NEET PG 2018 – The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), the counselling conducting authority of NEET PG 2018, has extended the last date to register for AIQ, Deemed/Central NEET PG counselling 2018 from March 24 to 26, 2018. MCC started the registration process for NEET PG 2018 counselling on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The candidates can check here the link to register themselves and know complete details about the process of registration. The choice filling session for NEET PG 2018 counselling started on Monday, March 19, 2018. NEET PG 2018 counselling registration will now be available till 5.00 PM on March 26, 2018. Candidates registering for NEET PG counselling will have to provide their NEET PG 2018 roll number, application number, name, mother's name, date of birth, email ID and mobile number while registering. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) had earlier released the scorecards of candidates eligible to participate in All India Quota (AIQ), Central and Deemed Universities' counselling of NEET PG 2018. Candidates can check their NEET PG 2018 AIQ rank and scorecard as released by the NBE on February 26, 2018. The merit list of NEET PG 2018 was released roll number-wise on February 16, 2018. The NBE had earlier announced the rank card of NEET PG 2018 on February 15, 2018. The merit list of NEET PG AIQ seats had also been declared separately. Candidates who appeared for NEET PG can check the schedule of counselling on this page. Only those candidates who qualified NEET PG 2018 are eligible to participate in the counselling process. The result of NEET PG 2018 had been announced on January 23.
LATEST: Last date to register for NEET PG Counselling 2018 has been extended to March 26, 2018 (5:00 PM)!
Earlier, the NBE had informed candidates through an official notification released on February 1 that the NEET PG merit list would be released on February 15, 2018. However, the merit list was not declared and only the rank cards had been made available on the official website which candidates could access with their login credentials, ie. Roll Number, Date of Birth as well as Captcha. As per the notification released by the NBE on February 15, "The merit position for All India 50% quota seats shall be declared separately". The NEET PG Merit List was then released by the NBE on February 16 and the NEET PG AIQ 50% Seats Merit List and Score Cards were declared on February 26, 2018.
The 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 was 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).
Start of NEET PG 2018 Counselling
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has updated the NEET counselling website on March 17, 2018. As declared by the MCC, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will also participate in the All India Quota (AIQ) counselling of NEET PG from this year onwards. Apart from this, the MCC will also conduct the NEET PG Counselling 2018 for various other seats as given in the below image -
About NEET PG All India Quota seats
To see the NBE notification on 50% AIQ seats released on February 26, 2018, check the window below:
As per the February 26 notification released by the NBE on AIQ 50% seats:
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana candidates will be eligible to participate in counselling for the 2018 All India 50% quota MD, MS and Post Graduate Diploma courses as both states are participating in the NEET PG AIQ Counselling process from this year onwards.
- Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, except those nominated by the Government of India under Central Pool seats for MBBS, will continue to remain ineligible NEET PG 2018 AIQ counselling.
- The NEET PG 2018 candidates who have obtained scores equal to or more than the cut off scores for their respective categories will be eligible to participate in NEET PG AIQ Counselling. However, those candidates who have entered wrong or apparently incorrect aggregate MBBS marks in percentage and have failed to submit scanned copies of their MBBS or equivalent mark sheets shall be ineligible to participate in the online counseling of All India 50% quota NEET PG seats.
- The NEET PG All India 50% Quota scorecards of candidates eligible for AIQ 50% counselling in NEET PG can be downloaded from their official login accounts. Individual scorecards will not be sent to the candidates.
- Qualification to participate in online counseling for All India 50% quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses does not mean that the candidates are guaranteed admission to these seats, rather that they are eligible for the counselling process.
According to the NBE, the scorecard of NEET PG 50% All India Quota seats contains the following details:
- All India 50% quota rank: This rank indicates the overall merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats after applying tie-breaker.
- All India 50% quota category rank: This rank indiciates the overal merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats in their respective categories.
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.
