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NEET SS 2018, Super Specialty DM/ MCh Courses – Admission Results and Counseling

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|9 - 10 mins| August 13, 2020

Read about NEET SS, Entrance exam for admission to Super Specialty Medical courses in India. NEET SS is for admission to DM and M.Ch. Super Specialty Courses in all MCI approved Medical Colleges, Institutions and  universities in India. Read this article to know about NEET SS, NEET SS Scope, NEET SS examination fee and NEET SS pattern and syllabus. Read this article to know about NEET SS 2018 examination, NEET SS 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern, NEET SS 2018 Important Dates and Fees and list of universities and Colleges offering Super Speciality courses in India.

About NEET SS 2019 – Super Specialty Courses Entrance Examination

NEET SS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination, a single entrance examination to various DM and M.Ch. Courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act 2016.

Please note NEET SS is a single window entrance examination for all Super Speciality DM and MCh courses in India. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to DM and MCh Courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2018 admission session.

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Scope of NEET SS

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET SS) exam is a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Super Specialty Courses. NEET SS is for admission to Super Specialty courses and will include the following

  1. All DM and MCh courses in the country including all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
  2. All DM and MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

Institutions not filled through NEET SS

The following Medical institutions in India are not covered by centralized admissions for DM and MCh seats through NEET SS

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. JIPMER, Puducherry
  4. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  5. 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 Super Specialty DM and MCh Courses for the academic session 2018-2019.

Qualifying Criteria and Validity

Candidates with the 35th percentile or above shall be declared as qualified in NEET-SS exam within their respective specialty. NEET Result is valid for the current admission session only.

Overview of NEET SS Exam

1 Purpose of Examination NEET SS is a Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to DM/M.Ch. courses
2 Periodicity Annual
3 Pattern of examination MCQ based with single correct response
4 No. of items (questions) There shall be a separate question paper for each super specialty course/ clubbed group. total # of question in each question paper shall be 100 which shall be divided into 2 parts
5 Time Allotted
  • Only one Super speciality / clubbed group : 1hr 45 minutes
  • Candidates who have opted for 2 super speciality courses / clubbed group : 3 hours 30 minutes
6 Negative marking Yes, 1 Marks shall be deducted for incorrect response. 4 Marks shall be awarded for correct response
7 Syllabus As per Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation
8 Mode of conduct Computer based
9 Criteria for passing the examination
  • Minimum percentile of 35 in the concerned specialty
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 May 2018 (till 23:59 hrs)
13 Test Dates 6th July 2018
14 Declaration of Results By 15th July 2018

NEET SS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Pattern and Duration

  • A candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty courses for which his/her broad specialty qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.
  • Pattern of examination : 40% of the questions shall be from the feeder broad specialty course and the remaining 60% shall be from the super specialty course selected by the candidate at the time online submission of application form.
Paper   No of MCQs Time Allocated
Part A shall comprise of MCQs from the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s). 40 40 mins
Part B pertaining to the concerned super specialty 60 60 Mins
  • The question paper will have only single correct response. The exam will only contain multiple choice questions, each with four (4) options and only one (1) correct/best response.
  • There will be a separate question paper for all the specialties mentioned below
  • The level of examination will be of PG exit level in the concerned specialty as per the latest curriculum notified / adopted by Medical Council of India in the concerned MD/MS qualification.
  • The duration of the test : 3½ hours ( if 1 super speciality course/ clubbed group than 1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Each correct response will carry 4 marks
  • Negative Marking:  25% negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
  • A candidate can appear for only one specialty.

NEET SS is conducted in all specialties for which MD/MS/DNB degree is eligible for pursuing Super Specialty DM/MCh. NEET-SS 2018 will be conducted in the following specialties:

  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Emergency Medicine
  4. General Medicine
  5. General Surgery
  6. Microbiology
  7. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  8. Orthopedics
  9. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  10. Paediatrics
  11. Pathology
  12. Pharmacology
  13. Physiology
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Radiodiagnosis
  16. Radiotherapy
  17. Respiratory Medicine

Certain Super Specialties which have less number of seats and have a single common feeder broad specialty course have been clubbed together. Each clubbed group of super specialties shall be treated as one for the purpose of online submission of the application form and generation of the question paper. All Super Specialty courses which have been clubbed are tabulated below: 

