NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Guidelines
Amita Jain, 05 Jan 2018, #NEET PG

NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Guidelines - National Board of Examinations (NBE), the exam conducting body of NEET PG 2018, specified some important exam day guidelines of NEET PG 2018. NEET PG exam day guidelines indicate the dos and don’ts to be followed by candidates appearing for NEET PG 2018 exam. NEET PG 2018 was held on January 7, 2018, in 131 exam cities across the country in a single session. Candidates were required to report at the examination centre of NEET PG 2018 by 7.30 am, i.e. at least two hours prior to the beginning of examination. As per NEET PG exam day guidelines 2018, candidates were required to take their admit card along with SMC/MCI registration certificate and a valid photo ID to the examination centre. Candidates who appeared in NEET PG 2018 were advised to check the article below for complete details about NEET PG 2018 exam day guidelines including things to carry to NEET PG exam centre, things not to carry to the exam centre, reporting time and a quick overview of exam day security check and NEET PG 2018 exam pattern. Getting familiar with NEET PG 2018 exam day guidelines could acquaint and prepare candidates well for NEET PG exam day.


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NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Guidelines – Dos and Don’ts


Things to Carry to NEET PG Exam Centre

NEET PG 2018 was held in a single session for all the aspirants on January 7, 2018. Candidates were required to report to the exam centre of NEET PG 2018 by 7.30 am, i.e. two hours prior to the commencement of NEET PG exam, with following documents:

  • NEET PG Admit Card 2018 – Print-out of NEET PG 2018 Admit card with latest passport size photograph affixed in the space provided in NEET PG admit card. Given in the table on this page are the specifications of the photograph which must be kept in mind.

  • SMC/MCI Registration Certifcate– Candidates were required to bring an original and a photocopy of SMC/MCI registration certificate to the allotted exam centre. The original was checked at the time of security check and photocopy of the same was retained by NEET PG 2018 exam centre.

In case a candidate who obtained primary medical qualification from outside India doesn’t have SMC/MCI registration, then he/she was required to bring passing certificate of original screening test issued on the letterhead of NBE.

  • A Valid Photo ID Proof– Candidates of NEET PG 2018 were also required to bring original of any one of the following mentioned photo-ID proofs to the exam centre.

    PAN Card, or

    Driving License, or

    Voter ID Card, or

    Passport, or

    Aadhar Card (with photograph)*

*In case a candidate was carrying e-Aadhar to the exam centre of NEET PG 2018, then as per NEET PG exam day guidelines 2018, he/she was advised that he/she must ensure that e-Aadhar card with Aadhar number is taken as a good quality coloured print-out.

Candidates also had to ensure that the name and details mentioned in photo ID matches with the details in NEET PG 2018 admit card. If there was any difference, one was advised to bring relevant documents to show the change of details.


NEET PG 2018 Admit Card: Specifications of Photograph to be affixed

  • Image should be of 35X45mm.

  • Caption at bottom mentioning name of candidate and date of taking photograph.

  • White Background.


Things NOT to Carry to NEET PG Exam Centre

Candidates were advised to not bring any of the articles mentioned below. No arrangements were made at NEET PG 2018 exam centre for keeping any of these articles.

  • Any stationery item like pen, paper, writing pad, pen drive, eraser, etc.

  • Any electronic device like mobile phones, tablet, calculator, watch, bluetooth, etc.

  • Ornaments like ring, earing, chain, bangles, etc.

  • Items like wallets, belt, goggles, etc.

  • Any eatable item is not allowed.


NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Guidelines – When To Reach?


NEET PG 2018 was a three and a half hour examination which began at 9.30 am sharp. Candidates were required to report at the allotted exam centre of NEET PG 2018 by 7.30 am to complete all the necessary procedures pertaining to security checks including taking of digital image, left-thumb impression, etc. Candidates were advised to note that NO candidate, under any circumstances, would be given entry in NEET PG exam centre after 9.00 am.


NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Timings



Reporting Time

7.00 am

Entry Closes

9.00 am

Candidate Log-in

9.15 am

Exam Starts

9.30 am

Exam Ends

1.00 am


NEET PG 2018 Exam Day Guidelines - Security Check

Security Check


ID Verification

The valid Photo ID proof brought by the candidate to the exam centre was to be checked by security guards at NEET PG exam centre.

Left Thumb Capture

Candidate’s left hand’s thumb print was to be taken.

Digital Image

Digital image of the candidate reporting to the exam centre of NEET PG 2018 was taken for future reference.

NEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern: Overview

Mode of Exam

Online, Computer Based Test

Total Number of Questions

300 Questions with four alternatives each

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

(+4) for Correct Answer

(-1) for Incorrect Answer

(0) for No Answer

Subjects Included

Para Clinical, Pre Clinical and Clinical subjects studied in MBBS

Candidates were required to report to the exam centre on NEET PG 2018 at 7.00 am sharp on January 7, 2018. This gave enough time to both the exam centre authorities and the candidate for completing the security checks and comfortably begin with the exam. Besides above-mentioned instructions, candidates were also advised to read the instructions mentioned on NEET PG 2018 admit card very carefully.

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