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PG Medical Counselling: Tricks of Giving Preference to Institutes

PG Medical Counselling

Every year after doing hard work of months and years students clear entrance exams to enter post-graduate (PG) medical course of their liking. After hard work of clearing the exams students face another dilemma of which subject to choose or in a subject of their liking, which institute to choose from hundreds of medical institutes all over India. It is not practically possible for students to know details about each and every institute in India.

Here I am going to tell you few tricks of how to choose an institute over other just by looking at previous year’s counselling allotment lists. Tricks lies in the fact that many students have already researched about institutes before taking admission out there and after taking admission they may leave that institute for some other institute for various reasons. Reasons could be things like talking to residents of the joined institutes and them helping the student in knowing the quality of teaching or patient load in that institute which could help students in determining whether they should retain the seat or apply for upgradation. Also residents know about other institutes and their quality which might also be helpful for the student. A thing to remember is that if a student gets a good seat from a good institute then he/she will always retain it and not apply for upgradation in subsequent rounds.

Following are few example of interest I have taken from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2013  counselling but these tricks apply to all counsellings like AIPGMEE, AIIMS, DNB, DNB PD-CET, FNB, PGI, JIPMER, state levels counselling  or any other medical counselling for that matter.

MD Radiodiagnosis from LTMC to GSMCIn this example Rank 29 of NEET PG 2013 has chosen to upgrade MD Radio-Diagnosis from LT Medical College, Mumbai to Seth GS Medical college. This a a widely known fact for students from Mumbai or Maharashtra that GSMC is better than LTMC but it might be not known to a student who are not from Maharashtra. So this seat upgradation from LTMC to GSMC shows that that student has preferred GSMC over LTMC in preference form filling and it’s logical to believe that GSMC is better than LTMC when it comes to MD Radio-Diagnosis.

MD Medicine UCMS to MAMC

In this example two student (Rank 34 and 36) has got upgraded from University college of Medical Science, New Delhi to Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi for MD General medicine. Not again this might be a well-known fact for Students from New Delhi but not to students of may be South India (not in this case as MAMC is widely known to be one of the best institutes in India). So MAMC is better for MD Medicine than UCMS in this example.

MD Medicine from VMMC to MAMCIn this example Rank 81 student got upgraded from VMMC & SJ Hospital, New Delhi to MAMC for MD General Medicine. So this tells up again that MAMC is better than VMMC for MD Medicine.

MD paediatrics from LHMC to MAMCIn this example Rank 108 got upgraded from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi to MAMC for MD Paediatrics in 2nd round of counselling. This shows that for MD paediatrics MAMC is better than LHMC.

MD OBGY UCMS to MAMCIn this example Rank 311 got upgraded from UCMS, New Delhi to MAMC for MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2nd round. So MAMC is again better than UCMS for MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

MD Medicine CSJM to SMSMCIn this example Rank 425 got upgraded from C.S.J.M. Medical Iniversity, Lucknow to S.M.S. Medical college, Jaipur in 2nd round. So SMS Medical college is better than CSJM for MD Medicine.

MD Medicine and MD paediatricsIn this example Rank 452 got upgraded from TNMC to LTMC for MD medicine and Rank 453 got upgraded from LHMC to UCMS for MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

There are hundreds of such examples in alottments list of all previous All India Counsellings which could be easily analyzed by students and accordingly preferences can be filled by the students. Also one thing which students should always keep in ming when applying this analysis to different state institutes is that students tend to prefer institutes in their own states or cities as they do not want to go to a distant state or city. So this trick applies best to institutes from same cities or states (For example upgradation from LHMC, Delhi to MAMC, Delhi holds more value in analysis than that of GSMC, Mumbai to LHMC, Delhi).

Also this same trick could be applied to specialities, as students always prefer to take branches which are high in earning, low in work load and having god quality of life after completing the PG course.

For students who have done mistakes in preference form filling in 1st round can rectify it in fresh preference for filling before 3rd round of counselling.

For any doubts about preference form filling, subjects or institutes you can ask it in our forum here or leave a comment below and we will answer it with our best efforts and knowledge.

To download previous years AIPGMEE results and counselling lists visit following links.

AIPGMEE 2012 Results

 

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114 Comments

  1. Thanks Dr. Koli.. Can you plz post an update on the names of the colleges with MD Radio and MD Derma, based on their merit…

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  2. Hai sir, if we do dnb radiotherapy, are there any super special city’s to do?
    Packages after doing dnb radiotherapy? Plz help me sir.

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    • There is no mention of any DNB Superspeciality courses in DNB SS information brochure. A good candidate earns about 1 lakh/ month from what I have heard.

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  3. Sir ur awesome…u r helping out majority of students..in every aspect..thanx a lot sir..salute

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  4. my daughter got 737 rank in AIPG in her first attempt.she want to dropped because she wants RADIOLOGY .Please help me.

