About NTA

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier organisation.

The objectives of NTA, inter-alia, include:

i. To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission.

ii. To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.

iii. To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.

iv. To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.

2. Definitions a) “Government” means Government of India.

b) “MoH&FW” means Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.

c) “DGHS” means Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi.

d) “MCI and DCI” mean Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.

e) “Agency” means the National Testing Agency.

f) “MCC” means Medical Counselling Committee.

g) “NEET (UG)” means National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG).

h) “Qualifying Examination” means Examination on the result of which the candidate becomes eligible to apply for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test.

i) “Rules” means the rules specified by the National Testing Agency for the conduct of NEET (UG).

j) “Scheduled Castes” means Scheduled Castes as specified and laid down by the Government of India or any of the States/UTs Government.

k) “Scheduled Tribes” means Scheduled Tribes as specified and laid down by the Government of India or any of the States/UTs Government.

l) “Other Backward Classes” means Other Backward Classes (Non Creamy Layer) as specified and laid down by the Government of India or any of the States/UTs Government.

m) “PwD” means Person with Bench Mark Disabilities in accordance with the Provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016 and as per MCI guidelines.

n) “OCI” means Overseas Citizen of India.

o) “PIO” means Persons of Indian Origin.

p) “NRIs” means Non-Resident Indians.

3.National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2019, here in after referred to as NEET (UG) – 2019.

“There shall be conducted a uniform entrance examination to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate level and post-graduate level through such designated authority in Hindi, English and such other languages and in such manner as may be prescribed and the designated authority shall ensure the conduct of uniform entrance examination in the aforesaid manner; Provided that notwithstanding any judgment or order of any court, the provisions of this section shall not apply, in relation to the uniform entrance examination at the undergraduate level for the academic year 2016-17 conducted in accordance with any regulations made under this Act, in respect of the State Government seats (whether in Government Medical College or in a private Medical College) where such State has not opted for such examinations”.

3. Letter No. MCI (34) (41) (Gen) Med/.140542-44 dated 22/10/2018 received from Medical Council of India

The Central Government has established the National Testing Agency to conduct entrance examination for admission/ fellowship in higher educational institutions. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI vide their letter no. F.No. 19-5/2014-TS-I dated 6th July, 2018 has mandated the NTA to conduct the NEET (UG) – 2019.

i. The responsibility of NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for counselling of 15% All India Quota Seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU and providing the result to the State Counselling Authorities and Admitting Institutions.

ii. Indian Citizens/Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical/Dental Institute need to qualify NEET (UG) – 2019.

iii. The result of NEET (UG) – 2019 may be utilized by other entities of Central/State Governments for admission purpose in accordance with their rules.

iv. The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS. The counselling for admission in seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.

v. During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, etc. of the eligible candidates shall be verified as per norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical/Dental Colleges.

Admissions to all seats of MBBS/BDS will be done through NEET (UG) – 2019. Following are the seats available under different quotas:

i. All India Quota Seats ii. State Government Quota Seats

iii. Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities

iv. State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University

v. Central Pool Quota Seats

4. Date of Entrance Test

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2019 will be conducted on 5th May, 2019 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. The duration of test will be three (03) hours.

The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of test is declared a public holiday.

5.Important Websites

i. The official website of the Agency for NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) is All the test related information will be available on this website only.

ii. The official websites for counselling of 15% All India seats, Central Institutions and Deemed Universities related information are as under: Ï Ministry of Health & Family Welfare : and Ï Medical Counselling Committee:

iii. For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s).

iv. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin, the decision of NTA/MoHFW/DGHS/MCI/DCI shall be final and binding.

6. Legal Jurisdiction

All disputes pertaining to the conduct of examination and allotment of seats shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only. The Director (Administration) of the NTA shall be the legal person in whose name the NTA may sue or may be sued.