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NEET SS 2018 Scheme Of Examination Released, Check Out Details

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Attention Super Speciality Aspirants!! National Board Of Examinations has recently issued the much-awaited notice regarding NEET SS 2018 Scheme of Examination. The notice clearly spells out the conduct of NEET SS 2018 that is scheduled for July 2018

Here are the important details

1. NEET-SS shall be conducted by NBE in the 1st week of July 2018 as a computer-based test on a single day.

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2. 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:

  1. A candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty courses for which his/her broad speciality qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.
  2. Pattern of examination: 40% of the questions shall be from all the eligible feeder broad speciality course(s) and the remaining 60% shall be from the super speciality course selected by the candidate at the time online submission of application form.
  3. NBE may club certain super specialities in which the number of seats offered are less.

Read Also: NEET SS 2018 to be both Broad and Super Speciality Based: NBE notifies new pattern

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

Name of Super Specialty Course Course
Prior Requirement as per PG Medical Education Regulations, 2000 notified by MCI
1 Cardiac Anaesthesia DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
2 Cardiology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Paediatrics)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
3 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry DM MD/DNB (Psychiatry)
4 Clinical Haematology DM 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)
7 Critical Care Medicine** DM 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)
12 Infectious Disease DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
MD (Tropical Medicine)
13 Interventional Radiology DM MD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
14 Medical Genetics** DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
15 Medical Oncology DM 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)
28 Pulmonary Medicine DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
29 Virology** DM MD/DNB (Microbiology)
30 Cardio Vascular 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)
33 Hand Surgery** MCh 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)
42 Surgical Oncology MCh 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 speciality courses, Part-A will comprise of questions from all the eligible feeder broad speciality 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 speciality. The questions shall be of PG Exit level and shall cover topics from clinical practice and basic sciences as applied to the concerned super speciality.


Certain Super Specialties which have less number of seats and have a single common feeder broad speciality course have been clubbed together. Each clubbed group of super specialities 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 have been clubbed together with Pediatrics being the single common feeder Broad Specialty qualification and all these clubbed specialities 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 specialities shall comprise of questions from the single eligible feeder broad speciality and the part B shall comprise questions from all the clubbed super specialities.

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

S.No. Name of the Super Specialty Courses which have been clubbed together
I a.   Neuro Radiology

b.   Interventional Radiology

2. a.   Cardiac Anesthesia

b.   Organ Transplant Anaesthesia& Critical Care

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

b.    HepatoPancreato Biliary Surgery

5. a.   Vascular Surgery

b.   CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

c.   Thoracic Surgery

d.   Paediatric Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

A candidate can opt for only two super speciality courses/clubbed group at the time of online submission of the application form based on his/her eligibility for the concerned super speciality course. Broad speciality qualifications eligible for admission to a particular super speciality 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 availability of seats/prior entry requirement for any super speciality course(s) they wish to apply.


There shall be a separate merit list for each super speciality course / clubbed group. There shall not be any equating / normalization/ percentile 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.

The information bulletin for NEET-SS 2018 shall be notified shortly. Candidates are advised to read the information bulletin thoroughly once the same is notified.

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  1. At least a good start but ethics and morality needs to be introduced in teaching and practice. Without good moral and ethical conduct, nothing shall be useful. It will create more chaos than cure.

  2. These should be called sub-speciality rather than super speciality.

  3. Law is not absolute but a matter for interpretation and interpretor.

  4. Supposing a candidate applies for two non-clubbed superspeciality courses how will he appear in two distinct Part B examinations. Will it be done at one stretch.

  5. Morons didn’t gave clarity on this

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    Dr. Monish Patel April 25, 2018, 9:47 am

    Yes, one paper after the other, but same time n place. Just one after another.

  7. This test is
    for neet aspirant or not

  8. What exactly do they mean by superspeciality PG exit exam?