Admit cards for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. This is the first year that the NTA is conducting the test.
A record number of aspirants have enrolled for NEET, which will be held on May 5. 15.19 lakh candidates have signed up for the test this year, an increase of 14.4% from last year. The surge in candidates is reportedly because NEET has not become compulsory for Indian students who wish to pursue their education abroad.
The admit card for NEET can be found on the website nta.ac.in. It will have all the details of the applicant as well as the name and address of the examination centre which has been allotted to them.
Details regarding marking and the test booklet will also reportedly be made available at the time the student downloads the admit card.
The pattern for NEET 2019 is the same as NEET 2018. This year too, the paper has three sections — Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and consists of 180 questions. 90 of them will be from Biology, 45 from Physics and 45 from Chemistry. This time, the test has negative marking, and candidates will receive four marks for every right answer and lose one mark for every wrong answer. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for a question in the answer sheet.
This year, candidates up to the age of 25 have been permitted to sit for the examination. The Supreme Court, in its order, allowed candidates of 25 years of age and above to sit for the exam only provisionally till final judgement comes in the matter.
The results of NEET 2019 will be released on June 5.