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NEET SS 2021 Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Exam: 15 Sept `21
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Megha Rohilla

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The National Board of Examinations is the authority responsible for conducting NEET SS. The Indian Medical Council Act, 2016 has stated that no other entrance examination other than NEET SS shall be considered for admissions in DM/MCh courses. The candidates can apply for super specializations like clinical haematology, critical care medicine, clinical pharmacology etc.

NEET SS 2021 result will be declared on September 25, 2021 (tentatively). The exam will be conducted on September 15, 2021 (tentatively). Candidates who have cleared the exam can appear in NEET SS 2021 Counselling and seat allotment. NEET super specialty (NEET SS) will be conducted for admissions in various DM and MCh courses that can be pursued after post-graduation in MS/MD or DNB. The authority will  also release the list of compulsory documents that candidates need to produce for verification. Check Here

NEET SS 2021: Examination Highlights

Name of the examination National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Super Specialty Courses)
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Mode of the exam Computer-based (Online mode)
Frequency of the examination Once a year
Courses offered DM/ MCh
Duration of the examination 3 hours and 30 minutes
Type of questions asked MCQ
Total number of questions 100
Negative marking Yes
Qualifying criteria 50 percentile and above

NEET SS 2021 Dates

NEET SS 2021: Datesheet

Event  Date (tentative)
Registration & Application; August 03, 2021 
Last date to submit Application form August 23, 2021
Release of Admit Card September 9, 2021
Date of examination September 15, 2021
NEET SS 2021 Result September 25, 2021
Online Registration for Counselling(First Round) December 4, 2021
Online Registration for Counselling(Second Round) December 18, 2021

NEET SS 2021 Eligibility

NEET SS 2021 Counselling

Event Date (tentative)
Online Registration December 4, 2021 to December 7, 2021
Choice Filling and Locking December 5, 2021 to December 7, 2021
First Allotment List December 9, 2021
Reporting under First Allotment December 10, 2021 to December 17, 2021
Second Round Registration December 18, 2021 to December 21, 2021
Choice Filling and Locking December 19, 2021 to December 21, 2021
Second Allotment List December 23, 2021
Reporting under Second Allotment December 24, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Mop Round Registration Last Date February 2, 2021
Mop Up Round Choice Filling February 1 to 2, 2021

NEET SS 2021 Counselling Result

The medical counselling committee will declare NEET SS 2021 counselling first round result on Dec 12, 2021 (tentatively). Around 3400 candidates have qualified in the first round of counselling. The committee will also issue the allotment letters to all the selected candidates. The allotment letters will be available online on the official website of MCC. The first round counselling result can be checked by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in
  • Enter roll number and security pin
  • Click on ‘submit and then click on ‘final result for DM, McH and DNB SS’
  • The allotment list will appear on the screen
  • Download the file

NEET SS 2021 Essential Documents Required

The authroity has release the offical notice requesting all the colleges or participating institutes to make sure that the candidates submit these documents while reporting for admission. 

  • Provisional Allotment Letter issued by MCC
  • Result/Rank letter issued by NBE
  • MD/MS.DNB Degree Certificate in the concerned specialty
  • Higher School/ Higher Secondary Certificate/ Birth Certificates as proof of date of birth
  • Identification proofs (ID Proof) 

NEET SS 2021 Desirable documents

  • Admit Card issued by NBE
  • MBBS Degree Ceritificate/ Provisional Certificate
  • Permanent Registration Certificate of MBBS/MS/DNB issued by MCI or NBE/State Medical Council

NEET SS 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria to appear in NEET SS 2021 as prescribed by the National Board of Examinations are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must hold a postgraduate degree(MS/MD/DNB) or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Candidate appearing for postgraduate exam in 2021 are also eligible for NEET SS 2021
  • Candidates must be registered with MCI(Medical Council of India) or any State Medical Council

Eligibility Criteria(Foreign Nationals)

Foreign candidates are not required to be registered with the Medical Council of India. However, they shall be registered with respective authorities of their own country. At the time of admission, MCI may issue a temporary registration to the foreign candidates for the period equivalent to the tenure of the course.

NEET SS 2021: Application process

NEET SS 2021: Application process

The application for NEET 2021 can be made online in the official website only.No offline mode of application is available. Also, the candidates shall complete the entire application process online including the submission online.No hard copy of the application form is required to be sent through post/courier.

