NEET SS 2023: Exam (Sep 29 - 30), Admit Card (Out)

Sep 28, 2023 | Medical


NEET SS 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted from Sep 29 - Sep 30, 2023. The admit card was issued on Sep 22, 2023, on the official website at Candidates can download their admit card using their login credentials such as the user ID and password. NEET SS results will be announced on Oct 15, 2023.

The National Board of Education conducts NEET SS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality Programmes) for admission to various DM/ MCh courses.

Latest Updates on NEET SS

  • Sep 28, 2023: NEET SS 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted from Sep 29, 2023. Read More

 It is a qualifying-cum-ranking test for super-specialized course entrance. No other entrance exam is valid for admission to these programs, according to the Indian Medical Council Act of 2016. NEET SS is a computer-based exam that is held once a year.

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NEET SS 2023 Exam Dates

 NEET SS 2023 exam notification has been released on the official website. According to the schedule, NEET SS 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted from Sep 29 - Sep 30, 2023. The detailed NEET SS exam 2023 schedule in the table in below.

NEET SS 2023 Important Dates
Important Events Dates
NEET SS Application Form Release Date Jul 27, 2023
Last Date to Submit NEET SS Application Form Aug 21, 2023 (Till 11:55 PM)
NEET SS Application Form Correction Form Window Sep 1 - 5, 2023
Final Edit Window to Rectify Deficient Images Sep 1 - 5, 2023
NEET SS Admit Card Sep 22, 2023
NEET SS Exam Date Sep 29 - 30, 2023
NEET SS Cut Off Release for Qualifying MD/MS/DNB Broad Speciality Sep 2023
NEET SS Results Oct 15, 2023
Commencement of Academic Session Term Oct 2023 
Last Date for Qualified Candidates to Join Oct 2023 

NEET SS 2023 Admit Card

NEET SS 2023 admit card has been released on Sep 22, 2023, on the official website at Candidates are advised to carefully check every detail mentioned on the admit card after release and downloading it from the official website. The candidates must download the admit card and affix their recent passport-sized photograph in the space provided. NEET SS 2023 admit cards will not be sent by post to the candidate.

Steps to Download NEET SS 2023 Admit Card

The steps to download NEET SS 2023 admit card are below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NBE.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'NEET SS' Tab.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Applicant Login' tab.
  • Step 4: Enter NEET SS user ID and password.
  • Step 5: Login page will appear, then click on the 'NEET SS Admit Card' tab.
  • Step 6: The admit card will appear and review it.
  • Step 7: Download NEET SS 2023 admit card and take a print of it.

Read More: NEET SS 2023 Admit Card


NEET SS (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test - Super Speciality) is prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission into various DM/ MCh courses as per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016. Qualifying for this examination is mandatory for candidates to enter into DM/ MCh courses in various universities/ institutions in the country.

Apart from the NEET SS exam, there is no other exam for taking admission into DM/MCh courses. NEET SS 2023 exam is the only admission test available no other test is considered valid. 

Candidates who want to do specialization or super-speciality will first have to appear for the NEET SS exam. Interested candidates can check if they satisfy NEET SS eligibility criteria and then apply for the exam.

The application for NEET SS can be done online, on the official website. Candidates can check NEET SS results on the official website of the NEET SS exam, which is declared after the test in a few weeks. Candidates are instructed to check the official website for any new updates regularly. Interested candidates can find out more about the NEET SS exam below.

NEET SS 2023 Highlights
Exam Name NEET SS 
Full Form National Entrance cum Entrance Test for Super Speciality courses
Conducting Body National Board of Examination (NBE)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Exam Level  Super Speciality
Exam Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes
Official Website
Helpdesk [email protected]

Courses Offered Through NEET SS 2023

Some of the MCC NEET SS courses have fewer seats and single common feeder courses are clubbed together. Candidates can choose two courses from the same clubbed category only.

