MHRD Scraps Plan to Conduct online NEET Twice a Year – NTA New Exam Dates

Published Date - 22 August 2018 03:18:28 Updated Date - 22 August 2018 03:19:34

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 would be conducted on May 5, 2019 by National Testing Agency. However, the mode of examination and schedule has been modified. Following a recommendation from Health Ministry, MHRD has scrapped the plan to conduct the examination in computer based format and twice a year. Check out the revised schedule as well as the new rules and changes in NTA NEET 2019 below. 

The revised schedule for NTA NEET 2019 was released yesteray, August 21 by MHRD. Now, NEET 2019 would be conducted on May 5, 2019 and the online application forms would begin from November 30, 2018. The results would be announced on June 5, 2019.

All the candidates can now check the complete schedule of Examinations to be held b/w December 2018 and May 2019. The change in the NEET 2019 Exam Pattern is being done on the request of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHRD).

As per the NTA statement, MHRD of central govt. wants that the same exam pattern for NEET examination shoul.

MHRD Scraps Plan to Conduct NEET Online & Twice a Year

Previously in the month of July 2018, HRD Minister Sh. Prakash Javadekar had announced to conduct Medical and Dental entrance exam (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) twice a year. Newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) was given the responsibility to conduct NEET & JEE Main Exam twice Moreover, he also announced to organize these NEET & JEE Mains examination in computer based (online) mode. Now, the JEE Main Exam 2019 (I &II) for entrance to engineering colleges will be conducted twice in a single year and would be computer based.

But NEET Medical Exam 2019 will be conducted only once and in pen-and-paper based mode. As per the report from sources, Health Ministry had written to the HRD Ministry and raised concerns on conducting the NEET Examination twice a year. This change in the examination calender may put additional pressure on the medical students. Moreover, students living in rural areas may suffer if the exam is conducted only in online mode.

Holding the NEET Exam 2019 twice would mean 8 different sets of question papers. In such a scenario, luck would play a leading role. The decision to conduct online exam will also impact students from villages, as they do not possess computer literacy as compared to the students in the cities. JEE Main 1 & 2 will be conducted in January 2019 and April 2019. NTA also announces the dates for UGC-NET, CMAT and GPAT Exams.

NEET (UG) Exam Date 2019 – Registration / Admit Card / Results

National testing Agency (NTA) has released the NEET Exam Date 2019 for undergraduate courses. There is a change in the NEET exam pattern (as against the statement made on 7th July 2018). Now, it would be a single exam to be conducted in pen-and-paper mode and in the same number of languages as it has been conducted last year. This decision is taken on the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHRD) as per the official statement.


NEET Exam Date 2019

Examination: NEET (UG)

Mode of examination: Pen & Paper exam (in single session)

Registration dates

1st November to 30th November 2018

Downloading of admit cards

15th April 2019

Date of examinations

5th May 2019

Date of announcing results

5th June 2019( exactly after 1 month of examination

MHRD wants that the same pattern as of the last year NEET Examination should be followed in 2019.



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