NEET PG 2021 (Postponed)- Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus
NEET PG 2021 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the postponement of the NEET PG 2021 exam till further notice. Earlier NEET PG exam date 2021 was January 10 but the updated date will soon be announced at nbe.edu.in. NEET PG is to be held in a computer-based mode in 162 cities across India. Through NEET PG 2021, admission to 10,821 Master of Surgery (MS) seats, 19,953 Doctor of Medicine (MD) seats and 1,979 PG Diploma seats will be offered by 6,102 government, private, Deemed and Central Universities. The application form of NEET PG 2021 will be released along with the official notification in the first week of November 2020. Only candidates fulfilling the basic NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria can register themselves for NEET PG entrance exam. NEET PG registration will be available until the last week of November 2020. Last year, as many as 1,67,102 candidates registered for NEET PG exam, of which only 1,60,888 aspirants took the online test.
Once the application form is over, the registered candidates will be provided with an opportunity to use NEET PG correction window 2021 within the specified date and time. Only the successfully registered candidates can download NEET PG admit card 2021 in the last week of December. It is mandatory to download and carry the printout of NEET PG hall ticket with relevant documents. NEET MS/MS/PG Diploma exam will contain 300 multiple choice questions and only 3 hours 30 minutes will be allotted to complete the test. The question in NEET PG 2021 will be asked from pre-clinical, clinical and para-clinical subjects from the MBBS curriculum.
NEET PG result 2021 will be announced in the last week of January in PDF format. A direct link to download NEET PG results will be provided on this page. NEET PG result PDF will mention the roll numbers, scores obtained (out of 1200) and qualifying status (passed/failed). For the year 2020, a total of 89,549 candidates managed to secure the minimum NEET PG cutoff percentile to pass the exam. The cutoff of NEET PG 2021 will be released along with the result. Medical graduates who will secure NEET PG minimum qualifying percentile will be considered pass in the MD/MS/PG Diploma entrance exam. Based on the cut off scores and percentile, NEET PG merit list will be prepared. With the help of rank in the merit list, NEET PG counselling 2021 will be conducted. The counselling for NEET PG 2021 will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for admission to 50% All India Quota (AIQ) in government medical colleges. All seats in deemed/central universities, ESIC, AFMS institutes will be done through NEET PG counselling by MCC. While remaining 50% state quota seats in government colleges and all seats in private institutes will be done by respective state counselling authorities. Read more information on NEET PG 2021 dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, demo test, result, counselling and other details here.
NEET PG 2021 – Overview
|NEET PG Exam Date||January 10, 2021|
|Examination Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Commonly Called||NEET PG|
|Exam Category||Post Graduate|
|Test Cities||162 across India|
|TNEET PG total Seats|
|Total Number of Colleges in NEET PG|
|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
|Number of candidates registered (2020)||1,67,102|
|Candidates Appeared (2020)||1,60,888|
Candidates Qualified (2020)
NEET PG 2021 Latest News and Updates
October 31, 2020: NBE has postponed the NEET PG 2021 till further notice.
September 17, 2020: NBE has announced NEET PG 2021 exam date. The exam for NEET PG will be held on January 10, 2021, for admission to MD, MS and PG Diploma seats offered in medical colleges and hospitals across the nation. NEET PG exam 2021 will be a computer based test with 300 multiple choice questions. Check the official notice below.
