NEET PG 2020
Radhika, 17 Sep 2019, #NEET PG

NEET PG 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the NEET PG exam dates 2020 on September 16, 2019. As per the official notification, the authority has mentioned that NEET PG 2020 will be conducted on January 5, in computer-based mode. Candidates can check the exam and other relevant dates of NEET PG 2020 on this page. For admission to Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (DM) courses offered in government, private, deemed and central universities, it is mandatory for aspirants to appear and qualify NEET PG 2020. In order to appear for the entrance exam, candidates will be required to fill the NEET PG 2020 application form, which will be released in the first week of November 2019 along with the brochure. Candidates who will successfully submit the application form will be issued the NEET PG admit card 2020 in the last week of December 2019. It is mandatory to carry the admit card at the allotted exam centre along with the valid ID proof and SMC/MCI registration. NEET PG 2020 exam will contain a total of 300 objective type questions for which each candidate will be allotted three hours and thirty minutes. For the benefit of the NEET PG aspirants, the exam conducting authority will make available a demo test to familiarise each candidate with the computer-based test format. Applicants will be able to access the demo test in the second week of December 2019.

The entrance examination of NEET PG is held once a year in the month of January as a computer-based test for admission to 19,525 MD and 10,601 MS seats offered in various medical colleges in the country. Candidates qualifying in the exam of NEET PG 2020 by securing the required cutoff percentile will be eligible for further counselling processes. Counselling for to All India quota seats will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee and remaining state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. For all the information related to NEET PG 2020 including eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, admit card, result, cutoff, and counselling, candidates can check the article below.

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NEET PG 2020 – Overview

NEET PG exam date: January 5, 2020

Examination: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation

Common called: NEET PG

Exam Level: National

Exam Category: Post Graduate

Total seats: 19,525 MD and 10,601 MS

Exam Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)

NEET PG 2020 exam date official notification

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NEET PG 2020 for admission to the postgraduate course


Scope of NEET PG 2020

NEET for postgraduate courses in the academic year 2020-2021 will include admission to the following:

1) All India 50% quota seats (except Jammu and Kashmir)

2) State quota seats (including seats in Jammu and Kashmir)

3) All private medical colleges, institutions & universities/Deemed Universities all across the country.

4) Armed forces Medical Services Institutions

5) DNB broad speciality courses

Even if the majority of MD/MS seats are filled through NEET PG 2020. There are few institutions which does not fall under the purview of NEET PG2020.




  • SGPGIMS Lucknow

  • NIMHANS Bengaluru

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

Important Dates of NEET PG 2020

Candidates appearing for NEET PG 2020 must keep track of the important dates related to the exam.



Information Brochure of NEET PG

First week of November 2019*

Application form releases

First week of November 2019*

Application form ends

Last week of November 2019*

Availability of correction window

Last week of December 2019*

Demo Test

Third week of December 2019*

NEET PG Admit Card

Last week of December 2019*

NEET PG 2020 Exam

January 5, 2020 (Announced)

NEET PG Result

Last week of January 2020*

NEET PG 2020 Rank Card

First week of February 2020*

NEET PG 2020 Merit List

First week of March 2020*

NEET PG AIQ 50% Merit List

First week of March 2020*

NEET PG 2020 Counselling

Third week of March 2020*

Release of NEET PG revised cutoff

First week of May 2020*

*Dates are tentative
NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 2020

Aspirants must ensure that they meet the NEET PG 2020 eligibility criteria as set by the NBE before they apply. The eligibility criteria have been listed below.

  • Candidates are required to possess a recognized MBBS degree.

  • Candidates must possess a provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.

  • Candidates must complete their compulsory one-year rotatory internship by March 31, 2020, according to the eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2020.

  • 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 2020 eligibility criteria.

NEET PG Application Form 2020

Candidates who wish to appear for NEET PG 2020 will be required to fill the application form of NEET PG 2020 which will be released in the first week of November 2019. The mode of release and submission of NEET PG application form 2020 will be online only. The last date to fill the NEET PG application form 2020 is most likely to fall in the last week of November 2019. To successfully submit the application will have to submit a registration fee which has been mentioned below.

NEET PG Application Fee


Fees (INR)

General/OBC candidates




NEET PG Application Form 2020 Correction Window

All applicants must ensure that the information provided by them in the online submission of NEET PG application form is correct. It is highly advisable that candidates go through the NEET PG information bulletin before filling the application form. For the convenience of candidates, the authority does provide a correction window facility through which certain fields can be corrected after the submission of the form. However, not all fields can be edited/ modified. Following is the list of fields which can and cannot be edited.

