Maharashtra State Counseling Procedures

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Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra, is the governing body for conducting the counseling process within Maharashtra. Within the state, 15% of All India Quota counseling is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), whereas the rest 85% is conducted by the state governing body DMER. After the declaration of the NEET score, the governing body conducts the counseling for the eligible students.

There are around 4880 MBBS seats and 1810 BDS seats in the state of Maharashtra. The counseling is conducted in the medical colleges on the basis of the scores secured in the NEET UG examination. There are two rounds of counseling in the state of Maharashtra. After two rounds of counseling, the governing body conducts a mop-up round to fill up the vacant seats of the colleges.

Name of CollegeComnGeneral RankComnGeneral ScoreOBC RankOBC ScoreSC RankSC ScoreSEBC RankSEBC ScoreST RankST Score
ACPM Medical College, Dhule40328516402135166550747536030524232549316
Ashwini Rural Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kumbhari475675038324345046917504244354308
BKL Walawalkar Rural Medical College, Ratnagiri51505496503144988523344851853496242911309
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy2639631592860921766555538861290896441
Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College, Amravati479365028261745150491498236717313
Dr Shankarrao Chavan1193258421184557569584871960556155746489
Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College and General Hospital, Jalgaon35375525349295268255245142849511252910303
Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur9405593189775624751050314808575147672382
Dr Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Adgaon36234523339365288059645439035518219641325
Dr Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Medical College and Hospital, Ahmednagar410265148182245239691517243674309
Government Medical College and Hospital, Baramati12462582230705525054049820096560209329332
Government Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon15286573302305366566647430175536223595322
Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur30776278802596224125541174158575703460
Government Medical College, Akola14997574200795604110551430677535118750410
Government Medical College, Aurangabad68346051161958530759535986759180045455
Government Medical College, Chandrapur18201565279395416986346832334531197978341
Government Medical College, Gondia18934563304045355198249631098534172910360
Government Medical College, Latur13742578248765485922648426441544162739369
Government Medical College, Miraj9866591198115604826750216909568184016351
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai2294634374062213454579515761354040492
HBT Medical College and Dr RN Cooper Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai3525624811859824026550593560997685433
Indian Institute of Medical Science and Research, Jalna57330487
Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur8584596136995783055353513572579122691406
Kasturba Health Societys Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram13638578240925504611550524665548188755348
KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai18241565339315207750545839441517
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai1776639614160822091554806359978756456
Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research, Pune46345505414625148136645346583504232943316
Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Latur452175074510450782675451242801309
NAMO Medical Education and Research Institute, Silvassa2415954933505529
NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur424895128004345551189497233993315
Prakash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sangli553694908428444956577488255270301
Rajarshee Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College and CPR Hospital, Kolhapur10971587229085524988049914036577222745323
Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, Thane75636011747456632009532172104361
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Medical College, Mumbai42566315886416652605212263514781575
Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College and Hospital, Chakkarbardi14011577275105415685848825376546182910352
Shri Vasant Rao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal17197567254165465048249830648535155982375
Sinhgad Technical Education Societys Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Ambegaon52074495508144976567347454416491209724332
SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nashik532534938392245053393493248950306
Swami Ramanand Tirth Rural Government Medical College, Ambajogai15916571273145424834650326488544166880365
Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai25528546339455287796145833887528226596320
Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai18316382599631126835822908628109950419
Vedantaa Institute of Medical Science Vedantaa Hospital and Research Center, Palghar751434619102244180422454260362298

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Table of content

  • NEET admission Highlights
  • Important dates
  • Admission Procedures
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Application Form
  • NEET cut-off 2020 for Maharashtra
  • Merit List
  • NEET counseling 2021
  • Counseling process
  • Documents required for counseling
  • Seat Matrix
  • FAQs

NEET admission Highlights

Counseling BodyDirectorate of Medical Education & Research, Maharashtra (DMER, Maharashtra)
Courses offeredMBBS/BDS
Results acceptedNEET
EligibilityNEET Qualified
Participating collegesGovernment and private colleges
Seats available85% government and 100% private
No of counseling roundsRound 1, Round 2, and Mop-up
Types of seatsGovernment, Govt. Aided, Private & NRI
CategoriesGeneral, SC, ST, OBC, EWS, PwD
No. of collegesGovernment: 25 Private: 19 AIIMS: 1 DEEMED: 12
Recognized collegesGovernment: 20 Private: 16 AIIMS: 0 DEEMED: 9
Permitted collegesGovernment: 5 Private: 3 AIIMS: 1 Deemed: 3

