The NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020 is available now. The Exam Pattern is similar to that of NEET 2019. Candidates who are applying for the Post Graduate Courses can check the NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern. It is very important to know the exam pattern before attending the exam. The Exam Pattern of NEET PG 2020 will help the candidates to know the behaviour of the exam such as the difficulty level, syllabus, question format. The NEET PG Exam Pattern includes the mode of the exam, time duration, number of questions, syllabus, marking scheme etc. So, candidates if you are applying for the NEET PG then this article can be a real help for you. In this article, you will find complete details about the NEET PG Exam Pattern and its substitutes.

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Important Highlights of NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020

  • Starting from the Exam – The Application Forms of NEET PG 2020 will be available from November 2019 and the Exam will be held in January 2020.
  • The Exam will be a Computer Based Test.
  • The Total Time Duration of the Examination will be of 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.
  • The NEET PG Exam Paper is divided into three parts – A, B, and C.
  • The Exam will be held in a Single Window Session.
  • It includes Negative Marking as well. Total Marks A in the Exam is 1200.

NEET PG 2020 Exam Dates

The Official Dates for NEET PG 2020 has not been announced yet. The Conducting Body of NEET 2020, National Board of Examinations will announce the dates on the official website. The Dates that we have mentioned below are tentative.

EventsScheduled Tentative Dates 
The Release of the Application FormNovember 2019
End Date of the Application FormNovember 2019
Issuance of NEET PG Admit CardDecember 2019
Date of the ExaminationJanuary 2020

Latest Changes Made in NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern

In the NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020, the National Board of Examinations has made a few modifications. They are-

  • The Exam will be held in a single day in a single session.
  • Negative Marking has been introduced in the NEET PG 2020, that means for every wrong answer 0.25 Marks or 1 mark will be deducted.

NEET PG 2020 Exam Pattern – In Details

The Exam Pattern of NEET 2020 includes the Mode of the Examination, Date of the Examination, Total Time Duration of the Examination, Marking Scheme of the Examination, Medium of the Examination, Date of the Examination, Session and much more. We have explained all these factors in details down below-

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The Date of the Examination

The Exam will be held in January 2020. Candidates who have been issued with an Admit Card will be able to appear the examination. Candidates without an Admit Card will not be allowed to attend the Examination. The NEET PG Admit Card 2020 can be downloaded by providing your Registration Number/Roll Number and Date of Birth. The Admit Card hence serves as an Identity Proof for all the candidates.

Mode of the Examination

The Exam will take place online, which means that is a Computer Based Test. Candidates after reaching the Examination Hall will be allotted with a Computer. Candidates have to sign in when the invigilator says to. The First Page indicates the list of the instructions which the applicant has to follow. After clicking on the continue button. Candidate can start to attempt the questions. In the NEET PG Computer-Based Test, candidates have to listen to the Examination Invigilator.

Session of the Examination

The Exam will be conducted in a single session. That means that the CBT will be held on a single day only.

Time Duration of the Examination

The Total Time Duration of the Computer Based Test is 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.  While attempting the examination as well, you can see a timer located at the corner of the screen. The NEET PG 2020 Online Examination Screen will be closed automatically once the exam time is over.

Sections of the Exam and Mark Distribution

The Computer-Based Test is divided into three parts- Part A, Part B, and Part C. The Part A consists of 50 Questions, Part B comprises of 100 Questions, and Part C carries 150 Questions.

Format and Total Number of Questions

There will be a total of 300 Questions in the examination. The Questions are available in Multiple Choice Objective Format. That means each question carries 4 options out of which only one option will be correct.

Medium/Mode of the Question Paper

The NEET PG 2020 Exam is conducted only in one mode. The Medium Language of the Examination in English. This means, that the questions will be asked in English Language only.

Marking Scheme and Negative Marking

For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded, which means that the Total Marks of the Computer-Based Test is 1200 Marks. There is also a system of negative marking as well. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks (1 mark) are deducted. No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.

Things to Do Before Attempting NEET PG Exam 2020

As said before, the NEET Exam for Post Graduate Students will be held in one day online only. Before appearing the Test, the applicant has to follow a few things.

  • The Applicants are required to accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before starting the Examination.
  • A demo test of 15 minutes will be conducted before starting the examination. Through this, candidates will be able to get an idea about the structure of the CBT.
  • The Subjects that include the NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020 are- Clinical, Para-Clinical, and Pre-Clinical.

What is a Demo Test in NEET PG 2020?

