National Eligibility Cum Entrance PG [NEET PG]

NEET PG 2018

Exam Date : 5th December 2018 To 13th December 2018
Result Date : 13th January 2019

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET PG) 2018:

NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination is a single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act 1956. NEET PG is a Computer Based Test [CBT], unlike the traditional pen and paper based test which AIIMS has been conducting over the years for admission to 50% All India Quota for Post Graduate courses in India. NEET PG follows the uniform ‘Percentage system’.

The first NEET PG ever was held by the National Board Of Examinations from the 23rd of November till the 6th of December in 2012, which was referred to as the "Testing Window" (with 24th, 25th, 28 November and 2 December as Non-Testing days). The exam was conducted efficiently and more than 95,000 candidates registered for the test.

NEET PG 2017 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ for the academic session 2017 which includes the following sectors:

  • All India 50% quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses (in all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
  • State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across India
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
  • DNB Broad speciality courses (January 2017 Admission Session)

 The following Medical institutions are not covered by centralised admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG for the 2017 session, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.

  • All India Institute Of Medical Science [ AIIMS ], New Delhi
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research [ PGIMER ], Chandigarh
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences [ SGPGIMS ], Lucknow
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research [ JIPMER ], Puducherry
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences [ NIMHANS ], Bengaluru
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology [ SCTIMST ], Trivandrum

Exam Summary for NEET:

Name of Exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Organised by

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)


Undergraduate / Postgraduate


National Level

Courses Offered


NEET PG – MS/MD/PG Diploma

Number of Seats Offered

52,305 seats for MBBS and BDS

23,686 seats for MS/MD/PG Diploma

Duration of Course

MBBS: 4½ years with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

BDS: 4 years with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

MS: 3 years

MD: 3 years

Exam Duration

NEET UG – 3 hours

NEET PG – 3 hours 30 mins

Mode of Examination

UG – Offline

;PG – Online

Types of Question

Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response

Number of Questions

UG -180

PG – 300

Negative Marking

UG -Yes

PG – No

Examination Date

UG – 1st week of May 2017 (Tentative)

PG – 5th – 13th Dec 2016


NEET Rules and Regulations:

If at any point of time in during training/examination, a candidate is found indulging in any of the following, he/she shall be deemed to have used unfair means and necessary actions will be taken.

  • If a candidate has made a wrong statement in his/her application form for admission to the examinations/counselling/training or has attempted to secure or has secured admission to any of the examinations of NBE by making a false statement or by producing a false document.
  • If at any stage a candidate has tampered with any entry in the certificate or statement of marks or any other certificate issued by a governmental or non-governmental body or any other document that has been issued to him/her by the Board.
  • Use/possession of any kind of electronic gadgets including mobile phones with or without an active internet connection (whether the gadgets are actually used or not).
  • Having in possession of any notebook(s) or notes or chits or any other unauthorised material concerning the subject pertaining to the examination paper.
  • Anything written on any part of clothing, body, desk, table or any instrument such as set square, protractor, blotting paper, question paper, etc.
  • Giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so.
  • Change of seat without the permission of Examinor

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