NEET PG 2017 is scheduled to be held from December 5 to 13, 2016 across 41 cities. Over 25 thousand seats in MD/ MS (Doctor of Medicine/ Doctor of Surgery)/ Post Graduate Diploma courses will be filled through the NEET PG for the academic session 2017-18. As the entrance exam commences in 5 days, take a quick review to get familiar with the exam process.
National Board of Examination (NBE) had issued the notification for NEET PG 2017 in September and the application process was started from September 26. Giving extension of 7 days, the application window was kept open till November 7. The exam would be taken as a computer based test comprising of 300 multiple choice questions based on the MBBS curriculum prescribed as per Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by MCI.
NEET PG 2017 would be conducted in two shifts each day, from 10 am to 1.45 pm and 3.45 pm to 7.30 pm. Initial 15 minutes will be for test tutorial, where the candidates will be instructed about the exam process. All the candidates are required to take entry into the test venue 1 hour prior to the shift commencement. The 300 questions will be divided as :
- Anatomy – 15 questions
- Physiology – 15 questions
- Biochemistry – 15 questions
- Pharmacology – 20 questions
- Microbiology – 20 questions
- Pathology – 25 questions
- Forensic Medicine – 10 questions
- Social and Preventive Medicine – 25 questions
- Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology – 37 questions
- Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia – 46 questions
- Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy – 12 questions
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology – 25 questions
- Paediatrics – 15 questions
- Ophthalmology – 10 questions
- Psychiatry – 10 questions
NEET PG Admit Card : The admit cards for NEET PG 2017 were issued to all the candidates after the successful completion of registration and scheduling process. The candidates are required to get the admit card printed and paste the photograph in it as per the instructions provided by NBE. The candidates must bring the printed copy of admit card (with photo pasted) along with a photocopy of permanent and provisional SMC/MCI registration and one photo ID in original (PAN card/ Aadhaar card/ Driving License / Voter ID/ Passport). The NBE has also instructed the candidates not to carry any other thing apart from these documents as pencils, eraser and rough paper will be provided at the test venues.
NEET 2017 would act as a single entrance examination for admissions to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered at institutions across the country. Only six institutions – AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, SGPGIMS, NIMHANS and SCTIMST were exempted, however, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow has decided to take admissions in MD course through NEET PG. Other institutions will conduct their separate tests for admissions.
Out of all the seats, 50 percent will be filled by NEET PG centralised counselling which will be done by Medical Counselling Committee. These exclude seats available in institutions situated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir. Remaining seats will be filled by States separately on the basis of NEET PG score.