NEET PG Counselling 2021 to Begin Soon, Latest Rules and Other Updates

New Delhi, 3 January 2022 – The much awaited National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Post Graduate counselling 2021 (NEET PG counselling 2021) is likely to begin this week from 6 January 2022. 

As per a recent press release by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Health Minister Manuskh Mandaviya has given his assurance that the NEET PG counselling 2021 will be started before 6 January. 

The press release also stated that there will be no FIR (First Information Report) against the doctors who got into an altercation with the police during a recent protest in Delhi.

NEET PG counselling 2021 will be started before 6 January

Note: To view the complete press release, please click here

Why was the NEET PG Counselling 2021 Postponed?

The counselling was delayed due to a petition in the Supreme Court that challenged the new OBC (other backward classes) and EWS (economically weaker section) reservation scheme announced by the government. The next hearing for the matter is scheduled for December 6, 2022.

When will the NEET PG Counselling 2021 be Started?

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that NEET PG counselling 2021 will not begin before the reservation issue is resolved. However, a delegation from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) met the Union Health Minister – Mansukh Mandaviya – on December 30, who assured IMA that the counselling process will begin before January 6.

After the meeting, the IMA stated that “We are hopeful that with the assurance given by the health minister, the above issue will be resolved soon.” 

NEET PG Counselling 2021 – Points to Note

  • The counselling will be held in four rounds, all of which will be conducted in the online mode. 
  • These rounds are called the All India Quota (AIQ) rounds. 
  • These include AIQ Round 1, AIQ Round 2, AIQ Mop-Up Round, and AIQ Stray Vacancy Round. 
  • As the counselling begins, candidates will be required to upload a copy of their official documents while registering.
  • Also, aspirants will be needed to carry the original copies of these documents for verification while seeking admission. 
  • These documents include:
    • NEET 2021 Admit Card 
    • Copy of online application form 
    • NEET marksheet 
    • Nationality certificate 
    • Class 12 marksheet 
    • Class 10 marksheet for age proof 
    • Aadhar Card

Note: Centre has informed the Supreme Court (SC) that it has decided to retain the reservation policy for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota with respect to the NEET All India Quota (AIQ). The hearing for the same is scheduled for January 6, 2022. 

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