NEET PG 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : January 10, 2021
Result Date : January 31, 2021

NEET PG score is accepted by some of the top universities in India which include B.J.Medical College, Gujarat Raja Medical College, Madras Medical College. Students who are interested in pursuing M.D or PG courses in medicine can give NEET PG 2021 exam.

Studying this page completely will help the candidates to understand many factors of this exam. In addition to details about the entrance test, it also provides the preparation tips required for a student.

Latest Update:

  • September 17, 2020: NBE has released the tentative date for NEET PG 2021. The tentative exam date is January 10, 2020.

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What is NEET PG?

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate which is also known as NEET PG. NEET PG 2021 is a national level entrance exam that is organized by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) every year. The medical entrance exam was scheduled for January 10, 2021 across 148 cities in CBT mode.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Highlights
Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Acronym NEET PG
Conducting Body National Board of Examination
Level National
Category Postgraduate
Frequency Once a Year
Exam Date January 10, 2021
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Marking Scheme +4 mark for the Correct Answers-1 Mark for Wrong Answers
Medium English
Course Offered MD / MS / PG

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The first NEET PG was held by the National Board Of Examinations from the 23rd of November till the 6th of December in 2012, which was referred to as the "Testing Window".

NEET PG 2021 is conducted by NBE for the Admission of Postgraduate Course in the field of Medicine. The NEET PG Exam is conducted once a year in the month of January.

NEET PG - Registration, Dates, Preparation, Cutoff, Admission

NEET PG 2021 Exam Date

NEET PG 2021 Application form was available on the official website of the conducting authority from November 21, 2020 to December 7, 2020. The candidates who satisfied the eligibility criteria had applied for NEET PG 2021 Exam.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates was announced on the official website itself. NEET PG 2021 is a Computer-based test. The NEET PG 2021 Exam Date is elaborated in detail below.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates
Events Important Dates
NEET PG 2021 Application Form Start date November 21, 2020
NEET PG 2021 Application Form Ends date December 7, 2020
NEET PG 2021 Admit Card date (Tentative) December 31, 2020
NEET PG 2021 Exam date January 10, 2021
NEET PG 2021 Result January 31, 2021
NEET PG 2021 Counselling Date (Tentative) March 22, 2021 onwards

NEET PG 2021 Counselling Schedule

NEET PG 2021 Counselling will be divided into 3 stages i.e. Round 1, Round 2, and Mop-up Round. These are discussed in detail below:

Round 1

1st round counselling will be starting from March 12, 2020. The whole schedule for it is given below:

NEET PG 2021 1st Round Counselling
Events Dates
Registration window March 12, 2020 to March 22, 2020 (up to 11:55 PM)
Choice filling and locking of choices March 16, 2020 to March 22, 2020 (up to 11:55 PM)
Allotment of seats March 23, 2020, to March 24, 2020
Seat allotment result March 25, 2020
Reporting to the allotted colleges March 26, 2020, to April 3, 2020

Round 2

The counselling schedule for NEET PG Counselling 2021 for the 2nd round is given below:

NEET 2021 Round 2 Counselling Schedule
Events Dates
Registration Window 7 April 2020, to 12 April 2020 (till 10:00 AM as per server time)
Choice filling of colleges as well as courses 9 April 2020 to 12 April 2020 (till 11:55 PM)
Counselling process 13 April 2020 & 14 April 2020
Result of seat allotment round 2 15 April 2020
Reporting to respective colleges 15 April 2020, to 22 April 2020
Transfer of non-reporting/ joining or vacant AIQ seats to state admission committees 22 April 2020, at 6:00 PM

Mop-up Round

The last round will be a Mop-up Round in which all the seats will be tried to allotted to all the candidates. The schedule is given below.

NEET PG 2021 Mop-up Round Counselling Schedule
Events Dates
Registering window for counselling 12 May 2020 to 17 May 2020 (till 5:00 PM as per server time)
Filling and locking of choices 14 May 14 to 17 May 2020 (up to 5:00 PM)
Processing of allotment 18 May 2020 & 19 May 2020
Mop-up round result 20 May 2020
Reporting at the university/ college 20 May 2020 to 26 May 2020
Transfer of non-reporting/ joining and vacant seats to Deemed/ Central Universities 27 May 2020
Conducting stray round for deemed/ central round 27 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

NEET PG 2021 Notification

The NEET PG 2021 Notification was released by the NBE (National Board of Education) in its official website. The NEET PG 2021 Examination was conducted on January 10, 2021 and the application process was carried out from November 21, 2020 and terminated on December 7, 2020. The Admit Card for the examination was released on the official website on the December 31, 2020. Candidates can check in to this page regularly for further updates and information associated to the NEET PG 2021 Examination.

