NEET PG 2018 – As per the directives issued by the Honourable Supreme Court of India, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate (NEET PG) is being held for admission to the various MD/MS and the PG diploma programmes in around 181 medical and dental colleges across the country. NEET PG 2018 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) in a computer-based mode on January 7, 2018. As per the official notification of NEET PG, the test will be held in a single session. Hence, no equating method will be followed to prepare the result. The application form for NEET postgraduate exam will be available in October 2018. Aspirants preparing for NEET PG exam 2018 must note that they are required to provide their Aadhaar card details while applying for the test. Candidates with an MBBS degree and a registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) are eligible to apply. This year, for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted, while 4 marks will be added for every correct response. The NEET PG result will be available online by January 31, 2018, and based on the rank of test takers, they will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds. Go through this article for complete information on NEET PG 2018 exam, dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam centres, syllabus, cutoff, and much more.
Whats new in NEET PG 2018?
- This year, aspirants applying for NEET PG must fill their Aadhaar card details.
- However, applicants from the state of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya who don’t have an Aadhaar card can provide the details of their Passport Number/PAN Number/Driving Licence/Voter ID.
- NEET PG 2018 is to be held on a single day in one session.
- This year, there shall be no equating of marks secured by the candidates
- Also, for every wrong attempt in the exam, 1 mark will be deducted.
NEET PG Overview 2018
Candidates can check the highlights of NEET PG 2018 below.
|NEET PG events||Details|
|Name of examination||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate (NEET PG)|
|Conducted by||National Board of Education (NBE)|
|Courses offered||MD/MS/MDS/PG Diploma|
|Online registration||September to November 2017|
|Exam Date||January 7, 2018|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Syllabus||Subjects covered in MBBS level|
|Negative marking||– 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer|
|Qualifying criteria||General candidates must secure 50th percentile marks,
SC/ST/OBC candidates must obtain 40th percentile marks
PH candidates must score 45th percentile marks
|Declaration of result||by January 31, 2018|
|Seat allotment||As per the merit rank, preferences of courses & colleges held as per PG medical education regulations|
NEET PG 2018 Seat Allotment in Government and Private Medical Colleges
Institutes Excluded from NEET PG 2018 session
- AIIMS, New Delhi
- PGIMER, Chandigarh
- JIPMER, Puducherry
- SGPGIMS, Lucknow
- NIMHANS, Bengaluru
- Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum
The notification for NEET PG exam 2018 is expected to be announced in October 2017. Along with the exam notification, the list of NEET PG important dates 2018 will be available. The table below provides the list of important dates of NEET PG 2018 prepared on the basis of previous year’s timetable.
NEET PG Schedule 2018
|S.No.||Events||NEET PG Dates|
|1.||NEET PG registration starts||October 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit NEET PG application form||November 2017|
|3.||Release of NEET PG admit card||24 hours after registration|
|4.||NEET PG exam date||January 7, 2018|
|5.||Announcement of NEET PG result||By January 31, 2018|
Candidates who wish to apply for NEET PG 2018 must go through the eligibility conditions set by the authority. Check important NEET PG eligibility criteria 2018 which must be fulfilled by the candidates below.
- The candidate must be a citizen of India
- A candidate must have passed MBBS degree and should also have provisional or permanent registration certificate issued by Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)
- Candidates should have completed one-year mandatory rotating internship on or before March 31, 2018
Candidates who will not be eligible
- The candidates who are completing their internship or likely to complete after March 31, 2018, will not be eligible to apply for NEET PG
- Candidates who will not have permanent registration with Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) will not be allowed to register.
