NEET PG Counselling 2019
Kritika Tyagi, 07 Dec 2018, #NEET PG

NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will be conducting NEET PG 2019 counselling for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. The counselling of NEET PG 2019 will be held in online mode. Candidates qualifying the exam by securing minimum required percentile and its equivalent marks will be eligible to participate in the NEET PG counselling 2019. This counselling process is the centralised process which is conducted for admission to 50% All India Quota seats, Central and Deemed Universities, and AFMS Institutions. NEET PG 2019 counselling will be merit-based which means the counselling will be conducted on the basis of the NEET PG score. 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. 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 will be conducted on January 6, 2019. The exam will be held as a computer-based test. The result of the NEET PG counselling will be announced by January 31, 2019. The counselling will tentatively start in the second week of March 2019.

Important Dates of NEET PG Counselling 2019

 

For 50% All India Quota seats

Events

Dates

NEET PG Entrance Exam

January 6, 2019

NEET PG Result

By January 31, 2019

Registration for Round 1 (includes exercising of choices)

Second week of March 2019*

Result of Round 1

Fourth week of March 2019*

Reporting to the allotted college

Till the first week of April 2019*

Registration for Round 2 (includes exercising of choices)

Second week of April 2019*

Result of Round 2

Second week of April 2019*

Reporting to the allotted college

Till third week of April 2019*

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states

Third week of April 2019*

*Tentative Dates

 

For Deemed & Central Universities

Events

Dates

NEET PG Entrance Exam

January 6, 2019

NEET PG Result

By January 31, 2019

Registration for Round 1 (includes exercising of choices)

Second week of March 2019*

Result of Round 1

Fourth week of March 2019*

Reporting to the allotted college

Till the first week of April 2019*

Registration for Round 2 (includes exercising of choices)

Second week of April 2019*

Result of Round 2

Second week of April 2019*

Reporting to the allotted college

Till the third week of April 2019*

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states

Third week of April 2019*

Registration and choice locking for mop-up round

Second week of May 2019*

Result of Round 2

Third week of May 2019*

Reporting to the allotted college

Third week of May 2019*

Transfer of vacant seats to Deemed and Central Universities for Mop-Up

Fourth week of May 2019*

*Tentative Dates

 

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

Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved (UR)

50th Percentile

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45th Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)

40th Percentile

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

40th Percentile

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40th Percentile

SC-PH

40th Percentile

ST-PH

40th Percentile

OBC-PH

40th Percentile

  • 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.

To participate in the counselling process, Click here (link will be updated shortly)

 

NEET PG Counselling Procedure 2019 – Flow Chart

For 50% AIQ seats 

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For Deemed and Central Universities

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NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Step-wise Procedure

Registration

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

Fee

UR

INR 1,000

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

INR 500

Deemed Universities

 

All Categories

INR 5,000

 

 

Refundable Tuition Fee

50% AIQ/ Central Univeristies

 

UR

INR 25,000

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

INR 10,000

Deemed Universities

 

All Categories

INR 2,00,000

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 

Step 4 – Available Choices

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.

 

Choice Locking

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 Counselling 2019 – Seat Matrix

The regulatory body will be releasing the seat matrix before starting the counselling process. The seat matrix for the round one will reflect the total number of seats available in NEET PG 2019 counselling. DGHS will be releasing the separate seat matrix of 50% All India Quota, Deemed and Central Universities. The seat matrix will display the category-wise seats available in each specialisation offered by a respective college.

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 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.

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