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NEET PG 2021 Exam Date (Postponed): Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Practice Papers

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 17, 2021

NBE has postponed NEET PG 2021 which was previously scheduled for April 18, 2021, due to a steep surge in Covid 19 cases. However, revised exam dates will be announced after August 31 once the authority will review the situation. NEET PG 2021 Admit Card published on April 14 will be considered invalid and new admit cards will be released soon.   

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The paper will be conducted online in the English language for a duration of 3 hrs 30 mins. NEET PG 2021 Syllabus and Question Papers will be divided into 3 parts i.e. Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, and Clinical.​ Applicants who secure the minimum qualifying percentile i.e. is 50, 45 & 40 percentiles in GN, GN-PWD & SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories respectively will be considered for admission in the MD / MS / PG Diploma programs. Check NEET PG Cut off

NEET PG Latest updates:

  • May 20: Maharashtra govt has proposed to increase the PG seats by 601 in 15 state medical colleges for 2022-23 session.  
  • May 13: Decision regarding the grace marks to NEET PG 2021 candidates likely to be taken today by SC. 
  • May 3: NEET PG 2021 has been postponed by 4 months as Doctors are not available to appear for the exam. Check Here
  • April 22: NEET PG 2021 Mock Test has been released and registered candidates can access the test on the official website of NBE. Check Here
  • March 15: NBE has updated NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern i.e. from this year the paper will have a total of 200 MCQs of 4 marks each. Check Here

NEET PG counseling 2021 will be conducted by the MCC for admission to 50 % of All India Quota (AIQ) in government medical colleges based on rank in the merit list. More than 6000 colleges will participate in the admission process to offer seats in MS/MD/PG Diploma programs. Check Top NEET PG Participating Colleges

NEET PG Exam Date

NEET PG 2021 Exam Date

NBE has announced NEET PG 2021 exam date but the dates of the remaining events are still pending. 



Commencement of NEET PG Registration 2021

February 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Last day to submit NEET PG Application Form 2021

March 15, 2021 till 11:55 PM

NEET PG Form Correction for all Candidates March 19 to 21, 2021
Payment window Opening  March 28 to 30, 2021 till 3:00 PM
Form Correction window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images only April 5 to 7, 2021

Release of NEET PG 2021 Admit Card


NEET PG 2021 Exam Date


Declaration of NEET PG 2021 Results


Check NEET PG 2021 complete schedule

NEET PG 2021 Highlights

Conducting Body

National Board of Examination (NBE)

Official Website 

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Type

Entrance Exam

Eligibility Criteria

Must have MBBS or equivalent qualification

Mode of Application


Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

NBE NEET PG Helpdesk

1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free) |

NEET PG Eligibility

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility & Application 

Before applying for the examination, candidates must know about NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Given below is a brief of the same:


Only Indian citizens can apply


MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by the Medical Council Act of India (MCI)


A minimum of one year of internship is required to be completed on or before June 30, 2021.

NEET PG 2021 Form Correction

  • NEET PG 2021 Form Correction window to be available from April 5 to 7, 2021 so that candidates can correct the mistakes in their uploaded documents by visiting the official website i.e
  • Details like Date of birth, Category of the candidate, Gender, Physical Disability Status, etc can be changed or edited within that period of time. 
  • Again the NEET PG form correction will be made available to candidates to rectify the mistakes in the documents uploaded by them.
  • To do the changes in the application form candidates might have to pay an additional fee, the details for which will be provided in the form correction window. 
NEET PG Admit Card

NEET PG 2021 Admit Card & Exam Centers

NBE had issued NEET PG Admit Card on April 14 but due to rise in COVID-19 cases, NEET PG 2021 has been postponed till further notice. Soon after the declaration of NEET PG exam dates candidates can take the printout of NEET PG Admit Card as it is one of the important documents required during the time of examination. Additionally, a valid photo ID proof (Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, Aadhaar Card or Driving License) must be carried at the exam center. Read How to Download NEET PG 2021 Admit Card?

Details Mentioned in NEET PG Admit Card

  • Name of Candidate,
  • Category,
  • Gender,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Exam Date and Time,
  • Reporting Time,
  • Duration of Exam,
  • Name and Address of Exam Center and
  • Exam Day Instructions.

