The health ministry’s Lok Sabha data showed that 4,300 of 61,059 postgraduate medical seats were vacant after last year’s NEET-PG counselling. From 2021-22, when 3,744 of 60,202 PG medical seats were vacant, 656 seats (17.5%) were added. According to the NEET UG data study, the chance of getting a UG medical seat varied from 5% to 6%, with more applicants each year.
Why did this happen?
During Parliament’s monsoon session, the health ministry revealed that unfilled postgraduate medical seats increased in 2022-23. NEET UG demand has remained high for the past three years.
The increase in vacant PG medical seats in 2022-23 raises concerns about medical education and the workforce. NEET UG, however, has consistently seen a spike in applications, resulting in a need for more MBBS seats. NEET UG 2023 counselling registration for round 1 All India Quota (AIQ) seats ends on July 25.