NEET-PG 2020 Application Process Started – Eligibility and Documents Requirement

Published on : 6th November 2019    Author : Satyaranjan Bai

National Board of Examinations has started the NEET-PG online application process 2020 on 1st November 2019. Applicants with MBBS Degrees can now access and submit the online application on or before 21st November 2019. Earlier, the Board has cleared the air about the NEET-PG 2020 exam date. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET-PG) 2020 will be held on 5th January 2020.

As per the official notice, “NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to these courses”.

However, the below-mentioned medical colleges or institutions are not “covered by centralised admissions for Doctor of Medicine (MD), and Masters of Surgery (MS) seats through NEET-PG”.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • SCTIMST, Trivandrum

NEET-PG 2020 Overview:

Before proceeding ahead with the detailed steps of the NEET-PG application process 2020, candidates are advised to take a quick look at the NEET postgraduate overview section –

Exam Name




Exam Level

National Level


Annual/ Once a Year

Exam Type


Registration Process


Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations

Official Website

NEET-PG Application Process 2020:

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG 2020 application process comprises 6 important steps –

  • Step I – Registration
  • Step II – Filling in Fields with Personal and Educational Details
  • Step III - Payment
  • Step IV – Selecting Exam City
  • Step V – Uploading Documents
  • Step VI – Printout of Acknowledgement Page

Note: Candidates must note that NBE only entertains applications submitted via online mode. There is no other option (print copy or offline mode) for submitting the NEET PG 2020 application form. Read out the complete information about the application process underneath.

Step-by-step Guide to Fill in NEET-PG 2020 Application Form:

To ensure that your application form has been submitted successfully, you must follow the steps carefully. Also, candidates are encouraged to read out the Information Bulletin before moving ahead with the procedure.

Step I – Registration:

  • Visit the official website of NBE (https:/
  • Click on ‘NEET PG
  • You will be directed to the ‘NEET-PG Login Page
  • Fresh applicants have to click on the ‘New Registration’ link for registration. Those who have already registered can simply choose the other option, i.e. ‘Applicant Login’ using Candidate ID, Password and Captcha.
  • Fresh applicants must register themselves for the exam to get a ‘unique login ID’.
  • After the unique login ID is created, candidates can avail the same right in their email and mobile inbox. They need to change the password and login to complete the application process.

Step II – Filling in Fields with Personal and Educational Details:

Step Number II requires aspirants to enter their personal details such as

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Contact Details – mobile number and email ID
  • Category
  • DOB

After filling in personal details, click the ‘Proceed’ button to enter academic qualification details. Here are the fields that you need to fill in the section.

Qualification Details

Educational Details

Internship Details

Medical Registration Details

Qualifying Exam (MBBS)

If holding an MBBS degree, mention total marks obtained in the exam.

Status of Internship if Undergoing

Permanent or Provisional

Exam Status


Status of Internship if Completed

Date of Registration

University Details


Date of Internship

Registration Number

State of Class X & XII


Days or Months of Internship

Issuance of Authority

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Note: Make sure that all the details are filled correctly. Providing wrong information will result in the rejection of the application form.

Step III – Payment:

  • The NEET PG 2020 application fee needs to be paid via online mode.
  • Candidates can use credit or debit card or net banking to complete the process.
  • Application Fee for General and OBC Categories – ₹ 3,750/-
  • Application Fee for SC/ST/PWD – ₹ 2,750/-

If an applicant makes payment for multiple times during the online payment process, NBE will refund their money within 15 days after due verification. However, no refund will be made if more than one application form is submitted by the particular candidate.

The Board says, “Appropriate action shall be taken against the candidates who have submitted their application form multiple times”.

Step IV – Selecting Exam City:

The next step gives an opportunity to the aspirants to select their preferred exam centres or cities based on the availability of seats on the given date of the submission of the application form. The selection of the examination centre will solely be on first come and first serve basis.

Step V – Uploading Documents:

Here, you need to upload the scanned images of the passport photograph, left thumb impression and signature. The digital photographs must meet the specifications prescribed by the Board. Take a look below –

  • Passport-size Photo: It should be in JPEG or JPG or GIF or PNG format with 50-100 kb size and 3.5X4.5 cm dimension.
  • Signature Photo: It should be in JPEG or JPG or GIF or PNG format with 10-50 kb size and 6X3 cm dimension.
  • Left Thumb Impression Photo: It should be in JPEG or JPG or GIF or PNG format with 10-50 kb size and 6X3 cm dimension.