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for the exam should satisfy the below-given which is given by the official conducting Authority. Only if they satisfy the following Eligibility they can apply for the NEET PG 2021 Exam. It includes some points like age limit, educational qualification, eligibility for state quota seats, etc. The details on the NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below.

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility
Particulars Description
Age No Upper Age Limit
Education Qualification Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), and have an MBBS degree or provisional certificate to that effect.
Nationality Indian
Internship Completion of the internship on or before 31 March 2020. (minimum 12 months)

Apart from the above-mentioned criteria, one has to qualify the minimum eligibility marks which are the cutoff mark set by the exam authority.

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

  • NEET PG 2021 Syllabus is a very important component to streamline a candidate's preparation as a part of the examination.
  • Candidates will be able to prepare for the NEET PG 2021 according to the Syllabus.
  • Syllabus pattern consists of a total of 14 subjects.
  • After reading and going through the subjects, students are advised to practice previous year NEET PG exam question papers to score well.
  • The questions are framed from a total of 14 subjects.
  • The topics are taught at MBBS and BDS subjects in colleges approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • The marks distribution for all the 14 subjects is different. NEET PG 2021 Syllabus will include Anatomy, General Medicine, Paediatrics, and ENT, etc.

NEET PG 2021 Application Form

  • The NEET PG 2021 exam registration process started from November 21, 2020 and the last date for the same is scheduled to be on December 7, 2020.
  • Candidates who were applying for the first time needed to register first, before filling up the application.
  • The Candidates are required to carry out the filling of the NEET PG 2021 Application Form by checking and verifying if they meet the eligibility criteria, along with other necessary information.
  • Candidates who were first-time users had to follow the instructions under the heading "I am ready to register" in order to get themselves registered for NEET PG 2021.
  • Candidates can save their login credentials to make logging in easier or request to resend the details of the Admit card or NEET PG 2021 application, in case they forget the login credentials.

How to apply for NEET PG?

Candidates are required to go through the following steps which are essential for filling the NEET PG 2021 Application Form:

  • Step 1: Fill the Registration Form and receive the login credentials.
  • Step 2: Fill the NEET PG 2021 Application Form
  • Step 3: Upload the Digital signature and Photograph File
  • Step 4: Fee Payment For the Application Form
  • Step 5: Take Printout of the Filled Application For Future Reference.

NEET PG 2021 Application Form will be available on the official website of the conducting authority. The candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.

 
Particulars Description
Mode of NEET PG 2021 Application Form Online
Application Fees
  • General/OBC - INR 3750
  • SC/ST/PWD (Physically Handicapped) - INR 2750
Mode Of Payment Debit/Credit cards and Net banking only

Documents Required To Apply For NEET PG

Candidates should make sure that they bring the required documents at the time of filling up the NEET PG 2021 Application Form, without which the application cannot be validated.

The following documents are required to apply for NEET PG Exam:

  • Marksheets of class 10 and 12
  • Marksheets of MBBS
  • Internship Completion certificate
  • A scanned file of Signature and certificate

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern

The NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern is stated by its organizing body. It is very important for the candidates to go through and know the exam pattern in order to understand the overview of the types of questions and its distribution in the question paper. By knowing the exam pattern they will be able to prepare and plan for the exam accordingly. 

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern is decided by the National Board of Examination (NBE) on its official website. Candidates who are applying for the exam can check the Pattern in the below-given table. This entrance test is a national level exam.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern
Particulars Description
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Questions)
Type of NEET PG 2021 Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Medium of Exam English
Exam Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes
Marking Scheme +4 mark for the Correct Answers-1 Mark for Wrong Answers
Total marks 1200

Candidates can regularly visit this page for further updates and information regarding the NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern and other associated events.

How to prepare for NEET PG 2021?

Plan your study time in an effective and efficient way. Allow sufficient time for all the subjects. Prepare a timetable for your everyday tasks. Next, check the NEET PG previous year Question Papers and get an idea about the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the NEET PG 2021 exam.

