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The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is the largest entrance examination in the country for admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses (except Tamil Nadu) in the country. NEET was implemented by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the year 2016, replacing the existing AIPMT for admission to medical and dental courses of the country. In a first, as per a statement made by the Union HRD Ministry, the Union Cabinet has approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) which will be conducting NEET 2019 twice a year in the month of February and May, a major alteration from the yearly pattern that is usually followed.

NEET 2019 will offer a total of almost 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats to the medical and dental colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER.



Colleges and Seats

Government Colleges

Private Colleges Government Colleges Private



Total Colleges 216 247 47 260
Total Seats 30455 36165 2930 24130
AIQ Seats 4508 NA 425 NA


Total Colleges 22 9 1 9
Total Seats 2900 1500 100 900
State Quota 2445 1275 85 765

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) comprises of about 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each subject has 45 questions with 4 marks each, carrying a total 720 marks. There is also one fourth (1/4) negative marking for each wrong answer. Duration of test is 3 hrs. From this academic year, NEET is being conducted in online mode.

From Tamil Nadu around 1.2 lakhs of students appeared in NEET and close to 40% will qualify the exam in the last two years. i.e 2017 and 2018.

NEET Cut off (out of 720)

Category NEET 2018 NEET 2017
UR 119 131
SC/ST/OBC 96 107
UR-PH 107 118

Important Dates

NEET Exam Details For Feb 2019 Exam:

Events Dates (Announced)
Release of application form 1st October 2018
Application submission last date 31st October 2018
Last date to pay the fee Last week of October 2018
Correction Window Open 1st week of November 2018
Admit card available 1st week of January 2019
Exam date 3rd February to 17th February 2019
Answer key & OMR release Within a week after exam
Announcement of result 1st week of March 2019
Counselling begins 2nd week of June 2019

For May 2019 Exam:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form Release 2nd week of March 2019
Application submission last date 2nd week of April 2019
Last date to pay the fee 2nd week of April 2019
Correction Window Open 3rd week of April 2019
Admit card available 1st week of May 2019
Exam date 12th May to 26th May 2019
Answer key & OMR release Within a week after exam
Announcement of result 1st week of June 2019
Counselling begins 2nd week of June 2019

Qualification Eligibility:

Qualifying Exam Students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam.
Appearing Candidates Students appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible.
Subjects In the qualifying exam, students should have physics, chemistry, biology/bio-technology with English as compulsory subject.
Percentage Criteria Minimum 50% marks for general, 45% marks for PH and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates in the PCB group.

For further details kindly visit: https://www.cbseneet.nic.in       |       https://www.nta.ac.in/medicalexam