NEET PG 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
PriyamDave, 20 Sep 2019, #NEET PG

NEET PG 2020 Exam Day Guidelines - Medical graduates who will be appearing for postgraduate entrance examination must go through the crucial exam day guidelines of NEET PG 2020. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the exam date of NEET PG, which will be conducted on January 5. These NEET PG 2020 exam day guidelines mentions the do’s and don'ts, what to carry or not and other details instructions which should be followed by aspirants for completion of NEET PG 2020. The medical applicants who will be appearing for computer based test must download and take NEET PG admit card 2020, along with any of the valid ID proof. Candidates are advised to reach the exam centre two hour prior to the commencement of exam for document and biometric verification purposes.

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According to NEET PG exam day guidelines 2020, any items which can be used as the unfair means should not be carried at the examination centre. Read the article on NEET PG 2020 exam day guidelines to keep in mind on the day of examination.

NEET PG application form 2020 will be released in the first week of November 2019. Only the eligible candidates can register for postgraduate medical entrance examination.

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What to carry at NEET PG exam centre 2020?

NEET PG will be conducted on January 5, 2020, for admission to postgraduate medical courses in government, private, deemed and central institutes across India. Candidates appearing for NEET PG 2020 must report at least two hours before the exam starts for verifications. For verification purposes, the following documents will be required:

Document required at NEET PG exam centre



NEET PG Admit Card 2020

Printout of NEET PG 2020 admit card with latest passport size photograph affixed in the space provided

Registration certificate

Carry original and a photocopy of registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)

Valid ID proof (any one)

PAN Card, or

Driving License, or

Voter ID Card, or
Passport, or

Aadhar Card (with photograph)*

NEET PG exam day guidelines 2020 - important points to remember

  • In case a candidate who obtained a primary medical qualification from outside India do not have SMC/MCI registration, then s/he will be required to bring the passing certificate of original screening test issued on the letterhead of NBE.

  • *In case a candidate is carrying e-Aadhar to the exam centre of NEET PG 2020, then as per NEET PG exam day guidelines 2020, then the e-Aadhar card mentioning Aadhar number should be taken in good quality with coloured printout.

  • It should also be noted that the name and details mentioned in photo ID matches with the details in NEET PG 2020 admit card. If there are any differences, one is advised to bring relevant documents to show the change of details.

  • The specifications of photograph to be pasted on NEET PG admit card are mentioned below:

Specifications of photograph

  1. Size should not be less than 35 X 45 mm

  2. Should cover 75% face and neck of an applicant

  3. Caption must have name and date of birth of candidate

  4. The background should be with white background only

  5. Quality should be of at least 600 dpi resolutions

What not to carry at NEET PG exam centre?

As mentioned, no items which can be considered as unfair means should be carried at the exam centres. Also, there will be no arrangements will be done to keep the belongings of candidate. The articles which will not be allowed in the examination hall of NEET PG 2020 are:

  • Any stationery items - pen, paper, writing pad, pen drive, eraser, etc.

  • Any electronic device - mobile phones, tablet, calculator, watch, Bluetooth, etc.

  • Ornaments - ring, earing, chain, bangles, etc.

  • Other items - wallets, belt, goggles, etc.

  • Any eatable item - whether opened or packed

NEET PG 2020 Exam Day Guidelines – Reporting Time

NEET PG 2020 will be of three hours and thirty minutes examination which will begin at 3.30 PM sharp. As per the exam day guidelines of NEE PG 2020, candidates will be required to report at the allotted exam centre by 1.30 PM to complete all the necessary procedures pertaining to security checks including taking of digital image, left-thumb impression and others. Candidates are also advised to note that no entry will be given to any aspirant after 3:00 PM under any circumstances.

NEET PG 2020 exam day schedule

Exam activities


Reporting time

1:30 PM

Last entry closes at

3:00 PM

Candidate logs in

3:15 PM

NEET PG exam commences

3:30 PM

NEET PG exam concludes

7:00 PM

NEET PG 2020 Exam Day Guidelines - Verification Process

As mentioned, the document and biometric verification of a candidate before the commencement of NEET PG entrance examination. Therefore, aspirants are requested to report at the allotted centre before the reporting time.

Security check process



ID Verification

Any one of identity proofs mentioned above carried by candidate will be checked by security guard during the entry.

Biometric verification (Left-hand thumb)

Punch-in will be done through biometric machine through left hand thumb

Digital image

For future references, a digital image of aspirant will be captured.

NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020



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 marks for every correct answer

1 mark to be deducted for each wrong answer

0 mark for unattempted question

Examination Syllabus

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

Examination Medium


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i am neet pg aspirant. my dad had applied for ews certificate at collector office. The office assumed that i am below 18 yrs of age and issued certificate with my fathers photo. When we came to know of the mistake they rectified it by pasting my photo and issuing a stamp over it. will it cause prob

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

It should not cause any problem because they have pasted your photo above it and also put the official stamp over it . Until something is not right nobody can put their stamp over it but there must be some signing authority so I would suggest you to attest your form from them . Otherwise having stamp is also says your form is attested. So I don't think so that should cause any problem .

I hope this was helpful

Best wishes


do we need to submit/ upload ews certi during registration?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Hello there!


No , for filling the neet pg application fee you don't need to upload your ews certificate or your caste certificate but yes it will be checked during counselling so if you don't have ews certificate get it made before the neet pg counselling, actually only three documents are there which needs to be uploaded while filling neet pg application form which are listed below :-

  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature
  • Left-hand thumb impression

You should follow below steps to fill the neet pg application form :-

  • First do the NEET PG online registration
  • Then fill  the NEET PG application form
  • Now select NEET PG exam city
  • Uploading of images of your photo, sign and thumbprint
  • Do the payment of NEET PG application fee
  • Take the printout of confirmation page

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I belonged to creamy layer obc, and i have selected obc as category in neet pg 2020,. Is it okay to be given and if not how do i change it?Please help......

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Unfortunately, you cannot change your Category even during the correction window. You may have to re-register with a new email id, mobile no# and fill in the application form again. This means a new payment altogether. But to be clear on this, can you please write to the helpdesk at: [email protected]  to clarify with them if OBC Creamy layer comes under General Category?


EWS certificate for neet pg is applicable for foreign medical graduate!!?? Can they apply in this category?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

EWS reservation can be availed by all Indian Citizens who fulfil the eligibility criteria. The eligibility rule states that a Candidate who belongs to General Category and doesn't claim reservation benefits of other Categories like OBC,SC,ST and whose annual income from all sources is less than 8 lakhs per annum can avail this reservation. So in other words, you should belong to General Category and then your family income should be less than 8 lakhs per annum. If you fulfil this criteria, though you have studied Medicine abroad and want to study your Masters here in India, you can avail this reservation


i have applied for neet pg exam , i have filled amritsar as exam centre , can i change my centre

Shareef 16th Nov, 2019
No, once you submit the form you cannot make any changes in the correction window except Dte of birth and category.No other things can be changed.
As you Said the mistake is of exam center. You should visit the state you have choosed for examination. There's no other option you have.
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