During counseling for Post Graduate medical courses admission students have doubts regarding which subject can be got at their rank. This can be best known by analyzing counseling allotment of the previous few years but students usually do not have that much time to analyze those long list of documents.
This article is for MD/ MS courses, for diploma courses visit this article “Last Rank of Diploma Courses Allotted in PG Medical Counselling for AI Quota”
So help students in this matter I have created a comparison chart by which students can easily know at what rank a seat has gone in years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so that they could decide their counseling preference filling more efficiently. I have also included categories like UR (Un-Reserved), SC (Scheduled Caste), ST (Scheduled Tribe) and OBC (Other Backward Caste) for much more insight in counsellings. I have not included the PH (Physically Handicapped) category because it was practically impossible to include that data in one single file and would have led to unnecessary confusion and lengthening of data.
I have also included some points to remember from this PG medical allotment which will be helpful for students at the end of this article. The article has been Updated with AIPG 2014 Counseling Round 2, Round 3, extended Round 3 allotment Data and AIPG 2015 Round 1, 2 & 3, AIPG 2016 round 1 & 2, NEET PG 2017 round 1 & 2 allotment data, NEET PG 2018 round 1 and round 2 allotment data, and NEET PG 2019 round 1 and round 2 allotment data. I have not included management quota seats and only included the All-India quota seats as the management quota seat ranks were way too high and it represents money power rather than the trend.
Trends in NEET PG 2018 and 2019 counseling
In the counseling of NEET PG 2018 and 2019 my Medical Counseling Committee (mcc.nic.in) there were some major changes.
- There was a significant increase in the number of seats for PG medical counseling (more than 5000 seats were increased)
- Counseling of certain universities like Delhi University was combined with NEET PG 2018 and 2019 counseling
- Many colleges converted the diploma seats to degree seats as government and MCI had offered the colleges an option for the upgradation, so the number of degree seats increased
- Management quota seats were included in the counseling for the students who were willing to pay the exorbitant fees of private medical colleges
- The last rank at which seats went shot up significantly
- Due to the increase in the clinical seats, cut off/the last rank of non-clinical and para clinical seats increased even further
- New courses like MPH Epidemiology, MD Hospital Administration, Community Health Administration, MD Family Medicine, and MD Palliative Medicine were introduced.
- A major increase (more than 100% increase) in the last rank for round 1 was observed for general category students/ seats, for example, MD Anatomy course saw 137% increase in the last rank for the seat (22672 for NEET PG 2017 to 53792 for NEET PG 2018)
- A similar trend was seen in NEET PG 2019 counseling with the last rank going even further
- For ST category students the last rank actually was worse in NEET PG 2018 than NEET PG 2017 in courses like General Medicine, Pediatric and Respiratory Medicine.
Trends in NEET PG 2017 counseling
Trends in Round 2 of AIPG 2015 counseling for degree courses were similar to one in round 1 for some subjects but different for others. The cutoff of some of the degree PG medical seats was at higher rank when compared to Round 2 of AIPG 2014 counseling or counseling of years previous to AIPG 2014 and some were at significantly lower ranks. Few examples of comparison between Round 2 of AIPG 2014 and 2015 counselings for open category students are, MD Geriatric Medicine (last rank of 1510 in 2014 and 2661 in 2015), MD Psychiatry (last rank of 5050 in 2014 and 8869 in 2015) and MS General Surgery (last rank of 3398 in 2014 and 3186 in 2015). This could probably be linked to Hon’ble Supreme Court order of carrying out Round 1 of state counselings before AIPG 2015 Round 2.
Trends in Round 2 of AIPG 2015 Counseling
- There was an increase in the number of PG seats by 5000 by the government of India and MOHFW.
- This caused the last ranks for all the subjects to rise significantly.
- Some major change in the last rank in NEET PG 2017 Round 2 counseling compared to AIPG 2016 Round 2 counseling were, rise in the last ranks in NEET 2017 by 50% in MD Nuclear Medicine, 32% in MD Radiodiagnosis, 40% in MS Orthopaedics, 35% in MS Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 34% in MD Paediatrics, 35% each in MD General Medicine & MS Ophthalmology for general category students.
Trends in Round 1 of AIPG 2015 Counseling
A trend in Round 1 of AIPG 2015 counseling which can be noticed is that although the total number of seats have been increased, the last rank at which a seat as gone has increased for most of the subjects (mainly clinical subjects). So cut-off is higher for most of the subjects in the 1st round of AIPG 2015 counseling. Some big examples I would like to mention are MS Ophthalmology (Last rank 4066 in Round 1 AIPG 2014 and Rank 3187 in Round 1 AIPG 2015), MS General Surgery (Last rank 3331 in Round 1 AIPG 2014 and Rank 2864 in Round 1 AIPG 2015) and MD Anaesthesiology (Last rank 4781 in Round 1 AIPG 2014 and Rank 4049 in Round 1 AIPG 2015). This trend can mainly be linked to the unpredictability of this NBE and Prometric conducted exam along with every year a case being filed in Hon’ble Supreme Court for changes in counseling schedule and method. These things are probably forcing students to secure a seat in the 1st round of counseling itself.
Points to Remember
- Seats like MD Radiology, when taken by students, are withdrawn by students, so in subsequent rounds sometimes cut off is higher than that is 1st round.
- For seats like MD Nuclear medicine, MD Geriatric Medicine, MD Emergency Medicine & Critical care only a few seats are allotted to each category so cutoff will not include categories to which seats were not allotted.
- “Dermatology +” sections include MD Dermatology, MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, and MD Skin VD.
- In 2013 NEET and extra round (4th round) was conducted in a special situation as directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. So data of that Round is not reliable for prediction because that was the 1st time in history that a 4th round was conducted that too after almost 7-8 months after conducting the exam and many students preferred to prepare for next year’s exam which was only a few months away.
- Every year there is an increase in PG seats, so cut off gets lower each time.
- States with a low stipend, a higher number of post-PG government services and a high amount of bonds are not preferred by students.
- Eligible ST students usually get clinical seats at their ranks, so Subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, etc which are allotted to their category are usually left vacant.
- OBC students have cut off almost similar to unreserved students and the majority of the time they get allotted seats from the UR category.
- In extended Round 3 of AIPG 2014 counseling rank shift is more in low demand subjects and in reserved seats compared to previous rounds of the same year and Round 4 of NEET 2013.
You can download the PDF file of the above data table from the links below.
NEET PG 2019
NEET PG 2018
NEET PG 2017
NEET PG 2013
Abbreviation in the Allotment lists:
AIQ: All India Quota Seats
MNG: Management/ Paid Seats
NRI: NRI Seats
MM: Muslim Minority
JM: Jain Minority
DU: Delhi University Internal
AMU: Aligarh Muslim University Internal
BHU: Banaras Hindu University Internal
GN: Open Seat
GN PH: Open PH Seat
GNNO: Open (General and Open)
GN PH: Open PH
Updated on 05-03-2020