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NEET Counselling 2023 - Important NEET Counselling Registration Guidelines and More

NEET Counselling 2023: The window for NEET counselling registration will be announced shortly after the exam results are declared. The Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for Undergraduate Medical Courses oversees the NEET counselling process. Aspirants need to know that the counselling process for NEET is conducted over four rounds namely: Round 1, Round 2, Mop up round and Stray Vacancy. Read on to explore more about these rounds and the criteria required to fulfil these.

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NEET UG Counselling 2023 Registration

Relevant dates and events will be updated here as and when the official notifications are released for NEET 2023.

NEET 2023 UG Counselling Overview

Conducting Authority Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) for the National Medical Council
Official website for counseling (For AIQ)
  • 15% of Government seats (AIQ)
  • 100% of Central University seats (AIQ)
  • 85% of Government seats (State quota)
  • 100% of private seats (State quota)
Total Rounds 4 – (Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round, Stray vacancy round)

Moreover, exploring the event timeline for NEET 2022 counselling might give an idea of what to expect for the upcoming year.

NEET UG 2022 Counselling Timeline

  • 14-15 December 2022 – Stray vacancy round : Seat allotment process
  • Results for Stray vacancy round declared on 16 December 2022
  • 17-20 December 2022 – Reporting to allotted institutes
  • December 8, 2022 – NEET Counselling 2022 mop-up round final result for NEET released at
  • Mop up round NEET 2022 counselling – registration and payment of fee could be made between November 28 and December 2
  • Mop up round NEET 2022 counselling – Choice filling and locking dates: 29 November to 2 December, 2022
  • Mop up round NEET 2022 counselling – allotment of seats: 5 – 6 December 2022
  • Mop up round NEET Counselling 2022 results were declared on December 7, 2022, Reporting to allocated institutes took place from 8-12 December 2022
  • 15 November, 2022 – MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) releases NEET 2022 Counselling final results for round 2 – Check results at
  • NEET UG 2022 Counselling for Round 1 commenced on 11 October, 2022. Registrations were invited till October 17, 2022
  • Counselling by MCC for NEET 2022 was conducted for AIQ 15% seats in medical institutes for different medical programmes 
  • AIQ NEET Counselling 2022 process has the following rounds – Round 1, Round 2, Mop up round and Stray vacancy round

The information for online NEET-UG 2022 counselling shall be made available on the Medical Counselling Committee ( for all the Undergraduate Medical Courses available. All the qualifying candidates are recommended to ensure that they have read the counselling-related information thoroughly and comprehend the course of action to be followed in order to appear in the counselling process for NEET.

Why is NEET Counselling Required?

Once candidates clear NEET examination, they qualify to register for NEET counselling process. Through NEET counselling, eligible candidates can seek admission to different medical institutes across the country. This is done by registration and filling the choice of course and paying fees. Seats are allocated to candidates based on their All India Rank (AIR) – NEET rank, seat availability, reservation, choice of college and related criteria.

NEET Counselling: Overview

Candidates appearing for NEET and preparing to take part in the AIQ NEET counselling must get themselves registered through the online mode. One must ensure that in order to appear for counselling, one has to clear the minimum percentile- the NEET cut-off to qualify for the counselling process. For this, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has been deputed for 15% seats of the sum input from all the government colleges for all the candidates falling under AIQ (except for colleges of J&K state).

NEET UG Counselling 2022 also enables candidates to fill up seats from the following quota:

  • IP (Insured Persons) quota in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical institutes
  • Central and Deemed Universities seats
  • AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) Pune

NEET Counselling results are announced in the form of a list – seat allotment list. For the remaining 85% of seats granted in private and government medical institutes, NEET UG counselling will be carried out by the corresponding state counselling officials.

View More: NEET Admit card

NEET Counselling – Process explained in simple steps

NEET Counselling – Conducting body Corresponding website NEET Counselling – Availability of seats
AIQ Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) for the National Medical Council
  • 15%: Government Seats
  • 100%: Deemed and Central University seats, AFMC, ESIC, JIPMER and AIIMS seats
State quota Corresponding state officials Corresponding state websites
  • 85%: Government Seats
  • 100%: State private seats

The NEET counselling takes place in the following stages:

    • Completing the NEET registration process (MCC) including payment
    • Choice filling and locking
    • Allotment of Round 1 Seats as well as the announcement of results
    • Reporting to the allotted medical or dental college. Also note – aspirants will be provided with the option for free entry and exit.
    • Round 2 begins with the publishing of the seats that remain vacant
    • Registration begins for NEET counselling Round 2 and fresh choice filling. However, please note that registration is not required for candidates that have already registered the first time.
    • Seats are allocated for Round 2 . Also, aspirants have the option to forfeit their seats if they forgo their security amount.
    • Reporting to the allocated medical or dental college in preparation for round 2. Please note that once the candidate accepts and joins the alloted seat, they are not allowed to vacate their seat.


