NEET PG Counselling 2019 – The process of choice filling and locking of NEET PG 2019 counselling has opened by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) from March 19. MCC has issued a notice regarding reduction and changes in the number of seats available in postgraduate courses in various medical college. Candidates can check the details of changes below in the article. The authority, earlier, has started the counselling of NEET PG 2019 from March 15. Only the successfully registered candidates can log in to fill the choices of colleges as well as courses as per their preferences. The link for choice filling and locking of NEET PG counselling 2019 is provided on this page.
The seat matrix for NEET PG counselling 2019 All India Quota, Deemed and Central Universities have been released, which is available on this page. It must be noted that only the qualified candidates can register themselves in online mode for admission to MD/MS and PG Diploma seats. Candidates qualifying the exam by securing minimum required percentile and its equivalent marks will be eligible to participate in NEET PG counselling. The counselling is the centralised process which is conducted for admission to 50% All India Quota seats, Central and Deemed Universities, AFMS Institutions and ESIC. NEET PG 2019 counselling will be done on the basis of merit rank of aspirants secured in the PG entrance exam. Candidates who fail to attend this process will not be considered for the admission process. The counselling of NEET PG 2019 for 50% All India Quota seats will be conducted in two rounds while the counselling for Central & Deemed Universities will be conducted in three rounds. NBE has released the merit list of NEET 2019 PG merit list for 50% AIQ on March 6. Earlier the scorecard of NEET PG 2019 was on February 6, while NEET 2019 result was announced on January 31. Candidates can check here the detailed process, schedule, seat matrix, seat allotment, FAQs etc.
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NEET PG is a national level eligibility-cum-entrance exam which was conducted on January 6, 2019. The exam was held in computer-based mode. The result of NEET PG counselling was announced on January 31. Scorecards of NEET 2019 is available from February 6 onward.
NEET PG 2019 Counselling - Links
Important Dates of NEET PG Counselling 2019
MCC has declared the schedule of NEET PG 2019 counselling for 50% AIQ, Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC and AFMC for admission to MD, MS and PG Diploma seats for the academic session 2019-20. Check the NEET PG counselling 2019 dates from the table below.
NEET PG counselling dates - for 50% All India Quota seats
NEET PG Entrance Exam
January 6, 2019
NEET PG Result
January 31, 2019
Registration for Round 1 (STARTED)
March 15, 2019 to March 24, 2019 (Upto 05:00 PM)
|Exercise of choices for first round||March 19, 2019 to March 24, 2019 (Upto 05:00 PM)|
|Processing of seat allotment||March 25 to 26, 2019|
Result of Round 1
March 27, 2019
Reporting to the allotted college
March 27, 2019 to April 3, 2019
Registration for Round 2
April 5, 2019 to April 9, 2019 (Upto 05:00 PM)
|Filling and locking of choices for Round 2||April 6, 2019 to April 9, 2019 (Upto 05:00 PM)|
|Processing of seat allotment||April 10 to 11, 2019|
Result of Round 2
April 12, 2019
Reporting to the allotted college
April 13, 2019 to April 22, 2019
Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states
April 22, 2019 (at 06:00 PM)
|Display of seat matrix for Mop-up Round||May 10, 2019|
|Registration for Mop-up Round||May 13, 2019 to May 16, 2019 (Till 05:00 PM)|
|Filling and locking of choices for Mop-up Round||May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019 (Till 05:00 PM)|
|Processing of seat allotment for Mop-up Round||May 17 to 18, 2019|
|Result of Mop-up Round||May 19, 2019|
|Reporting to the allotted college||May 20, 2019 to May 26, 2019|
Dates of NEET PG counselling - for Deemed & Central Universities
NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must qualify NEET PG 2019 to participate in the counselling of NEET PG 2019. In order to qualify the NEET PG exam, candidates will be required to secure the minimum required percentile which is given in the table below for each category-
Minimum Qualifying Percentile
Minimum Qualifying Percentile
|Cutoff Score (out of 1200)|
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
All the candidates who are allotted an All India Rank will be considered eligible for the counselling process.
Candidates belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for the counselling of 50% All India Quota seats.
Only those candidates who will register for the counselling process will be considered eligible for participation.
The seats available under Central Universities Internal Quota will be available for those candidates only who have completed MBBS degree from the respective Central University.
NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Seat Matrix
MCC has issued a notice regarding the change in the number of seats available in postgraduate courses in various medical colleges. The seats which have been reduced and changed will be implemented with immediate effect before the commencement of round one of the counselling. Earlier, the seat matrix for the round one, displaying the total number of seats available in NEET PG 2019 counselling has been released. A separate seat matrix of 50% All India Quota, Deemed and Central Universities has been released by DGHS. The seat matrix will display the category-wise seats available in each specialisation offered by a respective college. Candidates can check the official notice of changes in the seats below.
