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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Postgraduate
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Postgraduate

NEET PG 2023: Reported at Allotted Colleges (Begins), Check Full Schedule

NEET PG round 3 reporting to allotted colleges has finally begun. The last date to report to the colleges is set as October 06, 2023. After the allotment process, NEET PG online stray vacancy round will begin on 9th October 2023.
NEET PG Exam 2023

NEET PG Exam 2023

Flash New! MCC in a new move has announced that the NEET PG cut off percentile has been abolished for all categories. This means that all the candidates who have qualified the NEET PG exam will now be eligible to appear for the NEET PG counselling 2023.  

NEET PG 2023 Latest Updates: NEET PG round 3 reporting to allotted colleges is underway.  The last date to report to the college is set as October 06, 2023.  After the allotment process comes to an end, the NEET PG online stray vacancy round will begin on 9th October 2023. Further, the last date to register for online stray vacancy round is set as October 11, 2023.

MCC is all set to release the NEET PG round 3 seat allotment result on September 28, 2023. Candidates who have registered for round 3 need to visit the official website to check the NEET PG round 3 seat allotment result 2023 after the link is activated. 

NEET PG counselling 2023 round 3 started on September 22, 2023. The counselling started after the MCC decided to abolish the NEET PG cut off percentile. Further, the the MCC will declare seat allotment result for NEET PG 3rd round counselling 2023 on September 28.

NEET PG round 2 counselling seat allotment result 2023 was released on August 28, 2023. The result will be declared on the official website. Once the result has been declared, candidates will be able to submit their documents on the MCC portal on August 29, 2023. 

On August 17, 2023, MCC initiated the registration for the NEET PG Counselling registration round 2. The deadline for registration for the first round of NEET PG is scheduled for August 22, 2023. Additionally, between August 19 and 22, 2023, MCC will commence the procedure for selecting choices. Following the completion of the choice filling process, MCC will initiate the seat allotment process.

NEET PG counselling 2023 dates have been announced, and the registration for round 1 commenced on July 27, 2023. Applicants have until August 04, 2023, to complete the registration process for round 1 of NEET PG counselling 2023.

The NEET PG counselling process comprises four stages, including choice filling, seat allotment, result declaration, uploading documents on the MCC portal, reporting and joining, and data verification. For round 1 of NEET PG counselling 2023, these stages will extend until August 16, 2023. It is essential for candidates to be aware of these timelines and complete each stage accordingly.

NEET PG Counselling 2023 (Direct Link)

NEET PG 2023:  The National Board of Examination (NBE) conducts the NEET PG exam for students who wish to pursue their master's degree in the medical field.  The NEET PG exam was conducted on  March 05, 2023, and the NEET PG results were declared on March 14, 2023. Now, NEET PG counselling is all set to begin on July 27, 2023. 

Candidates are first required to check the NEEṬ PG eligibility in order to appear for NEET PG exam.  After checking the eligibility, candidates can fill the NEET PG application form. Further, those who fill the application form successfully are eligible to get their NEET PG admit card

Further, to calculate NEET PG total marks, candidates should check the NEET PG final answer key. The final answer key will help the candidates to calculate the total marks by calculating marks scored for right answers whereas the marks deducted for wrong answer as NEET PG has negative marking. NEET PG exam was conducted in online mode in computer-based mode (CBT). Candidates who wish to take admission to MD/MS course for their post-graduation appeared for the medical entrance exam. 

NEET PG Counselling Dates 2023

Candidates can take a look at the NEET PG Counselling Dates 2023 down below. 

NEET UG Counselling Rounds 2023

NEET UG Counselling Registration Dates 2023 

NEET PG Counselling Round 1 

July 27, 2023, to August 04, 2023

NEET PG Counselling Round 2  

August 17, 2023,  to 22, 2023

NEET PGCounselling Round 3

From September 08, 2023, to September 12, 2023

Online Stray Vacancy Round For Aiq/ 100% Central University/ 100% Deemed Universities Seats/Afms/ Pg Dnb Seats

September 28 to 30, 2023

NEET PG 2023 Exam 

NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduation) is a competitive examination for those candidates who wish to pursue their post-graduation career in the field of medicine. Candidates can get admission to MD/MS courses after qualifying for the exam. The exam is conducted once a year and takes place online. Candidates can also use the NEET PG scores to take admission to postgraduate MBBS DNB courses. 

