NEET PG 2018: Counselling Process, Registration, Seat Allotement, Cut Off

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is responsible for conducting NEET PG 2018 examination on January 7, 2018. The exam is held in online mode only. After clearing the exam, students will get admission in various courses like MD/ MS, PG Diploma etc. So, for appearing in the exam, students have to fill the application form which was released on October 31, 2017. Only those students are eligible to apply who have cleared MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by medical council act of India. All the eligible students can fill the application form and appear for the exam. They have to download the admit card to sit for the exam. You will get detailed information about NEET PG 2018 through this Article.

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Students can download the admit card within 24 hours of registration. The paper is comprised of objective type multiple choice questions. Questions will be asked from the subjects that students have studied during MBBS or BDS.

After the completion of the exam, the result will be soon announced by January 31, 2018. Cut off will also be declared according to the students score in the exam. As per the applicant’s score, they will be called for counselling

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New UpatesToday is the last day of the registration process of NEET PG counselling 2018. Students who have not registered; Yet has a chance to get registered by 5 pm.

Highlights Of NEET PG 2018

Date of NEET PG 2018 Exam January 7, 2018
Conducting Body National Board of Examination (NBE)
Mode of NEET PG 2018 Exam Computer Based Test
Official Website
Duration of NEET PG 2018 Exam 3 hours 30 minutes
Eligibility Must have cleared MBBS or equivalent degree
Courses Offered MD/ MD or PG Diploma

Exam Dates

The following table shows all the important dates related to the various events of the NEET-PG 2018 examination:

Events Dates
NEET PG 2018 Application form released on October 31, 2017
Last date to fill the NEET PG 2018 Application form November 27, 2017
Availability of NEET PG 2018 Admit card December 31, 2017
NEET PG 2018 Examination Date January 7, 2018
Declaration of NEET PG 2018 Result January 23, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Rank Card February 15, 2018
Declaration of NEET PG 2018 Merit List February 16, 2018
NEET PG 2018 Counselling March 2018

Eligibility Criteria

It’s important for all the eligible students to check the examination eligibility criteria. If the eligibility criterion does not match then students candidature will be canceled. Following is the explanation of eligibility criteria:

  • Students must be Indian National
  • Applicants must possess MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate recognized by MCI
  • Students must have completed one year of internship on or before March 31, 2018
  • Those who have passed MBBS from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir states are not eligible to apply

Application Form

For registering for the exam, students have to fill and successfully submit the application form. The application form for NEET PG 2018 will be released on October 31, 2017. The registration can be done in online mode only through the website. Following is the step by step process of filling the application form.

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website to create a profile by entering the details.
  • Entered details are such as students name, gender, parents name, valid email address, valid mobile number etc.
  • Click on the submit button

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

  • Now by using the login credentials, enter the details in the application form
  • Students have to fill the details related to personal, academic and communication
  • After verifying the details, click on the Submit button

Step 3: Upload Documents

  • Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, photo ID, SMC/ MCI and other certificates
  • Size of the images of photograph and signature should be between 10kb-30kb
  • MCI/ SMC certificate size should not be more than 500 kb
  • Click on the upload images button

Step 4: Pay the Application fees

  • Students can pay the application fees via debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ e-wallet.
  • For making the payment, click on the Go for payment button
  • After entering the bank details students can pay the application fees.

Application Fee

Category Fees
General and OBC INR 3750
SC/ ST/ PWD/ PH INR 2750

Step 5: Final Submission

After paying the application fees, students can take the printout of the confirmation page and keep it safe for their future use.

Admit Card

Admit card is a very important document because without it students cannot enter in the examination hall. Students can download admit card in online mode only by entering the credentials like username and password. It cannot be sent to the student’s address via post or courier.

Students can follow the below steps to download the NEET PG 2018 admit card:

  • Visit the official website of NBE i.e.
  • Click on the NEET PG 2018 Admit card
  • Now a login window will appear
  • Enter the credentials like username and password
  • Click on the login button

After clicking on the button, the admit card will be displayed on the screen. Students can download and take the printout of it for their future reference.

