NEET 2020 Counselling Dates, Registration, Fees and Process

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    MCC will commence NEET Counselling and Seat Allotment for MBBS/ BDS seats under 15% All India Quota expectedly in August 2020. However, State level counselling for 85% seats will be organized separately by the respective state authorities. Candidates appearing for NEET 2020 and clearing NEET Cut Off required by the respective colleges can apply for admission in that college through counselling. Check Expected NEET 2020 Cut off

    Counselling for 15% All India Quota seats will be administrated by Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services. Seats will be allotted to the students as per their merit, category, and availability of seats in colleges. Check Top Medical Colleges Accepting NEET 2020

    NEET Counselling Schedule

    NEET Counselling 2020 Schedule

    The tentative schedule for NEET 2020 Counselling is tabulated below. Check NEET Score Validity

    First Round of Counselling 
    Registration and Payment August 19 – 26, 2020 (5:00 PM)
    Fee Payment FacilityAugust 26, 2020 (7:00 PM)
    Choice Filling and Seat LockingAugust 26 (4:00 PM) – June 27 (11:00 AM)
    Processing of Seat AllotmentAugust 27 – 30, 2020
    First Counselling ResultSeptember 1, 2020
    Reporting to colleges September 1 – 6, 2020
    Second Round of Counselling 
    Registration and Payment September 11 – 13, 2020 (5:00 PM)
    Fee Payment FacilitySeptember 13, 2020 (12 Noon)
    Choice Filling and Seat LockingSeptember 12, 2020 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
    Processing of Seat AllotmentSeptember 13 – 15, 2020
    Second Counselling ResultSeptember 18, 2020
    Reporting to colleges September 18 – 25, 2020
    MOP-UP Round for Central/Deemed Universiry/ ESIC only
    Registration and Payment October 13 – 15, 2020 (5:00 PM)
    Fee Payment FacilityOctober 16, 2020 (2:00 PM)
    Choice Filling and Seat LockingOctober 16, 2020 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
    Processing of Seat AllotmentOctober 17, 2020
    Third Counselling ResultOctober 18, 2020
    Reporting to colleges October 20 – 26, 2020

    Who is Eligible for NEET Counselling?

    Candidates who will qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be eligible to apply for counselling. Candidates who will obtain a minimum of 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC/ ST/ OBC and 45th percentile for general-physically handicapped) in NEET 2020 will be considered qualified in the exam. Further, the ministry releases a list of qualified candidates under All India Quota excluding candidates from Jammu and Kashmir to take part in 15% AIQ Counselling.

    NEET Counselling Procedure

    NEET Counselling Procedure 2020

    Candidates can check the procedure of NEET 2020 counselling – 

    Step 1: Registration for Counselling

    MCI conducts the counselling to fill 15% All India Quota Seats in two rounds followed by a mop-up round. The steps involved in NEET Counselling Registration are as follows:

    Step I: Visit the official website of MCC and click on ‘New Registration’.

    NEET Counselling, NEET 2019 Counselling

    Enter Roll Number, Application Number, Candidate name, Mother name, Date of Birth, Mobile number, Email ID and Security Pin as per your admit card. After entering all the required information, a new Roll No. and Password will be generated. Use these credentials to register for NEET Counselling.

    Step II: Log on to the MCC website and click on ‘Candidate login’.

    Step III: Enter your Roll Number and Password.

    NEET counselling 2019, NEET 2019 counselling

    Step IV: You will be redirected to a new page where you will have to enter details like Name, Roll No., Registration No., Mother’s Name, Contact No., etc. When you’re done, click on ‘Submit’.

    Step V: After this, you will be shown all your details as per the NTA database. Verify the information and click on ‘Confirm Registration’. A Registration Slip will be generated. Candidates are advised to save this page.

    Step 2: NEET Counselling Fee Payment

    After successful registration, candidates are asked to submit refundable and non-refundable NEET 2020 counselling fee. The fee can be paid through an online medium like Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. Candidates can check the NEET counselling fee 2020 in the table given below-

    NEET 2020 Counselling Fees

    CategoryNon-Refundable Registration FeeRefundable Tuition Fee
    -15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesDeemed Universities15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesDeemed Universities
    URINR 1,000INR 5,000INR 10,000INR 2,00,000
    SC/ST/OBC/PwDINR 500INR 5,000INR 5,000 INR 2,00,000

    Step 3: Exercising Option Entry and Locking

    Choice Locking facility is available for a specific time period on a given day.

