Many PG medical aspirants have asked about NEET PG 2018 age limit. Is there any any age limit upto which one can appear for National Eligibility Entrance Test Post Graduate? It is important to know about it before you make up mind to appear for exam. An eligible candidate interested in becoming a postgraduate in medical sciences can apply for NEET PG 2018.

Through NEET PG 2018, one can get admission to medical colleges in India offering MD, MS, PG Diploma. When it comes to eligibility, NBE has a set of rules which needs to be fulfilled. If these points are valid for a candidate then he/she can appear for entrance exam. Once exam results release, there are, all India quota counselling, state counselling, and college/university counselling. Eligibility criteria must be checked for entrance exam, and counselling.

For NEET PG 2018, there is no lower age limit or upper age limit. This can be said from last year brochure as NBE is yet to release NEET PG 2018 brochure. Age limit and attempts limit was introduced to NEET UG earlier by CBSE; such a thing is not in talks for NEET PG however.

Candidates should note that you may appear for NEET PG 2018 but to take admission into PG colleges, you need to ensure to check the eligibility criteria of such colleges. The basic criteria of eligibility to register for NEET is that the candidate must have completed MBBS and one year internship. However, every college has different age limit criteria for admitting students to PG. Candidates will get admission to the colleges through NEET PG score and by fulfilling the eligibility criteria as specified by the respective college.
Around 118 colleges all over India accept NEET PG scores for filling the vacancy of postgraduate courses.

Likewise, age limit is not set for other PG medical entrance exams like AIIMS PG, or JIPMER PG, PGIMER. There is one date that needs to be kept in mind, that for completing internship. Candidate must complete one year internship before 31 March 2018 in order to be eligible for NEET PG 2018. By internship we refer to Compulsory Rotating Resident Internship. Also, before starting MD / MS / PG Diploma studies, must have MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate. MCI sets cut off dates for recognition of Medical Colleges, from where candidates have passed MBBS Degree Course and completed compulsory rotatory Internship.

There is no age limit. Instead there are few colleges or universities which impose eligibility on already pursuing PG. According to that, if one is pursuing any PG Course in their or in another University, then that person is not eligible for admission until course completes. Hence, if you are already pursuing PG Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota/State quota seats then confirm eligibility conditions of University in this regard.

Eligibility is set is by NBE in accordance with MCI, MCC, MoHFW. Now that you are aware of NEET PG 2018 eligibility criteria regarding age, focus on preparation. Apply for exam as per schedule. Best of luck for post graduation!

NEET PG 2018 Details


  1. 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 2017, may apply for NEET-PG 2017.

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