NEET UG Counselling Process

NEET UG 2032 COUNSELLING PROCESS for: 15% All India Quota seats MBBS/ BDS Seats of States (participation of the Union Territory of J&K is subject to their contribution of seats), 100% MBBS/ BDS Seats of BHU, 100% MBBS Seats of AIIMS across India, 100% JIPMER seats (Puducherry/ Karaikal), 100% AMU 85% of State Quota seats of DU/ I.P University (VMMC/ ABVIMS/ESIC Dental), 100% -Faculty of Dentistry (Jamia Milia Islamia) along with 5% internal Quota of Jamia students 15% IP quota seats of ESIC. ( MBBS/ BDS/ BSc- Nursing) seats 2023

The NEET UG 2023 Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) tentatively in second week of June for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses . The counselling for admission in seats under the control of other States/ Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned. The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the candidates in the respective categories, declared by the candidates at the time of applying for admission/counseling.

Counselling for Seats Under 15% All India Quota and all seats in Central Institutions Including AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU and Deemed Universities

  • Online counselling would be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services. Information for online counselling would only be available on Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website ( Qualified candidates are advised to read the counselling related information carefully and understand the course of action to be taken by them for appearing in the Counselling. The counselling of NEET UG 2023 for 15% All India Quota seats will be conducted in two rounds and the counselling for Central & Deemed Universities will be conducted in three rounds First Round, second Round and Mop-Up Round. Any query related to 15 % All India Quota, Central Institutions including AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU and Deemed Universities Counselling may be referred to the following.
  • For all counselling related queries, scheme of counselling, FAQs’, please refer to the Candidates are advised to continuously update themselves regarding circulars, notices, news events etc. from the above website.

Counselling for seats other than 15% All India Seats

  • Candidates wishing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/ Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET (UG) – 2023 shall follow the instructions of the State Government and/or authorities of the Medical/Dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling. Counselling for Private Medical Colleges (except Deemed) will be with the respective State Governments.
  • The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the candidates in the respective categories declared by the candidates at the time of applying for admission/counselling. The NTA will not make any change in candidates’ data after the opportunity for the same is closed. In no case, the change of data submitted by candidate in the online Application Form shall be made by NTA, after declaration of result.
  • In the application form, categories of the candidates have been obtained as per Central Category List. For the counselling and admission on seats other than 15% All India Quota Seats, candidates will register for counselling as per their eligibility by giving the category based on the State category list and merit list will be prepared accordingly by the concerned Counselling The domicile criteria would be as per the State concerned and NTA has no role to play in it. During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, etc. of the eligible candidates shall be verified as per norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical/Dental Colleges.

Note: All the medical colleges in India, excluding AIIMS and JIPMER institutions, will take admissions on the basis of NEET 2023 marks. Candidates who have qualified the exam can start preparing for All India and State level NEET 2023 counselling sessions for the admissionFor government medical colleges, counselling for 15% of the seats is conducted by MCC and for the rest, 85% seat counselling is done by the state counselling authorities. For deemed and central universities the counselling for 100% seats is done by the MCC. On the other hand, counselling for admission to private and self-financed colleges is completely done by the respective state counselling authorities or committees.

Important Dates of NEET UG Counselling 2023

For 15% All India quota (AIQ) /Central and Deemed Universities/ All AIIMS and JIPMER/ ESIC & AFMC Institutes.( MBBS & BDS) seats 2023

Events (AIQ/central universities/ deemed universities/ ESIC colleges) Dates
Round 1
Registration, fee payment and choice filling TBA
Last date of choice filling TBA
Fee payment last date TBA
Seat/college allotment result TBA
Reporting to allotted college TBA
Round 2
Release of seat matrix TBA
New registration, fee payment and choice filling TBA
Last date for choice filling and fee payment TBA
Seat/college allotment result TBA
Round 2 seat allotment letter TBA
reporting to allotted college TBA
Hand over of unfilled seats to corresponding states TBA
Mop-up Round
New registration date TBA
Choice filling TBA
Seat/college allotment result TBA
Reporting to the allotted college TBA
Hand over of unfilled seats to respective states TBA

NEET Counselling 2023: Types

There are two types of NEET counselling.

