NEET counseling process.

The NTA and the MCC will announce NEET 2021 counseling dates after the NEET 2021 examinations and after the NEET 2021 exam results are announced. The NEET counseling process has multiple rounds and is conducted annually to allocate the medical admission seats at the All India Level (AIQ) and the State Level. The All India Quota (AIQ) offers 15% of the total seats to all medical aspirants. In comparison, 85% of seats are reserved for the state medical colleges for candidates belonging to the respective states.


In this post, we have discussed everything you need to know about the NEET UG counseling process.


Table of content


  • What is NEET counseling 2021?
  • NEET counseling 2021 dates
  • NEET 2021 counseling eligibility criteria
  • NEET eligibility criteria for central universities
  • NEET 2021 counseling process
  • Documents required for NEET counseling process 2021
  • Counseling for 15% All India Quota
  • Marks Badhao for NEET 2021 counseling
  • Frequently asked questions


What is NEET counseling 2021?


NEET counseling is national-level counseling that is conducted for admission to 15% of AIQ quota seats. NEET counseling 2021 is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of the MCC. The counseling of NEET 2021 is conducted online, and the students who wish to participate in this process can register themselves on the official website of MCC.


The remaining 85% of the seats for all the undergraduate medical and dental courses will be filled by the respective states. Every state government conducts counseling for each state separately.


The counseling of the AIQ is conducted in two rounds. If any seats are left vacant after the first round are carried forward to the second round. However, after the second round of NEET counseling, the vacant seats will be taken on to the respective state quota. The seats left in the AIQ quota of Deemed universities/central universities/ESIC colleges will be filled through a mop-up round of the NEET 2021 counseling.


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NEET counseling 2021 dates


In this section, we have mentioned the NEET counseling schedule 2021, which the authorities will release. Here in this section, we have mentioned the NEET 2021 counseling dates for different rounds. However, there is no official notification regarding the NEET counseling dates.


  • The first round of counseling

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  • The second round of counseling


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  • Mop-up round for Deemed Universities/ Central Universities/ ESIC colleges (Concluded)


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NEET 2021 counseling eligibility criteria


Candidates who are eligible for NEET exam 2021 are also eligible for NEET counseling sessions:

  • Candidates who have cleared the NEET exam with a minimum of 50% for the general category and 40% for SC/ST/OBC, and 45% for general physically disabled candidates will be considered qualified.
  • The ministry releases a list of qualified candidates under the AIQ, excluding the NEET candidates from J&K to participate in the 15% AIQ counseling.
  • The candidates who have registered on the MCC website are eligible for the NEET counseling process.


NEET eligibility criteria for central universities


  • Delhi University (MAMC, UCMS, LHMC): Since 15% of the seats are available for the AIQ, 85% of the remaining seats are for those medical aspirants who have completed their 11th and 12th standard in Delhi city.
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU): The AMU university offers 50% institutional reservation to the candidates who studied in their school in the last three years and the other 50% for the candidates who have cleared the NEET exams.
  • BHU: All the candidates can take admissions in BHU after clearing the NEET examination.
  • Faculty belonging to Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi: There is an internal quota of three seats in BDS for students who have cleared Class 10 and 23 from the same school. The remaining 47 BDS seats are open to all.


NEET 2021 counseling process 2021


Here are the steps you need to follow while you are registering for NEET counseling:


Step 1: Go to the official MCC website and click on “New Registration.”


  • Enter your roll number, application number, name, DOB, parent’s name, and other personal details. You also need to enter your security PIN given in the NEET 2021 admit card. Once you have entered all the details, you will receive a new roll number and a password. You need to use these credentials and register for NEET 2021 counseling.
  • Log in to the official MCC website and go to “Candidate Login.”
  • Enter your new roll number and password.
  • Then you will be taken to a page where you need to enter all your details and click on “Submit.”
  •  Once you have checked for all the information shown on the screen, click on “Confirm registration.” You need to download the registration slip and keep it carefully.


