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NEET PG 2021: Counselling (Started), Result, Toppers, Scorecard, Merit List, Cut Off

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 12, 2022

NEET PG 2021 Counselling for 50% AIQ seats has been started online. NEET PG 2021 Counseling is to be conducted in 4 rounds for admission to 50% of All India Quota (AIQ) in government medical colleges based on rank in the merit list.  

  • NEET PG 2021 counselling registration for round 1 can be done January 12 to 17, 2022 and students can lock their college preferences from the options available till January 17.
  • NBE has released NEET PG 2021 Cut off i.e 302, 265 and 283 for the general, SC/ ST/ OBC, and UR-PwD category respectively.
  • Candidates who have qualified the examination can also check the list of colleges based on their scores by using NEET PG 2021 College Predictor to get an idea about the list of colleges accepting that score.
  • More than 6000 colleges will be participating in the admission process to offer seats to various MS/MD/PG Diploma programsCheck Top NEET PG Participating Colleges
  • NEET PG 2021 Result was released online on Sept 29. However, NEET PG 2021 scorecards released on Oct 9 will be considered null due to some typographical error in the cut-off scores and updated scorecards will be released on Oct 14, 2021. Check NEET PG 2021 Result & Scorecard
  • NEET PG 2021 Toppers are Dr. Amartya Sen who has secured AIR 1 with 714 marks followed by Dr. Arjun Agarwal, who has secured AIR 2 with 712 marks.

What is NEET PG Exam? NEET PG is the national level exam for the candidates who have completed MBBS and wish to take admission in MD/ MS/ PG Diploma programs offered by the various colleges. Applicants who secure the minimum qualifying percentile i.e. is 50, 45 & 40 percentiles in GN, GN-PWD & SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories respectively will be considered for the admission process. NEET PG Exam is conducted by NBE or National Board of Examination in a computer-based online test mode. NEET PG Exam Question Paper contains multiple-choice questions of undergraduate level.  

NEET PG Exam Date

NEET PG 2021 Exam Date

NBE has announced NEET PG 2021 exam date but the dates of the remaining events are still pending. 



Commencement of NEET PG Registration 2021

August 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Last day to submit NEET PG Application Form 2021

August 25, 2021 till 11:55 PM

NEET PG Form Correction for all Candidates August 16 to 25, 2021
Last Date for making Payment  Augsut 25, 2021

Release of NEET PG 2021 Admit Card

September 6, 2021

NEET PG 2021 Exam Date

September 11, 2021

Declaration of NEET PG 2021 Results

September 29, 2021

Download NEET PG 2021 Scorecards (Updated) October 14, 2021
NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 1 Registration January 12, 2022
Last date for NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 1 Registration January 17, 2022
Choice Locking Round 1 January 12 to 17, 2022
Document Verification Round 1 January 18 to 19, 2022
NEET PG 2021 Seat Allotment Round 1 January 20 to 21, 2022
NEET PG 2021 Seat Allotment Result Round 1 January 22, 2022
NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 2 Registration February 3, 2022
Last date for NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 2 Registration February 7, 2022
Choice Locking Round 2 To be out soon
Document Verification Round 2 To be out soon
NEET PG 2021 Seat Allotment Round 2 To be out soon
NEET PG 2021 Seat Allotment Result Round 2 February 12, 2022
NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 3 Registration February 24, 2022
Last date for NEET PG 2021 Counselling Round 3 Registration February 28, 2022

Check NEET PG 2021 Complete Schedule

NEET PG 2021 Highlights

Conducting Body

National Board of Examination (NBE)

Official Website 

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Type

Entrance Exam

Eligibility Criteria

Must have MBBS or equivalent qualification

Mode of Application


Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

NBE NEET PG Helpdesk

1800 266 7075 (Toll-Free) |

NEET PG Result

NEET PG 2021 Counselling

NEET PG 2021 counselling has been started from January 12, 2022. Candidates can complete the online registration and choice filling process till January 17, 2022. 

