New Delhi: With the NEET PG 2019 counselling application process on the MCC website now begun, candidates do have a lot of questions in their mind regarding regarding the various rounds in the allotment process.
Keeping the common queries of candidates in mind the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has released a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website
The Scheme of All India Quota/ Deemed/ Central University/ ESIC Post Graduate Courses (MD/ MS/ Diploma/ MDS) Online Counseling (allotment process) has been revised for the year 2019. All Candidates are requested to go through the revised scheme carefully and understand before participating in online counselling (allotment process).
Here is the summary of the FAQs
Q. No. 1: What is the process of online allotment?
a) Main counselling Registration which will include payment of Non-Refundable Registration fee and Refundable Tuition fee (to be refunded in the account from which payment has been made).
b) Exercising of Choices and Locking of choices.
c) Process of Seat Allotment Round-1
d) Publication of result of Round-1
e) Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round.
(Candidates who registered for Round-1 and did not get any seat allotted need not register again.)
f) Fresh New Registration for Round-2 for those candidates who
• Have not registered in Round-1 (with full payment of fees).
• Have Resigned / Not reported in Round-1 can log in again.
g) Fresh Choice filling Round-2.
h) Publication of result of Round-2.
i) Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 2
End of AIQ Quota Round
MOP –UP ROUND
j) Mop Up Round (Only for Deemed/ Central Universities & ESIC)
➢ Fresh Registration for Mop Up Round for candidates including those who registered in Round-1 & exited /who registered in Round-2 & exited with Forfeiture of fees.
However, candidates who have already joined and taken admission in Round-2 of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities will not be eligible to participate in Mop Up Round. (Those who registered but were not allotted a seat in Round-1 & Round-2 need not register again).
➢ Fresh choice filling of Mop Up Round
➢ Publication of result of Mop Up Round
➢ Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental College after Mop Up Round
➢ List of ten times (of the registered candidates) of the number of Stray vacancies to be sent to Deemed / Central Universities to be exhausted strictly in order of merit.
➢ Final Stray Vacancy Round to be conducted by Deemed/ Central Universities/ ESIC (There will be no Fresh Registration of Candidates in Final Stray Vacancy Round)
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FACILITY SHALL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OF FIRST ROUND, SECOND ROUND & MOP UP ROUND OF DGHS ONLY ON NOTIFIED DATES. THEREAFTER, REGISTRATION FACILITY SHALL NOT BE AVAILABLE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ANY REQUEST (FOR ANY REASON) FOR REGISTRATION, SHALL BE ENTERTAINED AFTER CLOSING OF REGISTRATION.
Q. No. 2: When will online allotment process for this year start?
Ans: : Online allotment process will start as per counselling Schedule for PG online Counseling for this year.
Please See Schedule available on www.mcc.nic.in website.
Q. No. 3: Do I have to report to any counselling centre for registration or choice filling?
Ans: No. Online registration and choice filling can be done from the place of convenience (Including from home) using the internet. Uninterrupted internet facility should be ensured.
Q. No. 4: Do I require any documents to get registered online?
Ans: You will be required to fill up some of the information that you have given (filled up) on your application form, and submitted to National Board Examinations (NBE), New Delhi and information available on admit cards of AIPGMEE/AIPGDEE.
“Please keep information that you have furnished (filled up) on the application form and admit card, confidential, and do not share it with anybody as this information will be required to register for online allotment process and to
submit a choice. If somebody else uses that information, he/she can misuse your online registration and prevent you from taking part in the online allotment process. Keep print out of application form ready for reference with
Q. No. 5: What information do I require for online registration?
Ans: Please note that you will be asked to fill some of the information (we are not showing it here for security reasons) that you have given in your application form, admit card of examination during online registration and provided by the examination conducting agency, (NBE) therefore keep a copy of your application form and admit card ready for reference. These documents may be retained as they may be required till you complete your PG course.
