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NLCEE is conducted by the students/alumni of different IITs, IIMs, NITs and other reputed colleges of India. The NLCEE entrance test is the only admissions test that is accepted by thousands of schools and coaching classes — including most top schools and coaching institutes.

Following are the benefits of appearing in the NLCEE:
1. Cash Prizes and Awards.
2. Helps set up the stage for you to be confident in a pressure situation.
3. You would know where you stand at your school, city, state and country level. Mock tests are all good and fine, but only after a real exam, will you know how much you need to move forward or how well you can do.
4. Based on your NLCEE score, you can get admission in top school or coaching classes with upto 100% scholarships.
5. Media Coverage at the local and national level.

Online registration for NLCEE 2019 will open on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and will close on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

We will soon announce the NLCEE 2019 (November Edition) examination date.

No, there is no age restriction for taking the NLCEE exam.

More than 2500 coaching classes accept the NLCEE scores.

The fee is ₹ 100 for the male candidates and ₹ 50 for female and transgender candidates. Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

You can pay the exam fee either via online mode or offline. For online payment, you need to log into the NLCEE website using your registration ID and password. There is a link to the PayTM gateway from the application portal. The candidate can opt for any of the payment options (credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.) listed over there. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees or bank charges, have to be borne by the candidate. For offline payment, please contact your school office/representative.

The Admit card will be available for view and print from Tuesday, Oct 15th 2019, 5:00 PM onwards. The Admit card will appear only if your online application form is submitted successfully. You will receive a SMS confirmation upon successful submission. You can then log into the NLCEE website using your registration ID and view/print the Admit card. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post.

NO. Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application. For Indian candidates, only following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification. The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination.

NO. Hard copy (printed in color) of the Admit Card must be brought to the examination centre along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) Identity Document (ID), which was specified during the filling up of the online application.

The Admit card is available on the NLCEE website only. You must log in using your NLCEE 2019 registration ID to view/print the Admit card.

Yes, the Admit Card is a mandatory document required to take the exam. You must print the Admit Card and bring it to the exam centre on the day of the exam after fixing your passport size photograph on its hard copy.

You cannot edit certain personal details like Name, mobile number, school name, roll number, etc., at any stage in the application process (either before or after submitting the application). If you have made any other mistake(s) except these details, contact us at

The Admit Card needs to be directly printed from the NLCEE 2019 website using your registration ID and Password. The admit card will not be mailed to your postal address. If you are unable to view your Admit Card after logging in, contact us at

NO. The print-out of the application form is not required to be sent to the NLCEE office.

NO. After completing all the steps upto fee payment in the ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and CANNOT modify the data. Hence, you need to be very careful while entering the data.

Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

We will send you a SMS with the Google map link of your examination centre one week before the exam date.

The tentative list of examination cities/towns is as follows:
East Zone - Patna, Purnea, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzzafarpur, Ranchi and Bokaro
North-East Zone - Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Gangtok and Itanagar
North Zone - Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad (Prayagraj), Greater Noida/Noida, Bareilly, Mathura, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Jaipur, udaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Sikkar and Jodhpur
West Zone - Latur, Solapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Akola, Nashik, Pune, Thane and Navi Mumbai
South Zone - Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Kurnool, Nellore, Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore

Yes, you can register offline, contact your school office/representative for the same.

There is no need of prerequisite preparation as it is not designed to test one’s technical skills in math or science, but it’s meant to test one’s aptitude, his/her creativity in problem solving, and thinking outside the box.

Candidates are prohibited from bringing notes/books to the testing centre.

NLCEE 2019 will have two sections: Section - 1. Quantitative Reasoning Section: Basic High School Mathematics (we may add physics, chemistry and bio also); Section - 2. Analytical Reasoning Section: Common Sense, Logic, Puzzles, Direction Sense, Family Tree, etc.

The exam duration is 3 hours.

No, the NLCEE exam does not have a defined syllabus for the exam preparation.

Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks. An incorrect answer fetches -1. No marks are given or deducted for unattempted questions.

NLCEE 2019 exam result will be declared in the last week of December 2019.

Anyone who is studying in class 9, 10, 11 and 12. Students who are preparing for the competitive exams can also appear in the exam.

Yes, as per the NLCEE 2019 eligibility norms, candidates who are appearing for the board exam again for any reason, is also eligible for the exam.

NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination. Candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall only after the scheduled end of examination.

Only Admit Card, Identification Card and a pen is permitted to be taken inside the examination hall. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination hall. If a candidate brings any of these items, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. If the candidate is found to be in possession of these items (even if not using them), he/she will be disqualified and the result will not be declared for the candidate.

NO. Such arrangements will not be made at the examination centre. If a candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate's own risk. The NLCEE officials are not responsible for safe keeping of your personal items.