NEET PG Important Dates 2021
NEET PG dates
Information Brochure of NEET PG
First week of November 2020*
Application form releases
First week of November 2020*
Application form ends
Third week of November 2020*
Availability of correction window
First week of December 2020*
Third week of December 2020*
NEET PG Admit Card
Last week of December 2020*
NEET PG 2020 Exam
NEET PG Result
Last week of January 2021*
NEET PG 2020 Rank Card
First week of February 2021*
NEET PG 2020 Merit List
Third week of February 2021*
NEET PG AIQ 50% Merit List
Third week of February 2021*
|NEET PG first round of counselling||Second week of March 2021*|
|Provisional seat allotment list||Third week of March 2021*|
|Result of first round of counselling||Last week of March 2021*|
|Downloading of allotment letter||Last week of March 2021*|
|Reporting to the allotted college||First week of April 2021*|
Second round of counselling - Announced
|Round two counselling dates||NEET PG counselling dates*|
|Indian to NRI eligible updated candidate list released||Second week of April 2021|
Second week of April 2021
|Preferences of colleges as well as courses|
Second week of April 2021
|Processing of seat allotment||Third week of April 2021|
|Result of seat allotment round two (Provisional)||Third week of April 2021|
|Round two seat allotment result (Final)||Last week of April 2021|
|Reporting at respective colleges||Last week of April 2021|
|Transfer of non-reporting/joining or vacant AIQ seats to state admission committees||Last week of April 2021|
*dates are tentative
Mop-up round for Deemed/Central universities/ESIC
|Events||NEET PG dates*|
Registering for counselling
First week of May 2021
Filling and locking of choices
|Second week of May 2021|
Processing of allotment
|Second week of May 2021|
Mop-up round result
|Third week of May 2021|
Reporting at the university/college
|Third week of May 2021|
|Transfer of non-reporting/joining and vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities||Third week of May 2021|
|Conducting stray round for deemed/central round||Third week of May 2021|
|Last date of reporting to allotted college||Last week of May 2021|
|Fresh registration for Deemed Universities||Last week of May 2021|
|Last date to register||Last week of May 2021|
|Last date to make payment for registrations||Last week of May 2021|
*dates are tentative
NEET PG 2021 Scope
NEET PG for academic session 2021-22 will be held for admission to following seats/quotas:
1) All India 50% quota seats (except Jammu and Kashmir)
2) State 50% quota seats (including seats in Jammu and Kashmir)
3) All private medical, deemed/central universities across India
4) Armed forces Medical Services (AFMS) Institutions
5) DNB broad speciality courses - DNB CET
The seats in all MD/MS colleges and PG Diploma hospitals will be done through NEET PG 2020, except for the following colleges:
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research - PGIMER Chandigarh
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research - JIPMER Puducherry
- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences - SGPIMS Lucknow
- National Institute of Mental Health and Nuero-Sciences - NIMHANS Bengaluru
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sceinces and Technology - SCTIMST Trivandrum
NEET PG 2021 for admission process
Before applying for NEET PG, it is mandatory for aspirants to fulfil the basic eligibility criteria of NEET PG as specified by NBE. Below are the basic NEET PG eligibility conditions which must be taken care of by medicos.
Aspirants must have possessed a recognised provisional/permanent MBBS degree certificate issued by medical institute recognised by Medical Council of India (MCI)
Candidates must have a provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the MCI or State Medical Council.
One must have completed or complete their compulsory one-year rotatory internship by March 31, 2021, according to the eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2021.
Candidates completing their MBBS from the Jammu and Kashmir will be eligible for admission to the 50% All India Quota seats only if they have been nominees of the Government of India for the Central Pool Quota seats.
Candidates are required to possess an Aadhar Card according to NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria
NBE will release the application form of NEET PG 2021 will be released in the first week of November 2020. Only the eligibile candidates can fill the NEET PG application form. The last date to apply for NEET PG 2021 will be last week of November 2020. A link to fill NEET PG application form 2021 will be available on this page, when released. The mode of release and submission of NEET PG registration 2021 is online mode only. Below are the steps to complete the NEET PG application 2021:
NEET PG online registration
Filling of NEET PG application form
Selection of NEET PG exam city
Uploading of images
Payment of NEET PG application fee
Printing of the confirmation page
Aspirants will be required to pay NEET PG application fee as mentioned in the table below.
NEET PG 2021 Application Fee
NEET PG Registration Fees
NEET PG Application Form 2021 Correction Window
NBE NEET PG application correction window 2021 will be available in the first week of December. The successfully registered aspirants can edit their details through NEET PG registration correction facility. It must be ensured that the information filled by aspirants during NEET PG application form correction window 2021 is correct, as per their knowledge. However, it must be noted that not all fields can be edited through NEET PG application form correction window. Following are the details, which can and cannot be edited in the application form of NEET PG 2021.
