National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the exam date of NEET PG 2021 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate).
- NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination conducted for admission to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section 10 (D) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
- No other entrance examination either state or institution level shall be valid for entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses.
- NEET is also mandatory for foreign nationals seeking admission to medical courses in India.
National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the exam date of NEET PG 2021 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate). The exam will be conducted on 18th April 2021.
NEET PG Highlights
|Exam Name||NEET PG 2021|
|Conducting Authority||National Board of Examination (NBE)|
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Test Duration||210 mins|
|No of test cities||255|
|Exam Date||April 18th 2021|
|Eligibility Criteria||Must have MBBS or equivalent qualification|
|Helpline Number||1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free)|
NEET PG 2021 Schedule:
Here is the exam date schedule published officially
|Information Brochure of NEET PG||February 23, 2021|
|Application form releases||February 23, 2021|
|Application form ends||to March 15, 2021|
|Availability of correction window||March 19 to 21, 2021|
|Final edit window to rectify incorrect images||Apri 2 to 4, 2021|
|Availability of NEET PG 2021 mock test||April 15, 2021|
|New NEET PG Admit Card 2021||To be announced|
|NEET PG 2021 Exam||September 11, 2021|
|NEET PG Result||To be announced|
|NEET PG 2021 Rank Card||To be announced|
|NEET PG 2021 Merit List||To be announced|
|NEET PG AIQ 50% Merit List||To be announced|
|NEET PG first round of counselling||To be announced|
|Provisional seat allotment list||To be announced|
|Result of first round of counselling||To be announced|
|Downloading of allotment letter||To be announced|
|Reporting to the allotted college||To be announced|
NEET PG 2021 Admit Card:
NEET PG Admit Card 2021
1- Candidates who applied for the NEET PG exam can download their NEET PG Admit Card 2021 from the official website www.nbe.edu.in using their login credentials. Keep your admit card with you after NEET PG 2021 Cutoff announcement, it will be required in counseling.
2- Candidates are required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space in the Admit Card and report to the examination center within the prescribed time along with documents as mentioned in the Admit card.
3- Candidates reporting late to the examination center will not be allowed.
Steps to download NEET PG, Admit Card:
- Candidates are required to click on the link (official website) to download the NEET PG 2021 admit card.
- In the next step, candidates should enter log-in credentials - user ID and password.
- After entering the credentials, copy the captcha code as given in the image.
- Candidates will be directed to the window where NEET PG 2021 admit card is displayed. It is advisable to take a printout of the NEET - PG hall ticket 2021.
- A passport size photograph (color) of the NEET PG aspirant has to be affixed on the admit card.
Candidates must bring the following documents to the test centre along with Admit Card of NEET PG
Important Notes for NEET PG 2021
SMC/MCI Certificate: Candidates who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualification outside India, and do not have State Medical Council (SMC)/Medical Counselling of India (MCI) registration, should bring their original screening test pass certificate issued on NBE letterhead.
The name should match with photo: The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit card. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must show the relevant document at the time of the exam.
