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NEET PG Counselling FAQ 2024

NEET PG Counselling FAQ 2024

Today we will discuss about “NEET PG  counselling FAQ 2024 “. As we have observed that medical aspirants who are going to attempt NEET PG face lots of problems at the time of online form filling and counselling.

So in this article we are trying to solve major issues in the form of FAQs. Read this article till end, it will cover all major issues faced by medical aspirants in previous years.

NEET PG counselling FAQ 2024

NEET PG counselling is a process in India for admission to Post Graduate medical courses such as MD/MS/MDS/Diploma courses in various medical colleges across the country. The counselling process is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

The NEET PG counselling process typically involves several rounds of online counselling, during which candidates are allotted seats based on their All India Rank (AIR) and the availability of seats in various medical colleges. Medical aspirants are supposed to register and participate in the counselling process to be considered for admission to postgraduate medical courses.

To participate in NEET PG counselling, candidates must first qualify the NEET PG exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). After the results are declared, eligible candidates are required to register for counselling on the MCC website and submit their choices of colleges and courses.

Based on the choices submitted by the candidates, the MCC conducts several rounds of counselling and seat allotment. Candidates who are allotted seats must complete the admission process by reporting to the allotted college and submitting the required documents and fees.

It is important to note that the NEET PG counselling process is highly competitive, and candidates must prepare thoroughly to qualify the NEET PG exam and secure a good rank to increase their chances of getting admission to their preferred colleges and courses.

NEET PG 2024 debar

Credit : TOI

When will NEET PG 2024 exam will be conducted ?

This year NEET PG 2024 examination is going to be conducted on June 23 , 2024 and result will be declared by July 15 , 2024. As far as counselling is concerned it will be done in between August 5 ,2024 to October 15 , 2024. Academic session will starts from September 16 , 2024 and last date of joining institute is October 21,2024.

NEET PG 2024 -Key Dates
S.No. Activity Starting Date Closing Date
1 Availablity of application form 16th April 6th May
2 Edit Window for All Candidates except-Name/Nationality/Email/Mobile/Test City 10th May , 2024 16th May , 2024
3 Edit Window to change Photo/Sign/ThumbImpression May 28, 2024 3rd June, 2024
4 Release of Admit Card 18th June 23rd June
5 Date of Examination 23rd June
6 NEET PG 2024 Result 15th July

Click here to see the details from official website of NTA.

NEET PG 2024 Revised schedule

NEET PG 2024 exam schedule

NEET PG 2024 Exam date

NEET PG MCC All India Counselling schedule last year

NEET PG 2022 aiq counselling schedule

Q:  Is it possible to do correction once form (NEET PG) is submitted ?

Ans: Although correction is allowed in NEET PG form but all fields are not editable. Click here to read the complete details.

Q: When will be Admit card of NEET PG 2024 released ?

Ans: NEET PG 2024 Admit card will be available in the month of June ,2024.

Q:  Are foreign medical graduates eligible for state quota through NEET ?

Answer :Depends on state. Many states have nativity based eligibility criteria. FMGs would be eligible in such states. However some states do not allow (like Maharashtra) foreign University graduates.  However this has been challenged over the past years, including last year in Maharashtra and most challenges have turned out positive for the FMGE completed and mci registered candidates.

Note: Visit official website for latest updates.

Q:  Whether Tamil Nadu provide state quotas for FMGEs?

Answer: Yes, Eligible. You need to get eligibility certificate from TN MGR University and you must have nativity certificate. In addition to this you must have any one identity proof like voter id /passport.

Q:  Applying for eligibility certificate is through online or directly at Tamil Nadu MGR University?

Directly. Dates were announced last year in fact facilitating getting eligibility certificates for foreign MBBS graduates before Tamil Nadu state round 1.

Q:  Annamalai is under all India quota or state quota ?

Ans:  Annamalai is under both all India Quota and state quota.If we talked about fee its 9.8 lakhs per annum for clinical and 5.9 lakhs for non clinical branches . Course wise differs. Fee under state quota is around 4 lakhs per annum and under management quota is around 14 lakhs per annum for clinical and Non clinical branch.

Q:  What is  the bond criteria and other criteria at CMC Vellore ?

CMC – 1) General Merit – 1 year for Clinical degree or diploma, 3 years if M.Ch Neurosurgery allotted, no service obligation if pre and para clinical courses.

2) Minority network, institutional preference, minority service, service category – 3 years for degree, 2 years for diploma and 6 years for M.Ch neurosurgery. Please refer clause 4.2 in prospectus below for confirmation.

Q: If a candidate from Kerala did MBBS from  Tamil Nadu , can  apply for Tamil Nadu state counselling ?

Ans: Yes, Eligible for state quota if you have done MBBS from Tamil Nadu and have registered in Tamil Nadu medical council. But keep in mind that there will be no reservation applicable.

Q:  If a Kerala domicile candidate  have done MBBS from Karnataka and have changed registration from Karnataka medical council to Kerala. Will he still be able to apply for Karnataka state counselling ? or MBBS from Government medical college or even private are being included ? or  If a  Tamil Nadu domicile candidate did MBBS from Tamil Nadu and internship in Kerala and now settled  in Kerala. He is having registration ( MCI) in  both states .Is he eligible for Kerala ?

Ans: For Kerala domicile either you should have done MBBS in Kerala or you/parents should have birth/SSLC certificate of Kerala.

Q : Who is eligible to take part in AIQ  50 % seats counselling ?

Answer: The counselling for 50 % AIQ seats are common for all and any medical aspirant who have successfully qualify NEET PG 2024 is eligible for it irrespective of their state domicile.

This counselling is conducted by MCC. Click here to visit the official website. If we talked about NEET PG 2024 cut off it can be checked from the below given data:

NEET PG cut off 2023 vs NEET PG cut off 2022

neet pg 2023NEET PG cut off 2022

NEET PG cut off marks 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019 for MD MS DNB

Cutoff marks Cutoff marks Cutoff marks Revised
Final Cutoff Marks
2023 2019 2020 2020 2021 2022
Open Category (UR/EWS) 291 340 366 275 247 275
SC/ST/OBC 257 295 319 230 210 245
UR-PWD 274 317 342 252 229 260

Q: Is there any possibility of  “NEET PG cut off marks reduced” ?

Ans: As far as “NEET PG cut off marks reduced” is concerned , it may be reduced for MD/MS/Diploma/DNB after second round of counselling.

Q: Is it possible to take admission in General category for EWS student ?

Ans : Yes , EWS candidate can take admission in General category also. See the below image for details:

EWS to general category in PG medical 2020

Q: Will the counselling process for admission in  AIIMS and JIPMER be done by MCC like in NEET UG  ?

Answer: No, all these three examinations are merged in to a single entrance exam NEET UG  from session 2020-21 for MBBS only but still for PG medical admissions, there is separate examinations and counselling of AIIMS and JIPMER .Read carefully to know the admission process:



Question: Is there any reservation in ESIC  hospitals , what  about the fee, stipend and bond ?

Answer: No, there is no reservation in ESIC hospitals .As far as fees is concerned it is round about Rs 2.80 Lakhs per annum ,stipend is Rs 80k and bond amount is about 25 Lakhs and duration is 3 years.

Q: Who is eligible for Central Universities PG medical admissions ?

Answer: As you know there are three central Universities in India. You can see the name as follows. In all these universities all seats are reserved for those candidates who have passed their under graduate (MBBS) degree from these colleges.

  • Delhi University 

  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU) 

  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) 

Q: How many rounds of counselling will be conducted for Deemed and Central Universities?

Answer: Earlier the counselling committee conducts only  two rounds of counselling for all Government colleges 50 % All India Quota seats. After that all remaining seats of Government medical colleges were reverted back to state authority .

But from session 2021-22 MCC is conducting  total four round of counselling including mop up round and stray vacancy round like Deemed/Central/ESIC college.

4 round of All India Quota counselling

Click here to know the complete counselling process of PG medical.

Even after mop-up round of NEET PG counselling , there is any seat remains vacant  ,then these seats will be filled through  stray vacancy round. For these admission purpose the MCC will send a list of applicants who have not been allotted any seats in first ,second or mop up round of counselling. 

