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Direct MD MS admission

Direct MD MS admission is the  MBBS degree qualifies a doctor to teach and practice applied human biology. This basic MBBS degree allows one to get sequential exposure to many specialities. When one gets admission to a medical college, one thinks that one has made a career choice for himself/herself. However, after four years into college one is again at a crossroads this time the tickling question what after MBBS? Young doctor after successful completion of MBBS needs more specialization towards a particular field of medical science. For getting specialization in the respective field of medical science like medicine and surgery one needs to have  MD/MS degree.

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MBBS Abroad

MD – Doctor of medicine is a physician’s speciality degree. An MD degree holder doctor prescribes medicine while an MS degree holder doctor does the surgery. But both can prescribe drugs both wield instruments, but the MD doctor does more of the first and an MS doctor does less of the first. Further, some MD degrees are capable e even more specialization like MD pediatric sick, psychiatry, OBG, internal medicine. After MD there are some super–specialty degrees that one can go for after these MD degrees. For example, the MD in Internal medicine can be followed by DM in rheumatology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology etc. The same for an MS degree. A general surgeon can supper – specialize with an MCh in neurosurgery or cardi-thoracic surgery, etc. The Neet PG exam is going to be held on 11 September 2022. The Results will be declared within one month.

So the hierarchy of degree in medical science are:

MBBS then MD then DM Or MBBS then MS then MCh. 

For admission in MD and MS and diploma courses, in government or private medical colleges in the country, one needs to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) ie NEET(PG). This exam replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE). The NEET is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The counseling and seat allotments are conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) India.

The NEET exam for admission in MD and MS get conducted every year by NBE. Candidates have g Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate as per the Indian Medical Council Act and MBBS registration certificate issued by the Indian or state medical council and have completed a one-year internship or will be completing the internship are eligible to apply for the exam. The candidate who is having Indian citizenship but graduated from any foreign medical college must qualify for the Medical Council of India Screening Test (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination). They also need to be registered with the Indian or state medical council and have completed one year of internship or will be completing the internship can appear for the NEET (PG). For foreign nationals, registration is necessary from the country they have obtained basic medical qualifications. Medical council of India registration is not compulsory. A temporary registration can be given on payment of application fees.

Qualifying NEET (PG) entrance exam is mandatory to get admission to any medical college in India. With qualifying NEET(PG) one needs to register for counseling procedures in MCC(Medical Counselling committee) for Deemed universities and also for which state one wants to take MD/MS admission.

Under private and NRI quotas one can register for other states’ counseling procedures for MD/MS admission in the private colleges. If one wants to take MD/MS admission in Maharashtra then one must register for online counseling on the respective official website. Without attending online counselling one cannot take any seat in any medical college in India.

Registration for counseling is mandatory even for direct admission for MD/MS. Unregistered candidates are not eligible for taking admission to any medical college across India.

Some medical institutes take admission separately and will not be part of a centralized counseling system like All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), JIPMER, PGIMER, NIMHANS, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical. These colleges take separate counseling and generate NEET PPass-out eligible candidates list. One need to register separately for counseling to get admission to these colleges.

MCC conducts Counselling for the following Institutions/Universities:

50% All India Quota seats of all states except J&K.

100% seats (All India Quota seats + Institutional Quota seats) of Central Universities (Aligarh Muslim University/ Banaras Hindu University/ University of Delhi/ Central Institutes as per eligibility conditions as provided by the respective college/institute.

100% seats of Deemed Universities.

Branches: MD MS

After a basic medical degree MBBS one can choose post-graduation based on one’s interests and future endeavour as clinical or non-clinical. Post-graduation is a 3-years course. There are different branches for MD or MS courses. The different MD/MS branches are as follows:

PG Medical Direct MD MS admission through management quota.

All private colleges have given authority to hold 15% of their total seats reserved for MD/MS admission through the management quota. These 15% seats are allotted for students who want to take MD/MS admission through the management quota.

The process of Direct  MD MS admission through management quota.

