The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET-PG) 2020, conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) is a national level examination for the candidates aspiring to take admission into Master of Medicine (MD) or Master in Surgery (MS) courses of the country except few. The examination will be held in the computer-based (Online) mode.
- 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.
NEET PG Highlights
|Exam Name||NEET PG 2020|
|Conducting Authority||National Board of Examination (NBE)|
|Test Duration||210 mins|
|No of test cities||162|
|Exam Date ||January 5th 2020|
|Eligibility Criteria||Must have MBBS or equivalent qualification|
|Helpline Number||1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free)|
NEET PG 2020 Schedule:
|Information Release||November 2, 2019, onwards|
|Online submission of application form starts||November 2, 2019|
|Last Date for Online submission of application form||November 22, 2019|
|Demo Test Availability||3rd week of Dec 2019|
|Admit Card Release||Within 24 hrs of registration|
|Examination Date||January 5, 2020|
|Result Declaration||January 31, 2020|
NEET PG 2020 Admit Card:
The candidates need to download & take out a print of the admit card and attach a photo on it. The admit card is a mandatory object for the entrance exam. No students will be allowed to appear in the exam without the admit card. The candidates also need to keep a valid photo ID Proof which shall be produced at the time of need.
NEET PG Admit Card 2020
1- NEET exam applied candidates can download their NEET PG Admit Card 2020 from the official website www.nbe.edu.in using their login credentials. Keep your admit card with you after NEET PG 2020 Cutoff announcement, it will be required in counselling.
2- Candidates are required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space in the Admit Card and report to the examination centre within the prescribed time along with documents as mentioned in the Admit card.
3- Candidates reporting late to the examination centre will not be allowed.
Steps to download NEET PG Admit Card:
1- Candidates are required to click on the link (official website) to download the NEET PG 2020 admit card.
2- In the next step, candidates should enter log-in credentials - user ID and password.
3- After entering the credentials, copy the captcha code as given in the image.
4- Candidates will be directed to the window where NEET PG 2020 admit card is displayed. It is advisable to take a printout of the NEET - PG hall ticket 2020.
5- A passport size photograph (color) of the NEET PG aspirant has to be affixed on the admit card.
1- A photograph of a minimum of 35 mm x 45 mm with at least 75% coverage of face & head of the candidate.
2- A caption with the name of the aspirant along with the date of taking photograph at the bottom of the photo.
3- The photograph should have been taken in a white /very light-colored background
4- The photograph needs to be printed on a high-quality paper with at least 600 dpi Resolutions.
5- The colors must possess the natural appearance and skin tone.
6- The photograph must not have kinks, scratches and stains.
7- Photograph with reflection or shadow on the face with red eyes should be avoided
Documents for NEET PG 2020
Candidates must bring the following documents to the test centre along with Admit Card of NEET PG
Original documents: Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidates submitting false/ forged documents. Therefore, candidates are expected to bring original documents.
Print with photo: Print a copy of the Admit Card with Photo of the candidate pasted on it. The Photocopy of Permanent and Provisional SMC/MCII registration will be retained at the test Centre by the NEET exam hall invigilators.
Authorized photo ID: Any of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) such as: PAN card, Aadhaar Card (With photograph), Driving License, Voter ID, Passport should be brought.
Important Notes for NEET PG 2020
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.
Carry admit card and photo identification: Candidates are required to keep their admit card and photo identification with them at all times during the course of conduction of the examination.
NEET PG 2020 Syllabus:
The candidates appearing for the NEET PG 2020 entrance exam are advised to go through the syllabus set by the exam conducting authorities before starting their exam preparation. The NEET PG 2020 syllabus is prepared as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations. The regulations are made by the Medical Council of India.
The subjects those will be covered in the exam are,
|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
Last Minute Tips for NEET Aspirants
NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern:
|Examination Mode||Computer-based Test ( Online)|
|Examination Duration||3 & ½ hrs.|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice|
|Number of Questions||300|
|Marking Scheme||(+4) for every correct ans. , (-1) for wrong ans. & 0 marks for unanswered 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 2020 Cut Off:
The minimum mark required to qualify the entrance exam is considered as the cut off mark. However, NEET PG 2020 Cut Off mark varies as per the categories of the candidates. The cut off marks as per the categories will be released by the authorities. There will be no chance of re-evaluation of the answer sheet. So the rank produced at the time of result declaration will be the final list.