The NEET PG exam is 3.5 hours long, and the question paper consists of 200 questions. Each question carries 4 marks which makes the total marks 800. Meanwhile, there will be negative markings in the examination. This means that one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 

NEET PG: Key Points 

Candidates can take a look below at the table  for important highlights for NEET PG 2023 exam: 

Event

Details

Name of exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate courses 

Conducting body

National Board of Examinations

Level of exam

Postgraduate exam at National level

Language of exam

English

Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Mode of the examination

Computer-based test

Official website

nbu.edu.in

Courses offered through NEET PG 

MD/MS/PG Diploma

DNB post-MBBS

Duration of Exam

3.5 hours (210 minutes)

Total marks

800

Total questions

200

Marking scheme

  • For correct response: 4 marks are awarded 
  • For incorrect response: -1 mark is deducted
  • 0 Marks for unattempted questions

Official website

nbe.edu.in/natboard.edu.in

NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 

The first step for a candidate wanting to apply for the postgraduation medical examination is to check the eligibility requirements. The NEET PG eligibility criteria are released by the NBE in its official brochure. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for NEET PG exam below:

  • Candidates must hold a recognised MBBS degree or provisional pass certificate in accordance with the provisions of the 1956 Indian Medical Council Act.
  • Additionally, candidates must have a permanent/ provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India or the State Medical Council
  • Candidates must have finished their internship by March 31, 2023, or earlier.

NEET PG Application Process 

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences released the NEET PG application form on January 08, 2023 and the last date to fill the application form was kept as January 27, 2023. The application process is a stepwise process that includes steps such as registration, filling up details in the application form, paying the exam fee, and uploading documents. The application process begins with registration and ends with fee submission. 

Candidates can visit the online website of the exam conducting body, to begin their application process. Once candidates have submitted their applications, they will get a login ID and password. Candidate signatures and photos must be uploaded as scanned copies to finish the application process. These photos must meet the requirements outlined by NBE. To submit the NEET PG application, candidates must pay a non-refundable application fee.

NEET PG Application Fees

Candidates must note that the application fees are different for candidates belonging to different categories. Take a look below to know the application fees. 

Category 

Fee (In INR)

General

Rs 4250

OBC

Rs 4250

SC/ST

Rs. 3250

PwD

Rs. 3250

NEET PG Admit Card 

NEET PG admit card 2023 is a crucial document that a candidate requires while appearing for the postgraduate medical entrance exam. The admit card was released on 27th February 2023. The hall ticket is an essential document which is required by candidates while they are appearing for the examination.

If in case, a candidate is unable to bring their admit card to the examination hall, then he or she will not be allowed to enter the examination centre. Since NEET PG admit card is an essential document it consists of important information about the candidate including the name of the candidate, roll number, application id, category, etc. 

It should be emphasised that the NEET hall ticket for 2023 was not be mailed to anyone; instead, it was only be made accessible for download online. 

NEET PG Syllabus 

The NBE prescribed the NEET PG 2023 syllabus and the it is available on the official website. The NEET PG syllabus includes subject areas according to the Graduate Medical Education Regulations given by the Medical Council of India. Candidates can also find different topics and subject-wise weightage in the syllabus.

Candidates should note that the NEET PG syllabus is bifurcated into three sections including Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, and Clinical sections. The given 3 sections are further bifurcated into various sections including Pathology, Anatomy and Psychiatry etc.  As per the NEET PG exam pattern, the exam will consist of  200 MCQ questions instead of 300.  

NEET PG Syllabus: Key Points

Part A (Phase I)

Part B (Phase II)

Part C (Phase III)

Pre-clinical subjects

Para-clinical subject

Clinical subject

NEET PG Exam Pattern 

The NEET PG Exam pattern is released by the National Board of Examination. The NEET exam pattern consists of the exam structure, the number of questions asked, the different languages in which a candidate can attempt the exam, and other important information.

As per the prescribed NEET PG syllabus, the medical entrance exam consists of 200 questions and each question is of 4 marks. With this, the total marks of the NEET exam are 800 words. The exam will consist of negative markings, and the questions will be asked in MCQ form.

Earlier, the exam pattern consisted of 300 questions which made the total marks 1200. However, the questions have now been reduced to 200. The exam pattern also gives an idea about which topic contains the majority of weightage.  

Highlights of NEET PG Pattern

Take a look at the highlights of the NEET exam 2023 pattern in given below table : 

Particulars

Details

Mode of the examination

Online

Medium of the examination

English (only)

Duration of the examination

3.5 hours

Total marks

800

Number of questions

200

Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Negative marking

Yes

Subject-Wise Weightage for NEET PG 

The exam pattern also informs candidates about the subject-wise weightage. After reading the subject-wise weightage candidates can always focus on areas and topics which carry the maximum number of marks. 

Take a look below to understand the NEET PG 2023 exam weightage for each subject. 

Subject

Section-wise weightage

Part A

Anatomy

17

Physiology

17

Biochemistry

16

Total number of questions from section A

50

Part B

Pathology

25

Pharmacology

20

Microbiology

20

Forensic Medicine

10

Social and Preventive Medicine

25

Total number of questions from section B

100

Part C

General Medicine Adding on Dermatology & Psychiatry & Venereology 

45

General Surgery Adding on Orthopaedics,   Radio diagnosis as well as Anaesthesia

45

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

30

Paediatrics

10

ENT

10

Ophthalmology

10

Total number of questions from section C

150

NEET PG Answer Key

NEET PG answer key consists of all the correct answers which were asked in the exam. With the help of the answer key, candidates are able to predict their tentative score in the exam. However, candidates should know that the NEET answer key is not the NEET results. The answer keys only help the students have an idea of how much they will score in the exam. 

