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NEET PG 2022 Exam: Date (21st May), Check LIVE Updates, Student Reactions, Answer Key

Updated By Nidhi Bahl on 21 May, 2022 14:00

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About NEET PG 2022 (Exam Concluded)

NEET PG 2022 Postponement Hearing: The NEET PG 2022 exam has been successfully conducted as per the schedule on May 21, 2022. Get an in-depth NEET PG 2022 exam analysis here! The Supreme Court recently dismissed the plea seeking NEET PG 2022 exam postponement. Read the Final Verdict here. The hearing was based on a petition filed in the Supreme Court by the All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) for the postponement of the NEET PG exam, which is scheduled to be conducted on May 21, 2022. 


The full form of NEET PG is signified as the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate. It is one of the most popular, national-level medical entrance exams conducted via computer-based mode. By appearing for the NEET PG 2022 exams, candidates can secure admission to 19,953 MD seats, 10,821 MS seats, and 1,979 PG Diploma seats. NEET PG scores are accepted by top institutes, universities, and colleges in the country.


The test-conducting authority is known as NBE. The full form of NBE is denoted as the National Board of Examinations. It is responsible for conducting the NEET PG 2022 exams and for providing students admission to various MS (Master of Surgery)/ MD (Doctor of Medicine) and PG certificate courses across the country.
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NEET PG 2022 Conducting Body

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test–Post Graduate (NEET PG 2022) is organized and administered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Established in 1975 in New Delhi, NBE is an autonomous and regulatory body for postgraduate medical education that comes under the Ministry of Health, Government of India. The main aim of NBE is to promote and improve the quality of Medical Education in India by establishing standards for PG exams, especially for the NEET 2022 PG exams. The postgraduate degree awarded by NBE is known as Diplomate of National Board (DNB).

Will NEET PG 2022 be Postponed? Latest Update Here

Due to crunched timelines and Covid-19 duty, students all over India have been requesting that the NEET PG 2022 exams should be delayed. Learners wanted the NEET PG 2022 postponed as they were unable to complete their internship owing to the Covid duty and because they feel that it would be difficult to appear for the counselling rounds while preparing for NEET PG 2022 exams at the same time. After a Supreme court hearing on May 13, 2022, it was decided that the NEET PG 2022 exams will not be postponed and will be conducted on the previously scheduled date, i.e., May 13, 2022.

NEET PG 2022 Official Website

Every information about the examination is published on the official website of NEET PG 2022. Candidates must know that the same will also be made available here on CollegeDekho. Here is the official website that one may refer to:

NEET PG 2022 Highlights: All You Need to Know

The NEET PG 2022 exam is all set to be conducted on 12th March 2022 at 255 exam cities pan India. It is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Approximately 2 lakh candidates will attempt the NEET 2022 exams. The NEET PG 2022 admit card will be issued to aspirants on NBE’s official website. Candidates can download the NEET PG hall ticket 2022 through the official registration login ID and password. Aspirants are requested to carry the NEET PG admit card 2022 with a recent passport-sized photograph pasted on it along with ID proof at the exam center.

Key NEET PG 2022 Highlights:

Events

Specification

Authority conducting the NEET PG 2022 exams

National Board of Examination (NBE)

NEET PG 2022 Exam for Course Level

Postgraduates

Mode of entrance test

Computed based, online

NEET PG 2022 exam time duration

210 minutes

Total Seats

  • 10,821 MS

  • 1979 PG Diploma

  • 1338 DNB CET

  • 19,953 MD

Total number of test cities for NEET PG 2022 exams

162 cities of India

Offered course

MD/ PG Diploma/ DNB post-MBBS/ MS

Total number of colleges

  • 6,102 (MS/MD/PG Diploma)

  • 649 Hospitals (DNB)

NEET PG 2022 exam 

21st May 2022

NEET PG 2022 eligibility criteria

MBBS or equivalent qualification

Number of candidates registered in 2021

1,74,886

NEET PG 2022 Exam Score Valid for Admission to the Following Courses and Colleges

  • State quota seats up for grabs for MD/MS/PG certificate courses across all States/Union Territories of India

  • 50% quota seats All India country for MD/MS/PG certificate courses for all states, except Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana

  • DNB Broad specialty courses

  • MD/MS/PG certificate courses provided by the armed force Medical Services Institution 

  • MD/MS/PG certificate courses given by private medical institutions, universities, and several other esteemed colleges across India

NEET PG 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants from all over India look forward to the NEET PG 2022 exam. The entrance test allows them to pursue their master's course in medical. However, there are certain NEET PG 2022 eligibility criteria that one must fulfill. If you are eligible for the same, then you can attempt the NEET PG 2022 exams. So, the NEET PG 2022 eligibility criteria are:

Nationality:

  • Candidates who have Indian citizenship can apply for the NEET PG 2022 exam.

