May 23, 2018

The Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government, has made the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education (Amendment), 2018 to further amend the “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997”, which shall come into force from May 21, 2018 (the date of their publication in the Official Gazette).

·         In the “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997”, following clause shall be added after 5A (3):

5A (4) – In order to prevent seat blocking in common counseling for admission to MBBS course and permissibility to exercise fresh choice during counseling, forfeiture of fee shall be in accordance with the Matrix contained in “Appendix – F”.

·         In the “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997”, in Appendix ‘F’ the following “Note” shall be added below the Time Schedule for completion of the admission process for first MBBS course for the academic year 2018-19 and onwards:


1.       All India Quota Seats (15%) remaining vacant after last date for joining, i.e. 22nd July of the present Admission year will be deemed to be converted into State quota.

2.      Institute/college/courses permitted after 31st May will not be considered for admission/ allotment of seats for current academic year.

3.       In any circumstances, last date for admission/joining will not be extended after 31st August.

4.      For the purpose of ensuring faithful obedience to the above time-schedule, Saturday, Sunday or Holidays (except National Holiday on account of Independence Day, 15th August) shall be treated as working days.

·         The following Matrix shall be applicable with regard to permissibility to students to exercise fresh choice during counseling:



Free  Exit

Exit with forfeiture of fees

Ineligible for further counseling

Amount of registration fee


AIQ I/Deemed






AIQ II/ Deemed


If not joined

If joined

Government - Rs. 10,000 (half for SC/ST/OBC) Deemed - Rs. 2,00,000


State Quota I






State Quota II


If not joined

If joined

Government - Rs. 10,000
(half      for                SC/ST/OBC)

Private -              Rs.


State Quota Mop- up



If joined



Deemed Mop-Up



If joined



·         As per MCI regulations, DGHS counseling would include AIQ seats, Central Institutions and Deemed Universities. State/UT counseling would include State Quota seats and all private colleges in the States/UTs.

[Notification No.MCI-34(41)/2018-Med./109835]


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