NEET PG Exam 2024

NEET-PG Exam is a ranking and qualifying exam prescribed as a single entrance exam for admission to various MD/MS and PG degree courses. No other entrance exams, neither state nor institution Levels valid for access to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. NEET-PG qualification is mandatory for access to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses at various universities/institutions in the country. NEETPG is also mandatory for foreigners wishing to enroll in medical research in India.

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NBEMS will administer NEET-PG 2024. Candidates should be aware that the role of NBEMS is limited to the administration of NEET-PG, the declaration of results, and the distribution of results to the designated counseling authority.

NEET PG Exam Overview

Particulars Details
Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate)
Exam Conducting Authority National Board of Examinations
Exam Level National 
Courses MD/MS/PG Diploma courses
Academic Level Postgraduate 
Application mode Online 
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Application fees Rs. 4250/- 
Exam mode computer-based examination
Exam time 3 hours 20 minutes
No. of Questions200
Official Websites

NEET PG Exam Important Dates

Online Submission of Applications--
Edit Window for All Payment Success Applications--
Edit Window to rectify Deficient/IncorrectImages--
Issue of Admit Card--
Examination Date26th June 2024
Declaration of Result15 th July 2024
Counselling 5th August 2024 to 15th Oct 2024
last Date of Joining 21st Oct 2024

NEET PG Exam Eligibility Criteria

For National Candidates.

Particulars Details
QualificationCandidates in possession of an MBBSdegree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate
RegistrationProvisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification
Internship Candidate must have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2024

For Foreign Medical Graduates 

Particulars Details
QualificationIndian citizens or overseas Indian citizens who obtained their primary medical qualifications from medical colleges outside India must have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) as specified in the Screening Test.
Internship Candidate must have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2024

 NEET PG Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of examinationcomputer-based examination
No. of Questions200
Obtained marks per question4 marks
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer- 4 MarksIncorrect Answer-1 MarksUnattempted Question- Zero
Duration for examinations3 hrs. 30 minutes

NEET PG Exam Application Form

Candidates can apply for exam to various postgraduate courses by filling up the  application form on official website (

(Instructions to fill Application Form)

Step 1: New User Registration

All candidates interested in applying for NEET-PG 2024 must create an online profile in order to generate a UserID and password.

Step 2: Applicant Login

This newly created User ID and Password will enable the candidate to login as an applicant for the NEET-PG 2024 session and register an online application. The "Go to Application" link allows the applicant to continue with the application submission as soon as the user is created.

Step 3: Filing the Necessary Information

Candidates are requested to thoroughly go through the application form and fill up the necessary personal and academic pieces of information. Information such as the name of the candidate, gender, date of birth, registered phone number, email ID, and nationality will be used to create the user ID.

Step 4: Uploading Documents

Candidates are requested to recent passport-size photograph, along with the necessary documents mentioned on the application form and candidates are requested to upload a scanned copy of their signature.

(After uploading the all necessary documents candidate can further proceed to Test City option.)

Step 5: Test City

The test city can be chosen from a list of available options on a first-come, first-served basis. While the city will be chosen by the candidate at the time of online application form submission, NBEMS will assign the test center/venue in the chosen city.

Step 6: Payment

After selecting a test city, the candidate must pay the prescribed examination fee online. The fee cannot be paid in any other way than through the payment gateway provided in the online application form.

( Candidates will be prompted to preview the entire application before submitting it in order to make any necessary corrections. After agreeing to the "declaration," they must submit the application. This will conclude the application submission process.)

Step 7: Acknowledgement of Application Submission

An email will be sent to the candidate's registered email address confirming the submission of an application. Only after successfully paying the examination fee will the application be submitted. The candidate should confirm the payment status in the application form PDF, where 'S' stands for "Successful" and "F" stands for "Failed."

EDIT Window

Candidates who successfully submitted payment for their application during the Application Submission window will only be able to edit their applications from January 30th to February 3rd, 2024.

(No new application can be registered during edit window or payment can be made during the window.)

