The counselling schedule for NEET PG 2021 has been put on hold by the Supreme Court. The apex court has directed the Centre to halt the counselling process for NEET PG 2021 until it decides the validity of the Centre’s decision to introduce OBC and EWS reservation in the All India Quota (AIQ). National Board of Examinations (NBE) had already declared the NEET PG 2021 result on September 28, 2021. It had also released the score cards of all the candidates on October 9, 2021.
This NEET PG Medical Counselling 2021 was supposed to be conducted for admission for 50% of All India Quota seats in all the states except for Jammu and Kashmir. Admissions will be given in the central and deemed universities, ESIC and AFMS institutes. However, the new counselling dates are yet to be announced. A notice published on the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) reads that the counselling process for NEET PG 2021 shall begin once clarifications are received from the Supreme Court regarding the case that is pending before it. Candidates who wish to get more information must keep an eye on the official MCC website – mcc.nic.in.
As per the counselling schedule available on the official website, the first round of registration is set to begin today, i.e. October 25, 2021, and continue till October 29, 2021. However, the payment facility will be available up to 3 PM on October 29, 2021. Choice filling and locking for this round will be held from October 26, 2021, to October 29, 2021. The verification of internal candidates by the respective institutes will take place from October 30, 2021, to October 31, 2021. After that, the seat allotment process will take place from November 01, 2021, to November 02, 2021.
Moreover, the results for the first round of NEET PG 2021 counselling was set to be declared on November 03, 2021. The reporting session would have begun from November 04, 2021, to November 10, 2021. In case there are new and fresh seats that are not included in the first round of counselling, they will be added in the second round.
Candidates who will seek admission during the second round of counselling will not be able to vacate their seats. There will be a mop-up round after the second round of NEET PG 2021 counselling. This round is conducted only for the deemed and central universities. Those candidates who will secure admission to the deemed universities will not be able to participate in the subsequent counselling rounds.