NEET Counselling 2018 - Important Dates, Counselling Process, Qualifying Percentile

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 05 Oct 2017
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NEET 2018 Counselling will be conducted soon after the NEET result is announced, tentatively on the last week of June 2018. Read further to know the details.

NEET 2018 Counselling

NEET 2018 Counselling - NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national level medical examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) every year. NEET 2018 Counselling will be conducted via online mode. Those who wish to seek admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by various medical and dental colleges in India can apply for the NEET 2018 exam from December 2017/January 2018. Candidates who qualify the exam will be called for the NEET counselling process.

NEET 2018 Counselling will begin in the month of June 2018. Once the NEET result is declared, the merit list will be prepared and the candidates who fall in the NEET merit list 2018 will be called for the NEET counselling. Only those candidates who qualified the NEET 2018 exam and fulfil the eligibility criteria of NEET for 15% All India Quota seats will be eligible to participate in the NEET counselling procedure.

NEET 2018 counselling for 15% All India Quota seats will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in an online mode. The NEET counselling for candidates other than the 15% All India Quota seats will be organised by the respective state government authorities and the respective medical and dental colleges. The seats will be allotted based on the All India Rank secured by the candidate in the NEET exam.

NEET 2018 Counselling – Important Dates

The official notification for NEET is yet to be announced. The following table shows the tentative important dates for NEET 2018 Counselling. The counselling process will be conducted soon after the NEET result is declared in June 2018.

Event

Date

Counselling Registration,

Choice Filling and Indicative Seat

June 2018

Exercising of Choices and Locking

June 2018

Seat Allotment Process (Round 1)

June 2018

Declaration of Result (Round 1)

June 2018

Reporting at the Allotted Medical/

Dental College against 1st Round

July 2018

Exercising of Choices and Locking(Round 2)

August 2018

Seat Allotment Process(Round 2)

August 2018

Declaration of Result (Round 2)

August 2018

Reporting at the Allotted Medical/

Dental College against 2nd Round

August 2018


NEET 2018 Counselling Process

The NEET 2018 Counselling will be held in an online mode. MCC will conduct the online counselling for the 15% All India Quota seats whereas the counselling for the rest of the 85% seats will be conducted by the respective state government and university/institute authorities. The NEET counselling is split into the following rounds:

Online Registration:

The qualified candidates will first have to register themselves for NEET 2018 Counselling. Without registration, the candidates will not be able to participate in the counselling procedure. Once a candidate has registered on the official website, they will receive a unique User ID and Password on their registered mobile number and email ID. Once they receive the user ID and password, they must log in for further procedure.

Filling Choice of College and Locking:

The second step is the selection of the medical or dental college as per the candidate's preference. Once the final selection is done, the candidate must click on the 'Save' button to lock their choices. It is compulsory to lock the choices.

Declaration of Result:

Soon after the NEET 2018 counselling process is concluded, candidates will receive an SMS and an e-mail related to the allotted course and college. The seat allotment will be based on the candidate's rank and the opted choice of colleges.

Report at the College:

Once the NEET result is announced, the candidate will have to report to the allotted college and pay the course fee. If the candidate doesn't report at the allotted college in time, the seat will be given to the next candidate.

NEET 2018 Counselling – Important Documents Required

The candidate has to bring the following documents at the time of admission at the college:

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

NEET 2018 Counselling – Qualifying Percentile

In order to qualify the NEET exam and sit for NEET 2018 Counselling, the candidates will have to secure the minimum qualifying percentile. The following table shows the qualifying percentile required by the candidates as per their category.

Category

Qualifying Percentage

Cut-Off Score Range

General

50%

697-131

SC/ST/OBC

40%

130-107

General PH

45%

130-118

Reserved PH

40%

130-107


NEET 2018 Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats

Here is the NEET 2017 cut-off list for 15% All India Quota seats to give candidates a fair idea about how high the competition is going to be and the level of preparation required to secure a seat in a medical or dental college and specialization of their choice.

Category

Marks range

No. of Candidates

Others

697-131

543473

OBC

130-107

47382

SC

130-107

14599

ST

130-107

6018

Others – PH

130-118

67

OBC-PH

130-107

152

SC-PH

130-107

38

ST-PH

130-107

10


NEET 2018 Counselling – Colleges Accepting NEET Scores

To sit in the NEET 2018 Counselling, it is very important for candidates to know the colleges accepting the NEET scores. Here we have compiled a list of some of the top medical colleges in India accepting the NEET 2018 score.

S. No.

College

1

Christian Medical College, Vellore

2

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

3

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

4

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

5

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

6

St Johns Medical College, Bangalore

7

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

8

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

9

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

10

Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women, New Delhi

11

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

12

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

13

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

14

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

15

Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

 

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