Fields which can be edited:

  • Date of birth
  • Category

Fields which cannot be edited:

  • Name of candidate
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Testing city

NEET PG Admit Card 2020

NBE will release the NEET PG admit card 2020 in the last week of December 2019. Candidates who will successfully complete the process of registration for NEET PG 2020 will be allowed to download the NEET PG 2020 admit card. The link to download the admit card of NEET PG 2020 will be provided on this page as and when it is released. The authority will be intimating the registered aspirants through an email and SMS on the registered Email address and mobile number. The admit card of NEET PG 2020 will include the candidates’ personal details, date, and timings of the exam and examination centre details. The printout of NEET PG 2020 hall ticket must be carried at the exam centre along with the photo ID proof.

NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET PG 2020 has been discussed in detail below.



Examination Mode

Computer-Based Test

Examination Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice

Number of Questions

300 with four alternative responses for each

Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct answer, -1 for every incorrect answer,

0 marks for unanswered questions

Examination Syllabus

Based on the MBBS curriculum including pre-clinical, clinical, para-clinical subjects.

Examination Medium


NEET PG Syllabus 2020

The NBE prepares the syllabus of NEET PG 2020 will comprise entirely of the subjects studied in the MBBS and BDS curriculum. The NEET PG 2020 syllabus comprises of all three subjects of Pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. The approximate weightage and the number of questions from each of the topics have been described in detail below.

NEET PG 2020 – Subject-wise Weightage of Questions


Subject-wise weightage of questions

Part A







Part B







Forensic Medicine


Social and Preventive Medicine


Part C

General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venerology & Psychiatry


General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis


Obstetrics and Gynecology








Grand Total


NEET PG answer key 2020

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 with the exam conducting authority. Owing to this NDA the NEET PG answer key 2020 will not be released. Through this candidates are restricted from discussing the question paper of NEET PG 2020. 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 this page.

NEET PG Result 2020

The result of NEET PG 2020 will be declared by NBE in the online mode in the last week of January. The result will be published on the official website in the PDF format containing the roll number, score obtained (out of 1200) and NEET PG rank of the candidates. After the release of NEET-PG result, the authority will also publish the scorecard for NEET PG 2020. The scorecard will be released for the candidates who will qualify for the 50% All India Quota seats. Candidates will have to download the scorecard from the official website as it will not be sent to the candidates individually. All the candidates who will qualify according to the NEET PG 2020 results will be eligible for the further processes of admission.

NEET PG Cutoff 2020

NBE has the sole authority to decide the NEET PG 2020 cutoff which will be declared along with the result. The NEET PG 2020 cutoff score depends on various factors like difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants and availability of seats among others. Only the candidates who will qualify according to NEET PG cutoff 2020 will be included in the merit list released by NBE. Candidates will have to secure marks corresponding to the NEET PG cutoff percentile in order to qualify. Previous year cutoff of NEET PG for various categories has been given below.

NEET PG Cutoff

Candidate’s Category

Cut Off Percentile

Cutoff score (2019)Cutoff score (2018)


50 Percentile



40 Percentile


General-Persons with Disability (PwD)

45 Percentile


Revision of NEET PG 2020 Cutoff

Every year, in order to fill the vacant seats left, the union government in consultation with Medical Council of India lower the cutoff allowing more candidates to participate in the NEET PG counselling procedure. The authority publishes as revised NEET PG cutoff percentile along with corresponding marks. Last year, the cutoff of NEET PG 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.

CategoryLowered cutoff percentileLowered cutoff scoresNEET PG cutoff percentileNEET PG cutoff scores
General44 percentile31350 percentile340
SC/ST/OBC34 percentile27040 percentile295
PWD39 percentile29145 percentile317

NEET PG Counselling 2020

NEET PG counselling is conducted at two levels which include all India counselling and counselling at the state level. The NEET PG counselling 2020 for 50% All India Quota seats will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Sciences on behalf of Medical Council of India. It will be held in two rounds – first and second. A mop-up round will also be conducted for central, Deemed universities and ESIC only. Candidates will be required to participate in the online NEET PG 2020 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 and the opted preference. The result of each round of NEET PG counselling 2020 will be declared on the official website of MCC.

