NEET PG 2020
Radhika, 02 Dec 2019, #NEET PG

NEET PG 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) will conduct NEET PG on January 5, 2020 in online mode across 162 exam cities in the country. NBE will open the correction window of NEET PG 2020 from December 3 to 7, 2019. Through an official notification, the regulatory body has announced the dates and fields to be edited in NEET PG application form 2020, which can be checked below. The authority had released the NEET PG application form 2020 along with the information brochure on November 1, 2019. Eligible candidates had to fill the application form of NEET PG 2020 till November 21, 2019. NEET PG admit card will be released on December 28, 2019 in online mode. The result of NEET PG 2020 will be announced by January 31. NEET PG will be the basis for admission to 10,821 Master of Surgery (MS) seats, 19,953 Doctor of Medicine (MD) seats and 1,979 PG Diploma seats offered by 6,102 government, private, Deemed and Central Universities. For NEET PG 2019, a total of 1,43,148 candidates had registered out of which 79,633 candidates qualified.
LATEST: NEET 2020 correction window to be available from December 3, 2019.

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NEET PG 2020 will be for three hours and thirty minutes where candidates have to answer a total of 300 objective type questions . NBE will release a demo test on December 20 to help each candidate understand the computer-based test pattern of NEET PG. Once the results are declared by January 31, qualified candidates of NEET PG 2020 will be eligible for further counselling processes. Counselling for to 50% All India quota seats, all seats in Deemed/Central Universities and ESIC colleges will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee while the remaining state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. For the detailed 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 DateJanuary 5, 2020
Examination NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Exam Conducting BodyNational Board of Examinations (NBE)
Commonly CalledNEET PG
Exam LevelNational
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
Test Cities162 across India
Total Seats
  • 19,953 MD
  • 10,821 MS
  • 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 2020AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
PGIMER, Chandigarh
JIPMER, Puducherry
NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Candidates Appeared (2019)143148
  • Candidates Qualified (2019)

NEET PG 2020 - Latest News and Updates

  • NEET PG edit window - The facility to correct the mistakes in NEET PG application form will be available from December 3, 2019. As per the official notice, only date of birth, gender, category of candidates, physical disability status and EWS status can be edited/modified. Check the official notification below.


  • NEET PG Exam Centres: The authority has increased the number of exam centres for NEET PG 2020. As many as 14 test cities have been added to the tally.
  • NBE has released the application form on November 1, 2019, along with the information brochure.

NEET PG 2020 exam official notification


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

November 1, 2019

Application form releases

November 1, 2019

Application form ends

November 21, 2019

Availability of correction window

December 3 to 7, 2019

Demo Test

December 20, 2019

NEET PG Admit Card

December 28, 2019

NEET PG 2020 Exam

January 5, 2020

NEET PG Result

By January 31, 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 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 do not fall under the purview of NEET PG2020.




  • SGPGIMS Lucknow

  • NIMHANS Bengaluru

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

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 has been released on November 1, 2019. A link to fill the application form has been provided above. The mode of release and submission of NEET PG application form 2020 is online only. The last date to fill the NEET PG application form 2020 is November 21, 2019. In order to fill the application form of NEET PG 2020 following steps will have to be completed.

  • 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

Each candidate will have to pay the prescribed registration fee which has been mentioned below.

NEET PG Application Fee


Fees (INR)

General/OBC candidates




NEET PG Application Form 2020 Correction Window

The authority will open the correction window facility of NEET PG 2020 application form on December 3 to 7. All applicants must ensure that the information provided by them in the online submission of NEET PG application form is correct. In case there are mistakes committed at the time of filling the application form, candidates will be able to edit fields 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
  • Gender
  • Physical disability status
  • EWS status

The passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression should be uploaded as per the specifications.

Fields which cannot be edited:

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

NEET PG Exam Centres 2020

Candidates appearing for the entrance test will be required to choose NEET PG 2020 exam centre at the time of filling the application form. The list of NEET PG exam centre has been revealed with the release of the NEET PG 2020 information brochure on November 1, 2019. This year, a total of 162 exam centres of NEET PG 2020 which can be opted. Candidates will have to choose the NEET PG 2020 exam centre in the order of their preference while filling the application form. Candidates must note that that the exam centres will be provided only on the first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates will be provided with a list of NEET PG exam centres 2020 along with the total number of seats that are available in the particular test centres of a city. They are required to click on ‘Save & Proceed’ after selecting their preferences. The specific details on the exam centre of NEET PG 2020 on the admit card.

S.No.Test CityS.No.Test City

Mangaluru (Mangalore)

18Belagavi (Belgaum)99Moradabad
20Berhampur- Ganjam101Muzaffarnagar

Mysuru (Mysore)

23Bhilai Nagar104Nagercoil
29Bokaro110Navi Mumbai
31Chennai112New Delhi
46Greater Noida127Rourkela

Shivamogga (Shimoga)

58Hubballi (Hubli)139Solan


73Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)154Vadodara



NEET PG Admit Card 2020

NBE will release the NEET PG admit card 2020 from December 28, 2019, onwards. 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 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 Demo Test 2020

Candidates who have applied for NEET PG 2020 can use the demo test that will be released by NBE on December 20, 2019. The demo test of NEET PG 2020 will be similar in all respects to the actual computer based test. Candidates need not login as the test is a demo but are urged to take a look at it. They can familiarize themselves with the exam pattern, time their performance and check out areas where they need to improve.

NEET PG Mock Test Links

Year of exam
Link to practise
NEET PG 2020
To be available soon
NEET PG 2019
Click here

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 our website.

NEET PG Result 2020

The result of NEET PG 2020 will be declared by NBE in the online mode by January 31, 2020. 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.

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.

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Neet PG I couldnt reupload my corrected signature and its seems I havent put the sign with in a box. Contacted NBE and they says wait for admit card and they cant do anything now. Will my application get rejected? is there something I can do ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


please dont worry, if your signature in right resolution and clearly visible, it can not be rejected just because of box is not drawn outside the signature.

just wait for the admit card and hope for the best.


How many times Nbe opens correction window for neet pg?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


neet pg correction window is already over. it was from december 3 to december 7, 2019. right now its only depends on exam authority whether they will provide again for correction window or not.

follow the official website daily for latest updates.


Neet pg thumb impression error had occurred. I didnot see email notification. Correction window closed. Will Nbe help me with it by email or helpline?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


correction window is already closed. you can do one thing, you can email them or try to connect with them in phone regarding your problem, the final decision is totally depends on exam authority.


Candidate Helpline: 18002674003 (Toll Free)

(Monday to Friday 09:30AM to 06:00PM)


I didnot see error thumb impresssion email from Nbe neet pg.Didnot correct it...will my admit card come?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 10th Dec, 2019


If your application haven't met the requirements as prescribed it will be rejected.As you have not corrected one of the documents, your application will be rejected and you will not receive your admit card.You may need to wait for next year as you cannot appear for NEET PG this time.

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