NEET SS 2021 - Dates, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Result, Counselling

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022


National Board of Education (NBE) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality (NEET SS) for admission to various super speciality courses viz. DM/ MCh (Doctorate of Medicine/ Magister Chirurgiae) courses. As per the Indian Medical Council Act, 2016, no other entrance test at the state or institutional level is valid for admission to DM/ MCh courses. Admission will be granted to 156 government/ private medical colleges/ universities and Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) institutions.

However, the admission to super speciality courses in medical institutions like AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research), PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology), NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences) is not granted based on the NEET SS score. Eligible and interested candidates must check out the complete article for information on important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, the application process, admit card, and result for the NEET SS exam 2021.

NEET SS 2021 Exam Update - The notification for NEET SS 2021 will be released soon. However, there is no announcement regarding the notification release date yet.

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has announced the result for the final mop-up round counselling of NEET SS 2020 on 4th February 2021. The counselling result is available in PDF format. A total of 146 aspirants have been shortlisted for admission to MD and M.Ch. Seats. Candidates must report to the respective colleges for completion of the admission process.

According to the official data released, in the first round of NEET Super Speciality 2020 allotment, more than 3467 aspirants are granted admission to various specialities. The aspirants who got shortlisted need to report to the allotted colleges for completion of the admission process.

NEET SS 2021 Overview

Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Super Speciality Courses (NEET SS)

Exam Conducting Authority

National Board of Examination (NBE)

Exam Occurrence


Exam mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam level


Qualifying Criteria

50th percentile

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NEET SS Exam 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for NEET Super Speciality 2021 exam will be updated as soon as the official notification released. Here are the tentative dates for the exam:

NEET SS 2021 Events

Important Dates

Release of official notification

To be announced

Online application submission begins

To be announced

Online application submission ends

To be announced

Correction window

To be announced

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

To be announced

Admit card availability

To be announced

NEET SS 2021 exam date

To be announced

Result declaration

To be announced

Commencement of academic session/ term (2021-22)

To be announced

Last date for admission/ joining

To be announced

NEET Super Speciality (SS) Exam 2021 Schedule (Tentative)


Time (12:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Entry to the examination centre and commencement of registration

12:00 PM

Entry closes at the examination centre

01:30 PM

Access for candidate log-in

01:45 PM

Candidates log in to read instructions

01:50 PM

Exam begins

02:00 PM

Exam ends

05:30 PM

NEET SS Exam 2021 – Counselling Dates

 NEET SS First Counselling Round

Online registrations

To be announced

Choice filling

To be announced

Choice locking

To be announced

Seat allotment list

To be announced

Reporting to the allotted institute

To be announced

NEET SS Second Counselling Round

Online registrations

To be announced

Choice filling

To be announced

Choice locking

To be announced

Seat allotment list

To be announced

Reporting to the allotted institute

To be announced

NEET SS Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

NEET SS Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

For the NEET Super Speciality exam, candidates can choose two super speciality programs/ clubbed groups. The choice is to be made at the time of filling up the application form. Separate question papers will be prepared for each super speciality course/ clubbed group. The NEET SS exam pattern details are as under:



Type of exam

Single-day exam

Mode of exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of questions


Language of question paper


Duration of one SS paper

1:45 hours

Marking Scheme

4 marks for a correct response

1 mark will be deducted for a wrong response

The question paper will comprise two parts. The distribution of questions and time will be as under:


Number of Questions

Time Allotted



45 minutes



60 minutes

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Part-A: This part will have questions from the feeder broad speciality for a particular super speciality course.

Part-B: This part will have questions from the concerned super-speciality/ clubbed group (at PG exit level)

DM/ MCh Courses Which Are Clubbed


DM/ MCh Courses Which Are Clubbed


  • Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
  • Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care


  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Hepatology
  • Paediatric Oncology


  • Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
  • Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery


  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Paediatric Cardio-thoracic Vascular Surgery


  • Neuroradiology
  • Interventional Radiology


  • Neurology
  • Paediatric Neurology


  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

NEET Super Speciality Exam Syllabus

The NEET Super Speciality exam question paper is divided into two parts and the syllabus for both parts is as under:

Syllabus for Part A

  • This part of the question paper will have questions from eligible feeder broad speciality courses.
  • If a candidate has opted for only a single feeder broad speciality course for a super-speciality program, the questions will be only from a single course. For instance, MS/ DNB Orthopaedics is the only feeder speciality for the MCh Paediatric Orthopaedics course. So, the Part-A of Paediatric Orthopaedics question paper will have questions only from Orthopaedics.
  • For super-speciality courses which have multiple feeder broad courses, Part-A of the question paper will have questions from both the courses. For instance, for DM in Cardiology, the eligible feeder courses are General Medicine, Pediatrics, and Respiratory Medicine. So, the questions in Part-A will be from all three courses.

