NEET PG 2020 Entrance Exam

  • Exam Level: PG
  • Frequency : 1 Time
  • Conducting Body: NBE
  • Mode Of Exams: Online
  • Score Validity: 1 Year
  • Website: www.nbe.edu.in
NEET PG 2020 is a single entrance exam for admission to various PG medical courses like MD/MS and PG Diploma courses. NEET PG 2020 will be conducted on 5 January 2020 in various test centers across the country.

Calendar of Events

Events Dates
Online Registration from 01-11-2019
Online Registration Closes on 21-11-2019
Date of Exam 05-01-2020
Date of Declaration of Result On or before 31-01-2020

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking PG medical admission in NEET PG should fulfill the below given criteria:

  • Candidates Should have recognized MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate
  • Candidates should have MCI/State Medical Council Registration Certificate (Provisional or Permanent)
  • Candidates should have completed one year of Internship or are likely to complete Internship on or before 31 March of the year of PG medical admission
  • 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 PG Medical admission

Application Procedure

Candidates desirous of appearing for NEET PG entrance examination are required to apply through on-line mode only. The steps involved in online application are as follows:

  • Fill the registration form for obtaining User ID and Password
  • User ID and password will be then, sent through SMS and Email
  • Fill the application form and upload your photograph, signature, thumb impression and
  • prescribed documents.
  • Choose your test city
  • Make payment of fees
  • Take a print out of the filled application form with transaction ID printed on it.

Application Fees

Category Exam Fee
General/OBC Candidates Rs.3,750
SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs.2,750

Exam Cities

Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi
Mizoram Aizawl
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gorakhpur, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
Punjab Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna
West Bengal Asansol, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
Orissa Balshore, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Karnataka Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hassan, Honnali, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi
Punjab Bathinda
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Karur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Viluppuram, Virudhunagar
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal
Manipur Imphal
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Nagaland Kohima
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Panaji
Puducherry Puducherry
Meghalaya Shillong

Exam Pattern

NEET PG Exam pattern for admission to MD/MS courses in NEET is given below:

  1. Mode of NEET PG Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Duration of Exam: 3 hours 30 minutes
  3. Number of Shifts: One
  4. Timing of Exam: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  5. Language of Paper: English
  6. Type of Exam: Objective Type
  7. Type of Objective Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  8. Number of Questions: One Paper of 300 Questions
  9. Marking Scheme:
    •               Correct Answer: Four marks(+)4
    •               Incorrect Answer: Minus one (-)1
    •               Unanswered: 0
  10. Method of determining merit: Percentiles Score
  11. Method of Resolving Ties:
    •               In the Following order
    •               Less Negative Marks
    •               Seniority by Age
    •               High Aggregate marks

Exam Syllabus

NEET PG 2020 syllabus is based on the topics covered in Basic Clinical Sciences and Clinical Sciences subjects. The topics on which the questions are framed are as follows:

Basic Clinical Sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Microbiology, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Social and Preventive Medicine

Clinical Sciences: Anesthesiology,Dermatology, ENT, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio diagnosis

Counselling Overview

There shall be common PG Medical counselling for PG admission in all medical colleges on the basis of merit list of NEET PG 2020.

The designated authority for counselling for the 50% All India Quota seats of the contributing States shall be the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Further, the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India shall conduct PG medical counselling in Central Universities and Deemed Universities.

The PG Medical counselling  in medical colleges in the State, including medical colleges established by the State Govt., University established by an Act of State, Trust, Society, Minority colleges shall be conducted by the State Government.

Cutoff Percentile

General 50
SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) 40
UR PWD 45

Document List

  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • 12th Mark Sheet
  • Aadhar Card
  • MBBS Mark Sheets
  • MBBS Degree Certificate
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • Medical Council Registration Certificate
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Left Thumb Impression

Frequently Asking Questions

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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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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 qualifying percentile for NEET PG is as follows:

  • General Category: 50th Percentile
  • SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) Category: 40th Percentile
  • UR PWD Category: 45th Percentile

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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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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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The validity of NEET PG result is limited for the current PG medical admission session and cannot be carried forward for the next admission session.

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All India Rank in NEET PG is the overall merit position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared for NEET PG exam.

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All India 50% quota category rank in NEET PG is the overall merit position of the candidates in the categories like OBC, SC or ST as opted by the candidates in NEET PG application form.

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In case of two or more candidates obtaining same marks in NEET PG exam, the merit position shall be determined following tie-breaker criteria in descending order as given below:

  • Candidate having lesser number of negative responses in the entire paper including all Parts will be placed at a better merit position
  • Candidate scoring higher marks in Part C of the NEET PG question paper will be placed at a better merit position
  • Candidate having lesser number of negative responses in Part C of the NEET PG question paper will be placed at a better merit position
  • Candidate scoring higher marks in Part B of the NEET PG question paper will be placed at a better merit position

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NEET PG shall be the only entrance exam for PG medical admission, which will include the following:

  • All India 50% quota seats (all States except J & K)
  • State quota seats (including the State of J & K)
  • All Private medical colleges & deemed universities in the country
  • Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
  • DNB Broad Specialty Courses

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

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As per the academic session 2019-20, the cutoff scores for NEET PG exam for different categories were as follows:

  • General Category: 340
  • SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) Category: 295
  • UR PWD Category: 317

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NEET PG result will be declared tentatively by 31 January.


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

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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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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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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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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 is available from November 1st 2019.


Date: 19-09-19

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

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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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Yes, NEET PG is mandatory for Foreign National seeking PG medical admission 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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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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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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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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