NEET Counselling 2021 - After NEET 2021 exam results are announced, NTA along with MCC & state medical bodies will announce the complete details about the NEET counselling. This includes the important dates, registration process & the list of documents required for NEET UG 2021 counselling for admission to MBbS and BDS courses. These details about counselling for NEET are likely to be released in the second week of October 2021.
The NEET Counselling 2021 process is divided into three rounds for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. These rounds include a mop-up round at the end. The entire NEET counselling process usually takes about 3-4 months.
For the year 2021, the counselling process for NEET will be conducted in two separate methods. One will be for All India Quota (AIQ) seats and another will be for the State Quota MBBS seats, as mentioned below:
- MCC (www.mcc.nic.in) will be responsible the NEET counselling process for admission to:
- 15% All India Quota,
- 100% Deemed & Central Universities ( incl. Delhi University, AMU & BHU including Institutional/ Domicile Quota),
- All the seats in ESIC, AFMC (only Registration Part)
- All the seats in I.P University (VMMC & SJH AND ABVIMS & RML & ESIC Dental, Delhi (15% AIQ + 85% Institutional Quota )
- 100% AIIMS & 100% JIPMER.
- Respective State level authorities will be responsible for counselling of the remaining 85% MBBS seats in medical colleges.
If you wish to join AYSUH courses, you need to apply on the AACCC website for a separate NEET counselling process. AACCC will conduct its own counselling process using NEET scores for admission to the AYUSH courses.
Here, we would walk you through the complete process of NEET 2021 counselling for medical seats in undergraduate courses including MBBS and BDS. We would also detail out the strategy to get the best medical colleges in the counselling using simple & effective techniques.
Important points to remember for NEET Counselling 2021
Before we get into the details of NEET Counselling, please note the following important points which you should know:
- The counselling process for NEET 2021 will start after the result is released. You need to keep a close eye on the NEET counselling dates & schedule. Each of the dates are very important and you should not miss them.
- You need to score minimum qualifying percentile in NEET-UG 2021 to be eligible for counselling.
- Select fresh choices and lock your choices for every round of NEET counselling in the time period allowed.
- To join the seat allotted to you during counselling process for NEET UG, you need to report to the respective college/institute within the allowed period. Ensure that you carry all the required documents to confirm your admission.
- If you do not report to the allotted college/institute within specified time, your seat will be transferred to the next candidate.
- In case you take admission under AIQ in Round 2, then you would not be permitted to vacate the seat. Same is the case, if you secure admission under state counselling in the second round.
MCC NEET Counselling 2021 Dates
The tentative schedule of dates for NEET 2021 Counselling for 15% AIQ seats and 100% of the seats in Deemed & Central Universities, seats in AFMC and ESIC is given below. Please note down the schedule for NEET counselling carefully so that you do not miss any important dates.
|Dates for Round 1 of NEET Counselling|
|Registration/Payment and Choice filling||Expected in 2nd week of October 2021 (From 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)|
|Date of Result||Expected in mid-October 2021|
|Date of Reporting||Expected to continue from mid-October 2021 till the end of the month|
|Dates for Round 2 of NEET Counselling|
|Registration/Payment and Choice filling||Expected in 2nd week of November 2021 (From 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)|
|Date of Result||Expected in mid-November 2021|
|Date of Reporting||Expected to continue from mid-November 2021 till the end of the month|
|Dates for Mop-up Round of NEET Counselling (for Central & Deemed Universities)|
|Registration/Payment and Choice filling||Expected in 2nd week of December 2021 (From 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)|
|Date of Result||Expected in mid-December 2021|
|Date of Reporting||Expected to continue from mid-December 2021 till the end of the month|
*Please note that this is a tentative schedule. Our team will update the dates when MCC releases the official schedule for NEET 2021 Counselling.
You should check back this article regularly after NEET results are announced. Regularly check if there are any changes in the counselling dates for NEET 2021.
