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.
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.
|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.