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NEET Counselling 2018 – Schedule Released

Dear candidates / parents NEET counselling 2018 Dates has been released now. The counselling will be started from 12th June 2018. It will be conducted through online mode. The counselling is conducted every year by the MCC (Medical Council Committee). NEET is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of India. The examination is organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). From 2016 onwards, AIPMT exam has been replaced by NEET examination. In this article, candidates can check the details of about NEET 2018 counselling, including procedure, schedule and counselling for 15% & 85% seats. As per the information available on MCI & DCI websites (in 2017), there are approximately 65,170 seats of MBBS in 470 medical colleges and nearly 25,730 seats in BDS in 308 Dental colleges was available. After the declaration of NEET result, the counselling will be started through online mode.

NEET 2018 Cut Off will be published in the month of June 2018. It is the minimum score a candidate must secure to qualify the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check the cut off via online mode.

The counselling procedure for 15% All India Quota seats, Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including BHU & AMU will be managed by the Medical Council Committee. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDS courses. The counselling for 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota seats will be organized separately in all medical & dental colleges. The MCC will conduct the centralized counselling for all category candidates. For management seats in private medical colleges, candidates need to apply separately in each college.

The MBBS/BDS seats will be filled through NEET UG all over the country. The seats will be filled in the following categories:

  • All India Quota Seats.
  • State Government Quota Seats.
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities.
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any Private University.
  • Central Pool Quota Seats.

NEET Counselling for 15% AIQ:

For 15% all India quota seats, the counselling will be managed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India. The candidates those will score above 15% All India cut-off would be able to participate in All India counselling. In 15% AIQ counselling, all state medical and dental colleges participate in offering admissions in their campuses. Through this counselling, candidates can get admission in medical colleges located anywhere in India. The seats will be allotted as per the all India rank of the candidate and filled choices. Candidates, those will participate in this counselling can also take part in state quota counselling of their respective states.

State MBBS/BDS Counselling 2018:

For 85% State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and a merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority. The 85% state quota counselling is conducted for admission in the state medical & dental colleges. The details and schedule of counselling will be made available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directorates of States. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective counselling authorities and institutions concerned for state counselling details.

NEET 2018 Counselling Schedule

Here, we have mentioned the official schedule of NEET counselling:

Events Dates
Central Counselling State Counselling
All India Quota Deemed + CI
Starting of registration, choice filling & indicative seats 12th June 2018 12th June 2018 25th June 2018
Closing of registration, choice filling & indicative seats 24th June 2018 24th June 2018 5th July 2018
Choice filling and locking 4th week of June 2018 4th week of June 2018 July 2018
Process of seat allotment round 1 Last week of June 2018 Last week of June 2018 July 2018
Result of round 1 Last week of June 2018 Last week of June 2018 July 2018
Reporting to the allotted college 3rd July 2018 3rd July 2018 12th July 2018
Exercising of choices and locking (Round 2) & New Registration 6th July to 12th July 2018 6th July to 12th July 2018 15th July to 26th July 2018
Process of seat allotment round 2 2nd week of July 2018 2nd week of July 2018 July 2018
Result of round 2 3rd week of July 2018 3rd week of July 2018 July 2018
Reporting to the allotted college 22nd July 2018 22nd July 2018 3rd August 2018
Mop UP Round - 12th August to 22nd August 2018 4th August to 8th August 2018
Last date of Joining - 26th August 2018 12th August 2018
Forwarding of the list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by counselling authority - 27th August 2018 13th August 2018
Last date of Joining - 31st August 2018 18th August 2018

NEET Counselling Procedure 2018

Below we have mentioned the complete procedure to take part in the NEET 2018 counselling.


First of all, candidates have to do the registration by login to the official website. Without doing registration, candidates will not be able to fill the college and course choice. On completing the registration process, a unique User ID & Password will be generated ans sent to the candidate’s registered email ID and mobile number. With the help of generated user ID and password, candidate will be able to proceed for further processes.

Submission of Choice & Locking:

In this step candidates have to fill the choices of course and colleges according their preferences. After this, candidates have to click on ‘Save’ button to lock their filled choices. Without saving the filled choices, the choices will not be considered as locked choices. So, candidates are advised not to forget to lock the preferences.

