NEET PG 2018 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) will be conducting NEET PG for admission to around 35,000 MD/MS courses offered by medical colleges across India. NEET PG 2018 will be conducted online in a single session on January 7. The application form of NEET PG 2018 has been released on October 31, 2017. Aspirants who completed MBBS degree and one-year rotatory internship on or before the specified dates can apply for NEET PG. The last date for NEET PG online registration is November 27, 2017. NEET PG admit card will be available 4 to 5 days before the entrance examination. This year, the marking scheme has been announced by the authority under which every correct answer carries 4 marks, while for negative response 1 mark will be deducted. As NEET PG will be conducted in a single session, no equating method will be used for calculation of result. NEET PG cutoff will be used to shortlist the 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 will publish 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 allotment of seats in medical government and private colleges. The cutoff will be released along with NEET PG result on or before January 31, 2018. Aspirants who will secure cutoff scores for All India Quota seats will be called for NEET PG counselling 2018 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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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||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
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 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||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.
Candidates who will not be eligible
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 -
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.
The candidates who will register before the last date will receive the admit card of NEET PG 2018, four to five days prior to NEET PG 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:
Note: Before downloading NEET PG admit card, candidates must verify the following details mentioned in it:
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. All the questions asked in the online etnrance examination will be based on NEET PG syllabus.
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.
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.
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 1200), rank, qualifying status etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
Contact Details: National Board of Examinations Medical Enclave,
Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi marg,
Ring road, Delhi – 110092
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