NEET 2019: Registration, Exam Pattern, Books, Syllabus

NEET 2019 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is going to be conducted in the month of February 2019 and May 2019 by National Testing Agency (NTA). The exaact schedule is given in the table mentioned below. I am pretty sure that you have started your preparation for the exam. As, you are going to beat the toughest competition so, you must be careful towards your approach to study. Out of 720, you must think of getting above 560 to get admission in a reputed Government medical college. If you have the right approach and are dedicated enough then you can make your dream comes true.

We are here to assist you to make an appropriate and powerful plan of study for NEET 2019. The exam will comprise of questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. But, you must know the leading chapters from which maximum numbers of questions are to be asked. You do have knowledge of best books for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Latest-NEET 2019 application form will be available online from 1st October 2018. NTA will conduct the exam in online mode only. 

The National Testing Agency wil organize the  NEET 2019 two times a year in the month of February and May 2019. The authority will make no changes in the exam syllabus. The information has been confirmed by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

NEET 2019 Important Dates

Here is the official schedule for NEET 2019 which have been updated according to its official notification. We have updated the dates after analyzing previous years’ exam dates. The dates given below may change as per the official notification.

Events Feb 2019 Dates May 2019 Dates
Availability of application forms 1st Oct 2018 March 2019- second week
Last date to submit application forms 31st Oct 2018
Last date to deposit the application fee
Availability of admit cards
Examination date for NEET UG 2019 Between 03.02.2019 to 17.02.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one) Between 12.05.2019 to 26.05.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
Declaration of results March 2019, First week June 2019, first week

Only Few Months Left, Focus More on your Study

See, your preparation can be powerful only if you are well-versed in the theoretical part of the participating subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. You must have a clear concept if you are willing to touch the numerical parts effectively. So, first clear the concept and then utilize the same in solving numerical questions. Do not forget to make a note of each chapter. It will further help to revise what you studied.

NEET Exam 2019Preparing for NEET 2019 with Board Exams

If you are a class 12th appearing candidates, then you have another crucial task to achieve. But, you can simplify it by attending the school classes regularly. Alternatively, your NEET syllabus is almost similar to your class 11th and 12th syllabus. Hence, attending school classes regularly will definitely help to perform well in the exam.

Do not skip your school classes due to the clash of coaching classes’ timing. You need to manage your time accordingly. The analysis says- students who were regular in school classes, performed exceptionally well in NEET exam.

Preparing NEET 2019 without Coaching Classes

Don’t lose your hope if you are not capable to take coaching classes due to any reasons. If you are consistent towards your study, it will be never tough to crack NEET UG exam with an outstanding performance.

You know your capabilities. You just need to find right books and study materials which will help you to prepare well for the exam. There are a number of books available in the market but you must start your preparation with NCERT books for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We have also suggested few other books below which will help you additionally in practicing numerical questions.

  • Tips to Follow– Follow NCERT books, attend school classes regularly, make notes of every class you attend, spend more hours on study, solve and practice different types of questions, revise properly what you studied, make notes of important formulas etc.
  • How many hours should you study– Your one year of preparation can give you a successful career for your entire life. So, don’t think about time. Your complete focus must be on study only.

NEET 2019 Syllabus 

The exact examination syllabus can be found from the official website. The syllabus for NEET UG 2019 will be based on the curriculum of 11th & 12th standard and will be prepared after the review of various State syllabi as well as those of CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.

Physics Syllabus

Class XI Class XII
Physical world and measurement Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Electrostatics
Kinematics Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Work, Energy and Power Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Gravitation Electromagnetic Waves
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Properties of Bulk Matter Optics
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Atoms and Nuclei
Thermodynamics Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves

Chemistry Syllabus

Class XI Class XII
Structure of Atom Solid State
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Electrochemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Solutions
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Surface Chemistry
Equilibrium General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Thermodynamics p- Block Elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
Some p-Block Elements Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Polymers
Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biology Syllabus

Class XI Class XII
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiology Ecology and environment

Books to Prepare for NEET 2019

Finding the best books is the concern of all of us when we start preparing for any entrance test. Choosing the best books help us to prepare well for the exam which will automatically lead to the best result. However, sometimes we are not able to choose the right material. But now you don’t need to get worried. Some of the best books to prepare for NEET UG 2019 are as follows:

Books for Chemistry 

  • NCERT Chemistry written for class 11th and 12th students
  • Physical Chemistry written by O.P. Tandon
  • 40 Days Chemistry for NEET- Sudhanshu Thakur
  • Objective Chemistry- R.K Gupta
  • Organic Chemistry written by Morrison and Boyd
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th students.
  • D. LEE Inorganic chemistry;
  • Dinesh’s Chemistry

Books for Physics

  • H.C. Verma Physics
  • NCERT Physics (Part 1 & Part 2)
  • 40 Days Physics for NEET by S B Tripathi
  • NEET Guide for Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics written by I. E. Irodov
  • Objective Physics by D C Pandey

Books for Biology

  • NCERT Biology for Class XI and XII students
  • 40 Days Biology for NEET written by S. Chakravarty
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET
  • Biology by Pradeep Publication
  • NEET Guide for Biology

Who Will Conduct the Exam NTA or CBSE?

It is confirmed that a National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam in 2019. The online application form will be accessible from 1st October 2018.

NEET UG 2019 Examination Pattern

No. of Questions: There will be total 180 questions of MCQ type.

Test duration: The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

Subject Involved: The question paper will have questions from these subjects- Chemistry, Physics, Botany & Zoology.

Language of the question paper: Candidates will get question paper in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada. If opted language is English, the test booklet will only be available in English. For other languages, it will be bilingual (English+ opted language). The paper in language other than English and Hindi will only be provided if the test centre lies in the state where the language is spoken primarily.

Positive Marking: 4 marks will be provided to candidates for every correct attempt.

Negative marking in NEET 2019: There will be a penalty of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

Sections of the Question Paper No. of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET Application Form 2019

NEET application form 2019 will be released online at the official website of NTA i.e. http://www.nta.ac.in/Home. Meanwhile, please go through the instructions that needed to be followed at the time applying online for the entrance exam.

What are the preparations required before you apply online for NEET UG 2019?

The key information that need to be kept ready include your name, your father and mother name with correct spellings, Registration number issued by CBSE/Aadhaar Enrolment number/Aadhaar number/Passport number/Ration card number/bank account number/Other valid Govt. identity card number, address, date of birth, Email ID, mobile number etc. Other documents that should be kept ready are the latest photograph with size 10 Kb to 100 Kb and signature with size 3 Kb to 20 Kb, both in JPG format.

You need to decide the mode of the payment of fee and accordingly arrange the required credential such as card number, expiry date, pin, net banking username and password etc.

How to fill and submit the NEET 2019 application form?

Go to the official web portal of CBSE i.e. cbseneet.nic.in. You should download the information brochure and replica of NEET UG 2019 application form before you apply online.

Click the link “Apply Online” and open the same.

Fill up the first part of the application form by entering the personal details (Nationality, Category, Date of Birth), qualification details (Year of Passing, Percentage of marks, Type of Institution, Education Board), communication details and choice for exam center. The email id, mobile number and mailing address must be entered correct and complete as they can be used for future communication. The candidate must note down your provisional registration number. The Provisional Registration Number will also be sent on the registered E-mail Id and mobile phone of the candidate.

Upload the signature and photograph. The photograph should be of passport size and must be taken with a white background. The photograph must be taken after 01.01.2019. The same copy of photograph must be carried at the exam center as it will be collected by the Centre Superintendent. The candidate must mention his/her name, Application Form number, roll number of Examination, on the reverse side of the photograph.

Make the payment of required application fee and take a printout of confirmation page. Please keep a copy of the confirmation page preserve for the future reference. A copy of the confirmation page and self-declaration/undertaking as the case may be, will also be emailed on the registered email id of the candidate.

The incomplete form will be liable for rejection and no request for change in any particulars shall be entertained under any circumstances.

Note: The candidate having problem in filling the online application form can visit any of the Common Services Centres for submission of application form and payment of fee.

