NEET PG Cut Off 2018: Check All India Rank, MD/MS Cutoff

NBE(National Board of Examinations) have successfully conducted NEET PG 2018 on January 7, 2018. NEET PG & MDS 2018 Cut-off score was released along with the results on January 31, 2018, through online mode on the website. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate is a national level entrance exam conducted every year for candidates who want to get admission in various MD/MS and PG diploma programmes in government, private and deemed universities in various states of India.

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  • NEET PG 2018 Result was declared on January 31, 2018.
  • Candidates who obtained a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET PG 2018 examination will qualify NEET and will be eligible for admission process.
  • However, for the candidate’s belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBC), the minimum marks will be at 40 percentile.
  • NEET PG 2018 Counselling will take place as per candidates’ rank in All India NEET PG 2018 Rank list, All India 50% Quota Category Rank, and State Quota Rank.

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off: Highlights

Exam Name Common Law Admission Test
Exam Type National
Conducting Authority National Board of Examination
Category PG
Exam Mode Online
Exam Date January 7, 2018

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off was released by NBE to determine the number of candidates who will clear the exam and will be eligible for the counselling process. A separate cut off is released for the All India 50% Quota seats and candidates clearing that cut off become eligible to gain admissions on AIQ seats in medical colleges across the country. As per the notification, the cutoff for AIQ seats will be the same as the cutoff of NEET PG 2018. The qualifying score cum NEET PG 2018 cutoff is given in the table below.


Category Percentile Cut-Off Score
General Category (UR) 50th Percentile 321
SC/ST/OBC 40th Percentile 281
UR-PH 45th Percentile 300


Category Percentile Cut-Off Score
General Category (UR) 50th Percentile 233
SC/ST/OBC 40th Percentile 204
UR-PH 45th Percentile 219

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off: Factors

The cut off score is the lowest possible marks a candidate must obtain in order to qualify NEET PG 2018. NEET PG 2018 cut off score is based on many factors such as

  • Total number of candidates appearing in the entrance test
  • Total number of candidates who passed the entrance test
  • The difficulty level of question paper
  • Total number of seats

Based on NEET PG 2018 Cut off, the exam conducting authority will declare the NEET 2018 result for candidates as qualified or not qualified.

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off: Merit List

NEET PG 2018 Merit list of the qualified and successful candidates under 50% All India Quota seats will be prepared by the NBE on the basis of score obtained in NEET 2018. NEET 2018 Merit list will have as many students as there are seats available for allotment of PG/MDS courses under All India Quota.

Candidates can check criteria in case of tie occurs:

In the case of two or more candidates obtain equal percentile in NEET PG 2018, the merit of such candidates will be determined in order of preference as follows:

  • A student who has most correct responses in NEET PG 2018 exam will be given a higher rank in the merit list.
  • In case the tie persists after considering the first factor, candidates’ marks in MBBS degree will be considered. Candidate with higher marks in MBBS program will be given the higher order.
  • If the tie still fails to break, then candidates’ age will be considered. Candidates older in age will get preference over the younger candidate.

Last Year Cut-off Analysis

Candidates scoring more than or equal to the minimum score will be declared as qualified. The category-wise cut-off marks of last year are given below:

For All India 50% Quota Seats:

Category Cut-off Marks
UR 863.6479
UR-PH 682.3638
OBC 842.2654
PBC-PH 655.5969
SC 655.1937
SC-PH 658.5397
ST 655.1766
ST-PH 673.4360

Cut-off for NEET MDS

Category Cut-off Marks
UR 766.0974
UR-PH 517.2698
OBC 759.8726
PBC-PH 501.5115
SC 644.311
ST 554.573

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off: Exam Analysis

In this part, we bring you whole examination analysis of NEET PG 2018.

  • Nearly 5,000 students took NEET PG 2018 out of the 7,000 who had registered for it.
  • NBE conducted NEET PG 2018 in computer-based mode, therefore, no official NEET PG answer key was released.
  • Aspirants who appeared for the examination said around 300 questions were tricky.
  • There was a proper balance between clinical and non-clinical questions.
  • Applicants felt that the difficulty level of NEET PG 2018 was pretty moderate while some aspirants found questions from ophthalmology and pharmacology topics to be tough.
  • Some candidates were not happy with the strict checking of belongings and dress code, kinds of shoe candidates wore, etc.