Syllabus for Part B

  • The questions will be from the topics of PG (exit level) covering basic sciences and clinical practice.

List of Super Speciality Courses and Corresponding Feeder Qualifications

Name of Feeder Qualification

Course Type

Name of Super Speciality Courses


MD/ DNB General Medicine



Clinical Haematology

Medical Oncology




Pulmonary Medicine




Infectious Disease

Medical Genetics

Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology

Critical Care Medicine

Geriatric Mental Health

Paediatric Neurology

MD/DNB Radiodiagnosis/ Radiology


Neuroradiology/ Interventional Radiology

MD/ DNB Psychiatry


Geriatric Mental Health

MD/DNB Anaesthesiology



Cardiac Anaesthesia/ Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care/ Paediatric And Neonatal Anaesthesia

Critical Care Medicine

MD/DNB Radiotherapy/ Radiation Oncology


Medical Oncology

MD/ DNB Paediatrics


Clinical Haematology



Pulmonary Medicine



Neurology/Paediatric Neurology

Infectious Disease

Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology

Medical Oncology

Medical Genetics

Critical Care Medicine

Medical Oncology

Paediatric Cardiology/ Neonatology/ Paediatric Gastroenterology/ Paediatric Hepatology/ Paediatric Nephrology/ Paediatric Oncology

MD/DNB Pathology


Clinical Haematology


MD/DNB Pharmacology


Clinical Pharmacology

MD Tropical Medicine


Infectious Disease

MD/DNB Biochemistry


Clinical Haematology

MD/DNB Respiratory Medicine


Pulmonary Medicine

Infectious Disease


Critical Care Medicine

MD/DNB Emergency Medicine


Critical Care Medicine

MD/MS/DNB Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Gynaecological Oncology/Reproductive Medicine And Surgery


Medical Genetics

MS/DNB General Surgery


Hepato-pancreato Biliary Surgery/ Surgical Gastroenterology (G.I. Surgery)

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Vascular Surgery/ Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery/ Thoracic Surgery/ Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Urology(Genito-urinary Surgery)

Endocrine Surgery

Neuro Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Paediatric Surgery

Head And Neck Surgery

Hand Surgery



Head & Neck Surgery

MCh/ DNB Plastic Surgery


Hand Surgery

MS/ DNB Orthopaedics


Paediatric Orthopaedics

Hand Surgery

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NEET SS Exam 2021 Eligibility

Before applying for the exam, candidates must make sure that they are eligible for the same. Detection of ineligibility at any stage will lead to the cancellation of candidature. Here are the eligibility conditions:

Candidates must possess a post-graduate medical degree/ provisional pass certificate (MD/ Ms/ DNB) or equivalent qualification from a recognised institute. Candidates who are likely to possess such a degree by 25th September 2021 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Those who will be acquiring the qualifying degree (MD/ MS/ DNB) after 25th September 2021 must not apply for the exam.

Candidates must be registered with MCI/ State Medical Council and document proof of the same must be furnished at the test centre on exam day.

For Foreign Nationals: “Foreign nationals can appear in NEET-SS 2021 without MCI registration. The Medical Council of India may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the Post Doctoral course limited to the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing postdoctoral studies. Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign nationals shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered with appropriate registering authority in his own country where from he has obtained his PG Medical qualification and is duly recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned authority.”

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NEET SS Exam 2021 Application Process

NBE will start the NEET SS 2021 application process on the official website. Candidates are required to complete the application process well before the last date. Candidates are advised to fill the application forms well before time to avoid any last-minute rushes. The facility to make corrections in the application form will be provided. However, we would suggest filling the form carefully for the first time without making any errors. Here are the prerequisites for filing the application form and the detailed process.

Things Required for Filling the NEET Super Speciality Application Form 2021

  • Valid Email ID
  • Mobile number
  • PG qualification details
  • Scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and thumb impression

Specifications for the Scanned Images

Photograph - Recent, coloured, white background. 35mm x 45mm dimensions. JPG/ JPEG format. File size should not be less than 80 KB.

Signature - Sign with a black or dark blue ink pen in a box of 1.5 cm x 3.5 cm. JPG/ JPEG format. File size should not be less than 80 KB.

Thumb Impression - Use a fresh blue/ black ink pad and put the impression inside a 1.5 cm x 3.5 cm box on a white sheet. The image should be in JPG/JPEG format and not less than 80 KB in size.

