NEET FAQs 2019

NEET 2019 FAQs - Here are 24 Important NEET FAQs for Medical Aspirants

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one of the best entrance exams for all the medical aspirants. It provides candidates with an opportunity to graduate from prestigious and renowned institutes.

The exam conducting body, NTA or National Testing Agency, has been updating the rules and regulations associated with the test for the past couple of years. Students, who are busy preparing for NEET, find it challenging to keep up with these alterations.

For all those aspirants who are confused about the various aspects of this prestigious entrance, here are a few popular NEET FAQs to help them gain detailed knowledge about their upcoming exam.

NEET FAQs for 2019

Recently, the conducting body of NEET changed from CBSE to NTA. This along with the vast list of requirements and modifications often makes candidates look for some aspects of this exam.

The following NEET 2019 FAQs have been divided into phases and will help clear up any doubt that an aspirant may have.

  • A. Before applying

  • Considering the immense amount of opportunities that it provides, approaching this exam requires being equipped with appropriate information even before you apply for it. More often than not, it becomes difficult to identify which information is reliable and which is not because of the availability of multiple sources.

    Read on to find out the authentic answers to some frequently asked questions on NEET:

    FAQ 1. What are the eligibility criteria for NEET?

    The eligibility criteria for NEET aspirants is listed in the following table for a clear understanding –

    S.No.CategoryAgeMinimum Qualification
    1.UnreservedBorn on or between 05.05.1994and 31.12.2002Candidates must have a 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination (with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English as per the level prescribed by NCERT) A candidate who has appeared for the class 12 exam and has the result pending may sit for NEET 2019. But unless he/she clears the 12th exam with the required marks, he/she cannot enroll for an MBBS/BDS college.Note: Thanks to Delhi High Court, candidates above the upper age limit and those from NIOS/ open schools are now eligible to appear for NEET.
    2.ReservedBorn on or between 05.05.1989and 31.12.2002The marks obtained in the qualifying examination in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology/ Biotechnology should be 40% instead of the 50% for the unreserved candidates.
    3.PWDBorn on or between 05.05.1989and 31.12.2002The marks obtained in the qualifying examination in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology/ Biotechnology should be 45%.

    FAQ 2. What are the regional languages in which the entrance is conducted?

    The NEET 2019 will be conducted in the following languages 

  • • English

  • • Hindi

  • • Bengali

  • • Gujarati

  • • Marathi

  • • Tamil

  • • Telugu

  • • Kannada

  • • Urdu

  • • Odia

  • • Assamese

  • FAQ 3. When is the NEET 2019?

    NTA will be conducting the NEET 2019 on the 5th May 2019, Sunday, from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

    FAQ 4. Are there any changes in the syllabus for NEET?

    Despite the change in the conducting body (from CBSE to NTA), there have been no changes in the syllabus for this entrance.

    FAQ 5. What is the pattern of NEET?

    For NEET 2019, there will be 180 objective type questions on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Each section will contain about 45 questions.

    FAQ 6. What is the allotted exam time?

    The allotted exam time is 3 hours, and it will be an offline exam, i.e., on pen and paper.

    FAQ 7. Is there any negative marking in this entrance exam?

    Yes, there will be negative marking in NEET 2019. 4 points will be awarded for each correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for any incorrect answer. So, be careful while answering the questions. In case you have doubts, preferably skip the question.

    FAQ 8. What is the number of available exam centres?

    Keeping in mind the various locations candidates apply from, NTA provided a list of 154-examination centre for their benefit (it has been increased from 136). Candidates can choose the centres while applying for the exam.

    FAQ 9. How to apply when there is no internet connection available?

    One of the most frequently asked questions on NEET is how candidates can apply for NEET 2019, in case they do not have access to an internet connection. CSCs or Common Services Centres exist for this purpose.
    CSCs provide aspirants with their cost-effective services and help them register, and apply for this entrance exam. Candidates can also download the hall ticket with their help.

    FAQ 10. What are the CSC facilities and the relevant charges?

    Here is a tabular representation explaining the services and charges of CSC:

    S. No.ServicesCharges (INR)
    1.Preparing e-mail id, submitting admission form, print out25
    2.Downloading admit card, OMR sheet, answer key10
    3.Print out/page5
    4.Payment of application fee0.5% of the transaction amount

    FAQ 11. When does the application date for the exam start?

    The application date for NEET 2019 started on 1st November 2018.

    FAQ 12. What is the application fee?

    The fee for the unreserved category is Rs. 1,400, and that for the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, OBC, and PWD is Rs. 750.

  • B. While applying

  • NTA is quite specific about its application process considering the importance of this entrance. The numerous steps involved in it often confuse students, and hence, they have queries. Here are some NEET frequently asked questions along with the answers (with the authentic information and data).

    FAQ 13. What is the mode of application online/offline?

    The entire process of the NEET 2019 is online apart from the main exam, which is offline.

    FAQ 14. What are the necessary documents one needs to have ready before applying for NEET 2019?

    Keep the following documents in hand when you sit to apply for this entrance exam – 

  • • A valid e-mail ID

  • • A valid phone number

  • • Scanned images of passport size photographs, signatures, documents

  • • Credit card details (in case of online payments)

  • • Class 10 and class 12 details

  • FAQ 15. How to apply for NEET?

