The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has extended the registration for the first round of counselling for postgraduate medical and dental courses under the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance (NEET) till the evening of March 26.
"Registration of candidates for first round of counseling for PG seats is extended till evening of 26 March 2018," the Ministry of Health tweeted.
The move came hours after candidates started complaining of some technical glitches on the official website of MCC.
"This has been done due to some technical issues with the software because of which the candidates were facing problems in the choices for selection of colleges and courses they want to opt for," according to a Health Ministry official.
This year the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test took place in January and MCC declared the results in February. Earlier, the registration process was scheduled to close on March 24 at 5 PM.
Candidates are advised to visit the official website www.mcc.nic.in for further details regarding the same.
Registration of candidates for first round of counseling for PG seats is extended till evening of 26th March 2018. Candidates may visit the website for further details.— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) March 23, 2018
Every year MCC conducts counseling for 50 per cent all India quota seats for all State Government medical/dental colleges/institutes, based on the merit of PG NEET. Counsellings for the Deemed Universities also take place as per the result.
Counselling for 50 per cent institutional quota seats for Central Universities of Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University along with the PG counseling for institutes of Armed Forces Medical Services are also scheduled to be conducted by the committee.
Andhra Pradesh and Telengana are participating in online counseling of all India Quota from the academic year 2018-19 onwards.
More than 48hrs many doctor's pinned to screen and still facing server issues. Unable to Register or Fill choices..!! Also Info. Of colleges not updated #NEETPG@narendramodi Kaise Banega Humaara India Digital...??@alka_MIRROR @JPNadda @MoHFW_INDIA @SAVENEETPG @medicaldialogs pic.twitter.com/OCRUBDiNMe— Dr.Deepak (@DRG_speaks) March 22, 2018
About the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET):
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for students, who want to pursue any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges across India.