Steps for Filling the Application Form

The NEET SS application form can be filled in the following steps:

  • Registration
  • Filling the Application Form
  • Uploading Requisite Documents
  • Paying the Application Fee
  • Printing Confirmation Page


  • Visit the official NBE website -
  • Click on the ‘NEET SS 2021’ tab.
  • Now, click the ‘New Registration’ button.
  • Read the instructions and fill in the details asked, such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mobile number, and email ID.
  • Generate OTP and enter it in the space provided.
  • Submit the registration form to complete the registration process.

Filling the Application Form

  • After the registration process is complete, you will receive a user ID and password.
  • Now, log in using the ID and password and complete the remaining application form. Details such as qualification information, test centre details are asked.
  • For this, revisit the official website and reach the registration page.
  • Now, click on the ‘Applicant Login’ button.
  • Login using your details and start filling the application form.
  • Fill in all the details carefully and double-check before submitting the same.

Uploading Requisite Documents

  • After filling in all the details, you will be redirected to the image upload section.
  • Upload the scanned images of required documents in the respective fields.
  • After uploading the documents, select the exam centre.

Paying the Application Fee

  • Preview the complete application form before final submission.
  • Make the payment of the application fee.

Printing Confirmation Page

  • After successful fee payment, take a print of the confirmation page for future references.

Application Fee

Candidates can pay the NEET Super Speciality application fee online via Net Banking or Debit or Credit Card. The application fee is the same for all category candidates. The application fee details are as under:



Application Fee

₹ 3750/-

GST @ 18%

₹ 675/-


₹ 4425/-

Other Details

NEET Super Speciality 2021 Exam Centres

The exact address of the test centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates must visit the examination centre a day before the exam to get familiar with the route and location so that they can report to the centre on time.




























Mysuru (Mysore)














































Hubballi (Hubli)















































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NEET SS 2021 Admit Card

The NEET SS 2021 admit card will be made available at the official website of NBE. The admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully submitted their NEET Super Speciality 2021 application form. Candidates must note that if any candidate is found ineligible, admit cards will not be issued for him. Candidates are required to download the admit card simply by using their login details and no admit card will be sent via email or post. However, the intimation for admit card availability will be sent through SMS/ Email at the registered mobile number/ email ID.

Affixing Passport Size Photograph on the Admit Card

After downloading the admit card, candidates must affix their passport size photograph on the admit card. The specifications of the photograph are as under:

Size of Photograph - Minimum 35 x 45 mm (the photograph should not be larger than the box printed on the application form). 75% of the photograph must occupy the face and head of the candidate.

Specifications - The background of the photograph must be white and the photograph should be coloured. The photograph should have a neutral expression with a full front view.

Resolution - The minimum resolution of the photograph must be 600 dpi. The photograph must be printed on high-quality paper.

Don’ts - The photographs should not have scratches, stains, and kinks. The photograph should not have goggles, caps, stethoscope, ornaments, etc.

Exam Day Procedures (Covid-19)

Due to the present COVID-19 situation, NBE has stated certain guidelines for the exam day. Here are the guidelines:

  • Social Distanced - Computer Based Test: NBE will conduct the ‘Social Distanced-Computer Based Test (SD-CBT) in a safe and secure environment using touch-free processes maintaining social distancing norms wherever needed.’
  • Different Time-Slots for Entry at the Exam Centre: Candidates are required to make an entry at the examination centre at the allotted time slot to avoid crowding. The time slot will be informed to the candidates one day before the exam through SMS at their registered mobile number.
  • QR Code/ Barcode Reader at Entry Points: Candidates are required to flash their admit card and ID proof for verification through a QR code/ barcode reader. The assigned lab number will be informed. The exam functionary will not touch any document of the candidate.
  • Thermo Guns: Candidates temperature will be checked for fever at the entry points using the thermo guns. If the temperature will be more than 99.14 degrees F or any symptoms of COVID-19 infection are seen, such candidates will take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
  • Frisking will not be done during social distancing.
  • Finger Biometrics will not be captured. However, photographs of the candidates will be captured.
  • Manual attendance (signature and ink fingerprint) will not be done.

Documents to be carried to the Examination Centre -

Candidates must carry the following documents to the examination centre:

  • Print of the Barcoded/ QR coded NEET SS admit card
  • Photocopy of Permanent/ Provisional/ SMC/ MCI registration (it will be retained at the test centre)
  • One photo ID proof (original and valid). The following documents will be accepted as photo ID proof - Aadhaar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, and Voter ID.

Note: “The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit Card. If the name has changed due to marriage etc, the candidate must show the relevant document to substantiate the claim for a change in name (Marriage Certificate/ Divorce Decree/ Legal Name Change Document/ Gazette notification for name change).”

