I have been writing about PG medical counseling since AIPG 2012 counseling and it has been 9 years now. I have seen all the trends in counseling like an increase in the number of seats, court cases, protest of students against reservation, students fooling others about the next round just to let them give up the seats and so many other things.

I was compiling the last ranks of PG medical seats for my article Last Rank of Degree Courses for the years 2018 and 2019, and I noticed some major changes including management quota seats being included in the counseling. It was a great initiative by the Government to include the management quota seats in the counseling as such seats were sold beforehand to rich people who are ready to pay any amount of money to buy seats for their kids. I have heard of people buying PG medical seats in Radiology/ Medicine/ Orthopedics during their UG education itself by paying 2-3 crore rupees. Even super-specialty seats could be bought. This was a reservation for rich people.

The reasons why rich people would want to buy seats from what I have heard include them wanting kids to take over their practice, showing off to the society, kids not being good enough to crack the NEET PG exam, not wanting to waste time in preparation which could be used later in life for earning money and so on.

Now that there is a requirement to pass the NEET PG with minimum eligibility to even get a management quota seat is a gift. Still, there are reports that private medical colleges paying students to block their seats during the counseling so that they will leave it later and colleges would sell them again to rich people’s kids.

In the NEET PG 2018 Post Graduate Medical Seats Allotment -2018, there were 7689 seats in All India quota and 2282 seats allotted in the management quota. The issues mentioned above would not affect good private institutes like Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Univ., Manipal as they have a good track record and students want admission out there for learning and not just for getting a PG medical degree.

To analyze the data, I entered the NEET PG Post Graduate Medical Seats Counseling Allotment -2018 and 2019 in IBM SPSS software from Microsoft Excel sheet and I found the following things.

NEET PG 2019 Counseling Round 1 allotment comparison of allotted quota, allotted category, and candidate category.

 Allotted Category       Total
Allotted QuotaCandidate CategoryGNGN PwDOBCOBC PwDSCSC PwDSTST PwD 
AIQGN PwD14500000046
 GNNO406100000004061
 OBC19280224000002152
 OBC PwD04005000045
 SC3200012010001233
 SC PwD01000110012
 ST1000005840585
 ST PwD010000023
 Total602387224512011158428137
AMUGN PwD1       1
 GNNO66       66
 OBC18       18
  85       85
BHUGNNO19 0 0 0 19
 OBC14 12 0 0 26
 SC0 0 7 0 7
 ST0 0 0 2 2
 Total33 12 7 2 54
DUGN PwD010 0 0 1
 GNNO12000 0 0 120
 OBC9070 0 0 79
 OBC PwD001 0 0 1
 SC700 45 0 52
 SC PwD010 0 0 1
 ST000 0 18 18
 Total136271 45 18 272
JMGNNO43       43
 Total43       43
MMGNNO16       16
 OBC15       15
 Total31       31
MNGGN PwD1       1
 GNNO1854       1854
 OBC610       610
 SC39       39
 ST1       1
 Total2505       2505
NRIGNNO124       124
 OBC38       38
 Total162       162
TotalGN PwD34600000049
 GNNO630300000006303
 OBC26320306000002938
 OBC PwD04015000046
 SC7800012530001331
 SC PwD02000110013
 ST2000006040606
 ST PwD010000023
 Total9018893075125311604211289

NEET PG 2018 Counseling Round 1 allotment comparison of allotted quota, allotted category, and candidate category.

