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NEET-UG 2019 – New Modifications, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Preparation Tips

The NEET process has undergone a number of changes and knowing what they are is essential to applying correctly, studying in the right manner and performing well in the examination. The right way to get all the information you need and also get the kind of coaching that will increase your chances of success is to join an online study resource that is specifically focused on enabling students to succeed in NEET.


The physics question you will have to answer will be on the following topics:

  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have become part of the 15% all India quota scheme and candidates from these states do not have to submit the self-declaration form.
  • Aadhaar Card is not mandatory to fill in the application, but some identity proof must be given.
  • The limit on the number of attempts has been removed and candidates can attempt the examination until they reach the specified age limit.
  • Open school, NIOS and private candidates are no longer eligible for NEET.
  • There will be one set of question papers in all languages.
  • The examination will be bilingual.
  • Question papers will be the in following languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada.

Examination Dates

The following dates have been declared:

  • Application form release- 01/11/2018
  • Last date for submission of application form – 30/11/2018
  • Admission cards will be available from – 15/04/2019
  • Examination date – 05/05/2019
  • Results will be announced by the middle of June 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be between 17 and 25 years of age. The upper limit is 30 years for SC/ST and OBC candidates.
  • Indian citizens, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin, Overseas Citizens of India and foreign nationals are eligible for NEET.
  • Valid Government identity proof must be submitted at the time of application. NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and foreign nationals can submit their passport details.
  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent as approved by the Government.
  • Candidates appearing for any of the above examinations are also eligible.
  • The subject for the qualifying examination should include chemistry, biology or biotechnology, physics and English which is compulsory.

Examination Pattern

  • The examination will be offline in the pen and paper mode
  • The questions will be of the objective type.
  • The examination will be for a three hours duration.
  • There will be a total of 180 questions – 45 questions for each of the four sections.
  • Four marks will be given for each correct answer
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • The total number of marks available is 720.

Preparation Tips

No two students are the same in terms of how they study, the extra focus that needs to be given on weak topics and the speed at which they are comfortable learning. There are innumerable websites that offer all kinds of preparation tips for NEET, but the value of many of them is doubtful. Those that may have some value are very general in nature and cannot address a student’s specific needs. The best preparation can be achieved by joining an online study and coaching program. You will be able to study at times that suit you without wasting time traveling to coaching classes. Experts in the subjects who are experienced in the examination process will teach and guide you. You will be able to receive the specific individual help and support you need to overcome any areas of weakness. Joining an institution that offers all this is the best way to prepare for NEET.

Check All Details Carefully

Wherever you may apply for financial aid, ensure that you check all the requirements and eligibility criteria carefully. In some cases, there are long comprehensive application forms to be filled and qualification tests or examinations to be taken. Some colleges require an essay on a specific topic to be submitted or want letters of recommendation.

Scoring Well Is The Key

Whatever the university or college, the starting point for any scholarship application is the SAT score you receive. The higher the score, the better the chances of gaining admission to the university/college of your choice and the greater the likelihood of being able to qualify for a scholarship or other form of financial assistance. SAT is designed to test a candidate’s quantitative reasoning abilities in mathematics, critical writing and critical reading. These are not areas where studying on your own will produce the best results. To maximize the chances of getting a good score you need to be taught and guided by experts in these fields who also have the teaching experience to convey what they know in a manner that will enable the student to use this knowledge in the right way and achieve a high score. The best place to get this kind of help and support is from an online learning center that specializes in preparing candidates for SAT. The individual attention and focused coaching on a candidate’s weak areas will not just improve scores, it will give him or her the confidence that is a key factor in SAT success.
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