NEET PG 2021 Syllabus:
|Pathology||Introduction to Pathology, Cell Injury, Amyloidosis and Calcification, Inflammation and Repair, Circulatory Disturbances, Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous Disorders, Cardiovascular Pathology, Respiratory Pathology, Urinary Tract Pathology, Pathology of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Hematopathology, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology, Lymphoreticular System, Reproductive System, Osteopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology|
|Anatomy||Gross Anatomy, Osteology, Muscular System, Arthrology, Cardio Vascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Genito-Urinary System, Endocrine System and Individual Endocrine Glands, Nervous System and its components, Special Sensory Organs, Lymphatic System, Surface Anatomy, Cross Sectional Anatomy Cross sections of thorax, abdomen and pelvis to understand the interrelationship of organs and structures, Microanatomy.|
|Physiology||General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Sensory system, Motor system, Visceral and motivational system, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Special Senses, Yoga|
|Biochemistry||Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation and metabolic interrelationships, Carbohydrate metabolism, metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle and biological oxidation, proteinoids. Regulation of the metabolic pathways, Food assimilation and nutrition, Hormones, Molecular Biology, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers|
|Pharmacology||General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators, Drug therapy of glaucoma and cataract, Treatment of poisoning|
|Microbiology||Introduction to Microbiology, Bacteriology, parasitology, Virology and Mycology, Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial identification, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnostic, Vaccines, Sterilization and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (Bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi), . Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites.|
|Forensic Medicine||Forensic Pathology, Clinical forensic medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Sciences, General, clinical, environmental and analytical toxicology.|
|Psychiatry||Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive process and memory, Thinking and problem solving, Intelligence: General concepts and techniques for assessment, Personality (Principles of Personality development) and objective testing of Personality, Introduction and classification of Psychiatric disorder, Aetiology of Psychiatric disorders, Drug and Alcohol dependence, Personality disorders, Counselling and psychological therapies, Psychological testing|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology||Basic Sciences-Normal & abnormal development, structure and function of female & male urogenital systems, endocrinology of reproductive system, Gametogenesis, fertilization, Role of hormones in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Humoral and cellular immunology in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy, Anemia in Pregnancy, Carcinoma Cervix, epidemiology, staging diagnostic procedure, treatment of Menopause and related problems, Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances|
|Pediatrics||Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances, Growth and development, Nutrition, Immunization, Infectious diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System. Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary system, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Fluid-Electrolyte, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics.|
|Opthalmology||Anatomy and development of eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Optics and refraction, Disease of conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera, Disease of the Uveal tract, lens, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids. Disease of the lacrimal apparatus, Disease of the orbit, Ocular injuries, Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics|
Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy
|Identify and diagnose all aspects of Emergency Room Radiology, Basic hazards and precautions in Radio-diagnostic practices, basic need of various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice, learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes C.T., Ultrasound, M.R.I. and D.S.A.,know about radio-active isotopes and their physical properties , identify symptoms and signs of various cancers and their steps of investigations and management|
|Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Anesthesia||Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies, Surgical knowledge of head, spine, chest abdominal and pelvic injury, know about various surgical techniques such as venesection, tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation, circumcision, biopsy of surface tumors. Comprehensive diagnosis of common Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) diseases including the emergencies and malignant neoplasm of the head and neck, use of head mirror, otoscope and indirect laryngoscopy, possess knowledge of various ENT rehabilitative programmes. Therapeutic Orthopedics, knowledge on Splinting, Manual reduction of common fractures and dislocations, recognize metabolic bone diseases. Acquire knowledge on pre-anesthetic checkup and pre-anesthetic medications; simple general anesthetic procedures, anesthetic records, cardio-pulmonary brain resuscitation (C.P.B.R.) methods.|
|Medicine Dermatology and Venereology||Common clinical disorders, drug therapeutics, diagnostic and investigative procedures. Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papule vesicular disorders. Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease.|
|Social and Preventive Medicine||
History of Public Health, Concepts in Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Epidemiology of Specific Diseases, Entomology ,Biostatistics , Health planning and Public Health Administration , Nutrition, Environmental Health, Demography, Mental Health and Education Technology , Environmental Sanitation , Demography and Family Planning , Mental Health, Recent Advancements in Public Health and Miscellaneous topics , Sociology ,School, Occupational, Urban Health
NEET PG 2021 Preparation Books:
The following reference books will help the candidate in preparing for NEET PG 2020. These books have questions bearing the correct exam pattern and will give candidates an idea on the different types and category of questions they can expect from the various subjects.
|DAMS Beat The NEET||Sumer K sethi|
|All India PG Medical Entrance Exam with Answers||Gupta, Krishnamurthy & Sethi|
|Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exam, Volume 2 & 3||Amit Tripathi & Ashish Gupta|
|DNB CET Review for Primary and Post Diploma||Vaibhav Bharat & Ishad Aggarwal|
|Self Assessment and Review of NEET Pattern Question||Arvind Arora|
NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern:
It is very important to understand the subject sections with their marks distribution and NEET PG exam pattern before writing the exam. The NEET PG 2021 exam contains 3 sections in total and the total number of marks is 200. The duration of the exam is 210 minutes and there is no specified time duration in which each section is completed, the candidate is free to choose his own time.
1- All medical graduates looking forward to appearing for postgraduate medical entrance examination must check the exam pattern NEET PG 2021.
2- Exam pattern of NEET PG 2021 is declared by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
3- Below here, candidates can check the complete NEET PG 2021 exam pattern including marking scheme, topics covered and other information. A candidate can refer to the NEET PG 2021 Syllabus for covering all the topics in-depth.
