NEET PG Syllabus 2021: NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum ranking examination for admission to various MD/ MS and PG Diploma courses. This is the ONLY entrance exam for admission to Postgraduate medical courses. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET PG entrance exam. The NBE has postponed NEET PG 2021 Exam. The exam was supposed to take place on 18th April 2021 for admission in various PG courses. The NEET PG Syllabus 2021 shall comprise subjects/ knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by the Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Government of India.

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NEET PG Syllabus 2021

Before preparing for the exam, it is very important to know about the NEET PG 2021 exam pattern. The exam shall be in an online computer-based mode. The question paper consists of 300 Multiple Choice Questions. However, the total time allotted is 3 hrs 30 minutes. Also,  the question paper is divided into 3 parts. Like Part A, B, and C and each containing 50, 100, and 150 MCQ’s respectively. To clarify, there is a 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. However, unattempted questions do not carry any negative marks.

NEET PG Exam & Question Pattern

Candidates appearing for the exam should have complete knowledge about the question paper pattern. It shall help you during the preparation. Further, you can make a strategy properly as to how the paper should be solved. It shall also help you during the preparations. Further, the exam and syllabus pattern of NEET PG is as follows:

S. No.ParticularsDetails
1.NEET PG 2021 Online Test Date18th April 2021 (postponed)
2.Mode of examinationComputer Based Test (CBT) mode
3.Session of examSingle session
4.Number of questions200
5.Types of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
6.Maximum marks800
7.Total time allotted3 hours 30 minutes
8.Marking scheme
  • 4 marks for every correct answer
  • 1 mark to be deducted for an incorrect response
  • 0 mark for unanswered question
9.Medium of question paperEnglish
10.Syllabus coveredAll subjects taught during MBBS which includes Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, and Clinical subjects

Allocation Of Marks

Response Marks
Correct Response+4
Incorrect Response-1
Unattempted Question0

Schedule of NEET PG 2021 Examination

The allocation of time for the NEET PG 2018 shall be as follows. The NEET PG 2021 exam shall be conducted on a single day in a single session.

S. No.ActivitiesSession 
1.Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and commence Biometric Registration12:00 PM
2.Entry closes at Examination Center01:30 PM
3.Grant access for Candidate Login01:45 PM
4.Candidates log in to read instructions01:50 PM
5.Exam Start Time02:00 PM
6.Exam End Time05:30 PM

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions for NEET PG 2021

NBE conducts the NEET PG entrance exam. And, the question paper follows the syllabus prescribed by MCI. Also, there is a subject-wise distribution of questions in the NEET PG Entrance exam. Therefore the aspirants must follow the syllabus pattern. In addition, they should be aware of the most important topics for the exam. In order to score well in NEET 2021 PG exam, they should focus more on important topics. However, the exam pattern is changed, and now the no. of Questions has been reduced to 200 from 300. So, here is a subject-wise distribution of questions for the NEET PG entrance exam 2021:

SubjectSubject-wise weightage of Questions
Forensic Medicine10
Social and Preventive Medicine25
Medicine Dermatology and Venereology & Psychiatry45
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia, Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy45
Obstetrics & Gynecology30

Detailed Syllabus Of NEET PG 2021

After having knowledge about the marks distribution, it is now time to know about the detailed syllabus topics. For instance, one should know about the topics from the MBBS syllabus. Because the questions also come from the already studied topics. So, the topics of the NEET PG 2021 Syllabus also cover the MBBS syllabus. In other words, one has to study topics from the MBBS course also, in order to crack the exam. So, the questions are mostly asked from pre-clinical, para-clinical, and clinical subjects. Therefore, one has to prepare for NEET PG so that they can clear the exam easily.

A summary of the syllabus of all the subjects is given below:

Topic NameSyllabus Details
Introduction to Pathology, Cell Injury, Amyloidosis and Calcification, Inflammation and Repair, Circulatory Disturbances, Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous Disorders, Cardiovascular Pathology, Respiratory Pathology, Urinary Tract Pathology, Pathology of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Hematopathology, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology, Lymphoreticular System, Reproductive System, Osteopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology.
Gross Anatomy, Osteology, Muscular System, Arthrology, Cardio Vascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Genito-Urinary System, Endocrine System, and Individual Endocrine Glands, Nervous System and its components, Special Sensory Organs, Lymphatic System, Surface Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy Cross-sections of thorax, abdomen, and pelvis to understand the interrelationship of organs and structures, Microanatomy.
General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Sensory system, Motor system, Visceral and motivational system, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Special Senses, Yoga
Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation, and metabolic interrelationships, Carbohydrate metabolism, metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle, and biological oxidation, proteinoids. Regulation of the metabolic pathways, Food assimilation, and nutrition, Hormones, Molecular Biology, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers
General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators, Drug therapy of glaucoma and cataract, Treatment of poisoning
Introduction to Microbiology, Bacteriology, parasitology, Virology, and Mycology, Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial Identification, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnostic, Vaccines, Sterilization and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (Bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi),. Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites.
Forensic Medicine
Forensic Pathology, Clinical forensic medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Sciences, General, clinical, environmental and analytical toxicology.
Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive process, and memory thinking and problem-solving, Intelligence: General concepts and techniques for assessment, Personality (Principles of Personality development) and objective testing of Personality, Introduction, and classification of Psychiatric disorder, Aetiology of Psychiatric disorders, Drug and Alcohol dependence, Personality disorders, Counselling and psychological therapies, Psychological testing
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Basic Sciences-Normal & abnormal development, structure and function of female & male urogenital systems, endocrinology of reproductive system, Gametogenesis, fertilization, Role of hormones in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Humoral and cellular immunology in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy, Anemia in Pregnancy, Carcinoma Cervix, epidemiology, staging diagnostic procedure, treatment of Menopause and related problems, Contraception, Neonatology, and Recent Advances.
Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances, Growth and development, Nutrition, Immunization, Infectious diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System. Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary System, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Fluid-Electrolyte, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics.
Anatomy and development of the eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Optics and refraction, Disease of the conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera, Disease of the Uveal tract, lens, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids. The disease of the lacrimal apparatus, Disease of the orbit, Ocular injuries, Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics
Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy
Identify and diagnose all aspects of Emergency Room Radiology, Basic hazards and precautions in Radio-diagnostic practices, the basic needs of various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice, learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes C.T., Ultrasound, M.R.I. and D.S.A., know about radioactive isotopes and their physical properties, identify symptoms and signs of various cancers and their steps of investigations and management
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Anesthesia
Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies, Surgical knowledge of head, spine, chest abdominal, and pelvic injury, know about various surgical techniques such as venesection, tracheostomy, and endotracheal intubation, circumcision, a biopsy of surface tumors. Comprehensive diagnosis of common Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) diseases including the emergencies and malignant neoplasm of the head and neck, use of the head mirror, otoscope and indirect laryngoscopy, possess knowledge of various ENT rehabilitative programs. Therapeutic Orthopedics, knowledge on Splinting, Manual reduction of common fractures and dislocations, recognize metabolic bone diseases. Acquire knowledge on a pre-anesthetic checkup and pre-anesthetic medications; simple general anesthetic procedures, anesthetic records, cardio-pulmonary brain resuscitation (C.P.B.R.) methods.
Medicine Dermatology And Venereology
Common clinical disorders, drug therapeutics, diagnostic and investigative procedures. Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papule vesicular disorders. Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease.
Social And Preventive Medicine
History of Public Health, Concepts in Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Epidemiology of Specific Diseases, Entomology, Biostatistics, Health planning and Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Demography, Mental Health and Education Technology, Environmental Sanitation, Demography, and Family Planning, Mental Health, Recent Advancements in Public Health and Miscellaneous topics, Sociology, School, Occupational, Urban Health

Reference Books for NEET PG 2021

There are various books for preparation for NEET PG Exam 2021. However, here is a list of few books which a candidate can refer to. These books contain a detailed description of each topic. Also, one can refer to these books for making their own notes. As it is very important to make one’s own notes to qualify for any entrance exam. However, candidates should not refer to a lot of books as that brings unnecessary confusion. Thus, just refer to the books with quality content and the ones you genuinely need to study.

TopicsAuthor’s NameBook Title
MicrobiologyRachana Chaurasia & Anshul JainSelf-Assessment & Review Microbiology & Immunology
PathologyRobbins & Vinay KumarPathologic Basis of Disease
PharmacologyGobind Rai Garg & Sparsh GuptaReview of Pharmacology
Forensic MedicineArvind AroraSelf-Assessment & Review of Basic Subjects (Anatomy & Forensic Medicine)
PediatricsO P GhaiEssential Pediatrics
AnatomyRachana ChaurasiyaSelf-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and Immunology
Social and Preventive medicineVivek Jain.Review of Preventive & Social Medicine (Including Bio-Statistics)
Medicine Dermatology And VenereologySaumya Shukla, Anurag Shukla.Across: A Complete Review of Short Subjects Volume – 1, Dermatology (Skin and Venereal Diseases), Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, AnaesthesiaShibbu GeorgeSmart Study Series: ENT and Head & Neck Surgery
Radiodiagnosis and RadiotherapyNarender RohillaSmart Study Series Radiology
OpthalmologyAcrossAcross: A Complete Review of Short Sub (Skin, Anae.Radi.Nuclear Med.Psych, Opthal, Ortho)
Obstetrics And GynaecologyAmit Tripathi/ Ashish Gupta/ Arvind Arora.Review of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations (Medicine, Gynae & Obs. Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Radiology) Vol 3
PsychiatryMohan Sunil KumarSmart Study Series: Psychiatry
PhysiologyVivek NalgirkarSmart Study Series: Physiology
BiochemistryRebecca James PerumcherilSelf-Assessment and Review of Biochemistry


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