NEET PG 2021 – The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) exam has been announced by the minister of Health and Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya on Twitter as well by NBE on the official website. NEET PG 2021 will be conducted on September 11. The admit card for NEET PG 2021 will be released soon.
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Candidates will be able to download the admit card using NEET PG 2021 login user ID and password. It is mandatory for students to carry the NEET PG 2021 hall ticket on the day of the exam. Earlier, NEET PG 2021 was scheduled to be conducted after August 31, 2021, however, postponed. A total of 1,74,886 candidates have registered for NEET PG 2021. Through NEET PG, admission to 12,690 Master of Surgery (MS), 24,360 Doctor of Medicine (MD), and 922 PG Diploma seats will be granted.To access NEET PG 2021 mock test - Click here
NBE NEET PG 2021 exam will be held in a computer-based mode in 255 cities of India. NEET PG 2021 will contain 200 multiple choice questions, for which 3 hours 30 minutes will be allotted. NEET PG syllabus 2021 contains questions from pre-clinical, clinical and para-clinical subjects during MBBS syllabus. Aspirants have to secure the NEET PG cutoff percentile, i,e. for General category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. NEET PG 2021 result will be announced in PDF format in online mode. NEET PG 2021 cutoff score will be declared with the result, which must be obtained to pass the entrance exam. Read the article on NEET PG 2021 notification, application, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and other details.
|NEET PG Exam Date||September 11, 2021|
|Examination Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Commonly Called||NEET PG|
|Exam Category||Post Graduate|
|Test Cities||162 across India|
|NEET PG total Seats|
|Total Number of Colleges in NEET PG|
|Institutes not covered by centralised admissions of NEET PG 2021||AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMSPGIMER, ChandigarhJIPMER, PuducherryNIMHANS, BengaluruSree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum|
|Number of candidates registered (2021)||1,74,886|
|Number of candidates registered (2020)||1,67,102|
|Candidates Appeared (2020)||1,60,888|
Candidates Qualified (2020)
July 13, 2021: NBE has released an official notice for NEET PG 2021 revised exam date. As per the notification, new admit cards for NEET PG 2021 will be issued to registered aspirants. Check the notice below.
July 13, 2021: The Minister for Health and Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya has announced the official dates for NEET PG 2021 which is September 11. Check the official tweet below.
We have decided to conduct #NEET Postgraduate exam on 11th September, 2021.My best wishes to young medical aspirants!— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) July 13, 2021
May 3, 2021: As per the PMO, the NEET PG exam will be conducted after August 31, 2021. Candidates will be at least one month of preparation time after the declaration of the NEET PG schedule. Check the PMO notice below.
A decision was taken to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months & the exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will also be given atleast one month of time after announcement of exam before it is conducted.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021: NEET PG 2021 has been postponed for at least 4 months. The tweet related to NEET PG postponement can be checked from below.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorises keys decisions to boost availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19. NEET-PG Exam to be postponed for at least 4 months: Prime Minister's Office— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2021
April 16, 2021: NEET PG 2021 mock test is available at nbe.edu.in
April 15, 2021: NBE has released a notice on NEET PG postponement. The notice published at natboard.edu.in titled "NEET-PG 2021 Postponed" mentions that due to COVID-19 pandemic the NEET PG exam is postponed. The new NEET PG 2021 exam date will be announced later.
April 15, 2021: Dr Harsh Vardhan has tweeted and confirm that NEET PG has been postponed and a new exam date will be decided later.
In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases,GoI has decided to postpone #NEETPG2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18Next date to be decided laterDecision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind.@PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA #NEETPG— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 15, 2021
April 13, 2021: NEET PG 2021 admit card has been released at nbe.edu.in. Candidates have to log in with their user ID and password to download the hall tickets. As per the official notice, "The process of issuance of admit cards shall be completed in one to two days. "
April 12, 2021: NEET PG 2021 admit card release postponed due to technical reasons. The hall tickets will now be released on April 14 at nbe.edu.in. Check the official notice released by NBE below.
