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Information BulletinNational Eligibility Cum Entrance TestAdmission to DM, MCh and DNBSuper Specialty Courses

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Important dates

IMPORTANT DATES
Processes Timelines
Availability of Information
Bulletin 3rd August 2020 Onwards
Online Application Submission 3rd August (3 PM Onwards) to 23rd
August 2020 (Till 11:55PM)
Online Application Submission
Process Completes On 3rd August 2020 (Till 11:55 PM)
Edit Window for All Applicants 24th August to 25th August 2020
Final Edit Window to rectify
Deficient Images:
1. Photograph
2. Signatures
3. Thumb Impression
2nd September to 3rd September
2020
Issue of Admit Card 7th September 2020
Examination Date 15th September 2020
Declaration of Result By 25th September 2020

IMPORTANT DATES
Processes Timelines
Availability of Information
Bulletin 3rd August 2020 Onwards
Online Application Submission 3rd August (3 PM Onwards) to 23rd
August 2020 (Till 11:55PM)
Online Application Submission
Process Completes On 3rd August 2020 (Till 11:55 PM)
Edit Window for All Applicants 24th August to 25th August 2020
Final Edit Window to rectify
Deficient Images:
1. Photograph
2. Signatures
3. Thumb Impression
2nd September to 3rd September
2020
Issue of Admit Card 7th September 2020
Examination Date 15th September 2020
Declaration of Result By 25th September 2020

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Introduction

Introduction
NEET-SS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the
single entrance examination for admission to various DM/MCh
courses as per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016.
No other entrance examination, either at the state or the Institution
level, shall be valid for entry to DM/MCh courses as per the Indian
Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2017 admission session.
Qualifying NEET-SS is mandatory for entry to DM/MCh courses under
various Universities/ Institutions in the country.
Scope of NEET-SS
NEET-SS 2020 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination
for admission to Super Specialty Courses for the academic session
2020-21 which will include the following:
• All DM/MCh Courses in the country including all Private Medical
Colleges/Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities.
• All DM/MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
• All DNB Super-specialty Courses
The following Medical institutions are not covered for admission to
DM/MCh courses through NEET-SS for 2020 admission session:
1. AIIMS, New Delhi
2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
3. JIPMER, Puducherry
4. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
5. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram
No state government/private medical college/Universities including
the UT of Jammu & Kashmir shall be conducting any separate entrance
for admission to their DM/MCh Courses for the academic session
2020-21

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Information for Candidates

2.1. NEET-SS 2020 is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for
admission to DM/MCh courses of 2020 admission session. The
time schedule for completion of Admission Process for DM/MCh
Super specialty courses for 2020-21 admission session is available
at Annexure – A to this information bulletin.
2.2. National Board of Examinations utilises the merit generated
through NEET SS for admissions to its DNB Superspecialty
courses.
2.3. Candidate may kindly note that appearance in NEET-SS 2020 does
not confer any automatic rights to secure a Super Specialty seat.
The selection and admission to Super Specialty seats in any
medical Institution recognized for running Super Specialty courses
as per Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 is subject to fulfilling the
admission criteria, eligibility, medical fitness and such criteria as
may be prescribed by the respective universities, medical
institutions, Medical Council of India, State/Central Government.
2.4. Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully
and go through the instructions regarding submission of online
application form given in the information bulletin as well as on
NEET-SS index page on NBE website www.nbe.edu.in before
starting online submission process for NEET – SS 2020.
2.5. Candidates are deemed to have read, agreed and accepted the
Information Bulletin and the terms and conditions in the
information bulletin for NEET-SS 2020 on completing the online
submission of application form.
2.6. A candidate can submit NEET-SS 2020 application form only once.
Any candidate found to have submitted more than one application
form for NEET-SS 2020 shall be debarred from NEET-SS, his/her

candidature shall be cancelled and further action as deemed
appropriate by NBE shall be taken.
2.7. Candidate should ensure that all the information entered during
the online submission of application form is correct and factual.
Information provided by the candidates in the online application
form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under
any circumstances, any request for change in the information
provided by the candidates. The option of editing certain
information entered in the application form shall be available to
the candidates during the edit window. Please refer Chapter – 8 for
details regarding Edit Window.
2.8. NBE does not edit /modify/alter any information entered by the
candidates at the time of online submission of application form
under any circumstances.
2.9. Application for NEET – SS 2020 can only be submitted online
through National Board of Examinations website www.nbe.edu.in
There is no other methodology for application submission.
Application submitted through any other mode shall be summarily
rejected.
2.10.Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated
information shall not be considered and candidates may be further
debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by
NBE/MoHFW/other Institutions.
2.11.Candidates who fail to submit duly completed applications with
requisite documents and/or fail to rectify the deficiencies in the
application by the last date prescribed for rectification shall be
declared ineligible. Admit Card shall not be issued to candidates
who are declared ineligible. In such cases, the entire fees will be
forfeited.

