Thursday, October 4, 2012

NEET PG 2013 Exam Pattern

NEET Exam Pattern
NEET-PG is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses in medical institutions recognized for running these courses under ambit of Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations. NEET-PG examination shall be held in November/December 2012 for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses session 2013-14 and conducted as a Computer Based Test.
The test comprises 240 multiple choice, single correct response questions in English Language only.
The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network as per scheme prescribed.
Kindly note that the weightage of MCQ’s is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its rights to alter /vary /amend the same.
 Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking in NEET PG 2013 Exam.
Allocation of time for the NEET-PG shall be as follows:
Kindly note that, the test time of 195 minutes includes – 15 minutes of test tutorial time and 180 minutes for attempting the test.
Kindly note that the applicant candidates shall be allocated to appear either in FORENOON session or in the AFTERNOON session i.e. the NEET-PG comprises ONE session/candidate only.
Syllabus: The Syllabus for the test shall comprise of subjects /knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. An extract of the same is enclosed at Annexure B, kindly refer to MCI website www.mciindia.org for complete document.

How to Pay NEET-PG Exam Fee

NEET-PG Exam fee Rs. 2750/- (For SC/ST/PWD candidates) Rs. 3750/- (For General/OBC candidates) The above fees is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin; Please note that information bulletin will not be sold separately, there is a composite voucher (as above) inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin. Information Bulletin shall be available at website for information.

Kindly purchase Composite Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher from the selected branches of Axis Bank. Refer to Annexure of this information bulletin for list of branches of Axis Bank. The unique serial number on the Information Bulletin-cum- Examination Fee Voucher is available underneath the scratch panel and needs to be entered on the NEETPG website for the online registration and scheduling process.
 
Candidates remaining absent from the examination or ineligible will forfeit their examination fee. Candidates are advised to read the rule position carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.
 
FEES SHALL NEITHER BE REFUNDED NOR CARRIED FORWARD IF THE APPLICATION FOR NEET-PG IS REJECTED/CANDIDATURE IS FOUND TO BE INELIGIBLE OR CANDIDATE IS UNABLE TO APPEAR IN THE EXAMINATION.

NEET PG 2013 Eligibility

3.1 Candidates who are in possession of MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possess permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship or likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2013, may apply for NEET-PG 2012 through online application system at website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg
3.2 Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET-PG will not be permitted to appear in the examination and/or counseling. In an unlikely, event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the NEET-PG, the results/candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed to be cancelled.
3.3 Requests for appearing in NEET-PG from candidates completing internship after 31st March 2013 or having qualifications that are not recognized shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.
 Candidate who are completing their internship after 31st March 2013 or likely to complete after 31st March 2013 need not apply in the NEET-PG exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.
3.4 Registration and /or appearance in NEET-PG does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission at medical institute /college or MD/MS or PG Diploma programme.
3.5 Eligibility for pursuing MD/MS/PG Diploma shall be as per the rules, regulations and guidelines of respective universities /medical institutions.
3.6 The dates indicated by candidates with regard to12 months Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original
Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling.
3.7 The cut off dates for the recognition of the Medical Colleges, from where the candidates have passed their MBBS Degree Course and completed compulsory rotatory Internship for the Admission year 2013 will be as prescribed by MCI. The Colleges recognized after the date prescribed by MCI will not considered.
3.8 Registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council/ is necessary and its documentary proof should be furnished at the time of counseling. Candidate who are completing their internship after 31st March 2013 or likely to complete after 31st March 2013 need not apply in the NEET-PG exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.
3.9 Some of the Universities/institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing the PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. The candidates who are already pursuing PG Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota may confirm the eligibility conditions of that University in this regard. NBE/MCC/MoHFW shall not be responsible if such candidates are refused for admission. Such candidates may opt for the subject and the college at their own risk and cost.
3.10 A candidate can register and appear for NEET-PG only once for admission to a particular academic year.