The Demo Test in a NEET PG 2020 is nothing but a sample test that is conducted 15 mins before the exam. This will give so as to give an idea about the Examination Pattern and guide the students with the format of the test before attempting. It is noted that the Demo Test will not define the difficulty level of the questions.

What is included in the 15 Minutes Demo Test?

The 15 Minutes Tutorial/Demo Test includes various features of the CBT such as selecting and deselecting, reviewing, marking responses etc. The Tutorial also includes few questions that will help the candidates to practice. It has to be noted that, the questions that are asked in the Demo Test are necessarily asked in the Exam. Candidates are advised to go through the Examination Pattern seriously before starting the real exam. Before starting the Exam, candidates have to accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Exam Schedule of NEET PG 2020

In this section, we have provided you with the timing schedule of the examinations. The Computer Based Test will be held in the Afternoon Session from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

ActivitiesTiming Schedule of the Entrance Examination
Entering the Examination and Biometric Registration Process1:30 pm
Entry Close of the Examination Center3:00 pm
Access to the Candidate Log In3:15 pm
Candidate Log in to Read Instructions3:20 pm
Starting Time of the Examination3:30 pm
Closing Time of the Examination7:00 pm

Marking Scheme and Subject-Wise Marks Distribution in NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020

The NEET PG Exam Syllabus is formulated as per the Graduate Medical Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India. As subjects, candidates have to study the subjects and the topics that they have studied in MBBS. The Subject Includes- Para- Clinical, Clinical, and Pre-Clinical. The Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions in NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020 is as follows-

SubjectsSubject-Wise Questions Distribution
Part -A Section
Biochemistry16 Questions
Anatomy17 Questions
Physiology17 Questions
Part-B Section
Microbiology20 Questions
Pharmacology20 Questions
Social and Preventive Medicine25 Questions
Pathology25 Questions
Forensic Medicine10 Questions
Part-C Section
General Surgery Including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia, and Radiodiagnosis45 Questions
ENT10 Questions
General Medicine Including Dermatology and Venereology and Psychiatry45 Questions
Obstetrics and Gynaecology30 Questions
Paediatrics10 Questions
Ophthalmology10 Questions
Total300 Questions

NEET PG Syllabus 2020

The NEET PG Syllabus comprise of the MBBS and BDS Subjects and Topics. The Syllabus plays a very important role in NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020. The Syllabus details of NEET PG is mentioned below-

Pathology Subject Syllabus

Cell Injury and Cell Death and AdaptationsHemodynamic DisordersGeneral Pathology of Infectious Diseases
Acute and Cronic InflammationThrombosis and ShockThe Blood Vessels
Tissue RepairDiseases of the Immune System NeoplasiaThe Heart
RegenerationGenetic and Pediatric DiseasesHematopoietic and Lymphoid System
Healing and FibrosisEnvironmental and Nutritional DiseasesThe Lung
The Kidney and its Collecting SystemThe Oral Cavity and Gastrointestinal TractThe Liver, Gallbladder and Biliary Tract
The PancreasThe Male Genital SystemThe Female Genital System and Breasts
The Endocrine SystemThe Musculoskeletal SystemThe Skin
The SkinThe Nervous SystemMiscellaneous Topics

Pharmacology Subject Topics

General Pharmacological PrinciplesDrugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous SystemAutacoid and Related Drugs, Respiratory and Related Drugs, Hormones and Related Drugs.
Drugs Acting on Central Nervous SystemCardiovascular DrugsDrugs Acting on Kidney
Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood TransformationAntimicrobial DrugsChemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
Miscellaneous Drugs

Biochemistry Subject Topics

Structures and Functions of Proteins and EnzymesBioenergetics and the Metabolism of the Carbohydrate and LipidsMetabolism of Proteins and Amino Acids
StructuresFunctions and Replication MacromoleculesBiochemistry of Extracellular and Intracellular Communication
NutritionDigestion and AbsorptionVitamins and Minerals
Intracellular Traffic and Sorting of ProteinsGlycoproteinsThe Extracellular Matrix
Muscles of CytoskeletonPlasma Proteins and ImmunoglobulinsHomeostasis and thrombosis
Red and White Blood CellsMetabolism of XenobioticsThe Human Genome Project
Miscellaneous Topics

Microbiology Subject Topics

Methods and TechniquesImmunologyBacteriology
VirologyMiscellaneous Topics


Fractures and InjuriesInfections of Bones and JointsBones Tumors
Degenerative and Metabolic Bone DiseaseMiscellaneous Bone Disease

