NEET Counselling

NEET Counselling 2023 will begin once the NEET results are released. NEET counselling is done online by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for Undergraduate Medical Courses.

For all Undergraduate Medical Courses offered, information for online counselling will be made available on the Medical Counselling Committee ( All qualified applicants are advised to study the counselling-related information thoroughly and understand the action sequence to participate in the NEET counselling process.

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An Overview of NEET Counselling

Candidates taking the NEET and planning to attend the AIQ NEET counselling must register online. 

To qualify for the counselling procedure, one must achieve a minimal percentile, or NEET cut-off, to attend. All India Quota (AIQ) means that the colleges of a state registered under MCI have to keep 15% seats reserved for candidates belonging to AIQ. Students (except from J&K) are free to apply in this quota  as the state domicile is not required for the same.

Candidates can also fill seats from the following quotas through NEET UG Counselling:

  • Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical institutes have an IP (Insured Persons) quota.
  • Seats are available at Central and Deemed Universities.
  • Pune’s Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC).

The NEET Counselling results are published as a seat allotment list. The relevant state counselling officials will conduct NEET UG counselling for the remaining 85 percent of seats allocated in private and government medical colleges.

How to go about NEET Counselling

  • The NEET counselling process is divided into three sections.
  • Candidates can choose an indicative seat during mock counselling, allowing them to check and obtain a seat in the first round.
  • After that, the MCC organises counselling sessions for 15% of the population. Seats from the All-India Quota
  • Counselling for separate state quota seats is the responsibility of state counselling personnel.
  • Candidates who have been unsuccessful in securing a seat will be given one more chance to obtain admission to the Mop-up counselling. You can choose from the seats that were left empty after the two AIQ counselling rounds and were turned down by other candidates.
  • To participate in mock counselling, candidates must first register on the official website.
  • Candidates who self-register for state quota counselling must follow the domicile regulations to participate in the state process.

NEET Counselling Dates for 2023

The NTA (National Testing Agency), the regulating authority for NEET-UG exams, conducts NEET in an offline format (pen-paper test). The counselling procedure would involve more than 529 medical institutes. NEET applicants should be informed of the critical events surrounding NEET 2023 counselling. The dates are yet to be declared.

Certain Highlights of NEET Counselling 2023

The process and key elements for NEET counselling in 2023 are shown here:

  • The online method for NEET counselling in 2023 will be used.
  • The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will oversee the whole counselling process.
  • Candidates whose names appear on the NEET Merit List must register on the NEET website before the deadline.
  • Before the final allocation, the committee will also conduct an online mock counselling session to familiarise candidates with the online process.
  • Candidates participating in the counselling procedure will be given a medical seat depending on their rank in the examination process.
  • Once a seat at a particular college has been assigned, the candidate must report to that college within the specified time frame.
  • Before the deadline, the candidate must have their documents reviewed at the college and pay the college fee.
  • To some extent, the manner of counselling would be determined by the state.
  • Counselling will be conducted for the 15% of seats available under the All-India Quota

What is different in 2023 NEET Counselling?

  • For NEET, the number of colleges participating in AIQ counselling has grown. Compared to the previous year, the number of medical colleges has increased dramatically.
  • Due to an increase in the number of participating universities, the number of seats available for AIQ admissions has increased.
  • MCC will conduct counselling for 85 percent of seats in ESIC college and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College. Previously, the IPU administration was in charge.

Stepwise process of NEET Counselling

NEET Registration

  • Candidates will not be able to fill out the course and college options until they register.
  • Enter your information and log in on the official website.
  • Details are created when the registration procedure is completed and delivered to the candidate via their mobile number and email address. Password and User ID are among the information supplied. This information assists candidates in moving forward.

Locking of choice 

  • Candidates can fill in their preferred college and course options.
  • Once you’ve selected them, click the ‘save’ button to lock them in.
  • Please remember that options are not considered locked until they are saved and locked.

Result of seat allotment

  • Authorities reveal seat allotment results a few days after the options are locked.
  • The candidate’s seat is assigned based on the selections they have made.
  • Candidates can check their allocation results after receiving an SMS or email notification. It contains information about the colleges and courses that have been assigned to you.

Locking and Editing

  • Candidates who want to change their seat assignment can do so.
  • One must first log in with credentials to the official website
  •  to change the options.
  • The option must be locked again after any changes or edits (if any).

Reporting to allotted colleges

  • Candidates must report to the institutions to which they have been assigned after completing the seat assignment to confirm their seats.
  • Candidates must pay the first cost, which completes the admission procedures, for seats to be confirmed at the designated college.
  • If an applicant fails to appear at the designated college within the specified period, seats will be immediately moved to the next person in line.
  • The following are the original documents that must be submitted:
  • Mark sheet and certificate for Class 10 – (date of birth)
  • Mark sheet and certificate for Class 12
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter
  • A valid photo ID (Aadhaar/PAN card/Passport/Driving License) is required.
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Letter of allotment (provisional)
  • Caste certificate, if applicable
  • PwD certificate, if applicable

Payment of Fee during NEET Counselling

To register successfully and be eligible for the counselling sessions, candidates must pay costs. There is one refundable cost and one non-refundable fee, both of which must be paid within the time limit specified. This payment may only be made online using Internet banking or a debit/credit card. According to recent trends (subject to change), the charge for counselling is as follows:

Type of Fee Central universities/15% AIQ Amount in Indian rupees
Refundable fee (Tuition fee) All categories Rs. 2,00,000
UR Rs. 10,000
SC/ST/PwD/OBC Rs. 5,000
Non- refundable fee (Registration fee) All categories Rs. 5,000
UR Rs. 1,000
SC/ST/PwD/OBC Rs. 500

NEET Counselling part 2

  • If an applicant is unsatisfied with the seat they have been assigned, they can apply for the NEET second counselling round.
  • Candidates who are allocated seats in this round are not allowed to renounce their seats since they are part of the 15% All India Quota group.
  • If the student wants to forego the seat allotted in the second round of counselling, the candidate may lose the security deposit as per the departure rules, in which case the security deposit will be forfeited. It is impossible to decline or surrender a seat once it has been assigned to a candidate.

NEET Eligibility Criteria for NEET Counselling

Candidates who have passed NEET by achieving the minimum qualifying percentile and clearing the cut-off are eligible to participate in NEET Counselling. On the other hand, candidates from the state of Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible to participate in NEET counselling. Candidates must register on the official website (MCC) within the time range allowed to participate in the NEET Counselling procedure. All qualified candidates (including those from the state of J&K) will be able to join in AIQ counselling for deemed colleges.

Eligibility Criteria for Central University

The following figures are based on previous years, and they tend to change:

  • 85 percent of seats at Delhi University (UCMS, MAMS, LHMC) are reserved for students who completed grades 11 and 12 in Delhi, with the remaining 15% of seats moved to AIQ (All India Quota).
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) offers 50% reserve places to students who have attended their schools for the previous three years. All qualifying candidates are offered the remaining spots.
  • BHU MBBS – Candidates who meet the NEET eligibility requirements for counselling are also eligible to participate in BHU MBBS counselling for all available seats in the institution.
  • Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi 47 BDS seats are accessible to the general public, while 3 seats are subject to an internal quota. Regular Jamia students who pass the qualifying exams (class 12/10) are entitled to apply for admissions under the internal quota.

NEET Counselling at State Level

  • The remaining 85 percent of seats in government medical schools would be awarded to deemed institutions. In contrast, private medical colleges will be occupied by NEET Counselling, which the respective state counselling agencies will govern.
  • State counselling officials publish their NEET merit list, counselling dates, application form, and seat allotment list, with their domicile regulations in effect at that level. Because J & K does not participate in the AIQ NEET counselling, all places in the state counselling will be filled.
  • Qualified individuals must fulfil the eligibility standards established by the relevant state officials to be accepted to medical courses in government colleges. Candidates must register by filling out the application form after the state authorities distribute the forms on the stipulated dates. State counselling personnel also conduct admissions counselling for private medical institutes and government colleges.

Previous trends of NEET Cut off.

Candidates must get a minimal score, known as the NEET cut-off, to qualify and seek admission to medical schools. Only such candidates are entitled to participate in the round of counselling. Every year, the cut-off varies based on the number of candidates, the difficulty level of the exam, and other factors. The NTA (National Testing Agency), the NEET’s governing agency, will announce the NEET cut-off along with the results. The cut-off percentile varies depending on the category.

Security fee refund of NEET Counselling

The authorities will commence the NEET counselling security fee refund after the conclusion of the counselling process. If seats are given to candidates in the NEET Counselling 2023 procedure, the security payment will be paid to the candidate’s relevant institution and adjusted yearly fees.

If the applicants’ seats are not assigned during the counselling process, the funds will be sent to the same account provided at the registration time. As a result, until the reimbursement procedure is finished, the candidate should keep their bank account and credit card active.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Who is eligible to attend AIQ NEET Counselling?

Candidates who have cleared the NEET UG 2023 exam with an officially determined minimum cut-off score are eligible to participate in the NEET AIQ (All-India Quota) counselling. Under the AIQ, 15% of the seats are allotted for students. Such candidates can apply for NEET 2023 Counselling on the state quota and AIQ.

2. Is it possible to change the category during NEET Counselling?

No. Candidates cannot modify their entered category from General to EWS throughout the NEET counselling process. When details are entered during NEET registration, they are assumed to be the final ones. However, officials allow revisions within the rectification time for chosen entries, which is communicated through notifications for any corrections.

3. How can one sign up for NEET counselling?

Registration for NEET Counselling – After passing the NEET cut-off, follow these simple steps to register for NEET counselling:

  • Go to, which is the official website.
  • Find and choose the UG Counselling tab.
  • Begin by going to the registration page.
  • Fill out the registration form with the relevant details.
  • Next, log in and fill out the counselling application form.
  • Complete the form by uploading the relevant papers, paying the cost, and submitting it.
  • Take a printout of the form at the end.

4. What are the requirements for taking the NEET Exam in 2023?

A set of qualifying requirements for medical college admission has been established by the NEET exam 2023. The following are the details:

  • To be selected for counselling, students must pass the exam with 50% of the total marks for general applicants and 40% of the total marks  for reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates can engage in counselling only if they are registered on the Medical Counselling Committee’s website.

A request for counselling, on the other hand, does not automatically ensure admission to medical school. Instead, it is determined by the cut-off scores, the lowest scores at which the college closes its doors.