2.12.Applications of applicant candidates producing false or fabricated
records will not be considered and such applicants will be further
debarred from appearing in the future examinations of NBE.
Action as deemed appropriate by NBE will be taken if false or
fabricated records/ information is submitted or any unfair means
are used.
2.13.Candidates are advised to ensure that no mandatory column in the
online application form is left blank. In the event of rejection of the
application form, no correspondence/request for re-consideration
will be entertained.
2.14.Please refer Chapter – 8 on Instructions to Fill NEET SS 2020
Application Form. Candidates may note that deficiency related to
images uploaded shall be communicated to them. Deficiency
related to images uploaded (photograph, Signatures, Thumb
Impression) can be corrected during the final edit window i.e. 2nd
September to 3rd September 2020.
2.15.Candidates should ensure before applying for the examination that
they possess or likely to possess by 25th September 2020 the
Degree/Provisional Pass Certificate of MD/MS/DNB qualification
in the eligible specialty duly recognized as per provisions of Indian
Medical Council Act or an equivalent recognized qualification. A
foreign national should be duly registered with appropriate
registering authority in his/her own country where from he/she
has obtained his/her PG Medical qualification which is duly
recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned
authority. If it is found at any stage that the PG Medical
qualification of the applicant is not a recognized qualification, the
candidature/result shall be cancelled/deemed to be cancelled.
2.16.Candidates should go through this bulletin carefully for eligibility
criteria before applying. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other
issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not
given in the bulletin of information or NBE website. No Queries of

the Guardians/Parents/Spouse will be entertained on telephone
with regard to the eligibility and disclosure of the results.
2.17.Submission of incomplete online application form not in
accordance with prescribed instructions shall invite rejection of
applications. In such cases, the examination fee shall not be
refunded.
2.18.Candidate found ineligible at any stage of NEET SS 2020
Examination, will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In
an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or
passing the NEET SS 2020 examination, the results/candidature
of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or is deemed to be
cancelled, even if result has been declared or Pass Certificate has
been issued.
2.19.NBE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted
inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the
NEET SS Examination even though the admit card/roll number has
been issued or name/roll number is displayed on NBE website.
2.20.Fee shall neither be carried forward to a future exams nor refunded
under any circumstances.
2.21.Candidates’ eligibility is purely provisional & is subjected to the
fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed in this Information
Bulletin.
2.22.Instructions in the information bulletin are liable to change based
on decisions taken by the NBE from time to time.
2.23.Instructions in the information-bulletin are liable to change based
on decisions taken by the NBE /MoHFW/MCI from time to time.
There is no equity or any rights that are /or deemed to be arising
in favour of candidate. Applicants are required to refer to the latest

bulletin or corrigendum that may be issued to incorporate these
changes. Refer NBE website www.natboard.edu.in and
www.nbe.edu.in for latest updates or corrigendum.
2.24.NBE reserves its absolute right to alter, amend, modify or apply
any or some of the instructions/ guidelines contained in this
information bulletin.
2.25.The existing schedule, pattern, policy and guidelines are for ready
reference only but in no way, they are or are ought to be treated as
representative or acknowledgment of fact that NBE is bound to
follow the same in future.
2.26.In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the
instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding the determination of
eligibility/conduct of examinations/ registration of candidates/
information contained herein, the interpretation of the National
Board of Examinations shall be final and binding in nature.
2.27.Request shall not be entertained for change in date/center of
examination under any circumstances. Candidates are advised not
to canvass for such representation.
2.28.Admit Cards for NEET SS 2020 Examination shall be available to
downloaded at NBE website www.nbe.edu.in on 7th September
2020. Candidates found ineligible shall not be issued admit cards.
2.29.Result of NEET SS 2020 shall be displayed on National Board
o f E x a m i n a t i o n s website www.natboard.edu.in and
www.nbe.edu.in
2.30.NEET SS 2020 shall be conducted by NBE at various exam centres
engaged for the purpose. Candidates are advised to familiarise
themselves with the route and location of the exam centre. Please
refer Chapter – 6 for details of Test Day Procedures.

2.31.The examination test centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the
identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the
identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite
cooperation.
2.32.Possession/Use of mobile phones/Electronic devices is strictly
prohibited in the premises of NBE test Centres. Candidates shall be
liable for penal action for Possession/ Use of Mobile phones/
Electronic devices. Please go through guidelines detailed in
Chapter – 9 for use of unfair means in the examination.
2.33.Demo Test: A demo test shall be available for the benefit of
candidates to familiarise themselves with the Computer Based Test
format at website www.nbe.edu.in Applicant candidates will be
able to access the Demo test from 1st September 2020 onwards.
2.34.The applicant candidates should communicate with National
Board of Examinations regarding matters related to NEET SS 2020
as per prescribed Protocols only, detailed under Chapter – 11.
2.35.Candidates are encouraged to communicate through email with
National Board of Examinations. All the correspondence through
post should be addressed to the Executive Director, National Board
of Examinations, Medical Enclave, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ansari
Nagar, New Delhi-110029. Candidates are requested to superscribe
the envelope with the subject matter of the correspondence for
expeditious processing.
2.36.The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be at N e w
Delhi only.

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3. Examination Fee

3.1. Examination Fee:
*Excluding charges as may be applicable by various payment gateways.
3.2. Applications forms once submitted cannot be withdrawn. Fee shall
neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any
circumstances. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
Any claim for refund, adjustment or carrying forward of
Application fee will not be entertained.
3.3. How to pay: The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through
payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card
issued by banks in India or other modes as may be made available
and have been provided on the web page. Fee can not be deposited
through any mode other than the payment gateway available
while submitting online application form submission.
3.4. Examination fees in respect of candidates who are absent or have
been declared ineligible due to any reason will be forfeited.
Candidates are advised to read the information bulletin for NEET
SS 2020 carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for
fulfilment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of
fees.

