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NEET PG Exam Analysis 2022 (Available) - Paper Analysis, Exam Review, LIVE Updates

Updated By Nidhi Bahl on 21 May, 2022 15:52

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NEET PG Exam Analysis 2022

The NEET PG 2022 exam analysis is now available. After all the buzz surrounding the exam postponement, NEET PG 2022 exam was finally conducted today as per the schedule on May 21, 2022 between9 am to 12:30 pm. Now that the exam has concluded, CollegeDekho is bringing to you the latest coverage on the exam - an in-depth paper analysis of NEET PG 2022 including student reactions, difficulty level of the paper and more.

The NEET PG 2022 has 300 questions and is highly competitive. Lakhs of aspirants appear every year for this test. NEET - PG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test - Postgraduate) is an entrance examination conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to BDS (Bachelor of Dental Science) and MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) in India.

Another important aspect to note is that the NEET PG 2022 exam pattern has been revised. Now, the total number of questions is reduced from 200 to 180. Therefore, the total marks in NEET PG 2022 exam are now 800.

NEET PG 2022 Exam Analysis - Student Reactions

  • According to some initial responses from the test-takers, the NEET PG 2022 question paper was moderate in terms of the difficulty level. 

  • While most of the candidates were able to attempt all the questions in the given time duration, some of the test takers weren’t able to answer all the questions in the given time frame. 

  • According to some students, Pharmacology, Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology carried the maximum weightage out of all the subjects.

  • As for the toughest subject in the paper, it was Pharmacology as per students’ responses.

While we wait for more student reactions to come in, you can ask us questions on NEET PG 2022 exam in our Q&A section.

NEET PG 2022 Question Paper Difficulty Level

Out of the total 22 responses we received, 68.2% candidates said that they found the paper moderate while 27.3% found the paper to be difficult.    

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As per the NEET PG paper analysis of the 2021 session, candidates found the paper on the lengthier side. As for NEET PG 2020 paper analysis, the overall difficulty of the exam was found to be moderate and the paper comprised mainly of Clinical Knowledge questions. Refer below to find out more. 

NEET PG 2022 Question Paper - Students' Response on Attempts

Out of the 22 responses we received, 50% candidates were able to attempt all the questions within the exam duration and 50% students could not attempt all the questions.

NEET PG 2022 Questions - Student Response on Correct Attempts

Following is the data based on the 10 responses we received when we asked the candidates how many questions do they feel they attempted correctly.

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NEET PG Paper Analysis 2022: Expected Cutoff

As soon as the NEET PG 2022 exams are over, candidates will be gearing up for the results and merit list. Aspirants can refer to the NEET PG paper analysis mentioned above to understand their standing in the exam. An important point to note is that the NEET PG cutoff 2022 will be curated before the results are out. You can check the cutoff for NEET PG 2022 mentioned below:

Category

Cut-off percentile

Cutoff scores

SC/ST/OBC

40th

319

Unreserved (UR)

50th

366

Unreserved- PH (UR-PH)

45th

342

SC/ST/OBC

40th

319

NEET PG Exam Analysis 2021 Highlights

Meanwhile, candidates can have a look at the highlights of NEET PG 2021 exam.

  • According to the students, the NEET PG 2021 exam pattern was a little different from the existing pattern.

  • The difficulty level of NEET PG 2021 is being reviewed as moderate to difficult.

  • The paper seemed to be focused on the clinical questions. 

  • Many students found the Part C of the examination very difficult in comparison to Part A and Part B.

  • Questions based on Medicine and Surgery were found difficult by many exam takers. 

  • Most of the students, especially the first-time NEET PG takers, found difficulty in managing time during the examination. 

  • Subjects like ENT, Psychiatry, FMT, Orthopedics and Anesthesia had low weightage in the question paper. 

  • The subjects that took up high weightage in NEET PG 2021 were Medicine, Surgery, OBGY, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Microbiology.

NEET PG Exam Analysis 2021: Students' Reactions

Thousands of candidates appeared for the NEET PG exam 2021. Below mentioned are the reactions of a few students where they elaborate more on NEET PG 2021.

  • Overall difficult of the NEET PG paper for moderate

  • There was no questions asked related to COVID-19

  • Many questions had very confusing answer choices

  • The type of questions asked during the NEET PG 2021 exam were straightforward and not confusing

  • Questions from general medicine, pharmacology, and preventive and social medicine were asked in abundance in the NEET PG 2021 exam compared to topics like Ophthalmology, ENT, and forensic medicine that were asked quite less

  • In some cases, one-liner questions were unheard of. 

  • The examination contained a number of image-based questions. 

  • Part C of NEET PG 2021 was the most lengthy and confusing.  

NEET PG Paper Analysis 2020: Subject-Wise Weightage

Let's take a quick dive into NEET PG 2022 exam analysis. This will help candidates understand which topics and subjects hold more importance in the entrance test. Aspirants can re-strucutre their study plan accordingly.

NEET PG 2020 Exam Analysis: 

Part A

Subject

Section-Wise Weightage

Physiology

17

Anatomy

17

Biochemistry

16

Total Number of Questions from NEET PG 2020 Section A

54

NEET PG 2020 Exam Analysis: 

Part B

SubjectSection-Wise Weightage
Pathology25
Microbiology20
Social and Preventive Medicine25
Forensic Medicine10
Pharmacology20
Total Number of Questions from Section B100

NEET PG 2020 Exam Analysis:

Part C

SubjectSection-Wise Weightage
General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia, and Radiodiagnosis45
General Medicine including Dermatology and Venereology and Psychiatry45
Pediatrics10
ENT10
Obstetrics and Gynaecology30
Opthalmology10
Total number of Questions from Section C100

NEET PG Paper Analysis: Section-Wise Difficulty Level 2019

The NEET PG contains three sections in the exam paper, namely, Part A, Part B, and Part C. The difficulty level for each section of the NEET PG 2022 exam paper is mentioned in the below pointers:

  • Part A was easy compared to the last year.

