After completing MBBS, You can choose among various postgraduate medical programs to become a specialist MD / MS

Masters in Medicine (M.D.) or Master of Surgery (M.S.) is a 3 years Postgraduate Degree courses.

Medical colleges in India offers 74 Postgraduate M.D/M.S courses:

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG)

NEET-PG for admission to MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma courses conducted by National Board of Examinations.

The cost of NEET PG entrance exam is Rs 3750 (General & OBC students) & Rs 2750 (SC, ST & PH students).

It is held across 148 cities all over India.

It’s 3 hours 30 minutes entrance exam which consists of 300 multiple choice question.

List of Courses to Study MD / MS in India:

MD / MS Courses 

Total Intake (Seats) in India

Anaesthesia2463 seats
Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy707 seats
General Medicine3188 seats
M.D. Pediatrics1672 seats
M.D. Psychiatry652 seats
Radiology/Radio Diagnosis1212 seats
Radiotherphy303 seats
Respiratory Medicine491 seats
Obstetrics & Gynaecology2013 seats
Ophthalmology1174 seats
M.S. ENT784 seats
General Surgery2901 seats
M.S. Orthopedics1489 seats
M.D. Pathology1533 seats
Microbilogy908 seats
Forensic Medicine415 seats
Community Medicine919 seats
M.D. Pharmacology839 seats
M.D./M.S. Anatomy830 seats
BioChemistry636 seats
M.D. Physiology815 seats

PG Diploma Admission

Diploma in PG Medicine is a 2 years postgraduate diploma programme.

Medical colleges in India offers 39 PG Diploma courses.

List of Courses to Study PG Diploma in India:

PG Diploma CoursesTotal Intake (Seats) in India
Diploma in Anesthesia644 seats
Diploma in Child Health547 seats
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy133 seats
Obstetrics & Gynaecology693 seats
Diploma in Ophthalmology351 seats
Diploma in Orthopaedics306 seats
Oto-Rhino-Laryngology221 seats
Diploma in Psychiatry Medicine135 seats
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis287 seats

About National Board Of Examinations (NBE):

NBE was established in 1975 by Govt. of India with the objective of improving the quality of medical education in modern medicine.

It’s objective is to conduct Postgraduate medical examinations of a high standard on all India basis.

It conducts various exams on all India basis through Computer-based platform:

DNB CET for Postgraduate DNB courses

Diploma courses (DNB PD CET) 

Super specialty (DNB CET SS) courses

FMGE Screening test for students pursuing MBBS degree outside India.

NEET-SS for admission to Super Speciality (DM/MCH) courses.

NEET MDS for PG Dental (MDS) admission in India.

MD / MS Admission

MD MS in India is a professional dual degree program. It is a postgraduate course awarded you the degree of both Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Science (MS). The MD MS degree program is designed for those students who desire to do clinical practice in a particular area of medicine and develop innovative skills  through research and studies.

After pursuing MBBS degree, opting MD MS in India is a popular course or career option for medical students. This course will provide you with enough knowledge and skills in which you want to excel as an doctor. The entire program is research and problem based to train the students by conducting research activities, engineering design and analysis. Pursuing medicine MD MS in India postgraduate degree is a most respectable profession that will provide various opportunities to leverage your medical career.

MD MS in India is for three years. The students have to give their entire three years of hard work and dedication to do clinical training in a recommended medical base and get trained by expert mentors. MD MS admission in India is provided through NEET PG entrance examination. NEET PG is the single common PG entrance examination in India conducted by NBE to provide PG admission in the field of Medicine.

Eligiblity Criteria for MD MS Admission in India



The Students must have an M.B.B.S degree with minimum 50% marks from institutions recognized by Medical Council of India.


It is mandatory for the aspiring students to complete one year of an internship on or prior to 31st march are also accepted.


Students must hold a provincial or permanent certificate of registration issued by the MCI or State Medical Council.

Eligibility Criteria For AIQ 50% Seats

Below mentioned criteria is for those who are applying under AIQ 50% seats. As per the NEET PG eligibility criteria, the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for applying under AIQ 50% seats.

However, the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir are only eligible if they are nominated by the Government of India under central pool seats to pursue MBBS from the medical college of J&K.

The government nominated candidates have to submit a duly signed affidavit with the statement that they are nominated by the Government of India under AIQ 50% seats. Students have to submit this affidavit along with an application form within the prescribed date to satisfy the criteria.

Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Medical Graduate

Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualifications from Medical Colleges outside India should have qualified the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (Screening Test) which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations. Further, they should have been registered with MCI/SMC and should have completed their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before 31 March 2021.

Foreign Medical Graduates are required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on their testing day.

Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Nationals

Foreign national Aspirants have to simply fulfill the basic eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2021 to appear in NEET PG exam. From the year 2019, it is not compulsory for the aspirants to get registered with MCI in order to sit in NEET PG entrance examination.

Exam conducting authority may provide a temporary registration for the duration of the postgraduate course pursuance in India.

MD / MS NRI Admission

The definition of NRI for admission to deemed university shall be as per Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 22/08/2017 in WP 689/2017.

MD/MS Branches

MD – Radiology
MD – Paediatrics
MD – Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
MD – General Medicine
MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
MD – Psychiatry
MD – Anaesthesiology
MD – Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases
MD – Radiothrapy

MS – General Surgery
MS – Ophthalmology

MD – Pharmacology
MD – Pathology
MD – Community Medicine
MD – Forensic Medicine
MD – Microbiology

MD – Physiology
MD – Anatomy
MD – Bio-Chemistry


NEET PG is a single national level medical entrance examination for MD MS Admission India and PG diploma courses. It is mandatory to qualify NEET-PG entrance examination to get admission in Indian Pvt or government medical colleges except following institutions.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry

NEET PG is held in more than 100 cities across India. This PG entrance exam is organized by the National Board of Examinations. Exam is conducted for providing MD MS admission in various private and public institutions of India. Establishing a career in medicine as a specialist Doctor is the dream of many medical students. Thus, to fulfil the dreams you have to get admission in the best institution by qualifying NEET PG examination.

Medical colleges of India provide 70 plus MD/MS courses in multiple specialties. Moreover 37 PG Diploma courses are also offered of two years duration. NEET PG examination duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes. There are a total 300 multiple choice questions in the exam paper.

NEET PG - Quick Highlights

  Full form of NEET PG National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate
  Conducted by National Board of Examinations.
  Occurrence One time in a year.
  Type of examination National level.
  Mode of exam Computer-based.
  Nature of questions Multiple choice questions
  Total number of questions 300 questions.
  Maximum marks 1200 marks
  Application charges 3750 for General and OBC and 2750 for reserved category students.
  Course offered MD/MS

To get MD MS admission India, you must have to clear NEET PG examination. Well to qualify for an exam with good grades one must be aware of the pattern and Syllabus of examination. Therefore we have mentioned the pattern of examination just for you. NEET PG Examination Pattern

  1. NEET PG is a computer based exam.
  2. The question paper consists of multiple choice questions.
  3. There will be a total 300 questions in the exam paper.
  4. Exam paper is based on the graduation syllabus.
  5. Examination is conducted for 3: 30 hours.
  6. There will be negative marking for unattempted questions.
  7. Medium of the question paper is English language.
  8. The maximum marks provided for 300 questions are 1200 marks. Each question is of 4 marks.