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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate Examination (NEET PG)

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate Examination (NEET PG)

NEET PG Exam Date
September 11th, 2021
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate Examination
Common Name
Conducting Body
National Board of Examination (NBE)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is NEET PG?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate Examination (NEET PG) is a national level medical postgraduate examination conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE).

NEET PG allows students to seek admissions in the postgraduate medical courses of various colleges. The courses offered are as follows:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Master of Surgery (MS)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PG Diploma)
  • Diplomate of National Board (DNB)

Students can take admissions into both private and government colleges that are providing these courses. Several colleges in Bangalore offer these courses with a well-defined pedagogy. 

Aspirants can check out the admission requirements and seek admissions in Bangalore to pursue a successful medical career ahead. 

NEET PG 2021 dates will be on September 11th, 2021. The registration process for the exam began on February 23rd, 2021 and ended on March 15th, 2021. 

Aspirants applying for the course should hold an MBBS degree from a recognized medical university. Also, they must have registered themselves with the National Medical Commission or the respective State Medical Council.  

NEET PG Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Exam Mode 
NEET PG 2021 Exam Duration 
210 minutes
Type of Questions
Objective Type Questions
Qualifying Cut-off
50 Percentile

NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates:

Tentative Dates 
Information Brochure 
February 23rd, 2021
Beginning of Registration
February 23rd, 2021
End of Registration for NEET PG 2021
March 15th, 2021
Application Correction Window
March 19th to 21st, 2021
NEET PG 2021 Mock Test by NBE
April 8th, 2021
Admit Card

September 6th, 2021

NEET PG 2021 Exam Date
September 11th, 2021
NEET PG 2021 Results
To be Announced
NEET PG 2021 Rank Card
To be Announced
NEET PG 2021 Merit List
To be Announced
Counselling Date for NEET PG 2021
To be Announced

NEET PG Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for NEET PG 2021: 

How to fill up the NEET PG Application form?

NEET PG Application Fees:

Application Fees (In Rs.)
General and OBC Candidates
SC, ST, and PwD Candidates

Documents Required: 

Candidates need to have the following documents according to the specified format: 

Candidate's Photograph

File Size: 50KB - 100KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Format: JPEG or PNG

Candidate's Signature

File Size: 10KB - 50KB

Dimension: 6 cm X 3 cm

Format: JPEG or PNG

Left-hand Thumb Impression

File Size: 10KB - 50KB

Dimension: 4 cm X 3 cm

Format: JPEG or PNG

 Also, they will require the following documents for filling up the application form and further processes: 

  • Class 10th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • MBBS Marksheet 
  • Internship Certificate 
  • Caste certificate (If Required)

NEET PG Exam Centres:

Greater Noida
New Delhi

NEET PG Syllabus and Books:

Candidates have to prepare the following topics for the exam: 

Forensic Medicine
Preventive and Social Medicine
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

Books for NEET PG: 

Book Name
Smart Study Series: Psychiatry
Mohan Sunil Kumar
Smart Study Series: Physiology
Vivek Nalgirkar
Self-Assessment and Review of Biochemistry
Rebecca James Perumcheril
Review of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations
Amit Tripathi, Ashish Gupta, and Arvind Arora
Essential Orthopaedics (Including Clinical Methods)
A Laboratory Course in Plant Physiology
William Francis Ganong
Self-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and Immunology
Rachana Chaurasiya
Handbook of General Anatomy
BD Chaurasia
Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery
Norman Williams, P Ronan O Connell, and Andrew McCaskie
Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery
PL Dhingra and Shruti Dhingra
Essential Pediatrics
O P Ghai
Review of Ophthalmology (6th Edition)
Ruchi Rai
Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry
Textbook of Microbiology
CP Baweja
Self-Assessment & Review Microbiology & Immunology
Rachana Chaurasia & Anshul Jain
Harrison's Principles Of Internal Medicine
Dennis Kasper and Dan L. Longo
Review of Preventive & Social Medicine (Including Biostatistics) 
Vivek Jain
Review of Forensic Medicine
Sumit Seth
Self-Assessment & Review of Basic Subjects (Anatomy & Forensic Medicine) 
Arvind Arora
Short Textbook Of Anaesthesia 5
Essentials of Medical Pharmacology
KD Tripathi
Review of Pharmacology
Gobind Rai Garg & Sparsh Gupta
Ghai Essential Pediatrics
Vinod K Paul
Pathologic Basis of Disease
Robbins & Vinay Kumar 
A Complete Review of Short Subjects: Volume 1 
Saumya Shukla and Anurag Shukla
Smart Study Series: ENT and Head & Neck Surgery
Shibu George
Smart Study Series Radiology
Narender Rohilla
A Complete Review of Short Subjects: Volume 2
Saumya Shukla and Anurag Shukla

NEET PG Exam Pattern:

Exam Duration
210 minutes
Total Questions
Total Marks
Marks Per Question
+4 for every correct answer
Negative Marks
-1 for every wrong answer
Type of Questions
Multiple-choice Questions

NEET PG Preparation Tips:

Candidates can follow the tips for the preparation process: 

  • Having a proper idea of the exam syllabus:
    Aspirants need to have proper knowledge of all the topics. It will allow them to prepare a plan accordingly and select the necessary resources for the preparation process. 
  • Strict preparation schedule:
    Candidates are required to follow a strict schedule. It helps the aspirant to maintain a flow for their preparation process. 
  • Revision and Mock Tests:
    Regular revision and taking mock tests are an important part of exam preparation. Aspirants should do it at regular intervals to get a proper hang of the exam. 

