NEET or The National Eligibility Entrance Test is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to pursue their graduate and postgraduate medical or dental studies in medical colleges within and outside India.
Over the years, NEET has turned into one of the most sought-after exams to write for every high school student in India as qualifying the NEET is now a requirement for studies within the country and abroad and is the primary gateway to several top-notch medical schools around the world.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting NEET from 2019. It was previously conducted by the Central Board of secondary education (CBSE).
According to NEET statistics for 2018, the exam was conducted in 2255 exam centers across 136 cities with over 700,000 candidates participating.
Applications for NEET 2019 were available online from November 1, 2018, to November 30, 2018. The NEET examination is scheduled to be conducted offline in various centers in India on Sunday, May 5, 2019, between 2 pm and 5 pm. The schedule will stay unchanged even if the date of the test is declared a public holiday. The results for the examination are expected to be available by June 5, 2019.
The exam is contained in a single objective paper on a standard syllabus approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which was first enforced in the year 2013. The core syllabus is available and can be accessed on the MCI website.
The primary language for the test is available in English, Hindi, and Urdu across all the test centers, with regional languages being available in some states.
The paper consists of a single paper containing 180 multiple-choice objective type questions (four choices with the single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology) taken in 3 hours.
Each question carries 4 marks. With correct responses obtaining 4 marks, and incorrect responses obtaining 1 mark subtracted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question within the answer sheet.
Documents Required for NEET 2019
Students are required to take a printed copy of their Admit Card, a PDF document downloaded from the NTA website. Admit cards are going to be issued from April 15, 2019, along with one passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the online application form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at center during NEET (UG) Examination, and any one of the approved photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph)/Ration Card.
Candidates must bring only these documents on the day of examination at the test center. Candidates who don't bring these won't be allowed to write the examination, resulting in their disqualification. Candidates aren't allowed to carry any material except the Admit Card, Passport Size photograph and valid Identity proof within the Examination Hall.
That’s everything about NEET 2019. All the best for your examination!