NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Guidelines
Kritika Tyagi, 10 Dec 2018, #NEET PG
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NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Guidelines - The National Board of Examinations (NBE), the exam conducting body of NEET PG 2019, specified some important exam day guidelines of NEET PG 2019. NEET PG exam day guidelines indicate the do's and don’ts to be followed by candidates appearing for NEET PG 2019 exam. NEET PG 2019 will be held on January 6,  in 148 exam cities across the country in a single session. Candidates will be required to report at the examination centre of NEET PG 2019 by 1.30 PM, i.e. at least two hours prior to the beginning of the examination. As per NEET PG exam day guidelines 2019, candidates will be required to take the admit card along with SMC/MCI registration certificate and a valid photo ID to the examination centre. Candidates who will appear in NEET PG 2019 are advised to check the article below for complete details about NEET PG 2019 exam day guidelines including things to carry to NEET PG exam centre, things not to carry to the exam centre, reporting time and a quick overview of exam day security check and NEET PG 2019 exam pattern. Getting familiar with NEET PG 2019 exam day guidelines could acquaint and prepare candidates well for NEET PG exam day.

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NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Guidelines – Do's and Don’ts


Things to Carry to NEET PG Exam Centre

NEET PG 2019 will be held in a single session for all the aspirants on January 6, 2019. Candidates will be required to report to the exam centre of NEET PG 2019 by 1.30 PM, i.e. two hours prior to the commencement of NEET PG exam, with the following documents:

  • NEET PG Admit Card 2019 – Print-out of NEET PG 2019 Admit card with latest passport size photograph affixed in the space provided in NEET PG admit card. Given in the table on this page are the specifications of the photograph which must be kept in mind.

  • SMC/MCI Registration Certifcate– Candidates are required to bring an original and a photocopy of SMC/MCI registration certificate to the allotted exam centre. The original copies will be checked at the time of security check and photocopy of the same will be retained by NEET PG 2019 exam conducting authorities.

In case a candidate who obtained a primary medical qualification from outside India doesn’t 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.

  • A Valid Photo ID Proof– Candidates of NEET PG 2019 will also be required to bring the original copy of any one of the following mentioned photo-ID proofs to the exam centre.

    PAN Card, or

    Driving License, or

    Voter ID Card, or

    Passport, or

    Aadhar Card (with photograph)*

*In case a candidate is carrying e-Aadhar to the exam centre of NEET PG 2019, then as per NEET PG exam day guidelines 2019, s/he is advised that s/he must ensure that e-Aadhar card with Aadhar number is taken as a good quality coloured print-out.

Candidates also have to ensure that the name and details mentioned in photo ID matches with the details in NEET PG 2019 admit card. If there are any differences, one is advised to bring relevant documents to show the change of details.


NEET PG 2019 Admit Card: Specifications of Photograph to be affixed

  • The image should be of 35X45mm.

  • The caption at bottom mentioning the name of candidate and date of taking photograph.

  • White Background.


Things NOT to Carry to NEET PG Exam Centre 

Candidates are advised to not bring any of the articles mentioned below. No arrangements will be made at NEET PG 2019 exam centre for keeping any of these articles.

  • Any stationery item like the pen, paper, writing pad, pen drive, eraser, etc.

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

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

  • Items like wallets, belt, goggles, etc.

  • Any eatable item is not allowed.


NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Guidelines – When To Reach?


NEET PG 2019 will be a three and a half hour examination which will begin at 3.30 PM sharp. Candidates will be required to report at the allotted exam centre of NEET PG 2019 by 1.30 PM to complete all the necessary procedures pertaining to security checks including taking of digital image, left-thumb impression, etc. Candidates will be advised to note that NO candidate, under any circumstances, will be given entry in NEET PG exam centre after 3.00 PM.


NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Timings



Reporting Time

1.30 PM

Entry Closes

3.00 PM

Candidate Log-in

3.15 AM

Exam Starts

3.30 AM

Exam Ends

7.00 AM


NEET PG 2019 Exam Day Guidelines - Security Check

Security Check


ID Verification

The valid Photo ID proof brought by the candidate to the exam centre was to be checked by security guards at NEET PG exam centre.

Left Thumb Capture

Candidate’s left hand’s thumbprint was to be taken.

Digital Image

Digital image of the candidate reporting to the exam centre of NEET PG 2019 was taken for future reference.

NEET PG 2019 Exam Pattern: Overview

Mode of Exam

Online, Computer Based Test

Total Number of Questions

300 Questions with four alternatives each

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

(+4) for Correct Answer

(-1) for Incorrect Answer

(0) for No Answer

Subjects Included

Para Clinical, Pre Clinical and Clinical subjects studied in MBBS

Candidates were required to report to the exam centre on NEET PG 2019 at 2.00 PM sharp on January 6, 2019. This will give enough time to both the exam centre authorities and the candidate for completing the security checks and comfortably begin with the exam. Besides above-mentioned instructions, candidates are also advised to read the instructions mentioned on NEET PG 2019 admit card very carefully.

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