April 12, 2021: NEET PG admit card 2021 to be released today, April 12, at nbe.edu.in. NEET PG admit card will be issued only to candidates whose application will be accepted by authorities. Along with the NEET PG 2021 hall ticket, NBE will issue a COVID e-pass to candidates. The NEET PG admit card will contain the candidate details, address of exam centre allotted, reporting time, and instructions to follow.
April 12, 2021: NEET PG aspirants have been requesting the authorities to postpone NEET PG 2021. Candidates took twitter to reach out to NBE and other concerned authorities for postponing NEET PG exam owing to rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. NBE is set to conduct NEET PG 2021 on April 18 in 255 cities across the country.
April 9, 2021: NEET PG 2021 COVID-19 guidelines have been released as official notice for the smooth and safe conduct of the exam. As per the notice titled, 'conduct of NEET-PG 2021 with COVID-19 appropriate behaviour' mentions the following further measures taken for the entrance exam: To read NEET PG 2021 notice - Click here
NEET PG dates
Information Brochure of NEET PG
February 23, 2021
Application form releases
February 23, 2021
Application form ends
to March 15, 2021
Availability of correction window
March 19 to 21, 2021
Final edit window to rectify incorrect images
Apri 2 to 4, 2021
|Availability of NEET PG 2021 mock test||April 15, 2021|
New NEET PG Admit Card 2021
To be announced
NEET PG 2021 Exam
September 11, 2021
NEET PG Result
To be announced
NEET PG 2021 Rank Card
To be announced
NEET PG 2021 Merit List
To be announced
NEET PG AIQ 50% Merit List
To be announced
|NEET PG first round of counselling|
To be announced
|Provisional seat allotment list|
To be announced
|Result of first round of counselling|
To be announced
|Downloading of allotment letter|
To be announced
|Reporting to the allotted college|
To be announced
The official brochure of NEET PG 2021 has been released with 5 major changes at nbe.edu.in. To check the NEET PG brochure - Click here. The five major changes are as follows:
The NEET PG admit card 2021 will be released in an online mode. at nbe.edu.in. Only aspirants who have registered successfully are able to download the NEET PG admit card. The direct NEET PG hall ticket 2021 download link will be provided on this page.To download the nbe.edu.in NEET PG admit card, enter the NEET PG 2021 login user ID and password. In case candidates cannot recall their NEET PG login password, they can download the NEET PG admit card without password. Along with the NEET PG hall ticket, a COVID e-pass has been issued for hassle free movement amid travel restrictions on the day of exam. NBE will inform about the release of NEET PG 2021 admit card through SMS and mail on candidates' registered mobile number and email. Check the steps to download NEET PG admit card 2021 here:
NEET PG admit card will mention name, father's name, date of birth. category, gender, nationality, application number, roll number, date and time of NEET PG exam, photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, name and address of exam centre allotted. It is mandatory to carry the printout of NEET PG hall ticket 2021 to the exam centre on exam day along with the following documents:
NBE has released the application form of NEET PG 2021 on February 23 from 03:00 PM onwards. Only the eligible candidates can fill the NEET PG application form by March 15. A link to fill NEET PG application form 2021 is available on this page. The mode of release and submission of NEET PG registration 2021 is online mode only. Below are the steps to complete the NEET PG application 2021:
NEET PG online registration
Filling of NEET PG application form
Selection of NEET PG exam city
Uploading of images
Payment of NEET PG application fee
Printing of the confirmation page
Aspirants will be required to pay NEET PG application fee as mentioned in the table below.
NEET PG 2021 Application Fee
NEET PG Registration Fees (Including GST)
NBE NEET PG application correction window 2021 is available at nbe.edu.in. Candidates can use the NEET PG correction window from March 19 to 21, 2021. Successfully registered aspirants can edit their details through NEET PG registration correction facility. It must be ensured that the information filled by aspirants during NEET PG application form correction window 2021 is correct, as per their knowledge. However, it must be noted that not all fields can be edited through NEET PG application form correction window. Following are the details, which can and cannot be edited in the application form of NEET PG 2021.
