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For the very first time in the nation, a common entrance exam will be conducted for admission to DM/M.Ch/PDCC courses.

NBE recently released a statement that it will be conducting NEET-SS (NEET Super Speciality) on June 10th 2017.

In an exclusive conversation with media, Prof (Dr.) Bipin Batra, Executive Director of NBE clarified various issues pertaining to NEET SS.

PrepLadder has brought forward this post with a view to familiarize you with various aspects associated with NEET SS 2017.

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Conducting Authority for NEET SS 2017

The organizing authority for NEET-SS 2017 will be National Board of Examinations (NBE).


NEET SS 2017 Exam Schedule

NEET-SS exam will be conducted at various cities on June 10th 2017.




January 2017

Examination Date for

NEET-SS 2017

June 10th 2017

Declaration of Results

By July 15th 2017

Also read:
 NEET-SS 2017 Exam Date Released


Scope of Examination

NEET-SS will serve as a single window entrance examination for admission to DM/ courses. No other entrance examination either at the State level or any Institutional level exam conducted by any University or medical colleges will be applicable in accordance to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 with effect from 2017 admission session.

NEET-SS will serve as the sole gateway for admission to Super Specialty Courses which include the following:

  • DM/ courses at all Private Medical Colleges/Deemed Universities/Institutions & Universities across the nation
  • DM/ courses at Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions


Scheme of NEET-SS 2017

NEET-SS 2017 will be organized in all specialities. Candidates possessing MD/MS/DNB degree are eligible for pursuing Super-Speciality courses in the nation.

A candidate is allowed to appear for NEET-SS in one discipline of eligible entry level qualification.

Scheme of NEET-SS 2017

Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Pattern of Questions

Objective Type with Single Correct Response

Number of Questions


Duration of Exam

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Negative Marking

25% Negative Marks for each Incorrect Response

Pattern of Question Paper

Separate for Each Speciality


Exceptions to NEET-SS 2017/States Exempted from NEET-SS

 NEET-SS will serve as the sole gateway for admission to DM/ Super Speciality courses in the nation. No other entrance examination either at the State or the Institutional level will be applicable for entry to DM/ courses according to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 with effect from 2017 Admission session.

Qualifying NEET-SS will be mandatory for gaining admission to Super-Speciality courses under various universities/institutions in the nation.

No State Government/Private Medical Colleges/Universities are exempted from NEET-SS.


Test Centers for NEET-SS

The precise number of Test Centers will be notified in the Information Bulletin & Website in due course.

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Curriculum of NEET-SS

The exam level will be of PG exit level in the concerned specialty according to the latest curriculum notified/adopted by the MCI in concerned MD/MS qualification.


Official Website for NEET-SS

The website for NEET-SS will be accessible at


Institutions/Hospitals Exempted from Admissions through NEET-SS

The following Medical Institutions are exempted from admissions to DM/ seats through NEET-SS 2017:


Institution not Covered in NEET-SS 2017


Name of Hospital/Institution



PGIMER, Chandigarh


AIIMS, New Delhi


JIPMER, Puducherry


NIMHANS, Bengaluru


Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum


Candidate Support for NEET-SS

NBE Candidate Care Support is available through both E-mail as well as Phone.

E-mail Id is

Contact Number is 1800111800(Toll free).


Counseling for DM/ Diploma Seats

NBE will play no role in counseling/allotment of seats. Candidates will have to contact/apply to the concerned State Medical Directorate/Counseling Authorities of the States/UT/Medical Colleges/Private Universities for admission as per their choice and fulfillment of eligibility criteria.


We hope that this post will surely clarify your doubts pertaining to NEET-SS 2017.

Keep following PrepLadder for the latest updates associated with NEET-SS.

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