NEET-PG

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST-PG

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST-PG

Mode of ExamOnline
LevelPG
Level of ExamNational Level

NEET-PG

As per the latest update, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has postponed the registrations for NEET PG 2021 counselling until further notice. MCC has published an official notice regarding the same at mcc.nic.in. The authorities have also released a clarification on NEET PG 2021 seat matrix. The NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule was earlier released on the official website, which will now be considered ineffective. 

Earlier, the NBE has released NEET PG 2021 scorecard on October 9 at nbe.edu.in or natboard.edu.in. The shortlisted candidates can download the NEET PG scorecards and are eligible for counselling process. NBE had declared NEET PG results PDF at natboard.edu.in. MCC will organise NEET PG counselling 2021 for admission to 50% All India Quota (AIQ), all deemed/central universities and ESIC/AFMS institutes. 

While the remaining 50% state quota seats and all private college seats will be allotted by the respective state counselling authority. On the basis of NEET PG rank, choices of colleges and specializations filled, seats available, reservation criteria and other factors, the admission to NEET PG seats will be done.

Earlier, NBE conducted NEET-PG, on September 11, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The authorities do not release the NEET PG 2021 answer key. As per the NEET PG 2021 review, the difficulty level of the NEET PG 2021 exam was easy to moderate. The NEET PG 2021 exam was conducted as a computer-based test for a total duration of 210 minutes with a total of 800 questions. 

Earlier, the NEET PG 2021 admit card was released on September 6 for a total of 1,74,886 candidates registered for the exam.  NBE has earlier released a notice for Jammu and Kashmir candidates or those who have completed their MBBS from the state. For admission under 50% All India Quota seats, such aspirants needed to submit an affidavit with NEET PG application form 2021 by September 10. NEET PG 2021 exam contains 200 multiple choice questions based on subjects taught in the MBBS curriculum

Earlier, NEET PG 2021 exam was postponed due to rising cases of COVID-19. The authority earlier had released NEET PG 2021 brochure on February 23, with the latest changes mentioned below. NBE released the NEET PG application form 2021 on February 23 in online mode. Candidates who fulfilled the basic eligibility criteria had registered for NEET PG 2021. Last year, a total of 1,67,102 NEET PG applications were received by NBE.

Changes in NEET PG 2021 exam:

  • Increase in NEET PG application fee: This year, the NBE NEET PG registration fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs. 5,015, while for SC/ST/PwD is Rs. 3,835. Last year, the application fee for UR/OBC was Rs. 3,750 and for SC/ST/PH it was Rs. 2,750.
  • Hike in NEET PG 2021 exam centres: As per the brochure, NEET PG 2021 exam will be conducted in 255 cities of India. Last year, the exam was held at 162 cities.
  • Change in exam timings: With the release of NEET PG brochure, the exam timings have been changed. NEET PG 2021 will begin from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The entry for the candidates will begin at 12:00 noon.
  • Number of questions reduced: The number of questions asked in NEET PG has been reduced to 200. Till last year, a total of 300 multiple choice questions were asked. NEET PG 2021 syllabus will be released soon.
  • Reduction in NEET PG total marks: With the deduction in number of questions, NEET PG total marks 2021 has also been reduced to 800. As per the marking scheme, 4 marks will be allotted for every correct response, while one mark to be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Tie-breaking process reduced: NBE has reduced the methodology to break the tie between NEET PG merit rank. This year, four method will be used to break the tie - (i) greater number of correct responses, (ii) lesser number of negative responses, (iii) older candidate and (iv) higher aggregate marks (in percentage) in all MBBS professional exam.

 

NEET PG 2021 Highlights

Full Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate
Short Exam Name NEET PG
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 5015 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 593
Exam Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes

NEET-PG APPLICATION PROCESS

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Applicants can check the steps to fill application form of NBE NEET PG 2021 below:

  • 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 - Personal Details, Qualification Details (MBBS / Primary Medical Qualification details, Internship Details, SMC/MCI Registration Details), Test Center Details
  • Upload a recent passport size photograph (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format) and signature (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format) signature
  • Choose test city
  • Make a payment of fees in the online mode through debit/credit card or net banking.
  • Take a print out of the filled application form with transaction ID printed on it.

Important: Test City will be confirmed only after payment of fee is successful.

NEET PG Correction Window 2021

With the help of the correction window, applicants will be able to edit some details in their NEET PG  2021 application form. The details that can be edited during NEET PG correction window include

  • Date of Birth 
  • Gender 
  • Category of the Candidate 
  • Physical Disability Status 
  • EWS status

The following details cannot be corrected in the NEET 2021 application form:

  • Name of the Candidate 
  • Mobile Number 
  • Email ID 
  • Testing City 
  • Nationality

For any query/clarification/assistance on NEET PG, candidates can write to NBE at neetpg@nbe.edu.in or call NBE Candidate Care helpdesk Toll Free number - 1800 267 4003.