The cut off marks will be different for each category. The cut off of NEET PG 2020 is prepared on considering the various factors such as a total number of candidates, number of qualified candidates, previous year cut off, the difficulty level of paper and reservation criteria.
Determinants of NEET PG 2020 Cutoff:
NEET PG 2020 Cutoff will be decided on the basis of the following factors:
1- The difficulty of the Question paper
2- Previous years’ trends of NEET PG Exam
3- Number of candidates appeared in the exam
4- Number of seats available under the participating institutes
5- Performance of the candidates
6- NEET PG Exam has a specific cutoff for each of participating institutes. Candidates should check the official websites of the NBE to get updated details about its cutoffs and merit lists. Cutoffs are not released along with NEET PG results by the Examination Authority.
NEET PG 2019 Cutoff:
The Revised Cutoff Score for NEET PG #year is mentioned below in the tabular form:
|Category||Cutoff as per Minimum Qualifying Criteria||Minimum Qualifying Criteria||Revised Minimum Qualifying Criteria||Revised Cut off score|
|Persons with Disability|
|SC/ST/OBC||40th percentile||295||34th percentile||270|
|General ||50th Percentile||340||44th percentile||313|
NEET PG Cutoff Ranks (AIQ) for Top 10 Medical Colleges:
|Name of Institutes||NEET PG 2017 Closing Rank||NEET PG 2018 Closing Rank||NEET PG 2019 Closing Rank- R1|
|B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad||14692||54078||59574|
|Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior||21042||31388||54056|
|Government Medical College, Nagpur||21586||56855||54840|
|Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||11319||27305||32878|
|Guntur Medical College, Guntur||-||15275||36745|
|Madras Medical College, Chennai||12096||25803||24426|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||9771||19902||22439|
|Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad||-||30948||23251|
|Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical Sciences, Mumbai||17731||47858||47340|
|V.M.M.C. and S.J. Hospital, New Delhi||14491||35039|
1- NEET PG cut off signifies the eligibility criterion to qualify the exam and to be considered for NEET PG Counselling 2020.
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 2020 Application Form:
Those candidates who want to apply for the NEET PG entrance exam can go to the official website of NBE
. However, students can not apply for the entrance exam except the online mode.
Steps To Apply For NEET PG 2020 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. Admit Card will be available by the end of December 2019. It should be printed out and brought to the exam hall for verification.
NEET PG Application Form Correction:
If a candidate forgets his/her username or password, the following steps must be followed:
1- Click on Forgot your username or password link below in the login page.
2- Select the option which is to be retrieved.
3- For username, enter the registered email id and CAPTCHA.
4- Click on the Email Username button.
5- Candidates will be asked the secret reminder question which has to be answered.
6- The user name will then be mailed in the registered email ID.
7- For password, click on forgot password link.
8- Secret reminder question will be asked again.
9- The password will be mailed in the email ID of the candidate.
NEET PG 2020 Counselling:
NEET PG Counselling 2020
1- Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has announced the dates of NEET PG 2020 counselling. The registration has begun from November 1, 2019.
2- NEET PG 2020 authorities will be conducting the counselling of NEET PG 2020 first round from March 15th to March 25th, 2020 that too after the announcement of NEET PG 2020 results. It is for admission to MD/MS and PG Diploma seats.
3- The counselling of NEET PG 2020 for 50% All India Quota seats will be conducted in two rounds. While the counselling for Central & Deemed Universities will be conducted in three rounds.
4- MCC will conduct counselling for the following categories:
5- 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 2020.
6- For all PG seats of the Deemed Universities as per merit of PG NEET 2020.
7- 50 % institutional quota seats for Central Universities of Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University.
8- PG counseling for institutes of Armed Forces Medical Services.
9- 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 2020 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
Step 2: Exercising of Choices, Seat Allotment Process
1- Login by entering required details – testing ID/ Roll No./ Stream and Password.
2- Fill in the choice of subjects and colleges in order of preference.
3- Candidate can fill in as many options but should make sure to submit the same in the order of preference.
4- The options can be modified before locking the choices. After clicking on ‘Choice Locking’ all the choices submitted will appear on the screen.