Fields which can be edited:
- Date of birth
- Physical disability status
- EWS status
- Uploading of passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression as per the specifications.
Fields which cannot be edited:
- Name of candidate
- Mobile number
- Email ID
- Testing city
The exam centres of NEET PG 2021 are the list of cities in which exam will be conducted. NEET PG 2021 exam centres will be released along with the information brochure. Last year, NEET PG was held in 162 cities across India. While filling the application form, aspirants need to choose NEET PG test city, in which they wish to take the exam. Candidates will choose NEET PG exam cities 2021 as per their preference and convenience. It must be noted that NEET PG exam centre will be allotted on first come first serve basis. The detailed name and address of NEET PG exam centre 2021 allotted will be mentioned in the admit card. Below is the list of NEET PG exam centres.
NEET PG 2021 exam centres
|S.No.||NEET PG test city||S.No.||NEET PG test city|
NBE NEET PG 2021 admit card will be released in the last week of December 2020. Aspirants who have registered successfully can download the NEET PG admit card. The direct NEET PG hall ticket 2021 download link will be provided on this page when released. To download the nbe.edu.in NEET PG admit card 2021, enter the user ID and password. Aftersuccessful downloading of NEET PG admit card, the authority will inform about the release of hall ticket through SMS and mail on their registered mobile number and email address. Here are the steps to download NEET PG 2021 admit card:
- Click on the link provided above to download admit card of NEET PG 2021
- Submit user ID and password
- NEET PG admit card will be displayed on the screen
- Cross-check the details printed on the admit card
- Download and take a printout of NEET PG hall ticket 2021
NEET PG admit card will mention name, father's name, date of birth. category, gender, nationality, application number, roll number, date and time of NEET PG exam, photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, name and address of exam centre allotted. It is mandatory to carry the printout of NEET PG hall ticket 2021 along with the following documents:
- A passport size photograph to be pasted on admit card
- Any one ID proof - Passport, Aadhaar Card, PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID or any other government ID proof
- Foreign graduates must carry - photocopy of provisional/permanent registration certificate by MCI/SMC OR pass certificate of FMGE
- Foreign aspirants must carry valid and original passport as proof of medical practitioner in their country
The exam pattern of NEET PG 2021 can be checked in table below.
NEET PG exam pattern
NEET PG paper pattern
3 hours and 30 minutes
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
300 with four alternative responses for each
+4 for every correct answer, -1 for every incorrect answer,
0 marks for unanswered questions
Based on the MBBS curriculum including pre-clinical, clinical, para-clinical subjects.
NEET PG Syllabus 2021
The syllabus of NEET PG 2021 will be prepared by NBE. NEET PG syllabus comprises of subjects studied in the MBBS and BDS curriculum. The NEET PG 2021 syllabus comprises of all three subjects of Pre-clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical. The approximate weightage and the number of questions from each of the topics have been described in detail below.
NEET PG Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
NEET PG Subject-wise weightage of questions
Social and Preventive Medicine
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venerology & Psychiatry
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis
Obstetrics and Gynecology
NEET PG Demo Test 2021
The facility of mock test of NEET PG 2021 will be available in the third week of December 2020. NEET PG demo test 2021 will be provided for medical aspirants to practice for NEET PG test. With the help of NEET PG mock test, aspirants will be able to make themselves familiarise with the NEET PG computer based test. Aspirants need not login as NEET PG demo test login details is default and for the use of candidates. They can familiarize themselves with the exam pattern, time their performance and check out areas where they need to improve. Below are the links to practice NEET PG mock test 2021.
NEET PG Mock Test Links
NEET PG is a propriety examination which is conducted by NBE. The contents of this exam are kept confidential. Candidates at the time of submitting at the NEET PG application form enter into a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the exam conducting authority. Owing to this NDA the NEET PG answer key 2021 will not be released. Through this, candidates are restricted from discussing the question paper of NEET PG 2021. Leading coaching centres may publish a memory-based answer key of NEET PG. If such an answer key is published it will be provided on our website.