Fields which can be edited:
Fields which cannot be edited:
NEET PG for the academic session 2021-22 will be held for admission to following seats/quotas:
1) All India 50% quota seats (except Jammu and Kashmir)
2) State 50% quota seats (including seats in Jammu and Kashmir)
3) All private medical, deemed/central universities across India
4) Armed forces Medical Services (AFMS) Institutions
5) DNB broad speciality courses - DNB CET
The seats in all MD/MS colleges and PG Diploma hospitals will be done through NEET PG 2021, except for the following colleges:
NEET PG 2021 for admission process
Before applying for NEET PG, it is mandatory for aspirants to fulfil the basic eligibility criteria of NEET PG as specified by NBE. Below are the basic NEET PG eligibility conditions which must be taken care of by medicos.
Aspirants must have possessed a recognised provisional/permanent MBBS degree certificate issued by medical institute recognised by Medical Council of India (MCI)
Candidates must have a provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the MCI or State Medical Council.
One must have completed or complete their compulsory one-year rotatory internship by March 31, 2021, according to the eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2021.
Candidates completing their MBBS from the Jammu and Kashmir will be eligible for admission to the 50% All India Quota seats only if they have been nominees of the Government of India for the Central Pool Quota seats.
Candidates are required to possess an Aadhar Card according to NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria
The exam centres of NEET PG 2021 are the list of cities in which exam will be conducted. NEET PG 2021 exam centres has been released along with the information brochure. Last year, NEET PG was held in 162 cities across India but for 2021 session it has been increased to 255. While filling the application form, aspirants need to choose NEET PG test city, in which they wish to take the exam. Candidates will choose NEET PG exam cities 2021 as per their preference and convenience. It must be noted that NEET PG exam centre will be allotted on first come first serve basis. The detailed name and address of NEET PG exam centre 2021 allotted will be mentioned in the admit card. Below is the list of NEET PG exam centres.
NEET PG 2021 exam centres
|S. No||City||S. No||City|
|45||Bilaspur (HP)||172||Patiala/ Fatehgarh Sahib|
|67||Dharwad/ Hubballi (Hubli)||194||Salem|
The exam pattern of NEET PG 2021 can be checked in table below.
NEET PG paper pattern
3 hours and 30 minutes
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
200 with four alternative responses for each
+4 for every correct answer, -1 for every incorrect answer,
0 marks for unanswered questions
Based on the MBBS curriculum including pre-clinical, clinical, para-clinical subjects.
The syllabus of NEET PG 2021 will be prepared by NBE. NEET PG syllabus comprises of subjects studied in the MBBS and BDS curriculum. The NEET PG 2021 syllabus comprises of all three subjects of Pre-clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical. The approximate weightage and the number of questions from each of the topics have been described in detail below.
NEET PG Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
NEET PG Subject-wise weightage of questions
Social and Preventive Medicine
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venerology & Psychiatry
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis
Obstetrics and Gynecology
NEET PG demo test 2021 is being provided for medical aspirants to practice for NEET PG test. With the help of NEET PG mock test, aspirants will be able to make themselves familiar with the NEET PG computer-based test. Aspirants need not log in as NEET PG demo test login details is default and for the use of candidates. They can familiarize themselves with the exam pattern, time their performance, and check out areas where they need to improve. Below are the links to practice NEET PG mock test 2021.NEET PG Mock Test Links
|Year of exam||Link to practise|
|NEET PG 2020||Click here|
|NEET PG 2019||Click here|
NEET PG is a propriety examination which is conducted by NBE. The contents of this exam are kept confidential. Candidates at the time of submitting at the NEET PG application form enter into a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the exam conducting authority. Owing to this NDA the NEET PG answer key 2021 will not be released. Through this, candidates are restricted from discussing the question paper of NEET PG 2021. Leading coaching centres may publish a memory-based answer key of NEET PG. If such an answer key is published it will be provided on our website.
The result of NEET PG 2021 will be declared online in the form of PDF. A direct link for NEET PG result download link will be provided on this page, when released. NEET PG result PDF will mention roll number, scores obtained (out of 800), qualifying status (passed/failed). Aspirants who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be considered qualified in NEET PG 2021. After the declaration of result, qualified candidates will be eligible to download NEET PG scorecard 2021. The scorecard of NEET PG 2021 will be released for candidates who will qualify for 50% All India Quota seats. NEET PG results and scorecard can be checked from the official website - nbe.edu.in. All the eligible candidates will be eligible to participate in NEET PG counselling 2021.