  • One is at AIQ level and the second is at the state level. AIQ level NEET counselling is for 15 per cent of Govt Seats, plus 100 per cent of Deemed and Central University seats, ESIC, AFMC, AIIMs and JIPMER seats.
  • On the other hand, State Quota NEET counselling is for 85 per cent of Govt seats and 100per cent of private seats of the states.
Types of NEET Counselling Counselling Body
EET Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (excluding Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges DGHS, on behalf of MCC
NEET Counselling for 85% of State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS) DGHS, on behalf of MCC
NEET Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities (BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi included) DGHS, on behalf of MCC
NEET Counselling for 85% of State Quota seats and state private colleges (all the seats in case of Jammu & Kashmir) Respective State Counselling Authorities
NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in the ESIC Colleges DGHS, on behalf of MCC
NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune

NEET Counselling for 15% All India Quota

  • The counselling for 15% AIQ is conducted by DGHS ( Directorate of General Health Services.
  • A total of 15 per cent of government medical and dental college seats will be offered in All India Quota (AIQ) Seats MCC NEET Counselling 2023.
  • Along with that, all seats in universities, central universities, AIIMs, JIPMER, ESIC, as well as, AFMC will be offered to students at the national level for NEET counselling 2023.
  • Candidates taking part in All india counselling can take part in State Counselling also.

NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats

  • Respective state authorities will be conducting NEET counselling 2023 at the state level.
  • This body is unique and different for each state. Hence, procedures along with the dates also differ a little for NEET counselling when it comes to state-level conducting bodies.
  • In 85% State Quota, all the seats including private colleges will be available for students.
  • Candidates are required to register on the websites of the concerned state counselling authorities.
  • Counselling is conducted based on the ranks in the state merit list issued for any particular state.
  • For colleges in J&k, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, 100% seats are available for the residents of these states.

Eligibility for NEET 2023 Counselling

  • All the candidates who will qualify the NEET 2023 exam will be eligible for applying to the NEET counselling 2023.
  • The ministry/ MCC releases a proper list of qualified candidates under AIQ.
  • There are two eligibility criteria, one is general criteria, and the other one is specific to central universities.
  • The general eligibility criteria i.e., minimum percentage required, differ for candidates belonging to different categories. Here is the table for the minimum percentage for candidates in each category.
  • candidate belonging to the general category needs to have at least 50 per cent in NEET. Whereas the General- PwD needs to score 45 per cent and SC/ST/OBC candidate needs to score 40per cent to become eligible for NEET counselling 2023.

NEET Counselling 2023: General Eligibility Criteria 

  • The aspirants should meet the aforementioned basic eligibility criteria to take part in the NEET counselling process 2023.
  • Nevertheless, the candidates, who are from Jammu and Kashmir, are not able to participate in the NEET Counselling process 2023.
  • To register the names, the candidates should enroll their names on the MCC website immediately.
  • Finally, the qualified participants from Jammu and Kashmir can also participate in the AIQ counselling Deemed Universities.

NEET counselling 2023: Central University Eligibility Criteria

  • Delhi University (LHMC, UCMC, MAMC): 85 per cent of institutional quota seats will be reserved for those students, who have completed their 11th and 12th grades in Delhi. Meanwhile, 15 per cent of seats will be reserved for the All-India Quota (AIQ) in NEET counselling 2022.
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU): 50% aspirants, who have studied from their schools for the last three years, will be able to get into this university. Moreover, the rest 50% of students will be the NEET qualified candidates.
  • BHU: The NEET counselling 2023 qualified students will also be eligible to take part in the process of NEET counselling at BHU MBBS for the year 2023.
  • Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi: Three seats of BDS will be reserved through the internal quota of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. On the other hand, 47 seats will be occupied for all. The students of Jamia University will also be eligible to apply for the internal quota

NEET Counselling Procedure 2023

NEET counselling is done online for admission into a variety of MBBS/BDS courses. To be specific, the process of NEET counselling commences in the last week of September.

Provided below is the complete process to apply for NEET counselling 2023.

