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NEET PG Exam 2018 – MD, MS and PG Diploma – Admission Results and Counseling

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|9 - 10 mins read| September 06, 2017

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

  1. All India 50% quota seats for MD, MS and PG Diploma courses, all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana.
  2. 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)
  3. MD, MS and PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
  4. MD, MS and PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  5. 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

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. SGPGIMS, Lucknow
  4. JIPMER, Puducherry
  5. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  6. 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
2 Periodicity Annual
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
  • Minimum percentile of 50 in the exam for General Category
  • Minimum percentile of 40 for SC/ST/OBC
  • Minimum percentile of 45 for PWD(PH)
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

  1. NEET PG examination will have multiple choice questions
  2. Exam will be conducted on computer based platform (CBT).
  3. The exam paper will have 300 Multiple Choices with one single correct response
  4. Questions will be in English language only.
  5. Time allotted is 3hr. 30 min.
  6. Negative marking: 1 mark deducted for every incorrect response, 4 marks for every correct response. In NEET PG 2017, There was no negative marking.
  7. 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.)
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 & Anaesthesia 46
11 Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy 12(6+6)
12 Obstetrics And Gynaecology 25
13 Paediatrics 15
14 Ophthalmology 10
15 Psychiatry 10
Total Questions 300

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


  1. 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
  2. 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).
  3. 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

1 Agra
2 Ahmedabad
3 Aizawl
4 Ajmer
5 Aligarh
6 Allahabad
7 Ambala
8 Amravati
9 Amritsar
10 Anand
11 Arrah
12 Asansol
13 Balasore
14 Bareilly
15 Bengaluru
16 Berhampur-Ganjam
17 Bhagalpur
18 Bhatinda
19 Bhilai Nagar
20 Bhopal
21 Bhubaneswar
22 Bikaner
23 Bilaspur
24 Bokaro Steel City
25 Chandigarh
26 Chennai
27 Chirala
28 Coimbatore
29 Cuttack
30 Darbhanga
31 Dehradun
32 Delhi
33 Dhanbad
34 Dhenkanal
35 Dibrugarh
36 Gandhinagar
37 Ghaziabad
38 Gorakhpur
39 Greater Noida
40 Guntur
41 Gurugram
42 Guwahati
44 Haldwani
45 Hamirpur
46 Hazaribagh
47 Hisar
48 Hooghly
49 Hubballi (Hubli)
50 Hyderabad
51 Indore
52 Jabalpur
53 Jaipur
54 Jalandhar
55 Jalgaon
56 Jammu
57 Jamshedpur
58 Jhansi
59 Jodhpur
60 Jorhat
61 Kakinada
62 Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
63 Kalyani
64 Kannur
65 Kanpur
66 Karimnagar
67 Karnal
68 Kohima
69 Kolhapur
70 Kolkata
71 Kota
72 Kozhikode
73 Kurnool
74 Kurukshetra
75 Lucknow
76 Ludhiana
77 Madurai
78 Meerut
79 Mehsana
80 Mohali
81 Moradabad
82 Mumbai
83 Muzaffarnagar
84 Muzaffarpur
85 Mysuru (Mysore)
86 Nagpur
89 Nashik
90 Navi Mumbai
91 Nellore
92 Noida
93 Panaji
94 Panipat
95 Patiala
96 Patna
97 Pune
98 Raipur
99 Rajahmundry
100 Rajkot
101 Ranchi
102 Roorkee
103 Rourkela
104 Sagar
105 Salem
106 Samba
107 Sambalpur
108 Satna
109 Shillong
110 Shivamogga (Shimoga)
111 Sikar
112 Silchar
113 Siliguri
114 Surat
115 Tezpur
116 Thiruvananthapuram
117 Thrissur
118 Tiruchirappalli
119 Tirunelveli
120 Tirupathi
121 Udaipur
122 Udupi
123 Ujjain
124 Vadodara
125 Varanasi
126 Vijayawada
127 Visakhapatnam
128 Vizianagaram
129 Warangal

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