New Delhi, 14 February 2022: The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has directed the state counseling bodies to revise National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate and postgraduate (UG/PG) counseling 2021 dates. The schedule of UG/PG counseling for each round should be extended as per directions of courts in various matters pertaining to NEET counseling from time to time.
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- The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has been receiving requests from the states regarding revision of the schedule of NEET state counseling since the schedule of All India UG/ PG counseling is clashing with the state counseling.
- The state counseling for each round should be conducted once All India Counseling for each round is completed by MCC of Directorate General Of Health Services (DGHS).
- Hence, it is advised that state counseling authorities should revise their schedule so that each round of state quota counseling gets conducted after the All India Quota counseling is held by MCC of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
- Today is the last day for the choice filling option for Round 2 for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG Counseling 2021.
- A total of 12,690 Master of Surgery (MS), 24,360 Doctor of Medicine (MD), and 922 PG Diploma seats will be offered based on NEET PG results.
What is the Role of MCC in NEET?
The role of MCC of DGHS is limited to allotment of seats to the participating candidates, as per their merit and choice, which starts only after receiving the list, data and information of successful candidates from National Testing Agency i.e. the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET- UG) examination conducting body.
- The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an all-India medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses in government and private institutions in India. It is also meant for those who intend to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.
- The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and State Counseling Authorities for seat allocation.