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NEET SS exam 2020 overview

Name of the examinationNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Super Specialty
Conducting authorityNational Board of Examinations (NBE)
Mode of NEET SS examComputer Based Test (CBT)
Level of the examinationNational
Courses offeredDM/ MCh
Qualifying criteria for NEET SS50th percentile
Authorities responsible for seats allotmentBy DGHS
Official websitenbe.edu.in

List of NEET Superspecialties  courses:

  1. Neonatal anaesthesia
  2. Cardiology
  3. Clinical haematology
  4. Clinical immunology and rheumatology
  5. Clinical pharmacology
  6. Critical care medicine
  7. Endocrine surgery
  8. Endocrinology
  9. Gastroenterology
  10. Geriatric mental health
  11. Gynaecological oncology
  12. Hand surgery
  13. Head and neck surgery
  14. Hepato pancreato biliary surgery/surgical gastroenterology(g.i. surgery)
  15. Hepatology
  16. Infectious diseases
  17. Medical genetics
  18. Medical oncology
  19. Nephrology
  20. Neuro surgery
  21. Neurology/paediatric neurology
  22. Neuroradiology/interventional radiology
  23. Onco-pathology
  24. Paediatric cardiology/neonatology/paediatric gastroenterology/paediatric haematology/paediatric nephrology/paediatric oncology
  25. Paediatric surgery
  26. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  27. Pulmonary medicine
  28. Reproductive medicine and surgery
  29. Surgical oncology
  30. Urology(genito-urinary surgery)
  31. Vascular surgery/cardiovascular and thoracic surgery/thoracic surgery/paediatric cardiothoracic vascular surgery

NEET SS exam 2020 Dates

Availability of NEET SS information brochure 2020August 3, 2020 – Released
Release of NEET SS 2020 application formAugust 3, 2020 (from 3 PM) – Started
Last date to submit the application formAugust 23, 2020 (till 11:55 PM)
Correction windowAugust 24 to 25, 2020
Availability of mock testSeptember 1, 2020
Correction window for imagesSeptember 2 to 3, 2020
Issuance of NEET SS admit cardSeptember 8, 2020- Released
Exam dateSeptember 15, 2020 – Declared
NEET SS result date 2020September 25, 2020- Out
NEET SS Counselling 2020 Round 1 (Postponed until further notice)
Registration and choice fillingOctober 8 to 11, 2020 till 05:00 PM
Processing of seat allotmentOctober 12, 2020
Seat allotment resultOctober 13, 2020
ReportingOctober 14 to 18, 2020
NEET SS Counselling 2020 Round 2 (Postponed until further notice)
Registration and choice fillingOctober 20 to 22, 2020 till 05:00 PM
Processing of seat allotmentOctober 23, 2020
Seat allotment resultOctober 24, 2020
ReportingOctober 25 to 31, 2020

NEET SS exam 2020 eligibility criteria

  1. In order to be eligible for NEET SS, aspirants require to hold a postgraduate degree (MD/ MS/ DNB) or it’s equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. Aspirants who will complete their postgraduate degree on or before September 25, 2020, will only be eligible for NEET SS 2020, as completing the degree after the due date will lead to ineligibility for admission
  3. Interested aspirants must be registered with the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) and registration proof needs to be submitted at the test centre on the day of the examination.

NEET SS exam 2020 eligibility criteria for foreign nationals

  1. MCI registration is not required by NRI for appearing for NEET SS entrance test but they have to be registered with appropriate authority of their respective country.
  2. Temporary registration will be granted to applicants for the duration of the postdoctoral course, after qualifying the NEET SS 2020.
  3. This registration of the NRI candidates will be temporary and shall be limited to the medical college/institution in which their admission has been granted.