NEET PG 2021 Exam Highlights
Authority: The exam conducting authority of NEET PG 2021, National Board of Examinations (NBE) will declare the exam pattern of NEET PG 2021 along with NEET PG 2021 notification.
Sessions: The candidates shall be allocated to appear either in the forenoon session or in the afternoon session.
Mode: The NEET PG 2021 will be conducted in Online mode i.e; Computer Based Test (CBT).
Weightage of marks: The weight-age of MCQs in each specialty is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its right to alter/vary/amend the same.
Number of Questions: The NEET PG 2021 Exam Booklet consists of 200 questions. All the questions are of multiple-choice type.
|Examination Mode||Computer-based Test ( Online)|
|Examination Duration||3 hrs and 30 minutes|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice|
|Number of Questions||200|
|Marking Scheme||(+4) for every correct ans. , (-1) for wrong ans. & 0 marks for unanswered questions|
Subject-wise Weightage for NEET PG 2021
NEET PG exam contains 200 questions from 15 topics covered in the MBBS program. Below is the list of topics that were covered last year in NEET PG. For more information about the topics covered, candidates can take a look at NEET PG 2021 syllabus.
1- PART-A contains 50 Questions
2- PART-B contains 100 Questions
3- PART-C contains 150 Questions
4- A total of 300 Questions.
The Distribution of Marks for various sections is given below:
Section A ( 50 Questions)
|Subjects||Subject-wise weightage of Ques.|
Section B ( 100 Questions)
|Subjects||Subject-wise weightage of Ques.|
|Social and preventive Medicine||20|
Section B ( 150 Questions)
|Subjects||Subject-wise weightage of Ques.|
|Medicine including Dermatology and Venereology & Psychiatry||45|
|Surgery including Orthopedics & Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis||45|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||30|
NEET PG 2021 Cut Off:
NEET PG 2020 Cutoff:
The Revised Cutoff Score for NEET PG #year is mentioned below in the tabular form:
|Category||Cut off percentile||Cut off marks||Cut off percentile (Revised)||Cut off marks (Revised)|
NEET PG Cutoff Ranks (AIQ) for Top 10 Medical Colleges:
|Name of Institutes||NEET PG closing rank 2019||NEET PG closing rank 2018|
|B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad||69516||54078|
|Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior||69833||31388|
|Madras Medical College, Madras||28039||25803|
|Government Medical College, Nagpur||62706||56855|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||70556||19902|
|Guntur Medical College, Guntur||56400||15275|
|VMMC and SJ Hospital, New Delhi||30525||35039|
|Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||21555||27305|
|Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad||20984||30948|
|Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai||62358||47858|
1- NEET PG cut off signifies the eligibility criterion to qualify the exam and to be considered for NEET PG Counselling 2021.
2- The cutoff will be available in the form of opening and closing rank.
3- Candidates must score equal or more than cut off marks to get admission in their desired Institute.
4- After the declaration of NEET PG Result, all the participating institutes will release their separate cut off list.
5- The cut off will be different for every category.
NEET PG 2021 Application Form:
- New User Registration: All candidates desirous of applying for NEET-PG 2021 shall be required to create an online profile of themselves to generate a UserID and Password.
Steps To Apply For NEET PG 2021 Online
Step 1: Registration
1- Visit the official website nbe.edu.in.
2- Select ‘NEET PG’.
3- Read all the instructions carefully and click on “Proceed to apply online”.
4- Enter name, gender, parent’s name and valid email address.
4- Click on the “Submit” button.
5- A note will be generated as a pop up stating your Application No. and informing about your issued NEET PG Application NO and Password.
Step 2: Filling the Application Form
In this step, candidates need to provide the following details
1- Personal Details: Name, DOB, Gender, Nationality, Father & Mother’s name, Religion, Category etc.
2- Contact Details: Email ID and Mobile Number
3- Identification Details: Govt. Issued Identification; Identification No. and Marks of Identification.
4- Correspondence Address: Home address, Country, State, City/ District and Pincode.
5- Medical Council Registration Details: MCI/ SMC Registration Type, Registration No. etc.
6- A review page will be opened, check all the entered details and click on the “Submit” button.
