NEET-PG for admission to post-graduate medical courses to be held from Dec 5-13

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for entrance to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) at 86 centres in 41 cities from December 5-13, 2016.
The examination shall be held as a computer based test and shall comprise 300 multiple choice questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 
NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for entry to MD/MS/Post Diploma courses.  
No other entrance examination, either at state level or institutional level, conducted by medical colleges and institutions shall be valid as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 with effect from 2017 admission session, an official press release said.
The release said NEET-PG 2017 shall be a single eligibility-cum-entrance examination for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses for the academic session 2017 which will include the following:
    i.    All India 50% quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
   ii.    State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
   iii.    MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
   iv.    MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
    v.    DNB Broad specialty courses (January 2017 Admission Session)
The release said the website for NEET-PG shall be available with effect from 24/09/2016 and online registration for the NEET-PG shall commence from 0700hrs on 26/09/2016 till 31/10/2016 (23:59hrs).  The entire procedure for registration and application for the examination is online. 
Further details about the exam are available at the website of NBE, which is an autonomous organization established by Government of India in 1982 with the prime objective of conducting post-graduate examinations on all India basis.  
NBE also conducted the NEET-PG for MD/MS/PG Diploma admissions in 2013 and All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) during the period 2014 – 2016. 
All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi,Post-Graduate Intitute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram are not covered by NEET PG, the release added.


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