Radio-Diagnosis, General Medicine, Paediatrics and Orthopaedics have yet again emerged as popular subjects among MD/MS aspirants in the first round of AIPGMEE 2016 counselling. As in the previous year, this year, too, Radio-Diagnosis leads the pack with 29 medical aspirants opting for the subject among the top 100 rank holders.
Further, the round 1 counselling session of the all India post graduate medical entrance exam, saw a slight increase in the number of allotted seats with a total of 5, 603 seats allotted in 2016 compared to 5,489 in 2015.
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Here we bring you an analysis of the AIPGMEE 2016 Counselling round 1 result:
Favourite subjects of top 100 AIPGMEE 2016 Rank Holders:
According to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) data, which allots 50% All India Quota MD/MS and diploma seats in AIPGMEE counselling, the number of Radio-Diagnosis candidates decreased by 11 compared to last year, which saw 40 students opting for the subject.
MD in General Medicine emerged as the second most favoured subject chosen by 23 candidates. The third preferred subjects among AIPGMEE 2016 toppers is MD in Paediatrics opted by 15 candidates, which again registered an increase by 5 candidates from the previous year. Paediatrics is followed by Orthopaedics with 5 and Master of Surgery with 6 candidates.
Based on AIPGMEE 2016 first round allotment data, out of 100 top rankers, as many as 8 either skipped the online counselling or could not get the subject of their choice.
The table and graph given below shows favourite subjects of top 100 AIPGMEE 2016 rank holders:
Preferred MD/MS Subjects
MD Radio Diagnosis
MD General Medicine
MS General Surgery
MD Obst. & Gynae
MD (Derm,Vene. & Leprosy)
Number of seats allotted in AIPGMEE Counselling Round 1:
A total of 5, 603 seats were allotted in the first round of the counselling process – 114 more compared to 5,489 allotted in last year’s counselling. Among the total seats 4,650 seats have been allotted across 33 subjects in MD/MS while 907 seats have been distributed among 24 subjects under Diploma programmes. The remaining 46 seats have been allotted to Psychological Medicine and M.P.H. (Epidemiology). The table given below shows the distribution of seats allotted in Counselling Round 1 of AIPGMEE 2016.
MD/MS/Diploma Subjects in AIPGMEE
Number of Seats Allotted in Counselling Round 1
33 subjects in MD/MS programmes
24 subjects Diploma programmes
Psychological Medicine & MPH (Epidemiology)
Number of seats in allotted in most preferred Subjects in AIPGMEE Counselling round 1:
In a further analysis, AIPGMEE 2016 counselling round 1 data also reflects that a total of 2,245 seats have been allotted in the 7 most preferred subjects chosen by the top 100 rank holders. The table given below shows the total number of seats allotted in most preferred subjects in AIPGMEE 2016.
Total Number of Seats Allotted
MD Obst. & Gynae.
MD Derm.,Vene. & Leprosy)/ Dermatology)/(Skin & Venereal Diseases)/ (Venereology)
The All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) 2016 is conducted by national Board of Examination (NBE) every year for admission to post graduate medical programmes across India. AIPGMEE is conducted for admission to 50% All India quota seats of MD/MS/Diploma in various Government medical colleges of India except PG Medical Colleges of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
Also, 8 states and 6 medical institutions such as Armed Forces Medical Institutions, University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University etc. are also using AIPGMEE 2016 merit for filling up seats in their respective medical institutes and colleges.
According to the AIPGMEE 2015 counselling procedure, a candidate is required to join the allotted institution and complete the admission formalities from March 23 to April 3, 2016 as per the seat allotted in the first round of counselling.
Following a Supreme Court order, from this academic session, counselling will be held in two rounds, which earlier used to be conducted in 3 rounds. Read here full story.
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