“PLEASE NOTE THAT ON REGISTRATION WINDOW OF ONLINE ALLOTMENT PROCESS (on MCC), YOU HAVE TO FILL IN EXACTLY SAME SPELLING, NUMBERS ETC AS YOU HAVE FILLED IN YOUR APPLICATION FORM of NBE.”
Q. No. 6: How do I get a password for logging in?
Ans: During the process of online registration you will generate your own password. Candidates are advised to keep the password that they have created, confidential to them till the end of the counselling process. They can change the password after creating. The password is very important for participating in online allotment process. Sharing of the password can result in its misuse by somebody else, leading to even exclusion of a genuine candidate from online
Q. No. 7: How much time will I be given to join the allotted course?
Ans: Candidates who are allotted seats will be required to join the allotted college/course within stipulated time from the date of allotment as mentioned in the counselling schedule. However, candidates are advised to join as early as possible and not to wait for last day of joining, due to different schedule of holiday/working hours in various Medical/Dental Colleges, also keeping in view that Medical/Dental colleges will have to furnish information about
joining/non-joining online to Medical Counseling Committee. In some of the Colleges, it takes 2 to 3 days’ time for completion of admission formalities.
Q. No. 8: What documents are required at the time of Counseling?
Ans: Since it is an online allotment (Online Counseling) process, no documents will be required for participating in the online allotment process. However, you are required to carry Original Certificates / Documents at the time of Reporting for Admission. Without Original Certificate/Documents, candidates will not be allowed admission.
Q. No. 9: What documents are required at the time of joining in allotted Medical / Dental College?
Ans: Original documents required at the time of joining in allotted Medical/Dental College are as mentioned below:
i. Admit Card issued by NBE
ii. Result/Rank Letter issued by NBE
iii. Mark Sheets of MBBS/BDS 1st, 2nd & 3rd Professional Examinations.
iv. MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate.
v. Internship Completion Certificate/Certificate from the Head of Institution or College that the candidate shall complete the Internship by 31st March, of the year of admission.
vi. Permanent / Provisional Registration Certificate issued by MCI or DCI/State Medical or Dental Counsel. Provision Registration Certificate is acceptable only in cases where the candidate is undergoing internship land likely to complete the same on or before 31st March of the year of admission.
vii. High School/Higher Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate as proof of date or birth.
viii. Candidates allotted seat must carry one of the identification proofs (ID Proof) to the allotted college at the time of admission (as mentioned in the Information Bulletin published by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for AIPGMEE i.e. PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport or Aadhar Card).
ix. The Candidate should also bring the following certificates, if applicable
a) SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority (in the format as specified in the prospectus) and should be in English or Hindi language. Subcaste should be clearly mentioned in the certificate.
b) OBC certificate issued by the competent authority. The sub-caste should tally with the Central List of OBC. The OBC candidates should not belong to Creamy Layer. The OBC certificate must be in the format as mentioned in the
c) Disability Certificate issued from a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board for 21 Benchmark Disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disability Act,2016. No other PwD certificate, issued by any other Authorities/ Hospital will be entertained. The format of Certificate of Disability is attached as
Candidates without original certificates/documents shall not be allowed to take admission in allotted Medical / Dental College. Candidates who have deposited their original documents with any other Institute / College / University and come for admission with a certificate stating that “their original certificates are deposited with the Institute / College / University” shall not be allowed to take admission in allotted Medical/Dental College.
Q. No. 10: What are the various fees to be paid at the time of registration?
Ans: At the time of registration students must pay two kinds of the fee
a) Non-Refundable Registration Fee
➢ Rs. 1000/- For AIQ /Central University UR candidates, & Rs. 500/- For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
➢ Rs. 5000/- For Deemed University candidates
b) Refundable Tuition Fee which will be refunded to candidates after joining the allotted college or if the candidate did not get any seat during counselling to the same account of the candidate from which payment had been made.
➢ For AIQ / Central University UR candidates – Rs. 25000/-
➢ For SC/ST/OBC/PWD –Rs. 10,000/-
➢ For Deemed -Rs 2,00,000/-
1. Any UR candidate opting for Deemed University will have to pay Rs 5000/- Non-Refundable fee + Rs 2,00,000/- Refundable Tuition fee at the time of registration.