Step 3: Uploading Images
1- Upload Scanned Images by clicking “Choose File” option.
2- Size has to be between 10kb-30kb for both signature and photograph.
3- MCI/SMC certificate must be uploaded having a size not more than 500 kb.
4- Click on the “Next” button. Preview of images will appear.
5- Click on the “Upload” button to upload images.
Step 4: Scheduling the Exam
1- Select the exam location
2- Select the exact test centre and check the location.
3- Select preferred date and time of the examination.
Step 5: Application Fee Payment
1- Click on the “Make Payment” option.
2- Remit the application fee via debit card/credit card/ net banking/ e-wallet.
3- Choose the respective bank and click on “Go for payment”.
4- Enter bank details and pay the application fee.
Step 6: Confirmation page printout
After finishing the fee payment process, candidates can take the printout of the confirmation page. Take at least four printouts of the confirmation page.
NEET PG Application Form Correction:
- If a candidate forgets his/her username or password, the following steps must be followed:
- Click on Forgot your username or password link below in the login page.
- Select the option which is to be retrieved.
- For username, enter the registered email id and CAPTCHA.
- Click on the Email Username button.
- Candidates will be asked the secret reminder question which has to be answered.
- The user name will then be mailed in the registered email ID.
- For password, click on forgot password link.
- Secret reminder question will be asked again.
- The password will be mailed in the email ID of the candidate.
NEET PG 2021 application form: Fields that cannot be changed
There are certain fields in the application form of NEET PG 2021 that cannot be changed. These fields are pre-filled from the registration form into the application form and cannot be edited even in the correction window. Thus, candidates are advised to fill the below-mentioned details carefully.
- Name of the candidate
- Mobile Number
- Email address
- Testing City
What can be changed using the correction window?
Every year NBE receives applications from candidates requesting a correction window. Based on the requests received, the National Board of Examinations provides the facility for correction/change in the NEET PG application form. The fields that can be edited using a correction window may vary every year. The details that can be changed in this year's application form of NEET PG are
- Date of Birth
- Category of the Candidate
- Physical Disability Status
- EWS status
NEET PG 2021 Counselling:
- 50 % All India Quota seats for all State Govt. medical/dental colleges/institutes, except the state of Jammu and Kashmir as per merit of PG NEET 2021.
- For all PG seats of the Deemed Universities as per merit of PG NEET 2021.
- 50 % institutional quota seats for Central Universities of Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University.
- PG counseling for institutes of Armed Forces Medical Services.
- The state Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are participating in online counseling of All India Quota from the academic year 2020-21 onwards.
NEET PG Counselling Schedule 2021:(Tentatively)
|Registration starts||12th March 2021|
|Registration ends||22nd March 2021(up to 11:55 PM)|
|Choice filling and locking||March 16th to 22nd 2021 (up to 11:55 PM)|
|Allotment of seats||23rd and 24th March 2021|
|Seat allotment result||25th March 2021|
|Reporting at the allotted colleges||26th March to 3rd April 2021|
|Registration Starts||7th April 2021|
|Registration ends||12th April 2021|
|Preferences of colleges as well as courses||9th April to 12th April, 2021(till 11:55 PM)|
|Counselling process||13th an 14th April 2021|
|Result of seat allotment round two||15th April 2021|
|Reporting at respective colleges||15th to 22nd April 2021|
|Transfer of non-reporting/joining or vacant AIQ seats to state admission committees||22nd April 2020, at 6:00 PM|
|Registration Starts||12th May 2021|
|Registration ends||17th May 2021|
|Filling and locking of choices||14th to 17th May 2021(up to 5:00 PM)|
|Processing of allotment||18th and 19th May 2021|
|Mop-up round result||20th May 2021|
|Reporting at the university/college||20th to 26th May 2021|
|Transfer of non-reporting/joining and vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities||27th May 2021|
|Conducting stray round for deemed/central round||27th to 31st May 2021|
NEET PG 2021 Counselling
For final admissions, all the eligible candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Registration for Counselling
1- Visit MCC Official Website i.e. mcc.nic.in
2- Click on ‘NEET PG Counselling Registration’ link
3- Enter details – Application Number, Roll Number, DOB, and Name.
