VIJAYAWADA: The first phase of NEET UG 2018 State quota counselling was completed on Monday, where 2,491 MBBS seats for convenor quota have been allotted to the candidates. The counselling for B category seats will begin on July 4, to which over 3,000 candidates have applied.
This year, 13,370 candidates have registered for State medical counselling which is over 50 per cent less than the previous year. In 2017, of all the 32,392 qualified candidates, nearly 29,000 have registered themselves for the counselling process. This year, out of 39,051 qualified candidates, only 13,370 have registered for medical counselling in AP.
Of all the registered candidates, 12,300 have attended certificate verification, while 11,100 have given the options for the colleges. For those candidates who exercised options, the seat allotment has been done. Under Andhra University, 1,380 seats and under Sri Venkateswara University 1,111 seats have been allotted.
The officials of Dr NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) have also prepared the merit list for B category seats. As many as 3,800 candidates were shortlisted for B category seats.