NEET PG 2017

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation (NEET PG)

NEET PG 2017

NEET PG 2017NEET PG 2017: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation (NEET PG) is the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma courses, as per the directives of Supreme Court. NEET PG 2017 entrance exam was conducted from December 5 to 13, 2016 in an online mode (computer based test). The result has been declared on January 13, 2017 in an online mode. NEET PG has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) and DNB CET, after a Supreme Court directive this year and will now enable admission to all government, private and deemed medical colleges across India. 

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NEET PG 2017 Overview



Purpose of Exam

Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses



Pattern of Exam

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with single correct response

No. of Questions


Exam Duration

3:30 hours

Negative Marking



As per Graduate Medical Education Regulation

Mode of Conduct

Online mode (Computer based test)

Criteria for passing the exam

Minimum percentile of 50 in the examination for General Candidates,
40 percentile for SC/ST/OBC Candidates and 45 percentile for PWD (PH) Candidates

Application Fees

Rs. 3750 for General/OBC Candidates and Rs. 2750 for ST/SC/PwD/PH Candidates

Online Registration

September 26 to November 7, 2016

Online Exam

December 5 to 13, 2016

Declaration of Result

January 13, 2017

Seat Allotment

Merit Based Counselling held as per PG Medical Education Regulations

Reservation of seats

As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Govt. Policy

Validity of NEET PG 2017


NEET PG 2017 will be valid for the following:

  • All India 50% Quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma  courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir (as these 3 states does not participate in all India quota pool)

  • State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all states and Union territories of India including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir

  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all private and deemed medical universities/institutes across the country

  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institution

  • DNB Broad Specialty courses (from January 2017 session)

While NEET PG 2017 was conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), admissions to 50% seats in government medical colleges will be filled by the Medical Council Committee (MCC) and the remaining 50% seats will be filed by the state government or an authority appointed by them. Besides, in private and deemed medical colleges, 50% of the total seats will be filled by the state government or the authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% seats will be filled by the medical college on the basis of NEET PG merit list.


Allocation of MD/MS and Diploma Seats in Government and Private medical colleges

Government medical colleges

50% All India Quota seats and 50% State Quota seats

Private medical colleges

 50% State quota seats and 50% Institution Quota seats



Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation


Commonly Known as: NEET PG

Exam Category: Post Graduate


Exam Level: National


Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)


Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET PG for 2017 Session

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

  • PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • JIPMER, Puducherry

  • SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Candidates who wish to take admission in MD/MS and Diploma programmes can check below for the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, admit card and result etc.


NEET PG Important Dates 2017


The examination calendar of NEET PG 2017 has been declared by the exam conducting authority, National Board of Examinations (NBE).Candidates can check below for the examination schedule and mark their calendars accordingly


NEET PG 2017 Important Dates



Notification of NEET PG

September 26, 2016

Availability of application form

September 26, 2016

Last date of filling up of application form

November 7, 2016

NEET PG 2017 Exam

December 5 to 13, 2016

NEET PG 2017 Result

January 13, 2017

Scheme of NEET PG 2017


Forenoon session

Afternoon session

Candidate's entry at reporting counters

9:00 am

2:45 pm

Reporting counter entry closes

9:30 am

3:15 pm

Check in procedure

9:00 am to 10:00 am

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Examination start time

10:00 am

3:45 pm

Examination end time

1:45 am

7:30 pm


NEET PG Result 2017


The result of NEET PG 2017 has been declared on January 13, 2017,  in online mode. NEET PG 2017 result is declared for those candidates only who have secured a minimum of qualifying marks as per their category. The score card of NEET PG 2017 consists of candidate’s details along with marks and rank secured.


NEET PG Cut off 2017


The cut off score is the minimum marks a candidate need to secure in order to qualify the entrance test. NEET PG 2017 cut off score depends on various factors such as availability of seats, number of applicants applied and difficulty level of the exam etc.


As per the prospectus, candidates belonging to general category have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in NEET PG 2017 to qualify it, while it is 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates and 45% for PH candidates.


Qualifying score for NEET PG 2017

Candidate’s Category

NEET 2017 Qualifying Score


50 Percentile (705.9194)


40 Percentile (655.1766)

Persons with Disability

45 Percentile (680.0611)

The table mentioned below shows the cut off marks for different categories in AIPGMEE 2016


AIPGMEE 2016 Cut off


Candidate’s Category

AIPGMEE 2016 Cut Off Score (Marks Wise)

























NEET PG Merit List 2017


The merit list of NEET PG 2017 is based on candidate’s score in NEET PG 2017 exam. The NBE releases multiple merit lists  including one that is used for admission to 50 all India quota seats. The merit list of each category consists of a total of five times of the number of seats available for allotment. NBE also releases Complete Merit List of candidates who appear for NEET PG.


NEET PG Counselling 2017


The Medical Couselling Committee (MCC) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct NEET PG 2017 counselling in online mode for providing admissions to 50% All India Quota seats. However, admissions to remaining 50% seats will be conducted by State government or an authority appointed by them.


NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 2017


Candidates who wish to appear in NEET PG 2017 can check below for the eligibility criteria as declared by the NBE. Candidates who fail to meet the requirements will not be given admission under any circumstance:

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen

  • Candidates who are in a possession of MBBS degree and also possess a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council

  • Candidates must have completed or likely to complete 1 year of rotating internship on or before March 31, 2017

NEET PG Application Form 2017


The online application form of NEET PG 2017 had been released on September 26, 2016. Candidates are advised to carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. The last date for online registrations was November 7, 2016.

The requisite application fee for NEET PG 2017 is Rs. 3750 for General & OBC candidates and Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD candidates, which had to be paid online via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking.


NEET PG Exam Pattern 2017


NEET PG 2017 is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The online question paper is based on the syllabus as prescribed by the exam conducting authority, NBE. The question booklet  have questions taught during MBBS programmes. Candidates can check below for the highlights:

  • There is a total of 300 multiple choice questions

  • Each question consists of 4 answers and candidates have to choose a single correct response

  • Duration of the test is of 195 minutes-15 minutes for test tutorials and 180 minutes for attempting the test

  • The weight-age of MCQs is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its right to alter/amend and vary the same

Subject-wise distribution of Questions for NEET PG 2017


Subject-wise Weightage of Questions

Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia


Medicine Dermatology and venereology




Social and Preventive Medicine


Obstetrics and Gynaecology














Radio diagnosis & Radiotherapy

12 (6+6)

Forensic medicine








NEET PG Syllabus 2017


The syllabus of the entrance exam may consist of all subjects studied during the MBBS and BDS programmes. The NEET PG syllabus will consist of subject areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by MCI with prior approval of the Government of India. 


NEET PG Admit Card 2017


Candidates who had successfully registered for NEET PG 2017, were able to download NEET PG 2017 admit card from their registered email id. NEET PG admit card consisted of candidate's name, examination date and timings, examination centre address, instructions to be followed and date of birth etc.


Notification regarding NEET PG 2017



Contact Address:

National Board of Examinations

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Ring Road, Delhi-110 092 




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