To get detailed information about NEET PG 2018 Admit Card click here

Exam Centre

Students can choose the examination centre as per their preference at the time of filling the application form. But the final allocation is done by the examination conducting authority on the first come first serve basis. Following is the list of exam centres from which students can choose anyone:

Ahmadabad Pune Indore
Aurangabad Ranchi Jaipur
Bangalore Raipur Jammu
Bhopal Trivandrum Jamshedpur
Bhubaneswar Udaipur Kolkata
Chandigarh Varanasi Bardoli
Chennai Durgapur Lucknow
Cochin Kozhikode Mumbai
Coimbatore Mangalore Mysore
Dehradun Trichy Nagpur
Greater Noida Vijayawada Navi Mumbai
Gurugram Vishakhapatnam New Delhi
Guwahati Gandhinagar Noida

Exam Pattern

Applicants are advised to check the examination pattern in advance before appearing in the exam. After knowing the examination pattern, students will come to know about the type of questions asked in the exam. Following is the detailed explanation of NEET PG 2018 Examination pattern:

  • The examination is conducted in online mode only
  • The paper is comprised of 300 multiple choice questions
  • The paper was only in the English language
  • Total time duration given to complete the paper is 3 hours 30 minutes
  • For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded and no marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The following table shows the subject-wise distribution of questions:

Subject Weight-age of questions
Anatomy 15
Physiology 15
Biochemistry 15
Pharmacology 20
Microbiology 20
Pathology 25
Forensic Medicine 10
Social and Preventive Medicine 25
Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology 37
Surgery, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, & ENT 46
Radiotherapy & Radiodiagnosis 12(6+6)
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 25
Paediatrics 15
Psychiatry 10
Ophthalmology 10
Total 300

Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Mode of examination Online
Number of Questions 300
Maximum marks 300
Duration of exam 3 hours 30 minutes


NEET PG 2018 examination consists of the syllabus that students have studied in MBBS and BDS programme. The following table shows the important topics of the subjects that students have to prepare for the examination:

