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Preparing for NEET SS 2019: Check out Exam Pattern

Preparing for NEET SS 2019: Check out Exam Pattern

Preparing for NEET SS 2019; Check out Exam Pattern

The entrance examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Super Speciality courses, NEET SS is the gateway to DM and MCh courses in the country at present.

The Online submission of application form for NEET SS 2019 has already begun from 8th May 2019 from 3:00 PM onwards. The last date for submission of application form is 28th May 2019 by 11:55 PM.

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As stated by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), NEET SS 2019 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Super Specialty Courses for the academic session 2019 which will include the following:

  • All DM/MCh Courses in the country including all Private Medical Colleges/Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities.
  • All DM/MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

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In order to secure a seat in SS course, the candidates need to appear for NEET SS and for the preparation of the exam, they should be well through with the NEET SS 2019 Exam Pattern.

NEET SS 2019 Exam Pattern

• A candidate can choose a maximum of two super speciality courses for which his/her broad speciality qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.

• The pattern of examination: 40% of the questions shall be from all the eligible feeder broad speciality course(s) and the remaining 60% shall be from the super speciality course selected by the candidate at the time of online submission of the application form.

• NBE may club certain super specialities in which the number of seats offered is less.

Question Paper: There shall be a separate question paper for each super speciality course /clubbed group. A total number of questions in each question paper shall be 100 which shall be divided into two Parts; Part A & Part B. All the questions shall be at PG Exit level.

Schematic representation of NEET-SS question paper:

Question Paper for NEET-SS



Questions from the eligible feeder broad speciality/specialities for a particular super speciality course



Questions from the concerned super-speciality or group of clubbed super specialities (at PG exit level)

Part – A of the question paper:

Part-A of the question paper for any super speciality course shall comprise of MCQs from the eligible feeder broad speciality course(s). In case, there is only a single feeder broad speciality course for a particular super speciality, Part A in such a case will comprise of questions from only one broad speciality. For eg.MS/DNB General Surgery is the only feeder broad speciality for MCh Urology, therefore Part A of Urology question paper will comprise of questions from General Surgery.

For Super-specialty courses having multiple feeder broad speciality courses, Part-A will comprise of questions from all the eligible feeder broad speciality courses. For eg. The eligible feeder broad specialities for super speciality course in Cardiology are General Medicine, Pediatrics and Respiratory Medicine. Therefore, Part -A of Cardiology question paper shall comprise of questions from all the three feeder broad speciality courses i.e. General Medicine, Pediatrics & Respiratory Medicine.

Part- B of the question paper:

It shall comprise of 60 questions pertaining to the concerned super speciality. The questions shall be of PG Exit level and shall cover topics from clinical practice and basic sciences as applied to the concerned super speciality.


Certain DM/MCh which have less number of seats and have a single common feeder broad speciality course have been clubbed together. Each clubbed group of super specialities shall be treated as one for the purpose of online submission of the application form and generation of the question paper. For eg. Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Oncology & Pediatric Hepatology have been clubbed together with Pediatrics being the single common feeder Broad Specialty qualification and all these clubbed specialities will be treated as a single unit for the purpose of online submission of application form and examination. Therefore, part A of the question paper for the clubbed super specialities shall comprise of questions from the single eligible feeder broad speciality and the part B shall comprise questions from all the clubbed super specialities.

DM/MCh Courses All courses which have been clubbed are tabulated below:

S.No Name of the DM/MCh Courses which have been clubbed together
1 a. Cardiac Anesthesia
b. Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care
c. Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
2 a. Neonatology
b. Pediatric Gastroenterology
c. Pediatric Cardiology
d. Paediatric Nephrology
e. Paediatric Oncology
f. Paediatric Hepatology
3 a. Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
b. Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery
4 a. Vascular Surgery
b. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
c. Thoracic Surgery
d. Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

A candidate can opt for only two super speciality courses/clubbed group at the time of online submission of the application form based on his/her eligibility for the concerned super speciality course. Broad speciality qualifications eligible for admission to a particular super speciality course shall be as per Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 notified by Medical Council of India and its amendment from time to time. Candidates are advised to refer to MCI website for information regarding the availability of seats/ prior entry requirement for any super speciality course(s)they wish to apply. Super Specialty courses for which a particular Broad Specialty is a feeder qualification can be seen at Annexure B

Allocation of time for NEET-SS 2019 shall be as follows:

Time of Exam:

Activities Time
Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and commence Biometric Registration 12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Centre 01:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 01:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions 01:50 PM
Exam Start Time 02:00 PM
Exam End Time 05:30 PM

The duration of actual examination for candidates choosing only one super speciality course/clubbed group shall be 1 hour 45 minutes. Likewise, the total duration of examination for candidates opting for two super speciality courses/ clubbed groups shall be 3hours 30 minutes. However, candidates opting for only one super speciality course /clubbed group will not be allowed to leave the exam hall/premises till the completion of the entire examination or 05:30 pm whichever is later.

Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:

S.No Response Marks
1 Correct Response 4 marks
2 Incorrect Response 1 mark shall be deducted
3 Unattempted Question Zero

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

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 in para 6.8.

Read Also: NEET SS 2019: Check out Feeder Qualifications

Important Dates

1 Availability of Information Bulletin 8 May, 2019 onwards
2 Online submission of application form 8 May to 28 May, 2019
3 Deficiency in application form will be communicated to the candidates by 13th june, 2019
4 Last date of submission of deficient documents 16th June, 2019
5 Date of Issue of Admit Card 21 June, 2019
6 Examination Date 28 June, 2019
7 Declaration of Result by 15 July, 2019

Read Also: NEET SS 2019: Check out Eligibility Criteria

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

Corrigendum: Medical Dialogues had earlier reported the NEET SS 2019 Examination date as 29, June 2019. Its right date is 28 June 2019 which has now been corrected.

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  1. NEET SS Online Exams are given Online by Medexams.
    They provide good resource of questions

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