NEET PG 2018 Counselling

April 2, 2018 6666 priyam.dave

NEET PG 2018 Counselling: The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has released first allotment results of NEET PG counselling 2018 on April 2. The result of first round medical and dental counselling has been published online. The links for result of NEET PG counselling first round have been provided below. MCC conducts the counselling of NEET PG 2018 for admission to around 6200 MS/MS and PG Diploma seats under 50% All India Quota seats. NEET PG counselling 2018 registration had started on March 17. To participate in NEET PG 2018 counselling, aspirants had to register online until March 24, 2018. Aspirants securing the minimum NEET PG cutoff scores for All India Quota seats are eligible to participate for the counselling process. NEET PG counselling is conducted in two rounds only on the basis of All India Rank, preferences of colleges as well as courses and seats available. The choice filling for the counselling of NEET PG 2018 round 1 had commenced on March 20. The result of NEET PG 2018 counselling first round has been released, while the result of round 2 will be released on April 11. Candidates who will be allotted seats in the round 2 of the counselling of NEET PG 2018 cannot withdraw the seats. Once the seats will be allotted, aspirants must report at the allocated colleges for document verification and completion of admission process. NEET PG merit list 2018 had been released on February 15. The rank in the merit list will be considered by the state conducting authority for admission to PG medical courses in government as well as private medical colleges. MCC also conducts NEET PG counselling for AFMS institutes on the basis of merit list. Read the article NEET PG 2018 counselling for more information on dates, procedure, seat matrix and result below.

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NEET PG 2018 Counselling for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses:

MCC conducts NEET PG 2018 counselling for mainly three major group of seats:

  • 50% All India Quota seats
  • Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)
  • Deemed and Central Universities

NEET PG 2018 Counselling – Dates

The counselling of NEET PG is being held by MCC. Check the tentative dates of NEET PG counselling on the table below.

NEET PG counselling dates

S. No. NEET PG Counselling 2018 events Dates
1. NEET PG Entrance Examination January 7, 2018
2. Declaration of NEET PG 2018 result January 24, 2018
3. Round 1 of counselling registration, choice filling and locking of choices March 17 to 24, 2018
4. Round 1 result April 2, 2018
5. Last date for reporting at allotted colleges March 28 to April 3, 2018
6. NEET PG counselling round 2 new registrations, choice filling & locking April 6 to 8, 2018
7. Announcement of round 2 result April 11, 2018
8. Last date of reporting at allotted colleges April 12 to 22, 2018
9. Commencement of academic session May 1, 2018

NEET PG 2018 Cutoff

To be eligible for counselling, aspirants must secure the qualifying percentile prescribed by the authority as given below:

  • General category: 50 percentile
  • SC/ST and OBC: 40 percentile

However, to be included in All India 50% quota merit list, aspirants must secure the minimum cutoff scores prescribed by NBE for participating in NEET PG counselling. In 2017, the cutoff score for general category students was 863.65.

To check previous year NEET PG cutoff – Click here

NEET PG 2018 Counselling rounds

NEET PG counselling 2018 is held in two rounds. After NEET PG result is announced, candidates are shortlisted for 50% All India Quota seats. Before NEET PG seat allotment, aspirants have to register and select their preferred colleges and courses. Check the step-wise process of NEET PG counselling round 1 and 2 are given below.

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NEET PG counselling procedure

NEET PG Counselling 2018 – Round 1

Here are the steps in Round 1 counselling:

Step 1 – Registration for NEET PG counselling

Candidates who will secure minimum cutoff scores required for All India Quota seats must register for the counselling procedure. Here are the steps to register:

  1. Click on the NEET PG counselling registration link provided on this page.
  2. Enter stream, roll nunber, testing ID, name of candidate, date of birth, security pin.
  3. In the next window submit parent’s name, address, pin code, email ID, mobile number, security question/answer and create a password.
  4. Verify details and click on ‘submit’.
  5. A registration slip will be generated indicating the details of candidates.

Step 2 – Login for NEET PG 2018 counselling

After registration, candidates can login by entering their testing ID/confirmation number as login ID and the chosen password.

Step 3 – NEET PG counselling 2018 filling and submission of choices

Once the candidates are logged in, they must click on the ‘available choices’ link. Here, depending on their credentials (gender, category etc) the available choices are displayed for them.

Here are the steps for choice filling and submission:

  • Click on ‘choice filling’ icon displayed on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on ‘adding’ icon. The available choices will get added to right side of the screen.
  • Click on ‘save and continue’ button to save the exercised choices.
  • Use upper and lower arrows to move the selected choices and delete button to remove the option. You can also swap preferences. If an aspirant want to delete multiple choices, he/she can select the number of choices and confirm to delete by clicking on ‘uncheck all’ option.
  • Click on ‘save an go to home’ option.

Step 4 – NEET PG 2018 mock counselling

Online NEET PG mock counselling is conducted by MCC to give students an idea of how the counselling process works. Seats will be allotted as per applicant’s choices and All India Rank. Aspirants can even modify their choices after mock counselling.

