NEET Counselling 2018 – The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will start the All India Quota counselling as well as the counselling for Deemed Universities from June 13, 2018, onwards. This is as per a notification schedule released by the MCC on June 8, 2018. Candidates will be able to register for the first round of NEET AIQ and Deemed counselling till June 18. Check all the important dates for the NEET 2018 counselling rounds on this page.
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The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), will conduct the NEET 2018 counselling first round for admissions to 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in Government medical and dental colleges across all states (except J&K), 100% seats in Deemed and Central universities, seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, between June 13 and June 23. Candidates will be able to register on the official MCC website to make choices till 5.00 PM on June 18, and complete payment till 12 noon on June 19. The final choice filling and locking will be allowed between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM on June 19. The process of seat allotment will take place on the MCC server on June 20 and June 21 while the result of NEET first round seat allotment will be declared on June 22. Candidates will be then required to report to their allotted colleges between June 23 and July 3, 2018. The second round of AIQ and Deemed and Central Universities' counselling will similarly take place between July 6 and July 22, while a mop up round exclusively for Deemed and Central Universities will be conducted between August 12 and August 26, 2018.
NEET counselling 2018 for the remaining 85% state quota seats (100% in case of J&K) in Government medical and dental colleges and seats in other private and self-financing institutions in all states will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Candidates will need to register separately with different counselling authorities for participating in the NEET 2018 counselling process. Candidates can check the NEET counselling registration links for NEET 2018 on this page.
NEET was conducted on May 6, 2018. The result of NEET 2018 was earlier declared on June 4, 2018. Only those candidates who qualify NEET 2018 by scoring the minimum qualifying percentile will be called for counselling of NEET. Candidates will need to score a minimum of 50thpercentile (40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC and 45th percentile for General - PH) in order to qualify NEET and become eligible for NEET 2018 counselling and admission.
NEET 2018 Counselling Schedule
For All India Quota Seats and Deemed/Central University seats
For Deemed and Central Universities
Check the official schedule for NEET 2018 All India Quota Counselling and for counselling for Deemed and Central University seats in the image below -
A total of 7,14,562 candidates qualified for NEET counselling 2018. The counselling of NEET 2018 will be conducted by the DGHS for AIQ seats in two rounds and for Deemed and Central universities in three rounds. The first round of NEET 2018 counselling for AIQ and Deemed/Central universities will be conducted from June 13 onwards and the second round will be conducted from July 6 onwards. The seats which will remain vacant after two rounds of NEET counselling 2018 for AIQ seats will be transferred to the respective state counselling authorities by July 23, 2018.
The DGHS will conduct a NEET 2018 mop up counselling round for Deemed and Central universities from August 12 to August 26, 2018. Counselling for state quota seats will be conducted by the different state counselling authorities during this same period. Candidates planning to appear in NEET 2018 can check the article below for complete details about the counselling of NEET 2018 including the important dates, types of NEET counselling, procedure of counselling, seat matrix and more.
NEET State Counselling 2018
NEET 2018 counselling for remaining 85% State Quota seats (100% in case of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and J&K) in Government medical/dental colleges and 100% seats in self-financing and private colleges in the states will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. After AIQ counselling of NEET gets completed, the counselling for all the states will start.
Every state will release its own counselling schedule for NEET 2018 state counselling. As per the orders of Supreme Court of India, every state will conduct a common Centralised counselling for MBBS/BDS admission in its state. Every state counselling authority will release its merit list on the basis of the NEET scores of candidates who register for the state counselling.
NEET Counselling 2018 for 15% AIQ Seats
The DGHS, on behalf of the MCC, will conduct the counselling for admission to 15% AIQ seats in Government medical and dental colleges of India. All Government medical/dental colleges in India (except those in the state of Jammu & Kashmir) have surrendered 15% of their total MBBS/BDS seats for AIQ on which all candidates who qualify NEET 2018 are eligible to participate. AIQ counselling of NEET 2018 will be conducted in two rounds in online mode.
From this year on, the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined other states in the provision of 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats of government medical/dental colleges through AIQ counselling conducted by MCC. All candidates (except those belonging to J&K, unless they filled the declaration form which appears at the time of filling NEET application form) who will qualify NEET 2018 by scoring minimum required percentile, will be eligible for AIQ admissions.
How to download Rank Letter for NEET 15% AIQ Counselling?
Only those candidates who qualify NEET 2018 and also apply for 15% AIQ seats at the time of filling NEET application form will be allotted the AIQ rank letter by CBSE. AIQ rank letters will reveal a candidate’s AIQ rank in NEET among all candidates who are eligible for NEET 2018 AIQ counselling. Candidates will be called for AIQ counselling rounds on the basis of their AIQ rank, as mentioned in NEET 2018 AIQ rank letter. Candidates will be able to download NEET AIQ rank letters from the link given below.
To download Rank Letter for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) – Click here (The link will be made available as soon as AIQ rank letters are released by CBSE)
NEET Counselling 2018 – AIQ Seat Matrix
Before the beginning of NEET 15% AIQ Counselling 2018, MCC will release college-wise seat matrix detailing seats available for admission under 15% AIQ in every Government medical/dental colleges across the country. The details of AIQ seat matrix will be published here as soon as it is released by MCC. Last year, approximately 3,521 MBBS seats in 159 medical colleges and 299 BDS seats in 24 dental colleges were available under 15% All India Quota. This number will increase this year with states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana joining AIQ admission process.