The result of NEET PG 2021 will be declared in the last week of January. NBE NEET PG results will be announced in the form of PDF. A direct link for NEET PG result download link will be provided on this page, when released. NEET PG result PDF will mention roll number, scores obtained (out of 1200), qualifying status (passed/failed). Aspirants who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be considered qualified in NEET PG 2021. After the declaration of result, qualified candidates will be eligible to download NEET PG scorecard 2021 in the first week of February. The score card of NEET PG 2021 will be released for candidates who will qualify for 50% All India Quota seats. NEET PG results and scorecard can be checked from the official website - nbe.edu.in. All the eligible candidates will be eligible to participate in NEET PG counselling 2021.
NBE NEET PG cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile and marks to be secured to pass the entrance test. The cutoff of NEET PG 2021 percentile is released along with the information brochure. While the corresponding marks of NEET PG cut off will be announced along with the result. NEET PG cutoff 2021 for General category aspirants is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. Last year, the NEET PG cutoff scores for Unreserved category was 366, whereas, for SC/ST/OBC it was 319. NEET PG cutoff 2021 is determined on the basis various factors which includes number of candidates appeared for the exam, total seats available, difficulty level of NEET PG and others. Check the previous years' NEET PG cutoff percentile and marks for better idea.
NEET PG cutoff percentile and scores
|Category||NEET PG cutoff percentile||NEET PG cut off scores (2019)||NEET PG cutoff scores (2018)|
Revision of NEET PG Cutoff 2021
NBE along with MCI and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will reduce the cut off of NEET PG 2021. NBE will lower NEET PG 2021 cut off for allowing more candidates to participate in counselling process. In order to fill the vacant seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma seats, NEET PG cutoff 2021 will be lowered. For the previous year, NEET PG cutoff for General, SC, ST, OBC and PwD was reduced by 20 percentile. The cutoff percentile for General candidates was 30th, while for SC/ST/OBC it was 25th. Check the revised NEET PG cutoff percentile and scores below.
Revision of NEET PG Cutoff
|Category||Old cutoff percentile||Revised NEET PG cutoff percentile||Revised NEET PG cut off scores|
|General - PwD||45th||25th||252|
|SC/ST/OBC - PwD||40th||20th||230|
For the year 2019, the cutoff of NEET PG percentile was lowered to 44 for general category, 39 for persons with a disability, and 34 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category candidates. Candidates can check the revised NEET PG cutoff in the table below.
Previous years NEET PG cutoff
|Category||Lowered cutoff percentile||Lowered cutoff scores||NEET PG cutoff percentile||NEET PG cutoff scores|
|General||44 percentile||313||50 percentile||340|
|SC/ST/OBC||34 percentile||270||40 percentile||295|
|PWD||39 percentile||291||45 percentile||317|
NEET PG 2020 Statistics
Candidates can check the nationality-wise, gender-wise statistics of NEET PG 2020 in the table below. As per the NBE NEET PG statistics, as many as, 1,67,102 aspirants registered for NEET PG exam, while 1,60,888 aspirants appeared for the test. Out of the appeared candidates, only 89,549 aspirants passed the NEET PG exam.
NEET PG Statistics of Registered Candidates
|No. of candidates registered||167102|
|Cities in which exam conducted||169|
|Test Centres where NEET PG 2020 conducted||562|
|Independent Appraisers appointed at NEET PG Test Centres||1248|
NEET PG 2020 Statistics of Appeared Candidates
|No. Of Candidates Present||160888|
|No. Of Candidates declared Ineligible||12|
NEET PG category-wise statistics
Unreserved (including PH)
OBC (including PH)
SC (including PH)
ST (including PH)
NEET PG counselling is conducted at two levels which include All India Counselling and state-level counselling. The NEET PG counselling 2020 for 50% All India Quota seats will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NEET PG counselling 2021 for AIQ will be held in two rounds. A mop-up round for NEET PG allotment will also be conducted for Central, Deemed universities and ESIC institutes only. Candidates will be required to participate in the online NEET PG 2021 counselling and fill in their choices of institutions in the order of their preferences. The allotment of seats in various institutions will be based on the candidates’ merit rank, opted preference, seats available, reservation criteria and others. The result of each round of NEET PG counselling 2021 will be declared on the official website of MCC.