  • Keep the record: Keep a record of everyday work, and make sure that today’s work is done better than yesterday's work.
  • Divide the time: Candidates should make a proper timetable by dividing the time, allotting more time for the important sections in the exam.
  • Study Materials: Lots of study materials are available online as well as in the market. Moreover, candidates can check out the reference books to get knowledge about the exam topic. Apart from using reference books, the most effective material to study is the NEET PG Question papers.
  • Priority: Firstly, work on the topics which you feel tougher and give more focus to those topics, and most importantly don't neglect any of the topics.
  • Revision: For better results, a candidate must do a proper revision after competing for each topic.
  • Mock test: Practice with NEET PG Mock Papers and learn from your mistakes by assessing it without anyone's help.

NEET PG 2021 Admit Card

NEET PG 2021 Admit Card will be available on the official website from December 31, 2020. Candidates need to download the NEET PG 2021 Admit Card and attach their scanned passport size photograph on the hall ticket.

Any of the authorized photo IDs will be accepted (must be original, valid and non-expired). i.e. PAN card, Aadhaar Card (with the photograph), Driving License, Voter ID, Passport. Candidates will have to carry any of the above-mentioned ID along with Admit card to Exam hall.

Candidates will have to follow the below-given steps to download the call letter:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website Click on the Admit card link.
  • Step 2: Enter the login credentials
  • Step 3: Copy the Captcha Code as given in the picture.
  • Step 4: NEET PG Admit Card will be displayed. Take a Printout of it.
  • Step 5: A passport size photo should be affixed on the hall ticket.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Centres

  • Candidates can preferably choose the NEET PG 2021 Exam Centres that are in the vicinity and convenient to them while filling the details on NEET PG 2021 online Application Form.
  • It must be noted that the request for a change in the test venue will not be accepted after the final allotment. Applicants must carry a valid ID proof along with the Admit Card for identity verification. Entry without Photo ID proof will be prohibited.

Note: Candidates are advised to reach the test centre 30 minutes before the reporting time. A late entry to the examination premises will not be allowed.

Documents need to carry on NEET PG Exam Day

Candidates will have to carry the following documents to the exam hall:

  • A printed copy of NEET PG 2021 Admit Card.
  • A photocopy of the Provisional Registration Certificate issued by MCI/SMC.
  • A photo ID proof.
  • Foreign Nationals who are taking up NEET PG 2021 should carry their Passport to the Examination hall along with Admit Card.

NEET PG 2021 Result

  • Candidates can view NEET PG 2021 Results on the official website of National Board of Examinations from January 31, 2021. Candidates should enter their "Test ID and Date of Birth" to download their NEET PG scorecard.
  • The details of the candidates and their scores in NEET PG 2021 will be sent to the State Private Universities/Institutes. This will be done without applying any eligibility criteria, reservation criteria, etc of the concerned states/ UT, Private Universities or Institutes.

NOTE: There is no provision for re-checking/re-totalling/re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, score and no query in this regard will be entertained.

How To Download NEET PG Result Scorecard?

Candidates will have to follow these steps to download the result from the official website:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website, click on the Result.
  • Step 2: Enter the Candidate ID and Password.
  • Step 3: Click on the login button and download the NEET PG Results

NEET PG 2021 Cut off

The NEET PG 2021 Cut Off made available Percentile mode. The equivalent marks to the Cut off Percentile will be given along with the result.

Central Government of India in consultation with the Medical Council Of India has lowered the NEET PG 2021 Percentile by 6 percentile. The State Counseling Committees are advised to grant Admission on the basis of the revised percentile. NEET PG Exam Lowered Cutoff Percentile and Scores are as below:

NEET PG Revised Cutoff
Category Lowered Cutoff Lowered Scores Lowered Cutoff Lowered Scores
General 44 313 50 340
SC/ST/OBC 34 270 40 295
PWD 39 291 45 317

NEET PG Question Paper Analysis

  • As per the analysis of the previous year NEET PG question paper, the questions were from the syllabus prescribed by MCI. According to the students, the NEET PG 2021 exam was very easy to moderate and the questions from the Pre-Clinical section were more difficult as compared to other sections.
  • The paper analysis of the NEET-PG 2021 showed that questions on Anatomy and Physiology topics seemed complicated.
  • Candidates should do a proper revision because the syllabus of NEET PG is somewhat extensive and those who have done a proper revision can attempt the paper easily.
  • Some students also mentioned that image-based questions, which help in checking the diagnosis skills of a candidate, were simpler in the NEET PG exam.