  • NEET PG Counselling will be conducted in four rounds, and candidates will be called for counselling based on their ranks.
  • Admission of candidates will depend on their rank, filled preferences, and availability of seats. NEET PG 2021 Counselling will be organized by MCC in the online mode.
  • Candidates should register for the counselling on the official website.

Admission After NEET PG

  • Admission under AIQ 50% quota seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and admission under 50% State quota seats in MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in all the states. 
  • Admission under MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered by Private Medical Colleges in India. 
  • Admission under MD/MS/PG Diploma courses offered by Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. 

NOTE: Medical institutions that are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG are: (i) AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS (ii) PGIMER, Chandigarh (iii) JIPMER, Puducherry (iv) NIMHANS, Bengaluru (v) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Check Ranks & Colleges: NEET PG 2021 College Predictor

NEET PG Exam Pattern

NEET PG 2021 Result & Merit List

NEET PG 2021 Results has been announced on September 29, 2021. The test takers can visit the official website of NEET PG – to view their scores. The individual NEET PG scorecard will be displayed on the screen. Seats in colleges and universities will be allotted to candidates according to the merit position secured by them in NEET PG 2021. Different merit lists will be prepared on the basis of rank scored by every candidate in NEET PG 2021. There are 4 merit lists that will be prepared, namely:

  1. All India NEET PG 2021 Rank
  2. All India 50% Quota Rank
  3. All India 50% Category Rank
  4. State quota or private medical colleges/ AFMS Rank 

Check NEET PG 2021 Toppers

Previous Year Cut off

NEET PG 2021 Cut off

NBE has released NEET PG 2021 Cut off. Candidates who secure a minimum qualifying percentile i.e. is 50th percentile for General category, 45th percentile for GN-PwD and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories will be considered eligible for admission to MD / MS / PG Diploma programs.


Qualifying Percentile 

Cut off Marks 2021

General/ EWS









Check Previous Years NEET PG Cut off

NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

NEET PG Exam Pattern is prescribed by NBE. No changes have been notified as yet. A brief about the same is given below:



Mode & Medium of the Examination

Online in English medium

Duration of the examination

3 hours and 30 minutes

Total Questions and Sections

200 questions

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: +4

Incorrect answer: -1

No response: 0

NEET PG Syllabus

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

NEET PG Syllabus comprises subjects/ knowledge areas studied at the graduation level as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by MCI.

  • NEET PG Syllabus will be divided into 3 sections i.e. clinical, pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects. 
  • Further, these 3 sections will have the syllabus from topics covered under Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic medicine, and Social and Preventive medicine. 

Check Detailed NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

NEET PG Preparation Guide

NEET PG 2021 Preparation & Books

NEET PG 2021 has very vast subjects and syllabus therefore some candidates prefer graduation level books. However, other than that you can also refer to some of the books mentioned below to strategize your preparation properly. Check Collegedunia QnA regarding NEET PG preparation. 

Subjects & Book name

Author Name

Anatomy – Self-assessment and review of Anatomy

Rajesh Kaushal

Biochemistry – Self-assessment and review of Biochemistry

Rebecca James

Forensic Medicine – Self-assessment and review of basic anatomy and forensic medicine

Arvind Arora

Pathology – Review of Pathology and Genetics

Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra

Online Apps for NEET PG 2021 Preparation

  • Medical PG, FMGE Preparation – PrepLadder
  • Meriters PGPrep – NEET PG 
  • NEET PG Guide – MBBS Books Notes Practical Cases
  • NEET PG Authentic Questions

Quick Links:

NEET PG Eligibility

NEET PG 2021 Eligibility & Application 

Before applying for the examination, candidates must know about NEET PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Given below is a brief of the same:


Only Indian citizens can apply


MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by the Medical Council Act of India (MCI)


A minimum of one year of internship is required to be completed on or before June 30, 2021.

NEET PG 2021 Application & Form Correction

  • NEET PG 2021 Application form and form correction window to be available so that candidates can fill the online application form and correct a few details in their application form by visiting the official website i.e
  • Candidates who are already registered for the exam can change their category and EWS status only. 
  • Candidates who are completing their internship from July 1 to Sept 30, 2021 and are fulfilling all other NEET PG Eligibility criteria can apply for the exam when the registration opens. 

