NEET 2019: The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET 2019) was held on May 5 and the answer keys for the same will be released soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA) – the exam conducting body. Over 15 lakh candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam this year which is higher than last year when over 13 lakh candidates appeared for the exam.
As per the experts, the cut-off is likely to go higher for the NEET 2019 exam. Academic head, Gradeup, Navin C Joshi said that the cut-off for the general category may range between 125 to 135 score. “The expected general cut off for NEET qualified would vary between 125-135 marks. But for admissions in colleges the cut off may vary 510-520 marks,” said Joshi.
VP, educational content, Toppr.com, Rajshekhar Ratrey said that the cut-off for NEET 2019 should range between 130 to 140. “Overall NEET 2019 was of moderate difficulty level with Physics being the most difficult of the three subjects while Biology was the easiest but lengthy. The expected cut off for today’s exam is 130- 140,” said Rajshekhar Ratrey.
As per the experts at Aakash, the overall physics section of NEET 2019 was of moderate difficulty level. Up to 60 per cent questions were easy, 30 per cent were of medium difficulty level and only 10 per cent questions were relatively tough. This year 60 per cent of questions were based on NCERT. While 70 per cent of questions were based on numerical. As many as 30 per cent comprised of theoretical questions and 45 per cent of the questions were asked from Class 11 syllabus.
This year’s paper was easy and required lesser calculations. In terms of the subject-wise distribution, approximately 40 per cent questions
were asked from electricity and magnetism, 40 per cent from mechanics and the balance 20 per cent from modern physics. Check the detailed Paper analysis of NEET 2019 here.
According to experts at Aakash, the expected cut-off for general category students would be anywhere between 120-130 marks to qualify in NEET 2019.
Meanwhile, the NEET answer keys 2019 are likely to be released by May 12 at the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates will also get a chance to challenge the answer keys. To raise objections, aspirants will have to pay a non-refundable processing fee of Rs 1000 per answer and send supporting documents along with the objections.
Due to the cyclone Fani, the exam was postponed in Odisha. Those who are appearing in the centers based in Odisha will have to appear for the exam again, the revised dates of which have not been announced yet. This announcement was made a day before the exam by the HRD Secretary through his twitter handle.
Many controversies have surrounded the NEET 2019. Earlier, many candidates had complained that their admit card shows the exam date wrong. Many also said that their exam centres were misspelt as an exam centre in another state. While the NTA denied any such claims, it released new admit cards and a list of revised exam centres for NEET 2019 just three days ahead of the exam citing the Lok Sabha elections and ‘unavoidable circumstances’ as reasons.