NEET PG Exam Centers

NEET PG Exam Centers are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The problem that is faced by Tamil Nadu and Puducherry candidates is that most of the nearby exam centers were got filled up in the first two days of registration and candidates are ow not able to choose their preferable exam center. NEET PG 2021 Registration will close on March 15, 2021 and candidates had requested NBE to allocate more exam centers in the state so that they choose the nearby exam center. 

NEET PG Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour prior to the examination
  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to go through the security procedures
  • Electronics such as calculators, smartwatch, pagers, etc. are prohibited in the exam hall
  • Candidates are advised not to carry bags, books, pens, pencil boxes, writing pad, etc. to the exam centre
  • These items are banned inside the examination hall and the centre do not have provisions for their safe-keeping
NEET PG Exam Pattern

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern is prescribed by NBE. No changes have been notified as yet. A brief about the same is given below:



Mode & Medium of the Examination

Online in English medium

Duration of the examination

3 hours and 30 minutes

Total Questions and Sections

200 questions

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: +4

Incorrect answer: -1

No response: 0

NEET PG Syllabus

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

NEET PG Syllabus comprises subjects/ knowledge areas studied at the graduation level as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by MCI.

  • NEET PG Syllabus will be divided into 3 sections i.e. clinical, pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects. 
  • Further, these 3 sections will have the syllabus from topics covered under Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic medicine, and Social and Preventive medicine. 

Check Detailed NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

NEET PG Preparation Guide

NEET PG 2021 Preparation & Books

NEET PG 2021 has very vast subjects and syllabus therefore some candidates prefer graduation level books. However, other than that you can also refer to some of the books mentioned below to strategize your preparation properly. Also Check Collegedunia QnA regarding NEET PG preparation. 

Subjects & Book name

Author Name

Anatomy – Self assessment and review of Anatomy

Rajesh Kaushal

Biochemistry – Self assessment and review of Biochemistry

Rebecca James

Forensic Medicine – Self assessment and review of basic anatomy and forensic medicine

Arvind Arora

Pathology – Review of Pathology and Genetics

Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra

Online Apps for NEET PG 2021 Preparation

  • Medical PG, FMGE Preparation – PrepLadder
  • Meriters PGPrep – NEET PG 
  • NEET PG Guide – MBBS Books Notes Practical Cases
  • NEET PG Authentic Questions

Quick Links:

NEET PG Result

NEET PG 2021 Result & Merit List

NEET PG 2021 Results will be announced a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam. The test takers can visit the official website of NEET PG – to view their scores. The individual NEET PG scorecard will be displayed on the screen.

Seats in colleges and universities will be allotted to candidates according to the merit position secured by them in NEET PG 2021. Different merit lists will be prepared on the basis of rank scored by every candidate in NEET PG 2021. There are 4 merit lists that will be prepared, namely:

  1. All India NEET PG 2021 Rank
  2. All India 50% Quota Rank
  3. All India 50% Category Rank
  4. State quota or private medical colleges/ AFMS Rank 
Previous Year Cut off

NEET PG 2021 Cutoff

The following table shows NEET PG qualifying cut off and percentile for each category:


Qualifying Percentile (Original 2020)

Cut off Marks (Original 2020)

Qualifying Percentile (Revised 2020)

Cut off Marks (Revised 2020)

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Check Previous Years NEET PG Cut off

NEET PG 2021 Counselling

NEET PG Counselling will be conducted in three rounds and candidates will be called for counselling as per their ranks. Admission of candidates will depend on their rank, filled preferences, and availability of seats. NEET PG 2021 Counselling will be organized by MCC in the online mode. 

Admission After NEET PG

  • Admission under AIQ 50% quota seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and admission under 50% State quota seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in all the states. 
  • Admission under MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered by Private Medical Colleges in India. 
  • Admission under MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered by Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. 

NOTE: Medical institutions that are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG are: (i) AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS (ii) PGIMER, Chandigarh (iii) JIPMER, Puducherry (iv) NIMHANS, Bengaluru (v) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Check Ranks & Colleges: NEET PG 2021 Rank Predictor

NEET PG 2021 Faqs

NEET PG 2021 Faqs

Ques. What is NEET PG 2021 Exam Date?

