NEET PG 2018 Cut Off was announced along with result. NBE published cut off of NEET PG 2018 on January 23, 2018. It indicates minimum marks out of 1200 that one needed to score in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate in order to qualify. Candidates preparing for NEET PG 2019 or NEET PG 2020 can refer to this cut off data to set their goals. However, it is strongly advised to set your target at 1200 out of 1200, rather than just cut off!

Recommended book for NEET PG 2019/2020: Across for Anatomy.

NEET PG 2018 Cut Off

As per MCI guidelines and other rules pertaining to NEET PG, the cut off percentile is fixed. A UR category candidate needs to obtain 50th percentile, SC / ST / OBC candidate needs to obtain 40th percentile, UR-PH candidate needs 45th percentile, and SC/ST/OBC PH needs 40th percentile in order to qualify.

Marks corresponding to these percentiles are now available since results and merit lists of NEET PG 2018 were announced in January 2018.

Category Cut off percentile Cut off score out of 1200
General (UR) 50th percentile 321
SC 40th percentile 281
ST 40th percentile 281
OBC 40th percentile 281
UR PH 45th percentile 300
SC PH 40th percentile 281
ST PH 40th percentile 281
OBC PH 40th percentile 281
Recommended book for NEET PG 2019/2020: Physiology by Soumen.

Here it is prudent to note that the exam pattern and cut offs of 2018 NEET PG are quite different from NEET PG held in 2017.

Changes introduced in NEET PG in the year 2018

  • Negative marking was introduced.
  • Maximum marks is 1200 in year 2018, and it was 1500 in year 2017.
  • Exam is being held in single session since 2018. Earlier it was held over many days.
  • Tie breaking criteria changed. Earlier, tie breaking only considered date of birth; now tie breaking is done on the basis of marks obtained in MBBS professional exam also.

So keep these in mind before you see older NEET PG cut offs.

NEET PG 2017 Cut Off

Initial cut offs

Category Cut off percentile Cut off score out of 1200
General (UR) 50th percentile 705.9194
SC 40th percentile 655.1766
ST 40th percentile 655.1766
OBC 40th percentile 655.1766
PH 45th percentile 680.0611
Recommended book for NEET PG 2019/2020: Biochemistry by Rebecca James.

Revised cut offs:- Since many seats remained vacant, MCI lowered the cut offs later on.

Category Cut off percentile Cut off score out of 1200
General (UR) 42.5th percentile 667.4111
SC 32.5th percentile 618.8969
ST 32.5th percentile 618.8969
OBC 32.5th percentile 618.8969
PH 37.5th percentile 643.1009

Tie breaking criteria for NEET PG

When two or more candidates obtain equal marks, tie breaking is used to determine ranking. Tie breaking criteria for NEET PG is as follows.

  • One with more number of correct responses gets a better rank.
  • If tie persists then candidate with better aggregate percentage score of all MBBS professional examinations gets a better rank.
  • If tie still persists then candidate older candidate gets higher rank.
Recommended book for NEET PG 2019/2020: Pharmacology by Gobind Rai.

Last rank details of NEET PG 2018

When you say last rank details of NEET PG 2018, you refer to cut off scores. They are the same as the cut off posted above. Here you can see the last rank.

However, if by last rank of NEET PG 2018 you are referring to the minimum rank required to get admission, then please check MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) website mcc.nic.in since MCC is conducting NEET PG 2018 Counselling from March 2018 and last rank details are announced after every round.

NEET PG 2019

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