NEET PG 2020 – Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus


What is NEET PG?

What does it take to become a doctor? Of course, a lot of hard work and perseverance – but more importantly, it is to know and understand what must be studied, i.e. course, syllabus and a few more crucial things.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate or NEET PG 2020 is what aspiring doctors must take up after completing MBBS. NEET PG, an all-India entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), is the only getaway for aspirants to get admission in postgraduate courses like MD/MS/Diploma. Scoring well in PG medical courses will land aspirants in the country’s top colleges and universities. The exam is conducted in a single session on a single day nationwide.

NEET PG 2020 Latest Notification: The National Board of Examination has started the online registration process for the NEET-PG exam 2020. The registration process has started from 1st November and will continue till 21st November 2019. The Board will conduct the test on 5th January 2020. The result is scheduled to be declared by 31st January 2020.

NEET PG 2020: A Quick Overview

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

(NEET PG 2020)

Conducting Authority


Official Link

Types and Total Questions

300 MCQ Questions

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

210 minutes (3.30 hours)

Exam Type

National Level

NEET PG Exam 2020 Important Dates

Candidates must submit the NEET-PG 2020 application forms as per the official schedule. Please take note of all the important dates:

NEET PG 2020

Important Dates

Availability of NEET PG 2020 Application Form

1st November 2019 (3:00 PM)

Last Date to Fill NEET PG application form 2020

21st November 2019 (till 11:55 PM)

Release of NEET PG Admit Card 2020

28th December 2019 onwards

Commencement of NEET PG 2020 exam

5th January 2020

Declaration of Result

By 31st January 2020

1st Round Counselling Commences

March 2020

2nd Round Counselling Commences

April 2020

NEET PG Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

NEET PG Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020:

Be well-equipped with the pattern to ace the exam. Consists of 300 questions (MCQ) with negative marking, candidates must be aware of making the right moves. For each incorrect answer, there is 25% negative marking – 4 marks for the correct answer & 1 mark negative marking for the wrong answer. Not attempting questions will result in zero marks. Other than that there’s not much to worry about. English is the medium of the exam. Ensure that you are proficient at this. The exam will be held on a single day in a one session.

Exam Events


Mode of Exam

Computer Base

Total Number of Questions


Types of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)




One Session on a Single Day

Forenoon Session

9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Afternoon Session

02:45 PM (Exam Starts – 03:45 PM to 07:30 PM)

NEET-PG Exam Duration

Three and a half hours. 15 min of test tutorial

Marking Scheme

4 marks for correct answer

Negative Marking

For an incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted

Subject-wise Marking Distribution


Weightage of Questions











Forensic Medicine




Surgery, Ent, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia


Social and Preventive Medicine




Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy


Medicine Dermatology and Venereology


Obstetrics and Gynaecology








NEET PG 2020 Syllabus

An appropriate syllabus is the first stepping stone to success. A thorough understanding of the syllabus equips you with the best knowledge of the subjects, which comes in handy in qualifying the test. Since you are all set to take the plunge, we recommend you to grasp the complete syllabus content knowledge and get your concept clear right from the beginning.

The NEET PG syllabus comprises subjects as per GMER (Graduate Medical Regulations) issued by MCI with prior approval of Government of India.

NEET PG Exam 2020 Eligibility

Who can apply? We have made it very much clear. Have a close look -

Qualification -

  • The aspirant should be an Indian national.
  • He or she must have an MBBS degree from a national or international institute recognised by Indian Medical Council (MCI) Act, 1956.
  • Must hold a one-year internship.
  • Students about to complete a one-year internship or are still pursuing their internship will also be considered eligible to apply National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate
  • Aspirants who have passed or studied MBBS from Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh won’t be considered eligible for all India 50% quota seats.
  • Candidates applying for the exam must understand that incomplete application or application filled not in accordance with the given instructions will not be considered valid

Age Limit -

There’s no lower age bar for NEET PG 2020. Anyone who meets the criteria as mentioned above can appear for the exam.

NEET PG Exam 2020 Application Process

The online application link for the NEET-PG 2020 exam is active at the official website - from 1st November 2019. Interested candidates can submit their application till 21st November 2019. The application process is simple and self-explanatory. Here are the steps to be followed:

How to Apply NEET PG 2020 Online?

  • Before you go ahead and create an account or profile using valid registration details like username and password make sure that you have got thumb impression, scanned photocopy and other important documents handy.
  • Fill the required details that ask for your personal details, academic details and address. Also provide information like Internship details, MBBS degree, complete data, etc.
  • It is suggested that candidates should use their active mobile number to receive all important notification related to application status via SMS.
  • Choose your preferred exam centre and upload all the documents (photo, signature, MCI/SMC certificates, Photo ID, etc.)
  • Make the fee payment online through credit or debit card.
  • Take an overview before the final submission.

Application Fee:


Fees (₹)











Note: Remember, cash payment or any offline mode payment will not be accepted.

Other Details

NEET PG 2020 Admit Card -

Applicants can avail/ download the admit card from 28th December 2019.

  • Visit the official website (mentioned above).
  • Login with your registered username and password.
  • Click on the download button and save it to get a print.

Produce one photo ID (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Driving License or PAN Card) along with the printed admit card at the exam centre. Make sure you have attached a passport size photograph to the admit card. Entrance to the exam hall is prohibited without the documents mentioned above.

NEET PG 2020 Counselling -

The counselling of NEET PG would majorly be done on the basis of marks scored in the exam. A merit list will be prepared, which will further be categorised into All India 50% quota rank, All India NEET PG 2020 rank and Private or State Medical College rank. Admission is based on the ranks, seat availability and filled preference (candidates are advised to give their preference in selecting colleges and courses).

What to Carry during Counselling/Admission?

Certain documents must be carried at the time of admission and counselling. Those are -

  • Passport size photographs
  • 10th & 12th class mark sheet & pass certificate
  • NEET PG 2020 Admit Card & Rank Card
  • Counselling call letter
  • Category certificates (if applicable)
  • Transfer certificates
  • Graduation certificates

NEET PG Cut-Off:

As per PGMER, the qualifying marks for each category are mentioned below -


Eligibility Criteria

Cut-off Score out of 1500







UR PWD (Person with Disability)



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NEET PG Entrance Exam Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - Click here.


Ajay - December 8, 2019REPLY

Is there any resirvation for PWD students in pg

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

Yes. Check the official notification.

Kavya - January 1, 2019REPLY

neet pg 2019 hall ticket print-colur or black & white?

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

Nothing is mentioned in this regard. You can take out any type of printout – Coloured or Black & White. Just make sure it is clear.

Jadumoni gogoi - December 24, 2018REPLY

can one correct passing exam date as age n category correction

Jadumoni gogoi - December 24, 2018REPLY

if ones filled form shows some unintentional mistakes like passing exam date can he get the admit card n corrected the figure at councelling ?