NEET Counselling
NEET Counselling

For medical aspirants in India, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the gateway to pursuing undergraduate medical courses. However, clearing the NEET exam is not the only step towards fulfilling their dreams. After the results are declared, candidates must undergo NEET counselling to secure admissions in their desired medical colleges. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to NEET counselling, covering the process, required documents, schedule, and frequently asked questions.

NEET UG News & Updates

July 14, 2023: NEET UG Counselling 2023 schedule announced on Scroll below to check

NEET Counselling

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NEET 2023 Counselling for undergraduate courses would be conducted by MCC/DGHS, and state medical authorities. MCC/DGHS would conduct the counselling to fill seats under 15% All India Quota, and 100% seats of Central Institutions. The 85% remaining seats in state medical institutions would be filled by the respective state authorities. The seats in either counsellings would be allotted the basis of NEET Scores.

What is NEET Counselling?

NEET counselling is a centralized process conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for admission to medical and dental courses in India. It ensures a fair and transparent allocation of seats to deserving candidates based on their NEET ranks and choices of colleges.

How to check NEET UG Counselling dates?

Step 1: Open the official website

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the link available for NEET UG counselling schedule.

Step 3: A new PDF file will open up.

Step 4: Check the counselling dates and save the PDF for further use.

Step 5: Get a printout of the PDF file of the schedule for your reference.

State wise NEET Counselling

NEET Counselling Process

1. Registration: After the NEET results are announced, candidates need to register for the counselling process. They must visit the official MCC website and provide their personal and academic details, NEET rank, and other required information. It is crucial to fill in the details accurately to avoid any discrepancies later.

2. Choice Filling and Locking: Once registered, candidates can proceed to fill their preferred choices of colleges and courses. They can select from a wide range of options available based on their NEET rank. It is essential to research the colleges thoroughly, considering factors like location, infrastructure, faculty, and previous year’s cutoffs. After finalizing the choices, candidates must lock them before the specified deadline.

3. Seat Allotment: The MCC conducts multiple rounds of seat allotment based on the choices filled by the candidates. The seats are allotted according to the candidate’s rank, category, and availability. After each round, candidates have the option to accept the allotted seat, participate in further rounds, or opt for an upgradation.

4. Reporting to the College: Once the seat is allotted, candidates need to report to the allotted college within the specified time frame. They must carry the necessary documents for verification and complete the admission formalities. Failure to report on time may result in the cancellation of the allotted seat.

Documents Required for NEET Counselling

During NEET counselling, candidates need to provide several documents for verification purposes. These may include:

  1. NEET Admit Card and Rank Card
  2. Class X and XII Mark Sheets
  3. Category Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Passport-sized Photographs
  6. Aadhaar Card or Identity Proof

Candidates must ensure they carry both original and photocopies of the required documents.

NEET UG Counselling Schedule

The NEET counselling schedule is released by the MCC, specifying the dates for registration, choice filling, seat allotment, and reporting to the allotted colleges. Candidates must stay updated with the schedule and adhere to the deadlines to avoid any inconvenience.

Round 1
Registration, Payment
July 20 to July 25 (up to 12 noon)
Choice filling, Locking
July 22 to July 26 (upto 11:50 PM)

Choice-locking from 3 PM to 11:55 PM of July 26
Processing of seat allotment
July 27 to July 28
July 29
Uploading of documents by candidates on portal
July 30
Reporting to the allotted institute
July 31 to August 4
Round 2
Registration, Payment
August 9 to August 14 (up to 12 noon)
Choice filling, Locking
August 10 to August 15

Choice-locking from 3 PM to 11:55 PM of August 15
Processing of seat allotment
August 16 to August 17
August 18
Uploading of documents by candidates on portal
August 19
Reporting to the allotted institute
August 20 to August 28
Round 3
Registration, Payment
August 31 to September 4
Choice filling, Locking
September 1 to September 5

Choice-locking from 3 PM to 11:55 PM of September 5
Processing of seat allotment
September 6 to September 7
September 8
Uploading of documents by candidates on portal
September 9
Reporting to the allotted institute
September 10 to September 18
Stray vacancy round
September 21 to September 23 ( up to 12 noon)
Choice filling, Locking
September 22 to September 24

Choice-locking from 3 PM to 11:55 PM of September 24
Seat allotment process
September 25
September 26
Reporting to the allotted institute
September 27 to September 30
NEET UG Counselling Schedule


The NEET (UG) is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019 with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. NEET (UG) has to be conducted as a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical education in all medical institutions, including those governed under any other law in force.

The NEET (UG) is going to be conducted by NTA as per the Schedule given in the Information at a Glance for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS Courses as per the relevant norms/guidelines/regulations notified by the concerned Regulatory Bodies.

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NEET Counselling Schedule – An Overview

EventCounselling Schedule of NEET
Similar Exams and Their ResultsMedical Entrance Exams
Full Form of NEETNational Eligibility Entrance Test
Official Body That Announces ResultsNTA
NTA Full FormNational Testing Agency
Scale of Exam and ResultNational Level
Courses Where Admission Is Through This ResultMBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS
Colleges Where Admission Is Through This Resultall medical colleges in India
States or Regions Where Colleges Are SituatedIndia
Official Website for Score and
NEET Counselling Schedule – An Overview


Can I participate in NEET counselling without qualifying the exam?

No, only candidates who have qualified the NEET exam are eligible for counselling.

Is NEET counselling conducted online?

Yes, NEET counselling is conducted online through the MCC website.

Can I change my choices after locking them?

No, candidates cannot make any changes to their choices after locking them. Hence, it is advisable to review and finalize the choices carefully.

What happens if I don’t report to the allotted college?

If a candidate fails to report to the allotted college within the specified time, their seat may be canceled, and they may lose their chance of admission.

Is NEET counselling applicable for private medical colleges as well?

Yes, NEET counselling is applicable for both government and private medical colleges in India.

How can I access the NEET counselling schedule?

The NEET counselling schedule is available on the official MCC website. You can visit the website and find the schedule under the NEET Counselling section.

Is there any reservation policy in NEET counselling?

Yes, there is a reservation policy in NEET counselling based on the candidates’ categories. The details of the reservation policy can be found on the official MCC website.

What is the difference between All India Quota and State Quota in NEET counselling?

The All India Quota consists of seats available for candidates from all states, while the State Quota includes seats reserved for candidates belonging to a particular state.

Are there any counseling fees for NEET counselling?

Yes, candidates are required to pay a counseling fee during the registration process for NEET counselling. The fee details can be found on the official MCC website.

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