4- Click on ‘Submit’ button
Types of Merit List in NEET PG 2021:
Documents Required For NEET PG 2021 Counselling
- NEET PG 2021 Admit Card and Rank Card.
- Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate(10th&12th)
- Graduation Certificate.
- Category Certificate (if applicable)
- Transfer Certificate.
- Counselling call letter.
- Recent passport size Photographs.
NEET PG 2021 Merit List
- All India NEET PG 2021 rank: This is the overall merit position for all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET PG 2021 exam.
- All India 50% quota rank: This is the overall merit position for all the candidates who have appeared in the exam. All over India, 50% seats are reserved for MD/ MS/ Post-Graduate diploma courses
- All India 50% quota Category rank: All over India, 50% seats are reserved for MD/ MS/ Post-Graduate diploma courses for the students who fall in a category of SC/ ST/ OBC.
- State quota/ Private Medical Colleges/ Deemed University/ AFMS Rank: Seats are reserved for the students with state quota rank, state category rank, and rural posting etc shall be determined by designated agency/ authority of the concerned state/ university as per applicable regulations and reservation policies.
- All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
- National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum
Latest Notification on Reporting to Allotted Colleges
- The Results of NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 1 has been declared. The aspirants are likely to start reporting to the allocated institutes as per schedule.
- Keeping in view the observance of many holidays, the colleges are directed to keep admission counters open on holidays. This is to ensure that the candidates are not facing any difficulties in admission.
- At the time of admission, colleges are also instructed to take only the transaction charges (10% of annual fee) for candidates who have selected for upgrading in the next round. And, in case the candidates get upgraded, the documents should be handed over back to the candidates as early as possible and fees must be refunded if any.
- In case any allotted candidate is not in a position to bring the Demand Draft (DD) in view of the bank holidays, he/she may be given provisional admission on the basis of post-dated cheque/ Undertaking. This is done to avoid any inconvenience to the candidate.
- In case of any discrepancy regarding fees/Bond Information etc., the candidates are requested to confirm the same from the college authorities before reporting.
Latest Notification regarding Counselling Exit Policy
- With respect to certain queries being raised by the candidates regarding exit policy in Round 1, the following points have been given on the official website. And the same can be noted down by the candidates.
- Candidates who have been allotted any seat under AIQ/Central University, if they do not report or join to the allotted institute will be allotted free exit. That means aspirants will be reimbursed back with his/her Refundable Tuition Fee as per his eligibility directly to his account in due course of time. However, the candidate will not be eligible for participating in further rounds of counselling.
NEET PG 2021 Result:
|Sl. no.||Category||Eligibility criteria|
|2||SC/ST/OBC (Including PWD of SC/ST/OBC)||40th Percentile|
|3||UR PWD||45th Percentile|
How to Check NEET PG 2021 Result?
Candidates can check their results by entering their credentials namely Confirmation No., Testing ID and Date of Birth which is mentioned on the admit card issued by NBE. Steps to check the NEET PG Result and scorecard is mentioned below:
- Visit the official site of NBE
- Click on the link for “NEET PG 2021 Results”
- Enter the required credentials, i.e., testing id and date of birth to download the result
- Check the score and qualifying status on the Score Card.
- Candidates are advised to download the final scorecard as it would be required at the time of counselling as well as final reporting to the college for admission.
- There shall be NO re-evaluation or rechecking or re-totaling of responses marked by the candidates. Requests/Queries for reevaluation/re-totaling shall not be entertained.
The validity of the result of NEET PG 2021 will be applicable only for a current admission session 2021for for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses.
TIE BREAKER CRITERIA:
In the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same score, the merit position shall be determined using the following tie-breaker criteria in descending order:
A. Candidate having greater number of correct responses in the question paper will be placed at a better merit position.
B. Candidate having a lesser number of negative responses in the question paper will be placed at a better merit position.
C. Older candidates will be placed at a better merit position.
D. Candidate securing higher aggregate marks (in percentage) in all MBBS Professional Examinations will be placed at a better merit position.
NEET PG 2021: Answer Key
NEET PG 2021 answer key will be made available online by NBE (National Board of Examination) after the exam is conducted. In order to evaluate their own performance in the NEET PG 2021 exam, students can check with the answer key online.
Steps to download answer key:
1- Visit the official site i.e. nbe.edu.in
2- Click on the link for “NEET PG 2021 Answer Key”
3- Enter your testing id and date of birth.
