The National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is a highly competitive national-level entrance test for admission to the medical courses in the country. Most of the candidates among the 17 lakh applicants who wrote NEET this year aim to secure admission for MBBS courses. Meanwhile, in India, there are 92,000 MBBS and 28,000 BDS seats.
Besides these, NEET scores are used for national-level admission to bachelor's degree courses in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani and Veterinary Sciences. A qualifying score in NEET is mandatory for securing admission for medical courses anywhere in India. Moreover, it is required even if the candidate wishes to pursue MBBS in a foreign university.
The National Testing Agency has announced the results of this year’s NEET – UG exam (https://ntaneet.nic.in). The candidates can check their results on the website https://ntaresults.nic.in/resultservices/NEET-2022-auth. The candidates who score at least 50 percentile in NEET would be eligible for admission. Meanwhile, scheduled and backward communities need 40 percentile; it is 45 percentile for persons with disabilities.
The national-level counselling for MBBS/BDS/ BSc nursing would be done by the Medical Counselling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in) which comes under the ministry of health. Admission to the following institutes would be done in this manner.
15% All India quota in all the government and dental colleges in India
Various centres of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, deemed universities, central universities (Banaras Hindu/ Delhi/ Aligarh), Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Employees State Insurance Corporation colleges (IP quota), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Puducherry, Karaikal), Jamia Milia Islamia (Dental), BSc nursing (central institutes).
Armed Forces Medical Colleges (only the first stage)
The MCC would conduct common counselling for admission to MBBS/BDS/BSc nursing courses at the above institutes. The details about the institutes and the seats are available in the information bulletin in the MCC website.
The counselling of the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidha, Unani) courses would be done via the website https://aaccc.gov.in. Meanwhile, the veterinary counselling would be held through https://vci.admissions.nic.in (The admission to more than ten bachelors degree in agricultural sciences is not on the basis of NEET. This is done through ICAR entrance exam: http://icar.nta.ac.in).
Candidates are often worried whether they would get admission or the institute in which they get admitted. The details about the last rank that was admitted in every course (MBBS, BDS, BSc nursing) in all the categories in last year’s MCC counselling is available in the website. You could view the details of first round of allotment by clicking on the link UG Medical Counselling – FINAL RESULT ROUND 1 UG 2021 in the website https://mcc.nic.in. Having an idea about the last ranks that got admission in all the rounds of allotment could help you understand your prospects of admission. Even though the trends may not repeat, you could surely have a basic idea about the process.
The All India quota ensures high quality medical education at the top institutes in the country on an affordable fees. Last year, the candidates had to pay a fee of just Rs 1628 including Rs 1350 as tuition fee at AIIMS, Delhi, during the time of admission. In Puducherry JIPMER it was Rs 1200 and 14,920 respectively. Here, the fee would be Rs 6770 in the following years. There could be slight changes in the fee structure.
Various centres of AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical College (Women), Delhi/ Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi/ Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh/ University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi/ Vardhaman Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalanda/ Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal/ Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipur/rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad and Telangana are some of the best institutes where the fees is generally low.
Keep in mind that the fees in the government medical colleges too would be low. Meanwhile, those who have low ranks can join the deemed universities by paying high fees.
Besides the All India quota, the NEET ranking would be considered for admission to MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Forestry courses in Kerala and also BTech Biotechnology in Kerala Agricultural University, BSc (Honours) Co – Operation and Banking/ Climate Change and Environmental Sciences.
The Commissioner of Entrance Examination in Kerala would prepare a separate rank list based on the NEET ranks for admission to the colleges in the state.