NEET PG Seat Matrix 2019:
- To check the seats available under 50% All India Quota Degree seats - Click here
- To check the total seats available under 50% All India Quota Diploma seats - Click here
- To check total number of seats under Deemed Universities for Degree seats - Click here
- Download the seat matrix of Diploma seats in Deemed Universities - Click here
- To download the seat matrix for Central Universities for Degree course - Click here
- To check total seats available under Central Universities for Diploma courses - Click here
NEET PG Seat Matrix 2018:
To check the number of seats available under 50% AIQ (for Diploma courses), Click here
To check the number of seats available under 50% AIQ (for Degree courses), Click here
To check the number of seats available in Deemed Universities (for Diploma courses), Click here
To check the number of seats available in Deemed Universities (for Degree courses), Click here
To check the number of seats available under Central Universities Internal Quota (for Diploma courses), Click here
To check the number of seats available under Central Universities Internal Quota (for Degree courses), Click here
NEET PG Counselling Procedure 2019 – Flow Chart
For 50% AIQ seats
For Deemed and Central Universities
NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Step-wise Procedure
Step 1 – New User Registration
Candidates need to click on the link given above to register for NEET PG counselling 2019. Submit details like the stream (Medical/Dental), NEET PG roll no., application no., candidate’s name, birth date, security pin etc and click on ‘Submit’ button. The agreement page will be displayed on the screen and aspirants will have an option to click on ‘I Agree’ or ‘I Don’t Agree’. If the candidates want to continue with the application process, then they will be required to click on ‘I Agree’ button. The login credentials will reflect on the screen. Candidates will now be asked to take a note of the login credentials and the password which should be protected with a security question.
Step 2 – Submission of Personal Details
In this step of NEET PG counselling 2019, candidates will be required to submit details like mother’s name, father’s name and address details of the candidate. Click on ‘Submit’ button. It must be noted that these details cannot be changed by the candidates afterwards, therefore, the information provided should be similar to the documents candidates will submit at the time of admission.
Step 3 – Payment
Candidates will be required to submit non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee. The fees can be paid through an online medium like Credit/Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. The below table will acquaint candidates with the amount of fee that they will be required to submit-
Non-Refundable Registration Fee
50% AIQ/ Central Universities
Refundable Tuition Fee
50% AIQ/ Central Univeristies
Step 3 – Registration Slip
After the successful submission of details, the registration slip will be displayed on the screen which can be printed as it will be useful in the further admission process. To continue with the process, click on the ‘Login’ button.
Choice Filling - Started
Step 4 – Available Choices
The choice filling process of NEET PG counselling has started and a link for the same is available on this page. The registered aspirants must login through their NEET PG roll number, password and stream. The ‘Available Choices’ link will be enabled as and when the counselling process starts. On the left side of the screen, the available choices will be displayed on the screen. Candidates who will submit the fees for both 50% AIQ/Central Universities and Deemed Universities will be eligible to apply for both the category of seats.
Step 5 – Selecting the choices
Candidates need to click on the ‘+’ button available with each preference to select the choices. As the candidates select a particular preference, the choices will be transferred from the left-hand side of the screen to the right-hand side. After selecting choices, candidates will be asked to click on ‘Save & Continue’ button to save and continue with the process or ‘Save & Go to Home Page’ button to save the options and exit.
Candidates can move up, move down and delete the choices. The upper arrow and the down arrow will move the choice up or down respectively by one step. The delete option will delete the selected choice. Aspirants can also click on a selected choice and drag it to a particular choice interchange the choices.
Step 6 – Choice Locking
It is mandatory to lock the choices for the final submission of preferences in NEET PG 2019 counselling. The choices can be modified until they are locked. If in case, candidates do not lock the choices then the filled choices will be considered final and will automatically get locked on the notified date.
Step 7 – Take a Printout
It is advisable to take a printout of the filled choices as it could be beneficial for candidates in the further NEET PG counselling process. If the candidates have not locked their choices then also they can take a printout of the choice preferences after the choice locking process is over.