Subjects Important Topics
Pathology Cell injury
Cell death and adaptations
Acute and chronic inflammation
Tissue Repair
Healing and Fibrosis
Hemodynamic Disorders
Thrombosis and shock
Diseases of the immune system Neoplasia
Genetic and Pediatric Diseases
Environmental and Nutritional Diseases
General pathology of Infectious Diseases
The Blood vessels
The Heart
Hematopoietic and lymphoid systems
The lung
The kidney and its collecting system
The oral cavity and Gastrointestinal tract
The liver
Gallbladder and Biliary tract
The pancreas
The male genital system
The female genital system and breast
The Endocrine system
The musculoskeletal system
The skin
The nervous system
Miscellaneous Topics
Pharmacology General Pharmacological Principles
Drugs acting on Autonomic Nervous system
Autacoids and Related Drugs
Respiratory and Related Drugs
Hormones and Related Drugs
Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System
Cardiovascular Drugs
Drugs Acting on kidney
Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood formation
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Antimicrobial Drugs
Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
Miscellaneous Drugs
Biochemistry Structures and functions of proteins and Enzymes
Bioenergetics and the metabolism of Carbohydrate and lipids
Metabolism of proteins and amino acids
Function and replication of informational macromolecules
Biochemistry of extracellular and intracellular communication
Digestion and Absorption
Vitamins and minerals
Intracellular traffic and sorting of proteins
The extracellular matrix
Muscles and the cytoskeleton
Plasma proteins and immunoglobulins
Homeostasis and thrombosis
Red and white blood cells
Metabolism of xenobiotics
The Human genome project
Miscellaneous Topics
Microbiology Methods and Techniques
Miscellaneous Topics
Orthopaedics Fractures and Injuries
Infections of bones and joints
Bone tumours
Back pain
Degenerative and metabolic bone disease
Miscellaneous Bone diseases
Preventive and Social Medicine Man and Medicine: Towards health for all
Concept of Health and Diseases
Principles of Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Methods
Screening for Disease
Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
Epidemiology of chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and Conditions
Health programs in India
Demography and Family planning
Preventive Medicine in Obstetrics Pediatrics and Geriatrics
Nutrition & Health
Social Sciences and Health
Environment and Health
Hospital Waste Management
Disaster Management
Occupational Health
Genetics and Health
Mental Health
Health Information and Basic Medical Statistics
Communication for Health Education
Health Planning and Management
Healthcare of the community
International Health
Miscellaneous Topics
ENT Diseases of Ear
Diseases of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
Diseases of oral cavity and Salivary Glands
Diseases of pharynx
Diseases of Larynx and trachea
Diseases of Esophagus
Recent advances
Clinical methods in ENT and Neck Masses
Operative surgery
Miscellaneous Topics
Anatomy The thorax
The Abdomen
The Pelvis
The perineum
The upper limb
The lower limb
The Head and Neck
The Back
Miscellaneous Topics
Surgery Gastrointestinal Surgery
Urogenital Surgery
Paediatric Surgery
Umbilicus and Abdominal wall Cardiothoracic Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Transplantation and oncology
Head Injury
Gynaecology Diseases & Injury to female genital tract
Birth control and MTP
Trophoblastic diseases
Ectopic gestation and disorders of menstruation
Forensic Medicine Medical Jurisprudence
Post mortem changes
Injuries and wounds
Thermal death
Mechanical Asphyxia
Sexual offences and Abortion
Psychotropic drugs
Miscellaneous Topics
Psychiatry Cognitive disorders
Mood disorders
Anxiety disorders
Adjustment disorders
Somatoform disorders
Sexual disorders
Sleep and Personality disorder
Impulse control disorders
Miscellaneous Topics
Radiology Physics and Technique
Diagnostic features and signs
Systemic Radiology
Miscellaneous Topics
Radiotherapy Radiotherapy
Nuclear medicine
Miscellaneous Topics
Physiology Digestion and Absorption
Cardiovascular Physiology
Nervous System
Endocrine System
Sensory organs
Miscellaneous Topics
Anaesthesia General Anaesthesia
Regional Anaesthesia
Drugs used for Anaesthesia
Anaesthesia in coexisting diseases
Critical Care
Miscellaneous Topics


After the completion of the exam result has been soon declared on January 23, 2018. Students can check the result online on the official portal of NBE. With the help of the testing ID and date of birth, students can download their result. Following steps help students to download the result:

  • Open the official website of NBE
  • Click on the NEET PG 2018 Result
  • Enter the details such as testing id and date of birth
  • Click on the download button

After clicking on the button, the result will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download and take the printout of the final score for future use.

Cut off

Cut off marks are the minimum marks scored by the student in order to get admission in the desired course. NBE is responsible for declaring the cut off marks. According to the students cut off marks, they will get admission in respective colleges. Cut off marks will be decided on the basis of various factors which are as following:

  • Total number of students appearing in the exam
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Availability of seats
  • Previous year cut off trends
  • Total number of students passed the exam

NEET PG 2018 Cut off is tabulated below:

Category NEET PG 2018 Cut off
Unreserved 863.6479
Unreserved – Physically Handicapped 682.3638
OBC (Other Backward Classes) 842.2654
OBC (Other Backward Classes) -Physically Handicapped 655.5969
SC (Scheduled Caste) 655.1937
SC (Scheduled Caste) – Physically Handicapped 658.5397
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 655.1766
ST (Scheduled Tribe)- Physically Handicapped 673.4360

Counselling Process

On the basis of students score in the NEET exam a merit list will be prepared. Students can take participate in the NEET counselling according to their rank in the merit list. In the counselling process, students have to fill their college and course choices.

Students must bring the following list of documents at the time of counselling for verification:

  1. NEET PG 2018 Admit Card and Rank Card
  2. 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  3. 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  4. Graduation certificate
  5. Transfer certificate
  6. Category certificate (if applicable)
  7. Counselling call letter
  8. Recent passport size photographs