NEET 2021 examination has been conducted in September -12 across different exam centres in the country. The exam was conducted under strict COVID protocols. More than 16 lakhs of NEET aspirants have appeared for the NEET examination in various exam centres allotted to them. The result of the examination is expected to be announced in October.

Admissions to the MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc, and BSc Nursing will be allocated after the completion of NEET counselling. The MCC will be conducting the NEET 2021 counselling on behalf of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) by the last week of October.

NEET UG 2021: What is NEET counselling?

Counselling is the process conducted by the authority to allocate the medical seats to NEET-qualified candidates. NEET-UG seat allocation will be based on NEET scores, choices made, seat availability, reservation criteria, and other factors. Around 20,089 seats will be filled through NEET counselling under the 15% All India Quota, all deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS, and JIPMER colleges.

NEET UG Counseling 2021: Dates

OccasionRound 1Round 2Mop-up round
Registration2021 October Last week2021 November Third week2021 December Second Week
Choice Filling & Locking 2021 October Last week 2021 November Third week 2021 December Second Week
Processing of seat allotment2021 November First Week2021 November Last week2021 December Third Week
Result 2021 November First Week 2021 November Last week 2021 December Third Week
Reporting to allocated colleges2021 November Second WeekFirst Week of December 2021Last Week December 2021

NEET UG Counselling 2021: An Overview

Conducting BodiesAIQ – Conducted by DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences) for the National Medical Council.
State Quota: Specific state authorities
Official website of NEET counsellingAIQ –
State Quota – *Coming Soon*
Seat Intake of NEET 2021 CounselingAIQ – 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 Counselling 2021: Eligiblity Criterias

NEET- UG 2021 counsellings are conducted under certain eligibility criteria. Read about the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG 2021 counselling

Who is eligible for NEET Counselling ?

  • NEET qualified candidates are only eligible forNEET 2021 counseling
  • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir will be ineligible to participate in All India NEET counselling unless they submit their consent.
  • Candidates who have registered for NEET 2021 counselling on the MCC website
  • All NEET qualified applicants are eligible to attend AIQ counselling for Deemed Universities.

NEET UG Counselling 2021: Central Universities Eligblity Criteria

  1. Delhi University: All India Quota seats account for 15% of available seats, whereas institutional quota seats account for 85% of available seats for applicants who completed their 10+2 in Delhi.
  2. Banaras Hindu University: Open to all Indian candidates
  3. Aligarh Muslim University: Institutional reservation of 50% for AMU school candidates who have studied there for the last three years. The remaining 50% of seats would be filled by All India candidates.
  4. Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi: There are three BDS seats available under JMI’s internal quota, while 47 seats are available through the All India Quota. Students who have completed their 10+2 from Jamia Schools are eligible to apply for internal quota.
  5. VMMC & SJH: 15% of seats are reserved for all Indian students, and the remaining are designated as Institute Quota for students who have completed their 10+2 in Delhi.

NEET UG 2021 Counselling: Step by Step Procedure

MCI conducts counselling in two rounds to fill 15% of All India Quota Seats, followed by a mop-up round. The following are the stages involved in NEET Counselling Registration:

Step 1: Registration

Candidates who are qualified and eligible must register at They must enter their NEET roll number, registration number, name, mother’s name, and birth date. Refer step to step procedures of registration below.

  1. Visit the official website – and click on new registration
  2. Fill the required informations in the coloumns provided.
  3. A new Roll No. and Password will be generated after providing all of the relevant information. You can register for NEET Counselling using these credentials.
  4. Go to the MCC website and click ‘Candidate login.’
  5. Enter your Password and Rollnumber.
  6. You will be redirected to a new page where you must provide informations such as Name, Rollnumber, Mother’s name etc. After filling all relevant information click on submit
  7. On next page, you will be shown all of your information as it appears in the NTA database. Verify the information and then click the ‘Confirm Registration’ button and your Registration Slip will be created. Candidates are adviced to bookmark this page for later purposes.

The next step is to pay the NEET counselling and security fees with a credit/debit card or through online banking.

NEET UG 2021 Counseling Fees

InstitutionCategoryCounselling FeeSecurity Fee
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesURINR 1000INR 10,000
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesSC/ST/OBC/PWDINR 500INR 5000
Deemed UniversitiesAll CategoriesINR 5000INR 2,00,000

Step 2: Choice Filling & Locking

  • Here in this step candidates must give their preferences. Since admission is given on the basis of merit, you should fill out the choices with your scores in mind.
  • The list of colleges can be accessed now, You can select as many options as you want.
  • After filling out the options on the list, candidates can arrange them in the order of their choice by moving them up or down, swapping and deleting choices.
  • Once you are done with this you can enter your password and click on ‘Lock Choices’.
  • Candidates are not permitted to change their choices once they have been locked in, so be careful with your choices
  • After locking, candidates can take print of locked options list.

Step 3: NEET Seat Allotment

MCC publishes the results of each session of counselling. It is made public in the form of a list, followed by the distribution of seat allotment letters to the selected candidates. To complete the admission procedure, candidates must report to the allotted colleges with the allotment letter and other documents.

