NEET 2019 Application Form released! Know about new changes and steps to apply

NEET 2019 Application Form released! Know about new changes and steps to apply
Kritika Tyagi | Nov 1, 2018 - 1:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 1: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the application form of NEET on November 1 at 11.30 AM. The registration facility will be available till November 30 as suggested earlier while the application fee deadline is December 1.

Initially, NTA released a public notice in the leading newspaper about the release of NEET 2019 application formAs earlier confirmed by the press release of Ministry of Human Resource Department, NEET continues to be the single window entrance exam conducted as a pen and paper-based test. NEET is the entry point for admission to MBBS and BDS courses with the exceptions of AIIMS and JIPMER. The medical entrance exam is also conducted for admission to AYUSH courses.

What’s new in NEET 2019?

With the release of application form and admission notification, some changes have been introduced to the entrance exam. We have listed out the five major changes that medical aspirants should know about-

  • Private/Open School students and students wth biology as an additional subject allowed: Candidates who have studied from the private or open schools are allowed to appear for the entrance exam but the regulation is subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India.

  • NEET Exam Cities: The exam cities has been increased from 136 to more than 150.

  • NEET Testing Window- The shift timing of the entrance exam has been changed. NEET 2019 will be conducted from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

  • NEET Application Fee and Mode of Payment- NTA has introduced a new mode of fee payment which is e-challan (SBI). Now, candidates can submit application fee via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI/e challan. The registration fee has remained same i.e. INR 1,400 for General and OBC-NCL candidates (INR 750 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender). For the first time, transgender candidates are given fee concession.

Important Dates of NEET 2019

  • Registration: November 1 onwards

  • Last date/time to apply: November 30

  • Last date/time to submit application fee: December 1 (up to 11.30 PM)

  • Date of Exam: May 5 (shift timing- 10 AM to 1PM)

  • Result Declaration: June 5


  • Age: Candidates must be between the age of 17 to 25 years on the day of the exam. For the lower age limit, aspirants must be born before January 1, 2003, whereas for the upper age limit.

  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English by scoring at least the qualifying marks in all these subjects individually. It is also required of medical aspirants to at least score an aggregate of 50% marks in the science subjects.

How to apply for NEET 2019?

Candidates can apply for NEET 2019 in online mode. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the application form-

  • Go to the official website of NTA NEET and click on ‘Fill the Application Form’.

  • Register for NEET 2019 by providing basic details like name, ID proof number, valid email ID and mobile number. Take a note of the registration number.

  • Now, fill the application form after logging in using the registration number and password.

  • In the next step, upload the digital images of photograph and signature.

  • Make the payment as per your category.

  • Finally, take a printout of the confirmation page. The display of confirmation page on the screen will signify the application form has been successfully submitted.

NEET Correction Window

NTA will open the online correction window on January 14. The facility will be available till January 31. Candidates will be given an option to correct details in the application form. The fields which cannot be modified are category, gender, nationality, state of eligibility and disability details.

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