Steps to Apply for NEET PG 2021:

  • Visit the official website. 
  • Click on Application Form or Form Correction
  • Update the details if you are going for form correction and click on save and submit. 
  • Fill the online application form as per the required fields if you are planning to appear for NEET PG 2021. 
NEET PG Admit Card

NEET PG 2021 Admit Card

NEET PG 2021 Admit Card has been released on September 6, 2021. NEET PG Admit Card is one of the important documents required during the time of examination. Additionally, a valid photo ID proof (Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, Aadhaar Card, or Driving License) must be carried at the exam center. Read How to Download NEET PG 2021 Admit Card?

Details Mentioned in NEET PG Admit Card

  • Name of Candidate,
  • Category,
  • Gender,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Exam Date and Time,
  • Reporting Time,
  • Duration of Exam,
  • Name and Address of Exam Center and
  • Exam Day Instructions.

NEET PG Exam Centers 2021

NEET PG 2021 will be conducted at 255 exam centers whereas last year, the exam was conducted in 165 exam centers.

NEET PG Exam Day Guidelines and Schedule 

  • Candidates are advised to reach the exam center at least an hour prior to the examination
  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to go through the security procedures
  • Electronics such as calculators, smartwatches, pagers, etc. are prohibited in the exam hall
  • Candidates are advised not to carry bags, books, pens, pencil boxes, writing pads, etc. to the exam center
  • These items are banned inside the examination hall and the center does not have provisions for their safe-keeping
Activities  Session (2:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
Enter the exam center & Biometric Registration 12:00 pm
Entry closes at the exam center 1:30 pm
Grant access for Candidate Login 1:45 pm
Candidate Login to Read Instructions 1:50 pm
Start of NEET PG 2021 02:00 pm
End of NEET PG 2021 05:30 pm

NEET PG 2021 Paper Analysis

Based on the reviews of test-takers and experts, NEET PG 2021 Paper Analysis is provided below for your reference. As per the doctors who appeared for the exam, NEET PG Paper was comparatively easier than the previous year’s exam and mostly comprised of one-liners. Candidates must note that NBE does not release any official answer key for NEET PG exam. 

  • The paper was easier than the previous year and the overall difficulty level has been rated easy to moderate.
  • The weightage of Clinical, one-liner, and image-based questions was 40%, 40%, and 20% respectively.
  • However, the paper was lengthy due to the presence of clinical and comprehensive questions. 
  • Topics like General Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, and Pharmacology were given more weightage.
  • Questions were asked from topics like General Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynaecology.

NEET PG 2021 Answer Key 

NEET PG 2021 Answer Key will not be released by the conducting body. However, a few coaching institutes might release the answer keys with the help of which candidates can calculate the scores and can use NEET 2021 College Predictor to get an idea about the colleges in which you can expect admission with those scores. 

  • You can view NEET PG 2021 Answer Key of your paper code only. 
  • You can also calculate your raw score using the answer key. 
NEET PG 2021 Faqs

NEET PG 2021 Faqs

Ques. I have scored less than the qualifying percentile. Can I apply for NEET PG 2021 counselling?

Ans. No, only those candidates who have qualified NEET PG 2021 can apply for the counselling process. However, if the qualifying cut-off for this year is reduced by MCC in the future (during the mop-up round), you can then participate in the counselling process.

Ques. Is it mandatory to download the scorecard for NEET PG 2021 to apply for the counselling?

Ans. Yes, candidates must keep the scorecard handy while applying for NEET PG 2021 counselling.

Ques. Will NEET PG counselling be conducted in offline mode? Do I have to report to the venue for counselling?

Ans. No, NEET PG 2021 counselling is conducted online. All formalities, up to the seat allotment, are conducted online. Candidates who have been allocated a seat need to report to the allocated institute for confirmation of the admission.

Ques. My NEET PG 2021 result has been withheld. What does it mean?