Allotted Category      
Allotted QuotaCandidate CategoryGNGN PHOBCOBC PHSCSC PHSTTotal
AIQGN PH0500000050
 GNNO38480000003848
 OBC1800022000002020
 OBC PH1360600043
 SC220001137001159
 SC PH080006014
 ST300000549552
 ST PH03000003
 Total5674972206113765497689
AMUGNNO76      76
 OBC19      19
 Total95      95
BHUGNNO22 000 022
 OBC13 1300 026
 OBC PH0 010 01
 SC1 009 010
 ST0 000 22
 Total36 1319 261
DUGN PH010 0 01
 GNNO11900 0 0119
 OBC5064 0 069
 SC400 42 046
 ST000 0 1919
 Total128164 42 19254
JMGNNO33      33
 OBC1      1
 Total34      34
MMGNNO10      10
 OBC17      17
 Total27      27
MNGGNNO1729      1729
 OBC505      505
 SC43      43
 ST5      5
 Total2282      2282
NRIGNNO3      3
 OBC3      3
 Total6      6
TotalGN PH0510000051
 GNNO58400000005840
 OBC2363029700002660
 OBC PH1360700044
 SC700001188001258
 SC PH080006014
 ST800000570578
 ST PH03000003
 Total82829829771188657010448

Abbreviations: MNG (Management/ Paid Seats), NRI(NRI Seats), MM(Muslim Minority), JM(Jain Minority), DU(Delhi University), AMU(Aligarh Muslim
University), BHU(Banaras Hindu University)

In NEET PG 2018 counseling allotment out of a total of 2282 students who took admission under management quota, 1729 belonged to general category, 505 were OBC, 43 were SC and 5 were ST. Similarly, for NEET PG 2019 counseling allotment out of 2505 students who took admission under management quota, 1855 were general category including 1 PwD student, 610 were OBC, 39 were SC and 1 was ST.

NEET PG 2018 comparison of candidate category with mean All India Rank (AIR)
NEET PG 2018 comparison of candidate category with mean All India Rank (AIR) in AIQ seats
NEET PG 2018 comparison of candidate category with mean All India Rank (AIR) in Management quota seats
NEET PG 2018 comparison of candidate category with mean All India Rank (AIR) in Management and All-India quota seats

NEET PG 2018 Counseling Round 1 allotment comparison of allotted courses with candidate category for management quota seats

CourseCandidate Category   
 GNNOOBCSCSTTotal
DIP. IN DERM. VENEREOLOGY & LEPROSY/ DERMATOLOGY/ VENEREOLOGY & DERMATOLOGY/ LEPROSY/ VENEREAL DISEASE & LEPROSY730010
DIP. IN MEDICAL RADIO-THERAPY11002
DIP. IN T.B. & CHEST DISEASES20002
DIP.IN GYNAE. & OBST.39130052
DIP.IN MEDICAL RADIO- DIAGNOSIS1240016
DIPLOMA IN ANAESTHESIOLOG Y34131149
DIPLOMA IN CHILD HEALTH/ PAEDIATRICS27131041
DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PATHOLOGY650011
DIPLOMA IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
/DOMS
1981028
DIPLOMA IN ORTHOPAEDICS3092041
DIPLOMA IN OTO- RHINO- LARYNGOLOGY1162019
PG Diploma in Psychological Medicine / Psychiatric Medicine72009
M.Ch. (Neuro Surgery)10001
M.D. (ANAESTHESIOLO GY)1604371211
M.D. (BIOCHEMISTRY)02002
M.D. (FORENSIC MEDICINE)22105
M.D. (GENERAL MEDICINE)2316820301
M.D. (MICROBIOLOGY)772016
M.D. (PAEDIATRICS)1163301150
M.D. (PATHOLOGY)1072961143
M.D. (PHARMACOLOGY)1230015
M.D. (PHYSICAL MED. &
REHABILITATION)
10001
M.D. (PHYSIOLOGY)12003
M.D. (PREVENTIVE & SOCIAL MEDICINE)/ COMMUNITY
MEDICINE
2283033
M.D. (PSYCHIATRY)5812061
M.D. (RADIODIAGNOSIS)1103620148
M.D. (RADIOTHERAPY)70007
M.D. GERIATRICS30003
M.D. IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE10102
M.D. IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE/ IMMUNO- HAEMATOLOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION62109
M.S. (E.N.T.)69212092
M.S. (GENERAL SURGERY)1965210249
M.S. (OPHTHALMOLOGY)81170098
M.S. (ORTHOPAEDICS)1193421156
MD (DERM.,VENE. & LEPROSY)/ (DERMATOLOGY)/ (SKIN & VENEREAL DISEASES)/ (VENEREOLOGY)55151071
MD (Emergency and Critical Care)/MD (Emergency Medicine)1131015
MD (Obst. & Gynae)/MS (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)1223520159
MD (Tuberculosis & Respiratory diseases)/ Pulmonary Medicine /MD (Respiratory Medicine)35130048
MD Sports Medicine01001
MD/MS (Anatomy)11002
Total17295054352282
NEET PG 2019 Counseling Round 1 allotment comparison of allotted quota with candidate category for management and All India quota seats