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    • That is a very good rank. Kindly do not ask her to repeat next year. Entrance exams are very unpredictable. She has a good rank, dropping for one more year does not make any sense.

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    • My rank is 7k in neet pg 2017,can I get any MD seats!?

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  5. Pls give me a preference order for MS ortho for rank 1667. In states acc. To last year councelling in states like asaam, hp,punjaab, rajastan, bihar

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  6. hi sir, can u give me preference list of colleges for radiotherapy…..it will be helpful….thank u
    also kindly tell me what to prefer….md pulmonology in pvt institute or md radiotherapy from govt institute
    thank u

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    • I think it is better to go for Radiotherapy in a good institute. Top one is Tata in Mumbai. I think GMC Nagpur is one of the top. I don’t know about other institutes.

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  7. Sir my AIR- 20689 sc cat- 1224. Sir what course can I get? Any possibility of M.D.obgy or Ms. Ophthal ?

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  8. Can Any body give details of Md pulmonary medicine scope in india and abroad?

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  9. rank 420 NEET PG, can I think of Radiology in Bombay or Delhi

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  10. Hello sir, I got 18745 in neet pg 2017…I am in ur category..can I get any non clinical branch in SMS medical college Jaipur…or should I repeat…plz sir guide me

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    • Difficult but you might get if you’re lucky. It is better to start preparing for next year and appear for counselling.

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  11. Helo sir I got AIR 333 in neet pg 2017… is it possible for me to get MD obsgyn in new delhi? Also MAMC being the best… what comes after that for MD obsgyn? VMMC or Lady Hardinge?

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    • Possible. Best if you talk to the residents of those institutes.

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  12. I got 994 air in neet pg 2017 …sc rank is 12.. top colleges for md radio diagnosis would be?

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    • Best to look at previous year’s counseling lists and talk to residents of those institutes.

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  13. Sir i got 2002 in neet pg 2017. Can i get md dermatology

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  14. sir i got 5038 rank in sc category. Is there any possibility of getting any seat in dnb/ diploma/md??

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    • Non-clinical seats you can get.

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      • thank you sir.. can i get patho or any diploma??

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  15. sir my daughter got 16000( u.r) neet pg rank. Is there any possibility of getting any seat.

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  16. Sir I got 33231 rank in neet pg 2017..I’m SC…can u tell me what will be my category rank??can I get seat in Dnb government college for dermatology???

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    • I can’t comment about cat rank. You cannot get dermatology at this rank.

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  17. I got 33231 rank..I’m SC…can I get ophthalmology in government college???and gynaecology in private college???

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    • I don’t think Ophthalmology in govt is any way possible. Private DGO might be possible, but can’t say for sure.

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  18. Sir I got 10421 50% quota rank can I get any clinical branch m not eligible for dnb .

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    • DA or DPM you might get. I am not sure about DNB.

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    • Sir ,my daughter has got 20000 ranking in AIR ,cat obc is 6721 ,can she get dgo or dch seat anywhere,please reply .

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  19. Sir my neet pg rank is 3773..can I get Ms General surgery in government medical college??

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  20. Sir my all india 50% quota rank is 2842 in UR category. Anychance of gen medicine?

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  21. Sir what is better option to choose from md micro and diploma anesthesia?? being a resident of punjab??

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    • I think DA is a much better option.

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      • thank you sir

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  22. Sir is there a big difference in doing md from a place like delhi colleges like mamc or vmmc to doing it in institutes like trivandrum in kerala? Im from kerala. My neet rank is 181 in all india 50%

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    • Institutes do matter but it is better if you contact residents of those institutes and ask about the learning experience out there.

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  23. sir my neet pg 2017 rank is18453 in UR category.what seat I may get sir?

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  24. Sir can I get dnb chest med or derma for 9770.or should I go for regular.

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  25. Sir , my nèet all India quota rank is 2540. Unreserved category. Will I get General medicine or pulmonology in government for this rank??

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  26. Sir my rank is 14063 in obc 2 yr mo service..its me possible any clinical branch in rajasthan

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  27. Hello sir! Desi medicos has been doing a lots of commendable stuff for the medical students…
    I had a request for you… Can you please prepare a list of state universities which permit a student to pursue PG in that state via AI counselling inspite of previous PG seat lapse by the student or for those candidates who have already done pg and want to pursue pg again in other subject…
    I’d be thankful to you!
    Eg Delhi permits but maharashtra doesnt…

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    • Thank you for the appreciation.
      Collecting that data would be difficult as many states have different regulations which are difficult to know and track. Only students of those respective states could help us collect the data.

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      • Hello sir..I got a rank of 117 in neet pg 2017..looking for Medicine in Delhi..which college should I choose??

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        • The best way is to talk to the residents of all those probable institutes you will get and get an idea about the place.