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Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must meet/fulfil the following criteria:
4.1. Candidates who are in possession of recognized post graduate
medical Degree/Provisional Pass Certificate (MD/MS/DNB) or an
equivalent recognized qualification or likely to be in possession of
the same by 25th September 2020 in accordance with eligible
broad specialty qualifications for super specialty courses as
mentioned in Annexure B of this Information Bulletin can apply
for NEET-SS 2020.
4.2. Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET-SS 2020
will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely
event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being
successful in NEET SS 2020, the result/ candidature of such
candidate shall be cancelled and/or is deemed to be cancelled as
and when the ineligibility is detected.
4.3. The cutoff date for qualifying MD/MS/DNB Broad Specialty
qualification towards determination of eligibility for appearing in
NEET-SS 2020 shall be 25th September 2020.
4.4. Requests for appearing in NEET-SS 2020 from candidates who are
qualifying and/or getting the results of their MD/MS/DNB
qualifications after 25th September 2020 shall be summarily
rejected.
4.5. Registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council is mandatory and
its documentary proof should be furnished at the test Centre on
the examination day.
4.6. Foreign Nationals: Foreign nationals can appear in NEET-SS 2020
without MCI registration. The Medical Council of India may, on
payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary
registration for the duration of the Post Doctoral course limited to

the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the
time being exclusively for pursuing postdoctoral studies. Provided
further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be
subject to the condition that such person is duly registered with
appropriate registering authority in his own country where from
he has obtained his PG Medical qualification, and is duly
recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned
authority.
4.7. Candidates who have left the DNB Superspecialty Programme
(incomplete) after joining the same are not eligible to admissions to
DNB Superspecialty courses for subsequent 3 admissions sessions.
4.8. Applicant candidates may also refer to Post Graduate Medical
Education Regulations, 2000 & all its amendments, issued by
Medical Council of India. The same may be referred to at official
website www.mciindia.org or may be obtained from Medical
Council of India, Sector-8, Pocket-14, Dwarka, New Delhi.
4.9. Eligibility of candidates issued admit card for the examination
shall be purely provisional. Appearing in NEET-SS 2020 does not
confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission to
DM/MCh/DNB Super Specialty courses.

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5. Scheme of NEET SS Examination

5.1. NEET-SS 2020 shall be conducted in a single day as a computer
based examination on 15th September 2020.
5.2. The list of Super specialty courses for which NEET-SS 2020 shall be
conducted can be seen at Annexure C along with prior entry
qualifications i.e. feeder broad specialty qualifications eligible for a
particular super specialty course.
5.3. The scheme of NEET-SS 2020 is as follows:
• A candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty
courses for which his/her broad specialty qualification is
eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.
• Pattern of examination: 40% of the questions shall be from all
the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s) and the remaining
60% shall be from the super specialty course selected by the
candidate at the time of online submission of application form.
• NBE may club certain super specialties in which the number of
seats offered is less.
5.4. Question Paper: There shall be a separate question paper for each
super specialty course /clubbed group. Total number of questions
in each question paper shall be 100 which shall be divided into two
Parts; Part A & Part B. All the questions shall be at PG Exit level.
5.5. Part-A of the question paper for any super specialty course shall
comprise of MCQs from the eligible feeder broad specialty
course(s). In case, there is only a single feeder broad specialty
course for a particular super specialty, Part A in such a case will
comprise of questions from only one broad specialty. For eg.MS/
DNB General Surgery is the only feeder broad specialty for MCh

Urology, therefore Part A of Urology question paper will comprise
of questions from General Surgery.
For Super specialty courses having multiple feeder broad specialty
courses, Part-A will comprise of questions from all the eligible
feeder broad specialty courses. For eg. The eligible feeder broad
specialties for super specialty course in Cardiology are General
Medicine, Pediatrics and Respiratory Medicine. Therefore, Part -A
of Cardiology question paper shall comprise of questions from all
the three feeder broad specialty courses i.e. General Medicine,
Pediatrics & Respiratory Medicine.
5.6. Part- B of the question paper: It shall comprise of 60 questions
pertaining to the concerned super specialty. The questions shall be
of PG Exit level and shall cover topics from clinical practice and
basic sciences as applied to the concerned super specialty.


NEET – SS 2020 18
QUESTION PAPER FOR NEET SS 2020
60% Weightage
Questions from Eligible
Feeder Broad Specialty/
Specialties for a particular
super specialty
40% Weightage
Questions from the
concerned super specialty
or group of clubbed super
specialties (At PG Exit
level)

5.7. Clubbing: Certain DM/MCh Courses which have less number of
seats and have a single common feeder broad specialty course
have been clubbed together. Each clubbed group of super
specialties shall be treated as one for the purpose of online
submission of the application form and generation of the question
paper. For eg. Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric
Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Oncology & Pediatric
Hepatology have been clubbed together with Pediatrics being the
single common feeder Broad Specialty qualification and all these
clubbed specialties will be treated as a single unit for the purpose
of online submission of application form and examination.
Therefore, part A of the question paper for the clubbed super
specialties shall comprise of questions from the single eligible
feeder broad specialty and the part B shall comprise questions
from all the clubbed super specialties.
5.8. All DM/MCh courses which have been clubbed are tabulated
below:
S.No. DM/MCh Courses which have been clubbed together

1a. Cardiac Anaesthesia
b. Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care
c. Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
2a. Neonatology
b. Pediatric Gastroenterology
c. Pediatric Cardiology
d. Paediatric Nephrology
e. Paediatric Oncology
f. Paediatric Hepatology
3a. Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
b. Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery
4a. Vascular Surgery
b. Cardio vascular and Thoracic Surgery
c. Thoracic Surgery
d. Paediatric Cardio-thoracic Vascular Surgery

