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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 May 21, 2022
Name of the Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate Examination
Common Name NEET PG
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 Exam will be on May 21, 2022. The registration process for the exam began on January 15, 2022.

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

NEET PG Exam Dates:

Events  Tentative Dates 
Information Brochure  January 15, 2022
Beginning of Registration

January 15, 2022

End of Registration for NEET PG

March 25, 2022

Application Correction Window

March 29- April 7, 2022

Admit Card

May 14, 2022

NEET PG Exam Date May 21, 2022
NEET PG Results June 1, 2022

NEET PG Registration:

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

How to fill up the NEET PG Application form?

NEET PG Application Fees:

Category Application Fees (In Rs.)
General and OBC Candidates 5,015
SC, ST, and PwD Candidates 3,835

Documents Required: 

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

Document 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 Chandigarh
Bangalore  Chennai 
Pune  Kolkata 
New Delhi Thiruvananthapuram
Mumbai  Ranchi
Bhubaneswar Coimbatore

NEET PG Syllabus and Books:

Candidates have to prepare the following topics for the exam: 

Orthopaedics Forensic Medicine
Paediatrics Medicine
Pharmacology Preventive and Social Medicine
Pathology Psychiatry
Physiology Anatomy
Surgery Biochemistry
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Microbiology
Radiology Obstetrics
Anaesthesia Dermatology
Ophthalmology Radiotherapy
Gynaecology Venereology

Books for NEET PG: 

Book Name Author
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) Maheshwari
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 Rodwell
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 Yadav
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 200
Total Marks 800
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 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 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 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 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:

Category Percentile Cut off
General Candidates 50
SC, ST, and OBC Candidates 40
PwD Candidates 45

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 
  • NEET PG 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)