Selection Process

Selection and admission to any postgraduate seat in an institution recognized by Indian Medical Council (IMC) are only when a candidate fulfils the admission criteria, eligibility criteria, medical fitness, and criteria set by the university or Institutions.

National Board Of Examination (NBE) has no role in counselling or allocating the seats to candidates.

NEET PG 2021 Counselling

Candidates will be eligible to sit for NEET PG 2021 Counselling under All India Quota seats only if he/she has secured a minimum of 50 per cent marks and has a name in the merit list published by Medical Counselling Committee.

**NEET PG 2020 Counselling Schedule is out now!!!**

NEET PG counselling for admissions to State Quota seats shall be conducted by the concerned States/designated authority University using NEET PG 2021 scores and as per their eligibility criteria.

Admission Process for All India 50% quota seats will be carried on by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India using the results for All India 50% quota seats

Courses Offered

NEET PG 2021 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses which includes the following sections:

  • All India half share seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (in all states with the exception of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Telangana).
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses will have the state quota seats in all the States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana)
  • All private medical colleges, institutional, and universities/deemed universities across India with MD/MS/PG Diploma courses.
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  • DNB Board speciality courses (January 2020 Admission Session).

The following Medical institutions do not follow centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET-PG for the 2021 session as these institutes were set up by some separate laws.

  • All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi.
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow.
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry.
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum.

NOTE: The responsibility of NBE is limited to the conducting NEET-PG exam, declaring the results and relinquishing the authority of results to MCC, DGHS, MoHFW for onward transmission to State Counseling Authorities.

NEET PG 2020 Paper Analysis

The majority of the students who attended the NEET PG paper on 5 January 2020 found that the paper was comparatively harder than the previous questions. They also found that the exam pattern was quite different from the existing one.

The paper was divided into three sections and consisted of a total of 300 questions. It was seen that topics such as OBGY, Surgery, Medicine, Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Microbiology were given more weightage. And topics such as ENT, Psychiatry, Cartilage, Partograph, Orthopedics, and Anesthesia carried low weightage.

Part A and Part B were easy-moderate levels. They consisted of questions directly from the respective syllabus. Most students said that Part C was the hardest and consisted of questions that were clinically oriented and lengthy. Some more characteristics of the paper are:

  • The overall difficulty of the paper was reviewed as moderate-difficult.
  • The students who were taking NEET PG for the first time found difficulty in managing time during the exam.
  • A lot of the questions in this paper had very confusing answers choices. There were instances where one-liner questions regarding those topics were unheard of.
  • The paper consisted of a lot of image-related questions.
  • NEET PG 2020 results are going to be released in the fourth week of January 2020. The expected cut-off based on the difficulty of the paper is set around 320-340.
  • There were also a lot of technical glitches reported during the exam this year and as this is a once in a year exam, a lot of the students were furious about this incident. Some students had to endure changing their systems six to seven times during this lengthy and difficult paper.

NEET PG Exam Hall Guidelines

If at any point of time during training/examination, a candidate is found indulging in any of the following, he/she shall be deemed to have used unfair means and necessary actions will be taken.

  • If a candidate has filled wrong details in his/her application form for admission to examinations/counselling/ training or has attempted to secure or has secured admission to any of the examinations of NBE by making a false statement or by producing a false document.
  • If at any stage a candidate has tampered with an entry in the certificate or statement of marks or any other certificate issued by a governmental or non-governmental body or any other document that has been issued to him/her by the Board.
  • Use/possession of any kind of electronic gadgets including mobile phones with or without an active internet connection (whether the gadgets are actually used or not).
  • Having a notebook(s) or chits or any other unauthorized material concerning the subject pertaining to the examination paper.
  • Anything wrote on any part of clothing, body, desk, table, or any instrument such as set square, protractor, blotting paper, question paper, etc.
  • Giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so.
  • Change of seat without the permission of Examiner.

NEET PG Contact Details

The candidates can contact NEET PG if they have any queries.

Telephone Numbers
1800-267-4003 (Toll-free) The telephone number can be accessed from 9:30 am to 05:30 pm from Monday – Friday.
Postal Address National Board of ExaminationsMedical Enclave, Ansari Nagar Ring Road, New Delhi-110 029

Frequently Asked Questions

No, NEET PG is conducted only once in a year.

No, a candidate can attempt any number of times.

Yes, for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total.