NEET PG Counselling 2019 - Registration Fee and Forfeiture
The Medical Council of India (MCI) introduced a change in the NEET PG counselling matrix which is the procedure to be followed regarding the eligibility of candidates after each round of counselling. Accordingly, the fee forfeiture rule will be applicable. The candidates are required to submit the refundable and non-refundable fee while registering for the counselling process. In the first round of counselling, candidates will be given free exit meaning the refundable fees will be returned to the candidate if the seat is allotted or not allotted to the candidates and they can also participate in the next round of NEET PG 2019 counselling. After submitting their consent to participate in the second round of counselling, candidates will not be allowed to participate in any other round of counselling, if allotted a seat. The refundable tuition fee will be forfeited for such candidates if they do not accept the allotted seats and if they do then it will be adjusted with tuition fees. Candidates can view the table below added in the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulation, 2000 regarding the eligibility of candidates and the forfeiture of fees-
NEET PG Seat Allotment 2019
After the conclusion of each counselling process, DGHS will be releasing the result. NEET PG counselling result will be based on the merit score of the candidates and the preferences submitted by them at the time of counselling. The result released in the form of seat allotment list and individual seat allotment letter will provide information about the seat allotted to the candidates in the respective round of NEET PG counselling 2019. The seat allotment letter of NEET PG counselling is a mandatory document that needs to be carried at the time of admission. The seat allotment list will contain details like All India Rank, Allotted Quota, Allotted Institute, Course, Allotted Category, Candidate Category and Remarks. NEET PG seat allotment list will only include those candidates who are allotted seats in the counselling process.
NEET PG Counselling 2019 - Documents Required
At the time of registration, candidates will not be required to upload scanned copies of the documents but they will be asked to submit details as mentioned on their admit card or application form. Therefore, it is suggested to keep a copy of the documents to submit correct details while registering. Candidates need to submit original documents at the time of admission which can be checked here-
NEET PG Admit Card 2019 issued by National Board of Examinations (NBE).
NEET PG Scorecard 2019 released by NBE.
MBBS 1st, 2nd and 3rd professional examinations mark sheets.
Internship completion certificate stating that the internship was completed by March 31, 2019.
Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate
Class 10th pass certificate/Birth certificate as a proof of date of birth.
Valid ID proof- PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Passport or Aadhar Card.
Caste Certificate, if applicable
Disability Certificate, if applicable
NEET PG State Counselling 2019
The NEET PG counselling 2019 for remaining 50% State Quota seats (100% in case of Jammu and Kashmir) in government medical colleges and all the seats of self-financing and private colleges will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. The states will be conducting the common centralised counselling for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. The states will be releasing their own counselling schedule for NEET PG 2019 state counselling. The state merit list will be prepared on the basis of NEET PG merit list 2019.
Highlights of NEET PG Counselling 2019
The counselling of NEET PG 2019 will be conducted in online mode and candidates will be required to register at the official website of NEET PG counselling as and when the process starts.
After the completion of the second round of NEET PG counselling 2019 for AIQ seats, the remaining seats will be transferred to the states and the counselling for such seats will be conducted by the state authorities.
MCC will also conduct a stray vacancy round for Deemed & Central Universities after the mop-up round of counselling for which ten times (of the registered candidates) of the number of vacancies will be selected to participate in the counselling process.
The stray vacancy round will be held by the respective Deemed and Central University.
DGHS will provide the facility to register for the counselling process before each round of NEET PG counselling 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NEET PG Counselling 2019
Question: Do I have to report to a particular centre in order to participate in the counselling process of NEET PG 2019?
Answer: The counselling process (registration, choice filling and choice locking) is completely online. Candidates can participate in the NEET PG counselling 2019 from any place of convenience where they have access to a good internet connection.
Question: How many choices can be submitted at the time of NEET PG counselling 2019?
Answer: Candidates can submit any number of choices as they wish. It must be ensured by the candidates that the choices submitted are in order of preference.
Question: If a candidate does not submit choices then will s/he get allotted any seat?
Answer: In order to obtain a seat, the candidates must register for the counselling process, submit preferences and save them. It is also required of candidates to lock their final choices. However, if the candidates do not lock their choices then the saved choices will be considered final. Candidates who will not register or those who will not submit any choices will not be considered at the time of NEET PG seat allotment.
Question: Does the candidate require to fill fresh choices to participate in the second round of counselling?
Answer: Yes, candidates will be required to fresh choices if,
they haven’t participated in the first round of NEET PG counselling 2019,
they have not been allotted seat in the round one of counselling, or
they have not reported at the allotted college in round one and have registered fresh choices for round two.
Candidates who will be allotted seat in the first round of counselling and will opt for upgradation will not be required to submit fresh choices. The higher preference will be considered in such case.
Question: If a candidate is not allotted any seat in the second round of counselling then will the seat allotted in the first round of counselling will be considered cancelled?
Answer: The seat allotted in the round one of NEET PG counselling will be retained if a seat is not allotted in the second round of counselling considering candidate has completed the admission formalities or not resigned from the earlier allotted seat.
Question: If a candidate is not allotted any seat in any of the rounds of counselling, then will the counselling fees be refunded?
Answer: Candidates will be submitting two types of fees at the time of registration- Non-Refundable Registration Fee and Refundable Tuition Fee. The non-refundable registration fee as the name signifies will not be refunded if the candidate is allotted or not allotted a seat. The refundable tuition fee will be refunded to the candidates if they are not allotted a seat in any of the rounds of counselling or they are allotted a seat in the round one of counselling but do not join the allotted college.