Barred Items -

The following documents are barred from the examination centre. Thus, candidates must not carry these items. These will not be allowed beyond the security check:

  • Any stationery item such as printed or written notes, calculator, plastic pouch, writing pad, pen, eraser, etc.
  • Electronic items such as pen drives, mobile phones, electronic pen/ scanner, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band/ wristwatch, spy camera, etc.
  • Ornaments such as rings, earrings, bracelets, nose-pin, necklace/ chain, pendants, brooch, badge, etc.
  • Other items such as caps, belts, goggles, handbags, wallets, etc.
  • Eatables (open or packed), soft drinks, etc.
  • Any item which can be used as unfair means.

Items Allowed at the Exam Centre -

Candidates will be allowed to carry the following items to the examination centre:

  • Gloves
  • Face Mask
  • Transparent water bottle (The practice of water dispenser shall be discontinued in SD-CBT)
  • Hand sanitiser in a transparent bottle
  • Exam-related documents (ID card, Admit card)

Items allowed inside the examination centre are also listed on the admit card. Please read the admit card carefully.

NEET SS Result 2021

The NEET-SS 2021 result will be uploaded to the official website. Candidates will be able to download their scorecards using the applicant login ID and password. The qualifying criterion for the exam is 50th percentile and above. The validity of the NEET-Super Speciality result is only for the current academic session i.e. NEET-SS score will be valid only for 2021-22 admission. A separate speciality-wise merit list will be released. The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates. Candidates can check their marks and rank obtained in the NEET SS result/rank list for the super speciality course they had applied for.

Aspirants of NEET Super Speciality 2021 must note that only those candidates who qualify for the examination will be considered for the counselling process. The dates for the release of the NEET SS scorecard 2021 will also be released at the official website. NEET SS result 2021 and scorecard will also be valid for admission to DNB Super Specialty courses and Fellowship courses offered by NBE.

Requests for any re-evaluation/ re-checking/ re-totalling will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Tie-Breaking Criteria

In case two or more candidates obtain a similar score for a particular super speciality course, ‘the following tie-breaking criteria will be applied to determine inter-se merit in descending order of application till unique inter-se merit is determined for all such candidates:’

  • Candidate having a lesser number of negative responses will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • Candidate obtaining a higher score in Part B of the question paper will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • Candidate having a lesser number of negative responses in Part B of the question paper will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • The older candidate will be placed higher in the merit list.

NEET Super Speciality Counselling 2021

The NEET SS 2021 counselling is conducted at the national level by the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India. The Medical Counselling Committee will declare the NEET SS Counselling Result 2021. More than this, the exam authority will also issue allotment letters to all the selected candidates online on its website.

NEET SS Counselling Result 2021: How to download?

  • Visit the official website of MCC, i.e.
  • Navigate and go to the download section and click on the 'final result for DM, McH and DNB SS'.
  • NEET SS allotment PDF will display on the screen.
  • Search the All India Rank (AIR) and check the details and college allotted.
  • Verify the mentioned details and take a printout.
  • Once the final result of NEET SS counselling 2021 is announced, shortlisted candidates need to download the seat allotment letter.

NEET SS 2021 Seat Allotment Letter Round One: How to download?

  • Go to the
  • Navigate and click on the allotment letter round-1 available in the online services section.
  • A new webpage with input fields will open.
  • Enter the NEET SS roll number and security pin.
  • The allotment letter of NEET SS 2021 will appear on the screen.
  • Verify the details mentioned such as personal details, college allotted, reporting time and others.
  • For future reference, download, verify the details and take a printout.

NEET SS 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions

NEET Super Speciality is the only exam conducted for admission to different super speciality medical courses. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the NEET SS 2021 exam.

Question 1: When will the application process for NEET SS 2021 begin?

The application process date is yet to be announced.

Question 2: What is the last date for submitting the application forms?

The last date for submitting the application forms is not announced yet.

Question 3: Is there any provision of a correction window for the application form?

Yes. The correction will remain open for a specific time. Also, the final correction window for changes in photograph, signature, and thumb impression will also open.

Question 4: When is the exam scheduled to be conducted?

The NEET SS 2021 exam date is yet to be announced.

Question 5: When will be the admit card released?

The admit cards for the NEET Super Speciality 2021 exam will be made available at the official website.

Question 6: What will be the mode of the NEET SS exam?

The exam will be conducted through Computer-Based mode.

Question 7: What will be the duration of the exam?

The duration of one SS paper will be 1:45 hours.

Question 8: What will be the language of the question paper?

The question paper will be in the English language.

Question 9: When can I check the result for the NEET SS 2021 exam?

The NEET SS 2021 result date is not announced yet.

Question 10: What is the application fee for SC category candidates?

The application fee for all the categories is the same. The application fee is ₹ 3750 excluding GST.


For more queries related to the exam, candidates can leave their questions in the comment section.