  • Applicants who are currently overseas citizens of India and have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination can apply for the NEET PG 2022.

  • Foreign nationality candidates can take a shot at the NEET PG 2022 exam.

Academic Qualification:

  • Candidates need to possess an MBBS degree or provisional MBBS certification to become eligible for the NEET PG 2022 exam as stated by the Indian Medical Council Act 195.

  • Aspirants who have permanent or provisional registration certificates of MBBS qualification that are issued by the State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India can attempt the NEET 2022 PG exam.

  • 1-year, on-site internship is a must to be eligible for the NEET PG 2022 exam. The internship has to be completed before 31st May 2022.

Age Limit:

Candidates of all ages can appear for the NEET PG 2022 exam as there’s no age restriction.

NEET PG 2022 Exam Dates and Events

Students need to be well aware of the NEET PG 2022 exam dates to plan their studies better. This will take your exam preparation up a notch as your time management will be excellent. Refer below to find out all the crucial NEET PG 2022 exam dates for your reference:

Events

Dates

NEET PG 2022 Online Registration

January 15, 2022

Last date to register for NEET PG 2022

March 25, 2022

Edit Window for All the Candidates

March 29 to April 7, 2022

NEET PG 2022 Admit Card

May 16, 2022

NEET PG 2022 Exam Date

May 21, 2022

NEET PG 2022 Result

by the end of May 2022

NEET PG 2022 Counselling

to be announced

NEET PG 2021 Counselling Dates:

​​​​​​Below mentioned are the NEET PG 2021 counselling dates that candidates can refer to:

NEET PG 2021 Counselling Process

12th Jan 2022

Round I Counselling

12th Jan - 23rd Jan 2022

Round II Counselling

5thFeb - 18th Feb 2022

Mop-Up Round

28th Feb - 13th March 2022

Stray Vacancy Round

19th March - 22nd March 2022

NEET PG 2022 Paper Pattern

The NEET PG paper pattern 2022 will allow you to prepare for the entrance test better and improve your chances of scoring higher marks. It will give you a detailed explanation in terms of what you should expect from the exam. Here is the detailed explanation of the NEET PG 2022 paper pattern:

Event 

Description

Mode of examination

Online

Total number of questions 

200

NEET PG exam time duration

3 hour 30 minutes

Maximum marks

800

Language 

English

Similarly, the NEET PG marking scheme makes students eligible to get +4 marks for every right answer and - 1 mark for every wrong answer. No marks will be deducted if the candidate chooses not to answer the question.

NEET PG 2022 Exam Timing

The NEET PG 2022 entrance exam will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. It was earlier scheduled between 9 am to 12:30 pm.

Documents Required to Fill the NEET PG 2022 Application Form

The list of documents needed for NEET PG 2022 Registration is mentioned in the table below:

Documents Needed

Size

Dimension

Signature

20 to 100 kb

3.5X1.5 cm

Passport size photograph

Less than 80 kb

3.5X4.5 cm

Left-hand thumb impression

Less than 80 kb

3.5X1.5 cm

NEET PG 2022 Application Form Filling Process

NEET PG application process is quite lengthy. Students need to fill out a lot of information on the NEET PG 2022 application form that is available only online. The entire admission process is divided into 3 main sections, namely, personal details, qualification information, and test center details. Once you fill in all the details, you will be able to access the final fee payment page.


The NEET PG application form 2022 can be filled out easily by:

  1. Visiting the official website and registering yourself

  2. Then, filling out all the details by logging in using the generated unique user ID and password

  3. Adding all the essential information asked in the NEET PG application form

  4. Uploading all the asked documents

  5. Selecting the exam center

  6. Paying the requisite NEET PG fees

  7. Clicking on submit

  8. Printing out the final application 

Refer NEET PG 2022 application form for more details.