A candidate can opt for only two super specialty courses/clubbed
group at the time of online submission of the application form
based on his/her eligibility for the concerned super specialty
course. Broad specialty qualifications eligible for admission to a
particular super specialty course shall be as per Post Graduate
Medical Education Regulations, 2000 notified by Medical Council
of India and its amendment from time to time. Candidates are
advised to refer to MCI website for information regarding
availability of seats/ prior entry requirement for any super
specialty course(s) they wish to apply.
5.10.Super Specialty courses for which a particular Broad Specialty is a
feeder qualification can be seen at Annexure B.
5.11.The duration of actual examination for candidates choosing only
one super specialty course/clubbed group shall be 1 hour 45
minutes. Likewise the total duration of examination for candidates
opting for two super specialty courses / clubbed groups shall be 3
hours 30 minutes. However, candidates opting for only one super
specialty course /clubbed group will not be allowed to leave the
exam hall/premises till the completion of entire examination or
05:30 pm whichever is later.
5.12.There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No
marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
5.13.Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as
follows:

5a. Neurology
b. Paediatric Neurology
6a. Neuroradiology
b. Interventional Radiology
7a. Gynaecological Oncology
b. Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

S.NO. RESPONSE MARKS

1Correct Response4 Marks
2Incorrect Response1 Mark shall be deducted
3Unattempted QuestionZero
ActivitiesTime
(12:00 PM – 05:30 PM)
Allow Candidates to enter the
examination centre and Commence
Registration for the test
12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Center01:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login01:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions01:50 PM
Exam Start Time02:00 PM
Exam End Time05:30 PM

NEET – SS 2020

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Overview of Computer Based Test

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Admit Card & Test Day Procedures

Admit Card: Admit cards shall be made live on National Board of
Examination website www.nbe.edu.in on 7th September 2020.
Admit cards will not be issued to candidates found ineligible.
6.2. Candidates will be informed through SMS/Email alerts and
website notice regarding availability of the admit card on National
Board of Examinations website. Admit card will not be sent to the
candidates by Post/Email.
6.3. Candidates are required to download their admit card from the
NBE website and affix firmly their latest passport size photograph
in the space provided on the admit card. The photograph must
meet following specifications:
• Size of photograph : Minimum 35×45 mm (and not larger than
the box printed on admit card for pasting the photograph) with
at least 75% area on the photograph should be occupied with the
face & head of the candidate.
• It should be a Colour photograph with white background
• The photograph needs to display full front view of the face with
a neutral expression. No Caps, Stethoscope, Goggles, Ornaments
to be worn.
• The photograph should not have reflection or shadow on the
face with red eyes.
• The photograph needs to be printed on a high quality paper
with at least 600 dpi Resolutions.
• The photograph must not have kinks, scratches and stains.

TEST DAY PROCEDURES: National Board of Examinations
shall be conducting the Social Distanced – Computer Based Test
(SD-CBT) in safe and secure environment using touch free
processes maintaining social distancing norms wherever needed.
National Board of Examinations reserves its rights to review the
test day processes of conduct of CBT in wake of changing scenario
of COVID-19 pandemic.
6.5. Entry of Candidates as per Time Slots given in the Admit
Cards: Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting
Counter’ of test venue at as per time indicated in their admit cards.
To avoid crowding at the test venue entry, there will be staggered
time slots for candidates to report. Candidates will be required to
report at the exam venue as per the time slot informed via SMS on
their registered mobile number one day prior to exam date. The
reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the test start time.
This will allow time for security checks, identity verification and
checking in for examination.
6.6. Candidates reporting late or beyond the prescribed time shall not
be allowed to appear in the exam under any circumstances. NBE
shall not be responsible for any delayed arrival of the candidate in
reaching the centre due to any reason.
6.7. Test Centre Location: Exact address and location of the test centres
shall be indicated in the admit card. Candidates are advised to
familiarise themselves with the test centre locations at least one
day prior to the examination day and ensure that they report for
the exam as per scheduled time only.
6.8. Please note that only the candidates who have been issued admit
card will be allowed entry inside the examination centre premises
subject to fulfilment of documentary requirements.
6.9. Friends or relatives accompanying the candidates will not be
allowed entry in the examination centre premises under any

circumstances and will not be allowed to contact the candidate
while the examination process is ongoing.
6.10.Barcode/QR Code Reader at Entry Points: The candidate will flash
the admit card and ID proof for verification to the exam
functionary standing across the table with barcode/QR code
reader. Candidate shall be informed about the assigned lab
number. At no time will the exam functionary touch any document
of the candidate.
6.11.Use of Thermo Guns: All candidates will be checked at the entry
point for fever with the thermo guns. In case, any candidate is
observed to be having above normal temperature (> 99.14 Degree
F) or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, he/she will
be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
6.12.Identity checks will be made upon arrival at the test centre to
ensure that there are no unauthorized candidates appearing for the
exam.
6.13.Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following
documents:
6.13.1.Printed copy of Barcoded/QR Coded Admit card with his/her
photograph pasted on it.
6.13.2.Photocopy of Permanent/Provisional SMC/MCI registration,
to be retained by the test centre &
6.13.3.Any one of the below mentioned Govt issued photo IDs**
(must be original and valid/non-expired):
✤ PAN Card
✤ Driving License
✤ Voter ID
✤ Passport

