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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality (NEET SS)

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality (NEET SS)


NEET SS 2021 Exam Date

November 13th and 14th, 2021

Name of the Examination
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality
Common Name
NEET SS
Conducting Body
National Board of Examination (NBE)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is NEET SS? 

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality or NEET SS exam is a national level exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for super specialization medical courses.

NEET SS Courses: 

  1. Doctorate of Medicine (DM)
  2. Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch)

Following are the Super Speciality specializations offered under the courses mentioned above: 

Organ Transplant Anaesthesia
Cardiology
Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
Cardiac Anaesthesia
Clinical Hematology
Geriatric Mental Health
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology
Surgical Gastroenterology
Endocrine Surgery
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology 
Head and Neck Surgery
Gynaecological Oncology
Hand Surgery
Hepatology 
Infectious Disease
Medical Genetics
Neuro Surgery
Medical Oncology
Nephrology
Neurology
Paediatric Neurology
Neuroradiology
Paediatric Cardiology
Interventional Radiology
Onco Pathology
Paediatric Hepatology
Paediatric Gastroenterology
Neonatology 
Paediatric Surgery
Nephrology
Paediatric Oncology
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Genito Urinary Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Pulmonary Medicine
Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

NEET SS scores are accepted by 156 medical colleges and universities of the following types: 

  1. Private and Government Medical Colleges and Universities
  2. Deemed Universities
  3. Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Institutions

Several colleges in Bangalore also accept NEET Super Speciality scores to grant admission to super speciality course aspirants. Candidates can check the requirement and seek admissions in Bangalore

NEET SS 2021 to be conducted in November 13th and 14th, 2021. Registration process for the same can start from  September 22nd, 2021 to October 12th, 2021.

Aspirants for super speciality courses have to complete their postgraduate courses in their preferred medical field. 

Also, they should be registered with the National Medical Council or their respective State Medical Council. 

NEET SS 2021 Exam Details:

Maximum Choice of Super Speciality Courses
2
Exam Duration

1.45 hours (1 Specialization) 

3.30 hours (2 Specialization) 

Registration Mode
Online
Exam Mode
Online
Language Options
English
Qualifying Cut-off
45 Percentile

NEET SS 2021 Exam Dates: 

Events
Tentative Dates
Release of Exam Notification
 August 31st 2021
Release of Application Form

 September 22nd, 2021

Last Date for Submitting Application Form

 October 4th, 2021

First Application Form Correction Window

October 16th to 18th, 2021
Final Application Form Correction Window
October 26th to 28th, 2021
NEET SS 2021 Admit Card
To be Announced
NEET SS 2021 Exam Date
November 13th and 14th, 2021
NEET SS 2021 Results
To be Announced
Counselling 
To be Announced

NEET SS Registration: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register themselves for the exam: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Candidates have to click on NEET SS 2021. 
Step 3: They have to register by filling the registration form, following which they will get an application number and password. 
Step 4: Candidates can log in using their credentials and fill up the necessary details such as

  • Personal Details
  • Communication Address
  • Academic Details

Step 5: They have to select their preferred exam centres. 
Step 6: Candidates need to pay the required exam fees and submit the form. 

The registration fee for NEET SS 2021 is Rs. 3,750. The application fee must be paid online using either debit card, credit card, or net banking. 

NEET SS Exam Centres: 

New Delhi
Mumbai
Bangalore
Kolkata
Chennai
Chandigarh
Guwahati
Indore
Pune
Nashik
Guntur
Pondicherry
Kanpur
Madurai
Rajkot
Srinagar

NEET Super Speciality Syllabus and Books: 

Section A: 

This section will contain questions from the broader set of PG specializations that act as feeders for a particular specialization under the super speciality courses. 

Section B: 

This section shall contain questions from the super speciality courses, specializations, and speciality courses studied in PG. 

Also, the section will cover questions from clinical practice and basic sciences relevant to the super speciality courses.

