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NEET PG Question Pattern


  • NEET-PG is a computer based test (CBT) with 300 MCQs.
  • NEET-PG question paper pattern has been evolving over the past many years. There are many changes in NEET-PG question pattern in past few years:
  • Introduction of negative marking (4 marks for every correct answer, one mark deducted for every incorrect response, no marks awarded/ deducted for unattempted MCQs)
  • Introduction of image based questions
  • Introduction of video based questions
  • Reduction in memory based questions (one-liners)
  • Increasing trend of applied nature of MCQs like clinical scenarios in line with new MCI curriculum
  • Increasing length of questions
  • Due to “Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)” students cannot share the actual NEET-PG exam questions with anyone in written, oral or electronic forms. Hence, NEET-PG previous papers or questions are not available for students to review.
  • NEET-PG entrance exam is of 1200 marks. Usually the highest score (Rank 1) in NEET-PG exam is in the range 930-1010. Generally, you cannot get any good PG-seat below the score of 500.
  • 300 MCQs are to be solved in 3.5 hours. So 1 MCQ is to be solved in 42 seconds! So time management in NEET-PG exam preparation is of paramount importance as NEET-PG question paper pattern consists of lengthy questions describing clinical scenarios.

Syllabus for NEET-PG entrance exam

All 19 subjects in new MCI curriculum are included in syllabus for NEET-PG entrance exam. A tentative subject-wise distribution of MCQs is made available for students to set their study plan for NEET-PG:

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