NEET PG 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020: NEET PG for the postgraduate paper will be carried out in computer-based mode. The questions will be displayed on the screen section wise. Duration of the paper will be 3 hours 30 minutes. This year, NBE has scheduled the medical exam for January 5, 2020 on a single day. The question paper will be divided into 3 parts viz.
|Number of Sessions||Single|
|Number of Questions||300 MCQs|
|Language Medium||English Only|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
What’s New in NEET PG Exam Pattern?
In the year 2018, NBE bought some new changes in the exam pattern of NEET PG. They are as follows:
NEET PG 2020 test will be computer-based and will have objective type multiple questions. Candidates have to complete the test within the estimated time i.e. 3 hr 30 min. The candidate will get one mark for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking for the wrong answer. There will be a total 300 questions and the candidate can score a maximum of 300 marks in the exam.
The Demo test will be a sample of the on-line exam that is conducted to guide the candidates with the navigation and functionality of the NEET PG Exam. It is a tutorial that focuses on using the features of the test like navigating between screens, selecting, de-selecting, reviewing and marking responses etc., it also includes some demo questions which will help the candidates to practice these features. Candidates must know that these demo questions do not represent the difficulty level of the actual test.
The 15 minutes tutorial contains a series of screens that will guide the candidate to attempt NEET-PG computer-based test. This tutorial will give a chance to the candidate to try all the features, such as navigating between questions, select, de-select, review, mark and change responses etc. Candidates are advised to go through the entire tutorial of 15 minutes before starting the actual exam. After completing the tutorial, candidates have to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before starting the test.
The allocation of time for the examination is given below:
|Activities||Session (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm)|
|Enter the exam center & Biometric Registration||01:30 pm|
|Entry closes at the exam center||03:00 pm|
|Grant access for Candidate Login||03:15 pm|
|Candidate Login to Read Instructions||03:20 pm|
|Start of NEET PG Exam||03:30 pm|
|End of exam||07:00 pm|
NEET-PG exam follows the syllabus formulated as per Graduate Medical Education Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India. The candidates have to prepare for subjects, they have studied during MBBS. The subject-wise distribution of questions is given below in the table:
It includes clinical, pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects.
|Social and preventive medicine||25|
|General Medicine including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry||45|
|General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis||45|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||30|
The syllabus of the NEET PG 2020 entrance exam comprises of all the subjects that were in the candidate’s syllabus while studying MBBS and BDS programs. The subjects are in accordance with the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by MCI after the approval of the Indian Government. Candidates can refer to the MCI website mciindia.org for more information.
The following table summarizes NEET PG Syllabus 2020
|Pathology||Cell injury, Cell death and adaptations, Acute and chronic inflammation, Tissue Repair, Regeneration, Healing and Fibrosis, Hemodynamic Disorders, thrombosis and shock, Diseases of the immune system Neoplasia.|
Genetic and Pediatric Diseases, Environmental and Nutritional Diseases, General pathology of infectious Diseases, The Blood vessels, The Heart, hematopoietic and lymphoid systems, The lung, The kidney and its collecting system.
The oral cavity and Gastrointestinal tract, The liver, Gallbladder and Biliary tract, The pancreas, The male genital system, The female genital system and breast, The Endocrine system, The musculoskeletal system, The skin, The nervous system, Miscellaneous Topics
|Pharmacology||General Pharmacological Principles, Drugs acting on Autonomic Nervous system, Autacoids and Related Drugs, Respiratory and Related Drugs, Hormones and Related Drugs,.|
Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular Drugs, Drugs Acting on the kidney, Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood formation, Gastrointestinal Drugs, Antimicrobial Drugs, Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases, Miscellaneous Drugs
|Biochemistry||Structures and functions of proteins and Enzymes, Bioenergetics and the metabolism of Carbohydrate and lipids, Metabolism of proteins and amino acids, Structures.|
function and replication of informational macromolecules, Biochemistry of extracellular and intracellular communication, Nutrition, Digestion and Absorption, Vitamins and minerals, Intracellular traffic and sorting of proteins, Glycoproteins, The extracellular matrix.
Muscles and the cytoskeleton, Plasma proteins and immunoglobulins, Homeostasis and thrombosis, Red and white blood cells, Metabolism of xenobiotics, The Human genome project, Miscellaneous Topics
|Microbiology||Methods and Techniques, Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Orthopaedics||Fractures and Injuries, Infections of bones and joints, Bone tumours, CTEV, PIVD, Back pain, Degenerative and metabolic bone disease, Miscellaneous Bone diseases|
|Preventive and Social Medicine||Man and Medicine: Towards health for all, Concept of Health and Diseases, Principles of Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Methods, Screening for Disease, Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases.|
Epidemiology of chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and Conditions, Health programs in India, Demography and Family planning, Preventive Medicine in Obstetrics Pediatrics and Geriatrics, Nutrition & Health, Social Sciences and Health.
