MCC Conducts NEET PG 2023 Counselling Round 3: Online Registration Open 

In a significant development for medical graduates across India, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has embarked on a journey to conduct four rounds of counselling for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PG) 2023. The eagerly anticipated Round 3 registration for NEET PG Counselling 2023 is all set to commence today, Friday, September 22, 2023.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has announced a groundbreaking change for NEET PG Counselling 2023. The qualifying percentile for PG Courses has been completely abolished, reduced to ‘ZERO’ for all categories of candidates.

This educational news blog will provide a comprehensive overview of the NEET PG 2023 counselling process, its significance, and the latest updates regarding the same.

NEET PG 2023 Counselling Important PDF Link

The table below contains important PDFs released by MCC for NEET PG 2023:

NEET PG Counselling scheduleDownload PDF
NEET PG Counselling Round 3 Updated Vacancy List Download PDF
NEET PG Counseling Round 2 ResultDownload PDF

NEET PG Counselling Schedule

The NEET PG 2023 counselling schedule is as follows:

NEET PG 2023 Counselling Round 1
Registration for Round 1 CounsellingThursday, July 27, 2023
Last Date of Registration & Fee Payment for Round 1 CounsellingSaturday, August 5, 2023
Last Date of Joining at Allotted CollegeSunday, August 13, 2023
Sharing of Joined Candidate DataWednesday, August 16, 2023
NEET PG 2023 Counselling Round 2
Registration for Round 2 CounsellingThursday, August 17, 2023
Last Date of Registration & Fee Payment for Round 2 CounsellingFriday, August 25, 2023
Last Date of Joining at Allotted CollegeMonday, September 4, 2023
Sharing of Joined Candidate DataWednesday, September 6, 2023
NEET PG 2023 Counselling Round 3
Registration for Round 3 Counselling22 September, 2023 to 25September, 2023 
Last Date of Registration & Fee Payment for Round 3 CounsellingSaturday, September 25, 2023
Choice Filling/ Locking22 September, 2023 to25 September, 2023
Processing of Seat Allotment26 September, 2023to 27 September, 2023 
Seat allotment resultsSeptember 28, 2023
Uploading of documents by candidates on MCC portalSeptember 28, 2023
Reporting29 September, 2023to 6 October, 2023
Verification of Joined candidates Data by institutes29 September, 2023to 6 October, 2023
Online Stray Vacancy Round
Registration for Online Stray Vacancy Round9 October, 2023 to 11October, 2023 
Last Date of RegistrationWednesday, October 11, 2023
Last Date of Joining at Allotted CollegeTuesday, October 15-20, 2023
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How to Apply for NEET PG 2023 Counselling?

The NEET PG counselling process is administered by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and plays a pivotal role in securing admission to postgraduate medical programs across India. It involves several crucial steps:

  • Step 1: Registration

Candidates seeking admission through NEET PG 2023 must first register on the MCC website. This entails providing personal and academic information, uploading necessary documents, and paying the requisite registration fees.

  • Step 2: Choice Filling

Following registration, candidates are tasked with the critical step of selecting their preferred courses and colleges from a provided list. Importantly, these choices can be modified or removed before the final submission.

  • Step 3: Seat Allotment

MCC employs a systematic seat allotment process that considers factors such as a candidate’s NEET PG rank, their chosen preferences, and the availability of seats. This step ultimately determines the allocation of seats to candidates.

  • Step 4: Seat Acceptance

Upon receiving their final seat allocation, candidates are presented with the option to either accept the allotted seat or opt for an upgrade during subsequent counselling rounds.

  • Step 5: Reporting to the Designated College

Candidates who accept their allocated seats must adhere to a specific timeframe to report to the designated college. During this stage, they are required to present the necessary documentation to complete the formalities of admission.

By following these steps diligently, candidates can navigate the 3rd Round for  NEET PG counselling process successfully and secure admission to their desired postgraduate medical programs.

Reservation Policy of AIQ in NEET PG Counselling

The reservation policy for All India Quota seats includes:

  • Scheduled Castes (SC): 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non-Creamy Layer: 27%
  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS): 10%
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD): 5%

How to Choose a College for Admission in NEET PG 2023 Counselling?

Selecting the right college for your postgraduate medical studies is a crucial decision. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to choose a college during the second phase of registration for NEET PG 2023 Counselling:

1.Log in to your MCC NEET PG 2023 Counselling account using your registered credentials.

2. Once logged in, check if the second phase of registration is active. You can usually find this information on the official MCC NEET PG Counselling website.

3. Enter your NEET PG 2023 Counselling registration number and password to proceed.

4. After entering your details, you’ll gain access to the choice filling form. This is where you will make your preferences for both the course and the college.

5. Within the choice filling form, select the course you wish to pursue. This is a crucial decision as it defines your academic path.

6. Now, it’s time to choose the colleges where you’d like to study the selected course. Carefully consider factors such as location, reputation, faculty, facilities, and specialisation when making your choices.

7. Once you’ve made your selections, review them thoroughly. Ensure that you have chosen the colleges that align with your academic and career goals. After verifying your choices, submit them to finalise your preferences.

By following these steps, you can navigate the college selection process effectively during NEET PG 2023 Counselling.

NEET PG 2023 Registration Fees

For candidates aspiring to participate in NEET PG 2023 counselling Round 3, it’s important to be aware of the registration fees associated with the process. Here are the registration fees for different categories of candidates:

  • AIQ/Central University General Category Candidates: Rs 1,000
  • SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category Candidates: Rs 500
  • Deemed University Candidates: Rs 5,000


The NEET PG 2023 counselling process is a crucial step in the journey of medical graduates towards specialisation. It offers opportunities to secure seats in esteemed institutions and shape future careers. With multiple rounds and revised cutoffs, candidates have various chances to secure their desired seats. 

It is essential for candidates to stay updated with the schedule and make informed choices during the counselling process to make the most of this significant opportunity in the field of medicine.