NEET UG Counseling

NEET UG Counseling is conducted by MCC i.e. Medical Counseling Committee. The Directorate General Health Sciences (DGHS) conduct the counseling for the candidates on behalf of MCC. The Counselling rounds are conducted for 15% All India Quota (AIQ), Deemed Universities, Central Universities, AIIMS and JIPMER, ESIC, AFMC MBBS/BDS seats for 2020.

NEET Counseling is conducted separately for State Quota and All India Quota. 85% of the State Quota seat counseling process is organized by the respective state authorities. Candidates get admission in state medical colleges based on their AIR i.e. All India Rank.

NEET Counseling for 15% All India Quota

  • In ALL India Quota counseling all the central, deemed, state universities, BHU, AMU, ESIC and AFMC will participate in the Online NEET UG Counseling.
  • On the basis of NEET UG Rank, the candidates are allowed to participate in the Counseling Rounds. MCC will conduct 2 rounds for 15% AIQ Counseling.
  • The seats left vacant after 2 rounds of counseling will be transferred to the respective States for Counseling of the state quota.
  • State like Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh are not allowed to participate in All India Quota Counseling.

NEET Counseling for 85% State Quota

  • Candidates have to register on the respective State Counseling websites. The registration takes place online for the state counseling procedure.
  • State Counseling is held for the MBBS/BDS candidates for an undergraduate courses.
  • Counseling for Private Medical Colleges held in State Counseling by the State Authorities.
  • In some states such as Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana the candidates will get MBBS admission in colleges on the basis of state counseling.

Increase in Number of Candidates and Medical Seats in 2020

As a report published by NTA i.e. National Testing Agency, there are almost 15,93,452 candidates registered for appearing NEET this year. The number of candidates qualified in NEET this year is 7, 71, 500 approximately. As announced by MHRD Dr. Harsh Vardhan, 2020-21 the number of medical seats has been increased to 75,000 medical seats in India.

Due to the pandemic, NEET was postponed several times. All the applicants were aware of the stiff competition arising in the country for the medical seats. The ratio of Government Medical Colleges and Private Medical Colleges has been increased by the government said to MHRD this year.

Total number of MBBS Colleges and Seats in India

Type of CollegesTotal No. of CollegesTotal No. of Seats
Government Colleges27241,388
Private Colleges26035,540
Total Seats through NEET53276,928

Total number of BDS Colleges and Seats in India

Type of CollegesTotal No. of CollegesTotal No. of Seats
Government Colleges503,513
Private Colleges26323,260
Total Seats through NEET31326,773

NEET UG Seat Reservation Criteria

CategorySeats Reserved
Other Backward Classes (OBC)27 %
Scheduled Caste (SC)15 %
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5 %
Physically Handicapped (PH)5 %
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)10 %

NEET 2020 – Official Seat Matrix

Counseling SeatsRound 1
All India Quota Seats for Medical SeatsClick here
All India Quota Seats for Dental SeatsClick here
Central Universities for Medical SeatsClick here
Central Universities for Dental SeatsClick here
Deemed Universities for Medical SeatsClick here
Deemed Universities for Dental SeatsClick here
AIIMS for Medical SeatsClick here
JIPMER for Medical SeatsClick here

Am I eligible for NEET Counseling 2020..?

  • Aspirants who have successfully qualified NEET 2020 can participate in NEET-UG Counseling 2020.
  • General Category students have to secure 50th Percentile, ST/SC/OBC must obtain 40th Percentile and PwD i.e. physically disabled candidates should acquire 45th Percentile to be eligible for NEET 2020 Counseling Process.
  • In 15% AIQ i.e. All India Quota all the NEET qualified students are allowed to participate except candidates from Jammu and Kashmir.
  • All the candidates who have registered themselves on the official website of MCC i.e. Medical Counseling Committee are completely eligible to participate in the Counseling Process.

What is Eligibility Criteria for Central University NEET Counseling..?

  1. Delhi University (LHMC, UCMS, MAMC) – If you have cleared your 10+2 in Delhi you are eligible to fight for 15% AIQ (All India Quota) and 85% Institutional Quota seats.
  2. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – AMU provides 50% of the Institutional seats to the candidates studying in the Aligarh Muslim School for the past 3 years. The rest of the 50% seats is provided to all Indian candidates.
  3. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) – One of the best things about BHU is open for all the NEET qualified candidates.
  4. Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi – If you are a 10+2 passed out student of Jamia Millia Islamia school you get 3 seats from the internal quota. The remaining 47 seats for BDS are open to All India Quota Candidates.
  5. VMMC and SJH – Students who have passed 10+2 from Delhi get 85% of institute quota seats and the rest of the 15% seats are open to All India Candidates.