NEET PG 2022 Application Fees

Candidates are required to submit the NEET PG 2022 application fees as a last step. The money can be transferred via different modes, such as net banking/ credit card/ debit card. Mentioned below are the details of the NEET PG application fees:

Caste Category

NEET PG 2022 Application Fees

General and OBC

INR 4250

SC/ST/PwD

INR 3250

NEET PG 2022 Admit Card

The NEET PG 2022 admit card is a proof that you’ve successfully completed the application process. It is released online on the official website of NBE. Candidates can simply head over to the site and enter login credentials to download the NEET PG 2022 admit card within minutes. Once downloaded, aspirants need to make sure that the hall ticket is with them throughout the NEET PG admission process. Any authority might ask you to produce the NEET PG 2022 admit card at any given time for identification. Candidates are advised to paste their photographs on the admit card and read all the information thoroughly. Specifications for the NEET PG 2022 admit card photograph are:

NEET PG 2022 Admit Card Photograph Specification:

  • Get your photograph captured with a minimum size of 35 mm x 45 mm where at least 75 percent of your face and head is covered

  • At the bottom of the NEET PG admit card photo, add your name and the date when the picture was captured

  • Make sure the photograph is printed on high-quality paper with dimensions of at least 600 dpi resolutions

  • The photograph should be taken in a white or in a light-colored background

  • Ensure that the NEET PG 2022 photograph does not have scratches and stains

  • Photograph that has reflection or shadow on the face along with red eyes should be avoided

NEET PG 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

Once the entire NEET PG 2022 application process is completed, candidates need to start their last leg of preparation for the exams. On the day of the NEET PG 2022 exam, there are certain rules and regulations that they need to adhere to. This will ensure a swift admission process. Below-mentioned are the NEET PG 2022 exam day guidelines:

  • The candidates need to reach the exam center at least 1 hour before the exam time

  • All the candidates will have to go through mandatory security checks

  • Aspirants are advised not to carry any electronic gadgets like calculators, pagers, smartwatches to the exam center

  • Make sure to not carry pencil boxes, pens, books, bags, and writing pads etc. to the examination hall

NEET PG 2022 Exam Day Schedule

On the day of NEET PG 2022 exams, the entry gates will remain open from 7 AM. Students are expected to enter the examination college premises between 7 AM to 8:30 AM. No latecomers will be allowed for the NEET PG 2022 exams unless you have a legitimate reason where the authorities will take the final call. At 8:45 AM, aspirants will be given the login credentials and at 8:50, candidates will be able to read all the instructions. The NEET PG 2022 exams will begin at 9 AM and will conclude at 12:30 PM respectively. 

NEET PG 2022 Syllabus

The NEET PG 2022 syllabus will provide students with in-depth knowledge of concepts, theories, and practical applications. One must refer to the standard syllabus set by the NSE. From a broader aspect, the NEET PG syllabus 2022 is divided into 3 main sections that are pre-clinical, paraclinical, and clinical subjects.
Here is the NEET PG syllabus 2022:

NEET PG 2022 Subjects

NEET PG 2022 Topics

Pre-Clinical

Biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology

Para-Clinical

Pathology, pharmacology, microbiology, forensic medicine, and preventive and social medicine

Clinical

Orthopedics, ENT, surgery, ophthalmology, medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, radiotherapy, radiology, and anesthesia

NEET PG 2022 Important Books

The NEET PG syllabus is vast and it comprises topics that help you learn key insights. Thus, it is crucial to learn all concepts from proper reference books. Candidates can refer to NEET PG 2022 books like self-assessment and review of Anatomy, Self-assessment and review of Biochemistry, review of Physiology, review of Pharmacology, review of Pathology and Genetics, and surgery essence to learn topics in-depth.

NEET PG 2022 Exam Centers

NBE releases a detailed list of NEET PG 2022 exam centers. Aspirants can refer to the table given below that comprises a list of cities where the NEET PG exam will be held in 2022:

Durgapur

New Delhi

Kozikhode

Trichy

Mangalore

Vijayawada

Raipur

Trivandrum

Ranchi

Udaipur

Visakhapatnam

Varanasi

Gandhinagar

Mumbai

Goa

Nagpur

Pune

Navi Mumbai

Jamshedpur

Indore

Noida

Jaipur

Bardoli(Surat)

Jammu

Dehradun

Hyderabad

Mysore

Aurangabad

Cochin

Greater Noida

Guwahati

Gurgaon

Kolkata

Coimbatore

Lucknow

Chandigarh

Bhubaneswar

Chennai

Bangalore

Bhopal

Ahmedabad

NEET PG 2022 Result

The NEET PG 2022 result will be announced by the end of May, i.e., by 31st May 2022. It will be in a pdf format. Students will be able to download the NEET PG 2022 result from the official website of NBE by entering the testing ID and their date of birth. To download the final result of the NEET PG 2022 exam -

  1. Head over to the official website of the NBE

  2. Click on the NEET PG 2022 result

  3. Enter all the details asked on the page

  4. Download the NEET PG 2022 result and check your scores

  5. Make sure to take 2-3 printouts for future reference

NEET PG 2022 Cut Off

The NEET PG 2022 cut off for general category is 50th grade and for SC/ST/OBC is the 40th grade. There are several factors that help in deciding the NEET PG cut-off 2022, namely, the total available seats, the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, the overall difficulty level of the NEET PG 2022 exam, and more. Stay on the lookout at the official website of NEET PG 2022 to find relevant information on the same. Refer to the table mentioned below to understand the qualifying NEET PG percentile for every category:

