NEET PG 2019 Exam Information
National Board of Examination (NBE) was established in 1975 and is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It was developed to standardize postgraduate medical education and examination in India. There is a various examination that are conducted by NBE, and one of the exams is NEET PG.
NEET PG is the acronym for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post graduation conducted by National Board of Examination. NEET is entrance examination in India which was introduced earlier in 2011-12 by way of amendments to the regulations governing the UG (MBBS) and PG (MD/MS) courses. The first time the NEET held was on 05th May 2013 across India for the students seeking admission for both undergraduate and Postgraduate Medicine.
NEET shall be held every year with the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated April 2016, and it has attained a firm statutory status from May 2016. The applicability of NEET is universal across all the states and institutions governed by the Indian Medical Council Act through the Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana are excluded as they do not accept the NEET Score.
The test is conducted in many languages which are Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. Candidates would be given a maximum of nine attempts in successive years, and candidates with reserved category will be given a maximum of 14 attempts in consecutive years.
The colleges will not be able to conduct their entrance exam and thus will accept the NEET score for admission. The total number of seats offered under NEET is 66,000 which are distributed in private colleges, government colleges, NEET counseling seats, and NEET Basis Seats. The scope of NEET examinations are as follows:
|Entry for course||NEET Exam||Level|
|MBBS / BDS||NEET UG||Undergraduate|
|MD/MS/PG Diploma||NEET PG||Post graduate|
|MDS||NEET PG -Dental||Post Graduate (Dental)|
|DM/MCh||NEET – SS||Super Speciality|
NEET PG 2019 Exam Date
The National Board of Examination (NBE) has already announced the critical dates of NEET PG 2019 like application form, admit card, result release date along with the brochure. The online registration for the NEET PG has already been closed for the year 2019. The official website of NEET is nbe.edu.in and mode of application is online and Computer Based Test. The entrance examination of NEET PG is held once a year, and only the candidates who have registered online before 22nd of November 2018 will be able to download the admit card for the exam. The medical institutions that are not included under NEET PG 2019 are AIIMS, PGIMER, JIPMER, SGPGIMS Lucknow, NIMHANS Bengaluru, and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
Candidates will be informed about the incorrect details within 15 days after the close of registration. The aspirants will have one week to correct the information in NEET PG application form.
The crucial Dates for NEET PG 2019 are as follows:
|The release of Information Brochure||2nd November 2018|
|The application starts||2nd November 2018|
|Last Date of Online Registration||22nd November 2018|
|Mock test available from||15th December 2018|
|Issuance of admit card||30th December 2018|
|NEET PG 2019 Exam||06th January 2018|
|Result||31st January 2018|
|Rank Card of NEET PG 2019||Second week of February 2019|
|The release of NEET PG merit List||Second week of February 2019|
|NEET PG Merit list for 50% AQI||Last week of February 2019|
|NEET PG counselling starts||Second week of March 2019|
The allocation of time of examination schedule is as follows:
|Activities||Session (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm)|
|Entry to the exam center & Biometric Registration||01:30 pm
|Gate closes at Exam center||03:00 pm|
|Grant Access to Candidate Login||03:15 pm|
|Candidate login to Read instructions||03:20 pm|
|Start of NEET PG Exam||03:30 pm|
|End of Exam||07:00 pm|
NEET PG 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Medical Council of India (MCI) defines the standards of eligibility for the examination. Candidates who wish to do the post-graduation course need to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the NEET PG exam. It is highly recommended that the candidates check the eligibility before applying for the entrance exam. The candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear in NEET PG admission process. Also, if at any stage it is found that the candidate has provided the wrong information then the admission to the post-graduate course will be cancelled.
The following are the eligibility criteria for the NEET PG:
- Candidates are required to possess a recognized MBBS degree.
- Candidates should have the provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council. The documented proof of the same is necessary, and the candidate must submit the same.
- It is vital according to eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2019 that the candidate must complete their compulsory one-year rotatory internship by 31st March 2019.
- Candidates completing their MBBS from Jammu and Kashmir will be eligible for the admission to the 50% all India Quota seats. This is feasible only if they have been nominees of the Government of India for Central Pool Quota seats.
NEET PG 2019 Registration
Candidate should visit the official website of NBE which is www.nbe.edu.in to register for NEET PG and click on the link which says, “Register for NEET – PG”. The candidates can follow the following steps for the registration:
- The first step is to create a profile on the website towards NEET PG registration. The fresh candidates would need to use the new registration link and those who have already registered can continue with login with their candidate ID and Set password.
- Then they would need to complete the NEET PG application form by filling in all personal and educational details. The registered details of the candidate will appear on the application form and the aspirant can modify or update the details with the edit button.
- The application form should have the complete details personal details, qualification details and academic details.
- Candidate should also provide the complete details of internship – status of internship, start and complete date of internship, and total days of internship.
- Candidate would also need to provide the medical registration details – registration type (permanent and provisional), registration number and date and issuance authority.
- Candidates then can choose the NEET PG Exam centre of their choice from the list provided in the application form.
NEET PG 2019 Exam Pattern
NEET PG is an online exam with multiple choice questions and is computer-based mode. The duration of the paper will be 3 hours 30 minutes, and section wise questions will be displayed on the screen. The question paper will be divided into three parts that are part A which 50 problems and Part B with 100 questions and Part C will have which will have 150 questions.