NEET PG Facts
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
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
3 hours and 30 minutes
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)
General Candidates – 50 percentile
SC/ST/OBC Candidates – 40 percentile
PWD (PH) Candidates – 45 percentile
For General/OBC Candidates - Rs. 3750
For ST/SC/PwD/PH Candidates - Rs. 2750
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
Brochure of NEET PG
October 30, 2017
Application form releases
October 31, 2017
Application form ends
November 27, 2017
NEET PG 2018 Admit Card
December 31, 2017
NEET PG 2018 Exam
January 7, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Result
January 23, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Rank Card
February 15, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Merit List
February 16, 2018
NEET PG AIQ 50% Merit List
February 26, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Counselling
March 17, 2018
NEET PG counselling 2018 registration process has started from March 17 onwards for both All India Quota seats as well as seats in Deemed and Central Universities. Candidates will be allowed to fill their choices from March 19, 2018, onwards. The counselling for NEET PG 2018 is conducted by the Medical Counselling 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 medical college seats respectively.
The merit list for NEET PG AIQ 50% seats was released by the NBE on February 26, 2018 along with the scorecards. The NEET PG Merit List for AIQ seats was declared separately from the rank card. Earlier, the overall merit list and rank card of NEET PG 2018 was supposed to be released on February 15, 2018. However the NBE only released the NEET PG Rank Card which candidates could access through their official accounts. The NEET PG 2018 Merit List was finally released on February 16. Candidates could check their score out of 1200 as well as their All India NEET PG 2018 rank. The merit list of NEET PG 2018 was declared roll number-wise. Candidates who did not submit their correct MBBS marksheets have had their rank witheld in the NEET PG 2018 merit list. The NEET PG 2018 rank card lets each candidate know their rank in the exam as well as the number of correct and incorrect responses marked by them. Candidates can also check their Percentile score. The merit list of NEET PG merit list is based on the candidate’s score in the NEET PG 2018 exam. The NBE provided an online window to check the NEET PG 2018 rank card and has issued the merit list in the form of a PDF document. Candidates need to login through their NEET PG 2018 Roll Number and Date of Birth, in order to check the rank card of NEET PG 2018. NBE also released 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.
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 Jammu & Kashmir (as it does 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
The result of NEET PG 2018 was declared by the NBE on January 23, 2018. The NEET PG 50% All India Quota scorecards were released on February 26, 2018. The NEET PG 2018 result tell the qualifying status, ie. whether or not a candidate is eligible for admissions to the various MD/MS/MDS articles on offer. Candidates can check their result of NEET PG 2018 and the AIQ scorecard from the link mentioned on NEET PG result page. Only those candidates who score qualifying marks as per their category will be eligible for further admission process. The NEET PG 2018 scorecard displays the candidate’s marks and has been released in online mode only.
NEET PG 2018 cutoff score has been released by NBE. The NEET PG 2018 cut off score is the minimum marks a candidate will have to secure to qualify the entrance test. The cutoff score of NEET PG 2018 depends on various factors including availability of seats, the number of applicants applied and the difficulty level of the exam among others. Those candidates who do not qualify the NEET PG Cut Off will not be placed on the merit list of NEET PG 2018 released on February 16, 2018.
The candidates belonging to the general category will have to secure a minimum of 50th percentile to qualify NEET PG 2018, while SC/ST/OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates will have to secure 40th percentile and 45th percentile respectively. As per NEET PG 2018 result, candidates belonging to the general category are required to score minimum score of 321 and SC/ST/OBC category candidates are required to score at least 281 marks to qualify for further admission process. The cutoff of NEET PG 2018 is given in the table below.
NEET PG 2018 Cutoff
Cutoff Marks (Out of 1200)
Persons with Disability (PwD)
NEET PG Participating States 2018
Along with the counselling for AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities, the states will also be conducting their own counselling process for 50% State Quota seats. The candidates can check here the list of states who are participating in 50% State Quota seats and Jammu & Kashmir which does not participate in the counselling process for All India 50% Quota seats. The application process, eligibility criteria and counselling process will be different for each state which the candidates can check by clicking on the respective states' name.
NEET PG 2018 - Participating States
State admission through NEET PG
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.
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
Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy
12 (6 + 6)
Social and Preventive Medicine
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia
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.
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 until 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