NEET 2019: Question paper pattern, last year cut off and other important points

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National Testing Agency, NTA would be conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 on May 5, 2019. The registration process for NEET UG 2019 has already completed along with correction facility. NTA would next release the NEET 2019 Admit Cards on As per the official notification, NEET 2019 admit cards would release on April 15, 2019. Ahead of the same, here is a quick look at the NEET question paper pattern; last year cut off for 15% All India Quota and other important instructions.

Students are again reminded that the admission to all undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses in the country (barring JIPMER and AIIMS) would be done on the basis of NEET 2019 rank. NTA would be conducting a pen and paper based test – much like last year.

NEET 2019: Question Paper Pattern

NEET consists of three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Biology section is further divided into two sections – Botany and Zoology. Physics and Chemistry would have 45 questions each while Biology section would have a total of 90 questions – bringing the total of 180 questions. Each question carries 4 marks. Every correct response would get +4 while every wrong answer would get a negative mark. Unanswered questions would get no marks.

A total of 3 hours would be allotted to the students to attempt 180 questions. There is no separate time for attempting different sections. Also, the paper would be pen and paper based and students would be required to fill the OMR sheets. It is hence important to get accustomed to an OMR sheet.

NEET 2019: Last year cut off for 15 per cent All India Quota

Qualifying criteria for NEET 2019 is 50 percentile for general or UR category and 45 percentile for reserved categories. For 50 percentile mark, the cut off was 191 marks out of the total of 720. However, there are a total of about 60,000 seats. Of the total, about 10,000 ranks would be get a chance under the 15% All India Quota.

As per NEET 2018 results, the cut off for about 10,000 rank was at about 537 marks out of the total of 720. The cut off for reserved category was also at about 537, 417 and 399 marks for OBC, SC and ST category respectively. In other words, candidates should aim at scoring above 550 marks if they wish to get admission in the 15 % all India quota.

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