About NEET PG 2020

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the conducting authority of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PG) courses. NEET PG exam is conducted once in a year for admission to Doctor of Medicine (MD), Masters of Surgery (MS) and Postgraduate Diploma (PG diploma). NEET PG exam is usually held in the first Sunday of January, therefore, it is expected to be conducted on January 5, 2020. The online entrance exam is conducted for admission to 50% All India Quota, 50% state quota seats, 100% seats in deemed and central universities, AFMC and ESIC colleges. The application form of NEET PG 2020 will be released in the first week of November 2019. Those who fulfils the certain eligibility criteria set by NBE can apply for NEET PG. 

The PG entrance examination is conducted in online mode containing 300 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in English language only. The syllabus of NEET PG 2020 comprise of subjects which were taught in MBBS and will be as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India (MCI). The exam will be divided in three parts (Part A, B and C) containing 50, 100 and 150 questions, respectively. The national-level entrance exam to be conducted in 148 exam cities of India, tentatively. MD/MS exam will be held for three hours thirty minutes (3 hours thirty minutes) from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Aspirants have to secure the minimum qualifying percentile of NEET PG 2020, as prescribed by NBE. The cutoff percentile for general category is 50th, while for SC/ST/OBC is 40th.

The Government of India in consultation with the Medical Council of India might lower the NEET PG qualifying cutoff in order to fill the vacant seats. Last year, the authority reduced the NEET PG cutoff by six percentile. With the NEET PG cutoff (2018) being lowered, the qualifying percentile for general category was 44, while for SC/ST/OBC and PWD candidates, it is 34 and 39, respectively. 

NEET PG qualifiers will be called for counselling process. The seat allotment for 50% AIQ, 100% deemed and central universities, ESIC and AFMC seats will be done by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). While the counselling for admission to 50% state quota seats and private medical universities will be done by the respective state authorities on the basis of scores and All India Rank (AIR) secured in the national-level exam.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes

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NEET PG 2020 Important Dates

01 Nov, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online
02 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
07 Dec, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Application Correction | Mode: Online
05 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Online
23 Dec, 2019 - 05 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Admit Card | Mode: Online
23 Jan, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
03 Feb, 2020 - 08 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Score Card | Mode: Online
16 Mar, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020 (Tentative) Counselling - Round one | Mode: Online
02 Apr, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020 (Tentative) Counselling - Round two | Mode: Online
22 Apr, 2020 - 11 May, 2020 (Tentative) Counselling - Mop-up round for deemed, central universities | Mode: Online

The NEET PG 2020 eligibility criteria for aspirants appearing in the postgraduate medical examination has been listed below. 

  • Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), and have an MBBS degree or provisional certificate to that effect. 
  • Completion of the rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020.
  • Provisional or permanent medical registration certificate issued by MCI or a State Medical Council. This must be carried on the day of the exam and during admission.
  • Candidates who have studied/qualified MBBS from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% Quota seats. Only candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to study MBBS from Medical Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats. Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring this.
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

NBE will release the NEET PG 2020 application form in the online mode in the first week of November 2019. Candidates can check the various steps of the application process of NEET PG 2020 here-

  • Fill the registration form for obtaining User ID and Password
  • User ID and password will be then, sent through SMS and Email
  • Fill the application form - Personal Details, Qualification Details (MBBS / Primary Medical Qualification details, Internship Details, SMC/MCI Registration Details), Test Center Details
  • Upload a recent passport size photograph (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format) and signature (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format) signature
  • Choose test city
  • Make payment of fees in the online mode through debit/credit card or net banking.
  • Take a print out of the filled application form with transaction ID printed on it.

Important: Test City will be confirmed only after payment of fee is successful.

Correction of mistakes in NEET application form

Candidates who will make mistakes in their application form can rectify the same. The correction window will be open for a week after the closing of application form.

