NEET 2019 Exam Dates

NEET Important Dates 2019 – Exam Dates, Last Date of Application

The exam date for NEET 2019 is on May 5th. Most students are intensively preparing for the esteemed exam. As the sole eligibility being the entrance examination for 95% of medical colleges in the country, competition for the best score is quite high.

In total, 63,800 seats for studying MBBS and BDs are available to acquire via this exam. Top colleges like the Armed Medical Colleges, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Kings, Kasturba Medical College, St. Johns Medical College, etc. accept admission through this NEET.

If you are an aspirant of this examination, along with NEET 2019 exam date, there are many important events you must be aware of. These will help you progress through the entire process smoothly.

When is the last date to register for this exam?

The NEET exam date 2019 was declared last year - July 7, 2018.

Since this year, the NTA (National Testing Authority) is managing the entire process, the registration started from November 1st, 2018. Later, NTA extended the NEET exam application last date till December 7 of 2018.

[Update – It has been decided and officially confirmed by the NTA that from 2019, students older than 25 years can also apply for this exam.]

Few vital facts on this year’s NEET 
  • • The exam was previously conducted by CBSE. From 2019, the National Testing Agency has taken over its administration.

  • • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) established the NTA, an independent, autonomous, and self-sustaining organization.

  • • The number of exam centres has risen from 136 in the last year to 154 this year.

  • Following are the seats to be filled using the NEET 2019 scores:

  • • 15% seats under All India Quota (AIQ)

  • • State Government seats

  • • All seats under Central Institutions/Deemed Universities.

  • • Seats under Central pool quota.

  • Additionally, seats for dental degrees, animal husbandry, veterinary and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) will also be awarded through NEET. 
    Other important dates for NEET 2019

    It is highly recommended that candidates note down every essential NEET 2019 exam date for future references. All dates released by the NTA are already confirmed, but in case of any unforeseen situations, it can change them any time as per discretion.

    From April 15, the admit card for NEET 2019 will be available for download. After the examination is over, candidates will have access to Answer Key and OMR sheet within a week after the completion of the examination.

    The cut off for this year will also be released along with NEET 2019 exam date.

    NEET result date

    After the NEET entrance exam date, candidates will be apprehensive about the result announcement. Like most years, the result will be announced nearly after one month of the exam. So, June 5, 2019, is the tentative date for NEET 2019 result.

    After the release of NEET result, counselling process for admission into various medical colleges will start from July 2nd week. Candidates who have opted for counselling under All India Quota need to register themselves on the official website of MCC. The process will comprise 2 rounds.

    Seats will be allotted to an aspirant as per his/her rank and that year’s cut off marks. Those who will be opting for counselling under their respective state’s quota must contact their state’s counselling authority. A candidate must claim his/her seat within a stipulated duration of its allotment. If he/she doesn’t do so, that seat will go to the next candidate on the waiting list. Additionally, the one who failed to claim a seat will not be eligible for further rounds of counselling.

    Other dates vital for NEET 2019

    The NEET exam last date of submission for application form was December 07, 2018. The last date to pay the application fee was December 8, 2018.

    Even after the NEET exam apply last date, an application correction window was given to applicants from January 14 to 31, 2019.

    NEET exam schedule

    The NEET 2019 exam date is scheduled on May 5th of 2019, from 2 PM to 5 PM.

    Time table of the exam –

    Exam timeline
    Date and Time
    Last entry inside the examination hall1:30 PM
    Taking of students’ respective seats 1:15 PM
    An announcement of all vital instructions and admit card checking by invigilator 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
    Test booklet distribution 1:45 PM
    Filling up of details on the Test Booklet 1:50 PM
    Commencement of NEET 20192 PM
    Conclusion of Test 5 PM

    A brief overview of all the important dates for counselling

    NEET result declaration5th June 2019
    First round of counselling for All India Quota for Deemed and Central Institutes12 June to 24 June 2019
    Last date of reporting after 1st counselling round for AIQ, Deemed and CI 03 July 2019
    First round for state counselling 25 June to 05 July 2019
    Last date of joining and reporting after 1st counselling round for state12 July 2019
    The second round of state counselling 15 July to 26 July 2019
    Mop up counselling round for state 04 August to 08 August 2019
    Last joining date after mop up round for state universities 12 Aug 2019
    Forwarding of students lists in order of merit, equating to 10 times the number of vacant medical college seats by the counselling state authority. 13 August 2019
    Mop up counselling for Central and Deemed Institutes 12 August to 22 August 2019
    Last joining date post mop up round in Deemed and CI colleges 26 August 2019
    Forwarding of students list in order of merit, equating to 10x the total vacant seats in medical colleges by the counselling state authority for deemed and CI 27th August 2019
    Last joining date in state universities 18 Aug 2019
    Last joining date in Deemed and CI31 August 2019

    Besides the NEET 2019 exam date, it is important to know about the other essential dates as well.

    Now that you know what is the date of NEET exam and the last date to apply for NEET, note all these, and stay prepared for the process to attain a seat in a prestigious medical college in India.