Ans. NEET PG 2021 Exam date has been postponed till further notice. The decision has been taken due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. 

Ques. When will NEET PG 2021 Registration begin?

Ans. Online registration for NEET PG 2021 has begun from Feb 23, 2021. The last date to fill the online application is March 15, 2021.

Ques. How many times can we appear for NEET PG?

Ans. There is no cap on the number of attempts for NEET PG. 

Ques. Is NEET PG being scrapped?

Ans. Yes, with the implementation of the NMC Act, NEET PG will be replaced by the National Exit Test. But it is expected to be implemented from the academic year 2021-22. Till then the admission to MD/MS courses will continue to be via NEET PG.

Ques. How many institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021?

Ans. The number of colleges/institutes participating in NEET PG 2021 is expected to be around 114. But, the scores of NEET PG are widely accepted and thus the total number of colleges accepting the scores of NEET PG 2021 will differ.

Ques. Will NEET PG 2021 be conducted twice a year?

Ans. As of this date, NEET PG 2021 will be conducted only once a year. If there is any change in the format or frequency of the examination, it will be updated on this page.

Ques. I want to take admission to DNB post-MBBS course. Which exam should I give?

Ans. DNB CET examination has been scrapped. Admission to the DNB post-MBBS courses will also be using the NEET PG 2021 scores.

Ques. Is Aadhar card mandatory for candidates to apply for NEET PG 2021?

Ans. Yes. According to the official information brochure of NEET PG 2021, all the applicants must have a valid Aadhaar card.

Ques. I have scored less than the qualifying percentile. Can I apply for NEET PG 2021 counselling?

Ans. No, only those candidates who have qualified NEET PG 2021 can apply for the counselling process. However, if the qualifying cut-off for this year is reduced by MCC in the future (during the mop-up round), you can then participate in the counselling process.

Ques. Is it mandatory to download the scorecard for NEET PG 2021 to apply for the counselling?

Ans. Yes, candidates must keep the scorecard handy while applying for NEET PG 2021 counselling.

Ques. Will NEET PG counselling be conducted in offline mode? Do I have to report to the venue for counselling?

Ans. No, NEET PG 2021 counselling is conducted online. All formalities, up to the seat allotment, are conducted online. Candidates who have been allocated a seat need to report to the allocated institute for confirmation of the admission.

Ques. My NEET PG 2021 result has been withheld. What does it mean?

Ans. NBE can hold back the results of the candidates who have not submitted the mandatory documents along with their applications. Such candidates will not be eligible to participate in the counselling of NEET PG 2021.

Ques. How many questions will be asked in NEET PG 2021?

Ans. According to the exam pattern of NEET PG 2021, the question will have 300 MCQ based questions. 

Ques. How much time will we get to attempt the question paper of NEET PG 2021?

Ans. Candidates will get 3 hours and 30 minutes to attempt the NEET PG 2021 question paper. 

Ques. Is NEET PG MCQ based?

Ans. Yes, all questions in NEET PG 2021 will be multiple choice type. 

Ques. Do questions repeat in NEET PG?

Ans. There are chances that questions from the previous years' may be asked in the current year. All aspirants must refer to the question papers of previous years for NEET PG 2021 preparation. 

Ques. What are the specifications of the photograph that needs to be pasted on the NEET PG admit card 2021?

Ans. The photograph that needs to be pasted on the admit card of NEET PG 2021 must be the same as the one submitted along with the application form. 

Ques. Why can't I download my NEET PG admit card 2021?

Ans. If you do not receive the admit card of NEET PG 2021, chances are that your application form was rejected. You must immediately contact NBE and enquire about it. The Helpline number of NBE is 1800 266 7075

Ques. I lost my NEET PG admit card 2021. Where can I get a copy?

Ans. If you lose the admit card of NEET PG 2021, you can download it again from the official website of NBE. Also, NBE will send a copy of the admit card to your registered email Id. 

Ques: In how many cities will NEET PG 2021 be conducted?

