NEET 2024 Counselling Process

The NEET 2024 results are in, and congratulations to all the aspiring doctors! Now comes the crucial next step: NEET Counselling. This process determines your admission into your dream medical college. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! This guide decodes the entire NEET 2024 Counselling process, ensuring a smooth and informed journey.

Understanding Counselling Authorities :

  • MCC (Medical Counselling Committee): Manages counselling for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats and Deemed Universities.
  • State Counselling Authorities : Handle admissions for remaining 85% state quota seats and private medical colleges within their state.

Eligibility Criteria/Quota of Seats/Reservation/Result Criteria

• Starting with NEET (UG) 2024, admission to all seats in BAMS (Ayurveda), BSMS (Siddha), BUMS (Unani), and BHMS (Homeopathy) programs will be based on NEET scores.

This applies to government, government-aided, private, and deemed universities.

Eligibility Criteria:

• To be eligible for admission, you need to have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English individually.

Minimum marks requirement:

• General Category: 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in Class 12.

• Reserved Categories (SC, ST, OBC): 40% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in Class 12.

• Minimum age for admission: 17 years by December 31st of the admission year.

Admission Quota:

• All India Quota (Government, Government-aided institutions, Deemed Universities, private)

• State Government Quota/Institutional Quota

• Central Universities/National Institutes

Reservation of Seats:

• Reservation policies will apply as per the Central Government guidelines for All India Quota seats. This includes reservations for SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy Layer, only in National Institutes/Central Universities), EWS (only in National Institutes/Central Universities), and PwBD (Persons with Disabilities).

• For state quota seats, the reservation policy of the respective state government will apply.

Important Resources:

• National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) website:

• National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) website:

Key Stages of NEET 2024 Counselling :

NEET Counselling Process
  • Registration:

    • Register online at the designated MCC website (to be announced).
    • Keep your NEET admit card, roll number, and registration details handy.
    • Pay the registration fee (refundable).
  • Choice Filling:

    • This is CRUCIAL! Choose your preferred colleges and courses for MBBS, BDS, BAMS, and other medical programs.
    • Prioritize colleges based on factors like location, reputation, and past cut-off trends.
    • You can edit your choices until the deadline (fill multiple options to increase chances).
  • Seat Allotment:

    • Based on your NEET rank, choices filled, and seat availability, the system will allot you a seat.
    • Results will be displayed online, and you’ll receive seat allotment notifications.
  • Reporting at Allotted College:

    • Accept the allotted seat within the stipulated timeframe.
    • Download and print the provisional allotment letter.
    • Report to the allotted college for document verification, fee payment, and final admission.

Important Documents for Counselling :

  • NEET admit card and scorecard
  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheets and certificates
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable for state quota)
  • Photo ID proof
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

MCC vs. State Counselling :

Both MCC and state counselling follow similar processes, but some key differences exist:

  • MCC: Handles AIQ seats and Deemed Universities across India.
  • State Counselling: Handles state quota seats and private medical colleges within the state.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Some states might have additional eligibility criteria for their state quota seats (e.g., residency requirements).

Rounds of Counselling :

  • Multiple rounds of counselling occur to fill vacant seats.
  • Participate in all rounds to maximize your chances of getting a seat.
  • Options like Upgradation (moving to a higher choice) and Mop-Up Round (filling remaining vacant seats) exist during later rounds.

Career Options after NEET 2024

1. Allied Healthcare Professions:

  • BSc Nursing: Nursing offers excellent opportunities to provide direct patient care and work in various healthcare settings.
  • BSc Paramedical Courses: Fields like Radiography, Lab Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, and Physiotherapy offer specialization alongside patient interaction.
  • BSc Public Health: Contribute to community health initiatives, disease prevention, and public health education.

2. Research and Academics:

  • MSc/PhD in Life Sciences: Pursue research careers in fields like biotechnology, medical microbiology, or pharmacology.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT): Conduct diagnostic tests and contribute to research activities in labs.

3. Alternative Medicine Systems:

  • BAMS (Ayurveda): Practice traditional Indian medicine, focusing on holistic wellness and herbal remedies.
  • BHMS (Homeopathy): Explore a unique system of medicine that uses natural substances for treatment.
  • BSc Yoga Therapy: Combine ancient yoga practices with modern healthcare, emphasizing holistic well-being.

4. Management and Entrepreneurship:

  • BSc Healthcare Management: Gain expertise in managing hospitals, clinics, and healthcare institutions.
  • Entrepreneurship in Healthcare: Identify healthcare needs and develop innovative solutions or services.

5. Dental Care:

  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery): Become a dentist, focusing on oral health diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care.

Details of Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges

Concerned Authorities Contact Details :

For further details regarding the counselling/admission to BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS Courses, the following Authorities may be contacted :

  • NCISM Helpdesk,
    • (Email :
      Website: ) for administrative issues
  • AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC), Ministry of AYUSH
    • (Email:
      (Website: ) for queries related to all
      India quota seat counseling only.
  • AYUSH Admissions Counselling Committee of the Directorate of AYUSH of respective
    State Governments / UTs.

Things to Remember :

  • Stay Updated: Regularly check the official MCC website for announcements and updates.
  • Double-Check Details: Ensure all information entered during registration and choice filling is accurate.
  • Research Colleges: Research colleges, facilities, and past cut-off trends before finalizing your choices.
  • Seek Guidance: Don’t hesitate to seek help from parents, teachers, or counsellors during the process.

By following these steps and understanding the intricacies of NEET 2024 Counselling, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the process with confidence and potentially secure your seat in your dream medical college. Remember, thorough preparation and informed decision-making are key!

Additional Resources:

  • MCC website (to be announced)
  • Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) website:
  • Previous years’ NEET counselling reports and FAQs

Good luck on your medical journey!


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