NEET PG Exam
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET-PG) is the Common Entrance Test (CET) across the nation. The National Board of Examinations conducts this test once in a year, in the first week of January.
There are about 23, 000 PG seats across the government and private medical colleges, as per the Board of Governors (BoG), Niti Aayog. Those who are qualified through the NEET PG are eligible for Docter of Medicine (M.D.), Master of Surgery (M.S.), and PG diploma courses.
Read through the article to get to know more about the NEET PG exam.
NEET PG Exam Overview
The table below shares the highlights of the NEET PG exam.
|NEET PG Conducting Body||The National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|NEET PG Exam Frequency||Once in a year|
|NEET PG Application Mode||Online|
|NEET PG Exam Duration||3 ½ hours|
|NEET PG Question Types||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|NEET PG Exam Date (Tentative)||1St Week, January|
|Number of NEET PG Test Centres Across the Country||162|
|Colleges NOT Covered by NEET PG Exam for Admissions||
NEET PG Exam Eligibility
Candidates aspiring to take the NEET PG exam have to check the following criteria before they place the application through online.
- Candidates shall pass and hold an MBBS degree/provisional pass certificate recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)
- Candidates shall hold a permanent/provisional registration certificate of their MBBS with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council
- Candidates who are about to complete their ‘Internship’ shall check that they complete it before the prescribed date.
- There are no age-related eligibility criteria
NEET PG 2021 Registration & Events
the events of the NEET PG exam takes place in the following order. Check them out in the table as well as when the notification is out for the NEET PG 2021.
|NEET PG 2021 Application Registration||
||1st Week, November|
|NEET PG Application Form Closing||Application through offline mode is not acceptable||4th Week, November|
|NEET PG Application Modification||Modify application items such as DOB, Gender, Photo, Sign, Thumb Impression, etc.||1st Week, December|
|NEET PG Mock Test Registration||
||3rd Week, December|
|NEET PG 2021 Admit Card||
||5th Week, December|
|NEET PG 2021 Exam||
||1st Week, January|
|NEET PG 2021 Results||
||4th Week, January|
|NEET PG Score Card Available||
||1st Week, February|
NEET PG Exam Pattern
The NEET PG exam takes place in a single slot. The table below highlights the exam pattern.
|Language of NEET PG Exam||English|
|NEET PG Exam Total Questions||300 MCQs|
|NEET PG Exam Total Marks||1200 (each Question carries 4 marks)|
|NEET PG Exam Sections||Three
|NEET PG Exam Duration||210 minutes|
|Negative Marking System||Applicable; -1 mark cut for an incorrect attempt|
NEET PG Exam Syllabus
The question paper for the NEET PG exam comprises the concepts of the part given in the table below. Each section has a set of questions.
NEET PG Exam FAQs
Check out the following FAQs about the NEET PG exam.
1. How many times am I eligible to appear for the NEET PG Exam?
A: There is NO cap on the number of attempts. You can take the exam as many times as you can.
2. Should I take the NEET PG Exam for DNB post MBBS – course?
A: Yes, you should. Since DNB CET has been scrapped, the NEET PG scores are considered for the admissions.
3. Is it possible to withhold my NEET PG exam results?
A: Yes, it is. When you do not submit the necessary documents along with the application, the NBE will hold your results. Thus, you become ineligible to take part in the counselling.
4. Is the NEET PG exam counselling offline?
A: No, it’s not. You have to register for the counselling with all the necessary documents. Once the seats are allotted accordingly, you have to physically report at the college to confirm your admission.
5. Is the NEET PG going to be scrapped?
A: Yes, it’s a proposal by the Ministry of Human Resources in 2019. The NEET PG exam will be scrapped after 3 years of the National Medical Commission comes into effect.