NEET PG 2019 Counseling Round 1 allotment comparison of allotted courses with candidate category for All-India and management quota seats

Candidate Category   
Allotted QuotaCourseGNNOOBCSCSTTotal
AIQDIP IN RADIATION MEDICINE00101
 DIP. IN DERM. VENEREOLOGY & LEPROSY/DERMATOLOGY / VENEREOLOGY & DERMATOLOGY/LEPROSY/VENEREAL DISEASE & LEPROSY701210
 DIP. IN FORENSIC MEDICINE10113
 DIP. IN MEDICAL RADIO-THERAPY11002
 DIP. IN PHY. MEDICINE & REHAB.03003
 DIP. IN SPORTS MEDICINE21003
 DIP. IN T.B. & CHEST DISEASES933015
 DIP. IN TROPICAL MEDICINE & HYGIENE31116
 DIP.IN GYNAE. & OBST.29236462
 DIP.IN MEDICAL RADIO- DIAGNOSIS752014
 DIPLOMA IN ANAESTHESIOLOG Y211611452
 DIPLOMA IN CHILD HEALTH/ PAEDIATRICS21189452
 DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PATHOLOGY1084123
 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION21115
 DIPLOMA IN OPHTHALMOLOGY/ DOMS24106444
 DIPLOMA IN ORTHOPAEDICS1593128
 DIPLOMA IN OTO- RHINO- LARYNGOLOGY771116
 DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH243312
 M.D. (ANAESTHESIOLOGY)38526913568857
 M.D. (BIOCHEMISTRY)7843218150
 M.D. (COMMUNITY HEALTH  & ADMN.)362112
 M.D. (FAMILY MEDICINE)10001
 M.D. (FORENSIC MEDICINE)55422311131
 M.D. (GENERAL MEDICINE)47819813964879
 M.D. (MICROBIOLOGY)108623214216
 M.D. (PAEDIATRICS)2901618849588
 M.D. (PALLIATIVE MEDICINE)20013
 M.D. (PATHOLOGY)229946729419
 M.D. (PHARMACOLOGY)10455289196
 M.D. (PHYSICAL MED. & REHABILITATION)975122
 M.D. (PHYSIOLOGY)93513411189
 M.D. (PREVENTIVE & SOCIAL MEDICINE)/ COMMUNITY
MEDICINE
132603616244
 M.D. (PSYCHIATRY)113372418192
 M.D. (RADIO- DIAGNOSIS)167654225299
 M.D. (RADIOTHERAPY)6922134108
 M.D. (TROPICAL MEDICINE)22105
 M.D. GERIATRICS11013
 M.D. IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE33118
 M.D. IN TRANSFUSION
MEDICINE/ IMMUNO- HAEMATOLOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION
1373225
 M.P.H. (EPIDEMIOLOGY)31004
 M.S. (E.N.T.)112753815240
 M.S. (GENERAL SURGERY)41921911767822
 M.S. (OPHTHALMOLOGY)202724825347
 M.S. (ORTHOPAEDICS)1971216432414
 MD (DERM.,VENE. & LEPROSY)/ (DERMATOLOGY)/ (SKIN & VENEREAL DISEASES)/ (VENEREOLOGY)93423515185
 MD (Emergency and Critical Care)/MD (Emergency Medicine)42107
 MD (Hospital Administration)30014
 MD (Obst. & Gynae)/MS (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)37719111757742
 MD (Tuberculosis & Respiratory diseases)/ Pulmonary Medicine / MD (Respiratory Medicine)6949248150
 MD Sports Medicine10102
 MD/MS (Anatomy)7675375193
 PG Diploma in Psychological Medicine / Psychiatric Medicine9104023
 Total4061215212335858031
MNGDIP. IN DERM. VENEREOLOGY & LEPROSY/ DERMATOLOGY/ VENEREOLOGY & DERMATOLOGY/ LEPROSY/ VENEREAL DISEASE & LEPROSY10001
 DIP. IN T.B. & CHEST DISEASES01001
 DIP.IN GYNAE. & OBST.30003
 DIPLOMA IN ANAESTHESIOLOG Y71008
