The NEET-UG 2021 examination was held on the 12th of September 2021 in various exam centres across the country. According to the reports coming more than 16 lakhs students have attended the examination. It’s been a month now and the candidates are eagerly waiting for the NTA to announce the results. After the results, the NEET qualified candidates will be called for the counselling process by the respective authorities.
NEET UG counselling is a procedure conducted by the concerned authority to allocate the medical seats to NEET qualified candidates. The seats will be allotted on the basis of choice made by candidates, reservation criteria and various other factors. The counselling takes place in three rounds and there will be five events for each round. Refer to the below table for detailed information.
|Rounds||Round 1||Round 2||Mop-up Round|
|Event 2||Choice Filling & Locking||Choice Filling & Locking||Choice Filling & Locking|
|Event 3||Processing of seat allotment||Processing of seat allotment||Processing of seat allotment|
|Event 5||Reporting to allocated colleges||Reporting to allocated colleges||Reporting to allocated colleges|
NEET -UG 2021 Counselling: An Overview
|Conducting Bodies||AIQ – Conducted by DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences) for the National Medical Council.|
State Quota: Specific state authorities
|Official website of NEET counselling||AIQ – www.mcc.nic.in|
State Quota – *Coming Soon*
|Seat Intake of NEET 2021 Counseling||AIQ – 100% of Deemed and Central University seats, 15% of Government Seats, ESIC, AIIMs, JIPMER, AFMC, and ESIC seats|
State Quota – 85% of Government seats and 100% of private seats.
NEET-UG 2021: An Overview
|Exam||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test|
|Authority||National Testing Agency|
|Eligibility Criteria||10, 12th, or Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as main subjects.|
|Date of Examination||September 12|
|Mode of Examination||Offline – Pen & Paper Mode|
|Exam Cities||155 cities|
|Scope||1. Admissions to MBBS & BDS|
2. Admission to AYUSH
3. Admission to Veterinary
4. Admission to various Medical Courses
NEET-UG 2021: FAQs
As it is mentioned at the start the NEET examination is a pan-Indian examination attended by lakhs of students. The competition level of the NEET examination is very high. A well-prepared candidate can crack the NEET examination at ease. Counselling the process of allocating seats to NEET qualified students. Since its a multi-step procedure, Students would have many questions about the process. So here we are sharing frequently asked questions by students regarding the NEET counselling.
The start date for NEET 2021 counselling has not been announced. The NEET 2021 counselling process for admissions to All India Quota seats will be conducted by DGHS. State authorities are responsible for NEET counselling for the state’s medical UG admission.
The NEET 2021 counselling sessions will be conducted by respective authorities. Refer to the below table for detailed information.
|Type of Counselling||Conducting Body|
|NEET counselling for 15% AIQ seats in Government Medical Colleges and Dental Colleges (Except in Jammu & Kashmir)||DGHS on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for 85% State quota seats in DU Colleges||DGHS on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi||DGHS on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges||DGHS on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College||DGHS on behalf of MCC & AFMC Pune|
|NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats and state private colleges. This includes all the seats in Jammu & Kashmir.||Respective State Counselling Authorities|
The respective state counselling authorities will conduct the NEET counselling for 85% of state quota seats. In the case of Jammu & Kashmir, counselling will be conducted for 100% of the seats.
NEET 2021 counselling will be offered both offline and online. It is up to the central and state counselling authorities to determine this. Candidates who wish to participate in NEET 2021 online counselling must complete an online choice filling method. Candidates must, however, report to the individual counselling place for counselling if they prefer the offline counselling option.
The counselling for 15% AIQ seats is available to all and can be chosen by any candidate who passes the national level medical entrance examination by securing the NEET cutoff 2021. The candidates from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible to attend this.
Admission to the AIIMS institutes and JIPMER institutes for undergraduate programmes will be based on NEET scores. In order to enrol in the aforementioned institutes, the eligible candidates must first register on the MCC’s official website.
Reservations for seats kept for sons and daughters of ESI insured persons have been cancelled by authorities. As a result, candidates would be admitted based on their AIQ eligibility.
Candidates seeking admission to AFMS would need to register with MCC. Aspirants must express their readiness to be admitted to the institute when registering for the same. After MCC receives registration from such individuals, a list of their names will be provided to AFMS for offline counselling, which the latter will conduct.
