NEET PG Exam Pattern 2024 - Marking Scheme, Exam Mode, Questions Type

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) released the new NEET PG 2024 exam pattern on its information brochure at This year there will be a sectional timing for each particular section in NEET PG 2024. The exam pattern of NEET PG mentions the structure, number of NEET PG questions, marking scheme, duration, and other details. The NBE's notice regarding the changed NEET PG 2024 exam pattern can be checked below.
Notice by NBE on NEET PG 2024 exam pattern

As per the paper pattern, a total of 200 multiple-choice questions will be asked in the NEET PG exam. There will be an equal sectional timing for each section in NEET PG this year. The NEET PG 2024 question paper will be of a total of 800 marks. For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded while one mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt. No marks will be awarded for any unattempted or reviewed question.

NEET PG 2024 exam will be conducted for admission to 13,886 Master of Surgery (MS), 26,699 Doctor of Medicine (MD), and 922 PG Diploma seats. Get more details on the NEET PG paper pattern 2024 and other important details from the article below.

NEET PG exam pattern 2024: Highlights

Candidates wishing to appear for the postgraduate medical entrance examination must understand the NEET 2024 PG exam pattern before beginning to prepare strategies for the entrance exam preparation. The important details about the NEET PG pattern are given in the points below.

  • NEET PG 2024 exam date and mode: NBE has announced the NEET PG 2024 exam date on their official website. The medical postgraduate examination will be conducted in a computer-based mode however, the NEET PG exam date 2024 is June 23.

  • NEET PG 2024 exam language: The NEET PG 2024 exam will be conducted in the English language only.

  • NEET PG exam time duration: The candidates will have to answer the NEET PG 2024 question paper within 3 hours and 30 minutes. This timing of 3 hours and 30 minutes will be divided into sectional timing for each section.

  • Types of questions with NEET PG marks distribution: NEET PG 2024 will consist of multiple-choice questions and the maximum marks are 800.

  • Total number of questions: As per the NEET PG exam pattern, the question paper will carry a total of 200 questions.

  • Number of questions from each section: The NEET PG 2024 question paper will be divided into three sections. Candidates will have to answer a total of 200 multiple-choice questions.

  • Marking Scheme: As per the paper pattern, there will be a negative marking in NEET PG 2024 for a wrong answer. Candidates can refer to the table below for the marking scheme.

  • NEET PG Syllabus: As per the exam pattern of NEET PG 2024, the syllabus for the examination will include Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, and Clinical subjects from the MBBS curriculum.

  • Exam day schedule: The table given below gives the exam day schedule of NEET PG 2024.

  • Questions for review: The exam pattern of NEET PG 2024 suggests that medical aspirants will be provided with the option to mark any attempted or unattempted question for review while giving the examination. Candidates will have the provision to go through the marked questions once again before the end of the examination and answer them. Candidates must note that the questions marked for review will be evaluated as per the NEET PG 2024 marking scheme mentioned above.

  • NEET PG subject-wise weightage: The number of questions that will be asked in NEET PG exam 2024 has been reduced to 200. Questions will be constructed from the MBBS curriculum including anatomy weightage in NEET PG. Candidates can check the subject-wise weightage of questions in the NEET PG exam from the table below.

NEET PG 2024 marking scheme



Correct answer


Wrong answer




NEET PG 2024 exam day schedule


Session (Morning)

Exam Starts

9:00 AM

Exam Ends

12:30 PM

NEET PG subject-wise weightage

S. No.


NEET PG subject wise weightage

Part A










Part B











Forensic Medicine



Social and Preventive Medicine


Part C


General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry



General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis



Obstetrics and Gynaecology











Also Check: How many subjects are there in NEET PG?

NEET PG 2024: Mock test

NBE releases the NEET PG 2024 mock test at the official website: The mock test is the demo test through which medical aspirants can get familiar with the exam pattern of NEET PG 2024. Candidates will be able to practice the mock test without any NEET PG 2024 login details. The NEET PG mock test login credentials are set by default for candidate use.

NEET PG result 2024

The NEET PG 2024 result will be announced at in the form of a merit list. The merit list will mention roll number, marks obtained (out of 800), and the All India Rank (AIR). Candidates who will secure the NEET PG cut off 2024 will qualify the entrance exam. Those Candidates who will be included in NEET PG 2024 result will be called for the NEET PG counselling.