About the NEET-PG

What is the NEET-PG?

The NEET-PG stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and is required for admission to postgraduate medical courses across various colleges in India. The NEET-PG is a computer-based test, administered online in January of every year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

Eligibility Criteria for Taking the NEET-PG

You need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to qualify for the NEET-PG test:

  • You must possess a valid MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or a provisional MBBS pass certificate.
  • You must also have a permanent or provisional medical registration certificate issued by the MCI or State Medical Council. The certificate should be carried on the day of the test and during admission.
  • Completion or likely completion of a one year internship.

NEET-PG Testing Structure

The structure for the NEET-PG test is as follows:

Mode of Exam Computer-based test, administered online
Length of Exam 3 hours and 30 minutes
No. of Questions 300
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Language English
Marking Pattern Correct Answers = +4 marks/Incorrect Answers = -1 mark/Unanswered = 0
What Subject Areas are Tested on the NEET-PG?

Registering for the NEET-PG

The application form for the NEET-PG test is made available on the official website of the National Board of Examinations (NBE). You are required to provide your personal and educational details and upload a recent passport size photo (maximum size of 80 Kb, in JPG/JPEG format), signature and left-hand thumbprint.

Certain errors made within the application form may be rectified during the correction window, which usually remains open for one week. However, it is important to note that the following details cannot be altered/modified:

  • Candidate Name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • Testing City

NEET-PG Fees

You can expect to pay the following fees based on your category:

  • General & OBC candidates - ₹ 3750
  • SC/ST/PwD (PH) candidates - ₹ 2750

Payment for the application fee can be submitted through debit/credit card or online banking. Once the payment is processed successfully, the test city will be confirmed. You are advised to carry a print-out of the application form submission and fee payment confirmation page.

Next Steps

After you have registered and successfully paid the fees online, you will receive something called an Admit Card via email. The Admit Card will contain specific information regarding your registration number or testing ID, test date, time and test centre location. You will be required to appear for the NEET-PG at the designated test centre, on the date and time displayed on your Admit Card.

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