Information about NEET PG 2016

The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the major aim of raising the quality of the Medical Education by raising the educational criteria and study at postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India Basis and to make use of the current infrastructure of health care for capacity building. National Board of Examinations conducts entry and exit examinations at Postgraduate and Post Doctoral level and licensing examinations as Screening Test for Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications. The common entrance test (CET) for admission to Medical Post-graduate Courses across the country is the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Medical Postgraduate Courses-MD/MS/Diploma (NEET-PG) under the provisions of Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations 2000, by the Medical Council of India with prior approval from the Government of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified National Board of Examinations for conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduate courses.

Vide amendments in the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government prescribes the following:

  1. There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses’ in each academic year.

  2. 3% seats of the annual sanctioned intake capacity is reserved for the candidates suffering from locomotory disability of lower limbs and scoring in the range of 50% to 70%. In case any of these seats are not fulfilled due to unavailability of such students, it is to be filled by the same sort of students scoring between the range of 40% to 50%-before they are included in the annual sanctioned seats for General Category candidates. Provided further that this entire exercise shall be completed by each medical college/institution as per the statutory time schedule for admissions.

  3. The minimum marks criteria for general category to secure admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year is 50th percentile while it be 40th percentile for students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes. In respect of candidates as provided in clause 9 (II) above with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses. It is upto the discretion of the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India that it may lower the minimum criteria for admission if enough number of students are not available to fill up the seats for the said academic year only.

  4. The reservation of seats in medical colleges/institutions for respective categories shall be as per the States/Union Territories regulations. Two merit lists i.e.. All India merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates will be prepared. This will be on the basis of marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to Post Graduate courses from the said merit lists only. Provided that in determining the merit of candidates who are in service of Government/public authority, weightage in the marks may be given by the Government/Competent Authority as an incentive at the rate of 10% of the marks obtained for each year of service in remote and/or difficult areas upto the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, the remote and difficult areas shall be as defined by State Government/Competent authority from time to time.

  5. Candidate who has not secured the minimum criteria for admission will not be admitted to any Postgraduate courses in the said academic year.

  6. In non-Governmental medical colleges/institutions, 50% of the total seats shall be filled by State Government or the Authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% of the seats will be occupied as per the merit list based on marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

  7. 50% of seats in Post Graduate Diploma Courses shall be reserved for Medical Officers in the Government service, who have served for at least three years in remote and/or difficult areas. After acquiring the PG Diploma degree, they are to serve in the remote areas for atleast two years as defined by State Government/Competent authority from time to time.

  8. The Universities and other authorities are advised to complete their admission procedure latest by 2nd May in PG courses so that study may commence by then and by 1st August for super speciality courses each year. For this purpose, they shall follow the time schedule indicated in Appendix-III of the Regulations.

  9. No admission will be provided to any student in the said academic year beyond 31st May for postgraduate courses and 30th September for super speciality courses under any circumstances. The Universities shall not register any student admitted beyond the said date.

  10. MCI may direct, that any student identified as having obtained admission after the last date for closure of admission will be discharged from the course or any medical qualification granted to such a student shall not be a recognized qualification for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The institution which grants admission to any student after the last date specified for the same shall also be liable to face any such action as prescribed by MCI including surrender of seats equivalent to the extent of such admission made from its sanctioned intake capacity for the succeeding academic year.