NEET PG Exam pattern 2018: Syllabus- Check here

NEET PG- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate is held by National Board of Examinations. Candidates who want admission in MD/MS or PG Diploma can appear in this exams. Top universities and colleges give admissions to the candidates on the basis of NEET PG score. It helds once in a year and its a computer based exam which has 300 multiple choice questions. from the syllabus as per GMER.

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NEET PG Exam Pattern: is a single entrance exam which is conducted by National Board of Examination with the permission of Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare. Please note the important dates given below:

Event Date
Application form availability 31st Oct 2017
Online applications 31st Oct – 27th Nov 2017
Admit card release date 1st Jan 2018
Result declaration 23rd Jan 2018
Rank Publication 15th Feb 2018
Cutoff date 31st Mar 2018

NEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern: As mentioned earlier this is computer based test with 300 multiple choice questions on 15 different topics. The number of question in each topic will be different. From this year National Board Of Examination has started the negative marking i.e. for every wrong answer 1 marks each will be deducted. Below is the table with more details:

Event Details
Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate(NEET PG)
Conducted By National Board Of Examination
Courses MD/MS/MDS/PG Diploma
Online Registration Sep to Nov 2017
Exam Mode Online
Session Single
Syllabus Subjects in MBBS level
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer
Unanswered Ques 0 marks
Qualifying General candidates must have 50% marks

SC/ST/OBC  candidates must have 40% marks

PH candidates must have 45% marks.

Result Date 24th Jan 2018
Allotment of seat As per rank


Syllabus of NEET PG 2018:

The NEET PG syllabus 2018 exam is prepared by MCI as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations with the consent of Government of India. Candidate should be well versed in the syllabus.  Below is the detailed table:

Pre Clinical Sub (phase 1) Para Clinical Sub (phase 2) Clinical Sub (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
Human Anatomy Pathology Medicines and its specialties
Intro to Humanities & Community Medicine Pharmalogy Surgery and its specialties
Bio Chemistry Microbiology Orthopedics
Human Physiology with Bio Physics Forensic Medicine Radiotherapy
Community Medicine Radio Diagnosis
Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Ophthalmology
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Family Planning
Community Medicine


Topics for NEET PG 2018:

These tests include 15 different topics with 300 multiple choice questions. With the syllabus, the candidate can focus on the subjects to be done. Below is the table with marks and questions in numbers:

Subject Marks Questions
Anatomy 15 15
Physiology 15 15
Biochemistry 15 15
Psychiatry 10 10
Ophthalmology 10 10
Pediatrics’ 15 15
Pharmacology 20 20
Microbiology 20 20
Pathology 25 25
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 25
Radio Diagnosis and Radio Therapy 12(6+6) 12
Surgery, ENT,Orthopaedics and Anesthesia 46 46
Forensic Medicine 10 10
Social and Preventive Medicine 25 25
Medicine Dermatology and Venereology 37 37

New additions to NEET PG Exam Pattern:  This exam is held as one session exam from 2018. It is held in a single day and a single shift all over the countries. They have also introduced the negative marking scheme from this year itself for every wrong answer 1 marks each will be deducted. Adhaar card is mandatory for all the candidates unless they are from domicile in Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.

Schedule of the day of the Exam:

Exam Time
Entry to exam center 07.30 AM
Stops the entry to center 09.00  AM
Login starts 09.15 AM
Reading Instructions starts 09.20 AM
Exam Starts 09.30 AM
Exam Ends 01.00 PM

How to prepare to NEET PG 2018:  Preparation is very important for any exams. So the candidates must prepare well before the exam. For NEET PG 2018 exam the candidate should first go through the exam pattern and the syllabus shared so that they get a view of the structure of the test and topics on which the multiple choice questions would come. Start solving the sample papers or the old papers. After solving the old sample or question papers the candidate must analyze the answers so that the candidate can know the preparation level and if required prepare more. While the candidate solves the old sample paper or questions paper please keep the track of the time so that the complete paper is solved in 3.30 Hrs.

Candidates can also take a DEMO test for the check. The candidates who have registered for this exam can only take this DEMO test. With the help of the NEET PG Demo test they will be able to know the test structure, navigation layout and other major functions of the actual test.