NBE will be releasing the NEET PG application form 2018 online and this year, the applicants must make sure that they have an Aadhaar card. The candidates who don’t have an Aadhaar card must enrol for the same and enter the enrollment ID number while filling the application form. The NEET PG 2018 application form can be filled in the following steps –
- Step 1: NEET PG 2018 registration by creating a profile and providing necessary details
- Step 2: Filling the NEET PG application form with all the required details and documents
- Step 3: Scheduling the date and centre of the examination
- Step 4: Paying the online NEET PG application fee
- Step 5: Viewing and printing of the NEET PG confirmation page
The exam centres of NEET 2018 is the venue of examination in various cities where the online entrance examination will be held. In the previous year, online exam was held at 86 exam centres in 41 cities. Candidates have to choose the preferred NEET PG 2018 exam centres as per their convenience while filling the application form. The choice of NEET PG exam centres 2018 will be done on the basis of first come first serve basis. Along with it, candidates also have to select the day and slot of NEET PG 2018. Aspirants can check NEET PG exam centres from the link provided above.
The candidates who will register before the last date, will receive the admit card of NEET PG 2018 within 24 hours on their registered mail ID. The registered candidates can also download NEET PG admit card 2018 by logging in entering their username and password. Candidates have to paste their passport size photograph on the printed copy of NEET PG 2018 admit card. The admit card must be carried by candidates to the exam centre for verification purpose. Along with the admit card, candidates must carry any of the following valid Photo ID:
- PAN card
- Voter ID
- Driving license
- Aadhaar card
Note: Before downloading NEET PG admit card, candidates must verify the following details mentioned in it:
- PH status
- Date of birth
The test will be held on a computer-based platform in a single session. A negative marking scheme has been introduced for the NEET PG 2018 session i.e. for each incorrect attempt, 1 mark will be deducted. The test will include 300 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 4 marks will be added for every correct answer. Know more about the NEET PG exam pattern 2018 from the table below.
|Particulars||NEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern|
|Duration of test||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Number of questions||300 multiple choice questions|
|Total number of marks||1200|
|Marking scheme||+4 marks for every correct answer|
|Negative marking||– 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer|
|Syllabus||Subjects taught during MBBS programmes|
NEET PG 2018 Subject-wise Distribution of Questions
|S. No.||Subject||Subject-wise weightage of questions (in numbers)|
|8||Social And Preventive Medicine||25|
|9||Medicine, Dermatology And Venereology||37|
|10||Surgery, Ent, Orthopedics & Anesthesia||46|
|11||Radiodiagnosis And Radiotherapy||12(6+6)|
|12||Obstetrics & Gynaecology||25|
The syllabus of NEET PG 2018 consist of all the subjects/knowledge areas studied in MBBS and BDS programme. NEET PG syllabus 2018 comprise of subjects as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India.
As the entrance test will be held in online mode, therefore, no official sample papers of NEET PG is published. Due to non-disclosure agreement of NEET PG, candidates are not allowed to publish or transmit any content of the test in any form or by any means. With the help of NEET PG sample papers, candidates can enhance their accuracy and speed level. For more details on NEET PG sample papers, use the link provided above.
NEET PG 2018 Answer Key
NBE does not publish NEET PG answer key, as the exam is conducted in online mode. As per the non-disclosure agreement mentioned above, no candidate can share any question by any means. Candidates can match their answers with the solutions in NEET PG answer key 2018 to calculate their approximate marks secured in the test using the exam pattern. To check the answer key and procedure to download it, click on the link provided above.
NEET PG 2018 Result
The result of NEET PG 2018 will be announced by January 31, 2018, by NBE. NEET PG 2018 result will be announced only for the candidates who will secure minimum qualifying marks in online entrance examination. To download score card of NEET PG 2018, candidates must enter their testing ID, date of birth and captcha code in the required space. NEET PG result 2018 displays the names of candidates score obtained (out of 1500), rank, qualifying status etc.
NEET PG 2018 Cutoff
The cutoff of NEET PG 2018 is the minimum marks that a candidate must secure to qualify the entrance examination. NEET PG 2018 cutoff depends on various factors such as number of candidates appeared for exam, availability of seats, the difficulty level of entrance test etc.