NEET PG 2021 counselling for 50% of state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Each state conducts its own application form, merit list, counselling schedule, seat allotment list and applies eligibility as well as domicile criteria. Candidates who wish to take admission in the 50% state quota seats, seats offered in private colleges and institutes will have to fill the application form released by the state counselling authority.
NEET PG 2021 Participating Institutes
NEET PG 2021 aspirants must know about the number of colleges in which admission to MD/MS and PG Diploma courses is taken on the basis of medical PG entrance exam which is NEET PG. NBE releases the information brochure which mentions the list of colleges which will participate in the counselling process of NEET PG 2021. To check the list of colleges/institutes, click here
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET PG 2021 (Postponed)- Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus
Question: When will NEET PG 2021 be conducted?
As per NBE, NEET PG exam date is January 10, 2021. The exam will be held in computer based mode.
Question: Do all institutes take admission through NEET PG exam?
Not all institutes consider NEET PG scores for admissions these include AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, SGPGIMS Lucknow, NIMHANS Bengaluru, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
Question: Will NEET PG be conducted twice a year from 2020?
As per the information provided and important dates released indication is that NEET PG 2020 will be held once. Any further changes or announcement will be notified to candidates.
Question: Do the number of seats remain same every year in NEET PG?
The number of seats differ on the basis of category and participating institutes.
Question: How many institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021?
A total of 114 institutes nationwide will be participating in NEET PG 2021.
Question: Will an E-Aadhaar be allowed to the exam hall?
Please ensure that the e-Aadhaar card is a good quality colour print out with a clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains. It should definitely match with the candidates presenting the e- Aadhaar card.
Question: Where to get the PwD certificates from? is there a list of centres?
Yes. The NEET PG information brochure does mention the list of centres for this. Kindly check and go to the nearest one to get the certificate in hand.
Question: Are there any specific rules for Indian or OCI students who did their graduation outside the country but have no registration as of yet?
Students as mentioned above who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualification outside India should bring their original screening test pass certificate issued on NBE letterhead if they do not have SMC/MCI registration.
Question: What is a mop-up round?
Mop-up round of counselling is conducted for filling the seats that are left vacant after three rounds of counselling to fill MBBS seats in the medical colleges of the country.
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Questions related to NEET PG
when will NEET PG application be active and the exams be held
NEET PG 2021 ha sbeen postponed till further notice, earlier it was announced to be conducted on January 10, 2021. and the application forms for same has been closed on 15th November 2020. to know more, visit here:
when NEET PG 21 WILL BE HELD ?
hope you are doing good.
Coming to your question, the official dates for NEET PG 2021 are yet to be anounced. The exam has also been postponed, but the dates haven't been told.
Please follow the careers360 link given below, which will update the dates once it is anounced:
i am first year mbbs student can someone tell me which speciality has demand in indian army as well as in foreign i want to go for both
Hi! For Indian army and Foreign services, clinical and non-clinical are in high demand and important in their own aspects. It completely depends on you, which speciality you would want to opt for.
Here is a list of top courses:
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
I am using gangong for physiology which is the best mcq book that can make me solve all mcq in neet pg or next from physiology????
Ganong is one of the best books you can refer to for physiology. If you like foreign authors, textbook of Medical Physiology by Gyton and Hall is also excellent. If you want to try Indian authors, I suggest you go for GK Pal. It has easier text as compared to foreign authors. A more easier textbook would be the one by Sebulingam. You should purchase a separate textbook which has all the MCQs asked in previous years NEET papers.
Hello If I take admission and leave within 5 month what amount will I have to pay in new aiims eg jodhpur patna? and also is it possible to take a seat and then actually not go there and continue preparing for neet pg which has been delayed this .Pleass help .
You would be paying the college fees in installments of annual fees so only paying for 5 months or any refund is not possible.Also if you pay the admission fees your seat will be confirmed but if you do not turn up to that course within the prescribed time period your seat will be subjected to cancellation except only for valid reasons like medical conditions. If you are keen on getting into a choice of your college kindly take a year off and prepare.
Best of luck