NEET PG Result and Scorecard

The National Board of Examination (NBE) releases the NEET PG results 2023 on its official website and the results were released on March 14, 2023. NEET PG results are one of the main documents for a candidate as after qualifying for the exam, candidates will be able to enrol themselves for the counselling sessions.  Candidates should note that their results will be valid till a particular academic session. Along with the result, NEET PG 2023 cut-off score will also be released for different categories

NEET PG Cut-Off 

The NEET PG cut-off 2023 refers to the minimum qualifying marks obtained by a candidate in order to qualify for the exam. The National Board of Examination (NBE) releases the NEET PG 2023 cut-off percentile. The candidate who will attain minimum scores as per the revised cut-off will be participating in the mop-up round.  Those candidates are required to register online to participate in the counselling process for seat allotment.

NEET PG cut-off candidates will be given admission to 50 per cent All India Quota (AIQ), 50% state quota, all deemed/central universities, ESIC/AMFS colleges, and private institutes.

NEET PG Cut-Off - Qualifying Percentile

An applicant must have a minimum NEET PG qualifying percentage in order to pass the entrance exam. The NEET PG cutoff percentiles for each category are listed in the table below.

Category

NEET PG qualifying percentile

NEET PG revised qualifying percentile

NEET PG cut-off scores 2022

Unreserved (UR)

50th percentile

25

275

SC/ST/OBC

40th percentile

15

245

UR PWD

45th percentile

20

260

NEET PG Merit List 

Based on NEET PG 2023 results, a merit list is prepared by the NBE. As per this, the seat allotment process is held. Candidates get the best college if they have a higher position on the merit list. On the basis of various factors, the NBE prepares the merit list. Take a look here: 

  • All India rank in the exam
  • All India 50 per cent quota rank
  • All India 50 per cent category rank
  • private medical colleges or State quota / AFMS Rank

To fill 50% of the All India Quota seats, NBE will publish the NEET PG 2023 merit list. Candidates who are listed on the merit list will be qualified to take part in NEET PG 2023 counselling. For 50% of the AIQ seats, MCC will conduct counselling.

NEET PG Counselling 

The NEET PG 2023 counselling process is started from July 27, 2023. The last date for NEET PG Counselling 2023 registration for round 1 is August 01, 2023.  The counselling process involves registration, choice filling for college/course, seat allotment results, and reporting to the allotted institute. On the basis of counselling, admission to the MD/MS/DNB course will be finalised. The NEET PG 2023 seat allotment for 50 per cent AIQ, Deemed/Central Universities, and ESIC/AFMS institutes will be conducted by MCC. The counselling will be held by the state counselling authority for the rest of the 50 per cent seats.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When did the NBE conducted the NEET PG 2023 exam?

NBE conducted the NEET PG 2023 exam on March 05, 2023. The results were released on March 14, 2023

When did the NEET PG 2023 registration begin?

NEET PG 2023 registration began on January 7, however on January 8 the application form was once again made available due to server-related technical difficulties. The deadline to submit the application form  was set as January 27. 

How many times can candidates appear for the NEET PG exam?

Candidates can appear for the NEET PG exam  as many times as they want until and unless they achieve their desired scores.

What is the NEET PG 2023 cut off percentile for the general category?

Candidates who belong to general category, their cut-off percentile is 50. A merit list was released on the basis of the cut off marks which will consist of the name of candidates eligible for the counselling rounds.

Do the NEET PG 2023 exam consist of negative marking?

Yes, the NEET PG exam will consist of negative markings as one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.  

Where can candidates download NEET PG scorecard?

Candidates can download NEET PG scorecard from the official webiste NTA

Where can candidates download NEET PG scorecard?

Candidates can download NEET PG scorecard from the official webiste NTA

When will NBE conduct NEET PG 2024? 

NEET PG 2024 dates are yet to be announced. Once the application dates will be announced, candidates will be informed here. 

When was NEET PG admit card 2023 released? 

NEET PG admit card 2023 was released on February 27, 2023.

How to apply for NEET PG counselling 2023?

Candidates need to visit NEET PG login on the MCC portal to register for the counselling process. 

Do I need NEET PG admit card soft copy while going to the exam hall?

Yes you will need NEET PG admit card 2023 while going to exam hall

Where can I find NEET PG score card download link?

You can find NEET PG score card download link from the official website of NBE.

When did NEET PG result 2023 was released?

NEET PG result 2023 was released on March 14, 2023.

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