How to study for NEET PG 2021 - Medical graduates dwell with a common question in mind, which is how to study for NEET PG? For this candidates need to keep a lot of points in mind. Firstly, NEET-PG is a national level postgraduate medical entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The examination is conducted in the computer-based mode for a duration of 3 hours 30 minutes. Since it is a national level entrance examination, medical graduates should use the best strategy when they study for NEET PG 2021. Candidates must begin NEET PG preparations 2021 much in advance. For tips on NEET PG 2021 study plan, candidates can check the article below. Here we have provided all details about exam pattern, subject wise weightage in the examination, topper’s advice and other related information.
NEET PG Exam Date
To be notified
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Exam Conducting Body
National Board of Examinations (NBE)
162 across India
1979 PG Diploma
1338 DNB CET
Total Number of Colleges
6,102 (MS/MD/PG Diploma)
649 Hospitals (DNB)
Institutes not covered by centralised admissions of NEET PG 2020
AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Candidates must be aware familiar with the exam pattern of NEET PG. This will help them make better strategies to ace the examination. For the convenience of candidates the same has been mentioned in the table that follows.
Date and time of examination
To be notified
Language and mode of exam
English and computer-based mode
3 hours 30 minutes
Types of questions and total marks allotted
Objective type questions for 1200 marks
Number of questions from each section
Part A - 50
Part B - 100
Part C - 150
Correct answer - 4
Wrong answer - (-1)
Unanswered - 0
Candidates must first divide their syllabus in a manner where they have similar subjects in each category. For this candidates need to know the subject-wise weightage of marks in the examination. Candidates can check below for the subject-wise weightage in NEET PG.
Subject-Wise Weightage of Questions
Social and Preventive Medicine
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medical graduates should make a study plan where they divide each day of NEET PG 2021 study, on the basis of importance of each topic. With division in schedule candidates can study in a strategized and organized manner. This will also help candidates learn the value of time management and they will be able to cover all topics in time. Another advantage of making a plan in the study for NEET PG is that candidates will be able to complete syllabus on time and have enough left for answering mock tests, sample papers and previous year question papers.
No one knows better, than the toppers themselves, the tips and tricks for NEET PG 2021 study and preparations. Given below are some of their tried and tested methods to study for NEET PG in their own words.
‘As an intern as much time I got in the entire day I used to devote myself to studying. I did not pressurize myself to study. I used to study only when I wanted to,’ says Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma, NEET PG 2020, AIR 1
‘I started my preparation early in third year only, I attended a coaching class. I took down the notes from there and revised those notes regularly. Along with that I solved as many mcqs as I could from third year only. My preparation boost up in the period of internship where I have only solved mcqs and notes,’ says Dr. Aman Aggarwal, NEET PG 2020, AIR 5
‘I did the entrance exam preparation more seriously in the internship period. In that year I had 10 months so I started more rigorously. I used to study 10 -12 hours, at times 13 hours a day. Both self study and coaching are required, but self study is a must,’ says Dr. Kartik Aggarwal, NEET PG 2020, AIR 3