NEET PG 2017: All you need to know about the counselling procedure of MD / MS / PG Diploma seats

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate(NEET PG) 2017  is being conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE) in 41 cities across the country. The examination is scheduled to take place from December 5 to 13, 2016. This will be the only medical entrance examination for MD / MS (Doctor of Medicine / Doctor of Surgery) / PG Diploma courses in India for centralised admissions. However, six medical institutions (AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, SGPGIMS, NIMHANS, SCTIMST) will not follow the centralised admission procedure this year and conduct their own medical entrance examination. The state medical admission authorities are not allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations and will have to fill up the PG seats according to the NEET PG All India Ranking.

The whole process has resulted in confusion among medical students who are going to take the examination this academic year and hence PaGaLGuY has come up with a step-by-step description of the counselling procedure for the admission.

All India 50% Quota Seats

·      All the Candidates giving NEET PG 2017 examination will be eligible for 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in medical colleges across the country.

·      According to the MCI website, there are 25,003 MD/MS/PG Diploma seats available across the country, half of which will be filled through centralised counselling.

·       Students from Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with MBBS degrees from the same states are not eligible for centralised counselling for the 50% All India Quota seats. Seats from these states will not be counted in the All India quota. They can only acquire seats in their respective state medical colleges, counselling of which will be conducted by the state medical admission authorities.

·     The NBE will publish the All India NEET PG 2017 Rank to declare the overall merit position of candidates. There will also be a 50% All India Quota category rank exclusively for selecting candidates in the 50% All India Quota seats. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will be responsible for the counselling of 50% All India Quota seats.

·      Vacant seats after the second round counselling will be transferred to state quota seats for admission.

State Quota Seats

·      For the rest of the 50% seats of MD / MS / PG Diploma courses, there will be counselling on the state level conducted by the respective state medical admission authorities and private/deemed university authorities.

·     The list to fill up state quota seats for the government medical colleges will be made based on the NEET-PG scores depending on the reservation policy and regulations set up by the respective authorities.

Seats for Private colleges/universities

·      For the MD / MS / PG Diploma seats in private/deemed university institutes, the competent authorities of the particular institutes will be responsible. The selection of the candidates will be made based on their NEET ranking.

·      Selection of the candidates to these seats will be made based on the regulations and policies of the private institutes.