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 exam date: January 5, 2020Examination: 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
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.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
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
Application form ends
Last week of November 2019*
Availability of correction window
Last week of December 2019*
Third week of December 2019*
NEET PG Admit Card
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
NEET PG 2020 Counselling
Third week of March 2020*
Release of NEET PG revised cutoff
First week of May 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.
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
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:
Fields which cannot be edited:
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.
The exam pattern of NEET PG 2020 has been discussed in detail below.
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.
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
Social and Preventive Medicine
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venerology & Psychiatry
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
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.
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
Cut Off Percentile
General-Persons with Disability (PwD)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The number of seats differ on the basis of category and participating institutes.
A total of 114 institutes nationwide will be participating in NEET PG 2020.
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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:
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.
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