NEET 2021 was conducted on September 12, and the results were out on Nov 1st. Some major changes are made by MCC and approved by the Supreme court in the NEET counseling and admission process that candidates should be well aware of, which we have covered in this article.
Now that NEET results are out, students are eagerly waiting for the NEET Counseling process to begin. MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) has made a statement that NEET UG & PG counseling dates will soon be announced anytime after the 6th of January. MCC is responsible for conducting the NEET counseling process on behalf of DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences) for facilitating the allocation of NEET seats at the State and All India Level (AIQ).
There were also some big changes introduced by MCC and DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences), which will be applicable for 15% of UG seats and 50% of PG seats that fall under the central pool. The changes made are here to stay as the Supreme Court showed no objection and has approved the New Counseling Scheme.
Here is a list of changes made by MCC that every NEET candidate should be aware of:
- From now onwards there will be four rounds of NEET counseling – AIQ Round 1, AIQ Round 2, AIQ Mop-up Round, and AIQ Stray Vacancy Round.
- Fresh registrations will only be welcomed during the first three rounds and not the final round.
- The option of free exit and up-gradation can only be availed during the AQI round 1 of NEET counseling 2021.
- Candidates who join allocated seats in AQI rounds 1, 2, 3, or 4 will not be eligible to resign. They will also not be allowed to participate in further counseling rounds.
- Candidates who do not join the seats in Round 2 would still be eligible to participate in further rounds of NEET 2021 counseling but they will have to do a fresh registration, which will only take place in the mop-up round.
- Earlier the left out seats were reverted back to states which will now continue to be filled during the Mop-up and stray vacancy round of NEET counseling.
Reservation of AIQ Seats in NEET 2021
|SC (Scheduled Caste)||15%|
|ST (Scheduled Tribe)||7.5%|
|PwBD (Person with Benchmark Disability)||5% (Horizontal Reservation)|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||27% in National Institutes/Central
|EWS (Economically Weaker Section)||10% in National Institutes/Central Universities|
Courses Offered Through NEET
- BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
- BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
- BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery)
- BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
- BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery)
- BSc Nursing (Honors)
- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Number of Available Seats in Each Course
|Courses||Total Number of Seats|
|BVSC & AH Seats||525|
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 Counseling
- Must have qualified NEET exam
- Should be registered on MCC’s official website.
- Candidates from UT of J&K are also eligible for participating in the counseling process.
Eligibility Criteria for Central Universities
|Central Universities||Seat Scheme||Eligibility Criteria|
|Delhi University (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)||15% seats for colleges affiliated with the University of Delhi||Candidates who have passed Class 11th & 12th from schools located in Delhi will be eligible to apply for 85% of these seats.|
|Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia||The institute has a total of 50 seats for BDS, out of which 47 will be availed via MCC NEET counseling. The remaining three will be filled under the institutional quota.||The institutional quota seats can only be occupied by candidates who have passed Class 11th & 12th from JMI institutes.|
|Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)||50% of seats are reserved by the institute itself. The remaining 50 percent will be filled via MCC NEET counseling.||Candidates who studied for 3 consecutive years in AMU can avail themselves institutional quota.|
|Banaras Hindu University (BHU)||15% seats||Candidates who fulfill the basic eligibility criteria for NEET counseling by MCC can apply for these seats.|
Qualified candidates who want to participate in the counseling process in Central Universities/Deemed Universities/ESIC colleges must register online on MCC’s official website.
Registration Process for NEET Counseling
- Candidates should register on the official MCC website– www.mcc.nic.in
- They will be required to fill in a lot of details like name, personal details, academic details as per their NEET result, and registration no.
- They will also have to pay registration fees for NEET counseling.
