The National Board of Education (NBE) will conduct the NEET Super Speciality or NEET SS 2019 entrance examination for the academic year 2019. The NEET SS 2019 is an eligibility cum ranking examination. The candidates who appear for NEET SS 2019 can get admission to DM/MCh, DNB Super Speciality, post-doctoral fellowship courses. It is mandatory for the candidates to appear for NEET SS 2019 to get admission to specialty courses as per the Indian Medical Council. The candidates There is no other entrance examination that can give admission to the candidates to DM/MCh, DNB Super Speciality, post-doctoral fellowship courses in all Private Medical Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities. The application process for NEET SS 2019 is expected to start from the second week of May. Candidates who are interested to apply for the same can apply from the official website: www.natboard.edu.in. To know more about NEET SS 2018, application form, admit card, eligibility criteria, candidates can refer to this page.
Answer: We are also seeking answers to these questions right now. Things will be clear only when NBE releases NEET SS 2019 exam date and notification. In the meantime, DNB CET SS and NBE FET aspirants are advised to shift their preparation focus to NEET SS 2019.
NEET SS 2019
The NEET SS 2019 entrance will be a single exam to get admissions to Super Speciality Courses. It includes all DM/MCh courses including all Private medical colleges/Institutions/Universities and all DM.MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. The medical Institutions like AIIMS, New Delhi, PGIMER, JIPMER and SCTIMST do not cover admissions through NEET SS for Dm/MCh courses.
|Availability of application form||Second week of May 2019|
|Last date of application form submission||Last Week of May 2019|
|NEET SS 2019 Exam date||First week of Jul 2019|
|Declaration of Result||Second week of Jul 2019|
|First round of counselling||Last week of Jul 2019|
|Last date of joining the allotted college||First week of Aug 2019|
|Second round of counselling||Second week of Aug 2019|
|Commencement of Academic session||First week of Aug 2019|
|Last of joining the allotted college||Last week of Aug 2019|
NEET SS 2019 Courses
Some of the super specialty courses which have fewer seats and have a single common feeder have been clubbed together. The clubbed group of super specialty courses will be treated as one of the purposes of online submission of the application form. The broad specialty qualification and all the clubbed specialties courses will be treated as a single unit for the purpose of online submission of application form. Following is the list of Super Specialty courses which have been clubbed together:
A candidate can only opt for only two super specialty courses which are clubbed. Candidates must refer to the official website for information regarding the availability of seats for any super specialty courses.
Following are the list of specialty courses and which have been clubbed together:
|Sr no.||Super Speciality courses clubbed together|
NEET SS 2019 Eligibility
Following is the eligibility criteria for appearing in the NEET SS 2019 examination:
Educational Qualification: The candidates who have a post graduate medical degree (MD/MS/DNB) or Provisional Pass Certificate or a qualification equivalent can apply for the examination.
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals: Foreign nationals who are interested can also apply for the NEET SS 2019. They can apply without MCI registration. The Medical Council of India will provide temporary registration on the payment of the fees for the registration of the Post Doctoral Course. The temporary registration will be based on the condition that the candidate has registered himself with an appropriate authority in his or her own country.
- Requests for candidates who are qualifying or are getting the results of their qualifications after July 15, 2019, will be rejected.
- The candidates if found to be ineligible for the NEET SS 2019 will be not be permitted to appear in the examination.
NEET SS 2019 Exam Pattern
The NEET SS 2019 will be a computer-based examination which will be held on a single day only. For the examination, a candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty courses at the time of online submission of application form.
Question Paper Pattern
|Question Paper||No. Of MCQs||Time allocated|
|Part A||40||45 mins|
|Part B||60||60 mins|
- The part A of the question paper will have 40% weightage of marks.
- The part A of the question paper will have 60% weightage of marks.
- There will be a separate question paper for each super specialty course/ clubbed group.
- Total number of questions will be 100 in each question paper.
- All the questions will be at PG Exit Level
Part A of Question paper
The questions in the part A of the question paper will consist of MCQs from eligible feeder broad specialty courses. If there is only a single feeder broad specialty course from only one broad specialty, then part A will consist of questions from only one broad specialty.
