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NEET and its Counselling Procedures

Last updated: 06 Nov 2021

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NEET UG Exam 2021: An overview

The NEET UG exam is the national level entrance exam conducted by NTA for medical courses across India. The National Testing Agency (NTA) sees a record high number of first-time registrations for the NEET-UG 2021 exam in the history of NTA. More than 16+ lakhs students have registered for the first time for NEET-UG Exam 2021 across the country.

  • According to the statement of NTA authorities, this has been the first time in the history that NTA saw a huge surge in the number of the NEET-UG registrations since its inception.
  • The latest reports from NTA about NEET-UG, showed that registrations have increased from 11.4 lakhs in 2017 to 16.1 lakhs in 2021.
  • There has been an increase in the number of candidates appearing for the NEET Exam in regional languages when compared to last 5-years statistics. This number has increased from 1.1 lakh in 2017 to 3.4 lakhs in 2021
  • According to the NTA authorities there has been a rise in number of female candidates in NEET-UG 2021 Exam by 40.8% in the last five years, in the NEET UG 2021
  • The NTA authorities claimed that nearly 9 lakhs female candidates registered for the latest NEET-UG 2021 admissions.

The NEET UG exam is already over now and all the results are preserved in a safe digital vault of NTA’s data centres and yet to be revealed with glory. The candidates are now in fingers-crossed mode eagerly waiting for their results and rankings. The fate of many candidates is yet to be decided when the NTA releases the NEET results.

There has been a lot of confusion around the NEET counselling procedures and seat allotments. There have been many arguments about quota allocations and availability of the seats across different colleges in India ranging from AIIMS to many other private medical colleges. The time-to-time interference from the government in the counselling processes has created a lot of chaos in the medical fraternity.

Let’s try to understand the standard counselling procedures in case of both All India Quota (AIQ) Seats and State Quota Seats and try to clear the confusion around the NEET counselling.

The NEET counselling procedure  is carried out in both central and state levels across India:

  1. MCC Counselling for All India Quote (AIQ) seats
  2. State level counselling procedures by respective state authorities for state medical colleges/universities

MCC Counselling

The MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) was formed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Government of India. The MCC is solely responsible to conduct counselling and seat allotment processes for medical admissions across all the medical colleges of India.

AIQ Counselling: The MCC conducts counselling for the 15 % of AIQ quota seats allotted from all the government dental and medical colleges 

Deemed and Central Universities Counselling: The counselling for Deemed and Central Universities seats across India is also conducted by MCC.

AFMC and IP Wards for ESIC counselling: The DGHS conducts the counselling for the MBBS/BDS admissions at AFMC Pune and ESIC.

State level counselling 

State Level Counselling is conducted by the state authorities with the remaining 85% of MBBS/BDS seats that are allotted in the respective states. These seats are generally reserved for candidates holding domicile of the states which are divided in various categories such as OBC(backward castes), SC (scheduled castes), ST (scheduled tribes), General category, PWD(physical disabilities) etc. The students can simultaneously register to these colleges under state authorities to get admission to MBBS/BDS in their desired states.The State  counselling is also open for students from other states who wish to take admission outside their own states.

What next after the NEET Exam?

After the NEET exam, the qualified candidates have to undergo counselling processes. The NEET counselling is a process which is divided into 3-rounds: First round, Second-round and Mop-Up round, where the seats are allocated to the students in the medical colleges across the country based on the rankings of the students. The students can choose their desired courses and if their ranking matches then they will be given seats in their desired colleges or else, they may be allotted seats in other colleges where their ranking matches.

Steps to secure medical seats

The counselling procedures for both AIQ seats and State wise quota seats are similar. The students first go through AIQ counselling procedures. After the completion of the AIQ counselling, the students will undergo State wise seat allotment quota counselling.

Steps for NEET UG Counselling  for both AIQ Seats and State Quota Seats

Step 1:  Registration

After the NEET results are announced, the aspiring students have to register themselves on the official website in order to participate in the Counselling process.

  • The students have to click on the new registration tab and they have to fill the online registration form. The students have to fill all the details in the specified spaces given.
  • It is compulsory to fill the registered mobile number and registered email ID
  • The students have to fill the username and password details in the specified email and mobile
  • Next the students will get a One Time Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number and Email ID
  • The students have to fill in these details and should click on submit.
  • Once the form is submitted the students will get a unique login ID. The students should keep this login ID until the counselling is completed

 Step 2: Choose the desired colleges

  • Once the registration is done, the registered candidates have to login with their unique ID, username and password in candidate portal in the website
  • The students will get the list of colleges that is according to their rankings
  • The students have to upload relevant documents such as recent passport size photographs, signatures, thumb impressions, etc and submit the form
  • Once the form is submitted the students will get a unique login ID. The students should keep this login ID until the counselling is completed
  • The students are required to take the printouts of all the application forms. Because they have to mandatorily submit the form for document verification

 Step 3: Payment 

The next step is payment of desired fees for taking part in counselling sessions.

  • The students have to pay the specified fees in order to participate in the counselling procedures.
  • Once the fee payment is done the students will get a receipt on their registered email IDs and they should take the printouts of the receipt to submit in future during counselling process

Verification of Documents 

There is no verification required for AIQ seats, while it is mandatory for the students to undergo the verification process for state counselling procedures. 

Mop-up Rounds

The mop-up round is the final round where the left-over seats are announced for the students on the official websites. The students who might have missed the previous rounds for any of the personal reasons can appear for mop-up rounds.

The students can WhatsApp us or call us on +91 9916505050/ 8088602346 for more details about NEET UG Entrance Exam and counselling details.

 NEET UG Exam a comparison

There has been a large variation in the NEET exam every year according to NTA. The NEET exam has seen a surge in the number of candidates every year. In the year 2021, NTA recorded a huge number of whooping 16 lakhs candidates taking up the NEET Exam. The cut offs have been varying every year and the increase in competition has also increased the cut-off scores.

This table shows a comparison of past 2 years of NEET Exams of 2019 and 2020


NEET cut off percentile

NEET 2020 cut off scores

NEET cut off 2019 scores

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 The MCC is the sole regulatory body to regulate all the medical and dental colleges in India. The counselling processes are regularly revised by MCC depending upon the requirements and circumstances every year. Every year new medical colleges will be announced by MCC before counselling begins and it is expected that there will be changes in the seat allotment procedures every year. 

So, It is always advisable for the students to be updated with the latest news and notifications from reputed educational organisations before applying for the counselling sessions.


The NEET exam has been a deciding factor for all the medical aspirants across the country. The NEET Exam has been  mandatory for all the candidates who are looking to join medical courses and see a dream as a doctor. The NEET exam has been considered as one of the prestigious exams for medical admissions.

The students interested to know about the NEET-UG entrance exam can call us at +91 9916505050/ 8088602346 or email us at for more details. 

At Galaxy Education, we help you through the process of finding and applying to the right Colleges in Bangalore. Contact us in below details to get more information on admission procedure and how to secure your seat:

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