NEET to be held across 41 cities in December

As per the union health ministry, the NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for entry to all the post graduate medical courses in India


New Delhi: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for entrance to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses in terms of Section 10 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 as amended in 2016 shall be conducted by the National Board of Examinations at 41 cities from 5th to 13th December, 2016.

As per the notification from the Union Health Ministry, this examination shall be held in 86 test centers as a Computer Based Test and shall 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-PG is a single window entrance examination for entry to MD/MS/Post Diploma courses.  No other examination either at state level or institutional level entrance examination conducted by medical colleges /institutions shall be valid as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 with effect from 2017 admission session.

Scope of Examination: NEET-PG 2017 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ for the academic session 2017 which will include all India 50 percent quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana).

It also includes the state quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana). MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country. MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. DNB Broad specialty courses (January 2017 Admission Session)

The website for NEET-PG shall be available with effect from September 24, 2016 and online registration for the NEET-PG shall commence on September 26 till October 31, 2016. The entire procedure for registration and application for the examination is online. Further details about the exam are available at

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.  National Board of Examinations also conducted the NEET-PG for MD/MS/PG Diploma admissions in 2013 and All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination during the period 2014 – 2016.

It is important to note that AIIMS, PGIMER, JIPMER, NIMHANS and SRICHITRA Institute are not covered by NEET PG. Queries may be directed to NBE office at 011-45593000,