NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure- Dates, Documents

Candidates seeking admission into various Undergraduate medical or dental courses are hereby informed that National Eligibility Entrance Test is planning to carry forward its NEET 2018 counselling  process in online mode.

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Candidates who will qualify the NEET Exam will be called for the NEET Counselling process which begins in the 3rd week of June 2018. Preparation of merit list begins a few days after the result declaration and the Counselling process follows.

NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure Important Dates

Event All India Quota Deemed+ CI Counselling
1st round of counselling June 12th – 24th 2018 June 12th – 24th 2018 June 25th– July 05th 2018
Last date of joining July 3rd July 3rd 2018 July 12th 2018
2nd round of counselling July 6th – 12th 2018 July 6th – 12th 2018 July 15th – 26th 2018
Last date of joining July 22nd 2018 July 22nd 2018 August 3rd 2018
Mop-up round            – August 12th – 22nd 2018 August 4th – 8th 2018
Last date of joining            – August 26th 2018 August 12th 2018
Forwarding of list of students, (By the Counselling authority to the medical colleges)            – August 27th 2018 August 13th 2018
Last date of joining August 31st 2018 August 18th 2018

*Dates are tentative

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NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure

NEET Follows an online Counselling for admission into various MBBS/BDS courses and the process will begins in the 3rd week of June.

Under mentioned is the complete process for NEET Counselling process-

Step 1: The registration for main Counselling process begins right after the merit list is announced. Candidates can register themselves on the official website of NEET through their log in ID’s.

Step 2: The next step is to make a choice. Candidates need to further go with locking their choices and the indicative seat allotment process follows. The process then continues further by round 1 of seat allotment process and then the declaration of results for round 1.
NEET 2018 Counselling
Step 3: Candidates now need to report to their allotted colleges for the completion of round 1 of the Counselling process.

The announcement of Net Vacant Seats is now done by the authorities and eligible candidates are called for the 2nd round of the Counselling process.

Step 4: Eligible candidates now may submit their new choices for the colleges and courses as the 2nd round of Counselling begins right after the 1st round ends.

Step 5: Candidates will now be required to lock their choices and the seat allotment process for the 2nd round of NEET counselling begins which is followed by the announcement of results for the 2nd round.

Step 6: Candidates are now requested to report to their allotted colleges/institutes of round 2 NEET Counselling.

Conclusion of All India Counselling for the 15% All India Quota.

NEET 2018 Counselling- Documents Required

Candidates must possess Hard as well as the soft copy of the prescribed documents by the conducting officials.

Here is the list of documents candidates require for NEET Counselling process-

  • High School & Intermediate Mark Sheets & passing certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Identity Proof
  • NEET 2018 Admit Card
  • NEET 2018 Rank Card/Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Eight Passport size photograph (Six)
  • Provisional Allotment Letter

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Ques: I am going to score 570 marks through NEET, I come under sc category which college will be allotted to me for MBBS course???

Ans: This depends upon the counselling process, and the seats that are left vacant, the college and course depend also on the cut off declared by the institutes.

Ques: Does Ministry of Ayush also accept the NEET score?

Ans: Yes, as per the directives it is expected that from 2018, NEET exam will be considered for admission to the medical courses offered by Ministry of Ayush.

Ques: The counselling for state-level seats, will happen in Delhi or respective states?

Ans: The counseling will be done in the respective state only central counseling for 15% seats of AIQ will be done in Delhi.


Ques: I got 320 marks in NEET 2017, I am SC and my category rank is 8700, which college will I get?

Ans: NEET counselling will vary in every state, so according to the state counselling rules or reservation rules, you will get the seat.


Ques: If  I want a seat in 15% All India Quota, what is the minimum cut off rank?

Ans: The minimum cut off range is between 685-145 for general category students as per NEET 2016 score card. The cut off changes with the difficulty level of the exam, a number of qualified candidates and the reservation policies. The cut off varies every year, so it is difficult to comment about NEET 2018.

Ques: How many students are eligible for All India Quota this year?

Ans: The students vary every year, so only 15% of the qualified candidates are eligible for the benefits of seat allotment under this quota. So out of a pool of 8 Lakh candidates only around 19 thousand candidates are eligible to apply for the exam.


Ques: I have scored 403 in NEET 2017, I have a general category rank of 36845. I’m a domicile of West Bengal. Can I apply for a govt college seat in my own state in all India quota? Again if I don’t get a seat in all India Quota then can I go for state counselling simultaneously. Which college can I get? 

Ans: The chances of you getting a seat through AIQ are high as top 10000 students end up getting a seat through AIQ. In case you do not get a college of your choice then you can get a seat through state counselling, for that you must apply and appear for the state counselling on time. The college name can only be learned once you appear for the counselling as there are plenty of colleges.

Ques: I have scored 164 marks in NEET 2017 and I belong to general category, can I get admission in BHMS or BDS. I am from Gujarat?

Ans: You may get admission in some private college in Gujarat but not through AIQ of 15%.


Ques: I got 41 marks out of 100 in English, am I eligible for NEET or not & in other subjects marks are more than 55%?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible for the admission process and can get a seat under OBC category.


Ques: I am from SC category, how many marks I need in order to get an admission in the medical field?

Ans: As you are from SC category, then you can get admission at a minimum score of 350.


Ques: What was the cutoff to get a seat under all India quota in 2017? I had cleared this exam a few years back now a medical graduate. Thinking to teach cousin I had 75% in pre when I gave it?