✤ Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)
6.14.In case, any candidate reports to the test center with e-Aadhaar
Card with Aadhaar number printed on it as proof of identity, the eAadhaar Card should be a good quality colour print out with
clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks,
scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the
candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar Card. Decision of NBE in this
regard shall be final”.
** The name on the photo identification must match with the name as
shown on the Admit Card. If name has changed due to marriage etc,
candidate must show the relevant document to substantiate claim for
change in name (Marriage Certificate/Divorcee Decree/ Legal Name
Change Document/ Gazette notification for name change).
6.15.Candidates without valid ID proof shall not be allowed to enter the
examination premises.
6.16.Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidates
producing false/forged documents/ID Proofs.
6.17.SECURITY AT THE TEST CENTRE: Candidates will not be
allowed to take the following items beyond security check point
under any circumstances:
• Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written),
notes, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Writing Pad, Pen Drives,
Eraser, etc..
• Any electronic device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones,
Microphone, Pager, wrist watch/Health Band, Calculator,
Electronic Pen/ Scanner etc.
• All ornaments like bracelets, Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/
Necklace, Pendants, Necklace with pendants, Badge, Brooch etc.
• Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc

• Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle etc.
• Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding
communication devices like wireless/Bluetooth device, spy
camera etc.
6.18.Candidates will be permitted to carry certain items with them to
the examination lab:
• Face Mask
• Gloves
• Personal Transparent water bottle (The practice of water
dispenser shall be discontinued in SD-CBT)
• Personal hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle (50ml)
• Exam related documents (Admit card, ID Card etc)
Please read the admit brad carefully for items permitted to carry
inside the examination centres.
6.19.No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any
articles/items belonging to the candidates. In case any candidate is
found in possession of any of the barred items inside the centre
beyond the security check point, it will be considered as use of
unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in
accordance with the relevant provisions. To avoid any hardship
candidates are advised not to bring prohibited items along with
them at the test Centre.
6.20.Frisking (Body pat as well as HHMD) will not be done while social
distancing is in effect.
6.21.Finger Biometrics of candidates shall NOT be captured at the
time of registration for the test at test venue in SD-CBT. However,
Photograph of the candidates shall be captured on the exam day at
the centre. Face ID shall be verified at the time of registration for
the test and at each bio-break, and at the time of exit of the

candidate. Candidates are requested to cooperate with this
essential activity to avoid any cases of impersonation. This is a
security feature which will ensure that only genuine candidate
appear for the exam. Any candidate not adhering to the
aforementioned security measures will not be allowed to take the
test.
6.22.After verification of ID and capture of Face ID, candidates will be
escorted to the designated computer terminal at the test centre
ensuring social distancing and a Invigilator will assist the
candidate for check-in process of the test.
6.23.Candidates are required to keep their admit card and photo
identification with them at all times during the conduct of
examination.
6.24.Candidates are required to listen to the invigilator’s instructions to
begin the exam. Each workstation will be blocked from three sides
– front, left and right. Candidates are advised not to look around at
other candidates as there will be surveillance cameras also that will
record video.
6.25.Any suspicious or disruptive behaviour on part of the candidate
may lead to cancellation of candidature. For any issues during the
exam, candidate may raise his or her hand to notify Invigilator.
6.26.Manual Attendance with signature and Ink finger print shall not be
done in SD-CBT.

CaseDescription of failureStandard actions taken
1Disruption happens (e.g Power Failure)
during the exam time after the candidates
have logged in (either for one or more
candidates)
No action necessary. The timer will stop when the
failure occurs and will resume when the failure is
rectified.
There will be no time loss in allocated examination
time due disruption/failure.
2Candidate machine is locked during the
exam. (e.g Loss of connectivity with the
Primary Server)
IT Manager in each exam room verifies and
unlocks the candidates account and the timer starts
from the same point where the candidate had left.
There will be no time loss in allocated examination
time due to this locking.
3Candidate complains of any specific
issues in the machine (e.g screen
flickering, mouse issue, system getting
locked/hanged repeatedly etc)
On reporting of the issue , IT Manager/Invigilator
verifies and locks the candidate machine. The
candidate is shifted from their allotted seat to
buffer seat in same or other lab during the
examination.
There will be no time loss in allocated examination
time due to this shifting
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Centres for NEET SS Examination

7.1. The tentative list of cities where NEET SS 2020 shall be conducted
is as follows:

S.
No.
CityS. NoCity
1Ahmedabad30Lucknow
2 Ajmer31Madurai
3 Bengaluru32Meerut
4 Bhatinda33Mohali
5 Bhopal34Mumbai
6 Bhubhneswar35Mysuru (Mysore)
7 Bikaner36Nagpur
8 Chennai37Nasik
9 Coimbatore38Noida
10 Dehradun39Patiala
11 Delhi40Patna
12 Ernakulam41Puducherry
13 Faridabad42Pune
14 Gandhinagar43Raipur
15 Guntur44Rajahmundry
16 Gurugram45Ranchi
17 Guwahati46Roorkee
18 Hubballi (Hubli)47Salem
19 Hyderabad48Shillong
20 Indore49Sikar
21 Imphal50Srinagar
22 Jaipur51Thiruvanathapuram
23 Jammu52Thrissur
24 Kannur53Tiruchirappalli
25 Kanpur54Tirunelveli
26 Kohima55Varanasi
27 Kolkata56Vijaywada
28 Kollam57Visakhapatnam
29 Kozhikod