4- Answer key will be displayed on the screen.
5- Download the official answer key and verify the result.
NEET PG 2021 Eligibility:
Candidates who fail to clear the defined criteria will not be getting the admission to the post-graduate course. If at any stage, it is found that a candidate has provided wrong information, admission of such candidate will be cancelled.
NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Candidates who possess MBBS degree or a certificate which declares the candidate has the provisional MBBS degree can apply for the NEET PG. The certificate or the MBBS degree must be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
- Along with the degree or certificate, the candidate must possess 1 year of experience certificate. The candidate can apply for the NEET PG 2021. The candidates have completed one
year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 30th June 2021 are eligible to apply.
- NEET PG eligibility criteria define that the candidates who have cleared the MBBS degree from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir will not be getting seats under the All India Quota. The candidates who have been allotted government medical colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are eligible for the All India 50% Quota.
- The candidates must provide the duly signed affidavit stating that the candidate got to the college through the centralized counselling, along with the print out of the acknowledgement of submission of the NEET PG Application Form. The submission has to be done by the candidates who have done the MBBS degree from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
- The declaration must reach the office. The submission of the declaration has to be done at the office of the Deputy Director (Examination):
Deputy Director (Examinations)
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029
- The candidates must be sure themselves about NEET eligibility and if found at any stage later that the candidate is ineligible, such candidate’s candidature is canceled. The candidates who have cleared the exam and have been allocated seat through NEET PG 2021 Counseling can also be asked to leave the seat under the rule.
- There are no exceptions to the eligibility guidelines and thus the candidates are requested to apply only if they have valid degrees and have completed the internship.
- Merely completing NEET PG registration process does not confer any applicant for the seat for the PG program. The candidates have to clear the exam and appear for NEET PG 2021 Counselling wherein a seat will be allocated.
- The internship certificate must be submitted under NEET PG eligibility rule must define clearly the starting date and the last date of the Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship program. The certificate of the internship must be submitted in original.
- The colleges that received recognition after the MCI Cutoff date are considered invalid.
- The registration of the applicant is necessary with the M.C.I/ State Medical council. The documentary proof of the same must be furnished by the candidate on the day of examination and at the time of counseling/admission.
As per the eligibility rule defined by some Universities/ Institutes, candidates who are pursuing the PG degree from their college or any other college or university cannot apply for the PG program again in their college. The candidate can thus be refused for NEET PG admission. The NBE/MCC/MoHFW shall not be responsible for admission cancellation for such students.
The candidates can go through the registration process only once.
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Medical Graduates
1- Indian citizens or Overseas Indian Citizens who have attained their Primary Medical Qualifications from Colleges of Medicine outside India should have cleared the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations.
2- Further, they should register themselves with MCI/SMC and should have completed their internship. For all the Foreign Medical Graduates, NBE will issue the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) Pass Certificate, which all the candidates should carry on the day of examination.
3- Dates indicated by candidates in the NEET PG application form about the 12 month-Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship shall be considered to be in the concluding stage. Moreover, at the time of admission in the allotted Medical College/Institute, all these candidates need to submit the original Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship completion certificate.
Note: For the 12 month-Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship, candidates have to mention internship starting date and completion date.
Eligibility for Foreign Nationals
1- As per the new eligibility criteria of NEET PG, it is not compulsory for foreign nationals to possess the provisional MCI registration certificate at the time of NEET-PG examination.
2- The foreign nationals candidates can write the exams without MCI registration certificate.
3- The temporary registration will be issued with a condition that such aspirants must be duly registered with the competent registering authority of their own country from the place he/she got her basic degree.
Registration of NEET: Registration and/or appearance in NEET-PG 2021 do not grant any automatic rights to a candidate for admission into a medical Institute for MS/MD or Course of PG Diploma.
Date of NEET Internship: It is compulsory for all candidates to do an internship. They must also have permanent registration from MCI (Medical Counselling of India) or from the respective State Medical Council (SMC).
NEET 2021 Cutoff: NEET-PG cutoff release dates for the validation of the Medical Colleges, from the same college or university the candidates have passed their MBBS Degree. It is required to complete their rotatory Internship for the year 2021 will be as assigned by MCI. The Colleges recognized after the date of cutoff release by the MCI will not be entertained.
