The National Board of Examination (NBE) has announced the NEET PG 2023 exam date. The exam is now going to be held on 5th March 2023.
This entrance exam will let you pursue PG courses through MS, MD, DNB, and PG Diploma programs after MBBS. In this article, we will keep you updated with the latest news on NEET PG 2023 regarding the Exam date, Registration/Application form, Syllabus, Study material, Admit card, Results, Cutoff, and Counselling.
Over 8000 students from states still left ineligible to appear in the exam. This is despite extension of dates to 30th June.
If you were not eligible for taking this exam, you can explore other alternatives in the meantime. One of the most popular competitive exams in the UK is PLAB. Only around 10,000 doctors opt for this!
NEET PG 2023 Latest News
Following are the updates and NEET PG 2023 news:
Storming Twitter for Postponement
From 4 PM onwards on 3rd February 2023, Doctors called for a Twitter storm to maximize the reach by tweeting with a hashtag: NEETPG2023, #PostponeNEETPG2023, #ResignMansukhMandaviya and @faima_india_. You can join the conversation by doing the same.
The Call for Postponing NEET PG 2023 via Pariksha pe Charcha
Doctors and Students in India are making demands for NEET PG postponement for a long already. Recently, they were told such requests will be heard after Pariksha pe Charcha.
For those who don’t know, Pariksha pe Charcha is a yearly event. The Indian Prime Minister engages with students, teachers, and parents from all around the nation at the event and offers helpful advice on how to take board and entrance tests without stress.
Twitter is calling for making as many as tweets between 4 PM to 6 PM on 27th January 2023. Many believe that this will be the last call to reach out to authorities and make their voices heard.
If you haven’t participated, simply go to Twitter and say your words using the hashtags- PostponeNEETPG2023, ParikshapeCharcha and NEETPGpeCharcha.
No Concrete Response
Despite multiple pleas and polls and voting, it appears the exam is not going to be deferred. There are no official announcements or even hints that point there are any actions going to be taken.
The government has made it clear that the exam is not going to be postponed and will be held on 5th March 2023 only.
UDA India Demands Postponing the Exam
UDA India, United Doctors Front, has requested MoHFW to look into the matter of eligibility criteria for NEET PG 2023. In their letter to Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, they urged that the matter be seen as the exam dates are coming.
In their letter, they wrote:
As per NBEMS revised internship eligibility criteria for NEET PG 2023, the Internship completion date i.e. 30/06/2023 is not justifying the criteria for the ongoing internship batch. Around 10,000 interns from many states are still ineligible for NEET PG 2023 after revision.
So, we request you to kindly look into the above matter on an urgent basis and serve justice by Postponement of NEET PG 2023 for a Minimum of 2-3 months and re-revision of internship eligibility criteria to make them eligible for the exam.
Over 8000 Students are Left Ineligible
Despite the extension of the internship criteria, over 8000 students will not be able to sit in the exam. This is despite when the dates were extended to 30th June.
NBE Extends the Cutoff Dates for Internship Completion
As of 13/01/2023, the cutoff date for internship completion has been changed to 30th June. The change takes effect henceforth from the prior date which was 31st March 2023.
FORDA INDIA Update on Extension of Cutoff Dates for Internship Completion
FORDA India has just tweeted saying:
Urgent action needed! FORDA calls for postponement of NEET PG ‘23 eligibility deadline to protect the interests of interns across India. Current batch of most interns deemed ineligible-Unprecedented in history! Save their future! @Mohfw_India @DghsIndia @OfficeOf_MM @NMC_IND
On 7th January 2023, the official notification came out from NBEMS regarding the application date as well as the exam date:
NBEMS Notification Regarding News Articles on Fake Notifications
Kindly ignore the advertisement published in some newspapers today informing the NEET PG 2023 applications are invited from 5th January 2023 onwards
Fake News Alert
Some news websites have come up stating the exam date has been postponed till July. Please note, this is purely fake and no official announcement has been made yet.