NEET Counselling 2023 Date – When Does NEET Counselling start?

The regulatory body for NEET-UG exams, the NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts NEET in the offline mode (pen-paper test). NEET-UG counselling 2022 commenced on October 11, 2022. More than 529 medical institutes are participated in the counselling process. Aspirants will get an idea of this year’s counselling process from the following table – It shows the timeline of events for NEET 2022.

Historical Data – NEET Counselling 2022 dates and events

NEET Counselling 2022 – Events Corresponding dates
Round 1 Round 2 Mop up round
Registration/Payment of fee October 11 – 17 November 11 – 13 November 28 – 2 December
Choice Filling and Locking seats October 15 – 18 November 13 November 29 – 2 December
Seat verification October 17 – 18 December 3 – December 4
Process of allotment of seats October 19 – 20 December 5 – December 6
Provisional results of seat allotment October 20 December 3
Final results release date October 21 November 15 December 7
Reporting to allotted institutes October 22 – 29 December 8 – 12

Similarly, the following table shows important events and timeline related to NEET 2021.

NEET Counselling 2021 dates

Events Corresponding dates
Round I – Central Universities/Deemed Universities/All India Quota/ESIC Colleges
Register/Fee payment 19th to 30th January 2022
Choice filling and Locking 20th to 30th January 2022
Seat allotment processing 31st January 2022
Result of allotment 1st February 2022
Reporting to colleges allotted 2nd to 7th February 2022
Round II – Central Universities/Deemed Universities/All India Quota/ESIC Colleges
Register/Fee payment 16th to 21st February 2022
Choice filling and Locking 17th to 21st February 2022
Seat allotment processing 24th to 25th February 2022
Result of allotment 26th February 2022
Report to colleges allotted 27th February 2022 to 5th March 2022
Mop-up Round – Central Universities/Deemed Universities/ESIC Colleges
New Registration 10th to 19th March 2022
Securing along with choice filling 11th to 19th March 2022
Seat allotment processing 21st to 22nd March 2022
Result of allotment 23rd March 2022
Report to colleges allotted 24th to 29th March 2022

NEET Counselling by MCC – All India Counselling

NEET online counselling is carried out by the MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) of the Directorate General of Health Services for Undergraduate Medical Courses (DGHS). The instructions for the same are provided on the MCC website for All India Counselling. Candidates must carefully go through the instructions before appearing in the NEET counselling registration process.

MCC Conducts Counselling for

  • 15% – All India quota seats – MBBS/BDS seats
  • BHU Open – 100% MBBS/BDS seats
  • AIIMS Open seats – 100% MBBS AIIMS seats across India
  • JIPMER Open
  • AMU Internal and Open seats
  • Internal quota (85%)/Domicile seats of DU/I.P University
  • Jamia Open seats
  • AFMC – Registration
  • All India Quota seats of ESIC and IP quota seats – 15%
  • B.Sc (Nursing) of selected Central B.Sc. Nursing institutes – 100%

NEET Counselling-Counselling Bodies

NEET Counselling Type Counselling body
AIQ seats 15% in government medical institutes (except for J&K state) DGHS as a representative of MCC
85% State quota seats in DU colleges DGHS as a representative of MCC
For all Central and Deemed Universities seats (inclusive of BDS in Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi) DGHS as a representative of MCC
IP Quota seats in ESIC colleges DGHS as a representative of MCC
AFMC Pune (Armed Forces Medical College) DGHS as a representative of MCC and AFMC Pune
85% State quota seats (all J&K seats) and state private colleges Corresponding state counselling authorities

What Is New In NEET Counselling?

