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NEET SS 2022, Super Specialty DM/ MCh Courses – Detail, Admission Results and Counseling

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|9 - 10 mins read| September 06, 2017

Read about NEET SS, Entrance exam for admission to Super Specialty Medical courses in India. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test- SuperSpecialty, NEET SS is for admission to DM, M.Ch. and DrNB Super Specialty Courses in all MCI approved Medical Colleges, Institutions and  universities in India. Read this article to know about NEET SS, NEET SS Scope, NEET SS examination fee and NEET SS pattern and syllabus. Read this article to know about NEET SS 2022 examination, NEET SS 2022 Syllabus and Exam Pattern, NEET SS 2022 Important Dates and Fees , NEET SS 2022 Result and list of universities and Colleges offering Super Speciality courses in India. Qualifying NEET-SS is mandatory for entry to DM/MCh/DrNB Courses under various Universities/ Institutions in the country.

National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) shall conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Superspecialty (NEET-SS) 2022.

About NEET SS 2022 – Super Specialty Courses Entrance Examination

NEET SS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination, a single entrance examination to various DM, M.Ch. and DrNB Courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act 2019.

Please note NEET SS is a single window entrance examination for all DM, MCh and DrNB Super Speciality courses in India. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to DM/MCh/DrNB Super specialty courses as per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2017 admission session.

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Scope of NEET SS

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET SS) exam is a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Super Specialty Courses. NEET SS is for admission to Super Specialty courses and will include the following

  1. All DM, and MCh courses in the country including all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
  2. All DM, and MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  3. All DrNB Super-Specialty Courses (except Direct 6 Years DrNB Courses)

Institutions not filled through NEET SS

The following Medical institutions in India are not covered by centralized admissions for DM and MCh seats through NEET SS

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. JIPMER, Puducherry
  4. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  5. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

No State Government/Private Medical college/Universities shall be conducting any separate entrance for admission to their DM/MCh Courses.

Who can Apply for NEET SS Exam?

Candidates who are in possession of recognized post graduate medical Degree/Provisional Pass Certificate (MD/MS/DNB) or an equivalent recognized qualification or are likely to be in possession of the same by the prescribed cut-off date for a particular admission session in accordance with eligible feeder specialty qualifications for super specialty courses, can apply for NEET-SS.

Qualifying Criteria and Validity

Candidates with the 50th percentile or above shall be declared as qualified in NEET-SS exam within their respective specialty. NEET Result is valid for the current admission session only.

Overview of NEET SS Exam

Purpose of ExaminationNEET SS is a Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to DM/M.Ch./DrNB courses
Pattern of examinationMCQ based with single correct response
No. of items (questions)There shall be a separate question paper for each super specialty course/ clubbed group. total # of question in each question paper shall be 150 which shall be divided into 2 parts
Time Allotted
  • Only one Super speciality / clubbed group : 1hr 45 minutesCandidates who have opted for 2 super speciality courses / clubbed group : 3 hours 30 minutes
Negative markingYes, 1 Marks shall be deducted for incorrect response. 4 Marks shall be awarded for correct response
SyllabusAs per Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation
Mode of conductComputer based
Criteria for passing the examination Minimum percentile of 50 in the concerned specialty
Seat AllotmentMerit Based Counseling conducted as per PG Medical Education Regulations
Reservation of seats As per applicable guidelines /Regulation / Govt. Policy
Last date of Online Application 4th August 2022 (till 23:55 hrs)
Test Dates1st & 2nd September 2022
Declaration of ResultsBy 15th September 2022

NEET SS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Pattern and Duration

  • 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 the feeder broad specialty course and the remaining 60% shall be from the super specialty course selected by the candidate at the time online submission of application form.
Paper detailNo of MCQsTime Allocated
Part Ashall comprise of MCQs from the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s)4040 mins
Part Bpertaining to the concerned super specialty6060 Mins
  • The question paper will have only single correct response. The exam will only contain multiple choice questions, each with four (4) options and only one (1) correct/best response.
  • There will be a separate question paper for all the specialties mentioned below
  • The level of examination will be of PG exit level in the concerned specialty as per the latest curriculum notified / adopted by Medical Council of India in the concerned MD/MS qualification.
  • The duration of the test : 3½ hours ( if 1 super speciality course/ clubbed group than 1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Each correct response will carry 4 marks
  • Negative Marking:  25% negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
  • A candidate can appear for only one specialty.