NEET SS 2023 Courses

Cardiac Anaesthesia
Organ Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Pediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia

All are in pediatric care expect Neonatology

Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I.Surgery
Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery

Vascular Surgery
Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Colleges that accept NEET SS exam 2023 scores are as follows.

All private Medical colleges/ institutions/ universities/ deemed universities that offer DM/ MCh courses.

Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions

The following colleges do not accept NEET SS exam 2023 scores for admission to any courses they offer:.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

NEET SS 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The National Board of Examination has prescribed eligibility criteria for applying for MCC NEET SS examination. Candidates were supposed to make sure that they satisfied these criteria before applying for the examination.

The candidate must possess a postgraduate degree (MS/ MD/ DNB/ Equivalent) from a recognized institution. Candidates that are completing their postgraduate degree are also eligible to apply. The candidate must be registered with the Medical Council of India or the State Medical Council.

NEET SS 2023 Eligibility for Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals who wish to appear for NEET SS examination need not register with the MCI. The MCI (Medical Council of India) on payment of the registration fees for NEET SS may grant temporary registration during the period of the Post Doctoral course limited to the medical college/ institute to which they are admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing the postdoctoral course.

However, the candidate does need to be registered with the medical council /concerned authority in their respective country.

Read More: NEET SS 2023 Eligibility Criteria

NEET SS 2023 Application Form

NEET SS 2023 Application form dates were made available on the official website on Jul 27, 2023.  NEET SS 2023 application form is to be filled in online, and this can be accessed by registering on the official website for NEET SS examination. The application fee per candidate is INR 4250.

The candidates were able to complete and submit the application form within Aug 23, 2023. NEET SS application form correction window was active from Sep 1 - 5, 2023, upto 11:59 PM. 

Candidates are required to make sure they satisfy NEET SS eligibility criteria, or their application will be rejected. The fee for the application form is non-refundable.

Steps to Register and Apply for NEET SS 2023

The steps to register and submit the completed application forms for NEET SS 2023 are below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website at
  • Step 2: Next, register by providing the details such as email ID, phone number, date of birth, etc.
  • Step 3: After registering, start filling out the application form, and the details are to be filled in carefully, making sure that the candidate satisfies all the eligibility criteria.
  • Step 4: After filling out the application form, select the exam centres in order of preference.
  • Step 5: Next, the application fee is to be paid through online mode only. Preferred modes of payment are debit card/ credit card/ internet banking.
  • Step 6: A printout of the application form is to be kept by the candidates for future reference.

Document Specifications for NEET SS 2023 Application Form

Check the document specifications for NEET SS 2023 below.

Passport-sized colored photograph with white background with the following specifications.

  • Resolution: 200 DPI
  • Maximum File Size: 80 KB
  • Format: .jpg/.jpeg/.image
  • Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

A scanned copy of the candidate's signature and thumb impression is also required. 

NEET SS 2023 Exam Centres

The list below mentions the cities across India with NEET SS 2023 exam centres.

NEET SS 2023 Exam Centers
NEET SS 2023 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Lucknow
Bengaluru Madurai
Bhatinda Meerut
Bhopal Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Mysuru(Mysore)
Chandigarh Nagpur
Chennai Nasik
Coimbatore Noida
Dehradun Patna
Delhi Pune
Guntur Puducherry
Gurugram Raipur
Guwahati Rajahmundry
Hubballi(Hubli) Rajkot
Hyderabad Ranchi
Indore Salem
Imphal Shillong
Jaipur Srinagar
Jammu Thiruvananthapuram
Kannur Thrissur
Kanpur Tiruchirappalli
Kohima Tirunelveli
Kolkata Visakhapatnam

NEET SS 2023 Exam Pattern

NEET SS 2023 exam will be a computer-based test with multiple-choice type of question and will be a single-day exam. The candidates are allowed to choose a maximum of two super speciality courses for the exam.

