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.
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 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
Last day to submit NEET PG Application Form 2021
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Release of NEET PG 2021 Admit Card
NEET PG 2021 Exam Date
Declaration of NEET PG 2021 Results
NEET PG 2021 Highlights
National Board of Examination (NBE)
Must have MBBS or equivalent qualification
Mode of Application
Computer Based Test
NBE NEET PG Helpdesk
1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free) | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 nbe.edu.in.
- 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 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,
- 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 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
Correct answer: +4
Incorrect answer: -1
No response: 0
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.
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
Anatomy – Self assessment and review of Anatomy
Biochemistry – Self assessment and review of Biochemistry
Forensic Medicine – Self assessment and review of basic anatomy and forensic medicine
Pathology – Review of Pathology and Genetics
Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra
Online Apps for NEET PG 2021 Preparation
- Pre-PG: NEET PG NEXT INICET FMGE PGI – MCQs, Tests
- Medical PG, FMGE Preparation – PrepLadder
- Meriters PGPrep – NEET PG
- NEET PG Guide – MBBS Books Notes Practical Cases
- NEET PG Authentic Questions
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 – nbe.edu.in 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:
- All India NEET PG 2021 Rank
- All India 50% Quota Rank
- All India 50% Category Rank
- State quota or private medical colleges/ AFMS Rank
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)
SC/ ST/ OBC
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
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.