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NEET PG 2018 Medical Entrance Exam eligibility, application, dates

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NEET PG 2018 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MD, MS & PG Medical Diploma Courses 2018


NEET-PG 2018 Medical Entrance Exam is a single window entrance examination for MD, MS, PG Diploma 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. Admission Session 2018


National Board of Examinations has been notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to conduct NEET-PG on an All-India Basis entrance exam for admission to various MD/ MS and PG Diploma Courses at various Medical Colleges and Institutions of the country


NBE shall be conducting NEET-PG as a Computer Based Test (CBT) from 07th January 2018 in a single session at all the test centres

NEET PG 2018

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For availability of Seats and Counselling:

While NEET-PG-2018 is being conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE); admissions to 50% seats in Govt. Medical

Colleges will be filled by the Medical Council Committee (MCC) and the remaining 50% seats will be filed by the State Govt. or an Authority appointed by them

Besides, in private and deemed Medical Colleges, 50% of the total seats will be filled by the State Govt. or the Authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% seats will be filled by the Medical College on the basis of NEET PG merit list

Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation

Conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE)




NEET-PG 2018 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to  Postgraduate Medical Courses’ for the academic session 2018 which will include the following:

i. All India 50% quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (all States except Andhra Pradesh*, Telangana* and Jammu & Kashmir)

ii. State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Jammu & Kashmir)

iii. MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country

iv. MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

v. DNB Broad specialty courses (January 2018 Admission Session)

The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- PG for 2018 session:

i. AIIMS, New Delhi

ii. PGIMER, Chandigarh

iii. JIPMER, Puducherry

iv. NIMHANS, Bengaluru

v. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

*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


Eligibility Criteria

For NEET-PG 2018:
Candidate must be an Indian citizen

Candidates in possession of MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possess permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2018, may apply for NEET-PG 2018 through online application system at website


For All India 50% Quota Seats:

The eligibility criteria for All India 50% quota seats is as per para 4.1(A) (vide supra).Candidates who have studied/qualified MBBS from the states of Andhra Pradesh*,Telangana*and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% Quota seats

However, the candidates who were nominated by the Govt. of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh*and Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats

Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Govt. of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh*, Telangana* and Jammu & Kashmir


For Foreign Medical Graduates:

Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualifications from Medical Colleges outside India should have qualified the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam(Screening Test) which is conducted by National Board of Exams

Further, they should have been registered with MCI/SMC and should have completed their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before 31st March 2018

Foreign Medical Graduates are required to bring their FMGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on their testing day


Foreign Nationals in NEET-PG 2018:

It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with MCI at he time of writing NEET-PG. Foreign Nationals can write NEET-PG without MCI registration

The MCI may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the Post Graduate course limited to the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing postgraduate studies

The cutoff date for completion of internship towards determination of eligibility for appearing in NEET-PG 2018 shall be 31st March 2018


NEET PG Exam Pattern 2018

NEET PG 2018 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The online question paper will be based on the syllabus as prescribed by the exam conducting authority, NBE. The question booklet will have questions taught during MBBS programmes. Candidates can check below for the highlights:

There will be a total of 300 multiple choice questions

Each question will consist of 4 answers and candidates have to choose a single correct response

Duration of the test will be 195 minutes-15 minutes for test tutorials and 180 minutes for attempting the test

The weightage of MCQs is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its right to alter/amend and vary the same

Negative marking: There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers.No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions



The syllabus for NEET-PG shall comprise of subjects/knowledge areas asper the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council ofIndia with prior approval of Govt. of India

Kindly refer to the MCI websitewww.mciindia.org for complete document


NEET PG 2018 Application Fee

i. Rs.2750/- (For SC/ST/PWD (PH) candidates)

ii. Rs.3750/- (For General/OBC candidates)

The above exam fee is inclusive of exam fees and Information Bulletin. Please note that Information Bulletin will not be sold separately. Information Bulletin shall be available at NEET-PG website for information


How to pay

The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking.

For more information, please visit the website (www.nbe.edu.in)


Application Procedure NEET PG 2018

The online application form of NEET PG 2018 will be released on 31st October 2017 to 27th November 2017. Candidates are advised to carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. The last date for online registrations is 27th November 2017

The requisite application fee for NEET PG 2018 will be Rs.3750/- for General and OBC candidates and Rs.2750/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates, which has to be paid online via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

Applicant candidates are required to read the NEET-PG 2018 Information Bulletin thoroughly; the information bulletin will be available at www.nbe.edu.in

Candidates are informed that any indulgence in unfair means shall be viewed very seriously and the candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled at the bare threshold


Important Dates


Availability of Information Bulletin (NEET-PG 2018): 30th October 2017


Online Registration for NEET-PG 2018: 31st October to 27th November 2017


Examination Date for NEET-PG 2018: 07th January 2018 (07.00 AM to 08.00 PM)


Declaration of NEET PG 2018 Results at (www.nbe.edu.in) by 31st January 2018


Also see:

NEET PG 2018 Eligibility Criteria

NEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern