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Application window for NEET PG 2020 now ON; Here is Eligibility Criteria

Application window for NEET PG 2020 now ON; Here is Eligibility Criteria

Planning to pursue an MD, MS, PG Diploma or DNB Post MBBS this year, check out Eligibility Criteria for NEET PG 2020

New Delhi: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for entrance to PG medical courses– NEET PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses across the country. This year, candidates who are vying for admission to DNB Post MBBS will also have to appear for NEET PG 2020.

As per the NBE, no separate DNB CET shall be conducted for admission to DNB Post MBBS (Broad Specialty & Direct 6 Years Superspecialty) Courses.

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The application process for NEET PG 2020 has already begun and is set to close on 21st November. NEET PG 2020 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) on 5th January next year in a single session at all the test centres.

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As stated by NBE, “NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section 10(D) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses.”

Since there are eligibility criteria stipulated by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the MBBS pass-outs who are intending to pursue PG medical courses- MD, MS, PG Diploma or DNB Post MBBS need to update themselves with it while applying for the entrance exam.


A) Candidates in possession of MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possessing permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the 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 31st  March 2020, may apply for NEET-PG 2020 through online application system at website


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) which is conducted by National Board of Examinations. Further, they should have been registered with MCI/SMC and should have completed
their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before st 31 March 2020

Foreign Medical Graduates are required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on their testing day.


It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with MCI at the time of writing NEET-PG. Foreign Nationals can write NEET-PG without MCI registration. The Medical Council of India 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.”

Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET-PG 2020 will not be permitted to appear in the examination and/or counseling. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the NEET-PG 2020, the results / candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed to be cancelled

Requests for appearing in NEET-PG 2020 from candidates completing  internship after 31st March 2020 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per IMC Act shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.

The cutoff date for completion of internship towards determination of eligibility for appearing in NEET-PG 2020 shall be 31st March, 2020.

Appearing in NEET-PG does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission at medical institute /college for MD/MS or PG Diploma Courses.

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 Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of admission in allotted Medical College/Institute.

The cut off dates for the recognition of the Medical Colleges, from where the candidates have passed their MBBS Degree Course and completed compulsory rotatory Internship for the year 2020 will be as prescribed by MCI. The Colleges  recognized after the cut- off date prescribed by MCI will not be considered.

Registration with M.C.I. / 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.

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/MCC/MoHFW 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.

A candidate can submit his/her online application form and appear for NEET-PG 2020 only once for admission to the academic year 2020-2021. Candidates submitting multiple application form will not be allowed to appear in NEET-PG.

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.


Important Dates

1 Online submission of application form 1 November – 21 November 2019
2 Examination Date 5 January 2020
3 Declaration of Results By 31 January 2020

NEET PG 2020 Registration

Candidates can register for NEET-PG through an online portal from 1st November 2019 to 21st  November. 2019. Candidates can choose the exam city through the online registration system on first come first serve basis.

Examination Fee

General/OBC Candidates                 3750/-

SC/ST/PWD/(PH) Candidates      2750/-

The fee for the examination has to be remitted through payment gateway, at the time of online submission of the application form, using a credit card or debit card issued by Banks in India or through internet banking.

How to pay
The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking. For more information, please visit the website (

Candidates remaining absent from the examination or declared ineligible will forfeit their examination fee. Candidates are advised to read the rule position carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.



1 Online submission of application form for NEET-PG 2020 for admission to MD/MS/ PG Diploma courses for 2020 academic session is available at NEET-PG website

2 Online submission of application form for NEET-2020 begins on 1 November, 2019 fr om 3 : 0 0 P M onwards. The last date for submission of online application form is 21 November 2019 (11:55 PM).

3 The candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted.

4 Candidates are advised to go through the instructions given before proceeding to fill up the online application. At the end of the online submission of the application form, the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgement. This acknowledgement shall also be sent at the registered e-mail ID of the candidate. All fields marked * in the online application form are mandatory.

5 Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations.

6 Candidates must preserve a hard copy of application form for future reference Information such as personal details, educational qualification etc. provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for a change in the information provided by the candidates. The option of editing certain information entered in the application form shall be available to the candidate after the last date of online submission of application form for a period of 3-5 days.

Candidates may note that the following data of the application form are non-editable.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Mobile No.
  • Email address
  • Testing City
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  •  Nationality
  • Category of Candidate

NBE does not edit / modify/alter any information entered by the candidates at the time of online submission of application form under any circumstances.

7 Steps in online submission of application form:

The following sequence shall be observed while filing the online application form:
a. Fill the registration form for obtaining User ID and Password.
b. User ID and Password will be sent through SMS and Email ID.
c. Fill the application form and Upload your photograph & signature.
d. Choose your Test City.
e. Submission of fees.
f. Take a print out of the filled Application form with Transaction ID printed on it.

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