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Process of NEET PG Counselling 2024

The NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate) is a nationwide entrance examination in India for students seeking admission to various postgraduate medical courses. Administered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), NEET PG is a crucial step for medical graduates aspiring to pursue advanced studies and specialization in various branches of medicine. For the academic year 2024-2025, NEET PG 2024 will serve as the only eligibility cum entrance exam for admission to MD, MS and PG diploma programs. It will include the following:

  • All India 50% quota seats for all States/Union Territories of India.
  • State Quota seats for all States/Union Territories of India.
  • All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the nation.
  • Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  • Courses for Post-MBBS DNB, Direct 6-year DrNB, and Post-MBBS NBEMS Diploma.

For the upcoming session, centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET PG are not open to the following medical institutions:

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. JIPMER, Puducherry
  4. NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  5. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

For the admission session 2024-25, no State Government or Private Medical College or University can conduct a separate entrance exam for admission to MD, MS or PG Diploma Courses.

Important Steps of NEET PG 2024 Counselling 

The NEET Counselling process is a series of steps mentioned below. 

Registration: The journey commences with the online registration process. Candidates must provide details such as NEET PG 2024 exam information, personal particulars and preferences for courses and colleges. This initial step sets the foundation for the subsequent stages of the counselling process. Visit the official website for registrations. 

Choice Filling: Following registration, candidates enter the phase of choice filling. This stage allows you to prioritize your preferences for postgraduate medical courses and institutions. Thorough research and a deep understanding of each option are crucial for making informed decisions that align with your academic goals.

Allotment Process: The allotment of seats is a crucial stage where a computerized algorithm optimises seat allocation based on merit, reservation categories and the choices filled by candidates. This process ensures a fair and transparent allocation of seats.

Seat Acceptance and Reporting: Upon seat allotment, candidates decide whether to accept the allocated seat. If satisfied, they proceed to report to the respective institutions for further admission formalities. This step marks the beginning of your specialized academic journey.

Document Verification: Document verification is a detailed process to authenticate candidates' credentials. It involves a thorough examination of educational certificates, identification proofs and other relevant documents. 

Fee Payment: Candidates securing seats through counselling must fulfil the financial element by paying the fees within the specified time. Timely payment is crucial to complete the admission process and secure your place in the chosen institution. Rs. 4250  is the exam fee for General, OBC and EWS categories and Rs. 3250 is the exam fee for SC, ST and PWD categories as per the last year. 

NBE will soon release an information brochure which will contain the application fees for the upcoming exam.

Documents Required for NEET PG Counselling 2024

To ensure a smooth counselling process, candidates must have the following documents ready for verification:

  • NEET PG Admit Card 2024
  • NEET PG Rank Card 2024
  • MBBS Degree Certificate and Marksheets
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • A registration certificate from the State Medical Council (SMC) or the Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized Photographs
  • Class 10 Certificate or Birth Certificate for Date of Birth Proof
  • Valid Photo ID (Aadhar Card, Passport, PAN etc.)

NEET PG Counselling 2024 is not merely a procedural formality; it's a transformative journey that paves the way for your specialization in medicine. Approach each step with diligence, stay informed and make strategic choices that align with your career aspirations. Your journey to becoming a specialized medical professional begins here.

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