    Here is how candidates can apply for this entrance:

  • Step 1: Registration

  • Log in to the official website of this entrance exam, and register for it. All that you need to do is provide a few necessary details like your name, parents’ name, date of birth, gender, nationality, state of eligibility, mobile number, email id, category, if disabled or not, etc.

    At the end of this registration process, you will be provided with a provisional application number. Remember to note it down; you will need it later. 

  • Step 2: Filling up the application form

  • While applying for this entrance, candidates need to make sure that the details they fill in are similar to the ones in their Class 10 certificate.

    You will need to fill in the following fields of information: 

  • • Personal details

  • • Place of birth

  • • Choice of the medium of question paper

  • • Choice of exam centre

  • • Academic details (Class 10, 11, 12)

  • • Permanent address

  • • Corresponding address

  • • Parents’ details

  • • Security pin

  • Step 3: Upload your scanned documents

  • After the submission of the first page, you will now need to upload your scanned picture and signature.
  • • Photograph - Postcard-size photograph, with a white background. The candidate’s name and date need to be written on this photograph. Its size may be from 10 to 100 kb and should be in JPG format.

  • • Signature – The candidate must sign with a black pen on a white paper. Its scanned copy may have a size between 3 and 20 kb, but the format has to be JPG.

  • Step 4: Application fee payment

  • Payment can be made through both online and offline mode. In case of online mode, one can pay the fee through credit/debit card or internet banking.

    As for offline payment mode, applicants can pay their fees through SBI e-challans. Candidates need to download this e-challan first and then make the payment. 

  • Step 5: Print out the acknowledgment receipt

  • After paying the fees, a confirmation page will be generated. Do print it and keep it for future use. A confirmation will also be sent to your registered mobile number and e-mail id.

    Make sure you look through these NEET FAQs before you sit to apply for the exam.

  • C. For NEET admit card

  • Now that you are done with the application process, you can continue preparing for your exam. Just mark the date when the admit card will be available for download. Since the hall tickets are available for download for a long time; you can always opt to download it within the given span – no rush.

    However, once you decide to download it, here are a few NEET FAQs that you might have regarding your hall ticket.

    FAQ 16. When can you download the NEET admit card 2019?

    Admit card for NEET 2019 will be available for download from 15th April 2019 and can be downloaded till the date of exam.

    FAQ 17. How to download your NEET admit card?

    Several websites may offer you download links for the NEET admit card, and all of them will lead you to their official website.

    Here is how to download it from the official website of NTA NEET ( –

  • • Click on the link for admit card download.

  • • Put in the provided registration number, date of birth, security pin, and click on submit.

  • • In the next page, you will have your admit card and your medical credentials. Simply download and print the hall ticket.

  • FAQ 18. Are hall tickets delivered to postal addresses?

    Admit cards can only be availed via downloads. In case you have no access to internet connection, you can always approach any one of the 2.4 Lakh CSCs spread across the nation and opt for their services with nominal charges. 

  • D. Just before the exams

  • Often, aspirants stress too much over the approaching exam and forget the essential things that they need to keep in mind for their exam day. Well, one of them is ‘do not get too tensed’, other than those here are a few of the other details listed under a few NEET frequently asked questions.

    Read and make a note of all these, so that you do not miss out anything because these are as important as your preparation is.

    FAQ 19. What to bring to the examination hall?

    Before you leave for your examination centre, make sure to tick in all these checkboxes. Each of these is essential to enter the examination hall. 

  • a. NEET hall ticket

  • b. 3 passport size photographs

  • c. Proforma sheet with a postcard size photograph affixed on it.

  • FAQ 20. Are there any restriction as per dress is concerned?

    NTA is very particular about the decorum of the examination hall, and hence, has specific instructions about the dress code of aspirants. Here are those dress code instructions:

  • • No big brooches/buttons on the dress

  • • Light coloured clothes

  • • Candidates may wear slippers or sandals with low heels but no shoes.

  • E. After NEET exams

  • FAQ 21. When will the result of NEET 2019 be declared?

    This is quite possibly the most pertinent questions for candidates and had, thus, been included in the list of NEET 2018 FAQs as well. Aspirants can look forward to the announcement of results of this entrance by June 5, 2019.

    FAQ 22. Can you see your OMR sheet?

    OMR sheet of each candidate will be available on the official website of NTA NEET. NTA is yet to announce the date from which it will be made available on their site.

    FAQ 23. Are there any provisions to challenge the responses against OMR results?

    In case you have doubts about results and your OMR sheet, you always have the provision to challenge it. Here is how you can do it –

  • i. You can challenge your answer key with Rs. 1000 / answer challenged. This amount is non-refundable.

  • ii. NTA verifies these challenges with the aid of subject experts.

  • iii. If your challenge is correct, your answer key will be revised, and the new result will be declared.

  • FAQ 24. After I clear NEET, what should I do next?

    After clearing NEET, several opportunities open before you. You are free to choose according to your preferences. Here are some courses you can pursue after qualifying NEET - 

  • a. BDS

  • b. MBBS

  • c. AYUSH courses

  • This set of NEET FAQ will help you have a clear idea about this exam. Wishing you all the best for your upcoming entrance. Study well, and make sure to opt for live video classes and mock tests to achieve better results.