Buster: Fake News with no authority from NBEMS has been published in newspapers
Official Notification on Exam Date
Exam date has just been announced- The NEET PG examination will be held on 5th March 2023
NEET PG 2023 Postponed?
The NBE has made clear that no further demands on postponing the exam will be entertained. The exam will be held on 5th March 2023 certainly. It is advised to refrain from rumors of postponement as no official updates on the information bulletin have been made. To check out any new notices, you can also browse on this NBEMS official link.
The NBE withdrew the 5th March 2023 exam date notification from their information bulletin. However, it was recommended to refrain from this topic as no further clarification was provided.
On 5th January 2023, an unofficial yet authentic news media- the Times of India, published an article in their newspaper. This article was later rejected by NBEMS stating no such official announcements were made and the application form date is yet to be released.
How to Check Official Press Releases?
To check out any new notices, you can also browse on this NBEMS official link. To further support the statement, we will cite the working link of the notice that was initially released. This notice is still online, hence, wait for further updates. Link to Notice Board- Click Here
Twitter is going haywire on the postponement of the exam. Below are some NEET PG 2023 Twitter tweets worth noting:
Exam Date [Announced]
NBE has announced the exam date which is going to be 5th March 2023. Below are all the dates and timelines you should be aware of:
|Availability of Information Bulletin||7th January 2023 onward|
|Online Submission of Application||7th January (3 PM onward) to 27th January 2023 (Till 11:55 PM)|
|Edit Window for All the Candidates||30th January to 3rd February|
|Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images:|
3. Thumb Impression
|14th February to 17th February|
|Issue of Admit Card||27th February 2023|
|Examination Date||5th March 2023|
|Declaration of Result||31st March 2023|
The exam had been conducted in past for the following:
|2022||21st May 2022|
|2021||11th September 2021|
|2020||5th January 2020|
|2019||6th January 2019|
|2018||7th January 2018|
NEET-PG 2023 is the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses after MBBS for the academic session 2023-24 which includes the following:
- All India 50% quota seats for all States/Union territories of India.
- State quota seats for all States/Union territories of India.
- All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed
Universities all across the country
- Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
- Post MBBS DNB Courses and Post MBBS NBEMS Diploma Courses
The following Medical Institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG for the 2023 session:
- AIIMS, New Delhi, and other AIIMS
- PGIMER, Chandigarh
- JIPMER, Puducherry
- NIMHANS, Bengaluru
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
No State Government/Private Medical college/Universities will be conducting any separate entrance for admission to their MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses for the admission session 2023-24.
How to Apply
The steps to apply for NEET PG 2023 are as follows:
15 minutes 15 minutes
Fill Registration Form
Fill out the user registration form on NBE to generate the User ID/Application ID and Password.
User ID and Password
User ID and Password will be sent through SMS and Email.
Complete Application Form
Complete the application form and upload your Photograph, Scanned signature, Thumb impression & Prescribed documents.
Choose your Test City
Agree to the declaration and Submit the Application
Pay the Examination Fee through the payment gateway
Application submission processes are completed on successful payment of the examination fee and receipt of an acknowledgment to this effect from NBEMS. Take a printout of the filled Application form with the Transaction ID printed on it for records.
Registration/ Application Form
Visit NBE Portal for Application form.
- A candidate can submit NEET PG 2023 form only once. Any candidate found to have submitted more than one application form may be debarred from NEET PG, his/her candidature may be canceled and further action as deemed appropriate by NBEMS shall be taken.
- Candidates should ensure that all the information entered during the online submission of the application form is correct and factual. Information provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBEMS will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in the information provided by the candidates.
- The option of editing certain information entered in the application form shall be available to the candidates during the edit window on Instructions to Fill Application Form for details regarding Edit Window.
- NBEMS does not edit/modify/alter any information entered by the candidates at the time of online submission of the application form under any circumstances. There is no provision for change in any information after the conduct of the examination and/or declaration of the result. Such requests are entertained.
- The application can only be submitted online through the NBEMS website https://nbe.edu.in There is no other methodology for application submission. Application submitted through any other mode is summarily rejected.
