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NEET PG 2017 decoded with Prof Dr Bipin Batra, NBE

NEET PG 2017 decoded with Prof Dr Bipin Batra, NBE

For all those who are waiting for any updates on NEET PG 2017, the exam will be held between 5-13th December, 2016. Official announcement regarding the same is likely come out tomorrow on the website of NBE.

Meanwhile, In an exclusive interview with Medical Dialogues team, Dr Bipin Batra, Executive director, National Board of Examinations, answered all the questions on NEET PG 2017 examination. Here are the important excerpts.

Note- Following information is about NEET PG 2017. If you are looking for information on NEET MDS 2017, please click HERE

Q1. Sir, Who shall conduct the NEET-PG 2017?

National Board of Examinations is the prescribed authority for conduct of NEET-PG for entrance to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses in terms of Section 10 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 as amended in 2016.

Q2. How many test centres have been engaged for NEET-PG?

NEET-PG shall be held in 86 test centers at 41 cities.

Q3. What is the scheme of NEET-PG?

NEET-PG shall be held as a Computer Based Test and shall comprise of 300 Multiple Choice Questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

Q4. What is the scope of NEET-PG?

NEET-PG 2017 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ for the academic session 2017 which will include the following:

  1. All India 50% quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana) 
  2. State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana) 
  3. MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country 
  4. MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. 
  5. DNB Broad specialty courses (January 2017 Admission Session)

 Q5 What is the official website for NEET-PG?

 The website for NEET-PG ( shall be available with effect from 24/09/2016 and online registration for the NEET-PG shall commence from 0700hrs on 26/09/2016 till 31/10/2016 (23:59hrs). The entire procedure for registration and application for the examination is online.

Q6. What are the important dates for NEET-PG?

Important Dates for NEET-PG shall be as follows:

Online Registration     :           26th September – 31st October 2016

Testing Window           :           5th – 13th December 2016

Declaration of Result  :           On or before 15th January, 2017

Q7. What is the candidate support for NEET-PG?

A toll free number 1800 11 1700 and E-mail support is available is available for candidates with effect from 26/09/2017.

Q8. Which all institutions are exempted from National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-PG?

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh; JIPMER, Pondicherry; NIMHANS Bangalore; Sri Chitra Institute, Trivandrum shall be conducted their own entrance examination as they are covered by separate acts of Parliament and NEET-PG merit list is not binding on these institutions.

Q9. What about Counseling for MD/MS/PG Diploma seats?

The counselling in respect of 50% All India quota seats shall be conducted by Medical Counseling Committee constituted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (

Whereas for the counseling for seats owned and controlled by State governments, candidate may approach the concerned Department of medical education /University notified by the respective State Government.

We have attempted to provide the relevant information at the NEET-PG website as so available with National Board of Examinations for counseling of seats and admission procedure to be adopted by private medical colleges /institutes / deemed universities. The details may be obtained from the respective institute /deemed university and the website of Medical Council of India (

Q10. What is the subject wise distribution of questions for NEET PG 2017?

Sno Subject Subject Wise weightage of questions (in No)
1  Anatomy 15
2 Physiology 15
3 Biochemistry 15
4 Pharmacology 20
5 Microbiology 20
6 Pathology 25
7 Forensic Medicine 10
8 Social & Preventive Medicine 25
9 Medicine Dermatology & Venereology 37
10 Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics and Anaesthesia 46
11 Radio diagnosis and Radiotherapy 12 (6+6)
12 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 25
13 Paediatrics 15
14 Ophthalmology 10
15 Psychiatry 10
Grand Total 300

The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the latest graduate medical education regulations notified by the Medical Council of India, with prior approval of the government of India. For graduate medical education regulations please refer to

Q11. Whether there will be any negative marking?

There will be no negative marking for the NEET-PG.

The notification of NEET will be soon released by NBE on its official website with the NEET website getting live on dates mentioned above 

NOTE: Above information is about NEET PG 2017. If you are looking for NEET MDS 2017, please click on the following link

NEET MDS 2017: Exclusive Discussion with Dr. Bipin Batra, NBE

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  1. Sir ,

    Why cannot candidates pursuing dnb allowed to write neet pg2017and dnbcet similarly as md/ms candidates are allowed to write dnbcet even when they are pursuing md/ms course.
    Thank you.

  2. Sir i hv 2 quarries
    1.after the 50% all india quota seats what lies the status for remaining 50% seats.
    2.the candidate needs to contact delineated dept. For state quota seats,when is it done-at form filling or when?
    Shall be oblidged from your clarification.
    Pankaj gupta

  3. Is SGPGI included in neet pg.if yes can we expect SGPGI will be included in neet ss

  4. What will be the status of telengana n ap students in this neet ? Can we opt in other 41 cities ?
    What about the stipend in private colleges?

  5. It is welcome as single window test standardizes and should also include AIIMS and other central institutes.

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