NEET 2019 –The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) is the main entrance examination in the country for admission to medicine and allied courses. In a first, NEET 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and will be held once in a year instead of twice as earlier reported.NEEThas so far been conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Earlier NEET was conducted for admission to only medical and dental courses in India.Since 2018, CBSE has mandated the admission to the medical, dental and AYUSH courses of the country on the basis of NEET only. NEET 2019 is, therefore, likely to follow suit with more than 13 lakh candidates expected to apply. With the release of the schedule of NEET 2019, it is advisable to start preparing for NEET 2019 well in advance. Careers360 hereby brings you all there is to know about NEET 2019 including important dates, exam schedule, examination pattern, and preparation strategies in order to gear up the preparation process.
What's new in NEET 2019?
As per the latest news of NEET, the Supreme Court of India passed an order of not considering Aadhaar card as the document for NEET registrations.
NEET video lectures 2019 by IIT professors and subject experts has been released by NTA for clarifying the concepts of the particular subject.
NTA has also provided the facility of NEET test practice centres for better preparations.
The conducting body ofNEET 2019.is the National Testing Agency (NTA).
NEET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode only.
The examination of NEET 2019 will be conducted once a year.
The previous changes introduced in NEET have been retracted and NEET remains a single window entrance-cum-eligibility exam.
NEET 2019 – Important Topics
While it is necessary to be thorough with the entire syllabus prescribed for NEET 2019, candidates must also be aware of the important topics for NEET 2019. The important topics based on exam analysis by experts and toppers will help the aspirants make a more detailed preparation for NEET 2019.
NEET 2019 Important topics – Physics
Laws of Thermodynamics,Ray Optics,Rotational Motion,Semiconductors and Communication System,Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves,Current Electricity,Electrostatics,Waves and Sound,Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current,Magnetic Effects of Current.
NEET 2019 Important topics – Chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties,General Organic Chemistry,p Block Elements,Atomic Structure,Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure,Carbonyl Compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones),Solutions and Colligative Properties,Ionic Equilibrium,Chemical Thermodynamics,d and f Block Elements,Haloalkanes.
NEET 2019 Important topics – Biology
Biological Classification,Plant Kingdom,Morphology of Flowering Plants,Cell – The Unit of Life,Digestion and Absorption,Chemical Coordination and Integration,Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants,Human Reproduction,Principles of Inheritance and Variation,Human Health and Disease,Ecosystem,Environmental Issues.
NEET Qualifying Cutoff 2019
In order to qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), aspirants need to secure the minimum NEET cutoff percentile set by the authority. Since the percentile completely depends upon the performance of candidates appeared in the test, difficulty level of the entrance exam and seats available, thus the marks equivalent to the percentile will be declared along with the result. Students can check the minimum qualifying cut off of NEET UG 2019 from the table below.
General category-50 percentile
SC/ST/OBC category-40 percentile
General-PH category-45 percentile
SC/ST/OBC-PH category-40 percentile
How to prepare for NEET 2019?
Early preparation is the key – The most important factor that comes into play while preparing for NEET is to plan a study schedule that highlights your strong and focuses your weak areas as well. Since there is almost a year for NEET 2019, plan your daily studies and work towards executing your plan.
Know your NCERT – In all the years of the NEET examination, candidates had one common thing to say that one should be through with the NCERT text. Understand the concepts provided in the NCET curriculum and then take your preparation to the next level by following the best books for NEET 2019.
Dilute the pressure – As they say that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, so remember to make time for something that takes your mind off the books. Indulge in a hobby or a sport that will help you to relax.
Stay healthy – Exercise is very important in maintaining a stress-free life and with the kind of pressure that builds up around preparing for NEET exercise can help you to not only stay fit but also to calm you down.
Schedule regular revision – When it comes to preparing for exams as NEET regular revision is the only factor that can help to retain the already learned. So schedule your revision once you are done with a chapter or topic.
Take up tests – In order to access how your preparation stage it is important to take up tests that assist in time management and acts as the best judge of your learning so far.
Maintain flexibility – Following the regular study plan may at times become mundane, so it is important to be flexible as well. The schedule should be modified as own gradually makes progress.
NEET 2019 - Preparation Tips by Experts
Candidates aspiring to appear for NEET 2019 can follow these NEET 2019 preparation tips by experts in order to understand the nuances of the examination and the strategies to be developed for preparation accordingly.Expert Anand Nagarajan says that preparing for NEET along with that of the Class 12 boards will help the preparation of NEET 2019 to get streamlined. According to him, one should be thorough with the theoretical section and then move towards its application. He stresses on the importance of NCERT and encourages aspirants to solve papers from the previous years and to take as many mock tests as possible.On a similar note, expert RK Verma also suggest that students should divide the topics according to their personal difficulty level and work on them accordingly. He mentions that it is important to start early and also asks candidates to take up test series offered by prominent coaching institutes to achieve the best results.
NEET Preparation - Topper Tips
NEET 2018 AIR 1 Kalpana Kumari believed in taking as many mock tests as possible to avoid repeating mistakes. According to AIR 3 Himanshu, “For NEET I focused more on the NCERT textbooks, underlining important lines and understanding important concepts. If I had a doubt about any of the concepts, I would turn to the other foreign authored books and engineering books that I have to clear my doubts.”AIR 7 Krishna Agarwal, emphasized the importance of a regular schedule saying, “I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow till the last days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers. Whatever knowledge they imparted to me, I followed it.”Laying emphasis on the importance of regular studies, NEET 2018 AIR 5, Prince Chaudhary shared, "I believe that regular study is the major reason behind cracking the exam. I used to attend my coaching classes regularly and had made it a habit of revising daily whatever was taught. Apart from these classes, I used to study for at least six hours a day. Moreover, preparation of notes and revision helped me a lot during the preparation phase."