  • Application process involves filling of personal details, academic details and uploading scanned copy of photograph, signature and thumb impression

  • The application fee shall be paid online after filling the application form

  • The amount of application fee is around 3800.00 INR that can be paid using online modes of payment like debit/credit card and net banking

  • Candidates shall make sure that the payment procedure has been successfully completed as without the payment the application will not be accepted.

  • There are no bifurcations for the amount of application fee in context to the category of the candidate and it will be the same for everyone.


NEET SS 2021 Admit Card

NEET SS 2021: Admit Card

The admit card for NEET SS 2021 will be released on September 9, 2021 (tentatively) as all the previous dates have been extended up to further notifications. The admit card shall be downloaded from the official website only and no hard copy of admit card will be sent through post to any candidate.

  • Without an admit card no candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination centre to take the examination.
  • Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website by entering the user id and password generated at the time of filling the application form.
  • Admit card is one of the most important documents as it contains the details of the schedule and venue of examination and all the personal details of the candidates.
  • The admit card also contains the details of the preferred speciality for which the candidate is appearing in the examination.
NEET SS 2021 Exam Pattern

NEET SS 2021: Exam Pattern

NEET SS 2021 will be conducted in online mode as computer-based test. The candidates can choose two speciality programs subject to the eligibility criteria.

  • The question paper shall be separately prepared for single and combined speciality.
  • The questions will be in MCQ pattern having 4 options for each question.
  • There will be two sections of the question paper and the medium of examination will be English.
  • Total number of questions will be 100 and each question will carry 4 marks.
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer as a penalty.
  • The duration of examination for single paper will be 1 hour 45 minutes and for combined paper the total duration will be 3 hours.

NEET SS 2021: Question Pattern

The question paper for NEET SS 2021 will be divided into two sections. The details for each part are mentioned below:

  • 40% weightage in context to marks will be in the 1st section of the question paper i.e. part A and 60% will be from part B.
  • In part A the questions will be from eligible feeder broad speciality for particular super speciality course.
  • In part B the question will be from concerned super-speciality or from a group of super specialities relevant with the eligibility criteria.
  • The question paper will be separate for each group or super speciality course
  • The entire question will be at PG Exit level.

Syllabus for Part A

Questions in part A will cover the topics from the eligibility feeder broad speciality courses. In case of one feeder broad speciality course from single broad speciality the questions in part A will be framed for single broad speciality. For those super speciality courses that have multiple feeder broad specializations or speciality courses the questions will be framed from all feeder broad courses. For example, MS General surgery is the only feeder broad specialization for MCh urology,thus part A of Urology paper will consist of questions from general surgery.

Syllabus for Part B

Questions from part B have a weightage of 60% in the entire examination. It will cover the concerned super-speciality or set of clubbed specializations or speciality courses at PG Exit level. Also, it will cover from clinical practice and basic sciences as applied to the relevant super speciality.


NEET SS 2021: Answering Tips

All the questions will be in MCQ pattern. Every question will have four options out of which one will be the correct answer and the remaining three will be incorrect. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted as a penalty for each incorrect answer. Total number of questions are 100 and time allotted for the paper is 3 hours 30 minutes. 

  • The candidates can attempt any question randomly as there are no sectional time limit or restrictions.

  • The marking scheme for both the sections are the same and both the paper will be in the English language

  • Time management is one of the most important factor that the candidates should keep in mind while solving the paper


NEET SS Exam Centers

NEET SS Examination Centers

NEET SS will be conducted at over 45 cities across the country. The list of examination centers(as per the last year data) are mentioned below:

Ahmedabad; Bhopal; Chennai Delhi
Guwahati; Indore; Jammu Kohima
Lucknow Mumbai Nasik Pune
Rajahmundry Salem Thiruvananthapuram Tirunelveli
Bangalore Bhubaneswar Coimbatore Guntur
Hubli Imphal; Kannur Kolkata
Madurai Mysuru Noida Puducherry
Rajkot Shillong Thrissur Visakhapatnam
Bhatinda Chandigarh Dehradun Gurugram
Hyderabad Jaipur Kanpur Kozhikode
Meerut Nagpur Patna; Raipur
Ranchi Srinagar Tiruchirapalli --
NEET SS 2021 Results

NEET SS 2021: Results

Results for NEET SS 2021 will be released on September 25, 2021 (tentatively). The results will be declared online on the official website of NBE.

