How to study for NEET PG 2021
How to study for NEET PG 2021 - Medical graduates dwell with a common question in mind, which is how to study for NEET PG? For this candidates need to keep a lot of points in mind. Firstly, NEET PG is a national level postgraduate medical entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The examination is conducted in the computer-based mode for a duration of 3 hours 30 minutes. Since it is a national level entrance examination, medical graduates should use the best strategy when they study for NEET PG 2021. Candidates must begin NEET PG 2021 preparation much in advance. For tips on NEET PG study plan 2021, candidates can check the article below. Here we have provided all details about exam pattern, subject wise weightage in the examination, topper’s advice and other related information.
NEET PG 2021 - Highlights
April 18, 2021
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Exam Conducting Body
National Board of Examinations (NBE)
162 across India
1979 PG Diploma
1338 DNB CET
Total Number of Colleges
6,102 (MS/MD/PG Diploma)
649 Hospitals (DNB)
Institutes not covered by centralised admissions of NEET PG 2020
AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
To study for NEET PG 2021 know the exam pattern
Candidates must be aware familiar with the exam pattern of NEET PG. This will help them make better strategies for NEET PG 2021 preparation and ace the examination. For the convenience of candidates the same has been mentioned in the table that follows.
Date and time of examination
To be notified
Language and mode of exam
English and computer-based mode
3 hours 30 minutes
Types of questions and total marks allotted
Objective type questions for 1200 marks
Correct answer - 4
Wrong answer - (-1)
Unanswered - 0
How to Prepare for NEET PG 2021- Divide the syllabus
Candidates must first divide their syllabus in a manner where they have similar subjects in each category. For this candidates need to know the subject-wise weightage of marks in the examination. Candidates can check below for the subject-wise weightage in NEET PG.
NEET PG 2021 subject-wise weightage
Subject-Wise Weightage of Questions
Social and Preventive Medicine
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
How to Prepare for NEET PG 2021- Make a plan
Medical graduates should make a study plan where they divide each day of NEET PG 2021 study, on the basis of importance of each topic. With division in schedule candidates can study in a strategized and organized manner. This will also help candidates learn the value of time management and they will be able to cover all topics in time. Another advantage of making a plan for NEET PG 2021 preparation is that candidates will be able to complete syllabus on time and have enough left for answering mock tests, sample papers and previous year question papers.
Topper’s advice on How to Prepare for NEET PG 2021?
No one knows better, than the toppers themselves, the tips and tricks for NEET PG 2021 study and preparations. Given below are some of their tried and tested methods to study for NEET PG in their own words.
‘As an intern as much time I got in the entire day I used to devote myself to studying. I did not pressurize myself to study. I used to study only when I wanted to,’ says Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma, NEET PG 2020, AIR 1
‘I started my preparation early in third year only, I attended a coaching class. I took down the notes from there and revised those notes regularly. Along with that I solved as many mcqs as I could from third year only. My preparation boost up in the period of internship where I have only solved mcqs and notes,’ says Dr. Aman Aggarwal, NEET PG 2020, AIR 5
‘I did the entrance exam preparation more seriously in the internship period. In that year I had 10 months so I started more rigorously. I used to study 10 -12 hours, at times 13 hours a day. Both self study and coaching are required, but self study is a must,’ says Dr. Kartik Aggarwal, NEET PG 2020, AIR 3
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to study for NEET PG 2021
Question: How many hours should we study for NEET PG 2021?
It depends more on quality than on quantity. Doesn't matter how many hours you study, what makes a difference is how much concentration you pay while studying.
Question: When will NBE conduct NEET PG 2021?
The authorities will conduct NEET PG 2021 on April 18, in computer-based mode.
Question: What is the duration of NEET PG 2021 examination?
The exam duration of NEET PG 2021 is 3 hours 30 minutes. A total of 200 objective type questions will be asked in the examination.
Question: What is the validity of NEET PG 2021 result?
The result of NEET PG is valid for the current academic year only and cannot be used to claim admission in the following years.
Question: What are the important things to know when studying for NEET PG 2021?
To study for NEET PG 2021 candidates must first be aware of things like marking scheme, exam pattern, subject-wise weightage in the examination.
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Questions related to NEET
I am a neet 2021 aspirant if I attempt only BIOLOGY section in my exam so can I qualified neet if I have attempt only bio section not other two physics and chemestry
Yes ,you can qualifying neet to exam even if you attempt only biology and don't attempt Physics and Chemistry i. e get zero marks in physics and chemistry.
This is because
There is no sectional cutoff in NEET examination i. e there is no separate cut off for each of physics chemistry and Biology in NEET examination , there is only overall cutoff .
In neet 2020, a general category required at least 147 marks to qualify Neet examination so let's say if a candidate had attempted only biology then also he was qualified for neet provided he had at least 147 marks in biology.
To help you further,
When we go through past year qualifying cut off trends then last 3 years qualifying cut off data is given below for reference :-
. . Year wise cut off marks
Category 2020 2019 2018
General 720-147 701-134 691-119
UR-PH 146-129 133-120 118-107
Obc/sc/st 146-113 133-107 118 - 96
You can check the same at
So , to be on the safer side you should try to get at least 15 to 20 marks more in comparison of Neet 2020 cut off as per your category i. e if you belong to general category then try to get atleast around 165 marks in order to qualify Neet 2021.
Now , limited time is left for your neet 2021 examination, so focus on preparation, go through the chapters , practise questions and then revise them, go through mock test papers once you are done with complete syllabus.
I am a neet 2021 asspirant i want to know that the neet ug national entrance eligiblity taste will postpond Or not
NEET UG 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 1st August, though application form isn't released yet ,and moreover board exams stands postponed until further notice, a final decision regarding the status will be made only after reviewing the situation in June, there is still two and half months to go for neet exam if it happens as per schedule but that will be more dependent on existing situations, the entire country is dealing with extremely grim phase, and if within these specific time period things don't improve in any greater manner then a reschedule might happen, but I would still say if you're NEET aspirant then please continue with your preparation and don't stop it at all, NEET is a highly competitive exam, and the time is extremely valuable, so use judiciously.
HELLO NAMASKARAM ....I AM A NEET ASPIRANT AND STUDYING IN MOTION EDUCATION CENTRE ...I AM GIVING CONSTANT TEST SERIES OF MOTION FOR DROPPER BATCH ALTHOUGH I AM NOT A DROPPER ...MY SCORE IN THOSE AITS IS ABOUT 400-480 ..CAN I SCORE GOOD IN NEET AND HOW MUCH ?
I believe you are referring to Motion Kota, or perhaps whichever coaching institution, securing 400-480/720 on an average is a good sign. You perhaps now need to improve your test taking strategy, undergo a good revision and youll surely be across 500-550 Range in NEET. Assuming youre a General Category aspirant you need to target atleast 550/720, to secure a seat at some of the Top Government ot State Medical Colleges for MBBS.
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I am neet 2021 aspirant I want gov. college for bams . minimum marks i need to score so that I easily secure a gov. seat from rajasthan ews
To get admission in BAMS course you need to appear for NEET 2021 and being from EWS category you need to have at least 550 marks or more out of 720 for government colleges through State quota counselling.
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's cut-off and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor because it will make you comfortable while choice filling in counselling :-
If you are preparing for NEET 2021 then to help you in your preparation we have some resources which you can access from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
whether the application for neet 2021 is given or not?
No, the application process for NEET 2021 has not yet started. Due to the lockdown in few states and surge in corona cases the release of online application may get delayed by a bit. Until then you have to wait but please keep checking for updates from time to time. You can refer our article on NEET Application form 2021 to check the updates and important dates.
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