The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MD/MS/ Diploma programs, NEET PG 2021 should have been conducted on January 10, 2021 if the initial schedule was in place. However, after announcing the exam date of January, NBE announced that it was deferring the exam on the recommendation of NMC. After that the National Board of Examinations has not announced any date for the NEET PG exam, however a notice by the National Medical Commission mentions that they (NMC) are recommending NBE to hold the NEET PG in March or April.
This opens up a range of 61 dates on which the NEET PG 2021 exam may be held – it could be anytime in March or April. While this has shaken up the time table for preparations for medical aspirants around the country, most are assuming that the exam would be sooner rather than later.
Last year the application form for NEET PG was released on November 1. Then the last date to apply was November 21. After that exam was conducted on January 5. So it can be seen that there is largely a 2 month window between the start of registrations, and exam date.
Therefore, assuming that the exam date is finalized to be in March, the registrations for the exam should ideally be started in January. However if the date is pinned in April, then the application form will be available later, in February. Thus registration dates for the NEET PG exam will only be finalized once the exam date is in place.
More recently, NBE is conducting the FDST 2020 exam, which is the Foreign Dental Screening Test, on December 29, 2020. The test will be held in Delhi only.
NEET PG 2021 is once of the two PG medical entrance exams in India. The other one being INI CET. While the latter is for admission to the medical institutes that have the status of Institutes of National Importance – AIIMS, JIPMER, NIMHANS, PGIMER. Whereas the former that is NEET PG is for all other medical colleges in India.
In the last iteration of the exam, 1,67,102 medical aspirants had applied for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for PG exam. 96% of them had turned up for the exam. The cut off for UR and EWS categories was 306 marks. It was 319 for SC, ST, OBC, and 342 for UR-PWD candidates.