For the super specialty courses having multiple feeder broad specialty courses, part A will consist of questions from all feeder broad courses.
Part B of Question Paper
This part of the paper will consist of 60 questions. These questions will be of PG exit level and will cover topics related to clinical practice and basic sciences.
Duration of Question Paper: The duration of the examination for the candidates choosing only one super specialty course or clubbed group will be 1 hour and 45 minutes. The duration for the candidates who have selected two super specialty courses will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Marking scheme of question paper: Following is the marking scheme of the question paper:
|1.||Correct Response||4 marks|
|2.||Incorrect Response||1 mark will be deducted|
NEET SS 2019 Application Form
The application form for the NEET 2019 will be available on the official website only. There is no option of submitting the application form through offline mode. The application process for the entrance examination will start from dates notified by the conducting body. The candidates have to fill correct information in the application form. There are some fields in the application form which cannot be changed after the submission of application form.
So candidates must be very careful when filling the form. They must cross check the information filled once before submission. In the registration of the application form, the candidate will get a user id and password which will be sent to the candidate’s email address and on SMS also. The candidates will also have to upload their passport size photograph and signatures. The examination fees has to be paid by the candidate on as well. Without the payment, the registration process will not be complete. At the end of the registration, an acknowledgment receipt will be generated which will be a confirmation of the registration.
NEET SS 2019 Admit Card
The admit cards will be issued to the candidate after he or she has been allotted the test center by the NBE. Candidates will be sent the admit cards on their email id’s seven days before the examination. The admit cards will not be sent by post to the candidates. The notification of the issuance of the admit card will be through SMS as well as Public Notice. Once the notice is issued to the candidates, they have to download it and affix their passport size photographs. It must be the latest photograph.
NEET SS 2019 Test Centers
The examination will be conducted in various cities. Following is the list of test centers where the examination was conducted last year:
At the time of submission of the application form, the candidates will be asked to choose the test centers. The chosen city will be allotted by the NBE to the candidates on first cum first serve basis. Candidates will be able to see the test center allotted to them on the admit card when it gets generated. The test centers will be allocated 7 days before the examination.
If the test center which the candidate prefers is not available then he or she can choose the option “Others” from the list of States. In case if the test center is not available due to logistical or other reasons, the testing center of the nearby State will be allotted to the candidate. The candidates will be informed the same by the NBE.
NEET SS 2019 Result
The results will be declared on the official website on the dates scheduled by the NBE. A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the examination. There will be a separate merit list for each Super Speciality courses. The candidates who obtain 35 percentile or more in each super speciality merit list will be declared as qualified.
NEET SS 2019 Cut Off
The cut off for NEET SS 2019 will be announced with the result. For now, the candidates can check previous year NEET SS Cut Off from the table below:
|Sr no.||Super Speciality Course||Cut of score at 35th Percentile|
|1||Cardiac AnesthesiA/Organ Transplant Anesthesia and Critical Care/Paediatric And Neonatal Anesthesia||224|
|4||Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology||195|
|6||Critical Care Medicine||170|
|10||Geriatric Mental Health||153|
|13||Head and Neck Surgery||182|
|14||Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery/Surgical Gastroenterology (G.I Surgery)||215|
|24||Pediatric Cardiology/Neonatology/Paediatric Gastroenterology/Paediatric Hepatology/Paediatric Nephrology/Paediatric Oncology||202|
|26||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery||139|
|28||Reproductive Medicine and Surgery||211|
|30||Urology (Gento-Urinary Surgery)||165|
|31||Vascular Surgery/CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery/Thoracic Surgery/Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery||165|
NEET SS 2019 Counselling
After the publication of the merit list, the counseling process will start. There will be a common counseling for all the seats of NEET SS for 2019. The counseling session will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India. The online counseling process for NEET SS 2019 will start from the dates scheduled by NBE. The candidates will have to do a separate registration for the counseling process. Also, the candidates have to bring their application form and admit card along with original documents for the counselling process as it will be required till the completion of the PG course. The designated authority for counselling for 50% All India Quota seats will be the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Insofar, official details of NEET SS 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as National Board of Examination releases new NEET SS 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.
To check last year’s information brochure for NEET SS, click here .