Seat Allotment Result:

Within a few days of the choice locking, the seat allotment result will be declared by the authority. Candidates can view the allotment result. Candidates will receive a SMS or email regarding allotment of course & college. The seats will be allotted as per the candidate’s filled choices.

Modify and Lock:

The candidates those will not satisfy with the allotted seats can modify the choices. Candidates have to login on the official website with their login credentials and modify the choices. After modification, candidates have to lock the choices again.

Reporting to Allotted College:

When the seats will be allotted to the candidates, they have to report the allotted college to confirm the seat. Candidates have to pay the initial fee to confirm the seat and should complete the admission formalities. In case the candidate will reach the allotted colleges after the given time period, then the seat will be transferred automatically to the next candidate.

Second Round of Counselling:

If any candidate will not satisfy with the allotted seats, they can proceed for the next round of counselling. Candidates those will be allotted seats in the second round of 15% All India Quota counseling are not allowed to vacant the seat.

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NEET Admission 2018

After completion of NEET centralized online counselling, candidates have to report the allotted college in the stipulated time. Candidates can report the concerned colleges with the downloaded allotment letter. Candidates need to carry the required documents in original with one set of photocopies. At the time of admission candidates also have to submit the admission fee to confirm the seat. If any candidate will find ineligible in later stage, his admission will be cancelled and his seat will be transferred to the next candidate.

Documents Required for Counselling:

Candidates have to bring their original documents along with attested photocopies of documents.

  • Mark Sheets
  • 10th & 12th Passing Certificate
  • NEET 2018 Admit Card
  • NEET 2018 Rank Card/Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • 8 Passport size photograph (Six)
  • Identity Proof
  • Provisional Allotment Letter


Frequently asked questions

Candidates who qualified for All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS) only eligible for online allotment process for All India Quota Seats, which is conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, & Government of India. For state quota/AFMC Seats/Private medical & dental college seats, candidates are required to contact the appropriate State Government/Admission Authority & Directorate of Medical Education.

The process steps is given here. For detailed information check above “NEET Counselling Procedure”.

  • Main Counseling Registration.
  • Exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 1.
  • Round 1 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round.
  • Publication of net vacant seats.
  • Fresh Choice Submission by eligible candidates for Round 2.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 2.
  • Round 2 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against Round 2 END of 15 % All India Counselling.

There is no need to report any counselling center. Online registration & choice filling can be done from place of convenience (including from home) using Internet.

During counselling registration, you have to fill up some of the information that you given on the NEET application form.

Answer: You have to report in the allotted college within a given time period which is mentioned in the counselling schedule. You have a advised to join the allotted college as early as possible.

It is an online counselling procedure. So, there is no need of any documents for participating in online allotment process.

Yes. You can fill as many choices as you wish. However, choices should be in order of candidates’ preference.

Yes. You have to fill choices of college/courses in order of your preferences. Once you filled the choice, it is necessary to lock the choice & get a print copy of the submitted choices. In case, candidates not lock the filled choices submitted by him/her, it will be automatically locked at 5.00 PM (last date of choice locking).

Candidates will be eligible for 2nd Round seat allotment from one of the given groups:

Group 1: Registered candidates who cannot get any seat in the 1st Round of Counselling.

Group 2: Registered candidates, those 1st round seat cancelled at the time of document verification on reporting for admission, who have secured seat under reservation quota, due to change of category from reserved to unreserved or PH status from YES to NO or from PH 1 to PH 2 will be considered for seat allotment in next round.

Group 3: Candidates, those reported in the allotted college at the time of 1st round of counselling & submitted willingness for 2nd round up-gradation as Yes.

No. Fresh choices is necessary in the 2nd Round of Counselling for seat allotment. If candidates does not submit fresh choices during choice filling period, they will not be considered for seat allotment during Round 2 & will retain the already allotted seat, if any.

If candidates will get seat in the 2nd Round of counselling, the seat allotted during first round of counselling will be cancelled automatically. The seat will be allotted to some other candidate. Candidates have to join the allotted seat/college during round 2 after getting online generated relieving letter from the college allotted in Round 1. If candidates not join the allotted college within a given time frame, as per the schedule, candidate will forfeit his/her allotted seat & will not be considered for subsequent rounds of seat allotment. Seat can also be upgraded in the same course (same college) by change of category (i.e. ST/SC/OBC to UR).

Yes, you can edit, add or delete your filled choices during the period before locking. But once you lock the choices, then you are not able to modify.