NEET-PG Qualifying Cum Ranking Examination

2.1. NEET-PG is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination notified under the provisions of Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 by the Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. As per the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, “There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibilitycum- Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ in each academic year”. Qualifying NEET-PG is mandatory for gaining entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses under various universities in the country. No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed in regulations, shall be admitted to any Postgraduate courses in the said academic year
2.2. Applicant may kindly note that appearance in NEET-PG does not confer any automatic rights to score a Post graduate MD/MS/Post Diploma seat. The selection and admission to Postgraduate seats in any medical
institutions recognized for running MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma courses as per Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, medical fitness and such criteria as may be prescribed by the respective universities, medical institutions, Medical Council of India, State/Central Government.
2.3 Online Registration and Scheduling for the examination must be completed by 12th November 2012 (by 23:59hrs).
2.4 Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBE /MoHFW/Other Institutions.
2.5 Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria, scheme, pattern of examination etc before contacting the NBE for any queries. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in bulletin or on website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg.
2.6 Incomplete applications or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
2.7. Fee will neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any circumstances. Online applications and/or their acknowledgment of submission received after the due date will not be entertained and exam fee will not be returned in such cases. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
2.8. Instructions in the information-bulletin are liable to changes based on  decisions taken by the NBE from time to time. There is no equity or any rights that are /or deemed to be arising in favor of candidate.
2.9. NBE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEETPG even though the admit card/roll number has been issued or name/roll number is displayed on the website of the Board.
2.10. Candidates' eligibility is purely provisional & is subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NBE /MCI /University/ Medical College or Institute.
2.11. The existing schedule, pattern, policy and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of fact that NBE is bound to follow the same in future.
2.12. In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/rules/criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/conduct of examinations/registration of candidates/information contained herein, the interpretation of the National Board of Examinations will be final and binding.
2.13 Requests are not entertained for change in date/ examination centre. Candidates are advised not to canvass for or submit such representations.
2.14 Absentees from the examination will forfeit their examination fee.
2.15 Test Results for NEET shall be available on the website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg by 31st Jan 2013.
2.16 In addition to their admit card, candidates are required to carry one of the following Government issued (original) photo IDs to the examination centre -
• Passport or
• PAN Card or
• Voters' ID card or
• Driving License or
• Aadhar Card or
• MCI/State Medical Council registration certificate bearing photograph of the candidate. Kindly note that the above document has to be VALID i.e. has not expired; Photocopies of the above IDs will not be permitted. The examination test centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite cooperation.
2.17. Candidates should ensure before applying for the registration that their MBBS degree is recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act. If it is found at any time that MBBS degree is not recognized, the candidature/result shall be cancelled/ deemed to be cancelled.
2.18. All the correspondence should preferably be addressed by e-mail. Email based query shall be addressed only if it is not anonymous and contains the name, postal address and contact telephone number of the sender. An e-mail containing vague or general queries that are contained in the Information Bulletin shall not be entertained. Queries shall not be entertained from person claiming themselves to be representative, associates or officiates of the applicant candidate. The following information shall not be revealed by phone or email:
a. Internal documentation /status.
b. Internal Decision making process of National Board of Examinations
c. Any claim /counter claim thereof.
d. Dates & venue of internal meetings or name of the staff/officers dealing.
e. Any information which in the opinion of NBE cannot be revealed.
2.19. Terms & Conditions of the NEET-PG as mentioned in the English version of information bulletin shall apply.
2.20. The NEET-PG shall be conducted by NBE at exam centres engaged for the purpose. Candidates will be able to schedule their exams based on the availability of test centre on the date, time and venue of their choice. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the route and location of the exam centre; location maps for all test centres are available on the website.
2.21 Candidates are advised to look into www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg regularly for various information and notices pertaining to NEET-PG examination.
2.22 A Practice Test is available for the benefit of candidates to familiarize themselves with the Computer Based Test format at website www.nbe.gov.in/ptest. Applicants will be able to access the practice test in October 2012 upon entering their confirmation ID (issued at the end of registration and scheduling process). 2.23 Candidates kindly note that by registering for the NEET PG, they are covered by Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA); as per NDA candidates cannot disclose any question or contents of question paper in part or otherwise with any person or party or website or such other media/publication. Any act in breach of the NDA shall be liable for penal action as per law, kindly note that this is a punishable offence and shall lead to cancellation of candidature at the bare threshold. 
2.24 The candidate is deemed to have read, agreed and accepted the Information Bulletin and the terms and conditions in the information bulletin for NEET-PG on completing the registration form the candidate
2.25 Each candidate can schedule and appear in NEET-PG 2012 once only. Any candidate found to register and/or applied more than one in NEETPG 2012 shall be automatically debarred from the exam. His/Her candidature cancelled and further action as deemed appropriate by NBE shall be taken.
2.26 Possession/Use of Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices is strictly prohibited in the premises of NBE Examination Centres. Candidates Shall be liable for penal action for Possession/Use of Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices
2.27 The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts at Delhi/New Delhi only.