Overview of NEET UG Counseling in India

Official Website
Conducting body of AIQDirectorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counseling Committee
Conducting body of State QuotaState Quota respective authorities
Number of Seats for AIQ15% of Government Seats
100% of Central and Deemed University Seats, ESIC, AFMC, JIPMER and AIIMS
Number of Seats for State Quota85% of Government Seats and 100% of Private Seats

Role of MCC in NEET Counseling

In the process of NEET Counseling, the Medical Counseling Committee on behalf of DGHS i.e. Directorate General Health Sciences plays an essential role. MCC is allowed to allot seats to the candidates participating in the NEET Counseling as per their merit and choice. The counseling process will start after receiving the list of successful candidates from NTA, the conducting body of NEET-UG.

Counseling is conducting for:

  • 15% All India Quota
  • 100% Deemed Universities
  • Central Universities includes Delhi University, AMU, and BHU including Institutional / Domicile Quota
  • 100% ESIC
  • AFMC i.e. Armed forces Medical College
  • I.P. University (VMMC & SJH and ABVIMS & RML & ESIC Dental, Delhi 15% AIQ + 85% Institutional Quota)
  • 100% AIIMS i.e. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • 100% JIPMER i.e. Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research

Step by Step process for NEET UG Counseling

  1. Registration:
  • Fill up the details: The very first step for NEET-UG Counseling is to register yourself on the official website of MCC i.e. Medical Counseling Committee. Only qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the counseling process. Just click on “New Registration”. Fill out the mandatory details.

    Candidates are required to fill certain blanks such as:

    NEET Roll Number
    NEET Application Number
    Name of the Candidate
    Mother Name
    Date of Birth
    Mobile Number
    Email ID
    Security Pin
  • Candidate’s Login: After this, you will get a new Roll Number and Password. Use them to log in to the Candidate’s Login portal from the official website of MCC.

After entering the details, you will be shown the details according to the NTA Database. You have to review the information and click on “Confirm Registration”. Save this page.

  1. Payment of Fees:

Mode of Payment: Online
Use: Credit /Debit card/Net Banking
After you successfully register yourself for NEET Counseling, you are required to make payment.
Below you may have a detailed look over the counseling fees.

  1. Choice Filling:

You are required to fill the choice of colleges. As soon as you are logged in, click on Choice Available. Check the colleges list shown on the screen.

Select the available colleges and click the “Choice Filling” option. You should keep in mind that selection is made on the basis of merit in NEET.

  1. Allotment of seat:

As you lock your choice of filling, the students can log in on to the candidate’s login and download their seat allotment letter. In the first round of counseling free exit is available and from the second round of counseling exit is available with forfeiture.

  1. Report to the allotted college:

For completing the admission process the student must report to the allotted college or institute. The candidates are required to report to the college within the specified date and time. The seats which are not confirmed by the candidates in the first round of counseling are carried forward to the second round.

Documents required for NEET Counselling:

Original documents, as well as attested photocopies of all the documents, should be presented at the time of counseling.

  • Passport size photo: 8
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Score Card
  • Marksheet of Class 10 and Certificate
  • Marksheet of Class 12 and Certificate
  • Provisional Allotment letter
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

NRI/OCI candidates for Deemed Universities

Copy of Passport
Embassy Certificate
Relationship Affidavit
Sponsorship Affidavit

NEET 2020 Counseling Fee

CategoryCounseling Fee (Non-Refundable )Security Fee (Refundable)
Unreserved i.e. UR1,00010,000
All India Quota (AIQ)/Central Universities
CategoryCounseling Fee (Non-Refundable )Security Fee (Refundable)
Deemed Universities

What is Free Exit..?

In the NEET Counseling process, the candidates are allowed to exit free. This option of Free Exit from the NEET Counseling is available only for the first round of counseling.

Free Exit from the counseling can be availed by both All India Quota and State Quota only for the first-round counseling. It should be noted that Deemed Universities / Central Universities are not allowed for Free Exit from the counseling process.

Free Exit provision is not only available for the second round and mop-up round of counseling. If any chance candidates don’t report to the allotted college or institution they will be considered as Free Exit in the first round according to MCC. Hence, they are eligible for second round counseling and mop-up round logging in with the same registration credentials.

What is Exit with Forfeiture..?

Candidates can take the exit from the second round of counseling with forfeiture. They can’t take the free exit from the second round of the counseling process.

When candidates do not report to the allotted college or institution in the second round of counseling, they have to exit with forfeiture. The security amount will be forfeited.

Candidates who confirm their seats in the second round of counseling are not eligible for state counseling and surrender seat.

Round 1 & 2 and Mop-Up Round – NEET UG Counseling

Round 1 – Process of NEET Counseling

  • The Registration will include payment of the Non-Refundable Registration fee and Refundable Security Deposit.
  • Filling of Choices and Locking of seats.
  • Seat Allotment Process of Round 1.
  • Results of Round 1 declared on the official website of MCC.
  • Report to the allotted Medical or Dental College in Round 1.