    • In this step, candidates are required to submit preferences. you should fill the choices keeping in mind your scores as admission is granted on the basis of merit i.e. NEET score and preferences submitted during the counselling process.
    • You can view the list of colleges on the screen and fill as many choices as you want.
    • Post filling the choices in the list, candidates can arrange them in order of their preference by moving them up or down, interchange choices and delete choices.
    • Once you’re done, enter your password and click on ‘Lock Choices’.
    • Candidates are not allowed to make any changes after locking their choices so be very careful in your selection.
    • After locking, they can take a printout of the locked choices which will include locking date and time, IP Address of computer and system generated Unique no.

    Step 4: Release of Seat Allotment Result

    MCC releases seat allotment result after each round of counselling. It is released in the form of a list followed by issue of seat allotment letter to the selected candidates. Candidates must report to the allloted colleges with the allotment letter and other documents to finish admission process. Candidates can check  NEET 2020 Seat Intake to know the number of seats offered by different colleges.  

    Official Seat Matrix

    NEET 2020 – Official Seat Matrix 

    NameReference Link
    All India Quota Medical SeatsClick Here
    All India Quota Dental SeatsClick Here
    Central Universities Medical SeatsClick Here
    Central Universities Dental Seats Click Here
    Deemed Universities Medical SeatsClick Here
    Deemed Universities Dental SeatsClick Here
    ESIC Medical SeatsClick Here
    ESIC Dental seatsClick Here

    Essential Documents

    Essential Documents for NEET 2020 Counselling

    The following documents will be required during the NEET Counselling. Candidates must carry original documents along with attested photocopies to the counselling process: 

    • NEET Admit Card
    • NEET 2020 Result/Rank Letter
    • Class X Certificate and Marksheet 
    • Class XII Certificate and Marksheet
    • 8 passport sized photographs (Same as the one affixed on the application form)
    • NEET Seat Allotment letter
    • Proof of Identity (Aadhar card/PAN card/Passport/ Driving License)
    • Category Certificate (if applicable)

    Counselling for 15% All India Quota

    • The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India holds the Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats.
    • All deemed, central, state universities will participate in online counselling.
    • Seats of ESIC and AFMC, BHU & AMU will also be filled in this counselling.
    • Candidates will apply for 15% All India Quota seats as per the directions of DGHS and seats left vacant after 2 rounds of Counselling will be adjusted in mop-up round.
    • Those candidates who take part in All India Counselling can also participate in State Counselling of their respective states.
    Note: Counselling will be done on the basis of candidate’s All India Quota Rank. States like J&K, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana will not participate in All India Quota counselling. If seats remain vacant in All India Quota, they will be converted into State Quota seats.

    Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats

    • For 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.
    • Candidates need to register on their concerned state’s counselling websites.
    • Counselling will be conducted on the basis of the candidate’s rank in the state merit list.
    • Admission to colleges in J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be done solely on the basis of state counselling.

    MCC conducts NEET Counselling only for 15% All India Quota seats while for the rest of 85% medical and dental seats, counselling is conducted by respective state boards. Read about state boards counselling schedule, procedure, seat allotment and fees from below links: 

    Uttar Pradesh NEET Counselling Bihar NEET Counselling
    Jammu & Kashmir NEET CounsellingKerela NEET Counselling
    Karnataka NEET CounsellingChhattisgarh NEET Counselling
    Andhra Pradesh NEET CounsellingAssam NEET Counselling
    Nagaland NEET CounsellingArunachal Pradesh NEET Counselling

    NEET 2020 Cutoff

    Details of the candidates qualified the test on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET UG 2020 are as follows:-

    CategoryQualifying CriteriaCutoff RangeNo. of Candidates
    CRL50th Percentile701-134704335
    OBC40th Percentile133-10763789
    SC40th Percentile133-10720009
    ST40th Percentile133-1078455
    UR & PH45th Percentile133-120266
    OBC & PH40th Percentile


    SC & PH40th Percentile119-10732
    ST & PH40th Percentile119-10714

    Check NEET Cutoff

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NEET Counselling 2020 FAQs

    Ques. Can I get admission in a medical/ dental college in the academic session 2020-21 on the basis of NEET 2016 scores?

    Ans. No, only NEET 2020 scores will be considered for getting admission in MBBS/ BDS for the 2020-21 session.

    Ques. How will the merit list be prepared by the states?

    Ans. States will prepare their merit list on the basis of All India Ranks, keeping in view the category of the candidates.

    Ques. What are the minimum qualifying marks for the NEET exam?

    Ans. The minimum qualifying marks for NEET exam should be 50% for general, 45% of general-PH, and 40% marks for reserved categories.

    Ques. When will the merit list be declared?

    Ans. Merit list will be released after the declaration of NEET Result.

    Ques. What are the details mentioned on the scorecard?

