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

NEET PG Exam

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: The National Board of Education has released the NEET PG 2021 notification on its official website on 23rd February 2021. Soon after the notification, NEET PG 2021 registration process started. The last date to fill the NEET PG 2021 application form is March 15 till 11:55 pm.

The National Board of Examination (NBE) has announced the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG 2021) exam date. It will be held on 18th April 2021 at several exam centres across the country.

Candidates holding an MBBS degree are eligible to apply and appear in the NEET PG entrance exam. NEET (PG) score serves as the basis of selection for admission to various MD/MS and Postgraduate Diploma courses in the field of Medicine. Every year, NEET PG is conducted for 19,953 MD (Doctor of Medicine), 10,821 MS (Master of Surgery) and 1,979 PG Diploma seats at 6,102 colleges.

Changes Introduced in NEET PG 2021

The following changes have been introduced in the NEET PG 2021 exam:

  • Application Fee Hike - The application fee has been increased from ₹ 3,750 to ₹ 5,015 for non-reserved categories and from ₹ 2,750 to ₹ 3,835 for reserved categories.
  • Exam Centres Increased - The number of exam centres has been increased from 165 to 255.
  • Exam Pattern Changed - The total number of questions have been reduced from 300 to 200. Also, the maximum number of marks to be obtained has also been reduced from 1200 to 800.
  • Change in Exam Timings - The exam will now be conducted from 2 PM to 5:30 PM. Earlier, it was scheduled from 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Changes in Tie-Breaking Criteria - The number of tie-breaking criteria has been reduced from 8 to 4.

NEET PG 2021: A Quick Overview

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

(NEET PG 2021)

Conducting Authority

NBE

Official Link

https://nbe.edu.in/

https://nbe.edu.in/neetpg/

http://www.natboard.edu.in/

Types and Total Questions

300 MCQ Questions

Exam Mode

Computer-Based

Exam Duration

210 minutes (3.30 hours)

Exam Type

National Level


Available Application Forms

NEET PG Exam 2021 Important Dates

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

NEET PG 2021 Events

Important Dates (Announced)

Availability of NEET PG 2021 Application Form

23rd February 2021

Last Date to Fill NEET PG application form

15th March 2021 till 11:55 PM

Application Correction

19th to 21st March 2021

Final correction window for editing photograph, signature, and thumb impression

2nd to 4th April 2021

Release of NEET PG Admit Card 2021

12th April 2021

Commencement of NEET PG 2021 exam

18th April 2021 (Announced)

Declaration of Result

By 31st May 2021

NEET PG 2021 Scorecard

To be announced

Counselling starts (First Round)

To be announced

Counselling starts (Second Round)

To be announced


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 200 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 one session.

Exam Events

Detail

Mode of Exam

Computer Base

Total Number of Questions

200

Types of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Language

English

Session

One Session on a Single Day

Exam Timings

2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

NEET-PG Exam Duration

Three and a half hours. 15 min of test tutorial

Marking Scheme

4 marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking

For an incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted

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 2021 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.


Recommended Books for NEET PG 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. nbe.edu.in. Eligible and intending candidates will be able to apply online for the NEET PG 2021 examination from 23rd February 2021 onwards. The last date for the application submission is 15th March 2021. The detailed application process for the same is provided below. Also, check out the examination fees required to be paid to apply for the NEET PG 2021 exam below.

The online application link for the NEET-PG 2021 exam is active on the official website. Interested candidates can submit their application by 15th March 2021. 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 a thumb impression, scanned photocopy and other important documents handy.
  • Fill in 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:

Categories

Fees (including GST @ 18%)

General and OBC

₹ 5015/-

SC, ST, and PWD

₹ 3835/-

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 12th April 2021, as the exam is going to be commenced on 18th April 2021. Here are the steps to download:

  • 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

To be announced

Last date to register

To be announced

Last date to submit counselling fee

To be announced

Choice locking starts

To be announced

Provisional seat allotment list released

To be announced

Seat allotment result announcement

To be announced

Reporting at allotted college

To be announced

NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule – Round 2 below

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Round 2

NEET PG Counselling 2021 Dates

Registrations for counselling begins from

To be announced

Last date to register

To be announced

Last date to submit counselling fee

To be announced

Choice locking starts

To be announced

Seat allotment starts

To be announced

Seat allotment result announcement

To be announced

Reporting at allotted college

To be announced

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

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Mop-up

Important Dates

Seat Matrix display

To be announced

Registrations for counselling begins from

To be announced

Last date to register

To be announced

Last date to submit counselling fee

To be announced

Choice locking starts

To be announced

Seat allotment starts

To be announced

Seat allotment result announcement

To be announced

Reporting at allotted college

To be announced

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

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

Category

Eligibility Criteria

Cut-off Score out of 1500

General

50%

705.9194

SC / ST / OBC

40%

655.1766

UR PWD (Person with Disability)

45%

680.0611

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