NEET PG 2023 Reservation for OBC 27%, EWS 10%, SC 15%, ST 7.5% and PwD 5%

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation 2024 ( NEET PG )

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Updated on Jul 21, 2023 13:15 IST

Reservation factor system plays a crucial role in seat allocation through counselling. Read the article to know more about the reservation system in NEET PG 2023 and how it will change the dynamics of admission.

NEET PG reservation is the quota rule which will be applied while allocating seats through NEET PG 2023 counselling. Candidates of both reserved and unreserved categories will be allocated seats as per the existing rule and regulations of NEET PG reservation system. The reservation system for NEET PG 2023 exam will be applicable during the counselling process and candidates will have to submit relevant proof to avail it. MCC will start registration for NEET PG 2023 counselling round-1 from July 27. 

Candidates must note that admission to State medical colleges will be given as per the reservation criteria of that particular state. Each state or union territory has a different NEET PG reservation quota for OBC, SC, ST and General, and EWS category candidates and admission will be provided as per them. For all India quota seats, the reservation criteria are different.

 As per the rule (Came into existence in 2021), OBC candidates will get 27 per cent reservation and EWS to get 10 per cent reservation in 50 per cent All India Seats in NEET PG admission. 

Read the article to know more about the reservation system of NEET PG for different categories of candidates and other related detail.

Revised NEET PG reservation system for 50 per cent AIQ seats

The new reservation system for admission in 50 percent All India Quota Seats through NEET PG 2023 exam is as follows:

Categories

Reservation (in %)

OBC (Non-creamy layer)

27

SC

15

ST

7.5

EWS

10

PwD

5

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NEET PG 2023 reservation: Different quota seats

Candidates will be participating in the NEET PG 2023 counselling round after the result announcement. The counselling for NEET PG 2023 will be held for admission to different quota seats. The different quotas which will be taken into account while allocating seats are as follows:

  • 50% All India Quota seats

  • 50% State Quota seats

  • Armed Forces Medical Services

  • Deemed Universities Central Universities (DU, AMU, BHU) ESIC colleges

NEET PG Reservation: 50% AIQ seat

The All India Quota where OBC and EWS reservation has been provided is applicable to only 50 per cent of total PG seats in government medical colleges across the country. Rest 50 percent of seats under All India Quota will be reserved for the candidates who have domicile of the state. In 50 per cent AIQ seats no domicile is needed and candidates of any state can seek admission into government colleges situated in any corner of the country except Jammu and Kashmir. In brief, the AIQ 50 per cent seats refer to the total number of seats contributed by state/union territories to the central pool admission.

NEET PG Reservation in AIQ seats: A timeline

 All India Quota scheme was introduced in 1986 on the direction of the Supreme Court. The objective was to provide merit-based opportunities to students who didn’t have domicile of any particular state. Read the chronology of events related to AIQ scheme:

1986: All India Quota scheme was introduced to provide domicile-free admission into any college across the country.

2007: Supreme Court allowed 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent reservation in AIQ scheme.

2007: The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act was implemented in 2007, providing 27 per cent reservation to OBC students in central universities including Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Harding Medical College. But it was not extended to AIQ seats of state medical colleges.

2021: From this year onwards, candidates of the OBC and EWS category will be getting 27 per cent reservation and 10 per cent reservation respectively in 50 per cent AIQ seats.

NEET PG reservation for OBC

There will be 27 per cent NEET PG reservation for OBC candidates in AIQ seats, as per the revised quota system in admission to government medical colleges. This would enable candidates of OBC category to compete for seats in any state through AIQ scheme. The revised rule of OBC quota in NEET PG will be applicable as per the Central OBC list.

OBC criteria for seeking benefit under AIQ seat

OBC refers to Other Backward Candidates. Candidates need to check the Central list of OBC to know whether he/she can avail the benefit for NEET PG admission or not. The list mentions state-wise castes which are considered OBC. Only those who fall into the category of the non-creamy layer will be applicable under OBC quota in AIQ seats. Creamy layer OBC candidates won’t be able to avail the benefit of the newly introduced quota in NEET PG. For the non-creamy layer, the candidate’s parent's income should be less than Rs 8 lakh per year. At the same time, they should not hold posts of class one or two officer rank. Candidates of the OBC category need to have a certificate which is issued by Tahsildar in the district of the state.

NEET PG reservation for EWS

EWS stand for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and are eligible for 10 per cent reservation in 50 per cent AIQ seats in NEET PG admission. Rest 50 per cent AIQ seats under EWS category will be allotted by State as per their own reservation criteria. One of the criteria for EWS is that candidate’s annual family income should be less than Rs 8 lakh. This Income includes earnings from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession. They must not have 5 acres of agricultural land or a residential flat of 1000 sq ft.

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