Application Fee:

The application fee will be Rs. 1400/- for candidates from unreserved and OBC category are and Rs. 750/- for SC/ST/PH category candidates. The fee payment can be done by Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers. The application fee will be non-refundable and service/processing charges will be applicable in addition to the application fee.

Eligibility criteria for NEET 2019

Nationality Criteria

The applicants of Indian national/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/NRIs/PIOs/FNs can appear for the exam.

Note: Every candidate has to submit the Aadhaar/Identity details as per the information given in the table:

Candidates’ Category Permissible Identity
Indian Nationals of all states Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No. or Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre.
Indian Nationals belonging to Meghalaya, Assam or Jammu & Kashmir Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No., Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card No., Bank Account No., Passport No. or No. of any Other Identity Card issued by Government.
Foreigners/OCI/PIO Passport Number
NRIs Passport Number

Educational Qualification

Candidates should pass in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in the qualifying exam and must score an aggregate of 50% marks (40% for OBC/SC/ST and OBC-PH/SC-PH/ST-PH & 45% for General-PH) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology. The appearing candidates are also permitted to apply for the exam.

Age Criteria

The minimum age requirement is 17 years as on or before 31st Dec of the year of admission. The upper age limit will be 25 years for General category candidates and 30 years for OBC/SC/ST categories of candidates.

Unreserved Category (UR) Candidates Born on or between 07.05.1994 and 01.01.2003
SC/ST/OBC Category Candidates Born on or between 07.05.1989 and 01.01.2003

Check Detailed info for NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

NEET UG 2019 Admit Card

The admit cards of NEET UG 2019 will be available in the website according to the official schedule. The applicants are advised to take the print out of the admit card and affix a postcard size photograph in the space provided. The admit card will have all the important details such as Applicant’s name, roll number, Examination date & duration, Venue etc. Kindly note that admit card will not be sent by post. However, a copy of the admit card in PDF format will be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id.

The candidate should report with downloaded admit card and with proforma which is an attachment of admit card with post card size photograph duly affixed on it, at the allotted examination centre.

NEET 2019 Exam Centres

The NEET UG 2019 will be conducted in various major cities situated across different states of the country. The selection for the desired exam center will be made during filling the application form. In case of unavailability of the selected exam center, a nearby center will be allotted to the candidate. The center allotted will not be changed under any circumstances.

Answer Key

The answer key for NEET UG 2019 will be published after the commencement of exam. The applicants can challenge the published answer key by paying an amount of Rs. 1000/- per question. The amount can be paid via debit card/credit card. This amount is only refundable if the board accepts the challenge made by the candidate.

NEET UG 2019 Result

The examination result of NEET UG 2019 Exam will be published on the CBSE official website after the evaluating of the answer sheet. To check the examination result online, the applicants need to enter their registration number along with roll number. The applicants can download their result from the website for future reference. No provision for re-checking the answer sheet will be provided.

In case of a tie, the following candidates will be preferred while ranking:

  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test
  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test
  • Candidates with less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test
  • Candidates older in age

Reservation of Seats

For SC candidates 15%
For ST candidates 7.5%
For OBC (NCL) candidates 27%
For PH candidates (with Bench Mark disabilities) 5%

NEET UG 2019 Cut-offs (Tentative)

Unreserved 685-145
OBC 678-118
SC 595-118
ST 599-118
Unreserved & PH 474-131
OBC & PH 510-118
SC & PH 415-118
ST & PH 339-118

NEET 2019 Counseling and Admission

The counseling process for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and central institutions will be conducted by MCC (Medical Counseling Committee)/DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services). The notification for the same will be available on the official website of MCC. On the basis of merit list and All India Rank prepared by CBSE, the candidates will be invited for counseling. The counselling for admission in seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions will be held according to the notifications issued by the concerned authorities.

In order to be eligible for admission it will be necessary for the candidates to obtain a minimum of marks at certain percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, depending on their category:

Category Minimum marks
General candidates 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC candidates 40th percentile
UR-PH candidates (with Bench Mark disability) 45th percentile
SC-PH, ST-PH & OBC-PH candidates 40th percentile

The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in NEET UG 2019.