The exact venue will be informed to the candidates through admit
cards. The Candidates shall make their own arrangement for
travel/boarding etc.
7.3. At the time of online submission of application form, the applicant
candidate will be required to choose the city in which he/she
wants to take the test. The choice of city will depend on availability
of the test centres in a particular city and the allotment shall be
done on first come first serve basis.
7.4. During submission of online application form, candidate will be
able to see only those cities where testing seats are available. While
the city will be chosen by the candidate himself / herself at the
time of online submission of application form, allotment of test
centre/venue in the chosen city shall be done by NBE.
7.5. In case testing seat is not available in the State/UT in which the
candidate prefers to appear in NEET SS 2020, he/she can choose
the option OTHERS from the list of States/UTs at the time of
selection of the State/UT during online submission of application
form. NBE will make all efforts to ensure that the candidate is
allotted a testing centre in the State of correspondence address of
the candidate. In case testing seat is not available in the concerned
State due to logistic, administrative or other reasons, testing centre
in a nearby State shall be allocated. Candidates opting for OTHERS
option shall be informed about their testing city by 30th August
2020.
7.6. Candidates will be informed regarding their test venue through
the admit card.
7.7. Requests for change of testing centre / city shall not be
entertained. Candidates are advised not to canvass for the same.
NEET – SS 2020

Instructions to Fill Online NEET
SS 2020 Application Form
8.1. New User Registration: All candidates desirous of applying for
NEET SS 2020 shall be required to create an online profile of
themselves to generate a UserID and Password.
8.2. Applicant Login: This User ID and Password so created will allow
the candidate to login as an applicant for NEET SS 2020 and register
an online application. The “Go To Application” link will allow the
applicant to continue with the application submission immediately
after user creation.
8.3. If the Login password is lost, it can be retrieved by clicking “Forgot
Your Password”.
8.4. Name of Candidate: Please mention your full name as in Post
Graduate Medical Qualification Certificate. Name as entered by
the candidate while creating his/her User ID shall be reflected in a
non-editable format in his/her examination application form. No
change in the name shall be permissible under any circumstances
after submission of an application. The candidate shall be required
to produce his/her Govt issued ID proof bearing same name at the
test centre on the test day to seek entry. It is strongly advised not to
submit an application with an error in the candidate’s name as it
shall not be allowed to be edited after application submission. If the
user has entered his/her name wrongly while registering the user,
please create another user with correct name.
8.5. Father’s and Mother’s Name: Please mention the full name of your
Father and Mother carefully while registering the user.

Gender and Date of Birth: Indicate your gender and Day, Month &
Year of your birth. Please enter the correct date of birth carefully
while registering the user..
8.7. Nationality: Please enter country of your citizenship. An Indian
Citizen should indicate, if he/she is an NRI. If you are an Overseas
Citizen of India (OCI), please choose OCI after selecting country of
your citizenship.
8.8. Email ID: Email ID chosen by the applicant candidate shall be
verified through a system generated OTP for user creation. Same
email ID can not be used for registration of any other user
concurrently. Please note that all email correspondence with the
applicant candidate shall be done at this email ID only. Email chosen
by the applicant candidate shall be the primary means to communicate with
the candidate for examination purposes. Information related to
examinations shall be sent at this email ID. Candidates shall also be
able to communicate with National Board of Examinations through
this registered email only. Correspondence received from any other email
ID of the candidate shall not be entertained. Therefore, candidates are
advised to choose the email ID carefully.
8.9. Mobile No: Please provide the desired mobile number for receiving
Examinations related communications sent through SMS. Mobile
number chosen by the applicant candidate shall NOT be the primary
means to communicate with the candidate for examination
purposes.
8.10.The UserID/Application ID and password so generated shall be sent
to the registered email ID of the candidate for future records.
8.11.The index page of NEET SS 2020 at National Board of
Examinations website www.nbe.edu.in provides a quick link,
“Applicant Login”. The online application form for NEET SS 2020
can be accessed through this quick link after successful login

8.12.The candidate can login using his/her User ID and Password.
8.13.The application submission process can be completed either in a
single sitting or in multiple sittings, as per the candidate’s choice,
during the application submission window. However, once an
application is successfully completed & submitted, it shall be
available for editing certain field only during the “edit window”.
8.14.Candidates are advised not to complete their application
registration process in a haste so as to avoid any errors in
providing information.
8.15.The candidate shall be required to provide information as asked
under various heads. It is strongly recommended to keep the
required information handy before start filing the application.
Some of the salient heads in the application form are as under:
8.16.Upload of Prescribed Documents & Images (Photograph,
Scanned Signatures and Thumb Impression): Please refer Image
Upload Instructions available at NBE website www.nbe.edu.in and
at the end of this information bulletin for details of specifications
for uploading photograph, signatures and thumb impression.
Images which are not as per prescribed specification shall not be
considered and may lead to rejection of the application.
8.17.The test city can be selected from available choices on first come
first serve basis. While the city will be chosen by the candidate
himself / herself at the time of online submission of application
form, allotment of test centre/venue in the chosen city shall be
done by NBE.
8.18.In case testing seat is not available in the State/UT in which the
candidate prefers to appear in NEET SS 2020, he/she can choose
the option OTHERS from the list of States/UTs at the time of
selection of the State/UT during online submission of application
form. NBE will make all efforts to ensure that the candidate is