Caste Category

Qualifying Percentile

NEET PG 2022 Cut Off Scores

Unreserved (UR)

50th percentile

302

Unreserved – PH (UR-PH)

45th percentile

283

SC/ST/OBC

40th percentile

265

SC/ST/OBC – PH

40th percentile

265

NEET PG 2022 Merit List

The NEET PG 2022 merit list is prepared based on final exam scores and the rank students have secured. Primarily, the NEET PG 2022 merit list are divided into 4 categories based on how much students have scored:

  • All India 50% Quota Rank

  • State Quota or Private Medical colleges/ AFMS Rank

  • All India NEET PG 2022 Rank

  • All India 50% Category Rank

NEET PG Merit List 2022 Criteria

NEET PG 2022 Counselling Process

Based on the NEET PG 2022 merit list, students get the opportunity to participate in the NEET PG 2022 counselling process. The Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India is the conducting authority for the NEET PG counselling process. Students need to produce a list of documents to ensure the counselling process goes smoothly. Those documents are:

  1. NEET PG 2022 Admit Card and NEET PG Rank Card 2022

  2. 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate

  3. 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate

  4. Graduation certificate

  5. Category certificate (if applicable)

  6. Transfer certificate

  7. Recent passport size photographs

  8. Counselling call letter

To register online for the NEET PG 2022 counselling process, aspirants need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Candidates need to create an ID on the official website of MCC

  2. Aspirants are required to fill the NEET PG 2022 application form for the counselling process

  3. Submit the requisite documents

  4. Pay the application fee for the NEET PG counselling process using a debit card or credit card or net banking

  5. Once the fee payment is completed, click on submit

  6. Make sure to print multiple copies of the filled application form

How to Crack NEET PG 2022 Exam: Unique Preparation Tips

To crack the NEET PG 2022 exams, candidates need to create a well-structured study plan. This will help you score well and boost your confidence significantly. So, to those wondering, "How to crack NEET PG 2022 exams," the answer is -

  1. Get well versed with the entire NEET PG 2022 syllabus and NEET PG 2022 exam pattern before you begin your preparation to ensure you have clarity regarding the entrance test at all times

  2. Focus on learning in-depth, study every topic to its core, and focus on concept building

  3. Create sticky notes to jot down all the information in one place and revise the same before you sleep

  4. Take timely breaks during your study hours to maintain a healthy balance for your NEET PG 2022 exams

  5. Refer to past years' question papers and understand which topics are asked the most

  6. Attempt mock tests and solve previous years' papers as much as possible on a regular basis

  7. Make sure all your doubts are clear

  8. Eat healthily, sleep soundly, and make sure to stay confident while attempting the NEET PG 2022 exam

These steps will bolster your NEET PG 2022 exam preparation and allow you to propel your career forward.

NEET PG 2022 Answer Key

The NEET PG 2022 answer key is released officially by the NTE on its website after the NEET PG 2022 exams have concluded. However, there is a possibility that the authorities might not upload the NEET PG 2022 answer key. Candidates are advised to wait for the results. There are some websites that released the NEET PG 2022 answer key but its legitimacy cannot be verified. In case, the NEET PG 2022 answer key is released on the NTE website, you can download the same by - 

  1. Visiting the official website of NTE

  2. On its homepage, find NEET PG Answer Key 2022 and click on it

  3. Enter your Registration number and Password and choose the submit button

  4. The NEET PG 2022 Answer Key will appear on your screen

  5. Download the NEET PG 2022 answer key, check, and examine your probable marks

NEET PG 2022 Paper Analysis

NEET PG 2022 exam paper analysis allows candidates to prepare for the entrance test by giving them key insights into how the previous years’ papers were. This in-depth exam paper analysis also gives aspirants an idea of what to expect from the NEET PG exam 2022. In NEET PG 2021 exam, around 73% of test-takers rated that the test was of moderate difficulty while about 20% found the NEET exam paper to be easier than 2020. The test was conducted on September 11, 2021.

NEET PG 2022 Exam Question Paper Analysis:

Year

NEET PG 2022 Paper Analysis

2021

  • Part C of the NEET PG 2022 exam paper was difficult compared to Part A and Part B
  • The overall difficulty level of the NEET PG exam question paper was found to be moderate
  • The center focus of the NEET PG question was around clinical knowledge as it comprises 60% of the total questions
  • Most of the questions were asked from topics of preventive and social medicine, general medicine, and pharmacology
  • The image-based questions comprised 20% of the paper. 
  • Topics like Ophthalmology, Forensic Medicine, and ENT witnessed the least number of questions.

