National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) 2021 Notification Released

Notification Date: 2021-02-23
Last Updated on: 2021-02-26
  • NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section 61(2) of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 read with 10 (D) of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

Scope of NEET-PG

  • NEET-PG 2021 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses for the academic session 2021 which will include the following:
    1. All India 50% quota seats for all States/Union territories of India.
    2. State quota seats for all States/ Union territories of India.
    3. All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/ Deemed Universities all across the country.
    4. Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
    5. Post MBBS DNB Courses and Post MBBS NBE Diploma Courses.
  • The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/ MS seats through NEET- PG for 2021 session:
    1. AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
    2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
    3. JIPMER, Puducherry
    4. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
    5. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
  • No State Government/Private Medical college/Universities shall be conducting any separate entrance for admission to their MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses for the admission session 2021

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses is as follows :
    1. Candidates in possession of MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possessing permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 30th June 2021, may apply for NEET-PG 2021 through online application
    2. The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship in the application form (i.e. internship starting and completion date) shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original CUT-OFF DATE FOR COMPLETION OF INTERNSHIP 30TH JUNE 2021 Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling/admission in allotted Medical College/ Institute.
    3. Registration with the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council is necessary and its documentary proof should be furnished by the candidates on the day of examination and at the time of counseling/admission.
    4. Some of the Universities/Institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing the PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. The candidates who are already pursuing PG Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota/State quota seats may confirm the eligibility conditions of that University in this regard. NBE/MoHFW/Designated Counseling Authority shall not be responsible if such candidates are refused for admission. Such candidates may opt for the subject and the college at their own risk and cost.
    5. The definition of NRI for admission to Deemed University shall be as per Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 22/08/2017 in WP 689/2017.
    6. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES: Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualifications from Medical Colleges outside India should have qualified the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) as per Screening Test Regulations, 2002 which is conducted by National Board of Examinations. Further, they should have been registered with the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and should have completed their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before 30th June 2021. Foreign Medical Graduates are required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on their testing day alongwith the provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by a medical council.
    7. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS: It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with National Medical Commission (NMC) at the time of writing NEET-PG. Foreign Nationals can write NEET-PG without registration with NMC. The NMC may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the Post Graduate course limited to the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing postgraduate studies. Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered with appropriate registering authority in his own country where from he has obtained his Basic Medical qualification, and is duly recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned authority."


1 General 50th Percentile
2 SC/ST/OBC (Including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) 40th Percentile
3 UR PWD 45th Percentile
  • There shall be NO re-evaluation or rechecking or re-totaling of responses marked by the candidates. Requests/Queries for reevaluation/re-totaling shall not be entertained.

Mode of Application:Online

Application Fee:

  • General and OBC category: Rs. 5015/-.
  • SC, ST, PWD: Rs. 3835/-

Mode of Payment: Online

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Mode of Exam: Online

Test Pattern:

  • The examination shall be a multiple choice questions delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.
  • The exam comprises of 200 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted is 3 hrs 30 min.
  • NOTE : There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Exam Centres:

Important Dates:

Processes Timelines
Availability of the Information Bulletin 23rd February 2021 Onwards
Online Submission of Application 23rd February (3 PM Onwards) to 15th March 2021(Till 11:55PM)
Edit Window for All the Candidates 19th March 2021
21st March 2021
Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images:
1. Photograph
2. Signature
3. Thumb Impression
2nd April 2021
4th April 2021
Issue of Admit Card 12th April 2021
Examination Date 18th April 2021
Declaration of Result By 31st May 2021

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