  • Candidate must qualify for The NEET PG exam
  • Every year the NEET PG eligibility marks vary.
  • But the percentile must be 50.
  • The percentage and percentile vary. The percentile is calculated on the basis of the highest marks scored and lowest marks scored in the NEET PG exam.
  • Every year 3 rounds of counselling happen. There is a mop-up round for Direct  MD MS admission through the management quota.
  • Only in the mop-up round seat can be awarded to any NEET Eligible candidates, Depending on their preferred branch.

The following steps are for direct  MD MS admission through the management quota:

  • need to quality NEET (PG) Exam conducted by NBE – one needs to fill the examination form and appear for NEET (PG) exam.
  • Registration for centralized online counselling – Registration for centralized counselling or individual college counselling like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc. – One needs to register for the counselling. There is 50% counseling through MCC or the state counseling conducted by respective states counseling authorities across India. Registration fees could be around Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 varies from state to state.
  • Document verification as per the set rule by the respective states – one can verify his/her documents online or offline by visiting the respective counselling centres Some states ask for Rs 2 lakh to 5 lakh as a security deposit before attending the counselling. The paid security deposit will get deducted from the first-year fees. In a few states, the security deposit is not required as in Karnataka one doesn’t have to deposit any security amount but KEA registration is mandatory.
  • Round 1 online counselling – after verification of the document one has to appear for the first round of counselling. Need to log in and lock one’s choice of college and department for which he/she is interested. Wait and check results and find whether one can secure a seat. Seat allocation is done based on Marks obtained in NEET and the available number of seats.
  • Round 2 online counselling – as per the vacant seats in the colleges after the first round of counselling one again has to appear for counseling round 2 and the same procedure will get repeated as Round 1 counseling.
  • MOP-UP round – if one was not able to get a seat in both rounds of counseling then one has to attend the MOP-UP round. The MOP UP round is the process of counseling of seat allotment in the medical colleges by states against the reverted seat from all India 15% QOUTA and also includes the left vacant seats from Round 1 and 2 All India counseling. This round is only for the candidates who have not secured any seat in Rounds 1 and 2 counselling. Who has got the seat in Round 1 and 2 counseling cannot appear for the MOP UP counseling. One has to fill separate form for the MOP UP counseling and the dates will display at the time of counseling
  • Offline MOP-UP – after MOP UP counseling some seats are unfilled or seats that students could not take because of their higher fees structure or might because of any other reasons are filled by direct admission to the respective colleges. One name must come in the unallotted student’s list uploaded by the counselling authority and one has to register and attend the whole counseling procedure to get the vacant seat. Here direct admission gets done to the college.

Get an allotment letter offline/online where one gets selected for Direct  MD MS admission and submit it to the respective college for final admission.

Eligibility criteria for Direct MD/MS admission:

The candidates must qualify the following criteria to take admission in MD/MS through the management quota:

  • Qualify for The NEET-PG entrance exam
  • Must register for centralized counseling or state counselling process
  • Must complete or supposed to get completed 1-year internship.
  • Foreign students must qualify MCI Screening test
  • Foreign students can apply without registration from MCI

Documents Required for MD/MS admission through Management Quota:

  • The qualified NEET PG scorecard along with admitting card
  • All year MBBS marks Card
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Provision Registration Certificate
  • Transcript certificate
  • Attempt certificate
  • Eligibility certificate
  • State medical counselling registration certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • 10th marks card
  • 12th marks card
  • Aadhar card
  • Passport size photos(4 Numbers)
  • Pan Card
  • Address Proof

Duplicate copies of documents are not accepted one needs to provide original documents to complete admission procedures.

Direct MD MS admission fee structure in private colleges and Deemed Universities.

There is no constant fee structure, it varies from different courses and different colleges or deemed universities. Fees structures are also different as per the category and quota too. Fees are kept different for Govt Category seats, P quota, Q quota, and NRI/Management quota. The other state domicile applicants are not eligible for the govt seats other than the same state domicile students. The tuition fees will be available on the state authority website MCC and one can get all the details there. The tuition fees will range from Rs 10 lakhs per year to Rs 85 Laksh per year depending on colleges and departments. A hostel fee of around Rs 1.5 Lakh per annum to Rs 2.5 Lakh per annum.

Few courses and the management quota fee.

The last year’s fee structure of a few colleges is below. This is not fixed it may vary in the coming year.

