The schedule of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the post-graduate medical courses for the 2017 academic session was announced by the Union Health Ministry and National Board of Examination three days ago. National Board of Examinations is an autonomous organization established by Government of India in 1982 with prime objective of conducting post graduate examinations on all India basis.
The common test to MD, MS, and PG Diploma courses will be held by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) at 86 centers in 41 cities between December 5 and 13, 2016. Whereas, for the dental post graduate courses (MDS), the exam will be held from November 30 to December 3, 2016.
NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for entry to post-graduate medical courses in the country, and unlike a one-time reprieve provided to states for conducting undergraduate medical and dental courses this year, no other entrance examination either at the state level or institutional level will be valid anymore. However, autonomous medical institutes – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, PGIMER-Chandigarh, JIPMER-Pondicherry, NIMHANS-Bangalore, and SRICHITRA Institute- Thiruvananthapuram, are not covered by NEET PG.
The website for NEET-PG shall be available from Saturday, September 24 at 5 pm, and online registration will begin from Monday, September 26. The entire process for registration and application for the examination is online.
NEET-PG 2016 will comprise of 300 Multiple Choice Questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
NEET-MDS 2016 will comprise of 240 Multiple Choice Questions from the BDS curriculum followed at dental colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Dental Education Regulation notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.