NEET UG counselling for medical admissions will commence from 19 January, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Thursday, January 13, providing a sigh of relief to lakhs of candidates who had qualified for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021.
“Dear students, counselling for NEET-UG is being started by the MCC from January 19. You all are the future of the country, and I hope that all of you will give a new direction to your career with the mantra ‘service is religion‘. I extend my best wishes to all,“ Mandaviya said in a tweet.
NEET 2021 exam was conducted on September 12 by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA had released the provisional answer key on October 15, 2021. More than 16 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam, cracking which ensures a seat in the top medical institutes in the country.
Why was NEET UG Counselling Schedule Postponed?
According to the MCC, the counselling process was delayed due to the case related to the validity of the EWS quota in the admissions. The Central government had introduced 27% reservations for OBC and 10% for EWS candidates.
The Supreme Court recently upheld the Centre’s decision to introduce 27% reservations for OBC and 10% for EWS candidates for both NEET UG and PG courses admissions.
NEET-UG 2021 Counselling
|NEET-UG 2021 Counselling Authority||Medical Counseling Council (MCC)|
|Official MCC Website||www.mcc.nic.in|
|NEET-UG 2021 Counselling Start Date||January 19, 2022|
|Number of Counselling Rounds||4|
|Counselling Fees||Rs 500 – Rs 5,000 (Depending on the category and institute)|
|Total Seats||83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 603 BVSc & AH, 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER MBBS|
NEET-UG 2021 Counselling Schedule
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET UG counselling starting from January 19. The MCC will conduct the NEET 2021-21 counselling for 15% of medical seats across various institutes across the country.
The MCC has now released the schedule for NEET UG counselling that will begin from January 19. Eligible students can register for online counselling on the official MCC website from January 19 to January 24.
- The MCC will conduct the NEET AIQ counselling in four rounds – Round 1 NEET counselling, Round 2 NEET Counselling, Mop-up Round, and Stray Vacancy Round.
- Another big update for NEET 2021 counselling is the vacant seats won’t get reverted to the states after round 2 of counselling, MCC has announced.
NEET UG 2021 Counselling Eligibility for 15% AIQ Seats
- Candidates must have secured more marks than minimum qualifying marks to apply for a seat under the 15% AIQ. Candidates in the top half of the NEET test are considered qualified.
- Candidates must first register on the MCC website to be eligible for NEET UG Counselling 2021.
- Moreover, the education ministry releases a list of qualifying applicants under AIQ but excludes candidates from Jammu and Kashmir from participating in the 15% Counseling.
NEET Counseling 2021: Documents Required
Eligible candidates are requested to upload a few documents on the official MCC website to participate in NEET 2021 counselling. Candidates should also keep the original documents ready for the verification process at the time of admission:
- Class X Certificate and Class X Marksheet
- Class XII Certificate and Class X Marksheet
- 8 passport-sized pictures
- Proof of Identity (Aadhar card/PAN card/Passport/Driving License)
- NEET Seat Allotment letter
- Certificate of Category (if applicable)
NEET Counselling 2021 Fees
|Candidate’s Category||NEET Counselling 2021 Non-Refundable Registration Fee||NEET Counselling 2021 Refundable Tuition Fee|
|All India Quota/Central Universities||Deemed Universities||All India Quota/Central Universities||Deemed Universities|
|UR||Rs 1,000||Rs 5,000||Rs 10,000||Rs 2,00,000|
|Reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)||Rs 500||Rs 5,000||Rs 5,000||Rs 2,00,000|
*Note: Eligible students need to pay the NEET counselling 2021 fees separately to state authorities which are conducting the counselling process for colleges and universities reserving quota for candidates belonging to the particular state.
NEET Counselling 2021: Registration process
Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official MCC website at www.mcc.nic.in.
Step 2: Select the “new registration” tab.
Step 3: Enter your NEET roll number, registration number, date of birth and other required details.
Step 4: Now, you need to pay the NEET UG 2021 counselling registration fee online.
Step 5: Select the course of your choice.
Step 6: Share your preference for the colleges. There is no limit on the number of choices to be filled by candidates.
Step 7: Lock your choices within the mentioned dates. If you fail to lock the choices by the due date, it will be locked automatically on the last date.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which organisation conducts the NEET counselling 2021?
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is all set to conduct the NEET counselling 2021 for the 15% All India Quota (AIQ).
How many rounds of counselling will be organized in NEET 2021 Counselling?
There will be four rounds of counselling in the NEET 2021 Counselling process – Round 1 NEET counselling, Round 2 NEET Counselling, Mop-up Round, and Stray Vacancy Round.
Do eligible candidates need to pay a registration fee for NEET counselling 2021?
Candidates who qualified for the written NEET exam are required to pay non-refundable registration fees for the NEET counselling 2021 process.
When will MCC conduct the NEET counselling process for 2021-22?
MCC will begin the NEET Counselling process for 2021-22 from January 19.
How to contact MCC for NEET counselling 2021 queries?
Candidates can contact MCC for NEET counselling 2021 queries either on 0120-4073500 or on toll-free number 1800 102 7637.
Cracking the NEET 2021 exam is a big achievement. The next step to finalising a seat in a medical institute to start your academics to become a doctor is the NEET counselling process. For the 2021 NEET exam, the counselling process is starting from January 19, 2022.
We wish all the luck to all candidates. Hope your dream realises soon!