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Everything about NEET PG 2017

Oct 21, 2016

National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) PG is a National-level exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) which will serve as the gateway for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in Government and Private Medical Institutions across the country.

NEET PG Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must possess MBBS Degree/Provisional Pass Certificate recognized according to the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • Applicants must have secured Permanent/Provisional Registration with the Medical Council of India.
  • Applicant must have finished one year Internship/likely to complete one year Internship on or prior to 31st March 2017
  • Applicants who have secured their MBBS degree from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana are not eligible for All India 50% Pool.

Conducting Authority for NEET PG

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the prescribed authority for conducting NEET PG for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses as per the provisions of the Section 10 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 as amended in 2016.  

NEET PG Exam Pattern

The pattern of NEET PG has been described in the table below:
Scheme of NEET PG 2017
Mode OF Exam Online
Medium of Exam English
Pattern MCQs with single correct response
No. of Questions 300
Duration of Exam 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

NEET PG 2017: Important Dates

Here is the list of Important Dates for NEET PG 2017:
Important Event Date
Commencing Date of Online Registrations for NEET PG 2017 26th September 2016
Last Date of Online Registrations for NEET 2017 31st October 2016
NEET PG 2017 Testing Window 5th December 2016 – 13th December 2016
NEET PG Result Announcement On or Prior to 15th January 2017

Scope of NEET PG

The following seats will fall under the purview of NEET PG:
  • All India 50% Quota Seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses – This is applicable to all States excluding Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir
  • State Quota Seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma Programs – This applies to All States and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma Seats falling under Private Medical Colleges, Deemed Institutions all across the nation
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma seats falling under Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
  • DNB Broad Specialty Seats for January 2017 Admission session also fall under the ambit of NEET PG

Official Website of NEET PG

The official website is www.nbe.edu.in. The complete registration and application procedure is online.

Registration for NEET PG

The registration procedure for NEET PG is completely online. The registration procedure comprises 4 steps:
  • Creating a Profile: Applicants will first have to create a profile by visiting the official website. Here, applicant will have to fill in their personal details and create a login by using username and password.
  • Apply/Register: Applicant will have to fill the registration form by submitting various details.
  • Schedule the Exam:Applicant will have to select the location and Testing Venue. He/She will also be required to select the Exam Date and Exam session.
  • Make Online Payment: Applicant will have to submit the application fee through the Online Mode only using Credit/Debit Card options or Net Banking.

Subject-Wise Marks Distribution for NEET PG

S.NO. Subject Number of Questions
1. Anatomy 15
2. Physiology 15
3. Biochemistry 15
4. Pharmacology 20
5. Microbiology 20
6. Pathology 25
7. Forensic Medicine 10
8. Social & Preventive Medicine 25
9. Medicine, Dermatology & Venereology 37
10. Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics and Anaesthesia 46
11. Radio diagnosis and Radiotherapy 12 (6+6)
12. Obstetrics and Gynaecology 25
13. Pediatrics 15
14. Ophthalmology 10
15. Psychiatry 10
GRAND TOTAL 300

Institutions Exempted from NEET PG

There are some Institutions which will remain exempted from NEET PG and conduct their separate entrance examinations for admission. Here is a list of Institutions Exempted from NEET PG:
Institutions Exempted from NEET PG
PGIMER, Chandigarh
AIIMS, New Delhi
NIMHANS, Bangalore
JIPMER, Pondicherry
Sri Chitra Institute, Trivandrum

NEET PG Application Fee

Category Registration/Application Fee
General/OBC Candidates  Rs. 3750
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 2750

NEET PG 2017: Admit Card

After submission of Online Payment and successful completion of Online Registration, applicant will receive the Admit Card on the registered E-mail Id within 24 hours. Applicant will be required to take a Print out/Hard Copy of the Admit Card.

Counseling for NEET PG

Medical Counseling Committee established by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will be the authority responsible to conduct Counseling for All India 50% Quota Seats. For State Quota Seats, the concerned Department of Medical Education/University as specified by the particular State Government will be responsible for conduct of Counseling.

Test Centers for NEET PG

NEET PG 2017 will be organized in 86 Test Centers across 41 cities.

Candidate Support for NEET PG 2017

Applicants can get their queries resolved through the Toll Free Number 1800 11 1700 and an E-mail support which will be accessible with effect from 26th September 2016.

Total Number of Seats under NEET PG

Number of Seats under National & State Counseling
Number of Seats under National & State Counseling 
Total Number of Seats (MD + MS+ Diploma) 23,686
Number of MD seats 13,137
Number of MS seats 6,735
Number of Diploma seats 3,810
Number of Seats Under National Counseling
Total Number of Seats under National Counseling
MD+ MS+ Diploma 10,283 Seats
Number of MD seats 5,745 Seats
Number of MS seats 2,902 Seats
Number of Diploma seats 1,633 Seats
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