NEET AIQ Counselling Procedure
Counselling of NEET 2018 for AIQ seats will be conducted in two rounds in online mode. After the result of NEET is declared, interested candidates will be required to register themselves for participating in AIQ counselling of NEET, after downloading their NEET 2018 rank letters issued by CBSE. Given below is the AIQ counselling procedure:
Candidate Registration: Candidates will be able to register for AIQ first round from June 13, 2018, in online mode. The link to register for AIQ counselling of NEET 2018 will be given below.
Choice Filling and Locking (Round 1): After registration, candidates will have to choose the courses and colleges of their preference and finally lock-in their preferences in the online portal.
Seat Allotment Result (Round 1): The result of first round of AIQ seat allotment will be published online on the basis of available vacancies and candidate’s choices. Seat allotment result of AIQ first counselling round will also be made available here.
Reporting to college against round one allotment: Candidates who will be allotted a seat in NEET AIQ first counselling round, they will be required to either reject the allotted seat or report to the allotted college and complete the admission formalities, before the last date of reporting to college. Candidates who choose to accept the allotted college in round one will also be eligible to participate in NEET 2018 AIQ counselling second round, provided they express their willingness for the same in the online portal.
New Registration (Round 2): Before the second round of AIQ counselling of NEET 2018 begins, AIQ registration facility will be open for the candidates who couldn’t register in first round of AIQ counselling.
Fresh Choice Filling and Locking (Round 2): Similar to AIQ counselling round one, candidates will be given a chance to enter new choices and prioritize their course and college preference in the portal. Finally, candidates will be required to lock their preferences before the last day of locking preferences.
Seat Allotment Result (Round 2): MCC will then publish the result of seat allotment of second round of AIQ counselling detailing the ranks admitted on AIQ seats and the colleges in which they got admission.
Reporting to college against round two allotment: Candidates who will be allotted a seat in second round of 15% AIQ counselling will not be permitted to vacate their seats as per the orders of the Supreme Court of India.
To register for NEET 2018 AIQ Counselling – Click here (The link to candidate registration will be made available as soon as it is made available by MCC)
NEET Counselling 2018 - Documents Required
Candidates will need to bring following documents at the time of reporting to the college after AIQ counselling of NEET 2018.
NEET 2018 Admit Card
NEET 2018 Rank Letter or AIQ Rank Letter
Class 10 Certificate and Marksheet (for date of birth proof)
Class 12 Certificate and Marksheet
Eight passport size photographs
Provisional allotment letter generated online after allotment.
Community Certificate (if applicable).
NEET 2018 Counselling for Deemed and Central Universities
MCC, on behalf of DGHS will conduct the counselling for 100% MBBS seats in Deemed and Central universities across India. NEET counselling for Deemed and Central universities for 2018 will begin from June 13, 2018, in online mode. The counselling of NEET 2018 for Deemed and Central universities will be conducted in a total of three rounds, with first, second and mop up counselling rounds. The seats which will remain vacant after mop up round will be sent to respective colleges for final mop up rounds. To participate in NEET 2018 counselling for Deemed and Central universities, interested candidates who are declared qualified in NEET 2018 will be required to register themselves for counselling.
To participate in Deemed and Central universities counselling of NEET 2018 – Click here(The link to candidate registration will be made available as soon as it is made available by MCC)
Seat Matrix of Deemed and Central Universities
MCC will release college-wise seat matrix of Deemed and Central universities before the beginning of NEET counselling 2018. The detailed seat matrix of Deemed and Central universities will be made available here as soon as it is released by MCC.
Deemed and Central Universities Counselling Procedure
The counselling procedure of Deemed and Central universities will proceed same as NEET AIQ counselling mentioned above. The only change in the counselling procedure of Deemed and Central universities is that, instead of two rounds, three rounds are conducted by MCC for NEET counselling of Deemed and central universities, with first, second and mop up counselling rounds. Some important points about mop up counselling round are given below:
In mop up round, only those candidates who registered in second round of NEET counselling for Deemed and Central universities but were not allotted any seat will be allowed to participate.
Candidates who will be allotted a seat in second round, will not be eligible to vacate their seat and participate in the mop up round.
Also, those candidates who were allotted a seat in round one or two, but didn’t report/joined the allotted college will not be eligible to participate in the counselling process.
NEET 2018 Counselling for ESI College
MCC, on behalf of DGHS conducts the counselling for MBBS seats reserved for wards (son/daughter) of Insured Persons (IP) in ESI Colleges. NEET ESIC counselling will also be conducted in two rounds, after which the vacant seats will be transferred to respective colleges. Candidates will need to register for ESI counselling of NEET 2018 to participate in the counselling process. The seat matrix will also be released by MCC before the beginning of counselling process. Seats available for IP quota in ESI colleges will be made available here as soon as the seat matrix is released for this year.
Previous year, 332 MBBS and 22 BDS seats were available for wards of insured persons in ESI colleges run under ESI Scheme.
To participate in ESI (IP Quota) counselling of NEET 2018 – Click here (The link to candidate registration for NEET ESI counselling will be made available as soon as it is made available by MCC)
NEET Cutoff 2018
Candidates who had appeared in NEET 2018 will need to score equal to the minimum required percentile in their respective categories to qualify the exam and become eligible for counselling of NEET conducted by the DGHS and state counselling authorities. NEET 2018 result will also reveal the cutoff score equivalent to NEET qualifying percentile and will also mention category-wise cutoff scores of AIQ. Given below is the minimum qualifying percentile required in NEET 2018.
NEET Last Year Cutoff under 15% All India Quota seats
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