Ans: NEET PG 2021 will be conducted in over 20 cities across India including Aurangabad, Noida, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jamshedpur, Goa, Pune, etc. 

Ques: How many institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021?

Ans: Around 114 colleges/institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021. But, the scores of NEET PG are widely accepted and thus the total number of colleges accepting the scores of NEET PG 2021 will differ.

Ques: Is NEET PG held twice a year?

Ans: No, NEET PG exam is conducted once a year.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

NEET PG 2021 : 3 answered questions


Ques. How should someone prepare for NEET-PG/AIIMS-PG/JIPMER-PG/PGIMER/SGPGIMS/NIMHANS right from 1st year of MBBS?

● Top Answer By Sonal Saini on 08 Jan 21

Ans. One of my friends faced the same situation in his first year in MBBS and never found a solution. However, you will find the answer by the time you come in 3rd-year. The following table provides some recent information about the availability of seats in PG. Total number of MD + MS + Diploma seats in India 28,715 Total number of MD+ MS+ Diploma government seats. 18,657 Number of Government qualified PG institutes in India 64 Key highlights: The first task is to build the concepts and not get puzzled by everything. Those concepts will have to be applied to answer MCQs in the PG entrance exams. The topics which are in high demand must be given prime priority. A priority list can be made by going through the previous year's papers and sorting out the necessary topics. Understanding the format of the exam is utterly necessary and is the key to crack it. While solving a question, you must apply knowledge from two or more subjects. All dissection, physiology, and biochemistry practical classes are very essential and the student should attend them. Those even help in pathology in the upcoming years of study. If necessary, the candidate can think of taking a coaching class from the 3rd year of MBBS for PG entrances. It is not usually preferred to opt for in the early years. Finally, the student should work as planned throughout the preparation. Having a passion for medical knowledge plays an important role to convert the hard-work into success.Read more
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Ques. Can someone simultaneously prepare for both AIIMS PG and NEET PG?

● Top Answer By Kaushal Sharma on 08 Jan 21

Ans. Yes, it is absolutely possible for someone to prepare for both AIIMS PG and NEET PG simultaneously. For that, there are a few points to consider which are stated below. The following table states the recent seat count available from NEET PG and AIIMS PG. Total Number of MD + MS + Diploma seats under NEET PG (Government + Private) 27,979 Total Number of MD+ MS+ Diploma Government seats under NEET PG 17,921 Total Number of MD + MS seats under AIIMS PG 680 Points to consider: AIIMS PG entrance takes place in November, whereas the NEET PG entrance is in January. So, it’s very natural to get tired after appearing in AIIMS if the candidate has high hopes for AIIMS. Therefore, it’s better to take a break for at least a week or until the result comes, after which the candidate is sure about whether to prepare for NEET PG or not. The syllabus and pattern for both AIIMS and NEET PG are the same. So, it will become easy for candidates to cover the entire course and practice accordingly. The syllabus should be covered subject-wise and as planned in one’s own strategy. After AIIMS is over, try to practice NEET PG mock tests in order to understand the pattern. You must focus more on the core knowledge and a brief overview of the updates would be enough. Do not feel stressed if you haven’t cleared AIIMS PG. You can give your best shot in NEET in a month's time and full-focus can do well. Having a similar structure and syllabus, both exams have a common way of preparation which needs to be covered at an early stage and the advanced preparation following it. So, simultaneous preparation is always possible.Read more
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Ques. How much Hard is to get an MD/MS seat through NEET PG or AIIMS PG?

