NEET PG is an entrance exam for students who wish to study any Post Graduate Medical studies (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET -PG is the single eligibility cum entrance examination for MD/MS and post-graduate diploma courses. This effectively replaced the existing AIPGMEE and similar state level exams for entry into post-graduate courses. NEET-PG was conducted by the National Board of Examinations.
All the major colleges also have Postgraduate Degree or Diploma courses in their programmes. The awards conferred are Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS) or Diplomate of National Board (DNB)). The MD/MS degrees are offered by the universities affiliated to the Medical Council of India and the DNB degree is awarded by the National Board of Examinations, an independent autonomous body under the Ministry of Health, India. They are available in different streams of medical science such as General medicine, General surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, ENT, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Community medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic medicine, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology etc. Degree courses are of 3 years duration while diploma courses are of 2 years duration. Following post-graduation, students can opt for further super-specialization in their area of interest by opting for courses called DM or DNB (Doctorate of Medicine), or MCh or DNB (Master of Chirurgery/Surgery) again of three years duration.
An MD or a DNB (general medicine or paediatrics) is the basic requirement for specialisation in Cardiology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Gastro-enterology, Neurology except for Clinical Hematology (Pathology or general medicine), etc., while an MS or a DNB (general surgery, ENT or Orthopaedic surgery) is the basic requirement for Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, etc.
Family medicine has now become an area of priority in India, and many teaching hospitals offer DNB (Family Medicine).
Post-doctoral fellowship courses in Neuro-radiology, Neuro or Cardiac anesthesiology, etc. are offered by select institutions.
NEET PG 2018
NEET-PG 2018 shall be conducted by NBE on computer based platform.The examination will be conducted on a single day in single session i.e. all candidates will be taking the same question paper. There shall not be any equating or scaling of the marks obtained by the candidate. The scheme of award of marks will be as follows:
- Correct answer (4 marks)
- Wrong answer (-1 marks)
- Unattempted Question (0 marks)
For details visit: http://nbe.edu.in/neetpg-2017-18/index.html
Date of Examination 07 January 2017
Declaration of result 31 January 2017
Requirement of Aadhar