NEET PG 2023 Examination Pattern & Syllabus, Recommended Books, Preparation Tips, etc.

NEET PG is a Master’s level entrance examination which you can participate in after completion of your M.B.B.S. degree. This examination is conducted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Science every year to offer candidates admission into various medical universities for master’s degree courses.  In this article, we will discuss NEET PG 2023 Examination Pattern & Syllabus, Recommended Books, preparation tips, etc.

NEET PG 2023 Examination Pattern & Syllabus, Recommended Books, Preparation Tips, etc.

NEET PG Examination Pattern

The question asked in the NEET PG examination will be Computer-based MCQ questions. Each correct answer will gain 4 marks and for a wrong answer, 1 mark will be dedicated. A total of 200 questions will be asked in the NEET PG Entrance examination. The following are the examination pattern for the NEET PG entrance examination-


SubjectSubject-Wise Weightage of Questions


SubjectSubject-Wise Weightage of Questions
Forensic Medicine10
Social and Preventive Medicine25


SubjectSubject-Wise Weightage of Questions
General Medicine Including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry45
General Surgery Including Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis45
Obstetrics and Gynaecology30

NEET PG Syllabus

The following is the examination syllabus for the NEET PG Entrance examination-

Pre-clinical Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry

Para-Clinical Subjects

  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Social and Preventive Medicine

Clinical Subjects

  • Medicine Dermatology and Venereology
  • Surgery, Orthopaedics and Anaesthesia,
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT

NEET PG Recommended Books

The following are the recommended books for the preparations for the NEET PG entrance examination-

SubjectsAuthor’s NameBook Name
MicrobiologyRachana Chaurasia & Anshul JainSelf-Assessment & Review Microbiology & Immunology
PathologyRobbins & Vinay Kumar Pathologic Basis of Disease
PharmacologyGobind Rai Garg & Sparsh GuptaReview of Pharmacology
Forensic MedicineArvind AroraSelf-Assessment & Review of Basic Subjects (Anatomy & Forensic Medicine) 
PaediatricsO P GhaiEssential Pediatrics
AnatomyRachana ChaurasiyaSelf-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and Immunology
Social and Preventive medicineVivek Jain.Review of Preventive & Social Medicine (Including Bio-Statistics) 
Medicine Dermatology And VenereologySaumya Shukla, Anurag Shukla.Across: A Complete Review of Short Subjects Volume – 1, Dermatology (Skin and Venereal Diseases), Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics
Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, AnaesthesiaShibbu GeorgeSmart Study Series: ENT and Head & Neck Surgery
Radiodiagnosis and RadiotherapyNarender RohillaSmart Study Series Radiology
OphthalmologyAcrossAcross: A Complete Review of Short Sub (Skin, Anae.Radi.Nuclear Med.Psych, Opthal, Ortho)
Obstetrics and GynaecologyAmit Tripathi/ Ashish Gupta/ Arvind Arora.Review of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations (Medicine, Gynae & Obs. Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Radiology) Vol 3
PsychiatryMohan Sunil KumarSmart Study Series: Psychiatry
PhysiologyVivek NalgirkarSmart Study Series: Physiology
BiochemistryRebecca James PerumcherilSelf-Assessment and Review of Biochemistry


How many questions will be asked in the NEET PG exam?

A total of 200 questions will be asked and the total weightage of the examination is 800 marks making each question to be 4 marks.

Who prepares the NEET PG syllabus?

NEET PG examination syllabus is prepared by the National Board of Examination in Medical Science under the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by the National Medical Commission.

How many sections comprise the NEET PG syllabus?

NEET PG basically has three sections- Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical Subjects.

Is there any negative marking in the NEET PG entrance examination?

Yes, the NEET PG entrance examination does have a negative marking of 1 mark dedication for the wrong answer.

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