● Top Answer By Sahil Khurana on 08 Jan 21

Ans. To be very honest, to get an MD/MS seat through NEET PG or AIIMS PG is not an impossible task. It requires a lot of focus, dedication, and appropriate preparation. The table below will give some recent insights about NEET PG and AIIMS PG. Total Number of MD + MS + Diploma seats under NEET PG (Government + Private) 27,979 Total Number of MD+ MS+ Diploma Government seats under NEET PG 17,921 Total Number of MD + MS seats under AIIMS PG 680 Number of candidates registered for NEET PG (2020) 1,67,102 Number of candidates qualified NEET PG (2020) 89,549 Number of candidates registered for AIIMS PG (2020) 30,000 (approx.) Key highlights: The main thing to keep in mind is that ‘Focus and Dedication’ make everything sorted. You must focus on proper preparation from the 1st year of MBBS. You will be required to do an internship after 4 years of MBBS. The time spent during the internship can be used in preparation for NEET PG or AIIMS PG.  For some candidates, taking a drop of a year for preparation suits best. While for the rest, preparation along with internship and regular practice is enough. It is very difficult to manage all subjects in a short period of time. The syllabus for the exam is also not fixed. Getting a seat in AIIMS PG is definitely a more difficult option than in NEET PG. For candidates having full faith, they should have a more refined and clear in-depth concept for the exams. If you are dedicated from the beginning, it is very easy to secure a seat through any entrance exam. Having a proper strategy from the initial days is the key to success in every competitive stage.Read more
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jatin sharma
What are the new dates for the exam?
silki joshi

As per the latest updates by NBE the NEET PG stands postponed amid the rise in the covid-19 pandemic. However, the board has assured that the exams are only deferred and not canceled the new dates will be announced soon.

ankur jain
How many specializations are offered on the basis of NEET PG score?
silki joshi

Upon completion of MBBS, the candidates take up the NEET PG exam to pursue specialization courses. You can find out the list of the major Specializations offered by NEET PG from this link and then apply for the same.

laxmi mishra
Is there any limit to the number of attempts in the exam?
silki joshi

As per the official brochure released by the NBE, there is no cap or a maximum number of attempts for which a candidate can appear for the NEET PG examination. However, the candidates who have completed their MBBS program and internship program are allowed to apply.

dr shahiba mumthas ck
How can i download previous question papers
shivangi srivastava

We have hereby provided you with a set of previous year question papers for NEET PG 2021, so you may analyse the same for your further preparation. You can even download the given papers by clicking on the down arrow that is shown in front of your respective paper. 

NEET PG 2021 Sample Papers

Hlo.. Can i still register in neet pg for Bachelors of physiotherapy?
jaspreet kaur

Hello Payal, The registration for the NEET PG 2021 entrance exam is already closed. The last date to register was 15th march, 2021. You can surely try next year for the Physiotherapy course. 

anjali chintaman ingole
Respected Sir I wonna past year neet UG question papers Your faithfully
jaspreet kaur

Hello Anjali, The best way to prepare for the NEET entrance exam is to practice mock tests and previous year papers as it can be a huge help in managing the time during the exam and also in identifying questions that can be left unanswered as negative marking is there. Visit, NEET Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers 2021 to get PDFs of mock tests and previous year papers.

amir khusru
I have done my bsc.radiology But i want take admission ultrasound technician plzz suggestions me
sinbad chongtham

Yes, you can apply for M. Sc Medical Radio Imaging since the eligibility criteria is that the candidate must have a graduation degree in medical sciences from a recognized university. Admission is based on entrance tests like NEET, MET and the performance in personal interview.

mohini maroti sakhare
Date of application form
jaspreet kaur

Hello Mohini, The application process was started on 23rd Feb 2021 and was closed on the 15th of March, 2021. The application process for this year is already been closed. If you didn't fill the form in the mentioned period, you can try next year. 

kashish tomar
Is NEET PG difficult?
devnath tiwary

Dear Kashish Tomar

Greetings from Collegedunia. The candidates will be given 300 questions from para-clinical, pre-clinical, and clinical subjects that you have been taught in M.B.B.S.  The NEET PG 2021 Examination has no negative marking for the wrong attempt this year 2021 but there was negative marking for the wrong attempt and 1 mark will be deducted for one wrong answer. For more details, kindly go through this link – NEET PG 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

subha ahmed
hey i read that only indian citizens can apply to deccan medical college. is that true?
garima bansal
Hi Subha, To get information regarding your query please contact to the college.
karthik kumaraswamy
Hi. I have recently finished my MBBS. I am preparing for my USMLE Step 1. I am interested in Surgery. What is the score out of 300 that I need to get in NEET PG 2017 to get a MS seat in Govt college.I am a SC student.
ruby pakhariya

Hi Karthik, to know the eligibility criteria of NEET PG, find the link