NEET ExamNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Introduction - NEET

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) previously AIPMT Exam is a national level entrance test for MBBS / BDS admissions after 12th class.

NEET is one of the most important and relatively new exams for medical aspirants. The exam will follow a pattern similar to the old AIPMT pattern. The exam will have questions from topics Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.

Exam Highlights: NEET 2019

Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam TypeNational Level
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen and Paper)
PeriodicityOnce in a year
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Type and Number of Questions180 Objective Type Questions
Courses OfferedMBBS and BDS
Exam Duration3 hours (1 hour for each section)
Marking Scheme+4 for each correct answer
-1 for each incorrrect answer
Official Websiteaipmt.nic.in

Important Dates: NEET 2019

NEET 2019 Exam EventDates
Application Form Release Date1st November, 2018
Last Date for Registration30th November, 2018
Issue of Admit Card15th April, 2019
NEET 2019 Exam Date5th May, 2019
Result Announcement5th June, 2019
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Eligibility Criteria 2019

  1. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  2. Age Limit: The candidate must be minimum 17 years of age as on December 2018. The maximum age limit was set 25 years for general category candidates. However, SC removed the upper age limit cap. Reserved category candidates will have a relaxation of 5 years in maximum age limit
  3. Academic Eligibility: A candidate who has either passed or is appearing in the 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB) as subjects of study are only eligible

Syllabus 2019

The question Paper is set from class 11 and class 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

  • NEET Syllabus is available on the official website and the syllabus comprises of topics from CBSE Board, State Boards and NCERT
  • Candidates preparing for the exam should start from NCERT books of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Exam Analysis: Last year, most candidates found Physics and Chemistry section more difficult than Biology. And in Biology, Botany questions were tougher than Zoology questions

Syllabus for Biology

  • Biology is further divided into 2 sub-sections - Zoology and Botany and a total of 90 MCQs are asked from Zoology and Botany (45 MCQs from both sub-sections)
  • NEET Syllabus for Biology consists of 30 major topics
  • For Biology section, 11th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 12th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Principles of Inheritance and Variation followed by Molecular Basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants, Reproduction and Biological Classification

Syllabus for Chemistry

  • NEET Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics and a total of 45 MCQs are asked
  • For Chemistry section, 12th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 11th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure followed by Equilibrium and Hydrocarbons

Syllabus for Physics

  • NEET Syllabus for Physics consists of 23 major topics and a total of 45 MCQs are asked
  • For Physics section also, 12th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 11th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Mechanical Properties, Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and Laws of Motion
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Exam Dates 2019

NEET 2019 Exam Date would be conducted on 5th May, 2019 (Sunday). Also, the medical entrance exam is held on the 1st Sunday in the month of May every year.

Exam Pattern: NEET 2019

The exam pattern will be similar to last year. There will be 3 sections - Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • The exam will be of 3 hours and pen-paper based
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) - 45 MCQs from each section
  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are given and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer

Exam Centers 2019

The exam will be conducted in 36 States and Union Territories. The number of exam centers has been increased from 80 to 84. The new cities added to the list are Aurangabad, Udaipur, Bareilly and Jhansi.

Results 2019

Just like last year, NEET 2019 Results is likely to be declared on the official website in the 1st week of June 2019, i.e. 5th June, 2019.

For admissions to various Medical, Dental Colleges, Institutes or AFMC, candidates are required to score minimum marks mentioned in the table below:

CategoryQualifying marks out of total 720 marks
General50% which is equal to 360 marks
SC / ST / OBC40% which is equal to 288 marks
General PH45% which is equal to 324 marks
Reserved PH40% which is equal to 288 marks

CutOffs 2019

  • NEET 2019 Cut Off has been comparatively low, i.e. it has dropped by 12 marks for open category and 11 marks for reserved category.
  • Cutoff 2018: Minimum cut off marks for General category is 131 marks. Physically Handicapped (PH) category 118 and 107 marks for rest of the candidates
  • Cutoff 2019: Minimum cut off marks for General category is 119 marks. While OBC / SC / ST category candidates need a minimum of 96 marks to qualify
  • Highest marks scored: 691 out of 720 (NEET 2018)
  • This year 7.15 lakhs students have qualified the exam as compared to 6.12 lakhs last year

Counselling 2019

After declaration of NEET Results and Cut-offs, the candidate will have to participate in the NEET Counselling. Qualified candidates can register for the counselling by following the steps given below:

  • Online Registration: Candidates have to register themselves on the official website
  • Filling Choice: Candidates are required to make a choice of their desired courses & colleges
  • Seat Allotment: Seat Allotment is conducted in three rounds. Seats are allotted to a candidate on the basis of their ranks in the exam and choices filled during online registration for counselling process

The centralised counselling for All India 15% quota seats will be done by MCC. Counselling for rest of the 85% seats will be conducted by Directorate of the respective states. Around 60,000 MBBS and BDS seats will be filled on the basis of counselling.

Preparation Tips: NEET

  1. Take Mock tests: Mock Tests will make you in sync tune with the examination and sync your preparation for the exam day
  2. Follow NCERT Textbooks: NCERT books will clear your concepts and will also give you a better idea about the important topics to study
  3. Devise a Study Plan: Make a daily and weekly schedule for your preparation
  4. Take Regular breaks: It is important to not stress yourself out and prepare with a relaxed mind

Introduction

Exam Trends

Exam Highlights: NEET 2019

Important Dates: NEET 2019

Eligibility Criteria 2019

Syllabus 2019

Syllabus for Biology

Syllabus for Chemistry

Syllabus for Physics

Exam Dates 2019

Exam Pattern: NEET 2019

Exam Centers 2019

Results 2019

CutOffs 2019

Counselling 2019

Preparation Tips: NEET

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