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NEET PG Counselling 2023: Step-by-Step Guide for Admissions

Updated on August 03, 2023 12:01 AM IST by Admin

NEET PG Counselling is a crucial step in the admission process for postgraduate medical courses in India for pursuing MD/MS/PG Diploma courses. Counselling plays a pivotal role in guiding candidates through selecting colleges and specialisations based on their ranks and preferences.

NEET Counselling is significant for medical graduates aspiring to pursue their desired specialization in postgraduate medical courses. It serves as a fair and transparent process for candidates to secure seats in reputed medical colleges and institutes across the country. The counselling process ensures that seats are allocated based on merit and reservation guidelines, promoting equal opportunities for all eligible candidates. Aspiring candidates should stay updated with official notifications and guidelines provided by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) to navigate the process effectively and secure their future in the field of medical education.

NEET PG Eligibility & Cut-offs 2023

  • Candidate should possess a recognized MBBS degree or a provisional MBBS pass certificate issued by an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate must have completed a compulsory rotating internship on or before a specific date as mentioned by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • Candidate must have secured the following marks for participation in NEET PG Counselling.


Cut-off percentile

Cut-off marks (2023)


50th percentile



45th percentile



40th percentile



40th percentile


NEET PG Reservation Criteria for AIQ Counselling:               


Reservation %age

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Other Backward Class-Non Ctreamy Layer ( OBC-NCL)


Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)


Stages of NEET PG Counselling

  • Online Registration: Candidates who qualify for the NEET PG examination must register for counselling on the designated official website. Candidates provide their personal information, NEET PG scores, and other necessary information during registration.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Candidates have to fill out their preferred institutions and specialisations after completing their registration successfully. It's essential to prioritize choices based on individual preferences. Once the choices are filled, candidates must lock them before the deadline.
  • Seat Allotment: The next step involves the allocation of seats based on the candidate's NEET PG rank, choices, and availability of seats in various colleges. It is a digital process only which doesn’t involve any human interference.
  • Seat Acceptance: Once a seat is allocated, candidates have to either accept the allotted seat, choose to participate in further rounds of counselling, or opt to leave the seat.
  • Document Verification and Admission: Candidates who accept the allotted seat need to report to the designated institute for document verification and completion of the admission process. They need to provide the necessary documents to prove their eligibility, academic qualifications and other relevant details.
  • Second and Mop-Up Rounds: In case of vacant seats after the initial rounds of counselling, subsequent rounds are conducted to fill the remaining seats. This provides another opportunity for candidates who missed the initial rounds or want to upgrade their choices.

NEET PG 2023: Counselling Schedule





NEET PG Exam Date

5th March 2023

NEET PG Result Date

14th March 2023

Round - 1


27th July to 1st August 2023

Choice Filling/ Locking

28th July to 2nd August 2023

Processing of Seat Allotment

3rd August 2023 to 4th August 2023

Seat Allotment Result

5th August 2023

Uploading of documents by the candidates

6th August 2023

Reporting/ Joining

7th to 13th August 2023








Round - 2



  17th to 21st August 2023

Choice Filling/ Locking

18th to 22nd August 2023

Processing of Seat Allotment

23rd to 24th August 2023

Seat Allotment Result

25th August 2023

Uploading of documents by the candidates

26th August 2023

Reporting/ Joining

27th August to 4th September 2023

Round - 3


7th to 12th September 2023

Choice Filling/ Locking

8th to 13th September 2023

Processing of Seat Allotment

14th to 15th September 2023

Seat Allotment Result

16th September 2023

Uploading of documents by the candidates

17th September 2023

Reporting/ Joining

18th to 25th September 2023

 Stray Vacancy Round


28th to 30th September 2023

Choice Filling/ Locking

29th to 1st October 2023

Processing of Seat Allotment

2nd to 3rd October 2023

Seat Allotment Result

4th October 2023


6th to 10th October 2023

Important Points to Consider for NEET PG 2023:

  • Eligibility Criteria: Only candidates who have qualified the NEET PG examination are eligible for counselling. They should also meet the specific eligibility criteria set by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and respective state authorities.
  • Choice Filling Strategy: It's essential for candidates to prioritize their choices wisely based on their preferences and the previous year's cut-offs. This ensures a better chance of getting a preferred seat.
  • Documents Required: Candidates need to prepare and carry all the necessary documents, including NEET PG admit card, scorecard, educational certificates, identity proofs and more for the document verification process.
  • Reserved Categories: Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) need to submit valid proof to avail of the benefits during seat allotment.
  • Counselling Fees: Candidates are required to pay a counselling fee during the registration process. This fee is non-refundable and varies depending on the category and counselling authority.

Documents Required for NEET PG 2023 Counselling

  • Allotment Letter issued by MCC
  • Admit Card issued by NBE
  • Result/Rank Letter issued by NBE
  • MBBS all Mark Sheets.
  • MBBS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate.
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • Evidence of the date of birth(High School Certificate/Birth Certificate)
  • Any identity proof (Driving license/Aadhar card/Voter ID etc)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How many rounds are conducted in NEET Counselling?

Ans. Four rounds are conducted in NEET Counselling. Round 1, Round 2, Mop Up Round and Stray Vacancy Round are conducted in NEET Counselling every year.

Q2. Which authority conducts NEET PG Counselling?

Ans. NEET  Counselling is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) every year. NEET PG 2023 counselling is ongoing and being conducted by MCC.

Q3. Is physical reporting at the college mandatory after the NEET PG seat allotment?

Ans. To report physically at the college after seat allotment is mandatory for the completion of admission. If one fails to do so, his seat allotment will be cancelled irrespective of any case.

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