Eligibility requirements for NEET Counselling
To be eligible for NEET Counselling 2021 and for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, you must have qualified NEET. If your score is higher than the minimum qualifying percentile, you are eligible to apply for NEET 2021 Counselling.
- Candidates of General category (Unreserved) must have scored minimum 50th Percentile in NEET-UG 2021.
- Candidates of SC/ST/OBC category require minimum 40th Percentile in NEET-UG 2021 exam. Only students meeting this criteria will be eligible for NEET counselling 2021.
- If a candidate has Benchmark Disabilities, he/she must have score minimum 45th Percentile in NEET to sit for medical counselling.
- The Central govenment may decide to lower the minimum qualifying percentile after consulting with MCI (Medical Council of India) & DCI (Dental Council of India). This will happen if sufficient number of candidates do not secure the minimum marks in their respective categories.
In addition to the above requirements, the candidate must have passed in subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually in Class 10+2. For NEET counselling, the candidate must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology.
(If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category, then you would require a minimum of 40% aggregate marks. However, candidates with Benchmark Disabilities should have scored a minimum aggregate of 45% to be eligible for NEET counselling.)
NEET Counselling Registration 2021 – How to register for central counselling by MCC
If you wish to gain admission into a Central/Deemed university or AIIMS or JIPMER, you need to apply for NEET 2021 counselling through MCC.
MCC NEET Counselling Round 1
For successfully completing Round 1 of NEET 2021 counselling, you need to complete the below steps:
- Excercise the choices and locking the choice of colleges
- Payment of fee including non-refundable registration fee and refundable security deposit
Once the fee and choice details are provided, MCC will take about 2 weeks to release the result and seat allotment details for Round 1 of NEET 2021 Counselling.
In case you are eligible for a seat in the medical or dental college after NEET Counselling result for Round 1, you need to report to the college within 2 weeks of the result to gain admission. The seat will be considered vacant if you do not take admission in the college within the provided time. This seat will be offered to the other students in Round 2.
Note: While registering for NEET central counselling, you should ensure that you use the same email address and mobile number, that you had provided to NTA at the time of filling the NEET 2021 exam form.
MCC NEET Counselling Round 2
If you had applied for Round 1 of NEET 2021 counselling and did not get any seat allotted, you are not required to register again.
However, you would need to register again for Round 2 of NEET counselling, if you
- Did not register for Round 1
- Had resignd or not reported in Round 1
Now, you need to fill in the fresh choices for Round 2.
Once the choice details are provided, MCC will take about 2 weeks to release the Round 2 result.
Note: At this point, the 15% All India medical counselling quota will end.
MCC NEET Counselling Mop-up Round
The NEET 2021 counselling mop-up round is applicable to deemed/central universities, ESIC, AIIMS & JIPMER.
You need to make a fresh registration and fee payment for the Mop-up round if you
- registered in Round 1 and availed free exit i.e. did not take admission or resigned from the institute
- registered in Round 2 and availed free exit
You are not required to register again if no seat was allotted in Rounds 1 and 2.
Now, the counselling process for NEET in the Mop-up round will be the same as Rounds 1 & 2, where you need to fill in the choices. Once the choices are received, the result will be released. At this point, you would be required to report to the allotted Medical/Dental college.
Note: Candidates who had been selected in Rounds 1 & 2 and gained admission will not be eligible for the Mop-up round.
MCC NEET Counselling Final Stray Vacancy Round
Each Deemed/Central University / AIIMS / JIPMER will now allot the seats based on their own eligibility criteria. If you wish to appear in the Stray Vacancy round, you need to apply separately to each college.
MCC will provide each institute with a list of candidates that will be 10 times the number of vacancies. Each college needs to provide admissions from this list strictly on the basis of merit.
How to register for state level counselling for NEET 2021?
The first step to applying for medical/dental seats through counselling under 85% State Quota is to visit their respective state websites and apply directly.
