Check out the latest guidelines on NEET(UG) counselling

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The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has published more guidelines regarding application for national-level admission to MBBS, BDS and BSc Nursing courses, for the year 2021– 22, as per the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), 2021.

The updates have been published in its latest information bulletin. Visit the website for details.

As per the guidelines the mobile number and the email id that were submitted to the National Testing Agency should be used while applying. Make sure that there is no change in the spelling of your name or any numbers in the information that had been provided earlier. It is better to use a laptop/computer for choice filling and not a mobile phone.

Do the choice filling after understanding the seat–matrix that has been published on the website. The seat–matrix gives information about the number of seats that come up for counselling for the All-India quota, MBBS/BDS courses, deemed universities, AIIMS and JIPMER. It also categorises the seats that are reserved for various categories of candidates — General, Scheduled Castes/Tribes, OBCs — in each college.

Ensure that your ‘choices’ are correct before locking in. Keep in mind that not even the MCC can ‘unlock’ it later. There is a one– time reset option in the registration page in case you mistakenly choose a deemed university. However, you will have to pay the fees again to re–register.

Candidates have to directly join the college in case he/she wishes for the seat that has been allotted in the first round. You could opt for upgradation and add more choices in the second round. In case, the candidate does not feature in the second allotment list, then the first seat remains.

The candidate need not join the college in case he/she doesn’t want that seat. They can opt for ‘free exit’ and register for the second round without losing money. Moreover, they wouldn’t lose the subsequent chances just because they didn’t join the college after the first round of allotment. However, the number of seats would be less in the second round. If you get your choice upgraded, then you could join the new college by securing the ‘online-generated relieving letter’ from the first one. The candidates have to seek this relief even if they transfer to another category in the same college.

Those who didn’t get any seat despite registering for the first round, need to re–register for the second round. Meanwhile, candidates who didn’t get seats in both the rounds need not register for the mop–up round. However, they have to re–enter their choices.

The security deposit would be lost if the candidate doesn’t join the college in the second round or in the subsequent rounds. It would be around Rs 2 lakh in a deemed university. If the candidate opts for ‘free exit’ by losing the security deposit, they can participate in the mop–up round or in the state counselling. However, those who joined a college after the second round cannot participate in the mop–up round or for any state counselling.

Refer the UG composite allotment list of the previous years on the MCC home page for getting an idea about the scope of admission as per the rank scored.

Visit for viewing the category-based admission list, in various rounds, in the years 2020, 2019 and 2018.

Only the mock counselling result of the current year would be published, that too in the first round.

Refer the list (pages 41, 42) of documents that are to be submitted while joining the college. Make sure to refer the college website or contact directly to know whether any additional documents are required.

‘Ward of Insured Person’ certificate that contains a specific number is required in order to secure the insured quota seats at ESIC medical colleges.

Counselling fees
A) Deemed universities: Rs 5,000 registration fee, Rs 2 lakh security deposit. There is no relaxation for anyone.

B) All– India quota, except deemed universities: Rs 1,000 registration fee, Rs 10,000 security deposit. Total Rs 11,000. This would be Rs 500 and Rs 5000 respectively for Scheduled Castes/Tribes, OBCs and persons with disabilities.

C) Candidates who are trying for both the categories need to pay only the fee of the deemed universities. Fees could be paid via net banking or by using cards.  

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