First round of NEET PG 2019 counselling begins
NEET PG 2019 counselling – The initial round of counselling for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 has just begun and the online registration process will end on March 24. The option for choice filling has been allowed to the candidates tomorrow (March 19), while the seat allotment for the first round of counselling is from March 25-26 and the second round from April 5-9, as per IE report.
Candidates from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for all India 50% quota MD/MS/postgraduate diploma courses (2018 admission session) as these two states are participating in the counselling for all India 50% quota MD/MS/PG diploma seats this year.
Candidates who have studied/passed MBBS from the State of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% quota seats. However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do MBBS from Medical Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir are eligible for admission to All India 50 per cent quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses.
The result of NEET PG examinations was released on January 31. The cut-off according to the official release is 340 marks out of 1200 for unreserved category candidates. For SC/ST/OBC category candidates, the cut-off marks are 295. For the physically handicapped category, the minimum marks required are 317.
- Copy of downloaded NEET-MDS/PG 2019 admit card
- NEET-MDS/PG 2019 mark sheet
- Nationality certificate/valid passport or School leaving certificate of HSC/ class 12 indicating the nationality of the candidate as “Indian”
- BDS/MBBS degree
- Internship completion certificate
- Permanent / Provisional Registration certificate of Maharashtra Medical Council or other State Medical Councils in India/MCI
- Certificate from Head of Institute showing that the college/ Institute from which the candidate has passed MBBS/MDS examination is recognized by Medical Council of India
- Medical fitness certificate
- Copy of receipt of online fee payment
NEET PG was conducted on January 6 with a total of 1, 48,000 candidates appeared. The exam was held in across 165 cities. NEET was held on the computer-based platform in one single session.
- The National Board of Examinations was set up in 1975 with the key objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by elevating the level and establishing standards of post graduate examinations in modern medicine on pan India basis
- There are more than 149 recognised Medical Colleges in the country
- In addition to Postgraduate teaching institutions under MCI, there are 450 accredited institutions imparting training in various Broad and Super specialities for the award of a postgraduate qualification in Broad and super specialities
- The Board at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in 54 disciplines approved by the Board for the award of Diplomate of National Board
- The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for postgraduate examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities and other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions
- The establishment of a National Body to conduct postgraduate medical examination was aimed at providing a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of the minimum level of attainment of the objective for which postgraduate courses were started in medical institutions
- Intra country and the international comparison is facilitated with the availability of commonly accepted evaluation mechanism
- Recognition of DNB qualifications
- The Nomenclature of the degree awarded by the National Board of Examinations is called the “Diplomate of National Board”
- The list of recognised qualifications awarded by the Board in various Broad and Super specialities as approved by the Government of India and included in the First Schedule of IMC Act 1956 is as at Annexure II
- The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations have been equated with the postgraduate and post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; vide their notifications issued from time to time (Annexure III)
- The holders of Board’s qualification awarded after an examination (DNB Final) are eligible to be considered for specialists post in any Hospital including training/teaching institution
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