NEET PG 2020 – Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

NEET PG 2020: National Board of Examinations has announced NEET PG 2020 exam date. NEET PG 2020 application form will be released on 1st November 2019. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate exam will be conducted on 5th January 2020. NEET PG also known as Common Entrance Test (CET) which is conducted yearly once. All the interested and eligible candidates can apply for NEET PG 2020 entrance examination as per the eligibility criteria. NEET PG is Aspirants can get admission in the government, private, deemed, and central universities medical colleges located across India. Applicants can get more details about the NEET PG 2020 entrance exam such as important exam date, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Summary of NEET PG 2020 Exam

Examination Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate -2020
Exam Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Offered Courses MD/ MS/ PG Diploma
Examination Level National Level
Frequency of Examination Once a year
Official Website,
Toll-Free Number (exam related queries) 1800 266 7075

NEET PG 2020

Important Dates of NEET PG 2020

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date of Online Application Form 1st November 2019
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 31st November 2019
Availability of Admit Card Last Week of December 2019
NEET PG Examination 05th January 2020 (Announced)
Declaration of Result 31st January 2020
Announcement of Merit List 1st Week of March 2020
Counselling 2nd Week of March 2020

About NEET – PG

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET-PG) is an eligibility cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission into various MD/ MS/ PG Diploma courses.
  • No other entrance examination will be valid for entry into PG courses in the medical field. Foreign Nationals who seeking the admission into the medical courses in India the NEET is mandatory.
  • All India 50% quota seats (All States except Jammu & Kashmir)
  • State quota seats (Including Jammu & Kashmir)
  • All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Deemed Universities across the country
  • Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
  • DNB Broad Speciality Courses

Eligibility Criteria for NEET PG

Candidates should have completed MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass certificate recognized b the Indian Medical Council and have completed one year of internship are eligible to NEET-PG 2020.


Eligibility Criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats

  • Candidates who have studied/ qualified MBBS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% Quota seats.
  • Candidates who were nominated by the Government of India to do MBBS from the Medical Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir will be eligible for All India 50% quota seats.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Medical Graduates

  • Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India who have completed their Primary Medical Education from the outside Medical Colleges in India should have qualified Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations. They should have been registered with Medical Council of India (MCI) and have completed their internship.
  • Foreign Medical Graduates should bring the FMGE pass certificate issued by the National Board of Examinations on the examination day.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals can eligible to participate in the NEET PG without the temporary registration with Medical Council of India.

NEET PG 2020 Application Form

Aspirants may fill the online application form for NEET PG 2020 after satisfying all the eligibility aspects as above mentioned. To filling the process of NEET PG 2020 application form is explained in the following steps.

  • Registration
  • Fill the Application Form
  • Pay the Examination Fees
  • Print the Application Form

Step 1: Registration

NEET PG 2020 application will be accepted only in the online mode. No other mode will be accepted. Candidates should visit the official page of National Board of Examination for registering themselves to the entrance examination of NEET PG 2020. In this stage applicants should need to submit the valid mail and mobile number for registering purposes. Candidates should check and ensure that you enter the required information as below correctly

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • Captcha code

The entries in the registration form cannot be changed once submitted. After submitting, a unique application number and password will be sending to the registered mail address. Students should keep safe the application number and password throughout the admission process of NEET PG 2020.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

Applicants should login with valid credentials at the official page for completing the remaining part of the application form. In this stage aspirants should have to submit the details like personal, educational qualifications, and examination test city. The important details are filled by the candidates are mentioned as follows.

Personal Details

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father & Mother Name
  • Category
  • Identification Details
  • Communication Address

Educational Qualification Details

  • MBBS/ Primary Medical Qualification Details
  • Internship Details
  • SMC/MCI Registration Details

Documents to be uploaded:

  • Passport size Photograph
  • Signature

Candidates should upload the scanned images of photograph and signature at the time of form filling. The scanned applicant’s photograph and signature’s maximum size should be in 80 KB in the format of JPG/JPEG. Finally, applicants should have to select the examination test centre.

Step 3: Pay the Examination Fees

Application Fees

Category Application Fees
General/ OBC candidates Rs. 3750/-
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ PwD (PH) Rs. 2750/-

After submitting and uploading the necessary documents, candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway to make the payment. Students can be paid the examination fees only in the online mode.

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking

Applicants may select any one of the above mentioned payment gateway method for submitting the application fees. The application process and selected testing city will be confirmed only after the successful payment of fee.

Step 4: Print the Application Form

Finally, applicants should need to download and keep safe the confirmation page for the successful payment of the application fees and also download and keep the application form until the admission process has been done.

NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Computer Based Test
Question Paper Language English
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Time Duartion 3:30 Hours
Sections of Question Paper Part-A – 50 Questions

Part-B – 100 Questions

Part-C – 150 Questions

No. of Questions 300

Scheme of Examinations

NEET PG 2020 exam will be conducted on a single day in a single session. The allocation of test time will be mentioned the below table.