As per the officials, the candidates belonging to general category must secure minimum of 50th percentile to qualify the exam. Whereas, candidates from respective category and PH category must secure a minimum of 40th and 45th percentile, respectively.
NEET PG 2018 Qualifying Cutoff
The table below displays category-wise minimum qualifying cutoff which must be obtained by candidates to qualify the exam.
|S. No.||Category||Qualifying percentile||Cutoff scores||revised cutoff scores|
Note: NEET PG 2017 cutoff, the conducting authority, NBE released revised minimum qualifying marks for admission to PG courses for candidates of all categories. As per the previous year brochure, if the number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure the cutoff marks, the Central Government with consultation of Medical Council of India, will lower the cutoff marks.
NEET PG 2018 Merit List
The merit list of NEET PG 2018 will be published based on the scores of candidates in entrance exam. NBE will release four types of NEET PG merit list which includes the names of candidates called for counselling. The merit list will display rank of candidates, names, score, category etc.
NEET PG 2018 Counselling
The counselling of NEET PG 2018 will begin from February, by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The counselling will be held in online mode for the candidates who will be selected under 50% All India quota seats. All the applicants who have qualified in NEET PG 2018 and listed in the merit list will have to register online for NEET PG counselling 2018. Such candidates also have to select their preferences of courses and colleges. As per the merit rank, preferences of colleges and courses and availability of seats, the final seat allotment result will be published. Once the seat allotment is done, the eligible candidates must report at their allotted institute for document verification and payment of fees.
The counselling for 50% state quota seats will be conducted by designated admission committee of respective states. The eligible candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank in the merit list, choices filled and seats available. After the allotment of seats, candidates have to report at college for document verification, completion of admission process and payment of fees.
NEET PG 2018 Seat Allotment
The seat allotment of NEET PG 2018 will commence after the registration of counselling in February 2018. Once the candidates shortlisted under 50% All India Quota seats are registered, the MCC will begin NEET PG seat allotment. After the process of allotment, the result of NEET PG 2018 seat allotment will be announced. As per the All India Rank, preferences of colleges & courses and seat availability, the admission will be granted to aspirants. In case if there is any vacant seats left after round 1, the authority will organise second round of NEET PG seat allotment. After the allotment of seats, candidates have to report at allotted institutes for verification of documents and completion of admission process.
NEET PG 2018 Participating Institutes
The participating institutes of NEET PG 2018 are the list of colleges which grants admission in MD/MS/PG diploma courses on the basis of NEET PG scores. As per previous year information, 153 medical colleges were listed in NEET PG participating institutes. Some of NEET PG 2018 participating institutes are given below.
|1||Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh|
|2||Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute|
|3||Guwahati Medical College, Guwahati|
|4||Jorhat Medical College|
|6||Silchar Medical College, Silchar|
|7||A.N. Magadh Medical College, Gaya|
|8||Darbhanga Med. Collg., Laheriasarai|
|9||Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar|
|10||Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bhagalpur, Bihar|
|11||Nalanda Medical College, Patna|
|12||Patna Medical College|
|13||Shri Krishna Medical College, Muzaffarpur|
|14||Chhattisgarh Inst. Of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur|
|15||PT. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur|
|1||Regional Dental College,Guwahati|
|2||Patna Dental College & Hospital|
|3||Maulana Azad Inst& Dental Sci.,N.D.|
|4||UCMS Dental, Delhi|
|5||Goa Dental College & Hospital|
|6||Govt. D. C. & Hosp,Ahmedabad|
|7||H.P.G.D.C. & Hosp., Shimla|
|8||Pt.B.D.S, PGIMS, Rohtak|
|9||Govt.D.C.& Research, Banglore|
|11||Govt. Dental College, Kottayam|
|12||Govt. Dental College, Kozhikode|
|13||G.D.C & Hospital, Mumbai|
|14||G.D.C & Hospital, Nagpur|
|15||G.D.C. & Hospital, Aurangabad|
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