Feb. 16, 2018
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG

NEET PG 2018NEET PG 2018 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the merit list of NEET PG 2018 on February 15. It has already declared the result of the entrance test on January 23. To download NEET PG 2018 merit list, candidates must click on the link given on this page. NEET PG merit list 2018 has the names of only those candidates who achieved minimum qualifying percentile in the entrance test that was conducted on January 7. The conducting authority has released the merit list of postgraduate entrance exam after applying the tie-breaking policy. Through the merit list of NEET PG 2018, NBE will conduct admission  to around 35,000 seats in Masters in Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes taught at various medical colleges across India. NBE has also released the NEET PG 2018 cutoff to shortlist eligible aspirants for admission to postgraduate medical courses. General category candidates must secure 50 percentile to qualify the exam. Based on the cutoff of NEET PG 2018, the authority has published the merit list for admission to 50% All India Quota seats. Moreover, state authorities will also use NEET PG cutoff for preparing state merit list for seat allotment in both government and private medical colleges. NEET PG 2018 was conducted in a single session and had a total of 300 multiple choice questions. The overall duration of the test was 3 hours and 30 minutes. It was held for a total of 1200 marks. 4 marks were awarded  for answering each correct question and 1 mark deducted from the candidate's overall score for each incorrect answer. Aspirants securing minimum cutoff score for All India Quota seats will be called for NEET PG 2018 counselling process for admission to around 6200 MD/MS seats. For remaining 50% state quota seats, the designated state admission committee will conduct the counselling session. Go through the article NEET PG 2018 for more information on schedule, registration, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cutoff and counselling.

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NEET PG 2018 Result

NBE announced NEET PG 2018 result on January 23, 2018. The result has been announced only for candidates who  secured minimum qualifying marks in the online entrance examination. To download score card of NEET PG 2018, candidates must enter their testing ID, date of birth and security pin  in the required space. NEET PG result 2018 displays the names of candidates score obtained (out of 1200), rank, qualifying status etc. The hardcopy of NEET PG result will not be sent to candidates. 

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 who appeared in the 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 50 percentile to qualify the exam. Whereas, candidates from reserved category and PH category must secure a minimum of 40 and 45 percentile, respectively.

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NEET PG 2018 - Qualifying Percentile and Score 

Qualifying Percentile
Cut off score out of 1200
Persons with disability

NEET PG 2018 Merit List

The merit list of NEET PG 2018 has been published on February 15 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 displays rank of candidates, names, score, category, etc.

What's 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 was held on a single day in a single 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 October 31 to November 27, 2017
Exam Date January 7, 2018
Mode of exam Online
Syllabus Subjects covered in MBBS level
Marking scheme 4 marks for every correct answer
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 January 23, 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

NEET PG 2018

Institutes Excluded from NEET PG 2018 session

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • SGPGIMS, Lucknow
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum

NEET PG 2018 Important Dates

NEET PG 2018 exam was conducted in computer based mode on January 7, 2018. The table below provides the list of important dates of NEET PG 2018 specified by NBE.

NEET PG Schedule 2018

S.No. Events NEET PG Dates
1. NEET PG registration starts October 31, 2017
2. Last date to submit NEET PG application form November 27, 2017
3. Release of NEET PG admit card 4 to 5 days before examination
4. NEET PG exam date January 7, 2018
5. Announcement of NEET PG result January 23, 2018

NEET PG 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in applying for NEET PG 2018 were set the following eligibility conditions by the conducting authority. Check important NEET PG eligibility criteria 2018 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 must 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 2018
  • Candidates who will not have permanent registration with Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC) will not be allowed to register.

NEET PG 2018 Application Form

NBE has released NEET PG application form 2018 online. This year, aspirants must fill their Aadhaar card details in the application form of NEET PG 2018. 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: Paying the online NEET PG application fee
  • Step 4: Selection of exam centres
  • Step 5: Uploading of images as per the specifications 
  • Step 6: Viewing and printing of the NEET PG confirmation page

NEET PG 2018 Exam Centres

The exam centres of NEET 2018 is the venue of examination in various cities where the online entrance examination will be held. NBE has finalised 128 NEET PG exam centres for conducting the entrance examination. 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.

NEET PG 2018 Admit Card

Candidates who have registered can download NEET PG admit card 2018 from January 1. Aspirants need to enter candidate ID, password and captcha code. The link to download NEET PG 2018 admit card is available above on this page. Candidates have to paste their passport size photograph on the printed copy of NEET PG 2018 admit card as per the specifications. 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:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving license
  • Aadhaar card

Note: Before downloading NEET PG admit card, candidates must verify the following details mentioned in it:

  • Name
  • Category
  • PH status
  • Date of birth
  • Gender

NEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern

The test was 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. NEET PG included 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
Language English
Syllabus Subjects taught during MBBS programmes

NEET PG 2018 Subject-wise Distribution of Questions

S. No. Subject Subject-wise weightage of questions (in numbers)
1 Anatomy 15
2 Physiology 15
3 Biochemistry 15
4 Pharmacology 20
5 Microbiology 20
6 Pathology 25
7 Forensic Medicine 10
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
13 Paediatrics 15
14 Ophthalmology 10
15 Psychiatry 10
Grand Total 300

NEET PG 2018 Syllabus

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. All the questions asked in the online etnrance examination will be based on NEET PG syllabus.

NEET PG 2018 Sample Papers

As the entrance test was 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 has been 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 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 remaining 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 to 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 for 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 are any vacant seats left after round 1, the authority will organise the 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.

Medical Colleges

S. No. Institute
1 Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh
2 Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute
3 Guwahati Medical College, Guwahati
4 Jorhat Medical College
5 L.G.B.R.I.M.H. Tezpur
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

Dental Colleges

S. No. Institute
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
10 G.D.C,Thiruvananthapuram
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

Contact Details: National Board of Examinations Medical Enclave,
Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi marg,
Ring road, Delhi – 110092