Q: Will an applicant be eligible to take part  in the state counselling, if a seat is allotted to him/her in the All India Quota second round of PG Medical counselling conducted by MCC ?

Answer: As this is very important question ,so much read the answer very carefully. If an applicant is allotted a seat in second round of counselling ,he/she will be able to take part in state counselling, but he/she have to loose the security money.

And if the applicant once joined  the allotted college/university, he/she will not be eligible to exit or surrender from the counselling of NEET PG .These applicants are not  allowed to take part in the further rounds of NEET PG counselling .

To make the system transparent ,the MCC will send list of candidates not allotted any seat till then.

NEET PG Counselling FAQ : Reservation

Q: What types of seats are there in Deemed Universities and is there any reservations?

Answer: In Deemed medical colleges there are two types of seats:

  • Management seats
  • NRI Quota seats

As far as reservation is concerned there is no reservation on the basis of caste or social back ground in the Deemed Universities nationwide.

Q: Is there any type of reservations in Govt. medical colleges under OBC category?

Answer: Although there are some seats reserved but it is advised to check it before taking part in counselling. Here you can see from the given image:

:obc quota in pg medical 2019

NEET PG counselling FAQ : Seat Allotment Process

Q: What is the detailed NEET PG medical seat allotment process  ?

Answer: Here we are giving complete admission process of medical PG  after declaration of NEET PG result.Click here to see the NEET PG Result.

  • As soon as result will be declared counselling schedule will be released by MCC for 50 % all India quota seats of all Govt. medical colleges and 100 % seats of all deemed medical colleges. For remaining seats of state quota, state counselling body will conduct counselling.

  • Click here to see the complete counselling process
  • If you want to see bond and stipend ,click here
  • Click here to see the fee structure of PG medical colleges under AIQ

Q: What is the process of allotment of seats in Deemed/Central Universities for the mop-up round?

Answer: As you know that counselling is conducted in various phases like

  • First Round
  • Second round
  • Mop Up Round of counselling
  • Stray Vacancy round
  • After completion of first and second round of counselling ,if there is any vacant seat ,then mop up round of counselling is done.

  • But it is compulsory for all applicants to do registration  for the mop-up round of NEET  PG 2020 counselling

  • Choice filling and locking must be done like other rounds of counselling 

  • Successful applicants are supposed to report to the allotted college

Q: How can I check that which branch and in which college I can get admission ?

Answer: To get an idea ,you must check the last 2-3 years counselling data. While analyzing the data you must have to keep in mind the no. of seats available at that time and applicants. If you want to see the result analysis of last year(2019) PG medical and this year (2020) click here.

Q: If any applicant who have done registration only for govt. medical colleges ,can go for  Deemed colleges in next round of counselling ?

Answer: Yes, applicants have the one-time opportunity to change this by using the reset button  initialization option which is provided at the time of NEET PG registration.

USE of reset button in pg counselling 2020

Q: Can an applicant is eligible to take  part in the subsequent rounds of counselling if he/she have joined the seat allotted to him/her in round one of NEET PG counselling ?

Answer: Yes, all those candidates who join the allotted college are having option of up gradation but for that they are supposed to take admission and complete the admission process including fee deposit.

Q: Is it possible for all those applicants  who do not join the college allotted to them in round 2 of counselling of NEET PG and wish to participate in the mop-up round for Deemed/Central universities need to register afresh?

Answer: Yes, all such applicants  will have to register themselves afresh for the mop-up round of counselling conducted by Deemed/Central universities by paying the counselling fee . And their earlier amount will not be refunded.

Q: Who are not eligible for the second round of NEET PG counselling  ?

Answer: All such applicants who are failed to submit the required document and college fee will not be allowed to take part in next round of counselling.

Q: Who is eligible for the second round of counselling in PG Medical ?

