National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation

Computer Based Test

NEET PG Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 3,750
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Board of Examinations (NBE)
  • Courses:MD, MS, PG DIP MED
  • Streams:Medical

NEET PG 2024: Application Dates, New Pattern, NBE Guidelines

Updated On - January 07 2024 by Abhinandan Singh

NEET PG 2024 registration was started on 7 January 2024. The exam will be conducted on 5 March 2024.  The admit card will be released on 27 February 2024 while the exam will be conducted on 5 March 2024. It is organized by the National Board of Examination (NBE). National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate 2024 is conducted once a year at the national level which is compulsory for all aspirants who wish to pursue post-graduation in the medical field. The courses offered include the MD/MS/PG Diploma which further has various fields in which candidates wish to pursue their masters. MCC reserves 50% of the All India seats for the candidates who qualify for the NEET-PG examination, and the rest of the seats are reserved by the State which again offers admission based on the NEET PG score and merit.
Read through the article to know more about NEET PG 2024. NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses.
The NEET PG Counselling 2024 process is ongoing across various states, with each state having its own schedule for seat allotment, reporting, and admission to the 50 percent state quota seats in medical and dental colleges. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official websites of their respective state counselling authorities for the latest updates and information related to NEET PG Counselling 2024.

NEET PG 2024 Latest Updates

  • NEET PG 2024 Date: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - postgraduate (NEET PG 2024) is tentatively scheduled for March 3, 2024.
  • FMGE 2024 Date: The Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE 2024) is tentatively scheduled for January 20, 2024.
  • FMGE June 2024: The FMGE June 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on June 30, 2024. The information bulletin for this exam will be notified on the NBE official website.
  • Tentative Dates: It's important to note that the provided dates are tentative and subject to approvals and confirmations.
  • Download - NEET PG 2024 Information Brochure 

NEET PG 2024 Exam Dates

NEET PG Important Dates 2024 are mentioned below which shall be followed by all the applicants to not miss anything important:

NBE exam calendar 2024

Here’s the tentative exam dates of medical entrance examinations and other screening tests.

NEET PG Exam Dates 2024

Name of Examination

Date of Examination (Tentative)

DNB/DrNB Final Practical Examinations – October 2023

January/February 2024

FMGE December 2023

January 20

Foreign Dental Screening Test (BDS) 2023

January 20


February 9

FET 2023

February 18

NBEMS Diploma Practical Examination – Dec 2023

February/March 2024

NEET-PG 2024

March 3

Foreign Dental Screening Test

(MDS Degree and PG Diploma) 2023

March 16

FNB Exit Examination 2023

March/April 2024

DNB/DrNB Final Theory Examinations – April 2024

April 24, 25, 26, 27

DNB-Post Diploma CET 2024

May 19

Formative Assessment Test 2023

June 9

NBEMS Diploma Final Examination – June 2024

June 13, 14, 15

FMGE June 2024

June 30

NEET PG 2024 Application Form

Candidates can fill out the NEET PG 2024 application form after the publishment of the same. Applicants are requested to go through the below-mentioned guidelines for NEET PG registration 2024 to not make any mistakes while filling up the application form:

  • Candidates can get the application form on the NEET PG official website.
  • Candidates have to register themselves before filling out the form and generate a user ID and password.
  • Candidates log in with their user id and password and fill out the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload a scanned copy of a recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidates must submit their application form online mode only because no application form will be accepted offline or post.
  • At last, candidates need to pay the application fees through online mode. 

NEET PG 2024 Application Fee

NEET PG Application Fee 2024 is mentioned below category-wise and shall be paid accordingly by the candidates:

NEET PG Registration Fees 2024
Exam Fee

General/OBC Candidates

Rs. 5015/-

SC/ST Candidates

Rs. 3835/-

Mode of Payment: Application Fee can be paid via Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.

NEET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria

NEET PG 2024 Eligibility is given below for all sorts of applicants and all the applicants must go through it to know about their eligibility:

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals:-
  • Foreign national candidates can appear for the examination without MCI registration.
  • Candidates need to submit their rotational internship certificate.
  • Registration with MCI/State Medical Council is important, and its documentary proof should be submitted on the exam day and at the time of counselling.
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Medical Graduate:-
  • Indian or overseas candidates who are pursuing their medical college from outside India have a clear Foreign Medical Graduate Examination(Screening Test) which will be conducted by the National Board of Examination(NBE).
  • Candidates should register themselves with MCI/SMC.
  • Candidates who are graduate from foreign are required to submit their FMGE passing certificate issued by NBE on the examination day.  
Eligibility Criteria for National:-
  • Candidates must have an MBBS or Provisional MBBS pass certificate recognized as per the provision of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

NEET PG 2024 Admit Card

Candidates can download their NEET PG Admit card 2024 and must be downloaded by all the applicants and the mentioned guidelines must be followed:
  • Candidate needs to download their admit card from the official website, it can not be sent by SMS or post.
  • Candidates have to log in with their user ID and password and enter the required details.
  • Candidates must ensure that every piece of information should be correct.
  • Candidates must keep the printout copy of their admit card for further process.