Ans: The cut off remains the same approximately but the chances of getting admission may vary as now the test takers are more.


Ques: Can u please tell me what would be the minimum Cut off for Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai?

Ans: To get an admission in Terna you must score more than 560 marks if your want to get a seat through AIQ 15% quota and more than 500 marks to get a seat through state quota.


Ques: I am an SC category student. How many marks I need for a seat in MBBS in Assam?

Ans: A general category student need to get a rank between 2000- 3000, for SC candidates it is expected to be around 21000- 24000 and for ST candidates it is between 24000- 25000.


Ques: I want to appear for NEET 2019, I want to know if I can join in OBC category, how many marks do, I need to get. Also, is coaching important for NEET, can I do self preparation?

Ans: You must join coaching for NEET, the marks needed for OBC category for NEET may or may not remain the same as the factors of the number of aspirants remain variable. NEET 2017 cut off percentile for OBC was 40th percentile.


Ques: Do handicapped candidates get extra time in NEET or not?

Ans: All handicapped students do not get extra time, only students suffering from dyslexia get some extra time.


Ques: I got 55% marks in class 12 PCB group but in chemistry, I got a grace mark at 49*, can I apply for MBBS?

Ans: You can apply but you may not be selected because of the grace signature in chemistry.


Ques: I am from UR category in Kerala and I secured 490 marks in NEET, what are the chances of me getting an admission in any good college of Kerala?

Ans: The NEET percentile for UR category in Kerala is 50 so if you score more than 450 the possibility of getting admission in any good college is high.


Ques: My doB is May 1, 2001, if I miss NEET 2018, will I miss my 1st attempt of NEET?

Ans: No, you can give a total of 3 attempts till the upper age limit of 25.


Ques: I am from Ludhiana, Punjab, I gave NEET 2017 but could not clear the NEET minimum cut off for Punjab state, so can I apply for AIQ counselling ?

Ans: AIQ has higher minimum cut off, so best you give NEET 2018 and then appear for counselling.


Ques: Can I get admission through NEET in AIIMS, I got 340 scores in NEET 2017?

Ans: No, admission is not possible in AIIMS at 350 marks also admission in AIIMS is done through exclusive admission test designed for AIIMS.


Ques: I scored 344 in NEET, I am from SC category, by any chance can I get admission in any government or private college for MBBS?

Ans: It is not possible.


Ques: Can I apply for AIQ and state counselling at the same time, or do I need to wait, I am from General category, I belong to Rajasthan?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for both the counselling’s at the same time, but generally, state counselling’s commence late in the month of July after the AIQ counselling has got completed.


Ques: Can I get Qualification mark for OBC candidates to enter into Amrutha Vishwa Vidyapeeth college of medical sciences Kochi for MBBS through NEET exam?

Ans: For OBC candidates the cut off percentile is 40% for admission to MBBS program.


Ques: The counselling in West Bengal state will be conducted when for NEET?

Ans: The counselling schedule will be uploaded on the official website by the state government, generally, it will commence in the end of July 2018.


Ques: I am from SC category, what percent of seats are reserved for me in medical college for MBBS?

Ans: 15% seats are reserved for SC category students in the state counselling process. But the seat allotment will depend on the counselling process and if you clear the minimum cut off.


Ques: I will attain the age of 25 on May 1, 2018, will be considered for NEET counselling?

Ans: No, as the age is counted till May 1, 2018 as you must not complete 25.

Ques: How many total seats are available for MBBS in India?

Ans: Total seats for MBBS in India comes to be around 64642.


Ques: I qualified NEET 2017 but could not appear for counselling at state, so will my NEET 2017 valid for admission in NEET 2019?

Ans: No, NEET 2019 score will be considered for admission into MBBS and BDS score.


Ques: I got a call from a private college in Andhra for admission into MBBS, they said that seat is reserved in counselling, should I go?

Ans: No private college is allowed to conduct counselling on their own, only state and central government can conduct centralized counselling.


Ques: How many seats are available for NEET counselling in 15% All India Quota?

Ans: Only 3521 seats are available for admission into MBBS course.


Ques: When will online allotment process start for the current year?

Ans: Online allotment process will start on a date as per counseling schedule available on the official website.

Ques: How much time will be given to join the allotted college?

Ans: Applicants will be required to join the allotted college/course within stipulated time mentioned in counseling schedule.

Ques: Who will conduct Counseling after NEET-UG, 2018?
  • DGHS reserve the right for counseling of 15% of all India quota seats.
  • For rest 85% seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counseling.
Ques: Will there be any Mock Counseling and indicative allotment in the 2rd round of allotment?

Ans: No, there will not be any Mock Counseling and indicative seat allotment in the 2nd round of allotment.


Ques: Is there a need to fill choice of College/Course to participate in the second round of online allotment process?

Ans: Yes, those candidates who want to participate in the second round will have to submit fresh choices before the second round.

Ques: Is there any medical college which admits only Girls?

Ans: At present, there are only two medical colleges for Girls, one is Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi and other is BPS Govt. Medical College in Sonepat.


Ques: Can candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and J & K seeks admission outside states through NEET?

Ans: Yes, they can apply for admission to any Private/Deemed University or any Private Medical/Dental Colleges and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.

Ques: I have taken the state as well as institutional level exams for three times for medical seat, but have not appeared in AIPMT/NEET even once, will they be eligible to appear in NEET 2018?

Ans: From this year, no cap limit for NEET attempts but candidates must fulfill the age limit.