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NEET PG Counselling 2019: NEET PG 2019 appeared and qualified candidates get admission into PG courses like Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), and PG Diploma Courses. On behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) conducts the NEET PG Counselling 2019. NEET PG 2019 qualified candidate need to register for participating in the NEET PG Counselling 2019 procedure. NEET PG Counselling 2019 is likely to start from 2nd week of March 2019. To know the NEET PG 2019 detailed process, schedule, seat matrix, seat allotment, FAQs etc, the candidate must go through this article.

About NEET Postgraduate (PG) 2019 Exam

National Board of Examination (NBE) conduct the NEET PG exam in online mode every year in the month of January. In 2019, NEET PG will be conducted on 6th January. NEET PG 2019 result is likely to release in the third week of January 2019. The counselling will tentatively start in the second week of March 2019.

NEET PG 2019 Counselling

NEET PG 2019 Counselling: 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. 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. NEET PG 2019 counselling will be merit-based which means the counselling will be conducted on the basis of the NEET-PG score. Candidate will be granted admission based on counselling participation and marks obtained.

To participate in the NEET PG 2019 counselling – (link will be updated shortly).

NEET PG Counselling 2019 Important Dates

NEET PG 2019 Counselling: Here we have provided the tentative dates of NEET PG 2019 Counselling. Once the official notification released related to NEET PG 2019 Counselling, the below table will be updated here.

S. No Events Dates (tentative)
1. NEET PG 2019 Entrance Exam 6th January 2019 (announced)
2. NEET PG Result Declaration Third week of January 2019
3. Registration for Round 1 (includes exercising of choices) Second week of March 2019
4. Result of NEET PG 2019 Counselling Round 1 Fourth week of March 2019
5. Reporting to the allotted college Till the first week of April 2019
6. Registration for Round 2 (includes exercising of choices) Second week of April 2019
7. Result of Counselling Round 2 Second week of April 2019
8. Reporting to the allotted college Till the third week of April 2019
9. Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states Third week of April
10. Mop-up round (Registration and choice locking) Second week of May 2019
11. Mop-Up Round Result Declaration Third week of May 2019
12. Reporting to the allotted college Third week of May 2019
13. Transfer of vacant seats to Deemed and Central Universities for Mop-Up Fourth week of May 2019

Counselling Authority for NEET PG seats

NEET PG 2019 Counselling: Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India shall be responsible to conduct the 50% All India Quota seats of the contributing States. The counselling for admission to Diploma and M.D./M.S. in all Medical Educational Institutions in a State / Union Territory shall be conducted by the State/Union Territory Government. The counselling authorities for allotment of various types of seats to eligible and successful candidates are as follows:

S. No Types of seats Counselling Authority
1. All India 50% quota Medical Educational Institutions of Central Govt. Universities established by an Act of Parliament Deemed Universities. Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
2. State quota seats in All Medical Institutions in a State and seats in institutions established by State Govt., Universities established by Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, Company or Minority Institutions State Government or authority designated by the State Government.

NEET PG 2019 Counselling Eligibility Conditions

Candidates must take and qualify the NEET PG 2019 exam in order to become eligible for participating in the NEET PG counselling process. NEET PG 2019 minimum qualifying marks required for different categories are provided below. Candidates are advised to check the Minimum Qualifying percentile before registering for counselling.

S. No Category Minimum Qualifying percentile
1. Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile
2. Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile
3. Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile
4. Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile
5. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile
6. SC-PH 40th Percentile
7. ST-PH 40th Percentile
8. OBC-PH 40th Percentile

Highlights of NEET PG Counselling 2019

  1. Candidates who have been allotted All India Rank(AIR) are eligible to participate in the NEET PG 2019 counselling procedure. Candidates belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for the counselling of 50% All India Quota seats.
  2. Candidates need to register themselves in order to participate in the NEET PG Counselling 2019. 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.
  3. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will be responsible to conduct 50% All India Quota(AIQ) seats. State counselling authority shall be responsible to conduct the respective state counselling. The state or union territory’s counselling conducting bodies will be releasing their separate merit list using the NEET PG merit list.
  4. Two main rounds and one mop round of counselling will be conducted in online mode. The candidates can go for the upgradation, if they want. Fresh registration will be required in order to participate in the mop-up round.

NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Step by Step procedure and guidelines

Candidates who have obtained the minimum qualifying criteria in NEET PG 2019 must follow the below-mentioned steps in order to participate in the counselling procedure. Admission will be granted to the NEET-PG 2019 qualified students who have participated in the counselling. NEET PG Counselling 2019 is a 7 step process and they are as follows:

Step 1 – New Registration

Step 2 – Submission of Personal Details

Step 3 – Payment of counselling registration fee

Step 4 – Choice filling and locking

Step 5 – Take the printout

NEET PG Counselling 2019 Procedure in detail

Step 1 – NEET PG 2019 Counselling Registration

Eligible candidate needs to register themselves for the NEET PG 2019 counselling. In this step, they need to submit general 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. After entering the details, they need to click on “I agree” option. Login Id and password will be reflected 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 – Fill up the Personal Details

In this step of NEET PG 2019 Counselling, candidates will be required to submit general details like name, qualification, corresponding address and identity proof details. 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 of NEET PG 2019 Counselling fee

Candidates will be required to pay the non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee in online mode. The fees can only be paid via the online medium like Credit/Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. Here we have provided the NEET PG 2019 counselling registration fee for different categories in Indian rupees. NEET PG 2019 tuition fee is also provided in the table below.