Answer: All the applicants participating in NEET PG must check criteria before participating in counselling. This will be very helpful  :

  • 1) Allotted in AI R2 and joined AI R2 seat – Not eligible for further counseling, AI R2 seat is final seat. Security deposit refunded. Once joined cannot resign seat with or without penalty
    Includes a) Holding AI R1 and upgraded in AI R2 b) Free exit in AI R1 and allotted in AI R2 c) First time allotted in AI R2
    2) Allotted in AI R2 and did not join AI R2 seat – Security deposit forfeited and eligible for other counseling. To attend deemed mop up have to register again and pay 2 lakhs again.
    3) Allotted in AI R1, not upgraded in AI R2, and resigned seat within 2 days of AI R2 result – Eligible for other counseling, security deposit refunded. If candidate attends deemed mop up, security deposit refund depends on deemed mop up allotment.
    4) Allotted in AI R1, not upgraded in AI R2, continued beyond 2 days of AI R2 results – Not eligible for further counseling. AI R1 not upgraded seat is final seat and is considered AI R2 seat for all statutory rule purposes. Cannot resign the seat  without penalty. Security deposit refunded.

Question: After joining the college allotted to any applicant in the second round of AIQ  counselling, is he/she eligible to join state/private quota seats?

Answer: As per  Law, any candidate who have been allotted a seat in the second round of counselling, he/she can not leave it. But still he/she wants to leave ,he/she can do it but for such candidate amount will not be refunded and will not be eligible for state quota seats.

NEET PG Counselling FAQ : Registration

Question: Is fresh registration required for round 2 of counselling of NEET PG if some one have already registered for round 1?

Answer: No, already registered applicants  are not required to re-register themselves for round 2, they can use the same login credentials as used in of round 1.

Question: Will the authorities enable fresh registrations for stray vacancy round ?

Answer: No, new registrations are not allowed in case of stray vacancy round of  Deemed/Central universities .MCC will forward list of applicants and admission will be done from this list only.

NEET PG counselling FAQ : Document Information

Question: What documents are required at the time of  counselling of NEET PG  ?

Answer: As it is online process ,so there is no document required .You are supposed to do registration by entering some basic details. But still it will be better if you keep copy of your  application form .

Question: If any candidate furnish the documents in regional language will the  accepted ?

Answer: No ,documents are not accepted in regional language .As Documents in English is accepted every where so you are advised to prepare your documents in English.

Question: In case the spelling of any applicant name in the application form and documents mismatch will he/she will be eligible to participate in counselling of NEET PG ?

Answer: Although such candidate will be allowed to take part in counselling but he/she is suppose to produce an affidavit as proof of identity.

Question: What are the documents required  at the time of admission in allotted college ?

Answer: All those applicants who have been allotted a seat through counselling is supposed to carry following documents at the time of admission in the allotted college:

    • Allotment letter printout

    • NEET PG admit card 

    • Score card of NEET PG 

    • Online choice filling printout

    • Registration fees receipt/transaction ID

    • MBBS degree and mark cards

    • secondary Class marks sheet for date of birth proof

    • Valid ID proof (Driving License/PAN card/Voter ID/PSU card/Aadhaar card/Passport)

    • Passport size photo same as used in the admission form

    • state Domicile certificate duly signed by authority

    • one year Internship certificate(internship must be completed )

    • Surety/security bond

    • Caste certificate, if applicable

    • Disability certificate, if applicable

    • NOC from present employer, if applicable

Question: What are the documents required by NRI at the time of admission in PG medical  ?

Ans: Following documents are required by  NRI applicant at the time of admission in addition to above mentioned documents:

  • Passport copy of sponsorer

  • Relationship Affidavit (Relation of applicant with sponsorer)

  • Sponsorship affidavit ( it must state that the sponsor would pay whole course fee the expenses)

NEET PG counselling FAQ: Choice filling

Q: What are the rules for exit and forfeiture of security money in various rounds of NEET PG  counselling?

Answer: This can be easily understood from the given table :

Rules for Exit and Forfeiture of Security Money

S. No.


Free Exit

Exit with

forfeiture of fees

Ineligible for

further counseling

Amount of

registration fee


AIQ 1/Deemed



AIQ 2/Deemed

If not Joined

If joined

Govt.– Rs. 10k

Rs 5k/-( SC/ST/OBC)

Deemed Universities –

Rs. 2,00,000//-


State Quota 1



State Quota 2

If not joined

If joined

Govt.– Rs. 10,000

(Rs 5000/)-( SC/ST/OBC)


State Quota

Mop up round

If joined


Deemed Mop-Up


If joined

Question: How many choices can an applicant fill during counselling process ?

