NEET PG - Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation

Computer Based Test

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria: General Eligibility, Qualification

Updated On - January 15 2021 by Sakshi Sharma

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria is released by the National Board of Examination (NBE). The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for PG is conducted by the NBE for admissions into various post-graduation medical courses. All the candidates can get the whole information and details regarding NEET PG 2021 on this page.

Latest Update

  • NEET PG will b held on 18 April 2021.
  • It will be done through Computer Based Test platform at various centres in the country.
  • All students who will complete their internship by 30 June 2021 will only be allowed for the test.
  • NEET PG Dates may defer due to any unforeseen circumstances.

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Check all the relevant information related to NEET postgraduate eligibility criteria given below:

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification - Medical graduates are required to possess Indian Medical Council Act 1956 recognised MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate
  • Certificate of Registration - Candidates are required to mandatorily have permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification which is to be issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)
  • Internship - As per the eligibility criteria of NEET PG candidate must complete their one-year internship.

Foreign Medical Graduate Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the given below points related to eligibility criteria for those who studied in foreign:

  • Candidates of Indian citizens or overseas citizen of India who pursue their primary medical qualification from the colleges of outside India.
  • Candidates have to qualify the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) which is conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE).
  • Candidates who graduate from foreign have to register with MCI/SMC.
  • Foreign National Graduate is required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on the examination day.
  • Candidates should have to complete their internship or likely to complete their internship.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National

Candidates should check the given below points related to eligibility criteria for foreign national candidates:

  • Candidates of foreign national can give the entrance exam without MCI registration.
  • Foreign national candidates don't need to have temporary registration with MCI at the time exam.
  • MCI may provide temporary registration to candidates, in case they pay the registration fee. According to eligibility criteria of NEET PG, this registration will be provided only for the PostGraduate course duration and will be limited to the medical college/institution in which the candidate has taken admission exclusively for the pursuance of postgraduate studies
  • For temporary registration, the Foreign Nationals must be registered with the competent registering authority of their country.

All India 50% Quota Seats Eligibility Criteria

  • As per NEET PG 2021 eligibility criteria, medical graduates belonging from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for AQI 50% seats.

  • The candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats.

  • Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir.

  • The affidavit is to be sent to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgement of online application form for NEET-PG 2021. It the candidates fail to submit the affidavit as indicated will not be considered for participation in All India 50% quota counselling.


Deputy Director (Examinations)

National Board of Examinations,

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi - 110 029

Candidates who have done their MBBS from Jammu & Kashmir but fail to submit the affidavit as indicated above will not be considered for participation in All India 50% quota counselling.

For Armed Force Medical Service Institutes

  • Those candidates who are opting for admission to MD/MS/PG diploma seat in armed forces medical services (AFMS) institute shall select the NEET PG 2021 registration form:

Are you willing to opt for PG Courses in Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions–Yes/ No

  • There is no reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates in then Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  • For counselling to AFMS Institutions, the candidates should register on the MCC website


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