allotted a testing centre in the State of correspondence address of
the candidate. In case testing seat is not available in the concerned
State due to logistic, administrative or other reasons, testing centre
in a nearby State shall be allocated. Candidates opting for OTHERS
option shall be informed about their testing city by 30th August
2020.
8.19.After selection of test city, the candidate shall be required to pay
the prescribed examination fee online. The fee can not be paid
through any mode other than the payment gateway available in
online application form.
8.20.Candidates shall be prompted to preview the entire application
before submission in order to make any corrections, if so required.
They shall be required to submit the application after agreeing to
the “declaration”. This shall complete the entire process of
application submission.
8.21.A c k n o w l e d g e m e n t o f A p p l i c a t i o n S u b m i s s i o n : A n
acknowledgement email shall be sent to the registered email ID
confirming submission of an application by the candidate.
8.22.Edit Window: Candidates who have successfully submitted their
application during Application Submission window shall only be
allowed to edit their applications during 24th August to 25th
August 2020. No new application can be registered during edit
window.
8.23.All editable fields in the application form shall be open for the
candidate to make any corrections, if so required. Details of field
which can not be edited are mentioned below.
8.24.Information entered in the application form can be changed during
the “Edit Window”. However, following fields in the application
form shall remain non-editable:

Name of the Candidate
• Email ID
• Nationality
• Test City
8.25.No editing in information provided shall be permissible in the
application form, once edit window is over.
8.26.NBE disclaims any liability that may arise due to incorrect
information provided by the candidate during online application
form submission.
8.27.NBE does not edit /modify/alter any information entered by the
candidates at the time of online submission of application form
under any circumstances.
8.28.Subsequent to closure of edit window, deficiency related to images
uploaded in the application form shall be communicated to
concerned candidates. Deficiency related to images uploaded
(photograph, Signatures, Thumb Impression) can be corrected
during the final edit window i.e. 2nd September to 3rd
September 2020.
8.29.Candidates who fail to submit duly completed applications with
requisite documents and/or fail to rectify the deficiencies in their
applications by the last date prescribed for rectification shall be
declared ineligible. Admit Card shall not be issued to candidates
who are declared ineligible. In such cases, the entire fees will be
forfeited

8.30.The following sequence shall be observed while filing the online
application form:

Fill the user registration form to generate User ID/Application ID and
Password.
• User ID and Password will be sent through SMS and Email.
• Complete the application form and upload your Photograph, Scanned
signature, Thumb impression & Prescribed documents.
• Choose your Test City and pay Examination Fee
• Agree to the declaration and Submit Application
• Take a print out of the filled Application form with Transaction ID
printed on it for records

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Result & Counseling

10.1.QUALIFYING CRITERIA:
Candidates placed at the 50th percentile or above shall be declared
as qualified in NEET-SS in their respective specialty.
10.2.DATE OF DECLARATION OF RESULT:
The result for NEET-SS 2020 will be declared by 25th September
2020. The result shall be available at NBE website: www.nbe.edu.in
10.3.The score card shall be available for download to the candidates
through applicant login using NBE ID and Password.
10.4.There will be NO re-evaluation or rechecking or re-totaling.
Requests for re-evaluation/re-totaling shall not be entertained.
10.5.VALIDITY OF NEET-SS 2020 RESULT
The validity of the result of NEET-SS 2020 shall be only for the
current admission session i.e. 2020-21 admission session for DM/
M.Ch and DNB Super Specialty courses and cannot be carried
forward for the next session of admissions for DM/MCh and DNB
Super Specialty courses.
Kindly note that the registration of admissions for DM/M.Ch
courses is governed by Post Graduate Medical Education
Regulations, 2000 issued by Medical Council of India with prior
approval of Central Government and the Judgments of Hon’ble
Supreme Court of India.
10.6.TIE BREAKER CRITERIA: In the event of candidates obtaining
the same score for a particular super specialty course, the
following tie-breaking criteria will be applied to determine inter-se

merit in descending order of application till a unique inter-se merit
is determined for all such candidates:
A. Candidate having lesser number of negative responses in
the overall paper will be placed at higher merit position.
B. Candidate obtaining higher score in Part B of the question
paper will be placed at higher merit position.
C. Candidate having lesser number of negative responses in
Part B of the question paper will be placed at higher merit
position.
D. Older candidate will be placed at higher merit position.
10.7.PUBLICATION OF MERIT LIST:
NBE shall declare specialty wise merit list i.e. there will be a
separate merit list for each Super Specialty course. There shall not
be any equating/scaling and normalization. The merit shall be
generated strictly on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate
and application of the prescribed tie breaking criteria.
Candidates securing 50th percentile or more in each super specialty
specific merit list shall be declared as qualified.
10.8.COUNSELING:
There shall be a common counseling for all Superspecialty seats
(DM, MCh and DNB Super specialty) of NEET- SS 2020 at NationalLevel to be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services,
Government of India. A notification regarding the common
counseling is at Annexure-“D”. NBE shall not entertain queries
pertaining to counseling and allotment of seats.
For Schedule/FAQs and scheme of counselling, please visit Medical
Counseling Committee (MCC) website www.mcc.nic.in

The Email for queries relating to counseling in Superspecialty is
mccsuperspeciality@gmail.com
Candidates are advised to retain the mobile number and email ID
used for the registration of NEET SS 2020 application till the
completion of counseling process as the same email ID and mobile
number shall be used by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) for
the purpose of counseling also.
10.9.AVAILABILITY OF DM/MCh SEATS FOR 2020 SESSION
Candidates may visit website of Medical Council of India
www.mciindia.org for details of DM/MCh seats and National
Board of Examinations website www.natboard.edu.in for DNB
seats available in various super specialty courses.
The following Medical Institutions are not covered by centralized
admissions for DM/MCh seats through NEET-SS 2020:-
A. AIIMS, New Delhi
B. PGIMER, Chandigarh
C. JIPMER, Puducherry
D. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
E. SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

