NEET Super Speciality (SS) 2020 Exam – Result (Out), Merit List, Cut Off, Scorecard, Counselling


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 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 2020.

NEET SS 2020 Exam Update - The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) announced the round one counselling result for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Super Specialty (NEET SS). Candidates must note that the final NEET Super Speciality 2020 seat allotment letter is also released for shortlisted candidates. MCC conducted the seat allotment process on the basis of NEET SS 2020 scores, choices filled, seats available, reservation criteria and other factors. According to the official data released, in the first round of NEET Super Speciality allotment, more than 3467 aspirants are granted admission to various specialities. The aspirants who got shortlisted need to report at the allotted colleges for completion of the admission process. Meanwhile. Candidates who have not been allotted NEET SS seat or have not appeared for round one can appear for the second round of counselling. NEET SS 2020 counselling round two will begin from 18th December 2020.

NEET SS 2020 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 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for NEET Super Speciality 2020 exam as per the official schedule are as under:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Release of official notification

3rd August 2020 onwards

Online application submission begins

3rd August 2020 (3 PM onwards)

Online application submission ends

23rd August 2020 (till 11:55 PM)

Correction window

24th and 25th August 2020

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

2nd and 3rd September 2020

Admit card availability

9th September 2020

NEET SS 2020 exam date

15th September 2020

Result declaration

By 25th September 2020

Commencement of academic session/ term (2020-21)

15th October 2020

Last date for admission/ joining

15th November 2020

 NEET Super Speciality (SS) Exam 2020 Schedule


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 2020 – Counselling Dates

 NEET SS First Counselling Round

Online registrations

04th to 08th December 2020

Choice filling

05th to 09th December 2020 till 11:59 pm

Choice locking

09th December 2020

Seat allotment list

11th December 2020

Reporting to the allotted institute

12th to 17th December 2020

NEET SS Second Counselling Round

Online registrations

18th to 21st December 2020

Choice filling

19th to 21st December 2020

Choice locking

21st December 2020

Seat allotment list

23rd December 2020

Reporting to the allotted institute

24th to 31st December 2020

NEET Super Speciality (SS) Counselling complete instructions - click here.

NEET SS Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

For 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 the 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 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 2020 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 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 2020 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Those who will be acquiring the qualifying degree (MD/ MS/ DNB) after 25th September 2020 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 2020 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 wherefrom 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 2020 Application Process

NBE has started the NEET Super Speciality 2020 application process on the official website from 3rd August 2020 onwards. The application process will continue until 23rd August 2020. 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 prerequisites for filing the application form and the detailed process.

Things Required For Filling the NEET Super Speciality Application Form 2020

  • 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 dimensions 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 2020’ tab.
  • Now, click the ‘New Registration’ button.
  • Read the instructions and move on to filling the details asked such as 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, visit the official website again 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 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 through online mode 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 2020 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 at the centre on-time.




























Mysuru (Mysore)














































Hubballi (Hubli)















































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NEET Super Speciality Admit Card

The NEET SS 2020 admit card will be made available at the official website of NBE on 9th September 2020. The admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully submitted their NEET Super Speciality 2020 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 the 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 a 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 -

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 sanitizer 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 2020 result has been announced on 25th September 2020 on 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 2020-21 admission. 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 specialty course they had applied for.

Aspirants of NEET Super Speciality 2020 must note that only those candidates who qualify the examination will be considered for the counselling process. The dates for the release of NEET SS scorecard 2020 is also available at the official website. NEET SS result 2020 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 2020

The NEET SS 2020 counselling is conducted at the national level by the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India. The Medical Counselling Committee has declared the NEET SS Counselling Result 2020 for the recently concluded 1st Round of Counselling. More than this, the exam authority has also issued allotment letters to all the selected candidates online on its website.

NEET SS Counselling Result 2020: 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 2020 is announced, shortlisted candidates need to download the seat allotment letter.

NEET SS 2020 Seat Allotment Letter Round One: How to download?

  • Go to the
  • Navigate and click on 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 2020 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 2020 - 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 2020 exam.

Question 1: When will the application process for NEET SS 2020 begin?

The application process has started from 3rd August 2020 onwards.

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

The last date for submitting the application forms is 23rd August 2020

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

Yes. The correction will remain open on 24th and 25th August 2020. Also, the final correction window for changes in photograph, signature, and thumb impression will open from 2nd to 3rd September 2020.

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

The NEET SS 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 15th September 2020

Question 5: When will be the admit card released?

The admit cards for the NEET Super Speciality 2020 exam will be made available at the official website from 9th September 2020 onwards.

Question 6: What will be the mode of 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 2020 exam?

The NEET SS 2020 result will be released by 25th September.

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.