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  28. Hello sir..I got a rank of 117 in neet pg 2017..looking for Medicine in Delhi..which college should I choose??

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  29. Thank you sir

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  30. My AIR is 1350 Wheather I will get orthopaedics if so where.

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    • Yes you can get Ortho but location is a bit unpredictable.

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  31. Sir i have 440 general category rank in neet pg..what are chances of getting md medicine in new delhi..how to set priority between lady hardinge, pgims rohtak,bhu and king george. Is lady hardinge good for medicine…

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    • It is better if you talk to residents of those institutes regarding this, as they would have a better idea about their respective departments.

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  32. Sir my neet pg rank 32850,Ur category n my Karnataka state rank 4250,any possibility to get diploma

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  33. AIR 57871, 50% RANK 29414, SC 4353 … any chance of getting any seat.

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    • Non-clinical seats are possible.

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      • In govt or pvt college ?? Any chance of diploma seat….

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        • Both. Diploma seems difficult but private DCP, DA or DPM might be possible if you are lucky.

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          • Thank you. ????

  34. my son AIR rank is 652 in General category. Can he get a seat in MS General Surgery in MAMC

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  35. Hi sir
    My all india ST category rank 396
    Any chances of clinical in Maharashtra or Karnataka?

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  36. Sir my neet rank is 852(ur) order of preference for general medicine please

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    • It is better to look at previous years counseling and talk to the residents of those institutes to get an idea about quality of the institute.

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  37. sir my air 28k st 816 wt clincal subjct i can get at this rank??? any posiblity sir

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  38. Sir i am pursuing MD biochemistry and want to do DM .i have checked the courses you have provided and no college hss biochemistry as eligibility.can you please help me in this regard.

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    • Only Maharashtra super specialty exam used to provide DM for Biochemistry students. Check out that.

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  39. Hello Dr. Paresh,

    My AIR is 4100 what best I can get ? And if I go using my OBC category then what would I get.?

    Any help.

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  40. for general surgery in south which is better between Madras medical college and kozhikode

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    • It is better if you talk to the residents of those institutes. They would have a better idea.

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  41. Sir my rank in neet PG 2017 is 2797.. which college and course can I get at best? Kind help me in filling preference of best college nd course. Thanks.

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    • Colleges cannot be predicted. It is best to look at the previous years allotments lists and then decide on your own.

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  42. sir…will i be getting da or dgo at m rank for md anesthsia and patho u said u might get this???

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    • For MD anesthesia you are on edge. DA is definitely possible.

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  43. Sir in my neet pg score card in the space of father’s name my name is edited.can any problem arises regarding this mistake.

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    • I don’t think there should be an issue but better confirm this from NBE.

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  44. Sir, my neet pg 2017 rank is 1221, can I get DMRD in good colleges? Is it better to choose DMRD or MD derma or Peds?

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    • Colleges are difficult to predict. Choice of subject totally depends on your liking and what you want to do what rest of your life.

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  45. My AIR is 5500…i like general medicine…..getting a gen med md seat for this is rank is highly unlikely,but I want to fill the preference list….where can I get the list of preference colleges

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    • I don’t think there is such list anywhere. Anyways MD Medicine is not possible at that rank.

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      • Sir,my air s 1032.Shall I get md paediatrics?If yes,then can you please tell me in which college?

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        • Colleges are difficult to predict but MD Pediatrics is definitely possible.

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          • Thanks a lot sir.But this year will it be possible to get paeds in mumbai or pune or nagpur with this rank?sir,what is your opinion regarding this?

          • That is difficult to say.

  46. Sir, waiting for ur article about latest pg seat hike…

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  47. Sir my neet pg AIR is around 26k, ST category rank is 223, what are the best possible options for me at this rank?plz help

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  48. Sir my daughter’s NEET PG AIR is 14926, UR category. Can she get clinical branch in Gov. or Private College ?

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    • In private diploma might be possible if she is lucky but it si difficult to predict.

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  49. Dear sir, my daughter’s rank is 362.what is the probability of Kem in medicine. Further please suggest vmmc vs grant and Delhi vs Mumbai.regards

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    • KEM Medicine chances are low according to me. But you never know. Also, it is best to talk to residents of those institutes to get a better idea of their institute and to know which one is better.

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  50. Neet rank 9416..choice-paeds ,medicine ,ophthal ,anaes ,patho..how should I put choices for all India..I should get only pharmac in state first round acc to last yr cutoff.im worried about in eligibility to second round all India if I leave a seat from first round…also is there chance of doms..hows the reputation and training.if followed with sec Dnb is it equivalent to ms

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    • Choices depend on your liking of the subject and state.
      DOMS is difficult but possible especially in private. Training depends on the institutes. If you want to do private practice then it is good.

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  51. Sir my SC cat rank is 1440, what can I get at this rank by 2nd round of counseling. Plz tell

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