Step 5 – Choice locking of NEET PG 2018 counselling

After choice filling, aspirants can lock their choices by clicking on ‘Choice lock’. Choices once locked cannot be modified. Check the detailed procedure of choice locking for NEET PG counselling here.

  • On clicking on ‘choice lock’, the submitted choices will appear on the screen along with restrictions, if applicable.
  • Confirm the displayed contents before locking the choices.
  • During choice locking of NEET PG 2018 counselling, enter their password.
  • Take a printout of locked choices, including the locking date, IP address of computer and unique number.

Step 6 – NEET PG counselling 2018 seat allotment

After NEET PG 2018 counselling online registration, aspirants will be allotted seats on the basis of their choices filled, All India Rank and seats available. After seat allotment, MCC publishes the result of counselling round 1 displaying All India Rank, institute allotted, subjects, category under which admission was granted, category of candidate.

Step 7 – Reporting at allotted colleges

After seat allotment, aspirants must download the allotment letter which will be provided on this page. Candidates must report at the allotted institutes along with the relevant documents and fees as mentioned in the allotment letter. Aspirants who will not be present on the specified date as written on allotment letter will be disqualified.

Documents to be carried at the time of reporting to the allotted colleges:

  • NEET PG 2018 admit card
  • NEET PG result
  • Mark sheet of MBBS/BDS 1, 2 and 3 professional examinations
  • MBBS/BDS degree certificate/provisional certificate
  • Institute completion certificate or the certificate from the head of the institution stating that candidate has completed the internship by March 31, 2018.
  • The permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC). The provisional registration certificate is applicable only for the candidates who are likely to complete the internship on or before March 31, 2018.
  • High school/higher secondary certificate/birth certificate as proof of birth date
  • Candidates must also carry on the identification proofs to the allotted colleges – PAN card, driving license, voter ID, Passport or Aadhaar card

Candidates belonging to respective categories must also carry the following certificates:

  • SC/ST certificate in English or Hindi language issued by the competent authority. Sub-caste should be clearly mentioned on it.
  • OBC certificate issued by the competent authority and the sub-caste must be related to the central list of OBC. Candidate should not belong to creamy layer.
  • Orthopedic Physically Handicapped (OPH) certificate issued from a constitutes or authorized medical boards. No other OPH certificate issued by any other authority will be entertained.

NEET PG 2018 Counselling for round 2

Candidates not allotted seats in round 1 can fill their fresh seat preferences in NEET PG counselling round 2. Candidates do not have to register again to participate in NEET PG round 2 counselling. Seat allotment will be done as per the choices and merit of aspirants. In case, aspirants do not select their college preferences and courses, they will not be eligible for second round.

Who are eligible for NEET PG counselling round 2?

Candidates eligible for seat allotment in round 2 should belong from any of the following group.

  • Group I – Registered candidates not allotted any seat in round 1
  • Group II – Registered aspirants whose allotted seats were cancelled during document verification because of change in reserved category or PH status. Such candidates are eligible to participate in round 2 with a changed category, subject to eligibility conditions
  • Group III – Aspirants who have joined the college in round 1 but want to up-grade their seats in round 2.

Who are not eligible for NEET PG counselling round 2?

  • Aspirants not reporting at the allotted institute after seat allotment in round 1
  • Candidates who reported but withdrew their allotted seats during round 1 counselling
  • Applicants who became ineligible due to change in category
  • Students who did not opt for up-gradation of seats

Conversion of seats during NEET PG counselling

Seats will be converted during the second round of seat allotment. The conversion of vacant reserved seats will be done as per the following process after allotment of seats during round 2.

S. No. Catergory Converted category
1. ST (PH) ST
2 SC (PH) SC
3. UR (PH) (General PH) UR (General)
5. ST SC
6. SC UR (General)

NEET PG Counselling for State Quota seats

NEET PG 2018 counselling for remaining 50% state quota seats will be done by designated counselling authorities. The state admission committees will consider NEET PG result for preparing state merit ranks for admission to all medical institutes established by state government, universities established by an act of state/union territory legislature, municipal bodies trust, society, companies and minority institutes.

NEET PG Counselling for AFMS institutes

The counselling of NEET PG 2018 for AFMS institutes will be conducted by MCC for admission to around 295 PG medical seats in 8 Armed Forces Medical Services institutes. Aspirants who will be appearing for MD/MS/PG Diploma seats in AFMS institutes must select ‘Yes/No’ option in NEET PG application form. After the result is announced, aspirants whose AFMC application form is accepted will be called for counselling process.

NEET PG was held online in a single session on January 7, 2018. NEET PG result 2018 was released on Jan 24, 2018. The counselling of NEET PG 2018 will be conducted by MCC for admission to around 153 medical colleges to nearly 35,000 MD/MS seats under All India Quota seats, state quota seats, Deemed universities, AFMS institutes. Last year, out of 64,135 qualified candidates, only 31,330 aspirants were called for counselling procedure.

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