You are eligible to apply for MBBS counselling in the state quote of the state where you have resided or studied.
Ideally, most states require you to have lived in & studied in a school/college in the state for a minimum period of four consecutive years, immediately before you appear in your class 12 or other qualifying exams.
But, in case you do not fulfil both the criteria, you need to have studied in the state for a minimum duration of seven years.
Hence, domicile is a very important factor in deciding which colleges you are eligible to apply to.
For example, in case you belong to Uttar Pradesh and studying in a school in the state of U.P. for a period of 4 years. Then, you are eligible to apply in Uttar Pradesh for state medical counselling for MBBS seats.
However, if you live in Delhi and have done your schooling in Uttar Pradesh, you need to have studied in Uttar Pradesh for a minimum period of 7 years to sit for U.P. state medical counselling.
Central MCC NEET 2021 Counselling process
The central counselling for NEET 2021 will be conducted by the Medical Council Committee (MCC) under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for admission to medical and dental seats in 15% AIQ Seats, Central and Deemed Universities, AFMC and ESIC. Candidates from any state can apply under central counselling to all applicable colleges.
MCC, on behalf of DGHS, will conduct the counselling for 100% MBBS seats in Central and Deemed universities across India (for institutional as well as domicile quota).
NEET Counselling for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) Seats
15% of the seats in all the Government Medical and Dental colleges across India (except J&K) are meant for All India Quota (AIQ). On the basis of your All India Rank in NEET 2021 and seat availability, you will be eligible for AIQ seats.
Counselling will be conducted in 2 rounds. Seats remaining vacant after the First round of NEET counselling for 15% AIQ seats will be included in the second round. The seats that remain vacant after the second round will be then transferred to the respective state counselling authorities.
You can participate in 15% AIQ NEET counselling as well as in the state quota counselling of your respective state.
Admission to 100% Deemed University Seats through Central Counselling
All the medical and dental seats in Deemed Universities will be allotted through the central MCC NEET 2021 counselling process.
Counselling for 100% of the seats in Deemed universities will be conducted in two main rounds and 2 follow up rounds. These rounds are called Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and Stray Vacancy Round. The university can conduct will conduct the final Stray Vacancy Round to fill up the seats.
MCC will send a list of eligible candidates for the Stray Vacancy Round to the university. At this point, each deemed university can set up its own criteria for selecting the candidates.
Allotment of AIIMS seats through NEET Counselling
For admission to the 18 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), you need to apply via the central counselling for NEET UG that will be conducted by MCC.
In 2021, the NEET Counselling for the 18 AIIMS campuses will be conducted in four rounds. These rounds include Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and the final Stray Vacancy Round. If seats remain vacant after the mop-up round, then respective AIIMS will conduct its final Stray Vacancy Round to fill up the seats.
In the Stray Vacancy Round, MCC will send a list of eligible candidates who have registered for this round. You should refer to the brochure released by AIIMS to know about the seat availability, eligibility criteria etc.
Please note - AIIMS has its own eligibility and admission policies that you need to fulfil for admission.
Counselling for ESIC
15% of the total medical and dental seats in ESIC will be allotted to medical aspirants through the central NEET counselling process. The remaining 85% of the seats will be filled by internal quota of ESIC.
MCC will conduct counselling for 15% of the seats in ESIC in four rounds. These are named as Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and Stray Vacancy Round. If seats remain vacant after the mop-up round in the colleges under ESIC, they can conduct their own counselling process. These respective institutes will conduct the final Stray Vacancy Round to fill up the remaining vacant seats.
For Stray Vacancy Round, MCC will send a list of eligible candidates who have registered for this round. Each of the colleges is free to set its own criteria for admission to the courses.
Counselling for Central Universities, Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University
NEET Counselling for 100% of the seats in Central universities will be conducted in four rounds. These counselling rounds are namely, Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and Stray Vacancy Round. MCC will conduct the first three rounds of NEET counselling. The Stray Vacancy Round will be conducted by respective central universities & institutes.
