NEET PG 2017 Exam Analysis and Expected Cut Off



NBE is organizing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2017 from 5th to 13th December 2016. Candidates who had applied for NEET PG during the registration window and were issued admit cards are appearing in the exams. Since NEET PG 2017 is officially the medical entrance exam for Post Graduate Medical courses admissions, a very large number of candidates are appearing for the test. This, will undoubtedly up the competition level.

Did you appear in NEET PG 2017 exam? Share your experience here!

  • Did you find the exam easy / moderately tough / difficult?
  • On which topics were questions most asked from?
  • How many questions could you answer?
  • What is the score you are expecting to get?

Expected Cut Offs

It is a good idea to go through past year’s NEET PG / AIPGMEE cut offs after exam to get an idea of expected cut offs.

Click here for all previous year’s NEET PG / AIPGMEE cut offs.

Qualifying marks

As per the “Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 (Part I):

In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates as provided in clause 9(II) above with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses.


###Day 1 Analysis of NEET PG 2017 - 5 December, 2016

According to students who appeared for the exam, key highlights of the exam are as follows:

  • Exam was of moderate difficulty level.
  • Most of the questions were asked on topics related to Pre-Clinical.
  • Many questions were one liners.
  • Almost one-tenth of question paper had questions with images.
  • Around 40% of the questions were easy. 27% questions were moderately tough. Rest 33% questions were on the difficult side.


Day 2 Analysis of NEET PG 2017 - 6 December, 2016

First an overview of NEET PG 2017 exam held on 6th December 2016

  • NEET PG exam has 300 questions to be answered in 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • Questions were mostly moderately difficult. There were few questions that were said to be tough.
  • More than 20 questions were image based. Out of which around 5-7 questions were “Difficult”.
  • All questions were from syllabus prescribed by National Board of Examinations. The exam included all subjects taught during the MBBS course including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weight age given to each
    subject was as indicated in the bulletin.

Subjects from which most questions were asked on Day 2 of NEET PG 2017 Exam

PSM, Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynaecology.

Radiology is the subject among short subjects that had maximum weight age.

Subjects from least questions were asked on Day 2 of NEET PG 2017 Exam

Anatomy, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry.

Many questions in NEET PG 2017 were one liners.

Difficulty level

40% of the question paper had easy questions

5% questions were on Clinical subjects.

20% paper was moderately tough.

20% paper was difficulty.

15% questions were very difficult.