NEET UG 2019 Exam: Registration, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Results, Dates

Exam Pattern:

The date of examination for NEET is announced as 5th May 2019 by NTA (National Testing Agency). The students who aspire for medical studies can apply from 1st November 2018. There is an ambiguity among the students whether the pattern of examination is changed or not due to the change of the regulating body. But, it is been said that the exam pattern remains the same and not mentioned any changes in the pattern quite so far. However, the NTA will release the exam pattern for NEET 2019 officially, within a short time.

The overall pattern of the exam remains the same as the previous years. The 11th and 12th standard syllabus covers the exam portion. There will be 180 questions in total, equally divided among the three subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The mode of the exam is offline. The questions will be answered by a pen in OMR paper. The time limit is 3 hours. Each right answer carries 4 marks and each wrong answer carries -1 mark. Other than English, the question paper will be provided also with different regional languages like Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Question Paper Pattern for NEET 2019:

  • The subjects included are Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
  • Totally 180 questions are provided.
  • Both Physics and Chemistry carry 45 questions each.
  • 90 questions are from Biology- both Botany and Zoology carry 45 questions each.
  • 3 hours is the total time limit for the exam.

Distribution of Marks:

  • Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, -1 mark is deducted from the total marks.
  • The unanswered questions will not be provided with any mark.
  • The changing of answers is not calculated into account.
  • If more than one answer is provided, then it will be considered as a wrong answer and will be provided with negative marks.

Calculation of the Scores:

  • For 180 questions, totally 720 marks are given.
  • +4 for every right answer and -1 for every wrong answer.

Insights on the Physics Paper analysis:

  • It is anticipated that the difficulty level this section will be high this year.
  • The weight topic here is Mechanics.
  • Around 9 to 10 questions can be expected to ask exclusively from the Electrodynamics.
  • All the formulas must be remembered well.
  • The questions that incorporate long calculations can also be asked in maximum.
  • It is highly recommended to go through the ‘Points to Ponder’ section in the textbooks and the NCERT examples.

Insights on the Chemistry Paper Analysis:

  • This section is considered moderately difficult.
  • Mostly application-based questions and questions by amalgamating two different concepts are prominently asked.
  • Based on NEET 2017 pattern, it is suggested to give importance to class XII portions.
  • Organic chemistry must be given more importance than Inorganic chemistry since 16 to 17 questions are anticipated from Organic chemistry this year.
  • More specifically, chemical bonding and Coordination compounds must be given a special reading as they are time-consuming and they carry maximum weightage. Referring secondary sources for such concepts is also recommended.

Insights on the Biology Paper Analysis:

  • In comparison with the other two papers, the Biology paper comprises of easy questions.
  • Totally 90 questions are asked in this paper by taking 45 questions from Zoology and 45 questions from Botany.
  • Nearly 46 out of 90 questions are taken from class XII with reference to NEET 2017.
  • Students are recommended to prefer NCERT as reference books as it carries maximum questions.
  • Human physiology and Genetics covers almost 30 questions in this paper and so must be given major importance.

Significant Topics in Physics:

Electrodynamics, Modern Dynamics, Wave Optics, Rigid Body, Semi-conductors, KTG and Thermodynamics are the prominent chapter in Physics. More specifically application-based and theoretical questions must be given more emphasis.

Significant Topics in Chemistry:

Chemical Bonding, Carbonyl Compounds, Coordination Compounds and Organic Chemistry – I are the chapters, which carry maximum weightage.

Significant Topics in Biology:

Though Biology is not a difficult paper, the chapters of significance are Plant Anatomy, PAGE Theory, Pollination, Endocrine System, DNA Replication, Excretory and Nervous System, Photosynthesis and Digestive System.

The Available Languages:

In all the centres, the question paper will be available in both English and Hindi. For a candidate who chooses for a vernacular language, the following are the list of centres with accordance to the opted vernacular languages.

  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Telugu
  • West Bengal: Bengali
  • Karnataka: Kannada
  • Gujarat, Daman, Dadar, Nagar Haveli: Gujarati
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil
  • Maharashtra: Marathi
  • Assam: Assam
  • Odisha: Oriya

In case if a candidate opts for a vernacular language, the question paper will be also available in that opted language. The question paper will not be available in any other vernacular languages except the above-mentioned languages.

Points to be Remember:

  • It must be noted that those vernacular languages are only available in those specific regions. A candidate cannot opt for a language which is not bound to that specific region.
  • There is no sectional time limit. Hence, the candidate can feel free to spend a desirable time (from the allowed time) on each section.
  • The candidate is strictly prohibited from carrying any other things inside the examination hall except admit card and photographs. All the necessary stationary is provided inside the exam hall including a test booklet for rough work.
  • In case of any ambiguity in the translation of a question, the English version of that question is considered to be final and authentic one.