  • Maintaining Good Health:
    Exam pressure creates stress, which lets aspirants move focus away from their health. They should have a proper diet and exercise regularly to keep themselves healthy.

NEET PG Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following these steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE.
Step 2: Click on the section "NEET PG 2021 Admit Card."
Step 3: Aspirants need to log in using the details that were sent to them. 
Step 4: The NEET PG Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Details of the NEET PG Admit Card should be adequately checked for any errors. 
Step 6: If there are no errors, aspirants can download the admit cards. 

Aspirants will be allowed to carry only their NEET PG 2021 Admit Card and a Government approved Photo ID card to the Exam Centre. 

NEET PG Results:

Results can be checked with the following steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE.
Step 2: Click on the section that reads "NEET PG 2021 Result."
Step 3: A list with the name of all the candidates will appear on the screen. 
Step 4: Aspirants should find their name on it by scrolling through it or by searching it.
Step 5: They can check their result and can further save the PDF for further use. 

Aspirants who will clear the cut-off can download their scorecard for further admission process with the following steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE.
Step 2: Click on the section that reads "NEET PG 2021 Scorecard."
Step 3: Login using the credentials used at the time of NEET PG registration. 
Step 4: Aspirants can now view their NEET PG scorecard. 
Step 5: The NEET PG Scorecard should be checked for any errors and downloaded onto an A4 size paper. 

NEET PG Cut offs:

Percentile Cut off
General Candidates
SC, ST, and OBC Candidates
PwD Candidates

Deciding Factors for NEET PG Cut off: 

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • Difficulty level of the exam.
  • Total number of seats available

NEET PG Counselling: 

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET PG counselling session on behalf of Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and Government of India. 

Below are the points that students should take into consideration for the counselling process: 

  • Aspirants need to register for the counselling session on the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. 
  • Aspirants need to pay the Non- Refundable Registration Fees and the Refundable Security Deposit at the time of Registration. 
  • The Refundable Security Deposit will be returned to the candidates if they fail to join their allotted seat or college during the stipulated date and time. 

Eligible candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps for NEET PG counselling: 

Step 1: Choice filling:

Candidates have to choose the list of options of courses and colleges on the official website of MCC. They can select as many options as they want. 

Step 2: Allotment list of the PG Seats:

The MCC shall release the result of the allotment process in the form of an Allotment List for the PG Seats. Seats will be allotted to the students based on the choices filled by them and their All India Rank. 

Step 3: Reporting to the Allotted Institute:

Aspirants who have been allotted seats in the counselling process will have to report to their respective institutes. For this process, they have to carry their original documents and a self-attested copy of the same document. 

Documents Required for the Counselling Process:

  • NEET PG Admit Card 2021
  • NEET PG 2021 Scorecard
  • Class X Marksheet or Birth Certificate
  • MBBS Marksheet
  • MBBS Degree Certificate
  • Certificate for completion of Internship
  • Permanent or Provisional Certificate of Registration with the National Medical Commission (NMC) or the State Medical Council (SMC)
  • Valid Government Photo ID Card (PAN Card or Driving license or Voter ID or Passport or Aadhar card)
  • Aspirant's Caste Certificate (If Required)
  • PwD Certificate (If Required)


  1. What are the eligibility criteria for NEET PG?
    - Candidates who have completed their MBBS from any of the recognized medical colleges in India can apply for the exam. 

  2. For which courses is NEET PG conducted?
    - Courses for which the exam is conducted are Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Post Graduate (PG Diploma), and Diplomate of National Board (DNB).

  3. What is the mode of the NEET PG Exam?
    - NEET PG is an online examination. 

  4. What is the time allotted for NEET PG Exam?
    - The time allotted for NEET PG is 210 minutes.  

  5. How can I get access to the application form for NEET PG?
    - Candidates can get access to the application form by visiting the official website of the National Board of Examination (NBE). 

  6. What is the full mark of the NEET PG Exam?
    - The total marks for NEET PG Exam is 800 

  7. Who will conduct the NEET PG counselling process?
    - NEET PG counselling process is conducted by MCC. 

  8. What is the number of questions in NEET PG 2021?
    - Candidates will have to answer 200 questions for NEET PG 2021. 

  9. What is the marking scheme for NEET PG 2021?
    - NBE will award 4 marks for every correct answer and deduct 1 mark for every wrong answer. 

  10. How can I go for the NEET PG Registration process?
    - You have to visit the official website of NBE for NEET PG registration.
Eligibility Criteria

NEET PG aspirants have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the exam: 

  • Aspirants should hold an MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate from any recognized Medical Colleges in India along with a compulsory 1-year internship. 
  • They must have registered themselves with the National Medical Commission or the State Medical Council. 

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