Round 2 – Process of NEET Counseling

  • New Registration for Round 2 is necessary for the candidates who haven’t Registered in Round 1 of Counseling.
  • Resigned or Not Reported in Round 1 need not register again.
  • Candidates get fresh Choice Filling in Round 2.
  • Results of Round 2 published on MCC website.
  • Reporting to the allotted Medical or Dental College in Round 2.

Mop-Up Round – For Deemed / Central Universities, ESIC, AIIMS & JIPMER

  • New Registration is required with the payment of the registration fee for the Mop-Up Round for the candidates:
    • Candidates registered for Round 1 and taken exit through Free Exit.
    • Students registered in Round 2 and taken exit with forfeiture of fees, have to register again with payment of fees.
  • Fresh Choice of Filling for Mop-Up Round.
  • Results of Mop-Up Round declared on MCC Official Website.
  • Report at the Allotted Medical / Dental College after Mop-Up Round.

Note: The candidates who have joined and taken admission in Round 2 of AIQ / Deemed / Universities / AIIMS & JIPMER are not eligible to take part in Mop-Up Round.

Final Stray Vacancy Round

There will be no Fresh Registration for the Candidates in Final Stray Vacancy Round. It is conducted by Deemed / Central / AIIMS & JIPMER.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make the payment for NEET Counseling..?

Ans. Candidates have to register online and they can make payment by Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card only after making the payment as per choice. After successful payment candidate proceed for choice filling.

Is it necessary to report or join allotted Medical / Dental College of Round 1..?

Ans. No, candidates need not report or join the allotted college in Round 1 of NEET Counseling. There is a Free Exit available in Round 1 for the participants.
But if the candidate wants to secure the allotted seat have to join the college in Round 1.

If a candidate does not report at the allotted college in Round 2..?

Ans. Candidate can register fresh for Mop-Up Round of Deemed / Central Universities with fresh payment. The security amount of Round 2 will be forfeited.

Who are eligible for Round 2 Counseling..?

Ans. Candidates who are eligible for Round 2 Counseling and allotment of seats:
1. The candidates who didn’t got seat in Round 1 of NEET UG Counseling.
2. Candidates who have secured seat under reserved quota & got a seat in Round 1. But during document verification seat got cancelled on reporting for admission.
3. Candidates reported at allotted college during Round 1 of seat allotment and submitted willingness for Round 2 Up-gradation.
4. Students got a seat but not joined.
5. Applicants who have resigned from the allotted seat in Round 1 at the college or institution.

Can a candidate participate in Round 2 without submitting fresh choice..?

Ans. No, the candidate cannot participate in second round of seat allotment without submitting fresh choice filling. Candidate will not be considered eligible for Round 2 if choice of filling is not submitted and will retain the already allotted seat, if any.

Can I leave the 15% AIQ Second Round of Counseling seat to join the State Quota seat..?

Ans. No, once the candidate joins the allotted seat from 15% AIQ Round 2 seat, is not allowed to join the State Quota seat as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP(C) (267/2017) dated 09/05/2017.
The candidate may take an Exit with Forfeiture of security amount from Second Round of Counseling.

If I participate in Round 2 of Counseling, my allotted seat in Round 1 will be cancelled..?

Ans. Yes, on up-gradation of the seat in Round 2 the seat allotted in First Round will be canceled and given to another candidate.
In case if the candidate is not allotted any seat in Round 2 of Counseling, they will retain their allotted seat in Round 1.

If the candidate get an upgradation of seat during Round 2, can join the college directly..?

Ans. No, the candidates have to get Relieving Letter from the earlier institute before joining the seat permitted / allotted in Round 1.
Up-gradation is applicable for the candidates who have joined the allotted seat in Round 1 and side-by-side submitted the willingness for up-gradation.

Who are eligible for the Stray Vacancy Round of Deemed / Central Universities..?

Ans. The candidates are eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of Deemed / Central Universities:
1. Candidates who have joined the allotted seat in Round 2 of AIQ / Deemed / Central Universities.
2. Candidates allotted and joined the seat in Mop – Round.

Any Fresh Registration required for Stray Vacancy Round..?

Ans. No, candidates need not submit any Fresh Registration for Stray Vacancy Round. The 10 times vacant seats list of registered candidates will be provided by DGHS to colleges for Stray Vacancy Round as per the direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court directions and as per regulations of Medical Council of India.

Who are eligible for Exit with Forfeiture..?

Ans. Those candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 2 but failed to report at the college may Exit with Forfeiture, the security amount will not be refunded in this case.
The candidate who has joined Round 1, not Up-Graded in Round 2 has to resign the joined seat in the first round within 2 days of the second round Result announcement.

What will happen to All India Quota seats of Central Universities remained vacant after the Round 2 of AIQ Counseling..?

Ans. The Vacant seats of AIQ will be merged with Institutional Quota seats and taken up in DGHS Mop-Up Round.

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