NEET 2021 Counselling: Dates (Soon), Registration, UG Seat Allotment, Documents Required : Know Details

The Directorate General of Health Science (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will probably start UG Counseling 2021 tentatively in the first week of October 2021 and the exam will be held on the 12th of September 2021. The counselling for NEET 2021 will be conducted online by the Directorate General Health of National Science. The NEET counselling process became more complicated after it was merged with AIIMS and JIPMER. Only the students who will qualify NEET 2021 exam will be eligible for the NEET Counselling 2021.

The NEET AIQ counselling is conducted in two rounds by DGHS. It is important for the candidates to note that after the completion of the second round of the NEET Counseling 2021, vacant seats will be transferred to the respective state quota. The seats which are left vacant in the AIQ quota of deemed universities, Central Universities/ ECIC college will be filled in the mop-up round of the NEET 2021 counselling. The seats that still are left will be filed in the institutional round/stray round of NEET counselling.

Hence, the candidates must have sufficient knowledge of NEET 2021 counselling process. The National Testing Agency will organize the NEET 2021 exam in offline mode in almost 155 cities throughout the country.

NEET 2021 Counselling Schedule

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

Events (Centralize Counselling & All India Quota/ Deemed/ Central Universities & ESIC)Dates (2021)
1st Round Counselling
Starting of registration, choice filling, payment & indicative seatsNovember 2021
Closing of registration, choice filling & indicative seatsNovember 2021
Choice filling and lockingNovember 2021
Processing of Seat AllotmentNovember 2021
Result of round 1November 2021
Reporting to the allotted college
2nd Round Counselling
New RegistrationNovember 2021
Exercising of choices and locking
Processing of Seat Allotment
Result of round 2
Reporting to the allotted college
Mop UP Round
Online Registration & Fee Payment
Choice Filling/Locking for Mop Up
Processing of Seat Allotment
Result for Mop UP

NEET 2021 Counselling Procedure

Below we have mentioned the complete procedure to take part in the NEET 2021 counselling:


First of all candidates have to do the registration by login to the website.

Without doing registration, candidates are not be able to fill the college and course choice.

On completing the registration process, a unique User ID & Password is generated and 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 process.

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 are 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 has been declared by the authority.

Candidates can view the allotment result.

Candidates receive a SMS or email regarding allotment of course & college.

The seats are allotted as per the candidate’s filled choices.

Modify and Lock:

The candidates those 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 are 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.

NEET Counseling For 15% AIQ

The counselling for the 15% All India Quota seats will be managed by the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), Government of India. The candidates who scored above 15% all India cut-off will be eligible to participate in NEET All India Counseling .

In 15% AIQ counselling, all state, medical, and dental colleges participate in offering admission to the medical aspirants on their campuses. Through this counselling, NEET candidates will get admission in medical colleges allocated anywhere in India.

These seats will be assigned on the basis of the All India Rank for the candidates. Candidates participating in the AIQ counselling can also participate in state quota counselling for the respective states.

NEET UG State Counseling

Apart from NEET Counseling for 15% AIQ, NEET UG State Counseling process for 85% state quota and other seats come under the range of states. Candidates may apply to their domicile states and merit list as per state rules and based on All India Rank are prepared by concerned counselling authorities.

The counselling for private medical colleges will also be conducted by the concerned state counseling authorities. The 85% state quota counselling will be conducted for the candidates in the state and medical colleges.

The details and schedule of counselling will be available on the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Medical College Directorate of States.

Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective counselling authorities and the institutions concerned for state authorities details.

Admission to college in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana will be done individually.

MCC is responsible for conducting NEET AIQ 15% counselling whereas NEET-UG State counseling for the rest 85% medical and dental seats is arranged by the respective states.

NEET Counseling Security Fee Refund
The NEET counseling security fee refund will be initiated by the authorities at the end of the counseling process. The security amount will be refunded back to the candidate respective institution adjusted with the annual fees if the seats are allocated to the candidates in NEET Counselling 2021 process.

If the seats are not allocated to the candidates throughout his counselling process, then his/her amount will be initiated to the same account which was given at the time of the registration. Hence, the candidate should keep their bank account and card active until the refund process is completed.

NEET Admission 2021

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 photocopy.

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 2021 Admit Card
  • NEET 2021 Rank Card/Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • 8 Passport size photograph (Six)
  • Identity Proof
  • Provisional Allotment Letter

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding NEET Counselling 2021

Q. When will the counselling for NEET 2021 start?

A. NEET 2021 counselling is expected to begin in the third week of November. The competent authority for the counselling process will release the schedule after the result declaration.

Q. How do I apply for NEET 2021 counselling?

A. Qualified candidates will have to apply for NEET 2021 counselling online, on the official website of MCC –

Q. Is Class 11 marks required in NEET 2021 counselling?

A. No, Class 11 marks will not be considered for NEET 2021 counselling.

Q. What is the application fee for NEET 2021 counselling?

A. The application fee for NEET 2021 counselling is INR 1,000 for General category candidates and INR 500 for reserved category candidates.

Q. What is the seat allotment letter for NEET 2021 counselling?

A. The seat allotment letter refers to the college/s allotted to the candidates based on the counselling round s/he participated in. Upon downloading the letter from the official website, they have to accept the offer by reporting to the institute and paying the requisite fee.

Q. What is meant by Free Exit for NEET counselling?

A. If a candidate is allotted a seat in round one of NEET 2021 counselling but fails to report to the institute allocated within the designated duration, they shall not be penalised for it. The candidate will be eligible to participate in the next round of counselling. This is called ‘Free Exit’.

Q. I forgot to lock the choices in the registration form of NEET. What should I do?

A. If a candidate forgets to lock the saved choices, the system will automatically consider these choices during the preparation of the seat allotment list. However, candidates are advised to check the choices filled and submit the same within the stipulated time.

Q. Can I apply to AIIMS through the MCC counselling of NEET 2021?

A. Yes, you can apply to AIIMS, JIPMER, BHU, AMU and other medical colleges through NEET counselling 2021.

Q. Is the registration fee for MCC counselling 2021 refundable?

A. No, the registration fee for NEET counselling 2021 is non-refundable. Only the security deposit will be refunded to the candidates who do not take admission through NEET UG 2021 counselling.

Q. Is it necessary to present the admit card during MCC counselling 2021?

A. Yes, presenting the NEET 2021 admit card is crucial during the counselling process. Without the admit card, candidates will not be granted admissions through NEET counselling 2021.

Q. Will any BSc Nursing course admission takes place through NEET 2021 counselling?

A. Although Nursing courses have separate admission processes, recently JIPMER has announced that the institute would conduct its BSc Nursing admission through NEET 2021 scores.

Q. What is the total number of participating institutes for NEET 2021?

A. As many as 1,613 institutes conduct their admission through NEET 2021 scores.

Q. What are the courses offered through NEET 2021?

A. The courses offered to those who qualify NEET are as follows: MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS and BUMS. Recently, JIPMER announced that admission to its BSc Nursing courses will take place through NEET 2021 scores. 

Q. Is NEET mandatory for AYUSH admissions?

A. Yes, NEET is mandatory for admission to undergraduate AYUSH courses. Admission to these courses will be through AYUSH UG counselling.