NEET PG 2021


    NEET PG 2021: Exam Dates(Out), Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Cutoff

    Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
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    NEET PG 2021 January session has been scheduled to be conducted on January 10, 2020, to around 10,821 Master of Surgery (MS) seats, 19,953 Doctor of Medicine (MD) seats and 1,979 PG Diploma in 6,102 government, private, Deemed and Central Universities.

    NBE will release the NEET PG application form in the first week of November 2020 with the official brochure. Candidates who fulfill the basic eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2021 will only be able to apply for the entrance examination. In the previous session of NEET PG 2021, as many as 1,67,102 candidates registered, while 1,60,888 aspirants appeared in the online test.

    • NEET PG 2021 Registration will be completely online. 
    • There will be 300 multiple choice questions of pre-clinical, clinical, and para-clinical subjects from the MBBS curriculum
    • Candidates are required to obtain 50% marks (40% for SC/ ST/ OBC) to qualify for the exam. Check  NEET PG Cutoff

    Applicants who secure the minimum qualifying percentile in NEET PG will be considered pass in the MD / MS / PG Diploma entrance exam. Based on the cutoff scores and the percentile, NEET PG 2021 merit list will be prepared. NEET PG counseling 2021 will be conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) for admission to 50 % of All India Quota (AIQ) in government medical colleges with the help of rank in the merit list.

    NEET PG 2021 Highlights

    Conducting BodyNational Board of Examination (NBE)
    Exam LevelNational Level
    Exam TypeEntrance Exam
    Eligibility CriteriaMust have MBBS or equivalent qualification
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Exam ModeComputer Based Test
    NBE NEET PG Helpdesk1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free) |

    Read How to Prepare for NEET PG 2020?

    NEET PG Important Dates

    NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates

    NBE has announced NEET PG 2021 exam date. Tabulated below is the schedule for all the events related to the exam.

    Release of NEET PG 2020 Notification To be announced
    Commencement of NEET PG Registration 2020To be announced
    Last day to submit NEET PG Application Form 2020To be announced
    Release of NEET PG 2020 Admit CardTo be announced
    NEET PG 2020 Exam DateJanuary 10, 2020 
    Declaration of NEET PG 2020 ResultsTo be announced

    Download NEET PG Sample Papers

    NEET PG Eligiblity Criteria

    NEET PG Eligibility 2021

    Before applying for NEET PG 2021, you must know about the eligibility criteria of NEET PG exam. Given below is a brief of the same:

    • Only Indian citizens can apply for the examination.
    • Candidates having an MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by Medical Council Act of India (MCI).
    • A minimum of one year of internship is required. In case anyone has not completed a year of internship, they should ensure that his internship will be complete on or before March 31, 2021.

    Check NEET PG Eligibility Note: Candidates who have qualified MBBS from the state of J&K are NOT Eligible for All India 50% Quota seats. However, candidate who were nominated by the GOI (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in J&K shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats.

    NEET PG 2021 Application Form

    NEET PG 2020 Application Form was available at NEET-PG website i.e from November 01, 2020 to November 21, 2020. There is no other option for submitting the form other than the online mode. Listed below are the steps in the submission of application form: Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE NEET PG. Step 2: Click on ‘New Registration’ link. Step 3: Read the instructions properly. Step 4: Fill the registration form for obtaining User ID and Password. Step 5: Use the issued credentials and Log in again. Step 6: Fill in the application form and Upload your Photo and Signature. Step 7: Choose your test city and Submit the fees. Take a print out of the filled NEET PG 2020 Application Form with transaction ID printed on it. Important Points:

    • Application fee:INR 3750 (for General/ EWS and OBC categories) and INR 2750 (for SC/ST/PWD categories)
    • Modes of Payment: Debit/ Credit card or net banking only.
    • After the last date, the registration link of NEET PG 2021 will be completely disabled.

    NEET PG 2021 Admit Card

    NBE was issued the admit cards online on December 31, 2020. The computer-generated slip is an admit card-cum-confirmation slip.

    • Candidates need to take the printout of the NEET PG Admit Card and paste a photograph on it.
    • The photo must have a caption indicating the candidate’s name and date on which the photo was taken.
    • The entry to the examination hall will be prohibited if the candidate fails to produce the document.
    • Additionally, a valid photo ID proof (Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, Aadhaar Card or Driving License) must be carried at the exam center.
    • They will also have to carry their Permanent and Provisional MCI/SMC certificate for verification.

    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.

    Note: Candidates should report to the exam center at the time mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers will not be permitted to take the examination once the test has started.

