How NEET PG 2018 Going to be Different from NEET PG 2017

Until now, NEET PG use to be held in a span of 8-10 days with random allocation of different days and time slots to the applicants. Therefore, multiple questions papers had to be prepared for different sessions and different days. This practice used to expose students to a number of luck factors and uncertainties. For example, students appearing for NEET PG in the later sessions would feel more familiar with the question paper and find it easier comparatively to those appearing for it in the initial days of examination.

With intensifying competition and increasing numbers of NEET PG takers, the demands are rising for bringing uniformity in the conduct of NEET PG entrance examination.

But this year NEET PG 2018; MD/MS Entrance exam will be in one-session throughout the country. In terms of exam pattern and syllabus NEET PG 2018 will be same but the difficulty level of question will be high too due to higher no. of applicants.

The problem in India is, our country is overpopulated specially the youth. When it comes to education you will see there will always be huge no. of application for limited no. of seats. Be it engineering, medical or arts school. This year more than 11 lakhs students have registered for the exam and may be you can expect it to get double because those who couldn’t clear last year will also be added.

New Marking Scheme of NEET PG:

In NEET PG 2018 NBE has introduced negative marking. According to the new marking scheme, each correct response will carry four marks (+4) and every incorrect response will incur negative one mark (-1). There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions. Along with this, no equating and scaling will be done for the marks obtained by the candidates. This new marking scheme will come into effect from NEET PG 2018.

Until now, there was no negative marking for incorrect responses and equating/scaling of marks was done to adjust the difficulty levels of multiple question papers. Now, since NEET PG has been made a single session examination, no equating or scaling of marks will be required or will be done.

Below are the details of the new exam pattern and marking scheme of NEET PG 2018:

NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS (NEET–PG2018) Dated: 27th September 2017


Kind attention: Applicant candidates for NEET-PG 2018

  1. NEET-PG 2018 shall be conducted by NBE on computer based platform.
  2. The examination will be conducted on a single day in single session i.e. all candidates will be taking the same question paper.
  3. There shall not be any equating or scaling of the marks obtained by the candidate.
  4. The scheme of award of marks will be as follows:
  • Correct Response 4 marks.
  • Incorrect Response (-1) marks.
  • Unattempted Question Zero
  1. The Information Bulletin for NEET – PG 2018 will be uploaded on NBE website in due course.

Aadhar Mandatory for NEET PG 2018 registration:

NBE had made it compulsory for NEET PG 2018 applicants to submit their aadhar card. The official notification states that at the time of online registration candidates who have applied for aadhar card, but are yet to receive it, must enter the 14 digit Aadhar enrolment ID printed on the Aadhar enrolment slip. This is for the purpose of identity proof and authentication of candidature.

Hope for the best. Good Luck!