Step 1: NEET Counselling Registration 2023

  • To apply for NEET 2023 counselling, Candidates are needed to go to the official website
  • Then, students need to register as new candidates by clicking the “Register Now” option.
  • After that, fill in your personal information like Name, Mother`s Name, Roll Number, Contact Number, etc.
  • After entering the information, a new roll no. and password will be generated. Use these credentials to register for NEET Counselling.
  • Login to the MCC website using generated credentials.
  • Enter roll number and password.
  • After that the candidate will be redirected to the new page where they have to add Name, Roll No., Registration No., Mother’s Name, Contact No., and click on submit.
  • Verify all the information added and click on confirm registration. A registration slip will be generated, keep it safe for future reference.

Step 2: NEET Counselling 2023 Fees

  • After the registration is completed successfully, the candidates are prompted to pay the NEET counselling Fees 2023.
  • This fee can be paid through various methods such as Credit Card Debit Card or Net Banking.

The last year’s NEET counselling Fees is mentioned in the table provided below:

Category 15% AIQ/ Central Universities Deemed Universities 15% AIQ/ Central Universities Deemed Universities
Non-refundable Registration Fee in INR Refundable Tuition Fee in INR
General (UR) 1,000 5,000 10,000 2,00,000
SC/ST/OBC/ PwD 5,00 5,000 5,000 2,00,000

Step 3: Choice Filling for NEET Counselling 2023

The candidates are required to fill in their choices or preferences as the third step of the NEET Counselling 2023 process.

  • Start by logging on to the official portal of MCC.
  • After logging in, the students are required to choose their preferred course and colleges.
  • There, the candidates can fill in any number of choices or preferences from the list provided on the portal.
  • They can also add or delete a choice from the list, along with setting them in 1st,2nd and 3rd choice.
  • As the next step, candidates will be required to finalise and lock their preferences for NEET counselling 2023.

Please note, that these choices cannot be edited further. Also, make sure to have a copy of your choices for future purposes.

Step 4: Seat Allotment for NEET counselling 2023

  • For seat allotment of NEET Counselling 2023, a seat allocation list will be prepared by the MCC.
  • This list is prepared based on the All-India Rank obtained in NEET 2023 along with the choices filled in the registration form (Step 3).
  • Seat allotment for NEET counselling is uploaded in a list form on the official portal of MCC.
  • A seat allotment letter will be released there for the candidates who are selected for NEET counselling 2022.
  • The seat allotment list is released after each section of NEET counselling.
  • Then, the mop-up rounds are conducted for the seats that are yet to be filled.

NEET Counselling 2023: List of Documents Required

Provided below is the list of documents that candidates are required to carry while reporting to the allocated college or institute for their seat confirmation during NEET counselling 2023. Please ensure that you are carrying both original as well as the photocopies of these documents.

  • NEET Admit Card 2023
  • NEET 2023 Rank/ Result Card or Rank Letter 2022
  • High School (HSC or Class 10) Mark sheet and certificate.
  • Senior Secondary School (SSC or Class 12) Mark sheet and certificate.
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Proof of Identity
  • (NOTE: It should be valid, non-expired and government authority issued photo identity proof.)
  • Category or Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Around six to eight passport-sized photographs
  • (NOTE: Try to keep it the same as the one you will submit with the NEET 2023 application form)
  • Provisional Allotment Letter

What’s New in NEET Counselling Process 2023?

There are many new things and updates in the NEET counselling process for the year 2023. We have listed all of these updates and new things there which are added in the NEET Counselling 2022:

  • The number of participating medical colleges in the AIQ NEET counselling process has increased this year. To elaborate, the number of medical colleges was 193 last year which increased to 235 medical colleges this year.
  • Along with increasing the number of colleges, the number of seats in the available colleges for NEET counselling has also been increased from 4064 in the year 2021 to 4591 in the year 2023.
  • From the year 2023 onwards, 85 per cent of seats of both the Vardhman Medical College and ESIC college would be conducted in NEET counselling by MCC simultaneously. It is important to note that these seats were previously conducted by the Administration process of IPU.

NEET 2023 Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS) 10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL) 27%
persons with Disabilities (PwD) 5%

NEET Previous Year Closing Ranks

Name of Medical Colleges 2018 Closing Rank 2019 Closing Rank 2020 Closing Rank 2021 Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 58 32 89 23
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 107 157 138 78
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 165 171 292 67
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi 314 489 400
Government Medical College, Chandigarh 254 360 594
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai 296 638 935 281
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 703 908 1240
Stanley Medical College, Chennai 3520 4572 4572
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 1178 600
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai 1122 1329

NEET Counselling 2023 Results

NEET counselling 2023 results will be updated here once released on official website. Last year, All India Quota (AIQ) seats are filled via four rounds of NEET counselling which are conducted by the conducting body MCC. Let’s have a look at the dates and cut-offs of all these rounds:

Round 1: The process of round 1 NEET counselling has been completed now. The final result of round 1 NEET counselling was declared two months ago i.e., on the 1st of February.

