NEET 2019 Postponed in Odisha

National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the National Testing-cum-Eligibility Test in Odisha state. The examination was due to be held on May 05, 2019. However, because of the catastrophic cyclone Fani, the examination has been cancelled. In all the other states, the exam will be held on the due date. The new date for the candidates Odisha will be announced by NTA. 

The information for cancelling the examination was first tweeted by R.Subrahmanyam, Secretary in MHRD. NTA retweeted the same of its official Twitter handle, confirming the news. The official notice regarding the cancellation of NEET 2019 in Odisha is expected to be soon available on the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. Due to the Fani, various entrance throughout the nation has been cancelled.


Almost 15 lakh candidates have applied for the examination. The candidates in other state need to reach exam hall at 12:00 noon. At the centre, the candidates will go through the frisking process. The admit card and id card of the candidates will also be checked at the same time.

The dress code this time is very simple. The candidates just need to wear light colour clothes with half sleeves. As per the instruction of NTA, long sleeves are not allowed. Also, the candidates have to reach the exam hall in slippers or sandals. Shoes are not allowed.

NEET 2019 is an offline test of 03 hours duration and candidates are now busy solving the previous year question paper. The question paper for NEET 2019 is available in 11 languages, which are, English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. The test consists of MCQ type questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology). In entrance exam, students have to solve 180 questions in a total of 720 marks.

Physics and Chemistry subject will have 45 questions of 180 marks. The maximum number of questions in NEET 2019 will be from Biology, which has 90 number of questions of 360 marks. As far as the marking scheme is concerned, for a correct answer, students get 04 marks. There is negative marking as well, hence, for an incorrect answer, 01 marks are deducted. If a student marks more than one options, it will be treated as an incorrect answer, even if one of the options happens to be correct, and hence, negative marking rule is implied.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level test being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The score for NEET is used to offer admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India and Abroad on the basis of their performance in the test. Furthermore, institutes and medical colleges also use NEET score for admission in Nursing, AYUSH courses, etc. Until the year 2018, CBSE conducted NEET UG, however, for the academic year 2019, National Testing Agency has been given the responsibility for conducting NEET exam.

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