The exam duration for candidates selecting only one super-specialty course will be 1 hour and 45 minutes, whereas for candidates selecting two, the exam will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The exam contains two papers A and B. Paper A is for 45 minutes with MCQ-type questions based on all eligible feeder broad courses. Paper B is for 60 minutes with all PG exit level questions and will cover topics based on the selected super speciality course.

NEET SS 2023 Exam Pattern
Paper Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted Syllabus
Paper A 40 160 45 Minutes All eligible feeder broad speciality questions
Paper B 60 240 60 Minutes PG exit level questions and topics based on the selected super-speciality course
Total 100 400 1 Hour 45 Minutes -

Read More: NEET SS 2023 Exam Pattern

NEET SS 2023 Syllabus

The NBE sets the syllabus for NEET SS 2023 examination. The syllabus varies based on the super speciality course that the candidate has applied for. They are required to go through the complete syllabus in preparation for NEET SS exam 2023.

The candidates are also required to prepare for the different topics in the two papers.

NEET SS 2023 Syllabus for Paper A

This paper consists of MCQ questions based on eligible feeder broad speciality courses. If there is a single feeder broad speciality course, then paper A will consist of questions from that one broad speciality.

For both super speciality and multiple feeder broad speciality courses, the paper A will consist of questions from all.

NEET SS 2023 Syllabus for Paper B

This paper carries 60% of the total marks of the exam. These questions will be at the PG exit level. It will also cover topics related to clinical practices and basic sciences.

NEET SS 2023 Reference Books

One of the most trusted reference books for NEET SS is Shwartz's Book of Principles of Surgery. You can find this book easily on the internet to buy. These books have strong theoretical and conceptual questions and content to prepare you for higher studies in the medical field, particularly for NEET SS. Other books are as follows.

  • Shackelford Surgery Of the Alimentary Tract 8th edition
  • Schwartz's Principles of Surgery
  • Sabiston Textbook of Surgery 20th edition
  • Review books such as Kantamani Teja
  • MD Anderson
  • AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th edition
  • Bailey & Love - Short Practice of Surgery 27th edition

NEET SS 2023 Result

NEET SS 2023 result will be announced on Oct 15, 2023, by the responsible authorities. The candidates scoring 50 percentile or above in their respective courses are considered qualified. The result will be declared in a list form. A PDF will be published with the roll number of candidates and the marks obtained by them.

Steps to Check NEET SS 2023 Result

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check NEET SS 2023 results on the official website.

  • Step 1: Click on the link to visit the official website of NBE.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'NEET SS' tab on the dashboard of the home page
  • Step 3: Click on the result PDF of the respective super speciality course
  • Step 4: Check for the respective NEET SS 2023 roll number 
  • Step 5: Check the marks mentioned against the respective roll number
  • Step 6: Save the PDF for future reference.

Read More: NEET SS 2023 Results

NEET SS 2023 Cut Off

NEET SS 2023 cut off scores will be released on the official website. Candidates who clear NEET SS 2023 cut off will get the call letter to appear in the counselling rounds. NEET SS 2023 cut off is released in the form of qualifying percentile instead of marks secured. Mentioned below are the points on which NEET SS 2023 cut off percentile depends.

  • The number of candidates appearing for NEET SS 2023.
  • The difficulty level of NEET SS 2023.
  • NEET SS Cut Offs of previous year.
  • Number of Seats available.
  • Performance of candidates in the exam.

NEET SS 2023 revised cut off for each speciality is mentioned below. NEET SS cut off is taken as the marks secured by the candidate with a 20% percentile as per the new announcement.