NBE NEET PG cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile and marks to be secured to pass the entrance test. The cutoff of NEET PG 2021 percentile is released along with the information brochure. While the corresponding marks of NEET PG cut off will be announced along with the result. NEET PG cutoff 2021 for General category aspirants is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. Last year, the NEET PG cutoff scores for Unreserved category was 366, whereas, for SC/ST/OBC it was 319. NEET PG cutoff 2021 is determined on the basis various factors which includes number of candidates appeared for the exam, total seats available, difficulty level of NEET PG and others. Check the previous years' NEET PG cutoff percentile and marks for better idea.
NEET PG cutoff percentile and scores
|Category||NEET PG cutoff percentile||NEET PG cut off scores (2019)||NEET PG cutoff scores (2018)|
NBE along with MCI and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will reduce the cut off of NEET PG 2021. NBE will lower NEET PG 2021 cut off for allowing more candidates to participate in counselling process. In order to fill the vacant seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma seats, NEET PG cutoff 2021 will be lowered. For the previous year, NEET PG cutoff for General, SC, ST, OBC and PwD was reduced by 20 percentile. The cutoff percentile for General candidates was 30th, while for SC/ST/OBC it was 25th. Check the revised NEET PG cutoff percentile and scores below.
Revision of NEET PG Cutoff
|Category||Old cutoff percentile||Revised NEET PG cutoff percentile||Revised NEET PG cut off scores|
|General - PwD||45th||25th||252|
|SC/ST/OBC - PwD||40th||20th||230|
For the year 2019, the cutoff of NEET PG percentile was lowered to 44 for general category, 39 for persons with a disability, and 34 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category candidates. Candidates can check the revised NEET PG cutoff in the table below.
Previous years NEET PG cutoff
|Category||Lowered cutoff percentile||Lowered cutoff scores||NEET PG cutoff percentile||NEET PG cutoff scores|
|General||44 percentile||313||50 percentile||340|
|SC/ST/OBC||34 percentile||270||40 percentile||295|
|PWD||39 percentile||291||45 percentile||317|
Candidates can check the nationality-wise, gender-wise statistics of NEET PG 2020 in the table below. As per the NBE NEET PG statistics, as many as, 1,67,102 aspirants registered for NEET PG exam, while 1,60,888 aspirants appeared for the test. Out of the appeared candidates, only 89,549 aspirants passed the NEET PG exam.
NEET PG Statistics of Registered Candidates
|No. of candidates registered||167102|
|Cities in which exam conducted||169|
|Test Centres where NEET PG 2020 conducted||562|
|Independent Appraisers appointed at NEET PG Test Centres||1248|
NEET PG 2020 Statistics of Appeared Candidates
|No. Of Candidates Present||160888|
|No. Of Candidates declared Ineligible||12|
NEET PG category-wise statistics
Unreserved (including PH)
OBC (including PH)
SC (including PH)
ST (including PH)
NEET PG counselling is conducted at two levels which include All India Counselling and state-level counselling. The NEET PG counselling 2021 for 50% All India Quota seats will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NEET PG counselling 2021 for AIQ will be held in two rounds. A mop-up round for NEET PG allotment will also be conducted for Central, Deemed universities and ESIC institutes only. Candidates will be required to participate in the online NEET PG 2021 counselling and fill in their choices of institutions in the order of their preferences. The allotment of seats in various institutions will be based on the candidates’ merit rank, opted preference, seats available, reservation criteria and others. The result of each round of NEET PG counselling 2021 will be declared on the official website of MCC.
NEET PG 2021 counselling for 50% of state quota seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Each state conducts its own application form, merit list, counselling schedule, seat allotment list and applies eligibility as well as domicile criteria. Candidates who wish to take admission in the 50% state quota seats, seats offered in private colleges and institutes will have to fill the application form released by the state counselling authority.
NEET PG 2021 aspirants must know about the number of colleges in which admission to MD/MS and PG Diploma courses is taken on the basis of medical PG entrance exam which is NEET PG. NBE releases the information brochure which mentions the list of colleges which will participate in the counselling process of NEET PG 2021. To check the list of colleges/institutes, click here