NEET PG 2018

NEET PGNEET PG 2018 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducted NEET PG 2018 on January 7, 2018 in online mode. NEET PG is the only entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma courses in India, as per the directives issued by the Supreme Court in 2016. Starting from 2018 onwards, NEET PG is conducted on a single day in single session throughout the country. NEET PG 2018 was conducted as an online exam in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT). The result of NEET PG 2018 will be declared on January 31, 2018. The last date to fill NEET PG 2018 application form was on November 27, 2017. Candidates who submitted the application form of NEET PG 2018, were also given time to make the changes to the data provided on Date of Birth, Category and People with Disability status. The last date for making changes in NEET PG application form was November 27, 2017. The counselling of NEET PG 2018 will begin in the month of March 2018 tentatively.
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NEET PG has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) and has become the single window entrance examination for PG courses offered by all government, private and deemed medical colleges across India, thereby removing hassles of applying for different examinations. However, admissions to certain institutions will be outside the purview of NEET PG. Candidates can check the list of the same and other NEET PG facts on this page.



Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation

Commonly Known as: NEET PG

Exam Category: Post Graduate

Exam Level: National

Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)


Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET PG 2018 Session

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

  • PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • JIPMER, Puducherry

  • SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

NEET PG 2018 Overview



Purpose of NEET PG 2018

Qualifying examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses


Once a year


Single day and single-session examination

Pattern of Exam

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with 4 answer options

Number of Questions


Exam Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Negative Marking

Yes (-1 for every incorrect response) 


On the basis of subjects/knowledge areas determined by the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India

Mode of Conduct

Online Mode/CBT (Computer Based Test)

Qualifying Criteria

General Candidates – 50 percentile

SC/ST/OBC Candidates – 40 percentile

PWD (PH) Candidates - 45 percentile

Application Fees

For General/OBC Candidates - Rs. 3750

For ST/SC/PwD/PH Candidates - Rs. 2750

Scope of NEET PG 2018

NEET PG 2018 is valid for the following seats:

  • All India 50% Quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir (as these 3 states do not participate in all India quota pool).

  • State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all states and Union territories of India including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.

  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all private and deemed medical universities/institutes across the country.

  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

  • DNB Broad Speciality courses.

While admissions to 50% seats in Government Medical Colleges will be filled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), the remaining 50% seats will be filled by a state government authority on the basis of NEET PG scores. In private and deemed medical colleges, 50% of the total seats will be filled by the state government authority while the remaining 50% seats will be filled by the medical college itself, again on the basis of NEET PG scores. Candidates can check below the percentage of seats allocated to Government and Private medical colleges. 

Seat allocation in Government and Private Medical Colleges

Government Medical Colleges

50% All India Quota seats and 50% State Quota seats

Private Medical Colleges

50% State Quota seats and 50% Institution Quota seats

Other important details about NEET PG such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, admit card and result etc can be seen by the candidates below.


NEET PG Important Dates 2018

The important dates of NEET PG 2018 will help candidates to know the schedule of NEET PG admission. The NEET PG Important Dates were determined by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates can check the examination schedule of NEET PG 2018 below. 


NEET PG 2018 Exam Dates



Availability of Information Brochure of NEET PG 2018 

October 30, 2017

NEET PG 2018 Application Form released

October 31, 2017

NEET PG 2018 Application Form last date

November 27, 2017

NEET PG 2018 Admit Card

December 31, 2017

NEET PG 2018 Exam

January 7, 2018

NEET PG 2018 Result

By January 31, 2018

NEET PG 2018 Counselling

March 2018

NEET PG Result 2018 

The result of NEET PG 2018 will be declared by the NBE by January 31, 2018. The NEET PG 2018 result will let candidates know whether they are eligible for admissions to the various MD/MS/MDS articles on offer. Only those candidates will know their qualifying status in the NEET PG 2018 result who have secured a minimum of qualifying marks as per their category. The NEET PG 2018 score card will display the candidate’s marks and the rank secured and will be released in online mode only.


NEET PG Cut off 2018

The NEET PG 2018 cut off score are the minimum marks a candidate will have to secure to qualify the entrance test. The cutoff score of NEET PG 2018 will be dependent on various factors including availability of seats, number of applicants applied and the difficulty level of the exam among others.

Candidates belonging to the general category will have to secure a minimum of 50% marks to qualify NEET PG 2018, while SC/ST/OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates will have to secure 40% and 45% respectively.

NEET PG Cut off (Last Year)

Candidates can check below the NEET PG Cut Off for various categories and the corresponding 2017 scores for the same.

