National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) Exam

What is NEET UG Exam?

All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) was replaced by National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG), popularly known as (NEET-UG) from 2012 onwards. NEET-UG is a competitive entrance exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi till 2018 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in some government or private medical colleges across India.

From 2019 onwards, the NEET-UG is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET-UG 2019 will be conducted by NTA as pet the previous year pattern and the exam will be held once in a year in the month of May. Aspirants can start registering once the official notification has been released.

The question papers of NEET-UG 2019 will be released by the NTA in the online mode once the exam is done. Careerindia provides you with the previous year's question papers which can be downloaded by the candidates. To download the question papers up to 2018, click here.

At present, 15% of the total seats in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India, state governments, municipal or other local authorities in India, except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, are reserved for candidates who pass this examination. The exam is usually conducted on the first Sunday of May.

The exam consists of one paper will have 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The aim of this test is to make medical education available on an equitable basis to all regions of the nation and to foster inter-regional exchange. AIPMT exam is conducted in English and Hindi languages.

NEET-UG 2019:

Registration Start: November 01, 2018

Registration End: November 30, 2018

Admit Card Release: April 15, 2019

Exam Date: May 5, 2019

Mode of Examination: Pen & Paper Examination (Single Session)

NEET-UG 2019 Result: June 5, 2019

Application Fee:

For General/OBC candidates: INR 1,400/-
For SC/ST/PH candidates: INR 750/-

About National Testing Agency (NTA):

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

NTA is the newly formed body by the centre to conduct JEE Main (I) & (II), NEET-UG, GPAT, UGC NET, and CMAT entrance exam from 2019 onwards, taking over the management of these exams from CBSE and respective boards.

Here are the changes to be implemented for the NEET-UG exam with the Introduction of NTA:

  • From the year 2019 onwards, candidates should have to appear for NEET-UG in Pen & Paper based test only
  • Students will have more time to prepare for their entrance exam because the exam will take place in the month of May
  • There will be normalisation process for the calculation of scores to have fair results

Medical Council of India (MCI) Increased NEET Score Validity

Medical Council of India (MCI) has released a notification regarding the validity of NEET scorecard. The NEET score is now valid for three years. Currently, the NEET UG score is valid only for one year. 

According to the Gazette notification released by MCI, ''The result of NEET shall be valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including pre-medical/language course, if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.''

This is good news for candidates who are aiming to pursue MBBS at abroad destinations. The NEET score is valid for three years only to candidates who are planning to study medicine abroad because NEET is mandatory. Candidates have to note that the validity of NEET score remains unchanged for admission to medical and dental colleges in India.

26 March 2019
Over 15 Lakh Candidates Registered For NEET 2019

Over 15 lakh aspirants applied for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 examination according to the official sources. The NEET is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission to medical and dental courses in the country. 

The official sources also suggest that the number of applications for NEET examination increased compared to last year. The NEET Undergraduate (UG) exam will be held in offline mode at more than 3,000 test centres across the country. 

The online application process for NEET 2019 was closed in December. The examination will be held on May 5, 2019. The admit cards for the NEET examination will be available on the official website from April 15, 2019. The NEET results will be declared in the month of June.

27 February 2019
NTA Accepts Applications Without Candidate's Name And Date On Photograph

An important announcement from the National Testing Agency (NTA) regarding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 examination. Candidates who have applied for NEET 2019 with a photograph without name and date and white background need not change. 

According to the official website of NEET, ''The photograph uploaded by the candidates without Name and Date and white background are acceptable. The Application form will not be rejected in this case.''

The registered candidates are advised to go through the online application of NEET 2019 meticulously. The one-time correction facility to make the correction in their online application form is provided. The official notification also reads that no corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after January 31, 2019. 

Students are advised to check all the details that include spellings and personal details. The candidates are advised to think twice before opting for a change in the examination centre and medium of language. NEET UG 2019 will be conducted on May 5, 2019. 

22 January 2019
Application Correction Process Begins For NEET (UG) 2019

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started providing a one-time correction option for NEET (UG) 2019 registration. In this, the registered candidates can edit their application forms on the official website. This facility is available only till January 31, 2019.  

In a public notice issued by NTA, it clearly mentioned that a one-time correction facility to make the correction in their Online Application Form is provided. It also stated that No corrections shall be allowed under any circumstances after this date. 

The concerned candidates are requested to pay the additional fee if that becomes due while making the correction in gender and category. The correction facility will be available on the official website of NTA

15 January 2019
NTA Extends NEET UG Last Date After Supreme Court Order

The Supreme Court has allowed the medical aspirants aged above 25 years to apply for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate (UG) 2019 exam. It has also directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to extend the last date to apply for the NEET UG 2019 by one week.

NTA has released the NEET UG 2019 notification and started accepting the online application forms from November 1. The last date to apply for NEET UG 2019 is November 30, which is likely to be extended after the Supreme Court order.

NTA has released a public notice regarding removal of upper age limit and extended the last date to apply online for NEET UG 2019. According to the latest notice, candidates can apply for NEET UG till December 7, 2019. However, candidates born on or before December 31, 2002, can also apply for NEET UG 2019. Read more about the NEET Supreme Court order here. 

NTA will be conducting the NEET UG for the first time on May 5, 2019. In order to apply for the NEET UG, candidates should meet the eligibility criteria set by NTA. Candidates should have passed 10+2 or HSC with 50% marks. To know more about the NEET UG eligibility, click here.

29 November 2018
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NEET UG 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus
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