NEET PG 2023 – Application Form(Started), Exam Dates(Out), Pattern, Cut-Off, Counselling, Result

Last Modified on : 18 Jul 2024

What is NEET PG?

What does it take to become a doctor? Of course, it takes 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 2023 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 2023 LATEST Notification:

- The NEET PG 2023 exam will be conducted on 5th March 2023.

- The last date to fill out the NEET PG 2023 application form has been extended to 27th January 2023.

- Soon after the notification, NEET PG 2023 registration process started on 7th January 2023.

- The National Board of Education has released the NEET PG 2023 notification on its official website.

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.

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NEET PG 2023 - Highlights

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

(NEET PG 2023)

Conducting Authority

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

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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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 centers has increased from 165 to 255.
  • Exam Pattern Changed - The total number of questions has been reduced from 300 to 200. Also, the maximum number of marks to be obtained has 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 Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

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NEET PG Exam 2023 Important Dates

Candidates seeking admission into a post-graduate (PG) program in medicine has to qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance (PG) 2023 exam. Candidates can check the schedule of NEET PG 2023 from the table below.

NEET PG 2023 Events

Important Dates (Announced)

Availability of NEET PG 2023 Application Form

7th January 2023

Last Date to Fill NEET PG application form

27th January 2023

Application Correction

30th January to 3rd February 2023

Release of NEET PG Admit Card 2023

27th February 2023

Commencement of NEET PG 2023 exam

5th March 2023

Declaration of Result

31st March 2023

NEET PG 2023 Scorecard


Counselling Registration & fee payment(1st Round)


Choice Filling/ Locking


Verification of internal candidates by the respective institutes


Process of Seat Allotment


Result Declaration


Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental College


Registration/Payment (2nd Round)


Choice Filling/ Locking


Verification of internal candidates by the respective institutes


Process of Seat Allotment


Result Declaration


Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental College


Registration/Payment (Mop-Up Round)


Choice Filling/ Locking


Verification of internal candidates by the respective institutes


Process of Seat Allotment


Result Declaration


Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental College


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NEET PG Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern 2023

Be well-equipped with the pattern to ace the exam. It consists of 200 questions (MCQ) with negative markings; candidates must be aware of making the right moves. For each incorrect answer, there is a 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


Mode of Exam

Computer Base

Total Number of Questions


Types of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)




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

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NEET PG 2023 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 for the test. Since you are all set to take the plunge, we recommend you 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 the Government of India.

NEET PG 2023 Preparation Tips for The Exam

The strategy to prepare for the NEET PG 2023 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 on the first attempt.

  • All the candidates preparing for NEET PG 2023 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 and knowledge. Try to think what kind of questions can be asked, what pattern was followed till now, and what the chances of questions getting repeated. One can do this analysis only when one has 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 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's question papers of the 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 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 their studies.

NEET PG Exam 2023 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 recognized 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 an 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 2023. Anyone who meets the criteria mentioned above can appear for the exam.

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NEET PG Exam 2023 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 2023 examination from 7th January 2023 onwards. The last date for the application submission is 27th January 2023. 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 2023 exam below.

The online application link for the NEET-PG 2023 exam is active on the official website. Interested candidates can submit their applications by 27th January 2023. The application process is simple and self-explanatory. Here are the steps to be followed:

How to Apply for NEET PG 2023 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 notifications related to application status via SMS.
  • Choose your preferred exam center and upload all the documents (photo, signature, MCI/SMC certificates, Photo ID, etc.)
  • Make the fee payment online through a credit or debit card.
  • Take an overview before the final submission.

Application Fee:


Fees (including GST @ 18%)

General and OBC

₹ 5015/-

SC, ST, and PWD

₹ 3835/-

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

NEET PG Exam 2023 Other Details

NEET PG 2023 Admit Card -

Applicants can avail/ download the admit card from the official website, as the exam is going to be commenced on 5th March 2023. 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 from getting a print.

Produce one photo ID (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Driving License, or PAN Card), and the printed admit card at the exam center. 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 2023 Counselling -

MCC is conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG counselling 2023 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 2023.

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 categorized into All India 50% quota rank, All India NEET PG 2023 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).

NEET PG Counselling 2023 (Round-1) – How to Report?

The Medical Counselling of India launched an online reporting portal for the students who secured a seat at prominent Medical/Dental institutes or colleges through NEET PG Counselling 2023 Round-1. By opting for online reporting, applicants are required to send a confirmation email regarding the acceptance of a seat and upload scanned copies of the relevant documents.

What to Carry during Counselling/Admission?

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

  • Passport size photographs
  • 10th & 12th class mark sheet & pass certificate
  • NEET PG 2023 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 Exam Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, there will be negative marking in the exam. 25% of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted for an incorrect response.

Yes, there will be a total of 200 MCQ questions.

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

No, the NEET-PG exam is done in computer-based mode. That means you must know how to operate the desktop system. You don’t need to be tech-savvy to take the exam. The basic operation of the computer will be sufficient. You can appear for mock tests to get an idea.

No, there is no relaxation in the application fee for female candidates.

For the 2023 session, the online registration began on 7th January 2023. The last date for application submission is 27th January 2023.

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

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

The exam has been scheduled to be held on 5th March 2023.


Ajay, December 8, 2019

Is there any resirvation for PWD students in pg

Exams Planner, January 3, 2020

Yes. Check the official notification.

Kavya , January 1, 2019

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

Exams Planner, January 4, 2019

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, 2018

can one correct passing exam date as age n category correction

Jadumoni gogoi, December 24, 2018

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