NEET SS exam application form 2020

  • Candidates are advised before filling the NEET SS application form 2020:
    • Candidates are advised to read all the NEET SS 2020 information brochure and check their criteria of eligibility for the exam.
    • Aspirants must be prepared with a valid email ID and mobile number.
    • Keep the following details ready for filling the application form of NEET SS.
      1. Personal details
      2. PG qualification and MCI/SMC registration details
      3. Scanned images of passport size photographs, signature, and thumb impression under the below-mentioned specifications.
  • Guidelines for uploading photographs for NEET SS 2020:
    1. Passport size photographs should be colored with white background.
    2. Size of the image should be less than 80kb
    3. Scanner dpi should be 200 dpi.
    4. Image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format
  • Guidelines for uploading signature for NEET SS:
    1. Signature should be clear and without overwriting on a white paper sheet within a box of 6X3 cm (width*height).
    2. Size of the image should be less than 80kb
    3. Scanner dpi should be 200 dpi.
    4. Image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format.
  • Guidelines for uploading thumb impression for NEET SS 2020:
    1. Thumb impression should be colour with white background
    2. Size of the image should be less than 80kb
    3. Scanner dpi should be 200 dpi.
    4. Image should be in .jpg/.jpeg format.

How to fill the NEET SS application form 2020?

  • Step 1. Registration
    1. Aspirants need to visit the NBE official website: www.nbe.edu.in
    2. Then, select the NEET SS 2020 tab
    3. Click on the link of “new registration”
    4. Candidates are then required to fill the personal, contact, and captcha detail
    5. After filling all the required details, candidates need to submit the registration form.
    6. After submitting, a confirmation message mentioning the user id and password will be sent to registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Step 2. Filling out details in NEET SS 2020 application form
    1. After accessing the unique user id and password, aspirants are required to login to their NEET SS applicant portal by using the login credentials.
    2. After logging, fill the requisite personal, qualification and test centres details.
    3. Candidates must note to fill the required field with valid information. It is important to enter the details carefully.
  • Step 3. Uploading the documents and choosing the test centres
    1. Candidates are advised to upload the required documents within the aforementioned specifications.
    2. After uploading the documents choose the centres of NEET SS 2020 according to your preferences.
    3. It must be noted that the NEET SS 2020 exam centres will be allotted on the first come first serve basis. So, candidates are advised to fill the NEET SS application form as early as possible.
  • Step 4. Pay the NEET SS application fee 2020
    1. After completion of all above mentioned processes of NEET SS 2020 application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee for the same.
    2. Candidates can pay the NEET SS application fee in online mode by using debit/credit cards or net banking.
    3. It is mandatory to pay the application fee as on the basis of which successful NEET SS registration 2020 depends. Irrespective of any categories the application fee of NEET SS is Rs. 3750.
  • Step 5. Taking printout of the confirmation page
    1. Candidates are advised to download the acknowledgment slip of NEET SS 2020 and take its printouts for the future use.
    2. Also, it is advised to cross-check the details printed and in case of any discrepancy, one must contact the conducting authority.

NEET SS exam centres 2020


NEET SS admit card 2020

  • NBE released the admit card of NEET SS 2020 on September 8.
  • Aspirants who successfully complete all the application processes within the due dates can download the NEET SS admit card from its official website in online mode.
  • It is mandatory for aspirants to download the NEET SS admit card 2020 and affix the self-attested recent passport size photographs within the specified space.
  • As failing to do so, candidates will not be allowed to appear for NEET SS 2020 entrance exam.
  • How to download NEET SS admit card?
    1. Aspirants need to visit the official website of NBE or click on the link available on this page.
    2. Select the tab of their respective exam i.e. “NEET-SS”
    3. Aspirants are required to their applicant portal by clicking on the link of “Applicant Login”
    4. In the login window, enter the User ID and password
    5. The NEET SS 2020 admit card will pop up on the screen
    6. Candidates are advised to cross check all the information mentioned in the NEET SS admit card.
    7. After cross verifying, download and save the admit card of NEET SS 2020.
    8. Applicants are advised to take a printout of the NEET SS 2020 admit card.
  • What are the details mentioned in the NEET SS admit card?
    1. Candidate name
    2. Roll number
    3. Application number
    4. Examination centre details
    5. Chosen Specialty
    6. Post-graduate qualification
    7. NEET SS 2020 examination date
    8. Timing of reporting at the examination centre
    9. Timing of exam