NEET PG 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the NEET PG 2024 exam pattern in the given below table so that they know the exam structure:
NEET PG Exam Scheme 2024
Mode of Examination

Online (CBT)

Duration of Examination

210 minutes (3½  hours)

No. of Questions asked

300: 50 – Section A

100 – Section B

150 – Section C

Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct and -1 for Incorrect

Medium of examination


Total Marks




 Subject wise distribution of Marks in the below table:
NEET PG Exam Pattern
Part A






Part B




Forensic Medicine




Social and preventive medicine


Part C


General Medicine including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry






General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia & Radiodiagnosis


Obstetrics and Gynaecology



300 marks

NEET PG 2024 Syllabus

NEET PG Syllabus 2024 will comprise of subjects studied in the 5-year MBBS course by all the applicants and must be thoroughly studied as the difficulty of the examination is considered to be good and not easy to crack.

NEET PG 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates must check the given mentioned point regarding NEET PG preparation 2024 tips for better preparation:

  • Make notes of everything as it is easier to refer to notes than go through them all over again.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as everyone tends to forget or the memory of what they studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • An ample amount of sleep is a must.
  • Candidates give some time for recreation.
  • Solving questions will give a reality check of the preparation and the scope of improvement is there if needed.
  • Keep calm at the time of examination and focus.

NEET PG 2024 Result

NEET PG Result 2024 will be declared on the official website in which applicants will be given an All India Rank, State Rank, and Marks Scored in the examination. Candidates read the given below points regarding the result:
  • Candidates have to download their results from the official website of NBE.
  • Candidates have to log in with their user ID and password and fill in the required details.
  • Candidates are requested to download their scorecards as they will be helpful at the time of counselling and admission.
NEET PG 2024 Tiebreaker criteria

Wherever two or more candidates get the same score, a tie will be broken by following the below-mentioned rules:

  • The examinee who will mark more correct responses gets a better rank. 
  • If a tie stays then the candidate with the fewer negative responses gets the better rank.
  • If a tie still remains then the older candidate gets a better rank. 
  • However, if a tie still stays then the candidate with a higher percentage of aggregate marks in MBBS gets the higher merit. 
NEET PG 2024 Merit Lists and Ranks
  1. NEET PG 2024 Rank – Overall position in the exam. 
  2. All India 50% Quota Rank –  Tells rank among the candidates who are eligible for All India 50% quota counselling for MD, MS, and PG Diploma courses. 
  3. All India 50% Quota Category Rank –  Tells your rank among candidates of the same category who are eligible for All India 50% quota counselling for MD, MS, and PG Diploma courses. 

Note that the candidate may qualify for NEET PG 2024, but may not be in the All India 50% category list. 

Qualifying Criteria

In order to clear the NEET PG 2024 exam, examinees need to get the following percentile.

General50th percentile
SC, ST, OBC (including PWD of them)40th percentile
UR PWD45th percentile

NEET PG 2024 Counselling 

NEET PG 2024 Counselling dates will be announced soon by the official authority. Students procuring seats through National level counselling can also appear for State and block the seat whichever is suitable. The candidates who qualify for the NEET PG 2024 cutoff can apply for the 50% all-India quota counselling. To do so the candidates have to register themselves for the online counselling conducted by MCC through their official website All remaining State Quota seats are filled by the respective states. The different States/ private institutions conduct counselling using their own state government/ designated counselling authority. At the time of counselling, candidates must carry their original documents and their scanned copy along with the admission letter.
  • Admit Card
  • Original birth certificate
  • 10+2 marks sheet
  • 10+2 passing certificate
  • 10 marks sheet
  • Diploma marks sheet and certificate
  • SC/St/OBC certificate
  • Residential certificate
Who conducts NEET PG 2024 Counselling?
  • NEET PG 2024 counselling for All India 50% quota seats, AFMC and ESI institutions, Medical educational institutions of Central govt is conducted by Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India.
  • Counselling for state quota seats is conducted by the State govt or an authority designated by the State govt.

Download NEET PG 2024- Information Bulletin

NEET PG 2024 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information related NEET PG 2024 entrance exam given below:

NEET PG Basic Details 2024
Exam Name

NEET PG 2024 or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate 2024

Conducting Body

National Board of Examination


National Level


Postgraduate Courses in Medical Sciences

NEET PG 2024 Official website

Application Link
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Postgraduate Medical Courses across India 

National Board of Examination

The National Board of Examination is established in 1975 in New Delhi under the Delhi Society registration act. NBE board is under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. There are around 149 recognized colleges. There are 450 accredited institutions imparting training in various Broad and Super specialities for the award of a postgraduate qualification in Broad and super specialities. The Board at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in 54 disciplines approved by the Board for the award of Diplomate of National Board.

Exam Full namePurpose
NEET SSNational Eligibility Entrance Test Super SpecialityAdmission to various DM/MCh courses
NEET MDSNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental SurgeryAdmission to MDS Courses
FETNational Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance TestPost-Doctoral FNB program.
FMGEForeign Medical Graduate Examination screening testThe screening test is conducted for the Indian national candidates who have a qualification degree from a foreign university and they wish to practice in India
DNB CETDiplomat of National Board Centralized Entrance ExamTo offer admission in super-speciality courses

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate

NEET PG entrance exam is the National level exam of India to offer admission to candidates in postgraduate medical courses in different government or private colleges across the country. The National Board of Examination(NBE) is the conducting body. It is only an entrance exam that provides admission to MD/MS/Diploma.

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NEET PG Important Dates

NEET PG 2023 Form Date07 Jan - 12 Feb 2023
Admit Card Downloading Date27 Feb 2023
NEET PG 2023 Exam Date05 Mar 2023
Result Date31 Mar 2023

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


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Form Start Date:

07 Jan 2023

Form End Date:

12 Feb 2023

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