Step 2: NEET counseling fees payment:


Once you have completed the registration, you must pay refundable and non-refundable NEET 2021 counseling fees via credit card, debit card, or NEFT.


Step 3: Exercising option entry and locking


The NEET counseling offers the choice locking facility only for a specific time.


  • Here you need to submit your preferences keeping in mind that your admissions are granted based on merit.
  • You can check for the list of colleges on the screen and select any number of choices you want.
  • Then the candidates can arrange them in the order based on their preference by moving them up and down in the list.
  • Once you have completed, you need to enter your password and choose “lock choices.”


Note: You need to know that you cannot make any changes once you have locked your choices. So make the right choice carefully.


Step 4: Release of the seat allotment results


The last and final step is when the MCC releases an official statement mentioning the seat allotment results after every round of counseling. The list and a seat allotment results to the selected candidate. The selected candidates must report to the allotted colleges with their letters and other essential documents to finish the NEET admission process.


Documents required for NEET counseling process 2021


Here is a list of documents required for NEET counseling 2021. You need to carry these original documents with attested photocopies while you are attending the NEET counseling-

  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • NEET 2021 admit card
  • Category certificate.
  • ID proof like Aadhar card, PAN card, passport, or driving license.
  • NEET results/ NEET rank letter
  • Eight passport-sized photos similar to the one attached on the application form.
  • Seat allotment letter for NEET 2021.


Counseling for 15% All India Quota


  • The Directorate General of Health Services, GOI, conducts the counseling for 15% of the AIQ seats.
  • ESIC, AFMC, BHU, and AMU seats will also be filled in this counseling.
  • All the central, state and deemed universities can participate in the online counseling.
  • Candidates will apply for the 15% AIQ seats as per the directions of the DGHS. If there are any vacant seats after two rounds of the counseling, then it is adjusted in the mop-up round.


Note: Counseling is done based on the AIQ rank. States like Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana cannot participate in the NEET AIQ 2021 counseling. If any seats remain in the AIQ category, they will be converted into the state quota seats.


Marks Badhao for NEET 2021 counseling


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We offer one-time support and long-term support to all the students who think they might need guidance during the NEET counseling.


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  • Real-time updates about all the notifications released by the NEET examination conducting body.
  • If you cannot reach your college on time due to any reason, we have got you covered.
  • Marks Badhao helps you deal with real-time problems and is with you in your post-admission journey.


Frequently asked questions


  1. When will the NEET examination 2021 cut-off be released?


The NEET cut-off 2021 will be released after the NEET 2021 examination results are announced.


  1. The merit list is prepared for who and all?


The NEET merit list is for the students who have opted for 15% AIQ seats while filling their NEET 2021 application form.


  1. What are the different details mentioned on the scorecard?


The information such as the candidate’s roll number, application number, name, DOB, general, parents name, category, total marks, percentage scored, AIR, NEET cut-off score, and more are mentioned in the NEET examination scorecard.


  1. When will be the NEET merit list 2021 be declared?


Similar to the cut-off, the NEET merit list will be declared after the declaration of the NEET results.


  1. What are the minimum qualifying marks to clear the NEET examination this year?


The minimum marks required to clear the NEET exam are 50% for the general category and 40% for SC/ST/OBC, and 45% for general physically disabled candidates.


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NEET Exam FrequencyOnce in a Year
Total Number of Questions in NEET180 Questions
Total Marks720
Number of questions in each sectionPhysics: 45
Section A – 35 and Section B – 15

Chemistry: 45
Section A – 35 and Section B – 15

Zoology: 45
Section A – 35 and Section B – 15

Botany: 45
Section A – 35 and Section B – 15
Total Sections2 i.e. A and B
NEET Exam Internal Choice in Question PaperYes; In each section attempt only 10 questions out of 15
Marking SchemeCorrect answer- +4
Incorrect answer- -1
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModePen and Paper Based (offline)
Duration3 hours
Language options in NEET13 languages: English, Odia, Hindi, Assamese, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, , and Urdu.
NEET 2021 Exam DateSeptember 12, 2021

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