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Aug 05, 2021

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Learning is a never-ending process in the life of a medical professional. From gaining knowledge about new drugs to understanding new concepts in the field of Medicine, it would be right to say that doctors are students for life. To help doctors refine their skills, the government has introduced another entrance exam known as NEET Super Speciality (NEET SS) Exam. 

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What is NEET SS?

NEET SS or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Super Speciality) exam is conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE) for admission to various DM/ MCh (Doctorate of Medicine/Magister Chirurgiae) courses. NBE releases the official bulletin for NEET SS Exam on its official website ( The exam conducting body also releases the necessary information brochure which comprises all the important dates and other details related to NEET SS 2021 exam, such as the application form, admit card, eligibility, and result.

Candidates will be able to fill the application form on the official website of NBE once it starts registration. NEET SS 2021 application process consists of basically five steps starting with the
1. Registration,
2. Filling the application form,
3. Uploading the scanned documents,
4. Fee payment and,
5. Printing out of the confirmation page. 

The NEET SS aspirants are advised to check their eligibility prescribed by the exam conducting body before proceeding for registration and applying for the exam. As per the latest update, NBE has announced the NEET SS 2021 exam date, November 13 and 14. For more info, visit: NEET SS 2020

Why is the NEET-SS exam conducted?

The NEET-SS exam is conducted to gain admission in Super Specialty courses for the academic session of 2021, which include:

  • All DM/MCh Courses in the country including all Private Medical Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities/ Deemed Universities.

All DM/MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

NEET SS Exam Pattern

Name of the examinationNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Super Specialty Courses)
Conducting authorityNational Board of Examinations (NBE)
Mode of the examinationComputer-based
Level of the examinationSuper Specialty
Frequency of the examinationOnce a year
Courses offeredDM/MCh
Duration of the examination3 hours and 30 minutes
Parts of the examination2 ( Part A & B)
Duration for Part A and B1 hour 45 minutes each
Type of questions askedMCQ
Total number of questions100
NEET SS 2021 marking scheme4 marks are awarded for a correct answer1 mark deducted for incorrect response0 mark for unanswered question
Negative markingYes
Qualifying criteria50th percentile and above

Eligibility Criteria for NEET SS 2021 exam

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET SS 2021 exam. If you wish to apply for the NEET SS entrance test this year, then you are advised to go through the NEET SS 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Given below are important details that will inform you about the eligibility criteria for the NEET SS exam. 

  • You must possess a postgraduate degree (MD/MS/DNB/ Equivalent) from a recognized institution.
  • Only those who will complete their postgraduate degree on or before July 15, 2021, will be eligible to appear for the NEET SS 2021.
  • You must be registered with the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.

Eligibility Criteria For NEET SS 2021 Exam - Foreign Nationals

If you are a foreign national and wish to pursue a super specialty course from India then you need to appear for the NEET SS 2021 exam and clear it. Such candidates do not need to be registered with the MCI/ SMC, provided they are duly registered with the appropriate authority of their respective country.
On securing a seat through NEET SS, the MCI may grant temporary registration to such candidates for the duration of the postdoctoral course. This registration will be temporary and shall be limited to the medical college/institution to which they are  admitted.

Seat Matrix for NEET SS 2021 Exam

There are a total of 2,447 DM/MCh/DNB seats in 156 government medical colleges, private, deemed and Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) institutions. These seats are filled through NEET SS counseling.  The seat matrix is released at the time of counseling and candidates have to submit their preferences of courses and colleges based on the NEET SS seat matrix at the time of counseling. 

List of NEET SS 2021 Specialities

1.Neonatal Anaesthesia
3.Clinical Haematology
4.Clinical Immunology And Rheumatology
5.Clinical Pharmacology
6.Critical Care Medicine
7.Medical Genetics
8.Medical Oncology
10.Neurology/ Pediatric Neurology
11.Neuro Surgery
12. Neuro Radiology
13.Endocrine Surgery
17.Paediatric Cardiology/Neonatology/Paediatric Gastroenterology/Paediatric Haematology/Paediatric Nephrology/Paediatric Oncology
18.Geriatric Mental Health
19.Gynaecological Oncology/Reproductive Medicine And Surgery
20. Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
21.Hand Surgery
22.Head And Neck Surgery
23.Pulmonary Medicine
24.Surgical Oncology
25.Vascular Surgery/Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery/Thoracic Surgery/Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery
26.Urology (Genito-urinary Surgery)
27.Infectious Diseases

We hope this above-mentioned information helps you to remain well informed about the NEET SS 2021 exam. PrepLadder SS is here to render you with all the exam-related information along with the resources to help you ace the NEET SS exam to bag your dream specialty seat.

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