The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 on wards. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. NEET (UG) is applicable for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses in India in 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 Puducherry.
The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.
Admissions to all seats of MBBS/BDS will be done through NEET (UG) 2019
Following are the seats available under different quotas:
i. All India Quota Seats
ii. State Government Quota Seats
iii. Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
iv. State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or
any Private University
v. Central Pool Quota Seats
Date of Entrance Test
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) - 2019 will be conducted on 5th May, 2019 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. The duration of test will be three (03) hours. The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of test is declared a public holiday.
i. The official website of the Agency for NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) is www.ntaneet.nic.in. All the test related information will be available on this website only.
ii. The official websites for counselling of 15% All India seats, Central Institutions and Deemed Universities related information are as under: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare : www.mohfw.gov.in and Medical Counselling Committee: www.mcc.nic.in
iii. For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s).
iv. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin, the decision of NTA/MoHFW/DGHS/MCI/DCI shall be final and binding.
i. National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) - 2019 will be conducted as per regulations of the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act 1948, and as amended from time to time.
ii. Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) - 2019 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Insitutions and Medical/Dental Colleges.
iii. Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing
in examinations conducted by the NTA.
iv. Incomplete application and applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected without any further intimation. The examination fee once deposited will not be refunded in such cases. Fee will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded. Submission of online application and remittance of fee would close as per the schedule given and no request for extension of time shall be entertained. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn. Candidates must note that mere deduction of fee from the bank account is not a proof of fee
payment. The payment should be supported by fee updation and generation of Confirmation Page.
v. Instructions in the Information Bulletin may change based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time. Candidates are advised
to regularly check the website www.ntaneet.nic.in for any further updates or information.
vi. NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) - 2019 even
though the Roll Number and Admit Card has been issued by the NTA.
vii. Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) - 2019 is purely provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the MoH&FW/MCI/DCI/NTA/MCC/other admitting Institution as applicable.
viii. In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/ registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the NTA shall be final and binding.
ix. The conduct of NEET (UG) - 2019 Examination would be videographed. The candidates are required to keep their head in upright position and face the
camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established.
Centres / Cities for NEET (UG) - 2019 Examination
i. List of cities alongwith city codes where the NEET (UG) - 2019 will be conducted is given at Appendix II.
ii. While filling up Online Application Form, all the Candidates i.e. Indian nationals, NRIs, OCI, PIO and Foreign nationals should select four Convenient City Codes in order of priority from Appendix II as their choice of centre and cities.
iii. For their own convenience, the candidates may select the city codes for their own city or for neighboring cities in their state of Residence only and not for far away cities in other states. In case, these instructions are not complied with, the NTA will not be responsible for any inconvenience due to incorrect
selection of city codes by the candidates.
iv. In case, the number of candidates opting for a city is less than a certain minimum, NTA reserves its right not to allot any centre in that City.
v. In case, the number of candidates opting for a city as centre with Regional language (other than English and Hindi) is less than certain minimum, candidates opting the same Regional language may be allotted Centre in another city irrespective of the city opted by the candidates for appearing in the examination.
vi. Though, every effort will be made to allot a centre in one of the cities selected by the candidate, the NTA reserves its right to allot a centre in city other than the candidate’s choice.
vii. Allotment of centres will be done by Computer and there will be no human intervention.
Eligibility to appear in NEET (UG) - 2019
Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as stipulated in Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018.
Eligibility as per related Regulations is as follows:-
i. He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
ii. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats
(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
(b) Candidates from State of J & K
i. Students from State of J & K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as State of J&K has opted out of All India Scheme since its
ii. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically alongwith confirmation page for the record and to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix
III. Provided that to be eligible for NEET (UG) - 2019, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2019. Provided also that to be eligible for NEET (UG) - 2019, the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination as mentioned in clause (2) of Regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 as amended in 2018 and in addition must have come in the merit list of NEET (UG) - 2019 for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.
Admission and Reservation
An All India Merit List of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) - 2019 and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS Courses from the said list only by following the already existing reservation policy. NTA will provide All India Rank. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities. Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on All India Rank as per merit list of NEET (UG) - 2019. The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the candidates in the respective categories, declared by the candidates at the time of applying for admission/counselling.
Method of Fee Payment
(a) Payment using appropriate mode: After completing Step 2 of online Application Form, candidates may remit the examination fee (Step 3) by choosing the following options: Please select any Mode of Payment/Service Provider (Service/Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the candidate)
i. Online Mode i.e. Debit/Credit card and Net Banking:
• Check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/Credit Card.
• Through Net Banking, check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
ii. Cash Deposit through e-challan:
• After completing Step 2 of online Application Form, candidate will be prompted to generate e-slip. Print e-slip on A4 size paper-Landscape format from NEET (UG) – 2019 website www.ntaneet.nic.in and follow instructions given on e-slip and make payment through e-challan.
The NTA will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) - 2019 on the NTA website. Candidates are required to download the Admit Cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidates may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in PDF format will also be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination Centre allotted
Declaration of Result
(a) The National Testing Agency will conduct the NEET (UG) - 2019, evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website www.ntaneet.nic.in. The NTA will prepare the merit list as per the directives of DGHS, MCI and DCI.
(b) No category wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result is ready, NTA will host the results on the website and thereafter candidates may download the Result Sheets.
(c) All Candidates appearing in NEET (UG) - 2019 must regularly check updates on website of NTA, MoH & FW, Medical Counselling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in) and Participating States/Universities/Institutions till conclusion of final round of Counselling.