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NEET PG 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET PG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Post-Graduate) is a test conducted for admissions to MD/ MS and PG Diploma Courses. The test is conducted by national board of examination at the national level in online mode. NEET PG 2017 exam will have 300 Multiple Choice Questions.

Candidates have to complete the test within the allotted time i.e. 3 hrs 30 mins. NEET PG 2017 test paper will be conducted only in the English Language. Students will be given 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking for any wrong answer.

NEET PG 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights

NEET PG 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights are given below in the table: -

Mode of ConductOnline
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Number of Questions300
Time Allotted3hr 30 min
Negative MarkingNo
SyllabusAs per Graduate Medical Education Regulation
Total Number of Questions300
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Medium of ExamEnglish Language only
Marking Scheme1 mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking
Maximum Marks300

NEET PG 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET PG 2017 test will be computer based and will have objective type multiple questions. Candidates have to complete the test within the estimated time i.e. 3 hr 30 min. Candidate will get one mark for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking for the wrong answer. There will be total 300 questions and the candidate can score maximum 300 marks in the exam.

  • Candidates are required to accept a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before starting the examination.
  • Candidates will get the benefit of Demo Test 15 minutes before starting the examination which will give them the complete idea about the structure of the original NEET-PG Exam Pattern and candidate may navigate between the questions via the Review Screen.
  • All the subjects taught in the MBBS course will come in the exam including para-clinical, pre-clinical and clinical.

Pattern of Demo Test

The Demo test will be a sample of on-line exam that is conducted to guide the candidates with the navigation and functionality of the NEET PG Exam. It is a tutorial that focuses on using the features of the test like navigating between screens, selecting, de-selecting, reviewing and marking responses etc., it also includes some demo questions which will help the candidates to practice these features. Candidates must know that these demo questions do not represent the difficulty level of the actual test.

15 minutes Tutorial

The 15 minutes tutorial contains a series of screens that will guide the candidate to attempt NEET-PG computer based test. This tutorial will give a chance to the candidate to try all the features, such as navigating between questions, select, de-select, review, mark and change responses etc. Candidates are advised to go through the entire tutorial of 15 minutes before starting the actual exam. After completing the tutorial, candidates have to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before starting the test.

Scheme of Examination

It is very important to note that candidates may appear for NEET PG exam either in Forenoon Session or in Afternoon Session but they cannot appear in both sessions.

EventsForenoon SessionAfternoon Session
Beginning time of reporting counter9:00 AM2:45 PM
Closing time of reporting counter9:30 AM3:15 PM
Check-in Procedure9:00 AM to 10:00 AM2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Commencement of Exam10:00 AM3:45 PM
End of Exam1:45 PM7:30 PM

NOTE: It includes test tutorial of 15 minutes.

NEET PG 2017 Subject wise Distribution of Questions

NEET-PG exam follows the syllabus formulated as per Graduate Medical Education Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India. The candidates have to prepare for subjects, they have studied during MBBS.  The subject-wise distribution of questions is given below in the table:-

SubjectWeightage of Questions
Forensic Medicine10
Social and Preventive Medicine25
Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology37
Surgery, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, & ENT46
Radiotherapy & Radiodiagnosis 12(6+6)
Gynaecology & Obstetrics25

NEET PG 2017 Sample Papers

Candidates are advised to practice sample papers of NEET PG exam as much as possible. It will help them to prepare like a pro and give the idea about the question paper. This is how candidates can figure out which topics/subjects are more scoring and can focus on it.

The practice of Sample paper will help the candidates to do time management so that they can complete the test on time. Sample paper practice does increase the possibility of selection. Here are some links where the candidates may get the NEET PG Practice Papers.

NEET PG 2017 Reference Books

It is vital to study from right books to score well in the NEET PG 2017. This exam is tough to crack and a student must be well-prepared to get qualifying marks in the exam. The list of reference books for NEET PG 2017 is given below:

  • Microbiology by Ratchana Chaurasiya
  • Pathology by Sparsh Gupta
  • Pharmacology by Sparsh Gupta
  • Medicine by Mudit Khanna or Amit Ashish
  • Surgery by Pulse Publications
  • Social And Preventive Medicine by Vivek Jain or Aravind Arora
  • ENT by Sakshi Arora Or Shibbu George
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology by Sakshi Arora
  • Paediatrics by Aravind Arora



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