  • The number of colleges taking part in the AIQ counselling has increased for NEET. The number of medical colleges has risen significantly compared to last year
  • An increase in the number of participating colleges has resulted in the rise in seat availability to seek admissions under AIQ
  • MCC shall conduct counselling for 85% of seats in ESIC college and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College. Previously it was conducted by the IPU administration

See also: NEET results

NEET Counselling Procedure – Process to register for NEET counselling

Candidates taking part in NEET exams must be aware of the latest NEET updates and complete the counselling process. Here is a breakdown of the steps.

Step By Step Process of NEET Counselling

I. Register

  • It is important to register, without which candidates cannot fill in the course and college option
  • On the official website, enter details and login
  • Once the registration process is completed, details are generated which are sent to the candidate via his/her mobile number and email ID. Details sent include password and User ID. These details help students to proceed further

NEET Counselling Registration

  • Candidates who have qualified and eligible for counselling process of NEET register at the official website
  • To complete the process of NEET Counselling Registration, a candidate must produce their NEET scorecards displaying their application numbers
  • Keep ready all the documents required for the NEET counselling registration process for verification and validation
  • Register yourself online to the NEET counselling process to participate in the seat allotment process
  • Qualified candidates must read the instructions of NEET counselling registration process carefully and provide details such as roll number, NEET registration number, parents’ name, date of birth etc.
  • Make the payment for the process of NEET counselling through online modes
  • To receive timely updates pertaining to counselling and the seat allotment process, use your mobile number and email ID

II. Submission and Locking of Choice

  • As per preference, candidates can fill in the choice of college and courses
  • Once selected, click on the ‘save’ button to lock the choices entered
  • Please note that choices will not be considered as locked until saved and locked

III. Seat Allotment Result

  • Once choices are locked, in a matter of a few days, seat allotment results are announced by authorities
  • Seat allotment is in accordance with the filled choices by the candidate
  • Candidates can have a look at the allotment result as they are sent an SMS or mail regarding the same. It provides details of the allotted colleges and courses

IV. Editing and Locking

  • Candidates who desire to alter the choice of allotted seats may do so
  • One must log in to the official website with credentials in order to alter the choices
  • Once alteration/editing (if any) is done, the choice must be locked once again

V. Report to Allotted Colleges

  • In order for the candidates to confirm the seats, they must report to the colleges allotted once seat allotment is done
  • For seats to get confirmed at the allotted college, candidates must pay the initial fee thereby completing the admission procedures
  • If the candidate misses being present at the allotted college within the specific time frame, seats will be transferred automatically to the next inline
  • The original documents to be submitted are as below:
    • Class 10 Mark sheet and certificate – (date of birth)
    • Class 12 Mark sheet and certificate
    • NEET Admit Card
    • NEET Rank letter or Scorecard
    • Valid ID proof (Aadhaar/PAN card/Passport/Driving License)
    • Passport size photos (8)
    • Allotment letter (provisional)
    • If applicable – caste certificate
    • If applicable – PwD certificate

NEET Counselling-Payment Of Fee

Candidates must pay fees to register successfully and be eligible for the counselling procedures. The fee is a refundable and one non-refundable fee, both payments to be made within the allotted time frame. This payment can be made through the online mode only via Internet banking or Debit/credit card. The fee for counselling as per previous trends (subject to change) is as specified below:

Counselling Fee

Type of Fee Central Universities/15% AIQ Amount (in Indian rupees)
Refundable fee

(Tuition fee)

All categories Rs. 2,00,000/-
UR Rs. 10,000/-
SC/ST/PwD/OBC Rs. 5,000/-
Non-refundable fee

(Registration fee)

All categories Rs. 5,000/-
UR Rs. 1,000/-
SC/ST/PwD/OBC Rs. 500/-

Counselling – Round II

  • In case the candidate is unhappy with the seat allotted, they can approach the second counselling round for NEET
  • Candidates who are allotted seats in this round are not permitted to vacate the seats, the category being 15% All India Quota
  • If the allotted seat to the candidate in the second round is not desired by the candidate, then candidates can exit with forfeiture as per the exit policy in which case the security amount that is deposited will be lost. Once the candidate accepts the allotted seat, it cannot be declined/surrendered.

Who Is Eligible For NEET Counselling?