    Ans. The details mentioned on the scorecard are Student’s Roll Number, Application Number, Nationality, Applicant’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category, Total Marks, Percentile Score, AIR, and NEET cut off score, Qualifying Status, etc.

    Ques. For whom is the merit list prepared?

    Ans. The merit list is only for the candidates who have opted for 15% All India Quota Seats in their NEET 2020 Application form

    Ques. How will the students be called for counselling?

    Ans. Students will be called for counselling on the basis of their rank in the merit list.

    Ques. What is NEET cut off?

    Ans. NEET cut off is the minimum marks scored by the candidate in order to qualify the examination.

    Ques. What are the factors on the basis of which cut off will be decided?

    Ans. NEET cut off will be decided on the basis of a total number of students appearing for the exam, difficulty level of exam, and the total number of seats available.

    Ques. When will the cut-off be released?

    Ans. NEET cut off will be released on June 4, 2020.

    Ques. After I join Second Round of Counseling of 15% AIQ can I leave/ Resign to join State Quota/ Private College seat?

    Ans: Once you join second round seat from 15% All India Quota, you will not be allowed to vacate from the allotted 2nd round seat as per direction by Hon’ble supreme court in WP(C) (267/2017) dated 09/05/2017.However, if you are allotted a seat in Second Round in AIQ/ Deemed you can Exit with Forfeiture of security amount.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    k banerjee

    i want the information regarding admission of MDS DENTAL. Please help.

    07 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Banerjee, kindly mention the college/university in which you want to take admission.

    07 Sep, 2019 11:27
    Ravi choudhary

    ESIC cutoff 2019IP Quota

    03 Jul, 2019 06:03
    Akhil Pasanth

    Hi Ravi, Please refer to CUTOFF link related query.

    03 Jul, 2019 11:07
    Humna yuman

    I wanna know that whether there is any minimum marks to be obtained in each subject to qualify neet 2019 .... Plz rply .....

    01 May, 2019 12:07
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Humna, the result of NEET is not based on marks in individual subjects, the ranking and the marks are reflected on the behalf of overall performance of the candidate in the exam in all subjects.

    01 May, 2019 12:43
    Ranjith Ponnan

    Sir I am Ranjith. I done my 10th and 12th from Kerala . I have applied for KEAM 2019 in Kerala . Can i apply in Maharashtra Government 85% state quota as my father is domicile of that state.

    25 Mar, 2019 15:17
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ranjith, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam from here.

    25 Mar, 2019 15:44
    Saroj kumar behera

    If birth certificate is not present, then counseling can be aply or not

    09 Jan, 2019 12:10
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Saroj, Yes it is needed, The following documents will be required during NEET Seat Allotment. Candidates must take original documents along with attested photocopies for admission through 15% All India Quota.

    • Admit card
    • NEET 2019 Result/Rank Letter
    • Birth Certificate
    • Class X Certificate
    • Class XII Certificate
    • Class XII Marksheet
    • 8 passport sized photographs (Same as the one affixed on application form)
    • Provisional Allotment letter generated online
    • Proof of Identity
    • Category Certificate (if applicable)

    09 Jan, 2019 12:40
    Achampet chandrika

    Regarding ts admissiion, I missed category B management quota registration. Is it possible to register for second-councilling in telangana state?

    14 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Achampet, You can contact 011-22041807 to get relevant information.

    18 Jul, 2018 17:32
    Rajkumar Manchikatla

    Sir, Iam Ruthvik, registered for MCC 2nd counselling, instructed to pay 205000/- as registration fee for All India and Deemed university counselling. But iam unable to pay till today i.e. 8th july, can i pay tomorrow i.e 9th july

    08 Jul, 2018 22:35
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rajkumar, There is a Last date for Counselling fee submission You can ask from the faculty about that. Or may it be possible for late fee.

    09 Jul, 2018 11:56
    Hemanth cm

    If I am not alloted seat in first round of all India quota and I want to exit from neet all India cancelling what is the procedure

    08 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Hemanth, Don't losses your hope it be may hope for next counselling for this Entrance exam.

    10 Jul, 2018 16:43
    nariboyina kanthi sree

    sir may i know how to apply for physiotherapy after completing 12th class and also i completed my neet exam i also wanted to know to know the date of admission into those colleges and the procedure of applying

    07 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Nariboyina, To get admission details you may click on this link:- Participating colleges , You can check their websites and contact them ton get information regarding admissions

    07 Jul, 2018 15:49
    mahima mary mohan

    Sir I could not particpiate in 1st round MCC counselling. Can I participate in the 2nd round

    06 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Mahima, Yes, you will Participate in 2nd Round, As starts on 6th July to 12th July.

    06 Jul, 2018 13:14

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