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Kerala Medical PG Entrance Exam 2021

Kerala Medical PG Entrance Examination applications are invites for the admission to Post Graduate Medical Degree / Diploma ( MD / MS ) Courses ( Excluding All India Quota ) in the Medical Colleges / Institutions in the State for the academic Year 2021 – 2022.

Duration of Kerala Medical PG Course 2021

The duration of the course including University Examination is 3 years in the case of Degree Courses and 2 years in the case of Diploma Courses. There shall be an exemption of one year in the duration of PG degree courses in respect of candidates who have done P.G. Diploma course of two years and awarded Diploma in the same subject. The candidates must have acquired the P.G. Diploma pass certificate on or before April, 2021 for being eligible for reduction in the duration of the course. No other reduction in the duration of the course shall be granted.

The date of commencement of the Course and the last date of completion of admission process will be as per the time schedule fixed by the Government of India / Medical Council of India / Supreme Court of India.

Kerala Medical PG Admission 2021 Eligibility

Academic Qualifications : Applicants should be in possession of MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate recognized by MCI with MBBS qualification registered permanently or provisionally with MCI or State Medical Council and should have completed one year of internship or likely to complete it on or before 31st March, 2021. Admission to such candidates will be given only after obtaining registration of T. C. Medical Council.

Nativity : Applicants should have satisfied any of the following conditions.

  • Indian Citizens of Kerala origin. Persons of Indian Origin ( PIO ) / Overseas Citizens of India ( OCI ) will also traded at par with Indian Citizens for the limited purpose of admission, provided they execute a bond to serve as Senior Resident for 3 years as envisaged in the prospectus. However POI / OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
  • Candidates who are sons / daughters of Non – Keralite parents, who have obtained MBBS Degree from any of the Medical Colleges in the State of Kerala. But they will not be eligible for Communal / Special / PD reservation benefits.

Age : There is no Upper age limit for General Quota candidates.

Under ordinary circumstance (i.e. for those Service quota candidates, whose retirement age is 56 years) the upper age limit for getting admission will be 49 years for Post Graduate Diploma Courses as on 1st January, 2018, for Service candidates. For those candidates in the service of Director of Health Service, who submit a bond ( ₹ 100/- non judicial stamp paper ) at the time of admission, that they shall serve the Government of Kerala in any capacity which the Government deems fit after their retirement, up to the age of 60 years as per the terms and conditions prescribed by the Government and that they will not take up employment elsewhere during this period if the Government has requisitioned their services, the upper age limit of such service candidates drawn from Director of Health Service will be 53 years for PG Diploma courses.

Qualifying Criteria : All candidates seeking admission to Post Graduate Medical Degree / Diploma courses in the State of Kerala for the academic year 2021 – 22 shall have to qualify the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate Courses ( NEET PG 2021 ) conducted by the National Board of Examination, New Delhi. In order to be eligible for admission in any Post Graduate Medical course in 2021 – 22, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the NEET PG 2021. However in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste ( SC ), Scheduled Tribes ( ST ), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( SEBC ), the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile.

Sl.No.CategoryQualifying Criteria
1General & Service Quota50th percentile
SC / ST / SEBC40th percentile
PD45th percentile

Kerala PG Medical 2021 Application Form

A qualified candidate in NEET PG 2021 seeking admission to the courses should apply online through the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

Application fee for General candidates is ₹ 1000/- and in the case of SC / ST candidates and those eligible for SC / ST is ₹ 500/-. The hard copy of application form and prospectus will not be available from the Medical Colleges or from the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

Step wise procedure for applying online

There are 5 steps for the online submission of application and all the steps are mandatory. Candidates should complete all steps and the candidates are advised to keep the printout of the application for future reference. For the online submission of application, candidate has to visit the website where he / she can find the link “PG Medical 2021 – Online Application”.

Step 1 : Registration

This is a one-time process. Candidate should provide NEET testing ID and Date of birth for entering the registration page. Date of birth must be same as that of NEET registration page. Candidates will be prompted to enter mobile number and create a password and as outcome of the registration process a system generated unique Application Number will be displayed which the candidate has to note down and use for the rest of the application submission process as well as the allotment process. Candidates are advised to create a strong, unique password. The requirements of a strong password are :

a minimum length of 8 characters
a minimum of one alphabet character [a-z or A-Z]
a minimum of one number (0-9)
a minimum of one symbol [!@#$%^&*]
The candidate has to re-enter the password for confirmation.

Step 2 : Fill Application

All the basic information required for processig your application are to be filled in at this stage. Before filling the details, please read the Prospectus carefully.

The data provided here will be used for processing the application. Any mistake in filling this page or providing false / incomplete / wrong information will affect the candidate’s eligibility for admission XE “admission” or claim XE “claim” for reservation under any category XE “category”. It is obligatory that the candidate should fill all the mandatory items in the application.

Candidates should take utmost care while filling the Online Application. Applicant should ensure that the data provided are correct before proceeding to next step.

