National Board of Examinations
Dated: October 3rd, 2012
Subject: Clarification regarding Domicile and Merit List – All India & State Merit
Reference: National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Post Graduate
In reference to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Post Graduate (NEET-PG)
(scheduled to be held from 23rd November – 6th December 2012); Applicant candidates
have enquired regarding their eligibility for the determination of state merit and
admissions to institutions of Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS), Ministry of Defence,
Government of India.
The above referred issues are clarified as follows:
1. All India Merit List: – All the applicants for NEET-PG examination shall be given
a percentile based merit rank position as per the criteria prescribed in the PGME
Regulations (duly amended) and indicated in Information Bulletin.
2. State Merit List: The State List shall be prepared from the following:-
a. Based on state of Graduation/MBBS: Each candidate shall be assigned
a state level percentile merit rank in the state merit list from the State
/Union Territory of his/her graduation.
In respect of candidates who have qualified their graduation degree from
foreign medical institutions their state wise merit position cannot be
determined and accordingly shall not be issued.
b. Based on Domicile Criteria: (In respect of those candidates who have a
domicile for a particular State/UT): Some states have a policy of allowing holders of bonafide domicile to pursue post graduation (MD/MS/PG
Diploma) at respective institutions in that state, despite of the candidates
having their graduate qualification from other states /union territories
/foreign medical institutions.
Candidates desirous of having a merit position under this category are
required to opt for the particular state /union territory as their domicile in
which they would like to be considered.
However, before making such claim the candidates are required to verify
from the respective state governments and the applicable rule position, if
at all they will be considered for admission to Post graduate seats based
on domicile criteria.
No claim or query in this regard shall be entertained by
NBE/MCC/MOHFW or any other counseling or admission granting
authority or any legal rights shall arise in favor candidate, If Government
/Counseling authority /Admission granting authority does not entertain the
claim of candidate for grant of admission to PG seats on the basis of
The applicant candidate can opt for only one state/ union territory as
3. Admission to Institutions of Armed Forces Medical Services:
Candidates desirous of opting for PG seats at any institutions under Armed
Forces Medical Services are required to tick the option Institutions of Armed
Forces Medical Services on the online application form.
Further that by making the aforesaid option the candidate do not become
automatically eligible for any PG seat at any Armed Forces Medical Services
institutions. The selection for these seats shall be made by the Armed Forces Medical
Services based on the norms /rules /regulations adapted /notified by them in
conjunction with those applicable to the affiliated universities.
Applicant may kindly note that restriction on serving the armed forces and bond
obligations may also apply for Armed Forces Medical Services, details of the
same may be obtained from the counseling authority / admission granting
authority of Armed Forces Medical Services.
Candidates are once again cautioned to verify the status of domicile policy / state policy
as well as their own eligibility for the same before opting a state of domicile.
No claim / counter claim /change of state shall be entertained at any stage of NEET-PG
after the registration of candidates has been completed at the NEET PG Portal.