Answer: There is no restriction on no. of choices entered by the applicant. Applicant can fill even all of the choices available in his/her category.

Question: What are the key  points to be remembered while applicants fill choices for round 2 of counselling of NEET PG ?

Answer: Some of the most important factors which are to be kept in mind while filling choices for round 2:

  • Applicant is supposed to fill the choices freshly

  • Keep in mind that you can not make changes in your filled options after locking it 

  • It is always suggested that check your filled choice carefully, locked it well before time and take print out of the same
  • If due to any reason you are not able to lock ,it will be locked automatically 

Q: What if I do not enter any choice during the choice filling process?

Answer: In case any applicant does not enter any choice then he/she will not be allotted any college in the counselling process. So choice filling is must for getting  a seat.

NEET Counselling FAQs: Registration Fee

Q: In order to participate in NEET PG counselling what registration fee applicants are supposed to pay?

Answer: All applicants must know that there are two types of fee:

  1. one is Refundable security deposit
  2. another is Non-refundable registration fee

In addition to this we want to make it clear that refundable security money is different for and Deemed universities.

  • Counselling of NEET  registration fee – Deemed Universities

    • Non-refundable security deposit -Rs 5,000

    • Refundable registration fee – Rs 2,00,000

    • Total amount to be paid – Rs 2,05,000

  • For (50% All India Quota)/ Central Universities (DU, AMU, BHU and Jamia Millia Islamia,
    Delhi)/AFMS , ESI fee is mentioned below

NEET PG counselling 2021 registration fee – 50% AIQ, Central Universities, AFMS , ESI

  • Non-refundable security deposit – Rs 1000/- for UR (and Rs. 500 for SC, ST, OBC, and PH applicants)

  • Refundable registration fee – Rs. 25,000/- (and Rs. 10,000 for SC, ST, OBC, and PH applicants)

  • Total amount to be paid – Rs 11,000/- for Reserved category , Rs 26,000/- for UR Category

Question: If any applicant willing to take part in counselling of both AIQ and Deemed colleges ,how much  registration fee ,he/she  is supposed to pay?

Answer: In such a case applicant will have to pay the highest fee of the two. So his/her fee for Deemed universities will be Rs 2,05,000/- for both Government and as well as Deemed.

NEET PG Counselling FAQ : Free Exit or Security Money Forfeiture Rules

Q: What is the meaning of free exit in the counselling of NEET PG medical ?

Answer: The option of free exit in the counselling process is available for all the medical aspirants in the first round of counselling only. On availing this option candidates will be allowed to not join the allotted college and participate in the subsequent rounds of counselling without forfeiture of security money.

Note: Kindly keep in mind that ,this is not necessary in some states eg. Uttar Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh, if any seat has been allotted to you in even first round of counselling, either you are supposed to join it or if you don’t join this seat ,you will loose the counselling security money.

Question: What is the meaning of exit with forfeiture in round 2 in NEET PG medical  ?

Answer: This means the medical aspirants are allowed to exit the NEET PG counselling 2022 process in round 2 however, their security money will be forfeited. But for this the applicants must not join the allotted seat because once if he/she joins he will not be allowed to surrender the seat.

Question: When there are chances of forfeit the security money?

Answer: In the below mentioned cases security money of medical aspirants will be forfeited:

  • In case the applicant is allotted a seat in the second or mop-up round and he/she does not wish to join the allotted Institute

  • In case the applicant furnishes incorrect or inadequate information at the time of the admission process

Question: When will be the security amount refund of the counselling for NEET PG  initiated and how an applicant will receive the same ?

Answer: The MCC will refund the security money after the completion of the counselling process. If the applicant has been allotted a seat in NEET PG counselling 2020 then his/her security amount is refunded to the respective institution and is adjusted with the annual fee. In case the candidate is not allotted any seat throughout the counselling process, his/her security deposit will be refunded to the bank account, details of which were given at the time of registration.