Step 3 : Pay Application Fee

Two payment methods are available for remitting the application fee.

  • Online Payment
  • e-Challan

Online Payment

The Application fee can be paid through online payment. Those having an Internet banking account, Credit card or Debit card can make use of this feature. Candidates availing this facility should read and follow each of the instructions given in the website carefully in order to ensure that the payment is successful. On successful payment, the candidate will be guided back to the home page wherein he / she will find the ‘Payment’ tab at the top turned green and the candidate can take printout of the application. If the payment transaction was unsuccessful, a message to that effect will be displayed on the screen and the candidate would be guided back to the homepage. On the other hand, if the candidate fails to receive the final confirmation ( success or failure ) message and is uncertain about the outcome of the transaction, due to communication failure or otherwise, he/she can re-login to the home page and inspect the ‘Pay Application Fee’ tab at the top to see if it’s green or not. If it has not turned green, the payment has not succeeded and the candidate may try for online payment afresh or resort to the e-Challan payment mode. If the candidate’s account is debited for an unsuccessful transaction, the amount will be reverted to his / her account within five working days.

e-Challan Payment ( Post Office )

When the mode of payment is e-Challan, the applicant needs to take printout of e-Challan by clicking the link ‘Print eChallan’. Payment can be made in cash at any of the Head and Sub Post Offices in Kerala. The e-Challan should be handed over to post office counter along with the required cash.

The post office’s official will make necessary entries both in their online portal and e-Challan form. The counter foil of the e-Challan must be collected back from the post office official. It must be ensured that the official has recorded the Transactiion ID pertaining to the payment on the counter foil of the e-Challan and put the office stamp and his/her initials at the designated places on the counterfoil.

If the payment was successful, the ‘Pay Application Fee’tab in the candidate’s home page turns green. Candidates are advised to login to the website and examine the ‘Pay Application Fee’tab to make sure that the fee status has been updated by the post office official. If the payment tab has not turned green, the candidate should immediately contact the concerned post office and get the payment status updated. The list of Post Offices for collecting application fee is published in the web site.

Step 4 : Upload Signature and certificates

Upload Signature of Candidate

  • On a plain white sheet, the candidate should put his / her signature with
  • black / blue ink. Scanned image of Signature must be clear.
  • Scan this signature and crop around the signature. Do not scan the full sheet.
  • Scanned image file should be in jpg format. (Jpeg)
  • Dimensions of the image of signature must be 150 pixels width and 100 pixels height.
  • File size should be below 30 KB.

Upload Documents / Certificates

  • The uploaded document should be in PDF format.
  • The file size must not exceed 300 KB.
  • The document should be clear enough to read.

Kerala PG Medical 2021 Admit Card

Candidates eligible to appear for the Entrance Examination for admission to Kerala PG Medical ( Degree / Diploma ) Courses 2021 will be issued with the admit cards which can be downloaded from the website

The selection and allotment of seats including those under Service Quota will be made by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations through the Centralized Allotment Process ( CAP ) as per Clause 11 of the Prospectus for admission to Medical Post Graduate Degree / Diploma courses 2021, approved by the Government of Kerala.

Candidates may go through the various provisions of the Prospectus for admission to Medical Post Graduate Degree / Diploma courses 2021 approved by the Government and the Important Instructions available in the Official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations at before filling up the “Online application forms”.

Kerala PG Medical 2021 Exam Centres

Kerala PG Medical Entrance Examination for the year 2018 will be conducted at three centers viz.

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ernakulam
  • Kozhikode.

The venue of the Examination will be indicated in the Admit Card which can be downloaded from the website from the date notified by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala.

Kerala PG Medical 2021 Selection Process

All candidates seeking admission to P.G Medical ( Degree / Diploma ) courses for the academic year 2021-22 will have to appear for the NEET PG 2021 conducted by the National Board of Examinations. The candidates are requested to refer the National Board of Examination website for detailed schedule of PGM 2021. The selection of the candidates shall be made from the ranklist prepared by Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala on the basis of NEET PG 2021 ranklist subject to satisfying the eligibility conditions as in Clause 4 of the prospectus.

Ranklist and Category List

The Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala will prepare and publish the rank list and category lists of candidates qualified in NEET PG 2021 and who satisfy the eligibility conditions as in Clause 4 of the prospectus. The rank list will be made available in the website The selection under general merit quota and SC / ST / SEBC / PD / Ex-Service / Health Service quota will be purely on the basis of the rank list and category list prepared by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala.

Weightage to Service Quota Candidates

The Medical Council of India ( MCI ) norms prescribes weightage in marks for candidates in Government Services serving in difficult and remote areas given as an incentive. In-service candidates under Medical Education / Health Services / Insurance Medical Service / Municipal Service, who have completed 2 Years of service ( Period necessary for completion of probation as Assistant Surgeon ), are therefore eligible for weightage of marks for the service rendered in such areas.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.