Information entered in the application form can be changed during the “Edit Window”. However, the following fields in the application form shall remain non-editable:

Name of the Candidate

• Email ID

• Mobile number

• Nationality

• Test City

NEET PG Examinations Fees

Category of CandidateGeneral, OBC and EWSSC, ST, PWD
Examination FeeRs. 4250/- Rs. 3250/-

NEET PG Exam Participating Institutions

  • All India 50% quota seats for all Indian states and union territories.
  • State quota seats for all Indian states and union territories.
  • All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions, and Universities/Deemed
  • Universities located throughout the country Institutions of the Armed Forces Medical Services.
  • Post-MBBS DNB Courses, Direct Six-Year DrNB Courses, and Post-MBBS NBEMS Diploma Courses

The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- PG for 2024-25 session: 

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

NEET PG Exam Admit Card

  • Admit cards will be available on the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences website to be notified. Admit cards will not be issued to candidates who are found ineligible prior to the examination.
  • Candidates will be notified via SMS/Email alerts and website notices when the admit card is available on the NBEMS website. Admit cards will not be mailed or emailed to candidates.
  • Candidates are required to download their admit card from the NBEMS website and affix firmly their recent (not more than 3 months old) passport-size photograph in the space provided on the admit card

NEET PG Exam Centers

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NEET PG Exam Counselling

All India Quota MCC NEET Counseling (AIQ) 50% 

For PG Admission

The All India Quota, which includes OBC and EWS reservations, applies to only 50% of total PG seats in government medical colleges across the country. The remaining 50% of seats under the All India Quota is reserved for candidates with state domicile. Except for Jammu and Kashmir, candidates from any state can seek admission into government colleges located in any part of the country for 50% of AIQ seats.

State Quota NEET Counseling 50%

  • The 50% state quota seats point out that seats in all govt. colleges of the states/union territories respectively. The respective state authorities will likely carry out counseling for such seats.
  • To apply for state quota seats, candidates should fulfill the NEET 2024 eligibility criteria set by every state or union territory authority and embrace domicile conditions.
  • Admission to personal medical and dental colleges will even be a topic of the insurance policies of the State/ Union Territory.

NEET PG Exam Reservation

Schedule Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
OBC- (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central OBC list27%
EWS- as per Central Government norms10%
PwD- Horizontal Reservation as per NMC norms5%

Documents Required

Candidates must bring the documents listed below in original for verification during admission, and candidates must submit one attested copy set of the following documents during counseling.

  • NEET PG admit card – revised date
  • NEET PG result
  • Mark Sheets of MBBS/BDS professional examinations
  • MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • MCI issued a registration certificate
  • Date of birth proof
  • Valid ID proof
  • Caste certificate
  • Disability Certificate

Frequently Asked Question

Q. Who is eligible for NEET PG?

A. The NEET PG is an All-India level of examination. The candidates appearing for the examination must have an MBBS degree from an MCI recognised institution.

Q. What is NEET PG Exam ?

A. The National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (Postgraduate) (or NEET (PG)) is a qualifying and ranking examination in India for students wishing to study various postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), and diploma courses in the country's government or private medical colleges.

Q. Is NEET PG All India exam?

A. NEET PG is a computer-based entrance exam for admission to MD/MS and PG diploma courses at various government, private, Deemed/Central, ESIC, and AFMS medical institutions across India.

Q. NEET PG occurs how many times a year?

A. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) administers the exam in computer-based mode once a year. The results are also used to determine admission to postgraduate MBBS DNB programs. The exam is held for 13,649 MS seats, 26,168 MD seats, and 922 PG Diploma seats available at various medical colleges throughout India.

Q. Is the NEET PG syllabus the same as the MBBS syllabus?

A. The NEET PG syllabus consists primarily of subjects taught in the MBBS program. The NEET PG syllabus includes topics from the Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, and clinical sections.

Q. What is the age limit for NEET PG?

A. Candidates must be 17 years old at the time of admission or on or before December 31, 2023, according to the NEET 2023 eligibility criteria.

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