Candidates may note that the following details cannot be edited

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality 
  • Mobile No.
  • Email address 
  • Testing City
  • Photograph 
  • Signature
  • Category of the candidate

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 3750
ST, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750
ST, SC, General, OBC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750

NEET PG 2020 Syllabus

Biochemistry
Red and white blood cells
Homeostasis
Thrombosis
Muscles and the cytoskeleton
Plasma proteins and immunoglobulins
Metabolism of xenobiotics
Human genome project
Function and replication of informational macromolecules
Biochemistry of extracellular and intracellular communication
Nutrition
Digestion and absorption
Vitamins and minerals
Structures and functions of proteins and enzymes
Intracellular traffic and sorting of proteins
Glycoproteins
The extracellular matrix
Metabolism of proteins and amino acids
Bioenergetics
Metabolism of carbohydrate and lipids
Anatomy
The thorax
The abdomen
The pelvis
The perineum
The upper limb
The lower limb
The head and neck
The back
Miscellaneous topics
Physiology
Nervous system
Endocrine system
Sensory organs
Excretion
Digestion and absorption
Respiration
Cardiovascular physiology
Muscles and other topics
Microbiology
Infections of bones and joints
Virology
Bacteriology
Immunology
Mycology
Methods and techniques
Pharmacology
Drugs acting on autonomic nervous system
Drugs acting on central nervous system
Antimicrobial drugs
General pharmacological principles
Drugs acting on the kidney
Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases
Cardiovascular drugs
Gastrointestinal drugs
Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
Autacoids and related drugs
Respiratory and related drugs
Hormones and related drugs
Pathology
General pathology of infectious diseases
Nutritional diseases
Blood vessels
Cell injury
Cell death and adaptations
Acute inflammation
Thrombosis and shock
Tissue repair
Regeneration
Hemodynamic disorders
Diseases of the immune system neoplasia healing and fibrosis
Genetic and paediatric diseases
Heart
Hematopoietic and lymphoid systems
Lung
Kidney and its collection system
Gastrointestinal tract
Oral cavity
Liver
Gallbladder
Biliary tract
Genital system
Pancreas
Endocrine system
Musculoskeletal system
Skin and nervous system
Forensic medicine
Injuries and wounds
Starvation
Poisoning
Psychotropic drugs
Mechanical asphyxia
Post-mortem changes
Death and thermal death
Autopsy
Medical jurisprudence
Sexual offences
Abortion and asphyxiants
Medicine, dermatology and venereology
Infectious diseases
Haematological disease
Medical oncology haematological malignancy
Renal disease
Cell and molecular biology
Genetic disorders
Water electrolyte and acid-base balance
Tropical medicine
Sexually transmitted diseases
Cardiovascular disease and clinical immunology
Nutrition
Gastrointestinal disease
Liver
Rheumatology
Bone disease
Drug therapy and poisoning
Environmental medicine
Biliary tract and pancreatic disease
Intensive care medicine
Respiratory disease
Endocrine disease
Diabetes mellitus
Metabolic disorders
Neurological disease
Papulovesicular disorders
Systemic disorders
Leprosy
Scabies
Pediculosis
Fungal infections
Papulosquamous disorders
Malignant skin disease
Disorders of pigmentation
Allergic disorders
Social and preventive medicine
Occupational health
Information and basic medical statistics
