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

NEET PG 2024: Check Exam Dates, Application Fee, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Cut Off

The NEET PG 2024 exam has been rescheduled to June 23, 2024. Check all the details about NEET PG Exam 2024 including application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, syllabus, results, and cut off.
NEET PG Exam 2024

NEET PG Exam 2024

NEET PG 2024:  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. As per the official notification, the NEET PG exam will be held on June 23, 2024, earlier it was scheduled to be conducted on July 7, 2024. The examination authority will announce the results by July 15, 2024. 

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. 

Latest Updates:

  • NEET PG application correction windw was open till May 16, 2024. The correction window is now closed.
  • NEET PG registration started from April 16, 2024, 3 PM onwards at the official NBE website. The last date to apply for NEET PG 2024 was May 6, 2024. 
  • The NEET PG exam 2024 has been preponed to be conducted on June 23, 2024, earlier it was scheduled to be held on July 7, 2024.
  • NBEMS announced the revised fee structure for NEET PG exam 2024. 
  • The examination fee for NEET PG has been reduced by Rs. 750 for all categories. 
  • The exam fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs. 3,500, while the fee for SC, ST, and PwD candidates is Rs. 2,500. 

Check NEET PG 2024 official notice regarding new exam dates here

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 Exam 2024

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 2024: Key Points 

Candidates can take a look below at the table  for important highlights for NEET PG 2024 exam: 



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


Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Mode of the examination

Computer-based test

Official website

Courses offered through NEET PG 

MD/MS/PG Diploma


Duration of Exam

3.5 hours (210 minutes)

Total marks


Total questions


Marking scheme

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

Official website

NEET PG 2024 Dates

NEET PG examination was earlier scheduled to take place on March 3, 2024. However, as per the new NBEMS notification, the exam is now deferred and will be held on June 23, 2024. Candidates can check the official NBE website, for the official notice. 

NEET PG 2024: 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, 2024, or earlier.

NEET PG 2024: Application Process 

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences will release the NEET PG application form at the official website. 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. 


Fee (In INR)


Rs 4250


Rs 4250


Rs. 3250


Rs. 3250

NEET PG 2024: Admit Card 

NEET PG admit card 2024 is a crucial document that a candidate requires while appearing for the postgraduate medical entrance exam. The admit card will be released a few days prior to the examination. 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 2024 was not be mailed to anyone; instead, it was only be made accessible for download online. 

NEET PG 2024 Syllabus 

The NBE prescribed the NEET PG 2024 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.  

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 2024: 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. 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.  

NEET PG Exam Pattern: Highlights

Take a look at the highlights of the NEET exam 2024 pattern in given below table : 



Mode of the examination


Medium of the examination

English (only)

Duration of the examination

3.5 hours

Total marks


Number of questions


Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Negative marking


Subject-Wise Weightage for NEET PG 2024 

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 2024 exam weightage for each subject. 


Section-wise weightage

Part A







Total number of questions from section A


Part B







Forensic Medicine


Social and Preventive Medicine


Total number of questions from section B


Part C

General Medicine Adding on Dermatology & Psychiatry & Venereology 


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


Obstetrics and Gynaecology








Total number of questions from section C


NEET PG 2024 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 2024

The National Board of Examination (NBE) releases the NEET PG results 2024 on its official website. 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 2024 cut-off score will also be released for different categories

NEET PG Counselling Dates 2024

Once the NEET PG results are out, candidates can expect the announcement for the NEET PG counselling. The counselling for 2024 exam will begin in August tentatively. The official dates are not out yet.

Meanwhile, candidates can take a look at the NEET PG Counselling Dates 2023 down below. 

NEET PG Counselling Rounds 2023

NEET PG 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 Cut-Off 2024

The NEET PG cut-off 2024 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 2024 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. Candodates can have a look at the old cut off scores for NEET PG below. The NEET PG cutoff percentiles for each category are listed in the table below.


NEET PG qualifying percentile

NEET PG revised qualifying percentile

NEET PG cut-off scores 2022

Unreserved (UR)

50th percentile




40th percentile




45th percentile



NEET PG Merit List 2024

Based on NEET PG 2024 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 2024 counselling. For 50% of the AIQ seats, MCC will conduct counselling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will NBE conduct NEET PG 2024? 

NEET PG 2024 was earlier scheduled to take place on July 7, 2024. However, the exam date is now preponed to June 23, 2024.

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 revised NEET PG fee structure?

The NBEMS has released the revised fee structure for NEET PG exam. The fee for all candidates has been reduced by Rs. 750. Given below is the revised exam fee for NEET PG:

  • General and OBC candidates: Rs. 3,500
  • SC, ST, and PwD candidates: Rs. 2,500

Where can candidates download NEET PG scorecard?

Once released, candidates can download NEET PG scorecard from the official website - 

How to apply for NEET PG counselling?

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

When will the NEET PG 2024 registration begin?

NEET PG registration process is expected to begin soon at the official NBEMS website. The examination will be held on June 23, 2024. 

What is the NEET PG 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.

Does the NEET PG 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.  

When did the NBE conduct 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 will the NEET PG admit card 2024 be released? 

The NEET PG admit card 2024 will be released a few days before the examination day. Candidates will be notified about the release of hall tickets via the official NBE website. 

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

Yes, candidates require NEET PG admit card 2024 while going to exam hall. Without the admit card, candidates will be denied entry.

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