2. Any SC candidate opting for AIQ only will pay the registration fee of Rs 500/- + Rs. 10,000/- refundable tuition fee.
Q. No. 11: In case candidate must apply for both AIQ and for Deemed University should the candidate pay the fee for both?
Ans: No, in such case the candidate has to pay only the higher fee i.e. of Deemed University Rs. 5000/- and 2 Lakh Refundable Tuition fee.
Q. No. 12: Is this tuition fee refundable in all the cases?
Ans: No, this fee will be forfeited if the candidate who has been allotted a seat in the second Round or Mop Up Round of DGHS does not join the respective institution during the second round / Mop Up round of counseling conducted by DGHS/MCC. Also the Tuition fee will be forfeited in case the candidate gives wrong information at the time of registration on the basis of which a seat may be allotted and later cancelled by the Admission Authorities at the time of reporting.
Q. No. 13: Where and when this fee will be refunded?
Ans: This fee will be refunded to the same account from which payment had been made. No requests for the change of Account shall be entertained afterwards. Candidates are also advised not to get their account closed till the time Refund has been made into the account from which payment was made. This fee will be refunded only after all the rounds of counseling are completed.
*For Refund related queries kindly see questions 69 to 77
Q. No. 14: What are the instructions regarding OBC, SC, ST & PWD certificates?
Ans: Please read Information Bulletin for admission to post-graduate medical courses for admission to 50% of total PG seats on All-India basis carefully. The certificate requirements are mentioned in prospectus along with format. The certificate as mentioned in the prospectus only will be acceptable. Candidates are requested to read prospectus and instructions regarding Caste and Persons with Disability (PWD) Certificate carefully. In case the candidate fails to produce proper Caste (and PwD, if applicable) certificate at allotted Medical/Dental College then he/she will not be permitted to join the allotted Medical / Dental College and his/her category will be changed, if otherwise eligible.
Further, the reservation of seats under PWD Category have been increased from 3% to 5% in AIQ and the 21 Benchmark Disabilities as envisaged under the regulations of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 have been included presently, where only the lower motor disabilities were included earlier.
The qualified Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates should get themselves certified at one of the undermentioned Disability Assessment Boards, constituted in various states. The list of Centers who will issue Disability Certificates as per 21 Benchmark Disabilities given under RPWD Act-2016 is attached as ANNEXURE-II. The Board of Governors in Supersession of Medical Council of India has issued Guidelines regarding admission of students with “Specified Disabilities” under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 vide Gazette Notification No. MCI-34(41)/2018-Med./170045 dated 5th February 2019 (Notification enclosed as ANNEXURE-III). The extent of “specified disability” in a Person with Disability (PWD candidate) shall be assessed in accordance with these guidelines for the purpose of issuing Disability Certificate and at the time of admission in the college.
Further, all the PWD candidates participating in the PG Counselling 2019 are required to get themselves assessed for their disability and obtain a Disability Certificate from any one of the designated Disability Centres. The Persons with Disability (PWD) are required to bring their treatment papers related to their disability, including the investigation reports, at the time of reporting to the above-mentioned designated institutes for obtaining disability certificate.
IMPORTANT: Qualified PWD candidates are advised to get themselves examined immediately at one of the above-mentioned disability assessment board and to obtain Disability (PWD) Certificate. The qualified candidates are requested to send a self-attested photocopy of disability certificate with mention of their Name, All India Quota Rank, Postal Address, Mobile Telephone Number, alternative contact number and E-mail id by email (address: email@example.com) and by Speed Post (to Assistant Director General (Medical Education), Room Number 354, A-Wing, Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi, Pin code 110108).
Q. No. 15: Is there any restriction for filling up the number of choices of Institutions (Colleges) or subjects in choice filling form?
Ans: No, you can give as many choices as you wish. However, choices should be in the order of preference, as the allotment is done on the basis of choices submitted by the qualified candidate in order of preference given by the candidate and as per availability.
