NEET PG 2019 - Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus, Pattern


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 2019 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 2019 Latest Notification: The National Board of Examinations has confirmed the NEET PG 2019 exam commencement date. The Board will conduct the test on 6th January, for which the application process will begin in the fourth week of October 2018 till the last week of November 2018 (tentative).

Exams Planner has drafted this complete article that covers everything you wish to know about NEET PG 2019 exam – overview, important dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, cut-offs and much more.

NEET PG 2019: A Quick Overview

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

(NEET PG 2019)

Conducting Authority


Official Link

Types and Total Questions

300 MCQ Questions

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

210 minutes (3.30 hours)

Exam Type

National Level

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NEET PG Exam 2019 Important Dates

Keeping track of all the important dates related to NEET PG entrance exam is probably the wisest thing that an aspirant should do. The exam will be held on 6th January 2019, for which the online registration begins from the fourth week of October 2018. The last date to register online would be the 4th week of November 2018. The NEET PG 2019 result is scheduled to be released in the last week of January 2019.

NEET PG Exam 2019 Events

Important Dates

Online Registration Begins

October 4th Week 2018

Last Date to Register Online

November 4th Week 2018

Practice Test/Demo Test

November 2018

Admit Card

December 4th Week 2018

Exam Date

6th January  2019

Result Declare

January 4th Week, 2019

1st Round Counselling Commences

March 2019

2nd Round Counselling Commences

April 2019

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NEET PG Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern 2019:

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 2019 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 2019 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 2019. Anyone who meets the criteria as mentioned above can appear for the exam.

NEET PG Exam 2019 Application Process

Get enrolled for the online registration that starts from the fourth week of October 2018. You can apply once it is available on the official website

How to Apply NEET PG 2019 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:


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

Other Details

NEET PG 2019 Admit Card -

Applicants can avail or download the admit card in the first week of January 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: When will NEET PG 2019 exam commence?

The exam has been scheduled to be held on 6th January 2019.

Q: Who will conduct the exam?

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) will conduct the exam.

Q: Can I appear for the exam?

You are eligible if you hold an MBBS degree. Check the above eligibility section for more information.

Q: May I ask you the online registration date?

For 2019, the online registration begins in the 4th week of October and will end in the last week of November 2018.

Q: I’m not a tech-savvy person. Is it possible for me to take up pen and paper exam?

The NEET-PG exam is done in the computer-based mode. That means you must know how to operate the desktop system.

Q: Does that mean I can give the test from my home?

That is even not possible. Candidates must come to the examination hall along with valid admit card.

Q: Will there be Multiple Choice Questions?

Yes, there will be a total 300 MCQ questions


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 ?