Frequently Asked Questions

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All NEET PG qualified candidates without any restriction to residence in the UT of Pondicherry are eligible to apply for management quota seats in medical colleges in Pondicherry. 

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Candidates who are residents of UT of Pondicherry having minority status are eligible for minority seats under management quota, provided they have relevant minority certificate as applicable.

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The first round of counselling for both Government quota and management quota seats will be conducted online. The second round of counselling will be conducted offline (physical counselling) for Government quota seats and online for Management quota seats. The Mop up round of counselling will be conducted offline (physical counselling) separately for Government quota seats and management quota seats.

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The steps involved in online registration for PG medical counselling in Pondicherry are as follows:

  1. Basic User Registration to generate Password
  2. Filling up of NEET PG Exam Details
  3. Selection of Course
  4. Filling up Personal Information & Contact Details
  5. Selection of Reservation & Residential status
  6. Uploading of Photo, Signature, Proof of DOB, NEET PG Score card, Proof of Family Income and necessary documents, in support of different claims
  7. Making Application Fee Payment
  8. Downloading of Final Application

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The cost of application for Government quota and Management quota seats under different categories is as follows:

  • For Government Quota alone: Rs. 2000 for General Candidates and Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates
  • For Government Quota & Management Quota OR Management Quota alone: Rs. 3000 for General Candidates and Rs. 1500 for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates

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Residents of UT of Pondicherry claiming seats under minority quota should have a valid proof like Transfer Certificate or similar document to prove his/her minority status. 

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The process of PG medical seat allotment includes following stages:

  1. Registration of Candidate
  2. Submission of Choice of College/Specialization
  3. Verification of Online submitted data
  4. Publication of Draft Merit List (Separately for Government Quota and Management Quota)
  5. Raising objections, if any, in the Published Draft Merit List
  6. Publication of Final Merit List
  7. Publication of Draft Seat Allotment based on Merit and Choices
  8. Raising objections, if any, in the Draft Seat Allotment
  9. Publication of Final Seat Allotment 

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All NEET PG qualified candidates who submit online application along with choice of college/course on or before the last notified date and time will be considered for first round of PG medical seat allotment.

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The link to choose College/Course is made available to candidates immediately after paying application fees. Candidates should click the relevant link and submit their choice of College/Course. Without submission of preferences, the application will be incomplete and will not be processed.

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Yes. Candidates will be allowed to modify their College/Course Preferences till the last date of application.

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No. Candidates can give as many choices of colleges/PG medical specializations as they wish.

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The first round of seat allotment result will be published on the official CENTAC website tentatively in the first week of April.

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Only those registered candidates who pay the registration fee (security amount) will be considered for the second round of counselling. Accordingly, the merit list of all registered candidates who pay the prescribed registration fee for the second round will be updated and published on the CENTAC website.

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The amount of registration fee to be paid for participation in the second round of counselling is as follows:

  • For Government quota: Rs. 25,000 (Rs. 12,500 for SC/ST/OBC)
  • For Management quota: Rs. 2,00,000
UT of Pondicherry candidates who opt for both Government quota and Management quota seats can pay Rs. 2,00,000

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Candidates who pay the registration fee need to enter their preferences again for the second round as the preferences entered during the first round will not be considered for the second round.

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During PG medical counselling process, all candidates have the facility of choosing their college/course irrespective of the college/course he/she was initially allotted. This method is called Sliding. In simple terms, Sliding refers to upgradation of seat from one college to another.

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Yes, sliding or re-allotment from one college to another college is permitted during second round of counselling.

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The second round of seat allotment result will be published on the official CENTAC website tentatively in the third week of April.

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If any candidate fails to join the allotted college after publication of final second round allotment list then his/her registration fee will be forfeited.

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The registration fee will be refunded in the following cases:

  • Candidates who have got allotment elsewhere and wish to get admitted there may opt out in the draft allotment stage or before final allotment of second round
  • Candidate is not allotted any PG medical seat during the second round and mop up round of counselling

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The registration fee will be refunded only after the completion of all rounds of PG medical counselling to the same account from which the payment has been made.

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No. The registration fee will be refunded to the same account from which the candidate has made the payment. CENTAC does not accept requests for the change of account under any circumstances. Therefore, it is advised to keep card/bank account from which payment has been made active until the refund has been made.

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If a candidate has deposited his/her original documents at any college/institute then a Bonafide certificate should be produced with an undertaking to the allotted medical college indicating that the original documents will be produced within reasonable time which shall not be more than one day (up to 5 PM) prior to the next round of counselling. If a candidate who has submitted undertaking at the allotted medical college fails to produce original documents within the given time then the allotment will be cancelled.

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The unfilled minority quota seats after two rounds of PG medical counselling will be filled up as Open Merit Management quota seats based on All India merit list.


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Mop up Round of counselling will be conducted tentatively in the Second week of May.

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