NEET SS 2018 Exam Scheme, NEET SS 2018 Exam Date – Announced by NBE

NEET SS 2018 Exam Scheme, NEET SS 2018 Exam Date - Announced by NBE


Dated: 19th April 2018

Subject: Scheme of NEET-SS 2018.

  1. NEET-SS shall be conducted by NBE in the 1st week of July 2018 as a computer-based test on a single
  1. MoHFW vide letter No. F.No.V.11025/35/2012-MEP(Pt.) dated 25/01/2018 and V.11025/35/2012-MEP(Pt.) dated 10/04/2018 has asked NBE to conduct NEET- SS 2018 in the following manner:
  • A candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty courses for which his/her broad specialty qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application
  • The pattern of examination: 40% of the questions shall be from all the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s) and the remaining 60% shall be from the super specialty course selected by the candidate at the time online submission of application
  • NBE may club certain super specialties in which the number of seats offered is

3. Schematic representation of NEET-SS question paper:


Question Paper No. of MCQs Time Allocated
Part –A 40 40 mins
Part –B 60 60 mins

Total No. of questions in any Super Specialty question paper is 100. All the questions shall be at PG Exit level (MD/MS/DNB).

Part – A of the question paper:

Part-A of the question paper for any super specialty course shall comprise of MCQs from the eligible feeder broad specialty course(s). In case, there is only a single feeder broad specialty course for a particular super specialty, Part A in such a case will comprise of questions from only one broad specialty. For eg. MS/DNB General Surgery is the feeder broad specialty for MCh Urology, therefore Part A of Urology question paper will comprise of questions from General Surgery. The list of eligible feeder broad specialty courses for various super specialty courses is tabulated below





Name of Super Specialty Course


Course Type

Prior Requirement as per PG Medical

Education Regulations, 2000 notified by MCI

1 Cardiac Anaesthesia DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)






MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Paediatrics)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
3 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry DM MD/DNB (Psychiatry)



Clinical Haematology



MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD/DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Pathology)
5 Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
6 Clinical Pharmacology DM MD /DNB (Pharmacology)





Critical Care Medicine**




MD/DNB (Emergency Medicine)
MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
8 Endocrinology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
9 Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
10 Geriatric Mental Health ** DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD/DNB (Psychiatry)
11 Hepatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)



Infectious Disease



MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
MD (Tropical Medicine)
13 Interventional Radiology DM MD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)



Medical Genetics**



MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)



Medical Oncology



MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MS /DNB (Radiotherapy)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
16 Neonatology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
17 Nephrology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
18 Neuro Radiology** DM MD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
19 Neurology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
20 Onco-Pathology DM MD/DNB (Pathology)
21 Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care** DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
22 Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia** DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
23 Paediatric Hepatology ** DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
24 Paediatric Nephrology ** DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
25 Paediatric Oncology ** DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
26 Pediatric Cardiology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
27 Pediatric Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)



Pulmonary Medicine



MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
29 Virology** DM MD/DNB (Microbiology)
30 CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
31 Endocrine Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
32 Gynaecological Oncology MCh MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)



Hand Surgery**



MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MS/DNB (Orthopaedics)
MCh /DNB Plastic Surgery)
34 Head and Neck Surgery MCh MS/DNB (ENT)
MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MCh/DNB (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
MCh/DNB (Surgical Oncology)
MCh /DNB (Neuro Surgery)
35 HepatoPancreato Biliary Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
36 Neuro Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
37 Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery** MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
38 Paediatric Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
39 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
40 Reproductive Medicine & Surgery** MCh MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)
MS /DNB (General Surgery)
41 Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)



Surgical Oncology



MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MS /DNB (Orthopaedics)
MD /DNB (Obst. & Gynae.)
43 Thoracic Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
44 Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)
45 Vascular Surgery MCh MS /DNB (General Surgery)

** Prior entry requirement subject to final decision to be taken by MCI in this regard

 For Super-specialty courses having multiple feeder broad specialty courses, Part-A will comprise of questions from all the eligible feeder broad specialty courses. For eg. Part – A of Cardiology question paper shall comprise of questions from all the three feeder broad specialty courses i.e. General Medicine, Pediatrics & Respiratory Medicine.

Part – B of the question paper: It shall comprise of 60 questions pertaining to the concerned super specialty. The questions shall be of PG Exit level and shall cover topics from clinical practice and basic sciences as applied to the concerned super specialty.

4. Clubbing :

Certain Super Specialties which have less number of seats and have a single common feeder broad specialty course have been clubbed together. Each clubbed group of super specialties shall be treated as one for the purpose of online submission of the application form and generation of the question paper. For eg. Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Oncology,

Pediatric Hepatology has been clubbed together with Pediatrics being the single common feeder Broad Specialty qualification and all these clubbed specialties will be treated as a single unit for the purpose of online submission of application form and examination. Therefore, part A of the question paper for the clubbed super specialties shall comprise of questions from the single eligible feeder broad specialty and the part B shall comprise questions from all the clubbed super specialties.

All Super Specialty courses which have been clubbed are tabulated below:

S.No. Name of the Super Specialty Courses which have been clubbed together
1. a.


Neuro-Radiology Interventional Radiology
2. a.


Cardiac Anesthesia

Organ Transplant Anaesthesia& Critical

c. Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
3. a. Neonatology

b. Pediatric Gastroenterology

c. Pediatric Cardiology

d. Paediatric Nephrology

e. Paediatric Oncology f.Paediatric Hepatology

4. a.


Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery HepatoPancreato Biliary Surgery
5. a.



Vascular Surgery

Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery

d. Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular
  1. A candidate can opt for only two super specialty courses/clubbed group at the time of online submission of the application form based on his/her eligibility for the concerned super specialty course. Broad specialty qualifications eligible for admission to a particular super specialty course shall be as per Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 notified by Medical Council of India.

Candidates are advised to refer to MCI website for information regarding the the availability of seats/prior entry requirement for any super specialty course(s) they wish to apply.

  1. Result: There shall be a separate merit list for each super specialty course / clubbed group. There shall not be any equating / normalization/ percentile calculation. The merit list shall be based on the marks obtained by the candidate after applying the tie-breaking criteria which will be indicated in the Information Bulletin.
  1. The information bulletin for NEET-SS 2018 shall be notified shortly. Candidates are advised to read the information bulletin thoroughly once the same is

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