 DIPLOMA IN CHILD HEALTH/ PAEDIATRICS21003
 DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PATHOLOGY10102
 DIPLOMA IN OPHTHALMOLOGY /DOMS830011
 DIPLOMA IN ORTHOPAEDICS32005
 DIPLOMA IN OTO- RHINO- LARYNGOLOGY01001
 DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH10001
 M.Ch. (Neuro Surgery)10001
 M.D. (ANAESTHESIOLO GY)2017561283
 M.D. (BIOCHEMISTRY)60006
 M.D. (FORENSIC MEDICINE)762015
 M.D. (GENERAL MEDICINE)2456640315
 M.D. (MICROBIOLOGY)691016
 M.D. (PAEDIATRICS)1484820198
 M.D. (PATHOLOGY)1624460212
 M.D. (PHARMACOLOGY)1360019
 M.D. (PHYSICAL MED. & REHABILITATION)02002
 M.D. (PHYSIOLOGY)01001
 M.D. (PREVENTIVE & SOCIAL MEDICINE)/ COMMUNITY MEDICINE35323070
 M.D. (PSYCHIATRY)6350068
 M.D. (RADIO- DIAGNOSIS)1175200169
 M.D. (RADIOTHERAPY)63009
 M.D. GERIATRICS30003
 M.D. IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE20002
 M.D. IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE/ IMMUNO- HAEMATOLOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION70007
 M.S. (E.N.T.)942520121
 M.S. (GENERAL SURGERY)1996950273
 M.S. (OPHTHALMOLOGY)912020113
 M.S. (ORTHOPAEDICS)1504910200
 MD (DERM.,VENE. & LEPROSY)/ (DERMATOLOGY)/ (SKIN & VENEREAL DISEASES)/ (VENEREOLOGY)58191078
 MD (Emergency and Critical Care)/MD (Emergency Medicine)1241017
 MD (Hospital Administration)30003
 MD (Obst. & Gynae)/MS (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)1594720208
 MD (Tuberculosis & Respiratory diseases)/Pulmonary Medicine /MD (Respiratory Medicine)36150051
 MD Sports Medicine01001
 MD/MS (Anatomy)43007
 Total18546103912504

Above figures and tables compiled from NEET PG 2018 and 2019 counseling 1st round allotment lists can make many things clear. Management quota is acting like a reservation for people who can afford to buy the choice of seat for their kids. As seen in NEET PG 2018 figure, for management quota the mean rank of the general category student is 27303 which is higher than the mean rank for All-India quota of SC student (21798). Also in NEET PG 2019 counseling mean rank of general category management quota students was 27745 and compared to 22495 for SC category All-India quota seats. For ST students the All-India ranks are only slightly higher.

These numbers become more relevant when you look at the table about which seats are being taken by students in management quota. As the mean All-India quota allotment ranks of SC and ST students includes lower ranks from students who have taken non-clinical seats which have very low demand. In the management quota, most of the seats are clinical seats.

I will leave the interpretations of the above data to the readers of this article. You can comment below if you have any additional points which should have been included in this article.

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