National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admissions into the MD/MS and other Post Graduate diploma programs offered at medical colleges across the country. As directed by the Supreme court of India, NEET replaced AIPGMEE (All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination) and DNB CET.
NEET PG is a computer based test (CBT) and will comprise 300 multiple choice questions (MCQs). It will be a 3 and a half hour long examination. NBE reserves the right to alter and update the exam pattern anytime as desired. Question in the examination will be asked from topics included during MBBS or BDS programs.
The purpose of the National Eligibility cum Eligibility Test PG is to offer admission to Master’s Degree as well as Diploma courses. This is a qualifying cum ranking examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma programs.
Key Points of the NEET PG
- Exam Held: Twice a year.
- Mode of Exam: It is a computer-based exam (CBT).
- Type of Questions: NBE designs objective-type questions in a single correct response.
- Total Number of Questions: There would be 300 Multiple Choice Questions.
- Total Subjects: Questions will be asked about 15 topics or subjects covered in MBBS programmes. (Read below to know the syllabus)
- Total Time Allotted: Candidates need to answer all the questions within 210 minutes (3.30 hours).
- Exam Session: It is a single session exam.
- Language of Exam: The Board crafts questions in only English language.
- Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, candidates are going to get 4 marks. For every unanswered or unattempted question, zero marks will be awarded.
- Negative Marking: Giving the wrong answer will get 1 mark deducted (25% negative marking) from the total.
NEET PG 2019 Exam Schedule
- The allocation of time for the examination is given below:
- Session time: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- Entry in the exam center and Biometric Registration: 01:30 pm
- Entry closes at exam center: 03:00 pm
- Grant access for Candidate Login: 03:15 pm
- Candidate Login to Read Instructions: 03:20 pm
- Start of NEET PG Exam: 03:30 pm
- End of exam: 07:00 pm
Subject Marks Allocated
- Biochemistry: 16
- Anatomy: 17
- Physiology: 17
- Microbiology: 20
- Pharmacology: 20
- Pathology: 25
- Social and preventive medicine: 25
- Forensic Medicine: 10
- General Medicine including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry: 45
- ENT: 10
- General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis: 45
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 30
- Paediatrics: 10
- Ophthalmology: 10
NEET PG Paper Pattern
- NEET PG exam date: January 6, 2019
- Mode of examination: Computer-based test
- Number of questions: 300
- Types of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Distribution of MCQs: Part A - 50 questions, Part B - 100 questions, Part C - 150 questions
- Total time allotted: 3 hours 30 minutes
- Total marks: 1200 marks
- Medium of question paper: English
- 4 marks for every correct answer
- 1 mark to be deducted for an incorrect response
- 0 mark for unanswered question
Key Points to Remember
- The first 15 minutes of the examination needs to be used in studying the test tutorial. This provides awareness to the candidates on how to navigate during the examination, how to select, de-select the responses and other navigation related tips and tricks.
- The exam will be in English Language only.
- During the dest test tutorial, candidates can see the various features such as navigating between questions, reviewing them, selecting them, etc.
- NEET PG shares a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the candidates where the contents of this examination should not be shared with anyone outside the examination hall. Failure to comply with the agreement might lead to penal action and cancellation of candidature.