Preventive and Social Medicine

Man and MedicineThe concept of Health and DiseasesPrinciples of Epidemiology and Methods
Screening of DiseasesHealth Programs in IndiaNutrition and Health
Demography and Family PlanningSocial Sciences and HealthEnvironment and Health
Hospital Waste ManagementHealth Planning and ManagementCommunication for Health Education
International HealthMiscellaneous Topics

ENT Subject Topics

Diseases of EarThe Diseases of Nose and Paranasal SinusesDiseases of Oral Cavity and Salivary Glands
Diseases of PharynxOperative SurgeryRecent Advances
Clinical Methods in ENT and Neck Masses Diseases of EsophagusMiscellaneous Topics

Anatomy Subject Topics

The PelvisThe ThoraxThe Abdomen
The LimbThe Head and the NeckMiscellaneous Topics

Surgery Subjects Topics

Gastrointestinal SurgeryUrogenital SurgeryHernia
Cardiothoracic SurgeryBurns, Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryTransplantation and Oncology
Head SurgeryMiscellaneous Topics

Ophthalmology Subject Topics

Anatomy and development of eyeDisease of the corneaThe Disease of the sclera
Disease of the Uveal tract,  ophthalmology,VisionGlaucoma, Disease of the vitreous
Disease of the Retina, Disease of the lens,Strabismus and Nystagmus
Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous TopicsBasic principles of ocular therapy,Systemic ophthalmology,
Community Ophthalmology,Miscellaneous Topics

Medicine Subject Topics

Infectious DiseasesTropical Medicine and Sexually Transmitted DiseaseClinical Communology
biliary tract and pancreatic diseaseRenal DiseaseWater-Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance
Drug therapy and Poisoning,Diabetes Mellitus & other metabolic disordersNeurological Diseases
Respiratory DiseaseIntensive Care MedicineMiscellaneous Topics

Gynaecology Subject Topics

Diseases & Injury to female genital tractConceptionBirth Control and MTP
Trophoblastic DiseasesEctopic gestation and disorders of menstruationTumours and Its Therapy
PIDChronic Pelvic PainEndometriosis
Miscellaneous Topics

Obstetrics and Subject Topics

Normal pregnancyMedical and surgical illness complicating Pregnancy Pre-term labourPost Maturity
MalpositionMalpresentationSpecial topics in obstetrics
Diseases of Foetus and newbornOperative obstetrics

Forensic Medicine Subject Topics

AutopsySexual offences and AbortionMedical Jurisprudence
Psychotropic drugsInjuries and woundsThermal death
Mechanical AsphyxiaPostmortem changesMiscellaneous Topics

Pediatrics Subject Topics

Adolescent health and development,Fluids and electrolytesNutrition and macronutrient disorders
Respiratory SystemDisorders of the Cardiovascular systemMalignancy in childhood
 Disease of Ear nose and throatCollagen Vascular DisordersInborn errors of metabolism
Ocular manifestations of systemic disorders common skin disorders and leprosy Rational drug therapyPoisoning and Accidents
Miscellaneous Topics

Psychiatry Subject Topics

SchizophreniaAnxiety disordersAdjustment Disorders
Sexual DisordersEating, Sleep and Personality DisorderImpulse Control Disorders
Miscellaneous Topics

Dermatology Subject Topics

Disorders of PigmentationAllergic DisordersSystematic Disorders with Cutaneous Features
LeprosyFungal InfectionsScabies
STDSkin DiseasesMiscellaneous Topics

Radiology Subject Topics

Physics and TechniqueDiagnostic Features and SignsSystematic Radiology
Miscellaneous Topics

Radiotherapy Subject Topics

RadiotherapyChemotherapyNuclear Medicine
Miscellaneous Topics

Physiology Subject Topics

Digestion and AbsorptionRespirationNervous System
Sensory OrgansMusclesMiscellaneous Topics
Endocrine SystemExcretion

Anaesthesia Subject Topics

General AnaesthesiaRegional AnaesthesiaDrugs used in Anaesthesia
Critical CareMiscellaneous Topics

Importance of NEET PG Exam Pattern 2020

The NEET PG Exam Pattern plays a vital role in the preparation of the candidates. Through the NEET Exam Pattern 2020, candidates will get an idea of the structure of the examination. This will help the applicants to prepare well. They will also get to know about the type of questions asked in the examination. The NEET PG Exam will be held in January 2020. I hope this article helps you in the preparation. All the best.

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