NEET SS exam 2020 result

  • What are the steps to check?
    1. Click on the NEET SS result 2020 link available above on this page
    2. NBE releases the result of NEET SS 2020 in PDF format
    3. Use Ctrl+F to search roll number
    4. Cross-check NEET SS roll number, marks scored, rank
    5. Download the NEET SS result 2020 for future references

NEET SS exam 2020 Scorecard

  • The regulatory authority has released the result-cum-scorecard of NEET SS, in online mode on September 30.
  • Aspirants can access it by logging to their applicant portal.
  • The details which are being mentioned on NEET SS scorecard 2020 are as follows:
    1. Specialty of the candidate

    2. Score obtained out of 100

    3. NEET-SS 2020 percentile.

    4. NEET SS cut-off score

  • Steps to download NEET SS score card 2020
    1. Click on the link provided in this article

    2. Enter your User ID and password

    3. After entering the login credentials, the NEET SS scorecard will pop up on the screen after clicking submit.

    4. Aspirants are advised to cross-check the details mentioned on it and download it for future references.

NEET SS exam counseling 2020

  • Documents required at NEET SS 2020 counseling: Aspirants are required to carry the below-mentioned documents at the time of offline NEET SS counseling.
    1. Marksheet of NEET SS 2020
    2. NEET SS 2020 admit card
    3. Birth certificate
    4. Passing certificate of graduation
    5. Caste certificate
    6. Passport size photograph
  • Counseling procedure of NEET SS 2020:
    1. Eligible applicants need to get them registered for NEET SS 2020 counselling from the link which will be mentioned on this page.
    2. Aspirants are required to fill out personal details.
    3. It is mandatory for aspirants to make the payment for NEET SS counselling in online mode.
    4. Candidates are then required to make their preferences of colleges and as per the merit-cum-preference basis aspirants will be allotted seats through the NEET SS counselling process 2020
    5. After the allocation of seats through NEET SS aspirants are required to pay the annual fee and then on the specified date report at the allotted colleges.

NEET SS exam pattern

Mode of NEET SS conduction 2020Computer Based Test (CBT)
Types of NEET SS 2020 questionMCQs
Medium of question patternEnglish
Number of section in NEET SS question paper2 (Part A & Part B)
Duration for one Paper of NEET SS 20201.45 hours
Duration two SS Paper3.30 hours
NEET SS 2020 marking scheme4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for one wrong attempt
Total number of questions100

What is the pattern of NEET SS question paper?


NEET SS syllabus 2020

  • The question paper is divided into two parts (Part A and Part B).
  • Part A Syllabus
    1. Part-A of the question paper for any super specialty course shall comprise MCQs from the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s).
    2. In case, a candidate opted only for a single feeder broad specialty course for a particular super specialty, Part A in that case will include questions from only one broad specialty. For eg. MS/DNB General Surgery is the only feeder broad speciality for MCh Urology, therefore Part A of Urology question paper will include questions from General Surgery.
    3. For Super-specialty courses having multiple feeder broad specialty courses, Part-A will comprise questions from all the eligible feeder broad specialty courses. For eg. The eligible feeder broad specialties for super-specialty courses in Cardiology are General medicine, Pediatrics and Respiratory medicine.
    4. Hence, Part -A of Cardiology question paper shall include questions from all the three feeder broad specialty courses i.e. General Medicine, Pediatrics & Respiratory Medicine.
  • Part B Syllabus
    1. It shall comprise of 60 questions from the concerned super specialty.

    2. The questions shall be included from the topics of PG Exit level which cover clinical practice and basic sciences as applied to the concerned super specialty.

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