NEET PG 2021


NEET PG 2021 -


 Step 2: Counseling Info


  • Make a list of all counsellings and all the institutes covered in each counselling and therefore the website for each counselling


Counselling are given below:

  1. MCC conducts All India counselling and the official website of MCC is which is conducted for following seats-


-All India Quota seats (AIQ)

  •  50% of Central institute or autonomous central institute seats (RIMS Imphal, BARC Mumbai, Tata Memorial Mumbai, B Borooah Cancer Institute Guwahati, NEIGRIHMS Shillong, AIIPMR Mumbai, ESIs etc.)
  • 50% of state government institute seats
  • Seats come under AIQ - 50% of DU, BHU, AMU, and IP University Delhi
  • Both central institutes 100% seats of CIP Ranchi, 100% seats of Lokpriya Gopinath, Tezpur


-Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions seats

  • AFMS seats- Civilians

          (AFMC, Pune, Army R&R Delhi, Command hospitals etc.)

 individuals have to apply for MCC All India counseling,and then one can participate in counseling at AFMC Pune. There is going to be a physical fitness test at AFMS and all civilians are considered under Priority V.


  • 100% seats of Deemed Universities

Under NRI quota -Maximum of 15% would fall

In minority Deemed institutes-Jain Minority and Muslim Minority seats are there. limited seats are there from only 4 institutes.


- DNB Seats

•  DNB seats shall be allotted through All India counseling from 2021

• The NBE diplomas (Post MBBS 2-year diplomas) which have been accredited from this year i.e 2021 should be also done through All India counseling.

  • DNB also has two other category of seats with specific eligibility prescribed

a. DNB Sponsored category which are DNB seats in private

institutes for candidates sponsored by PSUs, state governments

etc. A large number of these seats were unfilled last year.

b. DNB District hospital service candidate seats – In DNB courses

run in district hospitals run by the State government, 50% are

reserved for state in-service candidates.

All NEET PG qualified candidates are qualified for the given seats from i) to i. Including FMGs, NRI unless specifically mentioned otherwise.


-MCC also conducts counseling for DU quota, AMU quota, BHU quota, and IP quota


 50% of seats reserved for students who have passed out from institutes in Delhi University, JNU of Aligarh Muslim University, IMS of Banaras Hindu University, and institutes of IP university Delhi respectively. If you are not from a given university, these quotas / seats are not for you - however you can go for the other 50% seats of these institutes under AIQ.


- Note that there is a distinction between All India counseling (Counseling conducted by MCC at and All India Quota (which refers to a set of seats that come under All India counseling)

b. State counselings:

Each state conducts counseling for the remaining 50% state govt

institute seats. There are around 32 counselling sessions which are conducted every year (at least one by each state).


i. Private institutes are different from Deemed institutes. Private institutes come under the state university or under a university under the state act, and therefore counseling is conducted by state authority. Deemed institutes are covered under All India counseling as already mentioned.In most states, the seats of private institutes (all seats of private institutes) within the state also come under the same state govt counseling.


ii. Few states - Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh have two separate counseling sessions, one for Govt quota seats, and another for management quota seats of private institutes. In such states you have to register separately for each counseling according to your eligibility. Similarly in the state of Manipur – JNIMS Imphal and RIMS Imphal conduct separate counselings for their state quota Seats.


iii. Eligibility for State Govt quota counseling differs from state to state. Check eligibility for each state from prospectus for states especially. Consider each state's eligibility independently.


Check your

• MBBS state (almost all states allow eligibility for govt quota seats in mbbs state, however if you are not a native of the state you may be considered only for general category seats – as you can't produce a state category certificate)

• Domicile state or resident state even if MBBS is from different state (Only if state allows, very few states allow this)

• Native state even if MBBS is from different state (if state allows, very few states allow)

• Parent's domicile state or where they are resident even if MBBS is from different state

• If parents are central govt staff then the state where your parents are employed even if MBBS is from different state

• If you are part of successor states (AP/TL, Bihar/Jharkhand), then check the type of eligibility in the currently non-native successor state. There is a recent update on the Bihar/Jharkhand high court case – will update this.

• Some states may allow FMGs too for govt quota, if they fall under any of the above conditions – so check the eligibility if you are FMG


Fundamentally even for state quota govt seats you can be eligible for 2, 3 or 4 states depending on MBBS, domicile, Nativity etc. Check each state's eligibility criteria independently. Do not go by generic assumptions or replies in forums / groups especially when they mention non-eligibility.


- Eligibility for state management quota seats also differs from state to state. Most states allow other state candidates to apply for Management quota seats under private institutes. Such seats usually come under a high fee structure and/or are

clubbed under a separate category. FMGs also are allowed in many states for private seats. Some states however have a rule of only allowing “same state MBBS” or “same state domicile or native” candidates for management seats.


c. CPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai)

i. CPS seats are available across different states

ii. CPS diplomas – CPS has diploma courses. Only three of these diplomas are recognized by NMC (DCH, DGO and DPB - pathology and bacteriology). You can register under the state medical council, and these 3 diplomas are equivalent to their respective PG diplomas offered by medical colleges (on completion of these

3 diplomas, as of now one can do a secondary DNB).

iii. FCPS and MCPS courses are also offered by CPS. Of these only a few specialties are recognized by NMC. FCPS and MCPS completed candidates can register and practice in a few states (but only as FCPS and MCPS qualified practitioners).However these courses are not equivalent to MD / MS courses as per NMC’s affidavit in Delhi High court in the most recent legal case. Verify the latest status and get a clear picture before taking up these courses.


iv. The counseling happens through respective state CPS nodal authorities. As in -CPS Mumbai would conduct counseling for courses in Mumbai hospitals. The CPS authority in Chhattisgarh would conduct counseling for courses in Chhattisgarh