The National Board of Examinations (NBE) successfully conducted the National Eligibility Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2021 exam today. The national level PG medical entrance exam concluded at 12:30 pm. The paper this year carried 200 MCQs of 800 marks, to be solved in 3.5 hours, as compared to 300 MCQs that were asked in past exams.
NEET PG 2021 was comparatively easier than previous years. Most questions were one-liners, and image based questions were very few. However this may or may not lead to a rise in cut offs, considering the pattern was new for everyone, and the test takers have undergone unique set of circumstances compared to their predecessors.
In a few hours, recall based question paper and answer keys will be available online. Though NBE does not officially release any kind of answer key of the PGMEE.
As per the doctors who took the test today, the exam was easy to moderate though slightly more lengthy with the volume of clinical and comprehensive questions that were asked. Though test takers and experts both opine that overall, the question paper of the NEET PG 2021 exam was easy as compared to last year’s exam.
In 2020, the NEET PG cut off was 366 marks for general category candidates whereas, for OBC/SC/ST candidates, the cut off was 319 marks. The cut offs last year had seen a 7.6% jump from past year, and at least the same, or more is expected this year. But as the total marks of the NEET PG 2021 exam stands reduced to 800, the cut offs will proportionally change. If other aspects remain the same, then the cut offs can go above 260 this time.
Last year, the NEET PG exam was held on January 05, and the results were released on January 30, i.e. after the 25 days of the exam. So, considering this data, we are expecting that NEET PG 2021 results will be declared somewhere around October 05 or October 06, 2021, on the official website nbe.edu.in. Once the NEET PG 2021 results get released, candidates can check the same by entering the login credentials after clicking on the result link present on the official website of NBE.
NEET PG 2021 exam was conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode at 800 exam centres across 260 cities in India. This exam was held for the candidates who are willing to take admissions to post-graduate medical courses such as Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master in Surgery (MS). Upon qualifying for the NEET PG 2021 exam, candidates can take admission to postgraduate medical courses at different reputed institutes such as AIIMS, PGIMER, JIPMER, etc.
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