  • The rank for each super speciality course will be released separately.
  • Candidates can check their marks scored in each section and overall score and the rank accordingly.
  • Those candidates who will clear the cut off will be eligible for counselling procedure.
  • The dates and other information regarding the counselling process will be released after the declaration of results of NEET SS 2021.Minimum 50th percentile shall be secured in order to qualify the examination.
  • The cut off criteria is decided by the Medical Council of India which can also change the minimum cut off boundary if required.

Specialisations Under NEET SS

Cardiac Anesthesia

Organ Transplant Anesthesia

Paediatric and Neonatal Anesthesia

Cardiology

Clinical Hematology

Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

Clinical Pharmacology

Critical Care Medicine

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrinology 

Gastroenterology

Geriatric Mental Health

Gynaecological Oncology

Hand Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery/Surgical Gastroenterology

Hepatology 

Infectious Disease

Medical Genetics

Medical Oncology

Nephrology

Neuro Surgery

Neurology

Paediatric Neurology

Neuroradiology

Interventional radiology

Onco Pathology

Paediatric Cardiology

Neonatology 

Paediatric Gastroenterology

Paediatric Hepatology

Nephrology

Paediatric Oncology

Paediatric Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Pulmonary Medicine

Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Urology(Genito Urinary Surgery)

Vascular Surgery

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

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NEET SS 2021 Cutoff

NEET SS 2021 Cutoff will be released after the declaration of the result. NEET SS 2020 Cutoff has been revised and it has been reduced to 45 percentile from the previous threshold score of 50%. Check revised cutoff score below

S.NO. SUPERSPECIALTY COURSE and CLUBBED GROUP Previous cutoff scores (50th percentile) Updated cut-off score (45th percentile)
1. CARDIAC ANESTHESIA/ ORGAN TRANSPLANT ANESTHESIA AND CRITICAL CARE/PAEDIATRIC AND NEONATAL ANESTHESIA/NEURO-ANAESTHESIA 219 215
2. CARDIOLOGY 161 154
3. CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY 210 204
4. CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 185 179
5. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 180 170
6. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 178 173
7. ENDOCRINE SURGERY 218 210
8. ENDOCRINOLOGY 187 180
9. GASTROENTEROLOGY 182 176
10. GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH 210 198
11. GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY / REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE & SURGERY 250 244
12. HAND SURGERY 181 176
13. HEAD AND NECK SURGERY 218 211
14. HEPATO PANCREATO BILIARY SURGERY/SURGICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY(G.I. SURGERY) 196 188
15. HEPATOLOGY 228 219
16. INFECTIOUS DISEASES 175 170
17. MEDICAL GENETICS 105 102
18. MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 181 174
19. NEPHROLOGY 213 205
20. NEUROSURGERY 165 158
21. NEUROLOGY/PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY 158 153
22. NEURORADIOLOGY/INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY 266 260
23. ONCO-PATHOLOGY 175 168
24. PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY/NEONATOLOGY/PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY/PAEDIATRIC HEPATOLOGY/PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY/PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY/PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE 199 191
25. PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS 227 224
26. PAEDIATRIC SURGERY 237 230
27. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 166 159
28. PULMONARY MEDICINE 222 217
29. SURGICAL ONCOLOGY 188 180
30. UROLOGY(GENITO-URINARY SURGERY) 192 183
31. VASCULAR SURGERY/CARDIO VASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY/THORACIC SURGERY/PAEDIATRIC CARDIOTHORACIC VASCULAR SURGERY 205 198
32. VIROLOGY 292 288

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the dates be released for NEET SS 2021?

Ans: The dates for the examination are yet to be declared.

What is the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in NEET SS 2021?

Ans: Candidates shall have a postgraduate degree(MS/MD/DNB) or equivalent from a recognized institution or appear for the same in 2021(results must be out before by June).

When can I download the admit card?

Ans: The admit cards are likely to be released in the month of June but it might be extended more because of the nationwide lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

I will complete my postgraduate degree in MD by December.Can I apply for NEET SS 2021?

Ans: Any candidate appearing for final examination of postgraduate course shall be completing all the procedures by June 2021 in order to apply for NEET SS 2021.

Can I change my examination center?

Ans: No. The center allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances. The decision of allotment of the center is final and binding on the candidates.

When will the results for NEET SS be declared?

Ans: NEET SS 2021 results are likely to be declared after September but this cannot be claimed as a certainty because the dates might be extended again due to the ongoing circumstances.

*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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