NEET PG to Hold in March 2024; NMC Asks Inputs for PGMER 2023

  • The Council has unveiled a preliminary timetable for the NEET PG/NExT (National Exit Test) in 2024

The National Medical Council (NMC) has extended an invitation to receive input from various stakeholders regarding the Post Graduate Medical Regulations (PGMER) for the year 2023. Furthermore, the Council has unveiled a preliminary timetable for the NEET PG/NExT (National Exit Test) in 2024.

Presently, the Council has not issued a definitive announcement concerning whether NExT or NEET PG will be administered in the upcoming year. Nevertheless, it has been determined that the examination, whether NExT or NEET PG, will take place during the month of March, with the results expected to be disclosed by the initial week of April.

In accordance with the official schedule, the initial round of central counseling is tentatively slated for May 10th to May 20th, while state counseling is planned for May 20th to May 31st. The deadline for admissions for the first round is May 31st for central counseling and June 5th for state counseling.

The second round of counseling at the national level is scheduled for June 1st to June 10th, with the final day for reporting being June 20th. For state-level counseling, it will be held from June 11th to June 20th, and the last date for admissions is June 30th.

The third round of counseling and the online stray vacancy round is set to occur during July and the initial days of August. Classes are set to commence on July 1st, but students will have until August 10th to join their respective classes.

The registration fee for government medical colleges is Rs 25,000, with a reduced fee of half for SC, ST and OBC candidates. For private and deemed colleges, the fee stands at Rs 2 lakh.

Additionally, NMC has issued a directive stipulating that all postgraduate students are required to serve as full-time resident doctors. In order to ensure the physical and mental well-being of these students, the Council has mandated that they work reasonable hours and are afforded adequate rest each day.

Moreover, postgraduate students in broad and super specialty degree programs are instructed to maintain an up-to-date electronic logbook detailing their weekly activities and the training programs they undergo during their training period. MS/M.Ch Students are obligated to include details of surgical procedures they have assisted with or performed independently. These logbooks will be subject to monthly scrutiny, assessment and authentication by the postgraduate mentors overseeing the training.

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