Activities Session (03:00 PM to 07:00 PM)
Allow candidates to enter the examination centre and commence Biometric Registration  01:30 PM
Entry closes at Examination Centre 03:00 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 03:15 PM
Candidate log in to read instructions 03:20 PM
Exam Start Time 03:30 PM
Exam End Time 07:00 Pm

Question Pattern of NEET PG 2020

The question paper will be divided into three parts i.e., Part-A, Part-B, Part-C.  Each category containing the questions in the format of Multiple Choice Questions. The distribution of question pattern is explained based on the subject-wise as follows.

Section Subject No. of Questions
Part – A Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Biochemistry 16
Part – B Pathology 25
Pharmacology 20
Microbiology 20
Forensic Medicine 10
Social and Preventive Medicine 25
Part – C General Medicine including Dermatology & Venerelogy & Psychiatry 45
General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis 45
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30
Paediatrics 10
ENT 10
Ophthalmology 10
Total 300

Marking Scheme of NEET PG 2020

Courses No. of Questions Correct Answer Wrong Answer Total Marks
MD/MS/ PG Diploma 300 4 -1 1200

NEET PG 2020 exam has a total of 300 questions from the topics related to the above-mentioned subjects. For each correct answer, the candidate will get 4 marks. There shall be 25% negative mark for the incorrect answers i.e., 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks for incorrect option. There are no marks will provide for unattempted questions.

NEET PG 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET PG will comprise of subjects/ knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by the Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India.

Subjects Important Topics
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Developmental Anatomy/ Embryology
  • Histology and Histochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Microscopic Structure of the Body
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Applied Anatomy and Recent Advances
  • Surface Making and Radiology
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General and Cellular Physiology
  • Physiology of Cell
  • History of Physiology
  • Biostatics, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Micro-anatomy
  • Growth and Development
  • Excretion, PH, Water, and Electrolyte Balance
  • Systemic Physiology (Transport, Nutrition, and Energy)
  • Blood and Immunity
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Systemic Physiology (Procreation, Regulation, and Neural control)
  • Endocrine Physiology
  • Nervous System
  • Applied Physiology
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Sports Physiology
  • Social responsibilities of Physiologists
  • Biomolecules
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  • Analytical Techniques in Biochemistry
  • Nanotechnology and Microfabrication
  • Enzymes
  • Bioenergetics
  • Biological Oxidation
  • Intermediary Metabolism and Regulation
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Nutrition
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Diagnostics related to Different Body Systems/Organs
  • Endocrinology
  • General Pathology
  • Systemic Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Autopsy Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Transfusion Medicine (Blood Banking)
  • Basic Sciences (Relation to Pathology)
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Enzyme Histochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Tissue Culture
  • Principles of Medical Statistics
  • Basic and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Biotransformation
  • Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
  • Autonomic Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Drugs Modifying Renal Function
  • Reproductive Pharmacology
  • Gastrointestinal Drugs
  • Antiviral Drugs
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Use of Drugs in Pregnancy
  • Geriatric Pharmacology
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning
  • Literature Search
  • Antitussives
  • Local Anaesthetics
  • Antidiabetics
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Applied Microbiology
Forensic Medicine
  • General Principles of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Radiology
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Ethics and Law
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
Social and Preventive Medicine
  • Accident and Emergency Medicine
  • Surgical conditions
  • Child Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Gender Specific and Sexual Health
  • Community Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oral cavity and Dental
  • Ophthalmology
  • Geriatrics
  • Pain and Palliative care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Common diseases in the Community
General Medicine including Dermatology & Venerelogy & Psychiatry
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Papulosquamous Diseases
  • Vesiculo-bullous Disorders
  • Epidermal and Appendageal Tumours
  • Disorders of Melanocytes
  • Inflammatory and Neoplastic Disorders of the Dermis
  • Lmphomas and Pseudolymphomas
  • Disorders of Mucocutaneous Integument
  • Photomedicine, Photobiology, and Photo Immunology
  • Bacterial and Fungal Diseases
  • Viral and Ricketisial Disease
  • Therapeutics
  • Neuro-imaging
  • Classification in Psychiatry
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Community and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Electro-Convulsive Therapy
  • Ethics in Psychiatry
  • Mental Retardation
  • Psychodynamics
  • Transcultural Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis
  • Diagnostic Imaging in Orthopaedics
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Orthopaedic Neurology
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Diseases of Joints
  • Bone Tumors
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Basic Sciences related to Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Antenatal Care
  • Clinical Obstetrics
  • Intrapartum Care
  • Operative Obstetrics
  • Post Partum
  • Clinical Gynaecology
  • Operative Gynaecology
  • Family Welfare Planning and Demography
  • Male and Female Intertility
  • Growth and Development
  • Neonatology
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal and liver disease
  • Nephrologic and Urologic disorders
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Intections
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Immunology and Rheumatology
  • ENT
  • Skin Diseases
  • Eye Problems
  • Behavioral and Developmental disorders
  • Social/ Community Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • GIT and Liver
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Trachea and esophagus
  • Radiographic anatomy of Ear, Nose, Throat, and Imaging
  • Allergy and Rhinitis
  • Haematology in relation to Otorhinolaryngology
  • Anaesthesia for Otolaryngology
  • Pharmacology of Drugs used in ENT
  • Electrolyte, Fluid balance/ Shock conditions
  • Use of Teaching Aids
  • Routine Blood, Urine Testing
  • Preparation of Slides
  • Facial Nerve Stimulation Test
  • Evolved Response Audiometry
  • Basic Sciences
  • Orbital and Ocular anatomy
  • Ocular Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Genetics in Ophthalmology
  • Community Eye Health
  • Basic Physics of Optics
  • Applied Ophthalmology
  • Disorders of Refraction
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Opthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Immune Ocular Disorders
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Strabismus and Amblyopia
NEET PG 2020 Admit Card

