NEET-UG : Know what to do next

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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) was held on September 12. Several questions are being raised as to what should be done once the results are declared and whether anything should be done now. As there has been a change in the admission process, not all questions can be answered accurately but some pointers can be given. After the results are out, candidates should closely follow the directions given in the notifications on admission process issued in Kerala and at the national-level.

The NEET answer key, and the scanned OMR answer sheet of all candidates will be made available on the site. Keep checking the site for this. If the evaluation of your answer is not right, this can be challenged by paying Rs 200 for each answer. If any mistakes were found in the answer key, candidates can challenge this by paying Rs 1000 for each. The procedure for this is given in the brochure. These will be available on the website only for two days. After verifying the complaints and making corrections if needed, the results will be declared.

For admission to MBBS, BDS, / Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, and Unani undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 50 percentile in NEET is required. The SC/ST and backward categories need a minimum score of 40 percentile and the differently abled need at least 45 percentile. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducted the exam, will send the list of eligible candidates along with the all-India NEET rank to the authorities who conduct central counselling.

Central counselling
The Medical Counselling Committee ( conducts counselling for the 15 per cent all-India quota MBBS/ BDS seats at the government medical-dental colleges across nation, including Kerala; all seats at the deemed / central universities (Delhi / Banaras / Aligarh Universities, Jamia Millia Dentistry), ESIC (seats for the wards of insured persons), and AIIMS institutions and JIPMER (Puducherry, Karaikal).

The counselling for 15 per cent all-India quota and 85 per cent state quota seats at the central institutions, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, and ABVIMS & Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi will also be conducted by the MCC. The BSC nursing counselling in some central institutes are also included in this.

For admission to the Armed Forces Medical College Pune (AFMC), candidates need to register with the MCC. The AFMC will conduct another test for selection.

Candidates should pay non-refundable registration fees and refundable security amount to participate in the MCC counselling. The security amount will not be refunded, if the candidates do not take admission at college after securing allotment in second or subsequent rounds.

There are premier national institutions to pursue MBBS at affordable fees. To get an idea about these institutions, click on the 'participating institutions' link on the website ( and check the details of the previous years.

Applications need not be submitted to take part in counselling. Once the notice is issued, register on the site and do choice-filling.

Veterinary, agriculture
For counselling for the 15 per cent all-India of the veterinary under-graduate courses, check out the website The national counselling for agricultural courses is not on the basis of NEET. Score of the exam conducted by the NTA for the ICAR will be considered. For details, check and

In Kerala
For admission to medical/allied undergraduate courses in Kerala, eligible candidates will be selected from the national rank list. And a state rank list will be compiled, including just those candidates. Based on this, the Commissioner of Entrance Exam will conduct the selection and seat allotment as per the reservation and other conditions. The entrance commissioner also carries out the allotment to the NRI and minority seats in the private self-financing medical and dental colleges in the state.

Keep track of these sites
Keep checking the following websites frequently for the latest updates:
1. NEET:;
2. Central counselling: i) - MBBS, BDS; ii) - AYUSH (Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy).
3) Admission in Kerala:,
4) ESIC -

Phase 2 application till October 10
Those awaiting the results of the NEET-UG should submit the second-phase application within October 10 via online. No fee for this. Candidates who do not submit this application will not be considered for admission.

Corrections can be made in the details submitted earlier such as gender, nationality, email id, category, sub-category, and educational details of class 11/12. The details to be included in the application are listed in the 7th chapter of the information brochure. Phone: O11- 40759000, email id: Website: /


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