NEET PG Counselling FAQ  : Up gradation of seats

Question: Can up gradation facility is available  in the second round of counselling for Deemed/ Central Universities to Mop-up Round counseling of DGHS for Central / Deemed Universities?

Answer: Up gradation facility is not available for all those applicants  who  have joined the allotted college to them in the second round of counselling for Deemed/Central universities . These applicants will no longer be eligible to participate in the further rounds of counselling including the stray vacancy round of counselling .

Question: If choice of any candidate is upgraded in round 2 ,what is the process of getting admission in newly allotted college?

Answer: Yes, because in such a situation the seat allotted to you in round 1 will automatically get cancelled. After seat allotment result is published candidates will have to report to the college allotted in round 2 with a relieving letter from the college allotted in round 1 of counselling of NEET.

Question: What will happen if any candidate who does not join the Institute allotted to him/her after upgradation?

Answer: If you do not take admission to the seat allotted to you after up gradation then your security money will be forfeited and thereafter you can register yourself afresh for the mop-up round of counselling.

Question: All such students who did not get any seat in All India Quota Round 2 or who did not join, are they eligible for Central Institute mop up seat?

Answer: Although only those candidates who have  done MBBS  from central institutes are eligible for central institute mop up. BHU had allowed  in stray vacancy round all those candidates who registered for all India quota and were not allotted in all India Round 2(Kindly make it sure  from official website for this session).

Question :If any candidate is not willing to join All India quota seat after round two, then is it necessary to leave the seat in the given time ?

Answer: If you don’t wish to join All India quota  Round two allotted seat, just don’t do anything. Your seat will be automatically get cancelled.

Question :I wanted to know is it compulsory to pay for the NRI seat fee through an NRI account or the payment can be made by an Indian account to?

Answer: No it is not compulsory to pay for the NRI quota seat fee through an NRI account and payment can be done by an Indian account too and in Indian rupees.

NEET PG Counselling FAQ : Joining All India Round 2

Question 1 :If any one taking seat in state counseling and joined, after that he/she leaves the seat, will he/she be eligible to participate in state counseling next year?

Ans: If any one block a seat which could not be filled through counselling then you will not be allowed to attend counselling for 2 years or 3 years in most of the states.But if he/she leave a seat and it gets filled in mop up round , stray vacancy round or college level counselling then there is  penalty of counselling fee only and will be eligible for next year of counseling .

Question 3 :If  new /fresh allotted in Round 2 and I am not willing to join this seat .

Answer: You need not to do anything .Resignation is not needed here as you have not joined it yet .Although your security amount will be forfeited but you are eligible for further round of counselling.

Question 4 :If  new /fresh allotted in Round 2 and I am ready to join this seat .

Answer: You have to report physically with all original documents. Nothing to be done with Round 1 seat allotted.

Question 5:If  my Round 1 not upgraded and in Round 2 and I am not willing to join that seat.

Answer: You can resign till 6 pm of 18th June online by mailing the respective college. Get surrender letter taken from intramcc portal. You are also eligible for further counselling. After 18th June , you will not be able to resign it

Question 6:I wanted to know if my seat is upgraded in Round 2 from Round 1 and willing to join ,what I have to do ?

Answer: You have to report physically with all original documents. Nothing to be done with Round 1 seat allotted.

Question 7:What is seat allotment process ? How actually it works ?Can somebody explain, if candidate belong to OBC ,how is process for allotment ? First all choices exercised for UR, then OBC or each choice UR then OBC ?

Answer: Each choice one by one. within each choice if UR seat is available then UR is allotted and if not, OBC seat is allotted if available. If both are not available then next choice is processed.

Question 8:If  any one get allotted a seat in Tamil Nadu Round 2 and reported the institute am I am eligible for MOPUP in Tamil Nadu state counselling ?

Eligible. Till last year it was so. Should be the same this year.

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Hope this article “NEET PG counselling FAQ’s 2024” will be helpful for all NEET PG aspirants.

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