# Name of the Super Specialty Courses which have been clubbed together
  • a. Neuro Radiology
  • b. Interventional Radiology
2 a. Cardiac Anesthesia b. Organ Transplant Anaesthesia& Critical Care c. Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
3 a. Neonatology b. Pediatric Gastroenterology c. Pediatric Cardiology d. Paediatric Nephrology e. Paediatric Oncology f.Paediatric Hepatology
4  a. Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery b. HepatoPancreato Biliary Surgery
5 a. Vascular Surgery b. Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery c. Thoracic Surgery d. Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Allocation of time for NEET-SS 2018

Refer to below table for allocation of time on 6th July 2018 for NEET SS 2018 examination

Candidate Entry Time at Reporting Counters 12:00 PM
Reporting Counter Entry Closes 01:30 PM
Grant Access for candidate Login 01:45 PM
Candidates Log in to read instructions 01:50 PM
Exam Start Time 02:00 PM
Exam End Time 05:30 PM

Eligibility Criteria For Neet-SS 2018

Candidates who have a recognised PG medical degree (MD/MS/DNB)/ Provisional Pass Certificate or an equivalent recognised qualification or likely to be in possession by 15th July 2018 are eligable for super specialty courses as mentioned below

Super Specialty Courses
Course Name Course Type Prior Requirement
Clinical Pharmacology DM MD /DNB (Pharmacology)
Clinical Haematology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Pathology)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Biochemistry)
Pulmonary Medicine DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Neuro Radiology DM MD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
Nephrology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Neonatology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical Oncology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MS /DNB (Radiotherapy)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Cardiology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Paediatrics)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
Neurology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Rheumatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Endocrinology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Clinical Immunology DM  
Pul. Med. & Critical Care Med. DM MD/DNB (Paediatrics)
MD/DNB (General Medicine)
MD/DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Cardiac-Anaes. DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
Haematology Pathology/Hematopathology DM  
Medical Genetics DM MD/MS/DNB in any subject
Hepatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric Cardiology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric Nephrology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric Oncology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Geriatric Mental Health DM MD /DNB (Psychiatry)
Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care DM MD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Critical Care Medicine DM  
Paediatric Hepatology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia DM MD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Infectious Disease DM  
Interventional Radiology DM MD/DNB (Radiodiagnosis)
Hand Surgery M.Ch.  
Gynaecological Oncology M.Ch. MD/MS/DNB  (Obst. & Gynae)
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Urology M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Endocrine Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Vascular Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Neuro Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Paediatric Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical Oncology M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MS /DNB (Orthopaedics)
MD /DNB (Obst. & Gynae.)
Thoracic Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Head and Neck Surgery M.Ch. MS/DNB (E.N.T.)
MS/DNB (General Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB(Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB (Surgical Oncology)
M.Ch./DNB(Neuro Surgery)
Reproductive Medicine & Surgery M.Ch. MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)

NEET SS Important Dates

Form Start Date 11th May 2018 at 3:00PM 
Form End Date 31st May 2018 till 11:55 PM
Exam dates 6th July 2018
Declaration of result 15th July 2018

NEET SS Entrance Exam Fees

Refer to below table for examination fees for NEET SS. 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. 3,750
NEET PG Exam Fee – General/OBC candidates Rs. 3,750

NEET SS exam Test Centers

Candidates have the option of choosing their test centre through the online registration & scheduling system. Refer to the below list for various cities where NEET-SS 2018 test centres are located

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhatinda
  4. Bhopal
  5. Bhubaneswar
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Chennai
  8. Coimbatore
  9. Dehradun
  10. Guntur
  11. Gurugram
  12. Guwahati
  13. Hubballi (Hubali)
  14. Hyderabad
  15. Indore
  16. Jaipur
  17. Jammu
  18. Kannur
  19. Kanpur
  20. Kohima
  21. Kolkata
  22. Kozhikode
  23. Mangalore
  24. Lucknow
  25. Madurai
  26. Meerut
  27. Mumbai 
  28. Mysuru (Mysore)
  29. New Delhi
  30. Noida
  31. Patna
  32. Pune
  33. Raipur
  34. Rajahmundry
  35. Ranchi
  36. Salem
  37. Srinagar
  38. Thiruvananthapuram
  39. Thrissur
  40. Tiruchirappalli
  41. Tirunelveli
  42. Visakhapatnam

NEET SS Counseling Important Dates

1st Round of Counseling Admission By 31st July
Last date for joining the allotted college  and the course Between 1st  to 7th August
2nd round of counseling/admission By 20th August
Last date of joining for the 2nd round of counseling/admission By 27th August
Commencement of academic session/term 1st August
Last date up to which students can be admitted/joined against vacancies arising due to any reason  31st August

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