Frequently Asked Questions

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The National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the authorized body to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduate medical studies (NEET PG) in medical colleges in India.

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The responsibilities of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) are limited to the conduct of NEET PG exam, declaration of NEET PG result and handing over the NEET PG result to MCC, DGHS, MoHFW for onward transmission to State Counselling Authorities.

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NEET PG Medical Entrance Exam is conducted tentatively in the first week of January every year.

NEET PG exam for the academic session 2020-2021 will be conducted on 5 January 2020.

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NEET PG application form will be available online on the NBE website tentatively in the first week of November.

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Candidates who fulfill the following criteria will be eligible to take NEET PG exam:

  1. Candidates must have recognized MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate
  2. Candidates must have MCI/State Medical Council Registration Certificate (Provisional or Permanent)
  3. Candidates must have completed one year of Internship or are likely to complete Internship on or before 31 March of the year of PG medical admission
  4. Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Undergraduate Medical Qualification from Medical Colleges outside India must have qualified the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) which is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). Further, such candidates must be registered with MCI/State Medical Council and must have  completed their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before 31 March of the year of admission to PG medical courses

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Yes, NEET PG is mandatory for Foreign National seeking PG medical admission in medical colleges in India.

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Foreign National possessing Primary medical degree from a Foreign University/Institute can write NEET PG exam without MCI registration. The MCI may grant temporary registration to Foreign National for the duration of the PG medical course limited to the medical college to which he/she is admitted on payment of the prescribed registration fee. The temporary registration will be issued by the MCI to Foreign National only if such Foreign National is duly registered with appropriate registering authority in his/her own country where from he/she has obtained Primary Medical Qualification, duly recognized by the concerned Medical Council.

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The Cutoff Date for completion of one-year internship towards determination of eligibility for appearing in NEET PG entrance exam is 31 March of the year of admission to PG medical courses in medical colleges in India.

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Eligible candidates can apply for NEET PG entrance exam by submitting their application form online on NBE website. The following sequence shall be observed while filling NEET PG application form:

  1. Fill the NEET PG registration form for obtaining User ID and Password
  2. User ID and Password will be sent to the registered mobile number and Email ID
  3. Login to Application portal using User ID and Password
  4. Fill all the required details in the NEET PG application form
  5. Upload Photograph and Signature in desired formats
  6. Choose NEET PG exam center
  7. Pay NEET PG application fees
  8. Take a print out of the filled NEET PG application form with Transaction ID printed on it

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The prescribed NEET PG application form fee is Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 3750 for General/OBC candidates. The application fee should be remitted through payment gateway using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet banking.

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Candidates must follow the guidelines given below for successful uploading of Photograph:

  1. Photograph must be a passport size color photograph that is recently clicked (not more than 6 months old) with white background, without border and clearly showing the candidate’s face
  2. The photograph must have Name of the candidate and Date of capturing the photograph at the bottom of the photograph
  3. Scanner dpi should be 200 dpi
  4. The photograph dimension must be 3.5*4.5 cm (width*height)
  5. The image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format with size less than 80 Kb

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Candidates must follow the guidelines given below for successful uploading of Signature:

  1. Signature must be in black/blue ink with white background
  2. Scanner dpi should be 200 dpi
  3. The dimension of the image must be 6*3 cm (width*height)
  4. The image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format with size less than 80 Kb

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At the time of online submission of NEET PG application form, candidates will be required to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the exam. The choice of city will depend on availability of NEET PG exam centers in a particular city and the allotment will be done on first come first serve basis.

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NEET PG Exam will be held in online mode (computer-based test) on a single day in a single session.

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NEET PG exam comprises of 300 Multiple Choices Questions (MCQs) in English Language with single correct response. The NEET PG question paper shall be divided into three parts namely, Part A containing 50 MCQs, Part B containing 100 MCQs and Part C containing 150 MCQs.

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The total number of questions in NEET PG medical entrance exam is 300.

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Each correct response in NEET PG carries four Marks. The total marks will be 1200. 

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The duration of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG (NEET PG) is 3 hours 30 minutes.

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Yes. There shall be 25% negative marking for each incorrect answer.

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The subject-wise distribution of questions for NEET PG entrance exam is as follows:

  • Anatomy – 17 questions
  • Physiology – 17 questions
  • Biochemistry - 16 questions
  • Pathology - 25 questions
  • Pharmacology - 20 questions
  • Microbiology - 20 questions
  • Forensic Medicine – 10 questions
  • Social and Preventive Medicine – 25 questions
  • General Medicine including Dermatology & Venerelogy & Psychiatry – 45 questions
  • General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis – 45 questions
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 30 questions
  • Paediatrics – 10 questions
  • ENT – 10 questions
  • Ophthalmology – 10 questions

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NEET PG Admit Card will be made available to the applicants tentatively in the last week of December. Candidates can download NEET PG admit card from the official website of NBE.

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The following documents must be carried to the NEET PG exam center:

  • Printed copy of NEET PG Admit Card with Photo (35 X 45 mm indicating name of the candidate and date of capturing) pasted on it
  • Photocopy of Permanent or Provision State Medical Council or Medical Council of India Registration, to be retained by the test centre
  • Any one of the Government authorized Photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired)
            Driving License
            PAN Card
            Voter ID
            Passport
            Aadhar Card

  • Indian Citizen/OCI who have obtained undergraduate medical qualification outside India and do not possess MCI/SMC registration should bring their original Screening Test Pass Certificate
  • Foreign Nationals should bring their Passport along with any other document as a Proof of they being a medical practitioner in his/her own country

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Candidates will not be allowed to take the following items inside the NEET PG exam hall:

  • Any stationery item like notes, textual materials, pen, eraser, pen drive, etc
  • Any electronic device like mobile phone, earphones, calculator, Bluetooth, etc
  • Any ornament like ring, bracelet, chain, earring, necklace, etc
  • Items like wallet, handbag, goggle, cap, belt, etc
  • Any eatable item like soft drink, water bottle, etc

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The following shall be undertaken upon reporting of the candidate at the counter of test centre:

  1. Frisking by Security Guard: All the candidates will be frisked by the security guards before letting them to  enter examination center
  2. ID verification: All documents will be checked in original
  3. Capturing of Left/Right Thumb Prints and Photographs: As a security measure, digital image of the reporting candidates will be captured and taken on record

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NEET PG result will be declared tentatively by 31 January.


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