  • Part B was of moderate to hard difficulty level compared to previous year.

  • Part C was the toughest section of the NEET PG paper and was quite lengthy.

NEET PG Paper Analysis 2019: Subjects and Types of Questions

Subjects

Topics

Types of Questions

Pediatrics

Side Effects of Drugs

Clinical based

Medicine

Emergencies, their management, next best investigation, confirmatory tests, the drug of choice Staging of Cancer (Lung)

Grading, classification types, image-based, management of disease according to lab findings or pathology slides.

Community medicine

Biostatistics, Communicable/ non -communicable diseases (causative agent, primary/ secondary host, modes of prevention, health programs, and diagnostic clinical findings of a disease)

-

Radiology

MRCP image of the liver

Images

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

USG based findings and Clinical scenarios.

Partographs

Forensic Medicine

IPCC, CrPC, post mortem findings, and images.

Images

Biochemistry

Direct questions

Theory-based

Orthopedics

Questions based on a given x-ray (image)

Images

NEET PG Exam Analysis 2018: Previous Years' Papers

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduate courses (NEET PG) 2018 was conducted on Sunday, 7th January 2018 in an online mode (computer-based mode) in around 40 cities across the country by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

According to the students, the exam was easy to moderate and had questions as per the syllabus prescribed by MCI. One of the students was quoted saying, "the questions from Pre-Clinical section were more difficult as compared to other sections. Also, questions based on Anatomy and Physiology topics seemed complicated."

As per some test takers, NEET PG turned out to be quite lengthy and those who had done a proper revision of the syllabus would have easily attempted the paper. 

Some students also mentioned that image-based questions, which help in checking the diagnosis skills of a candidate, were simpler.

Until 2017, the NEET PG was conducted over a time period of 6-10 days in different slots. However, 2018 onwards, NEET PG is being conducted in a single session at all test centres from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Based on scores obtained in NEET PG 2018, MBBS degree holders will compete for seats in MD/MS and PG Diploma courses offered at all the top ranking medical colleges and top ranking dental colleges in India.

As part of the admission process, candidates will also be required to participate in NEET PG Counselling. Basis the counselling, candidates' eligibility and other factors, they will be offered State quota seats and/or seats in Private Universities / Colleges / Institutes.

The NEET PG 2018 exam consists of questions from the following subject areas as described below:

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Medicine, Dermatology, Venereology

37

Radiotherapy & Radiodiagnosis

12

Psychiatry

10

Forensic Medicine

10

Ophthalmology

10

Pathology

25

Pharmacology

20

Microbiology

20

Physiology

15

Anatomy

15

Biochemistry

15

Paediatrics

15

Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Anesthesia

46

Social and Preventive Medicine

25

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

25

Total

300

The National Board of Examinations had also uploaded a demo-test on its official website to familiarise students/applicants with the NEET PG 2018 exam pattern well in advance.

NEET PG Exam Analysis: 2018 Cutoff

For a candidate to be eligible for admission to any MDS/BDS course in a particular academic year, it is mandatory to meet the cut-off marks. National Board of Examinations, which is the conducting authority of NEET PG, lays down the cut-off marks, which candidates must obtain in order to qualify the exam. In 2018, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had reduced the NEET PG and NEET SS cut offs by 15 percentile to fill up PG seats as well as minimize wastage of seats. Basis this the estimated cut-off for NEET-PG 2019 is as follows:

Category

Criteria

Cut-Off

General

50th percentile

321

SC / ST / OBC including PWD of these

40th percentile

281

UR PWD

45th percentile

300

NEET PG Exam Analysis 2017

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for PG courses (NEET-PG) was conducted by the National Board of Examinations to screen candidates for their eligibility to admission to MS/MD level courses in the field of Medicine.

A total of 300 questions were asked in the NEET PG exam with all the Multiple Choice-type Questions (MCQs). Each correct answer added +1 mark while there was no negative marking for incorrect answers.

In 2016, the overall difficulty level of NEET PG was moderate. The ranking of the candidates who appeared for the exam was largely dependent on the questions asked from the preclinical subjects as they carried higher weightage in the exam.

Difficulty Level of NEET PG 2017:

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions

Easy

130

Moderate

80

Difficult

90

As per reports and reactions of the students and an overall analysis of the medical entrance exam, out of the 300 questions asked in the NEET PG 2016/2017 exam, about 90 were of higher difficulty level, 80 were moderate level while the remaining 130 questions were easy.

Number of Questions Asked from Each Topic/ Subject Area:

Subject Area

No. of Questions

Medicine, Dermatology & Venereology

37

Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry

10 each

Pathology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Social & Preventive Medicine

25 each

Pharmacology, Microbiology

20 each

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Paediatrics

15 each

Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics

46

Radiotherapy & Radiodiagnosis

12

Those students who had practiced a lot of NEET PG mock tests were at an advantage because of the exposure to different types of questions and their ability to tackle questions within a stipulated time frame as granted.

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