NEET PG 2017: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation (NEET PG) is the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma courses, as per the directives of Supreme Court. NEET PG 2017 entrance exam was conducted from December 5 to 13, 2016 in an online mode (computer based test). The result has been declared on January 13, 2017 in an online mode. NEET PG has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) and DNB CET, after a Supreme Court directive this year and will now enable admission to all government, private and deemed medical colleges across India.
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NEET PG 2017 Overview
Purpose of Exam
Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses
Pattern of Exam
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with single correct response
No. of Questions
As per Graduate Medical Education Regulation
Mode of Conduct
Online mode (Computer based test)
Criteria for passing the exam
Minimum percentile of 50 in the examination for General Candidates,
Rs. 3750 for General/OBC Candidates and Rs. 2750 for ST/SC/PwD/PH Candidates
September 26 to November 7, 2016
December 5 to 13, 2016
Declaration of Result
January 13, 2017
Merit Based Counselling held as per PG Medical Education Regulations
Reservation of seats
As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Govt. Policy
Validity of NEET PG 2017
NEET PG 2017 will be valid for the following:
All India 50% Quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir (as these 3 states does not participate in all India quota pool)
State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all states and Union territories of India including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir
MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all private and deemed medical universities/institutes across the country
MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institution
DNB Broad Specialty courses (from January 2017 session)
While NEET PG 2017 was conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), admissions to 50% seats in government medical colleges will be filled by the Medical Council Committee (MCC) and the remaining 50% seats will be filed by the state government or an authority appointed by them. Besides, in private and deemed medical colleges, 50% of the total seats will be filled by the state government or the authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% seats will be filled by the medical college on the basis of NEET PG merit list.
Allocation of MD/MS and Diploma Seats in Government and Private medical colleges
Government medical colleges
50% All India Quota seats and 50% State Quota seats
Private medical colleges
50% State quota seats and 50% Institution Quota seats
Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation
Commonly Known as: NEET PG
Exam Category: Post Graduate
Exam Level: National
Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET PG for 2017 Session
AIIMS, New Delhi
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Candidates who wish to take admission in MD/MS and Diploma programmes can check below for the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, admit card and result etc.
The examination calendar of NEET PG 2017 has been declared by the exam conducting authority, National Board of Examinations (NBE).Candidates can check below for the examination schedule and mark their calendars accordingly
NEET PG 2017 Important Dates
Notification of NEET PG
September 26, 2016
Availability of application form
September 26, 2016
Last date of filling up of application form
November 7, 2016
NEET PG 2017 Exam
December 5 to 13, 2016
NEET PG 2017 Result
January 13, 2017
Scheme of NEET PG 2017
Candidate's entry at reporting counters
Reporting counter entry closes
Check in procedure
9:00 am to 10:00 am
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Examination start time
Examination end time
The result of NEET PG 2017 has been declared on January 13, 2017, in online mode. NEET PG 2017 result is declared for those candidates only who have secured a minimum of qualifying marks as per their category. The score card of NEET PG 2017 consists of candidate’s details along with marks and rank secured.
The cut off score is the minimum marks a candidate need to secure in order to qualify the entrance test. NEET PG 2017 cut off score depends on various factors such as availability of seats, number of applicants applied and difficulty level of the exam etc.
As per the prospectus, candidates belonging to general category have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in NEET PG 2017 to qualify it, while it is 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates and 45% for PH candidates.
Qualifying score for NEET PG 2017
NEET 2017 Qualifying Score
50 Percentile (705.9194)
40 Percentile (655.1766)
Persons with Disability
45 Percentile (680.0611)
The table mentioned below shows the cut off marks for different categories in AIPGMEE 2016
AIPGMEE 2016 Cut off
AIPGMEE 2016 Cut Off Score (Marks Wise)
The merit list of NEET PG 2017 is based on candidate’s score in NEET PG 2017 exam. The NBE releases multiple merit lists including one that is used for admission to 50 all India quota seats. The merit list of each category consists of a total of five times of the number of seats available for allotment. NBE also releases Complete Merit List of candidates who appear for NEET PG.
The Medical Couselling Committee (MCC) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct NEET PG 2017 counselling in online mode for providing admissions to 50% All India Quota seats. However, admissions to remaining 50% seats will be conducted by State government or an authority appointed by them.
Candidates who wish to appear in NEET PG 2017 can check below for the eligibility criteria as declared by the NBE. Candidates who fail to meet the requirements will not be given admission under any circumstance:
Candidate must be an Indian citizen
Candidates who are in a possession of MBBS degree and also possess a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council
Candidates must have completed or likely to complete 1 year of rotating internship on or before March 31, 2017
The online application form of NEET PG 2017 had been released on September 26, 2016. Candidates are advised to carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. The last date for online registrations was November 7, 2016.
The requisite application fee for NEET PG 2017 is Rs. 3750 for General & OBC candidates and Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD candidates, which had to be paid online via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking.
NEET PG 2017 is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The online question paper is based on the syllabus as prescribed by the exam conducting authority, NBE. The question booklet have questions taught during MBBS programmes. Candidates can check below for the highlights:
There is a total of 300 multiple choice questions
Each question consists of 4 answers and candidates have to choose a single correct response
Duration of the test is of 195 minutes-15 minutes for test tutorials and 180 minutes for attempting the test
The weight-age of MCQs is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its right to alter/amend and vary the same
Subject-wise distribution of Questions for NEET PG 2017
Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia
Medicine Dermatology and venereology
Social and Preventive Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Radio diagnosis & Radiotherapy
NEET PG Syllabus 2017
The syllabus of the entrance exam may consist of all subjects studied during the MBBS and BDS programmes. The NEET PG syllabus will consist of subject areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by MCI with prior approval of the Government of India.
Candidates who had successfully registered for NEET PG 2017, were able to download NEET PG 2017 admit card from their registered email id. NEET PG admit card consisted of candidate's name, examination date and timings, examination centre address, instructions to be followed and date of birth etc.
National Board of Examinations
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Ring Road, Delhi-110 092
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