KMC, Manipal

  • MD Paediatrics – 26,00,000
  • MS ENT – 24,00,000
  • MD Microbiology – 4,85,000
  • MD Immuno Haematology – 19,80,000
  • MD Radio-diagnosis – 30,00,000


  • MD Radiology – 32,00,000
  • MD Orthopaedics – 32,00,000
  • MD Medicine – 38,60,000
  • MS Orthopaedics – 41,00,000
  • MD Anaesthesia – 25,00,000


  • MS ENT – 61,50,205
  • MS General surgery – 60,00,000
  • MD Dermatology – 85,00,000
  • MD Community medicine – 15,00,000
  • MD Pathology – 2,99,176

Smart Selection a private Medical college for MD/MS admission:

As MD and MS courses fees are rocketing high in India and of course the competition ahead for the doctor is also quite tough. So in the end selection of a college is the most important aspect for a candidate who is looking for MD/MD seat for PG specialization. Management fees are higher side than the general category seat fees. After successful completion of MD and MS, one needs a good experience so that he/she can practice from day one once he/she comes out from college. In keeping view of these challenges one needs to evaluate some important aspects before selecting a college for MD or MS.

Practical exposure: if a college is having excellent patient exposure will give the candidate more practical exposure. One needs to make sure whether the college is having an OPD facility or not. The seniors, professors, your consultant, and even direct visit to the college campus can answer your question well in advance. One needs to get this important information in advance when one is planning to invest 3 years of golden time and a huge amount to pursue MD/MS.

Department strength: Many colleges are not very good for all departments of MD and MS. So one needs to find whether HOD is there for his choice of the department in the college for his guide or mentor or not. What is the reputation of the department in the particular college for which he/she is looking to get his/her admission? Again the seniors, professors, your consultant, and even direct visit to the college campus can answer your question well in advance.

Alumni of the college: The previous year passed out doctors tell a lot about the college. Where they are practicing, what they are practicing? Much more such information will let one decide about the college to which he/she is looking to get admission.

Professor’s pool: This is medical science where experienced professors played a vital role in making a future doctor. Professors’ expertise help candidate to get good practical experience and knowledge during their learning period.

Infrastructure and facilities: Medical science needs a vastly expensive and expertise machine and tools for practice. So one needs to make sure about the availability of these facilities in the college before committing to getting admission to that college.

Knowledge Hub: A modern art medical library provides an ample opportunity for the candidate to get a depth of knowledge. Medical science is very vast and in-depth knowledge is required because finally, a doctor is a form of God so any mistake in his/her practice is not allowed morally. To achieve this wisdom the library and professor’s expertise enlighten one wisdom.

Hidden charges: Many colleges charge extra fees for materials or facilities they provide. Hostel rental charges and food cost is understandable but for extra fees, one needs to find them before taking admitted to the college. Sometimes college shows only tuition fees in the public domain and keeps hiding the extra charges from candidates. 

Location/Climate: Location is also a factor for some of the candidates for accessing it. Climate is another factor as if one keeps well can study.

NEET PG state Quota eligibilities

50 % quota in NEET PG means that 50 percent of the seats of that state are reserved for the domicile of that state it also includes a student who has done their MBBS from that particular state.

NEET PG Medical Exam Pattern

The examination is computer-based, multiple-choice questions (MCQ) with a single response. The exam is conducted only in English. It is held in 162 test centers across India. The question paper is divided into three parts; A, B, and C. Each part contains 50, 100, and 150 questions respectively. For each correct response, four marks are allotted and for each wrong response, one mark (25 percent) is deducted. No marks were awarded or deducted for an unattempted question. There is an option to mark questions for review whether attempted or unattempted, to check them until the exam ends. The time allotted is 3.5 hours (210 minutes).


The syllabus comprises subjects prescribed by the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by the Medical Council of India. It includes anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry in part A; pathology, pharmacology, microbiology, forensic medicine, social and preventive medicine in part B and general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology in part C.

We, at The A R Group Of Education, guide you on each step of your journey and help you to connect the bricks to get a better future for you. We have highly skilled experts with an experience of more than 10 years in this field to give you NEET PG Counseling and choose the correct colleges for Direct MD MS Admission. Hence, you may consult us to clear any kind of dilemma regarding your career.


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