NOTE: NEET PG 2019 counselling fee is non-refundable and tuition fee is refundable.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee 50% AIQ/ Central Universities Fees (INR)
UR 1,000
SC/ST/OBC/PwD 500
Deemed Universities
All Categories 5,000
Refundable Tuition Fee 50% AIQ/ Central Univeristies
UR 25,000
SC/ST/OBC/PwD 10,000
Deemed Universities
All Categories 2,00,000

Step 4: Choice filling & locking

After the counselling and tuition fee payment, candidates need to select the choice of their universities from the available options. The ‘Available Choices’ link will be activated once 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.

NOTE: Candidates are advised to carefully select the universities in the preferred order and lock it. Once the choices are locked, the choices cannot be edited later.

How to select the Universities of your choice?

Candidates need to click on the ‘+’ button to add on their preferred university list. Click on “-” to remove the selected university from the list. 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. Aspirants can also click on a selected choice and drag it to a particular choice interchange the choices.

Step 5 – Printout of Choice Locking

The next step after choice filling and locking is taking the printout of the list of selected universities. After finally submitting the choices, the candidates are advised to take the printout of the list for future reference.

Scheme of online All India Quota (AIQ) NEET PG Counselling 2019

Process of NEET PG 2019 Counselling flowchart

NEET PG 2019 Counselling

Scheme of Online Deemed/Central Universities NEET PG Counselling-2019

Process of NEET PG 2019 Counselling (Flow Chart)

NEET PG 2019 Counselling – Registration Fee and Forfeiture

NEET PG 2019 Counselling: The Medical Council of India (MCI) introduced a change in the NEET PG counselling matrix which is the procedure to be followed for the registered candidates after each round of NEET PG 2019 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 first time. 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 NEET PG 2019 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. Here we have provided the table regarding the eligibility of candidates and the forfeiture of fees

Round Free exit Exit with forfeiture of fees Ineligible for further counselling Amount of registration fee
AIQ I/ Deemed Yes
AIQ II/Deemed If not joined If not joined Govt-25000 (half for SC/ST/OBC) Deemed -Rs. 20000
State Quota I Yes
State Quota II If not joined If joined Govt-25000 (half for SC/ST/OBC) Private -Rs. 20000
State Quota Mop-UP Round Yes
Deemed Mop- UP Yes

NEET PG 2019 Counselling – Seat Matrix

NEET PG 2019 Counselling: The MCC, official counselling authority shall be releasing the seat matrix after each round of counselling is concluded. 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.

S. No Category Link to check
1. To check the number of seats available under 50% AIQ (for Diploma courses) Available Soon
2. To check the number of seats available under 50% AIQ (for Degree courses) Available Soon
3. To check the number of seats available in Deemed Universities (for Diploma courses) Available Soon
4. To check the number of seats available in Deemed Universities (for Degree courses) Available Soon
5. To check the number of seats available under Central Universities Internal Quota (for Diploma courses) Available Soon
6. To check the number of seats available under Central Universities Internal Quota (for Degree courses) Available Soon

NEET PG Seat Allotment 2019

After each NEET PG 2019 Counselling round, DGHS, the official NEET PG 2019 Counselling authority, shall be releasing seat allotment result. Candidates need to download the seat allotment letter and report to the official authority. The seat allotment list will contain details like All India Rank, Allotted Quota, Category and Institute, Course, Candidate Category and Remarks. After this, the authority will publish the seat matrix. Vacant Seats available along with the corresponding category in the participating institute after each round will be published. NEET PG seat allotment list will only include those candidates who are allotted seats in the counselling process.

NEET PG Counselling 2019 – Documents Required

This is the final step in the NEET PG 2019 counselling. Candidate needs to report to the designated document verification centre at the time of admission. At the time of NEET PG 2019 registration, the candidate needs to enter the details as mentioned on their admit card or application form. At the time of reporting, the candidate needs to carry the below-mentioned documents in original form. One xerox copy of all the same also needs to be carried at the time of admission.

  1. NEET PG Admit Card 2019 issued by National Board of Examinations (NBE).
  2. Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate
  3. NEET PG Scorecard 2019 released by NBE.
  4. MBBS 1st, 2nd and 3rd professional examinations mark sheets.
  5. Internship completion certificate stating that the internship was completed by March 31, 2019.
  6. Disability Certificate, if applicable
  7. Valid ID proof- PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Passport or Aadhar Card.
  8. Caste Certificate, if applicable
  9. Class 10th pass certificate/Birth certificate as a proof of date of birth.
  10. NEET PG State Counselling 2019

The NEET PG 2019 counselling 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 merit list and 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 2019 Counselling

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The stray vacancy round will be held by the respective Deemed and Central University.
  5. DGHS will provide the facility to register for the counselling process before each round of NEET PG counselling 2019.

FAQs Regarding NEET PG 2019 Counselling

Q. If a candidate is not allotted any seat in any of the rounds of NEET PG 2019 Counselling, then will the counselling fees be refunded?

Ans: 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.

Q. How many choices can be submitted at the time of NEET PG counselling 2019?

Ans: 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.

Q. Do I have to report to a particular centre in order to participate in the counselling process of NEET PG 2019?

Ans: The NEET PG 2019 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.

Q. If a candidate does not submit choices then will he/she get allotted any seat?

Ans: 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.

Q. Does the candidate require to fill fresh choices to participate in the second round of NEET PG 2019 Counselling?

Ans: Yes, candidates will be required to fresh choices if, they haven’t participated in the first round of NEET PG 2019 Counselling, 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.

Q. 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?

Ans: The seat allotted in the round one of NEET PG 2019 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.

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