National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an admission test in India for candidates who want to pursue Medical (MBBS) or Dental (BDS) courses. It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for taking admission in both private and Government Medical Colleges.

There are more than 66000 seats that NEET offer for both MBBS and BDS. It was an attempt to bring together all the pre-medical entrance test and medical entrance test held by individual colleges and states.

Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET’s purview.

National Testing Agency will hold the exam instead of CBSE from 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidate must be a citizen of India. However, NRI, POI, OCI and Foreign National Candidates can also apply.
  2. Candidates whose date of birth falls on or before 1st January 2003 and should be at least 17 years of age as of 31st December 2018.
  3. Candidates appearing for NEET 2019 must have passed class 11th and 12th with a minimum of 5 subjects from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects.
  4. A candidate can take as many attempts as he or she wants as there is no limit on a number of permitted attempts.
  5. General candidate with less than 50%, OBC, SC, ST with marks less than 40% and PWD with marks less than 45% in their (PCB) in Higher Secondary examination are not eligible for taking up the examination.

Exam Pattern

  • NEET from 2019 will be held twice in a year in online format.
  • The first exam will be held between 03 Feb 2019 and 17 Feb 2019.
  • The second exam will be held from 12 May 2019 to 26 May 2019.
  • Candidate can appear for both exams and the best out of both will be taken into consideration.
  • It consists of 4 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology.
  • Each Section consists of 45 questions each making the total of 720 marks.
  • While every positive answer awards you (+4) a wrong answer you are given a (-1)
  • The exam can be taken in only online mode from 2019 onwards.

Application Procedure

  • The online application for NEET starts on October 1, 2018, and will end on 31st October 2019 for February exam and for May exams online forms will be available from 2nd week of March and will end in the second week of April 2019.
  • Register online and fill up personal and academic details carefully.
  • Upload your photograph and signature carefully.
  • Candidate can use Credit and Debit Card or through Net Banking or e-wallets.

FEE for NEET Form

Category Application Fees
General Rs 1400
SC/ST/PWD Rs 750


Subjects Topics
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Reproduction
  • Structural Organization 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
  • Physical world and measurement
  • Electrostatics
  • Kinematics
  • Current Electricity
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electronic Devices
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Structure of Atom
  • solutions
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Equilibrium
  • p-Block Elements
  • Redox Reactions
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Coordination Compounds
  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • 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

Selection and Counselling

A candidate who cleared NEET is only eligible for NEET counselling process. The cutoff score for NEET 2019 will be declared by the NTA (National Testing Agency). The Cut off depends on:

  • No. of students appearing for the exam.
  • The difficulty level of paper.
  • Overall candidate’s performance i.e. if many candidates manage to secure a higher number then the cut off is raised and vice-versa.
  • However, cut off varies from General, OBC, SC and ST based on the category.


2019 cut off will follow the percentile system. Where percentage will be evaluated based on the maximum marks scored in the NEET examination.

Cut off for 2019

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile
SC-PH 40th Percentile
ST-PH 40th Percentile
OBC-PH 40th Percentile
Counselling involves 4 steps
  • Registration for counselling
  • Choice Filling and locking process (Choices should be in precedence of which Institute we want to get first)
  • Seat Allocation: Based on the marks scored and the seat availability candidates are allotted seat.
  • If the candidate does not get any seat in the first round of counselling then He or She can wait for the second round of Counselling.
  • If the candidate fails to get a seat even in the second round then he or she can wait up for the Mop-up round.
  • After Seat allocation candidate must report to the allotted college with his or her documents to complete admission procedure.
Documents Required:
  • 10th and 12th Class Mark Sheets.
  • 10th and 12th Class Passing Certificate.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Eight Passport size photographs similar to that affixed on the online application form.
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable).
  • NEET 2018 Admit Card
  • PWD Certificate (If applicable).
  • Counselling Letter issued by the NEET Authority.

Preparation Resources

Important Books
Subject Books
  • NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
  • NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • GRB Bathla publications for Biology


Online Resources:

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