NEET PG 2020 Paper Analysis

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    NEET PG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Post-Graduate) is a test conducted for admissions to MD/ MS and PG Diploma Courses. NEET PG 2020 comprises of subjects as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. NEET PG is a multiple choice questions exam and is conducted in online mode. The exam was conducted on January 5, 2020 and the result has also been declared on January 30, 2020.

    The difficulty level of exam was ‘moderate to difficult’. Those who attempted for the first time found the exam bit lengthy to be managed in given time frame. Keep reading this article to get the complete insight of NEET PG question paper, as per the feedback of students who attempted the exam.

    NEET PG 2020 : Paper Analysis Highlights

    • As per the students, the NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern was different from the last few years pattern being followed.
    • The difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult.
    • Part C was more difficult as compared to Part A and Part B.
    • For the first time exam takers, the paper was difficult to be managed in the given duration.
    • The topics that took up high weightage in NEET PG 2020 were Medicine, Surgery, OBGY, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Check NEET PG Syllabus
    • The topics that carried low weightage were ENT, Psychiatry, FMT, Orthopedics and Anesthesia.

    NEET PG 2020 : Subjectwise weightage

    Based on students review the maximum questions in NEET PG 2020 were from General Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, and Pharmacology. Other favourites in NEET PG 2020 question paper were questions from General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    On the other hand, there were few topics which carried least weightage. This included topics like Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology and ENT. There were not more than 10 questions from these topics. Ophthalmology and ENT in total had 6 questions.

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    NEET PG 2020 : Changes as compared to Last Year

    There were alot of changes in the paper pattern of NEET PG 2020 as compared to last year. Last year NEET PG included one line or diect questions. Whereas this year the paper had few direct questions and mostly questions were conceptual or image based. Topics like Forensic Medicine had image based questions. Subjects such as Anatomy and Pharmacology are theory-oriented, however the questions based on them were also conceptual and clinical-case.

    NEET PG 2020 Paper Level

    NEET PG 2020 : Section-wise Difficulty Level

    NEET PG 2020 was divided into 3 sections. Each section has its own difficulty level, which is mentioned in the table below :

    Part AEasy compared to last year
    Part BModerate and a bit more difficult than last year
    Part CExtremely lengthy and was the toughest section of the paper

    Read About NEET PG Exam Pattern

    Type of Questions

    NEET PG 2020 : Subjects & Type of Questions

    SubjectsTypes of QuestionsTopics
    PaediatricsClinical basedSide effects of drugs
    MedicineGrading, classification types, image-based, management of disease according to lab findings or pathology slidesEmergencies, their management. next best investigation, confirmatory tests, the drug of choice Staging of cancer (Lung)
    Obstetrics and GynecologyPartographsUSG based findings and clinical scenarios
    Forensic MedicineImagesIPcC, CrPC, post mortem findings and images

    Community medicine

    -Biostatistics, communicable/non-communicable diseases (causative agent, primary/secondary host, modes of prevention, health programmes, and diagnostic clinical findings of a disease)
    OrthopaedicsImagesQuestions based on a given x-ray (image)
    RadiologyImagesMRCP image of the liver
    BiochemistryTheory-basedDirect questions

    NEET PG 2020 Cutoff

    NEET PG 2020 : Cutoff

    Based on NEET PG cutoff 2020, the authorities has prepared the merit list, which will be used for admission to 50% AIQ, Deemed/Central universities, ESIC and AFMC colleges. NEET PG counselling 2020 will be held in two rounds by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for admission to around 19,525 MD and 10,601 MS seats offered by medical colleges across India. Besides All India Quota seats, the NEET PG 2020 cutoff will also be used by the respective state counselling authorities to derive the merit list for admission to 50% SQ seats. 

    NEET PG 2020 Cutoff has been declared and is mentioned in the table below:

    CategoryCutoff percentileCutoff scores
    Unreserved (UR)50th366
    Unreserved - PH (UR-PH)45th342
    SC/ST/OBC - PH40th319

    NEET PG Cutoff Trend Analysis

    NEET Cut off : Previous years Trend

    NEET PG Cutoff Trend Analysis

    As per the graph shown above, NEET PG Cutoff  had dropped from 2017 to 2018. However there has been a slight increase from 2018 to 2019 cutoff marks. This year also there is a slight increase in cutoff marks as compared to 2019. This Trend Analysis will help you how to cope with the preparation as per the score required to crack NEET PG.



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