    NEET PG 2021 Exam Centers

    Candidates are provided to choose the exam city in which he/ she wants to take the test at the time of registration. The choice of the city will depend on the availability of the test center in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on first cum first allot basis. Important Points:

    • During the submission of applications, a candidate will be able to view only those cities where the seats are available.
    • While the city will be chosen by the candidate, allotment of the test center in the chosen city shall be done by NBE.
    • The authorities will make all the efforts to ensure that the candidate is alloted a center in the State of the correspondence address of the candidate.
    • Exam address and location of the center will be indicated in NEET PG Admit Card.
    • Request for change in the testing city or center will not be entertained.

    NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern

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

    • NEET PG paper is set up by experts.
    • A demo test of 15 minutes is provided before the commencement of the exam.
    • The exam will be in English Language only.
    • During the dest test tutorial, candidates can see the various features such as navigating between questions, reviewing them, selecting them, etc.
    • The exam is organized into two sessions: the forenoon session and the afternoon session. 

    Check NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern

    NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

    NEET PG Syllabus comprises subjects/ knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. NEET PG does not require candidates to do a lot of extra studies. The exam is conducted to test the knowledge and skills that candidates are expected to already have.


    It includes clinical, pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects. 

    PartsSubjectsMarks Allocated
    Part ABiochemistry16
    Part BMicrobiology20
    Social and preventive medicine25
    Forensic Medicine10
    Part CGeneral Medicine including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry45
    General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis45
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology30
    Total14 subjects300

    Read NEET PG Syllabus

    NEET PG Result

    NEET PG 2021 Result

    The results for the examination will be announced on January 30, 2021. The test takers can visit the official website of NEET PG – to view their scores.

    • Enter your Confirmation ID, Testing ID and Date of Birth issued at the time of registration.
    • The individual scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
    • Candidates will have to download and print it for further processes.
    • NEET PG 2020 score will be valid for the academic year 2020 only.
    • The rank card is needed during the time of counselling.
    • Seats in colleges and universities will be allotted to candidates according to the merit position secured by them in NEET-PG 2020.

    Check NEET PG Results

    NEET PG 2021 Merit List

    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 

    NEET PG Cut Off

    NEET PG 2021 Cutoff

    The minimum qualifying marks in the examination vary as per candidate’s category. It is mandatory for candidates to get the prescribed percentile with respect to the category they belong to. The qualifying criteria for various category candidates are released by the official authorities.

    • Percentage rank will tell about the overall performance of the candidate in the exam while percentile rank will give the comparison between two students.
    • The percentile rank is used to standardize the score secured in the examination.
    • There is no provision for re-evaluation of answer sheets, therefore, the rank secured by a candidate is final.

    The following table shows the qualifying percentile for each category:

    CategoryQualifying Percentile
    General/ EWS50
    SC/ ST/ OBC40
    PWD/ PH45

    NBE will provide the result of candidates for state quota seats. The reservation policies of different authorities and medical institutes vary. The authorities will prepare the merit list after the implication of their own norms and rules. Medical Council Committee will hold only 15 % All India quota counselling.

    Tie-Breaking Criteria: In case two candidates obtain the same marks, the tie will be determined according to the age of the candidate. The older candidates will get the first preference than the younger ones.

    Check NEET PG Cut off

    NEET PG Counselling

    NEET PG 2021 Counselling

    NEET PG Counselling will be conducted in three rounds viz Round -1 (April 10-June 01), Round -2 (June 03-June 18), and Mop-up round (Final Round). Candidates will be called for counselling as per their ranks (All India Rank, All India 50 % Quota Category Rank, All India 50 % Quota Rank and State Quota Rank). Candidates need to fill their choice of courses and colleges in the counselling process. Admission of candidates will depend on their rank, filled preferences, and availability of seats. Documents Required at the time of NEET PG Counselling are:

    • NEET PG 2021 Admit Card and Rank Card
    • 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate
    • 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate
    • Graduation certificate
    • Category Certificate (if applicable)
    • Transfer Certificate
    • Counselling call letter
    • Recent passport size photographs

    The counselling process will be organized by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) and DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) in the online mode. Counselling will be conducted by them for giving admission to 50% All India Quota Seats. The State Government will take care of the seat allotment for the rest of 50% seats.

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

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    subha ahmed

    hey i read that only indian citizens can apply to deccan medical college. is that true?

    01 Aug, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Subha, To get information regarding your query please contact to the college.

    01 Aug, 2018 12:47
    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.

    16 Mar, 2017 00:20

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

    16 Mar, 2017 12:00

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