Step 4: Reporting to Allotted Colleges

Following seat allotment, an applicant must report to the chosen college to complete the admission processes. It is not necessary to participate or report in the first round. Candidates who would like to take a seat or upgrade to a higher choice, on the other hand, must join and report. In the second round, seat allotment must be followed by reporting and joining, unless candidates choose the exit with forfeiture option, in that case, their security deposit will be forfeited.

NEET UG 2021 Counselling: Essential Documents for the Counseling

  1. NEET Admit Card
  2. NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter
  3. Class 10 Pass Certifcate & 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

Also Read – NEET UG Counselling Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

NEET UG Counselling 2021: Free Exit and Exit with Forfeiture

Free Exit: If a candidate who was assigned a seat in round 1 does not report to/join the assigned college, he or she will not be penalized, which means the security deposit will not be forfeited. Such candidates will be eligible for the following rounds.

Exit with Forfeiture:

If a candidate is allotted a seat in round 2 but does not wish to accept it, he or she may still exit with forfeiture within the timespan specified. In this case, the security amount deposited will be lost.

Candidates who have joined the allocated seat in the second would be ineligible to resign/surrender the seat and they are also marked as ineligible to participate in state counselling.

NEET UG Counselling 2021: Mop Up Round for Deemed or Central Universities

  • Fresh Regsitration for Mop – Up Round
  • Choice filling or Choice Locking
  • Seat Allotment
  • Result Publication
  • Reporting at allocated college
  • A list of 10 Stray openings must be sent to Deemed / Central Universities and exhausted precisely in order of merit.
  • Final stray vacancy round. This round will be conducted by Central or Deemed Universities

NEET UG Counseling 2021: AIQ Seat Matrix

The seat matrix for NEET 2021 counselling for round one will be released by DHGS on behalf of MCC. The seat matrix will be issued individually for MBBS, BDS, and AIQ seats offered by Central University, Deemed University, and ESIC institutes.

Coming Soon: NEET counselling seat matrix 2021

NEET UG Counseling 2021: State Quota

State authorities will fill the remaining 85 per cent of seats in government medical institutions and 100 per cent of seats in state private medical colleges. Each state’s NEET counselling approach will be unique. Admission to MBBS programs in government institutions and private medical schools will be governed by state guidelines for the state NEET counselling procedure.

Related link – NEET 2021 College Cut Offs for Government Medical Colleges

NEET UG Counselling 2021: Top Medical College, their Cut off & Fees

Medical College Closing RankFees (MBBS)
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi9015,450
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi16333.500
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi32430.870
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi5717.45 lakh
Government Medical College, Chandigarh7761.38 lakh
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai4571.04 lakh
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow18001.26 lakh
Stanley Medical College, Chennai525313,610
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak657342,420

FAQs for NEET UG Counselling

Q 1. How medical seats are allotted in NEET?

Allotment will be made based on NEET 2021 result scores, preferences of choices filled, seats available, reservation terms, and other factors.

Q 2. How can I get ‘free exit’ in NEET UG Counselling?

If you do not desire to join the college where you have been accepted, you may simply do not report to the college, which will be deemed a free exit. Keep in mind that this option is only available in the first round of NEET counselling and not in any subsequent rounds.

Q 3. What is an open seat in NEET Counselling?

The open seats in the Neet all-India counselling are intended for candidates from the unreserved category. These seats are available to students from any state who participate in the counselling process and do not fall into any of the other categories such as SC, ST, or PWD.

Q 4. What is the mop-up round in NEET Counselling?

The Mop-Up round is the procedure of state-by-state counselling for seat allotment in medical colleges against the reversed seats from the All India 15% quota. It is a possibility to get into a government college even if your grades are lower than the state cut off.

Q 5. What is the minimum marks in NEET to get government college?

The cut-off percentage for general or unreserved students is 50, which indicates that you need to score around 360 or higher to get into a government college for MBBS.

Q 6. Is Neet Counselling refundable?

If a candidate is not assigned a seat in all rounds of counselling, including the stray vacancy round, the registration cost will be reimbursed to the account provided by the candidate at the time of registration. The security amount will be returned only after the completion of counselling.

Q 7. Is Counselling for NEET 2021 started?

The counselling process is planned to start following the announcement of the NEET-UG 2021 result, which is expected to be given within a month of the exam. The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) will conduct NEET 2021 counselling on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

Q 8. Is Neet Counselling online?

NEET 2021 counselling is being held online, and candidates who wish to participate must first register on the MCC’s official website.

Q 9. How medical seats are allotted in NEET?

Allotment will be made based on NEET 2021 result scores, preferences of choices filled, seats available, reservation rules, and other factors.

Q 10. How many choices can we lock in NEET Counselling?

Candidates may select as many options as they wish in the Choice Filling column, up to 50, 100, 150, or more. Fill up the options in such a way that the college you desire the most should come in the top

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