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NEET Exam Date

NEET Exam Date – All You Need to Know

by Shruti Pandey
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NEET exam date holds a great significance for students who are willing to pursue an MBBS/BDS programme. Regarded as one of the most prestigious national level entrance examination for medical and dental colleges, NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from the year 2019 onwards. Every year, lakhs of students appear for the NEET exam to head start their career in the medical/dental stream. Held in the month of May every year, the NEET exam date generally lies on the first Sunday. The students preparing for this exam begin their preparation simultaneously with their +2 examinations.

When can a student start applying for the NEET exam? What are the important dates for NEET 2019? When is the NEET admit card released? Find an answer to all these questions in this article. The article provides detailed information about NEET exam date, application timeline, key highlights of the exam, results and counselling dates and more.

NEET Exam Date – Key Highlights

The NTA is an autonomous organisation of MHRD, Government of India that conducts NEET exam from 2019 onwards. It conducts two different NEET exams for undergraduate and postgraduate studies respectively. Who can appear for NEET UG exam? How is the exam conducted? What is the syllabus covered in the exam? Here is a detailed overview of the exam covering all its significant aspects like key dates, exam pattern, exam duration, syllabus, eligibility and more.

Key Highlights of NEET exam

S.No. Particulars Details
1. NEET exam date 2019 5 May 2019
2. Application timeline* Between November and December
3. Mode of application submission Online
4. Application fee INR 1,400 (for Unreserved and OBC category)

INR 750 (for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category)

5. Examination time Between 2 pm and 5 pm
6. Exam duration 3 hours
7. Mode of examination Offline (objective type questions)
8. Number of questions 180
9. Subjects covered Physics – 45 questions

Chemistry – 45 questions

Biology (including Botany and Zoology) – 90 questions

10. Maximum marks for each question 4 marks
11. Negative Marking One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
12. Medium of examination English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and Telugu


NEET Exam Date – Application Timeline

Before heading on to know about the NEET exam date, it is equally important for the students to keep track of the application timeline. In the year 2018, the applications for NEET exam were invited in the months of February and March. However, for the year 2019, since the organising body has changed from CBSE to NTA, the application timeline has also changed. Find below a detailed description of the application timeline for the year 2019.

Application Timeline for NEET Exam 2019

S.No. Particulars Details*
1. Start date of online application 1 November 2018
2. Last date for online submission of application 31 November 2018

Extended to 7 December 2018

3. Timeline to submit the application fee 1 November 2018 to 1 December 2018

(Extended to 8 December 2018)

4. Start date for online correction of application 14 January 2019
5. Last date for online correction of application 31 January 2019

*The dates mentioned above are applicable for the year 2019 and may change the next year on the discretion of the provider.

NEET Exam Date – Key Dates for Examination

The NEET exam date is generally held on the first Sunday of May. For the year 2019, the examination is scheduled to be held on 5 May 2019. The students who have applied for the exam also need to keep in mind the dates of downloading the NEET admit card, without which they will not be able to give the examination. Adding to this, the students also get the provision of challenging the answer key post examination. The NTA releases the answer key and the recorded responses of the students online after the examination is over. Know every significant detail related to NEET exam date for the year 2019 in the table below.

IMPORTANT: The NEET Admit Card can be downloaded from the NTA website on 15 April 2019. 

NEET 2019 Exam Dates

NEET 2019 Exam Dates

Details of NEET Exam Date for 2019

S.No. Particulars Details*
1. NEET exam date for 2019 5 May 2019
2. Download of the NEET admit card 15 April 2019
3. Display of the answer key and recorded responses Will be notified on NTA website
4. Examination timing 2 pm to 5 pm

*The dates mentioned above are applicable for the year 2019 and may change the next year on the discretion of the provider.

NEET Exam Date – Important Dates for Results & Counselling

Once you are aware of the NEET exam date, you must also have the information about the dates for results and counselling. The students qualifying the NEET exam will have to appear for online counselling which is held after the declaration of results. The counselling is held in three different rounds including round 1, round 2 and mop-up round, after which the successful students get admission to top medical/dental colleges in India. The table below highlights the key dates related to NEET result and counselling for the year 2019.

Important Dates of NEET Result and Counselling

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Result declaration By 5 June 2019
2. Round 1 counselling schedule* In the month of June 2019
3. Round 2 counselling schedule* In the month of July 2019
4. Mop-up round counselling schedule* In the month of August 2019

*The dates are tentative and may change on the discretion of the provider.

NEET Exam Date – QnA

Still have questions related to NEET exam date? Find an answer to such questions in this section. Here is a compilation of some frequently asked questions for you.

Q. How is the NEET examination conducted?

A. The examination is conducted offline (paper and pen test). The students will get an OMR answer sheet to submit their answers.

Q. By what time a student is expected to reach the examination centre?

A. The timing for the examination is 2 pm to 5 pm. Thus, the students need to reach the examination centre half an hour before the exam timing i.e. by 1.30 pm. No student will be allowed to enter the examination hall after 1.30 pm.

Q. In how many languages the examination is conducted?

A. The NEET examination is conducted in 11 languages namely English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu and Odia.

Q. When will the students receive the test booklet in the examination hall?

A. The invigilator will distribute the test booklet to students at 1.45 pm.

Q. What is the duration of examination for physically challenged students?

A. Generally, the exam duration is of 3 hours. However, the students with physical disability get 3.5 hours to complete the examination.

Q. Is there any sectional time limit applicable for the NEET exam? 

A. No, there is no sectional time limitation applicable.

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