Read about NEET PG, Entrance exam for admission to Postgraduate Medical courses in India. NEET PG is for admission to MD, MS and PG Diploma Courses in all PG courses of MCI approved Medical Colleges, Institutions and universities in India. Read this article to know about NEET PG 2018 examination, NEET PG 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern, NEET PG 2018 Important Dates and Fees, NEET PG 2018 result and counseling and list of universities and Colleges offering PG courses in India.
About NEET PG 2018- Postgraduate Medical Courses Entrance Examination
NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination, a single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act 1956. Know about colleges or universities offering Medical PG courses in India.
Scope of NEET PG
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test PostGraduate (NEET-PG) exam is a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses. NEET PG is for admission to Post graduate course and will include the following
- All India 50% quota seats for MD, MS and PG Diploma courses, all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana.
- State quota seats for MD, MS and PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
- MD, MS and PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
- MD, MS and PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
- DNB Broad specialty courses
*PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India.
Institutions not filled through NEET PG
The following Medical institutions in India are not covered by centralized admissions for MD, MS seats through NEET-PG
- AIIMS, New Delhi
- PGIMER, Chandigarh
- SGPGIMS, Lucknow
- JIPMER, Puducherry
- NIMHANS, Bengaluru
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
No state government /private medical college/universities including the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh shall be conducting any separate entrance exam for admission to their MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses for the academic session 2018-2019.
Please note NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for PG courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 w.e.f. 2018 admission session.
Overview of NEET PG Exam
|1||Purpose of Examination||NEET PG is a Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses|
|3||Pattern of examination||MCQ based with single correct response|
|4||No. of items (questions)||300|
|5||Time Allotted||3 Hrs. 30 min.|
|6||Negative marking||Yes, 1 marks deducted for incorrect response, 4 marks for correct response|
|7||Syllabus||As per Graduate Medical Education Regulation|
|8||Mode of conduct||Computer based|
|9||Criteria for passing the examination||
|10||Seat Allotment||Merit Based Counseling conducted as per PG Medical Education Regulations|
|11||Reservation of seats||As per applicable guidelines /Regulation / Govt. Policy|
|12||Last date of Online Application||31st October 2017 from 3:00 PM onwards till 23:59 hrs 27 November 2017|
|13||Test Dates||7th January 2018|
|14||Declaration of Results||By 31st January 2018|
NEET PG Important Dates
Online Registration begins on 31st October 2017 from 03:00 PM onwards.
Online Registration and submission of application form must be completed by 27th November 2017 (by 11:59 PM).
|Exam dates||7th January 2018|
|Declaration of result||By 31st January 2018|
|Online registration cum scheduling||31st October 2017 from 3:00 PM onwards till 23:59 hrs 27 November 2017|
|Availability of Information Bulletin (NEET-PG 2018)||30th October 2017|
Allocation of time for the NEET-PG 2018
Allocation of time for the NEET-PG 2018 shall be as follows:
|Activities||Session (9:30 AM – 1:00 PM)|
|Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and commence Biometric Registration||07:30 AM|
|Entry closes at Examination Center||09:00 AM|
|Grant access for Candidate Login||09:15 AM|
|Candidates log in to read instructions||09:20 AM|
|Exam Start Time||09:30 AM|
|Exam End Time||01:00 PM|
NEET PG Entrance Exam Fees
Refer to below table for examination fees for NEET PG. The below fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin. Students can pay the fees through Credit Card, Debit Card or through Internet Banking.
|NEET PG Exam Fee – SC/ST/PWD (PH) Candidates||Rs. 2,750|
|NEET PG Exam Fee – General/OBC candidates||Rs. 3,750|
NEET PG Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of the exam shall be as per the latest Graduate Medical Education Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India.
NEET PG Exam Pattern
- NEET PG examination will have multiple choice questions
- Exam will be conducted on computer based platform (CBT).
- The exam paper will have 300 Multiple Choices with one single correct response
- Questions will be in English language only.
- Time allotted is 3hr. 30 min.
- Negative marking: 1 mark deducted for every incorrect response, 4 marks for every correct response. In NEET PG 2017, There was no negative marking.
- Unattempted Question Zero marks
NEET PG 2018 Syllabus
The syllabus for NEET-PG shall comprise of subjects/knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. Kindly refer to the MCI website www.mciindia.org for complete document.
Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions NEET- PG
|S.NO||Subject||Subject Wise Weightage Of Questions (IN NO.)|
|8||Social And Preventive Medicine||25|
|9||Medicine Dermatology And Venereology||37|
|10||Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia||46|
|11||Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy||12(6+6)|
|12||Obstetrics And Gynaecology||25|
NEET PG 2018 Cut off Score
The result of NEET-PG 2018 has been declared by NBE on 23rd January 2018. In accordance with the eligibility criteria for admission to Post Graduate course as mentioned in the Information Bulletin for NEET-PG 2018, the cut off scores for various categories are per below table.
In accordance with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India notification no. V.11025/05/2017-MEP dated 27th April, 2018, the minimum qualifying percentile has been revised for NEET-PG 2018 as follows:
|Category||Eligibility Criteria as per information bulletin||Cut off score (out of 1200)||Revised Eligibility Criteria for NEET- PG 2018 as per directions of MoHFW||Revised Cut off score (out of 1200)|
|General Category (UR)||50th Percentile||321||35th Percentile||262|
|SC/ST/OBC/SC- PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH||40th Percentile||281||25th Percentile||225|
|UR-PH||45th Percentile||300||30th Percentile||244|
The score card of the candidates who appeared in NEET-PG 2018 can be downloaded from NEET-PG website
NEET PG Result
The result of NEET-PG 2018 indicating the score obtained by each candidate
has been declared by NBE on 23/01/2018. The All India NEET-PG 2018 rank i.e. ranking of a candidate amongst all the appeared candidates, shall be declared by NBE by 15/02/2018.
Click on the link below for NEET PG 2018 result
- NEET PG-2018 Rank
- Result for All India 50% Quota seats
- DNB Rank
- Rank card with revised NEET-PG 2018 cut-off
- Revise Merit List for DNB
- Roll No. wise list of NEET-PG 2018 Rank
TYPES OF MERIT LISTS
- NEET-PG 2018 rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET-PG 2018
- All India 50% quota rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate
amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET-PG 2018 for All
India 50% quota and is valid only for All India 50% quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses (2018 admission session).
- All India 50% quota Category Rank: This is the overall merit position of the
candidate in the category (OBC/SC/ST) as opted by the candidate in the
NEET–PG 2018 for All India 50% quota and is valid only for All India 50% quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses (2018 admission session).
NEET PG Test Centers
19 Bhilai Nagar
24 Bokaro Steel City
39 Greater Noida
49 Hubballi (Hubli)
62 Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
85 Mysuru (Mysore)
90 Navi Mumbai
110 Shivamogga (Shimoga)