National Board of Examinations NBE

Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India Basis and utilizing existing healthcare infrastructure for capacity building.
National Board of Examinations conducts entry and exit examinations at Postgraduate and Post Doctoral level and licensing examinations as Screening Test for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications. NEET-PG is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses under ambit of Post Graduate Medical Regulations notified by Medical Council of India with approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Qualifying NEET-PG is mandatory for gaining entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses under various universities/Institutions in the country.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified National Board of Examinations for conducting the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test for Post Graduate courses (NEET-PG). Vide amendments in the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (PGMER) issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India it has been prescribed that:
I. There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ in each academic year.
II. 3% seats of the annual sanctioned intake capacity shall be filled up by candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70%. Provided that in case any seat in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% - before they are included in the annual sanctioned seats for General Category candidates.
Provided further that this entire exercise shall be completed by each medical college /institution as per the statutory time schedule for admissions. 
III. In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates as provided in clause 9(II) with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses: Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to Post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India may at its
discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to Post Graduate Course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
IV. The reservation of seats in medical colleges/institutions for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in States/ Union Territories. An all India merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to Post Graduate courses from the said merit lists only. Provided that in determining the merit of candidates who are in service of Government/public authority, weightage in the marks may be given by the Government /Competent Authority as an incentive at the rate of 10% of the marks obtained for each year of service in remote and /or difficult areas upto the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, the remote and difficult areas shall be as defined by State Government/Competent authority from time to time.
V. No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed in regulations, shall be admitted to any Postgraduate courses in the said academic year.
VI. In non-Governmental medical colleges/institutions, 50% (Fifty Percent) of the total seats shall be filled by State Government or the Authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% (Fifty Percent) of the seats shall be filled by the concerned medical colleges/institutions on the basis of the merit list prepared as per the marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.
VII. 50% of seats in Post Graduate Diploma Courses shall be reserved for Medical Officers in the Government service, who have served for at least three years in remote and/or difficult areas. After acquiring the PG Diploma, the Medical Officers shall serve for two more years in remote and/or difficult areas as defined by State Government/Competent authority from time to time.
VIII. The Universities and other authorities concerned shall organize admission process in such a way that teaching in postgraduate courses starts by 2nd May and by 1st August for super specialty courses each year.
IX. There shall be no admission of students in respect of any academic session beyond 31st May for postgraduate courses and 30th September for super speciality courses under any circumstances. The Universities shall not register any student admitted beyond the said date.
X. The Medical Council of India may direct, that any student identified as having obtained admission after the last date for closure of admission be discharged from the course of study, or any medical qualification granted to such a student shall not be a recognized qualification for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The institution which grants admission to any student after the last date specified for the same shall also be liable to face such action as may be prescribed by MCI including surrender of seats equivalent to the extent of such admission made from its sanctioned intake capacity for the succeeding academic year.

Appearing in the NEET-PG Exam

Registration and scheduling for appearing in the NEET-PG examination is to be undertaken online at the website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg Application forms CANNOT be submitted in offline / printed copy by post; Candidates will be able to schedule their exams at the online registration system based on the availability of test centre on the date, time and venue of their choice on first come first served basis.
o For payment of Examination Fee kindly purchase Composite Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher of Rs. 2750/- (for SC/ST/PWD candidates) and Rs. 3750/- (for General/OBC candidates) from the selected branches of Axis Bank.
o Kindly refer to the NEET website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg.
o The unique serial number on the Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher is available underneath the scratch panel and needs to be entered on the NEET website for the online registration and scheduling process for NEET. Candidates who are completing their internship AFTER 31st March 2013 or LIKELY TO COMPLETE AFTER 31st March 2013 need not apply in the NEET-PG exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.

NEET 2013 Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES
1. Notice for National
Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test : September 2012
2. Availability of Information : 4th October-10th November 2012
Bulletin-cum-Examination
Fee Voucher at designated
branches of Axis Bank
3. Online Registration and Scheduling : 4th October-12th November 2012
for NEET-PG
4. Examination Dates of NEET-PG : 23rd November - 6th
December 2012
5. Declaration of Results : By 31st January 2013
Online applications can be accessed and completed till 23:59 hrs on
12th November 2012.