NEET SS is conducted in all specialties for which MD/MS/DNB degree is eligible for pursuing Super Specialty DM/MCh. NEET-SS 2018 will be conducted in the following specialties:

  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Emergency Medicine
  4. General Medicine
  5. General Surgery
  6. Microbiology
  7. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  8. Orthopedics
  9. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  10. Paediatrics
  11. Pathology
  12. Pharmacology
  13. Physiology
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Radiodiagnosis
  16. Radiotherapy
  17. Respiratory Medicine

Certain Super Specialties 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. All Super Specialty courses which have been clubbed are tabulated below:

#Name of the Super Specialty Courses which have been clubbed together
1 a. Neuro Radiology b. Interventional Radiology
2a. Cardiac Anesthesia b. Organ Transplant Anaesthesia& Critical Care c. Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
3a. Neonatology b. Pediatric Gastroenterology c. Pediatric Cardiology d. Paediatric Nephrology e. Paediatric Oncology f.Paediatric Hepatology
4 a. Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery b. HepatoPancreato Biliary Surgery
5a. Vascular Surgery b. Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery c. Thoracic Surgery d. Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Allocation of time for NEET-SS 2018

Refer to below table for allocation of time on 1st and 2nd August 2022 for NEET SS 2022 examination

Activities 01.09.2022 Morning Shift 01.09.2022 Afternoon Shift 02.09.2022 Morning Shift 02.09.2022 Afternoon Shift
Entry and Registration Starts 7:00 AM12:00 PM7:00 AM12:00 PM
Entry closes 8:30 AM1:30 PM8:30 AM1:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 8:45 AM1:45 PM8:45 AM1:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions 8:50 AM1:50 PM8:50 AM1:50 PM
Exam Start Time 9:00 AM2:00 PM9:00 AM2:00 PM
Exam End Time 11:30 AM4:30 PM11:30 AM4:30 PM

Eligibility Criteria For Neet-SS 2018

Candidates who have a recognised PG medical degree (MD/MS/DNB)/ Provisional Pass Certificate or an equivalent recognised qualification or likely to be in possession by 15th July 2018 are eligable for super specialty courses as mentioned below

Super Specialty Courses

Course NameCourse TypePrior Requirement
Clinical PharmacologyDMMD /DNB (Pharmacology)
Clinical HaematologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Pathology)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Biochemistry)
Pulmonary MedicineDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Neuro RadiologyDMMD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
NephrologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
NeonatologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical OncologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MS /DNB (Radiotherapy)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical GastroenterologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
CardiologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Paediatrics)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
NeurologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
RheumatologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
EndocrinologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Clinical ImmunologyDM 
Pul. Med. & Critical Care Med.DMMD/DNB (Paediatrics)
MD/DNB (General Medicine)
MD/DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Cardiac-Anaes.DMMD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
Haematology Pathology/HematopathologyDM 
Medical GeneticsDMMD/MS/DNB in any subject
HepatologyDMMD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric GastroenterologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric CardiologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric NephrologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric OncologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Geriatric Mental HealthDMMD /DNB (Psychiatry)
Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical CareDMMD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Critical Care MedicineDM 
Paediatric HepatologyDMMD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric and Neonatal AnaesthesiaDMMD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Infectious DiseaseDM 
Interventional RadiologyDMMD/DNB (Radiodiagnosis)
Hand SurgeryM.Ch. 
Gynaecological OncologyM.Ch.MD/MS/DNB  (Obst. & Gynae)
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Hepato Pancreato Biliary SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
UrologyM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Endocrine SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Vascular SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Cardio Vascular and Thoracic SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Neuro SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Paediatric SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical OncologyM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MS /DNB (Orthopaedics)
MD /DNB (Obst. & Gynae.)
Thoracic SurgeryM.Ch.MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Head and Neck SurgeryM.Ch.MS/DNB (E.N.T.)
MS/DNB (General Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB(Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB (Surgical Oncology)
M.Ch./DNB(Neuro Surgery)
Reproductive Medicine & SurgeryM.Ch.MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)

NEET SS Important Dates

The result for NEET-SS 2022 will be declared by 15th September 2022.

NEET SS Entrance Exam Fees

Refer to below table for examination fees for NEET SS. The below fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin. Students can pay the fees through Credit Card, Debit Card or through Internet Banking.

NEET SS Exam FeeRs. 4250

NEET SS exam Test Centers

Candidates have the option of choosing their test centre through the online registration & scheduling system. Refer to the below list for various cities where NEET-SS 2022 test centres are located

11Delhi NCR
16Hubballi (Hubli)
32Mysuru (Mysore)

NEET SS Counseling Important Dates

There shall be a common counseling for all Superspecialty seats (DM, MCh and DrNB Super specialty) of NEET-SS 2022 at National Level to be conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India.

1st Round of Counseling AdmissionBy 31st July
Last date for joining the allotted college  and the courseBetween 1st  to 7th August
2nd round of counseling/admissionBy 20th August
Last date of joining for the 2nd round of counseling/admissionBy 27th August
Commencement of academic session/term1st August
Last date up to which students can be admitted/joined against vacancies arising due to any reason 31st August

NEET-SS 2022 Results


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