1st Time NTA conducted NEET Exam
Updated as on Feb 03, 2019. NEET Exam 2019: In another significant change, these exams will be held over many days, and students will have the option to choose a date. Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) and NEET both times, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account.
About NTA: Union HRD Minister recommends setting up of National Testing Agency which will hold exams. At present, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts several examinations including board exams as well as entrances. CBSE exams are taken by more than 1.12 crore students every year.
It is becoming difficult for CBSE to hold exams at such large scale. For the purpose of lessening burden of CBSE, National Testing Agency will/can be formed. The Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation for conducting efficient, transparent and international standard test in order to access the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.
As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act -1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 and as amended from time to time, NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2019 (NEET (UG) – 2019) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Indian Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Pondicherry.
Check schedule of NEET UG 2019:
- Registration Begin: Nov 1, 2018
- Registration closed: Nov 30, 2018
- Application Fees: 1400 for Gen & OBC*. 750 for SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender
- Exam dates: May 05 2019 (02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m)
- Declaration of results: June 05, 2019
- For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR): Born on or between 05.05.1994 and 31.12.2002
- For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category: Born on or between 05.05.1989 and 31.12.2002
NEET UG 2019: Exam pattern and syllabus
The NEET is a 3 hour long exam which includes three sections – Physics, Chemistry & Biology. Of the total 180 questions, 90 would be from biology and 45 each from physics and chemistry. Preparation syllabus includes the whole of Class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. Every correct answer would fetch you plus four marks and every incorrect answer results in a negative mark. Questions that are not attempted do not have any penalty marks. So, choose your battles wisely, if you do not know a question for sure, do not mark it.
*Other Backward Classes (OBC)-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC- Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in). Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column.