Registration Fee for NEET counseling by MCC
|Category||Fee (in INR)|
|Non- Refundable Fee|
|15 percent AIQ/ Central Universities||General Category||1,000|
|OBC/ PWD/SC/ ST/||500|
|Deemed Universities||All categories have to pay the same fee||5,000|
|15 percent AIQ/ Central Universities||General Category||10,000|
|SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD||5,000|
|Deemed Universities||All categories will have to pay the same fees||2,00,000|
NEET UG Counselling 2021 Dates (Tentative)
The dates for NEET counseling have not been released yet. The following table will be updated as and when the dates are declared.
NEET 2021 Counselling Dates for AQI Round 1 (Tentative)
The below table showcases a tentative timeline for 1st round of NEET 2021 counseling.
|Registration||2nd week of Jan 2022|
|Choice filling process||3rd week of Jan 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Provisional)||3rd week of Jan 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Final) and allotment letters||4th week of Jan 2022|
|Reporting to the allocated institute||5th week of Jan 2022|
NEET 2021 Counselling Dates for AQI Round 2 (Tentative)
The below table showcases a tentative timeline for the second round of NEET 2021 counseling.
|Seat matrix is displayed for the second round of NEET 2021 counseling||1st week of Feb 2022|
|Registration||1st week of Feb 2022|
|Choice filling process||2nd week of Feb 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Provisional)||3rd week of Feb 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Final), allotment letters||4th week of Feb 2022|
|Reporting to the allocated institute||4th week of Feb 2022|
|Vacant seats to be transferred to the state quota||4th week of Feb 2022|
NEET 2021 AQI Round 3 – Mop-up Round for Central Universities/ Deemed Universities/ ESIC colleges Schedule (Tentative)
The below table showcases a tentative timeline for the third round (mop-up round) of NEET 2021 counseling.
|Registration||1st week of March 2022|
|Choice filling process||1st week of March 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Provisional)||1st week of March 2022|
|Final seat allotment list, allotment letters||3rd week of March 2022|
|Reporting to the allocated institute||4th week of March 2022|
|Vacant seats to be transferred to the concerned institute||5th week of March 2022|
NEET 2021 AQI Stray-Vacancy Round Schedule (Tentative)
The below table showcases a tentative timeline for the fourth round (stray-vacancy round) of NEET 2021 counseling.
|Registration||1st week of April 2022|
|Choice filling process||1st week of April 2022|
|Seat allotment list (Provisional)||2nd week of April 2022|
|Final Seat allotment list and allotment letters||2nd week of April 2022|
|Reporting to the allocated institute||4th week of April 2022|
|Vacant seats to be transferred to the institute||5th week of April 2022|
NOTE: The above dates are just tentative and will be updated once the actual dates are out.
State-Wise NEET 2021 Counseling Updates:
- NEET Counseling 2021 in Rajasthan has started, visit rajneetug2021.com for submitting the application form.
- NEET Counseling 2021 in Tamil Nadu for admission in MBBS and BDS courses has also been started, students can submit application forms till Jan 7th.
- NEET Counseling 2021 in Assam has also begun, the merit list has also been released for state quota medical seats. Visit dme.assam.gov.in to apply.
- The provisional Merit List for NEET Counseling 2021 in Punjab has also been released by BFUHS The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. For more details visit bfuhs.ac.in.
- Andhra Pradesh NEET Counseling has released the list of candidates eligible for NEET 2021 Counseling. You can register for the same at ntruhs.ap.nic.in
States In Which NEET Counseling 2021 Process Is Yet To Begin
UP NEET UG Counseling 2021- upneet.gov.in
Update: Yet to begin
Kerala NEET Counseling 2021 – cee.kerala.gov.in
Update: Yet to begin
MP NEET Counselling 2021 – dme.mponline.gov.in
Update: Yet to begin
Maharashtra NEET Counselling 2021 – cetcell.mahacet.org
Update: Yet to begin
Odisha NEET Counselling 2021 – odishajee.com
Update: Counselling postponed
Haryana NEET Counselling 2021 – dmer.haryana.gov.in
Update: No update