These are the essential information, instructions, and other points to note for those who are attending the NEET PG Exam on April 18, 2021. Please follow these to make sure you have a smooth experience at the exam centre. All the best! 

Exam date: April 18 2021

Covid Guidelines:

  • Exam to be conducted as Social Distanced – Computer Based Test (SD-CBT).
  • Covid E-PASS: Admit cards will contain E-PASS to facilitate movement of candidates in case of any travel restrictions.
  • Staggered entry of candidates at test centre : Time of entry to be communicated via SMS.
  • Thermo Guns : All candidates will be checked at the entry point for fever.
  • Isolation labs : All candidates  with above normal temperature/ displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
  • Bar coded/ QR coded Admit Card: To be scanned during entry to the exam centre.
  • Protective Gear safety kit comprising face mask, face shield and 5 sanitizer sachets will be provided at the exam centre. Face shield and face mask to be removed only during the registration process.
  • Staggered exit of candidates after the exam.
Reporting and Registration12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Centre 01:30 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

Do carry:

  1. Barcoded/QR Coded Admit card with his/her recent coloured photograph pasted on it.
  2. Affixed photograph must meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum size of photo:  35×45 mm.
  • 75% coverage of the face & head of the candidate.
  • Colour photograph with white background.
  1. Photocopy of Permanent/Provisional SMC/MCI registration (to be retained by the test centre)
  2. Any one of the authorized photo IDs (original & valid)
  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Passport

Candidates are also permitted to carry:

  • Face mask
  • Gloves
  • Personal transparent water bottle
  • Personal  hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle (50 mL)
  • Other exam related documents

Points to Note:

  • Make sure the photo is clearly visible in the ID. 
  • The ID should be original. 
  • The name on the ID must match with the name as shown on the Admit card. 
  • If there is a name change (eg. post-marriage) carry supporting documents. 
  • If you are using e-Aadhar do get a colour printout.  
  • Make sure the ID proof is not expired – check the valid from to through date.

Don’t carry:

  • Items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap, etc
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottles, etc.
  • Any electronic device like mobile phones, bluetooth earphones, microphone, pager, wrist watch/health band or any other communication devices.
  • Stationery items like textual material (printed or written), notes, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, etc.

Before the exam:

  • The exam duration is 3 hours 30 minutes and NBE recommends to reach 2 hours prior at the venue. So be ready for a long day.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination premises until the entire duration of the exam is up with the exception of genuine medical conditions. 
  • Have adequate sleep followed by a healthy breakfast and a light lunch. Do not eat too much, as you would want to avoid the risk of falling asleep during the exam.
  • It is a good idea to pay a visit to the location a day before. (NBE recommends this)
  • Last-minute panic could affect your performance during the exam. These are the common causes of last-minute panic. (Anticipate and plan to avoid this)
    • Not finding a cab / public transport on time.
    • Not finding a place to keep your wallet / mobile phone.
    • Not finding a restroom.
    • Not finding the correct location.
  • If possible have a friend or family member accompany you. If this is not possible, just be extra prepared.
  • Exam centres might not have a secure facility to store your belongings. So it is better not to bring any valuable items with you.

At the exam centre:

  • NBE shall be conducting the Social Distanced – Computer Based Test (SD-CBT) in a safe and secure environment maintaining social distancing norms wherever needed.
  • Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ of the test venue 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. The same will be informed to the candidate via SMS on their registered mobile number one day prior to the examination.
  • The candidate has to flash the admit card and ID proof for verification to the exam functionary standing across the table with barcode/QR code reader.
  • 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 ℉) or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, he/she will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
  • All candidates at the centre shall be frisked with Hand Held Metal Detector (HHMD) and biometric information shall be captured.
  • The NBE and other staff at the exam centers are generally friendly and compassionate. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
  • Under no circumstances should you get into an argument with the staff member there.
  • Keep your admit card and photo ID card at all times during the conduct of the examination.
  • Candidates will be provided with a protective gear safety kit comprising of a face shield, a face mask and 5 hand sanitizer sachets.

During the exam:

  • Be familiar with the exam software. If you are not yet familiar you can check any Marrow mock test on the website ( or the demo on the NBE website.
  • No rough paper for any rough work shall be provided at the centre. This might prove a little difficult, especially with problem-based questions. So be prepared for some mental calculation.
  • Each workstation will be blocked on three sides – front, left and right, and there will be surveillance cameras.
  • The use of a keyboard during the exam is strictly prohibited. Wherever use of a keyboard is needed a virtual keyboard will appear on screen automatically.
  • Technical glitches are extremely rare during the exam. If you are facing any issue ask for help by raising hands to notify the invigilator. Do not under any circumstances attempt to fix this by yourselves.
  • There will be no breaks during the exam.
  • After completion of the examination there will be a staggered exit of candidates from the test centre which will be communicated by the centre in-charges.


Results will be available on on May 31, 2021.

Marrow wishes all the aspirants good luck for the preparations and exams.

Disclaimer: This is only a recommendation and not legally binding. Please refer to NBE Information Bulletin for NEET PG 2021 for complete instructions.

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