National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting NEET 2019 on 5 May 2019. There are many latest changes in the medical entrance exam. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must note the mode as well as date changes.
To start with, the mode of exam is being reverted to offline mode. Now candidates will appear in a pen and paper based exam. This is exactly what used to be done until last year, when Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to hold the exam.
The second change is that NEET exam 2019 will now be held only on a single day, single session. Again this is the same frequency as existed until last year.
New dates for National Eligibility Entrance Test have been announced in tune with the latest news. Candidates will be able to apply online from 1 November 2018. Thereafter the last date to apply will be 30 November 2018. Then, the admit card will be issued on 15 April 2019. All applicants will appear for exam on the same day that is 5 May 2019. After that, NTA will announce result on 5 June 2019.
There are no attempts limit in the exam. Nevertheless, age limit is still applicable. There are ongoing court cases against the ruling of age limit in NEET exam. If any judgement comes regarding the same, then it will be applicable for NTA NEET 2019. However until then candidates should keep in mind that the lower age limit is 17 years which should be attained by 31 December 2019. Also, the upper age limit is 25 years for unreserved category candidates and 30 years for SC, ST, OBC, PH candidates.
National Testing Agency will issue the NTA NEET 2019 information brochure along with application form on November 1, 2018. With it, candidates will know details of the exam such as eligibility, age limit, syllabus, and other details.
There has been a lot of back and forth in the decisions regarding NEET. This has left the students in a fix. It is difficult for them to change preparation tactics so often, considering the vastness of the syllabus and the competition level.
Now that the exam will be held on a single day, in a single session, candidates must change their preparation and revision plans. They must focus on finishing syllabus well in time, and allocate proper weeks for revision and attempting sample papers. Now that exam will be offline, they should solve offline sample papers and past year papers.
At the same time, NTA has not made any changes to the exam mode or frequency of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2019. The JEE Main 2019 will be held twice and only in online mode for the first time by NTA. However there has been a change in the exam date. The first exam will be held from January 6, 2019, to January 20, 2019. Whereas the second exam will be held from April 6, 2019, to April 20, 2019.
There have also been changes in the exam dates of UGC NET to be held in December 2018 by NTA. Now the date of exams are from December 9, 2018, to December 23, 2018. This is the first national level exam which NTA shall conduct.