NEET-PG Counselling Likely To Begin From September 19: Report

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New Delhi: Official sources said on Wednesday that the NEET-PG counseling for admission to postgraduate medical courses, which was scheduled to begin from September 1, is likely to begin from September 19. The Union Health Ministry on Monday deferred the NEET-PG counseling to allow the National Medical Commission (NMC) to complete the process of adding new seats.

Sources said the ministry may upload the counseling schedule in a day or two.

“… NEET-PG counselling, 2022 was scheduled to begin from September 1. However, the National Medical Commission (NMC) is in the process of issuing the Letter of Permission (LOP) for the current academic year and the same will be concluded by September 15 .

“Therefore, in order to include more seats in the counseling for the benefit of the candidates, it has been decided by the competent authority to re-schedule the NEET-PG Counselling, 2022 which was scheduled to commence from 1st September,” the ministry notice I said.

Typically, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (PG), or NEET-PG, is conducted in January and counseling begins in March. but because of COVID-19 A senior official said that due to the pandemic and the delay in last year’s admission process, this year’s exam was held on May 21 and the result was declared on June 1.

PG counseling is likely to be held for around 60,000 seats this year. The students who have qualified in the examination will be able to fill their choice regarding courses and colleges during the counseling process for admission in All India quota seats, state medical and dental colleges, central and deemed universities.

The counseling will begin simultaneously with 50 per cent of all central universities, deemed universities and all-India quota and 50 per cent of state quota of both medical and dental colleges, officials said.

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