Candidates who have qualified NEET clearing the cut-off by obtaining the minimum qualifying percentile are eligible to take part in the NEET Counselling. However, candidates belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir State are not eligible to take part in NEET counselling. To take part in the NEET Counselling process, candidates must register on the official website (MCC) within the time frame specified. All the qualifying candidates (including J&K state candidates) will be eligible to take part in the AIQ counselling for Deemed universities.

Eligibility Criteria – Central University

  • Delhi University (UCMS, MAMS, LHMC) – 85% of seats are reserved for candidates who have studied grades 11 & 12 in Delhi, remaining 15% seats transferred to AIQ (All India Quota)
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – 50% reservation seats for candidates who have studied from their schools for the past 3 years. The remaining seats are presented to all the qualified candidates
  • BHU – all candidates clearing the NEET eligibility criteria for counselling are eligible to take part in the BHU MBBS counselling too for all offered seats in the university
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi – Faculty of Dentistry – Out of 50 seats, 47 BDS seats are open to everyone while 3 seats fall under the internal quota. Students passing the qualifying examination (class 12/10) from Jamia as regular candidates are eligible to seek admissions under the internal quota here.

*The figures are subject to vary as these are based on previous trends.

Counselling At The State Level

From the remaining 85% seats in government medical colleges, all the seats will be offered in deemed universities while the private medical colleges will be occupied by NEET Counselling regulated by the corresponding state counselling authorities.

The state counselling officials release their separate NEET merit list, counselling dates, application form and also the seat allotment list wherein their own domicile rules are applicable at that level. All the seats of J&K state will be occupied in the state counselling as they do not get to take part in the AIQ NEET counselling.

To get admitted to medical courses in government colleges, the qualified candidates should meet the eligibility criteria set out by corresponding state officials. Once state authorities release the forms on the specified dates, candidates are required to register by filling in the form for application. In addition to government colleges, state counselling officials also conduct counselling for admissions in private medical institutes.

NEET Cut-off: Previous Trends and Historical Data

In order to qualify and seek admissions to medical institutes, candidates must clear a minimum score which is the NEET cut-off. Only such candidates are eligible to take part in the counselling rounds. The cut-off differs every year, depending upon the number of applicants, difficulty level of the exam and other such criteria. NTA (National Testing Agency), the regulatory body for NEET shall announce the NEET cut-off along with the announcement of the results. The cut-off percentile differs based on the different categories.

NEET 2021 Cut-off

Group/Category Cut off marks (Range) Minimum Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved 720-138 50th
Unreserved – Physically Handicapped 137-122 45th
SC/ ST/OBC 137-108 40th
SC/ST/OBC – Physically Handicapped 121-108 40th

NEET Cut-off Score & Percentile 2020

Category NEET 2020 Cut-off scores NEET 2020 Cut-off percentile Count of Qualified Candidates
General/UR 720 – 147 50th 6,82,406
OBC/SC/ST 146 – 113 40th 88,674
General-PH 146 – 129 45th 99
OBC/SC/ST-PH 128 – 113 40th 321

NEET Cut-off for the year 2019 is provided below for reference.

NEET 2019 Cut-off for MBBS is as mentioned below:

Group/Category Cut off marks (Range) Minimum Qualifying Percentile
General 701-134 50
General – Physically Handicapped 133-120 45
SC/ ST/OBC 133-107 40
OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped 133-107 40

NEET Cut-off percentile (Lowered)

Group/Category Cut-off scores (Lowered) Cut-off Percentile (Lowered) Cut-off score and percentile (Formerly)
General 701-107 40th 701-134 marks range – 50th
General – PH 106-096 35th 133-120 marks range – 45th
SC/ST/OBC 106-086 30th 133-107 marks range – 40th
SC/ST/OBC – PH 106-086 30th 133-107 marks range – 40th

NEET cut off 2019 – Reviewed qualifying criteria

Group/Category Lowered cutoff score Revised cutoff percentile Number of candidates
UR 701-107 40th 8,45,015
SC 106-086 30th 20,384
OBC 106-086 30th 61,479
ST 106-086 30th 9,911
UR-PH 106-096 35th 99
OBC-PH 106-086 30th 272
SC-PH 106-086 30th 65
ST-PH 106-086 30th 18
Total 9,37,243

NEET cut off 2019 – Qualifying criteria (previously)

Group/Category Cutoff score Revised cutoff percentile No. of candidates
UR 701-134 50th percentile 7,04,335
SC 133-107 40th percentile 20,009
OBC 133-107 40th percentile 63,789
ST 133-107 40th percentile 8,455
UR-PH 133-120 45th percentile 266
OBC-PH 119-107 40th percentile 142
SC-PH 119-107 40th percentile 32
ST-PH 119-107 40th percentile 14
Total 7,97,042

NEET 2022 Cut- off

Following is the category wise cut off for NEET 2022.

