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NEET PG 2024 date and details no National Exit Test NExT

NEET PG 2024 date and details, no National Exit Test (NExT)


The NEET-PG 2024 examination will be held in the first week of July, followed by counselling in August. The National Exit Test (NExT) will not take place this year. The recently-notified "Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023" state that NEET-PG will continue until NExT becomes operational for PG admission.

National Eligibility-cum-Entry Test-Postgraduate (NEET PG) 2024 exam will be held on July 7, 2024, and counseling will be held in the first week of August. The National Board of Examination in Medical Science (NBE) has revised the exam date from March 3, 2024. The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode.

Candidates will have to score minimum cut off score to qualify for the exam. The minimum cut off varies as per the category. Only those who will qualify NEET PG 2024 exam with the minimum cut off percentile will be eligible to participate in the counselling for NEET PG 2024. NEET PG counselling comprises steps such as online registration, paying fee, filling preferences for college and course, seat allotment result, and reporting. Candidates must note that MCC conducts counselling for the allotment of 50% All India Quota seats while respective state counselling authorities conduct counselling for rest 50% seats. A total of 4 rounds of counselling is held for AIQ seat allotment. MCC conducts NEET PG counselling for admission to MD/MS/Diploma courses.

Key Highlights of NEET PG



Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate courses (NEET PG)

Conducting body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Exam level

Postgraduate exam at National level

Exam frequency

Once a year

Mode of the examination

Computer-based test

Official website


Courses offered

MD/MS/PG Diploma/DNB post-MBBS

Exam fess

  • 5,015 (for General and OBC)
  • 3,835 (for SC/ST/PWD/Physically Handicapped)

Exam duration

3.5 hours (210 minutes)

Total marks


Total questions


Number of test cities


Marking scheme

  • +4 marks for correct response
  • -1 for incorrect response
  • No marks for unattempted question


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NEET PG total seats

  • 26,168 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 13,649 Master of Surgery (MS)
  • 922 PG Diploma

What is the NExT or National Exit Test?

The National Exit Test (NExT) is a postgraduate medical exam for final-year MBBS students in India. It is a qualifying assessment and licensure exam for Indian healthcare practitioners who want to practice modern medicine. NExT is expected to replace the NEET PG and FMGE exams for admission to postgraduate medical courses in India. The NExT syllabus includes subjects covered in the first and second years of MBBS, and applied aspects of all subjects covered in the third year and final part 1 of MBBS. The exam focuses more on the practical and clinical part. 

Despite promising benefits such as standardizing assessment and improving practical skills, it implementation has been delayed, with NEET PG India’s Gateway to postgraduate medical education.