Step VII – Printout of Acknowledgement Page:

After successfully making the payment, uploading the images and filling all the required details, you will need to take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.

NEET-PG 2020 Correction Window:

National Board of Examinations will not open any correction window to edit, modify or alter the information put by the candidates.

In the words of the Board, “NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for the change in the information provided by the candidates. If any information is incorrect and needs to be updated, click the “Edit Profile” or “Edit”.

However, applicants can make the required changes before the last date of the application form submission.

Vital Instructions for Filling NEET PG Application Form:

  • The NEET-PG application process is entirely online.
  • NBE will not entertain applications that are sent or submitted offline.
  • Candidates need to visit the official website, i.e. to fill the form.
  • The process has started on 1st November 2019.
  • Applicants need to take a printout of the filled application form till NEET-PG 2020 counselling process is done. Details mentioned on the form will be required for All India 50% Quota Registration.
  • Providing false information will only result in the cancellation of the application form. The concerned candidates will further be debarred from taking any exam in future.
  • Payment will be made online only. Keep the credit/debit/net banking details ready beforehand.
  • Preserve the scanned copies of the recent passport-size photograph, signature and left thumb impression.

NEET-PG Application Form Essential Documents and Their Specifications:

The MBBS aspirants are advised to keep all essential documents ready for an easy and hassle-free process. They need the scanned images of the recent passport-size photograph, signature and left thumb impression.

Guidelines for Scanning Signature, Photograph and Left Thumb Impress:

NBE will accept the uploaded passport-size photograph if it is obtained through –

  • Webcam or digital camera
  • Scanning a physical photo

Photo through Digital Camera –

  • If you are using a webcam or digital camera to take the photo, set the resolution of the camera to the highest level.
  • Make sure the background is white, and there’s ample light for a great picture.
  • The ideal size of the photo should be between 50-100 KB.

Scanning Physical Photo –

  • Passport-size colour photo with a clearly visible face.
  • The photo should be recent (6 months old).
  • It should be in JPEG, JPG, PNG and GIF format.
  • The dimension of the photo should be 3.5X4.5 cm.
  • Scanner DPI should be 200.

Signature Guidelines:

  • The signature must be clear, on a white paper sheet within a box of 6X3 cm.
  • The asked size is 10-50 KB.
  • It should be in JPEG, JPG, PNG and GIF format.
  • Scanner DPI should be 200.
  • There should not be any overwriting.
  • It should not be in BLOCK LETTERS.

Left Thumb Impression Guidelines

  • Use black or blue ink for left thumb impression on a white paper sheet within a box of 4X3 cm.
  • The asked size is 10-50 KB.
  • It should be in JPEG, JPG, PNG and GIF format.
  • Scanner DPI should be 200.

Parameters to Check Scanned Images

Even after following the guidelines most candidates fail to keep up with the right size and dimension. So, how to be sure that the images to be uploaded have the ideal sizes and dimensions? Check below steps –

  • You need to ‘right click’ on the particular image before uploading.
  • Go to ‘Properties
  • Here, you will be able to see the size, file type or format and dimension.

NEET-PG 2020 Admit Card

The NEET PG admit card 2020 will be issued to the candidates who make successful online submission of the application form. The Board will issue the hall tickets only after the test centres are allotted. The admit card will be released on 28th December 2019 and will remain available till the exam date. The call letters will be sent on the registered email IDs of the applicants. Download the same and affix the latest passport-size photo in the right place.

Specifications of Passport Photo for Admit Card

  • At least, 35X45 mm size with 75% face and head coverage
  • At the bottom, it should have the candidate’s name and date of taking the photo.
  • The photo should not have stains, scratches, kinks and reflections.

NEET-PG Eligibility Criteria - Who Can Fill Application Form?

Nationality –

  • If you are an Indian national, you surely can apply for NEET-PG 2020.

Academic Qualification –

  • You must have passed NEET-UG 2020 or hold an MBBS degree from an institute recognised by MCI Act, 1956
  • Must have a one-year internship or about to complete the internship
  • Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K, are not eligible for All India 50% Quota Seats.

Age Qualification –

  • Anyone who fulfils the qualification mentioned above can take the test. There is no upper age limit for the entrance exam.

NEET-PG 2020 Exam Schedule:


Important Dates (Announced)

Online Registration Begins

1st November 2019

Last Date to Register

21st November 2019

Admit Card

28th December 2019 onwards

Exam Date

5th January  2020

Result Declaration

By 31st January 2020

1st Round Counselling Commences

March 2020 (Tentative)

2nd Round Counselling Commences

April 2020 (Tentative)