Q. No. 16: Can I have some idea about the seat I am likely to get at my rank?
Ans: You can have some idea by logging on to www.mcc.nic.in / www.mohfw.nic.in the website as follows:
>from home page go to medical counselling>open post-Graduate counselling (for previous years) >open composite allotment list.
From the information that you will see, you can get some idea of a pattern in the previous year(s).
This will only be indicative (without any guarantee for the current year).
Q. No. 17: Is it necessary to fill up the choices and lock the choices to get seat allotted? Or I will be allotted seat automatically from available seats?
Ans: After online registration (registration is compulsory to take part in the online allotment process), you have to fill in choice of subjects and Institutions/colleges in order of preference. Once choices are filled in, it can be modified before locking it. During the choice locking period, it is necessary to lock the choices to get a print of your submitted choices. If the candidate does not lock the choice submitted by him/her, they will be automatically locked on the notified date at the notified time, however, you will be allowed to take a print of your choices after that, but you will not be permitted to modify your choices.
If you don’t register and fill in any choice, you will not be allotted any seat. If you register and do not fill in any choice, you will not be allotted any seat.
Don’t wait till the last minute to lock your choices and to take a printout. Please go through your submitted choices before locking as once you lock the choices the same cannot be modified or changed even if you have made a mistake. The mistake in filling choices may result in allotment of a seat which you never wanted. Also, it won’t be possible to unlock your choices at MCC’s end.
Q. No. 18: Is it necessary to join allotted Medical / Dental College to get the chance to participate in next round (2nd Round)?
Ans: In case a seat is allotted during the Round-1 candidate may join the allotted institution/college and complete the admission formalities however candidates who have exited from Round I, availing the free exit may participate again in Round-2 after logging in with their earlier Registration details. In case of Free Exit after Round-1, Candidate has to report in person for Resignation / Surrender of the allotted seat to the allotted College within the stipulated time. Failing to do so the seat will not be deemed to be surrendered.
Please note that in case you do not give the option to participate in Round-2 at the time of joining of seat allotted during Round-1, you will not be considered eligible for participating in Round-2 i.e. for up-gradation of your choice (only for those candidates who have joined & reported during Round-1 of Counseling).
Q. No. 19: What is second round of online allotment process?
Ans: Second round of online allotment process is Fresh Registration, Fresh choice filling and fresh allotment of seat as per choice and merit. There will be fresh registration of candidates and fresh Choice submission in 2nd Round for candidates who have not registered in 1st Round of Counselling and eligible candidates will be allotted seat on basis of choice and merit of the candidate.
Who are eligible for 2nd Round of allotment?
Candidates eligible for seat allotment in 2nd round would be from one of the following groups:
Group–I: Registered candidates who participated in Round-2 but did not get any seat allotted in the 1st round.
Group-II: Registered candidates, whose 1st round of allotted seat got Cancelled during the document verification on reporting for admission, who have secured seat under reserved quota, due to change of Category from reserved to Unreserved or PwD status from Yes to No, but are still eligible in the next round of seat allotment, with changed Category, subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions.
Group–III: Candidates who have reported/joined at allotted institute during the joining period of round-1 of allotment and submitted willingness for participating in second round upgradation as ‘Yes’.
Group- IV: Candidates who exited during Round-1 availing Free Exit can log in again with their earlier Registered details.
Who are not eligible for 2nd Round of allotment?
• Candidates who do not have valid documents at the time of admission. The conversion of seats will be carried out during the second round of seat allotment for AIQ and Mop Up Round for Deemed and Central Universities. Accordingly, the candidates are required to keep this aspect also in mind while filling up the seats during choice filling period before allotment of Round-1. The conversion of vacant reserved seats will be done as per the following algorithm after allotment of seat during Round-2 of All India Quota & Mop Up Round of Central Universities from PwD category candidates to other Reserved category candidates:
ST (PwD) – ST
SC (PwD) – SC
UR (PwD) – UR
OBC (PWD) -OBC
OBC / ST-SC
SC – UR