Revised NEET 2023 Cut Off Scores


Revised Cut-Off Scores at 20th Percentile

Cut-Off Scores at 50th Percentile

Microbiology Group



Paediatric Group



Anaesthesia Group



Medical Group



Pharmacology Group



ENT Group



Psychiatry Group



Orthopaedics Group



Obstetrics And Gynaecology Group



Respiratory Medicine Group



Surgical Group



Pathology Group



Radiodiagnosis Group




NEET SS 2023 Tie-Breaking Criteria

If candidates obtain equal marks in NEET SS 2023 exam, the following clauses will be applied to break the tie for NEET SS 2023 rank list

  • Candidates with fewer wrong answers will get the upper spot in the rank list of NEET SS.
  • If the first clause remains undecisive (candidates have the same incorrect answers), then the candidate who has secured more marks in Section B of NEET SS exam will get the higher rank.
  • Accuracy (fewer incorrect answers) will be considered the triumph factor if the marks in Section B of NEET SS are the same for the candidates.
  • If no clause mentioned above breaks the tie, then the candidate older in age will get the higher rank in the NEET SS rank list.

NEET SS 2023 Counselling

NEET SS 2023 counselling dates will be announced soon on the official website. The Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India, conducts NEET SS counselling. The counselling session is held online. The shortlisted candidates in the merit list are eligible to attend NEET SS counselling round. 

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Medical Counselling Committee will be conducting counselling for admission to different DM/MCh and DrNB courses.

NEET SS 2023 Counselling Schedule
NEET SS 2023 Counselling Events Important Dates
Exam Date Sep 2023 (Tentative)
Result Declaration Sep 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 1 Registration Nov 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 1 Registration - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Nov 2023 (Tentative)
Choice Filling for Round 1 - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Processing of Seat Allotment Round 1 - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Seat Allotment Result Round 1- DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Reporting to the College - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 1 Provisional Seat Allotment  Dec 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 1 Final Seat Allotment Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Final Seat Allotment Result for Round 1- DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Reporting to the Colleges/ Institutions Dec 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 2 Registration Dec  2023 (Tentative)
Last Date for Fee Payment Dec  2023 (Tentative)
Choice Filling for Round 2- DM/M.CH/DNB SS Dec 2023 (Tentative)
NEET SS Counselling Round 2 Provisional Seat Allotment Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Seat Allotment Result for Round 2- DM/M.CH/DNB SS Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Reporting to the College Round 2 - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Declaration of Provisional Counselling Result for Special Mop-up Round Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Declaration of Final Counselling Result for Special Mop-up Round Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Reporting to the Colleges/Institutions for NEET SS Admission 2023 - DM/M.CH/DNB SS Jan 2024 (Tentative)
Last Date for NEET SS 2023 Admission to All India Quota (AIQ) and State Quota Seats Jan 2024 (Tentative)

Documents Required for NEET SS 2023 Counselling

The documents required of the candidates at the time of NEET SS 2023 counselling are listed below.

  • Classes 10 and 12 Marksheets
  • Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)
  • UG Certificate/ Marksheet
  • Photo ID (Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ PAN Card).

Read More: NEET SS Counselling 2023

NEET SS 2023 Contact Details

In case of questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through contact details. 

Contact Number: 022-61087595

Helpdesk Email ID: [email protected]

Counselling Queries Email ID: [email protected]


When NEET SS exam is scheduled to be conducted?

NEET SS exam is administered in computer based test mode. Exam will be conducted from Sep 29 - 30, 2023.

When NEET SS 2023 application form will be out?

NEET SS 2023 application form was made available from Jul 27, 2023, and the last date to register was Aug 28, 2023.

When NEET SS 2023 application form correction window will be active?

NEET SS application form 2023 correction window is active from Sep 1 - 5, 2023.

When NEET SS admit card 2023 will be issued?

NEET SS 2023 hall ticket will be issued soon by NBE.

I have just finished my MBBS, Can I apply to NEET SS Exam?

No. In order to apply for NEET SS Exam it is necessary for candidate to have post graduate degree [MD/ MS/ Equivalent postgraduation] from a recognized university. Candidates should check NEET SS Eligibility criteria and then apply for the exam.

Who sets the syllabus for NEET SS?

The syllabus for NEET SS is set by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

What type of questions are asked in NEET SS examination?

The exam paper for NEET SS Exam will be of objective type. It includes MCQs which are generally one-liners or direct questions based on the syllabus. Of course, there will be a few MCQs asked that are going to be based on case history and image based.


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