MCC will be responsible for the allotment of seats for NEET-UG 2021 counselling in the below-mentioned colleges:
- In Delhi University (for 15% AIQ and 85% State Quota seats) -
- Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC),
- University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and
- Maulana Azad medical college (MAMC)
- All seats in Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
- In Central Institutes (for 15% AIQ and 85% State Quota seats) -
- Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital (VMMC & SJH),
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (ABVIMS & RML), and
- ESIC Dental
- All Aligarh Muslim University Seats (Open Seats + NRI & Internal Seats)
- 100% of Banaras Hindu University Seats (all seats are domicile free & under All India Quota)
Counselling for JIPMER
MCC will be responsible for NEET counselling of JIPMER (Open & Internal seats) for MBBS in Puducherry and Karaikal campuses.
- 187 seats in Puducherry Campus (134 Open seats, 5 NRI seats and 48 internal seats)
- 62 seats in Karaikal Campus (45 Open seats, 1 NRI seat and 16 internal seats)
For JIPMER Open seats, the NEET UG counselling process will be divided into 4 rounds. These include Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and Stray Vacancy Round. In the Stray Vacancy Round, the eligibility criteria for counselling will be decided by JIPMER. However, the NEET candidate list will be provided by MCC.
In the case of JIPMER Internal seats, the eligibility and admission criteria will be decided by JIPMER. You should be thorough with the brochure released by JIPMER for admission to the internal seats.
Counselling for Seats in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
MCC is responsible for only providing the list of eligible candidates to AFMC. You can register for AFMC Counselling through MCC NEET 2021 Counselling.
List of all eligible candidates will be sent to AFMC for counselling using NEET scores. The MCC NEET counselling is the first step in getting admission in AFMC. Then, you will appear in multiple offline medical counselling rounds conducted by AFMC. These include Physical Fitness Test and Personality Test. AFMC authorities will short-listed candidates based on these multiple rounds.
List of documents required for NEET counselling
FAQs on NEET 2021 Counselling
Q. When will MCC conduct the NEET 2021 counselling process?
The MBBS counselling process will start once NTA releases the exam result for the NEET 2021 exam. First, NTA will compile the merit list of the candidates based on the scores in the NEET exam. MCC will then prepare the list of seats in different colleges and open the registration process.
Q. What are the documents required to register for MBBS counselling?
To register for NEET counselling, you need to have the below-mentioned documents. These documents are required for MBBS counselling through NEET 2021 exam.
- MBBS admission application form in the format provided by MCC
- NEET exam admit card
- NEET 2021 rank card and Admit card
- Certificate for Date of Birth (D.O.B)
- Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
- Caste Certificate
- Fee payment receipt
- Class 10 marksheet and passing cetificate
- Class 12 marksheet and passing cetificate
- Aadhar Card
- Domicile Certificate
- Copy of parent's PAN card, address proof and identity proof
Q. If I get allotted a seat in Round 1, can I be considered eligible for NEET counselling in the next rounds?
If you are allotted a seat in Round 1, you can still appear in Round 2 of NEET counselling. In case you take admission in Round 1, you still have the option to choose a better college in Round 2.
Q. If I get allotted a seat in Round 2, can I be considered eligible for NEET counselling in the Mop-up round?
You cannot sit for the Mop-up round if you take admission in Round 2 of NEET 2021 counselling. The option is available only for students who do not take admission in Round 2.
Q. How much reservation is available for students of COVID 19 warriors & EWS categories?
In NEET 2021 Counselling, the 10% reservation is available for candidates belonging to EWS category. In case you are a ward of deceased COVID 19 warriors, the candidates need to send their details in a pre-defined format to MCC for relaxation.
Please note - this relaxation is available in select five colleges across India, as mentioned below:
- Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi (for girls)
- MGMS, Wardha, Maharashtra
- NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, MP
- JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
- Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand