NEET-UG Counselling: Here are the stipulations

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The Medical Counselling Committee has announced the dates/timing regarding the entrance-counselling for the MBBS, BDS, and BSC nurses courses of the NEET- UG, which was attended by 17, 64, 571 students from 3570 centres on July 17. At the national level, there are only 97,293 seats for MBBS and 27,868 seats for BDS. And the entrance for all these is based on the NEET-UG rank list.

But the central counselling will only be getting the required seats from 15% of all Indian quota, deemed/central universities, ESIC colleges, AIMS and JIPMER. Only the registration for the AFMC entrance takes place here. There are eight Central Institutes for BSC Nursing. The children of those who have been insured from ESIC colleges will be allotted seats by MCC without considering the State quota.

The seat metrics pointing towards the number of seats available for counselling at various Institutions will be there on the site The notifications are there on the 10th page of the UG information bulletin on the website.

BDS and BSC Nursing courses will have the second mop up and stray vacancy rounds. For nursing alone, there will the 5th round. The counselling activities will be there on weekends as well as other holidays.

Counselling stipulations  

Those who gained eligibility through NEET-UGC should register at Make sure you don’t make the mistake of registering more than once.

You have the choice of picking together a course and an institute.  According to your priorities, you can submit any number of choices. You can also mix and match the courses. If you go to the archives of the website you can find out the rank of those who got admissions at various categories, courses and institutes.

The medical counselling committee will hold 4 rounds of counselling at the National level for the 15% all-India quota. That includes 1st round, 2nd round, Mop-up round and stray vacancy round. Only the nursing will have 5 rounds.

The states won’t be allotted the vacant all-India quota seats after the second round. Instead, MCC will allot through mop-up/stray vacancy rounds.  

There will be new registrations for the 1, and 2 mop-up rounds. But stray won't have new registrations. Those who didn’t get any seats after applying for the first round, needn’t register for the second round. If you require seats according to the first-round allotments for 1 and 2, you should go in person. By asking for upgradation in the second round, you can give your preferred choices during the second round. But even if you don’t get that, the first choice you asked for stands. But if you don’t want the options in the first round, you don’t need to go to college. You can take a free exit and register for the second round. You won't lose your money. (Free exit for the first round means if a candidate is allotted a seat in the first round and even if the candidate does not report/join the allotted college he would not be castigated). Though the student didn’t admit according to the first allotment he won't stand to lose opportunities for subsequent rounds. But it is also crucial to remember that there will be fewer seats during the second round. Once you get upgraded, you should get an ‘online generated leaving letter’ from the first round and admit for the second round. If you are planning to shift to another category in the same college, you should get the same relief.

You don’t have an upgradation for mop-up from the second round. And those who got admissions in college through the mop-up, stray vacancy allotments won't be able to quit. Also, they can’t attend any counselling for the MBBS/BDS entrance in India. Those who got entrance in the second round in the state quota should follow this stipulation.

Even if you don’t get second-round allotment, if you don’t admit into the college you can lose the security amount you can register for a new mop-up. Remember that in deemed universities this will amount to Rs 2 lakhs.

You will still lose your security money if you don’t admit into the college despite getting allotment in mop-up and stray vacancy rounds.

If you have accidentally opted for those deemed universities with higher fee structures you can make use of the reset option on the registration page once. But you have to register all over again by remitting the full fee.

All India quota registration: Scheduled caste 15%, Scheduled tribe 7.5%, backward 27%, below the poverty line according to the central government’s stipulation 10% (rest will be 40.5% general). There will be 5% allotted for differently abled in each category. The generals who belong to the reservation category and have ranks will be selected in the general category.

For the NEET application, use the mobile number and email id provided at the NTA. While filling out the choice category, make sure there are no discrepancies in the spelling as well as information given earlier. For the choice filling, use a computer/laptop (avoid mobile phones). Once the choices are locked, not even the MCC can unlock them.

The list of documents required for the admissions is available in the bulletin (pages 43,44). Even then, check whether they require more documents.  

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