5- If the students are confirmed about their choices then they can enter their password
Note: Applicants are advised to take the printout of locked choices which include locking date, IP address of the computer and unique number
Step 3: Seat Allotment
After the completion of online registration, students will be allocated seats on the basis of their filled choices and merit in the exam. The results of seat allotment will be published online at MCC Official Website.
Step 4 – NEET PG 2020 Mock Counselling
Online NEET PG mock counselling is conducted by MCC to give students an idea of how the counselling process works. Seats will be allotted as per applicant’s choices and All India Rank. Aspirants can even modify their choices after mock counselling.
Step 5 – Choice locking of NEET PG 2020 counselling
After choice filling, aspirants can lock their choices by clicking on ‘Choice lock’. Choices once locked cannot be modified. Check the detailed procedure of choice locking for NEET PG counselling here.
1- On clicking on ‘choice lock’, the submitted choices will appear on the screen along with restrictions, if applicable.
2- Confirm the displayed contents before locking the choices.
3- During choice locking of NEET PG 2020 counselling, enter their password.
Take a printout of locked choices, including the locking date, IP address of computer and unique number.
Step 6 – NEET PG counselling 2020 seat allotment
After NEET PG 2020 counselling online registration, aspirants will be allotted seats on the basis of their choices filled, All India Rank and seats available. After seat allotment, MCC will publish the result of counselling round 1 displaying All India Rank, institute allotted, subjects, category under which admission was granted, category of candidate
Step 7 – Reporting at allotted colleges
After seat allotment, aspirants must download the allotment letter which will be provided on this page. Candidates must report at the allotted institutes along with the relevant documents and fees as mentioned in the allotment letter. Aspirants who will not be present on the specified date as written on allotment letter will be disqualified.
Types of Merit List in NEET PG 2020:
1- All India NEET PG 2020 rank: This is the overall rank or position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET PG 2020 throughout India.
2- All India 50% quota rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET PG 2020 for All India 50% quota and is valid only for All India 50% quota 3- MD/MS/Post-Graduate Diploma Courses 2020 admission session.
4- All India 50% quota Category Rank : This is the overall merit position of the candidate in the category (Other Backward Classes/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe) as opted by the candidate in the NEET PG 2020 for All India 50% quota and is valid only for All India 50% quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses 2020 admission session only.
5- State quota/ Private medical colleges/Deemed University/AFMS rank: State quota rank, state category rank, benefit for In-service candidates, rural posting (if applicable) etc shall be determined/generated by the designated agency/authority of the concerned States/university/concerned authority as per applicable Regulation and/or their NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria, guidelines, and applicable reservation policies.
Documents Required For NEET PG 2020 Counselling
Choice of courses and colleges must be filled by the candidates during the counselling process. The admission of candidates depends upon their preferences, and availability of seats. The following documents must be shown during the counselling time.
1- NEET PG 2020 Admit Card and Rank Card.
2- Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate(10th&12th)
3- Graduation Certificate.
4- Category Certificate (if applicable)
5- Transfer Certificate.
6- Counselling call letter.
7- Recent passport size Photographs.
NEET PG 2020 Merit List
NEET PG Merit list will be prepared by National Board of Examination. Names of the applicants who have successfully cleared the medical entrance examination will appear on the merit list. Following is the tie-breaking criteria which help MCC in preparation of merit list:
Tie Breaking Criteria in NEET PG
In case two or more students have similar marks in the examination; the following is the tie-breaking criteria which help to determine the list:
1- All India NEET PG 2020 rank: This is the overall merit position for all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET PG 2020 exam.
2- 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 2020 3- admission session only
3- 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.
4- 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.
Basic Counselling for seats
Admission into Private medical colleges/Deemed University: Counselling for admission to private Medical Colleges, Institutions, Universities & Deemed Universities shall be conducted by the designated counselling authority of these Private Colleges/Institutions/Institutes/Universities/Deemed Universities using NEET PG 2020 scores and as per applicable Regulations and/or their eligibility criteria, reservation policy, etc.
Admission into Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions: Counselling for admission to Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions shall be conducted by the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), Ministry of Defence, Government of India using NEET PG 2020 scores and as per their eligibility criteria, applicable Regulations & guidelines.
Admission into DNB Broad Speciality Courses: Centralised merit-based Counselling for admission to DNB courses shall be conducted by NBE using NEET PG 2020 scores.