Genetics
Mental health
Health planning and management
Communication for health education
Environment and health
International health
Epidemiology of communicable diseases
Epidemiologic methods
Principles of epidemiology
Screening for disease
Preventive medicine in obstetrics paediatrics and geriatrics
Demography and family planning
Epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases and conditions
Nutrition and health
Social sciences and health
Radio diagnosis and radiotherapy
Chemotherapy
Nuclear medicine
Radiotherapy
Systemic radiology
Diagnostic features and signs
Physics and technique
Surgery, ENT, orthopaedics and anaesthesia
Regional anaesthesia
General anaesthesia
Anaesthesia drugs
Critical care and anaesthesia in coexisting diseases
Salivary glands
Diseases of oral cavity
Diseases of pharynx
Diseases of ear
Diseases of nose and paranasal sinuses
Diseases of larynx and trachea
Diseases of recent advances
Esophagus
Clinical methods in ENT
Neck
Operative surgery
Orthopaedics fractures and injuries
Bone tumours
CTEV
PIVD
Back pain
Degenerative and metabolic bone disease
Miscellaneous bone diseases
Umbilicus and abdominal wall cardiothoracic surgery
Head injury
Transplantation and oncology
Paediatric surgery
Burns
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Urogenital surgery and hernia
Paediatrics
Growth
Development
Growth disorders
Macronutrient disorders
Adolescent health and development
Nutrition fluids and electrolytes
Kidney and urinary tract disorders
Cardiovascular system disorders
Respiratory system
Endocrine and metabolic disorders
Malignancy in childhood
Neuromuscular disorders
Inborn errors of metabolism
Collagen vascular disorders
Vascular disorders
Genetic disorders
Paediatric critical care
Common skin disorders and leprosy
Ocular manifestations of systemic disorders
Integrated management of childhood illness
Practical procedures
Rational drug therapy
Poisoning and accidents
Immunity and immunization
New-born infants
Infectious diseases
Common protozoal and helminthic infections
Micronutrient in health and disease
Gastrointestinal system and liver diseases
Haematological disorders
Ear, nose and throat disease
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Conception
Ectopic gestation
Disorders of menstruation
Birth control
MTP
Trophoblastic diseases
PID
Chronic pelvic pain
Diseases and injury to the female genital tract
Tumours and its therapy
Endometriosis
Special topics in obstetrics
Operative obstetrics
Diseases of foetus and new-born
Obstructed labour
Prolonged labour
Cord prolapsed
Malpresentation
Malposition
IUD
Prom
Post maturity
Pre-term labour
Medical and surgical illness complicating pregnancy
Normal pregnancy
Complications of pregnancy
Psychiatry
Schizophrenia
Anxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Adjustment disorders
Cognitive disorders
Somatoform disorders
Impulse control disorders
Sexual disorders
Personality disorders
Ophthalmology
Disease of uveal tract
Disease of the lens
Disease of the lacrimal apparatus
Disease of conjunctiva
Glaucoma
Disease of the vitreous
Disease of the retina
Vision and neuro-ophthalmology
Disease of the cornea
Disease of the sclera
Disease of the lids
Disease of the orbit
Ocular injuries
Strabismus and nystagmus
Anatomy and development of eye
Clinical methods in ophthalmology
Optics and refraction
Basic principles of ocular therapy
Systemic ophthalmology
Community ophthalmology

