NBE NEET PG 2018 exam is over. Exam was on January 7, 2018. Get here NEET PG 2018 exam analysis, exam day experiences, cut offs. Analysis and review consists of question distribution, difficulty level, comparison to old papers. Also know what could be cut offs for 50th, 45th, and 40th percentile qualifying marks. You can share your exam experiences in comments below to add to review here.

Latest: National Board of Examinations successfully conducted NEET PG 2018 on January 7, 2018. Exam analysis and expected cut offs are published here after that. Result of NEET PG 2018 will be declared around January 31, 2018.

NEET PG 2018 Exam Analysis

Was it easy, medium, or tough?

As per initial reviews from students, exam was tough. You can share your review in comments below.

Were there any repeat questions?

Yes, there were quite a few direct repeat questions.

How many case based questions were there?

Only sone questions were case-based, almost all were one-liners.

There were more image based questions. There were 4 or 5 sums.

What sort of questions were asked?

Some test takers said that they felt that they got basic questions from TMC class, DAMS notes and Marrow question bank. Difficulty level was in tune with Marrow mock test which also had tough questions.

How to prepare for next NEET PG?

Focus on understanding topics of NBE NEET PG syllabus to appear in next NEET PG. spend a lot of time on solving multiple choice questions. Also take detailed notes.

What was different in NEET PG 2018?

That NEET PG 2018 was held on a single date in a single session was different in it. Also there is negative marking. Question-wise, there were no stark differences.

Did you get sheets for rough work?

Some students have reported that they did not get rough sheets to do rough work at their centre. Did it happen with you also? Tell us in comments below.

What was NEET PG 2018 exam pattern?

There were 300 questions. Exam duration was 3 hours and 30 minutes. You get +4 marks for correct answer and there is negative marking of 1 mark for incorrect answer. It was a computer based test.

Calculate NEET PG 2018 marks here

NEET PG 2018 Expected Cut Offs

As per post graduate medical education regulations, you need to score marks equivalent to marks at qualifying percentile to qualify NEET PG. Qualifying marks are different for each category.

Category Eligibility criteria
General 50th percentile
SC / ST / OBC including PWD of these 40th percentile
UR PWD 45th percentile

It is expected that cut off will be similar to that of last year.

Special case when qualifying marks are lowered

If number of candidates that qualify at these percentiles, is fewer than sufficient number, then Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India may at its discretion lower minimum marks.

Such a situation happened last year. You can see below initial and revised qualifying cut offs of last year.

Category Qualifying criteria Cut off score out of 1500 Revised qualifying criteria Revised cut off score out of 1500 Significance
UR 50th percentile 705.9194 42.5th percentile 667.4111 Candidates scoring equal to or more than this cut-off score have been declared as qualified
SC / ST / OBC 40th percentile 655.1766 32.5th percentile 618.8969 ST/SC/OBC candidates scoring equal to or more than this cut-off score have been declared as qualified
PWD 45th percentile 680.0611 37.5th percentile 643.1009 UR-PH candidates scoring equal to or more than this cut-off score have been declared as qualified

Will NBE publish NEET PG 2018 answer keys?

No, NBE will not publish NEET PG 2018 answer keys. Students recall questions and discuss them over some social media platforms. NBE does not release official answer keys of computer based test.

How to calculate marks obtained in NEET PG 2018?

You can calculate marks obtained in NEET PG 2018 by implementing this simple formula:

(Number of correct answers x 4) – (number of incorrect answers x 1).

How to predict rank and qualifying status?

There is no fool-proof way to predict rank or qualifying status. Exam analysis and expected cut offs may give you an idea about it.

NEET PG 2018 Details


  1. we did not get rough sheet nor a pen and it was very difficult to orient and calculate at times when a simple drawing or calculation would have helped a lot!!!!

  2. According to a number of students the difficulty level of NEET PG exam is higher than expectations and the recent marking scheme involved negative marking increased the difficulty level to a great extent whereas lower down the confidence of the candidates.

  3. No pen paper provided, candidate hardly get 1/3 red screen for usage . Difficult to scroll for long questions. Rest occupied by personal information & question number panel. Overall I Cavan rank exam as tough.

  4. pen and paper provided initially which was collected back after few min of start of exam…i dono why… felt very difficult to do sums…nbe has to look over it

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