Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1. What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?
For the current year, the All India Pre-Medical/PreDental Entrance Examination
conducted by CBSE for 15% all India seats has been changed to National
Eligibility cum Entrance Test as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of
India delivered in various decisions on NEET.
2. Through NEET against which seat admissions will be made?
NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST- 2019 is applicable for admissions
to the following:-
i. All India Quota Seats.
ii. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned
iii. Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental
Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
3. Is there any change in the pattern of NEET?
NO. There is no change in the pattern of NEET.
4. Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET?
NO. There is no change in the syllabus of NEET.
5. Whether the examination will be offline or online?
NEET – 2019 will be an offline pen and paper test.
6. What is the examination date for NEET 2019?
The examination will be in May 2019.
7. What is the syllabus for NEET 2019?
The Question Paper of NEET 2017 shall be based on the syllabus as notified by
the Medical Council of India which is as of the Information Bulletin of NEET 2017
available on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in
8. What will be the pattern of NEET 2019?
The NEET 2017 will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions
(four options with a single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry
and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed
machine-readable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.
9. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2019?
The duration of NEET 2017 will be 03 hours.
10. How to fill up ‘online’ application form for NEET 2019? Are there any
guidelines for the students before filling the application form?
Application form for NEET can be submitted only online through website
www.cbseneet.nic.in. Keep the correct details ready before submission of form
after carefully reading of Bulletin.
11. If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?
Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of
application form. Common Services Centres will act as the Facilitation Centres
this time and will provide the services for the fee prescribed.
12. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she
Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are
available on the official website of the NEET 2017.
13. How to find out the nearby HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank
in India, etc. for fee remittance?
The website www.cbseneet.nic.in has a link – Help, to show nearby branches of
HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India for facilitating
candidates to make payment by e-challan.
14. If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the examination, is
there any provision for fee refund?
No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate,
it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be
entertained under any circumstances.
15. What are the minimum and maximum age for appearing in NEET 2019 for 15%
all-India quota seats?
(i) A candidate who has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission
or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her
admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL. (ii) The
upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota
Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination.
Further, provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five)
years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward
16. Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K, and Telangana studying in Mumbai
and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
Yes, if in case, the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats
in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K, and Telangana.
The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect. Format
is at Appendix-III of Information Bulletin.
17. What will be the information filled by a candidate from one State and domicile
of another State in the application form against the column – State to which
For example, a candidate from Andhra Pradesh and domicile of Gujarat should
fill Andhra Pradesh against the column – State to which candidate belongs.
18. What are the enclosures that should be attached to the confirmation page
to be sent to the Boards?
The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation
Page or any document (s) to the NEET Unit, CBSE.
19. If mistakenly during filling up of the form, wrong particulars are filled in the
the online form, how it will be corrected?
Candidates are requested to read the Bulletin carefully before submission of
application. They should keep the entire information ready as per Replica of
NEET 2019. No correction will be allowed after submission of Application form.
Verify the information before final submission of data. All the information
(especially category) which is correct on the date of submission of form will be
considered valid and no change is allowed later.
20. Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English
subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for AIPMT?
Yes, candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in
the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed
English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognized Board/University can
appear in the NEET subject to fulfilling other conditions.
21. If a student studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board from KSA/abroad and
class XII from CBSE School in India, will he/she be eligible to appear in NEET?
Yes. All Indian Nationals are Eligible to appear in the NEET for 15% All India
22. Is it compulsory to take Maths if I want to appear in NEET 2019?
Mathematics is not required for NEET 2019
23. Is the candidate passed 12th class in the subjects of English, Hindi, Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics and Physical education and appeared/appearing for
Biology subject from another Board will be eligible for NEET 2017 ?
No. Any examination equivalent to class XII examination of a recognized
Board/University comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology
including practical test in these subjects and English is only eligible to appear in
24. Can a candidate, appearing in Class XII in the year 2019, is eligible to appear in
25. Is the availability of forms will be online or can it be purchased from any bank
The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging
into website www.cbseneet.nic.in. Forms are not available at any bank or
26. For how many attempts/numbers a student can appear for NEET?
There is no attempt limit.
27. Can one send confirmation page of online application through courier?
No. Form is not required to be sent to CBSE. It is 100% Online procedure for
submission of NEET application form.
28. How does one know the complete guidelines/instructions for NEET 2019?
The Guidelines for NEET 2019 will be available in the Information Bulletin of
NEET 2019 which will be is available on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in.
29. What do you mean by All-India quota seats?
Seats available under 15% merit positions in Government Medical Colleges filled
through the counseling conducted by DGHS is known as All India Quota seats.
30. Will there be negative marking in NEET 2019?
Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01
mark will be deducted from the total score.
31. How long is the result of NEET 2019 valid?
The result of successful candidates of NEET 2019 is valid for the academic
session 2018-19 only.
32. Is there any helpline for NEET 2019 examination for the aspirants?
Yes. Details available on website.
33. Can anyone cancel the application submitted for NEET 2019?
Online Application forms once submitted successfully cannot be canceled/
34. What do the candidates need to bring to the exam center?
The candidate is required to bring following at the examination center:-
Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it;
One Post Card Size Photograph affixed on the proforma and
One passport size photograph to be affixed on the attendance sheet. Candidates are advised not to bring any other item at the examination centres. There will not be any arrangement for safe keeping
of any material at the center. Neither CBSE nor centre will be responsible for any
loss, delay etc. Please Note: Ball Point Pen will be supplied to the candidates by
35. Can the candidate bring anything other than that mentioned in S.No.35 above
to the examination center?
No other article will be allowed in the said examination center. Hence, a candidate
should not carry any other things.
36. Will any candidate be able to leave early if he finishes the test before the
allocated test time?
No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the test
37. If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?
Admit cards will not be sent to candidates. These will be uploaded to the website.
Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the website only. This facility
will remain operational until one day prior to the day of examination. Thus,
download the Admit Card within stipulated time only.
38. How will one know the result of the NEET 2019?
The result of NEET 2019 will be uploaded on the website
www.cbseresults.nic.in as per schedule.
39. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on the website?
The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be
displayed on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of hosting,
candidates may remain in touch with the website.
40. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?
Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the
OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged. Rs.1000/- per
response will be refunded to the candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the