Candidates attempting NEET PG must be aware of the NEET PG exam pattern 2020. The exam pattern of NEET PG 2020 has been provided below.

ParticularsDetails
Mode of Examination Computer-based Test
Duration of Examination3 hours 30 minutes
Medium of the Question paperEnglish
Number of Questions300
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Marking PatternCorrect Answer: +4 marks, Incorrect Answer: - 1 marks, Unanswered Question: 0 marks
Sections in question paper
(Part A, B and C) each containing 50, 100, 150 MCQs

The NEET PG admit card 2020 will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in the last week of December 2019. The NEET PG 2020 hall ticket will be made available only in the online mode. The admit card of NEET PG 2020 can be downloaded by the aspirants who will successfully complete the process of registration. Candidates could download the NEET PG admit card from the official link by entering their user ID and password. Upon downloading the admit card of NEET PG 2020, candidates are required to affix a recent passport sized photograph on the admit card. 

Documents to carry to the exam hall

  • NEET PG 2020 admit card 
  • A valid photo ID proof 
  • Photocopy  of  Permanent  / Provisional SMC/MCI registration to be retained  by the test centre

NEET PG 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Hamirpur
Jhansi
Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Rajkot
Surat
Bardoli
Mehsana
Vadodara
Mizoram Aizawl
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Sikar
Bikaner
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Haryana Ambala
Gurugram
Hisar
Panipat
Faridabad
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Maharashtra Amravati
Jalgaon
Nanded
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Kolhapur
Mumbai City
Nagpur
Thane
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Patiala
Ludhiana
Mohali
Bihar Arrah
Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Patna
Muzaffarpur
West Bengal Asansol
Hooghly
Siliguri
Kalyani
Kolkata
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Karnataka Bengaluru
Hubballi
Shimoga
Bidar
Gulbarga
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Udupi
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Salem
Kanchipuram
Madurai
Nagercoil
Namakkal
Tanjanur
Thoothukudi
Tirunelveli
Tiruchirappalli
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Guntur
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Kakinada
Kurnool
Vizianagaram
Visakhapatnam
Tirupati
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Silchar
Tezpur
Jorhat
Uttarakhand Haldwani
Roorkee
Dehradun
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Baramulla
Srinagar
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Goa Panaji
Meghalaya Shillong
Kerala Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Tripura Agartala
Delhi New Delhi
Nagaland Kohima

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET PG 2020 admit card (with a recent passport sized photograph pasted on it)
  • A valid photo-identity proof (PAN/Aadhar/Driving License/Passport/Voter Id)
  • Photocopy of State Medical Council/Medical Council of India registration (Provisional/Permanent)
  • Original screening test pass certificate issued on NBE letterhead for Indian/OCI citizen who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualification outside India

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NBE will announce NEET PG result 2020 in the last week of January, in online mode. Only the qualified candidates can download the score card of NEET PG 2020 using their user ID and password. The result will mention roll number, All India Rank and marks (out of 1200). The authority will also release the NEET PG scorecard 2020 in the first week of February in the online mode. Candidates who will appear the postgraduate examination can check their NEET PG 2020 result available in the PDF file. The result of NEET PG 2020 indicates whether a candidate has qualified in the exam or not. The merit list released in NEET PG 2020 result contains the roll number of the candidates, marks obtained (out of 1200) and rank secured. Candidates need to secure the minimum cutoff percentile in order to be included in the rank list of NEET PG 2020 result.

The NEET mark sheet cum result certificate can be downloaded to be used for admissions. This is in actual the result. The NEET scores will be passed on to the respective states to be used for their respective counselling procedures.   

NBE will release the NEET PG cutoff 2020 along with the result. The NEET PG cutoff is decided by NBE and is subject to revision. NEET PG cutoff percentile varies for different categories. The cutoff of NEET PG 2020 is the minimum marks that candidates need to score so as to qualify in the exam. Candidates can check the lowered NEET PG cutoff 2020 from the table below, along with the previous cutoff.

NEET PG Cutoff

CategoryCutoff percentileCutoff scores (2018)
Revised cutoff percentile
Revised cutoff scores
General50340
44
313
SC/ST/OBC (including PwD)40295
34
270
PwD45317
39
291

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

NEET PG counselling 2020 will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee) for the seats under All India Quota and in Central and Deemed universities, while the state quota seat allotment process will be conducted by respective state counselling authorities. Only the qualified candidates will be eligible to participate for NEET PG 2020 counselling.

MCC will release the provisional first allotment list of NEET PG counselling 2020, while the final result will be made available  Once the seats are allotted, aspirants need to provide an option for upgradation and also download the allotment letter. Thereafter, report to the allotted college with the relevant documents.

Only the qualified candidates who will secure the minimum cutoff percentile will be required to register with the counselling bodies. There are two rounds of NEET PG 2020 counselling. The second round of NEET counselling for PG courses will begin from first week of April. The mop-up round of counselling will be conducted for Deemed and Central Universities only. Candidates allotted seats through NEET PG counselling 2020 will be required to report to the allotted colleges within the stipulated time for admission purposes.  

Documents Required at Counselling

  • NEET PG 2020 admit card issued by NBE
  • NEET PG 2020 result/score card
  • MBBS mark sheets of first, second and third professional examinations
  • Provisional/Degree certificate of MBBS
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • Permanent/Provisional registration certificate issued by MCI
  • High School/Higher Secondary/Date of Birth certificate as proof of birth date
  • A valid photo-identity proof (PAN/Aadhar/Voter ID/Passport/Driving licence)
  • SC/ST/OBC/OPH certificate (as applicable)

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