• Yasasvi Santosh

All you want to know about NEET 2019

Students aiming to pursue medicine as a career are aware how important it is to cross the hurdle and crack the NEET exam. Bagging a good rank increases one’s chances of securing a seat in one of the top medical colleges. NEET being a highly competitive exam requires an unshakable belief in your abilities. We at Spark Academy are highly committed to providing the best resources to our students and help them achieve their dreams.

Until 2016, the pre-medical test conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses was AIPMT. In April 2016, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed a verdict to replace AIPMT with NEET. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), for admissions to MBBS/BDS in India.

All medical and dental colleges that are approved by Medical Council of India are eligible to admit students in the above courses through the NEET score. We have curated a list of everything that you want to know about NEET, right from the NEET exam pattern, to the important dates, eligibility and more.

Mode of Exam: Offline (Pen and Paper)

Number of Questions: 180 Multiple Choice Questions; with negative marking

Exam Duration: 3 hours

Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany

Question Paper Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada

Pattern and Marking Scheme:

Physics: 45

Chemistry: 45

Botany: 45

Zoology: 45

Total: 180

Marking Scheme for NEET 2019

  • The question paper will carry a maximum of 720 marks, divided equally among 180 questions.

  • All questions will be Multiple choice type, with four options and only one correct answer

  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.

  • There will be negative marking. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • Only 1 correct answer per question is allowed

  • Use only black/blue ball point pen to mark answers.

  • Multiple answers to a single question will be taken as an incorrect answer.

Eligibility for NEET 2019:

To appear for NEET 2019, you must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Nationality – Indian Nationals, Overseas Citizens of India, Non-Resident Indians, Person of Indian Origin, and Foreign Nationals

Age Limit

  • Minimum – 17 years at the time of admission or complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of admission

  • Maximum – 25 years as on the date of conduct of examination, relaxation of 5 years for students from OBC/ST/SC category.


Students applying for NEET 2019, should have passed or appeared for the 12th or equivalent exam from any board recognized by the Government of India; with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English. Minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and should have passed all subjects individually, while the criteria for the same is 40% for the students from reserved category.


Aadhar Card is mandatory for all students appearing for NEET 2019, except the candidates who are residents of Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Important Dates (Tentative)

  • Start of NEET 2019 application process: Last week of Jan 2019

  • Last date to submit NEET 2019 application form: March 1st week 2019

  • Last date to correct NEET 2019 application form: March 1st week 2019

  • Admit cards can be downloaded from: Mid April 2019

  • Online date of examination: First week of May 2019

  • OMR answer sheet Download: Last week of May 2019

  • Declaration of Results: First week of June 2019

Syllabus: Click here to download NEET 2019 official Syllabus

Study Plan:

Step 1: Start with Basics

As the syllabus is vast and comprehensive it is important for the students to get a grip of all basic concepts which will help them solve the questions. You can visit our resources section to download concepts of Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology absolutely free.

Step 2: Solve Chapter wise Questions

To get a grip of multiple choice questions, students should solve various models of questions topic wise across various subjects to implement the basics and shortcut methods learnt. He should then solve online chapterwise tests so as to devise a strategy to manage time well.

Step 3: Solve Previous Year Questions

It is important to know the types of model questions asked in the previous years. This will help the students get a feel of questions asked in the examination and help them strategize their approach accordingly.

Step 4: Solve and Analyze Mock Tests

The most important aspect of the exam is to get comfortable with the format of the exam. The key is to attempt as many papers as possible with quality analysis post the attempt. This will help students in fine tuning their strategy and make them exam ready.

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