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NEET PG Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Simran Saini on 24 Feb, 2021 11:27

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NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern (Changed)

The NEET PG 2021 exam pattern is determined by the National Board of Examination (NBE), which is conducting the body of the examination. NEET PG is a single session entrance exam which is organised for admissions into MD / MS and other postgraduate diploma programmes at medical colleges across the country. In order to score good marks in the NEET PG, candidates must know the syllabus and exam pattern of NEET PG 2021. Only if the candidates know the NEET PG 2020 exam pattern, they can prepare for it properly and in a systematic way.

The exam pattern of NEET PG 2021 has been changed by NBE. The total number of questions in the NEET PG 2021 exam have been reduced to 200 as compared to 300 questions in the NEET PG 2020 paper. Therefore, the maximum number of marks to be obtained in the exam has also been reduced from 1200 to 800.The applicants must read in detail about the NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern before they fill in the NEET PG 2021 application form for the examination.

What You Should Know About NEET PG Exam Pattern

  • NEET-PG is conducted in online (computer-based test) mode.

  • The exam will be held on a single day in a single session.

  • The entrance exam contains 300 objective types of questions based on 15 different topics.

  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

  • The medium of the language of the exam is English.

  • The question paper will be divided into 3 parts viz. Part A, Part B, and Part C, each containing 50, 100 and 150 MCQs respectively.

  • As far as the marking scheme is concerned, candidates are awarded 4 marks for every correct answer one mark is deducted for every incorrect response.

Note: A demo test of 15 minutes is provided before the commencement of exam.

What’s New in NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern?

For the year 2021, NBE bought some new changes in the exam pattern of NEET PG. They are as follows:

  • The question paper will be divided into three parts - Part A, Part B, and Part C. There will be 50 questions from Part A, 100 questions to be asked from Part B and 150 questions from Part C.
  • The total number of questions has been reduced to 200 from 300.

NEET PG 2021 Examination Schedule

Activities 

Session

Enter to the examination center and Biometric Registration starts on

01:30 pm

Entry closes at an examination center

03:00 pm

Allow access for Candidate Login

03:15 pm

Candidate Login to Read Instructions

03:20 pm

Start of NEET PG Exam

03:30 pm

End of exam

07:00 pm

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions in NEET PG 2021

Part

Subject

Subject-wise Weightage

Total Duration

Part A

3 hours and 30 minutes

1

Anatomy

17

2

Physiology

17

3

Biochemistry

16

Part B

4

Pathology

25

5

Pharmacology

20

6

Microbiology

20

7

Forensic Medicine

10

8

Social and Preventive Medicine

25

Part C

9

General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venerology & Psychiatry

45

10

General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis

45

11

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

30

12

Paediatrics

10

13

ENT

10

14

Ophthalmology

10

 

Grand Total

300

NEET PG Marking Scheme 2021

ResponseMarks
Correct Answer+ 4 Marks
Incorrect Answer-1 Mark
Unanswered/ Unaemptted Question0 Mark

In order to get well-versed with the NEET PG exam pattern, interested applicants must also practice NEET PG Mock Test and NEET PG Previous Years Questions here.

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FAQs about NEET PG Exam Pattern

What are the new exam timings for NEET PG 2021?

The NEET PG 2021 will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. It was earlier scheduled between 3 pm to 7 pm.

Has NTA changed the NEET PG 2021 exam pattern?

The total number of questions in the NEET PG 2021 has been reduced to 200 as compared to 300 questions in the NEET PG 2020 paper. Therefore, the maximum number of marks to be obtained in the exam has also been reduced from 1200 to 800.

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