2020

  • Questions from physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry were asked in abundance
  • Around 54 questions from Part A were of moderate level difficulty
  • Out of the 100 questions asked in Part B, around 25% were from only Social & Preventive medicine
  • 20 direct questions were asked from Pharmacology and Microbiology
  • 25 straightforward questions were asked from Pathology
  • In part C of the NEET PG paper, Anesthesia & General Medicine and General Surgery including Orthopedics comprises maximum weightage

NEET PG 2022 Contact Details

In case a candidate finds any discrepancy during their NEET PG 2022 admission process, here are the NEET PG 2022 contact details to refer to:   

Address: National Board of Examinations Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg Ring Road, Delhi-110 092

Phone number: 0124-6771700 / 1800 11 1700 (Toll Free)

Website: http://www.nbe.edu.in 

Important Dates

NEET PG 2022 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 15 Jan to 25 Mar, 2022
Exam Date 21 May, 2022
Admit Card Date 16 May, 2022
Declaration of Result Date 20 Jun, 2022

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FAQs about NEET PG

Is there any sectional time limit in the NEET PG exam?

No, there is no sectional time limit in the NEET PG exam. The total time duration given to attempt 200 multiple-choice questions is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Do I need to attach a photograph to NEET PG Admit Card 2022?

Yes, aspirants need to attach a passport size photograph on the downloaded NEET PG admit card 2022.

How much do I have to pay to apply for NEET PG 2022?

The NEET PG exam fee for general categories candidates has been increased to Rs 5,015 (including GST) in 2022. For SC/ST and PwD aspirants,’ the exam fee has been increased from Rs 2,750 to Rs 3,835.

Can NEET PG 2022 be conducted doubly a year?

The NEET PG 2022 exams are conducted only once a year.

When will NBE issue admit card for NEET PG 2022?

The NEET PG admit card 2022 is available for download since March 7.

What time will the NEET PG 2022 exam be conducted?

NEET-PG 2022 exam will begin at 9 am and conclude at 12: 30 pm. Aspirants are advised to reach an hour before the reporting time at the designated NEET PG 2022 centre.

Will NEET PG 2022 be MCQ-based?

Yes, each and every question will be of multiple choice types.

What details are required to download NEET PG 2022 admit card?

While downloading the NEET PG 2022 admit card, aspirants need to log in to the official website and provide their unique application ID and password.

Will NEET PG 2022 counselling process be conducted in online mode or offline mode?

The NEET PG 2022 Counselling Process will be conducted in online mode only.

Who will be eligible for NEET PG 2022 counselling?

Aspirants who will qualify and secure a place on the merit list of the NEET PG 2022 exams will be eligible for the counselling process.

Do I have to appear for NEET PG 2022 exams to get admitted into DNB post-MBBS courses?

Yes, to secure an admission for DMB post-MBBS courses, you need to attempt the NEET PG 2022.

For how many years NEET PG score is valid?

NEET PG exam score will be valid for 1 year only.

Is an Aadhar card required to apply for NEET PG 2022?

Yes, as per the rules and requirements set by the NBE, an Aadhar card is mandatory for sitting in the NEET PG 2022 exam.

How many seats are available for the NEET PG 2022 exam?

The number of seats available through NEET PG 2022 is-

  • 24,306 seats for Doctor of Medicine

  • 12,690 seats for Master of Surgery

  • 922 Seats for PG Diploma

  • 1,338 seats for DNB CET

How many institutes participate in the NEET PG 2022 exam?

Around 114  colleges/institutes will be participating in the NEET PG 2022 exams.

When will the NEET PG 2022 exam be conducted?

The NEET PG 2022 will be held on 21st May 2022.

Can I fill out the NEET PG 2022 registration form offline?

No, the NEET PG 2022 registration form is not available offline.

How many subjects are in NEET PG 2022?

In total, there are 15 subjects in the NEET PG 2022 syllabus. The number of subjects remains the same each and every year.

Is the NEET PG 2022 exam registration window closed now?

For NEET PG 2022, the registration window has been closed. The registration window will open next year for NEET PG 2023.

What is the new exam date for NEET PG 2022?

The  NEET PG 2022 exam is rescheduled to be held on 21st May 2022.

How many times can students attempt/ give NEET PG 2022 exam?

There is no limit. Students can attempt the NEET 2022 PG exam as many times as they want.

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