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NEET SS FOR DNB SUPERSPECIALTY COURSES

12.1.NBE is utilizing the merit list of NEET-SS for admission to DNB
Super Specialty Courses, from July 2019 admission session
onwards. For DNB Superspecialty 2020 admission session also,
NEET SS 2020 merit list shall be utilised.
12.2.NBE offers the following DNB Super Specialty Courses (along with
their prior entry qualifications):

Sl.
No.
DNB SUPER
SPECIALTY COURSE
PRIOR ENTRY QUALIFICATION
1CARDIAC
ANAESTHESIA
MD/DNB (ANAESTHESIA)
2CARDIOLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
MD/DNB (RESPIRATORY MEDICINE)
3CRITICAL CARE
MEDICINE
MD/DNB (EMERGENCY MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (RESPIRATORY MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (ANAESTHESIA)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
4ENDOCRINOLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
5GASTROENTEROLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
6GYNAECOLOGIC
ONCOLOGY
MD/MS/DNB (OBSTT. & GYNAE.)
7GENITO URINARY
SURGERY (UROLOGY)
MS/DNB(GENERAL SURGERY)
8MEDICAL GENETICSMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
MD/MS/DNB (OBSTT. & GYNAE.)
9MEDICAL ONCOLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (RADIOTHERAPY/
RADIATION ONCOLOGY)
10NEONATOLOGYMD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
11NEPHROLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
12NEUROSURGERYMS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
13NEUROLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
14PAEDIATRIC
CARDIOLOGY
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
15PAEDIATRIC SURGERYMS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
16VASCULAR SURGERYMS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
17PLASTIC SURGERYMS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
18SURGICAL
GASTROENTEROLOGY
MS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
19SURGICAL ONCOLOGY MS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
20THORACIC SURGERYMS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
21CARDIOVASCULAR &
THORACIC SURGERY
MS/DNB (GENERAL SURGERY)
22RHEUMATOLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
23ENDOVASCULAR &
INTERVENTIONAL
RADIOLOGY
MD/DNB (RADIODIAGNOSIS)
24HAEMATOLOGYMD/DNB (GENERAL MEDICINE)
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
MD/DNB (BIOCHEMISTRY)
MD/DNB (PATHOLOGY)
25PAEDIATRIC
INTENSIVE CARE
MD/DNB (PAEDIATRICS)
26NEURO ANAESTHESIA
& CRITICAL CARE
DNB/MD (ANESTHESIOLOGY)

12.3.In certain DNB Super specialty courses, there is a minor variation
in nomenclature with corresponding DM/MCh Courses. The list of
such DNB Super specialty courses is given below along with their
corresponding DM/MCh Courses:

DNB COURSE CORRESPONDING DM/
MCh COURSE
REMARKS

DNB RHEUMATOLOGY
DM CLINICAL
IMMUNOLOGY AND
RHEUMATOLOGY
The merit list for DM
Clinical Immunology &
Rheumatology will be
utilised for filling DNB
Rheumatology seats

DNB ENDOVASCULAR
AND INTERVENTIONAL
RADIOLOGY
DM INTERVENTIONAL
RADIOLOGY
The merit list for DM
Interventional Radiology
will be utilised for filling
DNB Endovascular and
Interventional Radiology
seats.
DNB HAEMATOLOGY DM CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY
The merit list for DM
Clinical Haematology will
be utilised for filling DNB
Haematology seats.
DNB PLASTIC SURGERY MCh PLASTIC &
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
The merit list for MCh
Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery will be utilised for
filling DNB Plastic Surgery
seats.

There are two DNB Super specialty courses for which there is no
corresponding DM/MCh Course in NEET-SS 2020. Candidates
interested in following courses at the time of submission of online
application form for NEET-SS 2020 should select the super
specialty courses as mentioned below.

DNB COURSESuperspecialty Course to be
selected during Online
Application
REMARKS
DNB NEURO
ANAESTHESIA
&
CRITICAL CARE
Clubbed group for
CARDIAC ANESTHESIA/
ORGAN TRANSPLANT
ANESTHESIA AND
CRITICAL
CARE/PAEDIATRIC AND
NEONATAL ANESTHESIA
The merit list for DM
Cardiac Anesthesia/
Organ Transplant
Anesthesia and Critical
Care/ Paediatric and
Neonatal Anesthesia
will be utilized for
filling DNB Neuro
Anaesthesia
& Critical Care seats
DNB
PAEDIATRIC
INTENSIVE
CARE
Clubbed group for
PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY/
NEONATOLOGY/
PAEDIATRIC
GASTROENTEROLOGY/
PAEDIATRIC HEPATOLOGY/
PAEDIATRIC
NEPHROLOGY/
PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY
The merit list for DM
Paediatric Cardiology/
Neonatology/Paediatric
Gastroenterology/
Paediatric Hepatology/
Paediatric Nephrology/
Paediatric Oncology
will be utilized for
filling DNB Paediatric
Intensive Care seats.

Prior entry qualification for DNB Super Specialty Courses will be
the same as for corresponding DM/MCh Courses and any change
in feeder entry qualification for any DM/MCh Course(s) will be
automatically applicable for the corresponding DNB Super
Specialty Course(s).
12.6.Candidates desirous of a seat in the above-mentioned DNB Super
Specialty Courses in July 2020 Admission session will be required
to register themselves for NEET-SS 2020 and appear in the
common counseling conducted by Medical Counseling Committee
DGHS, MoHFW, GoI.

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