The fee for application to this entrance exam has been quoted. This is as follows:
|General, OBC, and EWS||Rs. 4250 (including GST)|
|SC, ST, PwD||Rs. 3250 (including GST)|
How to Pay?
The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through a payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or other modes as may be made available and have been provided on the web page.
Fee can not be deposited through any mode other than the payment gateway available while submitting the online application form submission.
Candidates MUST bring to the test center the following documents:
- A printed copy of the Barcoded/QR Coded Admit card with his/her recent colored photograph pasted on it
- Photocopy of Permanent / Provisional SMC/MCI/NMC registration*, to be retained by the test center
Please bring at least one but as many of the above-mentioned Photo IDs which are issued to you and details of which have been provided in the application form
The below-mentioned Govt issued photo IDs (must be original and valid/ non-expired), details of which have been provided while filling out the application form:
- Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)
- PAN Card
- Driving License
- Voter ID
NEET PG 2023 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses are as follows:
Internship Completion Date
Candidates in possession of an MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possessing a permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2023, may apply for NEET-PG 2023 through online application system at website https://nbe.edu.in.
|The cutoff date for Internship Completion|
|30th June 2023|
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGE):
Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualifications from Medical Colleges outside India should have qualified for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) as per Screening Test Regulations, 2002 which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences.
Further, they should have been registered with the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and should have completed their internship or are likely to complete their internship on or before 31st March 2023.
Foreign Medical Graduates are required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBEMS on their testing day along with the provisional/permanent registration certificate issued by a medical council.
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals don’t need to have temporary registration with the National Medical Commission (NMC) at the time of writing NEET PG. Foreign Nationals can write the exam without registration with NMC.
The NMC may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the Post Graduate course limited to the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing postgraduate studies.
Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered with appropriate registering authority in his own country where from he has obtained his Basic Medical qualification and is duly recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned authority.”
Exam Pattern (Scheme)
The exam shall be conducted in a single day & single session as a computer-based examination, the date of which is 5th March 2023.
The examination shall be multiple choice questions delivered using a computer network (CBT) as per the scheme prescribed. The exam comprises 200 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. The time allotted is 3 hrs 30 min.
There shall be a 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:
|1.||Correct Response||4 Marks|
|2.||Incorrect Response||1 Mark shall be deducted|
During the examination, candidates are given the option to mark any question, whether attempted or not, for review which means that the candidate has been given the option to go through these questions again before the examination time ends. Candidates may note that such questions which are marked for review shall be evaluated as per the marking scheme mentioned above.
|Allow Candidates to enter the examination center and Commence Registration for the test||07:00 AM|
|Entry closes at Examination Center||08:30 AM|
|Grant access for Candidate Login||08:45 AM|
|Candidates log in to read instructions||08:50 AM|
|Exam Start Time||09:00 AM|
|Exam End Time||12:30 PM|
Overview of Computer-Based Test
- Online Application Form Submission
- Demo Test (At NBEMS Website)
- Issuance of Admit Cards
- Reporting at Test Centre on Schedule Date &Time
- Security Check-in Process
- Registration for Test + Face ID & Biometric
- Examination Begins
- Examination Ends
The syllabus for the NEET PG exam shall comprise of subject/knowledge area as per Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by the erstwhile Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Govt of India. You can check the individual year syllabus below:
This entrance exam requires sheer will and complete dedication.
- Make a timetable
- Revise at least thrice
- Do not ignore questions banks and mocks
- Do 10 Year NEET PG exam papers
- Relax and focus on your dream
- First Year MBBS Books
- Vishram Singh Anatomy
- BD Chaurasia Anatomy
- AK Jain Physiology
- Cunningham Manual of Practical Anatomy
- Guyton and Hall Physiology
- Sembulingam Physiology
- Satyanarayana Biochemistry
- Kadasne Embryology
- Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry
- Second Year MBBS Books
- Third Year MBBS Books
- Fourth Year MBBS Books
Admit cards will be made live on the NBEMS website https://nbe.edu.in around 27th February 2023. Admit cards will not be issued to candidates found ineligible before the conduct of the examination.