1- NEET PG 2021 Cutoff (out of 100) will be category wise, the General category aspirants should score a minimum of 50, 40 for the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and 45 for Persons with disabilities (PWD) class.
2- The NEET PG 2021 Cutoff (out of 1200) will be category wise, the General category students should score a minimum 321, 281 for the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and 300 for the Person with disabilities (PWD) class.
Medical State Council: Registration with Medical Counselling of India (M.C.I)/State Medical Council (SMC) is compulsory and its documentary proof should be produced by NEET-PG aspirants on the examination day, at the time of counseling and admission.
1- Every student who is selected for admission in a Post Graduate medical course from any of the medical institutions on acquiring an MBBS Degree or equivalent qualification shall have attained permanent registration with the MCI or any of the SMC. Additionally, they have to obtain the same within one month from the date of his/her admission. In case if it fails, his/her admission shall be canceled.
2- In the case of Foreign National Eligibility, the Medical Council of India makes payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the course duration for the Post Graduate. Therefore, this is limited to the medical college/ institution to which he/she is admitted for doing full-time postgraduate studies.
3- Later, after the temporary registration to those Foreign Nationals, they shall be enquired to conditions that check their registration (appropriate registering authority in his/her own country) credibility. Also, the candidate will be scrutinized by the authority regarding his/her MBBS Qualification's credibility.
NEET PG 2021 FAQs:
Q: Where can I get the results for NEET PG 2021?
A: The candidates can check their results for NEET PG 2021 on the official website of NBE.
Q: What is the exam duration for NEET PG 2021?
A: The NEET PG 2021 entrance exam will be conducted for 3 and a half hour.
Q: How will I get my admit card for NEET PG?
A: The candidates must download their admit card through the official site of NBE. No hard copy of admit card will be sent to the candidate through post or any other medium.
Q: What is the total mark in NEET PG?
A: The total mark of NEET PG is 1200.
Q: What is the age limit to give NEET PG?
A: There is no such age barrier issued for NEET PG. However, the candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to appear for the exam.
Q: Which is more tough NEET-UG or NEET PG?
A: NEET-PG is more difficult than NEET-UG due to various reasons. NEET-UG has 3 subjects while NEET-PG has 19 subjects. Also, there are far lesser seats in NEET-PG than in NEET-UG, so the competition is very high.
Q: What is the application fee for NEET PG 2021?
A: The NEET PG application fee for general/OBC category candidates is Rs. 5015/- and for SC/ST/PH candidates is Rs. 3835/-
Q: What courses and how many seats are included in NEET PG?
A: NEET-PG includes the following:
- All India 50% quota seats.
- State quota seats
- All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities across the country
- Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
- DNB Broad specialty courses
Q: Which institutions do not accept NEET PG score?
A: Institutions not accepting NEET PG score are:
- AIIMS (all)
- JIPMER, Pudducherry
- NIMHANS, Bangalore
- PIGMER, Chandigarh
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Q: What documents do foreign national candidates are required to bring to the examination hall?
A: The foreign national candidates are required to bring their original & valid passports, along with documents as proof of they being a medical practitioner in their country.
Q: Is there any changes made in NEET PG cut-off?
A: The Medical Council of India along with the Central Government has decided to reduce the cut-off of NEET PG by 6% related to last year cut-off from every category. The revised cut-off is:
- General category - 50% to 44%
- SC/ST/OBC - 40% to 34%
- PWD - 45% to 39%
Q: I have a gap year in my academic, am I eligible for NEET PG?
A: Yes, you can appear the NEET PG even if you have gap year anytime in your career. But you must fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Q: What are the best books to prepare for NEET PG?
A: Books which will help to clear NEET PG are mentioned below
- Anatomy MCQ book by Dr. Raviraj
- Physiology by Dr. Souman Manna
- Biochemistry by Rebecca James
- Pharmacology by Ranjan Patel
- Pathology by Sparsh Gupta
- Microbiology by Rachna Chaurasia
- Forensic Medicine by Arvind Arora
- Medicine by Deepak Marwah
- Surgery by Pritesh Singh
- Ophthalmology by AK Khurana
- Orthopedics by Apurv Mehra
- Radiology by Rajat Jain
- Anesthesia by ProAfs by Vivek Jain