Ans. NBE can hold back the results of the candidates who have not submitted the mandatory documents along with their applications. Such candidates will not be eligible to participate in the counselling of NEET PG 2021.

Ques. How many questions will be asked in NEET PG 2021?

Ans. According to the exam pattern of NEET PG 2021, the question will have 300 MCQ based questions. 

Ques. How much time will we get to attempt the question paper of NEET PG 2021?

Ans. Candidates will get 3 hours and 30 minutes to attempt the NEET PG 2021 question paper. 

Ques. Is NEET PG MCQ based?

Ans. Yes, all questions in NEET PG 2021 will be multiple choice type. 

Ques. Do questions repeat in NEET PG?

Ans. There are chances that questions from the previous years' may be asked in the current year. All aspirants must refer to the question papers of previous years for NEET PG 2021 preparation. 

Ques. What are the specifications of the photograph that needs to be pasted on the NEET PG admit card 2021?

Ans. The photograph that needs to be pasted on the admit card of NEET PG 2021 must be the same as the one submitted along with the application form. 

Ques. Why can't I download my NEET PG admit card 2021?

Ans. If you do not receive the admit card of NEET PG 2021, chances are that your application form was rejected. You must immediately contact NBE and enquire about it. The Helpline number of NBE is 1800 266 7075

Ques. I lost my NEET PG admit card 2021. Where can I get a copy?

Ans. If you lose the admit card of NEET PG 2021, you can download it again from the official website of NBE. Also, NBE will send a copy of the admit card to your registered email Id. 

Ques: In how many cities will NEET PG 2021 be conducted?

Ans: NEET PG 2021 will be conducted in over 20 cities across India including Aurangabad, Noida, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jamshedpur, Goa, Pune, etc. 

Ques: How many institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021?

Ans: Around 114 colleges/institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021. But, the scores of NEET PG are widely accepted and thus the total number of colleges accepting the scores of NEET PG 2021 will differ.

Ques: Is NEET PG held twice a year?

Ans: No, NEET PG exam is conducted once a year.

Ques. What is NEET PG 2021 Exam Date?

Ans. NEET PG 2021 Exam date has been announced. NEET PG 2021 will be held on September 11, 2021.

Ques. When will NEET PG 2021 Registration begin?

Ans. The authority has decided to reopen the NEET PG 2021 Application Form facility along with the form correction facility from August 16 to 25, 2021. 

Ques. How many times can we appear for NEET PG?

Ans. There is no cap on the number of attempts for NEET PG. 

Ques. Is NEET PG being scrapped?

Ans. Yes, with the implementation of the NMC Act, NEET PG will be replaced by the National Exit Test. But it is expected to be implemented from the academic year 2021-22. Till then the admission to MD/MS courses will continue to be via NEET PG.

Ques. How many institutes will participate in NEET PG 2021?

Ans. The number of colleges/institutes participating in NEET PG 2021 is expected to be around 114. But, the scores of NEET PG are widely accepted and thus the total number of colleges accepting the scores of NEET PG 2021 will differ.

Ques. Will NEET PG 2021 be conducted twice a year?

Ans. As of this date, NEET PG 2021 will be conducted only once a year. If there is any change in the format or frequency of the examination, it will be updated on this page.

Ques. I want to take admission to DNB post-MBBS course. Which exam should I give?

Ans. DNB CET examination has been scrapped. Admission to the DNB post-MBBS courses will also be using the NEET PG 2021 scores.

Ques. Is Aadhar card mandatory for candidates to apply for NEET PG 2021?

Ans. Yes. According to the official information brochure of NEET PG 2021, all the applicants must have a valid Aadhaar card.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


hey i read that only indian citizens can apply to deccan medical college. is that true?
Hi Subha, To get information regarding your query please contact to the college.
Hi. I have recently finished my MBBS. I am preparing for my USMLE Step 1. I am interested in Surgery. What is the score out of 300 that I need to get in NEET PG 2017 to get a MS seat in Govt college.I am a SC student.
ruby pakhariya

Hi Karthik, to know the eligibility criteria of NEET PG, find the link

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