabled General Students45%107118
NEET UG Exam Cut-off Score
NEET UG Rank on basis of Marks

The NEET UG 2019 cut off marks shall be derived on basis highest marks scored in all India merit list.

The cut-off marks can be decreased if a sufficient number of candidates in respective categories failed to secure the minimum marks.

NTA will upload the results of all students who appeared in the NEET UG as per their Roll Number and Marks obtained.

You can download the NEET UG scorecard by logging into your account created on the NTA website.

NEET UG Score Card bears the following details:

1) Candidate & Parent Name
2) Student category
3) Application & Roll Number
4) Cut-off Score
5) All India Rank & Category Rank

The NTA will provide the All India Rank to the counseling authorities.

Students will be invited for the counseling and merit list will be drawn based on All India Rank.

A merit list of the qualified candidates is prepared by counseling authorities on basis of All India Rank.

All students will be admitted for MBBS & BDS on basis of merit list following the existing reservation policy.

Counseling Information:

Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCI, PIO, & Foreign Nationals can apply for medical & dental colleges under:

1) State Universities
2) Deemed Universities
3) Central Universities
4) Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical Institutes
5) Armed Force Medical College, Pune
6) Delhi University
7) Banaras Hindu University
8) Aligarh Muslim University

15% All India Quota Seats:

Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCI, PIO & Foreign National candidates are eligible for All India quota seats except students of Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu & Kashmir has opted out from all India seat allotment counseling scheme since its inception.

Students of Jammu & Kashmir state can apply for Private, Deemed, AFMC Medical & Dental colleges.

Reservation of seats in Govt. Medical & Dental colleges under All India Quota Seats:

1) 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates
2) 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates
3) 27% of seats in central institutions are reserved for OBC candidates
4) 5% of seats of total intake is reserved for physically disabled candidates.

State Quota seats in Government, Minority & Private Institutions:

State quota seat counseling will be done on basis of NEET Exam score following the reservation policy of the respective state & union territory.

Deemed & Central University seats:

DGHS will conduct counseling for admission in AFMC, ESIC, AMU, BHU, Deemed & Central University.

You can apply online through the MCC website for Deemed & Central university seat counseling.


More than 13 Lakh students have registered for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG 2019.

But around 6 Lakhs students (approx 50%) are only able to score more than cut-off marks.

Also, The total number of medical and dental seats in India is not more 1 lakh.

Many students fail to get an MBBS seat in India even after qualifying the NEET Exam.

Studying MBBS program in India can be very expensive if you don’t get a good score in the NEET exam.

Even the BDS program fee in Private and Deemed medical college is very costly.

To help you overcome this problem, we help you get MBBS & BDS admission in a low budget package.

If You are able to pass the NEET entrance exam, we can help you get admission in a discounted fee.

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6 thoughts on “NEET Exam – The Definative Guide”

  1. Please guide me on how to get admission in MBBS in Terna medical college, Mumbai in a low budget, if I managed to get 126 Marks in NEET.

    1. admissionbackup

      Only domicile student of Maharastra can apply for MBBS Seat in Medical Colleges affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Science.

      You can only get MBBS Management Quota seat with 126 Marks in NEET UG.

    1. admissionbackup

      NRI seat details for Tamilnadu medical colleges are available on the official counseling website.

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