Important Dates

Serial NumberEventsDatesTentative Dates for 2019
1.Release of Online Application Form  
2.Last date of submission of online application  
3.Declaration of Provisional State merit List  
4.Verification of Documents  
5.First round of Counseling  
6.Last date to report to the allotted college  
7.Second round of Counseling  
8.Last date to report to the allotted college  
9.Counseling for Mop up round  
10.Last day to report to the allotted college  

Admission Procedures and Counseling body

  • First fill up the NEET application form online
  • Generation of admit card
  • NEET entrance examination
  • Declaration of Result
  • College/State wise counseling
  • Seat Allotment
  • Admission

Important Links

NEET UGClick Here
NEET Mock TestClick Here
NEET Study MaterialClick Here
NEET Question BankClick Here
Sample PaperClick Here

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only the citizens of India or Person of Indian Origin are eligible for the counseling procedure.
  • 17 years is the minimum age of the candidates to take the admission in the medical colleges in Maharashtra.
  • Candidate must be domicile of Maharashtra in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have passed Class 10 and Class 12 or an equivalent examination from an institute situated in the State of Maharashtra.
  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English from board recognized by the Central/State Government.
  •  In individual subjects, candidates must have obtained 50% marks in aggregate, in a case of unreserved category, 45% in aggregate in case of physically handicapped unreserved and 40% in aggregate for reserved categories including PH in them.

Apart from this, the candidates should also secure the minimum percentile in the NEET UG examination as per the qualifying criteria mentioned in the table below.

Minimum qualifying criteria to take admissions in Maharashtra

Government Seats

Course(s)Compulsory Qualifying RequirementsGeneral CategoryGeneral PH CategoryReserved Category (SC/ST/OBC/PH)
              MBBS/BDS1Higher Secondary or Equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology50%45%40%
2Qualifying Percentile in NEET in the academic year504540

Management Seats

Course(s)Compulsory Qualifying RequirementsGeneral CategoryGeneral PH CategoryReserved Category (SC/ST?OBC/PH)
              MBBS/BDS1Higher Secondary or Equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology- Theory and Practical50%45%40%
2Qualifying Percentile in NEET in the academic year504540

NRI Seats

ExaminationAll Candidates
Higher Secondary or Equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology- Theory and Practical50%
Qualifying Percentile in NEET in the academic year50

Reservation Policy

  • In Government or Government supported Medical or Dental colleges, the admission will be taken under two segregates- 15% All India Quota Seats and 85% State Quota Seats. DGHS will conduct the counseling process of 15% All India Quota seats while DMER, the state governing body will conduct the counseling for the rest 85% of the seats on the basis of reservation.
  • In Private medical or dental colleges, the seats will be divided homogenously into 50% for State Quota and 50% for Management quota. Within this 50% state quota seats, the admissions will be done following the reservation policy of the state.
  • Find the table below with various categories in which the state quota seats have been divided :

Application Form

The candidates who want to get into MBBS and BDS courses from government and private colleges in Maharashtra need to fill the NEET counseling form in Maharashtra. You need to fill the counseling application form on the Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Maharashtra (DMER, Maharashtra) website.

Step 1: Visit the official Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Maharashtra (DMER, Maharashtra) website

Step 2: Then go to the login or register page.

Step 3: If you register for the first time, you need to go to “Candidate Registration.” While completing the registration, you need to enter your NEET roll number, rank, date of birth, and mobile number. Once you have successfully registered, then you will receive a registration number and a security pin.

Step 4: If you have already registered, you need to do “candidate login.” You must enter your NEET 2021 roll number, the generated registration number, and the security PIN.

Step 5: Once you have logged in, you must enter your academic details like class 10 marks, 12 marks, NEET 2021 marks and ranks, your address for verification.

Step 6: After filling in all the details, go to “Save and Pay” and proceed to NEET 2021 counseling application fees payment.

Step 7: Make the payment by choosing your choice of online payment from the options mentioned on the screen.

Step 8: The filled application form will come on the screen. You need to download and save it for future use.

