NEET PG 2021 – Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips


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 2021 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 2021 Latest Notification: National Board of Examination (NBE) has announced the provisional schedule for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG 2021). The exam is scheduled to be held on 10th January 2021. Aspirants can check the latest information related to NEET PG 2021 from the official website i.e. or from this article. Candidates holding an MBBS degree are eligible to apply and appear in the NEET PG entrance exam. NEET (PG) score serves the basis of selection for admission to various MD/MS and Postgraduate Diploma courses in the field of Medicine.

NEET PG 2021: A Quick Overview

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

(NEET PG 2021)

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 2021 Important Dates

Candidates seeking admission into a post-graduate (PG) program in medicine, have to qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance (PG) 2021 exam. Candidates can check the schedule of NEET PG 2021 from table below.

NEET PG 2021 Events

NEET PG 2021 Important Dates (Tentative)

Availability of NEET PG 2021 Application Form

1st week of November 2020

Last Date to Fill NEET PG application form 2021

3rd week of November 2020

Application Correction

1st week of December 2020

Release of NEET PG Admit Card 2021

4th week of December 2020

Commencement of NEET PG 2021 exam

10th January 2021

Declaration of Result

04th week of January 2021

NEET PG 2020 Scorecard released

01st week of February 2021

Counselling starts (First Round)

02nd week of March 2021

Counselling starts (Second Round)

02nd week of April 2021

NEET PG Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

NEET PG Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern 2021:

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 2021 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 2021 Preparation Tips for The Exam

The strategy to prepare for the NEET PG 2021 exam varies from candidate to candidate based on one’s strengths and weaknesses. Herein, we have provided a list of unfailing tips and tricks that are useful in cracking the exam in the first attempt.

  • For all the candidates preparing for NEET PG 2020 should join a coaching institute. Though it is not mandatory and candidates engaged in self-study too can clear the exam. Coaching institutes provide a competitive environment which proves to be extremely helpful in securing better rank.
  • Think smartly as these exams are planned to judge smartness along with the knowledge. Try to think what kind of questions can be asked, what pattern was followed till now, what are the chances of questions getting repeated. One can do this analysis only when they have studied smartly and wisely.
  • Know the syllabus first. The syllabus is as per the undergraduate medicine degree as per the provisions of the MCI. Know about the important subject, topics and sub-topics so that the candidates don’t miss out on anything.
  • Focus on the most important subjects first including Patho, Pharmacology, PSM, OBG, Medicine and Surgery.
  • Complete the preparations for memorizing parts at first.
  • Solve MCQs as much as possible. Refer to solved papers and question banks for typical questions. As per previous NEET PG Toppers, solving MCQs early on helped them mark the difference.
  • Make a note of questions that have been repeated frequently in the recent few years.
  • Make time for daily revision of studied topics. Make short notes and bookmark important sections. Refer to these notes and ensure that every topic/subject studied is revised at least 2-3 times.
  • Refer to the previous year question papers of NEET PG exam. Include them in a study plan to cover the preparations for high scoring sections efficiently.
  • Avoid discussing the preparation strategy, just stay confident and positive about the preparation that has been done until now.
  • Solve mock tests online and offline and improve time management capabilities so as to attempt a higher number of questions accurately in the exam.
  • Last but not the least, try staying away from social media, once the exam is over candidates can easily do whatever they like, but the time before the exam should only be dedicated to the studies.

NEET PG Exam 2021 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 2021. Anyone who meets the criteria as mentioned above can appear for the exam.

NEET PG Exam 2021 Application Process

The application process for NEET PG is conducted online through the official website of the NBE i.e. Eligible and intending candidates will be able to apply online for the NEET PG 2021 examination as soon as the online process commences. The NBE is expected to notify the same through the official website. Based on the application process for NEET PG last year, we have an indicative list of examination fees required to be paid to apply for the NEET PG 2021 exam.

The online application link for the NEET-PG 2021 exam will open at the official website from 1st week of November 2020. Interested candidates can submit their application till 3rd week of November 2020. The application process is simple and self-explanatory. Here are the steps to be followed:

How to Apply NEET PG 2021 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 2021 Admit Card -

Applicants can avail/ download the admit card from the 4th week of December 2020, as the exam is going to be commenced on 10th January 2021.

  • 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 2021 Counselling -

MCC is conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG counselling 2021 for admission in 50% AIQ PG medical and dental seats like MS/ MD and PG diploma courses. A total of 89,549 students have been qualified to participate in the NEET PG counselling 2021.

The counselling of NEET PG would majorly be done based on 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 2021 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).

Check the NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule – Round 1 below

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Round 1

NEET PG Counselling 2021 Dates

Registrations for counselling begins from

Second week of February 2021

Last date to register

February 2021

Last date to submit counselling fee

February 2021

Choice locking starts

March 2021

Provisional seat allotment list released

March 2021

Seat allotment result announcement

March 2021

Reporting at allotted college

March 2021

NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule – Round 2 below 

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Round 2

NEET PG Counselling 2021 Dates

Registrations for counselling begins from

Second week of April 2021

Last date to register

Third week of April 2021

Last date to submit counselling fee

Third week of April 2021

Choice locking starts

April 2021

Seat allotment starts

April 2021

Seat allotment result announcement

April 2021

Reporting at allotted college

April 2021

NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule – Mop-up Round for Deem/ Central Universities

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Mop-up

Important Dates

Seat Matrix display

April 2021 (last week)

Registrations for counselling begins from

1st week of May 2021

Last date to register

Second week of May 2021

Last date to submit counselling fee

Second week of May 2021

Choice locking starts

Third week of May 2021

Seat allotment starts

Third week of May 2021

Seat allotment result announcement

Third week of May 2021

Reporting at allotted college

Third week of May 2021

NEET PG Counselling 2021 (Round-1) – How to Report?

The Medical Counselling of India launches an online reporting portal for the students, who secured seat at prominent Medical/Dental institutes or colleges through NEET PG Counselling 2021 Round-1. By opting online reporting, applicants are required to send a confirmation email regarding acceptance of seat and uploading scanned copies of the relevant documents.

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 2021 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 ?