Note: The email should mention the name of the sender, application ID, correspondence address and mobile number. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General   Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 5015
SC, ST   Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 3835
OBC, General, SC, ST PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 3835

 

 

NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates who wish to appear for NBE NEET PG 2021, must check the required eligibility criteria below.

  • Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), and have an MBBS degree or provisional certificate to that effect.
  • Completion of the rotatory internship on or before June 30, 2021.
  • Provisional or permanent medical registration certificate issued by MCI or a State Medical Council. This must be carried on the day of the exam and during admission.
  • Candidates who have studied/qualified MBBS from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% Quota seats. Only candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to study MBBS from Medical Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats. Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring this.
  • Applicants who have completed their MBBS degree from outside India must have qualified the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE).
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The syllabus of NEET PG 2022 is prepared to test the knowledge of students based on the curriculum of their MBBS course. Thus, the NEET PG syllabus broadly consists of topics/subjects studied by the graduates during their MBBS course degrees. NEET PG syllabus PDF by MCI regulations, 2018 is attached below for reference to medical aspirants.

The syllabus of the NEET PG 2022 entrance examination released through the NBE brochure is divided into three parts/phases - Part A, B, and C.

  • Part A - Pre-clinical subjects (phase I)

  • Part B - Para-clinical subjects (phase II)

  • Part C - Clinical subjects (phase III)

The summary of subjects under each phase are further mentioned in the table below.

NEET PG syllabus

Phase I - Pre-clinical subjects

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biochemistry

Phase II - Para-clinical subjects

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Microbiology

  • Forensic Medicine

  • Social and preventive medicine

Phase III - Clinical subjects

  • General Medicine including dermatology, venerelogy, and psychiatry

  • General surgery including orthopedics, anaesthesia, and radio diagnosis

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Paediatrics

  • ENT

  • Ophthalmology

NEET PG subject-wise distribution of questions

There are a total of 14 different subjects, as mentioned in the table above, from which questions are asked in the postgraduate entrance exam - NEET PG. For smart preparation for the NEET PG 2022 exam, it is important for candidates to get an idea on the number of questions asked from each subject and prepare accordingly. The table below gives an overview of the subject wise distribution of questions.

NEET PG subject-wise distribution of questions

Subject

Number of questions in NEET PG

Phase I - Pre-clinical subjects

 

Anatomy

17

Physiology

17

Biochemistry

16

Phase II - Para-clinical subjects

 

Pathology

25

Pharmacology

20

Microbiology

20

Forensic Medicine

10

Social and preventive medicine

25

Phase III - Clinical subjects

 

General Medicine including dermatology, venerelogy, and psychiatry

45

General surgery including orthopedics, anaesthesia, and radio diagnosis

45

Obstetrics and gynaecology

30

Paediatrics

10

ENT

10

Ophthalmology

10

Total number of questions in NEET PG

300 questions

NEET PG preparation books

To crack a national level examination like NEET-PG, one requires in-depth knowledge of the subjects and a strong preparation base. Since the NEET PG entrance exam tests the knowledge of students based on their MBBS course curriculum, it is mandatory for NEET PG aspirants to be thorough with the standard books. Such a list of standard books for NEET PG 2022 preparation is provided below.

Best books for NEET PG 2022

Subject

Author’s name

Book name

Phase I - Pre-clinical subjects

 

 

Anatomy

Rajesh Kaushal or MCQ book by Dr. Raviraj

Self assessment and review of Anatomy

Physiology

Dr. Soumen Manna Dr. Krishna Kumar

 

Review of Physiology

Biochemistry

Rebecca James

 

Self assessment and review of Biochemistry

Phase II - Para-clinical subjects

 

 

Pathology

Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra

Review of Pathology and Genetics

Pharmacology

Gobind Rai Garg and Sparsh Gupta, Ranjan Patel

Review of Pharmacology

Microbiology

Rachna Chaurasia or Apurba Sastry or Ananthanarayan and Paniker's

Review of Microbiology and immunology

Forensic Medicine

Arvind Arora

Self assessment and review of basic anatomy and forensic medicine

Phase III - Clinical subjects

 

 

Psychiatry

Praveen Tripathi

Review of Psychiatry

Orthopedics

Apurv Mehra

 

Orthopedics quick review

Radiology

Rajat Jain

Review of Radiology

Dermatology

Saurabh Jindal

Review of Dermatology

Anesthesia

Profs by Vivek Jain

PROAFS Anesthesia for NBE

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Sakshi Arora

Self assessment and review of obstetrics & Gynecology

Paediatrics

Taruna Mehra or OP Ghai

Review of Pediatrics and neonatology

ENT

Manisha Sinha and Sachin Budhiraja

ENT for entrance exam

Ophthalmology

AK Khurana Ruchi Rai

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Application Start Date :

23rd February 2021

Application End Date :

15th March 2021

Exam Date :

11th September 2021

Result Date :

28th September 2021

Conducted By :

NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS

Official Website : http://www.nbe.edu.in