Top MBBS Colleges in India

Top Government Colleges in IndiaTop Private Colleges in India
Top Colleges in KarnatakaTop Colleges in Maharashtra
Top Colleges in Tamil NaduTop Colleges in Andhra Pradesh
Top Colleges in Uttar PradeshTop Colleges in Rajasthan
Top Colleges in West BengalTop Colleges in Kerala
Top Colleges in Madhya PradeshTop Colleges in Bihar

NEET cut-off 2020 for Maharashtra

Here is the NEET cut off 2021 in Maharashtra

General PH133-120
SC/ST/OBC- PH119-107

NEET Merit List: Maharashtra

DMER will publish the merit list of the qualified candidates. Those candidates who have qualified for the NEET-UG examination will be eligible for inclusion in Provisional State Quota Merit List prepared category-wise by the counseling authority. In the state quota seats and private seat in the state, the admissions will be done as per counseling sessions of the registered candidates as per their ranks in the Maharashtra state merit list. The admission to seats reserved for reserved categories is done on the basis of category-specific merit lists.

The merit lists of eligible candidates for state counseling are released in online mode and include the candidate’s name, father’s name, category, State merit rank, NEET marks, and NEET roll number.

Steps to download NEET merit list 

  • The candidates have to visit the official website of DMER to check their names in the merit list.
  • The updated merit list will be shown to the candidates after entering name or NEET roll number.
  • The State Rank as derived from NEET scores is also mentioned in the merit list.
  • The candidate has to take a print out of the merit list

The successful candidates whose names appear in the merit list are called for the counseling process. The deciding factor for seat allotment during counseling is based on the merit list and respective categories and the preferences mentioned by candidates during the time of registration. The allotment results will be published online by DMER, Maharashtra. 

NEET counseling 2021

The admissions to MBBS/BDS are made through the counseling process based on your NEET UG score. Candidates who clear the NEET examination can also apply for NEET admission to medical colleges. The NEET-UG counseling process is based on the All India Quota, State Quota, and Deemed Universities.

Process of NEET counseling in Maharashtra

Online Registration: The interested candidates have to fill up the online application form and pay the non-refundable counseling fee, to take part in the counseling process to be conducted on the basis of the candidate’s names in the merit list. While filling up the Online Application Form, the candidates will receive a user id and password. Incomplete forms submitted will be summarily rejected.

Merit List declaration: The Maharashtra state merit lists, including common merit lists and reserved category merit lists, will be displayed on the official website of DMER, Maharashtra.

Verification of Documents: in the next step, the counseling authority will verify every document of the eligible candidate. The candidates need to bring their original certificates/documents along with self-attested copies and passport-size photos at the counseling centers to get them verified. After the verification session, the candidates will get a scheduled date for the counseling

 Choice Filling: Complete list of medical and dental colleges in Maharashtra will be accessible to the candidates and they will have to pick the college/institutions as per their wish. They can make their selection of colleges/courses according to the order of preference which they can avail till those are exhausted.  Candidates should lock their choices or else, the choices will be locked automatically.

Admission and Seat Allotment: The result of every round of seat allotment will be displayed on the DMER website. Admission of the candidates will be done with reference to their NEET UG score and choices filled in by the candidates at the time of filling up the application form.

Reporting at the College:-  Just after the allotment of seats in any college, candidates will receive an information letter, which they need to print along with the fee receipt before reporting to the college for counseling. They will have to report to the concerned college with all the relevant original documents and their photocopies for verification and the prescribed tuition fees.

NEET Cutoff 2020

NEET 2020 Cut-off MaharashtraNEET 2020 Cut-off Tamil Nadu
NEET 2020 Cut-off Andhra PradeshNEET 2020 Cut-off Telangana
NEET 2020 Cut-off RajasthanNEET 2020 Cut-off Bihar
NEET 2020 Cut-off KarnatakaNEET 2020 Cut-off West Bengal
NEET 2020 Cut-off KeralaNEET 2020 Cut-off Uttar Pradesh
NEET 2020 Cut-off DelhiNEET 2020 Cut-off Odisha
NEET 2020 Cut-off HaryanaNEET 2020 Cut-off Punjab
NEET 2020 Cut-off Jharkhand NEET 2020 Cut-off Madhya Pradesh
NEET 2020 Cut-off Chhattisgarh NEET 2020 Cut-off Assam

Documents required for counseling

  • NEET UG admit card
  • NEET UG score card
  • Class 10 certificate and Mark Sheets
  • Class 12 certificate and Mark Sheets
  • ID Proof Certificate (Driving Licence or PAN card or Voter ID or Passport etc)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Reserved category certificate, if applicable
  • Certificate for Medical Fitness