The NEET PG exam syllabus has a total of 14 subjects. It will include; Anatomy, General Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, etc. The exam comes on the basis of MBBS and BDS course. 

Discussion Forum



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Is there any training or practice session to help candidates use computer for online test?

Is there any training or practice session to help candidates use computer for online test?

Asked By: Yogita Rajput,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Yogita,

Yes, there is a facility of both the Practice Test as well as the tutorial session. You are advised to try Practice Test on the NEET-PG official website. Further, you should also pay attention to the 15-minute tutorial shown to make you understand navigation and other controls. Read about the NEET-PG exam for detailed information.



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What is the validity of the scorecard/result of NEET 2018

What is the validity of the scorecard/result of NEET 2018

Asked By: Yogesh Rathod,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Yogesh,

The validity of the results of NEET will be for the current session. i.e. for 1 year. 



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Eligibity for the NEET PG?

Hi my name is Ritik I would like to know about the eligibility process to take the NEET-PG?

Asked By: Ritik ,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hey Ritik

As far as Age eligibility for NEET PG is concerned, there is no limit on age and for academic, the candidate must have qualified for MBBS.

 



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Is it necessary for giving the NEET-PG for post graduation?

Greetings my name is Babo Mailita, I wanted to know if it is necessary to give the NEET-PG mandatory test?

Asked By: Babo ,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hey Babo

To be eligible for NEET PG, it is necessary for every candidate to give NEET PG test.

 



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Medical institutions are not covered by centralised admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG

Which are all the Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET-PG 2017?

Asked By: Raj Kumar,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET-PG for the 2017 session, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.

  • All India Institute Of Medical Science [ AIIMS ], New Delhi

  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research [ PGIMER ], Chandigarh
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences [ SGPGIMS ], Lucknow
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research [ JIPMER ], Puducherry
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences [ NIMHANS ], Bengaluru
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology [ SCTIMST ], Trivandrum.


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About the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET PG) 2017

What are the important details to know about the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET PG) 2017 Examination?

Asked By: Gupta B,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate [NEET PG] is prescribed as the single entrance examination for individuals seeking MD/MS and PG Diploma courses in India.

The first NEET PG ever was conducted by the National Board Of Examinations from the 23rd of November till the 6th of December in 2012, which was referred to as the "Testing Window" (with 24th, 25th, 28 November and 2 December as Non-Testing days). The test was a computer-based

The test was a Computer Based Test [CBT], unlike the traditional pen and paper based test which AIIMS had been conducting over the years for admission to 50% All India Quota for Post Graduate courses in India.

The new test pattern and schedule suffered a lot of negative criticism on the fact that it was conducted about five weeks earlier than its predecessor, the annual All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination, which is scheduled around January.

The candidates went on and on about the difficulty in the Application Process for the test with long queues at the banks where the Activation Coupons were being sold. More than 38000 registrations were recorded on the neet pg servers within first few hours of launch. The exam was conducted flawlessly and over 95,000 candidates registered for the test.

A total of 38,000+ registrations were recorded on the NEET PG servers within the first few hours of launch. The exam was conducted flawlessly and over 95,000 candidates registered for the test.

NEET PG was conducted flawlessly and over 95,000 candidates registered for the test.

NEET PG was conducted flawlessly but the results were put on hold, due to a Supreme Court case concerning the exam.

More than 90,000 candidates were in wait for the NEET PG results to be declared. The results were declared on the 16th of May 2013 and were available on the National Board Of Examinations Official Website (www.nbe.gov.in).

On the 13th of May 2013, the Supreme Court issued an interim order and granted NEET the permission to declare the results pending the final verdict on the ongoing litigation. The council declared the results to NEET PGand about 49,000 out of 90,000 candidates qualified on the account of ‘Percentile’ (not percentage) as prescribed by NEET and which was also approved by the government.

And curious to the point, once the NEET PG Results were declared as per the Supreme Court order, the Government, in the first week of the month itself ordered an amendment.

Ina complete twist and turn of events, the government issued orders, were about making a departure from ‘Percentile system’ to ‘Percentage system’.

Thus the number of qualified candidates suddenly went up from approximately 49,000 to 70,000.

And we have been following the uniform ‘Percentage system’ for NEET as well ever since.

NEET has been through a lot of bumps and growths ever since and finally has gained the requisition of being the sole Entrance Exam for admissions to Medical Courses in all colleges under Indian Regulations throughout the country.


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