NEET PG 2017 Qualifying Scores

Candidate’s Category

Cut Off

NEET 2017 Cut Off


50 Percentile



40 Percentile


Persons with Disability (PwD)

45 Percentile


NEET PG 2017 Cut off for All India 50% Quota seats


Cut off

Unreserved (UR)


Unreserved Physically Handicapped (PH)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Other Backward Classes PH


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Caste PH


Scheduled Tribe


Schedule Tribe PH


NEET PG Merit List 2018

The merit list of NEET PG 2018 will be based on a candidate’s score in the NEET PG 2018 exam. The NBE will release multiple merit lists including those containing the overall merit positions of candidates along with those showing the All India 50% quota ranks and the All India 50% quota category ranks. NEET PG State Quota merit lists, along with those for private medical colleges, Deemed Universities and AFMS will be released by the respective state or institution authorities.


NEET PG Counselling 2018

The counselling for NEET PG 2018 will be conducted by the Medical Couselling Committee (MCC) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 50% All India Quota seats, while it will be conducted by the State Government or a particular institute’s authorities for the state quota and Private/Deemed medical college seats respectively.


NEET PG Admit Card 2018

NEET PG 2018  admit card was released by NBE on December 31, 2017 in online mode. Candidates who successfully registered for NEET PG 2018 could download NEET PG 2018 admit card from the link given on NEET PG admit card webpage and also through their registered email ids. NEET PG admit card consisted of candidate's name, examination date and timings, examination centre address, instructions to be followed and date of birth etc. After downloading, candidates were required to paste their latest passport size picture on the admit card of NEET PG 2018.


NEET PG Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of NEET PG 2018 comprised of subjects studied by MBBS and BDS students in under graduation. The exam will include all subjects taught during theses courses including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weightage will be given to each subject. The weightage of each subject of the syllabus of NEET PG 2018 can be seen from the NEET PG Exam Pattern section below.


NEET PG Exam Pattern 2018

NBE changed the marking scheme of NEET PG in 2018. NEET PG 2018 comprised of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) which candidates had to attempt in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT). The main highlights of the exam pattern of NEET PG 2018 were as follows -

  • NEET PG 2018 consisted of a total of 300 multiple choice questions.

  • Each question had 4 options and candidates were required to choose the single correct response.

  • NEET PG has negative marking.

  • Candidates will get four marks for every correct answer and one marks will be deducted for every incorrect response. 

  • No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions. 
  • The duration of the test was of 195 minutes. The first 15 minutes were to be used for the test tutorials, which provided candidates with an opportunity to try the various software features available for the exam, including how to navigate between questions, review them, select, de-select, change and mark responses with 15 minutes for the test tutorials and 180 minutes were given for answering the questions. 

Subject-wise weightage of Questions for NEET PG 2018


Number of Questions





Forensic Medicine




Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology


Obstetrics and Gynaecology














Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy

12 (6 + 6)

Social and Preventive Medicine


Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia




NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates who appeared for NEET PG 2018 had to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as declared by the NBE, which are as follows:

  • Candidate must possess a recognized MBBS degree or pass certificate.

  • Candidates must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.

  • Candidates who completed their MBBS in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir will not be eligible for All India 50% Quota seats unless they had done their MBBS as Government of India nominees for Central Pool seats.

  • Candidates who do not complete their internship by March end 2018 will not be allowed to appear for NEET PG 2018.

  • Candidates found violating the eligibility criteria at any stage of the admissions process will have their results cancelled and removed from the NEET PG process.

  • Candidates (unless with domicile in J&K, Assam or Meghalaya) are required to enter their aadhaar card details at the time of online registration of NEET PG 2018.

NEET PG Application Form 2018

The last date to register for NEET PG 2018 and fill the online application form of NEET PG 2018 was November 27, 2017. Candidates had to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before submitting the NEET PG 2018 Application Form. As per the recent official notification, candidates (unless with domicile in J&K, Assam and Meghalaya) were also required to possess an Aadhar card to register for NEET PG 2018. Those who didn't possess an aadhar card they were advised to get it made from Aadhar Enrollment Centre. Candidates who submitted their application form of NEET PG 2018, could make changes in the information on Date of Birth, Category and Persons with Disability status uptil November 27, 2018. No correction fee was applicable for modifying or making changes in the NEET PG application form.


Fees for the application form of NEET PG 2018 was to be paid in online mode either via Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking options. The category-wise NEET PG Application Form 2018 fees is shown in the table below. 


NEET PG Application Fee



General/OBC candidates

Rs. 3750


Rs. 2750

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