Last year Round 1 Cut off for NEET Counselling:-

Quota General (UR) OBC EWS SC ST
Rank 13979 14930 15662 78780 102589
Score 612 610 608 507 480

Round 2: The process of round 2 NEET counselling has also been completed now.

Last year Round 2 Cut off for NEET Counselling:-

Quota General (UR) OBC EWS SC ST
Rank 17624 17878 18572 93407 107511
Score 603 602 601 490 475

Round 3: This was a Mop-up Round of NEET counselling. Please note the result of the NEET counselling Mop-up round has been already declared on 24th March. On the other hand, the reporting date for NEET counselling for the Mop-up round was extended for two days. Therefore, the deadline for reporting was 31st March.

Last year Round 3 Cut off for NEET Counselling:-

Quota General (UR) OBC EWS SC ST
Rank 19207 19232 19594 99542 120806
Score 599 599 598 484 462

Round 4: Round 4 for NEET counselling is Stray Vacancy Round.

Name Reference Link
All India Quota Medical Seats Click Here
All India Quota Dental Seats Click Here
Central Universities Medical Seats Click Here
Central Universities Dental Seats Click Here
Deemed Universities Medical Seats Click Here
Deemed Universities Dental Seats Click Here
ESIC Medical Seats Click Here
ESIC Dental Seats Click Here

NEET Counselling 2023: FAQs

Ques. When would NEET 2023 counselling be starting?

Ans: MCC would be releasing the official notification to mark the start of NEET Counselling 2023. Note that there was a delay in conducting NEET counselling last year. Because Supreme Court case on the provision of 27% reservation to OBC and 10% to EWS candidates in the AIQ seats was going on.

Ques. What is the fee for NEET 2023 Counselling?

Ans: NEET Counseling Fee for AIQ is INR 1,000 for unreserved category students and INR 500 for reserved category students.

Ques. What is the total number of rounds in NEET Counselling 2023?

Ans: It is expected that MCC would conduct 4 rounds for NEET Counselling 2023 which includes mop-up and stray vacancy rounds as well.

Ques. How to enroll for NEET Counselling 2023?

Ans: Those candidates who clear NEET cut off 2023 will be automatically eligible for AIQ and State level counselling. 15% of AIQ counselling will be conducted by MCC and 85% of state counselling will be conducted by the respective state authorities on their official websites.

Ques. What is the NEET 2023 Seat Allotment letter?

Ans: The NEET seat allotment letter is needed to complete the process of admission. After the completion of the seat allotment process, if a candidate is satisfied with his/ her seat then they can download the allotment letter. Furthermore, reporting at the allotted college for verification of documents.

Ques. What is the mop-up round in NEET counselling?

Ans: The Mop-Up round in NEET counselling is the third round. This round is conducted only for those candidates who did not get seats in rounds 1 and round 2 of NEET counselling.

Ques. Which rank will be considered eligible for NEET Counselling 2023?

Ans: Based on the trends of the previous year’s NEET Counselling, the marks to become eligible for the NEET counselling 2023 process will be more than or equal to 138-720 for GN and 108-137 for OBC/ SC/ ST category candidates. Based on these scores, the respective state would release the provisional merit lists on their respective official websites. Along with that, MCC would conduct the admission process based on the above-mentioned marks.

Ques. Is it possible to get admission to a medical/ dental college in the academic session 2023-24 based on my NEET 2021 scores?

Ans. No, this is not possible. Only NEET 2023 scores would be considered for getting admission in MBBS/ BDS for the session 2023-24.

Ques. How would the students be called for NEET counselling 2023?

Ans. The Students would be called for counselling based on their rank on the NEET merit list. The state authorities will also release their separate merit lists.

Ques. When will NEET Counselling 2023 registration will be start?

Ans. NEET Counselling 2022 registration will start tentatively in October 2023