Environment and Health, Hospital waste Management, Disaster Management, Occupational Health, Genetics and Health, Mental Health, Health Information and Basic Medical Statistics, Communication for Health Education, Health Planning and Management, Health care of the community, International Health, Miscellaneous Topics
|ENT||Diseases of Ear, Diseases of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses, Diseases of oral cavity and salivary Glands, Diseases of pharynx, Diseases of Larynx and trachea.|
Diseases of Esophagus, Recent advances, Clinical methods in ENT and Neck masses, Operative surgery, Miscellaneous Topics
|Anatomy||The thorax, The Abdomen, The Pelvis, The perineum, The upper limb, The lower limb, The Head and Neck, The Back, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Surgery||Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urogenital Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Hernia, Umbilicus and Abdominal wall Cardiothoracic Surgery.|
Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Transplantation and oncology, Head Injury, Miscellaneous Topics
|Ophthalmology||Anatomy and development of eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Optics and refraction, Disease of conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera,|
Disease of the Uveal tract, Disease of the lens, Glaucoma, Disease of the vitreous, Disease of the Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids.
Disease of the lacrimal apparatus, Disease of the orbit, Ocular injuries, Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics
|Medicine||Infectious diseases, tropical medicine and sexually transmitted diseases, Cell and molecular biology and genetic disorders, Clinical immunology, Nutrition, Gastrointestinal disease, Liver.|
biliary tract and pancreatic disease, Haematological disease, Medical oncology including haematological malignancy, Rheumatology and bone disease, Renal disease, Water electrolyte and acid-base balance, Cardiovascular disease.
Respiratory disease, Intensive care medicine, Drug therapy and Poisoning, Environmental medicine, Endocrine disease, Diabetes Mellitus & other metabolic disorders, Neurological disease, Miscellaneous Topics
|Gynaecology||Diseases & Injury to the female genital tract, Conception, Birth control and MTP, Trophoblastic diseases, Ectopic gestation and disorders of menstruation.|
Tumours and its therapy, PID, Chronic pelvic pain, Endometriosis, Miscellaneous Topics
|Obstetrics||Normal pregnancy, Complications of pregnancy, Medical and surgical illness complicating Pregnancy Pre-term labour, PROM, Post maturity, IUD, Malposition.|
Malpresentation, Cord prolapse, Prolonged labour, obstructed labour, Diseases of Foetus and newborn, Operative Obstetrics, Special topics in obstetrics, Miscellaneous Topics
|Forensic Medicine||Medical Jurisprudence, Autopsy, Death, Post mortem changes, Injuries and wounds, Thermal death, Starvation, Mechanical Asphyxia, Sexual offences and Abortion, Poisoning, Psychotropic drugs, Asphyxiants, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Paediatrics||Growth and development, Disorders of growth and development, Adolescent health and development, Fluids and electrolytes, Nutrition and macronutrient disorders.|
Micronutrient in health & Disease, Newborn infants, Immunity and Immunization, Infectious diseases, Common protozoal & Helminthic infections, Diseases of Gastrointestinal system and liver, Hematological disorders, Disease of Ear nose and throat.
Respiratory System, Disorders of the Cardiovascular system, Disorders of the Kidney and urinary tract, Endocrine and Metabolic disorders, Neuromuscular disorders, Malignancy in childhood, Collagen Vascular Disorders, Genetic disorders, Inborn errors of metabolism.
Ophthalmology: Ocular manifestations of systemic disorders common skin disorders and leprosy, Poisoning and Accidents, Pediatric critical care, Practical Procedures, Rational drug therapy, Integrated management of childhood illness, Miscellaneous Topics
|Psychiatry||Cognitive disorders, Schizophrenia, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Adjustment disorders, Somatoform disorders.|
Sexual disorders, Eating, Sleep and Personality disorder, Impulse control disorders, Miscellaneous Topics
|Dermatology||Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papulo vesicular disorders.|
Systemic disorders with Cutaneous features, Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease, Miscellaneous Topics
|Radiology||Physics and Technique, Diagnostic features and signs, Systemic Radiology, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Radiotherapy||Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Nuclear medicine, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Physiology||Digestion and Absorption, Respiration, Cardiovascular Physiology, Nervous System, Excretion, Endocrine System, Sensory organs, Muscles, Miscellaneous Topics|
|Anaesthesia||General Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia, Drugs used for Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia in coexisting diseases, Critical Care, Miscellaneous Topics|
Download FreeNEET PG Sample Papers
The following reference books will help the candidate in preparing for NEET PG 2020. These books have questions bearing the correct exam pattern and will give candidates an idea on the different types and category of questions they can expect from the various subjects.
|DAMS Beat The NEET||Sumer K Sethi||978-8184451214|
|All India PG Medical Entrance Exam with Answers||Gupta, Krishnamurthy & Sethi||978-8123925776|
|Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exam, Volume 2 & 3||Amit Tripathi & Ashish Gupta||978-9380438771|
|DNB CET Review for Primary and Post Diploma||Vaibhav Bharat & Ishad Aggarwal||978-8189477219|
|Self Assessment and Review of NEET Pattern Question||Arvind Arora||978-9380438658|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College