Candidates are required to download their admit card from the NBEMS website and affix firmly their latest passport-size photograph in the space provided on the admit card. The photograph must meet the following specifications:
- Size of photograph: Minimum 35×45 mm (and not larger than the box printed on admit card for pasting the photograph) with at least 75% area on the photograph should be occupied with the face & head of the candidate.
- It should be a Colour photograph with white background
- The photograph needs to display a full front view of the face with a neutral expression. No Caps, Stethoscopes, Goggles, or Ornaments are to be worn.
- The photograph should not have reflection or shadow on the face with red eyes.
- The photograph needs to be printed on high-quality paper with at least 600 dpi Resolution.
- The photograph must not have kinks, scratches, and stains.
The results of the NEET PG 2023 exam will be released on 31st March 2023. The result shall be available at the NBEMS website: https://natboard.edu.in and https://nbe.edu.in. Candidates can download their score card from the NBEMS website using their login credentials.
There shall be NO re-evaluation or rechecking or re-totaling of responses marked by the candidates. Requests/Queries for re-evaluation/re-totaling shall not be entertained.
Tie Breaker Criteria
In the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same score, the merit position shall be determined using the following tiebreaker criteria in descending order:
- Candidates having a greater number of correct responses in the question paper will be placed in a better merit position.
- Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the question paper will be placed in a better merit position.
- Older candidates will be placed in better merit positions.
- Candidates securing higher aggregate marks (in percentage) in all MBBS Professional Examinations will be placed in a better merit position.
The eligibility criteria for participation in counseling towards allotment of PG seats conducted by designated counseling authority shall be by the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (as per latest amendment) notified by the NMC/ the erstwhile MCI with prior approval of MoHFW, Govt. of India.
(Including PWD of SC/ST/OBC)
|UR PWD||45th Percentile|
A separate handbook informing details of the process and applicable reservations are released by the designated counseling authority.
The designated Counseling Authority for NEET-PG counseling is the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of DGHS, Govt of India. Which will conduct counseling for MD/MS/Diploma and PG DNB courses. The candidate helpline No (For Counseling related queries only) shall be as under:
MCC CALL Centre
Phone No.: 0120-4073500
Toll-Free No.: 1800 102 7637
Please contact the above numbers for queries related to Counseling only. Examination-related queries shall not be entertained at this number. Please note that all queries will be answered during the Call Centre timings only i.e. 09:00 AM to 08:30 PM and during the period of counseling only.
Will the exam be postponed?
No, the exam is not going to be postponed. It will be held on 5th March 2023 indefinitely. Please avoid rumors on this issue.
The official notice board can be found here- Link to Notice Board- Click Here
What is NEET PG?
NEET PG is an entrance exam for courses like MS, MD, DNB, and other Diplomas.
How to prepare for NEET PG?
Students opt for DAMS, Prepladder, or Marrow. DAMS and Bhatia are the two renowned live class-based courses while Marrow and Prepladder are online courses.
Is the exam tough?
It is easy to pass the exam with preparation, but there is no value because the colleges are allotted based on rank. Even if passed, many fail to acquire desired ranks and hence, colleges.
Has NEET PG 2023 been postponed?
The exam is going to be held on 5th March 2023 only. The cutoff dates for the internship were extended to 30th June after multiple pleas. The postponement will not happen as made clear by the government. A similar scenario happened last year where no such appeals were entertained by NMC.
Who will conduct the exam?
NEET PG 2023, also known as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate exam is conducted by NBE (The National Board of Examination). The exam grants admission seats to over 27,233 Doctor of Medicine (MD), 14,723 Master of Surgery (MS), and 976 PG Diploma in nearly 6102 government and private colleges.
Will the exam be held online or offline mode?
The exam will be computer-based. It will comprise 200 MCQ-based questions which should be completed in 3.5 hours. There will 25% negative marking for every incorrect answer.
What is the attempt limit for the exam?
There is no attempt limit set for the exam by NBE so far. A candidate may take the exam as many times as he wishes.