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Preparing for NEET PG 2019? Check out NEET PG Exam Pattern

Preparing for NEET PG 2019? Check out NEET PG Exam Pattern

Preparing for NEET PG?- Check out the NEET PG Exam Pattern.

The entrance examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation courses (NEET PG) is the gateway to PG medical courses in the country such as Master of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD) as well as PG Diploma courses.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE), the conducting body for NEET PG 2019, states, “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 10 (D) of 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.”

Evidently, there is a tough competition among the medical aspirants, who wish to pursue post-graduation. Therefore, in order to acquire their said goal, they would have to pass NEET PG and for that, they should be well through with the NEET PG Exam Pattern.

Below is the NEET PG Exam Pattern:-

NEET PG Exam Pattern

NEET PG shall be conducted on a single day in a single session.

Allocation of time for the NEET PG 2019 shall be as follows:

Activities Session

(03:30 PM-07:00PM)

Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre  and commence Biometric Registration 1:30 PM
Entry closes at Examination Center 03:00 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 03:15 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions 03:20 PM
Exam Start Time 03:30 PM
Exam End Time 07:00 PM


The syllabus for NEET PG shall comprise of subjects/knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. Kindly refer to the MCI website for the complete document.

NEET PG shall be a multiple choice questions exam delivered on a computer-based platform (CBT).

The examination comprises of 300 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted is 3hr 30 min. The question paper shall be divided into 3 parts (Part A, B and C) each containing 50, 100, 150 MCQs respectively. The distribution of MCQs in these parts shall be as per para 7.

Negative marking: There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers.No  marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

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Allocation of Marks for each MCQ: Response Marks
1 Correct Response 4 marks
2 Incorrect Response 1 mark shall be deducted
3 Unattempted Question Zero

7. During the examination, candidates are given an option to mark any question, whether attempted or not, for review which means that candidate has been given an option to go through these questions again before the examination time ends. Candidates may note that such questions which are marked for review shall be evaluated as per the marking scheme indicated above.

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NEET PG 2019 Exam fee Rs. 2750/- (For SC/ST/PWD (PH) candidates) Rs. 3750/- (For General/OBC candidates)

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 fulfilment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.


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For all details about NEET PG 2019, check out the page of National Board of Examinations at Medical Dialogues.

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