Essential Checklist for the NEET PG ’19 Exam Day

General instructions and points to note for those who are attending the NEET PG exam on Jan 06, 2019:

DO carry

1.Admit card with your photograph pasted on it.

  • Size of photograph: minimum 35*45 mm with at least 75% coverage of face.
  • A caption with the name of the candidate and date of capturing photograph should be there at the bottom of the photograph (We recommend having caption in the photo as it is given in the NBE information bulletin, even though the hall ticket does not mention it.).

2. Photocopy of permanent or temporary medical council registration certificate. (Or original screening test pass certificate on NBE Letterhead if you are a FMG candidate without the Medical Council certificate)

3. Original ID proof (any of five) – PAN card/ Voter’s ID/ Passport/ Driving License/ Aadhar Card.

  • Make sure the photo is clearly visible in the ID.
  • The ID should be original.
  • The name on the ID must match with the name as shown on the Admit card.
  • If there is a name change (eg. post marriage) carry supporting documents.
  • If you are using e-Aadhar do get a colour printout.
  • Make sure the ID proof is not expired – check the valid from to through date.

DO NOT carry

  1. Watches
  2. Ornaments including ear rings.
  3. Items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap etc
  4. Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle etc.
  5. The other obvious items like pen, paper, notebook, mobile phones etc.

Before the exam:

  1. The exam duration is 3 hours 30 minutes and NBE recommends to reach 2 hours prior at the venue. So be ready for a long day.
  2. Have adequate sleep followed by a healthy breakfast and a light lunch. Do not eat too much, as you would want to avoid the risk of falling asleep during the exam.
  3. Last minute panic could affect your performance during the exam. These are the common causes for last minute panic. (Anticipate and plan to avoid this)
    • Not finding a cab / public transport on time.
    • Not finding a place to keep your wallet / mobile phone.
    • Not finding a restroom.
    • Not finding the correct location.

    4. It is a good idea to pay a visit to the location a day before. (NBE recommends this)

    5. If possible have a friend or family member accompany you. If this is not possible, just be extra prepared.

    6. Exam centres might not have a secure facility to store your belongings. So it is better not to bring any valuable items with you.

At the exam centre:

  1. Exam date is 6th January 2019. Timings: 3.30 PM – 7:00 PM.
  2. Reporting time is 2 hours prior to start time, that is 1:30 PM.
  3. You will not be allowed entry to the test centre after 03:00 PM.
  4. Many students prefer to revise the notes until the last minute. This is a good strategy and will keep you away from unnecessary thoughts, anxiety and distraction.
  5. The NBE and other staff at the exam centers are generally friendly and compassionate. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
  6. Under no circumstances get into an argument with the staff member there.
  7. Sweaters might be allowed especially in severe winter, as per discretion of the centre. No information regarding this is available yet.

During the exam:

  1. Be familiar with the exam software. If you are not yet familiar you can check any Marrow mock test in the website ( or the demo in the NBE website.
  2. No rough paper for any rough work shall be provided at the centre. This might prove a little difficult, especially with problem based questions. So be prepared for some mental calculation!
  3. Use of keyboard during the exam is strictly prohibited. Wherever use of keyboard is needed a virtual keyboard will appear on screen automatically.
  4. Technical glitches are extremely rare during the exam. If you are facing any issue ask for help by raising hands to notify the invigilator. Do not under any circumstances attempt to fix this by yourselves.
  5. There will be no breaks during the exam but candidates will be allowed restroom breaks without stoppage of the running timer.
  6. Keep your admit card and original photo ID at all times during the examination.

Disclaimer: This is only a recommendation and not legally binding. Please refer to NBE Information Bulletin for NEET PG 2019 for complete instructions.

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42 Responses

  1. Charan says:

    Regarding caption and date on the photograph is it is not mentioned in the instructions on admit card

  2. Tony Cherian says:

    Yes, it’s mentioned in prospectus

  3. Beena says:

    I have my name and date under the picture which was printed in the admit card but doesn’t have name and date on the picture I’ll be attaching. Is that okay???

    • Anjana says:

      No.In the prospectus ,they have clearly mentioned that Name and date of capturing of the pic, with white background ,pic of size 35*45mm and 75%head and neck should be covered.These all specifications should be there in the picture you are pasting on the admit card.

    • Manish says:

      I don’t think there is any name and date with photo in the admit card printed only photo is there.

  4. Maneesh karthik says:

    Is it compulsory original ID ??

  5. CHANDRASHEKHAR I Hiremath says:

    Eager to face NEET PG 2019

  6. Arshaque says:

    Some centres also asks for photo copy of original ID…

  7. Mayur says:

    Jai mahishmati

  8. Kartik guleria says:

    Last minute tip from marrow is amazing 😁

  9. Susmita chanda says:

    Please before tomorrow.. Post some high yield point for exam.. Please.. It I’ll help us to revise the last minute revision.. Please

  10. Mamta says:

    They won’t provide rough sheet 😮
    It would be difficult to solve biostatistics questions.

  11. Nhn says:

    Is it ok if the admit card doesnt have a photo with the caption

  12. Priya says:

    Any dress code?

  13. Madhuri says:

    Is the photo taken on Nov last year valid????

  14. Rajkumar Arbind Singh says:

    any dress code necessary ?

  15. says:

    Mental calculations ?? Seriously????

  16. Vishwalok says:

    Thank u marrow 4 the tip share by u
    Especially abt Fmg !

  17. dr. rahool bane says:

    thanks dear marrow

  18. Div says:

    I submitted passport size photo without name and date… Now can I paste the new photo with name and date aside it?

  19. neelam says:

    wearing shoes is okay or stick to sandals??

  20. Sunil kumar pandey says:

    Thanks for the valuable information…….

  21. Sunil kumar pandey says:

    Thanks alot for the valuable information ….

  22. Dr.Panchanana says:

    Nice suggestions

  23. Shyamsundar says:

    Kau pass

  24. Dr Sani Debbarma says:

    Thank you very much Marrow for such a valuable information…

  25. Mohanavel says:

    Thank you marrow U are there for me till last minute for neet pg 2019

  26. Gauravh says:

    Thank you Marrow for last minute reminder. Very thoughtful.

  27. Vijay says:

    Any specific dress codes for men during the exam?

  28. Dr raja says:

    Can we go without study 😅

  29. Rahul Murugappan says:

    What about dress code ?

  30. Ayushi verma says:


  31. Chiradipta ghosh says:

    Thanks marrow for the information

  32. Tamizharasan says:

    Is there any dress code for the exam??



  34. Rahul Dey says:

    Thank youm

  35. Abhi says:

    All the best aspirants

  36. VLa says:

    Is the background of the photo on the admit card to be snow white

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