Result and Scoring for NEET PG 2016

  1. Qualifying Criteria: As per the rules stated and mentioned in Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, for a student to be eligible for getting into any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, the student is required to score a minimum of 50percentile and above in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses'held for the said academic year. However the criteria gets to be 40 percentile when it comes to admission of candidates of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes. In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum percentile shall be 45. The percentile is decided and given as per the highest scores obtained by the candidates in the All-India common merit list in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses.


    Passing Criteria


    50% Percentile


    40% Percentile


    45% Percentile

  2. Validity of Result: The result of the NEET-PG test is valid only for the current academic year and not be transferred to the next academic year for the admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. The final decisions regarding admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses is governed by Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Central Government and the Judgments of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

  3. Declaration of Result: The results the NEET test shall be declared latest by 31st January 2013. You will be able to download your marksheet-cum-result certificate for the NEET-PG examination from the website after the declaration of result.

  4. Dispatch of Result: The result will be sent to all candidates individually by post.

  5. Criteria: In case two candidates land up at a tie on percentile, the higher position will be decided by the less number of misteakes committed in paper. In case this criteria does not apply, age of candidates will be considered. The elder candidate will be placed on higher position. Failing this criteria, the next and final criteria will be marks obtained in the qualifying exam i.e.. MBBS.

  6. Equate and Scale: The question paper of NEET-PG is objective type containing 240 questions having only one correct answer of the four options available. The question papers are different for different exam dates. A standard psychometrically-sound approach is employed for the scoring process of NEET-PG. This approach has been applied to score all large scale Computer Based Examination utilizing multiple question papers.

    • Step 1: Calculation of Raw Marks: Raw marks are calculated based on the number of questions that are answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted. Correct Answer will be rewarded 1 point while there is no marking or negative marking for incorrect or omitted questions.
    • Step 2: Raw Marks are equated: The papers are to be equated on a equal scale to present fair results. The difference is due to the different paper sets on different dates. The difficulty level may vary in the papers. Hence the papers are to be equated on a common platform to produce a result that is not biased. Such minor differences in the overall difficulty level are accurately measured after all the different question papers (forms) have been administered and the results analyzed. A post-equating process which is a psychometric process is undertaken for this. To facilitate this comparison, each form contains a pre-defined number of questions (items) selected from a large item bank, called an equating block, which is used as an anchor to adjust candidates scores to the metric of the item bank. For the process of equating the difficulty level of all the different papers, a statistical model known as Iem Response Theory (IRT) is used. The result is a statistically equated raw score that takes into account the performance of the candidate along with the difficulty of the form administered.
    • Step 3: Equated raw score is scaled: The raw scores which are equated are to be scaled on a common metric. A linear transformation is used for this scaling process, which is a standard practice for such test administration. The aforesaid steps ensure that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of scaled score obtained by the candidates.
  7. There is no provision for re-checking/re-totaling/re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, score and no query in this regard will be entertained.