The basic pattern of NEET PG exam is as follows:
|Mode||Online – Computer Based Test|
|Session||Single day Single session|
|Number of Questions||Total of 300 questions|
|Medium||English Language Only|
|Duration||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Marking Scheme||Four marks will be allotted for the correct answer|
|Negative Marking||25% of marks that is 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer|
|Total Marks||1200 Marks|
|Distribution of Questions||3 parts; Part A – 50 questions, Part B – 100 questions, Part C – 150 questions|
|Types of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|Syllabus covered||All subjects taught during MBBS|
|Occurrence||Once a year|
Candidates would need to accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement before starting the examination. The interesting thing about the NEET PG exam is that the candidates will get the demo for 15 minutes before the examination to get with the structure of the examination. They would be able to navigate between the questions to review with the Review screen.
Questions will be from the course taught in the MBBS course including para-clinical and clinical. The subject wise allocation of marks is as follows:
NEET PG 2019 Syllabus
The syllabus of the NEET PG 2019 entrance exam comprises of all the subjects that the candidate has already covered during the MBBS and BDS programs. The subjects are issued by MCI after the approval of the Indian Government and are in accordance to the Graduate Medical Education Regulations.
The candidates can see below for the subject wise syllabus:
|Acute and chronic inflammation, The oral cavity and Gastrointestinal tract, The liver, Gallbladder and Biliary tract, The pancreas, Tissue Repair, Regeneration, Healing and Fibrosis, Cell injury, Cell death and adaptations, Hemodynamic Disorders, thrombosis and shock, hematopoietic and lymphoid systems Diseases of the immune system Neoplasia, The lung, The kidney and its collecting system.
The male genital system, The Blood vessels, The Heart, The female genital system and breast, The Endocrine system, The musculoskeletal system,Genetic and paediatric Diseases, Environmental and Nutritional Diseases, General pathology of infectious Diseases, The skin, The nervous system, Miscellaneous Topics
|Cardiovascular Drugs, Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System, Drugs Acting on kidney, Respiratory and Related Drugs, General Pharmacological Principles, Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood formation, Hormones and Related Drugs, Miscellaneous Drugs , Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases, Antimicrobial Drugs, Drugs acting on Autonomic Nervous system, Gastrointestinal Drugs, Autacoids and Related Drugs|
|Metabolism of proteins and amino acids, Structures, Digestion and Absorption, Nutrition, Vitamins and minerals, Intracellular traffic and sorting of proteins, The extracellular matrix Glycoproteins. Biochemistry of extracellular and intracellular communication, Structures and functions of proteins and Enzymes, function and replication of informational macromolecules, and the metabolism of Carbohydrate and lipids, Plasma proteins and immunoglobulins, Muscles and the cytoskeleton, Homeostasis and thrombosis, Metabolism of xenobiotics, Red and white blood cells.|
|Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Miscellaneous Topics, Methods and Techniques, Immunology|
|Degenerative and metabolic bone disease, Miscellaneous Bone diseases Fractures and Injuries, Infections of bones and joints, Bone tumors, CTEV, PIVD, Back pain,|
NEET PG 2019 Admit Card
The National Board of Examination will release the NEET PG 2019 Admit card on 06th December 2018. The exam will be conducted in 148 centers across India. The unregistered candidates will not be able to download the admit card. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website from the release date of the admit card.
Competitors ought to consistently check the SMS as they will be getting information through SMS and open notice with respect to the accessibility of the valid admit card on their enlisted email id. Competitor should convey the valid admit card with them to the test location as the card contains the fundamental data like affirmation number, exchange ID, examination date, examination time, student name, applicant address, class, date of birth, test site, site code, test site address, directions for the test. The examination focus once apportioned won’t be changed.
Important dates for the admit card are-
|NEET PG 2019||Dates|
|Downloading of Admit Card||06th December 2018|
|Examination Date||06th January 2019|
Once the candidate has downloaded the admit card, they would need to attach photograph on space provided. They should read instructions for exam and note documents required. The candidate checks the test venue and find the route to reach it. The following are the specifications for photograph to be pasted in the NEET PG hall ticket 2019:
NEET PG 2019 Result
The result of the examination will be released online along with the scorecards by NBE on the official website. NEET PG merit list 2019 will have the score and individual rank of the candidate. The merit list will be prepared by the score of the candidate in the examination. The position of all the candidates who appeared in the exam in the merit list will be reflected in All India Rank. The result will be announced by the end of January 2019. The scorecard of NEET PG 2019 has following details:
- All India Rank
- All India 50% quota Rank
- Category specific rank for All India 50% quota
The result of NEET PG will be valid only for the current admission session that is 2019 admission session for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. If the two candidates score the same marks, then the merit position will be determined with the following criteria:
- The better position in the merit list will be obtained by the candidate who has scored more marks in Part C of the question paper.
- The candidates with the smaller number of negative marks will automatically obtain the better position in the merit list.
NEET PG Cutoff
The cut off is the minimum marks that is needed to score as to qualify the exam by the candidates. National Board of Examination declares the cut off NEET PG 2019. The cut off score will depend on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants and availability of seats among others. The merit list will have the names of only those candidates who will qualify according to NEET PG Cut off 2019. The minimum cut off marks frequently depend on following factors
- The number of candidates who were present and completed the examination.
- The number of candidates passed the examination
- The difficulty level of the question paper
- Number of vacancies for the exam
- The sectional wise cut off the examination.
The Qualifying criteria for NEET PG 2019 are as follows
|SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC)||40th percentile|
|UR PWD||45th percentile|