NEET PG Answer Key 2021: Release Date, Pdf Download Link, Challenge Procedure

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Apr 15, 2021 | Medical

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The National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the conducting authority that will release the final NEET PG 2021 answer key after the results have been declared. Usually, the exam conducting authority releases the provisional answer key right after the exam is conducted, giving students the chance to challenge or raise objections against the answer key. However, since the NEET PG exam is an online, computer-based test (CBT), the exam conducting authority keeps the contents of the question paper confidential. Various coaching institutes will release provisional NEET PG 2021 answer keys solely based on memory. The students can raise objects based on these answer keys, but these should not be considered absolute. Candidates will be able to calculate their probable scores using the provisional answer keys. Read on to know more about the NEET PG 2021 answer key.

NEET PG 2021 Important Dates
Event Date
NEET PG 2021 Exam Postponed
NEET PG 2021 Answer Key Release (Provisional) Postponed
NEET PG 2021 Results To be announced

NEET PG Answer Key 2021

As mentioned above, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) prefers to keep the contents of the NEET PG question paper confidential. For this reason, candidates are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) while filling in their application for the exam. As the NEET PG 2021 exam contents are kept confidential, they will not release the answer keys, question papers from the previous years or sample papers. Various coaching institutes release their versions of the answer key based on memory. Keeping this in mind, candidates should remember that the contents of the provisional answer keys released by the various coaching institutes should not be considered absolute.

How to Challenge the NEET PG 2021 Answer Key?

NBE will not release the NEET PG 2021 answer key owing to proprietary reasons, however, various coaching institutes release their versions of provisional answer keys solely based on memory. Candidates can raise objections against responses based on the provisional NEET PG 2021 answer keys by logging onto the official NBE website and paying a fee of INR 1000 for every objection raised. The steps to do so are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official NBE website
  • Find the "Key Challenge" link and click on it
  • Log in to the portal using the user ID and password
  • Enter all the required details and select the question(s) to challenge
  • Click on "Submit"
  • Select the appropriate answer to the selected question(s), and state your reason for the correction
  • Pay the requisite fee for each question chosen
  • A confirmation slip will appear, take a print out of the same for future references

How to Calculate the NEET PG Score Using the Answer key?

Candidates can calculate their tentative scores in the NEET PG 2021 exam using various coaching institutes' provisional answer keys. The provisional NEET PG 2021 answer keys will follow the marking scheme of the examination. Candidates will be able to calculate their tentative NEET PG scores using the answer key with the marking scheme's help mentioned below.

NEET PG 2021 Answer Key - Marking Scheme

Using the provisional NEET PG 2021 answer keys, candidates will calculate their probable scores in the examination. They will also raise objections to their responses in the examination, based on their calculations. The NEET PG 2021 marking scheme is as follows:

NEET PG 2021 Marking Scheme
Response Marks
Correct Answer +4
Wrong Answer -1
Unattempted Question No negative marking

NEET PG 2021 Results

The exam conducting authority will release the NEET PG 2021 results a couple of weeks after the exam has successfully been conducted. Candidates will be able to check their scores by logging into the official website of NBE, using their login ID and password. Based on the candidates' scores in the exam, they will be shortlisted for the further admission process based on the minimum required NEET PG cut off. The NEET PG 2021 results will remain valid for one year which means that a candidate will have to retake the exam the next year if they wish to apply for the subsequent admission process. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check their NEET PG 2021 results:

  • Visit the official website of the NBE
  • Find the link for "NEET PG 2021 Results" and click on it
  • Enter the login credentials created at the time of registrations and click on "Submit"
  • The candidate's score and qualifying status will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the scorecard and take a printout of the same for future reference

NOTE: The results will contain important instructions apart from the candidate's photograph, date of birth, personal details, category and PwD status, the candidate's score, the total number of right and wrong responses, the rank of the candidate and the cut off marks set by the authorities. For more details read the NEET PG 2021 Results.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern

The NEET PG 2021 exam is an online, computer-based test. The exam will be conducted on a single day, across 129 exam centres across the country, in a single session. The exam will be objective, i.e. the question paper will have multiple-choice queries (MCQ), which will be for a total of 3 hours and 30 minutes (210 minutes). There will be 3 sections in the question paper will have 300 questions for 4 marks each. The total marks of the paper will be 1200 marks. The table below represent the NEET PG 2021 exam pattern for better understanding:

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of the Exam Online, Computer-based Test (CBT)
Medium English
Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes (210 minutes)
Type of Question Paper Objective, Multiple-choice Queries (MCQ)
No. of Sections 3
No. of Questions 300
Total Marks 1200
Marking Scheme
  • +4 marks for every right answer
  • -1 for every wrong answer
  • No negative marking for unattempted questions

NEET PG Previous Year Answer Key

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