The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG, is an entrance examination for students who wish to study undergraduate medical and dental courses, i.e., MBBS and BDS, in government or private medical and dental colleges in India.
About the exam
Frequency of exam
Once a year
Medium of exam
Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper test
Mode of Application
Number of Questions
180 Multiple Choice Questions
Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology.
1st week of November – 1st week of December
Availability of Admit Cards
2nd week of April
1st week of May
last week of May
1st week of June
Starts 1st week of July
- Nationality: Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET 2019.
- Age Limit: A candidate should complete 17 years of age at the time of admission. The maximum age limit of 25 years (unreserved category candidates) and 30 years (reserved and PwD category candidates) as on May 5, 2019 has for now been waived off as per the latest Supreme Court judgement. Such candidates can also apply with admission subject to the outcome of the case. Eligibility will be determined by NTA after submission of the application forms.
- Educational Qualification: Candidate must pass Class 12 or equivalent examination by scoring qualifying marks in English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry individually. In addition, scoring an aggregate of minimum 50% in Chemistry, Biology and Physics is also mandatory for unreserved category candidates. Reserved category candidates must score at least 40% while PwD candidates are required to score a minimum of 45% in the qualifying exam.
- Number of Attempts: The attempt limit to take NEET UG has been removed. Candidates can appear for the exam any number of times as long as they are fulfilling other eligibility criteria of NEET 2019.
Previous Years Cut-off (qualifying marks)
UR – PH
OBC-PH / SC-PH / ST-PH