Note: Counselling will be conducted for All India 50% quota seats. Moreover, NEET PG 2020 Counselling will also be conducted for All India 50% category rank seats.
NEET PG 2020 State Counselling
1- The NEET PG counselling 2020 for remaining 50% State Quota seats (100% in case of Jammu and Kashmir) in government medical colleges and all the seats of self-financing and private colleges will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities.
2- The states will be conducting the common centralised counselling for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. The states will be releasing their own counselling schedule for NEET PG 2020 state counselling. The state merit list will be prepared on the basis of NEET PG merit list 2020.
Institutes not participating in NEET PG 2020
The following Medical institutions do not participate in centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG exam:
1- All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi
2- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
3- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow
4- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
5- National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
6- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum
Latest Notification on Reporting to Allotted Colleges
1- The Results of NEET PG 2020 Counselling Round 1 has been declared. The aspirants are likely to start reporting to the allocated institutes as per schedule.
2- 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.
3- 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.
4- 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.
5- 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
1- 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.
2- 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 2020 Result:
The result for NEET PG 2020 has been announced by the exam conducting authorities, National Board of Examinations. The exam result went online on the 31st of January of 2020 (Tentative). The candidates will be able to check their result by visiting the official website of NBE to get their scorecard. While checking the result, the candidate will have to use their Confirmation ID, Testing ID, and DOB. The IDs have been issued during the time of registration. As per the result and the cut off mark, the candidates will be shortlisted for the counseling session.
How to Check NEET PG 2020 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:
1- Visit the official site of NBE
2- Click on the link for “NEET PG 2020 Results”
3- Enter the required credentials, i.e., testing id and date of birth to download the result
4- Check the score and qualifying status on the
5- 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.
NEET PG 2020 Score Card:
In NEET PG 2020 scorecard, the candidate’s all India rank will be printed along with other details. Candidates would be able to download their result cum scorecard from the website. Candidates would have to use their testing ID and date of birth to download their scorecard.
Result can also be seen through offline mode at Notice Board at Ansari Nagar Office of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. The scorecard is not be sent to any candidate individually.
NEET PG 2020: Answer Key
NEET PG 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 eligibility criteria are as follows.
1- 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.
2- Along with the degree or certificate, the candidate must possess 1 year of experience certificate. The candidate can apply for the NEET PG 2020 exam by March 31, 2020.
3- 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.
4- The candidates must provide the duly signed affidavit stating that the candidate got the college through the centralized counselling, along with the print out of the acknowledgement of submission of 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.
5- The declaration must reach the office by November 31, 2019. 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
6- The candidates must be sure themselves about NEET eligibilityand if found at any stage later that the candidate is ineligible, such candidate’s candidature is cancelled. The candidates who have cleared the exam and have been allocated seat through NEET PG 2020 Counseling can also be asked to leave the seat under the rule.
7- There are no exceptions to the eligibility guidelines and thus the candidates are requested to apply for only if they have valid degrees and have completed the internship by March 31, 2020. All the NEET PG 2020 application form that has been submitted will be cancelled if the degree or internship certificate is invalid.
8- 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 2020 Counselling wherein a seat will be allocated.
9- 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.
10- The colleges that received recognition after the MCI Cutoff date are considered invalid.
11- 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.
12- As per 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.
13- 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 on or before March 31, 2020. 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 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 2020 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 the permanent registration from MCI (Medical Counselling of India) or from respective State Medical Council (SMC).
NEET 2020 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 2019 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 2020 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 2020 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 counselling 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 cancelled.
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 2020 FAQs:
Q: Where can I get the results for NEET PG 2020?
A: The candidates can check their results for NEET PG 2020 on the official website of NBE
Q: What is the exam duration for NEET PG 2020?
A: The NEET PG 2020 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: How many candidates applied for NEET PG 2019 and how many cleared?
A: 1,48,713 candidates appeared for NEET PG 2019 and among them, 79,588 candidates cleared 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 was the cut-off score for NEET PG 2019?
A: The cut-off score out of 1200 for 2019 were:
- General category - 321
- SC/ST/OBC - 281
- People with disability - 300
Q: What is the application fee for NEET PG 2020?
A: The NEET PG application fee for general/OBC category candidates is Rs. 3750/- and for SC/ST/PH candidates is Rs. 2750/-
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