Additional documents for NRI/OCI Candidates:-

  • NRI status certificate issued by the embassy
  • Overseas Citizen of India card
  • Nativity certificate of the financial supporter
  • Passport and bank documents of the financial supporter

Seat Matrix as per reservation policy

Reservation in State/Government QuotaReservation in Private Unaided Institutions  
Scheduled Caste s and Scheduled Caste converted to Buddhism  13%6.5%
Scheduled Tribes  7%3.5%
Vimukta Jati DT-A3%1.5%
Nomadic Tribes (NT- 1) NT -B2.5%1.25%
Nomadic Tribes (NT- 1) NT -C3.5%1.75%
Nomadic Tribes (NT- 1) NT -D2%1.0%
Candidates from Hilly Areas  3%
Other Backward Classes including SBC19%9.5%
Children of Defence Personnel5%5%
Persons with Disability (Horizontal reservation)5%5%
Female Candidates (Horizontal reservation)30%30%

State Medical Cutoffs:

The NEET 2018 ranks and marks secured by the last candidates to secure seats in the Government Medical Colleges of Maharashtra are given below based on the data available by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) and State Counseling Authority, to be used for reference purpose only:

Admission Cancellation and Fee Refund:

Candidates who fail to join the college allotted to them on or before the allotted date announced by the Competent Authority, their admission will be considered as cancelled. Candidates must submit an application with the college authorities if he/she wishes to cancel their admission in the said college.

The refund of fees to candidates is done after deduction of Rs 1500/-, if the candidate cancel their admission before the cutoff date as declared by the respective council. If the candidates cancel their admission on or after the cutoff dates, there will be no refund of fees. If the candidate expires or becomes invalid within 90 days from admission date no deduction shall be made and the entire amount will be refunded. This penalty is also applicable to any candidate resigning a seat after cutoff date for MBBS/ BDS course or also fails to complete the course, irrespective of the admission quota of the candidate.



The Backward class applicants selected in Open Merit category will be eligible for freeship and scholarship as per the Government orders. If, however, the scholarships are granted under the scheme of post matric-scholarship to scheduled castes and scheduled caste converts to Buddhism, scheduled Tribes, Denotified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes and Lower Income Group students, then the educational concession in their favour is covered by the regulation prepared by the Government of India.

The Educational concession extended to the Backward Class candidates cited above covers the tuition fee and Unviersity exam fee to such students. If they fail once in their annual exam or for any other such reason, they are not eligible to receive the Government of India scholarship anymore.

The candidates falling under the above category do not need to furnish their caste or income certificate from the Executive Magistrate, Taluka Magistrate or Sub-Divisional Magistrate to avail the concessions. They are only required to produce the declaration of caste and income in the prescribed form notified by the Directorate of Social Welfare.

Insurance Scheme:

The Government of Maharshtra has introduced an insurance scheme called Amartya Shiksha Yojana which covers the students between 4 to 25 years of age. The candidates need to pay one time premium of approximately INR 2020/- (the amount depends on the college applied to) at the time of taking admission as a one time fee and are covered for the entire duration of the covered course. The students can know more about this scheme from the concerned colleges at the time of taking admission.

Choice Filling for 2021 MCC counseling

MaharashtraTamil NaduRajasthan
BiharAndhra PradeshTelangana
KeralaUttar PradeshJharkhand
West BengalOdishaHaryana
Himachal PradeshMeghalayaMadhya Pradesh
Jammu & KashmirTripuraDelhi


  1. Is there any service bond in Maharashtra Government College?

Yes, one year of service bond is applicable.

  1. What happens if I do not serve a service bond?

If you do not serve the service bond, you need to pay ₹10,00,000.

  1. Can I cancel my medical seat after filling the Status retention form?

Yes, you can cancel your medical seat within the stipulated time. However, if you try to cancel your seat after the given date, you cannot cancel the seat.

  1. Can I take part in the mop-up round if I do not apply in NEET counseling round 1?

No, the counseling applications open only once before round 1 for Maharashtra NEET-UG counseling.

  1. Which are the best MBBS colleges in Maharashtra?

The top MBBS College in Maharashtra is Topiwala National Medical College, Seth GS Medical College Mumbai, and B. J. Medical College Pune.

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