Books for the Exam: 

Book
Author(s)/ Publisher
Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Shackelford
Principles of Surgery
Schwartz
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery
Courtney Townsend, R. Daniel Beauchamp, B. Mark Evers, and Kenneth Mattox
Self Assessment & Review of Gastroenterology
Kantamani Bala Teja
Short Practice of Surgery 
Bailey and Love
MCQs in Medicine
Adithya Udupa K
Surgery for NEET SS
Madhur Anand

NEET SS Exam Pattern:

Exam Duration

1.45 hours (1 Specialization) 

3.30 hours (2 Specialization) 

Total Marks
400
Total Number of Questions
100
Division of Sections

Section A: 40 Questions

Section B: 60 Questions

Time Allocated

Section A: 45 min

Section B: 60 min

Marking Scheme
+4 marks for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer
Types of Questions
Multiple-choice Questions

NEET SS Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned NEET SS preparation tips: 

  • Grasp the Syllabus: 
    NEET Super Speciality exam tests student's knowledge on multiple topics. Candidates need to be well-versed with the exam syllabus to score well in the exam. 
  • Revise More to Score More: 
    Revision is the key to exam success, and the same goes for NEET SS as well. Candidates should follow a proper preparation plan for studying the topics and revising them at regular intervals. 
  • Mocks are the KEY:
    Getting the hang of the exam pattern and preparing a plan for answering the questions is a vital part of NEET SS. Candidates should answer an ample number of mock tests to prepare dynamically for the exam. 
  • Maintain Good Health: 
    Candidates should maintain proper physical as well as mental health to prepare for the exam properly. Exam preparation can take a massive toll on them, but they should have adequate food and exercise daily to cope up with it. 

NEET SS Admit Card: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the NEET SS Admit Card: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Candidates have to click on NEET SS 2021. 
Step 3: They have to log in using their application number and password. 
Step 4: Candidates can view their admit card on their screen, which they can cross-check and print for further use. 

Candidates have to carry their NEET SS 2021 Admit Card, Government approved ID Card, and NMC or State Medical Council Registration certificate to the exam centre. 

NEET SS Results: 

NEET SS results can be downloaded by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Candidates have to click on NEET SS 2021 Results. 
Step 3: They have to log in using their credentials. 
Step 4: Candidate's scorecard will be displayed on their screens. They can check their sectional scores, overall score, and rank. 

NBE shall also release a merit list in PDF format. There will be separate merit lists for each category. 

Candidates who get more than 45 percentile shall be eligible for the NEET SS counselling process. 

NEET SS Counselling: 

Candidates who shall clear the necessary cut-off for NEET SS will participate in the counselling process. 

The counselling process will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). 

Documents to be carried to the NEET SS counselling process: 

  • NEET SS 2021 Scorecard
  • NEET SS 2021 Admit Card
  • Educational Certificate
  • Certificate of Registration with NMC or State Medical Council
  • Caste Certificate
  • Passport-size Photograph

FAQs: 

  1. What is the NEET SS eligibility criteria?
    - Candidates who have completed their postgraduate medical degree such as MD, MS, or DNB from a recognized medical institution can apply for the exam. Also, they need to register themselves with the NMC or the respective State Medical Council. 

  2. Who conducts NEET SS?
    - NEET SS is conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) every year. 

  3. What is the duration of the NEET SS exam?
    - Duration of NEET SS is 1.45 hours for a single specialization and 3.3 hours for 2 specializations. 

  4. What are the NEET SS courses?
    - Candidates can pursue a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) or Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) through NEET SS. 

  5. What is the maximum limit of Super Speciality specializations that I can apply for?
    - Candidates can apply for a maximum of 2 Super Speciality specializations through NEET SS. 

  6. How many super speciality specializations are available through NEET SS?
    - Candidates can apply for a total of 42 Super Speciality specializations through NEET SS. 

  7. How many colleges accept NEET SS exam scores?
    - Close to 156 colleges accept NEET SS exam scores for the Super Speciality courses. 

  8. What is the qualifying date for completing my PG course before applying for NEET SS?
    - Candidates should complete their PG courses before September 2021 before applying for NEET SS. 

  9. What is the NEET SS exam pattern?
    - NEET SS has been divided into 2 sections. The 1st section contains 40 questions, while the 2nd section contains 60 questions. 

  10. Who will conduct the counselling process of NEET SS?
    - NEET SS counselling process is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can answer NEET SS only if they:

  • Have completed their postgraduate courses such as MD, MS, or DNB from a recognized medical institution in India. 
  • Are pursuing their postgraduate course but are completing it before September 2021. 
  • Have registered themselves with the National Medical Commission or the State Medical Council. 





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