NEET PG admit card will be issued to the candidates who have submitted the application form on or before the last date. Aspirants can get the admit card from the National Board of Examinations using their login id and password. Examiners are required to download the NEET PG Admit card and affix their passport size photograph in the space provided on the admit card. Approximately the admit card will be available to download from on 30th December 2019. Candidates should bring the below mentioned documents to the examination centre.

  • Downloaded Admit card
  • Photocopy of Permanent / Provisional SMC/MCI Registration
  • Any one of Photo ID (Aadhar card/PAN card/Driving Licence/Voter ID/Passport)

Admit card will not be send to the candidates by post. Examiners who do not have the admit card on the examination day will not be allowed to take the entrance test. Hence, students are advised to keep safe the NEET PG Hall Ticket throughout the admission process.

Printed Details on NEET PG Admit card

Students are advised to check the below mentioned details have been printed in the correct manner in the downloaded admit card.

  • Candidate’s Name & Signature
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Exam Date & Day
  • Timing and Session of Examination
  • Examination Centre
  • Important Instructions

How to Download NEET PG Admit Card 2020?

Examiners should follow the below mentioned instructions for how to download the NEET PG 2020 Admit card.

  1. Go to the official website
  2. Check the option for Download NEET PG Admit Card
  3. Enter the Application Number and Password
  4. NEET PG Hall Ticket will appear on the screen
  5. Take a number of copies for further uses.

NEET PG Result 2020

The results of the NEET PG 2020 will be announced by the exam conducting authority. Students who have participated in the NEET PG 2020 examination can check their in the mode of online result by visiting the official page of National Board of Examinations. After the announcement of result, the minimum and eligible cut off and merit list will be announced by all the participating institutes. Candidates who have qualified will be eligible for the admission process. The validity of the NEET PG result will be valid only in the academic year of 2020.

How to Check NEET PG 2020 Result?

Aspirants can get the NEET PG 2020 results by following the below mentioned instruction.

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Select the notification for NEET PG 2020 Result
  3. Submit the Application Number, Date of Birth
  4. NEET PG Result will display on the screen

NEET PG 2020 Merit List

The overall merit list will be released for the candidates who have qualified in the NEET PG 2020. NEET PG overall merit list will be prepared by the concerned state based on the applicable regulations, eligibility criteria, guidelines, applicable reservation policies, etc. The candidates can get admission at the participating institution by the obtained merit list in the NEET PG 2020 examination.

Reservation of Seats

For information regarding reservations in institutions for which counselling will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the candidates should visit the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) @

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Person with Bench-Mark Disability (PWBD) 5%

NEET PG Cut Off 2020

Aspirants should have to meet the required percentage of marks to get the admission at the participating institutions. After the announcement of result, the cut off marks will be released based on the different category candidates. Each and every year the cutoff mark will vary from the following factors.

  • Number of participated candidates
  • Difficulty level of Examination
  • Previous year cut off trends
  • Availability of number of seats

Minimum Percentile of NEET PG 2020

Category Cutoff Marks
General 50%
UR PWD 45%

NEET PG Counselling 2020

All the qualified candidates will be called for the counselling process by the concerned state counselling authority based on their merit list. The counselling will be conducted in the online mode by the State/Union Territory Government. National Board of Examinations has no role in the counselling and seat allotments. At the time counselling, the document verification and eligibility determination will be undertake by the respective counselling authority.

Candidates should submit the necessary original documents at the allotted institution during the document verification / counselling process. Students may visit the Medical Counselling Committee official page for the details of counselling schedule and seat availability for All India 50% quota seats and for the state quota seats may check the official website of concerned state counselling authority. The below mentioned medical institutions are not under in the centralised admission for MD/MS seats.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Counselling and Seat Availability

Official Website,
Helpline Number 18001027637/ 0120-4073500

For any queries related to the availability of seats and counselling students may contact the official website and helpline numbers of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt of India.