Category Marks Range Qualifying Criteria
UR/EWS 715-117 50th Percentile
OBC/SC/ST 116-93 40th Percentile
UR / EWS & PH 116-105 45th Percentile
OBC/SC/ST & PH 104-93 40th Percentile

NEET Counselling – Previous Trends – Top 10 Medical Colleges Cut-off

Location College NEET Closing Rank
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) 44 49 58 32 90
Delhi Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) 106 82 107 157 163
Delhi University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) 128 185 165 171 324
Delhi Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) 263 369 314 489 571
Mumbai Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) 408 297 296 638 457
Lucknow King George’s Medical University (KGMU) 506 725 703 908 1800
Chennai Stanley Medical College (SMC) 2,264 3,858 3520 4572 5253
Mumbai Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (GMCSJJGH) 408 1,018 1122 1329 2828

This was a brief on counselling for NEET. To know the documents required for NEET counselling, NEET Counselling results and more, watch this space at BYJU’S.

Also Check: NEET FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on NEET Counselling 2022


When will NEET-UG 2023 counselling start?

NEET Counselling 2023 will commence shortly after the results for NEET 2023 have been announced. Candidates are advised to visit the official website regularly for the latest updates on NEET 2022.

Who can participate in NEET-UG AIQ Counselling?

Candidates who have appeared and qualified for the NEET UG exam with the officially specified, minimum cut-off score are eligible to take part in the AIQ (All-India Quota) counselling for NEET. 15% of the total seats are reserved for students under the AIQ. Apart from AIQ, such students can also apply for the NEET 2022 Counselling under the state quota.

How many choices can be filled in NEET Counselling?

In the NEET counselling process, candidates can view options and suitably choose those options for which they are eligible.  One can select as many choices from the list as per the availability.

How to do NEET Counselling Registration on

Candidates must register themselves at after qualifying and clearing NEET cut off. Visit the official website and click on NEET counselling registration icon. Follow the steps of mentioned on the page and provide the required details, and documentation ready. Make the payment and complete the process – and also ensure the save a copy of the same for future references.

Can the category be changed at the time of NEET counselling?

No. During the time of NEET counselling, candidates cannot change the entered category from General category to EWS category. Once details are entered at the time of NEET registration, it is taken to be for the final ones. For any corrections, the officials permit changes during the correction window for selected entries, which is intimated through notifications.


When did NEET 2021 Counselling start?

The MCC conducts NEET counselling for All India Quota. It started on 19th January.

Is NEET 2021 Counselling over?

The round II of NEET 2021 counselling has been completed, the results of which were out on 26th February. Students were expected to report to their allotted colleges from 27th February 2022 to 5th March 2022.

How is Counselling of NEET done?

The simple steps followed in NEET Counselling are –
1. Online registrations 2. Submission and locking choices 3. Results of seat allotment are released 4. Editing and locking 5. Reporting to allotted colleges

How to register for NEET counselling?

NEET Counselling registration – Follow these simple steps to register for NEET counselling after clearing the NEET cut off.
1. Go to the official website –
2. Locate and click on the UG counselling tab
3. Start by clicking on the registration link
4. Provide the required information to register
5. Fill out the application form for counselling by logging in
6. Upload the required documents, pay the fee and submit
7. Finally, take a printout of the form

What are the documents to be carried during NEET counselling?

List of documents to carry at the time of counselling of NEET are –

  • Recent passport size photos (8)
  • NEET Rank card and score card
  • NEET admit card
  • Provisional call letter
  • Admission application form (in specified format)
  • D.O.B Certificate
  • Aadhar card (Proof of address)
  • Fee receipt (prepaid)
  • Cast certificate
  • Class 10 and Class 12 – Marksheet and Passing certificate
  • Character certificate and Transfer certificate (by last attended school/college)
  • Domicile and migration certificate
  • Proof of family income
  • Parents’ PAN card (copy)
  • Proof of parents’ identity and address
  • Certificate of medical fitness


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