Delhi University: The university will give 15% of the seats to AIQ, while those who have studied in Delhi in the eleventh and twelfth grades would be eligible for the institutional quota.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU): All aspirants who qualify for the NEET 2021 entrance exam will be eligible to participate in BHU counselling.
Aligarh Muslim University: There will be 50% institutional reservations for such candidates who have completed at least three years of schooling at the institution. The remaining 50% of seats will be reserved for all students who qualify for NEET 2020.
Jamia Milia, Delhi (Dentistry): In JMI, three BDS seats are subject to internal quotas, while the rest 47 seats are available to all candidates regardless of category.
VMMC & SJH: This institute reserves 15% + AIR seats of the Institution quota for AIQ. The remaining slots are allocated for those who have finished their 11th and 12th grades at Delhi-based schools.
If seats remain unfilled, the authorities will conduct two rounds of counselling, followed by a mop-up round for Deemed/Central. If any vacant seats remain after the mop-up round of NEET UG counselling 2021, they will be filled via a stray vacancy round. The authorities will give a list of candidates ten times the number of vacant seats to the institutes.
Yes, on behalf of MCC, DGHS will conduct counselling for the 85 per cent state quota seats available in Delhi University college.
If you do not attend the college that was allotted to you in NEET 2021 counselling, you will be able to participate in state counselling, but the authorities will forfeit the security money. If the candidate enrols in the designated college, he or she would not be able to withdraw or surrender from the NEET 2021 counselling. Furthermore, such applicants will be barred from participating in further rounds of NEET counselling 2021. To ensure this, the authorities would submit the names of candidates who have joined an institute in the respective round of counselling, excluding them from participating in later phases.
Candidates should be aware that there is no reservation for SC/ST/OBC students at Deemed Universities across the country.
Candidates in the PwD category should be aware that the NEET 2021 reservation of seats in the PwD category has been raised from 3% to 5% in the AIQ Central Universities. Students who belong to this category will be required to present a Disability Certificate from the Disability Assessment Boards.
All India Rank can be defined as the combined rank of candidates from both the reserved and open categories. Candidates should be aware that if they pass the examination, they will be granted an AIR in the NEET 2021 result.
2. Preference locking or choice filling
3. NEET seat allotment
4. Reporting to the allotted college
1. Except for the candidates who have already enrolled, others would need to register for the NEET 2021 mop-up round of counselling.
2. Candidates will next be required to fill out and lock their choices, after which the seat allocation will be announced.
3. Candidates will subsequently be required to report to their designated colleges.
Candidates can look at past year NEET seat allotment lists to get an idea of what seat they might obtain based on their rank. It should be noted, that there is no assurance for this.
Yes. there is a one time opportunity for candidates to rectify the mistake by using the reset initialization option provided at the time of registration.
Candidates who were allotted a college in the first round must join to complete the admission processes, after which they can choose to participate in subsequent rounds and upgrade. Candidates have free entry and exit in round 1 of NEET 2021 counselling, allowing them to surrender their allotted seats and compete in phase 2.
Yes. such candidates will have to re-register for the mop-up round of counselling held by Deemed/Central institutions. However, such candidates’ security deposits will be forfeited.
Candidates who submitted incomplete or insufficient documentation for the NEET 2021 admission procedure would be ineligible to participate in the second round.
Scenario 1: Those registered candidates who couldn’t get a seat in the first round of NEET 2021 counselling.
Scenario 2: Candidates who registered and secured a seat under the reserved quota but had their seat cancelled during the first round of document verification will be eligible for the second round. If there are seats available, they will be assigned a seat in a different category.
Scenario 3: Medical aspirants who reported to their allotted college after the first round of NEET counselling and expressed their willingness to be upgraded to a better seat
Scenario 4: Candidates who were offered a seat but did not take it.
Scenario 5: Candidates who surrendered their seats in the first round of NEET 2021 counselling.
The Honorable Supreme Court has stated that after a candidate has been assigned a seat in the second round of counselling, he or she may not resign from it. If a candidate has been assigned a seat in round 2, they can withdraw by forfeiting their security deposit.
No, already enrolled candidates are not required to re-register for round 2; they can use their round 1 login credentials.
No, the DGHS will send a list of candidates ten times the number of vacant seats, and the final stray vacancy round will be conducted by the Deemed/Central universities.
Candidates must re-enter the information they filled out upon registration in order to obtain their password. This includes your response to the security question. Candidates will then be allowed to create a new password for future logging purposes if the information they submit matches with the previous information provided.
