Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has started the registration process for NEET PG 2021 counseling. Eligible candidates can visit the official website of MCC at mcc.nic.in for registration. According to the official website, the last date to apply for round 1 of counseling is January 17, 2022.
But before that, MCC has recently notified some changes in NEET PG counseling which will be implemented from 2021-22 academic year. So, check these 5 points that you must know before attending the NEET 2021 counseling process.
Given below are the important changes made by MCC in the NEET counseling process:
1. There will be four rounds of NEET Counselling 2021:
This time, NEET counselling will be conducted in four rounds for both UG and PG medical and dental seats. They are AIQ round 1, AIQ round 2, AIQ mop-up round and AIQ stray vacancy round.
2. Seats will not be reverted to states:
Leftover seats after round 2 will not revert to the states as the four rounds of counselling will also be done for seats of state-run colleges contributed towards the central pool and seats at centrally-funded institutions. Counselling for leftover seats will be continued in mop-up and stray vacancy rounds
3. There will be no fresh registration in stray vacancy round:
Candidates can do a fresh registration for the first, second and third round based on their eligibility. But, there will be no fresh registration allowed for the fourth round
4. There will be no change in Central Institutes’ counselling scheme:
The MCC has said that the proposed modified scheme of 4 rounds of online counselling will be in tune with the prevailing norms of counselling including the fees and security deposit being followed for Central Institutes/Universities.
5. There is a change in seat up-gradation process:
Candidates will not be allowed to apply for up-gradation of seats or free exit after round 1. Candidates can apply for up-gradation of seats in round 2 after the results of the round 1 seat allotment. However, after round 2, they cannot apply for up-gradation of seats in rounds 3 and 4.
If a candidate has joined the allotted seat in Round 2, they cannot resign from the seat and cannot participate in further rounds. But, if they do not join the allotted seat for Round 2, they are eligible for the mop-up round if they forfeit the security deposit and register a new one.