The counselling for the 50% of state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authority. Each state publishes its own merit list, counselling schedule, seat allotment list and applies 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 Statistics 2019

After the conclusion of NEET PG, NBE releases the statistics of the exam mentioning the number of candidates who appeared and qualified the PG entrance test. In the year 2019, a total of 1,48,713 aspirants took the PG entrance test, of which only 1,43,148 candidates qualified. Also, check the region-wise NEET PG statistics 2019 in the table below.

NEET PG Statistics

No. of candidates registered148713
No of candidates Present143148
No of candidates Absent5565
Indian Nationals148345
Number of Cities in which exam conducted167
No of NBE appointed independent appraisers819

Check the category-wise total number candidates who were mentioned in NEET PG 2019 result which is as mentioned in the table below.

NEET PG Category-wise statistics

Non-PHPHTotalNon-PHPHTotalGrand Total

NEET PG Toppers 2019

In NEET PG 2019, the following candidates emerged as toppers. The list of toppers along with their score and rank has been given below.

S.No. Name Score (out 1200)All India Rank
1.Ashraf M Kesarani1,0061
2.Sricharan Embar9852
3.Lalith Kummetha9823
5Rajat R Garuda9795
6.Yash Shah94615
7.Kavan Parikh94318

NEET PG 2020- Participating Institutes

NEET PG 2020 aspirants must know about the number of colleges in which admission to MD/MS and PG Diploma courses is taken on the basis of NEET PG. NBE releases the information brochure which mentions the list of colleges which will participate in the counselling process of NEET PG 2020. To check the list of colleges/institutes, click here

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET PG 2020

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: 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.

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 2020?


A total of 114 institutes nationwide will be participating in NEET PG 2020.

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How many attempts are allowed for NEET PG exams?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Dear Priya, there is no upper age limit for appearing for NEET PG and also there is no cap on the number of times one can appear for NEET PG. As long as you fulfil the eligibility crtieria, you are eligible to appear for NEET PG. Having said that, with amendments to NMC Bill, in the next 3 years, NEET PG may be scrapped. Until then, NEET PG will be the entrance exam for admission to MD/MS courses. For more information on the eligibility criteria for NEET PG, please visit our page at:


When will exam forms, release??

Apoorva Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019
Hello dear student,
As you have asked about the release date of the application form for neet PG so dear student the form will come around in the first week of November and it will last till the last week of November. And it will be online mode of application form filling. In order to to fill application form to get admission in master of surgery that is MS and doctor of medicine that is MD this form is filled. I hope the above mentioned information is helpful to you.
Best wishes
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Age limit for NEET PG . i am 62 yrs . I want to do PCPNDT six month training. my mail : [email protected]

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Dear Shyam, there is no upper age limit for appearing for NEET PG. You haven't mentioned your highest qualification. But for being eligible for NEET PG, you should have completed your MBBS along with 1 year mandatory rotational internship. You can check the complete eligibility criteria here:

Now regarding PCPNDT, if you are a registered practitioner, you can undertake this 6 months training. So, if you fulfil the NEET PG eligibility criteria, you can appear for NEET PG and your age shall not be any hindrance.


hi everyone, i wud like to know if there is any chance to get seat after neetpg in same institution(either field) with my fiancee,that we are giving neet pg 2020 together.

Shareef 14th Oct, 2019
Let me tell you what actually happens.
As we all know the admission process is will be get done through counselings i.e,  online.
college  provides the information regarding, age,grade,caste reservation, qualification percentages etc,
to select the students accordingly  who meet the given criteria.
So, unless you both of them possess the same skills, percentage, grade you both of them can't get selected in the same college.

Even Speaking up with college staff  is not useful.They are helpless.
If the fate supports you and gets Impressed with bond you have chances for being selected.
Keeping a hope is way more better then being fixed
Best of luck

hi everyone, i wud like to know if there is any chance to get seat after neetpg in same institution(either field) with my fiancee,that we are giving neet pg 2020 together.

Shareef 14th Oct, 2019
The answer for you question is 99% No.
As we all know the admission process or the student selection process is Done via counselings that means,
AI(artificial intelligence) has been functioned to select the students accordingly the college reputation, scoring and so on things.
So, even if you visit the college and ask them to do, they are helpless.
And the remaining 1% is for the chances you may get.
If both of you score same and gets eligible according to institute eligibility criteria. You Both may get selected in same institute.
So, just hoping to get admission in the same college will be more better rather then being fixed.
Hope this was helpful for clearance of your question. Thank you
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