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NEET PG 2023 Exam: Everything You Need to Know from Paper Pattern to Answer Key

NEET PG 2023 Exam: Everything You Need to Know from Paper Pattern to Answer Key
Thu Apr 20, 2023
Gursharan Singh

The National Board Examination (NBE) conducted the NEET PG 2023 exam on March 5th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The exam was conducted online and consisted of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The Best Coaching for NEET Test Series in your city were all busy getting their candidates prepared for this exam. The paper was only in the English language, and the total exam duration was 3.5 hours. The NBE reduced the number of questions from 300 to 200 and the total marks from 1200 to 800.

The questions in the NEET PG 2023 exam were divided into three segments, namely Clinical, Pre-Clinical, and Para Clinical. The subjects and their respective weightage of questions were Anatomy (17), Physiology (17), Biochemistry (16), Pathology (25), Pharmacology (20), Microbiology (20), Forensic Medicine (10), Social and Preventive Medicine (25), General Medicine including Dermatology & Venereology & Psychiatry (45), General Surgery including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia, and Radiodiagnosis (45), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (30), Paediatrics (10), ENT (10), and Ophthalmology (10).

The Exam was Moderately Difficult

The NEET PG 2023 exam was of moderate difficulty level and had a mixed bag of MCQs. The questions aimed to test the integrated knowledge of basics with well-oriented clinical knowledge. As per the experts of the NEET Test Series in Gorakhpur, most of the questions were lengthy with big clinical scenarios, but candidates were advised to look for key hints in the question to clinch the answer. For example, a long MCQ on Gaucher's disease was asked, with multiple images given and terminology like oil immersion field used, but the only hint required to answer the question was the characteristic image of a crumpled tissue paper appearance.

The NEET PG 2023 exam had many direct repeats, and the focus was on high-yield topics that have been repeatedly asked in previous year exams, such as Vitamins, Inborn errors of metabolism, and Wernicke's encephalopathy, even under the effect of alcohol. The MCQs in the NEET PG 2023 exam consisted of 70% Clinical Scenario Based questions, 25% Image-Based questions, and 10% One Liner Questions. The exam also had 15% Direct Repeats and 70% Repeated Topics.


Candidates can get in touch with Momentum to get the Answer Key for NEET PG 2023. As per NBE notification, the result of NEET PG 2023 will be declared by March 31st, 2023, on the website of NBE ( or