Candidates should keep a printout of their application form on hand at all times. This is due to the fact that they will be required to input specific information for NEET 2021 counselling registration. Aside from that, because the AIQ counselling will be conducted online, no further documents will be necessary.
The documents must be submitted in either English or Hindi. Certain state authorities, however, only recognise certificates written in English. If the original document is in a regional language, it is best to carry an English translation of the attested copy.
In this situation, the candidate will be allowed to participate in the counselling process if they bring an affidavit as proof of identity.
1. NEET Admit Card
2. NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter
3. Class 10 Pass Certificate & Mark Sheet
4. Class 12 Pass Certificate & Mark Sheet
5. Eight Passport Size Photographs
6. ID Proofs ( Aadhar/Driving Licence/Passport/Pan Card)
7. NEET Seat Allotment Letter
8. Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
9. PWD Certificate (If Applicable)
NRI/OCI candidates appearing for Deemed Universities must carry the following documents.
1. Passport copy of sponsored, embassy certificate
2. Sponsorship affidavit: declaring that the sponsor is willing to cover all expenses for the period of the study.
3. Relationship affidavit: Candidate’s relationship with the sponsor
Refer to the below table
|No.||Round||Free Exit||Exit with|
forfeiture of fees
|Ineligible further||Registration Fee|
|2||AIQ II/Deemed||If not joined||If joined||Government- INR 10,000|
For SC/ST/OBC –
Deemed Universities –
|3||State Quota I||Yes|
|4||State Quota II||If not Joined||If joined||Government –|
For SC/ST/OBC – INR 5000
|6||Deemed Mop-Up||If joined|
Candidates can select as many colleges and courses as they wish throughout the process. It is not subject to any restrictions or limitations imposed by the authorities.
Keep the below points in mind.
- Candidates will be assigned seats in the same round based on the choices they made in round one.
- Candidates cannot make modifications to their selections once they have locked them; therefore, it is recommended that they lock choices only when they are certain of the options; otherwise, they should only save it.
- If candidates do not lock their choices within the time limit, the choices they entered will be locked automatically.
In such cases, the candidate will not be allotted in any colleges.
Candidates are required to pay two types of fees
1) Refundable Security deposit
2) Non-refundable registration fee
Furthermore, both of these cost kinds vary depending on the type of institute chosen by the candidate.
15% AIQ, BHU, AMU, Jamia Milia Islamia, AFMS, ESI & Central Universities
Check the below table to get an idea about fees to be paid
|Fees||Deemed Universities||AIQ 15% & other Universities|
|Non-refundable security deposit||INR 5,000||INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC, ST, OBC, and PH candidates)|
|Refundable registration fee||INR 2,00,000||INR 10,000 (INR 5000 for SC, ST, OBC, and PH candidates)|
|Total amount to be paid||INR 2,05,000||INR 11,000|
In such a scenario, candidates will be required to pay a higher fee.
Only candidates in the first round have the option of a free exit from the counselling process. Candidates who choose this option would be able to decline the designated college and participate in the following rounds of counselling without forfeiting their security deposit.
This means that candidates can exit from the NEET counselling 2021 procedure in round 2, but their security deposit will be forfeited. However, the candidate must not join the allocated seat in order to do so, because if he does, he will be unable to surrender the seat.
If an applicant is allotted a seat in the second or mop-up round and does not intend to attend the assigned college, In the situation that the candidate provides inaccurate or insufficient information at any phase of the admissions process
The security deposit will be refunded by the authorities at the conclusion of the counselling session. If a candidate is assigned a seat in NEET counselling 2021, his or her security deposit is repaid to the institution and compensated with the annual fee. If the candidate is not assigned a seat during the counselling process, his/her security deposit will be reimbursed to the bank account provided at the time of registration.
Candidates who join the college allocated to them in the second round of Deemed/Central university counselling will not be able to upgrade. Furthermore, such candidates are not permitted to resign from their positions in the AIQ. Moreover, these candidates will be ineligible to participate in any subsequent rounds of counselling, including the stray round.
Yes, because in such a case, the seat assigned to you in round one will be automatically annulled. Candidates must report to the institution given in round 2 with a relieving letter from the college allotted in round 1 of NEET counselling after the seat allocation result is revealed.
If you do not accept the seat that has been allotted to you after graduation, your security deposit will be forfeited, and you will have to re-register for the mop-up round of counselling.