What is the process after passing NEET UG 2022 exam?

NEET UG 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to announce the result for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2022 by the end of August at neet.nta.nic.in. This year, nearly 18.7 lakh candidates registered for the NEET UG exam, and over 16 lakh medical students appeared for the exam.

Before the result, the NTA will release the provisional answer key, which is likely to be released soon. Candidates will also be given a few days to raise objections/ challenges against the answer key. After that, NTA officials will consider all the objections and release the final answer key and result accordingly. Aspirants who appeared in the test will be able to calculate their estimated scores with the answer keys.

What after NEET 2022: The Counselling Process

NEET counselling process can be a little confusing for its aspirants, which is why we have tried to explain things in simple language. The first thing that candidates need to understand is that the counselling is not conducted by NTA. The role of NTA is limited to conducting the examination and preparing the result of NEET. From here, various authorities come into the picture for conducting the admission process.

The next important thing that NEET 2022 aspirants must understand is the division of seats for the counselling process. So basically, there are three types of counselling, Central, State and AYUSH. Let us discuss the counselling types one by one.

Central or All India Quota (AIQ) Counselling:

All the Central and Deemed Universities such as AIIMS, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are included in this counselling process. Apart from these, 15 per cent of seats of all the government medical and dental colleges will also be filled through AIQ counselling. Candidates from all over the country can participate in this counselling process. AIQ counselling allows a candidate from Gujarat to take admission into a college located in Karnataka without having to present any Domicile or Residency Certificate.

The AIQ counselling is conducted by the MCC. Candidates who qualify for the examination can participate in the AIQ counselling by MCC. The exception to AIQ counselling is the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has opted out of it. Thus, admissions to the colleges in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be through the state quota counselling only.

AIQ Seat Reservation Scheme

The following table brings the new NEET reservation criteria for OBC, EWS, SC, ST and PwD categories under the 15 per cent AIQ seats are as follows:

CategoriesReservation Percentage

State Quota Counselling:

State Quota Counselling is for admission to the remaining 85 per cent seats of Government Medical and Dental Colleges. All the seats of the Private Medical and Dental Colleges, located in a particular state, will also be under this counselling process. However, the state quota seats are reserved for the candidates domiciled in that particular state only. Candidates from any other state will not be eligible to participate in this counselling process.

The counselling of every state is conducted by a representative authority of the state government. To know about the counselling process of a particular state, click on the link given below.

AYUSH Counselling:

Counselling for the AYUSH courses is conducted by a separate body, the AYUSH Admissions Central Counselling Committee (AACCC). This committee will carry out the admission process for all the Deemed AYUSH universities in India. Along with these 15% seats of Government, Government-aided, Central, National and Private Colleges will also be filled in this counselling.